2018 Jul 30 ~ Aug 07

“i didnt know wowex liked cute and lewd things too”
“who doesnt like cute things”
“feminists
and most people who talk politics”
“those arent people”

“the separation of aesthetics from ideology was a mistake”
“It’s the nature of the times is it not? If: there is a modern renaissance man, Then: chances are, they conversant in the quality aesthetics of the period. And, nowadays, most contemporary products of the legacy media to day most certainly aren’t quality.”
“so what you’re really saying
is that the anime right is the future!”

“There are some people who’s minds are not equipped to find much of anything very compelling; they see little joy in any particular activity, in fact, they hate life and want to die. Unfortunately, ones capacity for the inception of meaning is only tangential to ones capacity for insecurity, so these people, rather than having the decency to off themselves alone, want to take everyone else with them too.

In modern times, such personages sometimes find themselves with the label of ‘liberal’.”

“i also want to die
but i like cute things”

“Then there’s hope for you yet”

“Daily reminder that if you are not a boomer with hundreds of millions of dollars, you are living on a level of existence lower than even the most wretched of fungi and algae. There are species of moss not even discovered by scientists yet which receive more recognition and acknowledgement than you.”

>”Polk County Sheriff’s Office now wants all child workers polygraph tested”
Polygraphs can’t detect lies. They detect duress which only occurs if someone is afraid of being caught.
Polygraphs are an FBI meme like fiber comparison and will do 2 things:
1. False positive and catch innocent people
2. Create a false sense of security that will allow predators to infiltrate institutions”

>”Polk County Sheriff’s Office now wants all child workers polygraph tested”

Polk County Sheriff’s Office wants all people who work with children to be the type of people who can pass polygraph tests.”

“No streaming service has been able to match the breadth and depth of a decades-old video store — at least not yet. Netflix’s disc rental service included 93,000 titles as of 2015 — a comparable library to somewhere like Eddie Brandt’s. But, disc rental isn’t a priority for Netflix: in 2016, they spent almost $1 billion promoting their streaming platform, but the physical rental service “doesn’t even have a marketing budget,” reports AP News.

And, even with 125 million streaming subscribers, Netflix still relies on physical media more than one might assume. AP News notes that Netflix makes “an operating profit of roughly 50 percent on DVD subscriptions, after covering the expense of buying discs and postage to and from its distribution centers…DVD profits have helped subsidize Netflix’s streaming expansion outside the U.S., a push that has accumulated losses of nearly $1.5 billion during the past five years [2011–2016.] The DVD service has made $1.9 billion during the same period, enabling Netflix to remain profitable.””

“If it wasn’t stolen, that day it was reported stolen”

“Everyone should have a Swiss bank account.
Except the Swiss. They should bank from Singapore.”

“Under socialism, the client was the worker. Alas, the poor devil was only just now rising up out of the ooze. In the meantime, the architect, the artist, and the intellectual would arrange his life for him. To use Stalin’s phrase, they would be the engineers of his soul. In his apartment blocks in Berlin for employees of the Siemens factory, the soul engineer Gropius decided that the workers should be spared high ceilings and wide hallways, too, along with all of the various outmoded objects and decorations. High ceilings and wide hallways and “spaciousness” in all forms were merely more bougeois grandiosity, expressed in voids rather than solids. Seven-foot ceilings and thirty-six-inch-wide hallways were about right […] for re-creating the world.”

“One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak. Humility is best expressed through a love of grandeur. It is pride which manifests itself in minimalism.”

“He didn’t say weaker. The implication is that sweet, pleasant, and polite does not mean too weak to be anything bu a doormat.”
“We could use more doormats in these days.”
“Sounds like a winning pitch. You go with that!”
“There’s no winning if you have to pitch.”
“I suppose that depends on your definition of winning. If you get a cold, flat, inert doormat in your bed, what have you won?”
“The empty hope that a loud woman will be good in bed has destroyed many good men.”

“The Spanish Crown’s official and secret ‘master map’ was updated by Spanish explorers under penalty of death.”

“By now, ship’s instruments were so accurate that a single journey could provide good maps of new lands. The continents’ interiors, however, are a completely different story…”

“It is no coincidence that the rise of the foresight industry takes places in the late 1960s/70s — the very moment when high modernist confidence in technological fixes gives way to a deep anxiety about the rise of wicked problems.”

“These men are the Instagram husbands. Men who do nothing but take photos of their wife on vacation, so she can convince other women on social media that their life is more fun.

Don’t be these guys.”

“It really doesn’t surprise me when science validates every single piece of game theory. When you read the origins of game, it was basically nothing more than what was probably the world’s largest trial and error experiment ever performed. You just had a bunch of guys, from all over the world, on internet news groups, out every night talking to women, trying different strategies and tactics, then sharing the results. They did this for about a ten year time period and were able to come up with a pretty accurate theory that was later published for public inspection for the first time in The Game. It may be one of the greatest scientific undertaking since the Manhattan Project and no one who was a “researcher” in the experiment had any idea.”

“After spending ~5 to ~10 minutes filling it out I get this message.

This item is only eligble for Amazon Verified Purchase Reviews.

What a waste of my time! I bought the thing, Amazon knows this, so what is this about “Amazon Verified Purchase reviews”

Note that I only got this message AFTER trying to leave a 2 star review. What would have happend if I had left a more positive review? Would that be allowed?”

“Travis rues the experience, and the stellar reviews that led him to purchase the faulty lock in the first place. He didn’t realize it at the time, he says, but he’s now certain that those glowing reviews were paid for. And that many of the people who gave the trigger lock excellent reviews may never have opened the package in the first place.

Travis is certain of this because he himself is now a prolific paid reviewer. He writes Amazon reviews for money, and he commissions others to do the same — for a company that approached him online. (Note: Amazon is one of NPR’s financial sponsors.)

“I don’t think it’s right that people can write fake reviews on products,” Travis says. “But I need the money.””

“I feel Gen Z is gonna be the most unpredictable generation because they go from being a Marxist-Leninist to Catholic Ultra-royalist and vice versa after watching 2 youtube videos.”

“9/11 conspiracy theories are a psyop to make you believe it’s impossible to change the world forever with 20 weirdos, a bit of cash, and a half baked scheme”

“If we got rid of straws, then what would Robert Mueller possibly have left to grasp on to?”

“In 1932 the London Zoo commissioned a new penguin pool from modernist architect Berthold Lubetkin, who took full advantage of what was still a novel building material: reinforced concrete. It was praised by art and architecture critics for its radical simplicity; one professor even aspired to live in a similar structure, forcing him to simplify his needs. David Hancocks, the widely respected former director of Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, looks back in horror: “No one asked the penguins how they enjoyed having to simplify their needs to live each day in their minimalist pit.” The structure was even designated a national landmark, perpetuating its use until 2003, long after it should have been retired. It now stands empty, having achieved an even more perfect minimalism without any penguins in residence.

In 2011 the London Zoo opened Penguin Beach. It is large enough to sustain an entire breeding colony while deep enough to allow extensive diving and swimming. It uses textures that mimic Antarctic surfaces, with both rocky and sandy beaches for the breeding grounds preferred by respective penguin species.”

“Writing is an exercise discovering which thoughts are merely your own rather than everyone’s, then learning how to make them everyone’s.”

“The more I study the history of intellectuals, the more they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization bit by bit — replacing what works with what sounds good.”

“200 years ago, when America’s population was less than a thirtieth of what it is now, the market for dense, complex books (Last of Mohicans) was the same size as the current market for disposable fluff books.”

“USA
– claims it’s a democracy/republic
– Public School History Books (PSHB) say it’s a democracy/republic
USSR
– claims it’s communist
– PSHB say it’s communist
Italy under Mussolini
– claims it’s fascist
– PSHB say it’s fascist

Germany under Hitler
– claims it’s national socialist
– PSHB say it’s totalitarian

??????????????????????”

“Honey I’m pregnant!”
“Am I really going to be a father?!”
“Just so you know I can kill the baby anytime my body my choice!”
“Ok, I’m out. Your body so your responsibility.”
“What?! How can you neglect the child when it clearly is yours too!”

“With the Greek wildfires raging on the Island of Santorini now, the donkeys there have had to carry tourists and disabled, sick and elderly locals alike to safety.
Because of the hot temperatures, the Greek summer sun, and greater than usual workload, the donkeys have had to work harder than they are normally accustomed to.

This has prompted animal rights activists the world over to call for either an end to using the donkeys to transport others to safety or weight limits on who and what they carry.

It is sad that we even have to speak out against the idea of allowing the weakest people among us to burn to death in their homes or while on vacation, but let me let you in on a little secret – the Mediterranean Donkey is a TANK. They have carried immense loads across the mountains and plains of Greece, Sicily, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Malta, the Balearic Islands, Spain, Portugal, Anatolia and elsewhere for thousands and thousands of years. They’re attuned to this type of work.

These sturdy, faithful little friends know instinctually that their homes and their people are in danger, and they are ready to help.

So no. We won’t be letting people burn to death. And shame on you for even suggesting it.”

>America is facing a truck driver shortage – and it’s going to cost you
The horror. Higher wages are coming!!”

“Last month autonomous vehicles were going to eliminate driving jobs”

“What started as an intuitive understanding of norms and shared suffering eventually became meaningless ritual. Without violent resolution to create clear winners and losers, all norms had lost their functional character and, instead, we found ourselves leveraging the attention economy to evaluate status and supremacy. The symbols of the culture, crucial to identification and context acquisition, became more important to defend than the experiences the culture created. Protecting whatever mythology that managed to game the Skinner box the most effectively became a higher priority than protecting the people that made up the fabric of that mythology. The individual contributions to steer the mythology of the tribe went from dark mystical work to a fumbling pseudoscience to the weekend activity of a bored script kiddie. Few properly recognized what was happening, but I believed because of this gradual reality replacement, we had unwittingly slipped into a cult. We no longer owned our communal outcomes and, instead, we served the Web 2.0 technopriest caste: We create the content, they collect the paycheck.”

“sufficiently advanced hedonism is indistinguishable from suicide”

“Does a rowdy politician have to be put down? Does an impatient general need to be put into check? Does an entertainer with a loud mouth need to be silenced? You could assassinate any one of these theoretical players, but then you have to contend with their remaining influence networks and now you have a whole mess on your hands that will take decades to manage. It’s best if these players of influence managed themselves. What if blackmail could be planted on these players in a way which would destroy the social and political reputation of powerful people and decouple them from their influence? If that were possible, then that player can be made to play by the rules, even if it was against their own interests. If a whole network of blackmailed assets were made in such a manner, you could steer geopolitical ambitions in a more predictable and managed way.”

“All art, thought, and writing created in the service of “dialogue” is invalid.”

““Problems” were indeed viewed completely differently. Americans like to respond “no problem” when asked how things are going. One phrase known and used with gusto by every early member of NUMMI was the Japanese word for “no problem,” which, when spoken with a typical American accent, sounded pretty much like “Monday night.” So when Japanese trainers tried to ask how certain problems were being handled, American NUMMI employees could be heard all over the plant cheerily shouting, “Monday night!” The response to this by the Japanese was, “No problem is problem.” There are always problems, or issues that require some kind of “countermeasure” or better way to accomplish a given task. And seeing those problems is the crux of the job of the manager.

The first case I know of a Toyota manager issuing the now-famous Japanese English edict of “No problem is problem!” was Susumu Uchikawa. As general manager of production control — arguably Toyota’s area of most unique operational expertise — Uchikawa had a team of six very smart, midlevel GM managers working for him. Being very smart, young GM managers, they had a ready response whenever Uchikawa asked them to report on how things were proceeding — “No problem!” The last thing they wanted was their boss sticking his nose into their problems. Finally Uchikawa exploded, “No problem is problem! Managers’ job is to see problems!”

The famous tools of the Toyota Production System are all designed around making it easy to see problems, easy to solve problems, and easy to learn from mistakes. Making it easy to learn from mistakes means changing our attitude toward them. That is the lean cultural shift.”

“Literally every fucking hoe around me will make up stories about being raped or sexually assaulted and afterwards go brag about fucking random dudes and if I ever bring this up they all get mad and go RAPE CULTURE RAPE CULTURE”

“JBP is right in that neither left nor right are inherently evil.
So why is it all the evil ideas land on the left?

On average, you can’t convince the right of anything, virtuous or vicious. Their beliefs are almost static. Ergo, if someone is pushing evil, by elimination, it must…”

“I am white. I have white privilege. That’s not inflammatory, nor provocative. It’s not racist, nor dismissive. It’s not condescending, nor insulting. I also have cis-het, male, class privilege. It’s factual, not controversial. What counts is the continual work to be better.”

“Observe a progressive praying in his natural habitat.”

“Woman tries to seduce cop and then files rape or assault charges when turned down? Many such cases!

The fact that women pivot so effortlessly between seduction and accusations should make you think about #MeToo”

“”There are lots of other teachings in the Catholic church that not everybody abides by,” he said. “Is practicing birth control a mortal sin? If true there would be a lot of couples in mortal sin.”

“Narrator’s voice: there are a lot of couples in mortal sin

“Why, if THAT’S a mortal sin, then I’m a mortal sinner!”

Yes, correct, what is so hard to grasp about this exactly

“How can something be against the law if I personally do it?””

“neo-nazis: duhhh the elite and the gov exist to serve the masses

Hitler: It seems that people should make sacrifices for their great men as a matter of course. A nation’s only true fortune is its great men. A great man is worth a lot more than a thousand million in the State’s coffers. A man who’s privileged to be the Head of a country couldn’t make a better use of his power than to put it at the service of talent. If only the Party will regard it as its main duty to discover and encourage the talents! It’s the great men who express a nation’s soul.”

“All this fuss because in the globalist, multicultural, secular, neoliberal world we aren’t evolved to inhabit, nobody can come up with a compelling story to live your life by.

The Left peddles Panglossian narratives about contemporary enlightened values (which jibe nicely with the needs of capitalism), the horrors of our atrocious past, but with reminders of all that’s left to fix, with orthodoxy enforced by taboo. The Right attempts atavistic revivals of the symbols that once drove society–family, patria, religion, tribe–but even they don’t really believe them (or believe forms so warped our ancestors wouldn’t recognize them).

Into the the breach step guru-opportunists like Jordan Peterson, repackaging the mythopoeic men’s movement from the 90s for modern millennial ears.

Or those rehashing Marcus Aurelius for the Stoicism-as-a-Service industry.

Whatever it takes to keep the abyss at bay.”

“”Is it creepy if an unattractive girl shows interest in a guy? When you think about it like that, it just seems…unkind. Calling a guy creepy if he just showed interest but didn’t really do anything wrong – it’s just unkind. It’s sort of nasty. That’s my take on that.”
SEX IS A SIN
IF YOU WANT SEX YOU’RE A SINNER
but if you don’t have sex you’re a loser :^)”

“”Explain your shit america. How come japs make more patriotic games featuring america than america themselves?”

>Most American game of all time
>Made by Japs
>Never released on America
What the fuck”

“Showing any pride outside of black or being a faggot is looked down upon.”
“I personally think our focus is in the wrong place. Devs think that “Uncle Sam kicking slavic ass” is patriotic, because its cool, but it just makes us look like tools.”
“patriotism is low-status in the US”
“It might also be the fear of being labeled a Right Wing Extremist.”
“The only people who are patriotic now are rednecks and “ironic” hipsters.””

“Men love women, but I truly believe that women are incapable of what we men call love. “Greater love hath no man than that he lay down his life for his friends.” How many women are willing to die for their husbands, friends, country, or comrades in arms? Damn few, if any.”

“Climate experts predicted all 1,196 Maldives islands will drown by 2018. So far their forecast is only off by 1,196 islands.”

“i want you to look directly at adam sandler, and then look back at me and say the words “capitalism rewards creative innovation” straight to my face”

“That’s just a great example of Jewish nepotism.”

“Aka capitalism”

“She is right in the apolitical things. The fraternization between devs and players must stop and the best way to do it is putting devs behind the PR wall. It’s abusive for decent devs who must serve as customer service 24/7. I was always on this position, mostly because of not so decent devs who use these venues to conspire with goldsellers and other game monetizers.

Why is this dangerous? Because Jessica is on the way to become a champion of fighting against this cancerous fraternization and can use her status to also spread her SJW agenda. She fills her speech with completely wrong and unrelated parts about how “marginalized” devs are abused – when a male dev was fired with her. Her take on that is absolutely wrong. No one goes after a dev because of race and gender, but because the dev isn’t catering to that customer and he feels entitled to – mostly because he sees other customers being catered to. It’s possible or even likely that when he starts throwing abuse, it will contain racist and sexist slurs. But not because the person is racist or sexist, but because he assumes this will hurt the target. […]

So now, she will use her fame and credit earned fighting something genuinely bad to push the feminist lies that women and racial minorities are targeted on the internet or the gaming industry, when there isn’t anything like that. Like in gamergate, the focus will change from a valid problem to SJW agenda items like cyberbullying and “racism” and “sexism”.”

“What is the dumbest thing you believed as a child?”

“That I would be happy as a grown up.”

>American workers see 1st wage growth in 2 decades, business growing for 1st time in 3 decades
“REV UP THOSE INTEREST RATES BOYS””
“Wouldn’t want them to be able to save a dollar.
Hopefully the economy crashes and everyone loses their houses”
“This is actually exactly what they want. Look at the 2008 crash. They gave out High interest loans left and right for anybody that asked, collected twice what the house was worth, and then foreclosed and took the house at half what the house was worth. Now they had twice as much money AND an asset deed AND a debt account that’s never going to close so they can beg the government for a trillion dollars or else the economy is over.

there’s no pending financial crisis that they need to stop by raising interest rates, it’s just time to run free_money_algorithm.exe on the economy again.”

“Can we unilaterally the declare that the semantic fight about whether certain European countries are ‘capitalist’ or ‘socialist’ is the dumbest argument on political twitter?

Nobody disagrees on the facts and it’s just a shouting match about which words we use.”

“I really wish these fights were meaningless.

To elaborate: fights over labels and definitions feels dumb and pointless from a rational perspective, but it’s extremely important in terms of unfocused rhetoric. The lumping, splitting and tweaking of concepts determines how we look at single examples, what debts, credits and connotations they get by default, and what other things they’re associated with. It also determines what rules we apply and even what we notice the first place.

And we all know this. Hence the fights, the neverending fights over “racism”, “socialism”, “free speech” etc. They’re worth fighting over because they’re valuable. They’re the naval choke points and strategic oil reserves of the English language.”

“When does a boy become a man, in your opinion?”

“The first time he realizes there is not a single soul on earth, short of himself, who cares about his pain”

“Crucial context here from @juliacarriew into the Sarah Jeong situation.

Since [Craigslist], Google, and Facebook killed their local advertising business model, elements of the press have stoked hate for clicks.”

“You should need a fucking prescription for baby formula. The fact that this shit is even legal to be advertised is a crime against humanity

Imagine the collective suffering caused by baby formular. Depending on where you are in the bell curve and what the rest of your talent stack looks like, 5 IQ points can be the difference between being middle class or upper class. It could be the difference between becoming an engineer or ending up in some shitty mid level management position. Just a few IQ points can be the difference between achieving your dreams or being stuck in mediocrity for your entire fucking life.

It’s such a ruthlessly abominable attack against the species itself just so rootless cosmopolitan corporations can make an extra buck”

“Give me a lever long enough, and a place to stand, and I will move the earth.”

“There’s a few that realize she fits right in at the NYT. The vast majority seem to want to ‘maintain standards’. […] Just be glad you don’t have to work there. Imagine the bilious souls of folk who invent rancid bile on a deadline. Imagine having to deal with them all day, every day.”

“The America I want to see:
Everyone has a big screen tv and no one is racist.”

“The America I want to see:
No one has a big screen tv and everyone is racist.”

“Reminder that Berkeley is so bad at environmentalism that they have Transit-Oriented Undevelopment: houses everywhere EXCEPT NEAR THE ACTUAL SUBWAY STATION, which is devoted instead to a four-block sea of asphalt for parking”

“The main problem with school mathematics is that there are no probl ems. Oh, I know what passes for problems in math classes, these insipid ‘exercises.’ ‘Here is a type of problem. Here is how to solve it. Yes it will be on the test. Do exercises 1-35 odd for homework.’ What a sad way to learn mathematics: to be a trained chimpanzee.”

“Haha… yes. But winning arguments only produces sore losers. Patiently make your case, again and again, in the simplest possible terms, using big colorful pictures if needed. Eventually even the most rabid Prog will get it, and hopefully think it was his own idea from the start.”

“Men like variety and women understand that, so they try their best to look like different people every day.”

“Alex Jones banned by Facebook, Apple, Google, and Spotify.

If only those four companies comprised a catchy acronym.”

“In the northlands, the word “god” was used to describe anything beyond a human’s ability to engage.”

“Family status conservation is the strongest force in the universe. Compound interest has nothing on it.”

“This isn’t always mentioned in histories, but a lot of what Japan did in the Pacific made no sense at all.

For example, the Japanese occupied lots of islands. After their local naval and air forces had been defeated, we only needed a few of those islands for bases. We generally just let the Japanese forces on the islands we didn’t need sit there, usually till the end of the war. Some farmed and fished, some starved.

But island-hopping had important strategic fallout. There was only one way to send any supplies to places like Rabaul – submarines. Of course, they couldn’t carry enough cargo to make any difference – they sure couldn’t feed 100,000 men – but you gotta do something, right? This took most of the Japanese submarine fleet out of the war.”

“Harden argues that genetic inequality is unfair, and so -> redistribution. The earlier argument was that everybody is really the same, and so -> redistribution. I’m pretty sure that if the astronomers found that an asteroid the size of Texas was going to hit us in twenty years, that answer to that would also be massive redistribution. What does she says about the boring topic of making society actually work better – where well-understood genetic influences could have a role? Nothing, of course.”

“Of course, If I were a professor of psychology, that would be a pleasing prospect. ” More research is needed” – until the end of time.”

“The model American male devotes more than 1600 hours a year to his car. He sits in it while it goes and while it stands idling. He parks it and searches for it. He earns the money to put down on it and to meet monthly installments. He works to pay for gasoline, tolls, insurance, taxes, and tickets. He spends four of his sixteen waking hours on the road or gathering his resources for it. And this figure does not take into account the time consumed by other activities dictated by transport: time spent in hospitals, traffic courts, and garages; time spent watching automobile commercials or attending consumer education meetings to improve the quality of the next buy. The model American puts 1600 to get 7500 miles: less than five miles per hour. In countries deprived of a transportation industry, people manage to do the same, walking wherever they want to go, and they allocate only 3 to 8 percent of their society’s time budget to traffic instead of 28 percent. What distinguishes the traffic in rich countries from the traffic in poor countries is not more mileage per hour of lifetime for the majority, but more hours of compulsory consumption of high doses of energy, packaged and unequally distributed by the transportation industry.”

“Past a certain threshold of energy consumption, the transportation industry dictates the configuration of social space. Motorways expand, driving wedges between neighbors and removing fields beyond the distance a farmer can walk. Ambulances take clinics beyond the few miles a sick child can be carried. The doctor will no longer come to the house, because vehicles have made the hospital into the right place to be sick. Once heavy trucks reach a village high in the Andes, part of the local market disappears. Later, when the high school arrives at the plaza along with the paved highway, more and more of the young people move to the city, until not one family is left which does not long for a reunion with someone hundreds of miles away, down on the coast.

