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By Steve Sailer on 06/25/2019
From Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention: Genetic ancestry analysis reveals misclassification of commonly used cancer cell lines Stanley E Hooker, Leanne Woods-Burnham, Madhavi Bathina, Stacy M Lloyd, Priyatham Gorjala, Ranjana Mitra, Larisa Nonn, Kevin Sean Kimbro and Rick Kittles Background: Given the scarcity of cell lines from underrepresented populations, it is imperative that...
By Steve Sailer on 06/25/2019
From the New York Times in 1987: PAPERBACKS; RIPPING CLIO’S BODICE – THE CHRONICLE OF A SWEET SAVAGE HACK By FLORENCE KING, MAY 3, 1987 … By the mid-1970’s the so-called ”antifeminist backlash” had produced a demand for lushly romantic bodice-rippers known in the trade as ”sweet savages” after one of the genre’s all-time blockbusters, ”Sweet Savage Love” (1974) by Rosemary Rogers. Published as or...
By Michelle Malkin on 06/25/2019

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Earlier, by Steve Sailer: Knitting Community Bans Trump Supporters In Name of Inclusivity

Fun fact: I've been crocheting since I was 10, when my Tita Lisa taught me the magic of granny squares. Fellow yarn nerds will understand the heavenly bliss of spending hours at Hobby Lobby or Walmart immersed in a sea of alpaca, mohair, angora, super bulky and super saver skeins for blankets, baby clothes, hats, headbands, scarves, bookmarks and potholders. (Yes, I've made them all!) I passed on the tradition to my artsy teenage daughter; teaming up on a Christmas afghan for my dad last year was one of my favorite ever projects.

Are you surprised? You shouldn't be. Creativity and crafting transcend political ideology—or so you might think.

This week, Ravelry.com, one of the internet's most popular gathering sites for crocheters and with a reported 8.5 million users, publicly smeared and ejected conservative members who support President Donald Trump—all in the name of protecting their preciously "inclusive" safe space. Excluding to include. Welcome to opposite world. On Sunday (there's no rest for vengeful social justice warriors), Ravelry's founders announced:

"We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content."

The progressive operators at Ravelry declared that every right-winger on the fiber arts forum who supports our commander in chief is really just a KKK domestic terrorist wielding sharp needles instead of flaming crosses and nooses. It doesn't matter whether you support the White House because you are pro-borders, pro-life, pro-entrepreneur, pro-limited government, anti-collectivist or anti-socialist.

By James Fulford on 06/25/2019
We have a tag I call "White Guy Loses His Job". Usually it means a guy who is fired for saying something pro-white. Almost nothing you can say that's pro-black or anti-white will cause you to lose your job, as Peter Bradley pointed out in "Why Do Only Whites Lose Jobs Over Racial Remarks?" more than ten years ago. Of course, that fact means that these firings constitute discrimination under the Civ...
By Steve Sailer on 06/25/2019
Ravelry’s Executive VP for Inclusivity, Diversity, and Sensitivity Madame Defarge explained, “Off with their heads!” From The Guardian: ‘White supremacy’: popular knitting website Ravelry bans support for TrumpAdministrators take action to ensure site ‘is inclusive of all’ Stephanie Convery @gingerandhoneySun 23 Jun 2019 Ravelry is banning users from expressing support for the US president One of...
By Steve Sailer on 06/25/2019
This lady’s memoir about all the famous men like Donald Trump and Hunter S. Thompson who just can’t stop raping her due to her overwhelming sexiness reads like a cross between a bodice ripper romance novel entitled The Maiden Who Was Ravished by the Pirate Captain and a Letter to Penthouse. [Comment at Unz.com]...
By Allan Wall on 06/24/2019

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I watched President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign kickoff in Orlando, Florida, while here in Mexico. Mexican analysts’ much-calmer analysis was quite the contrast to June 2015, when Trump came down the escalator in Trump Tower and vowed to build a wall (How quaint that now seems!) Yet something else might be at work: Solid majorities of Mexicans think like Trump on immigration, the polling data show, and favor closing the border with Guatemala and deporting Central American illegals.

After Trump’s announcement four years ago, the Mexican chattering class went berserk and presented him as Mexico’s No. 1 Enemy. The mindless Trump-bashing went on for some time. But his time, those same elites delivered a much more measured message with no frothing at the mouth. In contrast, U.S. elites are still frothing over an election they lost fair and square!

