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From CNN:

University of Michigan investigating after noose found at employee’s desk
By Carma Hassan and Tatyana Bellamy-Walker, CNN

Updated 6:02 PM ET, Sat June 22, 2019

(CNN) University of Michigan police are investigating after a noose was found on an employee’s desk at a university hospital.

The university has “taken immediate action” to investigate the incident that occurred Thursday as an act of discrimination and criminal ethnic intimidation, said Dr. Marschall S. Runge, the dean of the University of Michigan Medical School.

“This act of hate violates all of the values that we hold dear and will not be tolerated,” Runge said in a statement, calling the noose a “symbol of hate and discrimination.”

Heather Young, a university police spokeswoman, told CNN the desk is “a shared workspace, shared by multiple people,” and it’s “difficult to answer” questions about the race or ethnicity of the employees who use it.

Video surveillance recordings may be helpful in the investigation.

After all, who can forget the thousands of video surveillance recordings on Youtube showing white male racists hanging nooses to intimidate the Intersectional, such as Jussie Smollett.

There are thousands of videos, aren’t there?

… Really?

Oh.

“We have thousands of cameras all over the University of Michigan, and we are looking at all sources of information,” Young said.

The FBI’s is [sic] aware of the incident, said Timothy R. Slater, the special agent in charge of the bureau’s Detroit office.

iSteve commenter Clyde says:

The post-Smollett noose truce has been broken.

 
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  1. “This act of hate violates all of the values that we hold dear and will not be tolerated,” Runge said in a statement, calling the noose a “symbol of hate and discrimination.”

    He then added, “I have to resign now, don’t I.”

    A few days after tomorrow’s protest marches and soul searching and hate-whitey fests, the POC actually responsible will sheepishly admit that s/he was “just trying to raise awareness real talk fam!”

    And that’s only if s/he’s caught on video.
    Odds anyone?

    • Replies: @Moses
    This story will get memory-holed as soon as video footage shows a nonWhite planting the noose.

    Anyone recall the noose left at the African-American history museum in DC?

    Anyone? Buehler?

    After a breathless nation-wide break that story was memory-holed. We may never know why.

  2. PS: Cameras are racist tools of the white male patriarchy and should no longer be permitted in Our Spaces. Which is defined as wherever we want to go.

    • Replies: @Thirdtwin
    Maybe they will discuss those cameras at Rutgers next week...

    "Rutgers University’s Newark campus is scheduled to host a nearly five-hour event called “Recognizing and Dismantling White Organizational Culture,”

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/rutgers-to-host-recognizing-and-dismantling-white-organizational-culture-event/
  3. Does Michigan field a rodeo team?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Does Michigan field a rodeo team?
     
    Rodeo has a field?
    , @tyrone
    No,but the sailing club has to be very careful during those knot-tieing seminars.
    , @Forbes
    I don't see why not... They've got their rodeo clown in the Dean.
  4. The FBI’s is [sic] aware of the incident

    I think he meant the FBIS (The Federal Bureau of Investigating Shit).

    Or maybe he meant to say: FBIH.

  5. “Hello, Americans. This is Paul Harvey. Stand by for noose!”

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    I used to listen to Paul Harvey back in the 1970s when he was the closest thing to a conservative voice in broadcasting. One of things he would repeat from time to time was, "I think someday we'll see the US and the Soviet Union passing each other going in opposite directions."

    Not sure that's exactly what happened, but I sure see the US catching up to the old USSR in terms of its party-line media, relentless propaganda, suppression of dissent, and evil secret police.
  6. The Wolverine campus police need these guys immediately…

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    They need the legendary Public Safety Unit.


    https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/uganda/images/amin.jpg


    Even better, the State Research Bureau.


    https://www.monitor.co.ug/image/view/-/4231290/highRes/1838078/-/maxw/600/-/13t67nqz/-/people06pix.jpg
  7. @HammerJack

    “This act of hate violates all of the values that we hold dear and will not be tolerated,” Runge said in a statement, calling the noose a “symbol of hate and discrimination.”
     
    He then added, "I have to resign now, don't I."

    A few days after tomorrow's protest marches and soul searching and hate-whitey fests, the POC actually responsible will sheepishly admit that s/he was "just trying to raise awareness real talk fam!"

    And that's only if s/he's caught on video.
    Odds anyone?

    This story will get memory-holed as soon as video footage shows a nonWhite planting the noose.

    Anyone recall the noose left at the African-American history museum in DC?

    Anyone? Buehler?

    After a breathless nation-wide break that story was memory-holed. We may never know why.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    Not to mention a few hundred other such stories. Just off the top of my head: Air Force Academy, Mizzou, LeBron Williams, Goucher College, St.Olaf, Drake Univ, Michigan Hijab, Louisiana Hijab, "Anti-Semitic" Bomb Threats, endless graffiti and nooses everywhere, always pinned on "MAGA Trump Supporters" and then (days to weeks later) the truth comes out but the Narrative has moved on. On to the next hoax.
    , @Change that Matters
    Police Say Reported Noose In Ivy City Was Rope Used For Moving Equipment.

    After a series of nooses have been reported in D.C. and elsewhere in recent months, residents in Ivy City called D.C. police about what looked like a noose that was hanging from a construction site in the neighborhood on Wednesday morning.

    After investigating the situation, police determined that the construction crew was using the rope “to move equipment.” Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Aquita Brown told DCist that the incident is not being investigated as a hate-bias crime.
     
    This was about 9 or 10 weeks after the DC Museum Noose Caper.

    The story is worth reading for the the community empowerment advocate who could not accept rope being used for anything but stringing up black people.

    I bet that by 2023 there's going to be a move make rope possession illegal.
  8. After a few weeks and a thousand man hours of investigation, it will turn out the noose was a twisted USB cable.

    USB cables will then be banned from the campus grounds.

    • Agree: Liza
    • Replies: @Olorin
    I'm blanking on which incident it was where some sassy black chick interpreted as a personally targeted noose a loop of cable pull-tape (mule tape kludged into a tool for hauling cable through the overhead trays) dangling down a bit from the overhead cable infrastructure where workers had apparently left it for further work on the system.

    Which reminds me. How can CNN continue to call itself that?

    I mean, Cable-Noose Network seems pretty racist. And in Atlanta, no less.
  9. Let me guess. The minority employee recently had a bad performance review.

    • Agree: GermanReader2
  10. Whatever happened to the Columbia professor whose foyer was violated by Nazis? They put the paintings on the floor gently before spray painting swastikas on the walls. NYPD hate crimes task force was investigating.

    • Replies: @BigDickNick
    I am sure the neo-nazi culprit will be found any day now. presumably they are investing a lot of resources into the case because it is a high profile hate crime. Plus there are cameras all over the place in schools.
  11. Hassan and Hyphen. Not an auspicious beginning.

  12. Off-topic: Californian Joel Kotkin writes about “what the tech oligarchs have in mind for us”

    https://quillette.com/2019/06/19/what-do-the-oligarchs-have-in-mind-for-us/

    I must say that an immigration moratorium–though undoubtedly necessary–hardly seems to be a sufficient response to this impending dystopia.

    • Replies: @95Theses
    That’s definitely a worthwhile read – and yet I noted nowhere in that article does Kotkin himself even mention immigration. In fact, Kotkin has been a long time proponent of open immigration. Maybe he’s seeing the light, but it seems more to me that it just doesn’t register with him that he has contributed to the mess we are now – and have been – witnessing in California and across the continent.

    Consider this piece on Kotkin by the late, great, Lawrence Auster:
    http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/022238.html

    Of course, you’re right that a moratorium is a necessary but not sufficient response ... it’s also going to require expulsion.
    https://vdare.com/articles/san-bernardino-the-answer-is-an-immigration-moratorium-and-muslim-expulsion
    https://vdare.com/posts/london-the-answer-is-still-an-immigration-moratorium-and-muslim-expulsion
  13. @Bubba
    The Wolverine campus police need these guys immediately...

    https://heyjackass.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/anti-lunatic_squad.jpg

    They need the legendary Public Safety Unit.

    Even better, the State Research Bureau.

    • Agree: Bubba
    • Replies: @Bubba
    Thanks for that reminder - oh Lord! I am old enough to remember the "Public Safety Unit" of the Saudi Arabian expat, cannibal, ex-President of Uganda.

    If Obama had a son...
    , @bored identity
    Now, what we get here is something that bored identity calls a Black Russian With 37 Flairs -

    you know; add one part Kahlua, two parts vodka to 800-pound Harambe... and wait.
    , @Logan
    The Brute Squad.
  14. @goatweed
    Does Michigan field a rodeo team?

    Does Michigan field a rodeo team?

    Rodeo has a field?

    • Replies: @Pericles

    Rodeo has a field?

     

    It has, like, a Drive.
  15. @HammerJack
    PS: Cameras are racist tools of the white male patriarchy and should no longer be permitted in Our Spaces. Which is defined as wherever we want to go.

    Maybe they will discuss those cameras at Rutgers next week…

    “Rutgers University’s Newark campus is scheduled to host a nearly five-hour event called “Recognizing and Dismantling White Organizational Culture,”

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/rutgers-to-host-recognizing-and-dismantling-white-organizational-culture-event/

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna

    “Rutgers University’s Newark campus is scheduled to host a nearly five-hour event called “Recognizing and Dismantling White Organizational Culture”
     
    Well. Nothing racist about that. And before anyone jumps in to exclaim, "Will this be the final straw that wakes white people up?" I hasten to remind that in the Current Year, white people are trained to wake up in the morning, look in their bathroom mirror, and repeat "I Hate White People."

    Most are not only happy to do so, they believe it's a moral imperative.

    Harvard Magazine: Abolish the White Race

    "The goal of abolishing the white race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed white supremacists."

    , @Pericles

    Rutgers University’s Newark campus is scheduled to host a nearly five-hour event called “Recognizing and Dismantling White Organizational Culture,” according to the school’s website.

    The June 25 seminar, sponsored by the school’s Institute for Ethical Leadership, will be led by Bonnie Cushing, an “Antiracist Organizer and Educator” from the New York-based Center for Racial Justice in Education.

     

    This certainly answers the calls for Ethical Leadership.


    Attendees will learn to understand “white United States-ian culture” and its beliefs and values, according to the university’s website. They will also be taught to recognize “characteristics of white United States-ian culture in organizations” and “learn antidotes to dismantling white organizational culture.
     
    OK, the last part about antidotes seemed a bit off-message compared to the rest but perhaps it was a bit of alternate non-raciss learning not dependent on white organizational culture.
    , @SunBakedSuburb
    " ... Dismantling White Organizational Culture"

    Is the alternative Black Chaos Culture?
  16. …[Dean] Runge said in a statement, calling the noose a “symbol of hate and discrimination.”

    This is an example of bigotry and a lack of education about one of the great World religions. I’m shocked, and I’m sure that the University of Michigan’s many Hindu students and medical alumni would be shocked, that one of Lord Ganesh’s sacred symbols would be described this way.

    Ganesh, the elephant-headed god, the remover of obstacles, carries a noose as well as a goad, which symbolize the divine power of holding you back or urging you forward as you go through life.

    Shocking. Poorly educated and poorly advised.

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @Pericles

    This is an example of bigotry and a lack of education about one of the great World religions. I’m shocked, and I’m sure that the University of Michigan’s many Hindu students and medical alumni would be shocked, that one of Lord Ganesh’s sacred symbols would be described this way.
     
    It is saddening and points out a requirement for future revenge, but American academic culture also relentlessly denigrates another sacred symbol of Hinduism.
    , @Spect3r
    I would love if some Hindu student/faculty member bring that up and the University would actually have to make a "keep the noose" day, or something like that :D
  17. Anon[141] • Disclaimer says:

    We have taken immediate action to have this investigated as both an act of discrimination and a criminal act of ethnic intimidation. This act of hate violates all of the values that we hold dear and will not be tolerated. This incident impacts our entire community, and we stand strong as we make it clear to all that this organization — its leaders, faculty, staff and learners — fiercely value and defend equality, inclusiveness, respect and dignity for all, and the elimination of discrimination

    I’d like to see this as a statement:

    “I have asked the Division of Public Safety and Security to keep me informed, and we will take prompt action based on the results of their investigation.”

    Period. Simple. It speaks volumes by what isn’t there. A bit menacing, in fact.

    For something more explicit, maybe add, “If the object does turn out to have been a noose, I promise to publicly identify the party responsible, fire him or her if an employee, and I promise that we will aggressively pursue the case in civil court for reputational damages, and in addition we will work with the district attorney in filing criminal charges. Whatever the motive, whoever the perpetrator, this is a crime.”

    =====

    Funny how you can spend an hour just following up all the CNN “related noose story” links.

    Noose hung at Fiat Chrysler plant
    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/03/21/us/noose-fiat-chrysler-plant-michigan/index.html

    A $25,000 reward has weirdly not turned up a perp.

    Five other nooses have appeared recently at a GM plant. GM ended up replacing rope with yellow chains, which make lame nooses no suitable for Instagram.

    In the story another noose incident, at UPS, is described, and the company fired the unidentified culprit, who skin tone remains a secret.

    Detroit woman who lost job after reporting noose returns to work
    https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/chrysler/2019/06/04/noose-sterling-heights-assembly-plant/1344064001/

    Unmarried black mother of four, no details on the father(s).

    Lust’s struggles began in February when she was on her way to help a coworker clean and spotted a rope hanging. She told the Free Press she’d never seen a noose, but she believed that’s what it was and snapped a photo and briefly posted a video on social media.

    I cannot believe that cell phones are allowed on the factory floor. But then again, I think they should be banned from any workplace, and work PCs should have social media filters.

  18. Now that the FBI is involved I think we can be reassured that they’ll get to the bottom of all this and find the white person responsible for this criminal act.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    "... the white person responsible ..."

    Punish whitey was the primary purpose of the Obama-Holder DOJ. It continues to this day.
    , @Undeveloped First Chakra

    Now that the FBI is involved I think we can be reassured that they’ll get to the bottom of all this and find the white person responsible for this criminal act.
     
    They are looking into white Russian persons of interest.
  19. Speaking of questionable stories, would Donald Trump have been doing his own shopping in a department store in 1995? Wouldn’t he have sent an assistant out to do something menial like that? Or wouldn’t he have had someone from the store bring products to his office for possible purchase? Rich, famous people rarely do their own shopping in public during regular store hours.

    • Replies: @Lot
    You may be skeptical, but I was molested by Barack Obama at a Macy’s when I was 8. So I believe.
    , @Clyde
    If this Bergdorf loony had sex with Trump it was consensual. She is retconning what went on, if it happened at all.
    , @Anonymouse
    Au contraire!. My mother once went up in an elevator at Lord and Taylor's with Eleanor Roosevelt.
    , @Anonymous
    If you worked at the Saks fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills you’d see dozens of very very rich people and celebrities shopping every week.
  20. Noose? I wonder how many of these people really know how to tie a genuine hangman’s noose? I remember as a kid learning how to tie one. It’s a very cool knot mainly because it doesn’t really look like the knot you see it in your mind’s eye when you hear the word “knot”. It’s more like whipping the end of a rope or tying a hook on the end of a fishing line.

