To the Consumers’ Association of Ireland
Dear Sir or Madam,
Supportive of consumer rights, I would like to call your attention to the topic of subliminal advertising, on which I have made some research.
The following case studies from my blog [Index] deal with very recent paper advertisements, many of them advertising multinationals’ brands and designed for international marketing.
The subliminal techniques involved are akin to mental manipulation and likely to be detrimental to the consumer’s choice. What is to be done to prevent consumers from being subjected to such deceptive manipulation? (March 29, 2015)
Dear Flor, [Although I signed my full name Florent Boucharel, she calls me Flor because my email is flor.boucharel[@]gmail.com]
Thank you for your email. We would recommend that you contact the government body, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission as they have the power to investigate companies. They can be contacted on 014 4025500 or http://www.consumerhelp.ie
Thank you for your reply. I don’t think the law forbids embedding the word SEX in advertisement photographs, which, as far as I have been able to ascertain since my attention was called to the practice, is the case in almost every paper advertisement these days. Since the law says nothing, a government investigation is out of the question. I believe this is what they will tell me. I was seeing more a campaign of opinion, and that’s why I reached out to your organization, in case you would find the matter relevant to consumer rights. (March 30)
& later (having no further news from Caroline)
In spite of your reply, I feel my mail has not received due consideration, especially since my blog statistics tells me you haven’t even thrown a cursory glance on one or two of the cases I have provided.
You know, I am sure, of those people who hold positions of responsibility and, when contacted about attendant matters, ask: “Why are you talking to me? Do we know each other?”
If you’re not interested in matters such as how commercial advertising behaves towards the consumer, then you should consider changing occupation, and leave your position to a more suitable profile. (April 1)
To International Consumer Research and Testing (ICRT)
Dear Sir or Madam,
Supportive of consumer rights and the important missions of consumers’ organizations, I would like to ask what your position is on the topic of subliminal advertising, on which I have made some research.
The following case studies deal with recently published advertisements (March 2015), many of them advertising multinationals’ brands and designed for global marketing. (April 4, 2015)
Hello, is anybody in? Here’s the taxpayer who pays you!
For the sake of accuracy, your name ought to be ICRNT: International Consumer Research and No Testes.
Horror movie The Exorcist, about a Catholic priest fighting the Devil in the good old ways, uses subliminal techniques. Hence the many faints, nauseas, mental collapses necessitating psychiatric intervention among theater patrons when the film was released. Yet horror movies had been played on the screens for decades and none had had such impact on the viewers, because those films did not manipulate unconscious mind structures with subliminal techniques. As an example, the soundtrack for The Exorcist was embedded with the sound of humming bees at subliminal level, in order to trigger panic. It was an experiment in mind manipulation. (For more details on the subliminal elements in The Exorcist, read Media Sexploitation, 1976, by Wilson Bryan Key. See also this blog’s Index for my series on Subliminals in published advertising.)
In Hormones, Sex, and Society: The Science of Physicology (1994) by Helmuth Nyborg, I find a paradox. It seems to me that a male androtype-1 should not choose an estrotype-1 as a spouse, since the latter will have, as Nyborg describes it, “higher libido” and the androtype-1 is not particularly well endowed in this respect. Hence, he should make a more “sex-stereotypic choice” with respect to finding a spouse, that is, he should depart from what Physicology predicts (that he will not be sex-stereotypical). What I mean by “should” is what he would do if he knew Physicology a bit. This is the paradox. The only solution to it, as far as I can see, would be that Physicology predicts that androtypes-1 do not object to their spouses’ promiscuity, nor to bringing up children sired by other men. A rather odd prediction in terms of evolutionary genetics.
Also, I would like to stress that our current “managerial elite” is recruited on personality criteria amongst which extroversion is perhaps the most important in the organization recruiters’ eyes. Which means the hormotype index of the American/European managerial elite is not likely to be 1 or 2 (maybe not even 3), nor it is this likely to be otherwise in the near future, whereas Nyborg claims that loner, intellectual androtypes are called to make up the elite.
To Hollaback! (In their own wods, ‘Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment. We work together to ensure equal access to public spaces.’)
Having seen on Internet a video of yours in which a young woman is filmed by a hidden camera walking in Manhattan, it reminds me of a news report on the same topic and with the same technique I saw a few years ago on French TV, and of my own situation even though I’m a man.
I live in Paris where I do quite a lot of walking, not seldom by myself. My experience is that some people feel free to abuse verbally, in a sneaky way, lone persons in the street whose outward appearance they happen not to like.