What changed? I attribute the shift to five factors:

  • TRUMP IS PRESIDENT: Mexico’s diplomatic relationship with the U.S. is by far its most important. Politics and diplomacy are about finding common interests, not about liking people. So Mexican officials have gotten used to the reality that Trump is president and they must deal with him.
  • MEXICANS LEARNED THAT TRUMP’S BARK IS WORSE THAN HIS BITE: Like Americans, Mexicans have seen Trump fail to clamp down on illegal immigration in the ferocious way he promised.
  • THE AMLO PRESIDENCY: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (“AMLO”) was Mexico’s perennial far-left candidate. During the 2018 Mexican election, we heard dire predictions that he would be in constant conflict with Trump. But that hasn’t happened. Indeed, he goes out of his way not to start trouble with Trump, not least because he wants the U.S. to pitch in lots of money for the massive international aid and development project he has proposed. And remember, as I reported in my coverage of Mexico’s election: The (relatively) right-wing Ricardo Anaya, not AMLO, was the biggest Trump-basher of the campaign. 
  • DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE ON THE BORDER: Most illegal aliens entering the U.S. used to be Mexicans. Now, about 70 percent, S. border officials say, are Central Americans who enter through Guatemala, then traverse some 2,000 miles of Mexico to our southwest frontier. Grassroots Mexicans aren’t happy about it, but more on that later. Mexican analysts marveled that Trump portrayed Mexico as an ally in stopping illegal immigration. In 2015, he portrayed Mexico as the enemy.
  • THE TARIFF THREAT: Trump’s recent tariff threat scared AMLO. He sent his very competent foreign affairs team, led by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, to negotiate a deal in which Mexico committed to crack down more on non-Mexicans passing through to the U.S. There’s no guarantee it will follow through long term. But it is an opportunity to slow or stop the Camp-of-the-Saints invasion, which sent 144,278 illegals across the border in May alone [Southwest Border Migration FY 2019, CPB.gov] Of course, Trump must stay focused on the situation.

Bottom line: AMLO wants a good relationship with the U.S. and is willing to deal with Trump. The two meet in September, a confabulation that AMLO is linking, Bloomberg reported,  to the evaluation period in the tariff-immigration deal:

By Steve Sailer on 06/24/2019
I’ve long wondered if the new New York school supremo Richard Carranza, a doctrinaire Mexican-American leftist from the West, is in over his head in the viper pit that is New York City parenting. Carranza has made explicit the argument that either blacks and Hispanics average lower on tests due to white racism or … [gasp] … The Bell Curve is right! But that argument has flopped with New York City ...
By Steve Sailer on 06/24/2019
Comments from Twitter: The old “Rope a Dope” move. He’s an actor not a writer. Aaaand action in three, two, one….. *under* his sweater, doesn’t make sense! The rope was routed clear underneath his hoodie? CBS Chicago reporter Charlie De Mar is tweeting out wonderful real video of the Jussie Smollett hate hoax. It’s like that Taiwanese network that concocts computer animation videos of events in ...
By Patrick J. Buchanan on 06/24/2019
Visualizing 150 Iranian dead from a missile strike that he had ordered, President Donald Trump recoiled and canceled the strike, a brave decision and defining moment for his presidency. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence had signed off on the strike on Iran as the right response to Tehran's shootdown of a U.S. Global Hawk spy plane over the Gulf of Oman. The U...
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By Michelle Malkin on 06/25/2019

Donald trump knitting group

Earlier, by Steve Sailer: Knitting Community Bans Trump Supporters In Name of Inclusivity

Fun fact: I've been crocheting since I was 10, when my Tita Lisa taught me the magic of granny squares. Fellow yarn nerds will understand the heavenly bliss of spending hours at Hobby Lobby or Walmart immersed in a sea of alpaca, mohair, angora, super bulky and super saver skeins for blankets, baby clothes, hats, headbands, scarves, bookmarks and potholders. (Yes, I've made them all!) I passed on the tradition to my artsy teenage daughter; teaming up on a Christmas afghan for my dad last year was one of my favorite ever projects.

Are you surprised? You shouldn't be. Creativity and crafting transcend political ideology—or so you might think.

This week, Ravelry.com, one of the internet's most popular gathering sites for crocheters and with a reported 8.5 million users, publicly smeared and ejected conservative members who support President Donald Trump—all in the name of protecting their preciously "inclusive" safe space. Excluding to include. Welcome to opposite world. On Sunday (there's no rest for vengeful social justice warriors), Ravelry's founders announced:

"We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content."

