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From the World Economic Forum, the people who run the Davos shindig:

World Economic Forum Agenda Platforms Reports Davos 2021 Videos

Global Agenda SDG 05: Gender Equality Gender Parity Arts and Culture

How a genderless card deck might make you think differently about inequality

You might never have thought about the fact a king is worth more than queen…

This article is published in collaboration with Reuters
22 Jan 2021
Esther Verkaik

Indie Mellink wants to tackle the issue of gender inequality in card games, as the king is traditionally worth more than the queen.

To resolve this, Mellink created a genderless deck in which the king, queen and jack images are replaced with gold, silver and bronze.

1,500 packs of these gender-neutral cards were purchased worldwide within the first few months of availability.

Indy Mellink, a Dutch card fan, was explaining a game to her cousins last summer when she asked herself: why should a king be worth more than a queen?

The 23-year-old forensic psychology graduate, encouraged by her father, decided it was time to break with the centuries-old tradition of sexual inequality in playing card decks that rank men above women.

“If we have this hierarchy that the king is worth more than the queen then this subtle inequality influences people in their daily life because it’s just another way of saying ‘hey, you’re less important,” she said in an interview. “Even subtle inequalities like this do play a big role.”

Judging by how much money Disney makes peddling princess stuff to little girls, what card deck makers should do to make their products more popular with the new generation is to change the 10 card to a Princess Jackie card.

 
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  1. 22 Jan 2021
    Esther Verkaik

    Indie Mellink wants to tackle the issue of gender inequality in card games, as the king is traditionally worth more than the queen.

    At least they’re not talking about gender equity, yet. That would be where they remove 1/2 of a man’s penis and sew it onto the woman.

    • LOL: R.G. Camara
    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @James Speaks

    Well there's a reason men received two testicles from MOTHER. NATURE. (wind howls, scary music plays.) It was to share.

  2. . . . and spades are worth more than hearts. NFW.

    • Agree: HammerJack, Colin Wright
    • Replies: @Oswald Spengler
    @Gamecock

    "Spade Cards Matter"

  3. Indy Mellink, a Dutch card fan, was explaining a game to her cousins last summer when she asked herself: why should a king be worth more than a queen?

    Good luck at the Black Jack tables in Las Vegas with that one, Indy.

    “Why should a King be worth more than a Queen?

    “Fuck you, pay me!”

    • LOL: mmack, Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Highlander
    @Achmed E. Newman

    In blackjack kings and queens are already equal.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  4. Why should a ten be worth more than an eight, or considered to be “greater than” eight for that matter? Numbers are heirarchical, which is problematic. No number is “greater than” or “less than any other number.

    In the Woke card games of the future, every hand will be a winner. Right about the same time people stop playing card games altogether because they’ve become boring.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @Mr. Anon

    Playing cards calls upon skill and, in many social circumstances, wit, charm, and sociability. All of these are implicitly ableist and make the unskilled, stupid, witless, obnoxious, or antisocial feel jealous and excluded.

    Therefore card playing is bad- just like the Baptists used to say. Interesting how wokeism is a new fundamentalist religion.

    Replies: @anonsasmaug, @Jim Christian

    , @Oswald Spengler
    @Mr. Anon

    Also, in the chess games of the brave new Woke future, black will always prevail over white.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Mr. Anon


    Why should a ten be worth more than an eight, or considered to be “greater than” eight for that matter?
     
    Why are cards in base 10?

    Heck, why is the metric system in base 10? If you're going to throw out traditional systems of measurements, why not switch to base 12, and divide neatly by three and six instead of just five?

    Replies: @El Dato

    , @Fox
    @Mr. Anon

    That's an important question, why indeed should there be a hierarchy of size in numbers, beginning with Zero. Why should an 80-year old be counted as being older than a 2-year old? With the modern pc crowd such a difference does indeed more and more not suggest itself. The question of hierarchy of numbers will also arise in salaries. Especially the woke will not be able to reasonably expect a salary that goes beyond the minimum wage with that kind of pc logic.
    Likewise, chess needs to be reformed. What about the King and the Queen?

    I thought that stupidity was an inborn quality, now it turns out to be self-willed. Or is this merely proving that education does not really work and that training to perform certain tasks is the only attainable goal? Or is this phenomenon a revelation of the importance of character, the outcome of which test is not flattering or encouraging if one takes human society as a block? Or is this Nature preparing for her Great Reset, so different than the one set in motion by those who think that there is no limit to the execution of their will?

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @james wilson
    @Mr. Anon

    Oy veh quibble away and forget Aces take the day.

    , @Corn
    @Mr. Anon



    Why should a ten be worth more than an eight, or considered to be “greater than” eight for that matter? Numbers are heirarchical, which is problematic. No number is “greater than” or “less than any other number.
     
    Don’t quote me on this, I’m not well read in the philosophy, but I believe some strains of anarcho-primitivism essentially say that. That numbers corrupt the human mind or help it develop hierarchical thinking etc.
  5. When will hyper inflation hit?

    When it does hit, what will be the best hedge? Gold? Stocks? Real estate? Bitcoin?

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    @JohnnyWalker123


    When it does hit, what will be the best hedge?
     
    When it hits, it'll be too late to determine what the best hedge is. That time is now, though (famously) the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. Meanwhile, always diversify. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @dvorak
    @JohnnyWalker123


    When will hyper inflation hit?
     
    There's no inflation if velocity crashes while money supply skyrockets. MV=PQ

    Has there been an occurrence of sizable inflation during the Information Age in G7 countries? Cost-push inflation doesn't make sense when the economy is made of intangible bits and cartoon characters. Union-busters and migration-mongerers can prevent wage-push inflation.

    Replies: @Neuday

    , @Ari silver
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Take a look at Velocity.

    , @Redneck farmer
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Probably get a higher rate of inflation, but not hyperinflation. For hyperinflation, you need a crash of production, while maintaining or increasing demand. If more of the country is locked down, not a lot of increased demand.

    , @Wade Hampton
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Adam Fergusson's "When Money Dies" is a priceless work of economic history describing the Weimar hyperinflation in the interwar period in Germany.

    The types of people who were pauperized were people dependent on a Deutsche Mark denominated cash flow, e.g. government pensioners. (Hint: don't buy dollar-denominated annuities.)

    The types of people that became rich were those who went into DM denominated debt early and used the cash proceeds to buy valuable hard goods like gold.

    The types of people who had an easy life were people like farmers and others producing a steady stream of valuable hard goods. Big manufacturing corporations did OK for the same reason. Some of them issued their own currency as the DM became unusable.

    When will the hyperinflation start? Who knows, but it wouldn't surprise me if it started during the first term of President Magoo. The only reason it hasn't started yet is that China still views us as the world hegemon and as a result is willing to hold our debt. That cannot last as China takes over as global hegemon.

    , @The Alarmist
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I concur with Wade Hampton’s reply. With regard to Bitcoin, the question that I always have is how one plans to use it when the power goes off or when TPTB clamp down on the internet to kill the cryptos. Gold is not the most practical medium of exchange, but as a store of value it has a few millenia of near universal use and would likely still be valued by many after the reset of the reset. Dealing in gold in a SHTF situation might be risky, but silver might be good for walking around money. The best plan of action includes land where you can grow stuff to feed yourself and have food to barter for other things, and to have skills you can also barter for things or services you need.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Wade Hampton

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @JohnnyWalker123

    M2 is not money, per se, but rather credit. In this case, credit extended by the fed. As far as I can tell this credit is mainly extended to buyers of financial assets and not consumers.

    Thus, any "inflation" will occur in the value of financial assets, which are priced as the inverse of the effectively zero (or negative) real interest rates generated by all this credit expansion.

    Bottom line: the rich get richer. The poor get . . . deficit-financed stimulus checks. And future generations. . . get screwed.

  6. The PtB, MotU, NWO, Illuminati – whatever you want to call them = seemed quite enamored of all these trans-humanist notions like sexless this or that (that’s what they mean, although they use the phony word “gender” for it).

    I think Klaus Schwab should lead the way by voluntarily becoming sexless himself. And by “voluntarily” I mean that in the same way he would mean it when talking about the Great Reset.

    • Agree: The Alarmist
    • Replies: @gent
    @Mr. Anon

    It's actually a very old religious notion, that of divine androgyny. The are reifying it, attempting to bring it into the real world, which profanes it. Seems like degenerated masonry to me.

  7. 2005:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/is-sharon-begley-as-dim-as-she-sounds/

    Or does feminist ideology just get in the way?

    2009:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/newsweek-sex-race-and-iq-off-limits/

    Here’s a hilariously low-IQ article by Newsweek’s Sharon Begley, the doyenne of clueless human sciences reporters:

    Sex, Race And IQ: Off Limits?

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/newsweek-v-evolutionary-psychology/

    Like all of us, Newsweek’s Sharon Begley isn’t getting any younger.

    2021:
    Sharon Begley isn’t getting any older either:

    • Replies: @Alden
    @MEH 0910

    What sensible person reads liberal anti White rag Newsweek? Someone has to do it. Thanks.

    , @kaganovitch
    @MEH 0910

    Not to speak ill of the dead but more like Mario Mendoza teaching you how to hold a bat.

    , @Dan Smith
    @MEH 0910

    Lung cancer. Science writer? Something doesn’t add up.

    , @Wade Hampton
    @MEH 0910

    Or perhaps like having Ozzy Osborne show you how to hold a bat.

  8. In real life a King is worth more than a Queen because, unlike a Queen, a King is expected to lead his soldiers into battle.

    Anyway, what about Chess? In Chess the Queen is the most powerful peace on the board, whilst the King is not much better than a pawn and must be protected.

    • Agree: Trelane
    • Replies: @Anon
    @martin_2


    Anyway, what about Chess? In Chess the Queen is the most powerful peace on the board, whilst the King is not much better than a pawn and must be protected.
     
    The history of the rules of chess is fascinating, and Wikipedia is a good place to start. The pieces were not always as they are now, and the ones we have now did not always have the same movements as they do now. The omnipotent queen is a more recent innovation.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_chess

    Also, fairy chess is the name given to some evolutionary dead ends:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_chess_piece
  9. Wait til she finds out about the game of chess.

    • Replies: @Prof. Woland
    @Yancey Ward

    I don't see you guys raging
    The kind of mating I'm contemplating
    I'd let you watch, I would invite you
    But the queens we use would not excite you.

  10. Pinko Walter (((Bernstein))), Celebrated Screenwriter, Is Dead at 101

    His movies included “Fail Safe,” “Paris Blues” and, perhaps most notably, “The Front,” based on his own experience of being blacklisted.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/23/movies/walter-bernstein-dead.html

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
    @anonymous

    As if Hollywood wasn't, in fact, riddled with Marxists, hoping for the triumph of communism.

    (Why was Hollywood filled with people itching to subvert American society. I wonder.)

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Mr. Anon
    @anonymous

    It's remarkable how the Hollywood Blacklist didn't seem to impede the careers of those blacklisted. The blackists made by the communist regimes those Hollywood commies supported were rather more final.

    , @Anonymous
    @anonymous

    "Fail Safe" isn't badly made by technical criteria for direction/acting or cinematic design but the ending is just absurd and scoff-worthy. It's actually funnier than Dr. Strangelove. I'd recommend the entire piece as an exemplar of the demon-haunted mind of the pre-Woodstock/Vietnam liberal

  11. Arn’t Queeens top dog right now in the US? M-F surgically altered weirdos? The 4 suits can be the 4 main races, White Asian Native American and black. The 13 designs can be various varieties of perverts and weirdos.

    Although, what with the endless jostling for supremacy, a new system would have to be created every 6 months. Translation finished a worthless crapology degree can’t get a job Ned’s something to do

    • Replies: @Aardvark
    @Alden

    Since a deck of cards consists of 52 cards, each one could be a unique variety of contrived sexuality.
    Let's see, a two spirited and a non-binary against one gendered and a lesbian... err never mind.

  12. @MEH 0910
    2005:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/is-sharon-begley-as-dim-as-she-sounds/

    Or does feminist ideology just get in the way?
     
    2009:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/newsweek-sex-race-and-iq-off-limits/

    Here’s a hilariously low-IQ article by Newsweek’s Sharon Begley, the doyenne of clueless human sciences reporters:

    Sex, Race And IQ: Off Limits?
     

     
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/newsweek-v-evolutionary-psychology/

    Like all of us, Newsweek’s Sharon Begley isn’t getting any younger.
     
    2021:
    Sharon Begley isn't getting any older either:
    https://twitter.com/NYTScience/status/1352825138228699136

    Replies: @Alden, @kaganovitch, @Dan Smith, @Wade Hampton

    What sensible person reads liberal anti White rag Newsweek? Someone has to do it. Thanks.

  13. The Great Reset is the deliberate crashing of the economy to finally eliminate the American standard of living but yeah semantics are important and it is impossible that we could be distracted with little non-stories. Important steps are already in place with Biden’s first actions. This is like saying, don’t worry about that Hitler guy, I hear he’s into witchcraft.

  14. She’s not wrong; the fact that the King is worth more than the Queen card is not random, it represents the hierarchy of society at the time cards were invented. Ms. Mellink is simply reacting to the fact that it is clearly not the case in our society anymore and as such the value of cards should be reorganized to have the Queen at the top. But this would conflict against the ‘equality’ programming she has been fed her whole life, so the compromise is using rare metals.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
    @DextersLabRat


    Mellink created a genderless deck in which the king, queen and jack images are replaced with gold, silver and bronze.
     
    Revealed preference for her kind. Gold is always the cynosure. Whereas in mine, bronze trumps all. Well, bronze plus horseback riding, as my simpleminded ancestors determined.
    , @Gordo
    @DextersLabRat

    Ah yes but Gold represents the male principle, the Sun, and Silver the female, the Moon.

