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  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 7, 7:49pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

As far as I can tell, most so-called 3D-printed guns are no more lethal than "potato canons" made of PVC pipes. In fact, you can easily go to Home Depot and make some kind of higher muzzle velocity launchers out of metal tubes, and a little propane gas or even gasoline as propellant.

Gun control was an early-to-mid 20th century technology phenomenon: mass production technology introduced a nexus in making personal weapons, the mass production gun makers. Very soon, both electronic lasers and electromagnetic rail guns powered by capacitors or solid state high current batteries (technology necessary for soon-to-be-here fast charging car batteries) will enable easy home manufacturing of personal weapons, at which point "gun control" will be quite infeasible.

The difference between citizens vs. slaves/serfs/helots is that citizens are legally allowed to arm themselves.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 7, 8:01pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The M134's ancestor, the original Gatling Gun, was invented by Richard Gatling, who was a private inventor and tinkerer not a gun-maker or even gun-smith. He adapted the design of his seed planter to gun barrels, and the result was the Gatling Gun, the first rapid-fire machine gun in the world. It came about more or less the same way the two Steves came up with the original Apple computer in a garage, except Gatling had even less prior experience with making guns than Woz had with making computers.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 8, 10:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Or find a blue-eyed blonde with big tits, and is also sweet and demure. The girl being a particular race is not important to me, so long as she has C or D boobs (but not E+), is sweet and demure, and no more than 125lbs (prefer 105-110lbs when initially meeting, but will allow extra 15-20lbs when pregnant).
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 13, 10:48am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

1. IQ is quite real. The US military has been using IQ tests for recruitment for well over half a century. That's where mission-critical and life vs. death can be direct consequences, so SJW make-belief wouldn't fly (the reality-check is the only advantage coming from regular engagement in small wars; reality check for both technology and personnel policies).

2. Group average does not determine every particular individual. It's just like the height scenario across genders: the average for adult male in the US 5'9", that of female is 5'4"; however, there are obviously cases of individual woman taller than individual man. OTOH, when you have 1000 women and 1000 men picked at random, the average of the men is likely taller than the average of the women. Likewise, if you have 1000 positions that requires 6' in height, then you are likely to have men to women ratio higher than 10:1. Such a lopsided result when sampling size is large is not due to sexism but simply 6'+ men out-number 6'+ women by more than 10:1.

3. There is average, then there is variance / distribution. For example, men and women IQ average are very close to each other (within 5 points or so of each other). However, the IQ of men have much wider distribution than that of women; i.e. there are far more geniuses among men and far more losers/dummies among men, compared to women. 97% of homeless are men; that's 30:1 ratio. At IQ>120, men out-number women by 2:1; at IQ>170 (deep into genius territory, which starts around 140), men out-number women by 30:1. Not a typo, not 3:1, but 30:1, just like the homeless ratio the other way. 97% homeless being men, and 95% of Fortune500 CEO's being men (and 90+% prison inmates being men) are not necessarily due to sexism at all. In fact, when women accounted for nearly 10% of SP500 CEO's, it was a very profitable trading strategy to short whichever SP500 company that had relatively recently appointed female CEO (i.e. not a female executive who built the company from when it was small, like Meg Whitman of Ebay, but a color-waiving exercise appointing woman to the helm of a big company) SJW make-belief lose battles, in the battlefield and in the marketplace.

4. NBA having far higher than 15% black players is not due to racism; the specific players simply play better! Likewise, high tech companies' engineering positions having less than 15% blacks and less than 50% women are not necessarily due to racism or sexism; the statistically far more common case of being "6'+" and "can jump" in that specific field simply happen to be someone else. Despite the averages, there are individual cases of African Americans as well as women who are extremely intelligent (it might even be argued that AA's have wider IQ distribution). It is however a fallacy to promote that every AA or every woman should be extremely intelligent: such a policy would only make the individual AA and individual woman unhappy for not living up to the expectation.

5. IQ is highly correlated to income. However, income doesn't mean happiness, which is the result of exceeding one's own expectations. The high IQ person who never set out to prove him/herself as the smartest person, but finding success far beyond his/her own initial expectations, that makes the person much happier than the early-discovered "child geniuses." That, IMHO, is the strongest argument against doing too much genetic modification on fetus. OTOH, some modification for basic cognitive abilities will most certainly take place, just like parents will also buy genes that make boys a little taller.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 13, 9:52pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

IQ test measures a wide range of cognitive functions/abilities, and is very much culture-independent, as the problems usually involve perception and problem solving that have nothing to do with any culture. You can define "intelligence" to mean whatever you want (say, the ability to lie and cheat and still run for president), but what you define as "intelligence" would have less to do with real life problem-solving ability of the subject than IQ test score does. IQ tests have proven so good at assessing a person's ability to solve real life new problems that the person has never encountered before that IQ test score has become the substantive assessment behind the short-hand "intelligence," simply because no other measure of "intelligence" has come even close to the relevance and predictive power of IQ tests: it beats educational degree achievement and parentage, as well as upbringing and cultural background!

Correlation does not mean causation.

