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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Infogalactic in L'Express

A French take on Infogalactic. The original article in French is here.
Presented as "trustworthy" and "unbiased", these encyclopedias are the privileged terrain of racism, homophobia and anti-Semitism. Because they considered Wikipedia to be unreliable and contaminated by the "social justice warrior", several extreme right-wing figures have invented their own online encyclopedias. Their names: Metapedia , Infogalactic, or Conservapedia .

These sites now have several hundred thousand contents. A success such as the first of them now exists in no less than sixteen languages. The second, currently only available in English, will also be launched in France by the end of the summer ...

Supremacy, anti-semitism and complicism

At first glance, these three encyclopedias resemble Wikipedia . The design, like the participative concept, have indeed been borrowed from him. On the other hand, the difference is quite clear. Founded by extreme right - wing American and Swedish figures, the sites do not hide their political

On the home pages of Metapedia and Conservapedia, there are two columns relaying theses and theories negationist, supremacist, antisemitic, racist, islamophobic, antifeminist, complotist, or homophobic. Infogalactic is more subtle. Its founder, who calls himself Vox Day, is the first to denounce the "extreme right bias" (movement to which it belongs elsewhere). "We are trying to make available to the Net surfers a neutral platform, which allows them to form their own opinion".

Even if you look at it, the news from the main page is always cleverly chosen. Those celebrating the success of President Donald Trump , for example, are regularly highlighted. As for the thematic pages, some, rather well documented, are next to others containing objective nonsense.

For Infogalactic, the Pizzagate was real

An example is evocative. The site Infogalactic has a page dedicated to "fake news" . Among these misinformation is the " Pizzagate", a conspiracy theory according to which the former director of campaign of Hillary Clinton would have organized a pedophile network from a pizzeria.

On the page "fake news", is quoted the Pizzagate. On the page "fake news", is quoted the Pizzagate. Problem: the site also contains an entire page on this same event . And there, more question of "fake news": the Pizzagate has for the authors well existed. Pseudo-evidence, such as the number of missing children in the pizzeria region, is even advanced. Asked about this by L'Express, Vox Day explains that according to him, the media "were lying" about this scandal. He accuses them of having conducted "no search, no reportage" before reversing the facts. Notwithstanding the New York Times and other newspapers that conducted the investigation.

For now, these platforms remain less popular than Wikipedia. While the latter is the fifth most visited site in the world, Infogalactic is only 14,710th, and Conservapedia 18,066th in the United States, according to the Alexa ranking. But their traffic would not stop growing, boosted by "anti-Wikipedia revolt."
It's a bit of a hit piece, of course, but it was well worth providing the reporter with a few quotes, as the article generally backs up our criticisms of Wikipedia. International awareness continues to grow. Traffic continues to grow. And we'll have an exciting new feature to announce soon. And for the record, here is what I actually had to say about Pizzagate.

All I know about Pizzagate is that the mainstream media is obviously lying about it. If you look into the timeline of the media's coverage, you will see that they started claiming Pizzagate was fake news from the very start, just as soon as the news first broke. They never looked into it, they never reported on any of the evidence gathered by the chans, they just unilaterally declared it to be fake news without any research or reporting.

No one in the mainstream media bothered looking into why a little pizza shop owner was listed as one of the 50 most powerful people in Washington DC. If nothing else, you'd think they would have asked at least one or two questions about that anomaly. And they haven't addressed the fact that the DC police say no shots were fired by the actor arrested at Comet Ping Pong while the Washington Post reported that at least one shot was fired.

Then note that CNN just fired three respected and award-winning employees for getting caught putting out fake news.

Anyhow, since Pizzagate is an INVESTIGATION, not a conclusion, it's not even correct to say it is a single "story" at all. There are multiple aspects to Pizzagate, so some of them may be true while others are false. I haven't spent any time looking into it myself, so I don't have any opinions in that regard, but I will say that I find the mainstream media's behavior to be suspicious. 

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77 Comments:

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents June 28, 2017 4:28 PM  

Marc Dutroux was not available for comment.

Blogger dc.sunsets June 28, 2017 4:35 PM  

Define Irony:

A Wikipedia page on "Post-Truth Politics."

Anonymous andon June 28, 2017 4:37 PM  

>by Perrine Signoret

wonder if thats a chosenite

Blogger Happy LP9 June 28, 2017 4:37 PM  

pizzagate is real and Infogalactic is for K's not r's

Awesome work!

Blogger dc.sunsets June 28, 2017 4:39 PM  

Even more ironic?

WaPo, NYT, HuffPo, MSNBC et.al. using the term.

Blogger Johnny June 28, 2017 4:56 PM  

Nice to be noticed. Plus "their traffic would not stop growing" is a surprisingly supportive statement.

Blogger Dave June 28, 2017 5:22 PM  

It's great they could spare the resources and time to dedicate a story to Infogalactic. I thought the most pressing issue in France was skyrocketing butter prices and a looming shortage.

Blogger dc.sunsets June 28, 2017 5:29 PM  

I thought the most pressing issue in France was skyrocketing butter prices and a looming shortage.