  15. Watch this 18 second clip below.

    The Chinese are paying to send Africans to Israel. See below link.

    Bow before your Han overlords.

    Even the Jews must bow.

    The Yellow Dragon rises.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • LOL: J.Ross
    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
    @JohnnyWalker123

    " The Chinese are sending Africans to Israel."

    God bless the Chinese.

    Israel is too white and too Jewish. In this day of multiculturalism and diversity, to deprive Israel of the benefits of either would be racist and anti-semitic.

    , @Wilkey
    @JohnnyWalker123

    As Steve likes to say, cue Dr. Evil: "162 African refugees!"

    ...for the whole country of Israel. There are probably small suburbs in Minnesota that take in more African refugees than that every single year.

    I always thought it was interesting back during Merkel's refugee fiasco how the whole MSM was up in arms over Hungary's and Poland's refusal to take in refugees while never paying attention to the fact that Israel wasn't taking any, either - despite being literally right next door to Syria.

    , @Anon
    @JohnnyWalker123

    That statue of Mao looks like Beethoven with oriental eyes. I don't think Mao ever wore his hair that long.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Gordo

  16. “To resolve this, Mellink created a genderless deck in which the king, queen and jack images are replaced with gold, silver and bronze.”

    Hey dim bulb, you left out the joker 🃏

    And what sort of racist are you Mz. Mellink? Does your gender neutral deck of cards include spades ♠️? We all know what THAT means! Why do you hate Black people Indie?

    And red diamonds ♦️? Those are Blood Diamonds that exploit Africans.

    God what a racist. She must be canceled!

    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
  17. Tellingly, as always with feminist jackasses, “here in the real world, things aren’t that simple.” Indeed, what the fools intimate is all nonsense. Queens regnant (and regent, awaiting ruled princes’ arrival at majority) have long persisted in history (e.g., Elizabeths I & II). Queens as they exist in decks of cards simply reflect the overwhelming majority of reality: queens consort to their husbands, such husbands much more commonly sovereign kings. God forbid silly games reflect in any way the serious reality of the world upon which they are based….

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    @Autochthon

    Forgive me, Mr. Sailer; I cannot but have been reminded how beautiful a world we lived in when homosexuals asked no more than (and were permitted no more, as it were...) than to be otherwise normal people who happened to be homosexual. I mean this sincerely, as I often explain in my personal life: truth is we (normal) people never much cared, though we knew, some minority of our population were askew this way, and both they and us knew it but let it alone. I submit this state of affairs was far superiour to the current nasty "culture war" (and many a gay man I know agrees, many quite vehemently) – and that I shit you negative. The first meaningful relationship I had with a gay guy was a Singaporean in Georgia thankful the U.S.A. gave no fu**ks what he did with his personal life. We were downright homies. Yet, if I met him in the streets of L.A. today I expect we would have fisticuffs. So much for advancing unity a la Biden, etc.....

    https://youtu.be/PhFy5w2P600

    Mercury never gave two shits about being gay as such; so much so he never addresses it in his lifelime; he just wanted to be an amazing singer (and, damn, was he ever!)

    I fundamentally believe homosexuality is degenerate, but I admire the music of Elton John, George Michael, and the Pet Shop Boys. Many such cases..... This shit is not complicated...or, rather, it is much more complicated than the woke crowd, who would have you believe you cannot think Ian McKellon a talented actor and yet disapprove of sodomy for your children: Who are the truly narrow-minded lot, one should ask, if we are to stand a chance in the so-called culture wars....

    I mean, blimey, by all accounts she fancied, at least occasionally, the muff, but Judy Garland (who, at any rate, approved of their ways) gave us this!:

    https://youtu.be/xWryDF_yyH0

    *If we learned tomorrow J.R.R. Tolkien or C.S. Lewis carried on scandalous homosexual affairs, the discovery would not render their work worthless...just sayin'....!

    Point is, it's the militant, minority of homosexuals (and Negroes, mestizoes, etc.) won't piss off and let us all get along, as we used to do perfectly well.

    In short: Paul Lynde showed the way of peaceful coexistence, and the leftist shits are having none of it....

    Replies: @Autochthon, @Jack D

  18. It’s good to see that egalitarians have turned their attention to worthwhile matters.

    With such focused and determined leaders I’m sure our gender free utopia will be here at any moment.

    Hopefully we can eventually solve that pesky anti-equality problem of women having all the children.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @John Johnson


    Hopefully we can eventually solve that pesky anti-equality problem of women having all the children.
     
    Artificial wombs and stem cells, the Brave New World. Maybe trans politics is preparing us for "transhumanist" totalitarianism.

    https://thefederalist.com/2017/10/26/12-ways-artificial-wombs-will-change-world/
    , @Lockean Proviso
    @John Johnson


    Hopefully we can eventually solve that pesky anti-equality problem of women having all the children.
     
    Artificial wombs and stem cells, the Brave New World. Maybe trans politics is preparing us for "transhumanist" totalitarianism.

    https://thefederalist.com/2017/10/26/12-ways-artificial-wombs-will-change-world/
  19. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/SpencerKSchiff/status/1353205314007478272

    When will hyper inflation hit?

    When it does hit, what will be the best hedge? Gold? Stocks? Real estate? Bitcoin?

    Replies: @HammerJack, @dvorak, @Ari silver, @Redneck farmer, @Wade Hampton, @The Alarmist, @Hypnotoad666

    When it does hit, what will be the best hedge?

    When it hits, it’ll be too late to determine what the best hedge is. That time is now, though (famously) the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. Meanwhile, always diversify. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @HammerJack


    When it hits, it’ll be too late to determine what the best hedge is. That time is now, though (famously) the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. Meanwhile, always diversify. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
     
    Can you be more specific?
  20. So in the new deck of cards, gold (Asians) are on top, silver (Whites) are next, then bronze (Browns) third, with blacks just being a bunch of random numbers that, even at their best, don’t quite make it into the elite ranks.

    This is surprisingly accurate.

  21. In Sheepshead, the game of Wisconsin Cheeseheads, Queens and then Jacks are the eight highest trump cards. Think about that! The Jack as the Queen’s consort, while the King is ranked below Aces and Tens. What a field day Freud would have with that. The revolutionary spirit brought over by the German and Scandinavian radical workers?

  22. @HammerJack
    @JohnnyWalker123


    When it does hit, what will be the best hedge?
     
    When it hits, it'll be too late to determine what the best hedge is. That time is now, though (famously) the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. Meanwhile, always diversify. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    When it hits, it’ll be too late to determine what the best hedge is. That time is now, though (famously) the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. Meanwhile, always diversify. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

    Can you be more specific?

  23. Well, dang, don’t that king got that Y DNA? Chicks can’t carry that, their DNA gets dispersed all over the dang place. Y DNA don’t lie.

  24. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/SpencerKSchiff/status/1353205314007478272

    When will hyper inflation hit?

    When it does hit, what will be the best hedge? Gold? Stocks? Real estate? Bitcoin?

    Replies: @HammerJack, @dvorak, @Ari silver, @Redneck farmer, @Wade Hampton, @The Alarmist, @Hypnotoad666

    When will hyper inflation hit?

    There’s no inflation if velocity crashes while money supply skyrockets. MV=PQ

    Has there been an occurrence of sizable inflation during the Information Age in G7 countries? Cost-push inflation doesn’t make sense when the economy is made of intangible bits and cartoon characters. Union-busters and migration-mongerers can prevent wage-push inflation.

    • Replies: @Neuday
    @dvorak


    Cost-push inflation doesn’t make sense when the economy is made of intangible bits and cartoon characters
     
    But the economy is not "made up of intangible bits and cartoon characters"; it's made up of energy, food, services rendered, and tangible goods. M1 and M2 are skyrocketing because of widespread suspicion of imminent economic downturn and paucity of realistic non-speculative investment options with any hope of outrunning inflation. Gold and Crypto are going great, but governments have the ability to slam shut both options, should they choose. If I had serious money I'd be buying land and a passport involving a South American country.

    Also keep in mind the staggering amount of dollars held overseas; once it becomes obvious that the dollar's reserve status is coming to an end we're going to be flooded with dollars and foreigners looking to buy hard assets. I suppose that would increase velocity, wouldn't it.

    Replies: @dvorak

  25. @MEH 0910
    2005:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/is-sharon-begley-as-dim-as-she-sounds/

    Or does feminist ideology just get in the way?
     
    2009:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/newsweek-sex-race-and-iq-off-limits/

    Here’s a hilariously low-IQ article by Newsweek’s Sharon Begley, the doyenne of clueless human sciences reporters:

    Sex, Race And IQ: Off Limits?
     

     
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/newsweek-v-evolutionary-psychology/

    Like all of us, Newsweek’s Sharon Begley isn’t getting any younger.
     
    2021:
    Sharon Begley isn't getting any older either:
    https://twitter.com/NYTScience/status/1352825138228699136

    Replies: @Alden, @kaganovitch, @Dan Smith, @Wade Hampton

    Not to speak ill of the dead but more like Mario Mendoza teaching you how to hold a bat.

    • LOL: Gary in Gramercy
  26. Someone may have stole my thought, but thank heavens all of the worlds problems have been solved, and that dastardly playing card inequity addresses!

  27. @Mr. Anon
    Why should a ten be worth more than an eight, or considered to be "greater than" eight for that matter? Numbers are heirarchical, which is problematic. No number is "greater than" or "less than any other number.

    In the Woke card games of the future, every hand will be a winner. Right about the same time people stop playing card games altogether because they've become boring.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Oswald Spengler, @Reg Cæsar, @Fox, @james wilson, @Corn

    Playing cards calls upon skill and, in many social circumstances, wit, charm, and sociability. All of these are implicitly ableist and make the unskilled, stupid, witless, obnoxious, or antisocial feel jealous and excluded.

    Therefore card playing is bad- just like the Baptists used to say. Interesting how wokeism is a new fundamentalist religion.

    • Replies: @anonsasmaug
    @Lockean Proviso

    It could be, because, like I said to paraphrase, playing cards are the 52 other cards that belong to the Tarot deck.
    I play solitaire all the time.

    , @Jim Christian
    @Lockean Proviso


    Playing cards calls upon skill and, in many social circumstances, wit, charm, and sociability.
     
    Bet they play a lousy game of bridge, this Esther Verkaik and Indie Mellink, and I bet they're shitty to sit down at the cribbage board with, too. Imagine your Friday night poker game with these shrews around. They know this. That's why they're pissed at cards.
  28. F**kit: The queens (male and female – poofter Zanzibarians to the front of the line…) want it all!

    Now, that’s what I call representation. (Hell, at least it is meritocratic – degeneracy be damned, they are nonpareil musicians!)

  29. I bet mattress sizes are going to be next.

  30. As I said, there is a reshuffling of the deck going on…

    But that girl should look at tarot cards. They have lots of powerful female characters, and they are favored by wannabe witch girls. One taught me how to read them and even gave me her deck.

    I threw it out when I got married, but I haven’t forgotten.

    • Replies: @anonsasmaug
    @Buzz Mohawk

    One deck is not like the other or so I have been told.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

  31. @JohnnyWalker123
    Watch this 18 second clip below.

    https://twitter.com/thespandrell/status/1353512274351116288

    The Chinese are paying to send Africans to Israel. See below link.

    https://twitter.com/thespandrell/status/1352973910988345345

    Bow before your Han overlords.

    Even the Jews must bow.

    The Yellow Dragon rises.

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @Wilkey, @Anon

    ” The Chinese are sending Africans to Israel.”

    God bless the Chinese.

    Israel is too white and too Jewish. In this day of multiculturalism and diversity, to deprive Israel of the benefits of either would be racist and anti-semitic.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk, Not Raul, Lurker
    • LOL: JohnnyWalker123
  32. A Deck-of -Cards are part of the Tarot deck. Mix them and see if you win.

  33. @anonymous
    Pinko Walter (((Bernstein))), Celebrated Screenwriter, Is Dead at 101

    His movies included “Fail Safe,” “Paris Blues” and, perhaps most notably, “The Front,” based on his own experience of being blacklisted.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/23/movies/walter-bernstein-dead.html

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous

    As if Hollywood wasn’t, in fact, riddled with Marxists, hoping for the triumph of communism.

    (Why was Hollywood filled with people itching to subvert American society. I wonder.)

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Kolya Krassotkin

    Hollywood was filled with communists because they were Jews. Jews first, communists second.

    If orders had come from the Comintern to become steel mill workers migrant farm workers or catholic priests and nuns they would have. Anything to destroy America, even hard dangerous physical labor.

    They saved a lot of money because Jewish managers at the Kodak factory stole so much film stock and they didn’t pay the royalties to the Edison camera company. That’s why they moved to S California, so they could hide their stolen cameras over the border in Mexico. A lot of those 1910-1930 western & frontier movies were filmed in Mexico. No real border control then.

  34. I’m guessing Euchre is also now scheduled for the memory hole, since the most powerful suit is called the “Trump.” I’ve probably played about a million games of Euchre in my life. All for naught. Year Zero is great!

  35. But isn’t the male dominance in cards balanced out by the female dominance in chess? The feeble king hides behind everyone else trying not to get captured, while the queen by comparison has superpowers.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Hap., Exactly. The most valuable chess piece is the Queen and did anyone mention historically powerful queens such as Catherine the Great. Steve finds one article per week to give me agita.

  36. @James Speaks

    22 Jan 2021
    Esther Verkaik

    Indie Mellink wants to tackle the issue of gender inequality in card games, as the king is traditionally worth more than the queen.
     
    At least they're not talking about gender equity, yet. That would be where they remove 1/2 of a man's penis and sew it onto the woman.

