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Post by Painboy » 21 Dec 2017, 14:41

Mo wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 13:54
It's by the dude that got fired from Heritage for saying Hispanics have low IQs. So it's funny that the dude got his PhD on scholarship that Latino immigrants are inferior to native whites, but now thinks we should close off immigration because they're harder-working.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/45 ... mmigration
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Post by fyodor » 21 Dec 2017, 17:56

Painboy wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 14:41
Mo wrote:
21 Dec 2017, 13:54
It's by the dude that got fired from Heritage for saying Hispanics have low IQs. So it's funny that the dude got his PhD on scholarship that Latino immigrants are inferior to native whites, but now thinks we should close off immigration because they're harder-working.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/45 ... mmigration
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Re: Op-ediots

Post by Mo » 29 Dec 2017, 17:26

New York’s murder rate isn’t dropping despite stop and frisk ending, its because we replaced black people with white hipsters.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/4 ... e-policing

Actually, it looks like in recent decades white people leaving is a better metric.


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Post by Sandy » 29 Dec 2017, 19:49

Getting rid of hipsters has to lessen homicidal rage everywhere.
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Post by Warren » 29 Dec 2017, 19:51

Mo wrote:
29 Dec 2017, 17:26
New York’s murder rate isn’t dropping despite stop and frisk ending, its because we replaced black people with white hipsters.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/4 ... e-policing

Actually, it looks like in recent decades white people leaving is a better metric.

White people were leaving when it went up and down. White people don't seem to matter to the murder rate. Too bad they didn't chart the Irish. They're a drunken murderous lot.
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Post by Mo » 29 Dec 2017, 20:09

I was joking, that's why I said last few decades.
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Post by Ellie » 07 Mar 2018, 10:35

I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Post by dhex » 07 Mar 2018, 12:19

he's got a punchable writing face but i think he's definitely not wrong.
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Post by Warren » 07 Mar 2018, 14:40

Two months is sufficient time for such a personal experiment to yield results worthy of a compare and contrast. It's not like two weeks. It's longer than Lent even.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 07 Mar 2018, 14:53

dhex wrote:
07 Mar 2018, 12:19
he's got a punchable writing face but i think he's definitely not wrong.
Yeah, I think he makes a decent case. Or at least one for limiting one's exposure to news bombardment and picking outlets carefully. We know breaking news is 90% bullshit.
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Post by Mo » 08 Mar 2018, 13:35

Glenn Greenwald has receipts on Bari Weiss' former life as a RW SJW.
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Post by Ellie » 08 Mar 2018, 13:42

Warren wrote:
07 Mar 2018, 14:40
Two months is sufficient time for such a personal experiment to yield results worthy of a compare and contrast. It's not like two weeks. It's longer than Lent even.
I guess I was thinking of that experiment where a guy gave up the internet for a year and at first he felt all charged up and positive, and then over time he realized it wasn't as great as he thought at first. Two months is kind of honeymoon period, imho.

But then, I avoid news as much as possible in all forms, so who am I to judge?
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Post by Dangerman » 08 Mar 2018, 13:44

Anything that's worth talking about will filter through my aggregators. I'm not a day trader, breaking news doesn't matter much to me.

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Post by Warren » 08 Mar 2018, 15:30

Dangerman wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 13:44
Anything that's worth talking about will filter through my aggregators. I'm not a day trader, breaking news doesn't matter much to me.
A man could completely avoid all knowledge of the President's tweets with a policy like that.
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Post by Dangerman » 08 Mar 2018, 15:56

Have you not visited grylliade.org?