Is that a sideways reference to The Last Tango in Paris?

Anonymous c matt June 28, 2017 5:34 PM  

No such thing as bad publicity. Should drive traffic Infogalactic's way.

Blogger Student in Blue June 28, 2017 5:37 PM  

It's a bit of a hit piece, of course

I can't tell if you're being charitable, or technically correct.

Charitable in that it's only a "bit" of a hit piece. Technically correct in that the hit piece breaks from dishonesty quite a bit in order to scare the reader.

Blogger Dave June 28, 2017 5:46 PM  

Is that a sideways reference to The Last Tango in Paris?

French pastry chefs wish that was it.

Anonymous aegis-1080 June 28, 2017 5:49 PM  

Conservapedia was there for years and nobody paid attention to it.

Infogalactic has what, around a year or so? Heh. You know that you are winning when libs are getting mad about it.

Blogger Lazarus June 28, 2017 5:52 PM  

Pierre, n'utilisez pas que le beurre, vous ne savez pas où il a été!

[Pierre, don't use that butter, you don't know where it has been.]

Anonymous andon June 28, 2017 5:55 PM  

always hilarious to hear a leftist in the media complain about someone else's "bias"

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 28, 2017 6:03 PM  

I'll assume that the rhetoric "extreme right wing" means truth these days

Blogger SouthRon June 28, 2017 6:08 PM  

Good gravy. I assumed the translation made it sound more absurd than it was. Nope.

After reading the original, I've decide French is the perfect language for expressing SJW sentiments. They are so screwed. I don't think we'll be bailing them out this time.

Blogger YIH June 28, 2017 6:25 PM  

While I think IG should have a ''pizzagate'' page (and not delete/slant it like WP does) I have been very skeptical of the whole story myself. While reading Zman's latest he linked:
For example, in the 1980’s, the Progs were sure that the infernal one was causing daycare workers to engage in unspeakable, and implausible, acts with the children in their care.
Reading the linked article it hit me, the sex abuse panics of the 80's read just like 'pizzagate':
1. Satanic/occult stories (''spirit cooking'')
2. Transporting kids around for the purpose of abuse (the article gives several examples)
3. Very questionable ''evidence''.
The only real difference is in the 80's such stories were being trumpeted all over MSM. With ''pizzagate'' all over Alt-media since summer '16.

Anonymous Icicle June 28, 2017 6:27 PM  

The NYT archives being scrubbed of the references to the pedophile arrests in Norway and Dennis Hastert being arrested is what really set me off about Pizzagate.

Blogger Rabbi B June 28, 2017 6:46 PM  

It's a bit of a hit piece, of course...

A bit? My, my, aren't you in a generous mood this evening.

Anonymous c matt June 28, 2017 6:48 PM  

I notice on the Infogalactic thoephany page there is an entry for "Nontrinitarian Christians." Isn't that kind of like an entry for "Circular Square?"

Anonymous Icicle June 28, 2017 6:59 PM  

I notice on the Infogalactic thoephany page there is an entry for "Nontrinitarian Christians." Isn't that kind of like an entry for "Circular Square?"

Theotroll fail. (pun)

https://infogalactic.com/info/Squircle

Blogger SteelPalm June 28, 2017 7:05 PM  

Behold, the French journalist responsible for the piece;

https://twitter.com/perrinst?lang=en

Admittedly less ugly than the average female purveyor of Fake News in the US. But possibly even more imbecilic and infantile.

Blogger GracieLou June 28, 2017 7:08 PM  

It's interesting that the Republican congressmen targeted in the Virginia shooting recently pushed for legislation to combat sex trafficking and child predators.

And isn't it interesting the MSM said the shooter set out to shoot any old random Republican but then later they found a hit list in his pocket with the names of the congressmen who'd just pushed for legislation to combat sex trafficking and child predators?

One of the congressmen (the one the shooter narrowly missed) recently published an op-ed; Human Trafficking: As Easy as Ordering a Pizza. “It is true – with the rise of the Internet, human trafficking has become one of the fastest growing businesses of organized crime in the world,” Speaking of the twelve anti-perv bills they just passed, “The bills ensure investigators have more efficient access to critical evidence necessary to stop child predators, strengthen tools for the prosecution of perpetrators, increase the requirements for lifelong registration and reporting for offenders, and better equip law enforcement to protect children from harm."

And then in a totally weird coincidence which I'm sure is a very random, absolutely non-threatening act of kindness, Democrat House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer sent a whole stack of pizzas to Scalise's office after the random shooting.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents June 28, 2017 7:13 PM  

@22

That kitten / cat / whatever with the rainbow is special.
What's the French idiomatic phrase for "airhead"?
Best I can come up with is "tête d’air".

Blogger dc.sunsets June 28, 2017 7:17 PM  

GracieLou, this is the smoke that continuously screams Fire to me.

Random "Joe Sixpack" daycare center sex trafficking? Not all that credible. The same allegations circling Powerful People in High Places?

MUCH more credible.

Nothing, absolutely nothing that corrupts more than Power. By this axiom we must always know that evil acts are common in Satan's City on the Potomac.

