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Thursday links

  • Bari Weiss and Eve Peyser — bitter enemies on Twitter — meet in person and discover that the human world is bigger and more nuanced than online snark. (An encouraging co-written piece.)
  • So. I trust that all you New Jersey gun owners will immediately turn in your standard-capacity magazines. Right? … No? Why, how shocking!
  • John Dingell pulls 60 years of congressional “wisdom” out of his … head, and comes up with progressive pop drivel. What do these people imagine the heartland of this country will do if they succeed in disenfranchising us and imposing iron rule from urban centers?
  • Eighty-five years after Prohibition, remnants of it still hobble distillers, restaurants, bars, and liquor stores across the land.
  • Best article I’ve seen on France’s interesting troubles. Macron has united all of France against him.
  • Dual sovereignty in criminal cases = double jeopardy. The Supremes are finally tackling this woefully overdue abuse of the Fifth Amendment.
  • Tech types are finally waking up to just how draconian — and impossible — the EU’s Internet copyright-control plan really is. It’s going to discourage small platforms, hinder free exchange of ideas, and kill memes, among other problems. (H/T MJR)
  • Via Wendy McElroy: 35 old-time survival life hacks. Formerly common knowledge; now something we can learn from.
  • A Princeton course asks if science is gender-biased and if “marginalized” scientists would produce different results that white-male scientists. Science is a method, dumbasses, and if practiced honestly (yeah, big if these days) can’t be biased. But you know what the course is going to conclude.
  • The Red Pill Jew asks why so many American Jews are ignoring history and reality. (This and the next item are both via the Woodpile Report.)
  • The proper ways to use a mylar space blanket.
  • A new system runs constant background checks on employees. The headline says “on trusted employees.” But of course any employer who trusted employees wouldn’t do that to them.
  • A simple blood test that can recognize in 10 minutes if there’s any form of cancer in our bodies? Hm. We shall see.
  • Five dumb ideas Silicon Valley keeps falling for.
  • Yeah, now those are sexy pictures. Just ask any woman who’s married or in a live-in relationship with a man.


  1. Joel
    Joel December 6, 2018 5:33 am

    Re: 35 life hacks – Granted that I have some giant gaping holes in my knowledge base, most of them seem to be variations on “rub it with or soak it in [some chemical I never heard of, though it may have been well known in the nineteenth century.]” I have no idea what these substances are or where they are commonly acquired, and it would probably be an amusing game to research how many have been banned “for our protection. “

  2. free.and.true
    free.and.true December 6, 2018 7:58 am

    Oh, that “sexy pics” story (and its hero) is a winner!

  3. Comrade X
    Comrade X December 6, 2018 8:09 am

    Bad news/good news; Uh oh, I just realized I’m not very sexy but I’s can fix it!

  4. ellendra
    ellendra December 6, 2018 10:49 am

    I had to read Life Hack #24 twice before I realized that they weren’t talking about canning jar rings.

    Shows how often I wear jewelry.

  5. larryarnold
    larryarnold December 6, 2018 1:00 pm

    Having read all the red tape in ANJRPC’s suggestions, I think I would personally transport my standard magazines out of N.J., and never return.

    Because cancer is such a slow-developing disease, Di Carlo said the study’s detection time of 10 minutes, versus the normal wait time of one week, isn’t necessarily a game-changer.
    As a husband who has had to wait through that week, darn right it’s a game-changer.

    So Dingell thinks decisions for the whole country should be made by people crazy enough to live in cities? Send him the article about Macron.

    Interesting that Red Pill started at a celebration of Purim, which was only held because Jews in Persia had swords, and used them to defend against Haman’s followers, who were armed with a government order to exterminate them.

    Some of the life-hacks are obsolete. No. 1 requires that you have an ax, and No. 4 a knife, and We Can’t Have That Anymore.

    Guys, want to be magnum sexy? Fix supper.

  6. Comrade X
    Comrade X December 6, 2018 1:54 pm

    5 thumbs up to the link in the link; “Self Defense is Smart…and Sexy”

  7. just waiting
    just waiting December 6, 2018 7:28 pm

    The rest of you only get to celebrate Thanksgiving once a year, but we celebrate it every day since leaving NJ.

    C was wondering, now that the French have grown some stones, can we finally start calling French fries and French toast by their right names again? We enjoy our Sunday Freedom Toast and will probably keep that one, but extra crispy Freedom fries just doesn’t roll off the tongue so well. And where do you add waffle cut or curly?

  8. Claire
    Claire December 7, 2018 6:00 am

    Yep, sometimes leaving is absolutely the RIGHT thing to do. I’m very happy for you and C. Enjoy your French toast in newfound freedom.

  9. larryarnold
    larryarnold December 7, 2018 8:23 am

    now that the French have grown some stones,

    Not sure that’s happened. Clair posted “Macron has united all of France…” But from what I’ve noted they may be against him, but they’re hardly “united.” Demands all over the place, from lower diesel tax to full employment.

    It feels like, after Macron goes down, what will be left is a circular firing squad.

  10. Claire
    Claire December 7, 2018 5:36 pm

    Thank you for writing the much-needed piece. Now, if only more will listen and heed.

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