Equal speeds have equally distorting effects on the perception of space, time, and personal potency in rich and in poor countries, however different the surface appearances might be. Everywhere, the transportation industry shapes a new kind of man to fit the new geography and the new schedules of its making. The major difference between Guatemala and Kansas is that in Central America some provinces are still exempt from all contact with vehicles and are, therefore, still not degraded by their dependence on them.”

“Bicycles are not only thermodynamically efficient, they are also cheap. With his much lower salary, the Chinese acquires his durable bicycle in a fraction of the working hours an American devotes to the purchase of his obsolescent car. The cost of public utilities needed to facilitate bike traffic versus the price of an infrastructure tailored to high speeds is proportionately even less than the price differential of the vehicles used in the two systems. In the bicycle system, engineered roads are necessary only at certain points of dense traffic, and people who live far from the surfaced path are not thereby automatically isolated as they would be if they depended on cars or trains. The bicycle has extended man’s radius without shunting him onto roads he cannot walk. Where he cannot ride his bike, he can usually push it.”

“Even if your principles really are free speech (gay), there is still no reason to accept corporations acting against us, and defend left wingers. It’s negotiating from a point of weakness.

How about instead of just losing over and over, we turn this witchhunt dynamic on the left, get them to lose their right to speak and earn an income. THEN you can offer a truce and say no one should have their speech curtailed or jobs threatened.”

“bake the cake but also giant multinationals should be able to tell you what you can and cannot watch”

“I like how the words “systematic”, “planned”, “premeditated”, and other words indicating forethought and prediction are all regularly used to change neutral depictions into evil ones. Good depictions are always “inspired”, “discovered”, “created”, and other words completely devoid of logistical ties.”

“Some things can’t be discussed. Crossing swords is the only end.
“Some” is actually quite a few things. But we are pushed to say we can.
Response being depression, drug addiction, and any number of ideas.

Better than dying?

Those that disagree, die.

So yes, it is better.”

“Broke: Let liberal companies do what they want
Woke: Nationalise them so they do what we want
Ascended: Nationalise them so they go bankrupt”

“Folks worry about China maybe not sending steel to America when you could bring down the global internet with like three sniper teams.”

“They’re basically equivalent. I presume not sending steel is the cheaper option of the two.”

“Not sending steel is incredibly expensive. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese would depend on it for their livelihood, including several Party members.”

“Oh.”

“Trade is comically opposed to war. You don’t normally get clean elemental opposites like that in real life. It’s basically impossible for two countries with deep trade ties to go to war; entering the war immediately devastates both economies.”

“USG’s trade ‘deficit’ is how USG taxes foreign nationals. By selling to Americans, they acquire dollars. USG then inflates the dollars and steals part of their value.”

“USG’s trade ‘deficit’ is how USG taxes foreign nationals. By selling to Americans, they acquire dollars. USG then inflates the dollars and steals part of their value. Much USG policy is paid for this way.

See also: reserve currency status.”

“In fact, anyone who consumes a good deal of any form of contemporary established infotainment is actually less informed than someone who does nothing but lurk dingy internet forums all day. They are anti-informed, even.

Actually, the ‘news’ format, in of itself, is inherently prone to high noise, low signal content; banalizing, mutating, and degenerating whatever topic it seeks to grasp.

In no other field of lexical endeavor do people seem to consider it so unremarkable and acceptable for uninitiated middlebrows to pontificate authoritatively and at length on some matter in which they have basically no responsibility or working experience and are otherwise completely unimmersed in and ignorant of beyond a dilettantes passing fancy.

A bad tree cannot bear good fruit; listening to a journalist about pretty much anything is a good way to become confused, educate yourself stupid, and generally sabotage your model of reality.”

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2018 Jul 16 ~ 29

“Even supposing an immigrant is “their best and brightest”. If they betrayed their home country to become American, what makes you think they wouldn’t betray America to Russia or China if the money was good enough.

These hoes aint loyal.”

“It occurs to me “boomered” might not be common outside of our field.

So short explanation.. a Boomer who used to be suuuuuper high up in the field retires. Then gets bored and starts going into low level positions in the field.

And people with bachelors and masters can’t break into the field and compete with 40 years experience and “pay doesn’t matter””

“Remember that not all organizations are bureaucracies.

Some non-bureaucratic institutions will have to pretend they are bureaucracies on paper for legal compliance. This is an example of a more general principle: independent organizations interpret externally imposed regulation as damage, and route around it.”

“Much like factories can produce cheap products at scale with unskilled labor, displacing craftsmen, so have bureaucracies displaced local social fabric as the generators of social outcomes.”

“Humans will betray friends in times of hardship, but they will not abandon pawns while they’re still valuable.”

“the immigrants do the jobs nobody here wants to do anyways”

“If people wanted a job to be done they’ed pay more to make it worth someones while, that or people as a whole readjust themselves to elide demand for a pursuit that clearly isn’t economical, which is how a good market is supposed to work when it’s not being undercut by mysterymeat ringers imported from alien civilizations since for mysterious reasons someone would prefer selling their community down a creek rather than increasing wages.

‘Jobs americans won’t do’ is a self-fulfilling prophecy made up by assholes who hate their neighbors.”

“Yea, I lived in San Francisco for 7 years. I do not think I could mentally handle an even more dense existence.

This is more like paradise. Give me 40 acres and some water, plz. I don’t need a $2mm box from which I can touch my neighbor’s house.”

“Ya I get it, you don’t want to live in a city–which is why your preferences aren’t really relevant for how to build cities. Trying to make cities more country-like will a) never make them more attractive than the country itself and b) make them much more expensive and miserable”

*Stabs you* “I’m not stabbing you.” *Stabs you* “It’s not a knife.” Delay defensive response as long as possible.”

“Modernity is the history of man gaining the world and losing his soul.

Postpostmodernity is the fight about which political ideology allows man to regain a soul, if he had one, which he won’t say one way or the other, so as not to look like he cared.”

“I mean, the CIA invented the crack and heroin epidemics to weaken increasingly sophisticated activist networks but sure let’s just take their word for everything”

“I come across these like once a day. My question is, why nurse? Can they do anything else?”

“It’s basically what the military is for low IQ men. It’s a career for failures. A last chance to make decent amount of money with something resembling health insurance..”

“Instead of humans going into battle wearing robotic exoskeletons, it’ll be robots going into battle wearing humans.”

>HHS: 5 adults claiming to be parents of detained children ruled out by DNA tests
Human trafficking is happening more than anyone in our government would admit.

That’s the whole purpose of refugees/immigrants. Cover for their human trafficking.”

“How did straws and people who use them become the targets for reducing waste rather than like… the companies who bank on planned obsolescence for the machines they produce by the millions that contain all types of plastics and toxic metals??”

“So ABC News has suggested that parents put something important in the backseat to help them not forget their kids in the car.

Put something important in the backseat.

Something important.”

“[T]here is difficult, unpleasant work worth doing; there are other tasks that are waste. If one has to do the job with a goddamn smile to get credit for it, then it’s almost certainly in the latter category.”

“When it comes to social media, employment references, and personal uniqueness, we live in a 500-mile world. As in, follow any driver for 500 miles, and you’ll find a reason to write him up. It used to be difficult (literally, and in metaphor) and time-consuming to follow one person so far; technology and surveillance have made it easier.

[…] The people who rise in the corporate system are boring. The best odds, in the corporate game, come from becoming the most bland, inoffensive, socially useless person one can. The problem with this truth– the reason it lacks business-magazine charisma– is that its odds are still poor. There are a lot of perfunctory losers out there, and they don’t all get executive jobs. Most of them get the same shitty treatment and outcomes as everyone else.

Not being boring, though, means that someone only has to follow you for 25 miles to find a reason to screw you over, damage your reputation, or deny you a job.”

“There are probably 50 million people in the United States who want to “be a writer” and will publish their novel “someday”. Not a small number of them have 300-page manuscripts. Some will self publish unready work. Others will query agents and find themselves quoted on Twitter with the annotation, #queryfail. Very few of them will actually write a solid book. Divergent creativity (branching) isn’t all that rare. It’s the fun part. Kids have it. Convergent creativity (pruning) requires taste and skill. It’s painful and detail-oriented. In corporate management, there’s a separation between the “creative work” (which is not all that creative) and the detailed “grunt work”, but that mentality carries over badly to the arts. It’s all about the details. Few people have the grit necessary to write a complete, publishable novel– much less a significant literary work.”

“[C]lose ups of old people are nothing but bioleninist ploys to find and destroy people with normal disgust senses.”

“Medical licensing vastly increases the price of medicine, thus generally killing folk through inaction and incompetence. If you doubt, compare dentistry.”

“When a toddler was first hit and killed by a car, the government decided cars are awesome so it must have been the toddler’s fault.”

“Crime watch neighborhood aka crime happens and the neighbors watch”

“Average looking guy with great personality masters classical guitar, decides to cover a popular song, plays all the instruments in the song, rewrites half the song to feature classical guitar solos, actually does a great job and changes the song just subtly enough that it feels original while adding considerably depth and complexity, also mixes and masters the audio and cuts the video himself with a skill level matching commercial music videos = 1.3M views

Average looking girl plays Tool’s easiest song in a tank top = 12M views

It’s over, you can just quit trying and go wagecuck now.”

“It’s said that the future economy will be a fight between those who operate the machines and those who compete with the machines.

It’s actually going to be a fight between those who operate the females and those who compete with the females.”

“Romania’s population is back to its pre-1970 level. Also, these #s are current USD, which is just garbage.”

“Yeah I immediately detected that. I’m more interested in demographics than some useless point about USD purchasing power parity.”

“One wonders why all premodern societies regarded actresses as effectively whores.”

“You can best create win wins in position of power. Trying to create win wins from weak positions oft just leads to exploitation.”

“I don’t quite understand the hate against millennials.

You created us.
We were supposed to serve you.
All of us showed up to class for 13+ years, willing to learn.”

“the many institutions of this country have been around a while.

Presidential terms are short, by design.”

“It seems to be a law of nature that the poor should be to a certain degree improvident, that there may be always some to fulfill the most servile, the most sordid, and the most ignoble offices in the community. The stock of human happiness is thereby much increased. The more delicate ones are thereby freed from drudgery, and can pursue higher callings etc. undisturbed.”

“The S4M assassination pistol.

The actual gun isn’t anything special, it’s just a 2 shot derringer

The ammunition is what’s really interesting
It was designed around a cut-down 7.62×39. The casing a contained piston between the round and the powder that would move forward inside the casing when fired. The piston pushed the round down the barrel and plug the end of the casing, completely sealing off any explosive gases in the casing.

This made the pistol very silent, only putting out a mechanical noise. While it still was “loud” it was not a sound recognizable as a gunshot.

To further bamboozle the authorities and forensics, the barrel rifling was designed to affect the bullet in a way that ballistics experts would not only conclude that the round was fired from an AK-47, but that the round was fired from several hundred feet away. Where it actually would have been fired from feet away since the pistol was wildly inaccurate.”

“Each year the US population spends more money on diets than the amount needed to feed all the hungry people in the rest of the world. Obesity is a double victory for consumerism. Instead of eating little, which will lead to economic contraction, people eat too much and then buy diet products – contributing to economic growth twice over.”

“Conservatism starts from the sentiment that good things are easily destroyed but not easily created.”

“These liberated slaves, as they were called, were now scarcely less slaves than they were before. Their means of subsistence were perhaps even more precarious than when each had his own owner, who had an interest to preserve his life.”

“A friend once said to me that human beings have a sensitivity to status distinctions akin to that of how a dog can hear or smell a potato chip bag opening a mile away”

“Politics,” in this context, seems like a grabbag of verbal tics which just about anybody can pick up, at relatively low cost, and project onto any field. If your comedy is lousy, no problem, just “politicize” comedy. Can’t draw? Explain that “drawing is political, actually,”etc.”

“the political background of FRIENDS is an expansive American Canadian fascist empire which allows the caukkkasian parasites to survive off little to no regular employment and sit around Central Park West all day discussing their disgusting sex lives”

“Do you believe the Holocaust actually happened?”
“Yes?”
“How much did the rabbi pay you to say that?”
“Nothing?”
“Typical.”

“question for folks who call undocumented immigrants “illegals” because they’ve broken the law. Do you call opioid users “illegals” too?”

“Do you call looters “undocumented shoppers?””

“Need to build a time machine so I can go back and warn people who lamented the decline of political participation about social media. “Everybody’s going to be really passionate about politics and it’s going to be AWFUL.””

“Reminder that Japan’s exermination of Christians in the 1600s was 100% justified and likely prevented them from being brought under the heel of a foreign power like literally everywhere else in Asia.”

““Did you go to Harvard?” I would ask. I had just moved to the United States. I didn’t know the rules. An uncomfortable nod would follow. Don’t define me by my school, they seemed to be saying, which implied that their school actually could define them. And, of course, it did.”

“Stages and spotlights and ghostwritten autobiographies for the rich and famous, free Facebook accounts for the Plebs.”

“Someday, when all your civilization & science are likewise swept away, your kind will pray for a man with a sword.”

“Building codes are there to regulate the interaction between suppliers and consumers of buildings, and consumers lost out in that battle generations ago.”

“And here in California, every state, county, and local gov agency gets their hands into the taxes and fees $ pot. Taxes and fees alone are nearly 6 figures before construction costs.”

“Democracy is nothing but the Tyranny of Majorities, the most abominable tyranny of all, for it is not based on the authority of a religion, not upon the nobility of a race, not on the merits of talents and of riches. It merely rests upon numbers and hides behind the name of the people.”

“If nearly all Jews for a thousand or two thousand years were taught to feel a seething hatred toward all non-Jews and also developed an enormous infrastructure of cultural dishonesty to mask that attitude, it is difficult to believe that such an unfortunate history has had absolutely no consequences for our present-day world, or that of the relatively recent past.”

“A transgender four year old is like a vegan cat. We all know who’s making the lifestyle choices.”

“This bars so many dudes from getting sex. How many men can elicit enthusiasm from women about having sex with them?”

“How many married men.
They’re next.”

“Imagine being Bernie Sanders. Imagine being such a fucking cuck that you not only stay silent when the DNC blatantly cheats you, but you then also go along with the whole #Russiagate shit basically insinuating that your own followers were just useful idiots for Russia who got duped by social media bots as you publically APOLOGIZE for a shitty meme that was seen by maybe 70 people and that you had nothing to do with. Imagine being such a fucking cuck that you not only accuse Russia of hacking the DNC (everybody knows it was Seth Rich like lmao literally kill yourself if you think Seth Rich wasn’t literally murdered by Hillary Clinton herself) and releasing the mails that exposed the DNC cheating ***YOURSELF*** out of the nomination, but then to actually attack Russia over this claim and fervently demonize them in the senate.

This guy is engaging in cosmic levels of cucking. IMAGINE ACTUALLY THINKING A FUCKING HYPERCUCK LIKE THIS COULD HAVE EVER STOOD UP TO WALLSTREET LMAO LMAO LMAO”

“[I]n 1988, the Daily News had a 400-person strong newsroom. After today’s layoffs, it’ll just be 45”

“Try learning how to code. That was your own industries advice to workers in the rust belt. Own it.”

“Vice, as usual, spectacularly fails to make the case that I assume the CIA paid them to make, and instead makes our case for us…”

“A large part of what makes capitalism good is that it leads status strivers to the market, where they have to make stuff that sells, and away from politics, which is a zero sum game with very few positive externalities.

In the old days strivers only had politics to gain status and so we had constant warfare and intrigues and all that stuff. Which was mostly bad. Now strivers can make money by selling stuff. It can be good stuff, like nice clothes. Or computers. Or it can be bad stuff that preys on our monkey brains, like Facebook. Or soda.”

“The buildings our predecessors constructed paid homage to history in their design, including elegant solutions to the age-old problems posed by the cycles of weather and light, and they paid respect to the future in the sheer expectation that they would endure through the lifetimes of the people who built them. They therefore embodied a sense of chronological connectivity, one of the fundamental patterns of the universe: an understanding that time is a defining dimension of existence — particularly the existence of living things, such as human beings, who miraculously pass into life and then inevitably pass out of it.

Chronological connectivity lends meaning and dignity to our little lives. It charges the present with a vivid validation of our own aliveness. It puts us in touch with the ages and with the eternities, suggesting that we are part of a larger and more significant organism. It even suggests that the larger organism we are part of cares about us, and that, in turn, we should respect ourselves and our fellow creatures and all those who will follow us in time, as those preceding us respected those who followed them. In short, chronological connectivity puts us in touch with the holy. It is at once humbling and exhilarating. I say this as someone who has never followed any formal religious practice. Connection with the past and the future is a pathway that charms us in the direction of sanity and grace.

The antithesis to this can be seen in the way we have built things since 1945. We reject the past and the future, and this repudiation is manifest in our graceless constructions. Our residential, commercial, and civic buildings are constructed with the fully conscious expectation that they will disintegrate in a few decades. This condition even has a name: “design life.” Strip malls and elementary schools have short design lives. They are expected to fall apart in less than fifty years. Since these things are not expected to speak to any era but our own, we seem unwiling to put money or effort into their embellishment. Nor do we care about traditional solutions to the problems of weather and light, because we have technology to mitigate these problems – namely, central heating and electricity. THus in many new office buildings the windows don’t open. In especially bad buildings, like the average Wal-Mart, windows are dispensed with nearly altogether. This process of disconnection from the past and the future, and from the organic patterns of weather and light, done for the sake of expedience, ends up diminishing us spiritually, impoverishing us socially, and degrading the aggregate set of cultural patterns that we call civilization.”

“SAN FRANCISCANS: my studio costs $2700 and I stepped on human feces & 1 used syringe on my morning commute
CITY: we hear you, action must and will be taken. Scooters are now illegal
SF-ANS: what
CITY: no more delivery robots
SF-ANS: but
CITY: workplace cafeterias are forbidden
LUNATIC THROWING CATS: *garbles unintelligible slurs*
CITY: this man is right. Laundromats are historic buildings that must be protected”

“I’ve never seen any research regarding this, but there is something interesting I’ve noticed for years when watching reporters interview people who experienced some kind of tragedy. Most women have no trouble talking and crying at the same time while most men physically can’t do it. Men’s throats seem to close up, but women can blather on and on without missing a beat. It seems men are literally more physically connected to certain emotions somehow.”

“We all want to believe in progress, in history that marches forward in a neat line”

this can only be said by someone who hates history.”

“There cannot be a nation of millionaires, and there never has been a nation of utopian comrades; but there have been any number of nations of tolerably contented peasants.”

“Escalation of force is a really important concept when talking about self defense especially with firearms. Yelling at someone is a low-level application of force. Violently shoving someone to the ground is an escalation. In that situation there’s reason to believe the situation could escalate further. You shoot to stop a threat. The best way to do that is to hit a vital organ. The likely outcome of that is death. Is this a good situation? No. Is it fair? No. Is the shooter “in the right”? No. But the reason the law errs on the side of the shooter in this case is because the guy who shoved him escalted the conflict disproportionately and a reasonable person could fear for their life at that point.

And yes the shooter in this case is a known belligerent old man. He goes around starting shit all the time apparently and has allegedly waved his gun around before. Fortunately that’s rare. Fortunately he can still be sued and he’ll almost certainly lose. It’s not ideal but the system can’t be designed to reach ideal outcomes for every situation and still be fair.”

“What kind of inner thoughts you’re allowed to discuss with others is basically determined by the Writer’s Guild of America.

If they don’t talk about it, no-one does.”

“Apparently women mansplain to other women all the time.
So, why is it ‘man’splaining? Well, you see, women are exceptionally delicate and men are strong, so…yes this is supposed to be a feminist term…so when a man does it to a woman it can cause real harm.

This is why your normal proggie does not explain their terms. If they do, it becomes -immediately- obvious that it’s full of shit.”

“It’s true that expensive cities like SG are not conducive for having children, but so what? What is this “IQ shredder” idea really about? There’s this hint of “oh no, smart people are dying out” paranoia. “The barbarians are multiplying outside the gates” ok but so what”

“”so what”! I mean you can even celebrate nerds dying a la @bronzeagemantis. But “so what”?”

“a narrow subset of nerds not having babies ≠ nerds dying”

“Narrow? At this rate nerds are halving every generation. Less than halving really.”

“>Actuall statistical proof average women have higher standards than the average man
>men’s standards, not to fat, not a bitch
>women’s standards, muscular, 6’0, massive penis, rich, 9/10 facem better looking than here friends boyfriends, telepathically know what she wants.
>”men’s standards are way to high”

“By the way, the United States is responsible for almost none of the plastic in the ocean. 60 percent comes from Southeast Asia. 95 percent comes from Asia and Africa combined. That leaves 5 percent split between every western country. Your straw is not a problem.”

“What does this hell look like?”
“First Brazil. Then South Africa.”

“It would appear Twitter’s only purpose now is getting you fired for a 10 year old tweet”

“Relevant, about creationists: every peasant knew species are mutable, that was his job. Darwin’s new idea was merely that nature selects in ways similar to the man who breeds bulldogs. Any creationist who claims specie immutability would fail at peasant work.”
“Nobody needs to be a peasant anymore, but this has apparently made the peasantry even more peasant-y.”

“Case of not getting the joke, but still having to do the work, so they have to get the joke, just a little bit.

Just the tip.”

“Starting with “Let’s Pretend …” is usually a bad sign.”

“Middle Class is so deceiving. One mistake and you’re in poverty.”

“If one mistake puts you (back) in poverty, you’re not middle class. You’re the working poor. Tadaaaaa. Lots of working poor dressed up as “middle class” bc the economy has been a scam for the past 30-40 years.

Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.”

“It’s no coincidence that when the question is asked, “Can a woman teach boys to be men,” most women respond with, “Yes. She can teach him how he should treat a woman.” As if that’s the totality of manhood.”

“It is the totality of manhood – as far as women are concerned.

Problem with that is recognizing what the value of “as far as women are concerned” is.”

“The goal is to die young as late as possible.”

“fuck anime girls dude i wish anime TRAINS were real this is bs”

“trying to keep up and impress normies is why the whole country is broke”

“In an Iterated Tit-for-Tat game, if you’re not punishing defection…

You’re the Tit.”

>Peter Thiel: Universities Are as Corrupt as the Catholic Church of 500 Years Ago
Something of comparable scale to the Reformation is evidently called for, and in fact underway.”

“Just remember Luther was a Sophist. He was in fact worse than the corruption he opposed.”

“Tempting fate is a bad vice of mine.

[…]

Now that I’ve written it out, the more I think about it the worse it gets.”

“If you visualize the academic enterprise as a vast archaeological dig, with scholars chipping away at the frontiers of knowledge, [the traditional] approach [of higher education] takes the student to an observation tower at the center, where he can see the vast sweep of the enterprise, the most important questions being asked, the places where progress has been made and where, on the contrary, the landscape is shrouded in mystery.

The ‘Core’ approach whisks the student directly up to [a] rock face, hands him a shovel and pickaxe, and tells him to start digging. “These are my tools.” says his specialist guide, “and this is what it’s like doing my job.””

“In this section, concisely describe the experiment. You should cover aspects such as: 1. The relevance of the experiment subject (e.g., is it used in engineering applications?)”

“Isn’t it your job to tell me what the fuck it’s used for? Cause you sure aren’t going to give me points if I say “As far as I can tell, this subject is actually totally irrelevant”.”

