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November 09, 2012

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70% of American Jews voted for Obama. Maybe they didn't hear about this.

Obama has held a Passover seder every year since 2008. Check out this photo at http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2012/04/president-obamas-2012-passover-seder.html

Our military conducts exercises in the field with the IDF, not to speak of other collaborations (like contriving the Stuxnet virus/bot against the Iranian nuclear program). How can a rational observer arrive at the conviction that Obama is "bad for Israel"?

Not that one gets the sense that Obama is particularly religious (going to Rev. Wright's church for many years strikes me as required of a politician whose constituency was Chicago blacks and their ministers).

While I have this soapbox, may I respectfully ask why your unfriendly tone towards your black fellow American citizens? I agree with the HBD viewpoint, but I don't understand why you translate it into such disdain. As you or someone said, reflective and not so reflective blacks are not unaware of HBD differences.

"How can a rational observer arrive at the conviction that Obama is "bad for Israel"?"

Thank you. Somebody else gets it. Obama is pro Israel.

A similar Kabballa ceremony was used to bring down Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon. Perhaps these rabbi's were performing a "Pulsa Denura" but didn't want to admit it.

Or maybe it was just a bunch of weirdos being weirdos.

"As you or someone said, reflective and not so reflective blacks are not unaware of HBD differences."

I don't think that's true

"The 10 ultra-religious men convened at Jerusalem's Ish Chayil yeshiva to open the Torah ark – a ritual saved for special occasions – and chant a series of invocations calling for divine intervention to "bring down" incumbent President Barack Obama".

Two words: Hasidic Proles

LOL @ "Moses Romney"

That kinda says it all.

lolreligion

No match for black panther voodoo apparently.

Here is an article that illustrates your points about prole Jews that support Republicans. You don't have to read it, just look at the picture. (Yes, this guy is not your typical prole as he is a rich business owner, but...just look at the picture.)

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/david-siegel-hasn-t-fired-anyone-yet.html

Well, they prayed for the wrong Romney. If they'd prayed for Wllard Mitt Romney, we wouldn't be so disappointed.

"Here is an article that illustrates your points about prole Jews that support Republicans. You don't have to read it, just look at the picture. (Yes, this guy is not your typical prole as he is a rich business owner, but...just look at the picture.)"

You just *know* that Dave's much younger wife is getting some Pork Action from another source.

Get Sandy for Obama instead, lol.

This sounds like something from the Onion.

OT: HS, what do you think about the "duty to rescue" law proposed by a law prof in response to the Glenda Moore tragedy?

Apparently the elites have noticed prole whites' racist refusal to simply roll over and die when confronted by the black undertow, so they now want to make following Derb Rule 10h (avoid being a Good Samaritan to blacks because it may be a setup to getting mugged or killed) a crime, for which you must be punished with imprisonment.

Black hate-crimers would have a field day with this. Their ambushes and attacks would have the imprimatur and legal protection of smug elites - "can't you see I'm in a life-threatening situation?! you'd better help me or your a-- is going to JAIL!"

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/07/opinion/can-the-law-make-bad-samaritans-be-decent.html?_r=0

@ATC

Sounds great to me, really drives the point home

Romney's belief in a false prophet negated the efficacy of this Jewish prayer. Had been a true Christian who wasn't a part of a cult sect of Christianity, the prayer would have worked 100%.

--While I have this soapbox, may I respectfully ask why your unfriendly tone towards your black fellow American citizens?--

Let's ask that deceased girl in Clayton, NJ. And uh, hey, can I borrow your bike?

Sigma, does Howard Stern count as a prole Jew since he spent a lot of time getting beat up byn blacks because his parents wouldn't put him in a more high quality?

Sigma, does Howard Stern count as a prole Jew since he spent a lot of time getting beat up by blacks because his parents wouldn't put him in better schools?

Further up in this thread, Mike E said that certain non asian minorities are aware of the fact that their race has genetically lower IQ.