I have conjectured that many people, walking alone in the street, resort to listening to music or to calling someone on their mobile phone in order primarily to prevent their being abused in such a way, or at least to escape noticing it.
Some vulgarized notions of psychology likely will evoke a paranoid state of mind. The very idea of paranoia, however, may well contribute to the spreading of sneaky verbal abuse. (As a matter of fact, the person abused may even be abused by being called a ‘paranoiac’ by his or her surreptitious abuser.) (April 2015)
No answer. (My point, as the reader understands, is that harassment in the street is not limited to female victims. In my experience, verbal abuse not seldom comes from women.)
El Mallarmé «profeta» ha introducido intelectualismo en la poesía, y la poesía ha muerto casi. Todo ésto, las abstractas reflexiones o elucubraciones sobre el lenguaje y qué sé yo, es demasiado árido, y no muy riguroso tampoco como razonamiento y los filósofos lo hacen mejor.
There was in the past of Christian Europe a mighty enemy in the East: the Ottoman Empire. A mighty colossus, it nearly obliterated Christianity on several occasions, as when its armies besieged Vienna, twice.
At the head of such powerful armies, numerous as the waves of the ocean, were the dreaded Janissaries, a slave brotherhood of Albanian origin. They were the gate-keepers of the Bab-i Ali.
O what convulsions in the misty mountains of Albania, when this people too vindicated its freedom!
This video [Te Rrapi ne Mashkullore, sung by Irini Qirjako, with images from some (Albanian?) motion picture] shows scenes of the Albanian national struggle, here culminating with the assassination of a Turkish Basha or Bimbashi. The lyrics talk of a Bimbashi several times, as a portent of awesome and dreadful forces.
There is that taylor in my neighborhood, Mercan, an Armenian. I brought him a pair of trousers not long ago. He told me that with such fabric these trousers would last me ten more years. Now they have a big hole in the bottom. You can’t trust Armenians…
Mercan is the Devil. For one there’s his accent. It took me some time to understand at last what he says when he’s greeting me. He says “Ça va, mon ami ?” (Howdy, my friend?) and I was hearing something like “Ça va, Mehmet Ali ?” (Howdy, Mehmet Ali?) I thought he was mocking me in his nasty Armenian ways…
He’s a stutterer. He says “Merci, mon-mon ami” (Thanks, my-my friend) and I hear “Merci, Mehmet Ali“, like he’s mocking me. Like the devil he is…
One day I needed to have my trousers enlarged at the waist. He said, “Okay, but think about a diet, Mehmet Ali!” And he laughed. He’s the Devil…
Russian émigrés were all with Hitler, especially after Operation Barbarossa and the onslaught against USSR. They had brought the Protocols of the Elders of Zion to Germany, they had brought them to the USA, even to Manchuria and Japan. There’s even a book which claims they are the true inspiration of Hitler and the Nazi party. Grand-dukes and grand-duchesses were with Hitler. The heir to the Russian throne was with Hitler (and he was spied upon by the Gestapo at the same time). All the former White army was with Hitler and joined the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS on the Eastern front. The popes were with Hitler. Czarists, Solidarists, Fascists were with Hitler. Georgians and Tatars were with Hitler and they fought the Résistance in Corrèze where my grandparents were living their humble lives (my grandfather was once taken hostage). Caucasian Muslims were with Hitler, and Stalin made them pay the price after the war.
I spent years collecting thousands of names of people involved on the side of Nazism and Fascism, from every country: Cossack White Army officers, Albanian gurus of mystic tariqas, French anarchists, Australian aborigines (true!), Afro-Americans, Indian nationalists, Indonesian nationalists, Khmer nationalists, Pu Yi the last emperor of China, Turkish Turanians, British aristocracy, the then King of Sweden and his son the present King of Sweden, Knut Hamsun, the Muslim Brotherhood and Nasser of Egypt, the Shah of Iran and the future Ayatollah Khomeini, etc. etc. A long list. I spent years on it, I don’t know what to do with that work.
De hecho yo no había escuchado la canción Aviateur, cantada por Véronique Jannot, hace desde muchos años. Me la propuso YouTube, al escuchar yo otra cosa. Entonces me volvieron memorias de mi niñez. No son memorias de mi casa porque mis padres no miraban programas de televisión populares, con canciones y tales cosas. Pero, de vacaciones, nos quedamos con mis hermanos en la casa de abuelos o a veces de tíos, en el campo. Gente más popular y no tan educada como mis padres, y ellos miraban esos programas populares, y nosotros con ellos. Y me gustaba, de niño. Después, de adolescente, ya no me gustaba el campo. Me aburría, no podía hacerme amigos con los jóvenes, aunque me enamoré de una morena, S., cuyos padres tenían un comercio de bicicletas. Era una tontería. Le declaré mi amor y, como ella no cayó en mis brazos al oírlo no más, lo abandoné todo. Una tontería, pero era bonita la hija del vendedor de bicicletas… De adolescente, las vacaciones en el campo eran malas. De niño era otra cosa. Gente sencilla, televisión popular, una Francia que tal vez aún ya no existe.
