Trump’s low approval ratings

According to the 538 aggregate poll, Trump’s approval rating as of 11/29/2018 stands at 42.4 percent. Overall, this is a not that great of news, but there is still hope Trump can win by retaining most or all of the states he won in 2016….

Lopsided IQ scores

Online on a handful of occasions I have heard people say they ave really high IQs (>140), but that they are ‘near retarded’ or impaired at one or more of the sub-intelligences, such as spacial intelligence. In a video, Dr. Peterson says he has an…

Against ‘badness’

What does Slate Star Codex, Elon Musk/Tesla, Donald Trump, Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, and libertarianism have in common? It’s not politics. Sam Harris and Donald Trump couldn’t be further apart ideologically and temperamentally. Same for Jordan Peterson fans, who reject the identity politics of The_Donald,…

The pro-life left

Vox and Bill Gates are attacked by the Twitter mob for intimating that poverty in Africa may attributable to overpopulation: http://archive.is/z7iJn. But I thought the left is supposed to be pro-choice and against overpopulation? Judging by the comments, I guess ‘choice’ does not apply to…

Trump and immigration: will he act

Form Vox Day The moment of truth This is the moment of truth, because it is clear that the invaders believe Trump is bluffing and will not permit the U.S. military to utilize violent force to defend the border. And now that they have called,…

Bitcoin plunges below 3800

RIP Bitcoin… In a little less than a year, Bitcoin plunged from as high as 19,666 in Dec. of 2017 to as low at 3,600 as of writing this, which is a loss of about 82%. Bitcoin is doing exactly what I predicted earlier this…

Politics and Crypto Update

Regarding U.S. politics, except for moderates/centrists, no one is happy, and both sides wish their respective parties could do more. The left wants gun control, to no avail. For the ‘right’, there won’t be any wall or other meaningful action to stem the inflow of…

Khashoggi murder will Not stain America and Trump

Tooleb’s true, anti-Trump liberal colors are showing. Here’s another Tweet in which Taleb sides with the left, in this case the Washington Post: Yes. https://t.co/5goqmDylmu — Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) November 20, 2018 How many Americans know or care who Khashoggi is? Not that many….

Betting against climate change disaster

I wish there were a way to bet against climate change disaster. So many pundits seem certain that climate change will doom humanity or destroy the global economy. People have a tendency or bias to overestimate the likelihood of bad news, just as the overwhelming…

Higher level thinking

People hold up this guy up as some sort of paragon of genius, hut here is a tweet I pulled at random: We face 3 predators: The State, Near-State Institutions (e.g. academia, media) & Large Corporations. Large corps end up destroying themselves (life expec. <10…