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What is a hate crime? The FBI’s definition is reasonable enough: a hate crime, also known as a bias crime, is “a criminal offense committed against a person or property which is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin.” For the purposes […]

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I have black friends

I have black friends. This post is not about them. Anyone who has ever heard or participated in a candid discussion of race issues is probably familiar with exchanges like this (Igor is not based on any real person): UNAMUSED: Blacks are, on average, less intelligent than whites. This is a well established scientific fact. […]

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I’m certain this will become a regular feature here. I love to argue — debate, that is, not fight verbally. It’s like how playing sports feels for normal people. It satisfies the same need. It’s action; without it, we stagnate. I can’t help that I’m not into hockey. Let me have my games of deductive […]

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The future, now!

In a world of uncertainty where often the only constant is change, we are indeed fortunate that astrology — the science of predicting one’s personal future from the relative positions of the planets — was perfected over two thousand years ago by Mesopotamian dirt farmers, whose encyclopedic ignorance of natural law included the belief that […]

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Developing, that is? Is Haiti developing? East Timor? The Democratic Republic of the Congo? Can we call them what they are? They’re failing. I might be in the minority here, though: apparently, some people think that “developing” is too harsh a word to describe these places. From Wikipedia, savior of lazy researchers everywhere (boldface in […]

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I (posting as Unamused) am in two dialogues — the first about radioactive decay, the second about alien intelligence — with dissention in his comment sections. I’m interested to see where he’s going to take this with his upcoming weekend post. Aside: I think arguing is fun. On an unrelated note: there’s an insightful guest […]

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Capital punishment: a capital idea

The death penalty ought to be applied to all murderers, be they sad, bad, or mad. (Even the sad ones shouldn’t be unleashed on the world.) We are under no ethical obligation to bill taxpayers for their “three hots and a cot” in prison. We are, however, under an ethical obligation to put them down […]

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Now that Keith Olbermann is hanging up his pitchfork and torch, I have decided to pick up where he left off. Behold: the five worst things in the world — in descending order of worst-ness, as of January 2011. (Note that these are not necessarily the most dangerous things in the world, or even the […]

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Courtesy of the Council of Conservative Citizens and the Philadelphia Weekly, via Truth In Our Time: yet another black murderer/rapist targeting white women. The crime is sickening, literally. But I’m not even slightly surprised by it. Just another explicitly racial hate crime by blacks against whites, with all the usual elements: savage beating, torture, rape, […]

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Quantum consciousness: bleh

Until about 2 am this morning, this blog was supposed to be about human biodiversity (specifically, race), the education system (including the universities), and conservative politics — a not uncommon intersection of subjects, in certain corners of the internet. I had no intention of wandering off that well illuminated path into the dark woods and […]

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