The progressive operators at Ravelry declared that every right-winger on the fiber arts forum who supports our commander in chief is really just a KKK domestic terrorist wielding sharp needles instead of flaming crosses and nooses. It doesn't matter whether you support the White House because you are pro-borders, pro-life, pro-entrepreneur, pro-limited government, anti-collectivist or anti-socialist.

By Allan Wall on 06/24/2019

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I watched President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign kickoff in Orlando, Florida, while here in Mexico. Mexican analysts’ much-calmer analysis was quite the contrast to June 2015, when Trump came down the escalator in Trump Tower and vowed to build a wall (How quaint that now seems!) Yet something else might be at work: Solid majorities of Mexicans think like Trump on immigration, the polling data show, and favor closing the border with Guatemala and deporting Central American illegals.

After Trump’s announcement four years ago, the Mexican chattering class went berserk and presented him as Mexico’s No. 1 Enemy. The mindless Trump-bashing went on for some time. But his time, those same elites delivered a much more measured message with no frothing at the mouth. In contrast, U.S. elites are still frothing over an election they lost fair and square!

What changed? I attribute the shift to five factors:

  • TRUMP IS PRESIDENT: Mexico’s diplomatic relationship with the U.S. is by far its most important. Politics and diplomacy are about finding common interests, not about liking people. So Mexican officials have gotten used to the reality that Trump is president and they must deal with him.
  • MEXICANS LEARNED THAT TRUMP’S BARK IS WORSE THAN HIS BITE: Like Americans, Mexicans have seen Trump fail to clamp down on illegal immigration in the ferocious way he promised.
  • THE AMLO PRESIDENCY: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (“AMLO”) was Mexico’s perennial far-left candidate. During the 2018 Mexican election, we heard dire predictions that he would be in constant conflict with Trump. But that hasn’t happened. Indeed, he goes out of his way not to start trouble with Trump, not least because he wants the U.S. to pitch in lots of money for the massive international aid and development project he has proposed. And remember, as I reported in my coverage of Mexico’s election: The (relatively) right-wing Ricardo Anaya, not AMLO, was the biggest Trump-basher of the campaign. 
  • DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE ON THE BORDER: Most illegal aliens entering the U.S. used to be Mexicans. Now, about 70 percent, S. border officials say, are Central Americans who enter through Guatemala, then traverse some 2,000 miles of Mexico to our southwest frontier. Grassroots Mexicans aren’t happy about it, but more on that later. Mexican analysts marveled that Trump portrayed Mexico as an ally in stopping illegal immigration. In 2015, he portrayed Mexico as the enemy.
  • THE TARIFF THREAT: Trump’s recent tariff threat scared AMLO. He sent his very competent foreign affairs team, led by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, to negotiate a deal in which Mexico committed to crack down more on non-Mexicans passing through to the U.S. There’s no guarantee it will follow through long term. But it is an opportunity to slow or stop the Camp-of-the-Saints invasion, which sent 144,278 illegals across the border in May alone [Southwest Border Migration FY 2019, CPB.gov] Of course, Trump must stay focused on the situation.

Bottom line: AMLO wants a good relationship with the U.S. and is willing to deal with Trump. The two meet in September, a confabulation that AMLO is linking, Bloomberg reported,  to the evaluation period in the tariff-immigration deal:

By Patrick J. Buchanan on 06/24/2019
Visualizing 150 Iranian dead from a missile strike that he had ordered, President Donald Trump recoiled and canceled the strike, a brave decision and defining moment for his presidency. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence had signed off on the strike on Iran as the right response to Tehran's shootdown of a U.S. Global Hawk spy plane over the Gulf of Oman. The U...
By James Fulford on 06/23/2019
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George Will's latest book is called The Conservative Sensibility. In the Washington Post, Notre Dame law professor Patrick Deneeen calls it a "defense of conservatism that veers toward liberalism."

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71-jJIsV5hL.jpgHe's not kidding, I looked inside it. There's a whole section that blames black problems on "redlining", which in this case refers to the FDR Administration's refusal to guarantee mortgages in black neighborhoods, that could come straight out of Ta-Nehisi Coates book.

And it's in a section defending and justifying the "Affirmative Action" created by Lyndon B Johnson.

