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Eric Margolis on the Gaza situation πŸ”— 1718118403  

As hinted at by Eric in TFA, the divide between the largely austro-german heritage Jews who hew closely to principle versus the Jews of the pale of settlement who largely treat their orthodoxy as a religion of crime due to their "thou shalt go nuts when it comes to the goy" attitude is of the utmost importance. There's no conspiracy that the latter sharks swam towards blood and became the Rothschilds and Korshaks of the world; they were simply the smartest of the hoods. This line of argumentation is how you "attack the Jews from the torah", rather than just going Stormfront on their ass. Such is no better than the way the regime in Israel treats their Judean and Samarian captives; they likely could have peacefully converted most of them had they the the wisdom to try rather than treat them as goy to be ridden roughshod over.

Korean Politics gets Retarded πŸ”— 1717512718  

NK floats over a flaming bag of poo in response to floated leaflets. While I also would like to mail spammers a flaming bag of poo (and thus sympathize), retarded spats like this are no reason to end a de-escalatory agreement RE one's borders. That's the really childish thing here.

DNC crosses the rubicon πŸ”— 1717172978  

First time they've locked up a POTUS contender since Debs, and first time it's been done to the RNC. From here I presume the game will be DOJ filing in all 50 states to take him off the ballot. Hard to see how this doesn't clinch him either winning the election or people finally having the courage to call the regime totally illegitimate.

F-Troop's grisly strategy to enforce the "closing of the gun show loophole" πŸ”— 1716929945  

Simply murder anyone with standing, so the ruling can't ever be challenged. No Man, No problem.

How the CIA took over social media πŸ”— 1716575114  

Pretty much the same way that the mob took over union pension funds back in the day. Like the mob, I'm sure they aren't just using this to shape public opinion (union legbreakers at your local polling place), but to steal.

US has no legal obligation to defend Japan πŸ”— 1715864633  

Both the US and JP lie like rugs about this. It's useful to do so to fuel the inevitable betrayal narrative which will fuel re-militarization.

The birth of the neocons πŸ”— 1715863769  

The Israel lobby and the war state had a baby. Listen to him talk to Scott about it here.

Note that many of these names also happen to be people connected to Sid Korshak -- it's also a mafia alliance.

New Caledonia once again in revolt πŸ”— 1715863600  

Papuan savages ask once again "what about MY pillage?"

Afghan files leaker goes to the slammer πŸ”— 1715863527  

Democracy and transparency, folks

Big Doin's in Ubangi-Shari πŸ”— 1715745598  

Wagner rules the roost, but the CIA has sent in mercs to start beefing. Africa's warlord period continues.

Ukraine update: Russian offensive, western advisors πŸ”— 1715744328  

Ukie defenses doing poorly on the Russian rather than the DPR/LPR front due to a combination of low manpower reserves and corruption preventing mining. NATO is responding by sending advisors and hoping they can hang on long enough for the somnolent president to get re-elected and send in the troops. This is on the heels of Germany reimposing conscription.

It's not looking good amigos.

The censorship net tightens πŸ”— 1715741614  

The precedent set in the Mackey case eschews any limiting principle on how the law can be applied. Any β€œdisinformation” β€” that is, any untrue statement, even crude jokes, like jesting that Michelle Obama is a man, or that [insert politician] is really an alien lizard in a human skinsuit β€” so long as it might deter someone from voting, is a potential crime. Even the mild suggestion that voting is irrational, a belief long held by many mainstream political scientists, could count as a criminal act under this reading of Section 241. This broadening of scope is precisely the point.
I've told multiple people in my life why I consider voting to be not only irrational but immoral. I have likely posted as much multiple times upon this very site. Ever since the PATRIOT act, I knew this day would come. It's just a matter of time until libertarians and anarchists will not be tolerated by the state any longer. The edifice of lies the regime rests upon demands it.

Canada "Online Harms" bill: Life imprisonment for tourists engaging in ex-post facto thought crime πŸ”— 1715449065  

Throws in soviet style snitch incentives. Their society will go straight to hell shortly.

AdVon, the AI grifters felching the corpses of the old media giants πŸ”— 1715448750  

Sic transit

NATO: No "Boots on the ground" In Ukraine πŸ”— 1715272567  

I've heard this lie before. Sure, it starts with a "no fly zone", but you inevitably get sucked in.

IDF Bozos downing 40% of their own Drones πŸ”— 1715101191  

Fitting in the Empire's twilight that it props up the most "moral army in the world," if by moral you mean "incompetent" or "better at committing war crimes than even the Americans or slavs."