Véronique Jannot and I are of the same breed, de pelo y ojos castaños. But her talent has been exploited by foreigners, Armenians. Besides, her very artist name (if it’s not her real name) is a joke, because it alludes to Jeannot Lapin*. I want to make clear that this sort of popular culture has something very shallow about it, which makes it unbearable to refined minds. Only the exhaustion of a working life can create a need for that kind of shallow entertainment. The producers are all foreigners, alien, exploitative Armenians.
*D’après internet, Jannot est son vrai nom. Elle aurait dû choisir un nom de scène plus glamour : Véronique Davies, Véronique Crawford-Jones, Veronica Lamborghini…
Pearl of the Mediterranean
Where will I find you now?
The lemon trees
What fills my eyes with tears?
O the sea at Mersin!
Fragrances like attar of rose…
jarabe de rosa beberé
almíbar de rosa saciará mi sed ardiente
miles de mirtos para tenderle arropes suaves
Encantadora es la rosa en el jardín de luna
Canta, bello ruiseñor, por la rosa que te llena de dulzura
In France the name Fatma was used as a common name to designate a North-African girl (as there are many migrants from North Africa in France). For example: “Did you see that fatma?” Then it designated any girl, whatever her background, for example: “Did you see that fatma?” And then it came to be abbreviated as “fat,” (prononcer « fatt ») for example: “Will there be fats at that party?” (Il y aura des fatts à cette soirée ?) At least that was so in my teens.
I distinctly remember occurrences when the word was used by my friends and myself (by the way we were all white, middle-class teenagers). For instance, during a summer vacation in Spain we used to call Spanish girls “fats” among us. And there’s a joke. While we were in Spain, near Valencia, there were several days of feria with bulls, “toros.” Several toros were involved and they had a leader, so to speak. One day, one of our group, talking about this leading bull, called him “le taureau mère,” as we talk of a “vaisseau mère” (mother-ship) in a fleet of ships. But “mother-bull” was really ridiculous, so we laughed and someone said: “You mean ‘le taureau fatt’ (the fatma-bull)!”
But we didn’t say fatma to girls, as they would have beaten us up.
3 Poems to O.
You didn’t tell me you’d take my heart away.
You didn’t tell me you’d always be in my dreams, at the cost of a life. But what is a life worth comparing with such dreams?
You didn’t tell me that, because of my memories of you, I’d be like a madman always by my thoughts. But what worth is soundness of mind compared to such lunacy?
You didn’t tell me my memories of you would be more real to me than reality. But what is reality worth, you tell me, in the shadow of one memory like these?
You didn’t tell me there would be no more seasons but the summer of your smile.
You didn’t tell me there would be a never-ending day from the day on when you said: One plus one makes one. Did you say so, by the way, or is it my imagination?
You didn’t tell me you’d break my heart in two so that one plus nothing makes a funny two: a crazy man.
You didn’t tell me one is not just one but also the one and only, so this one can’t be counted like any other one because in a way this one is a bit too much – especially being away.
You didn’t tell me I’d have to know the effect of spending some time by your side and then (as a punishment for what crime?) I’d have to know the effect of spending my whole life and perhaps even an eternity without you.
You didn’t tell me it wasn’t just two people in a given place at a given time, but two people one of whom would be forever out of space and time.
You didn’t tell me that was just a serious game so that not only would I lose my bid but also I would lose my mind.
You didn’t tell me I was to be there with you for a few days and then you wouldn’t be by my side until the end of time. Yet that’s not too high a price because there can be no such thing as too high a price for what I’m talking about.
You didn’t tell me you’d make a fool of me and I would be glad. Had you told me, I wouldn’t have believed you, for I was a fool. Born to be a fool: that’s what you should have told me.
You didn’t tell me…
Yes but it’s only a dream.
–Yes but this is only a life.
Yes but what’s more precious than life?
–Yes but it’s made precious from dreams.
If I could see your eyes
Then you would see
The moonlight on the sea
(Your eyes the moon
My tears the see)
A lot of people don’t like Hitler because he gave their ideas a bad name.