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”

“We do not shadow ban. You are always able to see the tweets from accounts you follow (although you may have to do more work to find them, like go directly to their profile). And we certainly don’t shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology.”

“it is relatively common knowledge that humans can run further and throw harder than any other animal, period.
we didn’t just get here by being smart.
what isn’t common knowledge is how male-slanted these two abilities are. mostly owing to differences in bone structure and density, a man can throw MUCH harder and run MUCH further than a woman.
this, in turn, suggests that men literally evolved to hunt, while women had to evolve much wider hips to allow childbirth of young with ever-larger heads (which is itself an incredibly impressive feat).
because the bone structure to allow this heavily impacts mobility, this is why in terms of raw lower body strength, a woman is often a man’s equal, but in terms of speed, a woman generally cannot beat a man.
we are more sexually dimorphic than any other ape on the planet, period.
gender roles exist for a reason.”

“Although it is true that the median income of white men more than tripled between 1939 and 1960 (rising from 1,112 dollars to 5,137 dollars), the median income of black men more than quintupled (rising from 460 dollars to 3,075 dollars). Black women, too, saw their incomes grow at a faster rate than white women over the same timespan. Baradaran makes the same mistake in her description of life for blacks in the 1940s and 50s: “poverty led to institutional breakdown, which led to more poverty.” But between 1940 and 1960 the black poverty rate fell from 87 percent to 47 percent, before any significant civil rights gains were made.”

“the 8 dollar figure only pertained to black Bostonians of American ancestry; black Bostonians of Caribbean ancestry had 12,000 dollars of wealth, despite having identical rates of college graduation, only slightly higher incomes, and being equally black in the same city.”

“You should care, not about what she wants, for that will only irritate her, but about what she should want, as though she was your own flesh.”

“The communists did not overthrow the Czar. The Kadets overthrew the Czar. Then Kerensky overthrew the Kadets with a policy of no enemies to the left, no friends to the right, which meant he disarmed the military officers, and armed the communists. Then the communists overthrew Kerensky. The leftism of the Czar led to his overthrow by the even lefter Kadets, the indecisive leftism of the Kadets led to their overthrow by Kerensky, and the radical leftism of Kerensky led to his overthrow by the even lefter communists, who then murdered the Czar, and millions of peasants, until the madness ended with them murdering each other.”

“The most important thing for a woman to do is to have a nigga on the back burner so she can threaten to leave whenever she wants to manipulate a situation.”

“The reason for female under representation among CEOs is moral and emotional, unrelated to competence. Women are very competent managers. A woman has always managed my affairs, and generally done so very well, but women are uncomfortable running things without a strong alpha male supervising them and approving their work from time to time. If they don’t get the supervision that they emotionally need from someone masculine, patriarchal, and sexy, they start acting maliciously, and self destructively, running the operation off the road and into the ground in a subconscious effort to force an alpha male to appear and give them a well deserved beating. The problem is that if she does not get the supervision that she emotionally needs, she will maliciously run the operation into the ground, like a wife married to a beta male husband whom she despises, destroying the family assets and the lives of their children.”

“everyone I try and fail to explain this to seems to just feel instinctively certain they’re going to land head-first if they wipeout”

“That’s an artifact of how the media talks about helmets all the time and not other injuries.”

“Look at companies with both male and female founders. If the reason is misogyny, then the female founder will have no effect, because the purchasers will assume she is only there for decoration and to warm the bed of the real founders.

So, if misogyny, companies with mixed founders should be purchased at roughly the same rate as companies with all male founders.”

“Legit why do people still think they’re magical psychiatrists and that they’re somehow cool for figuring out someone’s train of thought and logic”

“It’s a cosmopolitan thing. People in more grounded societies don’t make a fuss over being able to see someone’s nature.”

“”The indentured servitude system was barbaric, little better than slavery.”

*Takes 20 years to repay student loan debt*

“Why do you think copyright is bad? You’ve mentioned it a few times. Doesn’t the ability to protect one’s work encourage people to invest and innovate for a return?”

“Not apparently.”

“Virtue-signalling is a symbolic gesture.

In real life there are plenty of opportunities for substantial gestures, with a few exceptions. When someone makes a symbolic gesture they’re wasting time and money that could be spent on substance. E.g. someone virtue-signals how much they care about blacks. They could have instead called up their black friend and asked how they were doing. (Oh? They don’t have any black friends? How shocking.)

I treat symoblic gestures as evidence against the thing they’re supposed to symbolize.”

“Communism claims to be about fairness and justice. It is not.
It is about social status. Namely, that everyone should have the same social status, and thus stop fighting about it.”

“Finding your tribe or finding your people is key”

Ever notice how the more diversity we get, the more diversity we need, to keep the new arrivals from feeling lonely? Diversity: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.”

“Copyright strongly biases pop culture toward ephemera, at the expense of any kind of heritage or tradition.

In other words, another example of how modernity is a preventable disease.”

“This point can also be made about technology, that patents strongly bias markets in favor of the disruptive technology and not the useful methods filtered by human praxis”

“Pop culture always favours the degenerate, but real culture has to filter into pop culture if it wants to survive, because even high culture aficionados are too stupid to self-identify and thus self-preserve.”

“What is this self-identify thing that real/high culture hasn’t that pop culture has?”

“Pop culture doesn’t self-identify either. However, sometimes they get big enough that journalists will name them and give them a stereotype, e.g. Star Wars fans.”

“And self-identification is part of the mechanism for self-preservation because… the next generation needs to know what to look for in the literature?”

“Identification is part of the mechanism because to preserve something you need to be aware it exists. High culture aficionados needs to self-identify because nobody is going to do it on their behalf.”

“In Tokyo this morning I had to use the train in rush hour and got to listen to a new public announcement: “Please wear your backpack on the front while walking in the station or platforms.” It has previously been the rule to remove your backpack in the trains but this was new. Congestion has reached such levels that even the Japanese (the textbook example of an orderly, organized and rule abiding ethnicity) can’t wear backpacks in stations. Compulsive commuting is not a problem to be solved, it is a predicament whose outcome we can’t even foresee.

Picture Tokyo. 20 mil. ppl. spending 2 hours per day on the trains. That is the equivalent of 90 individual lifetimes wasted on commuting, every day. 23 600 every year. Moloch grows corpulent on our daily offerings in Tokyo alone. And this is as efficient as can be. Imagine cars!

And what are the costs of this compulsive commuting to society? Tokyo is blessed with the best transit system in the world, but even then stations, power lines, factories, staff dormitories, engine yards, railways etc. take up masses of the most valuable real estate on Earth. The cost of running the businesses just devoted to shipping people around the metropolis for their daily work..? Tokyo Metro alone (one of a dozen companies) employs 9.5K full time workers, not to mention the energy (nuclear, gas, oil, coal, forget renewables) spent on commuting.

If even Tokyo and the Japanese can’t solve commuting, that means nobody will. Commuting is a predicament of our cities, not a problem to be fixed. We can go on, and build cities of compulsive commuting or we can change the way we build cities: to grow to a natural scale and size.”

“When the next generation rolls around, they’re not even going to be aware that there’s something like high culture, that they might be part of it, or where to look for it even if it did occur to them. They’re just going to notice that popular movies are shit but watch them anyway because they’re not aware there’s an alternative.”

“You say “next generation” but that sounds a lot like today. If I hadn’t found out anime was a thing (identification) in middle school, life would’ve been even more depressing and annoying.

At least now I know where to look to see things that are pretty and comfy.

Now that I’ve written it out, the hellholes of american tv serials, star wars, and capeshit just got a whole lot deeper, and I don’t really want to find out how far they go.

I must repent, and be grateful for my weebness.”

 

2018 Jun 26 ~ Jul 15

“I worked for the Walt Disney Company for six years when I was a young man. I was there during a time of transition, from the old guard to the new crew that would take over, remake and be the Disney that it is today.

I remember having a discussion with an old hand at lunch one day. He was the last person in the division I worked for who had been hired by Walt Disney himself. At the time, I thought him a little kooky. A little paranoid. Especially with regard to a certain ethno-religious group.

He told me that “they will never forgive Walt freezing them out and refusing them work” from WDC. He predicted that “they will turn this place into the opposite of everything Walt wanted and stood for” if the effort killed them. Money was no object, time was no barrier: they would get their revenge.

Gotta hand it to them. Mission accomplished.”

“Pretty ironic that hammer & sickle symbol coming from the eternal merchants and money lenders who have been avoiding manual labor for the past couple millennia”

“Remember that one time in human history when a civilization invited in millions of outsiders of a different race/culture/religion and simply gave them citizenship and food and all types of free shit so that they could reproduce inside their borders and demographically replace them”

“Some women have such little respect for rape victims that they will cry rape to save a cab fare. If they can do that, why can’t feminists believe that they would resort to false claims over other things? The fact that feminists won’t campaign against this sort of shit, only leads one to conclude that feminists believe women are superior and shouldn’t be held accountable, and that rape is not actually the issue they have a problem with.”

“One of the great threats that Game theory represents to feminine primacy is revealing the truth, and the atrocities that result from feminine hypergamy. What do women want? Maximized hypergamy with a man blissfully unaware of hypergamy. The perfect union of emotional investment, parental investment and provisional investment with her hypergamous nature.”

“I saw your political opinion on facebook and now I think you’re an awful person.”
“What did you think about me before?”
“I didn’t think about you before.”
“Sounds like I got promoted.”

“The friend zone isn’t a real thing. Women don’t owe you shit for being nice to them. The real problem is fucked up men who think they’re entitled to women because they were nice to them. Do you value friendship at all? Good God.”

“Yeah… That’s pretty much FRIENDSHIP. That’s what friends are for. Nor man or woman owes you shit. If you’re there for someone it’s because you love them, not cause you’re expecting something in return I mean… How insecure do you need to be? Just be a good friend and thats it.”

“You take it way too seriously” An arsonist plays with fire, everyone else takes it very seriously.”

“The whole reason the so-called ancients didn’t have ‘modern’ rape law was because normally there’s only two witnesses, who are obviously going to testify against each other.

Hence, sex inside marriage: allowed. Not inside marriage: not allowed.”

“In 1959, an IQ of 85 was retarded. Following the civil rights movement, that bar was lowered in 1973 to 70.”

“200% defense. Move the line of fire, move out of the line of fire.”

“The shock troops who expelled the Rohingya from Myanmar: Chilling details on the build-up to the fastest pogrom in recent memory, live narrated on Facebook by Myanmar troops as the killings of Rohingya began.”

“Here’s how two elite divisions forced 700,000 to flee Myanmar”.
I hope every single soldier in Europe is studying this.”

“Heaven has a Wall and strict immigration policies.
Hell has open borders.”

“I never understood why Americans like the concept of having a political identity.”

“”They drive wages down and overflow the work market. But hey got to have people willing to work for slave wages right? It’s so ironic that often it’s the same people argueing for higher minimum wage and more migration at the same time””

“Less obvious but more important, to the extent that there is a mercantilist theory, it is a monetary theory and not an economic theory. To distinguish: by an economic theory, I mean a theory that explains the important facts about goods and services. By a monetary theory, I mean a theory that explains the important facts about money. (The difference between these would have been even more blindingly obvious in the early modern period than it is now, since prices fluctuated much more wildly then, especially food prices. So, it’s not the case that nobody noticed the difference.) The mercantilist focus on gold and silver is striking; the consistent pieces of policy (pursuing a positive balance of trade, high tariffs, often literal restrictions on exporting precious metal) are all aimed at causing effects on the landscape of money rather than on the landscape of goods or services.”

“US policy has come full circle in Syria from “Assad is a reformer” to “Assad should step down” to “Assad is a dead man walking” and now “Assad is enormously successful””

“Society doesn’t equip people with correct ideas about how the social world works. A lot of political and social common sense is wrong or contradictory. For example, many people talk about decision making through consensus, but many people also say that committees are utterly ineffective. Inherited models are insufficient for effective action.”

“Pure-hearted indeed. So pure he’s like an imbecile.”

“-Poverty causes crime
-Police need to stop targeting the homeless! There’s no reason to be biased against them. Most of them are fine people. They’re just minding their own business!”

>Trump’s 21 potential court nominees are overwhelmingly white, male and from red states

so a republican president is nominating republicans. wow. so this is how democracy dies. literally shaking.”

“Nearly 1,000 Yemenis have fled their wartorn country to seek refugee status in South Korea, but South Koreans are planning a demonstration AGAINST the asylum seekers on Saturday

The anti-Muslim prejudices are strong: Those petitioning the govt to reject refugees fear the Yemenis will sexually assault Korean women, perpetrate terrorist acts and “attempt to convert Korean people into their religion.”

“Why would they think that? When have Muslims done any of those things?”

“We live in a world where trained cops can panic and act on impulse but untrained civilians must remain calm with a gun in their face”

“GDR authorities officially referred to the Berlin Wall as the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart”

“>Spend all my life being told by my parents that I’m smart.
>Teachers tell me I’m Smart.
>Social retard, but get good grades.
>Fall for the “must just be a tortured genius” meme.
>Double down on academics and completely ignore social development since I’ve memed myself into thinking others are just too dumb to get me.
>Get straight As all through school, which only reinforces this.
>By college, still being a virgin weighs on me, but at this point I’ve resigned myself to the life of a scholar so I ignore it and work even harder.
>At least being smart makes me special.
>Get straight As through undergrad, majored in chemistry.
>Do great on the MCAT
>Get in to med school.
>Surprise. Everyone here is smart as fuck. I’m probably dead average comparatively. No longer special at all.
>Begin to realize that I wasn’t actually that smart at all, I just worked like an autist all the time on getting good grades since I didn’t have a social life.
>okay, well at least tomorrow I’ll be surrounded by other social outcasts, right?
>No. Med school is full of Chads and Stacies who are not only smarted than me, but are socially graceful.”

“Guys, should we be worried?”

“i like video games”

>current year, some AAA devs literally on the record saying diversity is more important than gameplay quality
>WHY CAN’T /V/ JUST LEAVE THEM BE AND TALK ABOUT GAMES
Are “just talk about videogames” guys mentally retarded in some way or is it the power of denial?”

“>you catch a disease
>I’ll just ignore it, I just want to live peacefully
>disease getting worse
>someone told you you should take a med or go to a doctor
>STOP TELLING ME THIS, I JUST WANT TO LIVE PEACEFULLY, NO THEY DON’T AND WON’T TAKE OVER MY BODY
>ded”

“The salaries of on-screen performers should be capped at 40% of the total production costs, according to a joint notice from five government agencies including China’s tax authority, the television and film regulator, and the propaganda department. Leading actors should receive no more than 70% of total wages for the cast, according to the announcement, published in Xinhua.”

“This is why men, unlike women in their primes, cannot wait around for lovers to fall in their laps. They have to bust a move. This also explains why men, in general, have a firmer grip on the reality of the sexual market than do women: when you’re a hot babe, you can afford ignorance and platitudes because the tidal wave of messages will come regardless. But a man who wallows in pretty lies will soon find himself banished to Pudpullia, where boners go to chafe.”

“You can tell Western thought long ago fell into dogmatism because there have been no serious, systematic attempts to understand technology. Our philosophy, economics, and political science is trapped in the 18th century, before anyone knew how transformative technology would be.

Technology is the most salient feature of the modern world but is completely alien to our ruling ideology, which treats it in a fundamentally superstitious way, as an unpredictable, exogenous event that impacts society from without, summoned by channeling mysterious energies.”

“Libertarians get upset when you suggest we take manufacturing back from China and Mexico because they’re cheaper and we will pay more for those goods. What they’re really saying is that Chinese communism and Mexican corruption are more efficient than American capitalism.”

“In ruling on bullet-stamping law, California Supreme Court says state laws cannot be invalidated on the grounds that complying with them is impossible.”

“Fires are typically less than 3% of their calls, but they almost always send a full truck, sometimes more. Portland has been experimenting with sending an SUV, cause most calls are medical, but generally a lot of labor resistance.”

“Let’s see:

Pros:
> more diverse food!

Cons:
> Higher crime rates
> Higher poverty rates
> Higher welfare expenditures
> Depression of wages
> Racial/ethnic balkanization
> Erosion of societal trust

Did I miss anything?”

“Believing that technology will save us is thinking that an escalator would have liberated Sisyphus.”

“”Women should be prepared to use their phone to defend themselves” says organisation that uses guns, tasers, pepper spray, ballistic vests and batons to defend itself”

“When you understand that a whole lot of the “we wuz oppressed” rhetoric from POC is just different forms of non-white nationalism(s), the world begins to make a lot more sense. Every form of liberalism/human rightsism is a mask over underlying flesh & bone biological nationalism.”

“The NYT commissioning the “hoejabi” piece shows they still know what they’re doing. Neutralize the reactionary elements of hijab with whoredom, and keep what is useful: the middle finger to white natives.”

“Everyone else seems to be amazed at all the things stupid people can’t do.

I’m amazed at all the things they can do. I’m honestly baffled that some people can manage to tie their shoes.”

“Guy shoots up school with .22 pistol. Police camp outside for an hour until shooter runs out of ammo.
Guy shoots up zog propagandists with shotgun. Police respond within 60 seconds.
Really wonders a ponder”

“You can trust the Progs to get rid of every little thing of value and keeping only the dreary ugliness.”

“If you see foreign journos shitting on their own country odds are they’re gay.”

“Forgiveness is making virtue out of necessity.”

“lol whats wrong with how she looks? lots of people think she’s cute”
“do you really want me to respond to that? *NOBODY* tells a girl online that she’s not cute. NOBODY. NOT EVEN ME. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT KINDS OF SHITSTORMS WOULD BE BREWED UP?”

“hey guys imagine if we tried to make a society that was good”

“What if good societies are not actually made, but are instead the undirected result of a chaotic accumulation of norms and institutions that developed mostly by chance, and are largely outside of anyone’s control?”

“Exactly, good societies work because the (evolved) rules are OPAQUE so it’s difficult for idiots to tinker with them.”

“People overestimate how much they can do in a day and underestimate how much they can do in a lifetime.”

“The best explanation is being a weak country among two giants made them lack cultural self confidence so they tend to rush to anything new.”

“Speech we don’t observe is easier to tolerate. Perhaps not only benign neglect but benign ignorance helps keep peace with fellow man.”

“Just imagine if Trump had said “the Jews are the enemy of the people.” But he says it about the PRESS and his supporters are okay with it.”

>but
Wittgenstein’s ruler runs both ways.”

“We live in an age where you can build an entire culture around anal sex & venereal disease & then parade the streets with giant dildos & call it Pride.

But say you’re proud to come from a people that gave the world Aristotle, Shakespeare & Beethoven & you’re called a monster.”

“what if “It’s Raining Men” and “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor” are both about the same event but from different perspectives”

“I learned philosophy by making predictions, then changing how I made predictions when they weren’t correct.

For me it’s more of something you train than something you learn, as from a book.

Training properly means knowing the actual reasoning behind your predictions.

Predicting from ideas means learning about the nature of ideas, hence, epistemology.”

“There are some things women cannot tell men. Men can only receive some messages from other men. This is one reason vigorous male friendship is so important and why the loss of it has been so devastating.”

“Men can call other men out on their crap and size them up in a way that doesn’t existentially reject them.

Instead, it subcommunicates a call to action—be better.

This is the civil evolution of child’s play.”

“Publicly committing to not taking decisions in anger is basically giving people a free license to make you angry.”

“The extremely late development of mildly advanced statistics (e.g., Galton invented correlation in 1888, when he was 66) is puzzling.

Big datasets were around for 1000s of years: Bible mentions at least 3 censuses. But nobody seemed to care until 1800s.”

“Before the International Style (modernism) in architecture, our ancestors knew how to adapt the room heights according to the climate, achieving maximum effect (comfort) for the least effort (energy). Today we trust in the grid and so build 8-9 ft rooms from Bermuda to Reykjavik.

In warm climates you need ample ceiling height, as hot air rises the difference in temperature at floor level and ceiling level in a tall room can be as much as 4 degrees c all other things being equal. Here, a comfortable looking gentleman in an 1817 room in Rome, height, ca 5m. In Brazil, homes were traditionally built with a minimum of 3m ceilings. In the 20th c. an effort was made to conserve building material, and so rooms shrank in size, 20cm each decade, until the modern 2.6m. The only problem was, temperatures rose 1 degree c per 20cm reduction!

As humans are comfortable only in very narrow temperature ranges, small changes make a huge difference. Even the poorer had tall ceilings and could live with comparative comfort, not so much today, and at a huge expenditure in money, time, (fossil fuel) energy, materials.

Conversely, in colder climates, lower ceilings meant higher temperatures. Here are log houses from Russia and Sweden. The efficiently constructed fireplace created an interior draught that sucked fresh air in and expelled smoke, dust. Fans or mechanical ventilation not needed.

In Japan, with hot summers and relatively cold winters, a different technique was called for. Wooden houses allowed for perfect fine tunings of openings depending on exact climate and orientation. Thsi traditional room built to maximize airflow, livable in summers without AC.

By building with nature and climate instead or regardless of it, by adapting our waking hours to the rhythm of the sun we can achieve remarkable levels of comfort—even superior—compared to what we have today in our modern homes built to international, industrial standards.”

“100% Apple Juice from concentrate with added ingredient”
do these people think I don’t know what 100% means”

“These people know each other with a glance across a room. If at a dance you have 500 men, within a half hour they have mutually picked out those who have the same disposition as they. How that happens, we normal people cannot at all imagine.”

“In the positions of the state and the economy, in which women are employed, no honest man will be able to claim that the position is gained purely on the basis of merit. For be honest — there are only men here, therefore one can say it very calmly — in the moment when you choose a typist and you have two candidates before you, a very ugly 50-year old one who types 300 syllables [per minute], almost a genius in this field, and another who is 20 years old, racially sound (gutrassige), and pretty and who types only 150 syllables, you will — I would have to misjudge you all completely [sc. to think otherwise] — probably with earnest mien and a thousand moral justifications because the other is old and could so easily get sick and whatever, take the pretty young 20-year old candidate who types fewer syllables.”

“Daily reminder that conflicts only end when one side loses the will to fight. Ceasing to exist counts as losing the will to fight.”

“G.N.M. Tyrell has put forth the terms ‘divergent’ and ‘convergent’ to distinguish problems which cannot be solved by logical reasoning and those that can. Life is being kept going by divergent problems which have to be ‘lived’ and are solved only in death. Convergent problems on the other hand are man’s most useful invention; they d not, as such, exist in reality, but are created by a process of abstraction. When they have been solved, the solution can be written down and passed on to others, who can apply it without needing to reproduce the mental effort necessary to find it. If this were the case with human relations – in family life, economics, politics, education, and so forth – well, I am at a loss how to finish the sentence, There would be no more human relations but only mechanical reactions; life would be a living death. Divergent problems, as it were, force man to strain himself to a level above himself; they demand, and thus provoke the supply of, forces from a higher level, thus bringing love, beauty, goodness, and truth into our lives. It is only with the help of these higher forces that the opposites can be reconciled into the living situation.”

“What percentage of people do you estimate believe democracy should be valued for its innate value and not simply its ability to on average deliver better results than authoritarian states?”

“So this economist here means to tell us that “value” and “results” aren’t the exact same thing.”

“A program without a visible interface is called a process, and such a program is said to be “headless”. The engineers who invented modern computing paradigms referred to processes as daemons. To me, it’s a macabre image: invisible demons, swarming through the cloud, bodies without heads: they manipulate us for inscrutable alien purposes.”

