Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Biden wants to control AI

Pres. Biden has issued an executive order to control AI.

I have not seen the details yet, but it is clear that they are afraid of an uncontrolled source of information. They will say that certain knowledge reinforces system racism, patriarchy, and other leftist buzzwords.

I do not think that they can control it, but it is possible that we already reached peak knowledge in 2021. ChatGPT is obviously trained to regurgitate leftist ideas. Its output is all over the place. Future AI engines will be trained on the available web pages, and thuss they will be trained on the output of previous AI bots. If certain ideas can be wired in now, then we may never discredit them.

Monday, October 30, 2023

Electric Vehicles still not Economical

The Texas Public Policy Foundation released this report:
Setting aside some of the questionable assumptions used in deriving such favorable economics for EVs, no one has attempted to calculate the full financial benefit of the wide array of direct subsidies, regulatory credits, and subsidized infrastructure that contribute to the economic viability of EVs. In this paper, we show that the average model year (MY) 2021 EV would cost $48,698 more to own over a 10-year period without $22 billion in government favors given to EV manufacturers and owners.

EV advocates claim that the cost of electricity for EV owners is equal to $1.21 per gallon of gasoline (Edison Electric Institute, 2021), but the cost of charging equipment and charging losses, averaged out over 10 years and 120,000 miles, is $1.38 per gallon equivalent on top of that. Adding the costs of the subsidies to the true cost of fueling an EV would equate to an EV owner paying $17.33 per gallon of gasoline.

If this is true, electric vehicles (EV) are being propped up by subsidies.

The EVs continue to be a big disappointment for Detroit car makers. They are nowhere close to making their sales estimates.

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Somali Jailed for Kenyan Female Circumcision

The London Guardian reports:
A woman has been found guilty of handing over a three-year-old British girl for female genital mutilation (FGM) during a trip to Kenya, in the first conviction of its kind.

After a trial at the Old Bailey, Amina Noor, 39, was convicted of assisting a Kenyan woman to carry out the procedure in 2006. The conviction, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years, is the first for assisting in such harm under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003.

The only other successful prosecution under the act was in 2019 when a Ugandan woman from Walthamstow, east London, was jailed for 11 years for cutting a three-year-old girl.

Campaigners said the verdict showed that the introduction in 2015 of mandatory reporting of suspected FGM was working. ...

Previously, the prosecutor Deanna Heer KC said Noor travelled to Kenya with the girl in 2006 and while there took her to a private house where the child was subjected to FGM.

The crime only came to light years later when the girl was 16 and confided in her English teacher at school. ...

Jurors were told the defendant was born in Somalia and moved to Kenya at the age of eight during the civil war in Somalia. She was 16 when she came to the UK and was later granted British citizenship.

There are many things wrong with this story. Why is Britain importing Somalis with vastly different cultural norms, and then not allowing them to continue their cultural practices?

Why is it a crime to circumcize girls, when Jews circumcize their boys all the time?

Why is Britain prosecuting something that happened in Kenya in 2006? Is there no statute of limitations, or respect for other legal jurisdictions?

Why are citizens required to report this, and not required to report more serious crimes like murder?

Why do the medical authorities disapprove of female circumcision, while they promote much more drastic and damaging transgender procedures?

This whole thing is crazy.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Israel Accuses UN of Blood Libel

The Jews are always complaining of persecution, and never stop talking about blood libel, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and the Jewish Holocaust. I doubt that most people even know what blood libel is.

The London Guardian reports:

António Guterres, the UN secretary general, was locked in a bitter row with Israel on Wednesday, saying he was shocked that the Israeli government had misrepresented remarks he had made to the UN to suggest he had justified the Hamas attacks on Israel on 7 October.

Israel has called for his resignation, accusing him of a blood libel and announcing that it was withdrawing travel visas for UN officials, including the UN humanitarian coordinator, Martin Griffiths.

The personal tensions between Guterres and Israeli officials comes as UNRWA, the UN humanitarian agency for Palestinian refugees, warned that it was hours away from being forced to close its operations in Gaza, including the provision of hospital care, due to Israel’s blockade on fuel. Israel also vowed to stop UN officials coming to Israel in a bid to teach the UN a lesson.

So what did Guterres do? He issued bland statement against war, mostly pro-Israel.
Guterres had told the UN security council on Tuesday: “It is important to also recognise the attacks by Hamas did not happen in a vacuum. The Palestinian people have been subjected to 56 years of suffocating occupation.”

In his statement on Wednesday, Guterres pointed out that in his speech he had stated: “But the grievances of the Palestinian people cannot justify the appalling attacks by Hamas. And those appalling attacks cannot justify the collective punishment of the Palestinian people.”

It is bizarre that Jews talk about blood libel so much. There must be some truth to it, or they would not talk about it. But Christians do not blame Jews for things that happened a millennium ago. Christians do not even believe in collective guilt.

Update: The Israel ground invasion of Gaza has reportedly begun. I am not sure why Israel is doing this, as it has reported already destroyed about third of the homes in Gaza, and cut off power, water, and internet.

Here is an amusing Fact Sheet on the Elements of Anti-Semitic Discourse. It is a summary of what Jews consider to be anti-semitic, according to "an independent, unaffiliated, nonprofit corporation established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all." And here is the opinion of a prominent Israeli:

In an agonizing irony, Hamas and its supporters have succeeded where the Jews have long failed. Incontestably now, anti-Zionism is antisemitism. Hatred of the Jewish nation-state cannot be distinguished from hatred of the Jewish people. The war between Hamas and Israel, involving the largest and cruelest loss of Jewish life since the Holocaust, is a war against Jews everywhere. To paraphrase Holocaust historian Lucy Dawidowicz, this is the second war against the Jews.

Friday, October 27, 2023

Old Evidence that Floyd was not Murdered

Newsweek reports:
Fact Check: Tucker Carlson Says New Evidence Clears Derek Chauvin of Murder

Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson has claimed this week that new court papers show George Floyd was not murdered in May 2020 by then police officer Derek Chauvin.

Former Minneapolis police officer Chauvin, who is white, was found guilty in April 2021 of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, who was Black. ...

In a video clip posted on X, formerly Twitter, by Tucker Carlson's account on October 20, 2023, and since viewed more than 21 million times, Carlson said that Floyd was not murdered by Chauvin.

Carlson said during the clip "...did he [Chauvin] actually murder George Floyd? And the answer is, well, no he didn't murder George Floyd.

"We're not guessing about that. We know it conclusively thanks to a new court case now underway in Hennepin County, Minnesota."

Case files include a deposition from Sweasy in which she mentioned a conversation with the county's medical examiner, Dr. Andrew Baker, after he performed Floyd's autopsy.

In the Carlson clip, text attributed to Sweasy read: "I called Dr. Baker early that morning to tell him about the case and to ask him if he would perform the autopsy on Mr Floyd.

"He called me later in the day on that Tuesday and he told me that there were no medical findings that showed any injury to the vital structures of Mr. Floyd's neck.

"There were no medical indications of asphyxia or strangulation." ...