“Scientists have been able to show that the short-term immune response to an immediate parasite attack typically is costly in energy. … Chickens reared in germ-free environments enjoy about a 25 percent gain in body weight compared to those raised in conventional environments.” (Robert Trivers, The Folly of Fools, 2011). I call the attention of Skræling Hippie to this finding. If true, then the well-named Skræling Hippie was reared amidst maximum germ load to become naturally strong and only got exhausted, couldn’t build flesh and bone.
It is cool how the sun is 400 times bigger and 400 times farther away than the moon allowing the almost perfect overlap. I love coincidences. (John Parker)
If a mathematician estimated the probability for this, he’d probably conclude it’s so minute that you can rule out the fact…
Abaya On Ice: Two Qatari Women Iceskating. Doha City Center Mall, Qatar, Aug 2017.
Ah Paris (capital of la France), its grosses pétasses… Paris as romantic as a finger in the a**
Chinese-American actress Chloe Bennet voices for equal rights in Hollywood. (People’s Daily, China)
“Hollywood… wouldn’t cast her with a last name that made them ‘uncomfortable.’” Everything that sounds foreign makes an American uncomfortable.
U.S. is the major Western country with least media correspondents abroad. Adamantly isolationist in their heads and yet interventionist in fact! My source: “U.S. citizens are generally at a disadvantage in understanding foreign policy. Some is due to indifference because of its two protective oceans. Some arises from the extraordinary fact that the United States, the world’s only superpower, has fewer correspondents permanently stationed in foreign capitals than any other major Western nation. The result for U.S. media is a remarkably small pool of expertise on foreign culture and politics within their own organizations.” (Ben H. Bagdikian, The New Media Monopoly, 2004)
En su libro de 2006 ‘Historia general de al-Andalus’ niega [Emilio González Ferrín] la invasión islámica de 711 y la Reconquista. (Ibn Maher Kabak)
La imposibilidad material de la invasión tal como descrita en las crónicas árabes fue sacada por Ignacio Olagüe (La revolución islámica en Occidente, 1974) de los escritos del general Edouard Brémond, “el Lawrence francés”. Las crónicas árabes hablan de la conquista como de un milagro, y de veras, examinando a lo dicho, sí que lo fuese… En realidad, el islam unitario encontro terreno fértil en el arrianismo unitario mayoritario en España contra una minoría trinitaria opresora. En Córdoba capital del espíritu Roger Garaudy sigue a Olagüe: “En el siglo 8 lo que se introduce en Europa no son los árabes, sino el Islam.” (Sin embargo, Garaudy no sigue Olagüe a proposito de la origen preislámica de la mezquita de Córdoba.) Y, respecto a la llamada Reconquista, como lo escribe Olagüe ¿puede hablarse de reconquista cuando duró 800 años y la conquista árabe supuestamente sólo un par de años?…
Con los godos se introdujo el arrianismo, que más tarde fue perseguido por los propios reyes godos. Los “árabes” de la “invasión” fueron bereberes de la provincia goda de África del norte, la Tingitana: soldados norteafricanos mandados por godos en socorro del arrianismo español.
Experts estimate there are still thousands of unexploded WWII bombs in Germany : 60.000 people were evacuated in this Frankfurt neighborhood in Sept. 2017 to allow for the diffusion of a massive bomb. (Al Jazeera English)
The biggest problem may be, if recent research on the progress of the Third Reich’s nuclear program is right, a couple of nuclear reactors rotting underground…
Britons are convinced that the aim of their empire was to grant colored people access to reading Peter Pan by James Barrie.
You Better Believe the Cleveland Police Responded to the Browns Players Who Took a Knee: Police union not happy with kneeling Browns players. (Townhall) [The players take a knee during the national anthem as a protest against what they see as police brutality in the country.]
Conscientious objection is a human right. Police expressing disapproval over this right being exerted are being, I think, anticonstitutional. [That was before POTUS himself expressed his disapproval…]
According to anthropologists Draper & Harpending, girls raised by single moms are promiscuous. (Source: “The anthropologists Patricia Draper and Henry Harpending found a strong correlation between a woman’s mating strategy and the degree to which she experienced paternal investment during childhood. On average, women raised in a home without the presence of an investing father pursue an ‘opportunistic’ reproductive strategy, which is characterized by early sexual activity, multiple partners, and early and frequent reproduction in the context of short-term relationships.” David Buller, Adapting Minds, 2005)
You now know where to find and get ’em, boys!