    For those of you who want to stage your very own hate crime, here’s how to do it right.

    https://www.wikihow.com/Tie-a-Hangman%27s-Noose

    • Replies: @International Jew
    That's a fine-looking noose. My friends and I used to tie the draw-cords on window shades into tiny nooses, back in 5th grade. It was just a bit of silly morbid humor, nothing racial about it. In fact, there couldn't have been any racial angle to it because our history classes didn't cover lynching (or if they did, it was a minor topic; I'd remember as I liked history class and paid close attention).

    I suppose part of what's sustaining today's noose hysteria is that lynching is a major topic in history class.
    , @Voltara
    Also the best all round fishing knot you can use
    , @Anonymous
    That's a lot of detail/effort. I think if you're an AA cubicle drone in need of a media distraction, you could just write out the word "noose" (small caps OK) on a piece of paper from the recycle bin, tape it to something by your desk & CNN would come running
    , @Dube
    The hangman's knot is not simply cool-looking, but functional. Those extra coils help snap the head and break the neck.

    And of course no one here will write that a person is "hung" rather than "hanged."
  21. anon[285] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s predictable that this will be a hoax, not only because we’ve seen so many hoaxes, but because we haven’t seen any real racial threats from white people. Can anyone name one real instance since the Great Awokening began of a bonafide racist displaying a noose to intimidate a person of color?

  22. As a person of whiteness who is also racist, I can honestly say nooses evoke hanging to me. Not any particular kind of hanging, though.

    It’s selfish of other types of person to think nooses apply to them especially or exclusively. Like that Carly Simon song:

    You’re so vain
    I bet you think this noose is about you

  23. As a formerly proud alum, this behavior from the Pusserines does not surprise me at all.

    Maybe Harbaugh can hold a press conference and flap his gums around.

    OT:

    Clown Navy for a Clown Nation:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/future-of-work-expertise-navy/590647

    • Replies: @El Dato
    Clown Concepts

    Minimal manning—and with it, the replacement of specialized workers with problem-solving generalists—isn’t a particularly nautical concept. Indeed, it will sound familiar to anyone in an organization who’s been asked to “do more with less”—which, these days, seems to be just about everyone. Ten years from now, the Deloitte consultant Erica Volini projects, 70 to 90 percent of workers will be in so-called hybrid jobs or superjobs—that is, positions combining tasks once performed by people in two or more traditional roles.
     
    They will also pull in less salary, be on-call 24/7, be unmarried and childless, spend most of their time commuting, finance their "learning experiences" themselves and submit to hot-desking. And either be menaced by diversity or *be* diversity.

    “What companies are looking for,” says Mary Jo King, the president of the National Résumé Writers’ Association, “is someone who can be all, do all, and pivot on a dime to solve any problem.”

     

    Companies are "looking for" a lot of things that don't exist in base reality all the time. It's the juvenile dream of having the all-genius crew of JJ Abram's Enterprise at your beck and call at minimal cost in a cubicle farm.

    As we are talking about humans, you will just get a bunch of Wile E. Coyotes in any case. Deal with it.


    If that’s the case, I asked John Sullivan, a prominent Silicon Valley talent adviser, why should anyone take the time to master anything at all? “You shouldn’t!” he replied.
     
    The words FUGGIN' ASSHOLE appear in cloudy comic-sans lettering over a prominent Silicon Valley talent adviser.

    In IT, we have the concept of the "full-stack developer", people who proudly announce on LinkedIn that they can create a full application from the database to the interface but actually only manage to generate hairy bullshit Pisa towers based on currently fashionable keywords, a gaggle of cancerously mutant frameworks and MongoDB crud. One then rolls out an operational, security and maintenance nightmare, with no documentation and scant usability. This growth medium for bug reports will have to be redone from zero next year, possibly after the superperson responsible has found a "new challenge" elsewhere.

    That person responsible is actually a victim of himself/herself as well as of delusional and disengaged management types because he/she hasn't ever seen a working system in her whole career. There is basically no tradition to build on.


    What other jobs did he have? Should a fire break out, Butler said, he would become a “boundaryman” and work to stop the spread of smoke to other compartments—a job that, on another ship, would be supervised by a full-time damage-control specialist. The LCS has only two of these—which is one reason it has a “survivability” rating of 1, the lowest score possible. If the ship is critically struck, crew members are expected to simply abandon ship and escape. Traditionalists hate the idea.
     
    The Literal Wombat Shit is a kind of "Startup" then?
  24. My favorite hate crime hoax was committed by Madonna Constantine,a black professor at Columbia University who was fired for plagiarism.She claimed someone had hung a noose in front of her office door but the security camera in the hallway filmed her placing it there herself.

  25. @Reg Cæsar
    They need the legendary Public Safety Unit.


    https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/uganda/images/amin.jpg


    Even better, the State Research Bureau.


    https://www.monitor.co.ug/image/view/-/4231290/highRes/1838078/-/maxw/600/-/13t67nqz/-/people06pix.jpg

    Thanks for that reminder – oh Lord! I am old enough to remember the “Public Safety Unit” of the Saudi Arabian expat, cannibal, ex-President of Uganda.

    If Obama had a son…

  26. @Reg Cæsar
    "Hello, Americans. This is Paul Harvey. Stand by for noose!"


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jivF03JahHU

    I used to listen to Paul Harvey back in the 1970s when he was the closest thing to a conservative voice in broadcasting. One of things he would repeat from time to time was, “I think someday we’ll see the US and the Soviet Union passing each other going in opposite directions.”

    Not sure that’s exactly what happened, but I sure see the US catching up to the old USSR in terms of its party-line media, relentless propaganda, suppression of dissent, and evil secret police.

    • Agree: 95Theses
  27. @Moses
    This story will get memory-holed as soon as video footage shows a nonWhite planting the noose.

    Anyone recall the noose left at the African-American history museum in DC?

    Anyone? Buehler?

    After a breathless nation-wide break that story was memory-holed. We may never know why.

    Not to mention a few hundred other such stories. Just off the top of my head: Air Force Academy, Mizzou, LeBron Williams, Goucher College, St.Olaf, Drake Univ, Michigan Hijab, Louisiana Hijab, “Anti-Semitic” Bomb Threats, endless graffiti and nooses everywhere, always pinned on “MAGA Trump Supporters” and then (days to weeks later) the truth comes out but the Narrative has moved on. On to the next hoax.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
    Add former NFLer, Nikita Whitlock. The LeBron thing was challenged by Cole Travis on Outkick the Coverage and then quickly memory holed thereafter. It's Clown World.
  28. Even if this is an anti-White hate hoax, it still serves to raise our awareness of fake noose.

  29. Anonymous[405] • Disclaimer says:

    Perhaps this is a way to expand the arena into academic hospitals.

    Currently hospitals are relatively apolitical due to their life or death nature, but they are often associated with medical schools that are becoming politically active like undergraduate campuses. Healthcare is a giant industry with tremendous power over anyone who earns a paycheck there or is a patient.

    My brief exposure to UM Medical School was a physician that bragged about doxxing a medical student who made an insensitive joke on social media, with the goal of ruining the student’s career.

  30. Dean Dr. Marschall S. Runge refers to “all of the values that we hold dear”. Where can the complete list of these values be found? On a university website? Do these values, for example, include or exclude the Pythagorean dietary laws? When were they values enacted, and by whom? When were they last amended? Are students or faculty free to renounce any of these values?

  31. • Replies: @Ed
    Seems like an apt warning. https://twitter.com/holbornlolz/status/1142443486572109824?s=21
    , @Simon Tugmutton
    They've forgotten the fourth commandment:

    DEPORT

    with no possibility of appeal
  32. @Reg Cæsar
    They need the legendary Public Safety Unit.


    https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/uganda/images/amin.jpg


    Even better, the State Research Bureau.


    https://www.monitor.co.ug/image/view/-/4231290/highRes/1838078/-/maxw/600/-/13t67nqz/-/people06pix.jpg

    Now, what we get here is something that bored identity calls a Black Russian With 37 Flairs –

    you know; add one part Kahlua, two parts vodka to 800-pound Harambe… and wait.

  33. Lefties are always going on about bu, bu, bu, but FOX News. However this and other episodes like it show that the left is still firmly in control of the whip when it comes to messaging.

    I just don’t see how having ‘news’ organizations that are 90 percent lefty (more at the national level) is going to end well for this country.

    It’s not going to happen overnight, but like California, or NY. The frog is in the slowly warming water that will gradually be brought to a boil.

  34. @Thirdtwin
    Maybe they will discuss those cameras at Rutgers next week...

    "Rutgers University’s Newark campus is scheduled to host a nearly five-hour event called “Recognizing and Dismantling White Organizational Culture,”

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/rutgers-to-host-recognizing-and-dismantling-white-organizational-culture-event/

    “Rutgers University’s Newark campus is scheduled to host a nearly five-hour event called “Recognizing and Dismantling White Organizational Culture”

    Well. Nothing racist about that. And before anyone jumps in to exclaim, “Will this be the final straw that wakes white people up?” I hasten to remind that in the Current Year, white people are trained to wake up in the morning, look in their bathroom mirror, and repeat “I Hate White People.”

    Most are not only happy to do so, they believe it’s a moral imperative.

    Harvard Magazine: Abolish the White Race

    “The goal of abolishing the white race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed white supremacists.”

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    Will the Harvard Lampoon be allowed to parody that?
  35. @Days of Broken Arrows
    Speaking of questionable stories, would Donald Trump have been doing his own shopping in a department store in 1995? Wouldn't he have sent an assistant out to do something menial like that? Or wouldn't he have had someone from the store bring products to his office for possible purchase? Rich, famous people rarely do their own shopping in public during regular store hours.

    You may be skeptical, but I was molested by Barack Obama at a Macy’s when I was 8. So I believe.

    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
    And it's believing that makes it so --- just ask Elizabeth Warren!
    , @Reg Cæsar
    Was he playing Santa?
  36. All the noose that’s fit to print.

  37. “This act of hate violates all of the values that we hold dear and will not be tolerated,” Runge said in a statement that he printed off the Internet.

  38. @The Wild Geese Howard
    As a formerly proud alum, this behavior from the Pusserines does not surprise me at all.

    Maybe Harbaugh can hold a press conference and flap his gums around.

    OT:

    Clown Navy for a Clown Nation:
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/future-of-work-expertise-navy/590647

    Clown Concepts

    Minimal manning—and with it, the replacement of specialized workers with problem-solving generalists—isn’t a particularly nautical concept. Indeed, it will sound familiar to anyone in an organization who’s been asked to “do more with less”—which, these days, seems to be just about everyone. Ten years from now, the Deloitte consultant Erica Volini projects, 70 to 90 percent of workers will be in so-called hybrid jobs or superjobs—that is, positions combining tasks once performed by people in two or more traditional roles.

    They will also pull in less salary, be on-call 24/7, be unmarried and childless, spend most of their time commuting, finance their “learning experiences” themselves and submit to hot-desking. And either be menaced by diversity or *be* diversity.

    “What companies are looking for,” says Mary Jo King, the president of the National Résumé Writers’ Association, “is someone who can be all, do all, and pivot on a dime to solve any problem.”

    Companies are “looking for” a lot of things that don’t exist in base reality all the time. It’s the juvenile dream of having the all-genius crew of JJ Abram’s Enterprise at your beck and call at minimal cost in a cubicle farm.

    As we are talking about humans, you will just get a bunch of Wile E. Coyotes in any case. Deal with it.

    If that’s the case, I asked John Sullivan, a prominent Silicon Valley talent adviser, why should anyone take the time to master anything at all? “You shouldn’t!” he replied.

    The words FUGGIN’ ASSHOLE appear in cloudy comic-sans lettering over a prominent Silicon Valley talent adviser.

    In IT, we have the concept of the “full-stack developer”, people who proudly announce on LinkedIn that they can create a full application from the database to the interface but actually only manage to generate hairy bullshit Pisa towers based on currently fashionable keywords, a gaggle of cancerously mutant frameworks and MongoDB crud. One then rolls out an operational, security and maintenance nightmare, with no documentation and scant usability. This growth medium for bug reports will have to be redone from zero next year, possibly after the superperson responsible has found a “new challenge” elsewhere.

    That person responsible is actually a victim of himself/herself as well as of delusional and disengaged management types because he/she hasn’t ever seen a working system in her whole career. There is basically no tradition to build on.

    What other jobs did he have? Should a fire break out, Butler said, he would become a “boundaryman” and work to stop the spread of smoke to other compartments—a job that, on another ship, would be supervised by a full-time damage-control specialist. The LCS has only two of these—which is one reason it has a “survivability” rating of 1, the lowest score possible. If the ship is critically struck, crew members are expected to simply abandon ship and escape. Traditionalists hate the idea.

    The Literal Wombat Shit is a kind of “Startup” then?

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    You make some great points in your comment.

    I am starting to see the sort of, "jack of all tradism," show up in the positions I get calls about.

    My favorite one was a business proposal writing position that was actually an engineering project management role that was supposed to manage from the initial proposal to final delivery to long term support after the sale that would have involved taking a demotion.

    Yeah, no.
    , @guest
    "Traditionalists hate the idea"

    Specialization is a modern thingie, don't they know? Back in the day, if you were a farm laborer you'd have to perform all sorts of disparate tasks. Plus, react in the moment to the vicissitudes of the weather. And homemaking, well. There's a reason "multitasking" and womanhood go together . Babies is unpredictable.
  39. The post Smollette noose truce has been broken

    • Replies: @ganderson
    When I was in Chicago last weekend I went on the very touristy, but mostly entertaining Chicago Crime Bus Tour. It did not include a ride out to Austin, although surprisingly, the tour-guide did say something about dropping us all off at one of the intersections along the Dan Ryan, (for which, when I lived in Chicago 40 years ago, in a less woke era, we had an extremely incorrect name for... your hint is "The Blank 500") and then seeing if we could make it back...

    No comment, however from our fearless leader about the fact that the tour began in Streeterville!

    I guess that's cuz it was a Crime tour, not a "fake crime" tour.

  40. @Days of Broken Arrows
    Speaking of questionable stories, would Donald Trump have been doing his own shopping in a department store in 1995? Wouldn't he have sent an assistant out to do something menial like that? Or wouldn't he have had someone from the store bring products to his office for possible purchase? Rich, famous people rarely do their own shopping in public during regular store hours.

    If this Bergdorf loony had sex with Trump it was consensual. She is retconning what went on, if it happened at all.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Her article is like a cross between a bodice-ripper romance novel and a Letter to Penthouse: I'm so hot that famous men keep raping me! Hunter S. Thompson took more drugs than all of Belgium but even his drug-damaged libido was so aroused by my sexiness that he couldn't keep his hands off me!
  41. @Moses
    This story will get memory-holed as soon as video footage shows a nonWhite planting the noose.

    Anyone recall the noose left at the African-American history museum in DC?

    Anyone? Buehler?

    After a breathless nation-wide break that story was memory-holed. We may never know why.

    Police Say Reported Noose In Ivy City Was Rope Used For Moving Equipment.

    After a series of nooses have been reported in D.C. and elsewhere in recent months, residents in Ivy City called D.C. police about what looked like a noose that was hanging from a construction site in the neighborhood on Wednesday morning.