Blogger VD June 28, 2017 7:21 PM  

I notice on the Infogalactic thoephany page there is an entry for "Nontrinitarian Christians." Isn't that kind of like an entry for "Circular Square?"

No. Read the original Nicene Creed.

Anonymous Clouseau June 28, 2017 7:27 PM  

Good that Infogalactic is already getting more traffic than Conservapedia.

Blogger dc.sunsets June 28, 2017 7:42 PM  

OT VDare has an interesting review of a book whose authors posit that declining attachment to religion (Christianity, actually) is stripping us of the geniuses on which civilization depends.

http://www.vdare.com/articles/the-genius-famine-the-death-of-religion-will-lead-to-the-death-of-genius-and-the-death-of-civilization

Anonymous Mr. Rational June 28, 2017 8:04 PM  

@24  That's Nyan Cat.  It was a thing a few years ago.  You need to have a decent woofer to get the full effect.

It spawned a bunch of imitators and parodies.  I think the smooth jazz Nyan Cat was the best of them.

Anonymous Hezekiah Garrett June 28, 2017 8:09 PM  

Yeah, but you know what they say...

"Profess Chalcedon, or take a beatin'!"

Anonymous andon June 28, 2017 8:18 PM  

@ #29 thanks for that, pretty cool

OT - Martha Stewart

http://www.americanow.com/story/society/2017/06/22/martha-steward-outrages-americans-disrespectful-trump-pic-did-she-go-too?amp

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents June 28, 2017 8:39 PM  

@29
@24 That's Nyan Cat. It was a thing a few years ago. You need to have a decent woofer to get the full effect.

Sounds like a background track for an 8-bit home video game, only more repetitive and boring and repetitive. Perfect in context.

Blogger Baldwin IV June 28, 2017 8:58 PM  

In regards to pizza gate, it should be noted that a lot of the investigation wasn't just about Comet Pizza, it was also about child trafficking rings in Haiti that emerged after the UN become involved in Haiti's reconstruction and whether or not the Clinton foundation and other charity organizations were involved. A few months after pizza gate left the spotlight (which was about late December to early January), we suddenly find out that the a bunch of UN peacekeepers were running a small child sex ring in Haiti. Now it is not proof that the Clinton foundation or anything like that was running a child sex ring, but I would argue that it would have been something that warrants further investigation.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/un-haiti-peacekeepers-child-sex-ring-sri-lankan-underage-girls-boys-teenage-a7681966.html

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales June 28, 2017 9:03 PM  

@21

No, he was absolutely correct except that he should have said square-circle or circle-square rather than a 'circular' square.

Blogger Kristophr June 28, 2017 9:04 PM  

VD wrote:I notice on the Infogalactic thoephany page there is an entry for "Nontrinitarian Christians." Isn't that kind of like an entry for "Circular Square?"

No. Read the original Nicene Creed.


Exactly. There are still some Arian churches out there. Jehovahs Witnesses are one. The Church of Jesus Christ and the Laterday Saints is also somewhat close to Arianism.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales June 28, 2017 9:14 PM  

@36

"Exactly. There are still some Arian churches out there. Jehovahs Witnesses are one. The Church of Jesus Christ and the Laterday Saints is also somewhat close to Arianism."

Yeah, and all of them are false churches (for a variety of reasons), but one of the more egregious reasons is that they're non-Trinitarian, and therefore, like Vox if he still professes Arianism, are about as Christian as Sikhs are Hadjis.

Now, I agree, arguing about this is stupid since, at the end of the day, Vox punches right, but he can't really expect to keep deluding himself into believing he's just as much a Christian as a Trintarian is and not some weirdo cult member and not expect things to go good for him once the greater enemy of the globalists are defeated, because then, that would be the proper time to deal with heretics in a very medieval fashion, and since most 'professing' Christians aren't openly heretical when it comes to the trinity, well, Deus Vult, baby.

Blogger Lazarus June 28, 2017 9:34 PM  

Emmanuel Mateo-Morales wrote:Yeah, and all of them are false churches (for a variety of reasons), but one of the more egregious reasons is that they're non-Trinitarian.....

Trinitarianism is a foundational doctrine of Babylonianism, so you are fundamentally in error and should repent and beg forgiveness.

Anonymous dB June 28, 2017 9:48 PM  

Way OT

http://nypost.com/2017/06/28/suspects-accused-of-raping-woman-to-teach-her-a-lesson-about-dating-black-men-cops/

Blogger Cail Corishev June 28, 2017 9:59 PM  

@23, Also, the shooter apparently had a couple of foster daughters, and no one would be surprised to find connections between the foster care system and child trafficking.

I'm coming around to the idea that he could have been specifically trying to stop the Pizzagate investigation, either on his own or on orders, rather than an unhinged Berntard just out to kill some Trump-supporting Republicans. If so, he was awfully bad at it, and so far it appears that the president's intervention has kept Scalise from getting the Seth Rich treatment from the same doctor.

Democrat House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer sent a whole stack of pizzas to Scalise's office after the random shooting.

