Archive for July 2015
The latest stupid thing that Republicans are trying to do is to defund Planned Parenthood, and they are going to try to do it by threatening to shut down the government if they don’t get their way.
Planned Parenthood has been receiving government funding for a very long time, and I can’t think of a better use for government funds than preventing poor women from having children. Planned Parenthood is pretty much the only eugenic thing the government is doing. By reducing births of poor women, we are saving huge amounts of money. When poor women give birth, they get free hospital care and then the government pays for welfare, education, law enforcement to police their bad behavior, and then the children become adults dependent on more government welfare. Planned Parenthood is doing something to help break the cycle of welfare dependency. The Donohue and Levitt study showed that there is a correlation between legalized abortion and reduced crime. More poor children means more crime.
Why can’t Republicans do something useful, such as doing something about illegal immigration? No wonder why Trump is leading in the polls.
It’s reasonable that ocean currents could have carried debris to Reunion Island if the plane crashed in the area of the Indian Ocean where they were searching for it. Ocean currents are 2 mph, so debris can travel very far in a year. The South Equatorial Current could take debris to Reunion Island.
That’s a depressingly boring explanation.
Christophe Naudin, a French criminologist and specialist in aviation security, says that the wreckage is NOT from a Boeing 777.
This is not the first time that the French media has better coverage than the English media.
THURSDAY MORNING and BB670
No one else is taking Christophe Naudin seriously. He’s probably a bozo.
The marking BB670 was on the wing, and no one has been able to figure out what it means. You would think that someone from Boeing would have known that by now.
Another number on the debris, 657-BB, is said to be a part number from a Boeing 777 flaperon, so I guess it’s settled. The French guy is a bozo.
I finally watched the Sandra Bland arrest video. The traffic stop was going well initially, but when the cop goes back to his car to do cop stuff, Bland has time to develop a big black chip on her shoulder and when the cop comes back she is an Angry Black Woman, and is doing everything that Dale Carson would have told her not to do.
If she had read Dale Carson’s book Arrest-Proof Yourself, this wouldn’t have happened. Yes it was a traffic stop in which the cop goaded her into making a driving mistake by tailgating her, but that happened to me once in Arizona and I am a white person. And yes, changing lanes without signalling isn’t even a ticketable offense in many states. But had she just followed Dale Carson’s advice, all she would have had was a minor traffic ticket.
At Salon (a few weeks ago), an interview with religion professor Alan Levinovitz and author of Gluten Lie. His argument is that fad diets are quasi-religious beliefs.
Over two thousand years ago, there were these proto-Taoist monks in China who advocated strongly for a grain-free diet. [They claimed that] you could live forever. You could avoid disease. You could fly and teleport. Your skin would clear up.
I saw this countercultural rejection of grains, and then I saw almost the exact same thing, with the same kinds of hyperbolic claims, happening again with books like Grain Brain and Wheat Belly. And I thought to myself, you know, it’s funny, people are trying to debunk these fad diets with scientific evidence, but what they’re not realizing is that really these beliefs aren’t scientific at all. They’re wrapped in scientific rhetoric, but ultimately they’re quasi-religious beliefs that are based on superstition and myth.
Global warming, now called “climate change” is also a quasi-religious belief that is based on the same set of luddist assumptions of most fad diets, that modern technology is bad for us. (Anti-glutenism is sort of an exception because man has been eating wheat as a staple food for thousands of years, however the thinking is that wheat farming is a Neolithic invention, and anti-glutenism is an offshoot of the Paleo diet.)
We’re so afraid, and rightfully so, of judging ourselves better than other people, that now we have proxy words like “healthier” or “longer-lived” to stand in for the desirable moral judgment that we are superior to others.
That’s a very important observation, although the professor is afraid to disagree with the predominant SWPL/bobo philosophy of non-judgmentalism. It would actually be a lot better for society if rich people would indeed judge poor people for their bad behavior like having children out of wedlock, instead of only judging their diet.
