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114809 No. 114809 ID: 43e309 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
I just listened to a sam harris podcast on political incorrectness. It was great. Fuck censure.

paraphrasing sam harris - when asking why doesn't a certain community thrive, it's taboo to look into biological differences, e.g. genetic, and it's taboo to look into cultural differences (e.g. technological, beliefs), which are the only domains for scientific inquiry. He implies then that pseudoscience fills the gap. I'm sure many others, scared of reprisal for being politically incorrect, feel or suspect this but are too scared to say. I feel like this mode of thinking has some merit with respect to reevaluating discourse in the academic and public health communities, with respect to the case of indigenous communities, remote or otherwise. and this does a huge injustice to them and their future generations. Science is a gift. Pseudoscience is a curse. Protectors of nonscience are indigenous people no favours.

The guy sam harris interviews in this podcast, he points out that genetic stuff is more taboo than the cultural is because belief it is more immutable, and he thinks that is wrong

#epigenetics, right

Has all of these ideas, that stand out to me, been enunciated better elsewhere?
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>Science is a gift. Pseudoscience is a curse. Protectors of nonscience are indigenous people no favours.
What is "a gift"? Who's the gift it is and to whom?
What is "a curse"? Who is cursing who and with what curse?
Who are the "protectors of nonscience"? what they are protecting and from whom?

It's like watching a religious person trying explain people around him that his religion is better. Before you ever speak out loud about science and all that, you should be educated enough to produce meaningful statements. Read more different books (instead of reading less more specified ones), expand your horizons (instead of shutting you down from the world), all that shit. Seriously what the fuck is wrong with these people?
>> No. 114813 ID: 22c903
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hey dude I found your book.
>> No. 114815 ID: 70d38f
Thanks, but no thanks. You can stick it back into your library.
>> No. 114820 ID: 9723b1
>social science is a science
No. Sam Harris is like all the rest, he's an arts major that misuses terms from real STEM fields to explain retardation. Like when MGTOWs use the r/K theory to explain why women are sluts. Or Jared Diamond projectile vomiting retardation all over impressionable freshmen.

>belief it is more immutable, and he thinks that is wrong
Genetics IS far more immutable than culture, which is just neuroplasticity reacting to environment. Epigenetics doesn't work the way you think it does.

People aren't afraid to talk about genetic differences because they think these are "more immutable", they're afraid of talking about genetic differences because they get harassed, assaulted, fired and/or thrown into prison if they do.

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114769 No. 114769 ID: 07f6dc hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
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>Don't worry, it was a mental retard.

Every time you think niggers couldn't possibly get any worse, black life finds a way...
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It's been classified as a hate crime but not in relation to race. It's been classified as a hate crime in relation to him being mentally disabled.

It's being speculated that this has been done to avoid the inevitable inflammatory backlash that would come with labeling any black person as racist.
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Haven't you read your Controlled Opposition handbook? Tards, and by extension trump supporters, aren't humans.
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>Tards... aren't humans.

That's "ableism/mentalism" and supposed to be just as evil as racism and sexism no?
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In some circles, but it wouldn't generate anywhere near the amount of sensationalist backlash and "mah bbys didn do nuffin"/retaliatory coverage of irrelevant non-stories.

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114609 No. 114609 ID: cdc490 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]

Morocco appears to be (or is at least trying to cast itself as) the model for the Muslim world on fighting terrorists. Thoughts?
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>> No. 114634 ID: b430d1
>middle eastern non-news
>muh best friend in sandnigrastan
>outrage over american puppet government

nobody gives a shit here, go back to terroristchan
>> No. 114715 ID: 53d026
Oh I'm sorry.


Anyway it's literally a case of dindu nuffin and my friend went to the protest simply because her friends were going and she really didn't care
>> No. 114716 ID: 70d38f
Appears that mysterious government snipers are getting out of the fashion.
>> No. 114722 ID: 53d026
More like third world police just being third world police
>> No. 114723 ID: 53d026
More like third world police just being third world police

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114717 No. 114717 ID: 650d72 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
>clueless rich kid president
inb4 trucks, tubes, etc

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President-elect Donald Trump says that “no computer is safe” when it comes to keeping information private, expressing new skepticism about the security of online communications his administration is likely to use for everything from day-to-day planning to international relations.