Draper & Harpending conclude that the absence of an investing father gives the girl clues of a polygamous world, rather than to give fun-seeking boys clues of fewer obstacles. And for sure – what obstacle is a Christian dad?
A message of hope to Zio’s: According to latest research, there is no fatality in being subhumans. You can improve. #Palestine
It is estimated that 27 million people around the world are enslaved today, 80 percent being sex workers (Bin Jelmood House, Mshreireb Museums, Doha). That makes 21.6M sex slaves in the world, typically women forced into prostitution by maffias. – And yet men are monogamous? Taking an average of 10 clients per day (which for these slaves – perhaps contrary to voluntary prostitutes – may even be low), that makes 216M men served each day. At this rate it takes current sex slaves about 17 days to serve the entire male population of the world (3.8 billion). Less than 2 weeks if you substract little boys from potential clients.
From another source, 40 to 42 million prostitutes would be at work. According to Global Perspectives on Prostitution, 43% of prostitutes receive more than 8 clients per day, 47% between 5 and 8, 10% between 1 and 4.
The average annual income of a US prostitute would be $290,000 ($24,165 per month) => to their pimps! This is 3.6 times the mean income of a US white household ($80,000), thus 7.2 times that of a white person. #jetset
U.S. Mean Household Income (source Wkpd): Asian $90,752 / White $79,340. White is about 0.85 of Asian. Who’s the boss now?
To whites who want to end Affirmative Action: Don’t saw off the branch we’re sitting on, we’ll be craving for it soon! (IQ maniacs are the fifth column of the yellow peril.)
The world makes too much bread. A 1/3 of US bread goes to waste & surplus factory output is killing small bakeries. (Ken Rutkowski)
What if the aim is to kill small bakeries? Is there anything they can do but die?
A thought on T.E. Lawrence, “Lawrence of Arabia.” It is peculiar that the survivor of so many war events died on a quiet Dorset road–en route to discussing plans for meeting Hitler.
At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance, by Danielle L. McGuire. (United Black Books)
At the street’s dark end, raping a black woman is less conspicuous. Knowledge for Prevention.
Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t. [An example among zillions of the kind of shallow wisdom bots flood Twitter with]
Sometimes I’m afraid to become a bot.
One day I’m going to kill a bot.
Now a bot may ban me for what I’ve just said. Remember the Japanese guy with his mosquito. [A Japanese user was banned from Twitter for tweeting death threats to a mosquito roaming his room and posting a photo of the mosquito dead. It was said he had been banned according to the standard procedure, that is, by a bot following the algorithm.]
That would be the first time banishing a user is justified from the bot’s point of view. Sort of AI self-defense. [PS. I wasn’t banned.]
Free markets are the spin by which our privileged legitimate their privileges. But they don’t exist except as spin.
Hekmet Fahmy the Egyptian belly dancer who spied for the Third Reich. link
It has taken the coalition two years to reconquer half the territories ISIS had conquered in –how long?– a couple of weeks?
Prince William escorts Prince George to his first day of school, just like his mom Princess Diana escorted him in 1987. (Today)
Prince William is not Prince George’s mom, though.
And what was doing Prince George’s mommy, may I ask?
First day of school? Snow on the ground? September…London… [A detective commenting on the picture with Princess Diana escorting her son William. Answer from another user:] Thought that was odd but when I checked his first day was in January for some reason.
And was his last day in January too for some reason? The very same day for some reason? Would the reason be that Prince William never went to school and remained at the royal palace but they needed to make a picture showing that he was going to school with other children?
Over 366,000 people have signed a petition demanding Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize be revoked over violence against Rohingya Muslims. (AJ+)
How do you know she won’t get a second Nobel Peace Prize over Rohingya issue as it is dealt with now?
I don’t think anyone would reward her for staying silent.
Only wait until Israel is the one deciding who’s to get the Nobel Peace Prize.
Wall Street => Wailing Wall Street. Source: Presidente Juan José Arévalo #Guatemala #antiimperialista
Number of legal terminated pregnancies in U.S. in 1996: 1.36M. U.S. population in 1996: 270M. That’s about 1 abortion for every 100 women (all ages). I don’t know the U.S. age pyramid exactly but as a guesstimate that would make one abortion for every 65-70 fertile women. Each year.
Number of births in U.S. in 1996: 3.9M. 3.9/1.36 = 2.8 = birth-to-abortion ratio, that is, one abortion for every 2.8 births.
