Investigating the source of the unrest

Protests erupted in Kentucky after a grand jury brought no murder charges against Louisville police in the death of Breonna Taylor. This is the latest installment of unrest that that has gripped parts of the country in the three or so months following the death…

Joe Rogan Does Not Tweet Much, and Other Observations

For some reason, perhaps out of boredom or curiosity, I found myself following Joe Rogan’s twitter account. Because I do not have an actual titter account, by follow, what I mean is, I kept a Chrome browser tab open of his account, which I periodically…

Freddie deBoer On ‘The Cult of Smart’ [podcast]

This is  really excellent podcast Freddie deBoer On ‘The Cult of Smart’. At only 40 minutes, excluding the intro, it does waste too much time rambling. Freddie delineates his arguments clearly, that IQ and other biological factors play a significant role in educational and lifetime…

New York is Not Dead/Dying, part 5

Continuing on in response to James’ viral article NYC IS DEAD FOREVER… HERE’S WHY part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 James argues that people will stop buying homes in anticipation of lower prices, hence causing prices to fall further, and thus people will…

The Party of Pandering

Trump speaks at White House American History conference It is annoying how Trump tries so hard to appeal to minorities, even more so than many democrats, and plays the dems-are-the-real-racists card. I know why he does, as it is good optics for the boom/gen-x base,…

NFL Ratings Falling

In regard to falling ratings, Vox Day says the NFL is dying Vox is speaking too soon again, hyping things that either are non-existent or grossly exaggerated. This is not the first time Vox has cried wolf: “Patreon will be bankrupt in a year” (it…

New York is Not Dead/Dying, part 4

Other factors working in New York City’s favor is its large concentration of high-IQ people and its iconic and prestigious institutions. Other cities may have fewer restrictions in regard to shutdowns and social distancing, as well as lower crime, but they do not have the…

New York is Not Dead/Dying, part 3

In a podcast with New York comedian Nikki Glaser, Joe Rogan discusses James’ article, calling it “a fucking sobering read and not hyperbole,” but nowhere on the podcast is there any discussion about its veracity. Joe and his guest do not question any of its…

New York is Not Dead/Dying, part 2

James’ viral article NYC IS DEAD FOREVER… HERE’S WHY, is one of those articles in which I know the author is wrong without even having to read it. Yes, the headline is hyperbole and he does not literally mean that New York City will become…