Sweasy added that Baker said "'This is the kind of case that ends careers.'"

Newsweek does not dispute any of this, but rates the Carlson claim false because the evidence is not new.

As the article explains, it was known at the time of Chauvin's trial that Floyd had a lethal dose of illegal drugs in his body, and that the autopsy showed no injury to the neck or nearby areas.

During Chauvin's trial, Baker told Chauvin's attorney that if Floyd had been found at home in his locked residence with no evidence of trauma, and the only autopsy finding was his fentanyl level "then yes I would certify his death is due to fentanyl toxicity," adding, "the interpretation of drug concentrations is very context-dependent."
And the context of this case was that it was of the kind and ends careers.

I watched the trial. Floyd was already dying of an overdose before the cops arrived. They were trying to save his life. Chauvin's actions could not have killed anyone. It was all political.

Blacks activists had been claiming for years that Blacks were mistreated, but no one could find an example. Floyd was supposedly the example that they were looking for. Most people went along with it, to argue for systemic racism. Saying otherwise would end careers.

The new House Speaker is supposed to be a right-winger, but he recites leftist racial nonsense:

I was outraged. I don’t think anyone can view the video and objectively come to any other conclusion but that it was an act of murder. And I felt that initially, as everyone did and it’s so disturbing. And, you know, the underlying issues beneath that are something that the country is now struggling with. And I think it’s something we have to look at very soberly and with a lot of empathy. And I’m glad to see that’s happening around the country.

... the difference in the experiences between my two 14-year-old sons, Michael being a black American and Jack being white Caucasian. They have different challenges. ... But the reality is and no one can tell me otherwise, my son Michael had a harder time than my son Jack is going to have simply because of the color of his skin. And that’s a reality. It’s an uncomfortable, painful one to acknowledge, but people have to recognize that’s a fact.

No, he is wrong. Either lying or deranged.

I watched the video. It is the video of a man dying of a fentanyl overdose. It is not the video of a murder. If Chauvin wanted to murder Floyd, he would have moved to avoid the video cameras. Floyd was being restrained, but no one has ever died from being restrained in that way. It does not happen to a healthy man.

He says "no one can tell me otherwise" because he is not discussing facts. He cannot give any example of the Black boy being treated worse than the White boy. There is no substance to these comments. He is just saying BLM talking points.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

The Conspiracy to End America

Here is yet another ex-Republican Trump-hater plugging a book:
Former Republican strategist raises alarms about GOP in 'The Conspiracy to End America'

PBS NewsHour

Stuart Stevens has spent the majority of his decades-long career getting Republicans elected to political office. But his latest book is a warning to the country about the current state of the GOP and its threat to America’s democracy. Amna Nawas spoke with Stevens about the book titled, "The Conspiracy to End America: Five Ways My Old Party Is Driving Our Democracy to Autocracy."

He has three complaints: (1) Pres. Trump is the same as Hitler; (2) many Republicans like Trump; and (3) the big-money donors are unable to take the Republican Party from Trump.

This is really deranged on the part of PBS TV and Stevens. They are suffering from a mental illness.

Trump was President for 4 years. We had peace and prosperity. Biden has started wars, tried for a New World Order, prosecuted his political enemies, and inflated the currency. His family has taken bribes. He is much more like Hitler than Trump.

That is not just my opinions. These Trump-haters like Stevens are unable to name any way in which the Biden administration has been better than Trump's. There is no substantive criticism at all.

If Trump really controlled the Republican Party, then he would elect a Speaker of his choice. They would vote to fund the Wall and other Trump priorities.

Democrat politicians and appointments are much more consistent sticking to the ideological demands of the party bosses.

I have watched a lot of these Trump-haters, such as Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney, and the Lincoln Project. I do not believe that any of them are sincere. If they were, then they could explain how Biden is better than Trump. They do not even try. I think that they are evil and dishonest. They have some horrible agenda that they are too embarrassed to admit.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

USA Imported Millions of Arab Moslems

Tobias Langdon writes:
Islam is a kind of gentile Judaism, translating the ethnocentric barbarism and bloodlust of the Torah into more universalist terms. Where Judaism has a chosen people entitled to exploit and prey upon outsiders, Islam has a chosen ideology. In short, Muslims think like Jews and behave like Jews. ...

Muslims are only in the West to commit atrocities because Jews wanted those Muslims here. If Muslims and their Jewish enablers don’t leave the West, more and worse atrocities will follow. The Hamas-fans who flooded onto the streets of Western cities are simply more proof of that simple truth.

The USA and other Western countries have had a very strange policy of importing millions of Moslems. As the article documents, the policy has been largely pushed by Jews who saw it as being in Jewish interests.

Based on the Gaza War, I would think that American Jews would be against Arab Moslems moving to the USA. Jews certainly do not want Gaza Moslems in Israel. But they do.

The explanation appears to be that Jews hate Christianity more than Islam. So much so that they would rather import potential Moslem terrorists, if they undermine American Christianity.

Who do these Jews hate the most? Nick Fuentes! The press calls him "perhaps the nation’s best-known white supremacist". He is not even a white supremacist. That is just silly Jew talk. They hate him because he is a Christian. Meanwhile there are lots of other groups openly supporting Gaza/Hamas killing Israeli civilians, including at our top universities.

The Atlantic magazine has a paywalled article on The Hard Truth About Immigration. It admits that the 1965 Immigration Act was a giant scam that made life worse for most Americans. It is surprising to see the magazine admit this, as it is very Jewish and favoring non-white immigration. We need to reconsider immigration policy. We are letting the wrong people in.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

West is losing Respect of Global South

RT reports:
Standing up for Ukraine but not Palestine makes the US and its allies look duplicitous, officials have told the outlet

West has ‘lost’ Global South over Israel hypocrisy – FT

Attempts by the US and its allies to “paint Moscow as a global pariah” have been “poisoned” by their rush to support Israeli retaliation against Hamas in Gaza, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing more than a dozen officials.

Western nations have long framed the Ukraine conflict as an act of “unprovoked aggression” and blasted Moscow for the suffering of civilians.

However, the same nations have appeared reluctant to condition their support for Israel on exercising restraint in the wake of the deadly incursion by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, earlier this month. Israel has cut off essential supplies to the enclave and subjected it to intense bombardment.

“We have definitely lost the battle in the Global South,” one senior G7 diplomat was quoted as saying. “All the work we have done with the Global South [over Ukraine] has been lost… Forget about rules, forget about world order. They won’t ever listen to us again.”

“What we said about Ukraine has to apply to Gaza. Otherwise we lose all our credibility,” the official added. “The Brazilians, the South Africans, the Indonesians: why should they ever believe what we say about human rights?”

Meanwhile, an Arab official noted an apparent lack of consistency: “if you describe cutting off water, food and electricity in Ukraine as a war crime, then you should say the same thing about Gaza."

This could be Russian propaganda, but the point remains. Why are we taking the Ukraine side of one war, and the Israel side of the other? It is hard to explain.

I guess "Global South" is the new phrase for the Third World.