    After investigating the situation, police determined that the construction crew was using the rope “to move equipment.” Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Aquita Brown told DCist that the incident is not being investigated as a hate-bias crime.

    This was about 9 or 10 weeks after the DC Museum Noose Caper.

    The story is worth reading for the the community empowerment advocate who could not accept rope being used for anything but stringing up black people.

    I bet that by 2023 there’s going to be a move make rope possession illegal.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    The only conceivable reason the mere THOUGHT of a noose puts a kink in their serenity is that they fantasize day and night about things that in a sane society WOULD get them hanged.
    IOW, the projection is telling by itself.
    , @bruce county
    All reference material on how to make a noose will be wiped form the internet and school books will have pages removed. Only black people will be able to use nooses as teaching tools. You will need a contractors license to buy rope and special permits to possess rope will be awarded in a lottery type draw. The clown worlds insanity has reached a breaking point. Please take me away from the circus... it isn't fun any more.
    , @sayless
    “ make rope possession illegal.”

    Well it damn well should be. We can’t be trusted with it.
  42. Anon[188] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    At the Atlantic website:

    At Work, Expertise Is Falling Out of Favor
    These days, it seems, just about all organizations are asking their employees to do more with less. Is that actually a good idea?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/future-of-work-expertise-navy/590647/

    The LCS was the first class of Navy ship that, because of technological change and the high cost of personnel, turned away from specialists in favor of “hybrid sailors” who have the ability to acquire skills rapidly. It was designed to operate with a mere 40 souls on board—one-fifth the number aboard comparably sized “legacy” ships.

    None of the three sailors heaving on the Giffords’s ropes is a line-handling professional. One is an information-systems technician. The second is a gunner’s mate. And the third is a chef. On most Navy ships, only a boatswain’s mate — the oldest of the Navy’s 60-odd occupations — would handle the ropes, which can quickly remove a finger or foot.

    Is this like getting rid of stupid craft union rules in the film and television industry? Or is it more like spreading out the few remaining white people in the important jobs that you can’t fake with affirmative action staff?

    “Acquire skills rapidly” is pretty much the definition of high IQ (“gathers, infers own information” per Gottfredson).

    SkyWest Airlines’ careers site is looking for “cross utilized agents” capable of ticketing, marshaling and servicing aircraft, and handling luggage.

    Ticketing and … servicing aircraft? “Here’s your boarding pass. Sorry, I’m in a rush. I have to go swap out a turbine blade.”

    “What companies are looking for,” says Mary Jo King, the president of the National Résumé Writers’ Association, “is someone who can be all, do all, and pivot on a dime to solve any problem.”

    It would be supremely ironic if the advance of the knowledge economy had the effect of devaluing knowledge. But that’s what I heard, recurrently, while reporting this story. “The half-life of skills is getting shorter,” I was told by IBM’s Joanna Daly.

    It sounds to me not like knowledge is being devalued so much as people who cannot pick up new knowledge quickly and have to have, as Gottfredson said, “very explicit, hands-on training” are being devalued.

    College grades and degrees more and more do not distinguish between quick studies and those who need tutoring and “mentoring,” so as a signal of someone who “acquires skills rapidly” a college degree is no longer so useful.

    With this new emphasis on smarts in jobs that are not really that high level, and with downsizing in staff, where are people with an IQ below 100 going to go? And where are 80 percent of black people going to go? How many employer-of-last-resort government jobs can be created for dullards?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    If you make up a list of job learning skills in terms of hiring sailors or baggage handlers that only, say, Richard Feynman or Robert Heinlein or John Von Neumann could be expected to master, can you do without many blacks? "We'd love to hire Diversity, but it turns out that we have 37 skills that must be learned, and only Fujian Chinese and Hungarian Jews have passed."
    , @Faraday's Bobcat
    Companies have to do a lot of bullshit pretend-work to follow regulations or satisfy some pointless requirement flowed down to them from the government or a bureaucratic customer. None of this is productive, so they boil it down to simple directions any droid can follow. Then you just hire a droid that can follow lots of different kinds of of these fake directions so as to accomplish fake tasks really fast and for a low wage, like the article says. One minute these modern-day Albert Schweitzers are pasting the right paragraphs into a "How To Appeal This Decision" letter, and the next minute they're tacking up a material data sheet to make sure nobody eats the potassium permanganate for lunch.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    On your very specific case of the "below the wing" baggage handlers/marshalers/tug operators/water and lav services people versus the "above the wing" ticket and gate agents, these jobs must sometimes be done by the same people. This is because at small "out-station" airports there may be only 5 people on a shift. If one calls in sick, another guy or lady must be able to do whatever is required.

    The problem I see is that the different skills sets, with most often men below the wing, and women above the wing (with plenty of mixture though) is that that the skill sets are different. The former involves lots of muscle (with the bags) and use of mechanical equipment while the latter involves skills with (sometimes outdated) software and customer service.

    The customer service bit does not at all jive with the rough work throwing* bags around. A guy that just loaded up 1/2 of the plane and ran around to fill up potable water, then hooked up the tug, may not be the guy that takes any crap from a customer with a complaint. The lady with the pretty fingernails smiling at you no matter what complaint you have, won't like it out there on the ramp in the winter.

    I'd take the outside any day (well, any day not below 20F). I've had 3 or more customers service "failures", but each time the boss was smiling.

    .

    * What, you don't want your bag to be thrown around? Haha! Airline fares are very cheap nowadays, inflation-adjusted, and if you want it to stay that way, your bag will sometimes be thrown around. Don't pack Hummel Dolls next time.

  43. @Clyde
    If this Bergdorf loony had sex with Trump it was consensual. She is retconning what went on, if it happened at all.

    Her article is like a cross between a bodice-ripper romance novel and a Letter to Penthouse: I’m so hot that famous men keep raping me! Hunter S. Thompson took more drugs than all of Belgium but even his drug-damaged libido was so aroused by my sexiness that he couldn’t keep his hands off me!

    • Replies: @Clyde
    She is out selling her new book. So include Donald Trump! She is a flake and needs more income to stay living in NYC.
  44. Anon[381] • Disclaimer says:

    Some of the supposed noose vicitims say that they interpret it as a threat of violence (“We’re gonna hang you.”).

    I wonder what would happened if, as a social experiment, instead of nooses, cans of grape soda started to appear on desks, in locker rooms, besides walkways on campuses.

    Then maybe hair extensions. Hoop earrings. Small watermelons.

    It’s harder to make these out as threats of violence. They would represent at worst mere ridicule. But I bet that the reaction to them would be precisely as vehement as with nooses.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @Mark Raven
    Cotton balls--thrown on the ground--were part of the elaborate series of hoaxes at Mizzou a couple of years ago. Along with the infamous "poop swastika" because as everyone knows Nazis always use feces to create their sacred symbols.
  45. Why are the FBI be involved? The local police can’t deal with issue?

    • Replies: @Lurker
    The rope was transported across state lines.
  46. @Anon
    OT

    At the Atlantic website:

    At Work, Expertise Is Falling Out of Favor
    These days, it seems, just about all organizations are asking their employees to do more with less. Is that actually a good idea?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/future-of-work-expertise-navy/590647/

    The LCS was the first class of Navy ship that, because of technological change and the high cost of personnel, turned away from specialists in favor of "hybrid sailors" who have the ability to acquire skills rapidly. It was designed to operate with a mere 40 souls on board—one-fifth the number aboard comparably sized "legacy" ships.

    None of the three sailors heaving on the Giffords's ropes is a line-handling professional. One is an information-systems technician. The second is a gunner's mate. And the third is a chef. On most Navy ships, only a boatswain's mate -- the oldest of the Navy's 60-odd occupations -- would handle the ropes, which can quickly remove a finger or foot.
     
    Is this like getting rid of stupid craft union rules in the film and television industry? Or is it more like spreading out the few remaining white people in the important jobs that you can't fake with affirmative action staff?

    "Acquire skills rapidly" is pretty much the definition of high IQ ("gathers, infers own information" per Gottfredson).

    SkyWest Airlines' careers site is looking for "cross utilized agents" capable of ticketing, marshaling and servicing aircraft, and handling luggage.
     
    Ticketing and ... servicing aircraft? "Here's your boarding pass. Sorry, I'm in a rush. I have to go swap out a turbine blade."

    "What companies are looking for," says Mary Jo King, the president of the National Résumé Writers' Association, "is someone who can be all, do all, and pivot on a dime to solve any problem."
     

    It would be supremely ironic if the advance of the knowledge economy had the effect of devaluing knowledge. But that's what I heard, recurrently, while reporting this story. "The half-life of skills is getting shorter," I was told by IBM's Joanna Daly.
     
    It sounds to me not like knowledge is being devalued so much as people who cannot pick up new knowledge quickly and have to have, as Gottfredson said, "very explicit, hands-on training" are being devalued.

    College grades and degrees more and more do not distinguish between quick studies and those who need tutoring and "mentoring," so as a signal of someone who "acquires skills rapidly" a college degree is no longer so useful.

    With this new emphasis on smarts in jobs that are not really that high level, and with downsizing in staff, where are people with an IQ below 100 going to go? And where are 80 percent of black people going to go? How many employer-of-last-resort government jobs can be created for dullards?

    If you make up a list of job learning skills in terms of hiring sailors or baggage handlers that only, say, Richard Feynman or Robert Heinlein or John Von Neumann could be expected to master, can you do without many blacks? “We’d love to hire Diversity, but it turns out that we have 37 skills that must be learned, and only Fujian Chinese and Hungarian Jews have passed.”

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    Some would say feature, not a bug.
    , @International Jew
    The whole idea is stupid. People who are smart enough to pick up new skills as needed, should already have at least one well-developed skill to show for themselves. If they don't (and they're more than a year out of school) then maybe they really aren't all that adept at picking up skills.
  47. @goatweed
    Does Michigan field a rodeo team?

    No,but the sailing club has to be very careful during those knot-tieing seminars.

  48. Yeah, when they catch that noose-monger, they oughta string him (it must be a him, right?) up.

  49. @Steve Sailer
    Her article is like a cross between a bodice-ripper romance novel and a Letter to Penthouse: I'm so hot that famous men keep raping me! Hunter S. Thompson took more drugs than all of Belgium but even his drug-damaged libido was so aroused by my sexiness that he couldn't keep his hands off me!

    She is out selling her new book. So include Donald Trump! She is a flake and needs more income to stay living in NYC.

  50. @ThreeCranes
    Noose? I wonder how many of these people really know how to tie a genuine hangman's noose? I remember as a kid learning how to tie one. It's a very cool knot mainly because it doesn't really look like the knot you see it in your mind's eye when you hear the word "knot". It's more like whipping the end of a rope or tying a hook on the end of a fishing line.

    https://l7.alamy.com/zooms/ff685484d8304579a8e101a6358c5b94/hangmans-noose-against-a-black-background-close-up-ayg8ph.jpg

    For those of you who want to stage your very own hate crime, here's how to do it right.

    https://www.wikihow.com/Tie-a-Hangman%27s-Noose

    That’s a fine-looking noose. My friends and I used to tie the draw-cords on window shades into tiny nooses, back in 5th grade. It was just a bit of silly morbid humor, nothing racial about it. In fact, there couldn’t have been any racial angle to it because our history classes didn’t cover lynching (or if they did, it was a minor topic; I’d remember as I liked history class and paid close attention).

    I suppose part of what’s sustaining today’s noose hysteria is that lynching is a major topic in history class.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    I believe I learned how to tie one about the same time and in the same place. Just shows that in spite of the curriculum, a person can learn useful stuff at school. And, like you, I/we had nary a racist thought in our minds when we tied them. It was just a cool knot, mostly seen in Westerns where if there was any lynching, it was of white bad guys. Don't believe I ever saw a black or Mexican desperado lynched on Gunsmoke etc. (which, come to think of it, was just another instance of disparate impact and therefore, evidence of racism).
    , @AnotherDad

    That’s a fine-looking noose. My friends and I used to tie the draw-cords on window shades into tiny nooses, back in 5th grade. It was just a bit of silly morbid humor, nothing racial about it. In fact, there couldn’t have been any racial angle to it because our history classes didn’t cover lynching (or if they did, it was a minor topic; I’d remember as I liked history class and paid close attention).
     
    Exact experience with the window blinds. And i'm guessing we weren't in the same school (since i was parked in Catholic school). Rather this was typical jackassery that boys were doing nationwide. Such knowledge passed boy-to-boy before there was youtube. Zero to do with race. A noose conjourned up the west, cowboys, rustlers, "hang 'em high". If not that, then hanging murderers--which were still going on in the US.

    Now, of course, under the minoritarian ascendency, the noose has been gobbled up by blacks. Like everything else ... it's all about blacks. Everthing else--all other meaning and context must stand down before their mighty, holy blackness. Once it goes black, it never goes back.

  51. @Reg Cæsar

    Does Michigan field a rodeo team?
     
    Rodeo has a field?

    Rodeo has a field?

    It has, like, a Drive.

  52. @Anon
    Some of the supposed noose vicitims say that they interpret it as a threat of violence ("We're gonna hang you.").

    I wonder what would happened if, as a social experiment, instead of nooses, cans of grape soda started to appear on desks, in locker rooms, besides walkways on campuses.

    Then maybe hair extensions. Hoop earrings. Small watermelons.

    It's harder to make these out as threats of violence. They would represent at worst mere ridicule. But I bet that the reaction to them would be precisely as vehement as with nooses.

    Cotton balls–thrown on the ground–were part of the elaborate series of hoaxes at Mizzou a couple of years ago. Along with the infamous “poop swastika” because as everyone knows Nazis always use feces to create their sacred symbols.

  53. “This act of hate violates all of the values that we hold dear and will not be tolerated… said Dr. Marschall S. Runge, the dean of the University of Michigan Medical School. ”

    Who composes this verbal smog? Dr. Runge is a distinguished 65 year old white cardiologist. How embarrassing for him that he has to talk this way. He must be asking himself: “how do I respond if someone asks me, ‘what are those values that we hold so dear? how many actually are there? and why do we hold them so dear?’”

    My guess is that the office of “Diversity and Inclusion” at the university distributes a crib sheet with stock phrases require for administrators to use when they talk to the press about alleged “hate crimes.”

  54. A wicked thought occurs to me. In line with the brilliant “It’s ok to be white” campaign, wouldn’t it be funny if people started leaving slipnots — not nooses but noose-like — around, to trigger the triggerable?

    Then in Phase 2, leave just pieces of string, broken rubber bands, random ribbon lying around unknotted! It would be objectively harmless, but people would by then have been conditioned to react hysterically.

    What would happen? Perhaps, an uncontrolled chain reaction of SJW head detonations? Hopelessly comical bans on rope, string, rubber bands…? It would be fun to find out.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    Erk, I meant slipknots with a k.
  55. @Mr McKenna

    “Rutgers University’s Newark campus is scheduled to host a nearly five-hour event called “Recognizing and Dismantling White Organizational Culture”
     
    Well. Nothing racist about that. And before anyone jumps in to exclaim, "Will this be the final straw that wakes white people up?" I hasten to remind that in the Current Year, white people are trained to wake up in the morning, look in their bathroom mirror, and repeat "I Hate White People."

