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U.S. dot map

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https://demographics.virginia.edu/DotMap/index.html

If you want to know where the different races live in the United States, this map is excellent. Use it to avoid bad neighborhoods, like Detroit.

One thing that this map lets you see is that, in the South, blacks live in small towns and the countryside, while outside of the South, blacks are segregated into larger cities.

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August 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm

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VDARE targeted by corporate left

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This week, VDARE was cut off from Paypal and the hotel where they reserved a conference in 2018 canceled the reservation.

Luckily, I’m further below the radar than VDARE. But perhaps, to be prepared, I should look for a new blogging platform in Russia? This week, WordPress.com banned the anti-Semitic Vanguard America blog.

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Being old enough to remember the Cold War, it does seem very weird that Russia is now the place to go to avoid U.S. censorship.

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August 17, 2017 at 8:04 am

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The anti-establishment right

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The term “alt-right” now means idiots who hate Jews and who appropriate Nazi-inspired imagery if not actual swastikas, like the people who protested in Virginia.

Because the left likes to think of themselves as being “anti-establishment” (even though the reality is that the left is the new establishment), this term is more resistant to leftists changing the meaning.

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August 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm

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Asian fraternities

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First, a pledge is blindfolded and separated from his assigned ‘‘Big,’’ an older fraternity brother, by a line of brothers whose arms are linked together. For the most part, this line signifies the barrier between glumly accepting America’s vision of emasculated, toadying Asian men and the great promise of success and masculine fulfillment.

Interesting NY Times Magazine article about Asian fraternities, the Chinese-American immigrant experience, and a specific murder prosecution for a death at an Asian fraternity hazing ritual.

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It’s a real shame about the closing of Mount Airy Lodge in 2001, which provided a Catskills-like experience for gentiles. I guess it didn’t survive for the same reason that the Catskills resorts didn’t survive.

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August 9, 2017 at 12:45 pm

How is T-Rex doing?

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The mainstream media has had nothing but bad things to say about Rex Tillerson. However, the MSM hates everything about the Trump administration, and cannot be trusted as any sort of unbiased source of information. Not when the topic is Trump or anyone he has hired.

Because the White House provides little if any sort of top-down guidance for any of the cabinet positions (at least not that I can discern), each department head is left to pursue his or her own agenda. And what is Rex Tillerson’s agenda? I would guess that he has no policy-oriented goals at all, and his main agenda is to reorganize the State Department because he believes it’s a bloated and useless government bureaucracy and not a lean mean oil-producing machine like ExxonMobil. Rex probably sees most of the department’s staff as a bunch of spoiled SWPL kids who couldn’t get real value-creating jobs in corporate America with their useless degrees in foreign languages and international relations.

Let’s step back a moment and ponder whether ExxonMobil really is a lean machine type of organization. Libertarian types who leave comments on blogs have this crazy idea that all corporations are run super-logically and hyper-efficiently. They can’t possibly have ever worked for a big corporation. I know for a fact that the corporation I work for is the very opposite of super-logical and hyper-efficient.

One big difference between Exxon Mobile and the company I work for is that my employer has a monopoly, while Exxon Mobile is the rare big corporation with very little, if any, monopoly power. Yes, unlike most big corporations, ExxonMobil actually has to compete. Exxon Mobile has no pricing power at all for its upstream product, crude oil, very little for its middle-stream refined petroleum products such as gasoline, and a small amount for its downstream product, gasoline sold at gas stations. (Regarding retail gasoline: car and truck owners may be willing to pay a little extra for the Exxon brand, but only a very little extra because gasoline is generally perceived by consumers to be a fungible product).

While I find it hard to imagine that any company as big as ExxonMobil cannot have a lot of corporate politics and useless senior management who keep their jobs only because they are good at sucking up to the people above them, the place is still probably run more efficiently than the Department of State with its approximately 70,000 employees.

All of this, however, doesn’t necessarily mean that Tillerson is up to the task of reforming a mess of a huge bureaucracy. Maybe he is, maybe he isn’t. Tillerson became CEO of Exxon not because he’s an Ayn Randian superman like John Galt or Howard Roark, but because he was better at playing the corporate politics game than everyone else at ExxonMobil.

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August 7, 2017 at 9:39 am

Finally, an immigration bill

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/08/02/trump-gop-senators-to-introduce-bill-to-slash-legal-immigration-levels/

This is huge. Before Trump, Obama was pushing an open borders policy by ignoring ILLEGAL immigration.

Now, in addition to the Trump administration enforcing the immigration laws again, we have a bill to reduce LEGAL immigration. This is what Trump should have been doing instead of pushing for Obamacare repeal.

But does Trump have enough political capital to get this through Congress? A hands-off approach will surely result in defeat, with 100% opposition from Democrats, plus a large number of globalist Republicans also voting against it.

Trump needs to bring this to the people, and talk “jobs jobs jobs.” Immigrants are taking your jobs.

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I agree that there are deeper reasons to oppose immigration than “jobs jobs jobs,” but it’s uncontroversial to support jobs for Americans, or at least less controversial than any of the other anti-immigration arguments. And the proles like the “jobs jobs jobs” message.

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August 2, 2017 at 11:53 am

Hillary Clinton’s book of sour grapes?

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From the description at The Hill, this sounds like a book of sour grapes, in which HRC blames everyone and everything else for her loss: James Comey, the Russians, sexism and misogyny.

Even Chuck Schumer is pulling away from this. Seems like he has come to realize that famous political advice from the past, like “it’s the economy, stupid” and “jobs jobs jobs” are still true. A campaign based on climate change, transgender rights and breaking the glass ceiling, isn’t going to inspire anyone to come out to the polls except for SJWs, and there aren’t enough SJWs to make up for the loss of proles.

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July 26, 2017 at 10:19 am

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Trump attacks Sessions again

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This is terrible that Trump is doing this publicly. Sessions was loyal to Trump, the first Senator to support him. Whomever replaces Sessions is going to be weaker on illegal immigration.

And Trump is the Executive of the entire government. I don’t understand why he isn’t taking charge privately instead of whining about not being in charge on Twitter.

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July 25, 2017 at 11:28 am

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Whatever happened to Ben Carson?

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Remember him? I thought for sure he’d eventually put his foot in his mouth and embarrass the administration. But the opposite has happened. He has pretty much been ignored by everybody. I guess there’s so much other stuff going on, the press isn’t interested in a guy who’s intentionally trying to be low-key.

There’s an laudatory article about him in the Washington Examiner (only click the link if you have a good ad-blocker).

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July 24, 2017 at 9:46 am

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The Mooch in New York Magazine

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http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/scaramucci-not-a-reassuring-choice-for-trump-comms-director.html

After reading this article in New York Magazine (ironically saying that the Mooch is a really bad choice), I am absolutely convinced that Anthony Scaramucci is absolutely the best choice that Trump could have made.

Based on the quote below, the Mooch gets it. And he has enough guido in him to be a fighter.

“What happens in Washington is they will stab you right in the chest with a smile on their face. It’s like the Game of Thrones and the Hunger Games screenwriters got together with the writers of House of Cards and they made a story. And the other thing I have learned about these people in Washington, Nelson,” he said, turning to his partner, who had settled in at the bar, “is they have no money. So what happens when they have no fucking money is they fight about what seat they are in and what the title is. Fucking congressmen act like that. They are fucking jackasses.”

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July 21, 2017 at 3:29 pm

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