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  • 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…
  • 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…