Uh, seriously? That would be awfully bold. Hubris and stupidity, I know, but still.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 28, 2017 10:05 PM  

Now the media is crying that it's in physical danger, talk about slutty drama queens

Anonymous DirkH June 28, 2017 10:33 PM  

Don't fear the hit pieces. Many people read the MSM as enemy propaganda and will do the exact opposite of what the communist journalists want.
The Western media are one collective now. They all want VIBRANCY. Interestingly the journalists all live in the vibrant shitholes themselves - and can't even afford it. They must all have a deathwish. How is this possible? They have convinced themselves of a complete inversion of normal perception; for example, after each Muslim terror attack they spend pages empathizing with the poor terrorist who became so desperate he made this very unfortunate decision; and they spend not a sentence on any victim. So, their coordinate system is rotated 180 degrees - and so they seek their own demise like we seek our survival - and think that they're doing it right. Stockholm syndrome overdrive.

Blogger roughcoat June 28, 2017 10:33 PM  

dB wrote:Way OT

http://nypost.com/2017/06/28/suspects-accused-of-raping-woman-to-teach-her-a-lesson-about-dating-black-men-cops/


What was the intended lesson?

Anonymous DirkH June 28, 2017 10:37 PM  

@38. dB June 28, 2017 9:48 PM
See Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther leader, was a strategic serial rapist of white women and bragged about it. Rape as a means of inciting race war. (Why would you incite a war if you don't even have the weapons? Beats me. But he did.)

Blogger Lazarus June 28, 2017 10:52 PM  

Mr.MantraMan wrote:Now the media is crying that it's in physical danger, talk about slutty drama queens

I hope they are right.

Anonymous DirkH June 28, 2017 10:57 PM  

@28. dc.sunsets June 28, 2017 7:42 PM
"OT VDare has an interesting review of a book whose authors posit that declining attachment to religion (Christianity, actually) is stripping us of the geniuses on which civilization depends."

I blame the industrial revolution and what followed mostly on Gutenberg's movable type printing press 1439, preparing large scale literacy by making books affordable.
Modern dumbing down might be normal devolution, accumulation of negative mutations. (plus dysgenics, plus mass immigration of low IQ peoples)
Population geneticist Sanford about the collapse of the human genome:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY98io7JH-c
As every kid gets new negative mutations the human species is not genetically stable. Neither is any other complex organism. We see extinctions, not evolution.

Blogger Lazarus June 28, 2017 10:59 PM  

DirkH wrote:See Eldridge Cleaver,

His friends called him "The Beaver Cleaver"

Yuk, yuk. Yes?

Anonymous Mr. Rational June 28, 2017 11:00 PM  

A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:Sounds like a background track for an 8-bit home video game
Come now, the graphics weren't a clue?

@34  It really does look like draining this swamp is going to get rid of most of the organized pedophilia.  I'm still hoping for 5-figure indictment counts in DC alone.

Blogger Lazarus June 28, 2017 11:03 PM  

DirkH wrote:I blame the industrial revolution and what followed mostly on Gutenberg's movable type printing press 1439, preparing large scale literacy by making books affordable.

One of the books made more available was the Bible. This led to the forming of the Bible societies that spread Christian texts all over the known world at the beginning of the ninteenth century.

Anonymous Mr. Rational June 28, 2017 11:05 PM  

DirkH wrote:As every kid gets new negative mutations the human species is not genetically stable. Neither is any other complex organism. We see extinctions, not evolution.
Spoken like a true creatonut.

If that was true, humanity would have been on a continuous decline since its origin.  The Etruscans would have been better than the Greeks, who would have been better than Europeans.  Chinese civilization would have collapsed and decayed back to illiterate nomads.

What creatonuts are brainwashed into being unable to understand is that mutation works both ways, and selection weeds out the bad ones.  It's like hard race differences being incomprehensible to SJWs.

Anonymous Looking Glass June 28, 2017 11:08 PM  

@45 DirkH

IQ and Immune function are likely quite highly correlated among the Northern European population. All Whites descended from the region are survivors of the Plagues, so everyone has relatively strong immune systems. However, the public health revolution of the early 1900s means a lot more children that would have died from weaker immune systems have lived.

If the conjecture is correct, it doesn't mean the percentage of Genius-level intellects has actually dropped as a flat percentage of those born. It simply means the much larger average population is far more likely to make adulthood.

Anonymous David-093 June 28, 2017 11:11 PM  

The differences between the wiki and IG articles on Pizzagate are like night and day. Wiki right out of the gate calls it a debunked conspiracy theory (of course listing no evidence for that) while IG says it's an investigation and provides all the relevant info. Wikipedia cannot die soon enough.

Blogger roughcoat June 28, 2017 11:50 PM  

There are a lot of factors contributing to the apparent slide toward idiocracy. Medical advancements, as mentioned, certainly factor into the problem. Stupid people breed more often thanks to gibs, so assuming intelligence has a significant genetic component (I believe it does) that ain't helping either. But the thing that really winds me up is the higher-than-ever-and-still-rising barriers smart people must negotiate before they can contribute in a meaningful way in most fields.