Correlation is the only thing we human beings can observe. "Causation" requires interpretation. Even the basic Newtonian formula F= m * a is result of correlation from observed data. There is no way we can refute the possibility that the entire universe is run by a bunch of little green aliens who can pause time in infinitiimal slices and then rearrange us and all objects around us according to some rule book they use before hitting the continue button; or for that matter, everything in this universe is a simulation run on an alien's computer, and Plank length is the granuality of the simulation. There is simply no way to refute that version of "causation" interpretation. All we can observe directly is correlation.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 14, 6:10am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

alpo says
F=ma isn't a prediction (F=ma), its a definition (F ≡ ma) . Force is defined as mass times acceleration, it can't be false in any situation. Intelligence isn't defined as IQ.

"F=ma" is not true in Relativistic Mechanics. In other words, "F=ma" is never accurate, but only an approximation at slow velocity.

I'm sure the word "force" existed in English long before Isaac Newton wrote his book on Newtonian Mechanics. Perhaps a 200-year earlier version of you might have tried to debate him on what "force" was, just like the current version seems to prefer a version of definition already 100 years out of date.

Reality says
There is no way we can refute the possibility that the entire universe is run by a bunch of little green aliens who can pause time in infinitiimal slices and then rearrange us and all objects around us according to some rule book they use before hitting the continue button; or for that matter, everything in this universe is a simulation run on an alien's computer, and Plank length is the granuality of the simulation.

There is no proof of that.

At least it's not proven false like the faith/theory in "F=ma"

alpo says
We don't know what Intelligence means - people are still working on trying to figure it out. There is simply no well accepted definition of Intelligence like we have a well accepted definition of Force, so unless you first come up with a well accepted definition of "Intelligence", you can't really measure it and you won't be able to come up with a well accepted definition of Intelligence because we are still trying to figure out what "Intelligence" is.

If you wish, you can replace every occurrence of the word "intelligence" in discussions on intelligence/IQ with "the quality of performing well in IQ tests." Guess what? "the quality of performing well in IQ tests" happens to be far better correlated with a person's ability to solve numerous different new (to him/her) problems than just about any other quality that a person can be measured, including but no limited to "the quality to do well in school" (educational background / degree), "the quality of being raised well" (the SJW theory that everyone is born the same in every way, only raising and education matter), etc. etc. That "quality of performing well in IQ tests" happens to permeate the performance in almost all fields that require thinking and mental acuity. What word you use as a short-hand for "the quality to do well in IQ tests, and do well in real life problem solving" is not nearly as important as the phenomenon/concept itself. Almost all well established researchers in the field have adopted the term "intelligence." You can call that quality "divinely gifted if black/female but evil if white/male" if you wish, but still wouldn't change the facts on the ground: just change the word "intelligence" in the reading material to "IQ score" (or "that which can not be spoken, but is divinely gifted if black/female but evil if white/male") and you get the same observed phenomena.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 14, 4:59pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"Cooperation" in economics usually means division of labor and mutually willing exchange, not everyone trying to do the same thing and competing in each other's niche while stepping on each other's toes.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 14, 9:18pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Aphroman says
Cooperation - the process of working together to the same end.

Cooperation - is the process of groups of organisms working or acting together for common, mutual, or some underlying benefit, as opposed to working in competition for selfish benefit.

In economics cooperation - the formation and operation of cooperatives. also known as co-ops

May want to read up on what happened in the first few years after the May Flower landed in Plymouth:

In addition to gender division of labor (allowing women less exposed to risks associated with hunting and battles), what the Cro-Mags had over the Neanderthals was a cross-continent trade network (as evidenced by the Cro-Mags' weapons and tools made from much better material transported from very far away). If our ancestors had tried a large scale co-op instead, they'd have starved to death just like the early settlers at Plymouth Colony (and Virginia Colony before them) found out. Personal responsibility (i.e. sub-division of resources into private domains) and division of labor through mutually willing trade are what bring forth resource abundance (and survival in a resource-limited environment, where Economics apply/matter).

MisterLefty says
Experience and natural selection also count for a lot. Folks that left Africa faced new challenges that selected survivors. The stay behinds, not so much.

Very well said. There was also a fundamental economic difference between sub-Sahara Africa vs. regions entered into by groups who were driven out by the stay-behinds: sub-Sahara Africa had an abundance of easily attainable food year-round for human ancestors; poisonous snakes/insects, food poisoning and tropical diseases put a lid on human population growth (before modern medicine lifted that lid in the 20th century), so the population was almost always below the land's natural (food) carry-capacity. The driven-out groups however faced much harsher environments, where food was either scarcer to begin with or had seasonality that made food almost unattainable during part of the year (winter) if not artificially stored / transported. OTOH, random disease/poison death rates were much lower in cooler climate zones. That environmental stability/cyclicity made intelligence, knowledge accumulation, division of labor and trade into evolutionary advantages, as they would raise the land's (food) carry-capacity, especially when the population was less exposed to random death events like snake/insect venom and tropical diseases.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 20, 7:21pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rin is setting himself up to be mugged, murdered and/or target of taxation / revolutionary confiscation, given that he has no kids and nobody to pass the money to or even administer the money if/when he is incapacitated. Be very careful the hoes you see are not run by pimps with bigger ambitions. Also make sure your driver is trust-worthy.