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    Well there’s a reason men received two testicles from MOTHER. NATURE. (wind howls, scary music plays.) It was to share.

  37. It’s very sexist to assume that all queens are female.

    • Agree: Not Raul
  38. Oh fuck off ms indie. Have you never heard of the reigns of Queen Elizabet or Queen Isabella ?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Buffalo Joe

    Exactly. Queen Elizabeth II, who looks exactly like my late grandmother, is one of the greatest sovereigns in history. She was called to duty suddenly, early, and she has served with honor ever since.

    https://arynews.tv/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Queen-Elizabeth.jpg

    Replies: @Anon, @Expletive Deleted, @Mr. Mean

    , @Redneck farmer
    @Buffalo Joe

    Jack D will probably be along to explain how Isabella is problematic, Joe.

  39. @Autochthon
    Tellingly, as always with feminist jackasses, "here in the real world, things aren't that simple." Indeed, what the fools intimate is all nonsense. Queens regnant (and regent, awaiting ruled princes' arrival at majority) have long persisted in history (e.g., Elizabeths I & II). Queens as they exist in decks of cards simply reflect the overwhelming majority of reality: queens consort to their husbands, such husbands much more commonly sovereign kings. God forbid silly games reflect in any way the serious reality of the world upon which they are based....

    https://youtu.be/GSfCIYq1-Ew

    Replies: @Autochthon

    Forgive me, Mr. Sailer; I cannot but have been reminded how beautiful a world we lived in when homosexuals asked no more than (and were permitted no more, as it were…) than to be otherwise normal people who happened to be homosexual. I mean this sincerely, as I often explain in my personal life: truth is we (normal) people never much cared, though we knew, some minority of our population were askew this way, and both they and us knew it but let it alone. I submit this state of affairs was far superiour to the current nasty “culture war” (and many a gay man I know agrees, many quite vehemently) – and that I shit you negative. The first meaningful relationship I had with a gay guy was a Singaporean in Georgia thankful the U.S.A. gave no fu**ks what he did with his personal life. We were downright homies. Yet, if I met him in the streets of L.A. today I expect we would have fisticuffs. So much for advancing unity a la Biden, etc…..

    Mercury never gave two shits about being gay as such; so much so he never addresses it in his lifelime; he just wanted to be an amazing singer (and, damn, was he ever!)

    I fundamentally believe homosexuality is degenerate, but I admire the music of Elton John, George Michael, and the Pet Shop Boys. Many such cases….. This shit is not complicated…or, rather, it is much more complicated than the woke crowd, who would have you believe you cannot think Ian McKellon a talented actor and yet disapprove of sodomy for your children: Who are the truly narrow-minded lot, one should ask, if we are to stand a chance in the so-called culture wars….

    I mean, blimey, by all accounts she fancied, at least occasionally, the muff, but Judy Garland (who, at any rate, approved of their ways) gave us this!:

    *If we learned tomorrow J.R.R. Tolkien or C.S. Lewis carried on scandalous homosexual affairs, the discovery would not render their work worthless…just sayin’….!

    Point is, it’s the militant, minority of homosexuals (and Negroes, mestizoes, etc.) won’t piss off and let us all get along, as we used to do perfectly well.

    In short: Paul Lynde showed the way of peaceful coexistence, and the leftist shits are having none of it….

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Autochthon
    @Autochthon

    (I suspect Freddy Mercury (and Elton John) "got it" –especially the latter, given his later performance and documented friendship with the kid from Detroit (if not that from Indiana)

    https://youtu.be/vEWVwWnP8HI

    https://youtu.be/eOAiwE48g10

    Both videos are now probably censored by (((ouTube))), What does that do to advance understanding and peace...?

    , @Jack D
    @Autochthon

    The movie is supposed set in the WWI era but Judy Garland's sexy costume is totally unlike what women (even stage performers) wore in those days. Here is the sheet music for "Ballin' the Jack", which was an actual period song of the WWI era (at least they got that part right). Note how the performers are actually dressed.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Ballin%27_the_Jack_1913.jpg

    Now I'm sure Busby Berkeley would tell you that he didn't care about being period correct. In a sense he is right - Judy Garland's legs are mesmerizing (never mind the amount of amphetamines MGM pumped into her to keep her that skinny). Gene Kelly is one of the greatest screen dancers of all time but Judy (who is supposedly not a dancer) and her legs steal the scene and Gene just fades into the background in his clown costume.

    PS Ballin' the Jack means driving a train really fast, like "Putting your Pedal to the Metal" in car terminology.

    Replies: @Alden

  40. @Buzz Mohawk
    As I said, there is a reshuffling of the deck going on...

    But that girl should look at tarot cards. They have lots of powerful female characters, and they are favored by wannabe witch girls. One taught me how to read them and even gave me her deck.

    I threw it out when I got married, but I haven't forgotten.

    https://www.tarotcardmeanings.net/images/tarotcards-large/tarot-empress.jpg

    Replies: @anonsasmaug

    One deck is not like the other or so I have been told.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @anonsasmaug

    Contrary to wishful clichés, the size of the deck does matter.

    Replies: @anonsasmaug

  41. @Lockean Proviso
    @Mr. Anon

    Playing cards calls upon skill and, in many social circumstances, wit, charm, and sociability. All of these are implicitly ableist and make the unskilled, stupid, witless, obnoxious, or antisocial feel jealous and excluded.

    Therefore card playing is bad- just like the Baptists used to say. Interesting how wokeism is a new fundamentalist religion.

    Replies: @anonsasmaug, @Jim Christian

    It could be, because, like I said to paraphrase, playing cards are the 52 other cards that belong to the Tarot deck.
    I play solitaire all the time.

  42. @Buffalo Joe
    Oh fuck off ms indie. Have you never heard of the reigns of Queen Elizabet or Queen Isabella ?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Redneck farmer

    Exactly. Queen Elizabeth II, who looks exactly like my late grandmother, is one of the greatest sovereigns in history. She was called to duty suddenly, early, and she has served with honor ever since.

    • Agree: MBlanc46, Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @Anon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    For someone who eats chocolate cake every day along with 4 glasses of booze, she has remarkable health and longevity.

    Replies: @Gordo, @Buzz Mohawk

    , @Expletive Deleted
    @Buzz Mohawk

    How could anyone tell? She's never said anything of moment, in keeping with family tradition. Neither has rowdy Philip, in spite of his lifelong seething at lesser breeds without the Law.
    Just get tanked up on gin&Dubonnet, wave languidly at the peasants every once in a while, and you're golden.
    I try to emulate this noble code, but fail in the" daily imbibing" paper. My weakness.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Days of Broken Arrows

    , @Mr. Mean
    @Buzz Mohawk

    She let the country be invaded by Muslims and negroes and didn’t do squat. She has presided over the ethnic replacement of her own people. A parasitical self-serving traitor and a pity that even people on this site are blinded by the centuries-long PR campaign to legitimize their existence and keep them in power. Leeches like her would rather see every working class Briton dead and replaced with a Pakistani than have to share a country with them. Recently she has spent her time protecting her son from the Epstein scandal after that photo of him with an underage prostitute leaked. How honourable!

  43. @Autochthon
    @Autochthon

    Forgive me, Mr. Sailer; I cannot but have been reminded how beautiful a world we lived in when homosexuals asked no more than (and were permitted no more, as it were...) than to be otherwise normal people who happened to be homosexual. I mean this sincerely, as I often explain in my personal life: truth is we (normal) people never much cared, though we knew, some minority of our population were askew this way, and both they and us knew it but let it alone. I submit this state of affairs was far superiour to the current nasty "culture war" (and many a gay man I know agrees, many quite vehemently) – and that I shit you negative. The first meaningful relationship I had with a gay guy was a Singaporean in Georgia thankful the U.S.A. gave no fu**ks what he did with his personal life. We were downright homies. Yet, if I met him in the streets of L.A. today I expect we would have fisticuffs. So much for advancing unity a la Biden, etc.....

    https://youtu.be/PhFy5w2P600

    Mercury never gave two shits about being gay as such; so much so he never addresses it in his lifelime; he just wanted to be an amazing singer (and, damn, was he ever!)

    I fundamentally believe homosexuality is degenerate, but I admire the music of Elton John, George Michael, and the Pet Shop Boys. Many such cases..... This shit is not complicated...or, rather, it is much more complicated than the woke crowd, who would have you believe you cannot think Ian McKellon a talented actor and yet disapprove of sodomy for your children: Who are the truly narrow-minded lot, one should ask, if we are to stand a chance in the so-called culture wars....

    I mean, blimey, by all accounts she fancied, at least occasionally, the muff, but Judy Garland (who, at any rate, approved of their ways) gave us this!:

    https://youtu.be/xWryDF_yyH0

    *If we learned tomorrow J.R.R. Tolkien or C.S. Lewis carried on scandalous homosexual affairs, the discovery would not render their work worthless...just sayin'....!

    Point is, it's the militant, minority of homosexuals (and Negroes, mestizoes, etc.) won't piss off and let us all get along, as we used to do perfectly well.

    In short: Paul Lynde showed the way of peaceful coexistence, and the leftist shits are having none of it....

    Replies: @Autochthon, @Jack D

    (I suspect Freddy Mercury (and Elton John) “got it” –especially the latter, given his later performance and documented friendship with the kid from Detroit (if not that from Indiana)

    Both videos are now probably censored by (((ouTube))), What does that do to advance understanding and peace…?

  44. @Gamecock
    . . . and spades are worth more than hearts. NFW.

    Replies: @Oswald Spengler

    “Spade Cards Matter”

  45. @Mr. Anon
    Why should a ten be worth more than an eight, or considered to be "greater than" eight for that matter? Numbers are heirarchical, which is problematic. No number is "greater than" or "less than any other number.

    In the Woke card games of the future, every hand will be a winner. Right about the same time people stop playing card games altogether because they've become boring.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Oswald Spengler, @Reg Cæsar, @Fox, @james wilson, @Corn

    Also, in the chess games of the brave new Woke future, black will always prevail over white.

    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
    @Oswald Spengler

    Ah, but you see in chess, the queen is a much more useful and powerful piece than the king.

    We will not, under any circumstances, discuss the move in which a knight (a mounted man!) simultaneously attacks both the opposing king and queen, a tactic known as “forking the queen” . . .

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_(chess)#Forking_piece

  46. To resolve this, Mellink created a genderless deck in which the king, queen and jack images are replaced with gold, silver and bronze.

    King, queen, and jack are M-F-M. In Spanish and Portuguese, speakers of which together outnumber those of English, gold, silver, and bronze
    are M-F-M. El oro, la plata, el bronce; o ouro, a prata, o bronze . Even worse, in the other Romance tongues, all three are masculine. Back to the drawing board!

    Then again, nothing is “genderless” in the Romance tongues, or, for that matter, any Indo-European languages except English and Afrikaans.

    In German and Russian, gold and silver are both neuter, while bronze is feminine.

  47. @anonymous
    Pinko Walter (((Bernstein))), Celebrated Screenwriter, Is Dead at 101

    His movies included “Fail Safe,” “Paris Blues” and, perhaps most notably, “The Front,” based on his own experience of being blacklisted.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/23/movies/walter-bernstein-dead.html

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous

    It’s remarkable how the Hollywood Blacklist didn’t seem to impede the careers of those blacklisted. The blackists made by the communist regimes those Hollywood commies supported were rather more final.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  48. @Mr. Anon
    Why should a ten be worth more than an eight, or considered to be "greater than" eight for that matter? Numbers are heirarchical, which is problematic. No number is "greater than" or "less than any other number.

    In the Woke card games of the future, every hand will be a winner. Right about the same time people stop playing card games altogether because they've become boring.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Oswald Spengler, @Reg Cæsar, @Fox, @james wilson, @Corn

    Why should a ten be worth more than an eight, or considered to be “greater than” eight for that matter?

    Why are cards in base 10?

    Heck, why is the metric system in base 10? If you’re going to throw out traditional systems of measurements, why not switch to base 12, and divide neatly by three and six instead of just five?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Reg Cæsar

    But the metric system is a child of the French Revolution. Citoyen!!

    However, the Calendar of the Revolution (as well as Decimal Time) didn't encounter the same popularity:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Republican_calendar

    Who can so no to such goodness. Just the word ending tells the season:

    Autumn:

    - Vendémiaire
    - Brumaire
    - Frimaire

    Winter:

    - Nivôse
    - Pluviôse
    - Ventôse

    Spring:

    - Germinal
    - Floréal
    - Prairial

    Summer:

    - Messidor
    - Thermidor
    - Fructidor

     

    With Black History Month and Biden Accession Month, a first step has been made in the right direction!

    OT #1

    Did you know people with Tourette's syndrome have a place on the graded scala of suffering and survivorship? It's true!

    Senator Cruz’s tweet about watching Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ as a child results in Seth Rogen calling him ‘FASCIST piece of S**T’

    As someone who has Tourette’s in their family (and also has a very mild case himself), I once again take great pleasure in telling you to go fuck yourself. (Also VERY few cases of Tourette’s manifest in uncontrollable swearing. Most cases, like mine, manifest in twitching.) https://t.co/NJaEjMfNJt

    — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 24, 2021
     

    Apparently not only twitching.

    OT #2: You can't compare anything to Nazi legislation anymore because that's demeaning to the victims to the Holocaust and alos triggers extra-large political dwarves. Got you there, bigot!

    German right-wing AfD party goes to court ahead of reported designation as ‘suspected’ extremist group


    In November, the AfD also compared the lockdown to the 1933 Enabling Act, which granted Adolf Hitler the power to rule by decree. The move earned a bitter rebuke from Foreign Minsiter Heiko Maas, who called it an “opprobrious comparison” mocking the victims of the Nazis.
     
