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The Rational Case Against Racism and Sexism

by Daniel,

It has become fashionable in certain intellectual circles to regard the inadmissibility of racism and sexism as a mere PR problem stemming from the (arbitrary) outcome of World War II. So, we see a re-branding of these ideas as HBD (Human Bio-Diversity) which is supposed to ring all the right PC bells on the level of sound-bites, yet bring back the "good old times" of "racial realism" and "gender realism". In this article, I would argue that racism and sexism are still wrong. Both are based on a mathematical fallacy and thus following their advice is predictably perilous. You confuse …That i…The outcome of World War II was not arbitrary at all.

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Államcsőd

by Daniel,

Két fazon, Állam és Polgár között bizonyos együttműködés tapasztalható: Polgár dolgozik, Állam pedig jattot szed tőle. Polgár ebbe azért megy bele, mert Állam alaposan megverné, A feudalizmu…Erről …ha nem tenné.

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Nationalism of Cerebral Tissue — diagnosis, treatment and prevention

by Daniel,

There exists a widespread belief in the existence of certain mythical creatures — nations endowed with reason, will, conscience and, as a consequence, a responsibility for their actions that are composed of humans the same way humans and other organisms are composed of cells. When a person regards oneself and others as constituent parts of such creatures, s/he is obsessed with nationalism. Such persons are easily compelled to voluntary action against their own interests in the interest of someone else; it is sufficient to convince them that the interests of that other person are, in fact, the interests of their nation.

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Национализм головного мозга — диагноз, лечение и профилактика

by Daniel,

Существует распостраненное верование в существование неких мифических существ — наций, обладающих разумом, волей, совестью и, соответственно, ответственностью за свои поступки, состоящих из людей так же, как люди и прочие огранизмы состоят из клеток. Когда человек воспринимает себя и других частью таких существ — он одержим национализмом. Такого человека достаточно легко заставить добровольно действовать против своих интересов ради интересов кого-то другого: достаточно его убедить, что интересы этого другого человека на самом деле интересы его нации.

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NATO: A Smuggling Ring

by Daniel,

Here's what Minitrue tells us about the smuggled booze consumed during the celebration of the Persian New Year (Spring Equinox, Nowrouz) in Iran:

But most of the domestic thirst for spirits is quenched with booze smuggled from Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey.

It is transferred to Kurdish towns such as Erbil in northern Iraq and then carried over the border into Iran.
There aren't even nearly enough tourists or business people from Hungary and Bulgaria in Kurd-controlled Northern Iraq to earn the distinction of top booze-smugglers.

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Resartus: a social revision engine

by Daniel,

The text below has originally been written and published by You can't co…Good i…Ooop…  Mencius Moldbug in his blog, How do I mak…Oh, wh…Unqualified Reservations.

Thanks to all UR readers who have returned for our fall term. No, it is not September yet, but the air is full of fog and brown apple moths, and little Sibyl Carlyle is at five months. I am delighted to report that she holds her own bottle. She also has a brutal, laserlike, almost creepy stare, and Mrs. Moldbug fervently denies that she in any way resembles Hitler. I suppose her hair is lighter.

And thanks again to those who contributed comments in the OL series. I still intend to edit, or at least select, the comments to construct a coherent thread of response. Or at least one as coherent as the essays themselves. I also will tie up the many loose ends left dangling. But not, as St. Augustine put it, He's talking…just yet.

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О ВУЗ-ах, экзаменах и плате за учебу

by Daniel,

Последние 12 лет моей жизни я был тем или иным образом связан с высшим образованием, так что к спору вызванным этой записью в ЖЖ не мог остаться равнодушным. Поспешу предупредить, что сам я в ВУЗ-ах бСССР никогда не учился (там учились мои родители), но проблемы о которых идет спор, на мой взгляд, общие для всех. Ну или почти.

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Az ellenzék, a külföld és a "dezertőr kormány"

by Daniel,

This article has been copied from hetivalasz.hu for evaluating thiblo for the purpose of political discussion.

"Tom Lantost a hazai jobbközép fekete bárányként kezelte"

Jeszenszky Géza, itthon@hetivalasz.hu
8. évfolyam 25.szám, 2008.06.19

Amikor tíz évvel ezelőtt Clinton amerikai elnöknek átadtam megbízólevelemet, idéztem Sallustiust, az ókori Róma neves történetíróját: "Az országok biztonságának legjobb zálogai nem a hadseregek vagy a kincsek, hanem a barátok."

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Galgagyörk, a következmény

by Daniel,

This article has been copied from jobbik.net for evaluating thiblo for the purpose of political discussion.

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Unpredictable elections

by Daniel,

The text below has originally been written and published by Nick Szabo in his blog, Unenumerated.

Elections create a big public choice problem. People contribute money or other favors to candidates in exchange for political favors. This is economically indistinguishable from bribery.

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