Trump rarely uses email or computers, despite his frequent tweeting.

“You know, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way. Because I’ll tell you what: No computer is safe,” Trump told reporters during his annual New Year’s Eve bash. “I don’t care what they say.”

Trump has repeatedly cast aside allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia tried to influence the presidential election through hacking. President Barack Obama earlier this week ordered sanctions on Russian spy agencies, closed two Russian compounds and expelled 35 diplomats the U.S. said were really spies. The Russian government has denied the allegations.

Trump, who has said that he plans to meet with intelligence officials next to week to learn more about the allegations, said he wants U.S. officials “to be sure because it’s a pretty serious charge.” He pointed to intelligence failures over the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq before the U.S. invasion, and declared himself an expert in the area.

“I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove, so it could be somebody else,” he said.

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>“You know, if you have something really important, write it out and have it delivered by courier, the old-fashioned way. Because I’ll tell you what: No computer is safe,” Trump told reporters during his annual New Year’s Eve bash. “I don’t care what they say.”
Want to know what the russians can't hack? A letter physically carried to it's destination. He's not wrong, it's why the military still has the 'Defense Courier Service'
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Alot of what the military does is because of the vulnerability of modern computers. Supposed to be one of the reasons several facets of our nuclear program has held onto for dear life old as sin 8 inch floppy disks and 70s and 80s vintage computer systems despite attempts to drag them kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

Such an ancient computer is nearly hackproof. The medium of data transfer is so old most modern hackers weren't born anywhere close to when it was cutting edge tech. Even if they are connected to a network most script kiddies and code monkeys aren't going to be able to make heads or tails of the ancient code if they can even connect with their modern systems. It in some ways echos the anti virus solution of Mac PCs for the longest time, protection through obscurity.

However while Macs did this by just being a tiny portion of the overall PC pie and thus not worth the trouble to hack or create viruses for these nuke computers do this by having such old and obscure computers that modern hackers won't have the experience to hack them.

I gotta say while I don't much like Trump, the dude has some bretty good points quite often. He is quite correct on the vulnerability of computers, correct on the challenge of proving who hacked what even if I maybe question his claims about knowing alot about hacking, and he was right about the F-35 being a money pit.

Still wish I hadn't voted for him though. Not that I had a choice.
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>russians can't hack? A letter physically carried to it's destination.
>> No. 114721 ID: 791f24
even if he is a clueless rich kid, he is clearly very willful about managing his public image. as long as he keeps on watching tv news to see what people think about him they insiders can't manipulate him too bad. if whatever behind the scenes svengali that may exist lurking in cheney-like fashion manages to keep trump in a bubble of secret briefings and trump nevers sees the light of day then its going to be back to bush years, but bush jr seemed like much more of a total pussy, i bet it was a lot easier to manage george 2 than it would be to do the don that way. maybe it can't even be done at all. depends a lot on what outside media sources he looks at and how they act i guess.
shit starting to happen, a lot of the newly elected folks are taking their seats over the next few days, confirmation hearings, mccain's investigation of the rooskies, its all kicking off. its gonna be exciting however it goes.

has anyone significant published an agenda of possible changes to weapons restrictions? should you sell ur pre-ban "machine guns" while they're still worth something?
>> No. 114731 ID: 9723b1
Actual title:
>Trump still not sold on Russian link to hacking

And the actual statement:
>President-elect Donald Trump says that “no computer is safe” when it comes to keeping information private
Which is fucking true.

Trump confirmed smarter than fag OP.

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114671 No. 114671 ID: 898716 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
Food stamp fraud is at an all-time high, with cases this year including a state lawmaker and even a millionaire.

According to the USDA, $70 million of taxpayer money was wasted in 2016 due to food stamp fraud.

