So close yet so far
Brownstone continues to diagnose the problem perfectly, but misses badly on the prescription side. I appreciate the full Machiavellian diagnosis, focusing HEAVILY on the lockdowns and ballgags, less on the needles. As I’ve been tiresomely and pointlessly repeating, the needles were only a few moments of pain. The rest of it was two full years…
While schadenfreuding on Bud Light’s plight, I’ve noticed a nice shibboleth. Coors was a regional brand before 1990, confined to the states around Colorado. It was unknown in Ohio and Pennsylvania when I lived there. In its original zone, Coors rhymed with doors and floors. Outside the zone, even in Oklahoma, Coors rhymed with tours.…
No Okies there
The distinctly NYC/SF “independent” opinion page called The Free Press ran a Thurberish column countering our standard sentimentality about dogs. Famous Author Sherman Alexie joined in the comments and made a joke which none of the NYC/SF people caught. Secrecy is the purpose of language.
Question seen on Reddit: Could an Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnibenevolent God know all the digits of the number Pi? Or even the square root of 2? Kind of a silly question, but since to the best of our knowledge those numbers are irrational, is it possible for the above being to know all of their decimal…
Via Coindesk, an interesting consequence of obscure bankruptcy laws. Sammy’s NGO posing as a “bitcoin bank” owned about 1/3 of current congresscritters. There’s an interesting difference in how the slaves treated their wages after Sammy’s NGO went into bankruptcy. Under bankruptcy law, all outstanding payments from a bankrupt company can be clawed back to repay…
EnidBuzz asked about former or current CB handles. Most of the commenters are women, and most had handles that would be ferociously illegal in today’s inquisitorial climate. Every non-Yankee knows that CBers were poets. Every Okie knows the meaning of Two Dogs.
A podcast by lawyers Barro and White joins the universal Lawyers Chorus trying to shut Sammy’s stupid mouth. They bring up a crucially important point about the Professional Criminal genotype. Semiquote: I must admit it’s my fault, because I’m always out there saying don’t go on Twitter and talk about crimes, don’t go on the…
Gangsters take care of their own
Sammy has been released on bail IN THE CUSTODY OF HIS PARENTS. This is like releasing Thomas Gambino to the custody of Carlo. Looking up more about Thomas, the parallel is strong. Thomas played the Effective Altruism game to the hilt. Got a college education and engaged in massive “philanthropy” while stealing and killing. =…
Debtoleth = Deatholeth
Reprint from 2018 with a couple of marked updates. = = = = = START REPRINT with addendums: While futilely searching for info about direct payment from banks to heretics, I came across an 1883 text on banking with lots of nice clear history on banks, governments, and debts. There’s an extremely simple pattern that…
The latest issue of Collectible Auto arrived today, with a nicely illustrated article on Buick in the ’30s. Auto writers assume every reader knows the basics of engines and transmissions and suspensions and differentials. Writers will explain unfamiliar antique technologies like sleeve valves, wood-framed bodies, magnetos, and free-wheeling. They always get free-wheeling wrong. This explanation…
I’ve noticed for a while that influencers who are realistic about most aspects of the fucked-up world are also selling bitcoin. This shibboleth works both ways in a perfect balance. Influencers who are strongly opposed to bitcoin are perfectly orthodox about all other aspects. They agree with DNC/CNN/MSNBC on all topics except bitcoin. There’s a…
Semi-relevant to Batya’s crusade about modern “journalism”. From a 1958 publication by Natl Assn of Broadcasters. Modern “journalists” are all superficial extroverts. Not this guy. The Maj Gen is trying to penetrate his defenses with the top secret Eyebrow Ray, but it doesn’t work on introverts. We never make eye contact.
Bitcoinoleth strikes again
From Balaji Srinivasan: See, this was stupid, because it’s *explicit* government censorship. The regime had a good scam going where they just got corporations to silence you in a deniable, decentralized way. But this gives the game away. Next q: how many times has this happened without being reported? How often has this happened? Always…