Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Project Veritas Google Video

YouTube banned the video. So did reddit. Here it is.

UPDATE: of course vimeo took it down. Here it is on BitChute Link.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Jordan Hunt Update

Jordan Hunt is the man who kicked a woman in Toronto because he didn't agree with her.  I blogged it and promised updates. he was tried, and convicted but got probation. Details.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Fantastic News — Oberlin

Terrific news. Oberlin College has been hit with the maximum allowed by law.

Pour encourager les autres.

Lying About Nothing

They literally lied about nothing. They said there was nothing. They said it without checking, and without any basis for saying it. They said it — loud and proud and certain.

UPDATE: Another example. It takes a special kind of mind to see something that surprises you and immediately — immediately — trumpet to the world the supposed ignorance of others.

UPDATE: Deliberate fakery.  This is such small potatoes, but they go to the trouble to fake it anyway.

Never forget Gell-Mann amnesia!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Cantor Function - The All Purpose Calculus Counter Example

The Cantor Set is a standard example and counter example in set theory. It has a cousin, the Cantor Function, sometimes called the Devil's Staircase, which is a very useful thing to know if you are looking for counter examples in calculus, or just building intuition. A nice explanation of it is here.

Normal people should ignore this but for the mathematically mature here is a case in point.

Sunday, June 9, 2019


I posted awhile ago about Hate-Knitting. Now there is Hate Sewing. Can Hate-Needlepoint be far behind?

Friday, June 7, 2019

Noah Carl Update

I agree with this
Liberal civilization is under assault in ways scarcely imaginable just a decade ago.

Hot Button Example

A jewelry store employee refused to serve a cop because he was armed. The employee was just fired. I think firing was excessive (I am giving the employee the benefit of the doubt here over the reason for denying service), but I am glad there were consequences, and the reason has nothing to do with cops or guns. We are plagued with a particular kind of principal-agent problem, where people use their positions of trust to enforce their private politics. This is an example. I suspect much of the idiocy we see at Google for example are cases of this. It corrodes the culture of trust.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Naval Ravikant On Digital Mobs

I have never heard of him but this clip, about 3 minutes, is fantastic. He echoes all my preconceptions! I hope he is right about the suicide. I think they are squandering trust and goodwill, which might make an antitrust breakup easier.

Don’t be evil — that’s our job

Google/YouTube at it again. Note that the letter he received indicates YouTube knows how the footage was and is used, this is not an algorithm over reaching. With a real marketplace of hosting sites he could just move, but YouTube is a near monopoly.

I just finished Tim Wu's little book The Curse Of Bigness. He lays out well the case for breaking up big tech (which I have supported for several years now). Relevant update.

Fake News Married and Miserable Edition

That story that married women are miserable? Naomi Wolf level error.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Fake News Dutch Teenage Euthanasia Edition

Not as reported by CNN and Washington Post and ....
But accurately reported in the initial Dutch reports.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Bernstein on a Whiteness studies fraud

This post disproves a foundational claim that is much cited in “whiteness” studies.

TwelveInchPianist  hits the nail on the head: The man was prosecuted for miscegenation because the authorities saw the Sicilian woman as white.  The court did not dispute that, only that the government had not actually  proven she had no negro ancestry.

His linked article is worth reading so I repeat his link here.


An excellent essay on “believing in Science.” He doesn’t.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Turley on Mueller

Turley thinks Mueller should be called to testify. That is counter-intuitive to me, but he makes a strong case. I did not know about Mueller’s failure to mark the grand jury material. That does indeed seem like playing a game.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

More doxxing, CNN applauds

Greenwald has it right. Stelter on CNN predictably was lauding the doxxing, because there is nothing quite as salutary in his mind as major corporations unleashing mobs on the uppity.

Related, I think: Twitter takes down accounts critical of the Chinese government.

CNN and Twitter are very popular with the Left it seems. All my life I have heard the left rail about evil corporations. They finally come across examples of particular corporations which are evil, and seem to love them.

UPDATE: Treacher has some interesting updates.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Stephen Cohen on Russiagate

The Nation has been pretty consistently good on the Russian collusion hoax. I guess it helps that their main Russia expert, Cohen, is married to the publisher. Anyway, an interesting column.