“The world is full of bad actors, so it’s important to keep your wits.”

“An increasing proportion of the industrial surplus is being absorbed by the task of masking bio-social deterioration.”

“I have heard that capital is an intelligence from the future, reaching back through time to assemble itself. Even if I could run back, would I ever outpace it?”

“All mature societies develop caste systems to limit the amount of effort people spend on status competition.”

“Things that happen in Silicon Valley and also the Soviet Union:

– waiting years to receive a car you ordered, to find that it’s of poor workmanship and quality
– promises of colonizing the solar system while you toil in drudgery day in, day out
– living five adults to a two room apartment
– being told you are constructing utopia while the system crumbles around you
– ‘totally not illegal taxi’ taxis by private citizens moonlighting to make ends meet
– everything slaved to the needs of the military-industrial complex
– mandatory workplace political education
– productivity largely falsified to satisfy appearance of sponsoring elites
– deviation from mainstream narrative carries heavy social and political consequences
– networked computers exist but they’re really bad
– Henry Kissinger visits sometimes for some reason
– elite power struggles result in massive collateral damage, sometimes purges
– failures are bizarrely upheld as triumphs
– otherwise extremely intelligent people just turning the crank because it’s the only way to get ahead
– the plight of the working class is discussed mainly by people who do no work
– the United States as a whole is depicted as evil by default
– the currency most people are talking about is fake and worthless
– the economy is centrally planned, using opaque algorithms not fully understood by their users”

“Development isn’t the long, strategic struggle requiring genius, paranoia, and cunning that we can read about in the histories of other East Asian states, it’s something that just happens miraculously when you don’t interfere.”

Reading the history of how, say, South Korea conducted catch-up industrial policy and then still insisting it would’ve caught up using ‘free market’ policies is like watching a boxing match and insisting the winner would’ve still won if he’d kept his hands by his sides.”

“People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.”

“Before the British intervened in Afghanistan, the most recent news that most people had of it was records of Alexander’s army passing through two millenia ago.

The empire of the East India company was expanding, and the empire of the Russias was expanding, and it was inevitable that the two would meet. And so it came to pass that the Kings of Afghanistan encountered both, and played each against the other.

When the British became aware of Afghanistan, they interpreted its inhabitants as predominantly white or whitish – as descendants of Alexander’s troops and camp followers and/or descendants of Jews converted to Islam at swordpoint.

Afghanistan was, and arguably still is, an elective monarchy, and the fractious electors tended to fight each other and elect weak kings who could scarcely control their followers, and so it has been ever since Alexander’s troops lost Alexander.

Mister Mountstuart Elphinstone, in his account of is mission to Kabul in 1809, says he once urged upon a very intelligent old man of the tribe of Meankheile, the superiority of a quiet life under a powerful monarch, over the state of chaotic anarchy that so frequently prevailed.

The reply was “We are content with alarms, we are content with discord, we are content with blood, but we will never be content with a master!”

As Machiavelli observed, such places are easy to conquer, but hard to hold, and so it proved.”

“If an elite attempt to rule distant places, they will rule them very badly, unless some of the children of the elite move to those places, and stay there to rule them. […] If you are not going to stick around, the incentive is to take everything and smash everything, which is what happened to Haiti when the US State Department ngos got coercive quasi governmental power. Haitians wound up eating dirt, sleeping in the rain, and got cholera. So, not going to rule well, unless you have a fertile elite, which needs more governmental and quasi governmental jobs for its excessively numerous offspring. In which case good rule will naturally follow from the desire of that elite to make a nice place for themselves and their descendants.”

“Regulation strengthens incumbents because on the absence of a persistent political pull, regulatory capture is the default outcome.”

“Yeah honestly I don’t think “women” want anything. I mean look at this shit. Jordan Peterson points out that among the Big 5 personality traits women are higher in agreeableness than men. What if they just want what they are told to want?”

“YOU CANNOT give a woman everything she needs. If God Himself gave them eyebrows, they shave it and draw their own. God gave them nails, they cut it off and fixed their own, God gave them hair, they cut it off and fixed their own, He gave them breast, they repackage it to what they want, God still gave them buttocks, they arrange it to the size they want. If even God can’t satisfy them then who are you to think you can please them?

My brother don’t kill yourself.”

>left embraces ‘extremists’ for decades, covers for them, etc.
>consistent winning up until very recently
>right does the opposite
>loses very consistently and only has the occasional victory here and there
really makes u think”

“What is something about the ancient world that you think most people misunderstand?”

“we’re living in it”

“Automation reduces the number of workers necessary to sustain an economy and elevates the standards of human labor by removing the lowest-skill jobs and moving upwards. The issue is the maximum extent of human capability is fixed, because assuming infinite economic growth (this is their assumption) the market progresses so much faster than human evolution can keep up with. Imagine the ridiculousness if we ever came to a point the ordinary citizen must be an Einstein to make a basic living.”

“IQ isn’t real okay, we’re all going to be computer programmers one day

actually, it now seems rather poetic that countries with said mindset are now being invaded by mexicans, africans, and arabs.”

“Equal opportunity. We are all born equal, and therefore we all have within our capacity to become geniuses. If the market demanded that we do to live, and some of us fail, it is therefore their fault, because equal opportunity!

God I hate capitalists so much.”

“If anyone could ever make a convoluted assessment that the cost of a conflict outweighs the benefits of its victory then he was never fighting a true enemy.”

“It spread so much that it became common knowledge. And when something is common knowledge, people must have an opinion on them. You gotta talk about something, right? Conversation is a way to convey information, but there’s only a real need for so much information most of the time. 90% of conversation is just a way of testing your peers and see if you can pick up some status from them. And that’s the most basic form of politics.

The most important invention of the 20th century wasn’t antibiotics, or the airplane. It was TV. The dumb box made everybody sit down and watch the same stuff, all day, every day. Why? Precisely because it gets everyone to watch the same thing, to have the same common knowledge. Suddenly everybody had something in common to talk about and play politics, big and small.”

“Thankfully in this case Prayut and his guys delivered the goods, and Thailand will be spared of further turmoil at least until next year. The opposition of course cries “they’re using the kids for political purposes”. Of course! They were forced to, else that very opposition would use the kids in order to bring down the government. I’m sure neither Prayut not anybody in his government was happy about the huge problem the dumb kids had given them. In any pre-mass media society, the kids would have been left to die, and nobody would have cared, besides some locals who would have come with legends of cave demons one shouldn’t disturb.”

“Lets also ignore that Judaism has implanted itself so deeply into the American cultural psyche that it’s still perceived as patriotism to wave a Star of David banner in place of the US flag and to sacrifice American lives in defense of this alien race. Oh no, it’s all geopolitics guys; totally not subversion!”

“Should have a line where you kill anyone who crosses it. Peasants so ovinized they don’t.

This should be Rotherham: everyone piles into the police station. Grapple the cops at about 3-1 at the signal. Loot all the weapons. Ethnically cleanse the city and declare it independent.

And why should that be Rotherham? Because if there isn’t some point at which you do something like that, you get to live in Rotherham as it actually exists. Frankly, they deserve it for being that weak.”

“The real major disorder of asperger’s is when folks say, ‘don’t lie,’ spergs go ‘okay’ instead of ‘haha nice one.'”

“Those with no judgment ability must, for the sake of their ego, pretend nobody else has discernment either.”

“People travel basically because 15th century nobles travelled, and the nobles travelled because they had mastered the local rules and were bored. Maybe 6% of travellers do it because they actually enjoy it.”

“Policy at its best is currently people deploying high quality common sense and people reading and then diligently laundering their choices through cherry picked academic papers.”

“We may not personally be fearful but we did encounter quite a few young people who were.”

“I cannot explain that and I’m not interested whether they’re fearful or not fearful. I think it’s better that they’re fearful and they take me seriously, than if they think I’m somebody they can brush off. That’s all. And if you’re the prime minister and you’re brushed off, you’re in trouble.”

“It’s great when the last century of improvements in lawkeeping can’t reasonably show both endpoints in the same graph because the near end causes too much compression on the far end.

That’s a factor of 37, by the way.
They’re trying to imply that 97% of crime (or more) was not reported in 1900, so the graph doesn’t look so catastrophic.”

“Miscegenation has to be the worst aspect of leftist cultural domination because it represents an attack on the fundamental genetic quality of the population upon which everything else is built. The law of non-inheritance of acquired characteristics means that, no matter how crazy leftism gets, a complete recovery is possible in one generation with regards to anything that doesn’t affect the genetic quality of the population. But miscegenation (and other kinds of dysgenics) does exactly that.”

“Very few people argue as though they could ever solve a problem or get to the truth of the matter. They’re trained, per liberalism, to “offer perspectives” and to “compare and contrast” instead.”

“I call that “bureaucrat training”. In any bureaucratic setting employees aren’t supposed to solve anything, they should just obey orders and “offer perspectives” during weekly meetings. That’s all.

The education system does not conceive of people starting businesses.”

“To believe that one should be happy just to be alive, despite leading a hideous existence, is to think like a slave; to think that it is pleasant to have an ordinary and comfortable life, is to have the emotions of an animal; men, however, become so blind that they cannot even see that they do not live or think like human beings. People squirm in agitation before a dark wall and dream about buying washing machines and television sets; they anxiously look to tomorrow, even though it will bring nothing.”

“For the great press of solipsistic ape creatures, the point isn’t doing things, but being seen doing things.”

“Most people are not chronically inveterate status climbers like a dyed in the wool shitlib; if they ever engage in signaling (or perhaps more often, are prompted to signal), it is not so much for the purpose of advancing position, or gaining power, or glorifying themselves, but rather, to avoid censure. What a normie is generally concerned about all in social spheres is self-defense.

That is, ironically, why when a spergmatically unhinged mattoid starts engaging in vituperous pseudosanctimonia, so often, a large crowd of normies will come to align themselves with the disruptive minority. Because their instincts for sensing social phenomena is telling them that they are in danger, and their instincts for navigating social currents is telling them that danger is solved by aligning with it.

The normie’s normie friends won’t help them en mass, because they don’t want any trouble either. Their perfectly normal instincts are in favor of just keep on keeping on, the avoidance of conflict, the minimization of group dis-coherence. Sometimes, this can even give rise to kafkaesque situations where the person being harassed by the disruptive minority is blamed by the rest of the crowd for causing disruption.”

“The problem with informal systems covered by veneers of effete bullshit, is that the next generation won’t ‘get the joke’ and will so often seriously believe in the bullshit.”

“That which is so must be strenuously, explicitly, and repeatedly reiterated, lest the ever creeping vines of pretty lies that grow in the surplus soil of civilization choke it out once again.”

2018 Jun 17 ~ 25

“While the figures vary widely from state to state, the average American woman taking a 5-year break from her career starting at age 26 will lose out on $467,000 in income, wage growth, and retirement assets and benefits over her lifetime. An average American man of the same age will lose $596,000.”

“Muh retirement and big house and new car, how will I ever impress my neighbors the Soy family?

Why doesn’t this take into account the earnings of your child over their life if you stay home with them vs dumping them in a daycare.”

“Any society where the dominant ideology starts from the premise of female inferiority is faced with the problem of how to reconcile that belief with experience. It’s fairly easily to sustain the claim that women are physically inferior, for most, but not all definitions of physical activity. Claiming that women are intellectually or morally inferior is much harder, given the empirical evidence in every society of considerable numbers of intelligent and/or virtuous women along with stupid and/or vicious men. It is possible for a society to get round the problem of intelligent women by refusing to educate them properly and then calling them ignorant, and the moral problem by deployment of double standards, but both require particularly concentrated forms of self-delusion. The easiest solution for believers in male superiority is therefore to retreat to the proposition that on average women are intellectually or morally inferior. This is very difficult to disprove conclusively, even with advanced experimental techniques, particularly given the psychological effects on women themselves.
Saying that women are inferior on average is also a very flexible strategy, because it allows variation on how much overlap there is between the ‘worst’ men and the ‘best’ women. At one extreme a few exceptional women can be grudgingly admitted to be up there with the lowest men. At the other end, any number of individual women can be recognised as morally or intellectually excellent, just as long as a few men are still on top (so that it doesn’t matter if more women than men go to university, as long as most Nobel prize winners are male)”

>is faced with the problem of how to reconcile that with experience
>but it’s a very flexible strategy
>and it’s hard to say they’re wrong
>t. woman

wow!”

“It turns out you can make a eunuch grow tits, but that doesn’t make the eunuch a woman.

This tweet flagrantly violates twitter’s standards, but twitter was programmed by folk so poorly educated that the word ‘eunuch’ would never occur to them. I’m therefore almost perfectly safe.”

“What if it’s just an AP style rule that you have to translate foreign catchphrases into English. I hope they do that for neo-Nazis, too. Instead of “seig heil” the AP will say “Hurray for winning!””

“Jordan Peterson: “Well, when chimps would have a tyrant ruling them, other chimps would rise up and depose him.”

“So you’re saying we should rise up and kill the tyrants?”

JP: “No no don’t do that! You’re the problem! If only you worked harder for the tyrant would you find that your life would improve!””

>Albert Einstein’s private diaries reveal his racist views

No matter how hard you shill for the progressive establishment, some day, you won’t be progressive enough, and your name will be dragged through the mud to score cheap virtue points. In contrast, heroic service to the white race and Western Civilization will get you scorend a lot harder by their enemies, but will always be honored and revered by their defenders and admirers.”

“If there is consistency, there are rules; if rules exist, they can be found.”

“In one survey of romance novels (which tend to be written by and for women), the lead female character was raped in 54%. The male heroes are usually rugged warrior types and these books may illustrate a desire to “conquer the heart of the rapist” and tame him for marriage.”

“I miss that approach. Was lucky enough to view this approach from the cockpit once in 91 or 92. Most brilliant approach of any airport I’ve flown into.”

“are u a pilot?”

“Nope; just a tourist lucky enough to sit next to a pilot who invited me up to the cockpit of the 747 we were on.”

“In the 80’s and 90’s, terrorism didn’t really enter anyone’s mind. So people got invited to the cockpit quite a lot. But once Hijackings and other acts happened, it all changed. The width of the door was changed, and no-one was aloud in the cockpit.”

“I don’t wanna hear about no wage gap when a woman can take off her socks and make 200 dollars”

“Well, a class society is based on wealth and education, you can move up and down, and date outside your class.

Caste is hereditary, based on birth, you can only marry within your caste, and usually it comes with specific duties.

A class meritocracy as ours is cruel since, instead of the bottom 90% being the strong honored backbone of society, they are just…the losers.

Also, men kill themselves to get ahead to get the girl.

In a caste society the elites know they did nothing to earn their wealth and power, they were born into it, thus it comes with heavy responsibility for them to act on the lower castes behalf.

Why would todays self-made millionaire care about others ? He earned his money fair and square, he doesn’t owe anyone anything.”

“This very revealing line explains why they (and American transit planning in general) failed:

“CTDOT is requesting that all customers making optional trips, to change their plans so there is room on trains for customers to get home.””

“Induced demand is very real: where you make a desirable thing easier to access, you get more people using it. For highways, this is a problem, because *highways slow down as they approach capacity.* But trains–if they have good doors and interiors, lol–don’t have this problem!”

“I ignore polling as a method of government. I think that shows a certain weakness of mind. An inability to chart a course – whichever the way the wind blows, whichever way the media encourages the people to go, you follow.

You are not a leader.”

“Thank goodness we got rid of basing Society on centuries-old custom and tradition and now base it on reason that have given us unending wars, totalitarian regimes, and environmental decimation.”

>I follow some of the worst reactionary fascists on this website to see what their up to, you can’t assume someone agrees with the people they follow.

So many people think keeping tabs = endorsement

Imagine identifying a group as a mortal threat and then stubbornly refusing to have any intel on them lmao

“If we have a clear and accurate idea of their motivations and habits, we’re no better than they are!”

– losers”

“Greek word ethos => the word ethics

literally means “character”

One of Aristotle’s goal was to describe what qualities constitute an excellent character.

Phronesis, was his answer, living well. Practicality.”

“Child separation hysteria is the latest version of Alicia Machado. It shows yet again how institutions decide the discourse, not “the people” who try to key in on what high status people are doing and copy them.”

“According to the Council on Foreign Relations; Global Conflict Tracker, the Western Hemisphere is, with the exception of the drug-war on Mexico, free of conflict. No person alive can remember our Hemisphere to be as peaceful as it is today.”

“This should be headline news”

“There are no declared wars, only warlike casualty rates and places (e.g. Eiffel tower) that require a military escort! Everything is officially fine!

The crime rate is only fifty times higher than it needs to be! Everything is fine, really!

By the way, for those of you who haven’t seen the statistics first hand:
(Warning, spreadsheet)
Population has doubled.
“more serious wounding” has gone up 60 times. (So, 30 times per cap.)

Murder has only doubled. 300ish to 700ish. So, roughly in line with population. However, WWI and WWII dramatically improved trauma medicine. That’s why ‘wounding’ can go up 30 times and murder stays constant. In this one (warning, pdf) you can see most of the trends reverse and go back up in the last 100 years or so. It’s not just England and Wales. Don’t forget this is after modern police stations fudging the crime numbers.

Rape is up 20x per capita.
Apparently under-16 sex peaked mid century. (Haha, liars.)
Total violent crime has increased 97 fold per capita since 1898. And this data is fifteen years old at this point.
Robbery is up a 171 times.
That’s 17,100%

But it’s okay! Headline news: the Western hemisphere is conflict free except for Mexican drug cartels! It’s fine! Officially, everything is fine!”

“The other number I like to repeat: American-Bantu bastardy in 1950: 20%. In 2000, after civil rights: 80%.”

“Entirety of Detroit is a no-go zone for police, basically. It’s a miracle we get any stats at all, to be honest.”

“This is insane. What are causes ? Dysgenics, atomization, lower enforcement / punishment (don’t believe most western police do anything with robberies anymore)”

“Mainly going from a functioning crime suppression system to a system (called “justice”) which actively rewards crime. You can’t even call it immigration because the graph is pretty smooth for all 100 years.”

“Can you expand on this further please ?”

“Whatever the English did in 1900 when someone committed a crime, it worked. It normally resulted in that crime being committed less often.

Today, if you report that Pakis are raping your daughter, you get arrested for racist Islamophobia. If you shoot a highwayman trying to rob you, you’re jailed for gun crime. If you stab a burglar, then you’ll be liable for damages to person and emotion.

If you report a burglary, or even a violent crime, in between 1 in 30 and 1 in 50 cases, there will be no arrest. Most criminals get rap sheets measured in feet before they see in the inside of a cell. Despite having a rap sheet measured in feet, the felon will likely be out on the street again within a year.”

“keep in mind that a deep conversation for most people is anything that isn’t a mere attempt at mitigating silence.”

“For white collar jobs, it’s not so much outsourcing as jobs just disappearing outright, as efficiency increase.

Last year, China had an unemployment of 16% among college educated, and over 25% among new college graduates. It would’ve been worse, had they not have a mandatory retirement age to take old coots out of circulation and free up their spots.

At the same time, both GDP and median living standard grew by 8%, and unemployment among non-college graduates is almost nonexistent.

This is happening the world over. White collar jobs are under pressure. What little good jobs remaining is gobbled up by old ppl needing extra cash to raise their unemployed children.

Companies prefer work experience over fresh graduates, but you can’t get experience when you can’t get a job. Catch 22.”

“Through taxation, all working men are married to all women but without the icky sex part.”

“Understand that the people whinging about the poor migrant kids being separated from their lawbreaker parents would gladly have CPS take your kids from you because you’re “racist” if they could.”

“Get another job then”
“No one is forcing you to work at Amazon.”
“Rich get richer, poor get poorer. Of course the bootlickers such as Michael and Baz are out in force. 8 people have half the earths wealth ffs.”

“[F]or most of its first decades of development, much of the Santa Clara Valley’s growth, as in Los Angeles, came from defense contractors . For much of the time, Lockheed Missiles and Space constituted the real cornerstone of the economy . Like the defense engineers who flocked to LA in the 1950s , the people who populated and firms like H-P the area largely came for the weather and to buy that ranch house on a cul-de-sac.

The lack of hip amenities did not stop the Valley of that time from producing an exemplar of democratic capitalism at its best, creating not only millionaires but also many simply successful middle and working class careers. Unfortunately, this idyll could not last. By the 1980s the Japanese, Korean and Chinese were beginning to tear holes in this version of the Valley. The alchemy of making semiconductors and computer systems was no longer the exclusive province of Americans, much less Californians.

When the place resurfaced from its early 1990s downturn, it did so in a dramatically different form — more software oriented, less engineer-centric and far more dominated by Ivy League MBAs. Heavily hyped by an adoring east coast media, the new Valley elite also was much more “creative” culturally than the plastic pen holder types who built it in the first place. Some even opted for “personality” and moved to San Francisco, at least part-time.

But the key to making the whole reinvention work lay in the pool of venture capital that accumulated during the industrial period, and the insistence by the venture capitalist that the new dotcoms locate close by .The factory-free Yahoos, Googles and Ebays emerged squarely on the shoulders of industrial giants, the National Semiconductors, the Intels, the HPs, the Tandems, the Apples and the even the Lockheeds. This is something often forgotten today.”

“If I am shot down, I will regret absolutely nothing. The termite mound of the future terrifies me, and I hate the robotic righteousness of men. I myself was made to be a gardener.”

“So then after a good and eventful 500 years the Goryeo dynasty collapses, and it is replaced by a coup launched by this guy called Yi Seong-gye. The background here is that as the Mongol Yuan dynasty, which ruled both China and Korea, collapsed, the recovered Goryeo dynasty tried to take advantage of the civil war chaos to win more territory from China. Yi Seong-gye was a Goryeo general, and he received the orders to attack Chinese armies. He thought it was a pretty stupid idea, so he came with a better one: he’d make peace with the Chinese armies and go invade the Korean capital instead. So he crossed the Korean Rubicon, and installed himself as new king in 1392.”

“History consists of guys deciding their orders are stupid and they’ll do something else. Their orders are usually pointless signalling, and the guys even if they died usually ended up doing something more interesting anyways.”

“A little illegality (of which they hoped that they would be able to say “Well, what does it matter now” after turning up some Trump crime that would retroactively justify the investigation) has been slowly turning into a big illegality with nothing to justify it.

And when an illegality gets big enough, it is civil war.

On lefty boards, I keep hearing the argument “Well the first FBI and DoJ actions could not have been illegal, because if they were then the later actions would be even more illegal”.

There is a flaw in that argument.

The real meaning of that argument is “Anything we do is legal because we do it, and anything you do is illegal because you do it, because we can and will escalate further than you dare to escalate.” Wanna bet about what Trump will not dare? Duterte escalated all the way, and is as a result hugely popular.

They might be right. No wall yet, and the swamp shows no signs of draining, but if they are right this time, sooner or later, will be wrong.”

“Draining the swamp is an autocoup. The power of the presidency is so vast, that if a president and his successors were to successfully seize it, they would never lose power, never lose an election. But because it is so vast, it is slippery. It is more power than any mortal can successfully exercise.”

“Republics in the west exists because of the historical precedent of Greece and especially Rome, and then Venice. Asians never had kingless polities and couldn’t conceive of one.
To explain democracy you need to explain Athens and Rome, not rifles and printing.”

“This is not about helping children. A lot of people yelling at you on TV don’t even have chilren.”