China’s Economy Will Overtake the US in 2018. (Forbes) / The EU economy is larger than that of the US. Does that make the EU the global leader – in anything? Aggregate statistics simply aggregate. (Salvatore Babones, author of American Tianxia: Chinese Money, American Power and the End of History, 2017)
EU isn’t as integrated, remains a fictitious entity.
I don’t know what statistics they’re using. In PPP terms it’s already larger. In F/X terms much smaller. But that doesn’t really mean much. (Babones)
It means America will have to teach her children that the first economy in the world (as to GDP ppp) is communist, atheistic, undemocratic China. lol
Total GDP really isn’t a meaningful statistic, but if you really think that China is the world’s leading economy, more power to you! (Babones)
It seems that GDP is meaningful when U.S. is the first world GDP and it isn’t meaningful when U.S. is first no more. Besides, it’s the trends. U.S. has just been taken over. Give it a little time.
Do you know these figures from U.S. on Asian vs White income ? U.S. Mean Household Income: Asian $90,752 / White $79,340. Chinese communities overseas are an asset for China, no doubt. On the other hand, there are no Yankee communities overseas. Also, China’s IQ is 105, US’s is 98, & China’s IQ is still crippled by poverty and, although it is improving fast, backward education (both exerting developmental strains on individuals).
You understand that Salvatore’s close friend, Wang Gungwu, wrote an entire book explaining that you can’t lump the whole diaspora together? You understand that one of the biggest Chinese diaspora communities (Singapore) has slang words in the local dialect mocking Chinese people?
Yes, I do. You also find American slang words mocking Americans from this or that state.
Looting begins in Florida. Rest assured, any bookshops will be completely safe. (Paul Joseph Watson, of Prison Planet, legending a photo showing blacks looting a shoe store)
Well, this is looting but the goods are going to be damaged by water if no one removes them, and I’m sure the owners are insured for flood. Interestingly this looting is zero harm: insurances will pay for the damages made by the hurricane, looting or not. It’s called windfall. The goods are lost for everyone who doesn’t take them, and insurance will pay for flood damages, looting or not.
Windfall is routine business practice. Let me give you an example: You organize a show but it’s cancelled due to a hurricane. Customers are entitled to a refund, only a few ask: this is windfall. Many businesses will get windfall from Hurricane Irma: tickets preordered, money cashed in, shows cancelled, refund waived by many. Jackpot.
[As a user told me the “loopholes” I described were not the same as looting, I added the following] Many businesses cancel shows after a terror attack – for what reason? For people ask no refund because of commotion. I’m not talking of businesses impacted by an attack, but of venues sometimes dozens of kilometers away. Cancelling all their shows for a week or ten days! Yet the government said nothing, only to be careful… Jackpot! Multiball!
Photo of Paul Joseph Watson, @PrisonPlanet, at his Charlottesville lecture on Why I Am Proud of My Blue Eyes. [Irony: he made no lecture at Charlottesville, as far as I know.]
Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi removed from Interpol wanted list. (Al Jazeera English)
How many people, then, are on Interpol’s wanted list for no good reason?
Primatologist Frans de Waal isn’t subtle: He imputes the state of Ceausescu’s orphanages, in Romania, to John B. Watson and American behaviorism. [The Age of Empathy, 2009, pp. 13-4]
“Enron’s CEO, Jeff Skilling –now in prison– was a great fan of Richard Dawkins’s The Selfish Gene” (Frans de Waal, Ibid.) lol All geniuses are misunderstood; apparently, not all the misunderstood are geniuses.
In his books influential primatologist Frans de Waal spreads, in passing, the canard about lampshades made of Jews’ skin by German manufacturers. [He does in his above quoted book at least.]
Frans de Waal the influential primatologist: “In 2007 Time selected him as one of the world’s hundred most influential people.” #lampshades
How come today Darwinians say the strict exact opposite of Darwinians yesterday? Cf. William Chapple’s The Fertility of the Unfit, 1903. There’s a Darwinian contradiction in terms in such a book’s title, which a Darwinian couldn’t fail to see, and yet they endorsed the paradox. As if they saw something to which today’s Darwinians, back to basic primatology, are blind. On the other hand, if instead of relying on male dominance models we rely on homogamy models, the contradiction is solved.