Wow. He’s now way ahead of Bush and Walker. Despite the fact that the mainstream media has been dead set on depicting Trump as a joke and the Republican establishment hates him.
This demonstrates the benefits of (1) talking about illegal immigration, something that every other candidate is afraid to do; and (2) never apologizing for anything.
An ESPN host was fired for “denigrating” the intelligence of people from the Dominican Republic.
During his program Thursday, Cowherd questioned those who said baseball was complex. “Like I’ve never bought into that ‘Baseball’s just too complex,’ ” he said. “Really? A third of the sport is from the Dominican Republic.”
Cowherd provided some stats to back up the low academic achievement of the Dominican Republic (where most of the people are mulatto), but that only made him more racist.
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According to the DREAM Project website, “In a 2008 study of academic achievement for 3rd and 6th grade students in 16 Latin American countries, the Dominican Republic came in dead last in the areas of math, reading and science.”
Based on the few clues in this story, I predict that this will turn out to be a beta/omega male rage incident.
The shooter is a white male who is 58 years old. That’s too old to suddenly come down with mental illness like schizophrenia, which is what happened to James Holmes. The perpetrator is 58 year old, which seems very old for a beta/omega male rage shooting, but George Sodini was 48, and if a 48-year-old can rage, so can a 58-year-old.
In fact, I would not be surprised if it turns out that there are a lot of parallels between George Sodini and this unnamed shooter, such as attending PUA instruction and then realizing how impossible it is for a 58-year-old omega to suddenly start attracting younger women.
Of course, I could be totally wrong about everything.
“The shooter has a criminal history but it dates back several years, said Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft. He didn’t elaborate further.” This new information makes it less likely that this is beta/omega male rage and more likely that it’s regular criminal misbehavior. But it depends upon what’s in the “history.” Is it just a DUI that happened thirty years ago, or is it a lifetime of hardened criminal activity?
Found his LinkedIn profile. He sounds a little weird, but he is smart enough to write mostly proper English.
His LinkedIn profile claims that he has a JD from a bogus Christian school called Faulkner University. I think this is an important lead. He’s smart enough to graduate from a 4th Tier law school, but later in life became a “drifter.”
The plot of Trainwreck is described here in a single sentence: “Amy is a Manhattan Millennial who rides the cock carousel until she hooks a nice beta male to rescue her.” And the beta-male doctor is supposed to be happy that, having been celibate for the past five years, he is finally allowed to be able to provide financial support to a woman who during that time was having sex with dozens of alphas.
Given the topic of the movie, and that the shooter is a law school graduate from a Christian school who was never apparently married, I think this is looking more like a case of beta/omega male rage. But I would add that he shot at the wrong people. Instead of shooting at the people who actually made the movie, he shoots at schmucks who were passively being brainwashed while their hard-earned money was being transferred to the movie theater chain, Amy Schumer, and other stakeholders in the movie.
NOT BETA/OMEGA MALE RAGE
Houser’s wife and other family members filed for a temporary restraining order against him in 2008, the Associated Press reports.
According to court documents, Houser “exhibited extreme erratic behavior and has made ominous as well as disturbing statements,” and “has a history of mental health issues, i.e., manic depression and/or bi-polar disorder.”
The court documents said Houser’s wife became “so worried about (Houser’s) volatile mental state that she removed all guns and/or weapons from their martial residence.”
The documents said even though he lived in Phenix City, Alabama, he had come to Carroll County, Georgia, where they lived and “perpetrated various acts of family violence.”
She later filed for divorce.
Sounds to me like he’s just some crazy guy.
The media will blame this on racism. The SPLC is already plugging that angle:
[Houser] promoted the disproven racist theory that a connection exists between race and IQ, and even promoted The Bell Curve, a book written by racist Charles Murray.
I’m not sure this is a good reason to endorse a candidate. Society has been built on the contributions of beta males and not the hot wives of alphas. Based on this analysis, McCain was the best Republican in 2008.