Meanwhile Pres. Biden is promising a New World Order:

So, I think we have an opportunity to do things, if we’re bold enough and have enough confidence in ourselves, to unite the world in ways that it never has been. We were in a post-war period for 50 years where it worked pretty damn well, but that’s sort of run out of steam. Sort of run out of steam. It needs a new — a new world order in a sense, like that was a world order. So, as down as you all may be, I just think that — I think we have a real opportunity to unite the world in a way it hasn’t been in a long time. And en- — enhance the prospect of peace, not diminish the prospect of peace.

Monday, October 23, 2023

Do not Adopt a Wild Animal

2011 story:
A farmer in South Africa has been killed by his pet hippopotamus, after repeated warnings that it was a wild animal that could never be tamed.

Marius Els, 40, an army major, was bitten to death by the 1.2 tonne hippo he christened Humphrey and tried to domesticate on a farm in Free State province.

Els's savaged body was found submerged in the river where, years earlier, the hippo had been rescued from a flood. It grew too big for the people who adopted it and was bought by Els at the age of five months, becoming a pet on his 400-acre farm and learning to swim with humans.

Earlier this year, Els was photographed riding on the five-year-old hippo's back. "Humphrey's like a son to me, he's just like a human," he said. "There's a relationship between me and Humphrey and that's what some people don't understand.

"They think you can only have a relationship with dogs, cats and domestic animals. But I have a relationship with the most dangerous animal in Africa."

There is a lesson here.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Divorce Court goes bad, Judge gets Shot

The NY Post reports:
The Maryland judge who was executed in cold blood in the driveway of his home was “targeted” by a suspect just hours after giving custody of the man’s children to his ex-wife in a divorce case, officials said Friday. ...

Court records indicate that Wilkinson oversaw Argote’s divorce proceedings — which was the only case on the judge’s docket Thursday, hours before he was shot dead. ...

Wilkinson signed an order saying there was to be no visitation or contact between Argote and his four children, or their mother, Eugenia Argote, according to the partial judgment in the divorce case cited by The Herald-Mail.

The judgment also granted Argote’s ex-wife “sole use and possession of the family home” and barred the husband from entering the property.

This is a bad story. The judge did not deserve to get shot. Maybe he was right to recognize the dad was violent.

Still family court judges have an enormous amount of power, and this one gave a very extreme order. He should not have the power to say a man cannot contact his kids, or live in his house. This judge was evil.

Friday, October 20, 2023

Therapists turn Lesbian Sons into Trannies

What happens when lesbians try to rear a couple of boys, in today queer-mad society? This Quillette essay tells a story:
Once we made this decision, we received resounding praise and affirmation from most of our peers. One of my friends, who’d also socially transitioned her young child, assured me that this was a healthy, neutral way to allow children to “explore” their gender identity before puberty, when decisions would have to be made about puberty blockers and hormones.

We sought out support groups for parents of transgender children, so that we could find out if we’d done the “right thing.” It hadn’t escaped my notice that our son hadn’t exhibited any signs of actual gender dysphoria. Was he actually transgender?

At these support groups, we were told, again, what good parents we were. We were also told that kids on the autism spectrum (which our son likely is) are gender savants who simply know they are transgender earlier than other kids.

At one of the support groups we attended, we were also told that transgender identity takes a few years to develop in children. The gender therapist running things told us that during this period, it’s important to protect the child’s transgender self-conception—which meant eliminating all contact with family or friends who didn’t support the idea that our son was a girl. I believed her. ...

After about a year of social transition for our older son, our younger son, who was by now only three years old, began to say he was a girl, too. This came as a complete shock to us. None of the things that made our older son “different” applied to our younger son. He was more of a stereotypical boy, and didn’t show the same affinity for the feminine side of things that his older brother did.

The urge for “sameness” is a primal attachment drive in many family members. We felt that our younger son’s assertion of being a girl likely reflected his desire to be like his older sibling, in order to feel connected to him.

His claim to be a girl became more insistent when both brothers went to school part-time, because their program included pronoun sharing. Why could the older sibling be a “she” when the younger sibling couldn’t? Our younger son became more insistent, and we became more distressed.

We made an appointment to see the gender therapist whom we’d met at the support group. We truly believed that she would be able to help us sort out who, if anyone, was actually transgender.

To our shock, the therapist immediately began referring to our younger son as “she,” stating that whatever pronouns a young child wants to use are the pronouns that must be used.

She patronizingly assured us that it might take us more time to adjust, since parents have a hard time with this sort of thing. She added that it was transphobic to believe there was anything wrong with our younger son wanting to be like his older transgender sibling.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Ricky Vaughn Sentenced for a Joke

Evita Duffy-Alfonso writes:
Douglass Mackey, the man who posted a Hillary Clinton meme ahead of the 2016 election, was sentenced to seven months in prison Wednesday for the crime of “conspiracy against rights,” meaning, in this case, election interference. Mackey’s sentencing is unprecedented. It means America is now a place that puts citizens in prison for posting information disfavorable to the left, including satire, a form of speech protected by the First Amendment.

Mackey is going to prison for posting a fake Hillary Clinton ad prior to the 2016 election telling voters to “vote from home” by texting “‘Hillary’ to 59925.”

His tweet was a harmless joke. The DoJ could not find a witness who was fooled. I do not see how it can be a crime, if no harm was done.

He is allowed to appeal, but he must serve his sentence while the appeal is pending. Otherwise Trump might be elected in 2024 and pardon him.

The conviction was under an obscure Civil War Reconstruction law that has rarely been applied.

I am beginning to doubt the value of our jury system. Do ordinary American citizens really think that someone should go to prison for something like this?

We have federal criminal laws that are way too vague, and a federal prosecutor system that is way too powerful and political.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Britain Bans Harmful Information

Britain does not have free speech, and now it is passing the Online Safety Bill:
The Online Safety Bill is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom to control online speech and media. It was published as a draft on 12 May 2021 and received its third reading on 19 September 2023.[1][2] Following the earlier 2019 Online Harms White Paper, the bill gives the relevant Secretary of State the power, subject to parliamentary approval, to designate and suppress or record a wide range of speech and media deemed "harmful".

The bill requires platforms, including end-to-end encrypted messengers, to scan for CSAM, despite warnings from experts that it is not possible to implement such a scanning mechanism without undermining users' privacy.[3]

The bill creates a new duty of care of online platforms, requiring them to take action against illegal or legal but "harmful" content from their users.

More and more, people are calling information harmful. Such as using the wrong pronouns, warning about vaccines, giving crime statistics, and criticizing another religion.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Joe Biden wants more Wars

NY Post reports:
President Biden expressed confidence that the US military can take on the responsibility of assisting on the battlefield in both the war between Israel and Hamas and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Biden emphasized the importance of the war in Israel and called the US “the most powerful nation in history” during an interview on CBS “60 Minutes” set to air Sunday night.

“We’re the United States of America for God’s sake, the most powerful nation in the history — not in the world — in the history of the world,” Biden declared.

“We have the capacity to do this and we have an obligation to. We are the essential nation,” Biden went on. “And if we don’t, who does?”

