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  • @Bill said: Pages 19 and 20 of the emails looks like a burn-the-heretics mode to me. Those bits are attacking MIT officials who took money from and cultivated friendships with Epstein. Also, see the statement saying debating the def…
  • @eod said: Also pretty darn hard to find a Richard Stallman fanfiction. sigh - Cracks open Notepad. Use vi, it's what he would have wanted.
  • Bill, I've followed this reasonably closely and almost everything you wrote is incorrect. @Bill said: In my opinion, Stallman's points in the emails are valid. It's fair to point out that the girl in question never said that she actually ha…
  • @Dave said: I don't follow how that's a hidden message Google the phrase "we must secure". @Clme said: (Although they did use the number 88 later on.. hmmm) What's weird about that? Don't people normally use 88 as a deno…
  • .... well I mean sure, all that goes without saying
  • Yikes, good luck. I can make out random characters but only enough to say that it's about a battle and armies and whatnot. Old Japanese is pretty opaque to modern readers, like Chaucerian English, so it may be outside the remit of your neighborhood …
  • Per twitter there's apparently a federal law against tampering with official weather forecasts, and imagine for a second if that was what Trump finally got impeached for.
  • eodisshens
  • More like sex-pat Hue hue
  • So much economic anxiety.
  • A line from twitter I liked: "Give me five minutes alone with Joe Rogan and I'm pretty sure I could convince him he's been dead for twenty years"
  • Saw where Ken Starr was saying impeachment hearings should be avoided because it's divisive. Ah you have to laugh.
  • Since he's apparently about to be back in the news, this was a pretty interesting read: https://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n05/andrew-ohagan/ghosting
    in Steaming Ass Comment by fenomas April 6
  • Wowza, Taibbi seems to have a book going there. I've only browsed a few sections, but it's good stuff as you'd expect.
  • You'd make a great pundit. "I predict that if X happens, Y will happen." "X happened two years ago." "And already we're seeing signs of Y, which proves the X-Y connection."
    in Steaming Ass Comment by fenomas March 25
  • @Bill said: I think his position was correct. The Canadian Bar Association disagrees. What point of Canadian law do you think they're misunderstanding? The law will be used to inhibit freedom of speech in Canada. It passed a…
    in Steaming Ass Comment by fenomas March 24
  • I hate to say it but that dude's a loon. I watched a bunch of videos of him at some point but it was all a blend of the trivial ("young men should exercise! morality is good!") and gibberish ("the parable of Chaos in the garden of Eden shows that po…
    in Steaming Ass Comment by fenomas March 24
  • I reckon it will prove that it's better to switch envelopes, because if the one you chose first contains X dollars, then the other one either has 2X or X/2, right? And you have no way of knowing which, right? So the expected value of switching is 1.…
  • You're not getting it Lon. IQ may not be a perfect measure of mental capacity but we know it's meaningful because it correlates with real-world success. Also it's predictive - certain groups have more real world success because they have higher I…
  • Bill, you're being disingenuous. Criticizing AIPAC policies isn't antisemitic, we all agree about that. Listing off fifteen factoids about Jewish influence, with no context why they're relevant or what they're supposed to imply, is creepy. You can c…
  • That's consistent with not being racist; it's not inconsistent with being racist. Is that too subtle a thing to discuss? Like, suppose there were some racists in the comment section of his articles. Purely hypothetically. If he said something tha…
  • Related anecdote: a while back I ran across a kook arguing that Joe McCarthy had actually been posthumously vindicated (which even for conspiracy theories is a weird star to hitch your wagon to). Anyway I read up on it a little and apparently the id…
  • @Bill said: It allows you to weigh the plausibility of the hypothesis (or assertion) that black problems are largely caused by white racism. That's like saying "knowing that lightning causes forest fires lets me weigh the plausibility th…
  • Ann Coulter articles? Is that how little you think of this place?
  • I want to find Taleb super interesting, and refreshingly iconoclastic. But what I've read I have a hard time with, because everything he writes is so steeped in his own lingo, past arguments, etc. His articles seem like unedited stream-of-consciousn…
  • I mean, hypothetically speaking if taxpayers were to elect criminal psychopaths to represent them, one could in principle argue that they were partly to blame for the outcome.
    in Headlines Comment by fenomas March 2
  • it has to be questioned if America is ready for another smooth-talking black politician whose actual record of accomplishments is on the thin side Browsing the links Bill posts really is like peeking into a bizarre other world.
  • "One thing that every late-stage ruling class has in common is a high tolerance for mediocrity" begins the author, in a presumed reference to his own time as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars
  • I mean, if it was just going to be you imputing hidden motivations on people who disagree with you, then sure. If you think the esquire article is great, and clme and I think it's terrible, is it really useful for you to lecture us on why people thi…
  • I'm not just ignoring your comments, he said, before repeating himself and ignoring their comments. Again, the meat in this soup is the "woes of the persecuted white male" narrative. The "during Black History Month!" bit is more viral, since it f…