Whereas this guy mentioned by Joshuatrio (and Rin's friend to a less degree) are doing the logically correct financial planning: their kids' college education will be paid for by Rin, assuming Rin is not mugged, murdered or confiscated (via taxation or revolution) by the time their kids go to college.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 20, 8:57pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The lessons of Zimbabwe, South Africa and Venezuela (along with numerous 20th century precedences) shows that just because your name is on an account or on a piece of property, doesn't mean you own it unless you and your family can defend it; as a corollary, If you are a highly productive person, it is your responsibility to raise highly productive next generation and teach them how to shoot vermin. Otherwise, your productivity and accumulated wealth would be like leaving food out in the open all over the house (instead putting them in solid containers): rewarding and inducing rat and roach infestation.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Aug 21, 7:31pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rin says

Hate to say it but more and more kids are becoming like Eric Cartman (of South Park), even from productive households.

That's usually the result of having only 1 child and lacking manly father figure in the child's life. Kids growing up with proper father figures and siblings (especially those with younger siblings) turn out quite well.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 1, 4:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

As a trophy wife, your fulfillment is two fold:

1. Your limited number of eggs and the very limited space-time in your uterus are taken up by competent off-springs;

2. Your baby-raising project will be well supported by your competent husband / co-parenting partner.

As a husband to a trophy-wife, or a co-parenting partner to a series of trophy-women, you:

1. Seek professional success, wealth and social status in order to win trophies in the forms of the opposite sex.

2. Have developed that sex-drive towards female trophies because it was a a long string of genetic successes just like that has led to you.

Women seeking professional success before children, and men turning into "grass-eating men"/herbivore or turning into whore-mongers, are little more than druggies who seek to stimulate / pacify their dopamine pathways using narcotics instead of enjoying our own internal dopamine through overcoming difficulty/hardship on our way to success and wealth. The dopamine pathway is there to help guide us through overcoming difficulties/hardship to achieve success . . . just like the sex hormones and oxytocin pathway are there to guide us towards competitive reproduction.

You as a man would indeed feel unsatisfied if becoming a house-husband; a woman would likewise feel extremely unsatisfied if she has to put out for a house-husband on top of being the bread-winner of the family. The two genders are not the same because each is evolved facing an opposite environment.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 3, 10:40am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It's a replay of what happened to the French royal palace in Paris, the Tuileries Palace:

That one took 300 years to build, then was burned down by the original communist revolutionaries: the Paris Commune, contemporary to Karl Marx himself.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 3, 10:44am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heyyou and Marcus,

If you dig that deep, you may as well realize that the entire "socialist/communist ideology" is little more than a fraudulent scam run by big-money/banking interest to create chaos and impoverish the middle class in a society (and kill off the upper-middle class competitors), so the big banksters can buy up the assets in the resulting bankrupt society at fire-sale prices.

The "over-educated" having too high expectations but little marketable skills to fulfill those expectations are usually their tools for accomplishing the vandalism.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 3, 12:03pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
This is along the lines of what I was thinking. IT makes zero sense that destroying cultural relics would be a good political move for comminists. But it does make sense that destroying the museum and blaming communists (using historical presedent as evidence somehow ?) would be a great way to destroy the political power communists might otherwise gain.

The point of communist movement (as it is always financed by big-money/banksters) is destroying society/middle-class ("bourgeois")/culture (i.e. institutional memory), so that the population would surrender themselves to slavery, which is essentially what a money-less society is: the ante-bellum southern slave plantation gave the slaves free medicine, free education, free housing and even free food and free clothing . . . all at the discretion of the owners, just like people living under communist states had them all for "free" at the discretion of their owners/leaders. Individual ownership of real sound money and the right to dispense such in small increments (and take full responsibility for consequences) is what give individual freedom (the rights and responsibility of that freedom).

When money withered away in late Rome through government enforced hyper-inflation, the Roman citizens did choose to surrender themselves to big estates as serfs. That's essentially what all socialist/communist movements try to accomplish: coerced removal of individual choice, so the vast majority of the population become serfs and slaves. That's why medicine and education prices have been run up so much in the past century (from when doctors could barely make a living before AMA founding to medicine becoming harvesting mechanism for taking the entire networth of a middle class or upper middle class family), so that 99% of the population would have to buy into scams called "health insurance" and financial aid for something that they should have been able to afford entirely on their own for 1/5 to 1/10 the price. That's how removal of individual choice is carried out: artificially creating demand and limiting supply, so that the money in the hands of middle-class is rendered worthless.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 3, 10:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

People with pre-existing conditions were already screwed when they got the condition under the government regulations that forbid less expensive treatment. All insurance scams can accomplish is screwing the rest of the population and make the treatment all the more expensive and unaffordable to people without seeking "public assistance" (i.e. worship at the altar of the false god akin to mafia-run "window and orphan fund" )

It's as if government regulations allowed only licensed restaurant professionals make/sell food under the pretense of preventing food poisoning (which sometimes happens when ordinary people prepare their own food, never mind some restaurants also cause food poisoning, just like some doctors and hospitals kill people through medical accidents, the #2 most frequent cause of deaths in the US currently); under such a licensed monopoly scheme on food supply, meal prices would sky-rocket . . . giving out meal tickets to everyone via "food insurance" under such a licensed food-preparer monopoly would not alleviate food shortage.