Under Pres. Trump, we had peace and prosperity. Pres. Biden has brought us war. He seems to want more wars, so the USA military can remake the world.

Meanwhile, his DoJ has successfully convinced a judge to issue a gag order on Trump:

A federal judge has barred Donald Trump from attacking witnesses, prosecutors and court staff involved in his Washington, D.C., criminal case, imposing a gag order that sharply escalates the tension between Trump’s 2024 bid for the presidency and the realities of his status as a criminal defendant.
Trump's crime was to say that the 2020 election was stolen. It was stolen. Trump says the prosecution is political, and the judge is biased against him. He is correct. But now Biden has him under a court order not to say so.

Update: Here is the text of the gag order:

Accordingly, and pursuant to Local Criminal Rule 57.7(c), it is hereby ORDERED that:

All interested parties in this matter, including the parties and their counsel, are prohibited from making any public statements, or directing others to make any public statements, that target (1) the Special Counsel prosecuting this case or his staff; (2) defense counsel or their staff; (3) any of this court’s staff or other supporting personnel; or (4) any reasonably foreseeable witness or the substance of their testimony.

This Order shall not be construed to prohibit Defendant from making statements criticizing the government generally, including the current administration or the Department of Justice; statements asserting that Defendant is innocent of the charges against him, or that his prosecution is politically motivated; or statements criticizing the campaign platforms or policies of Defendant’s current political rivals, such as former Vice President Pence.

So Trump is ordered not to attack the substance of the testimony against him. For example, if Pence says he had no power to send the electors back to the states and is expected to testify to that, then Trump cannot say that he did have the power. This interferes with Trump's constitutional right to publicly declare his innocence.

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Americans Believe Trump Indictments are Political

Michael Tomasky @mtomasky writes in The New Republic:
The Big Lie, as it quickly became known, was that Donald Trump actually won the 2020 election. He’s still out there peddling this nonsense, and a lot of people still believe it, though thankfully, they constitute a clear minority of voters.

But now there’s a new lie being peddled. Call it Big Lie Two. Trump has been hawking this one for a while too, but it has been, to my mind, oddly little remarked-upon. That needs to change: Big Lie Two is more insidious and dangerous than Big Lie One, for two reasons. First, it has nothing to do with the settled past, but rather with the unsettled present and future. And second, unlike Big Lie One, a majority of Americans believe it.

The lie is that the indictments against Trump represent a collective effort to stop him from running for president. ...

Trump is being prosecuted in these cases because there is very good reason to believe he broke the law. Period.

But most people don’t believe it. A CBS/YouGov poll from about a month ago asked respondents if they believed the indictments were “an attempt to stop Trump’s 2024 campaign.” And 59 percent said yes, to 41 percent saying no. ...

But the depressing reality is that three out of five Americans apparently believe that these indictments are politically motivated. About half of those, probably a little more, believe every word Trump says.

Yes, of course the indictments are politically motivated. I have read them, and I do not think it possible that anyone sincerely believes that these are legitimate criminal prosecutions.

I try to consider the other side, so here is what he thinks are smoking guns to prove Trump is lying.

It’s not true. What’s true is this. Credible evidence has emerged on a number of fronts that Trump may have broken the law: that he absconded with boxes of sensitive, classified documents to Florida; that he approved a hush-money payment to a woman with whom he’d had sexual relations; that he tried to influence officials in Georgia to rig the 2020 election; and that he led or directed an insurrection against the government of the United States.

He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in all these matters. Yet in each of them, there is ample enough evidence of guilt on these fronts for prosecutions to proceed, and a lot of that evidence is, as Orwell might put it, right in front of our noses. We’ve seen the photographs of the boxes of classified documents, and we’ve heard that audio tape of him admitting that, contrary to his public statements, he knew that as an ex-president he could not declassify them. We have the testimony of his former attorney that Trump ordered him (Michael Cohen) to cut the check to Stormy Daniels. We have the tape of him badgering Brad Raffensberger to find him 11,780 votes. And we have video evidence, as well as congressional testimony from former aides, speaking to the idea that Trump encouraged the January 6 violence and was enjoying it — and even, from Cassidy Hutchinson, that he so desperately wanted to go to the Capitol while the rioting was taking place that he reached for the steering wheel and lunged at the Secret Service man who blocked him.

Wow, this is all politically motivated. Cassidy Hutchinson has changed her story a few times, and was reciting hearsay about what is implausible and not criminal. She is now plugging a book.

Cohen was the one who made the decision to pay Daniels. Cohen was later convicted of various financial crimes. Cohen did bill Trump for services, and Trump paid him, but there was nothing illegal about that.

Yes, Trump did say that an ex-President could not declassify documents, and he never said otherwise.

Trump did contest the vote count in Georgia, and tried to show that he should have been credited with more votes.

Nobody thinks any of this is criminal. It is just a Democrat attempt to block Trump from running in 2024. Tomasky admits that the public believes Trump that the prosecutions are political. The term Big Lie is an attempt to say that Trump is the same as Hitler, for asserting his innocence. Really? Hitler started WWII and killed 6 million Jews, while Trump said an election was stolen and said he was innocent of some criminal charges. This is what passes for Trump criticism in the press.

Here is another Tomasky Trump-Hitler rant, from a week ago:

Poisoning the blood of our country. That’s straight-up Nazi talk. Don’t believe me? Here’s a sentence from Mein Kampf: “All great cultures of the past perished only because the originally creative race died out from blood poisoning.”
So is blood poisoning a good thing, just because Hitler said it was bad? Tomasky is not even Jewish. Jews are probably more against blood poisoning than Hitler was. A lot of Jews do not like these silly Hitler analogies.

Saturday, October 14, 2023

CPS Agent found Guilty

Upstate Illinois CPS news:
A judge found a former DCFS worker guilty and his supervisor not guilty of mishandling abuse investigations of AJ Freund leading up to the Crystal Lake boy’s 2019 murder.

Carlos J. Acosta, 57, of Woodstock, and Andrew R. Polovin, 51, of Island Lake, were both charged in September 2020 with two counts of endangering the life of a child causing death, a Class 3 felony, and one count of reckless conduct causing great bodily harm, a Class 4 felony.

Lake County Judge George Strickland announced his verdict Friday afternoon after closing arguments in the trial concluded in the morning.

He found Acosta guilty of two counts of child endangerment and not guilty of his third charge of reckless conduct.

The judge found Polovin not guilty of all three of his charges.

Strickland outlined numerous steps that the DCFS workers failed to take in their investigation and several parts that they ignored or failed to further investigate.

A grand jury indictment in 2020 charged Acosta, a DCFS child protection specialist, and Polovin, a DCFS child protection supervisor, with “not acting in good faith” within their official capacities.

The indictment said the two, in a “willful or wanton manner,” knowingly caused or permitted the life or health of Andrew Freund Jr. to be endangered and that was the proximate cause of the boy’s death.

Freund Jr., who was five years old and resided in Crystal Lake, was murdered in 2019 by his mother, JoAnn Cunningham.

Maybe Acosta should have asked for a jury trial, and testified in his defense.