Onerous laws, regulations, out of control credentialism, skyrocketing education fees, obstructionist HR departments with political agendas, financial barriers to entry due to licensing requirements and similar, the list goes on. There are few fields left where you can do much of anything without credentials, licenses and permits, a lot of money, and access to very specialized equipment.

How many seriously smart people are wasting their potential because they gave up and took a lame-ass office job after being trapped in a maze of bureaucratic bullshit, or just don't have the option of spending 8+ years in college getting a PhD so people will take them seriously?

That's if they can even get admitted to a program at all, of course. Wrong skin color? Got a dick that you're not planning to surgically remove? GTFO. And what's that, Pajeet's father will pay twice as much as a native student? Sorry, John Smith, we just don't have room for you this year.

Genius is great, but even geniuses need mentors, funding, and connections to do anything really significant 99% of the time. And the system we have now is mostly dedicated to suppressing the smart, capable people in the name of diversity and equality.

I could go on a rant about boomer solipsism and selfishness at this point as well, but I'll leave that for another day.

Blogger Resident Moron™ June 29, 2017 12:07 AM  

It's always fun to see how the tactics of the left never change; appealing deliberately to the ignorant and stupid masses.

Watch the British comedy series The Young Ones, for example, and see Rik the socialist wannabe call anyone who balks him a fascist. The word has no meaning for them beyond "big meanie who thinks reality matters"

You won't find one in ten thousand who can give you the historically accurate meaning or origin.

And then there's provilege. The left are the only people encouraged to slander their opponents in the public press, using the vilest epithets they can imagine, without evidence or consequence.

But they want to talk about problems of privilege.

And then of course there's the relentlessly irredeemably stupid cant; the same old list of empty buzzword lightly stirred and liberally drenched in the contempt of morons.

Isn't it incredible we're not convinced?

Anonymous andon June 29, 2017 12:24 AM  

OT: according to HuffPo, Jesus was a power bottom:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jesus-was-a-power-bottom_us_5952c709e4b0326c0a8d0c05?

if you're a Christian dont forget who's kicking you when you're down

Blogger Were-Puppy June 29, 2017 12:27 AM  

@17 YIH
Reading the linked article it hit me, the sex abuse panics of the 80's read just like 'pizzagate':
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That one is still ongoing. Look up Max Speirs. He was killed the last couple of years for digging into that old stuff regarding the Presidio.

Anonymous Korbin Ransley June 29, 2017 1:02 AM  

I love Infogalactic, and Infogalactic News and Tech. Alt-Tech and ALT-Media helping the Alt-Right Move forward. I want Alt currency. Let the "establishment/globalist" play with their own money, and not ours. We can see how much they can bring to the marketplace without swimming in intrest, and inflating our dollars.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club June 29, 2017 2:14 AM  

@38 - Raped by two black men while "hanging out" with a third, who watched the door during the rape, then texted her "boyfriend" afterward. Hmmm, planning on burning the coal, plan to pay the toll?

Anonymous Looking Glass June 29, 2017 2:26 AM  

@56 Were-Puppy

http://disobedientmedia.com/2017/06/disobedient-media-releases-foia-on-east-coast-trafficking-networks/

It's a report from the 80s, but they could get children for sex with a phone call. The 80s Daycare/Satanist stuff looks a lot like a previous version of how they would cover things up now. They destroyed that family in Massachusetts, but the much more credible cases went nowhere.

But there are demon/Satan/Moloch worshippers around and they collect around all of the worst elements in society. Though the way the groups operate they're actually pretty small, operating within other groups that may or may not be legal. Since they already deal in the deeply evil activities, murdering someone to keep their secrets hidden is easily something they'd do.

What seems to be really solid on the information we have is that the rings seem mostly disconnected. There's one attached to the US Army, which is why Korean sex slaves made it to the States. (You have a big, messy case out of a base in CA as well from a few years ago.) The NYC, LA & D.C. rings exit. There are rings in Ohio & Atlanta, GA that seem like they're connected to each other and to Child Services. Then there's whatever is attached to the CIA.

It's not a fun topic, and it's also one that can get you in the sights of people you really don't want to deal with if you can avoid it.

Blogger Shimshon June 29, 2017 2:37 AM  

I think dispensing with the "-pedia" meme was a great idea. The others, by their very names, scream "Look at me!!!"

Anonymous CoolHand June 29, 2017 2:39 AM  

roughcoat wrote:But the thing that really winds me up is the higher-than-ever-and-still-rising barriers smart people must negotiate before they can contribute in a meaningful way in most fields.

Onerous laws, regulations, out of control credentialism, skyrocketing education fees, obstructionist HR departments with political agendas, financial barriers to entry due to licensing requirements and similar, the list goes on. There are few fields left where you can do much of anything without credentials, licenses and permits, a lot of money, and access to very specialized equipment.

How many seriously smart people are wasting their potential because they gave up and took a lame-ass office job after being trapped in a maze of bureaucratic bullshit, or just don't have the option of spending 8+ years in college getting a PhD so people will take them seriously?


Oh baby, now you're playin' my tune.