Lyndon Johnson, the greatest presidential benefactor of African-Americans since Lincoln, advanced the nation’s thinking on June 4, 1965, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. There he delivered the most consequential speech on race ever given by an American president, and perhaps the most important ever given by a white American. Johnson’s crucial contention was that “freedom is not enough.” He declared:

“You do not wipe away the scars of centuries by saying: Now you are free to go where you want, and do as your desire, and choose the leaders you please. You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, and bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say, ‘you are free to compete with all the others,’ and still justly believe that you have been completely fair. Thus it is not enough just to open the gates of opportunity. All our citizens must have the ability to walk through those gates.”

The subsequent pursuit of even incomplete fairness—there can be no other kind—has been generally noble and in many ways successful. It also has been an arduous tutorial in the truth of Michael Oakeshott’s axiom that attempting the impossible is inherently corrupting.

It would have been helpful—wholesomely disconcerting and embarrassing—if Johnson had given an example of how the federal government itself had closed to African-Americans “the gates of opportunity.” Created in 1934, the Federal Housing Administration invented and enforced “redlining,” explicitly steering new mortgages away from black buyers to maintain the racial homogeneity of neighborhoods. A 1946 FHA manual said: “Incompatible racial groups should not be permitted to live in the same communities.” And: “Properties shall continue to be occupied by the same social and racial classes.” And: “Appraisers are instructed to predict the probability of the location being invaded by . . . incompatible racial and social groups.”

Invaded. During World War II, when a developer sought FHA guarantees for proposed housing on the last of the farmland still within the sprawling city of Detroit, the FHA initially refused because the development would be contiguous with a black neighborhood. The developer proposed a solution: I will build a wall. It would be between his development and the incompatibles. He did; you can see it today. Mollified, the FHA guaranteed mortgages on the white side.

Almost half of all postwar suburban homes built in the United States had FHA mortgage guarantees. From 1934 through 1962, whites received 98 percent of those guarantees.

nationalguarddetroit1967Wills footnote for these claims about FHA discrimination is: "Duggan, “Mayor Mike Duggan Keynote Address,” 2017."

Duggan is the white mayor of what's left of Detroit. His speech, in which the historical facts about the FHA may have been properly checked by his staff, is about how what happened to Detroit is white people's fault. [Duggan confronts Detroit racial history in Mackinac speech, by Chad Livengood, Crain's Detroit Business, June 01, 2017]

I wouldn’t put all that in a book based on the word of one politician, but whatever.  

So let's talk about what the underwriting policy of the FHA was about. Underwriting is about being careful with money, in this case the public money of the United States.

For example, I Googled the phrase “properties shall continue to be occupied by the same social and racial classes” and discovered the text of the 1936 Federal Housing Administration, underwriting manual. The context, unmentioned by either Duggan or Will, is this:

"If a neighborhood is to retain stability it is necessary that properties shall continue to be occupied by the same social and racial classes. A change in social or racial occupancy generally leads to instability and a reduction in values." [Emphasis added]

So here’s what’s going on, apparently unclear to anti-redlining black pundit Teh-Genius Coates, and the New Model George Will: FDR’s Federal Housing Administration was not in the business of keeping the black man down, it was in the business of being fiscally responsible for government guaranteed loans. If they guaranteed a $10,000 mortgage on a house in a white neighborhood, and ten years later when you have to foreclose it’s a $4,000 house in a black neighborhood, the Federal Government was out the difference.

By John Derbyshire on 06/22/2019

The issue of reparations for black slavery got an airing in Congress last week, curiously coinciding with renewed Main Stream Media drumbeating for the white-guilting Central Park Five Rape Hoax.  I discuss reparations below, but first a word about an obviously-related news item that doesn’t seem to be getting any drumbeating at all.

A 23-year-old  “Man,” Temar Bishop, who is black, was arraigned in court in New York las Saturday for charges including rape and attempted murder. He had raped a 20-year-old white woman and then beaten her unconscious.

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The charge sheet also includes “Hate Crime,” based on words Mr. Bishop spoke to a witness after the event. Here are the words,

She was a white girl. She deserved it because us minorities have been through slavery … This is what they used to do to us. This is what they did to us during slavery. They used to beat us and whip us.

Man nabbed for Bronx rape allegedly said she ‘deserved it’ for ‘slavery’,by Larry Celona and Stephanie Pagones, June 18, 2019

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