  49. A genderless deck of cards?

    In the 1980s, I used to play with cards that had naked ladies on them. That would probably fry their feeble, little “social justice”-oriented noggins!

  50. @MEH 0910
    2005:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/is-sharon-begley-as-dim-as-she-sounds/

    Or does feminist ideology just get in the way?
     
    2009:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/newsweek-sex-race-and-iq-off-limits/

    Here’s a hilariously low-IQ article by Newsweek’s Sharon Begley, the doyenne of clueless human sciences reporters:

    Sex, Race And IQ: Off Limits?
     

     
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/newsweek-v-evolutionary-psychology/

    Like all of us, Newsweek’s Sharon Begley isn’t getting any younger.
     
    2021:
    Sharon Begley isn't getting any older either:
    https://twitter.com/NYTScience/status/1352825138228699136

    Replies: @Alden, @kaganovitch, @Dan Smith, @Wade Hampton

    Lung cancer. Science writer? Something doesn’t add up.

  51. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/SpencerKSchiff/status/1353205314007478272

    When will hyper inflation hit?

    When it does hit, what will be the best hedge? Gold? Stocks? Real estate? Bitcoin?

    Replies: @HammerJack, @dvorak, @Ari silver, @Redneck farmer, @Wade Hampton, @The Alarmist, @Hypnotoad666

    Take a look at Velocity.

  52. Is there a copyright on this?

  53. @JohnnyWalker123
    Watch this 18 second clip below.

    https://twitter.com/thespandrell/status/1353512274351116288

    The Chinese are paying to send Africans to Israel. See below link.

    https://twitter.com/thespandrell/status/1352973910988345345

    Bow before your Han overlords.

    Even the Jews must bow.

    The Yellow Dragon rises.

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @Wilkey, @Anon

    As Steve likes to say, cue Dr. Evil: “162 African refugees!”

    …for the whole country of Israel. There are probably small suburbs in Minnesota that take in more African refugees than that every single year.

    I always thought it was interesting back during Merkel’s refugee fiasco how the whole MSM was up in arms over Hungary’s and Poland’s refusal to take in refugees while never paying attention to the fact that Israel wasn’t taking any, either – despite being literally right next door to Syria.

  54. Racism in playing cards is a bigger deal. There are four suits, but each suit has the same race as king: white.

    Each suit should have its own race: white, black, yellow, and red (Native American, Mestizo, Aztec, etc.). Spades is the highest suit, so its king, queen, and jack should be black. And I mean African black, not some Oreos trying to imitate white people. I mean like Shaka Zulu.

  55. @JohnnyWalker123
    Watch this 18 second clip below.

    https://twitter.com/thespandrell/status/1353512274351116288

    The Chinese are paying to send Africans to Israel. See below link.

    https://twitter.com/thespandrell/status/1352973910988345345

    Bow before your Han overlords.

    Even the Jews must bow.

    The Yellow Dragon rises.

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @Wilkey, @Anon

    That statue of Mao looks like Beethoven with oriental eyes. I don’t think Mao ever wore his hair that long.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Anon

    Maybe it is the Han version of Anakin Skywalker?

    , @Gordo
    @Anon


    That statue of Mao looks like Beethoven with oriental eyes. I don’t think Mao ever wore his hair that long.
     
    Probably in his younger days, when he was a bit of a leftie!
  56. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Buffalo Joe

    Exactly. Queen Elizabeth II, who looks exactly like my late grandmother, is one of the greatest sovereigns in history. She was called to duty suddenly, early, and she has served with honor ever since.

    https://arynews.tv/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Queen-Elizabeth.jpg

    Replies: @Anon, @Expletive Deleted, @Mr. Mean

    For someone who eats chocolate cake every day along with 4 glasses of booze, she has remarkable health and longevity.

    • Replies: @Gordo
    @Anon


    For someone who eats chocolate cake every day along with 4 glasses of booze, she has remarkable health and longevity.
     
    Good DNA I suppose, plus loadsa money helps.
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    @Anon

    A neighbor friend lady of ours turned 100 last year. We all decorated our cars and drove by her house in a parade for her. One time, in her house, when she was only 93, I asked her, "what's your secret?" She walked over to her pantry, pulled out a big bottle of Stolichnaya vodka and said, "I drink a little Stoli every morning."

    Replies: @Not Raul

  57. @Yancey Ward
    Wait til she finds out about the game of chess.

    Replies: @Prof. Woland

    I don’t see you guys raging
    The kind of mating I’m contemplating
    I’d let you watch, I would invite you
    But the queens we use would not excite you.

    • LOL: El Dato
  58. Standard decks of cards are already quite up to date.

    1. Kings, queens and jacks are cut off at the waist, implying they’ve had their genitals removed.

    2. The spades suit wins over the other three.

    3. The queen usually looks like she’s fat.

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  59. @Achmed E. Newman

    Indy Mellink, a Dutch card fan, was explaining a game to her cousins last summer when she asked herself: why should a king be worth more than a queen?
     
    Good luck at the Black Jack tables in Las Vegas with that one, Indy.

    "Why should a King be worth more than a Queen?

    "Fuck you, pay me!"

    Replies: @Highlander

    In blackjack kings and queens are already equal.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Highlander

    Heh! Yeah, I was going to use another example, but they don't play "War" in Vegas, unfortunately. That's the card game I'm best at.

    Thx!

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @nobodyofnowhere, @Prof. Woland

  60. 1,500 packs of these gender-neutral cards were purchased worldwide within the first few months of availability.

    So about 500 packs per month, worldwide?

    I also think Game of Thrones should be much more inclusive in outlook. Do we even know how these dragons were self-identifying? Was the iron throne really gay?

  61. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/SpencerKSchiff/status/1353205314007478272

    When will hyper inflation hit?

    When it does hit, what will be the best hedge? Gold? Stocks? Real estate? Bitcoin?

    Replies: @HammerJack, @dvorak, @Ari silver, @Redneck farmer, @Wade Hampton, @The Alarmist, @Hypnotoad666

    Probably get a higher rate of inflation, but not hyperinflation. For hyperinflation, you need a crash of production, while maintaining or increasing demand. If more of the country is locked down, not a lot of increased demand.

  62. @Buffalo Joe
    Oh fuck off ms indie. Have you never heard of the reigns of Queen Elizabet or Queen Isabella ?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Redneck farmer

    Jack D will probably be along to explain how Isabella is problematic, Joe.

  63. @DextersLabRat
    She's not wrong; the fact that the King is worth more than the Queen card is not random, it represents the hierarchy of society at the time cards were invented. Ms. Mellink is simply reacting to the fact that it is clearly not the case in our society anymore and as such the value of cards should be reorganized to have the Queen at the top. But this would conflict against the 'equality' programming she has been fed her whole life, so the compromise is using rare metals.

    Replies: @Expletive Deleted, @Gordo

    Mellink created a genderless deck in which the king, queen and jack images are replaced with gold, silver and bronze.

    Revealed preference for her kind. Gold is always the cynosure. Whereas in mine, bronze trumps all. Well, bronze plus horseback riding, as my simpleminded ancestors determined.

  64. @Lockean Proviso
    @Mr. Anon

    Playing cards calls upon skill and, in many social circumstances, wit, charm, and sociability. All of these are implicitly ableist and make the unskilled, stupid, witless, obnoxious, or antisocial feel jealous and excluded.

    Therefore card playing is bad- just like the Baptists used to say. Interesting how wokeism is a new fundamentalist religion.

    Replies: @anonsasmaug, @Jim Christian

    Playing cards calls upon skill and, in many social circumstances, wit, charm, and sociability.

    Bet they play a lousy game of bridge, this Esther Verkaik and Indie Mellink, and I bet they’re shitty to sit down at the cribbage board with, too. Imagine your Friday night poker game with these shrews around. They know this. That’s why they’re pissed at cards.

    • Agree: Lockean Proviso
  65. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Buffalo Joe

    Exactly. Queen Elizabeth II, who looks exactly like my late grandmother, is one of the greatest sovereigns in history. She was called to duty suddenly, early, and she has served with honor ever since.

    https://arynews.tv/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Queen-Elizabeth.jpg

    Replies: @Anon, @Expletive Deleted, @Mr. Mean

    How could anyone tell? She’s never said anything of moment, in keeping with family tradition. Neither has rowdy Philip, in spite of his lifelong seething at lesser breeds without the Law.
    Just get tanked up on gin&Dubonnet, wave languidly at the peasants every once in a while, and you’re golden.
    I try to emulate this noble code, but fail in the” daily imbibing” paper. My weakness.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Expletive Deleted

    Your pseudonym is out of date. Nobody currently poised to inherit the Earth will know where it comes from.

    Replies: @Expletive Deleted

    , @Days of Broken Arrows
    @Expletive Deleted

    At some point, Prince Philip must have annoyed the working class by telling them they need to "work harder." I know this because it made it into a song by The Jam in 1982.

  66. The Germans, Central Europeans and Spanish have been playing cards without queens for centuries. In the German and Hungarian decks the Queen is replaced by an Ober and the Jack by an Unter, both male figures. In the Spanish deck a knight replaces the queen. Japan has had a „non-sexist“ deck for centuries as well, but with 12 suits based on months of the year.

  67. I knew we were in trouble several years ago when some normal-seeming guy writing in a weight-lifting magazine referred to some lift as commonly called the ‘king’ of some category–the squat as king of the leg exercises, perhaps, or perhaps just of all lifts. And he went on to say that some other exercise, the dead-lift, say, might be called the queen, and then he said something like “I hope we’re way past the sexist point where we think of a king as more valuable than a queen!”

    Now here was, as far as I could tell, a rather normal straight male weight-lifter, and he’d clearly internalized this ‘equalitarian’ dogma, to the point where he couldn’t even call something ‘the king of’ anything without pious disclaimers.

    By contrast yoga still calls the head-stand and the shoulder-stand the king and queen of asanas. Has anyone complained yet?

    • Replies: @Lurker
    @Telemachos

    I'm sure infantry used to be called the queen of battles. Presumably derived from chess.

  68. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/SpencerKSchiff/status/1353205314007478272

    When will hyper inflation hit?

    When it does hit, what will be the best hedge? Gold? Stocks? Real estate? Bitcoin?

    Replies: @HammerJack, @dvorak, @Ari silver, @Redneck farmer, @Wade Hampton, @The Alarmist, @Hypnotoad666

    Adam Fergusson’s “When Money Dies” is a priceless work of economic history describing the Weimar hyperinflation in the interwar period in Germany.

    The types of people who were pauperized were people dependent on a Deutsche Mark denominated cash flow, e.g. government pensioners. (Hint: don’t buy dollar-denominated annuities.)

    The types of people that became rich were those who went into DM denominated debt early and used the cash proceeds to buy valuable hard goods like gold.

    The types of people who had an easy life were people like farmers and others producing a steady stream of valuable hard goods. Big manufacturing corporations did OK for the same reason. Some of them issued their own currency as the DM became unusable.

    When will the hyperinflation start? Who knows, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it started during the first term of President Magoo. The only reason it hasn’t started yet is that China still views us as the world hegemon and as a result is willing to hold our debt. That cannot last as China takes over as global hegemon.

    • Thanks: JohnnyWalker123
  69. @MEH 0910
    2005:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/is-sharon-begley-as-dim-as-she-sounds/

    Or does feminist ideology just get in the way?
     
    2009:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/newsweek-sex-race-and-iq-off-limits/

    Here’s a hilariously low-IQ article by Newsweek’s Sharon Begley, the doyenne of clueless human sciences reporters:

    Sex, Race And IQ: Off Limits?
     

     
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/newsweek-v-evolutionary-psychology/

    Like all of us, Newsweek’s Sharon Begley isn’t getting any younger.
     
    2021:
    Sharon Begley isn't getting any older either:
    https://twitter.com/NYTScience/status/1352825138228699136

    Replies: @Alden, @kaganovitch, @Dan Smith, @Wade Hampton

    Or perhaps like having Ozzy Osborne show you how to hold a bat.

  70. Wait until they find out that in the Sicilian cards there is not even a Queen, just a “Donna” (woman) and she is of lower value than the Horse (Knight, but called “Cavallo” or horse in Italian).

    Then again, in chess the Queen is the most powerful one, while the King can barely move. That always felt sexist to me.

  71. They really should’ve pardoned him.

  72. @John Johnson
    It's good to see that egalitarians have turned their attention to worthwhile matters.

    With such focused and determined leaders I'm sure our gender free utopia will be here at any moment.

    Hopefully we can eventually solve that pesky anti-equality problem of women having all the children.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Lockean Proviso

    Hopefully we can eventually solve that pesky anti-equality problem of women having all the children.

    Artificial wombs and stem cells, the Brave New World. Maybe trans politics is preparing us for “transhumanist” totalitarianism.

    https://thefederalist.com/2017/10/26/12-ways-artificial-wombs-will-change-world/

  73. @John Johnson
    It's good to see that egalitarians have turned their attention to worthwhile matters.

    With such focused and determined leaders I'm sure our gender free utopia will be here at any moment.

    Hopefully we can eventually solve that pesky anti-equality problem of women having all the children.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Lockean Proviso

    Hopefully we can eventually solve that pesky anti-equality problem of women having all the children.

    Artificial wombs and stem cells, the Brave New World. Maybe trans politics is preparing us for “transhumanist” totalitarianism.

    https://thefederalist.com/2017/10/26/12-ways-artificial-wombs-will-change-world/

  74. @anonymous
    Pinko Walter (((Bernstein))), Celebrated Screenwriter, Is Dead at 101

    His movies included “Fail Safe,” “Paris Blues” and, perhaps most notably, “The Front,” based on his own experience of being blacklisted.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/23/movies/walter-bernstein-dead.html

    Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin, @Mr. Anon, @Anonymous

    “Fail Safe” isn’t badly made by technical criteria for direction/acting or cinematic design but the ending is just absurd and scoff-worthy. It’s actually funnier than Dr. Strangelove. I’d recommend the entire piece as an exemplar of the demon-haunted mind of the pre-Woodstock/Vietnam liberal

  75. In other news, the Guatemalan military seems to process some kind of superpower as they successfully repel border bum rushers.