Mike E is correct. In the same way, many white Christians fully accept the truth that ashkenazi have genetically higher IQ than white christians

Indeed if you google it you will see that due to reversion to the mean, when a high IQ nam male and high IQ nam female have children, the children's iq is dramatically lower than that of the parents. So these high IQ parents wind up with nothing in common with their family members and nothing in common with their own low IQ children.

Google John U Ogbu. He studied the large number of high IQ NAMs in Shaker Heights Ohio whose children turned out to have low IQ. Since Ogbu was himself a high IQ NAM, his findings were privately accepted by many high IQ NAMs

[HS: This is based on a complete misunderstanding of "regression towards the mean." It's not as important as you think it is. Smart black parents will have smart black children.]

"Romney's belief in a false prophet negated the efficacy of this Jewish prayer."

Indeed. You will not find a bigger con man in history than Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism. With its elements of "ancient astronaut" wackiness blended with ample idolatry and heresy in general, Mormonism, and founder Smith, have more in common with Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard than Christianity. Mormons have "Kolob" and Scientologists have "Xenu" - the names even sound similar.

HS had been using the 2008 presidential election to argue that rich people are democrats. But Romney just won among them:
http://anepigone.blogspot.com/2012/11/on-2012-presidential-election.html
Lots of money from rich people was wasted on Super PACs. I guess that was good for some campaign consultants.

[HS: Romney did much better among the rich than McCain. Maybe rich people just couldn't hold their noses to vote for a ticket that included Palin on it.]

"[HS: Romney did much better among the rich than McCain. Maybe rich people just couldn't hold their noses to vote for a ticket that included Palin on it.]"

Goldman Sachs and Wall Street heavily favored Romney. This proves what I've been saying for years: Wall Street is country club Republican, not liberal.

Btw, investor Jim Rogers and other commenters on CNBC looked frightened Obama won reelection on Wednesday.

"OT: HS, what do you think about the "duty to rescue" law proposed by a law prof in response to the Glenda Moore tragedy?"

We need to lobby state level Republicans and governors to pull funding to every college department that is not business or STEM.

Rick Scott of Florida wants to differentially price college tuition based on major where economically valuable majors would have lower tuition and useless majors like English or Africana studies would pay higher tuition. I love this idea because it will reduce the number of liberal arts majors and deprive the liberal arts depts of funding.

Rick Scott also proposes a three year price control freeze on college tuition hikes.

In addition we also should support throwing professors out of their jobs with automated software and having tests administered by low paid grad assistants.

I also want to see elimination of all gen ed requirements because most students taking liberal arts classes are actually non-lib arts students knocking off credit requirements.

Eliminating the gened could be sold as a way to cut tuition in half because the gened typically takes up to 60 of the 120 credits needed to graduate.

Eliminating the gened would also be eugenic because young women in fluff majors like education, communications, or psychology who will end up ultimately working education or an HR department or a marketing dept will enter the marriage market 2 years earlier than normal and thus have babies a bit earlier than they do know. The extended time it women to takes to earn a degree is dysgenic and hurts white fertility. And should it really take 4 or more years to earn a degree in communications for an attractive coed whose probably just earning her misses degree? Shouldn't it take at most 18 months to get a bachelors in a fluff major?

We should also work to get computer tablets into the hands of many older newspaper subscribers as possible to drive more newspapers into bankruptcy. Especally know with Christmas coming is a great time to promote mini ipads to the elderly so they can cancel their newspaper subscriptions.

Continuing, a bachelor's degree should be like a graduate degree where only specialized skills are taught. Intelligent college students don't need to spend 60 credits on leftist junk courses like History and Art that they already learned in high school. Easy majors especially should give out bachelors degrees in 18 months or less.

Instead of focusing on elections, for the time being lets work to defund all of the organizations SWPLs work for.

Be sure to buy a mini iPad (or other smaller tablet) for any family members who still has a newspaper subscription to help drive more newspapers into bankruptcy. I reccommend getting them the LTE mini iPad because they might cancel their newspaper subscriptions to help pay for the monthly LTE service.