Edit note: recast some compound sentences into simpler sentence structure.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 4, 12:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch says
Sick people FUCKING! DIE!

LOL! That's exactly what happens under Communism. Even the healthy people get worked to the bones so they can die quickly after the government officials forcibly extract utility from them in gulags (work/re-education camps) through forced over-work and starvation.

Mutually willing exchange in the market place (including voluntary charity) is what brings prosperity as well as health and longevity. Forcible looting is always inefficient, as looters (redistributors) don't work for free while those being looted tend to resist. One may argue that Communism might speed up evolution by making people die off quicker, but then what type of animals are evolved from that process? Looters, scammers and scums rise to the top in communist societies.

Is anyone surprised that Bernie Sanders' wife literally ran a public university into the ground/bankruptcy while drawing out-sized salary for herself? Just like their co-religious Chavez and Maduro ran Venezuela into the ground while making their own families into billionaires! Looters do not work for free; they are heck lot more expensive than competitive market participants to whom you can say no! Is anyone surprised that Bernie Sanders was bought off by Hilary's corruption machine during the primary? Bernie Sanders is a typical politician of the communism persuasion: stupid when young (over-educated in terms of expectations but lacking marketable skills; his wedding honeymoon was spent on a trip to the Soviet Union!), incompetent when middle age, venal when old, easily corruptible throughout entire life. If in another profession, one would easily recognize such a character as a village common whore! Do we really need to talk about his recent protege?
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 6, 6:40am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

LastMan says
I'm sure having people self diagnose and write their own prescriptions will reduce overdoses.

The quoted comment was likely meant to be ironic, but in reality quite factual: a drug addict who overdoses himself sufficiently to kill himself in one go can not over-dose himself again . . . whereas in the current situation, the same drug addict can over-dose every other month, and run up half a dozen EMT and emergency room bills every year for multiple years for taxpayers. The overall number of overdose incidents would actually drop if we would just let the terminal drug addicts have enough fun to die off.

We all have a pre-existing condition: dying! It's programmed into our genetic code, so that we can vacate the niche someday for our offspring. Every day that we are alive, we are in the process of dying. Living and being healthy are temporary conditions. Every effort made through the expensive tax-and-redistribution process to extend the lives of some people's pre-existing medical conditions has to come at the cost of shortening many someone else' health/happiness/life-span. This reality results from the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics: entropy of an overall system can only increase. Running social welfare is like running an air-conditioning/refrigeration unit: it can only make a smaller room/box cooler by pumping heat from that small area out to the bigger room/environment, with the additional heat resulting from running the refrigeration system added to the bigger room/environment.

Socialist medicine as the bleeding-hearts envision it is fundamentally anti-evolutionary: it would disproportionately encourage the breeding of people with expensive medical conditions. We already know that many chronic conditions (such as cancer and heart disease) have significant genetic component. If taxpayers are forced to write blank checks for those conditions, such a policy would obviously result in dysgenics: transferring resources from families that do not have those bad genes to families that do. So, the process then would have to be quickly stopped by some kind of government panel deciding what kind of conditions are deserving of taxpayer subsidy, what don't. Another expensive food fight! Why not just let people be, let them take care of their own conditions as inexpensively as they can afford themselves. We know individual shoppers are very good at discovering less expensive solutions and drive technology forward to bring us new products of higher efficacy/cost ratio . . . whereas bureaucrats spending other people's one are known for adhering to expensive solutions in order to preserve their own jobs ("nobody ever got fired for buying IBM"). So in the long run, giving people the freedom to take care of themselves is also the most humane solution.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 6, 7:43am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says

And yet many countries have much better health outcomes than ours,for less money, with nationalized health care. Yes, there are negatives, which is why we should do it better. Probably by allowing for supplemental policies, that do allow those with the resources to buy more expensive specialized care .

Many socialists were fooled by similar short-term benefit of nationalization decades ago by Soviet central planning (including medicine). Didn't people in Venezuela vote for Chavez and loved the guy in the first few years? In case it's not obvious, the good-looking health outcomes in many other countries are helped by pharmacy subsidy from the US (i.e. the entire rest of the world), availability of flying to the US for cure for those can afford it, and out-right statistical lies (like Cuba not registering birth until the new-born is multiple months old).

WE already do this for or old folks, which consume most of the health care anyway.

Do you not realize that Medicare is heading towards bankruptcy? or that many advanced treatment are not available for Medicare?

Socialism has appeal to those who have short memory and short attention span . . . in the same way that eating seed corn in the middle of winter has appeal to the ignorant: in the short run, the belly is more full, at the expense of terminal starvation in the not too distant future.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 8, 5:20am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

IMHO, solar panels have value in giving household energy independence. The mining processes that produce the special mineral material necessary for making batteries and high torque electric motors however are highly polluting. Natural gas, oil and even coal are renewable energy sources too: they are produced by radioactive decay of Uranium and Thorium inside the earth and earth-moon tidal force generating heat and high pressure environment below the earth's crust turning limestone (laid down at ocean floor then subducted into the earth at tectonic plate boundaries) and water into natural gas (CH4, methane); then bacterial action stripping hydrogen atoms (as bacteria's own food/energy source) turn CH4 into C2H6 (ethane) followed by further hydrogen-stripping and elongation of the carbon chain, eventually resulting in chains long than 4-carbon (carbon chain 5-40 in length is petroleum/oil). Eventually bacteria stripping away all hydrogen and leave behind carbon/coal. The real problems with burning coal are particulate/soot/sulpher pollution during combustion, human cost in mining and high transportation cost compared to pipelines.