  76. Anon[385] • Disclaimer says:
    @martin_2
    In real life a King is worth more than a Queen because, unlike a Queen, a King is expected to lead his soldiers into battle.

    Anyway, what about Chess? In Chess the Queen is the most powerful peace on the board, whilst the King is not much better than a pawn and must be protected.

    Replies: @Anon

    Anyway, what about Chess? In Chess the Queen is the most powerful peace on the board, whilst the King is not much better than a pawn and must be protected.

    The history of the rules of chess is fascinating, and Wikipedia is a good place to start. The pieces were not always as they are now, and the ones we have now did not always have the same movements as they do now. The omnipotent queen is a more recent innovation.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_chess

    Also, fairy chess is the name given to some evolutionary dead ends:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy_chess_piece

    • Thanks: Liza
  77. @Anon
    @JohnnyWalker123

    That statue of Mao looks like Beethoven with oriental eyes. I don't think Mao ever wore his hair that long.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Gordo

    Maybe it is the Han version of Anakin Skywalker?

  78. Every time the WEF comes out with some new pronouncement of how the world will be better under their “wise” stewardship, I wonder where Al Quaeda is when we need them. Then I remember that they probably own Al Quaeda.

  79. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/SpencerKSchiff/status/1353205314007478272

    When will hyper inflation hit?

    When it does hit, what will be the best hedge? Gold? Stocks? Real estate? Bitcoin?

    Replies: @HammerJack, @dvorak, @Ari silver, @Redneck farmer, @Wade Hampton, @The Alarmist, @Hypnotoad666

    I concur with Wade Hampton’s reply. With regard to Bitcoin, the question that I always have is how one plans to use it when the power goes off or when TPTB clamp down on the internet to kill the cryptos. Gold is not the most practical medium of exchange, but as a store of value it has a few millenia of near universal use and would likely still be valued by many after the reset of the reset. Dealing in gold in a SHTF situation might be risky, but silver might be good for walking around money. The best plan of action includes land where you can grow stuff to feed yourself and have food to barter for other things, and to have skills you can also barter for things or services you need.

    • Agree: Wade Hampton
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @The Alarmist

    Ammo and food will be the only currency if it really hits the fan. Shiny metal, not so much.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Wade Hampton
    @The Alarmist

    Cryptos: I share the Alarmist's concerns about cryptos. I am open to being corrected on the topic though.

    Silver v gold: Right now, it takes roughly 70 ounces of silver to equal the value of an ounce of gold. Not being Dr. Evil, I can easily pick up my little gold store. If I were to covert it to silver (and this might be a smart thing to do now financially), I would not be able to lift it not being an Olympic weightlifter. I'm not a prepper, but being able to carry my valuables is appealing.

    Farmland: Bill Gates is reported to be the largest owner of farmland in the U.S. with 242k acres in 18 states. His cover story is his interest in ESG investing (Environmental, Sustainable and Governance), another silly acronym for the claptrap of socially responsible investing. I doubt the cover story.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  80. Let’s reverse the gender equity thing. The Queen is the only woman. The king jack and joker are all men. Therefore the standard card deck discriminates against women. Make the jack a woman

    So there, you feminazi witch with your worthless crapology degree who can’t get a job.

    Historically, the sovereign, man or woman and the spouse was his or her chief aide. ER 1 was very ably assisted by the Cecils father and son to the point that some historians me included believe the Cecils actually ruled and ER1 was just a front woman. Empress Maria Teresa ruled the Holy Roman Empire very well. I assume her husband helped her. Queen Anne Stuart was the sovereign. I don’t think her Danish husband was much help.

    The men sovereigns actually fought in battles was one reason for men to be sovereigns. Also needed to defend themselves against relatives murdering them to take the throne. The other was the incredible death rates of young women in childbirth. Not good to crown a 17 year old and have her die a few years later.

    Sovereigns actually fighting was far less important than being a general the planning logistics whatever they do. Isabella of Spain was present at the battle fields but didn’t actually fight. She was like a modern day general. Henry 8 and first wife Catherine fought a war together against 2 enemies Scotland and France. Henry went to France to fight with the troops Catherine stayed in London planned the war against Scotland and won. Henry lost to France. Catherine won against Scotland Similar to Eisenhower and the European theater of WW2

    One of the greatest woman generals was Caterina Stforza. Husband died young and she rampaged about N Italy conquering provinces. Mary de Guise, Mary Queen if Scots mother. King died when Mary was a week old. Queen Mary of Guise acted as regent and managed to hold Scotland for her daughter against the dead Kings bastard Earl of Moray and the usual anarchy Scots warlords.

    Sovereigns actually fighting is good. Even better is the sovereign excelling at generalship and planning. At Which a few queens were excellent.

    A few women had to take over and act as generals. But usually the man was the sovereign and wife sister mother was his chief aide. Sometimes. If the queen wasn’t inclined or capable of being chief hatchet man, a man would take over the job. And the queen would do charity education arts. In fact, it was usually a man who was the chief aide to the King.

    Too many people not enough jobs so we get this kind of garbage. In America the NGO non profit buttinsky sector might become larger than the private sector soon.

  81. @Mr. Anon
    The PtB, MotU, NWO, Illuminati - whatever you want to call them = seemed quite enamored of all these trans-humanist notions like sexless this or that (that's what they mean, although they use the phony word "gender" for it).

    I think Klaus Schwab should lead the way by voluntarily becoming sexless himself. And by "voluntarily" I mean that in the same way he would mean it when talking about the Great Reset.

    Replies: @gent

    It’s actually a very old religious notion, that of divine androgyny. The are reifying it, attempting to bring it into the real world, which profanes it. Seems like degenerated masonry to me.

  82. @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/SpencerKSchiff/status/1353205314007478272

    When will hyper inflation hit?

    When it does hit, what will be the best hedge? Gold? Stocks? Real estate? Bitcoin?

    Replies: @HammerJack, @dvorak, @Ari silver, @Redneck farmer, @Wade Hampton, @The Alarmist, @Hypnotoad666

    M2 is not money, per se, but rather credit. In this case, credit extended by the fed. As far as I can tell this credit is mainly extended to buyers of financial assets and not consumers.

    Thus, any “inflation” will occur in the value of financial assets, which are priced as the inverse of the effectively zero (or negative) real interest rates generated by all this credit expansion.

    Bottom line: the rich get richer. The poor get . . . deficit-financed stimulus checks. And future generations. . . get screwed.

  83. @The Alarmist
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I concur with Wade Hampton’s reply. With regard to Bitcoin, the question that I always have is how one plans to use it when the power goes off or when TPTB clamp down on the internet to kill the cryptos. Gold is not the most practical medium of exchange, but as a store of value it has a few millenia of near universal use and would likely still be valued by many after the reset of the reset. Dealing in gold in a SHTF situation might be risky, but silver might be good for walking around money. The best plan of action includes land where you can grow stuff to feed yourself and have food to barter for other things, and to have skills you can also barter for things or services you need.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Wade Hampton

    Ammo and food will be the only currency if it really hits the fan. Shiny metal, not so much.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Hypnotoad666

    It's not that I don't agree with your mindset, but food is tough to use as currency. I say .22LR cartridges and "junk" silver until things settle down somewhat. Junk silver is anything but junk. It means US dimes, quarters, 1/2 dollars, and dollar coins made before 1965. The amount of silver in them goes linearly with face value of the coins. One dollar in coin face value is 0.723 troy oz. of silver.

    I'm sure you, and the Alarmist and Mr. Hampton too understand all this. Even Mr. Sailer, not known to us as a prepper, likely understands the value of real money.

    The crypto is great for transactions, better than gold or silver by a long shot, well, unless, things are really bad, and we are living without power and www connections, as noted. As a store of wealth, I wouldn't trust it. How do I know some bright mathematician hasn't already cracked the blockchain idea and is just getting quietly rich before he finally can't stand it and gloats to all of us, while biting his pinky finger. "I'll give you all my secret for ONE TRILLION DOLLARS!", which will be funny just like it was with "ONE MILLION" in the Austin Powers movie, after the coming US hyperinflation.

    What? Too gloomy?

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

  84. @DextersLabRat
    She's not wrong; the fact that the King is worth more than the Queen card is not random, it represents the hierarchy of society at the time cards were invented. Ms. Mellink is simply reacting to the fact that it is clearly not the case in our society anymore and as such the value of cards should be reorganized to have the Queen at the top. But this would conflict against the 'equality' programming she has been fed her whole life, so the compromise is using rare metals.

    Replies: @Expletive Deleted, @Gordo

    Ah yes but Gold represents the male principle, the Sun, and Silver the female, the Moon.

  85. @Anon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    For someone who eats chocolate cake every day along with 4 glasses of booze, she has remarkable health and longevity.

    Replies: @Gordo, @Buzz Mohawk

    For someone who eats chocolate cake every day along with 4 glasses of booze, she has remarkable health and longevity.

    Good DNA I suppose, plus loadsa money helps.

    • Agree: Bubba
  86. @Anon
    @JohnnyWalker123

    That statue of Mao looks like Beethoven with oriental eyes. I don't think Mao ever wore his hair that long.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Gordo

    That statue of Mao looks like Beethoven with oriental eyes. I don’t think Mao ever wore his hair that long.

    Probably in his younger days, when he was a bit of a leftie!

  87. @The Alarmist
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I concur with Wade Hampton’s reply. With regard to Bitcoin, the question that I always have is how one plans to use it when the power goes off or when TPTB clamp down on the internet to kill the cryptos. Gold is not the most practical medium of exchange, but as a store of value it has a few millenia of near universal use and would likely still be valued by many after the reset of the reset. Dealing in gold in a SHTF situation might be risky, but silver might be good for walking around money. The best plan of action includes land where you can grow stuff to feed yourself and have food to barter for other things, and to have skills you can also barter for things or services you need.

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666, @Wade Hampton

    Cryptos: I share the Alarmist’s concerns about cryptos. I am open to being corrected on the topic though.

    Silver v gold: Right now, it takes roughly 70 ounces of silver to equal the value of an ounce of gold. Not being Dr. Evil, I can easily pick up my little gold store. If I were to covert it to silver (and this might be a smart thing to do now financially), I would not be able to lift it not being an Olympic weightlifter. I’m not a prepper, but being able to carry my valuables is appealing.

    Farmland: Bill Gates is reported to be the largest owner of farmland in the U.S. with 242k acres in 18 states. His cover story is his interest in ESG investing (Environmental, Sustainable and Governance), another silly acronym for the claptrap of socially responsible investing. I doubt the cover story.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Wade Hampton

    242,000 acres of farmland is equal to 378 square acres or a 19 by 20 mile expanse. That's a lot, but also not much in the context of the giant U.S. "Total land in farms, at 897,400,000 acres" so Gates owns 0.03% of all the farmland in the U.S.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  88. @Wade Hampton
    @The Alarmist

    Cryptos: I share the Alarmist's concerns about cryptos. I am open to being corrected on the topic though.

    Silver v gold: Right now, it takes roughly 70 ounces of silver to equal the value of an ounce of gold. Not being Dr. Evil, I can easily pick up my little gold store. If I were to covert it to silver (and this might be a smart thing to do now financially), I would not be able to lift it not being an Olympic weightlifter. I'm not a prepper, but being able to carry my valuables is appealing.

    Farmland: Bill Gates is reported to be the largest owner of farmland in the U.S. with 242k acres in 18 states. His cover story is his interest in ESG investing (Environmental, Sustainable and Governance), another silly acronym for the claptrap of socially responsible investing. I doubt the cover story.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    242,000 acres of farmland is equal to 378 square acres or a 19 by 20 mile expanse. That’s a lot, but also not much in the context of the giant U.S. “Total land in farms, at 897,400,000 acres” so Gates owns 0.03% of all the farmland in the U.S.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Steve Sailer

    At an average of ~ $8,000/acre for the good farmland and $2,000 to $4,000/acre for the rest, divided 1/3 to 2/3, I came up with $4 Trillion in value for the entire "Fruited Plain" of America. I checked later and the web told me $2.7 Trillion.

    Does anyone think the Chinese won't come in looting the place, after the financial SHTF, same way the big NY finance guys looted Russia in the 1990s? As Peak Stupidity discussed in "Will America be looted by China? - Part 4: The Fruited Plain", even the high number is just ONE DECADE of US trade deficits with China. Is it all worth it for that cheap Chinese crap from Wal-Mart?

    Another question. Can you look at numbers like the total value of American farmland, housing, or corporate assets, and still say the US Gov't's spending an extra $1.9 Trillion here or there is not a problem?

    Replies: @Beavertales

  89. @Highlander
    @Achmed E. Newman

    In blackjack kings and queens are already equal.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Heh! Yeah, I was going to use another example, but they don’t play “War” in Vegas, unfortunately. That’s the card game I’m best at.

    Thx!

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Achmed E. Newman

    What? You don’t play Bullshit? ;)

    , @nobodyofnowhere
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Some casinos do, in fact, have War. They take the vig by making you pay extra to go to war.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casino_War

    , @Prof. Woland
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Has anyone ever finished a game of War?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  90. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Highlander

    Heh! Yeah, I was going to use another example, but they don't play "War" in Vegas, unfortunately. That's the card game I'm best at.

    Thx!