And lets use the college tuition crisis to push for defunding every non-Stem and non-business college department starting with the state school level:

Ramesh: Overemphasizing the Liberal Arts

http://thedartmouth.com/2012/10/25/opinion/ramesh

While most countries begin specialization early in high school, the United States has a unique tradition in liberal arts education. In India, students begin to specialize in their “plus two” years, the equivalent of their junior and senior years of high school. Based on the track they choose, they apply to colleges for a specific program. Computer science majors would not take any literature courses, and business students would not take biology classes. Most proponents of the liberal arts argue that a well-rounded education provides broader tools to tackle a wide range of problems, and, presumably, such personal development also plays a crucial role in happiness.

However, from an employment perspective, a liberal arts education is disastrous. With 53 percent of all college graduates under the age of 25 unemployed or severely underemployed, this economy does not offer the luxury of postponing specialization until graduate school. According to Payscale, the top 10 schools with the best starting salaries were all technical schools, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology and Loma Linda University topping the list. Many students know from the beginning that they want to pursue a field in a hard science, and for them the “liberal arts” education is nothing but an obstacle. As these fields have shown, solving specialized, narrow problems is incredibly valuable, if not more valuable than solving broad, wide-ranging problems.

snip

I’m not espousing the superiority of hard sciences over all other fields of study, nor am I claiming that the humanities are not worthy of study. Rather, if a student wishes to pursue the humanities or the sciences, then let him do so without mandates. Not everyone comes to college with the hope of earning an enormous starting salary, and that is perfectly understandable. Those who believe in a broad-based approach to education will continue to take classes from a variety of departments, but those who want to utilize their four years in specialization and honing their talents in a field should be offered the same opportunity.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/11/should-colleges-force-liberal-arts-students-to-pay-more/264417/

Down in Florida, a task force commissioned by Governor Rick Scott is putting the finishing touches on a proposal that would allow the state's public universities to start charging undergraduates different tuition rates depending on their major. Students would get discounts for studying topics thought to be in high demand among Florida employers. Those would likely include science, technology, engineering, and math (aka, the STEM fields), among others.

But Art History? Gender Studies? Classics? Sorry, but the fates are cruel. Unless a university could show that local companies were clamoring to hire humanities students, those undergrads would have to pay more for their diploma.

Charging tuition by major is one of several recommendations the task force will submit to lawmakers as part of a broad reform package for Florida's university system. The hope appears to be that by keeping certain degrees cheaper than others, the state can lure students into fields where it needs more talent. It's an interesting idea in the abstract, but if it ever makes it into law, the results could be messy.

Before we dive into the pros and cons of the proposal, a few details: The task force's plan calls on the state to help colleges freeze tuition for three years on "high-skill, high-wage, high-demand" majors picked out by the legislature, while letting prices rise for other areas of study. It's not clear yet what degrees would fall under that "high-demand" umbrella. But Florida's state schools already hand out about 37 percent of their diplomas in subjects the government has deemed "strategic areas of emphasis," which include the STEM disciplines, some education specialities, health fields, emergency and security services, and "globalization." Presumably, many of those same majors would qualify for the cheaper tuition rates.

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/10/23/dont-make-economic-case-liberal-arts-essay

The liberal arts and sciences have no economic value. Let me repeat that: none, nada. Taught in the right spirit, they are useless from an economic point of view. They are designed in fact to be downright wasteful. The liberal arts’ ancient roots, after all, are from a world in which a few free men had the time -- the leisure -- to engage in study. It was for the elite. The purpose of the liberal arts in ancient times was to offer to the elite the knowledge, morals, and skills (like oratory) that they needed to determine what was good for individuals and the public, and to help achieve that good in society through citizenship.

In a democracy, however, we cannot afford to leave the liberal arts to the elite. In a society in which we expect all people to be effective citizens, all people need to have access to the liberal arts in order to have the knowledge and moral foundation that they need to think about what is a good life and a good society, and the skills necessary to help them work to achieve it here in our democracy. Today’s students need to know a lot about how the human and natural worlds work and they need not just knowledge but the capacity to evaluate — that is to determine the moral value of — different goals, ideas, and policies. This evaluation requires moving well beyond the economic calculus to questions of what is worth it and to understanding our cultural traditions. As Martha Nussbaum has put it, such an education is by definition not for profit.