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Post by Andrew » 08 Mar 2018, 16:34

Warren wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 15:30
Dangerman wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 13:44
Anything that's worth talking about will filter through my aggregators. I'm not a day trader, breaking news doesn't matter much to me.
A man could completely avoid all knowledge of the President's tweets with a policy like that.
I know. It's wonderful. I avoid all the Trump threads here and generally enjoy not knowing anything about current events.
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Post by Aresen » 08 Mar 2018, 17:45

Andrew wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 16:34
Warren wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 15:30
Dangerman wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 13:44
Anything that's worth talking about will filter through my aggregators. I'm not a day trader, breaking news doesn't matter much to me.
A man could completely avoid all knowledge of the President's tweets with a policy like that.
I know. It's wonderful. I avoid all the Trump threads here and generally enjoy not knowing anything about current events.
I should be so smart.
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Post by nicole » 09 Mar 2018, 15:52

Ellie wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 13:42
Warren wrote:
07 Mar 2018, 14:40
Two months is sufficient time for such a personal experiment to yield results worthy of a compare and contrast. It's not like two weeks. It's longer than Lent even.
I guess I was thinking of that experiment where a guy gave up the internet for a year and at first he felt all charged up and positive, and then over time he realized it wasn't as great as he thought at first. Two months is kind of honeymoon period, imho.

But then, I avoid news as much as possible in all forms, so who am I to judge?
Oh, Ellie, you are about to feel so vindicated: https://www.cjr.org/analysis/farhad-man ... unplug.php
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Post by Jennifer » 09 Mar 2018, 15:59

nicole wrote:
09 Mar 2018, 15:52
Ellie wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 13:42
Warren wrote:
07 Mar 2018, 14:40
Two months is sufficient time for such a personal experiment to yield results worthy of a compare and contrast. It's not like two weeks. It's longer than Lent even.
I guess I was thinking of that experiment where a guy gave up the internet for a year and at first he felt all charged up and positive, and then over time he realized it wasn't as great as he thought at first. Two months is kind of honeymoon period, imho.

But then, I avoid news as much as possible in all forms, so who am I to judge?
Oh, Ellie, you are about to feel so vindicated: https://www.cjr.org/analysis/farhad-man ... unplug.php
I just wanna take a minute here to brag about how much physically healthier (not to mention spiritually enlightened) I felt after fasting for a week. I drank lots of water, of course, but there was no food consumption* at all!

*Which is to say, no food consumption in my own kitchen. Foods ate during my twice-daily restaurant visits don't count.
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Post by Sandy » 09 Mar 2018, 16:52

Of course it's a Manjoo that they promote. When is the Times going to hire a Womanjoo?
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Post by Aresen » 09 Mar 2018, 17:12

Jennifer wrote:
09 Mar 2018, 15:59
I just wanna take a minute here to brag about how much physically healthier (not to mention spiritually enlightened) I felt after fasting for a week. I drank lots of water, of course, but there was no food consumption* at all!

*Which is to say, no food consumption in my own kitchen. Foods ate during my twice-daily restaurant visits don't count.
Anything eaten while you are walking doesn't count either.
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Post by Aresen » 09 Mar 2018, 17:13

Sandy wrote:
09 Mar 2018, 16:52
Of course it's a Manjoo that they promote. When is the Times going to hire a Womanjoo?
After Passover.
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Post by Kolohe » 10 Mar 2018, 14:46

Sandy wrote:
09 Mar 2018, 16:52
Of course it's a Manjoo that they promote. When is the Times going to hire a Womanjoo?
https://www.nytimes.com/column/michelle ... pe=article
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Post by Ellie » 10 Mar 2018, 15:36

Kolohe wrote:
10 Mar 2018, 14:46
Sandy wrote:
09 Mar 2018, 16:52
Of course it's a Manjoo that they promote. When is the Times going to hire a Womanjoo?
https://www.nytimes.com/column/michelle ... pe=article
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Eric the .5b » 11 Mar 2018, 18:24

The funniest thing I've noticed is how many people complain about how mean articles about Manjoo are. Uh, he lied, people. He lied to your face to sell what the outlet he works for makes. This is like an Aughts sitcom plot, and he's the asshole character played by a guest star - probably David Cross.

I still am sure there's value to controlling how much news you read, when you read it, and in avoiding the whole breaking news culture bullshit. But I sure haven't pulled the trigger on an electronic NYT subscription, like I was nostalgically contemplating.

Aside: do the kids today even think "breaking news" means anything other than "our top story"?
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