When the Great Depression 2.0 started, back in 2007, I was working as a Civil Engineer doing construction management work for a developer of medium sized strip malls. Our average project took a year to complete and cost ~$10M. At any given time, I had at least two, but sometimes as many as four projects that size going concurrently.

The amount of time spent kowtowing and hoop-jumping to get ANYTHING done simply boggled my mind.

In a fit of pique one day after having been told that my retaining wall calculations weren't good enough because I was doing them long hand, (in the end I was forced to buy the same software that the city inspector was using, so that I could print out the "report" sheet that he was used to seeing, because he was too stupid to follow the math done long hand) I sat down and tallied up how many people I had to beg for permission to accomplish anything.

The answers (depending on what exactly I was doing) convinced me that I didn't want to be a civil engineer anymore.

If I was merely doing building work inside a city limit, I had to beg no less than 47 (invariably stupid) people for permission to do anything.

Want to change the number of parking spots in the parking lot (or maybe just rearrange them)? Go beg 47 people and wait three weeks.

If you had to interface with MODoT, God help you, the number was 215 people whose asses you had to kiss (and pay an exorbitant fee for being given the privilege). And you'd better hope you don't need to actually ACCESS the fucking roads that MODoT exists to create and maintain.

In that case, you'll have to beg all 215 people and THEN pay to have a "study" done to decide if you'll be given the permit to put a goddamned driveway into your piece of land.

Continued...

Anonymous CoolHand June 29, 2017 2:40 AM  

Continued from 61...

The fee for such a privelege? Well, THEY assess the value of your land as-is and then the value of the land IF they give you a driveway, and your permit fee is 75% of the increase in property value.

I'll say that again: they decide how much more your land will be worth with a driveway and demand you pay them 75% of that number as the "fee" for them allowing you to gain access to the roads you pay to create and maintain via your taxes.

In one case, they demanded (and got) a driveway fee of $750,000 because their assessor decided that the property would be work $1M more with a driveway.

Conversely, if they TAKE AWAY a driveway that you already have, they are of the opinion that your land is not devalued in any way (and thus the action is not a "taking" that requires compensation or the use of imminent domain).

Add to that the ~30 people on the "Professional Registration Board" who are both your immediate competitors AND the regulator body who get to levy fines, fees, and revoke licenses of all engineers and architects in the state.

I'll say that one again too: the people who lord over your license to do business are the very same people you have to compete against for work.

Three guesses how that turns out in practice, and the first two don't count.

The one thing I am glad of the Great Depression 2.0 for, is that it made getting out of that horrid business a no-brainer.

Now I own/operate a machine shop and work for myself.

The only people I have to beg for permission now are the Feds for my FFL (which I don't need to be in business, just to mfg firearms), but that's more of a "fill out the paperwork, pay the set fee, get the license" deal there, though it should still be done away with IMO.

Anonymous Icicle June 29, 2017 2:50 AM  

No, he was absolutely correct except that he should have said square-circle or circle-square rather than a 'circular' square.

* * *

Yeah, and all of them are false churches (for a variety of reasons), but one of the more egregious reasons is that they're non-Trinitarian, and therefore, like Vox if he still professes Arianism, are about as Christian as Sikhs are Hadjis.


This is WAY too simplistic. You have Unitarianism (also found in some Muslims), Binitarianism, and Trinitarianism. Then you have both Arianism and Semi-Arianism (homoousion vs. homoiousion). Then you have multiple types of Trinitarianism.

Just an outline, but this will help:
http://ed5015.tripod.com/ReligTrinityVarieties89.html
Go look up more.

Anonymous JAG June 29, 2017 4:47 AM  

DirkH wrote:Don't fear the hit pieces. Many people read the MSM as enemy propaganda and will do the exact opposite of what the communist journalists want.

The Western media are one collective now. They all want VIBRANCY. Interestingly the journalists all live in the vibrant shitholes themselves - and can't even afford it. They must all have a deathwish. How is this possible? They have convinced themselves of a complete inversion of normal perception; for example, after each Muslim terror attack they spend pages empathizing with the poor terrorist who became so desperate he made this very unfortunate decision; and they spend not a sentence on any victim. So, their coordinate system is rotated 180 degrees - and so they seek their own demise like we seek our survival - and think that they're doing it right. Stockholm syndrome overdrive.


This is another example of why I came to believe that the true nature of the leftist is contrarian. It explains just about everything about their personalities and motivations. It's why they never fail to take the side of our enemies such as the Soviets, North Vietnamese, and Muslims. It's why they want perverts in the ladies room despite crying about rape everywhere else. It's why they destroy language. It's why they keep doing the same things over, and over again despite a perfect historic record of failure and a death toll over 100 million since Marx wrote is infernal book.

Blogger S. Thermite June 29, 2017 4:48 AM  

The Piizagate truthers like Cenovich became difficult to to take seriously on the story when they started attributing the same sinister motives to Laura Silsby rather than focusing on John Podesta, his brother, the Comet Pizza folks, and Epstein's island. It may have been rhetorically effective with the true believers to smear Hillary by claiming Silsby was pumping poor Haitian kids, but none of the missionaries and orphanage staff I know who were in Haiti during the earthquake give that any credence, nor does my contact at the State Dept. who lived there 5 years, met with some of Silsby's staff in jail, and was actively investigating other orphanages for child sex abuse.