The Darmouth article calling for making the liberal arts heavy gened optional got a furious response from liberal arts majors in the comments section.

The objectors were stupid, with "Anonymous Commmenter" calling the article "shameful" for disagreeing with his narrow view, and provide more evidence, as if more was necessary, that we need to completely defund - through either direct or indirect budgetary measures - any non-business and non-STEM department.

He had on supporter though:

The column is excellent. When one graduates with the debt burden of modern times, one needs a reasonably well-paying job. Things that can be picked by reading in the central library of a major city (viz humanities) are not something on which one can afford to spend 65K a year.

By anony on Oct 28 | 1:49 am


Ramesh: Overemphasizing the Liberal Arts

http://thedartmouth.com/2012/10/25/opinion/ramesh

This is a classic shortsighted student-written piece, exemplified by this line:

“According to Payscale, the top 10 schools with the best starting salaries were all technical schools, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology and Loma Linda University topping the list.”

This statistic is pointless when you’re deciding what college or career to pursue. For a long time, Dartmouth was ranked #1 in average mid-career salary (what you earn in your 30’s and 40’s). Right now, I believe it’s Princeton that is #1 in this department. This is the statistic that really matters if you’re trying to compare value of degrees.

So it turns out maybe the liberal arts matter after all

By Dumb on Oct 25 | 10:45 am


We do not learn to become employed, we learn to become human. By becoming human, we become real, and powerful, and discover new ways of impacting and affecting the world we live in. Students all throughout human history have found ways to continue and extend their commitment to understanding how, and why, one ought to become a human being, often in far worse economic circumstances than we currently face. This column is shameful.

By Jon Lohse on Oct 25 | 5:41 pm


You seem to be frustrated by having to take courses you’d rather not to. If that is so, you should look for a way, or maybe another institution, where you can find yourself. An American liberal arts education is what has made this country what it is, for better and for worse. And the entire world knows that even when America fares worse, it still is much better than the rest. After all America’s constant self-examination and self-criticism—precisely the results of a liberally-educated population—is what makes this country great. Your argument is valid inasmuch as it is based on the fallible evidence you provide. However, the American dream is that you should pursue your own happiness; whatever and wherever it is, my friend, go out there and find it. In America, there’s a place for you, because liberal-minded individuals can understand your point, though, critically speaking, you fail to make it here.

By Harvard Undergrad on Nov 4 | 10:27 pm

80% of facts “learned” are forgotten after one year. The point of “the liberal arts” is not to accumulate stuff from class in your head, but to raise the ship a little bit in the Panama Canal of your mind, until you emerge suddenly in the Pacific, a 1000 feet higher.

Paul Keane

By theantiyale on Oct 25 | 10:46 am

Jon Lohse presumably voted for Obama:


"We do not learn to become employed, we learn to become human. By becoming human, we become real, and powerful, and discover new ways of impacting and affecting the world we live in. Students all throughout human history have found ways to continue and extend their commitment to understanding how, and why, one ought to become a human being, often in far worse economic circumstances than we currently face. This column is shameful.

By Jon Lohse on Oct 25 | 5:41 pm"

Yes. More time should be spent destroying the institutions liberals reside in (like universities) instead of trying to replace their politicians.

Price controls on tuition, getting rid of gened requirements, discharging student loans, differential tuition, etc. are all useful ideas.

a bunch of nutty jew proles. nice of them to try, but they are the israeli version of the stupid american yokel redneck.

"Price controls on tuition, getting rid of gened requirements, discharging student loans, differential tuition, etc. are all useful ideas."

I'm a little less keen on the differential pricing idea because it raises prices on some students and I want to sneak these reforms in under the guise of trying to make college tuition cheaper.

But definitely we need to go after the institutions that employ the liberals.