[It turns out Frans de Waal, again, is largely responsible for that “back to basic primatology” movement I have been talking about. On this phrase, first, it is a way of speaking, of course: Primatology has made great progress since the days of eugenicism, but what is new also is the dubious application of primate alpha male dominance models to human societies, according to which high-status men are the equivalent of alpha gorillas in their gorilla harems. And here Frans de Waal is alleged to have played a major role: “Now, if the evidence for the claim that females prefer high-status males is as weak as I’ve made out, why is the claim so widely accepted? I think the reason is that we are captivated by a particular picture of the relation between sex and status among our primate relatives, and this picture affects our perception of human mating. It is widely accepted that among non-human primates high-status males have greater mating success than males lower in the status hierarchy. This belief is due partly to the popularity of the engaging work of the primatologist Frans de Waal, who has been one of the main purveyors of this idea.” (David Buller, Adapting Minds, 2005)
Right-wingers are “the unfit” eugenicists warned about. Hard-working, they say. What is it that makes work so hard for them if not their genetic deficiency?
Avocados sold in France as coming from Colombia in fact come from Israel. Good news: BDS is working. [This tweet and the few next ones are basically retweets of pictures and short videos from French user Opération Boycott, who photographed fraudulent labels in various department stores around the country. The misleading labels are aimed at concealing that the products come from Israel. I won’t post all pictures, as I don’t find the vegetables corner of a department store to be a particularly exciting place. Sorry. Feel free to pay a visit to Opération Boycott’s Twitter page.]
Avocados sold in France as coming from Chili and yet they come from Israel. Are people nauseated by Israeli avocados?
People are so nauseated by Israeli products that stores in France sell Israeli avocados as coming from Spain.
Fraudsters a gogo: Big poster origin Mexico, small label (true) origin Israel.
People are so nauseated by Israeli products that Jaffa mandarins from Israel are sold as being from France. Frenchie thinks he’s supporting local production and in fact he buys Israeli mandarins unbeknownst to him… Psha! / C’est grave. Le client qui pense acheter local pour soutenir la production locale en fait achète des produits israéliens !/
Fraudster Madness. These oranges are labelled both “Products of France” & “Israel Imports.” Consumer is king so they drive him crazy.
If you tell the consumer a product is from Israel it will make her want to vomit, so you sell Israeli avocados as coming from Spain.
Now you will see why they fraudulently resort to fake labels on products from nauseating Israel:
The word meme, coined by Richard Dawkins, is so pointless that only the far right uses it.
Picture of Dr Richard Dawkins thinkin hard about memes:
“Nor does culture consist of ideas (also called #memes) that parasitize minds independent of psychological (biological) adaptation, as certain biologists [aka Dick Dawkins] have claimed.” (Thornhill & Palmer 2000)
They say sport (as circus show) is a good catharsis to nationalist sentiments. I say sport feeds nationalist sentiments.
[Panda] Qiao Yi has good table manners: after milk, let nanny wipe her mouth and be a clean girl again. (iPanda)
Why give milk to pandas and, as we do, to cats when biologists tell us only humans have gene for lactose tolerance after weaning?
Picture: Lactose-intolerant hedgehog and cat sharing a cup of milk. I ain’t sayin biologists are wrong but… it’s bluffing.
“Reclaiming America’s Values” (an article by Joe Biden in New York Times)
This propaganda picture is so appealing to Americans because it subliminally depicts anal sex between two men.
The shaft is also the front man’s prick, with which he’s penetrating something or rather someone concealed to the viewer, thrusting doggy-style.
Five guys to raise a flag… and yet they only see the front man’s buttocks. American pervs.
It’s known the picture was made up and the guys were posing. Yet few realize it doesn’t take five guys fondling each other to raise a flagpole like the one shown. This is homoerotic porn in the guise of patriotic propaganda.
In our series We Learn from Fascists, today: Gini coefficient. From Corrado Gini, founder of the Fascist “Central Institute of Statistics,” 1927.
In our series Patented in the Third Reich, today : maglev (magnetic levitation). Hermann Kemper, 1934, Reichspatent Nummer 643316.
Is it proven that my genes can better replicate overall while I’m alive than when I’m back to dust?
The aim of love is not reproduction but love songs.
Científica mexicana Leticia Corral corrige a Stephen Hawking y recibe reconocimiento mundial. (Perfecto)
Sin embargo, igual que Hawking ella postula un universo finito (tiene forma de), lo que llama la pregunta absurda: ¿Qué hay más alla del universo? De lo que hablan no deberían llamarlo universo (“el todo”) sino una provincia. Tal vez una autonomía, a mí eso no me importa.
Hawking y otros se sirven de las matemáticas para hacer metafísica. Es original.
Para la lógica más allá del todo no hay nada, para la física hay “la” nada, es decir un espacio, con ciertas propiedades. Y el todo penetra la nada.
Como en realidad no puede pensarse ni un universo finito ni un universo infinito, en realidad el espacio no es una propiedad objetiva del universo.