On "Fox & Friends" Tuesday, Abby Huntsman discussed the issue with New York City Councilman Joe Borelli and 2008 Clinton campaign adviser Jehmu Greene.

"The SNAP program...has been ripe with problems almost since its inception," said Borelli, who argued that the program's costs are out of control.

Borelli mentioned a House Committee on Agriculture report that talks about a number of ways to determine new criteria for people to qualify for food stamps.

Greene noted that 45 percent of food stamp recipients are under the age of 18 and another nine percent are over the age of 60, meaning the program is responsible for keeping these young and elderly people out of poverty.

She also said the program helps the local economy, with $9 being pumped back into the community for every $5 in food stamps spent.

"I think there are going to be bad apples in any program, so how do you weed those out? That should be the focus," Greene said.
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If you really want to clean up waste and abuse in USDA administered welfare programs, hows about taking an axe to farm subsidies?

Ending SNAP would be a disaster for our country. The underclass would go all French Revolution and wreck shit; I am not exaggerating. It is the responsibility of every government to see that its citizens are adequately fed, housed, and clothed. I don't care how it gets done, as long as it gets done. This isn't some political ideal or call for socialism; it's a fact of governance. If a large percentage of a country's population does not get these things, that country will not exist for long in its current state... except North Korea. I don't know how the fuck they're holding up.
>> No. 114676 ID: d4c8ee
There are 70% fewer farms than when the subsidies started in 1930, and only 2% of Americans are now directly engaged in agriculture and on average those households earn approximately $130,000 a year, a 160% increase over the national average. Most of them brand themselves as "family farms" but are in actuality massive corporate affairs. Approximately $45 billion a year goes to fewer than 30,000 people, with about 20% of those receiving 90% of the subsidies.

And this includes some foreign nationals, in the highest wealth brackets for the subsidy recipients, there's at least one Saudi prince who gets millions a year because he owns a bunch of pastureland in Kentucky for horse breeding.
>> No. 114688 ID: 9723b1
Farm subsidies are a form of welfare for the poor in the cities, they aren't welfare for FARMS.

If you eliminate farm subsidies the food prices will double overnight.

As a lower middle class person, if my taxes were cut by the amount that goes into farm subsidies, I couldn't afford the 2x growth of prices.

Upper middle class and upper class would actually be saving money if you cut farm subsidies.

Poor people pay no taxes towards farm subsidies, and if I can't afford doubling in food prices from the lower middle class, do you think the poor could?

You are ignorant. You didn't google this shit. You didn't even pause to think through where the savings end up, it would have taken you 5 minutes with a notepad and a pen.

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114515 No. 114515 ID: 2eb424 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
>electoral college to receive briefing on russian involvement before voting

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>you alt-right people


Being deplorable, I'm more american than you without having ever actually set foot on american soil.
>> No. 114526 ID: f67443
kid, as a /b/tard for more than 10 years I am substantially more deplorable than you could even imagine. I'm a two decade usenet vet and I and my partner GrenadeMan both invented and perfected the art of text buffer trolling and spamming in FPS. Those are just a couple of the many, many abuses we introduced to the world of online gaming in the mid-late 1990s. Demons that I unleashed upon the internet decades ago haunt a billion internet users.
can you answer to that?
>> No. 114567 ID: f9b63c
>george soros is an american
Wait just one goddamn moment, you mean to say Soros is allowed to promote corruption, cheat us of our votes, assassinate Americans, and take a big steaming dump on our nation because he holds the citizenship?

What the fuck are you smoking?
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Nice, though it needs another paragraph or two to be a truly memeable rant

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114413 No. 114413 ID: b430d1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
33 dead, 35+ still missing after it burns down. But at least they weren't crushed by onerous government fire safety regulations!
>Five months before Friday’s raging fire killed at least 33 people at the “Ghost Ship” warehouse, the brainchild of the cluttered artists’ cooperative took to Facebook in a 1,000-word rant claiming he was “the thriller love child of Manson, Pol Pot and Hitler.”

