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Category: Cultural insanity

Friday links

  • Five things to do to counter the culture wars against boys and men.
  • Nine-year-old girl wants to do mother’s helper work in her neighborhood. Multiple neighbors call the cops, making no effort to check whether the kid is really being marketed as a slave laborer. Jerks. (H/T MtK)
  • Border Patrol agent thought he was improving the world by killing prostitutes. (Never seems to occur to “do-gooders” that they might be the problem.) 7 Comments
  • Thursday links

  • You corrupt the system, then you whine and wonder why nobody trusts the system any longer.
  • You leave national parks open during the shutdown, but lock restrooms and halt trash pickup. What exactly did you expect?
  • This article asks why men are more likely to die of glioblastoma (a rare brain cancer) than women. This is the beginning of a terribly politically incorrect trend in cancer treatment, one based on innate sexual differences. Well, we can’t have that now, can we? 14 Comments
  • Midweek links

  • The shutdown reminds us how redundant and pointless much of the fedgov is.
  • You’ve probably already heard that Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro plans to enable all non-criminal citizens to bear arms. Good. But how does that mesh with the newly elected governor of Rio’s plan to have cops shoot all non-cops seen carrying rifles? (H/T M)
  • Eric Peters says “Happy De-Platforming!” and generally notes the weirdly Soviet state of social media today. 9 Comments
  • Thursday links

  • It remains a mystery (not really) why, as police tactics get harsher, pre-raid investigation and planning is ever more carelesss. “Sorry m’am. Wrong house.”
  • Scott Greenfield adds his take on the NYT’s wet dream of having banks monitor our politically incorrect transactions.
  • The North Korean government owes $501 million to the Warmbier family for torturing their son to death. S’pose they’ll pay up? 4 Comments
  • Midweek links

    Oh great. The NYT wants credit card companies to recreate Project Chokepoint. Only they want hundreds of thousands of innocent gun buyers reported to the cops for fitting a “profile” the NYT doesn’t approve of. Aww, isn’t that sweeeeeeet? The TSA is switching to floppy-eared dogs because the pointy-eared ones scare children. No word on whether those airport blue-hands realize the kiddies are probably even more terrorized by having their pubes pawed. Add one more aspect of shadiness to the dirty business of buying pet-shop dogs: Dog leasing to the unwary. (Nitpick: It’s not animal-rights organizations protesting this; it’s animal…

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    Communities of the deplorable

    I’ve been trying to herd a blogosaurus for the last couple of days, but the darned thing is still roaming wild. So I’m just going to toss out the raw meat for the thing along with a few related thoughts and you guys can take it from there. —– I’m thinking about the importance of community in a world of globalization. Also thinking (related) of the importance of community in a world where “our kind” are not only increasingly sneered at and looked down upon, but excluded from common discourse by Internet Powers That Be. —– Three articles I read…

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