The real issue I see with Musk is that, his recent actions seem to indicate a man who wants to be fired by the board. Who knows, perhaps getting fired would allow him to sell his shares in a sinking ship?
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 18, 12:03pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

How many on the Right have been found to be sexual perverts? Kavanaugh?

The only proven pervert in this case so far is Christine Ford: suffering from rape fantasy (false memory of being gang-raped by 4 guys nearly 4 decades ago, as teased out by her therapist); how those 4 guys in her false memory merged into Kavanaugh is anyone's guess, perhaps having something to do with Christine's brother being a partner at the law firm that worked for Fusion GPS.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 23, 9:03pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

LeonDurham says
He's toast. At least one more accusation and maybe a 3rd.

Guessing he'll withdraw tomorrow. Republicans won't risk him failing and then running out of time to confirm someone else before the midterms.

There are literally thousands of people who claim/remember themselves to have been abducted and raped by space aliens; doesn't mean any space aliens were present during any of those alleged encounters. All those allegations show is the frailty of human memory, and the venality of political operatives in the donkey party: they are literally trivializing real victims of rape and sexual assault by making up those nonsensical accusations.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 23, 9:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

My poor Rep/Con babies! Did you pee-pee your diapers? Are you going to take your ball & go home?
You didn't want to give Eric Garland a chance to be voted on in a Presidents 2nd term.
Now you want to an appointment when your Traitor hasn't completed half a term.
You started the shit!
Did you think Democrats wouldn't get pissed-off?
Let's see how you like it,if/when Democrats take over one or both houses & shut out all the Rep/Con socialist
govt. paid elected officials.

If you are going to be stupid,you better be tough.

Procedural non-tabling is standard practice in parliamentary / congressional politics, just like Presidential pocket veto.

Making up false accusation however makes the particular political party doing it look extremely dishonest (and is criminally liable). Unlike the Anita Hill incident, this scandal is going to cost the Democrats dearly in the mid-term election.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Sep 29, 10:01pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Religious "conservatives" are usually what literally bring lives after the "liberal" shit-testing cunts toss their men off their backs and kill their own offspring. What the SJW "rape" accusers are really trying to do is to eliminate the sensitive near-eunuchs like the Kav from the gene pool, while yearning for a primordial mass raping from the Muslim near-cavemen. The 3rd accuser's story said as much: she would not stop attending parties where girls are gang-raped (nor report to police even if she is the only adult at the party where minors gang-raping girls), and she envisioned herself being gang-raped!

The same scenario took place when the early Christians forced the female head of the world's largest university (Hypatia of Alexandria) and her followers into either deaths or hiding, and took power from her secular political allies. All the successful religions essentially did the same thing: making their followers more reproductive. So their followers literally replaced their opponents. It's the same way as Roe v. Wade having decimated the liberal population, and the younger generations are more and more likely born to anti-abortion therefore conservative parents therefore shifting the population to conservativism despite constant liberal brain washing.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 2, 7:00am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

marcus says
when he was about to debate his wife. What ?

The same wife that attacked the rape victims of her husband. Comes to think of it, every single Democrat who voted for Hilary Clinton was endorsing her attack on rape victims! Including you!
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 2, 7:27am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

IMHO, the real earthquake will be the self-driving car. If/when people can work/sleep/exercise/shower during their commute on personalized vehicles door-to-door, the value of living in the city center vs. living in the suburbs or exurbs is drastically reduced. That combined with the SJW collapsing public schools in city centers will replay what happened to the relative valuation of cities like NY, Boston and DC vs. their suburbs in the 1955-1990 time period (express highways and "white flight").

The reversion of that trend during 1995-2017 was the result of the college bubble and increasing car insurance cost shoving an entire generation (or two) of youngsters who could not afford cars into the cities (and into late family formation). Aggressive policing and the delayed effect of legalizing abortion on declining crime rate also helped. "BLM," union trash collectors and rent-control have in the past couple years started the trend back in the 1955-1990's direction; self-driving cars will accelerate that process.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 2, 7:32pm   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

theoakman says
She can choose whatever she wants to, but she must also do Physics. It's a golden ticket to permanent employment and a decent six figure salary.

It's not clear how long this nonsense will last. I wouldn't bet my daughter's life plan and her long-term happiness on it. See, here's the problem: being a top CEO or cutting edge physicist (winning recognition akin to Nobel but at younger age), etc. etc. "champion" behavior makes a guy happy: because he gets to win extra pussies and extra reproductive opportunities from time immemorial. That's why it's always the male apes and male monkeys that drag a can around making a lot of noise. There is no such biological reward for a female monkey, or female ape, or female human: her reproductive potential is capped by her own time/space inside her womb. In fact, not pursuing high-stress careers actually increases her chances of reproductive success! That's precisely why our ancestors out-competed the Neanderthals (the Neanderthals did have their females join hunts and wars, whereas our ancestors CroMags were sexists and excluded girls from such high risk endeavors); how ironic, the real Neanderthals were actually more "equalists" and went extinct because of it!

theoakman says
Anyone that has knows that there is no intelligence gap.