Si no pensamos sin contradicciones (Gödel), lo que intuimos y pensamos no es la natura ya que ésta no puede contradecirse sin dejar de ser.
No one can deny Osama Bin Laden‘s steadiness. As he frowned in life, in death he frowned. Proof in pictures. #FakeNews
Allow me a doubt on second thought: Is it true that this pic of dead Osama was broadcast by official channels?
I believe so. Below is a still from CNN news report. (Mara O.)
[Of course, the fact that this blatant forgery has been circulated on the Web has raised lofty comments about “conspiracy theories” being ablaze. One of those explains that “The White House has decided not to release any pictures of bin Laden.” That was the point of my question above. The fact that a TV channel with a reputation of seriousness has broadcast a forgery as genuine is a serious problem too which, as far as I know, has remained undiscussed by debunkers of conspiracy theories. So, on the website of that particular debunker I posted the following remark: “The doctored picture was broadcast by CNN News as a genuine photo of Bin Laden’s corpse, under the head ‘US Kills Osama in Pak.’ I’ve got a still. Please be aware, then, that not only ‘people’ are suckers, but also the mass media and their journos, on which the people rely for their information.” Now, if the still I am relying on here turns out to be a forgery too, please let me know.]
There are two ways of being antinationalist: being a globalist or being a nationalist (anti all others except MY sweet sweet dear Nation).
Think of nationalist champion Viktor Orban (Hungary): He’s against an Austrian law favoring Austrian workers in Austria. You bet he is!
Malaysia’s first ever craft beer festival was axed because of a direct Islamist militant threat to the event (Newsweek)
Some want to make Muslim countries accept beer festivals but would they accept muezzin calls in Western cities?
Invasion of the Subhuman Politicos – Who Can Stop the Slime Flood?
Western democracy is all about criminalizing dissent. No more censorship bureaus but more and more laws criminalizing speech. Holocaust-denial laws (not a minor offense: a crime), on the way Israel-slandering laws (a crime), &c. Censorship bureaus have been replaced by lobbying for speech-criminalizing bills being passed by Congress. The lobbies and Congresses of the world will drive us to that society where only AI bots can talk.
Dark matter makes up most of the universe but we can only detect it from its gravitational effects, no one knows whats creating the gravity. (John Parker)
In fact dark matter is one more ad hoc theorization aimed at squaring inconvenient facts => theoretical glut
You’re free to take a knee during the Anthem. POTUS is free to criticize you. And we’re free to turn you off. And that’s what’s happening. (Joe Walsh, radio host and former congressman)
Turning people off for their opinion may be an offense under the American constitution, providing it protects freedom of opinion. Clearly, if you must lose your livelihood because of your opinions, these opinions are not protected and there’s no freedom of opinion. An employer has no say on his or her employee’s opinions: a business contract is different from feudal lordship.
[Yet my correspondent claimed the man was a certain American rabbi Shlomo Ettinger working for Mossad. When I asked for his source, he linked, without comment, to an article in fact debunking the idea that the ubiquitous Islamic rage boy is rabbi Ettinger…]
The linked article is rather convincing that “Islamic rage boy” is not NYC pusher rabbi Ettinger but the Kashmiri Shakeel Ahmad Bhat. The author, however, seems to believe that Islamic rage boy is genuine, but he’s an obvious agent provocateur of a cyberage kind, paid by Israel, India or others. This pic is from the article:
Look at ubiquous Islamic Rage Boy compared with Muslim protesters around him. He’s a scam. Islamic Rage Boy has been selected by his paymasters (Mossad or others) for his particularly ugly, alarming grimaces.
Politicos are turds, journos are turds, and yet democracy’s good? => mierdocracia (Ernesto Cardenal)
No one remembers Lionel Jospin* and yet the man, first was stoned by Arabs in Jerusalem, then was beaten by Jean-Marie Le Pen at elections. *(Prime Minister of France 1997-2002)
Franco was harsh with Catalans, eh? What about French parliamentarism with French Catalan provinces? Catalan rooted out: Frenchied their a**!
#UnlikelyRoyalBabyNames [Context: A new royal baby on the way in UK]
Adolf (Or is it a likely name?) [cf Edward VIII]
Moron the Great
Bashir Yusuf. Still unlikely.
Covfefe MAGA IrmaHurricane Israel
Podesta Knobster Risotto #AutocorrectARecipe [For a refresher see Tweetantho 1]
God save the Queen #TalkLikeAPirateDay
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Eugenics and Euthanasia