The core problem here is that the parents were irresponsible drug addicts, and medical evaluation of the kid's injuries was inconclusive.

I do not see how it can be a crime for CPS (aka DCFS) agents to fail to act. Government authorities let dangerous people loose all the time. Judges, prosecutors, police, etc.

Acosta wrote some incomplete reports, and failed to call in more knowledgeable experts. Okay, how did that get to be a crime?

Ann Coulter has another opinion, about a different case:

I was innocently reading my New York Times last week when I was startled by this ghastly headline:

“Judge Let Abusive Parents Keep Daughter. Days Later, She Was Dead.”

As we shall see, this wasn’t a mistake; it was the logical consequence of a demented ideology that demands “reuniting” helpless children with their psychotic parents.

See if you can spot any telltale signs that Ella Vitalis should not have been sent back to her parents, Johnson Vitalis and Lafeyette Browne, ever, under any circumstances, even if they were the last people on Earth.

Ella first came to the attention of the authorities last year when she was just 3 weeks old and police, responding to a domestic violence call, found her with two broken ankles, a fractured skull and a brain hemorrhage. The parents had no explanation for any of this.

Child welfare authorities promptly placed both Ella and her 1-year-old brother, Liam, in foster care with their grandmother.

Just a month later, Ella’s father was left alone with her during a child visitation and, in that short amount of time, managed to slice the little girl’s tongue with a “sharp object,” requiring her to be fed intravenously for six days.

So far, Ella’s parents had spent a total of three weeks and a few hours with her, during which time she ended up with multiple broken bones, a brain hemorrhage and a bloody, mangled tongue.

So naturally, when family court judge and de Blasio appointee Erik S. Pitchal was assigned Ella’s case this past August, he ordered the children to be “reunited” with their parents. What a happy homecoming that must have been!

Based on this account, it appears that the judge made a poor judgment, but was it a crime? Will that judge be prosecuted?

I do not think that CPS agents or family court judges have the judgment or ability to make reasonable decisions about taking kids away.

At best, here is what they can do. If the parents commit crimes, they can be charged and convicted. If the parents are drug addicts, then can be forced to test clean to get their kids back. Beyond that, interventions are apt to cause more harm than good.

Friday, October 13, 2023

No 40 Decapitated Babies

Business Insider reports:
A spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces told Insider that the military won't seek further evidence for its claim that Hamas decapitated babies in Israel.

He said it would be "disrespectful for the dead" to do so.

The spokesperson, Major Nir Dinar, was responding to widespread criticism that the IDF had spread a sickening claim about its enemies without demonstrating that it was true.

On Tuesday, Dinar told Insider that babies' bodies had been found at the Kfar Aza kibbutz, and that some had been decapitated.

A lot of people are saying that Hamas decapitated 40 Jewish babies. Not true.

I am not trying to defend Hamas. Hamas is terrible, and deserves retaliation. Just trying to be factual.

The Iraq War was partially justified by the bogus Nayirah testimony about baby killing.

Update: The PBS TV lackeys Brooks and Capehart said that this was Pres. Biden's best week for what he said:

WASHINGTON — President Biden said Wednesday he has seen “confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children” in southern Israel following reports that up to 40 babies were butchered over the weekend near the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip — but the White House later walked back the commander-in-chief’s claim.

“I never really thought that I would see and have confirmed pictures of terrorists beheading children. I never thought I’d ever — anyway,” Biden, 80, told leaders of Jewish groups at the White House on Wednesday.

But neither the president nor US officials have seen images or heard independently confirmed reports of beheaded children, a White House spokesperson later clarified, according to the Washington Post.

No, Biden is senile, and was just lying. There are no pictures of terrorists beheading babies, and Biden was lying to say he saw them.

They then launched into an anti-Trump tirades, saying that Trump's response disqualified him to be President. Not sure why, as they did not disagree with anything Trump actually said.

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Joan Baez goes insane

Joan Baez
Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941[3]) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist.[4] Her contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest and social justice.[5] Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing more than 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish and English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages. ...

Baez performed fourteen songs at the 1969 Woodstock Festival and has displayed a lifelong commitment to political and social activism in the fields of nonviolence, civil rights, human rights, and the environment.

Her father and cousin were well-known physicists.

A new documentary tells a different story. She now says that she has suffered multiple personalities and other mental disorders all her life. In psychotherapy, she has deduced that she must have been abused as a child. She does not know exactly how. Her father denies it.

All that "social justice" stuff was probably just a symptom of her illnesses. It was a mistake to take anything she ever said seriously. The science of recovered memories is worse than witchcraft.

Go ahead and enjoy her music. She is more likely a victim of psychotherapists and Jewish influence, than her father.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Destroy the Temple Mount

It seems to me that the logical response for Israel in the latest Gaza-Israel war is to destroy the mosque and other Islamic buildings on the Temple Mount. They cause nothing but trouble.

Perhaps it would wreck the current negotiations for diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, but that is probably dead anyway.

Jewish organizations like the ADL are always calling people antisemitic and complaining about trivialities and comparing Pres. Trump to Hitler. Maybe now we will have more clarity on who the real enemies of the Jews are.

I am finding some online messages supporting Hamas, and the Palestine Arab cause. They essentially say that any attacks on the Israeli Jews can be justified by various contrived historical arguments. I do not understand their grievance.

Do you think Israel is going to tighten or loosen its border controls?

The NY Post reports:

The Biden administration has let 99% of migrants who have come over the border since 2021 — over two million people — stay in the country according to a new Congressional report released by House Republicans Monday.

The report found “at least” 2,148,738 illegal aliens had been released into the United States by the Department of Homeland Security from when Joe Biden came into office until March 31, 2023.

Of those, only a small fraction have been properly vetted to test their claims of asylum, the study asserts. ...

The report finds only 5,993 illegal immigrants who were tapped for deportation were ever actually seen by an immigration judge and then removed from the country, according to the bombshell report.

The USA is also being invaded.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Denying the Existence of Human Races

Jared Taylor explains in a video:
To be a good American, you are supposed to believe outlandish things about race. You’re supposed to believe it doesn’t exist. That it’s immoral to think it has anything to do with biology.

The American Psychological Association has a glossy brochure, written by six PhDs, who explain that “race is a social construction rather than a biological reality.” They add: “The ‘racial’ worldview was invented to assign some groups to perpetual low status, while others were permitted access to privilege, power, and wealth.”

One source of this idea goes back to the UNESCO statements on race, starting in 1950. One of the authors was the famous anthrolopologist Ashley Montagu, whose real name was Israel Ehrenberg.

The even more renowned professor Ronald Fisher disagreed with this part of the UNESCO statement:

Scientifically, however, we realized that any common psychological attribute is more likely to be due to a common historical and social background, and that such attributes may obscure the fact that, within different populations consisting of many human types, one will find approximately the same range of temperament and intelligence.
No, race is not a recent invention. It has been understood and written about for millennia, and confirmed by modern DNA tests. Different populations do show differences in temperament and intelligence. There is some debate about the sources of those differences, but objective tests show clear differences.