There being no intelligence gap in the general population average doesn't mean there being no gap in the extremes: 97+% of the homeless are men. It's quite conceivable that at the bottom end of the IQ spectrum, men out-number women by 30-to-1. However, at the other end of the spectrum, for population having 120+ IQ (about top 10% of population), men out-number women by about 2-to-1. When the bar is raised to 170+ IQ (i.e. top 0.01% in IQ, 1 out of 10,000), men out number women by 30-to-1 ! That's where we find top shelf geniuses ("genius" starts at about IQ 140, cut off for top 3%), as well as mathematical geniuses with Autistic spectrum disorder, which afflict men 5 times as frequently as it does women! The 5-to-1 gender ratio is remarkably close to the IQ-140 line, where genius start to show.

What mechanism could account for such an outcome? The answer might be in our X-chromosome. X-chromosome carries 11 times as many genes as Y-chromosome (about 800 vs. 70). Each man has one X, whereas each woman carries two different X's (which get randomly picked for activation gene site by gene site in each of her cell, so the result is essentially an averaging of the two X's). So if a man is born with a lucky genius X-chromosome from his mom (he never gets it from his dad), he has extremely high probability of being a genius (i.e. so long as nothing too awful happening to him); whereas for a woman, she needs two copies of genius X-chromosomes to be a genius after averaging the two. Given that genius genes are rare by definition, it's much less likely to have two lucky tickets than one lucky ticket. The same goes for unlucky tickets, therefore far more dumb men at the bottom of the barrels than there are women at the bottom of the barrel, which is a good thing, as most women historically became mothers and had to care for their children, whereas the bottom of the barrel men usually didn't become fathers.

So what does all of this mean? Men are almost guaranteed to be over-represented in jobs that require a genius. OTOH, women are extremely important in producing geniuses! Only the mother's X-chromosome is passed to a son. Diverting smart women from reproducing literally kills the genius genes in the gene pool! Also, if you ever build an empire, don't pass it to your son, but to your grandson from one of your daughters! That likely explains why historical royal blood lines all resorted to in-breeding: it was actually the daughters that were carrying the genes but their sons exposing/manifesting the specific X-chromosome for pruning; of course, the daughters catch (outside) exceptionally good X-chromosomes by reproducing with her "hero" (via their daughter as a carrier, then manifest again in grandson). Extraordinary intelligence is essentially a semi-recessive (group of) gene in woman (clobbered by the statistical likelihood of the other X being average), but dominant in a man (because his Y-chromosome is a rump).
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GHB was legal over-the-counter purchase back then. The very concept of "date rape" was not invented until the Time Magazine cover story in 1991, just like "marital rape" (husband "raping" wife) wasn't even a legal concept before the states legislated into law variously between the 1970's and 1990's. Before those legal changes, it was the husband's right to have sex with wife as part of the marriage contract just like wife was entitled to support (and the wife could divorce the husband if she did not consent to sex; agreeing to marriage and choosing to stay in marriage was considered either active consent or acquiescing, which was considered adequate for consent). Likewise, before the invention of "date rape" as a legal concept in 1991, a girl going to a party like that without chaperone, going into a boy's dorm room (or inviting a guy over to her dorm room, which back then had very little besides a bed, a desk, a dresser and a closet; doing home work together could be done in common areas of the dorm or the library or the computer lab) and having the door closed instead of following high school rules having to leave the door open to the hall way (back then, dorm rooms were built along long hall ways, instead of suites; and boarding schools for kids under 18 usually had rules requiring leaving door open when member of opposite sex visiting) was considered consent. Otherwise, every single person attending Woodstock, where everyone took drugs, would be a rapist and a rape victim by today's standards!

You know what else, Rin, the late well-known feminist Andrea Dworkin stated every heterosexual intercourse is rape! It's entirely possible that what you are doing can be re-defined as rape a few years/decades from now: you are taking advantage of "socioeconomic oppression" of young women in Montreal to "compel" them into having sex with you. Haven't you heard of the Marxian term "wage slavery"? Despite mutually willing employment contract, and the worker's ability to find a different employer in the market place if doesn't want to work for the current one. When the feminists redefine rape to include any and all sex between men and women of different socioeconomic station therefore "she had to," your goose is cooked!

That's why it's extremely important to recognize the time context of alleged crime/guilt and not apply rules/laws retroactively. Kavinaugh graduated college in 1986, long before the Time Magazine cover story inventing "date rape." If we want to apply today's no drugs, no alcohol and positive "yes" rules to events taking place in the 1980's, then we might as well arrest all baby boomers and early gen-Xer's! While we are at it, we might as well arrest the entire rest of the male population, because the feminists (by definition sexists) will and have been pushing the law towards "all heterosexual intercourse is rape."