    Most are not only happy to do so, they believe it's a moral imperative.

    Harvard Magazine: Abolish the White Race

    "The goal of abolishing the white race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed white supremacists."

    Will the Harvard Lampoon be allowed to parody that?

  56. @International Jew
    A wicked thought occurs to me. In line with the brilliant "It's ok to be white" campaign, wouldn't it be funny if people started leaving slipnots — not nooses but noose-like — around, to trigger the triggerable?

    Then in Phase 2, leave just pieces of string, broken rubber bands, random ribbon lying around unknotted! It would be objectively harmless, but people would by then have been conditioned to react hysterically.

    What would happen? Perhaps, an uncontrolled chain reaction of SJW head detonations? Hopelessly comical bans on rope, string, rubber bands...? It would be fun to find out.

    Erk, I meant slipknots with a k.

  57. When did burning crosses become obsolete and why would imaginary racists turn to nooses? How about a single bullet on the desk, mafia – style with KKK carved on it?
    Hoaxers are getting lazy and unimaginative.

  58. @Steve Sailer
    If you make up a list of job learning skills in terms of hiring sailors or baggage handlers that only, say, Richard Feynman or Robert Heinlein or John Von Neumann could be expected to master, can you do without many blacks? "We'd love to hire Diversity, but it turns out that we have 37 skills that must be learned, and only Fujian Chinese and Hungarian Jews have passed."

    Some would say feature, not a bug.

  59. @Change that Matters
    Police Say Reported Noose In Ivy City Was Rope Used For Moving Equipment.

    After a series of nooses have been reported in D.C. and elsewhere in recent months, residents in Ivy City called D.C. police about what looked like a noose that was hanging from a construction site in the neighborhood on Wednesday morning.

    After investigating the situation, police determined that the construction crew was using the rope “to move equipment.” Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Aquita Brown told DCist that the incident is not being investigated as a hate-bias crime.
     
    This was about 9 or 10 weeks after the DC Museum Noose Caper.

    The story is worth reading for the the community empowerment advocate who could not accept rope being used for anything but stringing up black people.

    I bet that by 2023 there's going to be a move make rope possession illegal.

    The only conceivable reason the mere THOUGHT of a noose puts a kink in their serenity is that they fantasize day and night about things that in a sane society WOULD get them hanged.
    IOW, the projection is telling by itself.

  60. @Steve Sailer
    If you make up a list of job learning skills in terms of hiring sailors or baggage handlers that only, say, Richard Feynman or Robert Heinlein or John Von Neumann could be expected to master, can you do without many blacks? "We'd love to hire Diversity, but it turns out that we have 37 skills that must be learned, and only Fujian Chinese and Hungarian Jews have passed."

    The whole idea is stupid. People who are smart enough to pick up new skills as needed, should already have at least one well-developed skill to show for themselves. If they don’t (and they’re more than a year out of school) then maybe they really aren’t all that adept at picking up skills.

  61. @Thirdtwin
    Maybe they will discuss those cameras at Rutgers next week...

    "Rutgers University’s Newark campus is scheduled to host a nearly five-hour event called “Recognizing and Dismantling White Organizational Culture,”

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/rutgers-to-host-recognizing-and-dismantling-white-organizational-culture-event/

    Rutgers University’s Newark campus is scheduled to host a nearly five-hour event called “Recognizing and Dismantling White Organizational Culture,” according to the school’s website.

    The June 25 seminar, sponsored by the school’s Institute for Ethical Leadership, will be led by Bonnie Cushing, an “Antiracist Organizer and Educator” from the New York-based Center for Racial Justice in Education.

    This certainly answers the calls for Ethical Leadership.

    Attendees will learn to understand “white United States-ian culture” and its beliefs and values, according to the university’s website. They will also be taught to recognize “characteristics of white United States-ian culture in organizations” and “learn antidotes to dismantling white organizational culture.

    OK, the last part about antidotes seemed a bit off-message compared to the rest but perhaps it was a bit of alternate non-raciss learning not dependent on white organizational culture.

  62. @Anon7
    ...[Dean] Runge said in a statement, calling the noose a “symbol of hate and discrimination.”

    This is an example of bigotry and a lack of education about one of the great World religions. I’m shocked, and I’m sure that the University of Michigan’s many Hindu students and medical alumni would be shocked, that one of Lord Ganesh’s sacred symbols would be described this way.

    Ganesh, the elephant-headed god, the remover of obstacles, carries a noose as well as a goad, which symbolize the divine power of holding you back or urging you forward as you go through life.

    Shocking. Poorly educated and poorly advised.

    This is an example of bigotry and a lack of education about one of the great World religions. I’m shocked, and I’m sure that the University of Michigan’s many Hindu students and medical alumni would be shocked, that one of Lord Ganesh’s sacred symbols would be described this way.

    It is saddening and points out a requirement for future revenge, but American academic culture also relentlessly denigrates another sacred symbol of Hinduism.

  63. Police say they want to talk to a man who hung a noose on a gay bar’s door in Tucson over the weekend.

    According to a Facebook post from the Tucson Police Department, it happened sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at IBT’s bar on 4th Avenue.

    The man can be seen via a security camera placing a noose on the door handle of the bar. Police say it’s not clear what his intentions were, but want to speak to him about it.

    https://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/tucson-police-looking-for-man-who-put-noose-on-gay-bars-door

    The attendant CCTV picture suggests the suspect was a member of a Robin Hood reenactment society.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    At least it looks like an actual noose. Most of the time it is a rope with a knot tied in it.
    , @Forbes

    The attendant CCTV picture suggests the suspect was a member of a Robin Hood reenactment society.
     
    Wearing leotards and a felt hat adorned with a feather? Sounds like a bar patron...
    , @Reg Cæsar

    The attendant CCTV picture suggests the suspect was a member of a Robin Hood reenactment society.
     
    Will he be drawn and quartered?
  64. @Mr McKenna
    Not to mention a few hundred other such stories. Just off the top of my head: Air Force Academy, Mizzou, LeBron Williams, Goucher College, St.Olaf, Drake Univ, Michigan Hijab, Louisiana Hijab, "Anti-Semitic" Bomb Threats, endless graffiti and nooses everywhere, always pinned on "MAGA Trump Supporters" and then (days to weeks later) the truth comes out but the Narrative has moved on. On to the next hoax.

    Add former NFLer, Nikita Whitlock. The LeBron thing was challenged by Cole Travis on Outkick the Coverage and then quickly memory holed thereafter. It’s Clown World.

  65. @El Dato
    Clown Concepts

    Minimal manning—and with it, the replacement of specialized workers with problem-solving generalists—isn’t a particularly nautical concept. Indeed, it will sound familiar to anyone in an organization who’s been asked to “do more with less”—which, these days, seems to be just about everyone. Ten years from now, the Deloitte consultant Erica Volini projects, 70 to 90 percent of workers will be in so-called hybrid jobs or superjobs—that is, positions combining tasks once performed by people in two or more traditional roles.
     
    They will also pull in less salary, be on-call 24/7, be unmarried and childless, spend most of their time commuting, finance their "learning experiences" themselves and submit to hot-desking. And either be menaced by diversity or *be* diversity.

    “What companies are looking for,” says Mary Jo King, the president of the National Résumé Writers’ Association, “is someone who can be all, do all, and pivot on a dime to solve any problem.”

     

    Companies are "looking for" a lot of things that don't exist in base reality all the time. It's the juvenile dream of having the all-genius crew of JJ Abram's Enterprise at your beck and call at minimal cost in a cubicle farm.

    As we are talking about humans, you will just get a bunch of Wile E. Coyotes in any case. Deal with it.


    If that’s the case, I asked John Sullivan, a prominent Silicon Valley talent adviser, why should anyone take the time to master anything at all? “You shouldn’t!” he replied.
     
    The words FUGGIN' ASSHOLE appear in cloudy comic-sans lettering over a prominent Silicon Valley talent adviser.

    In IT, we have the concept of the "full-stack developer", people who proudly announce on LinkedIn that they can create a full application from the database to the interface but actually only manage to generate hairy bullshit Pisa towers based on currently fashionable keywords, a gaggle of cancerously mutant frameworks and MongoDB crud. One then rolls out an operational, security and maintenance nightmare, with no documentation and scant usability. This growth medium for bug reports will have to be redone from zero next year, possibly after the superperson responsible has found a "new challenge" elsewhere.

    That person responsible is actually a victim of himself/herself as well as of delusional and disengaged management types because he/she hasn't ever seen a working system in her whole career. There is basically no tradition to build on.


    What other jobs did he have? Should a fire break out, Butler said, he would become a “boundaryman” and work to stop the spread of smoke to other compartments—a job that, on another ship, would be supervised by a full-time damage-control specialist. The LCS has only two of these—which is one reason it has a “survivability” rating of 1, the lowest score possible. If the ship is critically struck, crew members are expected to simply abandon ship and escape. Traditionalists hate the idea.
     
    The Literal Wombat Shit is a kind of "Startup" then?

    You make some great points in your comment.

    I am starting to see the sort of, “jack of all tradism,” show up in the positions I get calls about.

    My favorite one was a business proposal writing position that was actually an engineering project management role that was supposed to manage from the initial proposal to final delivery to long term support after the sale that would have involved taking a demotion.

    Yeah, no.

  66. Affirming once again the apothegm, “No noose is good noose”. ツ

  67. @International Jew
    That's a fine-looking noose. My friends and I used to tie the draw-cords on window shades into tiny nooses, back in 5th grade. It was just a bit of silly morbid humor, nothing racial about it. In fact, there couldn't have been any racial angle to it because our history classes didn't cover lynching (or if they did, it was a minor topic; I'd remember as I liked history class and paid close attention).

    I suppose part of what's sustaining today's noose hysteria is that lynching is a major topic in history class.

    I believe I learned how to tie one about the same time and in the same place. Just shows that in spite of the curriculum, a person can learn useful stuff at school. And, like you, I/we had nary a racist thought in our minds when we tied them. It was just a cool knot, mostly seen in Westerns where if there was any lynching, it was of white bad guys. Don’t believe I ever saw a black or Mexican desperado lynched on Gunsmoke etc. (which, come to think of it, was just another instance of disparate impact and therefore, evidence of racism).

  68. Given that about 20% of lynching victims in US history were white, I think the White population should be outraged over one out of every five of these campus noose incidents.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  69. @Clyde
    The post Smollette noose truce has been broken

    When I was in Chicago last weekend I went on the very touristy, but mostly entertaining Chicago Crime Bus Tour. It did not include a ride out to Austin, although surprisingly, the tour-guide did say something about dropping us all off at one of the intersections along the Dan Ryan, (for which, when I lived in Chicago 40 years ago, in a less woke era, we had an extremely incorrect name for… your hint is “The Blank 500″) and then seeing if we could make it back…

    No comment, however from our fearless leader about the fact that the tour began in Streeterville!

    I guess that’s cuz it was a Crime tour, not a “fake crime” tour.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    My relatives always referred to the Dan Ryan as the Mau-Mau Express.
  70. @Lot
    You may be skeptical, but I was molested by Barack Obama at a Macy’s when I was 8. So I believe.

    And it’s believing that makes it so — just ask Elizabeth Warren!

  71. Only somewhat OT:

    From the Washington Post

    Reparations for slavery aren’t enough. Official racism lasted much longer.

    by…Sheryl Cashin.

    • Replies: @Tom-in-VA
    If Sheryl Cashin married Harry Carey, she’d be Sheryl Cashin-Carey.
  72. @benjaminl
    Off-topic: Californian Joel Kotkin writes about "what the tech oligarchs have in mind for us"

    https://quillette.com/2019/06/19/what-do-the-oligarchs-have-in-mind-for-us/

    I must say that an immigration moratorium--though undoubtedly necessary--hardly seems to be a sufficient response to this impending dystopia.

    That’s definitely a worthwhile read – and yet I noted nowhere in that article does Kotkin himself even mention immigration. In fact, Kotkin has been a long time proponent of open immigration. Maybe he’s seeing the light, but it seems more to me that it just doesn’t register with him that he has contributed to the mess we are now – and have been – witnessing in California and across the continent.

    Consider this piece on Kotkin by the late, great, Lawrence Auster:
    http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/022238.html

    Of course, you’re right that a moratorium is a necessary but not sufficient response … it’s also going to require expulsion.
    https://vdare.com/articles/san-bernardino-the-answer-is-an-immigration-moratorium-and-muslim-expulsion
    https://vdare.com/posts/london-the-answer-is-still-an-immigration-moratorium-and-muslim-expulsion

    • Replies: @Forbes
    Kotkin is basically a former lefty, who experienced reality along the way, and became a neocon. Open borders is in his blood, so to speak. I don't think he's seen the light, he's just moderated by focusing on other issues--which is why immigration goes unmentioned.
  73. From my grade school years, I remember during classroom down time, the kids would play Hangman on the blackboard. Would that even be permitted in school nowadays?

  74. @Anon
    OT

    At the Atlantic website:

    At Work, Expertise Is Falling Out of Favor
    These days, it seems, just about all organizations are asking their employees to do more with less. Is that actually a good idea?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/future-of-work-expertise-navy/590647/

    The LCS was the first class of Navy ship that, because of technological change and the high cost of personnel, turned away from specialists in favor of "hybrid sailors" who have the ability to acquire skills rapidly. It was designed to operate with a mere 40 souls on board—one-fifth the number aboard comparably sized "legacy" ships.

    None of the three sailors heaving on the Giffords's ropes is a line-handling professional. One is an information-systems technician. The second is a gunner's mate. And the third is a chef. On most Navy ships, only a boatswain's mate -- the oldest of the Navy's 60-odd occupations -- would handle the ropes, which can quickly remove a finger or foot.
     
    Is this like getting rid of stupid craft union rules in the film and television industry? Or is it more like spreading out the few remaining white people in the important jobs that you can't fake with affirmative action staff?

    "Acquire skills rapidly" is pretty much the definition of high IQ ("gathers, infers own information" per Gottfredson).

    SkyWest Airlines' careers site is looking for "cross utilized agents" capable of ticketing, marshaling and servicing aircraft, and handling luggage.
     
    Ticketing and ... servicing aircraft? "Here's your boarding pass. Sorry, I'm in a rush. I have to go swap out a turbine blade."

    "What companies are looking for," says Mary Jo King, the president of the National Résumé Writers' Association, "is someone who can be all, do all, and pivot on a dime to solve any problem."
     

    It would be supremely ironic if the advance of the knowledge economy had the effect of devaluing knowledge. But that's what I heard, recurrently, while reporting this story. "The half-life of skills is getting shorter," I was told by IBM's Joanna Daly.
     
    It sounds to me not like knowledge is being devalued so much as people who cannot pick up new knowledge quickly and have to have, as Gottfredson said, "very explicit, hands-on training" are being devalued.

    College grades and degrees more and more do not distinguish between quick studies and those who need tutoring and "mentoring," so as a signal of someone who "acquires skills rapidly" a college degree is no longer so useful.