“So actor Peter Fonda (@IAmFonda) calls for Trump’s 12 year old son to be raped by pedophiles and @SonyPictures is still releasing his new movie, but Roseanne makes a joke about someone and her show is canceled within hours. That’s Hollywood.”

“I didn’t do anything illegal. But I can understand the appeal of dealing drugs to Negroes if it means not having to fill out an application.”

“Japan has never harmed us. Japan is not threatening us. Japan has treated us better than any other world power in the matter of paying debts, courtesy to our visitors and residents, and never attempting to meddle in our affairs. Japan is the only world power that has paid back all sums borrowed without delay or default on a single penny. If we are going to answer this fair treatment of us by enmity, no incentive is left for any country to treat us well in the future.”

“Hope is a word and concept for people who are not acting.”

“There is a concept in education circles called the teachable moment, a fortuitous convergence of circumstance and nascent interest that creates the perfect environment to teach something in a meaningful, lasting way.”

“Why is it only eveer really ugly and really good looking people that cosplay?”

“i mean
there is average cosplay
but why bother to take a pic of it”

“average people don’t cosplay
average people don’t do much of anything actually”

“For traditional societies, all the important acts of life were revealed ab origine by gods or heroes. Men only repeat the exemplary and paradigmatic gestures ad infinitum.”

“Gaming is a distraction, it is entertainment, a psychological warfare tool to keep the population occupied and pacified.

Humans learn all of their lives. And the elites use this desire to learn and channel it into a ditch. Playing is a way to learn, but instead of playfully learning about reality, teenagers and children today learn about fantasy, about irrelevant characters in irrelevant games doing irrelevant things.

You are filling your mind with garbage, while humanity is conquered and enslaved by a technocratic elite that has erected a matrix like system to control and domesticate its subjects.”

“What I appreciate here is the Family Planning Commission changing its purpose 180 degrees without bothering to change its name”

“The law of bureaucratic permanence”

“Do we work more or less than people in the 1700s? Much more. In fact there would be a revolt if a peasant population were subjected to today’s standards. The festival days alone equated to far more time off work than people have today.

Does technology improve lives? It can. But ther problem is usury pits people against each other, often unknowingly. Thus the products themselves are often predatory in nature. Our medical system is a good example.”

“America doesn’t have a China problem, it has finance problem. There’s no way to fix deindustrialisation without addressing the fact that America’s financial institutions have zero interest in maintaining their own industrial base. That requires major reform.”

“If you’re trying to make the best financial decision, do you pick your car based on its miles per tank or miles per gallon? By prizing developments that produce the highest total tax value instead of the highest tax value per acre, our cities are, in effect, picking the car with the biggest gas tank over the one with the best gas mileage.”

“11 attempted assassinations and I survived them all. Oddly, none of the assassins survived more than 2 months after the attempt. They all encountered bizarre accidents. It’s a strange fucking world.”

“Everybody and everything is an object. That’s the point. You don’t look at a sexual being and wonder about their career or their family life. There is a limit to political correctness.

And the entire idea of a ‘respectable’ sex appeal is such a hackeneyed American idea based around the fear of being shown anything sexual. You guys are so used to extreme censorship that you actually think that’s how it actually works.

There is nothing wrong with visual sex appeal. Absolutely none. It’s the American prudes who are acting like the freaks in this situation.”

“The average normie sees kids border crying on the news and feels bad until they go shopping and see the graffiti all over their neighborhood and foreigners with 5 fat kids and two shopping carts full of food using EBT and WIC to pay.

Then those feels go away.”

“This Instagram model got mad at me because I spotted her off the hood even though she’s been pretending to be in a tropical resort with her friends for an entire month.”

“Walking in nature is healthy.

But is it the trees and greenery, or the lack of people that makes it healthy?”

“People are able to endure quite a few things for the sake of the money before them. The rich take advantage of that characteristic, forcing others to serve them for the rest of their lives, allowing us to live in comfort.

Kings do not become kings by themselves. If the poor rise up together, declaring that they do not want any money, kings will be overthrown. However, the poor seek money so that they may become kings themselves – which in turn only strengthens the position of the current king. They cannot escape that fruitless paradox.

Kings cannot be defeated as long as the poor desire money.

The poor will continue to be bound. The kings will be wary and provide just enough comfort so that uprisings do not occur, regardless of how hard the kings drive them.”

“Chronic Unexplained Illness on TV:
We have no idea what is wrong with you. We will run lots of expensive tests and give you the best care until we find out and fix you, don’t worry. We love to solve a good mystery.

Chronic Unexplained Illness In Real Life:
There’s no obvious reason you’re feeling this way. Perhaps you’re making it up? Take some antidepressants and lose some weight, I’m sure you’ll learn to live with it.”

“alternate:

Chronic Unexplained Illness In Real Life:
It’s perfectly explained by something that we just happen to have an expensive drug for that you’ll have to take three times a day every day for the rest of your life.”

“I LEARNED RECENTLY THAT PLATO WON THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE OLYMPICS FOR WRESTLING THREE TIMES. THIS PUTS A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON THINGS. I ALWAYS IMAGINED PLATO TO BE FRAIL AND MISSHAPEN BUT HE MUST HAVE BEEN FRICKEN RIPPED. I WONDER IF ARISTOTLE EVER FELT ANXIETY ABOUT GETTING PHYSICALLY (I.E. NOT JUST METAPHYSICALLY) DISMANTLED BY PLATO. PLATO WAS PROBABLY PISSED OFF BY AT LEAST A HANDFUL OF QUESTIONS ARISTOTLE ASKED HIM. ARISTOTLE WAS A LITERAL GENIUS TOO. IMAGINE PLATO LECTURING AND WRITING ON A BLACKBOARD AND ARISTOTLE THROWING OUT A COMMENT OUT THERE ABOUT SOME COMPLEX MISSETP IN PLATO’S LOGIC AND PLATO’S CHALK JUST SNAPS AND ARISTOTLE’S TESTICLES SUCK WAY BACK UP TO WHERE THEY DROPPED FROM, THEN PLATO IN A BLUR APPEARS BESIDE ARISTOTLE SITTING AT HIS DESK AND HE PICKS HIM UP AND SUPLEXES HIS MACEDONIAN ASS.”

“given the context of a lot of Plato’s conclusions I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Plato responded to a lot of reasonable criticisms with “Fight me” and that was the end of it.”

“We’re not actually sure whether Plato is his real name! Some people speculate that, because Platon means “broad” in Greek, this was actually his wrestling nick name. Basically, it’s like Dwayne Johnson became a famous philosopher and everyone still called him “The Rock”.”

“Can we have a movie about Plato starring Dwayne Johnson?”

“It is in every intelligent man’s interest to favor a king over a democratically elected parasite. Kings have good long-term reasons to steward the capital value of their realm, especially human capital, while mob-elected demagogues have incentive only to loot and plunder while they can. In the eyes of such short-sighted cannibals, a smart man is at best a food source and at worst an obstacle.”

“this particular form of nationalization—public risk-bearing without public control—is “socialism with American characteristics””

“You can kick an employee of the President of the United States out of your business, but you can’t kick someone who shoves his cock into another man’s shithole out of your business.

Welcome to America.”

“You can tell this meme is parasitic and dishonest because if white people are as bad as they’re trying to portray, why do shitskins even want to live among us? They’re better off among other Noble savages. They may be poor but they’re obviously pure of heart…”

“Social scientists distinguish between what are known as treatment effects and selection effects. The Marine Corps, for instance, is largely a treatment-effect institution. It doesn’t have an enormous admissions office grading applicants along four separate dimensions of toughness and intelligence. It’s confident that the experience of undergoing Marine Corps basic training will turn you into a formidable soldier. A modeling agency, by contrast, is a selection-effect institution. You don’t become beautiful by signing up with an agency. You get signed up by an agency because you’re beautiful.

At the heart of the American obsession with the Ivy League is the belief that schools like Harvard provide the social and intellectual equivalent of Marine Corps basic training – that being taught by all those brilliant professors and meeting all those other motivated students and getting a degree with that powerful name on it will confer advantages that no local state university can provide. Fueling the treatment-effect idea are studies showing that if you take two students with the same SAT scores and grades, one of them who goes to a school like Harvard and one of whom goes to a less selective college, the Ivy Leaguer will make far more money ten or twenty years down the road.

The extraordinary emphasis the Ivy League places on admissions policies, though, makes it seem more like a modeling agency than like the Marine Corps, and, sure enough, the studies based on those two apparently equivalent students turn out to be flawed. How do we know that two students who have the same SAT scores and grades really are equivalent? It’s quite possible that the student who goes to Harvard is more ambitious and energetic and personable than the student who wasn’t let in, and that those same intangibles are what account for this better career success. TO assess the effect of the Ivies, it makes more sense to compare the student who got into a top school with the student who got in to that same school but chose to go to a less selective one. Three years ago, the economists Alan Krueger and Stacy Dale published just a study. And they found that when you compare apples and apples the income bonus from selective schools disappears.

In the nineteen-eighties, a handful of educational researchers surveyed the students who attended [Hunter College Elementary School] between 1948 and 1960 […] This was a group with an average IQ of 157 – three and a half standard deviations above the mean – who had been given what, by any measure, was one of the finest classroom experiences in the world. As graduates, though, they weren’t nearly as distinguished as what they were expected to be. “Although most of our study participants are successful and fairly content with their lives and accomplishments,” the authors conclude, “there are no superstars… and only one or two familiar names.” […] Perhaps, the study suggests, “after noting the sacrifices involved in trying for national or world-class leadership in a field, HCES graduates decided that the intelligent thing to do was to choose relatively happy and successful lives.” It is a wonderful thing, of course, for a school to turn out lots of relatively happy and successful graduates. But Harvard didn’t want lots of relatively happy and successful graduates. It wanted superstars […]

One of these characteristics can be thought of as drive – a strong desire to succeed and unswerving determination to reach a goal, whether it be winning the next game or closing a sale. Similarly, athletes tend to be more energetic than the average person, which translates into an ability to work hard over long periods of time – to meet, for example, the workload demands placed on young people by an investment bank in the throes of analyzing a transaction. In addition, athletes are more likely than others to be highly competitive, gregarious and confident of their ability to work well in groups (on teams).”

“The lefties are so solipsistic, they think we’re all liberal democrats, it’s just that some of us are corrupt or racist.”

“The closest safe port off the coast of Libya… is in Libya.

It is just common sense, and a geographical fact, with which the leftist seem to have a problem with.”

“The guard of a king is composed of citizens: that of a tyrant is composed of foreigners.”

“Perfect purity is possible if you turn your life into a line of poetry written with a splash of blood.”

“You can also invert their argument effortlessly. If ‘immigrants’ are such a miraculous economic boon, then surely the poor countries they are from need them much more than rich greedy America right?

[…] The basic problem with those arguments is ‘libertarians’ have no values beyond economic ones. Congolese pygmies are to be regarded as having nothing more than cultural preferences that are different from Europeans. They know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.”

“i think labling every rational concern about social norms one might have as a ‘[X]-phobia’ is one of jewish psychiatries greatest propaganda triumphs”

“i dont know what enlightenment epistemology is for example”

“So it basically all goes back to when a gay kiddly fiddler named plato once foolishly agreed with some sophists that the senses were unreliable, setting up 2000+ years worth of fanboys who took him seriously after to fruitlessly retread the same ground over and over and produce schizophrenia in written form attempting to make systems of thought around taking such an assumption as a given. Blunder of the millennium really.

But anyways, skipping a lot we arrive at Descartes, who could perhaps be considered a seminal example of the needless handwringing brought about by taking the athenian pederast seriously. Like many of his unfortunate fellows (and unfortunate countrymen who had(and have)to live in a society subjected to the (ostensibly)intellectual output of such unfortunate fellows), he made an attempt to produce an epistemology while assuming the premise that senses are essentially unreliable as a given. His attempt at a solution to this intractable thought exercise (for intractable, and a thought exercise, it both is) was what some might recognize as ‘categorically imperative’ avant la letre, before Kant himself gave the irascible mode of thought its name.

In the most simplest terms, the ‘enlightenment project’ basically comes down to the desire to produce a system, that is wholly atemporal or universal, which can be used naively to calculate any possible knowledge, wholly separate from any particular user agent. The ultimate failure mode of all this was, of course, the fact that the capacity of any given system is necessarily contingent on the capacity of its creator; no being within Being could create a system that fully encapsulates being; for if it did, then it already does.

It was the ultimate failure of such a project that gave rise to the oft misunderstood post-modernist schools of thought, particularly the french continentals. Who, while claiming to be overturning the modernism typical of Descartes and those inspired by him, ironically retained the same modernist/enlightenment standards of evidence; standards that dictate that any valid proposition must be universally valid; that any proposition with an exception anywhere is just as worthless as any other; standards that, if you were to actually take them seriously and apply them consistently, would imply that knowledge itself is impossible.

Which means naturally, of course, that noone (least of all the baizuo lumpenproles) ever actually applies them consistently, but instead in selective, tactical manners, to rhetorically dissolve Things They Don’t Like in the acid of nominalism, while leaving their own conceits overlooked.”

“You’re going to find within your lifetime, but not much within mine, that you have moved more than you would have expected from L2 to L1 or Linfinity, and you will find that statistics does not support you. The chi-squared test is a good example of this: an L2 fit. They haven’t bothered to work out the L1 or Linfinity qualities of it. The mathematics are a little more ferocious. It’s a little more difficult. But with modern machines, who cares about how difficult math is, we just let the machines grind away, they can do a few billion operations a second, what do I care.

It is better to get the right problem solved a little bit slowly, than to rapidly solve the wrong problem.

I announce that as a very general theorem.

The tendency is to try to solve the wrong problem elegantly and rapidly. And I have seen that enormous times in my life; grabbing something I can cope with and solving the wrong problem, announcing the exact answer to the wrong problem.

Generally speaking, I would rather have an approximate answer to the right problem. And that is where the difficulty arises: identifying the problem. The greatest step in creativity is recognizing that there is a problem. The second greatest step is identifying the nature of the problem.”

“College today functions as middle-class finishing school, the gate and key to the world outside the service industry. But the critical point that the Jacobin piece misses is that academia is the font of moral instruction in American society, a decade or so upstream from the mass media. We learn at college that “people of color” is the proper designation for non-whites and that “LGBTQA+” is the proper acronym for the broader gay community. This is the twenty-first-century version of knowing which fork to use when navigating a multi-course meal. Where dining etiquette expresses refinement and discipline, politically correct behavior demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

But something common is signaled by both protocols: the education and personal virtue that legitimize social elites. The differences between the protocols are functions of a changing moral context. God no longer has the role of moral lawgiver—democracy has crowded him out. Pride Month, which comes every June, is a new sort of Eastertide, complete with passion-plays about LGBT history. Trillion-dollar corporations trip over each other to signal adherence to the queer, borderless creed. Their otherwise shameful power is sanitized with signals that their position is justified by some other moral authority. Just as attacks on the the king were once reframed as rebellions against God, attacks on corporations and governments today can be neutralized as bigotry. Whether this is justified — or if it even works — isn’t relevant. What matters is that diversity is the moral order that power instinctively tries to map itself onto.”

“You build 3-dimensional things. The design space [however] is n-dimensional. You design in n-dimensional space, one dimension for every parameter you can adjust. Therefore it is not 3-dimensional space that matters in design, it is n-dimensional space.

And n-dimensional space is vast. Very, very large.

To convince you of this, I will start by your own experience. You think you know 3-dimensional space, but you really don’t. You are really familiar with 2 dimensions. In 2 dimensions, a random walk will come back to the same place: if you meet a person, there’s a good chance you’ll meet them again.

In 3 dimensions, that is not true. In 3 dimensions, say the ocean where the fish live, what do they do? They go around on the bottom, they go around on the surface, they go around in schools, they assemble at the mouth of a river. They cannot wander the open ocean and hope to find a mate. That’s how vast 3 dimensions is. You can wander around 2 dimensions and sure enough, you can get a mate. Probably. In 3 dimensions, not a very good chance.

In higher ones, forget it.

But that is the space of design. You’re out there in that tremendously vast space. The purpose today is to give you some feeling for this terrible design space which is where the ideas behind what you have occur.”

2018 Jun 09 ~ 16

“If it had not been for drugs the American South would have been the last to fall. There is no way but drugs killed the south.”

“internet, after a celebrity suicide: It’s ok to talk about suicide, there’s plenty of mental health professionals that will listen, seek help! ❤

real life: If you talk about suicide to a mental health professional, you get sent to suicide jail”

“”The time has come” is basically an acoustic uniform/flag/badge for “Journalist”.”


“As soon as I got up to speak, half a dozen protesters marched down to the front of the lecture hall and paraded right below the stage, holding their picket signs high, chanting, “Feynman sexist pig! Feynman sexist pig!”

“I began my talk by telling the protesters, “I’m sorry that my short answer to your letter brought you here unnecessarily. There are more serious places to direct one’s attention towards improving the status of women in physics than these relatively trivial mistakes – if that’s what you want to call them – in a textbook. But perhaps, after all, it’s good that you came. For women do indeed suffer from prejudice and discrimination in physics, and your presence here today serves to remind us of these difficulties and the need to remedy them.”

The protesters looked at one another. Their picket signs began to come slowly down, like sails in a dying wind.

I continued: “Even though the American Association of Physics Teachers has given me an award for teaching, I must confess I don’t know how to teach. Therefore, I have nothing to say about teaching. Instead, I would like to talk about something that will be especially interesting to the women in the audience: I would like to talk about the structure of the proton.”

The protesters put their picket signs down and walked off. My hosts told me later that the man and his group of protesters had never been defeated so easily.””

“As we were leaving, Bill Graham came over with a stack of papers for me.

“Geez! That’s fast!” I said. “I only asked you for the information this morning!” Graham was always very cooperative.

The paper on top says, “Professor Feynman of the Presidential Commission wants to know about the effects over time of temperature on the resiliency of the O-rings…” – it’s a memorandum addressed to a subordinate.

Under that memo is another memo: “Professor Feynman of the Presidential Commission wants to know…” – from that subordinate to his subordinate, and so on down the line.

There’s a paper with some numbers on it from the poor bastard at the bottom, and then there’s a series of submission papers which explain that the answer is being sent up to the next level.

So here’s this stack of papers, just like a sandwich, and in the middle is the answer – to the wrong question! The answer was: “You squeeze the rubber for two hours at a certain temperature and pressure, and then see how long it takes to creep back” – over hours. I wanted to know how fast the rubber responds in milliseconds during a launch. So the information was of no use.

I went back to my hotel. I’m feeling lousy and I’m eating dinner; I look at the table, and there’s a glass of ice water. I say to myself, “Damn it, I can find out about that rubber without having NASA send notes back and forth: I just have to try it! All I have to do is get a sample of the rubber.”

“Tomorrow at 6:15AM we go by special airplane (two planes) to Kennedy Space Center to be “briefed.” No doubt we shall wander about, being shown everything – gee whiz – but no time to get into technical details with anybody. Well, it won’t work. If I am not satisfied by Friday, I will stay over Saturday & Sunday, or if they don’t work then, Monday & Tuesday. I am determined to do the job of finding out what happened – let the chips fall!

My guess is that I will be allowed to do this, overwhelmed with data and details… so they have time to soften up dangerous witnesses etc. But it won’t work because (1) I do technical information exchange and understanding much faster than they imagine, and (2) I already smell certain rats that I will not forget, because I just love the smell of rats, for it is the spoor of exciting adventure.

I feel like a bull in a china shop. The best thing is to put the bull out to work on the plow. A better metaphor will be an ox in a china shop, because the china is the bull, of course.”

“”There were, I would say, probably five or six in engineering who at that point would have said it is not as conservative to go with that temperature, and we don’t know. The issue was we didn’t know for sure that it would work.”

“So it was evenly divided?”

“That’s a very estimated number.”

It struck me that the Thiokol managers were waffling. But I only knew how to ask simpleminded questions. So I said, “Could you tell me, sirs, the names of your four best seals experts, in order of ability?”

“Roger Boisjoly and Arnie Thompson are one and two. Then there’s Jack Kapp and, uh… Jerry Burns.”

I turned to Mr. Boisjoly, who was right there, at the meeting. “Mr. Boisjoly, were you in agreement that it was okay to fly?”

He says, “No, I was not.”

I ask Mr. Thompson, who was also there.

“No, I was not.”

I say, “Mr. Kapp?”

[Thiokol manager] Mr. Lund says, “He is not here. I talked to him after the meeting, and he said, ‘I would have made that decision, given the information that we had.'”

“And the fourth man?”

“Jerry Burns. I don’t know what his position was.”

“So,” I said, “of the four, we have one ‘don’t know’, one ‘very likely yes’, and the two who were mentioned right away as being the best seal experts, both said no.” So this “evenly split” stuff was a lot of crap. The guys who knew the most about the seals – what were they saying?”

“During that weekend, just as I had predicted in my letter home, I kept getting notes from the commission headquarters in Washington: “Check the temperature readings, check the pictures, check this, check that…” – there was quite a list. But as the instructions came in, I had done most of them already.

One note had to do with a mysterious piece of paper. Someone at Kennedy had reportedly written “Let’s go for it” while assembling one of the solid booster rockets. Such language appeared to show a certain recklessness. My mission: find that piece of paper.

Well, by this time I understood how much paper there was in NASA. I was sure it was a trick to make me get lost, so I did nothing about it.”

“At 2:30 I walk into this room, and there’s a long table with thirty or forty people – they’re all sitting there with morose faces, very serious, ready to talk to The Commissioner.

I was terrified. I hadn’t realized my terrible power. I could see they were worried. They must have been told I was investigating the errors they had made!

So right away I said, “I had nothin’ to do, so I thought I’d come over and talk to the guys who put the rockets together. I didn’t want everybody to stop working just ’cause I wanna find out something for my own curiosity; I only wanted to talk with the workers…”

Most of the people got up and left. Six or seven guys stayed – the crew who actually put the rocket sections together, their foreman, and some boss who was higher up in the system.

Well, these guys were still a little bit scared. They didn’t really want to open up. The first thing I think to say is, “I have a question: when you measure the three diameters and all the diameters match, do the sections really fit together? It seems to me that you could have some bumps on one side and some flat areas directly across, so the three diameters would match, but the sections wouldn’t fit.”

“Yes, yes!” they say. “We get bumps like that. We call them nipples.”

The only woman there said, “It’s got nothing to do with me!” – and everybody laughed.

“We get nipples all the time,” they continued. “We’ve been tryin’ to tell the supervisor about it, but we never get anywhere!”

We were talking details, and that works wonders. I would ask questions based on what could happen theoretically, but to them it looked like I was a regular guy who knew about their technical problems. They loosened up very rapidly, and told me all kinds of ideas they had to improve things.”

“The foreman, Mr. Fichtel, said he wrote a memo with this suggestion to his superiors two years ago, but nothing had happened yet. When he asked why, he was told the suggestion was too expensive.

“Too expensive to paint four little lines?” I said in disbelief.

They all laughed. “It’s not the paint; it’s the paperwork,” Mr. Fichtel said. “They would have to revise all the manuals.”

The assembly workers and other observations and suggestions. They were concerned that if two rocket sections scrape as they’re being put together, metal filings could get into te rubber seals and damage them. They even had some suggestions for redesigning the seal. Those suggestion weren’t very good, but the point is, the workers were thinking! I got the impression that they were not undisciplined; they were very interested in what tehy were doing, but tehy weren’t being given much encouragement. Nobody was paying much attention to them. It was remarkable that their morale was as high as it was under the circumstances.

