March 20th, 2017

#5499: That went well enough

Phone interview lasted five minutes, was entirely positive. First step of a multi-stage process, of course. But a good start.

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Menorah disassembled and reassembled as a swastika, but it's "vandalism" and not a "hate crime".

Years and years ago, a friend of mine heavily involved with academia told me that the biggest enemy of the American jewish were blacks. Such a thing cannot become general knowledge, which is why this crime is quietly being called "vandalism" instead of what it really is.

If the perpetrators had been white--

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Feminists don't mind when muslims destroy the bodies of women and control their sexuality. You never hear a peep from them about it.

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Debtor's prison is illegal, yet that's what this town had. Can't pay your fines? Go to jail until they're worked off!

Stupid.

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Borepatch lays out the entire case against man-made global warming. It starts with Mann's risible "hockey stick" graph and goes from there.

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So Tor got Amazon to pull Corroding Empire by Johan Kalsi on the theory that the title, cover, and author were "misleading". So Castalia--anticipating this move--has already republished the book under the title Corrosion, by Harry Seldon.

"Sadly for Tor Books, there will be no similarly easy fix for the disaster that is The Collapsing Empire."

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Yet another big surprise: man wins womens' weightlifting competition. I say "man" there but the person in question is in fact a man who "transitioned to female" and who identifies as a womam.

Here's the problem: [pronoun] may identify as female, but [pronoun] is male in physiology. Men and women have different bone and musculature, different enough that an ideal male bodybuilder will always be able to lift more than an ideal female bodybuilder.

It's a biological fact; it's not opinion or a social construct. It's why the division between mens' and womens' sports is necessary: men will always outperform women because the male physique is optimized for physical performance in a way the female physique is not.

Of course, if you ban male-to-female transsexuals from female sports divisions, there'll be an incredible hullabaloo about it. It'll be trans-phobic and this and that and the other thing. But not doing so will relegate biological female athletes to the sidelines as the biologically male ones dominate the competitions in which they participate. (Female-to-male transsexuals won't be a problem. They won't be able to keep up with their biologically male competitors.)

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Well, we just don't know what motivated that guy to shoot up Orly Airport in France. Reportedly he yelled something about being ready to "die for allah" but we have no idea how that connects with killing people. Really, we just don't understand it at all, because we're a bunch of clueless dickheads.

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Well, now it's late afternoon, and I still have errands to run. Suppose I ought to get after 'em.