Be sure to buy any relatives with newspaper subscriptions a mini iPad to further wreck the newspaper industry's print advertising revenue because the print ads garner much more revenue than digital advertisements.

"nice of them to try, but they are the israeli version of the stupid american yokel redneck."

Sigma is a high IQ redneck.

"Continuing, a bachelor's degree should be like a graduate degree where only specialized skills are taught. Intelligent college students don't need to spend 60 credits on leftist junk courses like History and Art that they already learned in high school. Easy majors especially should give out bachelors degrees in 18 months or less".

There is an orchestrated effort by the left to eliminate proledom for good.

Liberal Arts majors will take up prole positions like HS in IT. IT is a prole occupation, but I'm beginning to see more and more top tier grads entering this field, rendering low tier proles as legacy in outdated technology. Whites might even reclaim their stake since Asians haven't made any significant inroads in STEM fields.

"There is an orchestrated effort by the left to eliminate proledom for good."

No, it's become a way to divert tuition dollars to the non-STEM and non-business fields. Remember that college departments gain most of their revenue from how many students take credit hours in their field. In the case of the liberal arts, they have more students taking the liberal arts as part of gened requirements because most students are not liberal arts majors. Without the gened we would see mass layoffs of leftist college professors.

If you want to be useful then go on blogs like the various law school scam blogs and tell them they should lobby for the HBD college reforms listed above such as discharging student debt and making gened requirements optional. However, don't discuss your political leanings or mention HBD. Your role would only be to get them to agree with reforms that would make college cheaper. Only give an economic justification so that you can get anyone of any political persuasion to agree with these reforms. The fact the reforms would make college more affordable is only a pleasant side effect designed to sneak in a Trojan horse to intended to defund the leftist college professors. Only mention cost savings, never politics and especially not HBD. Also try posting under another name so that can't find out your political leanings on this blog.

@ Just Speculating

I'm seeing this already in the video game industry. As the gaming business has gotten more and more lucrative the nerdy prole white guy culture is being replaced by hotshot Hollywood writers, big business executives, and failed artists who couldn't land movie gigs. Game mechanics are being dumbed down to appeal to everyone (socialism), homosexual romances and characters are being introduced, and various other SWPL causes are being brought in like turning male oriented hero stories into "whatever happens we all lose" claptrap that belongs at Sundance not a traditional masculine medium like video games.

@ TUJ

If you read a response by HS a few months ago and remembered it, Sigma said Ivy League grads make better technicians than proles in the IT field. With our tight labor market, those candidates showing the best credentials will get hired for jobs that otherwise don't require a college degree.

I understand your take on leftist professors wanting to preserve their status quo. But they probably figured that colleges get most of their revenue from liberal arts courses and the oversaturation of liberal arts majors serve no immediate use to many employers, which means they would need to enroll in vocational type courses at the same colleges to secure any meaningful employment. This is of course is a win-win situation for the academics and the schools whom they help make out like bandits. They get to keep their jobs because the institutions are enriched by their presence. It's all part of a marketing scheme no different from any other entity in our consumerist world.

Then all of this connects to a darwinistic gentrifying society where the dregs of society (proles, NAMs and other low status White and Asian males) would just fade into extinction, where the higher ups descend further down to take their place. Note that female proles and NAMs do a lot better than their male counterparts in regards to school and career wise, which of course means female hypergamy would eliminate a subset of the male population in their respective communities.

No match for black panther voodoo apparently.

Posted by: chesswife | November 09, 2012 at 04:12 PM

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Also millions of head-banging-arse-lifting Muslims world wide were praying for Obama to win since that gives them a better chance of wiping out Israel.
(though I believe some of the arse-lifters claim Allah sent Sandy to punish Infidels.)


@ Conquistador

It's interesting you brought up homosexuals, who don't get mentioned often here on HS. Most of them are just another group of SWPLs, and they are not all that different from the hetereo version. Both groups are popular with women in the big cities, and what separates them is their sexual preferences.

tests administered by "low paid grad assistants"
should lower the cost of fixing scores.

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