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @nobodyofnowhere, @Prof. Woland

    What? You don’t play Bullshit? 😉

  91. @Steve Sailer
    @Wade Hampton

    242,000 acres of farmland is equal to 378 square acres or a 19 by 20 mile expanse. That's a lot, but also not much in the context of the giant U.S. "Total land in farms, at 897,400,000 acres" so Gates owns 0.03% of all the farmland in the U.S.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    At an average of ~ $8,000/acre for the good farmland and $2,000 to $4,000/acre for the rest, divided 1/3 to 2/3, I came up with $4 Trillion in value for the entire “Fruited Plain” of America. I checked later and the web told me $2.7 Trillion.

    Does anyone think the Chinese won’t come in looting the place, after the financial SHTF, same way the big NY finance guys looted Russia in the 1990s? As Peak Stupidity discussed in “Will America be looted by China? – Part 4: The Fruited Plain”, even the high number is just ONE DECADE of US trade deficits with China. Is it all worth it for that cheap Chinese crap from Wal-Mart?

    Another question. Can you look at numbers like the total value of American farmland, housing, or corporate assets, and still say the US Gov’t’s spending an extra $1.9 Trillion here or there is not a problem?

    • Replies: @Beavertales
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "Does anyone think the Chinese won’t come in looting the place, after the financial SHTF"


    In 1977, the band Lynyrd Skynyrd went down in a plane crash in rural Mississippi. The location was known as 'Johnny Moat(?)Farm'.

    Today it's known as Hung Yen farm, a large chicken raising business. The Chinese are already here.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  92. @Hypnotoad666
    @The Alarmist

    Ammo and food will be the only currency if it really hits the fan. Shiny metal, not so much.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    It’s not that I don’t agree with your mindset, but food is tough to use as currency. I say .22LR cartridges and “junk” silver until things settle down somewhat. Junk silver is anything but junk. It means US dimes, quarters, 1/2 dollars, and dollar coins made before 1965. The amount of silver in them goes linearly with face value of the coins. One dollar in coin face value is 0.723 troy oz. of silver.

    I’m sure you, and the Alarmist and Mr. Hampton too understand all this. Even Mr. Sailer, not known to us as a prepper, likely understands the value of real money.

    The crypto is great for transactions, better than gold or silver by a long shot, well, unless, things are really bad, and we are living without power and www connections, as noted. As a store of wealth, I wouldn’t trust it. How do I know some bright mathematician hasn’t already cracked the blockchain idea and is just getting quietly rich before he finally can’t stand it and gloats to all of us, while biting his pinky finger. “I’ll give you all my secret for ONE TRILLION DOLLARS!”, which will be funny just like it was with “ONE MILLION” in the Austin Powers movie, after the coming US hyperinflation.

    What? Too gloomy?

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Achmed E. Newman


    The crypto is great for transactions,
     
    I think you're right about crypto as a medium of exchange -- in other words to grab a bit instantaneously for purposes of closing a transaction. But I'd be leery of using it as a store of wealth to hold on to. I've heard stories of people losing it all because some scammer wiped their balance sheet or they forgot their password or got "locked out of their crypto wallet" or whatever.

    You are probably right about the need for portable currency post-apocalypse. Maybe charged batteries will be the thing. If the power grid is destroyed by zombies or nukes there will be millions of phones and computers with no power. The man with batteries will be king!
  93. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Highlander

    Heh! Yeah, I was going to use another example, but they don't play "War" in Vegas, unfortunately. That's the card game I'm best at.

    Thx!

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @nobodyofnowhere, @Prof. Woland

    Some casinos do, in fact, have War. They take the vig by making you pay extra to go to war.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casino_War

  94. Some small solace may be found in this at least.
    From the article : “1,500 packs of these gender-neutral cards were purchased worldwide within the first few months of availability.”
    Probably not going to take the world by storm anytime soon.

  95. @Alden
    Arn’t Queeens top dog right now in the US? M-F surgically altered weirdos? The 4 suits can be the 4 main races, White Asian Native American and black. The 13 designs can be various varieties of perverts and weirdos.

    Although, what with the endless jostling for supremacy, a new system would have to be created every 6 months. Translation finished a worthless crapology degree can’t get a job Ned’s something to do

    Replies: @Aardvark

    Since a deck of cards consists of 52 cards, each one could be a unique variety of contrived sexuality.
    Let’s see, a two spirited and a non-binary against one gendered and a lesbian… err never mind.

  96. @anonsasmaug
    @Buzz Mohawk

    One deck is not like the other or so I have been told.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    Contrary to wishful clichés, the size of the deck does matter.

    • Replies: @anonsasmaug
    @Buzz Mohawk

    It just goes to show most people just aren't playing with a full deck.

  97. @Anon
    @Buzz Mohawk

    For someone who eats chocolate cake every day along with 4 glasses of booze, she has remarkable health and longevity.

    Replies: @Gordo, @Buzz Mohawk

    A neighbor friend lady of ours turned 100 last year. We all decorated our cars and drove by her house in a parade for her. One time, in her house, when she was only 93, I asked her, “what’s your secret?” She walked over to her pantry, pulled out a big bottle of Stolichnaya vodka and said, “I drink a little Stoli every morning.”

    • Replies: @Not Raul
    @Buzz Mohawk


    A neighbor friend lady of ours turned 100 last year. We all decorated our cars and drove by her house in a parade for her. One time, in her house, when she was only 93, I asked her, “what’s your secret?” She walked over to her pantry, pulled out a big bottle of Stolichnaya vodka and said, “I drink a little Stoli every morning.”
     
    That’s probably good advice. A little nip in the morning is probably good for the cardiovascular system.
  98. @Expletive Deleted
    @Buzz Mohawk

    How could anyone tell? She's never said anything of moment, in keeping with family tradition. Neither has rowdy Philip, in spite of his lifelong seething at lesser breeds without the Law.
    Just get tanked up on gin&Dubonnet, wave languidly at the peasants every once in a while, and you're golden.
    I try to emulate this noble code, but fail in the" daily imbibing" paper. My weakness.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Days of Broken Arrows

    Your pseudonym is out of date. Nobody currently poised to inherit the Earth will know where it comes from.

    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Sometimes (rarely) I spot those eyes in grainy B&W. Just the eyes, done as strip across the face in old-skool media probably from the "I am not a crook" period. Makes me jump every time.
    Same with Charlie M. Instant recall torrent. Aaaaa! Ten million dune buggies, comin' down the mountain.
    Maybe I should take up carpet bowls or jigsaw puzzles instead of this here intertubes malarkey. Too distressing, overexcites the old horse'n'cart.

  99. @Oswald Spengler
    @Mr. Anon

    Also, in the chess games of the brave new Woke future, black will always prevail over white.

    Replies: @Paul Jolliffe

    Ah, but you see in chess, the queen is a much more useful and powerful piece than the king.

    We will not, under any circumstances, discuss the move in which a knight (a mounted man!) simultaneously attacks both the opposing king and queen, a tactic known as “forking the queen” . . .

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_(chess)#Forking_piece

  100. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Highlander

    Heh! Yeah, I was going to use another example, but they don't play "War" in Vegas, unfortunately. That's the card game I'm best at.

    Thx!

    Replies: @The Alarmist, @nobodyofnowhere, @Prof. Woland

    Has anyone ever finished a game of War?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Prof. Woland

    Last time my boy beat me at it, I challenged him to a game of "52-card Pick-up". Apparently, he'd never heard of it before ...

  101. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Steve Sailer

    At an average of ~ $8,000/acre for the good farmland and $2,000 to $4,000/acre for the rest, divided 1/3 to 2/3, I came up with $4 Trillion in value for the entire "Fruited Plain" of America. I checked later and the web told me $2.7 Trillion.

    Does anyone think the Chinese won't come in looting the place, after the financial SHTF, same way the big NY finance guys looted Russia in the 1990s? As Peak Stupidity discussed in "Will America be looted by China? - Part 4: The Fruited Plain", even the high number is just ONE DECADE of US trade deficits with China. Is it all worth it for that cheap Chinese crap from Wal-Mart?

    Another question. Can you look at numbers like the total value of American farmland, housing, or corporate assets, and still say the US Gov't's spending an extra $1.9 Trillion here or there is not a problem?

    Replies: @Beavertales

    “Does anyone think the Chinese won’t come in looting the place, after the financial SHTF”

    In 1977, the band Lynyrd Skynyrd went down in a plane crash in rural Mississippi. The location was known as ‘Johnny Moat(?)Farm’.

    Today it’s known as Hung Yen farm, a large chicken raising business. The Chinese are already here.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Beavertales

    Yeah, I have a lot more in my posts about the current situation too. Thanks. Re Skynryd's crash, yeah that was over near McComb, and for years I'd thought it was a DC-3. Nope, that was a Convair 240. It was long ago, in a country that doesn't exist anymore.

  102. The BidenLOL administration is going to pack the deck with two more suits.

  103. @Hapalong Cassidy
    But isn’t the male dominance in cards balanced out by the female dominance in chess? The feeble king hides behind everyone else trying not to get captured, while the queen by comparison has superpowers.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Hap., Exactly. The most valuable chess piece is the Queen and did anyone mention historically powerful queens such as Catherine the Great. Steve finds one article per week to give me agita.

  104. The Jack

    [MORE]

    AC/DC The Jack ( Original Raunchy Lyrics ) 4 12 76 1976

    https://www.songfacts.com/facts/ac-dc/the-jack

    This song is about a venereal disease – “The Jack” is Australian slang for Gonorrhea, which is also known as “The Clap.” AC/DC lead singer Bon Scott explained the origin of the song in a 1976 interview with Sounds. Said Scott: “We were living with this houseful of ladies who were all very friendly and everyone in the band had got the jack. So we wrote this song and the first time we did it on stage they were all in the front row with no idea what was goin’ to happen. When it came to repeatin’ ‘She’s got the jack’ I pointed at them one after another.” Added guitarist Angus Young: “After that, wherever we did the song the girls in the audience would run to the back of the hall.”

    https://dangerousminds.net/comments/anyone_here_tonight_ever_had_gonorrhea_ac_dcs_dirty_autobiographical_versio

    One song on the album, “The Jack,” was reworked lyrically after getting the thumbs down because it was considered too lurid. You don’t say? A song about contracting a sexually transmitted disease is tastelessness personified and expecting anything else from a song covering such a topic seems kinda misguided if you ask me.
    […]
    The original version of “The Jack” did not appear on T.N.T. (released in Australia in 1975) or 1976’s High Voltage, but it did not stop the band from performing it in all its raunchy glory live. Bon would begin “The Jack” by dramatically asking the crowd if they had ever had “gonorrhea.”

  105. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Expletive Deleted

    Your pseudonym is out of date. Nobody currently poised to inherit the Earth will know where it comes from.

    Replies: @Expletive Deleted

    Sometimes (rarely) I spot those eyes in grainy B&W. Just the eyes, done as strip across the face in old-skool media probably from the “I am not a crook” period. Makes me jump every time.
    Same with Charlie M. Instant recall torrent. Aaaaa! Ten million dune buggies, comin’ down the mountain.
    Maybe I should take up carpet bowls or jigsaw puzzles instead of this here intertubes malarkey. Too distressing, overexcites the old horse’n’cart.

  106. @dvorak
    @JohnnyWalker123


    When will hyper inflation hit?
     
    There's no inflation if velocity crashes while money supply skyrockets. MV=PQ

    Has there been an occurrence of sizable inflation during the Information Age in G7 countries? Cost-push inflation doesn't make sense when the economy is made of intangible bits and cartoon characters. Union-busters and migration-mongerers can prevent wage-push inflation.

    Replies: @Neuday

    Cost-push inflation doesn’t make sense when the economy is made of intangible bits and cartoon characters

    But the economy is not “made up of intangible bits and cartoon characters”; it’s made up of energy, food, services rendered, and tangible goods. M1 and M2 are skyrocketing because of widespread suspicion of imminent economic downturn and paucity of realistic non-speculative investment options with any hope of outrunning inflation. Gold and Crypto are going great, but governments have the ability to slam shut both options, should they choose. If I had serious money I’d be buying land and a passport involving a South American country.

    Also keep in mind the staggering amount of dollars held overseas; once it becomes obvious that the dollar’s reserve status is coming to an end we’re going to be flooded with dollars and foreigners looking to buy hard assets. I suppose that would increase velocity, wouldn’t it.

    • Replies: @dvorak
    @Neuday


    M1 and M2 are skyrocketing because of widespread suspicion of imminent economic downturn
     
    They are skyrocketing because the Fed is stuffing money into monetary channels. You're missing the step where the money channels then flood the real economy. That hasn't happened in any substantial fashion since 1981.
    https://www.thestreet.com/mishtalk/economics/if-the-velocity-of-money-picks-up-will-inflation-soar

    once it becomes obvious that the dollar’s reserve status is coming to an end
     
    Reserve status, reserve shamatus. We have a profitable and enormous private sector (enterprise software, fast-moving consumer goods, energy, business services), upon which the credit and faith in our government's money ultimately rests.
    https://twitter.com/rabois/status/1120318452374224896
  107. @Reg Cæsar
    @Mr. Anon


    Why should a ten be worth more than an eight, or considered to be “greater than” eight for that matter?
     
    Why are cards in base 10?

    Heck, why is the metric system in base 10? If you're going to throw out traditional systems of measurements, why not switch to base 12, and divide neatly by three and six instead of just five?

    Replies: @El Dato

    But the metric system is a child of the French Revolution. Citoyen!!

    However, the Calendar of the Revolution (as well as Decimal Time) didn’t encounter the same popularity:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Republican_calendar

    Who can so no to such goodness. Just the word ending tells the season:

    Autumn:

    – Vendémiaire
    – Brumaire
    – Frimaire

    Winter:

    – Nivôse
    – Pluviôse
    – Ventôse

    Spring:

    – Germinal
    – Floréal
    – Prairial

    Summer:

    – Messidor
    – Thermidor
    – Fructidor

    With Black History Month and Biden Accession Month, a first step has been made in the right direction!

