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By Lance Welton on 2019-02-16 21:56:00 -0500

Indianiq

India is a confusing place. It is able to send hordes of extremely intelligent and highly-motivated scientists to the USA, yet its city centres are so chaotic that tourists have to pay street urchins to throw themselves into the road just so that they can cross it. The land of the Hindus is pursuing its own space program, yet vast areas of the country lack electricity, running water, and even people who can read. What does this say about Indian IQ?

The late J. Philippe Rushton gave an answer to this question back in 2007: Indians Aren't That Intelligent (On Average). But much more evidence has since been developed.

A country’s average IQ is a massively important predictor of national accomplishment and national average living standards, as Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen showed in their seminal 2012 book Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences, as well as in their earlier book IQ and the Wealth of Nations.

For a few years now  a German psychologist  trained in political science called David Becker has been tracking down and collating every possible source that might permit assessment of any nation’s IQ. The young researcher, who is based at Chemnitz Technical University in East Germany (the city was known as Karl-Marx-Stadt under Communism) places all his research online so that those who criticise national IQ data can easily have their criticisms refuted. He clearly presents his methodology, in a way which Lynn did not, so that critics can see precisely what’s he’s done, how he’s done it and why: samples are rated for reliability, for example.

On this basis, Becker has also recalculated all of Richard Lynn’s much-denounced National IQs. Significantly, his calculations strongly correlate with Lynn’s—see the results at ViewOnIQ.org.

As part of this project, Becker has also updated and recalculated the Indian IQ, the most recent known study of which was published in 2015 [Gender Performance on Intelligence Quotient Test among Medical Students in a Government Medical College, By B. Uppu et al., IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, 2015]

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By John Derbyshire on 2019-02-15 23:30:00 -0500

Fully

Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com 

Thank goodness St Valentine's Day meant there was something to glow about this week. The political news just gets more depressing. I've been trying to hold on to some shreds of faith in our President, but he's making it awfully difficult. This week's fiasco, or Trumpasco, was of course the emergency funding bill out of Congress. Oh dear; oh dear, oh dear.

That funding bill is worse than bad: it's a catastrophe.

It contains some meager funding for border fences in crucial places on our southern border; but the local authorities in those places are given a veto on the actual building of the fences! Since all the jurisdictions concerned are, at best, deep-blue Democrat, and at worst, bought-and-paid-for by the Mexican smuggling gangs, there will be no fences.

The more you look at the bill, the worse it gets. There is a flat-out Amnesty provision in it for any illegal alien resident in the U.S.A. who says they might sponsor a unaccompanied-minor border-jumper, or who lives in a household with one, or who lives in a household that includes a person who might sponsor one, or whose cousin has a dentist who plays golf with a guy whose wife thinks she might know one.

As Daniel Horowitz has tweeted:

This bill is … worse than amnesty. Amnesty is a reprieve for a transgression of the past. This bill prospectively invites 15 million illegals to engage in human smuggling in order to obtain de facto permanent status here.

Quote from Dan Stein at the Federation for American Immigration Reform: "If this bill is enacted, expect the largest surge of unaccompanied minors this country has ever seen." [Experts: GOP/Dem Deal to Spark ‘Largest Surge’ of Young Border Crossers ‘Country Has Ever Seen’, by John Binder, Breitbart, February 14, 2019]

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By Lance Welton on 2019-02-16 21:56:00 -0500

Indianiq

India is a confusing place. It is able to send hordes of extremely intelligent and highly-motivated scientists to the USA, yet its city centres are so chaotic that tourists have to pay street urchins to throw themselves into the road just so that they can cross it. The land of the Hindus is pursuing its own space program, yet vast areas of the country lack electricity, running water, and even people who can read. What does this say about Indian IQ?

The late J. Philippe Rushton gave an answer to this question back in 2007: Indians Aren't That Intelligent (On Average). But much more evidence has since been developed.

A country’s average IQ is a massively important predictor of national accomplishment and national average living standards, as Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen showed in their seminal 2012 book Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences, as well as in their earlier book IQ and the Wealth of Nations.

For a few years now  a German psychologist  trained in political science called David Becker has been tracking down and collating every possible source that might permit assessment of any nation’s IQ. The young researcher, who is based at Chemnitz Technical University in East Germany (the city was known as Karl-Marx-Stadt under Communism) places all his research online so that those who criticise national IQ data can easily have their criticisms refuted. He clearly presents his methodology, in a way which Lynn did not, so that critics can see precisely what’s he’s done, how he’s done it and why: samples are rated for reliability, for example.

On this basis, Becker has also recalculated all of Richard Lynn’s much-denounced National IQs. Significantly, his calculations strongly correlate with Lynn’s—see the results at ViewOnIQ.org.

As part of this project, Becker has also updated and recalculated the Indian IQ, the most recent known study of which was published in 2015 [Gender Performance on Intelligence Quotient Test among Medical Students in a Government Medical College, By B. Uppu et al., IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, 2015]

By John Derbyshire on 2019-02-15 23:30:00 -0500

Fully

Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com 

Thank goodness St Valentine's Day meant there was something to glow about this week. The political news just gets more depressing. I've been trying to hold on to some shreds of faith in our President, but he's making it awfully difficult. This week's fiasco, or Trumpasco, was of course the emergency funding bill out of Congress. Oh dear; oh dear, oh dear.

That funding bill is worse than bad: it's a catastrophe.

It contains some meager funding for border fences in crucial places on our southern border; but the local authorities in those places are given a veto on the actual building of the fences! Since all the jurisdictions concerned are, at best, deep-blue Democrat, and at worst, bought-and-paid-for by the Mexican smuggling gangs, there will be no fences.