Then the workers began to talk to the boss who had stayed. “We’re disappointed by something,” one of them said. “When the commission was going to see the booster-rocket assembly, the demonstration was going to be done by the managers. Why wouldn’t you let us do it?”

“We were afraid you’d be frightened by the commissioners and you wouldn’t want to do it.”

“No, no”, said the workmen. “We think we do a good job, and we wanted to show what we do.””

“I said, “Mr. Lamberth told me he admonished you about going above 1200.”

“He never admonished me about that – why should he?”

We figured out what probably happened. Mr. Lamberth’s admonishment went down through the levels until somebody in middle management realized that Mr. Fichtel had gone by the book, and that the error was in the manual. But instead of telling Mr. Lamberth about the error, they simply threw away the admonishment, and just kept quiet.”

“Over lunch, Mr. Fichtel told me about the inspection procedures. “There’s a sheet for each procedure, like this one for the rounding procedure,” he said. “On it there are boxes for stamps – one from the supervisor, one from quality control, one from the manufacturer, and for the bigger jobs, one from NASA.”

He continued, “We make the measurements, go through one course of rounding, and then make the measurements again. If they don’t match well enough, we repeat the steps. FInally, when the diameter differences are small enough, we go for it.”

I woke up. “What do you mean, ‘go for it’?” I said. “It sounds sort of cavalier…”

“No, no,” he says. “that’s just the lingo we use when we mean that all the conditions are satisfied, and we’re ready to move to the next phase of the operation.”

“Do you ever write that down – that ‘go for it’?”

“Yes, sometimes.”

“Let’s see if we can find a place where you wrote it.”

Mr. Fichtel looked through his diary, and found an example. The expression was completely natural to him – it wasn’t reckless or cavalier; it was just his way of speaking.”

“I said, “In order to speed things up, I’ll tell you what I’m doing, so you’ll know where I’m aiming. I want to know whether there’s the same lack of communication between the engineers and the management who are working on the engine as we found in the case of the booster rockets.”

Mr. Lovingood says, “I don’t think so. As a matter of fact, although I’m now a manager, I was trained as an engineer.”

“All right”, I said, “Here’s a piece of paper each. Please write on your paper the answer to this question: what do you think is the probability would be uncompleted due to a failure in this engine?”

They wrote down their answers and hand in their papers. One guy wrote “99-44/100% pure” (copying the Ivory soap slogan), meaning about 1 in 200. Another guy wrote something very technical and highly quantitative in the standard statistical way, carefully defining everything, that I had to translate – which also meant about 1 in 200. The third guy wrote, simply, “1 in 300.”

Mr. Lovingood’s paper, however, said.

“Cannot quantify. Reliability is judged from:
– past experience
– quality control in manufacturing
– engineering judgment”

“Well”, I said, “I’ve got four answers, and one of them weaseled.” I turned to Mr. Lovingood: “I think you weaseled.”

“I don’t think I weaseled.”

“You didn’t tell me what your confidence was, sir; you told me how you determined it. What I want to know is: after you determined it, what was it?”

He says, “100 percent” – the engineers’ jaws drop, my jaw drops, I look at him, everybody looks at him – “uh, uh, minus epsilon!”

So I say, “Well yes; that’s fine. Now, the only problem is, WHAT IS EPSILON?”

He says, “10^-5”. It was the same number that Mr. Ullian had told us about: 1 in 100,000.

I showed Mr. Lovingood the other answers and said, “You’ll be interested to know that there is a difference between engineers and management here – a factor of more than 300.””

“Later, Mr. Lovingood sent me that report. It said things like “The probability of mission success is necessarily very close to 1.0” – does that mean it is close to 1.0, or it ought to be close to 1.0? – and “Historically, this high degree of mission success ahs given rise to a difference in philosophy between unmanned and manned space flight programs; i.e., numerical probability versus engineering judgment.” As far as I can tell, “engineering judgment” means they’re just going to make up numbers! The probability of an engine-blade failure was given as a universal constant, as if all the blades were exactly the same, under the same conditions. The whole paper was quantifying everything. Just about every nut and bolt was in there: “The chance that a HPHTP pipe will burst is 10^-7.” You can’t estimate that; a probability of 1 in 10,000,000 is almost impossible to estimate. It was clear that the numbers for each part in the engine were chosen so that when you add everything together you get 1 in 100,000.”

“Maybe I’m a little dull, but I tried my best not to accuse anybody of anything. I just let them show me what they showed me, and acted like I didn’t see their trick. I’m not the kind of investigator you see on TV, who jumps up and accuses the corrupt organization of withholding information. But I was fully aware that they hadn’t told me about the problem until I asked about it. I usually acted quite naive – which I was, for the most part.”

“They kept referring to the problem by some complicated name – a “pressure-induced vorticity oscillatory wa-wa”, or something.

I said, “Oh, you mean a whistle!”

“Yes”, they said; “it exhibits the characteristics of a whistle.””

“When I left the [engine] meeting, I had the definite impression that I had found the same game as with the seals: management reducing criteria and accepting more and more errors that weren’t designed into the device, while the engineers are screaming from below, “HELP!” and “This is a RED ALERT!””

“You know that question you asked us last time – with the papers? We felt that was a loaded question. It wasn’t fair.”

“Yes, you’re quite right. It was a loaded question. I had an idea of what would happen.”

“I would like to revise my answer. I want to say that I cannot quantify it.”

“That’s fine. But do you agree that the chance in failure is 1 in 100,000?”

“Well, uh, no, I don’t. I just don’t want to answer.”

“I said it was 1 in 300, and I still say it’s 1 in 300, but I don’t want to tell you how I got my answer.”

“It’s okay. You don’t have to.”

“The shuttle’s computers don’t have enough memory to hold all the programs for the whole flight. After the shuttle gets into orbit, the astronauts take out some tapes and load in the program for the next phase of the flight – there are as many as six in all, Near the end of the flight, the astronauts load in the program for coming down.”

“One time I was talking to Sally Ride about something I mentioned in my report on the engines, and she didn’t seem to know about it. I said, “Didn’t you see my report?”

She says, “No, I didn’t get a copy.”

So I go over to Keel’s office and say, “Sally tells me she didn’t get a copy of my report.”

He looks surprised, and turns to his secretary. Please make a copy of Dr. Feynman’s report for Dr. Ride.”

Then I discover Mr. Acheson hasn’t seen it.

“Make a copy and give it to Mr. Acheson.”

I finally caught on, so I said, “Dr. Keel, I don’t think anybody has seen my report.”

So he says to his secretary, “Please make a copy for all the commissioners and give it to them.”

Then I said to him, “I appreciate how much work you’re doing, and that it’s difficult to keep everything in mind. But I thought you told me that you showed my report to everybody.”

He says, “Yes, well, I meant all of the staff.”

I later discovered, by talking to people on the staff, that they hadn’t seen it either.”

“[…] I kept bringing up my report. “I’d like to have a meeting to discuss what to do with it”, I kept saying.

“We’ll have a meeting about it next week” was the standard answer. (We were too busy wordsmithing and voting on the color of the cover).”

“By the way: everything had 23 versions. It has been noted that computers, which are supposed to increase the speed at which we do things, have not increased the speed at which we write reports: we used to make only three versions – because they’re so hard to type – and now we make 23 versions!”

“We ended up rearranging the list of possible recommendations and worsmithing them a little, and then we voted yes or no. It was an odd way of doing things, and I wasn’t used to it. In fact, I got the feeling we were being railroaded: things were being decided, somehow, a little out of our control.”

“Later, I talked to David Acheson about the tenth recommendation. He explained, “It doesn’t really mean anything; it’s only motherhood and apple pie.”

I said, “Well if it doesn’t mean anything, it’s not necessary, then.”

“If this were a commission for the National Academy of Sciences, your objections would be proper. But don’t forget,” he says, “this is a presidential commission. We should say something for the President.”

“I don’t understand the difference,” I said. “Why can’t I be careful and scientific when I’m writing a report to the President?”

Being naive doesn’t always work: my argument had no effect.”

“I was in a very good fettle, for some reason. I had already lost, and I knew what I needed, so I could focus easily. I had no difficulty in admitting complete idiocy – which is usually the case when I deal with the world – and I didn’t think there was any law of nature which said I had to give in. I just kept going, and didn’t waver at all.

It went late into the night: one o’clock, two o’clock, we’re still working on it. “Dr. Feynman, it’s very unprofessional to give someone a story and then retract it. This is not the way people behave in Washington.”

“It’s obvious I don’t know anything about Washington. But this is the way I behave – like a fool. I’m sorry, but it was simply an error, so as a courtesy, please don’t use it.”

Then, somewhere along the line, one of them says, “If we go ahead and use the report, does that mean you won’t go on the show?”

“You said it; I didn’t.”

“We’ll call you back.”

Another delay.

Actually, I hadn’t decided whether I’d refuse to go on the show, because I kept thinking it was possible I could undo my mistake. When I thought about it, I didn’t think I could legitimately play that card. But when one of them made the mistake of proposing the possibility, I said, “You said it; I didn’t” – very cold – as if to say, “I’m not threatening you ,but you can figure it out for yourself, honey!”

They called me back, and said they won’t use my report.”

“Maybe they don’t say explicitly “Don’t tell me,” but they discourage communication, which amounts to the same thing. It’s not a question of what has been written down, or who should tell what to whom; it’s a question of whether, when you do tell somebody about some problem, they’re delighted to hear about it and they say “Tell me more” and “Have you tried such-and-such?” or they say “Well, see what you can do about it” – which is a completely different atmosphere. If you try once or twice to communicate and get pushed back, pretty soon you decide, “To hell with it.””


“I want to just this by saying that, like everything else in the entire planet, preservationism is infested with tiny kingdoms, and tiny kings, sending little textslings and arrows, and their fiefdoms going “oh no~ not the king~”.”

“If you have a URL shortener, by the way, you are terrible. URL shorteners are the worst idea on the internet, period. They could not come up with a better one. You’re going to come up with, you’re basically going to take a URL run by a third party, on god knows what, and utterly depend on your connections because you wanted to save a few characters. It’s like a one-type cryptographic keypad for history. [We have a team who] downloads hundreds of URL shorteners and then keeps that excel spreadsheet of shortener-long thing because in twenty years, you’re going to look at twitter and be like “What the heck is t.co? Everybody puts stuff on there!””

“Part of being a historian is that you quickly learn to become a hater of all things. And you realize we’re on a small boat in a world of shit and there’s a leak.”

“Nitpicking is the unmistakable mark of cluelessness.”

“The courageous die once. The coward dies every day.”

“Ask the average gentile American how many Jews died in World War II and he will readily respond: ‘six million.’ Ask him how many Americans or Christians fell in that conflict, and he will not be able to answer. Nor is he sure how many Americans were killed during the Vietnam War, much less the Civil War or War for Independence.
Yet, he is quite sure that ‘six million innocent Jews were murdered by the Nazis.’ When brought to his attention, this disparity of awareness often makes him wonder why he should know with such alacrity about the questionable fate of a three per cent minority population, while far less about the very real sufferings of his own people.”

“I don’t support mass migration from Africa but this is kind of a dumb meme. A lot of that land is desert or rainforest, which is surprisingly infertile after a slash-and-burn program has run its course. If you’ve ever seen Angkor Wat that’s what happens to metal-rich but nutrient-poor rainforest soil exposed to the sun.

It gets baked into a solid brick.”

“Funny how it’s all useless until whites show up and turn it into fucking paradise then they leave and blacks run it into the fucking dirt again.”

“If you’re talking about Rhodesia I agree but that’s a different biome. Or set of biomes rather.”

“Literally anywhere white people have settled anywhere ever.

Iceland is literally a volcanic rocky island covered in snow half the year and they’re better off than 99.99% of Africa.”

“Pedestrians once crossed the street whenever and wherever they wanted. The introduction of signals prioritised the movement of motor vehicles at the expense of pedestrians, which slowed effective walking speed through the city. Pedestrians now spend roughly 20% of their time waiting at intersections.”

“Nothing will happen with North Korea. They aren’t quitting their nukes and USG isn’t withdrawing from South Korea. All this is a show because Trump likes trolling the press. Or probably because they wanted a DNA sample or something.”

“Somehow, neither Prescott’s letter nor the failed replication nor the numerous academic critiques have so far lessened the grip of Zimbardo’s tale on the public imagination.

The appeal of the Stanford prison experiment seems to go deeper than its scientific validity, perhaps because it tells us a story about ourselves that we desperately want to believe: that we, as individuals, cannot really be held accountable for the sometimes reprehensible things we do. As troubling as it might seem to accept Zimbardo’s fallen vision of human nature, it is also profoundly liberating. It means we’re off the hook. Our actions are determined by circumstance. Our fallibility is situational. Just as the Gospel promised to absolve us of our sins if we would only believe, the SPE offered a form of redemption tailor-made for a scientific era, and we embraced it.”

“Imagine that Kim is Hitler here and try not to let your stomach churn at the triumphal music playing beneath these images. Because Kim is Hitlerian.”

“Little Ben Shapiro is opposed to peace on the Korean Peninsula because his people- the fake conservative, warmongering, policy-writing financial & international elites- stand to benefit from more war and destruction. Ben is a chicken hawk, by no means a “conservative.””

“”the fake conservative, warmongering, policy-writing financial & international elites”

If only there was a way to say this with a single syllable”

“These are hard questions, but the bigger problem is that you have an incentive not to ask them at all.”

“Winning is better than losing, but everyone loses when the war isn’t one worth fighting.”

“Bottom line, if you can’t feel compassion for your fellow man, you’ll always be working for someone else.”

“American:
*pays 30% of income in taxes*
*sends his kids to school-prison under threat of force for 13 years*
*gets fired for expressing a controversial opinion*

“Man I sure am glad we got rid of the despotism of monarchy””

“The Trudeau government decided 6 months ago to no longer require Romanian citizens to obtain travel visas before coming to Canada.

That has led to a “noticeable increase” in organized crime activity, according to a declassified report.”

“Just because it sounds true doesn’t mean it’s not true.”

“Psychology: interesting and wrong
Agricultural science: boring and correct
Sociology: boring and wrong

??: interesting and correct”

“Epistemology and Aesthetics.”

“When I look at my cat, I am pretty confident that the cat is self-aware and self-conscious. When a cat pulls a boo-boo or falls off of something, it shows enormous amount of self-awareness when it stops and licks its paws and then stroll off as if nothing had happened. He’s clearly recognized that he goofed, and we knew it. He shows all kinds of self-awareness. So I hesitate to draw a line and say only humans can think, and furthermore experiments with other animals do indicate that they can do surprising things.

If you believe in evolution, at the very beginning of life, the amoebas or whatever they were must have had some ability to abstract in order to survive. They had to get some idea what was food, what was not food. How to avoid dangers and not. They must have had some power of abstraction at the very bottom. If, as we have demonstrated in the laboratory, one-celled animals can be trained to turn this way or that way, then thinking necessarily be a function of the nervous system. Because a one-celled animal doesn’t have a nervous system.”

“this guy and people like him have a fundamental misunderstanding of what technology is and what it can do.

if laser guns were invented tomorrow, infantries would still use projectile weaponry for at least the next hundred years simply because it’s reliable and the system for supplying is simple and exists. it’s all mechanical principles, and people can see what’s going on. literal highschoolers can take it apart, identify problems, and put them back together. even if, or especially if, you have a miniature nuke powering your gun and you don’t have to charge or carry around batteries, that’s a fuckton more complicated. no one can see electricity.

one of the things that’s relevant i think we will (or won’t, ha!) find is that none of this information technology stuff changes the principles of human relations. namely, whether or not you trust the other guy, and by extension, anything that comes out of his mouth. trump et. all still have daily briefings with their cabinets. putin literally doesn’t have a phone or computer. boardroom meetings are still meetings in a room with a board.

i don’t know all of how it works but i know it’s there and i have guesses as to the reasons, and all of them could probably be derived from the question “why would it be a bad idea to have a baby raised via [information technology]?” we all grew up from babies after all. if we can derive principles about human behavior and psychology from animals, surely deriving them from babies isn’t unreasonable.

people like the guy of this blog would not see any problem with it. they’d think star wars clone troopers type training is not only possible, but desirable.”

“human concepts don’t actually fit perfectly in text believe it or not”

“Never debate the ignorant in front of the uninformed: the crowd can’t tell who won the argument”

“There’s a trend in China of women seeking younger, more gentle boyfriends. It’s true.

Woman of course always want little boys to tell them they are lovely. Those are called “sons”, and their ancestors all had a dozen of those by age 25.”

“When has it ever become legal to shoot someone because they’re pulling off in your car?” she asked. “Even if (Macklin) did that, if he did steal the car. You’ve got insurance — let him go to jail. I would’ve rather had to get a call to go bail him out of jail than to get a phone call that he’s dead.”

“If you called the cops they would’ve done the same thing lmao

These people will criticize the state then say “let the state handle it” in the same breath”

“women, for some reason, appear to be strong communists. anything done against any one of them is always something that’s done against all of them.

they’re also communists because, if you actually announce that you consider negatively all of them (incels etc.), then they become surprised and shocked at the public suggestion that all of them are the same (NAWALT) and that they all act in the same way like some sort of conspiracy.

or, perhaps, rather than saying women are like communists, maybe it should be said that communists are like women – and maybe other things are “like women” too.”

“Why are they called latinos? They aren’t at all related to latin people. Linguistically, sure. It’s just lazy white people language trying to group them all together so we don’t have to bother mentioning their actual ethnicities. The best part is latinos are proud of the word.”

>Underwater Ancient Petroglyphs captured accidentally by a drone in Vancouver Canada

The majority of human civilization and almost every relic of our past prior to seven or eight thousand years ago- which is the vast majority of our time on Earth so far- is underwater today”

“The majority were buried 13000 years ago when the glaciers were hit by the low flying meteor showers. The great flood everybody knew about around the world in myths. Basically a new age was born at that moment.”

“Yeah glaciers would have wiped out quite a bit, and then the melting of the glaciers would have wiped out quite a bit and then the sea level rise would have wiped out most of the rest and then it kind of makes sense that there’s almost no trace of human civilization prior to the global flood myth that literally every civilization on the planet remembers. Just about every civilization describes a much more advanced predecessor civilization that was destroyed by Cosmic catastrophe. Which is absolutely bogus conspiracy woo woo by the way giant skeletons don’t real. :^)”

“The establishment still refuses to accept the theory despite every bit of evidence pointing at it being true. They’re just mad they didn’t come up with it. But we all know who would try and prevent us looking back far into human history. They love us thinking we only became big brained when agriculture spread 6000 years ago. Look at the butthurt in this article.”

“Dreams of liberation without actionable steps are an opium of the masses.”

“Read up on the Warren court until you want it repealed. Drug laws are, per Foseti, almost 100% a way to get around the Warren court legalizing all crime.”

“The reality that emerges from the pages of the book is that modern police are basically social workers for the underclass. If you want to know why crime is up, it’s because police aren’t on the streets anymore. Instead, they’re filling out paperwork or looking for a kid whose mother is too lazy to turn off the TV and be a parent (and why should she miss her stories, if she doesn’t know where her kid is, she can just call the police).

The police also spend an inordinate amount of time documenting the fact that they’re not racist. After all, increases in the level of crime won’t get any of them fired, but an accusation or two of racism that they can’t refute could result in someone losing their pension. This war on racism has other consequences. For example, officers now have almost no discretion in determining whether something is a crime, whether to arrest someone, whether to interview someone, etc. The resulting absurdities make for a great book, which is often funny if you ignore how sad it is.

If you spend some time thinking about how bad policing has become, your perspective on other issues will change. For example, is the failure of the war on drugs really due to the inevitability of drug use or is it merely representative of the failure of the modern policing strategy?”

“Doctors are for signalling, not for health. Sleep deprivation signals commitment. You don’t want an uncommitted signal, do you?”

2018 Jun 04 ~ 08

“New rule: women can get abortions, but they must kill the child themselves. If a woman wants to murder someone this cute, she must legally prove the sincerity of her moral convictions by taunting the “pesky little clump of cells” to his face before finishing him off herself.”

>Trump loves to hate on California, but @Matthew_Winkler says the proof is in the profits: Its economy vastly outpaces the rest of the nation

California’s success should be copied by other states. First, do a massive geoengineering project to create a shoreline with water flowing down from the Arctic to create a cool moderate climate. Use that moderate coastal climate to brain drain the rest of the country. Success.”

“If you really want to understand why state education, pop culture and media now encourage your children to be feminists, transsexuals and hold tolerance as the only virtue worth a damn: ask yourself what would you teach the youth in the country of your enemy if you wanted to exterminate them without having to physically invade that country?”

“The very concept of a police force is degenerate.”

“I think something to its effect will always exist. Feudal lord has guards for his manor, guards get bored or otherwise find their way into the town… next thing you know the town has a guard. And eventually the town comes up with a reason for them to exist.

But you are correct.”

“I’m a person, not an ID number!”

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, even flower specimen #428496”

“Romeo and Juliet 2: Bob and Barbara”

“After five years in the UK, Banker moved to the United States to pursue a postgraduate degree in Finance. Here, his political views were shaken once more. America struck Banker as modern, but just as materialistic and socially divided as China, and not as open and adaptive to new technological developments. His holidays in China painted a different picture, of a society rapidly introducing the digital economy to transform everyday consumption and transportation. The stagnant mind and unwillingness to adapt among Americans were, in his mind, clear indicators of the country’s decline. If democratic institutions were resistant to new changes and ideas, he thought, then why cling to them?”

“Functionary did not see a multiparty system as the defining character of democracy, as factions within one political party could demonstrate a resemblance to mutual checks and balances of power. What distinguished political regimes in her mind was how they performed under the Constitution: in West they were beholden to it, while in China the Party was established above the law, with the final authority to interpret it. To change the current political condition in China, she felt, one had to return to its own history and political basis. “The real question is not about whether China is democratic,” she said, “but concerns the non-applicability of the Western system.” The West became irrelevant. Functionary submitted her application to the Chinese civil service exam while still in Britain.”

“I had to buy bread made with zero sugar (at $7 a loaf!)”
…or bake your own, at less than a $1 a loaf. It’s fun.

Downside: I can no longer see the things they sell in the store as ‘bread.’ It’s some sort of industrial waste, not food.”

“I use the word ‘gender’ because ‘sex’ used to mean ‘gender’ but now means ‘fucking’. I want to talk about dimorphism without immediately invoking intercourse.”

“Time for accidents that make national heroes.”

>Low Cognitive Ability Linked To Prejudice Against Same-Sex Couples, Australian Study Shows

Wow. This article and study are super ablest. All of my wow. I just can’t even… And in the current year? Why would you go and imply that the validity of an opinion has anything to do with the cognitive ability of those who hold it? That’s really very shitty and you shouldn’t do that.”

“In imperial China court mandarins would get in these vicious fights with each other on whether such-and-such philosopher or such-and-such statesman from 2,000 years ago was a good guy.

Why were these fights so vicious?

They were vicious for a very simple reason. The mandarin who started the fight wasn’t really attacking such-and-such philosopher from a few hundred years ago. He was attacking a rival mandarin in that exact same room. Current factional struggles for power were mapped onto the philosophical and political disputes of centuries past. This was the go-to form of argument in imperial China. Find some historical personage or ideology that could stand in for your current political enemies… and then criticize the hell out of it. “

“I always interested in the conception that high taxes will stifle one’s desire to work harder when the evidence it the contrary. Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland etc. would be considered high tax environments yet per capita display some of the highest rates of innovation.”