>There was little sense to the bizarre writing of Derick Ion Almena, 46, known as a passionate artist from Los Angeles devoted to an alternative way of life who led the Oakland arts collective and commune with a distorted sense of reality. But he ended his writing with incredibly haunting words: “I can proverbially get away with murder.”

>Shortly after the blaze, he became a central figure of public outrage about the fire when he failed to mention the victims in a post on Facebook, lamenting his own loss: “Everything I worked so hard for is gone.”

>Alexander Dore, another former resident, fondly described the warehouse on Facebook as “a collective, a commune, a temple, a home, a place to run free stoned naked without fear, it was a sacred space that wasn’t owned by the government.”

>At a morning press briefing, Kelly said: “In regards to the amount of people that are still missing, yes, it’s a significant number.”

>Kelly told reporters teams had worked through the night, with a crane and floodlights, to reach bodies on the second floor of the warehouse. Officials said there were only two exits from the second floor, and no evidence of smoke detectors or sprinklers. Kelly added that there are trailers within the warehouse, where people may have been living, that crews have not been able to search yet.

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Pretty amazing that "don't kill people with a tinderbox full of pallets and trash" triggers libertarians hardcore, because apparently burning people to death doesn't violate the NAP.
>> No. 114498 ID: ba3dd1
are you literally just having conversations with yourself at this point?
>> No. 114512 ID: 1807a4
>hurr libertarians
Warehouses don't have strict fire codes because they aren't supposed to have hundreds of people in them. If you want to host your giant party in some dudes warehouse, don't fucking complain when you all burn down for your stupidity.

Jesus christ it's this retard again.
>> No. 114556 ID: 66e292
Anyone want to take bets on the cause?
I'm willing to bet it was someone's vaporizer exploding.
>> No. 114558 ID: d4c8ee
Probably electrical. Apparently they were stealing electricity from the auto-body shop next door and were just powering everything with extension cords.

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114502 No. 114502 ID: c06d86 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Did you know that of the 20 million American milvets, 12 million receive payments from the VA, mostly for made up bullshit. The VA is the 2nd biggest department in the government after defense, when Trump privatizes it, someone will have a financial interest in not letting the malingerers and mendicants have a free pass. The gibe-me-dats sure don't want Trump to do that!


Dozens of veterans groups met with members of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team on Thursday to outline their priorities for the incoming administration, including opposing any push to privatize the Veterans Affairs Department.

The roughly two-hour meeting took place behind closed doors at the American Legion's headquarters in Washington, D.C., according to the organization's Executive Director Verna Jones, who spoke to Military.com afterward.

The meeting was attended by representatives from about 30 veterans service organizations and some 10 members of the transition team, including Omarosa Onee Manigault, a chaplain in the California State Military Reserve who appeared on the NBC show "The Apprentice" starring Trump, officials said.

The event was primarily a listening session for the transition team members, who were led by former Senate Budget Committee Staff Director Eric Ueland, Jones said.

"They did a great job at listening -- they did exactly that," she said. "They took a lot of notes."

Each of the veteran service organizations spent several minutes outlining their priorities, which varied by group but in general shared a similar theme of keeping the VA strong and taking care of veterans, Jones said.
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>> No. 114509 ID: 649f2c
nobody joins up hoping to live their lives off bullshit disability claims like a welfare nigger, its something the system does to them after luring them in with promises of other things. free eduction, travel, career, opportunity to shoot sandkips, infinite ammo (you have to carry), driving around shooting shit cause thats ur job, gay shower sex, daddy was a soldier too, its like vidya IRL, etc. are why ppl join up.
turning decent people into drug addict losers is wrong. so is the ridiculous cost
>> No. 114510 ID: 2ed649
I don't think the system is actually doing that. Most guys that fail to get skills do so because they don't want to, not because "da system" did something to them.
>> No. 114511 ID: 1807a4
>welfare nigger,
You realize a disproportionate number of servicemen are black right? The recruiters go specifically to poor neighborhoods to find recruits.