Then the question becomes: who will be doing the arresting and why? My suspicion is that the real ultimate goal of "feminism" is welcoming real violent rapists from outside a given civilization who would discard the silly laws of civilization that make reproduction inefficient in a mature civilization. Women instinctively/biologically know what's really needed; that's why they push boundaries. Of course, it would be silly for any individual guy to indulge a girl's biological instincts at risk to his own legal safety. Therefore, make plenty records of any/all interaction with a girl, and insist on no retroactive application of laws.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 4, 2:03pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

However, there is one downside to following Rin Wah Law: when the SJW rape/wolf-crying babies finally break down the civilized society, none of your genes (genetic offspring) will be around to enjoy the raping or the capturing of sperms from the biggest baddest rapist that the biological men and biological women respectively get to enjoy in an environment unencumbered by civilized laws!

I agree with you, Rin, on the need for becoming independently wealthy in today's society. However, banging hoes and wiping oneself from the gene pool is not a necessity. The genetic consequence of following the Rin Wah Law (i.e. MGTOW + paying hoes) is no different from being convinced to become a trans. Frederick Niche seemed to have embraced the Rin Wah Law about a full century before Rin's independent re-invention; that turned out to be a huge loss to humanity.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 5, 4:09pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If she is found to have lied in her letters to the Senate and subsequent hearing, can that $750k be forfeited to the Treasury Department because the money would be income from a crime! The particular fund-raising would be in itself a case of fraud.

Are Democrat donors now threatening her life? Ready to bump her off?
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 11, 12:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Rin says
We need RinWah Law, not Sharia Law!

A world under RinWah Law is a world at peace.

Too many wealthier Frenchmen following the RinWah Law diverting young French girls from reproducing in the past 3-4 decades is the reason why the place is being taken over by muslims.

BTW, it's the same reason why Roe v. Wade has over the long run produced today's American conservative demographic despite all the liberal brainwashing in schools: the liberals aborted their younger generation of voters.

In order to maintain a secular classical liberal (libertarian / conservatrive) society, the resident population has to be at least self-sustaining. That means, not every couple having 1 or 2 kids either, as that would result in spoiling of kids and turning them into either communists or religious fanatics (communists are one type of religious fanatics), but the wealthier and better off men need to take up the burden to raise multiple children in the next generation, so that the young siblings will learn from a young age what competition, collaboration/accommodation and personal responsibility mean.
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curious2 says
Reality says
is the reason

No, the decisions to import Muslims and to tolerate Islam are the reasons. France survived for centuries with a smaller French population than it has now, and without getting taken over by Muslims. France survived plague without getting taken over by Muslims. A slowly falling population does not in itself pose any threat. Japan and China are not being taken over by Muslims.

The decision to import Muslims was the direct result of declining/insufficient French population. Japan has been mired in depression for nearly 3 decades now due to the demographic decline. China is about to enter the same stage (if not already), once again due to demographic implosion.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 12, 6:02am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Japan is peaceful and stable largely because it is populated by the supremely peaceful and submissive Japanese. In what other country of over 50 million population would there not be riot / looting after the kind of tsunami and nuclear meltdown that they had? Another crucial factor propping up Japan is its massive export economy (i.e. net tax base). The entire non-export economy in Japan is a giant black hole: the perceived stability is purchased at the cost of hardly ever laying off any worker and keeping zombie companies alive across the entire domestic economy. Prosperity left Japan 20+ years ago. People are not rioting because they know their jobs have negative value (outside the export sector); everyone is dependent on social approval and government approval to make a living in the make-belief Japanese economy (outside the export sector), while the entire economy is kept going by the large export sector. That's why they have witnessed a massive concentration of population into Tokyo (government hand-outs to connected corporations), youths have been emigrating, and Japanese men have the highest suicide rate among the Group of 7 nations (despite not having guns, which usually account for a large percentage of successful suicides in other countries because suicide by gun is far less painful and far more decisive than just about any other method of suicide).

The fundamental reason why growing population is necessary for economic growth is not GDP growth per se, but the nature of division of labor: as technology progresses: specialization becomes more detailed and finer. Contrary to the usual nonsense about technologies eliminating jobs, they actually create more jobs than they eliminate: e.g. the replacement of horse cabs by automobiles taxis eliminated numerous jobs (horse breeders, ferriers, and etc.) but enabled far more jobs brought on by cheaper local transportation cost.

Regional wars in the rest of the world and resulting refugees have historically benefited the US: e.g. the Bulkan Wars before WWI and the Greek-Turkish War after WWI brought the massive number of Greeks to the US, the Vietnam War brought massive numbers of Vietnamese and Cambodians to the US. They all integrated and provided relatively cheap labor that benefited new (and old) businesses as well as average Americans already living in the US.

The difference this time with Middle Eastern immigrants is: the proliferation of welfare system and identity politics is removing the incentive to integrate and preventing them from integrating; that is creating a welfare dependent population instead of cheap labor that can benefit corporations and the average American population in general. Likewise for the recent immigration from south of the border. That is the economic aspect.

The spiritual aspect of the problem is that the collapse of religion in the West has created a vacuum for massive expansion of Islam. Society can not survive without religion (communism and nationalism are religions too, both with dire economic consequences on trade and division of labor). Why? think this way: in Detroit and large parts of Chicago, only 15% of of homicide cases are solved. That is a statistical fact. How can a society keep functioning if the population lose the religious (that which is believed but not proven) faith in murderers getting caught instead of getting away with it 85% of the time? On top of that, traditional religions like Christianity (and Islam) suppress women's hypergamy and induce the local population to multiply and provide the labor force that is necessary for growing specialization in the economy.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 12, 6:23am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Economic prosperity is a dynamic concept: improvement and betterment. People have expectations based on their prior/existing experience. Failing to meet those expectations results in depression.

