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  • 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…
  • Great, another "bill explains why people actually disagree with him, to several people who disagree with him" conversation will be very helpful. On this white male hate thing, are we talking "constant harassment from cops" sorts of hate, or the r…
  • I don't think it's the timing really, it's the utterly banal "check out how tough it is to be white and male these days" premise. It would come off stupidly any month of the year.
  • "The Left is angry about something but I don't understand why so I will dunk on them by gushing about how attractive I think this rando 17 year old is because that's not creepy" by Steve Sailer
  • In a world where the bizarrely outlandish has become commonplace, that letter the other day from Trump's doctor about his annual physical stood out as unusually weird
  • False advertising, link contained no interesting/numerical arguments. It was just "character attacks against minorities make us look racist" but longer. That said, saying the Dems "sense they have the upper hand" and attributing it to race is a g…
  • @Bill said: @fenomas said: https://medium.com/incerto/iq-is-largely-a-pseudoscientific-swindle-f131c101ba39 False. Negotiating the Curve Sailer vs. Taleb on Bell Curves, Race, and IQ Taleb on Fat Tony vs. Dr. …
  • https://medium.com/incerto/iq-is-largely-a-pseudoscientific-swindle-f131c101ba39
  • The question of what is and isn't political is political. ✌
  • Presidential Chief of Staff Newt Gingrich would be pretty funny.
  • I'd call it more analogous to post-modernism or the like - it's a chunk of real estate in the social sciences where academics write papers, but it's not tightly coupled to any single thesis. At its core, intersectionalism seems to boil down to th…
  • So does postmodernism; my point stands.
  • Drunk Christmas shitposting is best shitposting. That said, for British TV you want Only Connect and Cats Does Countdown. Also: BBC radio mobile app works everywhere. Listen to I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue!
  • Intersectionality is one of those big mushy social science terms with more definitions than proponents. Lately it's more of a name for a faction than anything else. @Bill said: modern discrimination theory, which is insane. Stop thi…
  • Back in the day I had the "discovered!" noise from the Metal Gear Solid games. Certainly jars one out of one's reverie.
  • Hrrrmmmm, meh. The most notably legacy of his presidency, to me, was probably the War on Drugs stuff; arguably one of the most harmful things to happen to the country in the modern era (pre-Trump). So, meh. I'm sure he was a fine tennis player an…
  • The third remarkable thing about Cohen’s plea was its substance. The president of the United States’ personal lawyer admitted to lying to Congress about the president’s business activities with a hostile foreign power, in order to support the presid…
  • @Bill said: You cannot repeal natural selection. We have the choice of maintaining the human collective genome in a kindly way, or nature will maintain it in a harsh way. There is no third option. Millenarianism correlates strongly with i…
  • I'm not sure I follow the hype. It sounds like we're essentially talking about machine learning, applied to medicine - which is huge and exciting, certainly. But is genome data a particularly useful signal? I mean, if you want an AI to detect cancer…
  • Finally! Genetics on the blockchain! Start the party!
  • @Bill said: I find if an author simply declares something about the way human beings will do something, and it contrasts sharply with the way I think human beings will do something, the story becomes pretty much irretrievable. That's lite…
  • To be honest this sounds more like a logic puzzle than a story. Shouldn't it all depend on what's meant to happen - i.e. who the characters are and what they're up against? If the story to be told needs a number to be ~1%, then just say that, and ha…
  • Apparently 15 different incumbent representatives with "A" ratings from the NRA lost their seats the other day, all 15 being replaced by candidates with "F" ratings.
  • @Rufus said: The entire country suffers from confirmation bias. I knew it!
  • Seems like America's just incapable of having a bipartisan reaction to anything anymore. Be it school shooting massacres, endless war, shitty veteran hospitals, undrinkable water, kids in cages, foreign interference in elections, whatever - nothing …
  • @Bill said: Sure it is. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but nope. E.g: if someone enters on a tourist visa and never leaves, that's not a crime. (They could be subject to civil penalties and deportation of course.) They are crim…
  • @Bill said: Ruling on whether the 14th Amendment should apply to the children of people here illegally isn't legislating from the bench. It originally was one of the post Civil War amendments and was aimed at ex-slaves. The authors never even con…