    With this new emphasis on smarts in jobs that are not really that high level, and with downsizing in staff, where are people with an IQ below 100 going to go? And where are 80 percent of black people going to go? How many employer-of-last-resort government jobs can be created for dullards?

    Companies have to do a lot of bullshit pretend-work to follow regulations or satisfy some pointless requirement flowed down to them from the government or a bureaucratic customer. None of this is productive, so they boil it down to simple directions any droid can follow. Then you just hire a droid that can follow lots of different kinds of of these fake directions so as to accomplish fake tasks really fast and for a low wage, like the article says. One minute these modern-day Albert Schweitzers are pasting the right paragraphs into a “How To Appeal This Decision” letter, and the next minute they’re tacking up a material data sheet to make sure nobody eats the potassium permanganate for lunch.

  75. About 20 years ago a Ford employee found an actual noose at his cube. He sued because Ford didn’t fire people fast enough and got a million bucks (Detroit judge and jury).

    After that a lot of black people about to get fired started finding nooses, a trend that kicked into overdrive when Michigan slid slowly into the crash 5 years before the rest of the country.

    It got so bad that the state civil right investigators I worked with would chuckle when a new claim came in (you have to file with the state before you can sue for racism), and even some judges would roll their eyes and find a way to kick the cases off their dockets quickly.

    I suspect it is starting up again, this is the third or fourth case I have heard of in the Detroit/Flint/Ann Arbor area in the last year.

  76. @Days of Broken Arrows
    Speaking of questionable stories, would Donald Trump have been doing his own shopping in a department store in 1995? Wouldn't he have sent an assistant out to do something menial like that? Or wouldn't he have had someone from the store bring products to his office for possible purchase? Rich, famous people rarely do their own shopping in public during regular store hours.

    Au contraire!. My mother once went up in an elevator at Lord and Taylor’s with Eleanor Roosevelt.

    • Replies: @donut
    When was that ?
  77. @Change that Matters
    Police Say Reported Noose In Ivy City Was Rope Used For Moving Equipment.

    After a series of nooses have been reported in D.C. and elsewhere in recent months, residents in Ivy City called D.C. police about what looked like a noose that was hanging from a construction site in the neighborhood on Wednesday morning.

    After investigating the situation, police determined that the construction crew was using the rope “to move equipment.” Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Aquita Brown told DCist that the incident is not being investigated as a hate-bias crime.
     
    This was about 9 or 10 weeks after the DC Museum Noose Caper.

    The story is worth reading for the the community empowerment advocate who could not accept rope being used for anything but stringing up black people.

    I bet that by 2023 there's going to be a move make rope possession illegal.

    All reference material on how to make a noose will be wiped form the internet and school books will have pages removed. Only black people will be able to use nooses as teaching tools. You will need a contractors license to buy rope and special permits to possess rope will be awarded in a lottery type draw. The clown worlds insanity has reached a breaking point. Please take me away from the circus… it isn’t fun any more.

  78. @Anon
    OT

    At the Atlantic website:

    At Work, Expertise Is Falling Out of Favor
    These days, it seems, just about all organizations are asking their employees to do more with less. Is that actually a good idea?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/future-of-work-expertise-navy/590647/

    The LCS was the first class of Navy ship that, because of technological change and the high cost of personnel, turned away from specialists in favor of "hybrid sailors" who have the ability to acquire skills rapidly. It was designed to operate with a mere 40 souls on board—one-fifth the number aboard comparably sized "legacy" ships.

    None of the three sailors heaving on the Giffords's ropes is a line-handling professional. One is an information-systems technician. The second is a gunner's mate. And the third is a chef. On most Navy ships, only a boatswain's mate -- the oldest of the Navy's 60-odd occupations -- would handle the ropes, which can quickly remove a finger or foot.
     
    Is this like getting rid of stupid craft union rules in the film and television industry? Or is it more like spreading out the few remaining white people in the important jobs that you can't fake with affirmative action staff?

    "Acquire skills rapidly" is pretty much the definition of high IQ ("gathers, infers own information" per Gottfredson).

    SkyWest Airlines' careers site is looking for "cross utilized agents" capable of ticketing, marshaling and servicing aircraft, and handling luggage.
     
    Ticketing and ... servicing aircraft? "Here's your boarding pass. Sorry, I'm in a rush. I have to go swap out a turbine blade."

    "What companies are looking for," says Mary Jo King, the president of the National Résumé Writers' Association, "is someone who can be all, do all, and pivot on a dime to solve any problem."
     

    It would be supremely ironic if the advance of the knowledge economy had the effect of devaluing knowledge. But that's what I heard, recurrently, while reporting this story. "The half-life of skills is getting shorter," I was told by IBM's Joanna Daly.
     
    It sounds to me not like knowledge is being devalued so much as people who cannot pick up new knowledge quickly and have to have, as Gottfredson said, "very explicit, hands-on training" are being devalued.

    College grades and degrees more and more do not distinguish between quick studies and those who need tutoring and "mentoring," so as a signal of someone who "acquires skills rapidly" a college degree is no longer so useful.

    With this new emphasis on smarts in jobs that are not really that high level, and with downsizing in staff, where are people with an IQ below 100 going to go? And where are 80 percent of black people going to go? How many employer-of-last-resort government jobs can be created for dullards?

    On your very specific case of the “below the wing” baggage handlers/marshalers/tug operators/water and lav services people versus the “above the wing” ticket and gate agents, these jobs must sometimes be done by the same people. This is because at small “out-station” airports there may be only 5 people on a shift. If one calls in sick, another guy or lady must be able to do whatever is required.

    The problem I see is that the different skills sets, with most often men below the wing, and women above the wing (with plenty of mixture though) is that that the skill sets are different. The former involves lots of muscle (with the bags) and use of mechanical equipment while the latter involves skills with (sometimes outdated) software and customer service.

    The customer service bit does not at all jive with the rough work throwing* bags around. A guy that just loaded up 1/2 of the plane and ran around to fill up potable water, then hooked up the tug, may not be the guy that takes any crap from a customer with a complaint. The lady with the pretty fingernails smiling at you no matter what complaint you have, won’t like it out there on the ramp in the winter.

    I’d take the outside any day (well, any day not below 20F). I’ve had 3 or more customers service “failures”, but each time the boss was smiling.

    .

    * What, you don’t want your bag to be thrown around? Haha! Airline fares are very cheap nowadays, inflation-adjusted, and if you want it to stay that way, your bag will sometimes be thrown around. Don’t pack Hummel Dolls next time.

    • Agree: Simply Simon
  79. • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Why is he still employed? Donald??
    , @Alden
    I read about him. I think it’s more likely he’s more in the payroll if Tyson Contadina Ore Ida Sunkist or some other big AG operation.


    There are no slaughter houses and canning plants in most cities. They’re in suburban rural areas. So just surround them at 10/am arrest everybody including every manager and HR person. Next day, 5/am arrests of top management.
  80. Mr. Sailer, I ended up via a link this morning on a 1997 article by you and your research partner, one Dr. Stephen Seiler of Norway. In it you stated in this comment that you are a descendent of rope makers. It’s not a far cry from rope making to knot tying, would you not agree?

    I’m knot making any accusations here, Mr. RopeMaker Sailer … just sayin’ …

    .

    BTW, that was a very interesting article on “Track and Battlefield”.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    It’s not a far cry from rope making to knot tying, would you not agree?

    I am a frayed knot.

    , @donut
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hQPLYy8avM

    I have a book somewhere entitled"Nelson's Navy" it says in the section about the dockyards that the ropewalk was one of the hardest jobs .
    The chapter about the Press Gangs was outrageous . In another book I read about the most unlucky man I've ever heard of . Pressed into the Navy in England he was captured by the French and put to work on a French Galley in the Med. He was subsequently captured by North African slavers and sold into slavery there . Eventually he managed to escape and made his way back to Europe via Turkey , then through Europe where he had to dodge the French . Finally he got to a port in the low countries and got passage on a ship to England . In the Channel within sight of home his ship was stopped by a Royal Navy ship and he was pressed again back into the navy .
  81. @Ed
    Why are the FBI be involved? The local police can’t deal with issue?

    The rope was transported across state lines.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Deprivation of civil rights is a Federal crime.

    One of the reasons that the South was able to get around the 14th Amendment was that in the 1870s the Supreme Court ruled that private actions (e.g. lynching) were not state action so the 14th Amendment did not apply in such situations. This is the same "private action" argument that Leftists are now using to get around the 1st Amendment - when Google, Facebook, Twitter and everyone else bans you for being a racist and make you homeless and unemployable, this is not state action so it is hunky dory.

    Of course when this argument is being used AGAINST them, it is horrible - the members of the Reconstruction era Supreme Court were evil white racist villains. But when they can use the exact same argument for their own purposes, it's wonderful .
  82. @Hippopotamusdrome
    OT:


    NHS England has issued new guidance for what to do in the event of an acid attack
    by Serina Sandhu

     


    https://inews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/nhs-acid-attack.jpg

    They’ve forgotten the fourth commandment:

    DEPORT

    with no possibility of appeal

  83. @Lurker
    The rope was transported across state lines.

    Deprivation of civil rights is a Federal crime.

    One of the reasons that the South was able to get around the 14th Amendment was that in the 1870s the Supreme Court ruled that private actions (e.g. lynching) were not state action so the 14th Amendment did not apply in such situations. This is the same “private action” argument that Leftists are now using to get around the 1st Amendment – when Google, Facebook, Twitter and everyone else bans you for being a racist and make you homeless and unemployable, this is not state action so it is hunky dory.

    Of course when this argument is being used AGAINST them, it is horrible – the members of the Reconstruction era Supreme Court were evil white racist villains. But when they can use the exact same argument for their own purposes, it’s wonderful .

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
    So is it a sound argument or not?

    Can I be a racist privately, on my own property, with my own stuff, as long as there's no gov't involved? does it mean I can have a sign that says NO MEXICANS on my storefront?

    Frankly, it makes sense to me. Private individuals should be able to discriminate all they want, but the gov't, no. The sticky part is when private folks use some gov't means to exercise their private actions. If the local gov't is paying for the sidewalks, streets, signs, lights, and upkeep, how private is my storefront? Inside the store the rules should change yet again. If I don't want to sell black hair products then I shouldn't have to. If I only want women coming in for purchases, then I should be able to block the men. What do you think?
  84. Anonymous[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Days of Broken Arrows
    Speaking of questionable stories, would Donald Trump have been doing his own shopping in a department store in 1995? Wouldn't he have sent an assistant out to do something menial like that? Or wouldn't he have had someone from the store bring products to his office for possible purchase? Rich, famous people rarely do their own shopping in public during regular store hours.

    If you worked at the Saks fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills you’d see dozens of very very rich people and celebrities shopping every week.

  85. @International Jew
    That's a fine-looking noose. My friends and I used to tie the draw-cords on window shades into tiny nooses, back in 5th grade. It was just a bit of silly morbid humor, nothing racial about it. In fact, there couldn't have been any racial angle to it because our history classes didn't cover lynching (or if they did, it was a minor topic; I'd remember as I liked history class and paid close attention).

    I suppose part of what's sustaining today's noose hysteria is that lynching is a major topic in history class.

    That’s a fine-looking noose. My friends and I used to tie the draw-cords on window shades into tiny nooses, back in 5th grade. It was just a bit of silly morbid humor, nothing racial about it. In fact, there couldn’t have been any racial angle to it because our history classes didn’t cover lynching (or if they did, it was a minor topic; I’d remember as I liked history class and paid close attention).

    Exact experience with the window blinds. And i’m guessing we weren’t in the same school (since i was parked in Catholic school). Rather this was typical jackassery that boys were doing nationwide. Such knowledge passed boy-to-boy before there was youtube. Zero to do with race. A noose conjourned up the west, cowboys, rustlers, “hang ’em high”. If not that, then hanging murderers–which were still going on in the US.

    Now, of course, under the minoritarian ascendency, the noose has been gobbled up by blacks. Like everything else … it’s all about blacks. Everthing else–all other meaning and context must stand down before their mighty, holy blackness. Once it goes black, it never goes back.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    BTW, Washington State still allowed hanging up until quite recently. We actually hung some scum back in the 90s.

    The trend has been toward this Orwellian "lethal injection" which, at least in the spectrum of capital punishment, oozes the feminine, the theraputic, rather than crime and punishment. Terrible stuff. Hanging is cheap, effective and sends the right message. We ought to send all HS freshman on field trips to witness one--behavior would improve.

    ~~

    Now, of course, capital punishment is increasingly over. WA gov, Jay Inslee, put it on hold here--as Newsome later did in CA. Last fall, the WA supremes abolished capital punishment here in a typical act of judicial tyranny--with the HBD spin, racially disproportionate or something.

    If hanging ever comes back it will only be for allowed for the most serious offenders--white men who eye rape a co-worker, or oppose mass immigration, or think Bruce Jenner is a man.
    , @Olorin

    under the minoritarian ascendency, the noose has been gobbled up by blacks. Like everything else … it’s all about blacks. Everthing else–all other meaning and context must stand down before their mighty, holy blackness. Once it goes black, it never goes back.
     
    Now stop and think who has been guiding blacks in this power grab.

    Hm, let's think. What other group gains power by retconning themselves into everything, making everything all about them, and every action by everyone else always an example of anti-Them?
  86. @AnotherDad

    That’s a fine-looking noose. My friends and I used to tie the draw-cords on window shades into tiny nooses, back in 5th grade. It was just a bit of silly morbid humor, nothing racial about it. In fact, there couldn’t have been any racial angle to it because our history classes didn’t cover lynching (or if they did, it was a minor topic; I’d remember as I liked history class and paid close attention).
     
    Exact experience with the window blinds. And i'm guessing we weren't in the same school (since i was parked in Catholic school). Rather this was typical jackassery that boys were doing nationwide. Such knowledge passed boy-to-boy before there was youtube. Zero to do with race. A noose conjourned up the west, cowboys, rustlers, "hang 'em high". If not that, then hanging murderers--which were still going on in the US.

    Now, of course, under the minoritarian ascendency, the noose has been gobbled up by blacks. Like everything else ... it's all about blacks. Everthing else--all other meaning and context must stand down before their mighty, holy blackness. Once it goes black, it never goes back.

    BTW, Washington State still allowed hanging up until quite recently. We actually hung some scum back in the 90s.

    The trend has been toward this Orwellian “lethal injection” which, at least in the spectrum of capital punishment, oozes the feminine, the theraputic, rather than crime and punishment. Terrible stuff. Hanging is cheap, effective and sends the right message. We ought to send all HS freshman on field trips to witness one–behavior would improve.

    ~~

    Now, of course, capital punishment is increasingly over. WA gov, Jay Inslee, put it on hold here–as Newsome later did in CA. Last fall, the WA supremes abolished capital punishment here in a typical act of judicial tyranny–with the HBD spin, racially disproportionate or something.

    If hanging ever comes back it will only be for allowed for the most serious offenders–white men who eye rape a co-worker, or oppose mass immigration, or think Bruce Jenner is a man.

    • Replies: @David
    It's a pity that the gratification of vengeance isn't seen as a legitimate role for criminal justice anymore.
    , @ben tillman

    BTW, Washington State still allowed hanging up until quite recently. We actually hung some scum back in the 90s.