As much as we admire the prosperity of the 1950's, if any of us is transported by a time machine back to the1950's, we'd find the life miserable: no internet, no cell phones, not even color TV! Car crashes could easily kill you!
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 12, 8:35am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

P N Dr Lo R says
Reality says
if any of us is transported by a time machine back to the1950's, we'd find the life miserable: no internet, no cell phones, not even color TV! Car crashes could easily kill you!
No we wouldn't because we don't miss what we've never had. We don't miss today the marvels people may have 50 years from now.

Thanks for making my exact point: prosperity is a dynamic concept relating to improvement (reality exceeding one's expectations), not a static absolute reality.

Due to that reason, historically immigrants with low living standard expectations and willing to work hard for a relative pittance in pay tended to benefit their new host country. Whereas today's Middle East immigrants looking forward to receiving welfare while not "taking any jobs" from the native population are actually far worse! What a lot of people don't understand is that: willing to do a job for less actually creates jobs (just like technology, because the money consumers save can be spent on new real economic demand) whereas welfare that has to be paid by taxes actually cost far more jobs!
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doik says
Her claim turned out to be true, therefore she could not possibly be lying,

No, her claim was and is false. Sharing 1/1024th with South Americans is actually genetically less Native-American than the average White American in the US, so her claim about her mom suffering from racial discrimination due to Native-American heritage was factually impossible and entirely made up. On top of that, without her false claim of Native American heritage, her law degree from a 3rd rate law school would never have enabled her to become a law professor at a law school of an Ivy League university, never mind Harvard Law School, which hired her as their first female faculty of color. She was a fraud, just like that white chick claiming to be black and worked her way to local NAACP leadership.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 16, 8:44am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

doik says
I'm talking about cold, hard facts.

The cold hard fact is that the average White Americans have more Native-American DNA than Warren does, simply due to historical cross-overs. The real Pocahontas (the Native American princess of the 16th century) went to England and had children there, and her children obviously married with local whites and blended into the white population. If anything, Warren's ancestors kept themselves more distant from people with Native-Americans ancestry than the average White Americans' ancestors did (i.e her ancestors were more xenophobic than usual), resulting in her DNA being more "white" than the average White Americans in the US. Warren's claim about her mother having suffered racial discrimination due to being Native American was entirely false.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 16, 10:33am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

doik says
Reality says
Sharing 1/1024th with South Americans is actually genetically less Native-American than the average White American in the US

This fact is meaningless. The average has nothing to do with the median. A few Native Americans will have 100% Native American ancestry pushing the average high while the median American will have 0% Native American ancestry. You are grasping at straws.

Please pay close attention to what I wrote. I did not write "average American" but "average White American"! I even capitalized the word "White" for you! The average White American has more Native American DNA than Elizabeth Warren does. The reason average White Americans have a small percentage of Native American DNA is due to both cross-overs and statistical noises.

The bottom line is that Warren in no way lied when she checked off a box in a job application. Having any ethnic ancestry makes it perfectly legitimate to check off such a box.

She did when she changed her race from White to Native American, and her appointment at Harvard Law School was lauded as the first female faculty member of color. Given her law degree from a 3rd rate law school, she would never have qualified as a law professor at Harvard Law School without that "color" card, which now we are finding out she doesn't actually have.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 16, 10:46am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

doik says
Jesus Christ! In order to even classify people as "white Americans" you must first have a criteria for determining which ethnic groups a person belongs to. So you can't evaluate the average of that set until the criteria is already in place, so it can't be used as the criteria itself. That's circular logic.

Now you are talking like a Neo-Nazi racial purist. Out here in the real world, there have been inter-marriages for centuries, and there are statistical noises in DNA analysis. In the real world, the average White American (as in those who identify themselves as White, and everyone else would perceive that person as White) has about 0.2% to 2% genes that in typical DNA analysis would consider signatures of "Native-American DNA."

You know what else is worse about Warren's claim? She didn't even take a standard commercial test, but picked a friendly geneticist, who compared her DNA to Columbian/Mexican/Peruvian DNA! So she is essentially basing a "Native American" claim on 0.1% Mexican/Columbian/Peruvian DNA. Are we sure that's not the 0.1% matching the Spanish/Mediterranean ancestry instead?

Why do you even care about Warren's ancestry?

Because her political career and academic career were very much dependent on the false claim. She is the one who brought up the issue this week, and her ignorance and misunderstanding of the basic math, statistics and genetics shown in her test result are truly astounding!

It was utterly unconscionable for a Whiter-than-usual-White person to exploit people's good will towards the Cherokee people, who have more than once before told her to stop the pretending.
  Reality   ignore (5)   2018 Oct 16, 11:03am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

doik says
So what? If a group praised Warren and you think it was unmerited, that is a complaint about the group, not about Warren.

Warren committed fraud when checking that box and claimed her mother was discriminated against for being Native American. Given the genetic test result, it was not possible for her mother to have been discriminated against for being Native American. The photos of her mother show no sign of being Native American; her relatives, those who are willing to speak out, had no inkling about what "Native American" talk in the family she was referring to.

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