Anonymous MIG June 29, 2017 6:00 AM  

@55 Were-Puppy
@17 YIH

They did find tunnels under McMartin's preschool, did they not?

Anonymous MIG June 29, 2017 6:04 AM  

@65 MIG

Found tunnels, which gave credence to some of the kids' stories of abuse.

Blogger Duke Norfolk June 29, 2017 7:53 AM  

Cail Corishev wrote:Democrat House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer sent a whole stack of pizzas to Scalise's office after the random shooting.

Uh, seriously? That would be awfully bold. Hubris and stupidity, I know, but still.


I know, right? Holy crap. Brazen.

Anonymous Korbin Ransley June 29, 2017 10:01 AM  

Brilliant Insights. But why won't they side with Russia? I'm pro Russian and pro Putin, but the Progs in the media seem intent on hyping conflict and tension. Same with North Korea. If we have a catastrophic war with Russia and or China the Progs live in cities. Cities that may also be targetted by "refugee" terror.

Anonymous Mr. Rational June 29, 2017 12:43 PM  

@66  Not credible.  If these tunnels and secret rooms existed, why were they not verified by building inspectors and both photographic and testimonial evidence submitted at trial?  That would have been open-and-shut for conviction.

The prosecutors were afraid of finding that the accusations were baseless and having to drop charges, so they never looked; if they had, the results would have been available to the defense.  Proof that the "victims" had made up most of their charges would have destroyed the satanic-molestation mania and put the county on the hook for damages for malicious prosecution.  That's a far better explanation than claims years later of "oh, yeah, they really DID have those things under there!"

Anonymous DirkH June 29, 2017 5:06 PM  

49. Mr. Rational June 28, 2017 11:05 PM
""DirkH wrote:
As every kid gets new negative mutations the human species is not genetically stable. Neither is any other complex organism. We see extinctions, not evolution."
Spoken like a true creatonut.
If that was true, humanity would have been on a continuous decline since its origin. "

It is telling that secular atheists call themselves Mr. Rational, then immediately start with an ad hominem. And yes, BAR DIVINE INTERVENTION (or "extraterrestrial", if you prefer, in any case, beyond out technology), continuing decline is what we SHOULD observe and it IS what we observe in the now.

Evolutionists CLAIM that long term it is the reverse BUT they are NOT geneticists - and when they show us a Neandertal skull it has a LARGER volume than ours. Shrinking brains are evolutionary progress? Maybe - according to Dawkins' Selfish Gene hypothesis, the algae is the perfect lifeform so it should be what evolution strives toward.

Anonymous koolboy June 29, 2017 7:27 PM  

The world is evil because most people are passively or actively evil by choice.

Anonymous Mr. Rational June 30, 2017 12:54 AM  

DirkH wrote:It is telling that secular atheists call themselves Mr. Rational, then immediately start with an ad hominem.
What's telling is that the creatonut talking points have been so stereotyped since the 1980's that any reversion to them deserves no response except an insult.  You idiots have the gall to talk about irrational atheists?!   FFS....

And yes, BAR DIVINE INTERVENTION (or "extraterrestrial", if you prefer, in any case, beyond out technology), continuing decline is what we SHOULD observe and it IS what we observe in the now.
Note that "now" is after the advent of vaccines, antibiotics and surgeries to save defectives who would otherwise die before reproducing.  It is a tiny fraction of the time-line from the Etruscans to today.  What do you have to explain the REST of it?

Evolutionists CLAIM that long term it is the reverse BUT they are NOT geneticists - and when they show us a Neandertal skull it has a LARGER volume than ours. Shrinking brains are evolutionary progress?
As it turns out, decreasing brain size has been the trend over just the last 10% of human history.  Maybe we're getting more efficient.  (I'm skeptical.)  Maybe, standing on the shoulders of giants, culture is giving us advantages we haven't personally earned.  (This is certain beyond doubt.)  Maybe "going along to get along" has been the most advantageous strategy for the last 20 centuries, and thinking independently has been penalized.  Given your reactions, I would rate this solidly credible.  You prefer faith over contrary fact.

according to Dawkins' Selfish Gene hypothesis, the algae is the perfect lifeform so it should be what evolution strives toward.
Algae will always be essential to life on this planet.  So will bacteria, but that does not mean we should strive to become them.

Blogger Mac Balzac June 30, 2017 2:12 PM  

Totally agree with your assessment of Pizzagate as an open question rather than the MSM's conclusion that it's been debunked. Debunking it was a coverup for the massive global Pedogate scandal that spans centuries and is a key lever of Globalist/Deep State power. It's also, I would argue, their Achilles Heel, since if the perps are ever rolled up to any great degree by law enforcement, the NWO, rife with Pedos, will most certainly crash and burn.

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey July 01, 2017 11:37 PM  

65. MIG
@55 Were-Puppy
@17 YIH

"They did find tunnels under McMartin's preschool, did they not?"