The more you look at the bill, the worse it gets. There is a flat-out Amnesty provision in it for any illegal alien resident in the U.S.A. who says they might sponsor a unaccompanied-minor border-jumper, or who lives in a household with one, or who lives in a household that includes a person who might sponsor one, or whose cousin has a dentist who plays golf with a guy whose wife thinks she might know one.

As Daniel Horowitz has tweeted:

This bill is … worse than amnesty. Amnesty is a reprieve for a transgression of the past. This bill prospectively invites 15 million illegals to engage in human smuggling in order to obtain de facto permanent status here.

Quote from Dan Stein at the Federation for American Immigration Reform: "If this bill is enacted, expect the largest surge of unaccompanied minors this country has ever seen." [Experts: GOP/Dem Deal to Spark ‘Largest Surge’ of Young Border Crossers ‘Country Has Ever Seen’, by John Binder, Breitbart, February 14, 2019]

By Allan Wall on 2019-02-14 22:11:00 -0500

Ifmexico

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a3/Gabriel_Quadri_de_la_Torre_-_World_Economic_Forum_on_Latin_America.jpg/800px-Gabriel_Quadri_de_la_Torre_-_World_Economic_Forum_on_Latin_America.jpgGabriel Quadri (right) is a white Mexican politician who ran for the Mexican presidency in 2012 under the banner of the small PANAL party. By training, Quadri is a civil engineer and economist. By Mexican standards, we might say he’s a sort of socially liberal/free marketeer.

Quadri recently grabbed the limelight with an almost universally condemned January 11th  tweet:

If Mexico did not have to carry Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas, it would be a country of medium development and an emerging power… [My translations throughout]

The three states Quadri is referring to are the southern states of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas.

guerrero-oaxaca-y-chiapas

What makes this a racial issue is that these three states have large indigenous (=Indian) populations.

According to a Quadri-bashing article in the ironically named Libertad Bajo Palabra [“Liberty under the Word”]:

social media users have begun a campaign to demand that the Universidad Iberoamericana fire Quadri….[Quadri] is one of the professors in that school. For their part, the indigenous peoples of the entities in Question have united and have demanded that Quadri go to the southeast to apologize….

Yeidckol Polevnsky le responde a Quadri: “Este país sería mucho más rico sin gente descerebrada como él”; en las redes piden a la IBERO que lo corran [Yeidckol Polevnsky responds to Quadri: “This country would be much richer without brainless people like him”; and social media is calling for IBERO to fire him] January 14, 2019,

Quadri was declared persona non grata by the state legislatures of Oaxaca and Guerrero. [Congresos de Oaxaca y Guerrero declaran a Quadri 'persona non grata', ElSigloDeDurango.com.mx, January 17,2019]

The Libertad Bajo Palabra article cited above reported that Yeidckol Polevnsky, President and General Secretary of President AMLO’s MORENA party, responded to Quadri’s tweet: “This country would be much richer without brainless people like him, ambitious, vulgar and corrupt.”

hijoHere is some more Quadri-bashing from Quadri’s own twitter feed:

Even Carlos Slim’s poorer billionaire cousin Alfredo Harp Helu (net worth, only 1.2 billion USD vs. cousin Carlos’ 65.5 billion) felt the need to respond, tweeting that

You have no idea of the human, cultural and natural potential of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Chiapas… Alfredo Harp Helu,12 Jan 2019

But Quadri did not back down. To Harp Helu he responded that

 “…nobody doubts the cultural and natural wealth of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Chiapas. But the institutional and political context that explains the poverty and backwardness should be seriously discussed. Beyond taboos and useless political correctness.”

The governor of Oaxaca, Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, son of a previous governor Jose Murat Casab, tweeted on January 11th that “The commentary on Oaxaca is unacceptable and offensive. I demand of him a public apology to all the Oaxacan people.”

To which Quadri responded (January 12th)

Pardon me, but the apology should be given by bad governments and those responsible for the unproductive institutions that have made Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas the poorest and most backward states of Mexico… 

But not everybody disagreed with Quadri. In an article in Excelsior about the kerfuffle,  commenter Gabriel Valles, from (much more European) northern Mexico—took it much further:

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 2019-02-14 17:23:00 -0500
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By Ann Coulter on 2019-02-13 16:17:00 -0500

Trump wall

On account of the president's cowardly retreat from the wall, Ann Coulter is too angry to type. In her place, we present a guest columnist outraged at the president's capitulation.

By Donald J. Trump

This election ... is our last chance to secure the border, stop illegal immigration and reform our laws to make your life better.—Donald Trump, Phoenix, Aug. 31, 2016

It's coming from all over South and Latin America, and it's coming probably—probably—from the Middle East. But we don't know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence. ... And it's got to stop, and it's got to stop fast.—Donald Trump, New York City, June 16, 2015

We take anybody. Come on in, anybody. Just come on in. Not anymore. ... We need a system that serves our needs, not the needs of others.—Donald Trump, Phoenix, Aug. 31, 2016

The costs for the United States have been extraordinary: U.S. taxpayers have been asked to pick up hundreds of billions in health care costs, housing costs, education costs, welfare costs, etc.—Donald Trump, Immigration Policy Paper,[PDF] Aug. 16, 2015

Whether it's dangerous materials being smuggled across the border, terrorists entering on visas or Americans losing their jobs to foreign workers, these are the problems we must now focus on fixing.—Donald Trump, Phoenix, Aug. 31, 2016

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