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Well, attracting foreign high-IQ intellectuals is always a good thing for local economy and population in the long term. The immigration policy should be working on that direction.
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2011 on Blueseed at Half Sigma
" I will be crass and note that none of the black chess players have stupid first names" What counts for a not-stupid name?
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2011 on Does anybody read what I write? at Half Sigma
But then again, the question is when this no-sense would end?
the whole thing is getting more hippie-alike. They not only attract homeless, but also all kinds of weird religious groups, including Muslims, and of course there are not short of real thugs lurking within the protesters for some looting like what happened in Rome.
There must be a logic explanation of why blacks are not fond of trees with substantial statistical data. I'd be more interested to see some serious studies about the demographics of the park visitors.
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2011 on Black people don’t like trees at Half Sigma
Haha, nicely done. Exactly what concept you have written in those flyer?
Have you ever tried the real pomegranate? It's a lot of small seeds. Basically you just chew those seeds for the juice, it was really peculiar experience though.
Israel wasn't really dependent on Turkey in the regional politics anyway. It wouldn't really matter losing Turkey as an allay in the middle east. US would never allow Turkey to express any aggressive military actions against Israel. It is Egypt that Israel worries to lose the most. That one is 10 times more important than Turks from distant land.
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2011 on The Turkey problem at Half Sigma
Turkish Secular politics is a sham. Always. they are always Islamic in nature. But I don't think Erdogan has much power to play around here in the middle east anyway. Turkey has more to lose than to gain in risking a warfare with Israel. I have a post about it as well:
Toggle Commented Sep 15, 2011 on The Turkey problem at Half Sigma
"Which explains the notably high IQ of people in the Caribbean and Central America -- volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, landslides, floods, they get 'em all the time." It's still relatively new to them, just one or two hundred years ain't gonna change much I think.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2011 on Hurricane preparedness and HBD at Half Sigma
Good luck New Yorkers. Off the topic, I think that people who live in a environment full of natural disasters tend to evolve smarter than those who live comfortably in the safe zone. Look at the Japanese. Can't say those earthquake, typhoon, volcano, and tsunami didn't make them get more organized and smarter to survive.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2011 on Hurricane preparedness and HBD at Half Sigma
Couldn't agree more. I think Gaddafi is sly enough to use some kind of tricks to dodge NATO bombing... Here is what I think:
Toggle Commented Aug 23, 2011 on Half Sigma right again about Libya at Half Sigma
Indeed, the situation is pretty messy still. And it will only get worse after Qadaffi's demise. Unless another dictator comes in power, Thousand tribes of Libya won't rest.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2011 on What's going on in Libya? at Half Sigma
"If one child has autism, there is a 19% chance of a younger sibling also developing autism" If you have 22 kids from unknown women, then at least some of those kids are surely getting autism as well. check this:
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2011 on Autism is genetic at Half Sigma
Just sit on it! Fonzzzzzz... Randy Marsh in South Park is cool as well... This is also cool as well:
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2011 on Fonzie was cool at Half Sigma
"And this doesn’t mean that macro-environmental variables such as social class account for the remainder. A good part of the “environmental” causes of differences in intelligence is going to be the result of random and undiscoverable micro-variables and just the general random development of the brain." I was thinking the variables that determine the remaining less than 50% of intelligence have a lot to do with stuff like diet, environmental stimulus (e.g. intake of toxin like lead etc.). "that the black and white “gap” is caused by genes" no doubt about that. different evolution direction causes different intelligence I would say... "but I am pessimistic that anyone is going to fund the research study to prove it, or if proved it will be printed in MSM news sources." definitely not, leftists would soon accuse the results of bogus scientific racism and screw the findings towards more political correctness... That's why I am suspicious about the term "more than 50%". Maybe it's a figure that is way too high to be politically correct in mainstream mass media, so they use over 50% instead...
just thought it might be interesting to post it here. check out this you guys: LMFAO
I seriously hope the Fed could reverse the situation and calm down the market. It looks like every measure the Fed is trying the market reacts exactly the opposite way...
" the original Roissy no longer runs the blog, and the guys currently running the blog got sick and tired of people thinking they were Roissy, so they got rid of the old domain name which was" That seems the most possible explanation to me. I heard Roissy has been busy writing a book or something, not really attending his blog with new articles...
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2011 on Roissy’s blog is gone at Half Sigma
BIGGEST CIV fan here. Love CIV IV. Agreed CIV V sucks big time compared to CIV IV. I miss all those realistic complexity that is well reflected in CIV IV but omitted in CIV V for its upgrade in graphics. The only good about CIV 5 is its One-Unit-Per-Tile battle system upgrade and one-road-within-two-cities system. Civ 4 stacking unit strategy sucks big time though. Other than that, CIV 4 is the best of all strategy game. It has dragged tons of, tons of time from me, but I never regret playing them, and will still do (CIV V is way less addictive to me than the fourth one). I am hoping they get the airport back, and the role of religion and espionage. city-state design in CIV 5 sucks big time.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2011 on Still playing Civilization IV at Half Sigma
Proleshplumber: I very much agree with what you said. In this case, I think it is predictable that it's just a matter of time to wait for a lunatic like Breivik to commit such atrocity. There is an old Chinese saying "long imbalanced repression and grievance will eventually be driven to drastic alternatives" It very much applies to the case here. Though pretty sad.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2011 on Norway Manifesto at Half Sigma
"This guy has done a great deal of harm to the movement that he supports. Now people will say that right-wing types are a bigger terrorist threat than Islamic jihadists. And people will say that right-wing blogs are fanning the flames of “hate” and they will be blamed for this incident. Maybe governments will use this incident as an excuse to suppress the free speech of blogs they disagree with." Absolutely. hate-speech law regulation will eye on everyone right now on the internet. but meantime we still hear from some news agency citing some jihad website for information. I think his intention is sane, but the means he deems justifiable and necessary is definitely not accepted at all. He has obsessiveness and ego issues. This is something that crept me out:
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2011 on Norway terrorist, WoW player at Half Sigma
Well, here is a link to his video clip along with his 1,500-page long manifesto. HS: you could delete this link of course. It's up to your decision. BTW, "If the Muslims or Chinese or Africans get tired of multiculturalism they have the option of moving to a largely ethnically and culturally homogeneous homeland." That's wrong, barely any Africans want to go back to their shithole homeland once they illegally immigrate to Europe. I don't know why you associate Chinese with Africans and Muslims, we never really believe in multi-culturalism in the first place. P.S most of Chinese illegally resided in Europe are from a tiny little place around Wenzhou, Funjian Province. They are the extreme money worshiping breeds that rather go anywhere just for money. They are even resented within China.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2011 on Norway Manifesto at Half Sigma
"Singaporeans are notorious for their poor Chinese, most of them speak better English than Mandarin." Nah, Singapore speaks awful English with terrible accent. but still it's way better than their pathetic Chinese skills. Here is a bit explanation of unique Chinese logogram in my comments: Either way, what could learn a new foreign language harm you? It's always good to know a new language, especially the one associated with rich culture and great literature and history. People all over the world are learning English anyway.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2011 on How the rich raise their children at Half Sigma
Bottom line, US' influence and power is going to decline whether or not there being a China. I wouldn't say China will replace US as the next global empire, but definitely a strong challenger in the long run. The demise of US is happening only from its inside. Look at UK, Brits took it pretty alright, looking even backwards, look at the French, the Spanish, they are still having a good life after all. It's not like Americans are going down to third world country after America lost its hegemony.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2011 on How the rich raise their children at Half Sigma