    The trend has been toward this Orwellian “lethal injection” which, at least in the spectrum of capital punishment, oozes the feminine, the theraputic, rather than crime and punishment. Terrible stuff. Hanging is cheap, effective and sends the right message. We ought to send all HS freshman on field trips to witness one–behavior would improve.
     
    Yeah, I hate lethal injection. Twenty-five years ago, my Jewish boss and I agreed on at least two things in regard to crime and punishment: We hated the toleration of prison rape, and we preferred a more-dignified means of implementing the death penalty. For us, though, it was not hanging.

    It was firing squad.
  87. All the noose that’s fit to mint.

  88. Get the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the local police, the Governor’s task force on nooses, the Department of Education, the National Guard and the local SWAT team on this ASAP

    If not dealt with (and spoken about endlessly, relentlessly) the Universe would be split asunder and the world would go spinning off into the Void.

    It’s THAT important.

  89. @Lot
    You may be skeptical, but I was molested by Barack Obama at a Macy’s when I was 8. So I believe.

    Was he playing Santa?

  90. @goatweed
    Does Michigan field a rodeo team?

    I don’t see why not… They’ve got their rodeo clown in the Dean.

  91. The university has “taken immediate action” to investigate the incident that occurred Thursday as an act of discrimination and criminal ethnic intimidation…meanwhile…the desk is “a shared workspace, shared by multiple people,” and it’s “difficult to answer” questions about the race or ethnicity of the employees who use it.

    The logic and reasoning one has come to expect in higher education and medical school…

  92. I’m not the world’s most “entreprenurial” guy. But i think there’s a business opportunity here.

    A service to disrupt a business–create chaos in their org, saddle them with bad publicity–via noose incidents. Tying a noose isn’t a crime. Leaving a noose as far as i know isn’t a crime unless there’s an attempt to threaten/intimidate. The minoritarian thing has gone off the deep end so far that now you can create hyperventilation with an “ok” as well.

    Natural clientel are obviously competitors to a business, but also disgruntled employees, or employees who just want a break from actually working or would enjoy the drama/meltdowns. And perhaps the most lucrative customer base, the “diversity consultants”.

    When the shakedowns slow, in your neighborhood, … who you gonna call … Nooserustlers!

  93. OT:

    Today’s Libtard screed from Bezos’ Blog:

    The real reason the U.S. women’s soccer team isn’t getting equal pay

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/06/20/real-reason-us-womens-soccer-team-isnt-getting-equal-pay/

    • Replies: @dr kill
    I'd pay to watch the first 11 Guatemalan and Mexican chicks play the US Wymyn. Open those cages, DJT!!!!!11
    , @Forbes
    It's like high school girls sports. Nobody watches--aside from family and friends.

    When the TV broadcast rights fees for women's soccer is the same as that paid for men's soccer--then the women have an argument.
    , @Alden
    At least it’s women’s Soccer, not tranny psycho drama.
    , @Autochthon
    This one's easily solved: Have the men's team play the women's team. Doubtless the ostensibly superiour yet shamefully underpaid women's team will clean the men's clocks, no?

    To ensure fairness and end the dispute once and for all, the winners (bound to be these stellar women, right?) should actually get paid more than the losers proportionately to how much they outscore them....
  94. @El Dato
    Clown Concepts

    Minimal manning—and with it, the replacement of specialized workers with problem-solving generalists—isn’t a particularly nautical concept. Indeed, it will sound familiar to anyone in an organization who’s been asked to “do more with less”—which, these days, seems to be just about everyone. Ten years from now, the Deloitte consultant Erica Volini projects, 70 to 90 percent of workers will be in so-called hybrid jobs or superjobs—that is, positions combining tasks once performed by people in two or more traditional roles.
     
    They will also pull in less salary, be on-call 24/7, be unmarried and childless, spend most of their time commuting, finance their "learning experiences" themselves and submit to hot-desking. And either be menaced by diversity or *be* diversity.

    “What companies are looking for,” says Mary Jo King, the president of the National Résumé Writers’ Association, “is someone who can be all, do all, and pivot on a dime to solve any problem.”

     

    Companies are "looking for" a lot of things that don't exist in base reality all the time. It's the juvenile dream of having the all-genius crew of JJ Abram's Enterprise at your beck and call at minimal cost in a cubicle farm.

    As we are talking about humans, you will just get a bunch of Wile E. Coyotes in any case. Deal with it.


    If that’s the case, I asked John Sullivan, a prominent Silicon Valley talent adviser, why should anyone take the time to master anything at all? “You shouldn’t!” he replied.
     
    The words FUGGIN' ASSHOLE appear in cloudy comic-sans lettering over a prominent Silicon Valley talent adviser.

    In IT, we have the concept of the "full-stack developer", people who proudly announce on LinkedIn that they can create a full application from the database to the interface but actually only manage to generate hairy bullshit Pisa towers based on currently fashionable keywords, a gaggle of cancerously mutant frameworks and MongoDB crud. One then rolls out an operational, security and maintenance nightmare, with no documentation and scant usability. This growth medium for bug reports will have to be redone from zero next year, possibly after the superperson responsible has found a "new challenge" elsewhere.

    That person responsible is actually a victim of himself/herself as well as of delusional and disengaged management types because he/she hasn't ever seen a working system in her whole career. There is basically no tradition to build on.


    What other jobs did he have? Should a fire break out, Butler said, he would become a “boundaryman” and work to stop the spread of smoke to other compartments—a job that, on another ship, would be supervised by a full-time damage-control specialist. The LCS has only two of these—which is one reason it has a “survivability” rating of 1, the lowest score possible. If the ship is critically struck, crew members are expected to simply abandon ship and escape. Traditionalists hate the idea.
     
    The Literal Wombat Shit is a kind of "Startup" then?

    “Traditionalists hate the idea”

    Specialization is a modern thingie, don’t they know? Back in the day, if you were a farm laborer you’d have to perform all sorts of disparate tasks. Plus, react in the moment to the vicissitudes of the weather. And homemaking, well. There’s a reason “multitasking” and womanhood go together . Babies is unpredictable.

  95. @PiltdownMan
    Only somewhat OT:

    From the Washington Post

    Reparations for slavery aren’t enough. Official racism lasted much longer.

    by...Sheryl Cashin.

    If Sheryl Cashin married Harry Carey, she’d be Sheryl Cashin-Carey.

  96. @AnotherDad
    BTW, Washington State still allowed hanging up until quite recently. We actually hung some scum back in the 90s.

    The trend has been toward this Orwellian "lethal injection" which, at least in the spectrum of capital punishment, oozes the feminine, the theraputic, rather than crime and punishment. Terrible stuff. Hanging is cheap, effective and sends the right message. We ought to send all HS freshman on field trips to witness one--behavior would improve.

    ~~

    Now, of course, capital punishment is increasingly over. WA gov, Jay Inslee, put it on hold here--as Newsome later did in CA. Last fall, the WA supremes abolished capital punishment here in a typical act of judicial tyranny--with the HBD spin, racially disproportionate or something.

    If hanging ever comes back it will only be for allowed for the most serious offenders--white men who eye rape a co-worker, or oppose mass immigration, or think Bruce Jenner is a man.

    It’s a pity that the gratification of vengeance isn’t seen as a legitimate role for criminal justice anymore.

  97. @Jack D
    Deprivation of civil rights is a Federal crime.

    One of the reasons that the South was able to get around the 14th Amendment was that in the 1870s the Supreme Court ruled that private actions (e.g. lynching) were not state action so the 14th Amendment did not apply in such situations. This is the same "private action" argument that Leftists are now using to get around the 1st Amendment - when Google, Facebook, Twitter and everyone else bans you for being a racist and make you homeless and unemployable, this is not state action so it is hunky dory.

    Of course when this argument is being used AGAINST them, it is horrible - the members of the Reconstruction era Supreme Court were evil white racist villains. But when they can use the exact same argument for their own purposes, it's wonderful .

    So is it a sound argument or not?

    Can I be a racist privately, on my own property, with my own stuff, as long as there’s no gov’t involved? does it mean I can have a sign that says NO MEXICANS on my storefront?

    Frankly, it makes sense to me. Private individuals should be able to discriminate all they want, but the gov’t, no. The sticky part is when private folks use some gov’t means to exercise their private actions. If the local gov’t is paying for the sidewalks, streets, signs, lights, and upkeep, how private is my storefront? Inside the store the rules should change yet again. If I don’t want to sell black hair products then I shouldn’t have to. If I only want women coming in for purchases, then I should be able to block the men. What do you think?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    I agree but the libertarian argument went out the window because for 100 years, Southern governments had actually enforced segregation against private parties - even if I wanted to let the blacks and whites sit next to each other on my private trolley, I couldn't because it was illegal. So they had no principled leg left to stand on when the 1960s civil rights laws passed.
  98. @Thirdtwin
    Maybe they will discuss those cameras at Rutgers next week...

    "Rutgers University’s Newark campus is scheduled to host a nearly five-hour event called “Recognizing and Dismantling White Organizational Culture,”

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/rutgers-to-host-recognizing-and-dismantling-white-organizational-culture-event/

    ” … Dismantling White Organizational Culture”

    Is the alternative Black Chaos Culture?

  99. @Achmed E. Newman
    Mr. Sailer, I ended up via a link this morning on a 1997 article by you and your research partner, one Dr. Stephen Seiler of Norway. In it you stated in this comment that you are a descendent of rope makers. It's not a far cry from rope making to knot tying, would you not agree?

    I'm knot making any accusations here, Mr. RopeMaker Sailer ... just sayin' ...

    .

    BTW, that was a very interesting article on "Track and Battlefield".

    It’s not a far cry from rope making to knot tying, would you not agree?

    I am a frayed knot.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    A rope walks into a bar ...
    , @ganderson
    https://youtu.be/AJBEVgnND6k

    I'm lost,
    I'm a frayed rope
    tying down a leaky boat
    To the roof of a car on the road in the dark
    And it's snowing
    If I'm more, then it means less
    Last call for happiness
    I'm your dress near the back of your knees
    And your slip is showing
    I'm a float in a summer parade
    Up the street in the town that you were born in
    With a girl at the top wearing tulle
    And a Miss Somewhere sash
    Waving like the queen....
  100. 73 comments so far, and still no jokes about the diabolical work of La Cosa Noosetra.

    Turn in your badges, the lot of you.

    The guy with the Nooseferatu joke, you get a promotion.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3Yrhv33Zb8


    Haha, but this is really for the commenter with his his anecdote about his Mom going down on with Eleanor Roosevelt in the Sack's 4th Avenue, or wherever.
  101. @Change that Matters
    Police Say Reported Noose In Ivy City Was Rope Used For Moving Equipment.

    After a series of nooses have been reported in D.C. and elsewhere in recent months, residents in Ivy City called D.C. police about what looked like a noose that was hanging from a construction site in the neighborhood on Wednesday morning.

    After investigating the situation, police determined that the construction crew was using the rope “to move equipment.” Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Aquita Brown told DCist that the incident is not being investigated as a hate-bias crime.
     
    This was about 9 or 10 weeks after the DC Museum Noose Caper.

    The story is worth reading for the the community empowerment advocate who could not accept rope being used for anything but stringing up black people.

    I bet that by 2023 there's going to be a move make rope possession illegal.

    “ make rope possession illegal.”

    Well it damn well should be. We can’t be trusted with it.

  102. @trelane
    Now that the FBI is involved I think we can be reassured that they'll get to the bottom of all this and find the white person responsible for this criminal act.

    “… the white person responsible …”

    Punish whitey was the primary purpose of the Obama-Holder DOJ. It continues to this day.

  103. @Steve Sailer
    It’s not a far cry from rope making to knot tying, would you not agree?

    I am a frayed knot.

    A rope walks into a bar …

  104. Off-topic

    Last year, my friend and I looked at how MPs’ support for Leave versus Remain varied according to their undergraduate degree subject. Interestingly, MPs who studied Classics were the most pro-Leave:

    • Replies: @Lot
    PPE=philosophy, politics, economics, which is a single major in the UK for budding politicians.

    Notice this dumbed down version supports remain, while actual people specializing in economics or philosophy support leave. Econ and philosophy, in the US at least, have the highest GRE scores along with math and physics.

    Philosophy is a partial exception to the feminization and SJW takeover of the humanities because it requires studying the math-like subject of formal logic, includes some overlap between logic and math/computer science with co-listed classes and enrollment, and finally because it involves the study of ancient Greeks and Romans.
  105. @Reg Cæsar
    They need the legendary Public Safety Unit.


    https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/uganda/images/amin.jpg


    Even better, the State Research Bureau.


    https://www.monitor.co.ug/image/view/-/4231290/highRes/1838078/-/maxw/600/-/13t67nqz/-/people06pix.jpg

    The Brute Squad.

  106. @The Wild Geese Howard
    Semi-OT:

    How much did Soros pay this POS:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-23/acting-dhs-chief-sabotaged-ice-raids-leaking-plan-washington-post

    Why is he still employed? Donald??

  107. (CNN) University of Michigan police are investigating after a noose was found on an employee’s desk at a university hospital.

    The university has “taken immediate action” to investigate the incident that occurred Thursday as an act of discrimination and criminal ethnic intimidation, said Dr. Marschall S. Runge, the dean of the University of Michigan Medical School.

    “This act of hate violates all of the values that we hold dear and will not be tolerated,” Runge said in a statement, calling the noose a “symbol of hate and discrimination.”

    Heather Young, a university police spokeswoman, told CNN the desk is “a shared workspace, shared by multiple people,” and it’s “difficult to answer” questions about the race or ethnicity of the employees who use it.

    In other words, the first paragraph is a lie, and the authors know that anyone who reads all the way to paragraph 4 will know it’s a lie.

    And that’s fine with them.

  108. @syonredux
    Off-topic

    Last year, my friend and I looked at how MPs' support for Leave versus Remain varied according to their undergraduate degree subject. Interestingly, MPs who studied Classics were the most pro-Leave:
     
    https://twitter.com/NoahCarl90/status/1142705561416474624

    PPE=philosophy, politics, economics, which is a single major in the UK for budding politicians.

    Notice this dumbed down version supports remain, while actual people specializing in economics or philosophy support leave. Econ and philosophy, in the US at least, have the highest GRE scores along with math and physics.

    Philosophy is a partial exception to the feminization and SJW takeover of the humanities because it requires studying the math-like subject of formal logic, includes some overlap between logic and math/computer science with co-listed classes and enrollment, and finally because it involves the study of ancient Greeks and Romans.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad

    Notice this dumbed down version supports remain, while actual people specializing in economics or philosophy support leave.
     
    Only philosophy, not economics. Economics is in the upper half of Leave support, but still only cracks 30%.