Yes.

@69 Mr. Rational
"@66 Not credible. If these tunnels and secret rooms existed, why were they not verified by building inspectors and both photographic and testimonial evidence submitted at trial?"

Wrong. The forensic examination of the site (the Goldstein property) was carried out in May, 1990, by archaelogist E. Gary Stickel, PhD, on the recommendation of the UCLA Archeology Dept. An initial survey was carried out using ground-penetrating radar, which located anamolies consistent with the tunnels as described by the children. Excavation of the area confirmed the findings. A full report was submitted to the LA County District Attorney. The DA chose not to use this evidence at the trial. It's easy enough to find a summary of the Stickel report's findings online, though the full report is more difficult to locate. In a way, this "refutation" of the Stickel report is even more convincing, however:
http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/bsi/article/viewFile/77/96

The author claims that the tunnels were actually a trash pit. You don't have to read the whole thing, just skip to page 4 of the paper, and look at the map of the "trash pit." Uh huh.

As to why this evidence was never used at trial, you'd have to ask the DA.

Anonymous Mr. Rational July 02, 2017 2:52 PM  

@74   Did you even read your own reference?  Here's part of the conclusions, pp. 9-10 (emphasis in bold added):

Evidently after chatting with Spectrum staff at the time of their tests Stickel reached his conclusion about the test results. He wrote, “Thus the GPR was successful in detecting the main tunnel at the locus of the dividing wall between the two classrooms” (p.88). However, that description of the GPR findings differs from the written findings of Spectrum’s Donald J. Kirker, Project Manager who conducted the preschool GPR tests. Kirker’s report (attached as Appendix I.7 to Stickel’s report) describes north/south and east/west traverses spaced five feet apart inside and outside the preschool building with continuous GPR data along each traverse. The entire results section of Kirker’s written report is as follows: “In Areas One, Two, Three, and Four (see Figures Two, Three, Four, and Five) the GPR depth of penetration was approximately 8 to 10 feet below ground level. No evidence was found to support the existence of filled-in below ground tunnels” (p.161).

There is more to the archeologist’s report, but little that would support the existence of tunnels. There was, however, one other item found “in the middle of the tunnel” (p. 62) that provides powerful evidence of a trash pit. It was the Morris family mailbox. Stickel (p. 62) described it as about 19 inches long, 6.75 inches wide and 9.5 inches in height. On its side was painted “Mr. and Mrs. Karl Morris” and “927 M. B. Blvd.” This was a standard rural roadside mailbox with a rounded top and a mail pick-up flag indicator. The flag was missing but the flag holder was there. Perhaps the mailbox had been discarded because the flag had broken off. One must ask how the mailbox had come to be in dirt that would have been brought in gradually by the McMartin defendants to fill a tunnel where their alleged abusive acts occurred. Stickel did not address this in his report.

Many other questions remain as well. Why would the defendants have brought in fill dirt that included dozens of tin cans, bottles, trash-filled crockery, an inner tube, TV antenna wire, steak bones, animal bones and other such debris? Would Ray Buckey and the other defendants have brought in fill dirt from a dump? If they had gotten their fill dirt from a dump, what are the odds that its contents would exactly date from the 1920s to the 1950s when the earlier homeowners would have been dumping their household trash? What are the odds that they would have obtained their fill dirt from a dump that would have contained the Morris family’s mailbox? The odds are powerfully against all of that. Rather, odds are that there were no tunnels beneath the McMartin preschool and that what was found was an old trash pit, nothing more.

Anonymous Mr. Rational July 02, 2017 2:53 PM  

Your tunnel-vision is explained right there in black and white starting on page 9:

Pursuit of a single line of thinking can lead to an hypothesis myopia in which one responds one way to data that support one’s hypothesis, and responds differently to data that conflict with it.
Going on to page 11:

The thinking of a cadre of true believers continues to remain under the control of the lore that children could not be wrong about abuse, could not be led to believe that abuse occurred when it had not. And they believe this in spite of research on child suggestibility. They continue to assert their belief that, indeed, many children were abused at the McMartin preschool, with some of the abuse occurring in tunnels. They believe it notwithstanding the failed prosecutions, the absence of incriminating hard evidence, and the use of questionable interviewing techniques such as multiple interviews and leading (to the point of coercion) questions by child abuse investigators.
The prosecutors and psychologists should have all gone to jail, and the county should have paid the McMartin defendants for a lifetime of lost income as well as enough punitive damages that they could at least enjoy their remaining days on a beach somewhere.  And you should be ashamed of yourself.

Blogger Stephen St. Onge July 05, 2017 12:55 PM  

        Interestingly, the indictment says three shots were fired, but there is no mention of a witness to the firings.  One person who worked at the restaurant but was in the alley in back says he heard three loud noises consistent with gunfire. The indictment says that police found three expend cartridge cases.  The indictment also says that people were fleeing the restaurant when they arrived.  So everyone was gone, and then he fired, and the police didn't hear it?  Or he fired while people were there, but no witness said anything about shots being fired while they were inside?

        This isn't adding up.

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