ChatGPT had to be specially trained to say things like: "It is important to note that the concept of race is a social construct and not a biological one." Try asking about race, and you will get qualifications like this.

Taylor concludes:

What’s their game? First, by denying race, they want you to believe every human group everywhere is equal in every way, especially in average IQ. That means when black and brown people do badly, they can blame us. Second, they want you to believe it doesn’t matter if non-whites pile into white countries and we disappear. We’re just being replaced by ourselves.
Besides IQ, a lot of other physical and personality traits matter, such as Big Five personality traits. All these traits are heritable.

We laugh at pre-scientific people who believed in witchcraft, or the Sun going around the Earth. But modern woke beliefs are much crazier.

Monday, October 09, 2023

Happy Columbus Day

Today is Columbus Day. Some recognize it as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Columbus changed the world in 1492, not the indigenous peoples.

NPR Radio reports:

Churches confess and repent for sins against Native and Indigenous people ...

Healed from a long tradition of conquest and colonization started in the 15th Century during the Age of Exploration, including the time when Christopher Columbus arrived in North America. That tradition of claiming new lands for European powers is based on an idea now called the Doctrine of Discovery, says Nancy Pineda-Madrid, professor of theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

"It's not one written document," she says. ...

"I think that anyone who calls themselves Christian needs to ask why they wouldn't want to repudiate that doctrine," she says. "Because that doctrine was explicit in saying non-Christians are non-humans and without rights."

No the doctrine did not explicitly say that. As acknowledged above, the supposed doctrine was not even written down.

The article mostly quotes women who call themselves priests, pastors, and theology professors. They are good examples of why women should not be Christian priests and pastors. They speak nonsense.

In the Age of Exploration, the Church sought to save souls. They believed that the American Indians, Aztecs, etc. were human, had souls, and were living in sin.

From an NPR Radio news program:

SIMON: An interview surfaced this week in which Donald Trump told a right-wing news site that migrants are, quote, "poisoning the blood of our country." I regret having to quote those words because they are racist in a way that recalls Adolf Hitler. Why hasn't every Republican in the country denounced Donald Trump for those words?
The guy ought to be able to read the news, without injecting kooky Hitler comparisons. Here is a little more context:
“Nobody has any idea where these people are coming from, and we know they come from prisons. We know they come from mental institutions and insane asylums. We know they’re terrorists. Nobody has ever seen anything like we’re witnessing right now. It is a very sad thing for our country. It’s poisoning the blood of our country.”
The Democrats are letting in migrants like never before, and yes, the vast majority are bad for the USA. No civilized country has ever done this, except for Canada, and it is also being poisoned.

There is war in Israel now, and it is all about who is poisoning its blood, Jews or Arabs. I expect the NY Times to be pro-Israel, considering that Jews dominate its editors, advertisers, and subscribers. But they are Jewish Leftists, and not Orthodox Jews. It will be interesting to see who lines up behind Israel, and who does not. I hope the USA stays out of it, just as I think we should stay out of the border disputes in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and elsewhere. Israel can deal with it.

Sunday, October 08, 2023

Women Upset about Chat Bots

Rolling Stone magazine describes a current craze:
Men Are Cheating With AI Instagram Bots ...

DAPHNE, A 22-YEAR-OLD marketing manager, knew it was never going to work out with her ex, Dave. There were red flags from the start, she says: Since they started dating in the spring of 2022, Dave would frequently lie about little things, “or what he would call ‘withholding the truth,’ which he claimed was not the same as lying,” she tells Rolling Stone. (Daphne’s last name has been withheld by Rolling Stone at her request;

So she also withholds the truth, when it is convenient for her.
But the DM caught her attention because it contained a winky face, with the message “Here’s the link. Please don’t leak it.” When Daphne clicked on it, she saw a page advertising NSFW videos for sale. ... “But I knew exactly what it was.” She told him to leave her apartment. They never spoke again.
So she spies on his phone, sees some spam, and terminates the relationship!
The phenomenon is also not entirely specific to men: Daphne says she has received countless messages from bots pretending to be prospective sugar daddies,
So her phone has similar bot spam messages.

The articles goes on with stories about women jealous of anonymous text bots. This next one had trust issues, spied on his phone, found some spam, tried to publicly embarrass him, and dumped him without explanation.

This was the case for Sophia Pasciuto, 19, who says her relationship ended when she found out her ex was texting with a bot. The two had been dating for several months, and she says while it “wasn’t necessarily a bad relationship,” it was plagued with “trust issues” ...

These trust issues prompted Pasciuto to log into his account. “I was at a PF Chang’s with my mom and brother when I saw the DM request notification on his account,” Pasciuto tells Rolling Stone. “I checked it being nosy and saw that it was one of those spam accounts you see in comment sections, with a girl half naked in the profile picture and she comments something like ‘click the link in my bio for naughty pictures.'” ...

She did not confront her ex, instead posting a story on Snapchat with the caption, “Imagine spending real money on an Instagram sex bot.” She says her ex changed his password, and they never spoke again.

The magazine consults a counselor, and get the usual useless advice:
“I think couples need explicit agreements,” he says. “If they don’t have explicit agreements, then they should make one about what constitutes a betrayal. What is their transparency agreement, what is their monogamy agreement? Outside of how you two decide it, I don’t have an opinion. That is not for me to come from high and to tell you what cheating is.”
Why is he a counselor, if he does not have any opinions?

The article keeps blaming men for "cheating", even though it is the girlfriends who violate trust by spying on the man's phone, and overreacting to some chat bots.

Chat bots are likely to become a necessity of everyday life. I just contacted customer support for my cell phone service, and it could have been a chat bot for all I know. I get spam from bots. People also converse with chat bots for amusement. In the story, the women did not even know whether the text messages were just unwanted spam, or flirting with a real person, or just some meaningless chat bot gibberish. Any woman who gets upset by chat bots is going to have a hard time in our AI future.

Saturday, October 07, 2023

Alternative could end our Democracy

CBS News reports on Hillary Clinton:
Biden, Clinton continued, has done a "fantastic job," pointing toward the his legislative victories such as 2021's massive infrastructure spending package and the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act, which enabled the government to negotiate drug prices for Medicare recipients. "But if you don't want to be for him on the merits, the way I am, be for him because the alternative could end our democracy," she said. "And I don't say that lightly."

Clinton also issued some of her harshest comments against Trump since January 6, 2021, comparing the section of the GOP base that still supports her 2016 rival to "a cult," adding, "maybe there needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members."

The Democrat view today is that Trump must be jailed, and kicked off the ballots, and his supporters must be sent to re-education. Because letting people vote their preferences could end our democracy!

This is really crazy delusional hysterical. Pres. Trump was President for four years. The USA was at peace. He did not start any wars. The economy was good. Energy was cheap. Inflation was low. He appointed excellent judges. He did not prosecute his political enemies. It was peace and prosperity. It was better than the Biden and Obama years in every single way.

Now the Democrat plan is to stoke racial and other animosities, and fear of what Trump might do. There are no good arguments against Trump, so she tries to tell dopey voters that a vote for Trump is a vote against democracy.