    The overall takehome here is that even most MPs even who majored in the non-stupid, non-PC disciplines overwhelmingly support the establishment bureaucracy positions. Lemmings for new-class orthodoxies.
    , @MBlanc46
    Back in the dark ages (late sixties/early seventies) when I was a grad student in philosophy, Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics was the weed-out course. Every first-year had to take it. I was an undergrad maths major; I wound up acquiring someone else’s Ford Foundation fellowship.
  109. OT:

    The NYT’s latest sob story about investors buying up starter homes. Bonus for finding the elusive WM/BF couple, even bigger bonus for noting the nu-male managed to marry a used up Shaniqua 11 YEARS OLDER than he is:

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/20/business/economy/starter-homes-investors.html

  110. OT, from the New York Times:

    Maine Needed New, Young Residents. African Migrants Began Arriving by the Dozens.
    The migrants have been arriving in Portland, Maine, by the dozens. The surge has opened a debate in the city, which needs new residents but also has filled its shelters.
    By Kate Taylor, June 23, 2019

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/us/portland-maine-african-migrants.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    The horror...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKcAYMb5uk4
    , @Lugash
    Without immigrants, shelters will be rotting in the fields!
    , @Forbes
    Gotta love the propaganda that the city needs new residents...because?
  111. I’ve read that lynchings (about 75% black) simply reflected the crime levels of blacks at the time.

    The noose hysteria seems to be based on nostalgia. Anyway, let’s count all the whites killed by black crime. Probably quite a few. Imagine a similar trigger for whites – “a pair of baggy jeans has been spotted on campus, police are investigating and have promised to bring the culprits to justice”

    • Replies: @Ed
    I’ve always come to the conclusion that Jim Crow didn’t just arise spontaneously but was a reaction to observed behaviors of blacks in the South. Lynching was equal opportunity with many if not more whites being lynched. The South was largely agrarian and that’s where most vigilante actions take place around the world, in rural areas. Race played a role but as with most things involving blacks, the story is more complicated then the media and Academia make out.
  112. @Steve Sailer
    It’s not a far cry from rope making to knot tying, would you not agree?

    I am a frayed knot.

    I’m lost,
    I’m a frayed rope
    tying down a leaky boat
    To the roof of a car on the road in the dark
    And it’s snowing
    If I’m more, then it means less
    Last call for happiness
    I’m your dress near the back of your knees
    And your slip is showing
    I’m a float in a summer parade
    Up the street in the town that you were born in
    With a girl at the top wearing tulle
    And a Miss Somewhere sash
    Waving like the queen….

  113. @stillCARealist
    So is it a sound argument or not?

    Can I be a racist privately, on my own property, with my own stuff, as long as there's no gov't involved? does it mean I can have a sign that says NO MEXICANS on my storefront?

    Frankly, it makes sense to me. Private individuals should be able to discriminate all they want, but the gov't, no. The sticky part is when private folks use some gov't means to exercise their private actions. If the local gov't is paying for the sidewalks, streets, signs, lights, and upkeep, how private is my storefront? Inside the store the rules should change yet again. If I don't want to sell black hair products then I shouldn't have to. If I only want women coming in for purchases, then I should be able to block the men. What do you think?

    I agree but the libertarian argument went out the window because for 100 years, Southern governments had actually enforced segregation against private parties – even if I wanted to let the blacks and whites sit next to each other on my private trolley, I couldn’t because it was illegal. So they had no principled leg left to stand on when the 1960s civil rights laws passed.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @anonymous
    Thank you. I used to bring this example up with friends who kneejerked for government solutions to every real or imagined problem.

    Politicians are no better than anyone else; in fact, they're generally worse because they lack a strong moral compass and usually take whichever side will likely prevail. They seek office not because they want to right wrongs, but because they enjoy bossing other people around.

  114. @Lot
    PPE=philosophy, politics, economics, which is a single major in the UK for budding politicians.

    Notice this dumbed down version supports remain, while actual people specializing in economics or philosophy support leave. Econ and philosophy, in the US at least, have the highest GRE scores along with math and physics.

    Philosophy is a partial exception to the feminization and SJW takeover of the humanities because it requires studying the math-like subject of formal logic, includes some overlap between logic and math/computer science with co-listed classes and enrollment, and finally because it involves the study of ancient Greeks and Romans.

    Notice this dumbed down version supports remain, while actual people specializing in economics or philosophy support leave.

    Only philosophy, not economics. Economics is in the upper half of Leave support, but still only cracks 30%.

    The overall takehome here is that even most MPs even who majored in the non-stupid, non-PC disciplines overwhelmingly support the establishment bureaucracy positions. Lemmings for new-class orthodoxies.

  115. @The Wild Geese Howard
    OT:

    Today's Libtard screed from Bezos' Blog:

    The real reason the U.S. women’s soccer team isn’t getting equal pay

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/06/20/real-reason-us-womens-soccer-team-isnt-getting-equal-pay/

    I’d pay to watch the first 11 Guatemalan and Mexican chicks play the US Wymyn. Open those cages, DJT!!!!!11

  116. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    73 comments so far, and still no jokes about the diabolical work of La Cosa Noosetra.

    Turn in your badges, the lot of you.

    The guy with the Nooseferatu joke, you get a promotion.

    Haha, but this is really for the commenter with his his anecdote about his Mom going down on with Eleanor Roosevelt in the Sack’s 4th Avenue, or wherever.

  117. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D
    I agree but the libertarian argument went out the window because for 100 years, Southern governments had actually enforced segregation against private parties - even if I wanted to let the blacks and whites sit next to each other on my private trolley, I couldn't because it was illegal. So they had no principled leg left to stand on when the 1960s civil rights laws passed.

    Thank you. I used to bring this example up with friends who kneejerked for government solutions to every real or imagined problem.

    Politicians are no better than anyone else; in fact, they’re generally worse because they lack a strong moral compass and usually take whichever side will likely prevail. They seek office not because they want to right wrongs, but because they enjoy bossing other people around.

    • Agree: jim jones
  118. @ThreeCranes
    Noose? I wonder how many of these people really know how to tie a genuine hangman's noose? I remember as a kid learning how to tie one. It's a very cool knot mainly because it doesn't really look like the knot you see it in your mind's eye when you hear the word "knot". It's more like whipping the end of a rope or tying a hook on the end of a fishing line.

    https://l7.alamy.com/zooms/ff685484d8304579a8e101a6358c5b94/hangmans-noose-against-a-black-background-close-up-ayg8ph.jpg

    For those of you who want to stage your very own hate crime, here's how to do it right.

    https://www.wikihow.com/Tie-a-Hangman%27s-Noose

    Also the best all round fishing knot you can use

  119. @Henry's Cat

    Police say they want to talk to a man who hung a noose on a gay bar's door in Tucson over the weekend.

    According to a Facebook post from the Tucson Police Department, it happened sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at IBT's bar on 4th Avenue.

    The man can be seen via a security camera placing a noose on the door handle of the bar. Police say it's not clear what his intentions were, but want to speak to him about it.
     
    https://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/tucson-police-looking-for-man-who-put-noose-on-gay-bars-door

    The attendant CCTV picture suggests the suspect was a member of a Robin Hood reenactment society.

    At least it looks like an actual noose. Most of the time it is a rope with a knot tied in it.

  120. @Cagey Beast
    OT, from the New York Times:

    Maine Needed New, Young Residents. African Migrants Began Arriving by the Dozens.
    The migrants have been arriving in Portland, Maine, by the dozens. The surge has opened a debate in the city, which needs new residents but also has filled its shelters.
    By Kate Taylor, June 23, 2019
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/us/portland-maine-african-migrants.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

    The horror…

  121. Not surprising that Classics and Philosophy graduates are less likely to support an alliance that in part further consolidates the gains of the titans of commerce. I’d like to think their opposition is based on a careful appraisal of likely consequence and sound principle, but likely not. Still, I’m encouraged.

  122. @Paul Rise
    Whatever happened to the Columbia professor whose foyer was violated by Nazis? They put the paintings on the floor gently before spray painting swastikas on the walls. NYPD hate crimes task force was investigating.

    I am sure the neo-nazi culprit will be found any day now. presumably they are investing a lot of resources into the case because it is a high profile hate crime. Plus there are cameras all over the place in schools.

  123. @Cagey Beast
    OT, from the New York Times:

    Maine Needed New, Young Residents. African Migrants Began Arriving by the Dozens.
    The migrants have been arriving in Portland, Maine, by the dozens. The surge has opened a debate in the city, which needs new residents but also has filled its shelters.
    By Kate Taylor, June 23, 2019
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/us/portland-maine-african-migrants.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

    Without immigrants, shelters will be rotting in the fields!

  124. If I was clever redoing the lyrics might be fun:

    Noosey noosey bang bang

    http://www.songlyrics.com/disney/chitty-chitty-bang-bang-lyrics/

  125. @Henry's Cat

    Police say they want to talk to a man who hung a noose on a gay bar's door in Tucson over the weekend.

    According to a Facebook post from the Tucson Police Department, it happened sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at IBT's bar on 4th Avenue.

    The man can be seen via a security camera placing a noose on the door handle of the bar. Police say it's not clear what his intentions were, but want to speak to him about it.
     
    https://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/tucson-police-looking-for-man-who-put-noose-on-gay-bars-door

    The attendant CCTV picture suggests the suspect was a member of a Robin Hood reenactment society.

    The attendant CCTV picture suggests the suspect was a member of a Robin Hood reenactment society.

    Wearing leotards and a felt hat adorned with a feather? Sounds like a bar patron…

  126. @AnotherDad
    BTW, Washington State still allowed hanging up until quite recently. We actually hung some scum back in the 90s.

    The trend has been toward this Orwellian "lethal injection" which, at least in the spectrum of capital punishment, oozes the feminine, the theraputic, rather than crime and punishment. Terrible stuff. Hanging is cheap, effective and sends the right message. We ought to send all HS freshman on field trips to witness one--behavior would improve.

    ~~

    Now, of course, capital punishment is increasingly over. WA gov, Jay Inslee, put it on hold here--as Newsome later did in CA. Last fall, the WA supremes abolished capital punishment here in a typical act of judicial tyranny--with the HBD spin, racially disproportionate or something.

    If hanging ever comes back it will only be for allowed for the most serious offenders--white men who eye rape a co-worker, or oppose mass immigration, or think Bruce Jenner is a man.

    BTW, Washington State still allowed hanging up until quite recently. We actually hung some scum back in the 90s.

    The trend has been toward this Orwellian “lethal injection” which, at least in the spectrum of capital punishment, oozes the feminine, the theraputic, rather than crime and punishment. Terrible stuff. Hanging is cheap, effective and sends the right message. We ought to send all HS freshman on field trips to witness one–behavior would improve.

    Yeah, I hate lethal injection. Twenty-five years ago, my Jewish boss and I agreed on at least two things in regard to crime and punishment: We hated the toleration of prison rape, and we preferred a more-dignified means of implementing the death penalty. For us, though, it was not hanging.

    It was firing squad.

  127. @95Theses
    That’s definitely a worthwhile read – and yet I noted nowhere in that article does Kotkin himself even mention immigration. In fact, Kotkin has been a long time proponent of open immigration. Maybe he’s seeing the light, but it seems more to me that it just doesn’t register with him that he has contributed to the mess we are now – and have been – witnessing in California and across the continent.

    Consider this piece on Kotkin by the late, great, Lawrence Auster:
    http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/022238.html

    Of course, you’re right that a moratorium is a necessary but not sufficient response ... it’s also going to require expulsion.
    https://vdare.com/articles/san-bernardino-the-answer-is-an-immigration-moratorium-and-muslim-expulsion
    https://vdare.com/posts/london-the-answer-is-still-an-immigration-moratorium-and-muslim-expulsion

    Kotkin is basically a former lefty, who experienced reality along the way, and became a neocon. Open borders is in his blood, so to speak. I don’t think he’s seen the light, he’s just moderated by focusing on other issues–which is why immigration goes unmentioned.

  128. Legendary Newsman Opines: “No g-noose is good g-noose!”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ks80McKhss
  129. @The Wild Geese Howard
    OT:

    Today's Libtard screed from Bezos' Blog:

    The real reason the U.S. women’s soccer team isn’t getting equal pay

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/06/20/real-reason-us-womens-soccer-team-isnt-getting-equal-pay/

    It’s like high school girls sports. Nobody watches–aside from family and friends.

    When the TV broadcast rights fees for women’s soccer is the same as that paid for men’s soccer–then the women have an argument.

    • Replies: @ganderson
    The comments for that article are almost all of the " women don't raise anywhere close to enough revenue. you idiot authors" variety.
  130. @Cagey Beast
    OT, from the New York Times:

    Maine Needed New, Young Residents. African Migrants Began Arriving by the Dozens.
    The migrants have been arriving in Portland, Maine, by the dozens. The surge has opened a debate in the city, which needs new residents but also has filled its shelters.
    By Kate Taylor, June 23, 2019
     
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/23/us/portland-maine-african-migrants.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

    Gotta love the propaganda that the city needs new residents…because?

    • Replies: @Autochthon

    The surge has opened a debate in the city, which needs new residents but also has filled its shelters.
     
    This sentence is self-contradictory; which is it? If the place has filled its shelters (which are by definition places for excess people – people for whom employment, housing, etc. is not available!), then it certainly does not "need" any more people. This is as stupid as writing:

    - "The city, which needs water, but has also filled its reservoirs..."
    - "The, man, who needs food, but has also filled his stomach..."

    And so on; one can do this all day with any number of equally stupid, nonsensical statements. The paper, apparently, needs an editor, but has also filled its editorial positions with people who cannot understand English at a third-grade writing level.
    , @Alden
    City needs new welfare residents because Walmart and Dollar Store want to build new and bigger stores.

    Whenever I think about housing I don’t just think of rent or mortgage but total cost which includes utilities. Must cost a fortune in home heating October to May. Who pays the heat cost of the lay abouts with the thermostat at 80?

    The working tax payers who can’t afford to heat their house higher than 65.
  131. Anonymous[206] • Disclaimer says:
    @ThreeCranes
    Noose? I wonder how many of these people really know how to tie a genuine hangman's noose? I remember as a kid learning how to tie one. It's a very cool knot mainly because it doesn't really look like the knot you see it in your mind's eye when you hear the word "knot". It's more like whipping the end of a rope or tying a hook on the end of a fishing line.

    https://l7.alamy.com/zooms/ff685484d8304579a8e101a6358c5b94/hangmans-noose-against-a-black-background-close-up-ayg8ph.jpg

    For those of you who want to stage your very own hate crime, here's how to do it right.

    https://www.wikihow.com/Tie-a-Hangman%27s-Noose

    That’s a lot of detail/effort. I think if you’re an AA cubicle drone in need of a media distraction, you could just write out the word “noose” (small caps OK) on a piece of paper from the recycle bin, tape it to something by your desk & CNN would come running

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    LOL and then shaking my head because it's probably true.
  132. @ThreeCranes
    Noose? I wonder how many of these people really know how to tie a genuine hangman's noose? I remember as a kid learning how to tie one. It's a very cool knot mainly because it doesn't really look like the knot you see it in your mind's eye when you hear the word "knot". It's more like whipping the end of a rope or tying a hook on the end of a fishing line.

    https://l7.alamy.com/zooms/ff685484d8304579a8e101a6358c5b94/hangmans-noose-against-a-black-background-close-up-ayg8ph.jpg

    For those of you who want to stage your very own hate crime, here's how to do it right.

    https://www.wikihow.com/Tie-a-Hangman%27s-Noose

    The hangman’s knot is not simply cool-looking, but functional. Those extra coils help snap the head and break the neck.