Not every POG who serves is an unassailable paragon of virtue and goodness.
>> No. 114513 ID: d4c8ee
Or because they fall for some University of Phoenix/ITT Tech style scam and waste their GI bill on a useless degree and probably also end up in debt.

>Not every POG who serves is an unassailable paragon of virtue and goodness.

As the Duke of Wellington said in 1813, "we have in the service the scum of the Earth as common soldiers."
>> No. 114524 ID: 5ecaa6
Alexander the Great found the philosopher Diogenes looking attentively at a pile of human bones. Diogenes explained, "I am searching for the bones of your father but cannot distinguish them from those of a slave.”

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114514 No. 114514 ID: cdc490 hide watch quickreply [Reply]
In an unprecedented move, Tehran is publicly hosting leaders of hardline Taliban movement in the ‘Islamic Unity’ conference.

>> No. 114516 ID: 0d59ae
Um.... it happened twice before? Is everyone forgetting that the Taliban was started by Pakistan, our "ally"?
>> No. 114521 ID: cdc490
You either misread, or you assume I have some piece of information that I'm missing. Why the mention of Pakistan?

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>A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he walked into a popular pizza restaurant in Northwest Washington carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots, D.C. police said. The man told police he had come to the restaurant to “self-investigate” a false election-related conspiracy theory involving Hillary Clinton that spread online during her presidential campaign.

>The incident caused panic, with several businesses going into lockdown as police swarmed the neighborhood after receiving the call shortly before 3 p.m.

Police said 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch, of Salisbury, N.C., walked in the front door of Comet Ping Pong and pointed a firearm in the direction of a restaurant employee. The employee was able to flee and notify police. Police said Welch proceeded to discharge the rifle inside the restaurant; they think that all other occupants had fled when Welch began shooting.

>Welch has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon. Police said there were no reported injuries.

>Interim D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said police arrived on the scene minutes after the first call, set up a perimeter and safely arrested Welch about 45 minutes after he entered the restaurant.

>A D.C. police report made public Monday says Welch had been armed with an AR-15 assault-style rifle. The report also says police seized a Colt .38 caliber handgun and a shotgun. One of those weapons was found inside the restaurant; the other in the suspect’s car. Police did not specify the locations.

>The police report also describes Welch’s arrest. Police said he surrendered shortly after officers surrounded the pizza shop and emerged with his hands raised above his head.

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>> No. 114479 ID: 0cd79c
>implying pizzagate is real

/pol/ plz
>> No. 114487 ID: c70ac5
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>Fake news
>Not MSM's industry-wide temper tantrum that they can't unilaterally force narratives anymore
Look at that propornot list again and tell me it's not a smear job with a straight face.
>Implying it isn't
Pizzagate, despite the indications of it being controlled misdirection, is another window into the multifaceted global network of child sexual abuse, trafficking, and blackmail. Pizzagate, Pedowood, The Finders, the Dutroux Affair, the Franklin Scandal (and subsequent cover-up), that hotel with the creepy-ass sex dungeon rooms and weird art, the abandoned daycare in Salt Lake with the rabbit mural, Jimmy Savile, Jeffery Epstein's Lolita Express, Elijah Wood's allegations, Cory Haim and Macaulay Culkin's alleged abuse, The sexual assault suit against Bryan Singer that got buried...I could go on for several more posts. It's all fucking connected. Veracity of Comet's coded emails aside, there is something there.

Pastebin infodump further reading: http://pastebin.com/RPTLE0W8 http://pastebin.com/Jn2LfXg4
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>> No. 114492 ID: 1b9ff7
Man what a bunch of crazy bullshitbullshitpeople been to stop believing all he dumb conspiracy...

>Reads paste in dumps

Well fuck looks like I'm throwing my life away to become a vigilante
God speed comrade Pizza commando
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Don't know squat about this pizzagate thing, but Epstein is a known quantity. A very, very bad quantity. And also completely unsurprising, given the personalities common at high levels of politics. How bout those G8 conventions.

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