“there are no peoples
there are no nations

there are only tariff laws and tax rates”

“Why do people assume the opposite? Because in a randomly assembled team without team boss, there is no agreed strategy. There is often no communication because of language barrier and even if there is, different strategies are dismissed as “potatoes being wrong”.

The truth is that the “suicider” believes in an aggressive strategy. He got to the rank he is at because his strategy works if force is concentrated at one front. If the red team sends a DD and a supporting cruiser to C, while our team sends every ship into A with full speed, then they will kill the enemies before those 2 can come back. The “coward” believes in defense. He got here because of “crossing the T”: the attackers must move forward to attack, meaning they cannot bring their rear batteries to target and they are much more vulnerable to torpedoes. Because of that, an attack without numerical advantage will fail.

Both of them are here and not in a lower rank because they are better than their peers. They aim better, angle better, move better. However this counts for nothing if they find themselves in a team where the majority disagree with their strategy. You can be the world best Khabarovsk player (in terms of trading damage with a peer) if you charge into a cap all alone because everyone else goes defense. Similarly if you head to the back to snipe and everyone else pushes C, you might as well be AFK.

My point is that dismissing the players with equal rank as “suiciders” and “cowards” or simply “potatoes”, you should realize that their play is not worse than yours, just belong to a different strategy. This way instead of cursing and losing, you can realize if you find yourself in a team where a different strategy is dominant and adapt.”

“In October 1959, a Yale professor sat in front of Congress’ Joint Economic Committee and calmly announced that the Bretton Woods system was doomed. The dollar could not survive as the world’s reserve currency without requiring the United States to run ever-growing deficits. This dismal scientist was Belgium-born Robert Triffin, and he was right. The Bretton Woods system collapsed in 1971, and today the dollar’s role as the reserve currency has the United States running the largest current account deficit in the world.

[…] By “agreeing” to have its currency used as a reserve currency, a country pins its hands behind its back. In order to keep the global economy chugging along, it may have to inject large amounts of currency into circulation, driving up inflation at home. The more popular the reserve currency is relative to other currencies, the higher its exchange rate and the less competitive domestic exporting industries become. This causes a trade deficit for the currency-issuing country, but makes the world happy. If the reserve currency country instead decides to focus on domestic monetary policy by not issuing more currency then the world is unhappy.”

“Voter issue preferences have almost nothing to do with who gets elected or what gets passed as law”

“Political activism is the opiate of the masses”

@Isegoria’s two latest, when juxtaposed, form a point which bears repeating.”

“”Strategic reconnaissance in its embryonic form began with the flights carried out over Germany by Australian businessman Sidney Cotton just before the outbreak of war in Europe. On behalf of first French and then British intelligence, Cotton outfitted civilian Lockheed Electras with hidden cameras and was able to snap useful footage during business trips. Cotton pioneered (for the British) the trimetrogon mount and the important innovation of heated cameras, fogging being the bane of high-altitude photography. However, a multi-lens trimetrogon had been used in the 1919 U.S. Bagley mapping camera, and Germany had heated optics during the Great War.”

If a German had done this for Germany they would have hung him for espionage.

What’s with all these corporations colluding prewar with Allied powers?

“The US wasn’t planning to start a war with Japan” is a common claim by American war apologists despite the fact that the Department of War colluded with every corporation to make preparations of war to the point civilians were standing at a wartime state of readiness. In fact the the only people who seem to have been unaware of the imminent Japanese preemptive strike were the servicemen stationed at Pearl Harbor who were obviously a sacrificial lamb.

What was the name of the Pacific admiral who got sacked for asking too much questions again?”

“The fact that every person with a PhD in economics is NOT a billionaire should tell you all you need to know about the worth of that particular field of study.”

“The subversion of elites is successful when they are sufficiently divided against each other or simply have enough to gain by defecting against their class. So dissidents must identify fractures in elite unity that can be exploited.”

“Institutions are impervious to popular discontent until there are defectors inside them. A rock weathers a rushing stream for aeons until one day a crack forms inside it.”

>I believe in individual freedom and the right to self-determination of the individual, and this must be valued above all else
>unless the individual determines himself in ways I don’t like, then he should be shot by people I like

I hate conservatives, and boomers especially, more than I do hippies for this reason alone. If you can’t even consistently abide by your own ideology on top of it being a moral view that amounts to nothing besides legalistic mental gymnastics and protestant moralizations, then you are the the lowest form of life that nature has to offer, and should be eugenically exterminated like the vermin that you are. Adolf Hitler was right about the Jews, and he was right about Americans too. No respect for America and its “keep your fellow countrymen at distance with the point of a weapon” mentality. Although what can you expect? A nation whose values are constructed upon liberal individualism producing atomism and a withering sense of any basic human empathy for your fellow citizen is beyond predictable.”

“Inb4 she gets promoted and leaves you”
“inb4 the weather changes and she leaves
inb4 literally anything and she leaves”

“So as we have established, Stephen Paddock has some concrete ties to what could be considered Deep State elements.

Paddock was born in 1953. He retired in 1988, pretty much a spring chicken at just 35 years of age and apparently set for life, living more than comfortably as a gambler and a private pilot.

It’s well known that the CIA has used seemingly private airlines as cover for their operations. Look up Air America, St. Lucia Airways, and Southern Air Transport for just a few examples.

It’s quite likely that Paddock made his living by smuggling arms and/or drugs for shadier elements of the US intelligence community. I don’t have any concrete proof of this, but this kind of information would naturally be hard to come by. These are professional spies and deceivers, not amateurs. But for those who can read between the lines, there’s an obvious connection from which inferences could be made.

This still doesn’t tell us * why * Paddock shot all those people. Perhaps that vast armory he smuggled into the Mandalay Bay was meant to be for an arms deal, but it went wrong, and a massacre was staged to cover CIA involvement. Perhaps Paddock went off the reservation, and spooks staged a massacre with Paddock as the patsy, making an example of any other would-be whistleblowers. Maybe he just went nuts, or his MKUltra trigger unintentionally set him off. Who knows, but the whole thing stinks.”

“No services, no shops, no places of entertainment, no public spaces. It’s a barracks. Shelter in place and be at your desk on time.”

“You read Hong Lou Meng, A Dream of the Red Chamber, or you read Jin Ping Mei, and you’ll find Chinese society in the 16th, 17th century described. So the successful merchant or the mandarin, he gets the pick of all the rich men’s daughters and the prettiest village girls and has probably five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten different wives and concubines and many children. And the poor labourer who’s dumb and slow, he’s neutered. It’s like the lion or the stag that’s outside the flock. He has no harems, so he does not pass his genes down. So, in that way, a smarter population emerges.

Now, we are into a stage of disgenics — not eugenics — where the smarter you are, the more successful you are, the more you calculate. And you say, look, yes, for the good of socially, I should have five children, but what’s the benefit to me? And the wife says, What? Five children? We can’t go on holidays. So one is enough, or at the most two. The people at the lower end — in our three-room flats, two-rooms — some of them have 10, 12 to 14 children.

So what happens? There will be less bright people to support more dumb people in the next generation. That’s a problem. And we are unable to take firmer measures because the prevailing sentiment is against it. But these are the realities. You cannot disapprove of it and say it’s a pity that it should work that way. That’s the way procreation has been structured by nature. And we are going about it in an obtuse and idiotic way.”

“I visited Europe during my vacation (as a student) and then saw India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Indonesia, Japan, Germany … You look for societies which have been more successful and you ask yourself why. On my first visit to Germany, in 1956, we had to stop in Frankfurt on our way to London. We had [earlier] stopped in Rome. This languid Italian voice over the loudspeaker said something … And there were Italian workers trundling trolleys at the airport. It was so relaxed, the atmosphere and the pace of work.

Then the next stop was Frankfurt. And immediately, the climate was a bit cooler and chillier. And a voice came across the loudspeaker: “Achtung! Achtung!” The chaps were the same, porters, but bigger-sized and trundling away. These were people who were defeated and completely destroyed and they were rebuilding. I could sense the goal, the dynamism.

Then Britain – well, they were languid, gentlemanly. With welfare, the British workers were no longer striving. They were getting West Indians to do the dirty jobs as garbage collectors, dustmen, conductors. They were still drivers because that was highly paid, the conductors were paid less.

So one was looking for a soft life, the other was rebuilding and pushing. That made a vivid impression, a very deep impression on me.

I also visited Switzerland when I was a student in ’47, ’48, on holiday. I came down by train from Paris to Geneva. Paris was black bread, dirty, after the war. I arrived at Geneva that morning, sleeping overnight. It was marvellous. Clean, beautiful, swept streets, nice buildings, marvellous white pillowcases and sheets, white bread after dark dirty bread and abundant food and so on. But hardworking, punctilious, the way they did your bed and cleaned up your rooms. It told me something about why some people succeed and some people don’t. Switzerland has a small population. If they didn’t have those qualities, they would have been overrun and Germany would have taken one part and the French another, the Italians would have taken another part. And that’s the end of them.

… the Japanese. Yes, I disliked their bullying and their hitting people and torturing people [during the Japanese Occupation], a brutal way of dealing with people. But they have admirable qualities. And in defeat, I admired them. For weeks, months, they were made, as prisoners, to clean the streets in Orchard Road, Esplanade and I used to watch them. Shirtless, in their dirty trousers but doing a good job. You want me to clean up? Okay, I clean up, that’s my job. None of this reluctance, you know, and humiliated shame. My job is to clean up; all right, I clean up. I think that spirit rebuilt Japan. It was a certain attitude to life. That assured their success.”

“I do not believe that the American system of solving the problem stands any chance. First, they deny that there is a difference between the blacks and the whites. Once you deny that, then you’re caught in a bind.”

“I am sufficiently sanguine about the future because if you look at the history of the region you will find that these were not cultures which created societies capable of intense discipline, concentrated effort, over sustained periods. Climate, the effects of relatively abundant society and the tropical conditions produced a people largely extrovert, easy going and leisurely. They’ve got their wars, they have their periods of greatness when the Hindus came in the 7th and again in the 12th centuries, in the Majapahit and the Srivijaya empires. But in between the ruins of Borubudur and what you have of Indonesia today, you see a people primarily self-indulgent. And I think that is a source of considerable comfort to us because we are much smaller than they are.

You have different peoples in other climates in other countries. Now, you have the Germans, for example, a different breed of men with a different cultural milieu, and they for some reason or the other always believed in destiny, that somehow God had chosen them to produce a better type of race in order to lift up standards in the world, and that they have the answer. And there are capable of extreme effort over very sustained periods, and with very high standards of individual performance. Now this being so, I suggest that the future is not necessarily bleak provided we can keep external powers from getting into Southeast Asia.”

“We have created this out of nothingness, from 150 souls in a minor fishing village into the biggest metropolis 2 degrees north of the Equator. There is only one other civilization near the Equator that ever produced anything worthy of its name. That was in the Yucatan Peninsula of South America — the Mayan Civilization. There is no other place where human beings were able to surmount the problems of a soporific equatorial climate. You can go along the Equator or 2 degrees north of it, and they all sleep after half past two-if they have had a good meal. They do! Otherwise, they must die earlier. It is only in Singapore that they don’t.

And there were good reason for this. First, good glands, and second, good purpose.”

“Shocking: This Bakery in Saudi Arabia Refuses To Make Cakes For Gay Weddings”

“The median household income in Lafayette, LA is $41,000. To pay for maintenance on the infrastructure around a given family’s home, their city taxes would need to increase from $1,500 per year to $9,200 per year. To just take care of what they now have, one out of every five dollars this family makes would need to go to fixing roads, ditches and pipes. That will never happen.

Infrastructure was supposed to serve them. Now they serve it… And don’t think your city is any different.”

“Boomers acting like a surplus of low paying unskilled jobs is the greatest thing to happen to millennials since their damn cellphones.”

“It’s not a problem. It’s a predicament; it has no solution, only outcomes.”

“The buzzword is experiential retail… We are trying to create a new experience and bring people in, to attract them to the Regency experience. What that means is we need theaters and craft breweries and restaurants – things that people can experience in real life to compete with the internet. That’s becoming our big competitor now — the web. We want to give people real life experiences.”

So, basically, what we had downtown before we built the shopping malls.”

“It feels like saying something “is unsustainable” is the same as saying “it’s offensive”, but i can’t quite put my finger on how they’re the same type of accusation.

Oh no I got it, it’s because they both appear almost exclusively with the “it could potentially cause some other people some problems in the future maybe, or that’s what experts seem to believe, i don’t know i’m just saying, but you’re wrong for sure” tone.”

“…If all people were good innately, like you believe they are, then this organization wouldn’t have become so rotten, would it? In my opinion, this organization is simply set up in accordance with the true human nature, providing insight into what that nature really is.”

“Primogeniture, inheritance of the family fortune by the firstborn. This practice has since been replaced by the more humane system of inheritance by lawyers.”

“The best way to become boring is to say everything.”

“If you accept that sitting being lectured by CNN or whoever is in essence the same as sitting in church being preached at, and also count preaching in schools and universities, our society is possibly the most religious that has ever existed.”

“It would be nice if people could just complain about their children being killed or injured, instead of having to fake a concern for “humanity”.”

“Russian novel: does suffering have meaning?
French novel: does love have meaning?
American novel: does work have meaning?
German novel: no.”

“She can’t just say she’s living together with a good friend who once a month plays together with her dildo. No, she’s “in a relationship”. It’s not just fun. It has to be “love”.
Lesbianism is undesirable women signaling their desirability.”

“I wonder how often lesbianism is an attempt to offer a 2-for-1 deal.”

“If we are going to describe lesbian relationships the same way as natural marriages, i.e. as the woman being “in love”, we might as well conclude that women are incapable of love and that it’s all theater.”

“This silly experiment has at least identified the cause of divorce: women. Just Google “lesbian divorce rate”. An actually remarkable discovery, though few seem interested.”

“Step 1.) Do the opposite of neural evolution.
Step 2.) Create a neuron for every single photon you’ll ever see.
Step 3.) Oh, also save that photon forever.

A: HRMMM CPUS GETTIN HOT

B: WE’LL JUST BOIL THE OCEAN INSTEAD OF LEVERAGING BIOMIMICRY!”

“While there’s a little grey area, humans split pretty cleanly into bumbling peasants and strategic aristocrats.”

“If the Chinese could make foot-binding (which is absolutely crippling) fashionable and classy, we should be able to make smart women having lots of babies fashionable and classy.”

“When a woman tells you she doesn’t want to have kids, she means she doesn’t want to have kids *with you*.”

“Progressivism’s telos is ever more intense violence on behalf of ever smaller minorities.”

“Everyone is equal. Moreover, everyone is an aristocrat. Therefore proggies want to turn America into a giant king’s court full of lying backstabbing courtiers. And it’s working.”

“US foreign policy is based on a convoluted set of euphemisms and Trump’s insistence on asking “why?” rather than just parroting the vocabulary is enough to unravel the whole thing. “Nobody’s ever asked us to explain why we do things before, Mr. President.””

“I reviewed the book. In Appendix D, there was a little program which had been written because the program man wanted to write, could not fit into memory. So he wrote a little piece and put a little translation there. It was an assembler. It wasn’t called that, but that’s what it was. When I read it I studied over it for a long while and realized that’s what it was.

If they put it in Appendix D, did they know?

In the second edition, it was still in Appendix D. Did they know what they’d done? No. I’m raising the question: When is something known? We tend to give credit to the first person who says something. But that really isn’t right. There was a time when I and a bunch of other people in computing realized that computers really were not number crunching machines, they were symbol manipulating machines. We went out and gave talks. And I watched the audience, nodding their heads, oh yes, and I knew most of them did not understand what I was saying. But that’s the way it goes.”

“I say I understood the thing; I learned it from somebody else. I say they didn’t understand it. It’s very common, almost everybody in physics has done this. I’ll take myself.

You know, I suppose, that I’m the father of error-correcting codes. Well, some guy who knew me said, to another friend, “You know, I don’t think Hamming ever understood error-correcting codes.” A friend of mine repeated it to me over the phone, I was just about to say “Why that-” and I shut up and said, over the phone to him, “Yes, he is probably right.”

The person who discovers something rarely understands it.

They have their feet so far in the back and all the trouble they had, they don’t see the light, where people who come afterward see it much more clearly than the person who did it.

Perhaps the best illustration of this point besides telling you my personal story is Newton. It has been said Newton was the last of the ancients. He was not the first of the moderns. Almost all creative people when they create something do this. The reason for telling you this is twofold.

If somebody else created a field and he says ‘this is the way to do it’, you are entitled to ignore him.

On the other hand when you create a field, remember to shut up. You don’t really understand what you did.”

“The language I am talking to you now has about 60% redundancy, meaning you can drop about 60% and still make it out. It has to be this way. I’m talking at a rate, you have to grab it on the fly over an acoustic channel. Now the written language is different. It’s about 40% redundancy, because you can stop, you can backscan, the channel is not anywhere near as noisy. If you think the written and spoken language are the same, try writing dialogue and see what happens to you.

You can’t write the language you speak. I know you think you can, but you can’t. They’re different languages. And when you do find a book with dialogue that sounds very good, it really is not how people speak.”

“One of my favorite stories about my wife and myself, when we were in New Jersey, our breakfast table was right next to some windows looking on the garden. We’re having breakfast prior to me going to work. And she says, “Dick, it’s raining.” I look at her and think “What’s wrong with her? She must know that I can see it’s raining”. Then I say to myself, what did she really say?

What she said was: “I’ve had my second cup of coffee and I’m fit to talk to.”

I spent much of that day at Bell Labs watching how much of what we say is not what it appears to be. And it is amazing. The enormous amount of how much of what we say is literally not correct. No way. So the language has a great deal of thing of things more than what you think; our natural language has a great deal of features, which in a language to a computer would not have to have.

Well we have not studied the problem. When I heard the Japanese were planning to write fifth generation computers, the speed was alright, but when they were going to do AI to do things, I thought they would not succeed. And they didn’t. Because they were not profoundly studying the nature of language. And until we do, we will get language like ADA, which are logically alright, but they don’t fit the human analogue to do the kinds of things that a human animal does with language.

Now I point out there are two languages: there is you to the machine, and the machine back to you. They need not be the same language. You want a terse one in, and you’re willing to put up with a rather verbose one coming out. Frequently what comes out is so terse you can’t figure out what it means, and you’re willing to settle with a lot more printout – but not too much. It’s a problem of designing language to communicate ideas to machines.

But unfortunately we don’t know what ideas are, so we don’t know how to do it.”

“Write psychological rather than logical.
Write so that it can be followed.
Write so that you, five years later, will know what you were doing.
Don’t do some cute trick. You won’t remember.”

“once upon a time I would have dismissed this as misogynistic, BUT the guy is famous and kinda hot so I guess he has a point”

“We’ve basically already played that movie. If merit awards the levers of legitimized coercive power, then ‘merit’ gets gerrymandered until the power-addict-du-jour is considered to have merit.”

“How do black people navigate white worlds? Black people are unduly burdened by the expectation that we always be on our ‘best’ behavior – or be subject to punishment”

“Every single day a black author writes a story about how difficult & unnatural it is for black people to obey the law & function in civilized Western societies. Crime statistics corroborate this claim. Perhaps we should start listening & quit viewing race as a social construct”

“Bizarrely East Asians navigate white worlds more adeptly than whites themselves.

Inexplicable!”

“Who would publish such tripe with a straight face? Is it really that hard to go each day without, say, murdering someone or selling drugs? Seriously, I want to know.”

“Living in modern civilization is appropriating white culture.”

“America was supposed to be degenerate feudalism. The States govern themselves internally and the Feds govern relations between the States.

Feudalism sees this as childish. King governs relations between dukes who govern relations between barons who govern relations between knights who govern relations between squires, who govern their city-ward sized feus internally.”

“Galileo was a better theologian than his inquisitor, who was in turn a better scientist than Galileo.”

“What most people mean when they say they want a meaningful life:
Kids to raise
A tribe to serve”

“American foreign policy operates on feminine logic: The response to American belligerence is used to retroactively justify that belligerence.”

“At first there will be increased slaughter — increased slaughter on so terrible a scale as to render it impossible to get troops to push the battle to a decisive issue. They will try to, thinking that they are fighting under the old conditions, and they will learn such a lession that they will abandon the attempt forever. Then, instead of war fought out to the bitter end in a series of decisive battles, we shall have as a substitute a long period of continually increasing strain upon the resources of the combatants. The war, instead of being a hand-to-hand contest, in which the combatants measure their physical and moral superiority, will become a kind of stalemate, in which neither army being willing to get at the other, both armies will be maintained in opposition to each other, threatening the other, but never being able to deliver a final and decisive attack…

That is the future of war — not fighting, but famine, not the slaying of men, but the bankruptcy of nations and the breakup of the whole social organization…”

“When the right to exclusion is denied, the home is destroyed.
When anyone can buy a house in an area just because they have enough money, your motherland has become a prostitute.”

“It’s amazing. You have all of these oppressed brown people – excuse me, let me used the worshippable, sacrilizing term – people of color. And by color, I mean the color brown. The people of color brown, they’re constantly trying to get into these places, these white spaces, white organizations, white institutions, that are oppressing them!

Imagine if the Armenians in Turkey had some march in Istanbul, demanding to be served by Turkish diners, or staged sit-ins in Ankara. They would be killed, and the government would look the other way. Or if the Kurds marched into Baghdad and demanded equal funding for their schools, and that the people of Baghdad should pay for it because Baghdad has more money, that this was their right, equal rights meant that the Baghdadis had to pay for their schools, to pay for their stuff.

Actually oppressed people don’t behave this way.

In the United States, who is trying to gain access to the other? Who is trying to escape the other? Who would rather have an hour commute than live in a neighborhood predominated by the other?

Is it called “Black Flight”? Or “White Flight”?”

2018 May 26 ~ Jun 03

“Everywhere they are, they’re less equal than whoever is right next to them. But it’s always that guy’s fault for some reason.”

>the French are responsible for the soil being bad today
i mean, i don’t think so, but maybe, i don’t know agriculture…
>the French are responsible for there being no social institutions
shouldn’t be rebelling when you don’t know what you’re gonna do afterwards, but okay, maybe…

>the French are responsible for burning down forests to cook food after the French left

ok dawg
got it
message fuckin received”

“Managers tend to believe that if they only knew what was going on, they would know what to do.

It’s called micromanagement.”

“Computers began in the number-crunching business. The atomic bomb: we were crunching numbers because those were the people who could pay the bill. As the price came down, we spread out into doing word processing and information retrieval and so on…”

“Women don’t have rights because they don’t have the capacity of violence that enables them to defend and secure it. End of story. The entirety of women’s rights campaigns in history can be reduced to them begging those who HAVE that capacity (read: men) to allow them privileges mistaken as rights. You can’t tell me with a straight face that women have rights when they are the first demographic that would be stripped of them in the event the state collapses.”

“A quotation I like, it’s in translation obviously: the Buddha, 500BC, said to his disciples:

“I don’t care where you read it. I don’t care who said it. Even if I said it. If it doesn’t fit with what you believe and your common sense, then it is not so.”