    OT #1

    Did you know people with Tourette’s syndrome have a place on the graded scala of suffering and survivorship? It’s true!

    Senator Cruz’s tweet about watching Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ as a child results in Seth Rogen calling him ‘FASCIST piece of S**T’

    As someone who has Tourette’s in their family (and also has a very mild case himself), I once again take great pleasure in telling you to go fuck yourself. (Also VERY few cases of Tourette’s manifest in uncontrollable swearing. Most cases, like mine, manifest in twitching.) https://t.co/NJaEjMfNJt

    — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) January 24, 2021

    Apparently not only twitching.

    OT #2: You can’t compare anything to Nazi legislation anymore because that’s demeaning to the victims to the Holocaust and alos triggers extra-large political dwarves. Got you there, bigot!

    German right-wing AfD party goes to court ahead of reported designation as ‘suspected’ extremist group

    In November, the AfD also compared the lockdown to the 1933 Enabling Act, which granted Adolf Hitler the power to rule by decree. The move earned a bitter rebuke from Foreign Minsiter Heiko Maas, who called it an “opprobrious comparison” mocking the victims of the Nazis.

  108. @Mr. Anon
    Why should a ten be worth more than an eight, or considered to be "greater than" eight for that matter? Numbers are heirarchical, which is problematic. No number is "greater than" or "less than any other number.

    In the Woke card games of the future, every hand will be a winner. Right about the same time people stop playing card games altogether because they've become boring.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Oswald Spengler, @Reg Cæsar, @Fox, @james wilson, @Corn

    That’s an important question, why indeed should there be a hierarchy of size in numbers, beginning with Zero. Why should an 80-year old be counted as being older than a 2-year old? With the modern pc crowd such a difference does indeed more and more not suggest itself. The question of hierarchy of numbers will also arise in salaries. Especially the woke will not be able to reasonably expect a salary that goes beyond the minimum wage with that kind of pc logic.
    Likewise, chess needs to be reformed. What about the King and the Queen?

    I thought that stupidity was an inborn quality, now it turns out to be self-willed. Or is this merely proving that education does not really work and that training to perform certain tasks is the only attainable goal? Or is this phenomenon a revelation of the importance of character, the outcome of which test is not flattering or encouraging if one takes human society as a block? Or is this Nature preparing for her Great Reset, so different than the one set in motion by those who think that there is no limit to the execution of their will?

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Fox


    Why should an 80-year old be counted as being older than a 2-year old?

     

    This man is fighting to change that.

    Replies: @Fox

  109. @Expletive Deleted
    @Buzz Mohawk

    How could anyone tell? She's never said anything of moment, in keeping with family tradition. Neither has rowdy Philip, in spite of his lifelong seething at lesser breeds without the Law.
    Just get tanked up on gin&Dubonnet, wave languidly at the peasants every once in a while, and you're golden.
    I try to emulate this noble code, but fail in the" daily imbibing" paper. My weakness.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Days of Broken Arrows

    At some point, Prince Philip must have annoyed the working class by telling them they need to “work harder.” I know this because it made it into a song by The Jam in 1982.

  110. @Mr. Anon
    Why should a ten be worth more than an eight, or considered to be "greater than" eight for that matter? Numbers are heirarchical, which is problematic. No number is "greater than" or "less than any other number.

    In the Woke card games of the future, every hand will be a winner. Right about the same time people stop playing card games altogether because they've become boring.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Oswald Spengler, @Reg Cæsar, @Fox, @james wilson, @Corn

    Oy veh quibble away and forget Aces take the day.

  111. @Mr. Anon
    Why should a ten be worth more than an eight, or considered to be "greater than" eight for that matter? Numbers are heirarchical, which is problematic. No number is "greater than" or "less than any other number.

    In the Woke card games of the future, every hand will be a winner. Right about the same time people stop playing card games altogether because they've become boring.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Oswald Spengler, @Reg Cæsar, @Fox, @james wilson, @Corn

    Why should a ten be worth more than an eight, or considered to be “greater than” eight for that matter? Numbers are heirarchical, which is problematic. No number is “greater than” or “less than any other number.

    Don’t quote me on this, I’m not well read in the philosophy, but I believe some strains of anarcho-primitivism essentially say that. That numbers corrupt the human mind or help it develop hierarchical thinking etc.

  112. @Buzz Mohawk
    @anonsasmaug

    Contrary to wishful clichés, the size of the deck does matter.

    Replies: @anonsasmaug

    It just goes to show most people just aren’t playing with a full deck.

  113. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Hypnotoad666

    It's not that I don't agree with your mindset, but food is tough to use as currency. I say .22LR cartridges and "junk" silver until things settle down somewhat. Junk silver is anything but junk. It means US dimes, quarters, 1/2 dollars, and dollar coins made before 1965. The amount of silver in them goes linearly with face value of the coins. One dollar in coin face value is 0.723 troy oz. of silver.

    I'm sure you, and the Alarmist and Mr. Hampton too understand all this. Even Mr. Sailer, not known to us as a prepper, likely understands the value of real money.

    The crypto is great for transactions, better than gold or silver by a long shot, well, unless, things are really bad, and we are living without power and www connections, as noted. As a store of wealth, I wouldn't trust it. How do I know some bright mathematician hasn't already cracked the blockchain idea and is just getting quietly rich before he finally can't stand it and gloats to all of us, while biting his pinky finger. "I'll give you all my secret for ONE TRILLION DOLLARS!", which will be funny just like it was with "ONE MILLION" in the Austin Powers movie, after the coming US hyperinflation.

    What? Too gloomy?

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    The crypto is great for transactions,

    I think you’re right about crypto as a medium of exchange — in other words to grab a bit instantaneously for purposes of closing a transaction. But I’d be leery of using it as a store of wealth to hold on to. I’ve heard stories of people losing it all because some scammer wiped their balance sheet or they forgot their password or got “locked out of their crypto wallet” or whatever.

    You are probably right about the need for portable currency post-apocalypse. Maybe charged batteries will be the thing. If the power grid is destroyed by zombies or nukes there will be millions of phones and computers with no power. The man with batteries will be king!

  114. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Anon

    A neighbor friend lady of ours turned 100 last year. We all decorated our cars and drove by her house in a parade for her. One time, in her house, when she was only 93, I asked her, "what's your secret?" She walked over to her pantry, pulled out a big bottle of Stolichnaya vodka and said, "I drink a little Stoli every morning."

    Replies: @Not Raul

    A neighbor friend lady of ours turned 100 last year. We all decorated our cars and drove by her house in a parade for her. One time, in her house, when she was only 93, I asked her, “what’s your secret?” She walked over to her pantry, pulled out a big bottle of Stolichnaya vodka and said, “I drink a little Stoli every morning.”

    That’s probably good advice. A little nip in the morning is probably good for the cardiovascular system.

  115. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Buffalo Joe

    Exactly. Queen Elizabeth II, who looks exactly like my late grandmother, is one of the greatest sovereigns in history. She was called to duty suddenly, early, and she has served with honor ever since.

    https://arynews.tv/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Queen-Elizabeth.jpg

    Replies: @Anon, @Expletive Deleted, @Mr. Mean

    She let the country be invaded by Muslims and negroes and didn’t do squat. She has presided over the ethnic replacement of her own people. A parasitical self-serving traitor and a pity that even people on this site are blinded by the centuries-long PR campaign to legitimize their existence and keep them in power. Leeches like her would rather see every working class Briton dead and replaced with a Pakistani than have to share a country with them. Recently she has spent her time protecting her son from the Epstein scandal after that photo of him with an underage prostitute leaked. How honourable!

  116. @Fox
    @Mr. Anon

    That's an important question, why indeed should there be a hierarchy of size in numbers, beginning with Zero. Why should an 80-year old be counted as being older than a 2-year old? With the modern pc crowd such a difference does indeed more and more not suggest itself. The question of hierarchy of numbers will also arise in salaries. Especially the woke will not be able to reasonably expect a salary that goes beyond the minimum wage with that kind of pc logic.
    Likewise, chess needs to be reformed. What about the King and the Queen?

    I thought that stupidity was an inborn quality, now it turns out to be self-willed. Or is this merely proving that education does not really work and that training to perform certain tasks is the only attainable goal? Or is this phenomenon a revelation of the importance of character, the outcome of which test is not flattering or encouraging if one takes human society as a block? Or is this Nature preparing for her Great Reset, so different than the one set in motion by those who think that there is no limit to the execution of their will?

    Replies: @Rob McX

    Why should an 80-year old be counted as being older than a 2-year old?

    This man is fighting to change that.

    • Replies: @Fox
    @Rob McX

    Thanks for this article. "69-year old starts legal fight to identify as twenty years younger".
    This is the era in which the limits of absurdity can't be divined anymore. the reality of unreality always seems to win out now.
    A question will very gingerly creep into ever more minds: Is life worth living in a world that has regression as its goal?

  117. What about chess? Can the King identify as a Queen?

  118. anon[299] • Disclaimer says:

    Judging by how much money Disney makes peddling princess stuff to little girls.

    For how much longer, though? They transitioned “Princess Leia” into “General Leia Organa” in the Disney Star Wars movies. Rey, the main protagonist, is a short-haired Daisy Ridley who dresses and acts like a boy. The next Pirates of the Caribbean is supposedly a woke feminist movie staring an all-female cast, or nearly so. Disney’s Star Wars The High Republic novel series features a short-haired, tall, and 40-something blonde woman as the main protagonist; a majority of the cast are female, discounting the one robot.

    On the plus side, the Mandalorian has a female cast, but all are bounty hunters or Jedi — none are princesses and all are essentially male archetypes played by women. The Marvel movies are going the same route: Captain Marvel was just a reskinned Superman without a cape; Thor Love and Thunder sports a skull-crushing female the lead. ETC. And that’s a short list confined to Disney. A book could be written on the subject if one wanted to cover the phenomenon of transitioning girly girls to manish characters in popular entertainment: Dragon Age, Mass Effect Andromeda, Lara Croft, Mortal Kombat 11, Mary Jane in Spider-Man Miles Morales, Cortana in Halo 5 (compare 4 vs. 5) …

    Here’s how the woke regime at DC/CW reinterpreted Supergirl for modern woke audiences.

    Prewoke:

    Postwoke:

    Notice the weird haircut. My theory is that they were preparing to transition the actress into a boy haircut for the next season. However, they didn’t get the chance because the ratings crashed, and it was canceled before they could. It’s strange how girls tend to prefer stereotypically girly things no matter what they are shown on television.

    How much longer until the necessity of wokeness outweighs the entertainment industry’s profit motive and every princess becomes a prince, a general, or a Jedi? Think about it. If you’re a White male executive at Disney — a discriminated against minority — is it more important for your career to be competent in approving profitable movies or to demonstrate your loyalty to the regime by promoting the narrative? Sure, maybe approving a mass of woke failures loses some money for the studio, but you have to think that some of these executive might say 1) it’s not like it’s their money 2) they’ll bounce back elsewhere if the ship goes down because no one is ever fired for being too progressive 3) the rest of the company’s non-woke properties & brand recognition will float the studio regardless of what they do. That’s a question increasing numbers of ambitious White men will have to face, and I expect them to play the woke game in response. Expect your entertainment to stay woke and maybe even get worse because profit isn’t the only thing motivating these people anymore. Failure IS an option. Better broke and woke than red and dead.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @anon

    "Better broke and woke than red and dead."


    Assuming that by "red" you mean Republican, not the older meaning of communist?

    Anyway, if Hollywood keeps getting more woke and making bad movies, then maybe that will create a real opening for an alternative movie and television center in another state or country to make good movies that Hollywood won't. They could hire screenwriters and other talent that have been canceled or are tired of playing the woke game.

    , @Joe Stalin
    @anon

    Supergirl needs to bring back the skirt. I remember the episode when she got the pants and thinking: "Yeah, that's going to go over real well with the male audience..."

    Replies: @anon

  119. @Prof. Woland
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Has anyone ever finished a game of War?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Last time my boy beat me at it, I challenged him to a game of “52-card Pick-up”. Apparently, he’d never heard of it before …

  120. @Beavertales
    @Achmed E. Newman

    "Does anyone think the Chinese won’t come in looting the place, after the financial SHTF"


    In 1977, the band Lynyrd Skynyrd went down in a plane crash in rural Mississippi. The location was known as 'Johnny Moat(?)Farm'.

    Today it's known as Hung Yen farm, a large chicken raising business. The Chinese are already here.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Yeah, I have a lot more in my posts about the current situation too. Thanks. Re Skynryd’s crash, yeah that was over near McComb, and for years I’d thought it was a DC-3. Nope, that was a Convair 240. It was long ago, in a country that doesn’t exist anymore.

  121. anon[390] • Disclaimer says:

    A genderless, non-sexist deck of cards sound like something a couple of sophomores in Women’s Studies would come up with over a weekend of too many glasses of Wicked Cider. I’m guessing Ms. Mellink is the daughter of a dufus Davos daddy. The kind of fool who would name a girl “Indie”.

    Nothing more “Take Your Spoiled Special Snowflake To Work Day” and she brought her school craft with her. Easier to carry than macrame’ or a pen holder, I guess.

  122. @anon

    Judging by how much money Disney makes peddling princess stuff to little girls.
     
    For how much longer, though? They transitioned "Princess Leia" into "General Leia Organa" in the Disney Star Wars movies. Rey, the main protagonist, is a short-haired Daisy Ridley who dresses and acts like a boy. The next Pirates of the Caribbean is supposedly a woke feminist movie staring an all-female cast, or nearly so. Disney's Star Wars The High Republic novel series features a short-haired, tall, and 40-something blonde woman as the main protagonist; a majority of the cast are female, discounting the one robot.