    And of course no one here will write that a person is “hung” rather than “hanged.”

    • Replies: @ganderson
    "BART! They said you was hung....

    https://youtu.be/cdExsAQuCQA
  133. @Forbes
    Gotta love the propaganda that the city needs new residents...because?

    The surge has opened a debate in the city, which needs new residents but also has filled its shelters.

    This sentence is self-contradictory; which is it? If the place has filled its shelters (which are by definition places for excess people – people for whom employment, housing, etc. is not available!), then it certainly does not “need” any more people. This is as stupid as writing:

    – “The city, which needs water, but has also filled its reservoirs…”
    – “The, man, who needs food, but has also filled his stomach…”

    And so on; one can do this all day with any number of equally stupid, nonsensical statements. The paper, apparently, needs an editor, but has also filled its editorial positions with people who cannot understand English at a third-grade writing level.

  134. @Henry's Cat

    Police say they want to talk to a man who hung a noose on a gay bar's door in Tucson over the weekend.

    According to a Facebook post from the Tucson Police Department, it happened sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at IBT's bar on 4th Avenue.

    The man can be seen via a security camera placing a noose on the door handle of the bar. Police say it's not clear what his intentions were, but want to speak to him about it.
     
    https://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/tucson-police-looking-for-man-who-put-noose-on-gay-bars-door

    The attendant CCTV picture suggests the suspect was a member of a Robin Hood reenactment society.

    The attendant CCTV picture suggests the suspect was a member of a Robin Hood reenactment society.

    Will he be drawn and quartered?

  135. @Autochthon
    http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/the-great-space-coaster/images/0/05/Gary_Gnu.jpeg

    Legendary Newsman Opines: "No g-noose is good g-noose!"

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    Ah, a fuzzy memory from my childhood. For the magic of Flanders and Swann – we'll never see the like of them again. Like Tolkien's old, "underpopulated" England, only less than a century ago might well be millennia. Now we get savages. Just as the news is now indiscernible from The Onion, the music is indiscernible from parody like that from Goldie Lookin' Chain.

    Say, remember how Michael Flanders constantly pissed and moaned about being wheelchair-bound, demanded special treatment and recognition of his heroic struggle to overcome the persecutions heaped upon the otherwise-abled, and generally made an ass of himself rather than just getting on with life and overcoming his handicap to achieve greatness beyond that of most able-bodied men?

    Yeah, me neither....
  136. @Anonymouse
    Au contraire!. My mother once went up in an elevator at Lord and Taylor's with Eleanor Roosevelt.

    When was that ?

  137. @Lot
    PPE=philosophy, politics, economics, which is a single major in the UK for budding politicians.

    Notice this dumbed down version supports remain, while actual people specializing in economics or philosophy support leave. Econ and philosophy, in the US at least, have the highest GRE scores along with math and physics.

    Philosophy is a partial exception to the feminization and SJW takeover of the humanities because it requires studying the math-like subject of formal logic, includes some overlap between logic and math/computer science with co-listed classes and enrollment, and finally because it involves the study of ancient Greeks and Romans.

    Back in the dark ages (late sixties/early seventies) when I was a grad student in philosophy, Logic and the Philosophy of Mathematics was the weed-out course. Every first-year had to take it. I was an undergrad maths major; I wound up acquiring someone else’s Ford Foundation fellowship.

  138. @Forbes
    Gotta love the propaganda that the city needs new residents...because?

    City needs new welfare residents because Walmart and Dollar Store want to build new and bigger stores.

    Whenever I think about housing I don’t just think of rent or mortgage but total cost which includes utilities. Must cost a fortune in home heating October to May. Who pays the heat cost of the lay abouts with the thermostat at 80?

    The working tax payers who can’t afford to heat their house higher than 65.

    • Replies: @Clyde

    Must cost a fortune in home heating October to May. Who pays the heat cost of the lay abouts with the thermostat at 80?
     
    In some Northern states there are heating oil subsidies for the poor. Paid by welfare agencies. Other ways of heating too. I knew an Azorian family and they kept the temps cranked at 80 or so in the winter. Africans must do the same in Maine, but if you are young and healthy, Africans, Hindus etc. can take the freezing temps outside which kind of amazes me. The key is good blood circulation.
  139. @trelane
    Now that the FBI is involved I think we can be reassured that they'll get to the bottom of all this and find the white person responsible for this criminal act.

    Now that the FBI is involved I think we can be reassured that they’ll get to the bottom of all this and find the white person responsible for this criminal act.

    They are looking into white Russian persons of interest.

  140. @The Wild Geese Howard
    OT:

    Today's Libtard screed from Bezos' Blog:

    The real reason the U.S. women’s soccer team isn’t getting equal pay

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/06/20/real-reason-us-womens-soccer-team-isnt-getting-equal-pay/

    At least it’s women’s Soccer, not tranny psycho drama.

  141. @The Wild Geese Howard
    Semi-OT:

    How much did Soros pay this POS:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-23/acting-dhs-chief-sabotaged-ice-raids-leaking-plan-washington-post

    I read about him. I think it’s more likely he’s more in the payroll if Tyson Contadina Ore Ida Sunkist or some other big AG operation.

    There are no slaughter houses and canning plants in most cities. They’re in suburban rural areas. So just surround them at 10/am arrest everybody including every manager and HR person. Next day, 5/am arrests of top management.

  142. Oct. 20, 2021 (AP) — Charles Boron, 18, a University of Michigan sophomore, has been arrested and charged with hate speech after campus Race Police questioned him outside the Student Union. According to Race Police records, two officers asked Boron, majoring in Pederasty Studies, what he was doing in front of the building. He is reported to have replied, “Oh, just hanging around.”

    Municipal Judge Kwame Mgdlooyo refused to set bail on the grounds that Boron represents a “dangerous element” of the student body and is a significant flight risk. The defendant has reportedly been associated with roving bands of white youth.

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  143. @Achmed E. Newman
    Mr. Sailer, I ended up via a link this morning on a 1997 article by you and your research partner, one Dr. Stephen Seiler of Norway. In it you stated in this comment that you are a descendent of rope makers. It's not a far cry from rope making to knot tying, would you not agree?

    I'm knot making any accusations here, Mr. RopeMaker Sailer ... just sayin' ...

    .

    BTW, that was a very interesting article on "Track and Battlefield".

    I have a book somewhere entitled”Nelson’s Navy” it says in the section about the dockyards that the ropewalk was one of the hardest jobs .
    The chapter about the Press Gangs was outrageous . In another book I read about the most unlucky man I’ve ever heard of . Pressed into the Navy in England he was captured by the French and put to work on a French Galley in the Med. He was subsequently captured by North African slavers and sold into slavery there . Eventually he managed to escape and made his way back to Europe via Turkey , then through Europe where he had to dodge the French . Finally he got to a port in the low countries and got passage on a ship to England . In the Channel within sight of home his ship was stopped by a Royal Navy ship and he was pressed again back into the navy .

    • Replies: @Clyde
    Being a Muslim slave was the worst thing that happened to him. Great story.
    "If I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all"
  144. @Anonymous
    That's a lot of detail/effort. I think if you're an AA cubicle drone in need of a media distraction, you could just write out the word "noose" (small caps OK) on a piece of paper from the recycle bin, tape it to something by your desk & CNN would come running

    LOL and then shaking my head because it’s probably true.

  145. @Alden
    City needs new welfare residents because Walmart and Dollar Store want to build new and bigger stores.

    Whenever I think about housing I don’t just think of rent or mortgage but total cost which includes utilities. Must cost a fortune in home heating October to May. Who pays the heat cost of the lay abouts with the thermostat at 80?

    The working tax payers who can’t afford to heat their house higher than 65.

    Must cost a fortune in home heating October to May. Who pays the heat cost of the lay abouts with the thermostat at 80?

    In some Northern states there are heating oil subsidies for the poor. Paid by welfare agencies. Other ways of heating too. I knew an Azorian family and they kept the temps cranked at 80 or so in the winter. Africans must do the same in Maine, but if you are young and healthy, Africans, Hindus etc. can take the freezing temps outside which kind of amazes me. The key is good blood circulation.

  146. @Anon7
    ...[Dean] Runge said in a statement, calling the noose a “symbol of hate and discrimination.”

    This is an example of bigotry and a lack of education about one of the great World religions. I’m shocked, and I’m sure that the University of Michigan’s many Hindu students and medical alumni would be shocked, that one of Lord Ganesh’s sacred symbols would be described this way.

    Ganesh, the elephant-headed god, the remover of obstacles, carries a noose as well as a goad, which symbolize the divine power of holding you back or urging you forward as you go through life.

    Shocking. Poorly educated and poorly advised.

    I would love if some Hindu student/faculty member bring that up and the University would actually have to make a “keep the noose” day, or something like that 😀

  147. @donut
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hQPLYy8avM

    I have a book somewhere entitled"Nelson's Navy" it says in the section about the dockyards that the ropewalk was one of the hardest jobs .
    The chapter about the Press Gangs was outrageous . In another book I read about the most unlucky man I've ever heard of . Pressed into the Navy in England he was captured by the French and put to work on a French Galley in the Med. He was subsequently captured by North African slavers and sold into slavery there . Eventually he managed to escape and made his way back to Europe via Turkey , then through Europe where he had to dodge the French . Finally he got to a port in the low countries and got passage on a ship to England . In the Channel within sight of home his ship was stopped by a Royal Navy ship and he was pressed again back into the navy .

    Being a Muslim slave was the worst thing that happened to him. Great story.
    “If I didn’t have bad luck, I wouldn’t have no luck at all”

  148. Ed says:
    @TelfoedJohn
    I’ve read that lynchings (about 75% black) simply reflected the crime levels of blacks at the time.

    The noose hysteria seems to be based on nostalgia. Anyway, let’s count all the whites killed by black crime. Probably quite a few. Imagine a similar trigger for whites - “a pair of baggy jeans has been spotted on campus, police are investigating and have promised to bring the culprits to justice”

    I’ve always come to the conclusion that Jim Crow didn’t just arise spontaneously but was a reaction to observed behaviors of blacks in the South. Lynching was equal opportunity with many if not more whites being lynched. The South was largely agrarian and that’s where most vigilante actions take place around the world, in rural areas. Race played a role but as with most things involving blacks, the story is more complicated then the media and Academia make out.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  149. @Forbes
    It's like high school girls sports. Nobody watches--aside from family and friends.

    When the TV broadcast rights fees for women's soccer is the same as that paid for men's soccer--then the women have an argument.

    The comments for that article are almost all of the ” women don’t raise anywhere close to enough revenue. you idiot authors” variety.

  150. @Dube
    The hangman's knot is not simply cool-looking, but functional. Those extra coils help snap the head and break the neck.

    And of course no one here will write that a person is "hung" rather than "hanged."

    “BART! They said you was hung….

  151. @The Wild Geese Howard
    OT:

    Today's Libtard screed from Bezos' Blog:

    The real reason the U.S. women’s soccer team isn’t getting equal pay

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/06/20/real-reason-us-womens-soccer-team-isnt-getting-equal-pay/

    This one’s easily solved: Have the men’s team play the women’s team. Doubtless the ostensibly superiour yet shamefully underpaid women’s team will clean the men’s clocks, no?

    To ensure fairness and end the dispute once and for all, the winners (bound to be these stellar women, right?) should actually get paid more than the losers proportionately to how much they outscore them….

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    Sounds good to me.
  152. NYT: “All the noose that fits, we print.”

  153. @MikeatMikedotMike
    After a few weeks and a thousand man hours of investigation, it will turn out the noose was a twisted USB cable.

    USB cables will then be banned from the campus grounds.

    I’m blanking on which incident it was where some sassy black chick interpreted as a personally targeted noose a loop of cable pull-tape (mule tape kludged into a tool for hauling cable through the overhead trays) dangling down a bit from the overhead cable infrastructure where workers had apparently left it for further work on the system.

    Which reminds me. How can CNN continue to call itself that?

    I mean, Cable-Noose Network seems pretty racist. And in Atlanta, no less.

  154. @AnotherDad

    That’s a fine-looking noose. My friends and I used to tie the draw-cords on window shades into tiny nooses, back in 5th grade. It was just a bit of silly morbid humor, nothing racial about it. In fact, there couldn’t have been any racial angle to it because our history classes didn’t cover lynching (or if they did, it was a minor topic; I’d remember as I liked history class and paid close attention).
     
    Exact experience with the window blinds. And i'm guessing we weren't in the same school (since i was parked in Catholic school). Rather this was typical jackassery that boys were doing nationwide. Such knowledge passed boy-to-boy before there was youtube. Zero to do with race. A noose conjourned up the west, cowboys, rustlers, "hang 'em high". If not that, then hanging murderers--which were still going on in the US.

    Now, of course, under the minoritarian ascendency, the noose has been gobbled up by blacks. Like everything else ... it's all about blacks. Everthing else--all other meaning and context must stand down before their mighty, holy blackness. Once it goes black, it never goes back.

    under the minoritarian ascendency, the noose has been gobbled up by blacks. Like everything else … it’s all about blacks. Everthing else–all other meaning and context must stand down before their mighty, holy blackness. Once it goes black, it never goes back.

    Now stop and think who has been guiding blacks in this power grab.

    Hm, let’s think. What other group gains power by retconning themselves into everything, making everything all about them, and every action by everyone else always an example of anti-Them?

  155. @Autochthon
    This one's easily solved: Have the men's team play the women's team. Doubtless the ostensibly superiour yet shamefully underpaid women's team will clean the men's clocks, no?

    To ensure fairness and end the dispute once and for all, the winners (bound to be these stellar women, right?) should actually get paid more than the losers proportionately to how much they outscore them....

    Sounds good to me.

  156. Anonymous[255] • Disclaimer says:
    @ganderson
    When I was in Chicago last weekend I went on the very touristy, but mostly entertaining Chicago Crime Bus Tour. It did not include a ride out to Austin, although surprisingly, the tour-guide did say something about dropping us all off at one of the intersections along the Dan Ryan, (for which, when I lived in Chicago 40 years ago, in a less woke era, we had an extremely incorrect name for... your hint is "The Blank 500") and then seeing if we could make it back...

    No comment, however from our fearless leader about the fact that the tour began in Streeterville!

    I guess that's cuz it was a Crime tour, not a "fake crime" tour.

    My relatives always referred to the Dan Ryan as the Mau-Mau Express.

  157. @Reg Cæsar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ks80McKhss

    Ah, a fuzzy memory from my childhood. For the magic of Flanders and Swann – we’ll never see the like of them again. Like Tolkien’s old, “underpopulated” England, only less than a century ago might well be millennia. Now we get savages. Just as the news is now indiscernible from The Onion, the music is indiscernible from parody like that from Goldie Lookin’ Chain.

    Say, remember how Michael Flanders constantly pissed and moaned about being wheelchair-bound, demanded special treatment and recognition of his heroic struggle to overcome the persecutions heaped upon the otherwise-abled, and generally made an ass of himself rather than just getting on with life and overcoming his handicap to achieve greatness beyond that of most able-bodied men?

    Yeah, me neither….

  158. Big break in the case, they found the noose:

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