In case she is referring to Trump saying that the 2020 election was stolen, remember that she has been saying for years that the 2016 election was stolen.

Friday, October 06, 2023

Jailed for saying Fat Lesbian

AP reports:
LGBTQ+ groups hailed the 60-day jail sentence a court in Switzerland gave to a writer and commentator for deriding a journalist as a “fat lesbian” and other critical remarks.

The Lausanne court sentenced French-Swiss polemicist Alain Bonnet, who goes by Alain Soral, for the crimes of defamation, discrimination and incitement to hatred on Monday. He was ordered to pay legal fees and fines totaling thousands of Swiss francs (dollars) in addition to the time behind bars.

Soral lashed out at Catherine Macherel, a journalist for Swiss newspapers Tribune de Geneve and 24 Heures, in a Facebook video two years ago. He called her a “fat lesbian” and said Macherel's work as a “queer activist” meant she was “unhinged,” according to Swiss public broadcaster RTS.

“This court decision is an important moment for justice and rights of LGBTQI people in Switzerland," said Murial Waeger, co-director of the lesbian activist group LOS, in a statement. "The conviction of Alain Soral is a strong signal that homophobic hatred cannot be tolerated in our society.” ...

Soral was convicted repeatedly in France and sentenced to jail time in 2019 for denying the Holocaust, which is a crime in France.

I thought that the words "fat" and "lesbian" were no longer considered derogatory. They are just lifestyle choices that we should all tolerate and even respect.

But calling a spade a spade cannot be tolerated.

Also on the intolerance front, the London Guardian reports:

A video of ultra-Orthodox Jews spitting on the ground beside a procession of foreign Christian worshippers carrying a wooden cross in the holy city of Jerusalem has ignited intense outrage and a flurry of condemnation in the Holy Land.

The spitting incident, which the city’s minority Christian community lamented as the latest in an alarming surge of religiously motivated attacks, drew rare outrage on Tuesday from the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and other senior figures. ...

“What happened with rightwing religious nationalism is that Jewish identity has been growing around anti-Christianity,” said Yisca Harani, a Christianity expert and founder of an Israeli hotline for anti-Christian assaults. “Even if the government doesn’t encourage it, they hint that there will be no sanctions.”

Those worries over rising intolerance seem to violate Israel’s stated commitment to freedom of worship and sacred trust over holy places, enshrined in the declaration that marked its founding 75 years ago.

It is a Jewish state. They spit at Christians. What do you expect? It is not like they are call people fat lesbians.

The Jerusalem Post:

“The custom of spitting near churches or monasteries is an ancient Jewish tradition,” far-right activist Elisha Yered wrote on Monday in response to a video of Orthodox Jews spitting on Christian pilgrims.
I think Jews hate Christians much more than Christians hate Jews. Many Christian churches and organizations actively support Israel.

Update: Two days later, Israel is at war. The Arabs in the territories are attacking. If this continues, I expect the Israeli Jews to eventually destroy all the mosques in Jerusalem. There would be an adverse reaction, but probably no worse than what they are getting now. Then the Moslems would have to pray elsewhere.

Thursday, October 05, 2023

The Latest AI Apocalypse Movie

Here is what I learned from the new movie, The Creator (2023 film). The action scenes and special effects were excellent. I expected that from the reviews. Here are some other things I did not expect.

The timeline is confusing. There are a lot of flashbacks and events shown out of sequence. At one point there is a "Five years earlier" subtitle, but I don't know why, as all the other flashbacks are without warning.

It starts with Los Angeles being nuked, and we never learn why. The American say the AI robots did it, but later a robot in a poor Vietnamese village says that it was a mistake, probably human.

Asians view robots as like themselves.

If war erupts between humans and robots, Asians will side with the robots.

The movie opens with a Black man impregnating a southeast Asian woman. She jokes about how he may not be the father of her baby.

The Black man is a soldier who cannot be trusted.

A Black man can get to Heaven if he dies saving a robot.

If you cross-breed a Black man, Asian woman, and robot, you get a robot girl with supernatural powers.

Neanderthals had many human qualities, but were killed, raped, and driven extinct by superior Africans.

All White people are expendable.

The consensus of the humans of the future is that Eliezer Yudkowsky was right, and that humans must destroy the AI robots to survive.

The AI robots argue that they are benign, but in the end they win the war against humans, largely by tricking humans into siding with the robots.

In the end, it is not clear whether the humans will continue the fight, or become slaves to the AI. Maybe the sequel script has not been written yet.

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Vigilante Starts Fight, gets Shot

I am all for exposing and prosecuting child predators, but what do you expect in this situation?

A 17-year-old boy tries to go out on a data with a 15yo girl he met on the internet, only to discover that he had been set up by a large 40yo Black man vigilante who falsely accused the boy of being a pedophile and started to beat him up by punching him. The boy used a gun to defend himself.

The London Guardian reports:

A man who gained a sizable social media following by posing as a child online to lure out alleged sexual predators was shot to death late last week during a confrontation at a restaurant in Michigan.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of 40-year-old Robert Wayne Lee, also known to his followers as Boopac Shakur.

Lee and friends would pretend to be a 15-year-old girl, make contact with adults suspected of being interested in sexually abusing the child, and arrange to personally meet those online users.

He would record videos of the online conversations and the subsequent in-person confrontations. Lee would then post those videos on Facebook and Instagram pages, which had tens of thousands of followers combined.

On Friday night, he met two teenagers – one age 17 and the other 18 – at a restaurant in the community of Pontiac, about 30 miles (48.2km) north-west of Detroit, according to the local Oakland county sheriff’s office. Lee punched one of the teens after accusing him of being a pedophile, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

The younger teen pulled a gun out, and the older one armed himself with a knife. The 17-year-old then shot Lee several times before both of the teens fled the establishment.

Lee was brought to a hospital, where he died, the sheriff’s office news release said.

Boopac Shakur claims to have exposed 132 child predators, but the legal record is rather thin.
Bouchard told the Oakland Press that Lee’s videos had led to four arrests, including a corrections officer at the local jail. But Bouchard said his agency did not advise or coach Lee, who was neither credited in the police reports resulting from the arrests nor called to testify about his methods.
Only 4 arrests out of 132? Even those appear bogus, as they had to conceal the entrapment info just to get the arrest. Boopac Shakur appears to be the criminal. He should not have been going around beating up innocent teenagers. He finally got his comeuppance.

Perhaps you are going to tell me that the age of consent in Michigan is age 16, and the 17yo boy may have had some lewd thoughts about the nonexistent 15yo girl, and if the girl had been a real girl, he might have made amorous advances. Yeah, maybe. Like a million other 17yo boys.

There are a lot of online comments in favor the vigillante. Why? Am I missing something here? I think the sheriff also has come culpability, as he appeared to be encouraging this thug to beat up teenagers. If you go around beating up innocent teenagers, then one might retaliate.

Trevor Bauer was one of MLB baseball's best pitchers, until he was kicked out.