    On the plus side, the Mandalorian has a female cast, but all are bounty hunters or Jedi -- none are princesses and all are essentially male archetypes played by women. The Marvel movies are going the same route: Captain Marvel was just a reskinned Superman without a cape; Thor Love and Thunder sports a skull-crushing female the lead. ETC. And that's a short list confined to Disney. A book could be written on the subject if one wanted to cover the phenomenon of transitioning girly girls to manish characters in popular entertainment: Dragon Age, Mass Effect Andromeda, Lara Croft, Mortal Kombat 11, Mary Jane in Spider-Man Miles Morales, Cortana in Halo 5 (compare 4 vs. 5) ...

    Here's how the woke regime at DC/CW reinterpreted Supergirl for modern woke audiences.

    Prewoke:

    https://celebmafia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/melissa-benoist-supergirl-set-in-vancouver-09-12-2016-1.jpg

    Postwoke:

    https://celebmafia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/melissa-benoist-supergirl-season-5-promotional-pics-1.jpg

    Notice the weird haircut. My theory is that they were preparing to transition the actress into a boy haircut for the next season. However, they didn't get the chance because the ratings crashed, and it was canceled before they could. It's strange how girls tend to prefer stereotypically girly things no matter what they are shown on television.

    How much longer until the necessity of wokeness outweighs the entertainment industry's profit motive and every princess becomes a prince, a general, or a Jedi? Think about it. If you're a White male executive at Disney -- a discriminated against minority -- is it more important for your career to be competent in approving profitable movies or to demonstrate your loyalty to the regime by promoting the narrative? Sure, maybe approving a mass of woke failures loses some money for the studio, but you have to think that some of these executive might say 1) it's not like it's their money 2) they'll bounce back elsewhere if the ship goes down because no one is ever fired for being too progressive 3) the rest of the company's non-woke properties & brand recognition will float the studio regardless of what they do. That's a question increasing numbers of ambitious White men will have to face, and I expect them to play the woke game in response. Expect your entertainment to stay woke and maybe even get worse because profit isn't the only thing motivating these people anymore. Failure IS an option. Better broke and woke than red and dead.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Joe Stalin

    “Better broke and woke than red and dead.”

    Assuming that by “red” you mean Republican, not the older meaning of communist?

    Anyway, if Hollywood keeps getting more woke and making bad movies, then maybe that will create a real opening for an alternative movie and television center in another state or country to make good movies that Hollywood won’t. They could hire screenwriters and other talent that have been canceled or are tired of playing the woke game.

  123. @anon

    Judging by how much money Disney makes peddling princess stuff to little girls.
     
    For how much longer, though? They transitioned "Princess Leia" into "General Leia Organa" in the Disney Star Wars movies. Rey, the main protagonist, is a short-haired Daisy Ridley who dresses and acts like a boy. The next Pirates of the Caribbean is supposedly a woke feminist movie staring an all-female cast, or nearly so. Disney's Star Wars The High Republic novel series features a short-haired, tall, and 40-something blonde woman as the main protagonist; a majority of the cast are female, discounting the one robot.

    On the plus side, the Mandalorian has a female cast, but all are bounty hunters or Jedi -- none are princesses and all are essentially male archetypes played by women. The Marvel movies are going the same route: Captain Marvel was just a reskinned Superman without a cape; Thor Love and Thunder sports a skull-crushing female the lead. ETC. And that's a short list confined to Disney. A book could be written on the subject if one wanted to cover the phenomenon of transitioning girly girls to manish characters in popular entertainment: Dragon Age, Mass Effect Andromeda, Lara Croft, Mortal Kombat 11, Mary Jane in Spider-Man Miles Morales, Cortana in Halo 5 (compare 4 vs. 5) ...

    Here's how the woke regime at DC/CW reinterpreted Supergirl for modern woke audiences.

    Prewoke:

    https://celebmafia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/melissa-benoist-supergirl-set-in-vancouver-09-12-2016-1.jpg

    Postwoke:

    https://celebmafia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/melissa-benoist-supergirl-season-5-promotional-pics-1.jpg

    Notice the weird haircut. My theory is that they were preparing to transition the actress into a boy haircut for the next season. However, they didn't get the chance because the ratings crashed, and it was canceled before they could. It's strange how girls tend to prefer stereotypically girly things no matter what they are shown on television.

    How much longer until the necessity of wokeness outweighs the entertainment industry's profit motive and every princess becomes a prince, a general, or a Jedi? Think about it. If you're a White male executive at Disney -- a discriminated against minority -- is it more important for your career to be competent in approving profitable movies or to demonstrate your loyalty to the regime by promoting the narrative? Sure, maybe approving a mass of woke failures loses some money for the studio, but you have to think that some of these executive might say 1) it's not like it's their money 2) they'll bounce back elsewhere if the ship goes down because no one is ever fired for being too progressive 3) the rest of the company's non-woke properties & brand recognition will float the studio regardless of what they do. That's a question increasing numbers of ambitious White men will have to face, and I expect them to play the woke game in response. Expect your entertainment to stay woke and maybe even get worse because profit isn't the only thing motivating these people anymore. Failure IS an option. Better broke and woke than red and dead.

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso, @Joe Stalin

    Supergirl needs to bring back the skirt. I remember the episode when she got the pants and thinking: “Yeah, that’s going to go over real well with the male audience…”

    • Replies: @anon
    @Joe Stalin

    Supergirl needs to bring back the skirt.

    No, bigot! Superman needs a skirt!

    I remember the episode when she got the pants and thinking: “Yeah, that’s going to go over real well with the male audience…”

    Like they care.

  124. @Joe Stalin
    @anon

    Supergirl needs to bring back the skirt. I remember the episode when she got the pants and thinking: "Yeah, that's going to go over real well with the male audience..."

    Replies: @anon

    Supergirl needs to bring back the skirt.

    No, bigot! Superman needs a skirt!

    I remember the episode when she got the pants and thinking: “Yeah, that’s going to go over real well with the male audience…”

    Like they care.

  125. @Telemachos
    I knew we were in trouble several years ago when some normal-seeming guy writing in a weight-lifting magazine referred to some lift as commonly called the 'king' of some category--the squat as king of the leg exercises, perhaps, or perhaps just of all lifts. And he went on to say that some other exercise, the dead-lift, say, might be called the queen, and then he said something like "I hope we're way past the sexist point where we think of a king as more valuable than a queen!"

    Now here was, as far as I could tell, a rather normal straight male weight-lifter, and he'd clearly internalized this 'equalitarian' dogma, to the point where he couldn't even call something 'the king of' anything without pious disclaimers.

    By contrast yoga still calls the head-stand and the shoulder-stand the king and queen of asanas. Has anyone complained yet?

    Replies: @Lurker

    I’m sure infantry used to be called the queen of battles. Presumably derived from chess.

  126. @Autochthon
    @Autochthon

    Forgive me, Mr. Sailer; I cannot but have been reminded how beautiful a world we lived in when homosexuals asked no more than (and were permitted no more, as it were...) than to be otherwise normal people who happened to be homosexual. I mean this sincerely, as I often explain in my personal life: truth is we (normal) people never much cared, though we knew, some minority of our population were askew this way, and both they and us knew it but let it alone. I submit this state of affairs was far superiour to the current nasty "culture war" (and many a gay man I know agrees, many quite vehemently) – and that I shit you negative. The first meaningful relationship I had with a gay guy was a Singaporean in Georgia thankful the U.S.A. gave no fu**ks what he did with his personal life. We were downright homies. Yet, if I met him in the streets of L.A. today I expect we would have fisticuffs. So much for advancing unity a la Biden, etc.....

    https://youtu.be/PhFy5w2P600

    Mercury never gave two shits about being gay as such; so much so he never addresses it in his lifelime; he just wanted to be an amazing singer (and, damn, was he ever!)

    I fundamentally believe homosexuality is degenerate, but I admire the music of Elton John, George Michael, and the Pet Shop Boys. Many such cases..... This shit is not complicated...or, rather, it is much more complicated than the woke crowd, who would have you believe you cannot think Ian McKellon a talented actor and yet disapprove of sodomy for your children: Who are the truly narrow-minded lot, one should ask, if we are to stand a chance in the so-called culture wars....

    I mean, blimey, by all accounts she fancied, at least occasionally, the muff, but Judy Garland (who, at any rate, approved of their ways) gave us this!:

    https://youtu.be/xWryDF_yyH0

    *If we learned tomorrow J.R.R. Tolkien or C.S. Lewis carried on scandalous homosexual affairs, the discovery would not render their work worthless...just sayin'....!

    Point is, it's the militant, minority of homosexuals (and Negroes, mestizoes, etc.) won't piss off and let us all get along, as we used to do perfectly well.

    In short: Paul Lynde showed the way of peaceful coexistence, and the leftist shits are having none of it....

    Replies: @Autochthon, @Jack D

    The movie is supposed set in the WWI era but Judy Garland’s sexy costume is totally unlike what women (even stage performers) wore in those days. Here is the sheet music for “Ballin’ the Jack”, which was an actual period song of the WWI era (at least they got that part right). Note how the performers are actually dressed.

    Now I’m sure Busby Berkeley would tell you that he didn’t care about being period correct. In a sense he is right – Judy Garland’s legs are mesmerizing (never mind the amount of amphetamines MGM pumped into her to keep her that skinny). Gene Kelly is one of the greatest screen dancers of all time but Judy (who is supposedly not a dancer) and her legs steal the scene and Gene just fades into the background in his clown costume.

    PS Ballin’ the Jack means driving a train really fast, like “Putting your Pedal to the Metal” in car terminology.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Jack D

    It was Garland’s parents who started pumping meth into her at about age 5. Their Lancaster Ca movie theatre having failed, they formed a kid singing act with their 3 daughters. Judy the youngest needed the meth to keep her awake past 8pm.

  127. @Rob McX
    @Fox


    Why should an 80-year old be counted as being older than a 2-year old?

     

    This man is fighting to change that.

    Replies: @Fox

    Thanks for this article. “69-year old starts legal fight to identify as twenty years younger”.
    This is the era in which the limits of absurdity can’t be divined anymore. the reality of unreality always seems to win out now.
    A question will very gingerly creep into ever more minds: Is life worth living in a world that has regression as its goal?

  128. @Kolya Krassotkin
    @anonymous

    As if Hollywood wasn't, in fact, riddled with Marxists, hoping for the triumph of communism.

    (Why was Hollywood filled with people itching to subvert American society. I wonder.)

    Replies: @Alden

    Hollywood was filled with communists because they were Jews. Jews first, communists second.

    If orders had come from the Comintern to become steel mill workers migrant farm workers or catholic priests and nuns they would have. Anything to destroy America, even hard dangerous physical labor.

    They saved a lot of money because Jewish managers at the Kodak factory stole so much film stock and they didn’t pay the royalties to the Edison camera company. That’s why they moved to S California, so they could hide their stolen cameras over the border in Mexico. A lot of those 1910-1930 western & frontier movies were filmed in Mexico. No real border control then.

  129. @Jack D
    @Autochthon

    The movie is supposed set in the WWI era but Judy Garland's sexy costume is totally unlike what women (even stage performers) wore in those days. Here is the sheet music for "Ballin' the Jack", which was an actual period song of the WWI era (at least they got that part right). Note how the performers are actually dressed.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Ballin%27_the_Jack_1913.jpg

    Now I'm sure Busby Berkeley would tell you that he didn't care about being period correct. In a sense he is right - Judy Garland's legs are mesmerizing (never mind the amount of amphetamines MGM pumped into her to keep her that skinny). Gene Kelly is one of the greatest screen dancers of all time but Judy (who is supposedly not a dancer) and her legs steal the scene and Gene just fades into the background in his clown costume.

    PS Ballin' the Jack means driving a train really fast, like "Putting your Pedal to the Metal" in car terminology.

    Replies: @Alden

    It was Garland’s parents who started pumping meth into her at about age 5. Their Lancaster Ca movie theatre having failed, they formed a kid singing act with their 3 daughters. Judy the youngest needed the meth to keep her awake past 8pm.

  130. Genderless playing cards? People have way too much time on their hands with Covid and more.

  131. @Neuday
    @dvorak


    Cost-push inflation doesn’t make sense when the economy is made of intangible bits and cartoon characters
     
    But the economy is not "made up of intangible bits and cartoon characters"; it's made up of energy, food, services rendered, and tangible goods. M1 and M2 are skyrocketing because of widespread suspicion of imminent economic downturn and paucity of realistic non-speculative investment options with any hope of outrunning inflation. Gold and Crypto are going great, but governments have the ability to slam shut both options, should they choose. If I had serious money I'd be buying land and a passport involving a South American country.

    Also keep in mind the staggering amount of dollars held overseas; once it becomes obvious that the dollar's reserve status is coming to an end we're going to be flooded with dollars and foreigners looking to buy hard assets. I suppose that would increase velocity, wouldn't it.

    Replies: @dvorak

    M1 and M2 are skyrocketing because of widespread suspicion of imminent economic downturn

    They are skyrocketing because the Fed is stuffing money into monetary channels. You’re missing the step where the money channels then flood the real economy. That hasn’t happened in any substantial fashion since 1981.
    https://www.thestreet.com/mishtalk/economics/if-the-velocity-of-money-picks-up-will-inflation-soar

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    once it becomes obvious that the dollar’s reserve status is coming to an end

    Reserve status, reserve shamatus. We have a profitable and enormous private sector (enterprise software, fast-moving consumer goods, energy, business services), upon which the credit and faith in our government’s money ultimately rests.

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