Scott A. Reviews Banania's book "origins of woke" πŸ”— 1714583083  

I’m not really sure what to do here. How do you review a book that has a glaring omission, but also its author has written an essay called Here’s Why I Like Glaring Omissions And Think Everyone Should Have Them? Is it dishonest? Some sort of special super-meta-honesty? How many stars do you take off? Nothing in my previous history of book-reviewing has prepared me for this question.
Of course he's unprepared for reality, being a "rationalist/bayesian". They deny the implications of the Frame problem, which is their core error. I should write a blog post about this; it's why racism and all the concerns discussed are straight-up spooks. You might be able to walk a mile in another mans shoes, but you can't walk with his feet.

On archive.org's legal catastrophe πŸ”— 1714425274  

An absolutely fascinating defense. "Someone else might not be able to commit this crime, so we should be allowed to do it" is one of the weirdest defences I have ever heard.
Hey, it worked for the TBTF banks...
"At bottom, [the Internet Archive’s] fair use defense rests on the notion that lawfully acquiring a copyrighted print book entitles the recipient to make an unauthorized copy and distribute it in place of the print book, so long as it does not simultaneously lend the print book. But no case or legal principle supports that notion. Every authority points the other direction."
Oops, guess your local library needs to burn their microfiche collection! Also, emulator enthusiasts up against the wall.

On the skunking of "nonplussed" πŸ”— 1714425090  

Much of this Skunking occurs due to a lack of shared reading experiences. Once upon a time, most Anglos understood enough french to get the meaning of 'nonplussed', for the same reason we understood "a piece of work" to be a reference to Shakespeare's Hamlet. It is through reading the same books that we picked up on the same context clues leading to the same understanding of word meanings.

Metaphors, advanced vocab, jargon and turns of phrase are the linguistic equivalent of data compression. Usage of such is the primary difference between the sort of English you hear on TV (third grade or lower reading level) versus what is spoken by the literate.

Much of modern life actually relies on this implicitly. Without shared literary perspective, interpretation of the law becomes entirely arbitrary (see: sovcits). Many such cases.

True fluency requires a good degree of cultural assimilation. Some are disturbed by how this smuggles in a number of biases, but this is unavoidable. Every culture has to live somewhere and as such has its own set of "corn-pone opinions". When in Rome...

I'm not sure whether our ongoing revolution in communications technology is accelerating or arresting the rate of skunking. The world is increasingly adopting the English language and American norms while largely abandoning the literary heritage that built both. My gut instinct would be towards acceleration, but I am unsure anyone's seriously studied the topic.

ByteDance tells USG to pound sand πŸ”— 1714150932  

Anyone paying attention knows the US won't take "yes" for an answer; like all other democracies, they aren't agreement capable. Showing weakness of any kind is just chum in the water to these sharks. Also, if they really have a bug up their ass about ya, they're just gonna go terminator on your ass and will not stop ever until you are dead. As such there is no rational reason for anyone to ever comply with US demands internationally. Make them pay for every inch with blood.

Gig worker surveillance firm: sends their data to JSOC, persecutes whistleblowers πŸ”— 1714075641  

How much do you want to bet slack and discord are doing the exact same shit?

Net "Neutrality" is back πŸ”— 1714074699  

Most of the commentariat is upset about this 360 head spinning (e.g. regime uncertainty). Look, if you haven't figured out democracies aren't "agreement capable" you simply aren't paying attention. The red man knew back then: white man speak with forked tongue. Welcome to the reservation.

Hosting: The KYC cometh πŸ”— 1714064659  

D of Commerce wants anybody who runs code on behalf of others to make their customers do the full KYC anal probe. E.G. the entire hosting and "as a service" industry. "The government knowing my entire customer book couldn't possibly be used against me, right???" While this will catch guys who launder their shady bitcoin money into MRR for their SAAS from "ghost subscriptions", it'll impose crushing costs on the industry as a whole.

Noncompetes whacked πŸ”— 1713993122  

Surprising, given the outright hostility to free association coming from every other organ of state. I'm sure there's some DEI dingbat out there pimping the idea that enserfing us is somehow worker protection.

Is medicine Effective? πŸ”— 1713992694  

I always put it like this. If modern medicine did what it said on the tin, there wouldn't be "alternative medicine". The "closer to the truth" answer here isn't Scott's obviously cornpone opinion here, but this:

80% of medicine (mainstream or otherwise) is straight-up useless; this is because when it comes to conning the gullible & desperate, it's first-come, first-served. 80% of the other 20% will do nothing more than restore function or otherwise improve quality of life, rather than extend it. It's that tiny bit of remainder that will actually cause meaningful life extension, and these are the things that literally cost pennies.

E.G. what's important is not whiz-bang vaccines, but proper sanitation, NSAIDs, sterioids and the like. For a fraction of the cost, you get the majority of the benefit.

In short, diminishing returns on investment. No medicine this century is that much of an improvement on the "bessemer converter" level where it has obvious, large impacts on life expectancy. The ones that actually are tend to be treated as a heretic like Gallileo, as it inevitably is so effective because it upends the traditional understanding of bodily function. As such you should have very little hope for groundbreaking medical work to come out of corporate, given their witch hunting zeal.

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