You are responsible for what you believe. Quoting professors, saying professor so-and-so said so-and-so is not so good. You are responsible for what you believe, and that’s the one thing I’ve gotta do; I’ve got to get you to believe these things. It’s nice that I said these, you must go through the things and say to yourself, Do I believe that guy or not? That’s probably also a famous line too, but how many famous people have been wrong? Almost all famous people have been wrong sometime or another. It’s bound to be. Furthermore as I’ve told you: what works in one generation does not work in the next, and of course, my feet are in the past. You have got to face the future, and the year 2020 is the number you can think about.”

“Rome started out as a Kingdom, then it became a Republic, then an Empire. In the Republican or Imperial eras, the idea of Kingdoms probably would have seemed ridiculous to most sophisticated people. But what was Rome succeeded by? Kingdoms…”

“Why do Communists today hate fascists more than anyone else even though fascists are closer to their views than libertarian capitalists are?

Most fascists today probably hate capitalist neoliberal SJWs more than anyone, yet the communists are still hung up on hating fascists. It’s almost like these so-called communists are just tools of the neoliberal establishment.”

“1791 to 1871 – Babbage was minor nobility, he had an idea of building a machine. He had been using tables [for integration and derivation], and the tables had errors. And he said, “If only a steam engine would make them, they would be accurate”.

So, he set out to do it.

[…] Babbage wanted to print out the numbers so that there was no possibility of human error. Well, the technology to do this was beyond his abilities. He greatly improved manufacturing and engineering techniques of building this and that, but he never got it done, in spite of government support.

[…] Babbage never completed it because what happened to him was what happened to a great many people: he no longer was well into one and he had the realization of a better machine. He had the idea of a general purpose computer. Why bother with this difference machine that can only do simple things, when I can build a general purpose computer? So he started doing that, again with government money, and again he did not complete it. It was not his fault, probably, although he was a bit irascible, perhaps with a better temperament he might’ve got it done. But probably not. The technology was not equal to him.

However, somewhere in the 1990s, the British, at a museum where some of the parts were, completed the design, not using heavy gears made out of brass but plastic gears. And the machine ran just as Babbage had designed it. It was, to great extent, a Von Neumann type machine. It has a mill, which you call the arithmetic unit, it has a store, which is typically called memory, it had branching; it had all the features.”

“I didn’t want to argue with my boss, he was a nice guy. Furthermore I knew a principle which I commend to you very highly: Never, never let your boss say “No”. Once he says no, almost no bosses have got the guts to say, “Yes, I was wrong”.

So I never asked him for a machine, I simply rented machine time outside, and I ran up a big bill. I rented machines at IBM, I rented UNIVAC, I rented whatever was available at any place I could to get jobs done, and he couldn’t complain about it because he was not paying it, the group I was doing the computing for paid the bill. Well he could see, so he says, “You know Hamming, it might be cheaper if you had a machine here instead of having to go around all the time” and I said yes, it would probably be cheaper.

He said which one do you want, I knew what I wanted, I told him, bingo, I got it.

I didn’t let him say, no, you can’t have a machine. And I commend you always, never ask a question if the answer is likely to be no. Unless you want no for the answer.”

“The purpose of computing is insight. Not numbers.

We are not computing numbers just to get the numbers, although sometimes we have to to get design factors, mainly we must have understanding, because if we don’t get this understanding, we will be cut off at that technological level forever. Understanding is what enables us to go further and further and further in understanding and making progress.”

“It is not my business what you answer. My business is that you answer coherently and clearly. Do you see my position in this education business? It’s up to you to get your thoughts clear, quoting me is not legitimate. In fact, in a discussion, I will always take the opposite side, to compel you to think of what you believe. You are responsible for your beliefs. I am not responsible for your beliefs, I am responsible for making you think. But not what you can think.

I am particularly poorly placed with that. I am so lost in the past that I have difficulty grasping the present, let alone the future. We calculated atomic bomb design at one operation per second. That could be done now on a machine in about two seconds, and we worked around the clock for two or three months to get one answer. I’m not really adjusted, in many ways, to the speed of modern machines. I tend to think of the cute tricks we used to save milliseconds and microseconds. Doesn’t do much good now to save microseconds. You have to save a million of them to save one second. It isn’t a paying game. It was in my youth when we had slower machines and we didn’t do such large things. Now it does.

So I’m really not oriented well to guide you in the future. I can merely tell you the past isn’t too good a guide in the future and you must make up your [own] mind.”

“It’s increasingly clear, if it wasn’t already, that the “Rule of Law” that is supposedly the core of Western society is in reality just Rule of Lawyers. Or Rule of Judges, who by far have the largest discretion of any power holder. They can ban and overturn anything.”

“While judges make real decisions, legislators are organized into political parties which are half marketing half lobbying firms. Those guys (i.e. US Congress) don’t want to make decisions, so they push them to the judges and the bureaucracy. Which are old friends from law school.”

“The most likely underlying reason why Tommy Robinson was arrested is because the grooming gangs he was arrested for reporting on are a critical part of the UK government power structure.

In the west, there has to be an appearance of democracy, while maintaining behind the scenes control and compliance of parliamentarians, so that they serve the oligarchy above party affiliation and their voter base.

The most efficient method of achieving this is blackmail.

The easiest people to blackmail are pedophiles. Practically everyone hates them. If you can burn an asset by outing them as a pedophile, you will have an extremely compliant parliamentarian or government official working for you. As a result, if you take a look at any given parliamentarian or high ranking public servant, there’s a better than even chance of them being a pedophile. Such people are sought out by the relevant intelligence services and offered a deal.

Those who take up the deal are the ones who get ahead. They’re pre-selected for parliamentary elections and promoted within the public service.

They do what they’re told and given a supply of children to abuse in an environment controlled and monitored by their blackmailers.

The supply of young victims to sexually service men in power doesn’t come from nowhere. There’s a lot of logistics involved in grooming and transporting these children and making sure that nobody involved talks about it. That’s where these grooming gangs come in. They are one of the chief means of supplying this system of oligarchical control through sexual trafficking of children. They’re basically part of the government and must be protected as a key government asset.

The fact that they’re predominantly Islamic brown people is really quite incidental and convenient/opportunistic. It means they have practically zero empathy for the mostly white children they prey upon and the race card can be played if anyone tries to expose them. This sort of thing used to be done by native British back in the day, after all Britain was much whiter back when Jimmy Saville was doing his thing. It’s just that the new Islamic migrants are much more effective at working with this system, so they’re very valuable assets.

The key things to understand is that this is fundamentally about power, control and blackmail and just how high (indeed existential) the stakes are. The racial angle is mostly a convenient and distracting red herring, although far from irrelevant.

Tommy Robinson has unwittingly stumbled into something much more serious than just the courts going soft on a bunch of racial minorities. He’s coming dangerously close to blowing the lid off the real power structure in the UK.

So that’s why they’re going full SHUT IT DOWN mode.”

“This is the impression the PAP has created.”
“No, you are spreading that impression.”

“There isn’t a level playing field for the opposition.”
“There is no level playing field of any government helping its opposition.”

“We’ve talked to hundreds of voters in the course of our work. And it’s either, ‘no comment’, or, ‘if I vote against the PAP’-”
“Let’s get down. What are the hundreds of voters – you name the hundreds of voters, a few of them.”
“Well I can’t name them by name, but-”
“No no, you tell me who you’ve spoken to and they say, ‘we are afraid to vote against the PAP’.”
“Well a few weeks ago, The Straits Times did a report and polled a hundred voters-”
“No no no no. Never mind The Straits Times’ poll. You made a statement just now- look. I started life as a cross-examiner. You made a statement just now, that ‘I spoke to a hundred persons, and they are all afraid’. I say name them. Tell me who.”
“Why should I name them-”
“Now you tell me, ‘It’s not I who spoke to them, The Straits Times carried a poll’. Did you carry out the poll?”
“I was one of the reporters.”
“Did you carry out the poll?”
“Yes, I did.”
“How did you carry out the poll?”
“We went out and we asked a hundred voters what they thought.”
“How many voters did you ask?”
“We had to get more than a hundred-”
“How many voters did you ask?”
“About 120.”
“You, yourself, personally.”
“I spoke to about 40.”
“You spoke to 40. And they told you, you noted down-”
“Yes, I do have most of their names. Some of them didn’t want to identify themselves.”
“What did they tell you?”
“Well we asked them, ‘who do you think will win’. We’re not asking what your vote is, but who do you think will win in this coming election. And some of them said, ‘oh, it’s hard to say’, some of them said, ‘[incumbent] still has enough to hang on’, and some just said, ‘I better not say.'”
“So when you say some of the 40, “I better not say”, you assume they are scared to tell you?”
“Yeah, because they say- it’s not something that you can prove in a court of law, but it’s something you can sense-”
“That is the point I am saying. You’re in the media, you’re in The Straits Times, you’re purveying an unnecessary falsehood. We have said, categorically: the vote is secret. This started off with Rajaratnam. “They are afraid!”. So we say, right, clear the boxes, finish the count, lock up, go to the Supreme Court, it’s locked up, tie them up, incinerator, you can see all election agents watch, it’s burnt. And you are going out as The Straits Times man-

How many said ‘we are afraid’? They didn’t tell you they were afraid, they only told you ‘no no, I don’t want to say something’. You started off with the statement that over a hundred people told you they were afraid.”
“No I didn’t say that.”
“You said that. It’s on- Please. I haven’t lost my memory. We can go back on the tape. As I told you, I allow my grandchildren to speak back to me. But from time to time, when they are out of bounds, I put them down. And when you make that statement, without any evidence, I have to put it to you, get to the bottom of it.

You interviewed not 100, but 40, and a few of them said ‘I’d rather not say’. Therefore you assume they are afraid. How are they afraid? Because we terrify them.

Isn’t it your job to tell them there’s nothing to be afraid?”

“For the time being, the best candidates are in the PAP.”
“Are you not worried that given the political apathy we’re seeing, especially in the younger-”
“How can you talk about political apathy? You are so agitated by it all-”
“But that’s us. And for every one of us, there’s ten more out there who don’t know. I’ve seen people in polytechnic universities who don’t know who their prime minister is, they don’t know who you are, and they don’t find it important, and they don’t care. Given this situation, aren’t you afraid this will impact your party’s renewal chances in the long run?”
“You assume that politics is about elections and election contests.

I do not see politics that way.

I think the best definition of politics is one I found in an American dictionary, which said, ‘the art or science of governance of a country, and how it runs its internal and external relations’. Translated in real life, it means “How is my life affected by the government?”. Do I have a job? Do I have a home? Do I have medicine when I need it? Do I have enough recreational facilities? Is there a future for my children? Will they be educated, will there be a chance to advance in society?

If you do not have any of these things, you are going to find agitation.

You have no recollection of this because you were not born, but in the 1950s and 1960s, Singapore was in a state of agitation every day. You look up your old Straits Times and [other newspapers], archives. Look at the riots, the strikes. Why? No homes, half the children were not in schools. 14% unemployment and underemployment. Pirate taxi drivers. No job, so I take a car, pay no license, no insurance, come in I give you a ride. 50 cents, 20 cents, so on. Hookers all over the place.

Today, over 40 years, we have transformed it, because assiduously we attended to the politics of life.

That’s what it’s about. ‘What is the future?’.

If I can have another political party, you can have another political party, to look after you, the way the PAP has, I say, my job is done, finished. I can go home, and sit back, and read the books I want to read.”
“How long do you think Singapore can survive without the PAP in power?”
“Once the PAP goes soft, it will be displaced.”
“How long?”
“I hope never. I hope it never happens. But if it happens, it will be displaced.”

“There was a time in our history where we had to sell games to the global market, so we mimicked titles developed in the West. Those games really prioritized the aspects of reality and believability. But in Japan, we had Gravity Daze and The Last Guardian which didn’t focus particularly on reality, but rather an overall image and delivering an atmosphere. Considering art forms like anime and even ukiyoe, the Japanese people have never really focused on realistic portrayals. I think we prefer this kind of surreal and unclear world, and personally, I think that’s a big difference between Japan and the West.”

“Obama promised a post racial America. We elected Obama so that we could once and for all cleanse ourselves from the guilt for our racial sins.

Obama running for election spoke of the “nation’s original sin of slavery,” in the celebrated “A More Perfect Union” speech on race.but promised redemption. Elect Obama, and your sins will be forgiven.

Shortly after election, we discovered that our original sins were irredeemable, we are all guilty, we all must be punished with hellfire for eternity.”

“In retrospect it is now apparent that we were locked onto this course when all men were declared to be equal. They are not, and pretending that they are necessarily results in legal privileges for inferior groups.

We can never have the same laws for different groups, and we don’t.

“England has become a fascist state. What Hitler could not do, they have done to themselves.

Why England, why?”

“If it was a fascist state, it would be acting in the interests of its native population, not trying to destroy it.”

“You really think I haven’t spent time in a newsroom? I’ve spent time in too many. Bleak. You’re welcome to come by SpaceX, but please stop assuming I’m against all journalists. This is not true. Something needs to be done to improve public trust in media.”

“I’m for real: when was the last time you spent time with a reporter in a newsroom who was doing anything other than interviewing you? I think it’s important you come by and see the process.”

“You’re missing the point and living in a bubble of self-righteous sanctimony. The public doesn’t trust you. This was true *before* the last election & only got worse. Don’t believe me? Run your own poll…”

“You’re very smart so I want you to think about this for a second. Do you think it’s in the interest of powerful people to A: support a free press that exposes their lies, or B: tear it down so their lies are easier to tell? Now ask yourself why the polls would look bad.”

“Who do you think *owns* the press? Hello.”

“Harvey Weinstein and Tommy Robinson were both in court today.

One was charged as a sexual predator and the other was charged with reporting on sexual predators.

You’ll never guess which one is already on their way to prison.”

“Contrary to popular leftist memes, rape is about sex, not power. That’s why chemically castrated people don’t do it anymore.”

“if building housing at transit will displace people, wait til you see what NOT building it will do to prices”

“All buildings are predictions.

All predictions are wrong.”

“Imagine you knew a guy. Imagine this guy was willing to say for you, “Yeah, if she has her tits chopped off, she’s totally a man now.” Like, doesn’t that give you a warm fuzzy feeling? He must really like you to be willing to lie that flagrantly to help you out.

Problem is if you make too many friends, the lie will become a thing. Is he lying for you, or just because everyone is doing it? So now you have to come up with an even bigger lie, and see if he’ll still say it.”

“#pointDeerMakeHorse”

“But would you be willing to ride the deer?”

“If you’re not then it shows that you don’t really believe it’s a horse, no?”

“The future is fucking a man to signal you think he’s a woman, forever.”

“There are different structural reasons, I think, for why nerds aren’t considered social. In my experience, nerds aren’t particularly “unsociable” at all around people they already know and have a lot in common with. Now note that this has been the normal social situation for most of human history. We evolved to live in small tribes with people we’ve known all our lives and have everything in common with, and the dicey issue of interacting with strangers was up until quite recently dealt with by way of formal scripts, roles and rules (there’s a reason nerds like to roleplay old-fashioned politeness).

Large modern societies where we constantly meet new people and our interactions with them are expected to be informal and “natural” right away, requires a level of people-reading proficiency I suspect is historically unprecedented. That’s going to be tough for many, and the less you have in common with the average person the tougher it’s going to be — unless the way you’re different is by being more attuned to other people’s feelings. That is, unless you’re a wamb. Nerds get isolated.

In short: Part of nerdy asociality could be due to people being poorly adapted to an unnatural environment, not unlike how widespread obesity is a result of poor adaptation to an unnaturally wealthy, food-rich environment.”

“I could compile a list of examples that sniped me recently and this post would be better for it, but I don’t want to for the same reasons most people don’t want to start a “things with a terrible stench”-collection.”

“I see I’m talking to a list of talking points instead of a person. I think I’ll stop.”

“I know that the English congratulate themselves on their humanity and the good nature of the nation, but as much as they might proclaim this, nobody else repeats it for them!”

“The opportunity cost of even the best schools is enormous, even compared to doing nothing at all.”

“Feminist: “Let’s destroy the family structure”

*Society starts falling apart

Feminist: “Society is falling apart because of men””

“There’s a limit to indulging women’s whims. When you see feminism, you’ve clearly passed it.

So yes, it’s men’s fault.”

“- Islamic teacher who sexually assaulted 11 yr old girl is spared jail.
– Tommy Robinson who reports on these cases is sent to jail.”

“Tommy Robinson is a habitual Noticer, so it would have been easy to predict something would happen to him.”

“Women vary a whole lot less. If one woman can do a job, almost all women can also do that job. Or put another way, any fault she finds in the woman next door is probably also in her. And in any replacement hires. They might as well just get along.”

“Arguing semantics are often derided, but it shouldn’t be. Telling someone not to argue semantics is to imply that they should accept whatever vocabulary is given to them, i.e. accept to have the terms of debate dictated to them. That’s often tantamount to begging the question, since a lot of public discourse is dedicated to shaping the meaning of labels and getting them to stick to certain things (and to resisting and disrupting your enemies’ attempts to do this). That’s PR. That’s rhetoric. But not traditional, “focused” rhetoric where a man in a toga tries to convince the senate to launch an invasion. This “unfocused rhetoric” isn’t about some specific decision, it’s about influencing the background memetic environment to be more favourable to your interests.”

“[T]he English retaking England without firearms is not strategically impossible, except the part where the peasants would have to stop acting docile and submissive.”

“Debt is just slavery with extra steps.”

“You have stated to the German people that you were primarily concerned with the restoration of their democratic mode of life. But you have not said a single word that you want to restore to them the sensible foundations of living, which have been denied to them these past 25 years.”

“It is my fervent wish that you may at least live to see the day on which the world, and the western nations in particular, will become aware of the bitter truth that it was you and your friend Roosevelt who sold the future to Bolshevism for a cheap personal triumph over nationalistic Germany. This day may come sooner than you like, and you in spite of your advanced age, will be vigorous enough to see it dawn bloody red over the British Isles.”

“if you insult a journalist they dox you and then cyberstalk you and then talk to your friends about you and then write it up and publish it under a well known brand which will now be associated with your name when someone googles you; wow, these people sound cool”

“No idiot, it’s the opposite. How you mouthbreathers are let loose in society is beyond me”

“The premise of democracy is to let loose all the mouthbreathers.”

“Journalists always lie. If you’re to the right of them, they smear you. If you’re to the left, they cover up for you.”

“They don’t enjoy the genuine world. they’re just in it for the status points which mysteriously accrue to generic photographs.”

“Whenever anything unexpected happens, the programmed role has to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the future, and when it isn’t, Rome falls.”

“We need to be subject to critique by people who know what they’re doing.”

“This is hard when the West largely rejects the idea that some people know what they are doing better than others.”

“This drift can readily be seen by comparing 2006 4chan to 2018 facebook.

4chan was considered the darkest, scummiest corner of the internet (outside of the “dark web”), and yet the posts from that era are borderline tame compared to the jokes that I see posted on a daily basis on facebook, which is considered the front-and-center of the internet.

This is over a period of twelve years, not even a full generation.

I already feel culturally alienated from people who are only 10 years younger than I am. I can’t imagine what the difference between me and any children I have in the near future would be. Can you imagine what the internet will be like in twenty years? Because I know I can’t.”

“One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one man buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.”

“The alternative to witch hunts is a shooting war or surrender to annihilation. If you insist on pretending to be friends with your enemies, you die or you’re cast aside by those who want to live.”

“If multiculturalism makes our societies better why do we have more crime, less money, crippled police, stretched healthcare systems, industrial scale rape, a fear of asserting our own culture, constant ethnic complaints, & the claim this this won’t end until we are wiped out?”

“How exactly have Native Americans acquired this reputation as principled environmentalists? None of the races created much pollution before the Industrial Revolution, and by that time period, there were barely any Native Americans left to partake in the environment trashing. It’s not like they made a conscious choice to preserve the earth.”

“>merely a containment chamber”
“Seems like a non-answer.”
“So a play pen, how nice.”
>concentration camps
LMAO”

>a containment channel
were complaints about the censorship really so pervasive that they fucked up every other conversation? that’s impressive and also probably a sign they should stop censoring shit instead of taking increasingly dumb measures to shut people up”
“At least it’s a sign they might be listening”
“way too optimistic, bordering delusional”

“So in translation: here’s a live complaint box so you can’t say we’re not listening, nice.”
>containment channel
So, basically they wanted to “legally” ban people for talking bad things about the game.”
>more unnecessary drama
They aren’t taking this seriously at all.”

“>Hey guys we set up a containment channel to post your censorship complaints here

>away from the main channel

>so other users can’t see the complaints

>so others don’t know about it”

“It’s literally “please complain it here in this off channel, we’re sick of seeing you guys complain about this on the main channel. Post it here on this off channel instead so we can ignore it and browse the main channel without you guys bitching all the time about the censorship. We have no intention of ever checking this censorship off channel. thanks for understanding””

“They said employees will be reading, though, just believe.”

“no, fuck these idiots. what needs to be said has already been said. more feedback means nothing, this is just an excuse to ban or mute people who want to talk about the subject in a venue people actually fucking use”
girls frontline

“Actors, of course. Names. How much of some names’ early access to parts is due to ability, how much to nepotism. Just so, for instance, Sophia Coppola directs, as does the daughter of David Lynch. If you read the closing credits of films all kinds of familiar and vaguely familiar last names may be seen, and someone in the business once told me, “If you ever think you smell something, you do.”

Kobe Bryant’s father played in the NBA and Kobe from his earliest years was basically bred for basketball. Philly area people may remember that when Kobe was in high school there were rumors about him getting the best of Stackhouse and other Sixer guards in pick up games.”

“Seems to be true even in motorsports. At least a few F1 drivers today are progeny of F1 drivers yesterday…”

“We just happen to have the books/meds you need to meet regulations which we helped write!”

“You know what the best thing is about the end of the day?
Tomorrow, it starts all over again.”

“I’m an account service represen- I-I’m an account manager.”

“Why are you here?”

“You want me to stick my hand in there?”
“Yes, I want you to catch it.”

“Every culture has a secret code. One you won’t find in traditional texts.”

“What the fuck have you done lately?”

“The sleeper must awaken.”

“This one kills only animals.”
“Are you suggesting the duke’s son is an animal?”
“Let us say I am suggesting you may be human.”

“We have entered the time where all will turn against us and seek our lives.”

“You must choose the name of manhood, which we will call you openly.”

“Don’t be worried, everyone gets one here.”

“He who can destroy a thing controls the thing.”

“I’m dead to everyone unless I try to become what I may be.”

“It’s not too hard to redpill someone a bit IRL by demonstrating that Rotherham could not have happened anywhere except a Western liberal democracy.”

“Negging doesn’t work on women with IQs over 90.”
“Could be a joke.
Could be a never take dating advice from women.
It could be a ‘It doesn’t work on me, get contrarian/disagreeable and prove me wrong,’ *bites lip*.”

“The inescapable dread of realizing mastering one or two, or maybe several skills and cultivating natural curiosities would have been more valuable than 12 years of public education”

“The realization that sitting on the lawn farting into the grass would have been more valuable than any given minute in Prussian school.”

“There’s a law of identity relation, which shows that consciousness doesn’t have the correct properties to be physics.

Physics doesn’t go away if you stop believing in it.

Thoughts are defined by going away if you stop believing in them.”

“Illusion thinks itself real.
Illusion = reality. Substitute.
Reality thinks itself real. Yes, yes it does.”