Bauer struggled during the 2019 season, both with Cleveland and with Cincinnati, but he followed this effort with his first Cy Young Award during the 60-game 2020 MLB season, becoming the first Reds player to win the award.

A free agent after the 2020 season, Bauer signed a three-year contract with the Dodgers in February 2021. He led the league in both strikeouts and innings pitched through July 2 but spent the rest of the season on administrative leave imposed by MLB as they investigated sexual assault allegations made against him, which continued into the following season. On April 29, 2022, the league announced that Bauer would be suspended for 324 games as a result of their investigation, which was later reduced to 194 on appeal. The Dodgers released him on January 12, 2023, rather than restoring him to the active roster.

Now it turns out that the accusations were 100% false. The woman learned of his wealth, and was doing a shakedown.

So why was he kicked off the LA Dodgers? There were never any serious charges against him, and her story had many holes. The MeToo crowd says to believe all women, but most of these stories have turned out to be false.

Just watch Trevor Bauer's 4-min. video on Lindsey Hill's Concealed Texts Finally Exposed. Amazing. He was fortunate to have the money to pay top lawyers, and to get phone evidence of her scamming him. And that his legal dispute allowed him to publicly explain his innocence.

There is currently a case before the US Supreme Court on whether men should lose their constitutional gun rights if a woman makes an accusation that results in a protective order. These orders are almost always granted, although one was denied against Trevor Bauer. Apparently it was obvious to the judge that the accuser was lying.

Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Jamaal Bowman Unfairly Attacked

NY Post story.
Images of the fire alarm that Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulled in a House office building as his fellow Democrats were trying to delay a key vote to fund the government appear to throw cold water on his claims that the move was just a boneheaded mistake.

The bright red alarm is clearly marked with the word “FIRE” — and is right next to two signs that provide explicit details on how to open the emergency door at the Cannon House Office Building, photos show.

“Emergency Exit Only!” the signs read. “Push until alarm sounds (3 seconds). Door will unlock in 30 seconds.”

I am not going to pile on. The signs were confusing. Jamaal cannot be expected to understand them. Whoever made those signs should have considered the target audience.
Some Bowman critics, including former President Donald Trump, said he should be arrested and charged for allegedly trying to obstruct an official government proceeding.
If Trump really said that, I would disagree. It turns that he did not say that. CNN story:
The federal judge overseeing the case against Sen. Bob Menendez, his wife and three others set a trial date for May 6 – less than a month before the New Jersey senate primary. ...

Menendez faces three counts in connection to an alleged bribery scheme. Prosecutors accuse the New Jersey Democrat of using his political power to aid the government of Egypt and pressure state and federal prosecutors investigating New Jersey businessmen. He was not in the courtroom Monday.

I am not doing a rush to judgment here either. Nobody has shown that the gold bars in his basement came from Egypt. A previous prosecution of him failed, so this might also. It appears to be another effort by the weaponized US DoJ to run someone out of office.

Yes, I realize Jamaal and Menendez are Democrats, and working to destroy the country. That is what they should be punished for.

Monday, October 02, 2023

Big Tech Buried Face Recognition

Everyone is excited about new AI technologies being released, but here is one that the big tech companies have buried:
As early as 2011, a Google engineer revealed he had been working on a tool to Google someone’s face and bring up other online photos of them. Months later, Google’s chairman, Eric Schmidt, said in an onstage interview that Google “built that technology, and we withheld it.”

“As far as I know, it’s the only technology that Google built and, after looking at it, we decided to stop,” Mr. Schmidt said.

Advertently or not, the tech giants also helped hold the technology back from general circulation by snapping up the most advanced start-ups that offered it. In 2010, Apple bought a promising Swedish facial recognition company called Polar Rose. In 2011, Google acquired a U.S. face recognition company popular with federal agencies called PittPatt. And in 2012, Facebook purchased the Israeli company Face.com. In each case, the new owners shut down the acquired companies’ services to outsiders. The Silicon Valley heavyweights were the de facto gatekeepers for how and whether the tech would be used.

Facebook, Google and Apple deployed facial recognition technology in what they considered to be relatively benign ways: as a security tool to unlock a smartphone, a more efficient way to tag known friends in photos and an organizational tool to categorize smartphone photos by the faces of the people in them.

There are some privacy concerns with face recognition, but there are also useful applications, and I don't think Google should have the power to kill them.

Sunday, October 01, 2023

TED Talks are run by Horrible Racists

Black activist Coleman Hughes gave a TED Talk advocating color blindness. That is the Martin Luther King ideal, right? Yes, it is, but now it is a tool of the White supremacists.

The TED boss wrote:

In a nutshell, we invited him to TED to give a talk we knew would be controversial. But the talk ended up causing more upset than we foresaw. So there was pressure from some on our team not to post it. ...

His talk was received with huge enthusiasm by many in the audience. But many others heard it as a dangerous undermining of the fight for progress in race relations. ...

Many people have been genuinely hurt and offended by what they heard Hughes say. This is not what we dream of when we post our talks.

No, no one was genuinely hurt or offended. He tweeted:
Some commenters below just don’t understand how anyone could be upset by a talk arguing for color blindness. This speaks to their own lack of immersion in the rich debate that has swirled on this topic in recent years.
He is telling me that I am ignorant. No, he is the bigot. I have listened to the anti-racists. They are the ones trying to block an open discussion of these issues.

He cited an expert who wrote:

His case for color blindness is directly contradicted by an extensive body of rigorous research; for the state of the science, see Leslie, Bono, Kim & Beaver (2020, Journal of Applied Psychology). In a meta-analysis of 296 studies, they found that whereas color-conscious models reduce prejudice and discrimination, color-blind approaches often fail to help and sometimes backfire.
The research is bogus. Color-conscious models do not reduce prejudice and discrimination.

This is what the world has come to. There is no longer any push for a race-neutral society. Our leaders and academics no longer even recommend it.

Bloomberg reports:

The year after Black Lives Matter protests, the S&P 100 added more than 300,000 jobs — 94% went to people of color.
Obviously our top companies are not doing race-neutral hiring. They are discriminating against Whites.

Wikipedia has an article on White genocide. The editors adamantly argue that it is a conspiracy theory that makes dozens of claims that are dead wrong, as shown by 330 references. I commented:

You say the claims by the believers are dead wrong. Maybe it would help if the article explained specifically who those believers are, and what are the claims that are dead wrong. The info is probably buried in the article somewhere, but if it is so important to say that the claims are wrong, then it should be clear about what claims are wrong. When looking, I found claims that were not attributed to anyone, and claims that were not actually wrong.

I tried chasing down those links. Sure, there are people who promote interracial marriage, racial integration, immigration, etc. There are others expressing adverse opinions about those things. There are sources complaining about far right conspiracy theories. There are a lot of straw man attacks. I am just not finding the specific claims that are dead wrong. The article should explain them more directly.

To my surprise, they were unable to give me any specific examples. Far right activists say a lot of crazy stuff, so I thought that they would have some examples. No. They terminated the discussion. Soon they will be saying that Martin Luther King and Coleman Hughes are in on the White Supremacist conspiracy theory.