Tagged: Chinese writing

Head of UK Diplomatic Service goes to Amritsar Golden ‘Mosque’ (TW-antho 12)

Tweet anthology March-May 18 English/Français

Scientific Papers on Subliminality (a selection)

“subliminal stimuli—because they are outside a human’s ability to perceive them—can have no effect on humans” (W. James Potter, Media Literacy, 2013)

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“Mere exposure enhances positive evaluation, independent of stimulus recognition” A replication study in Japan and the U.S. by Keiko Ishii 2005

“Subliminally activating the concept of trust (vs. distrust) leads participants to judge a series of strangers as more (vs. less) trustworthy.” (Posten, Ockenfels & Mussweiler, Journal of Economic Psychology 2013)

“subliminally presented hint stimuli cause better solution performance and greater relaxation of constraints when actually solving the problem later” (Miyata, Otagiri, Suzuki)

“increasing perceptual fluency during mere exposure modulates autonomic nervous responses, such as pupil diameter, and eventually leads to preference.” (Pupil Response and the Subliminal Mere Exposure Effect [SMEE], Yoshimoto et al. 2014)

“negative emotion induced by unconscious stimuli (subliminal fear priming) enhances rejection of unfair offers” in the ultimatum game (Takagishi et al. 2016)

Subliminal Mere Exposure Effect & Preferences: “massed exposure has an instantaneous effect on likability, whereas accumulative exposure has a long-term persistence effect” (Japanese Journal of Psychology 2011)

“The results provide the first evidence for subliminal emotion-specific cognitive effects. They show that cognitive functions such as appraisals can be affected by subliminal emotional stimuli of the same valence.” (Zixu Yang & Eddie Wong 2016)

“Participants were instructed to rate how much they like images after being subliminally exposed to masked lexical prime words that exhibit positive, negative, & neutral connotations … The consistent results confirmed the overall priming effect on participants’ explicit ratings.” (Dhanya M. Mohan et al. 2016)

“The processes which allow novel information to shape subsequent decisions are generally thought to depend on consciousness … However, growing evidence indicates that the human unconscious can perform various high-level cognitive functions that might allow decision processes to benefit from subliminal messages (Ruch et al., Subliminal messages exert long-term effects on decision-making, Neuroscience of Consciousness, 2016)

“Two recent studies have found that subliminal visual cues can improve athletic performance, as well as, physical functioning in older individuals” (Subliminal cues impact motivation, endurance, and longevity, C. Bergland, Psychology Today 2014)

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You vote for politicians but they don’t do what you want, they do what media wants and you don’t vote for media.

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To United Black Books: I’ll buy any book by late President Idi Amin Dada, for instance his Middle East Crisis (1974). Your price will be mine.

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Please take a look at this tweet (pic) by Afro-American Eric and the number of likes and retweets. I followed him. After this tweet he said he was shadowbanned, and it was true, then his account was shut down.

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I would like to be sure freemasons do not use the state apparatus to oppose peaceful conversions to islam, because that would be a violation of the tenets of the secular state. That people convert to islam, in prison or elsewhere, is none of the secular state’s business.

Any opposition of the secular state to peaceful conversions to islam is illegal.

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Mark Anthony Conditt, Austin Bomber, explained on Reddit how he made his bombs, and that his favorite authors are John Grisham and Tom Clancy: his inspiration for Austin bombings? Why not? Also, Conditt was reading the Bible when he went on rampage.

If you can bring legal charges against a Muslim cleric or intellectual for inciting terrorism, then be consistent and bring charges against novelists admired by Mark Conditt, like John Grisham, so a judge or jury can examine their writings carefully.

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Books in the public domain won’t be what their authors made them any longer. For example, Austrian youth novel Hatshi Bratschis Luftballon by F.K. Ginzkey: “Dort gelangt er auf eine Insel, wo „Menschenfresser“ (bzw. in neueren Ausgaben Affen)…” “…alle Hinweise auf Türken in der Ausgabe von 1968 ersetzt.” wkpd (In a recent edition, instead of colored cannibals the character now meets apes, and all references to Turks have been removed.)

You have no right to rewrite the books of your culture. You’ve no right to rewrite a book and leave the author’s name on the cover. You’ve no right to make believe your writers and intellectuals were nice people when they were not.

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Terrorism alarm in Rome. Authorities are looking for Mathlouthi Atef, a 42-year-old Tunisian national who might be willing to carry out an attack. The manhunt was launched after the Italian embassy in Tunisi received an anonymous letter. (ISPI Terrorism, March 25)

Ridiculous. Now they launch manhunt on receiving anonymous letters and even advertise it. Can they get any lower? [Read further for more remarks on anonymous denunciations.]

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YouTube removes all sorts of contents and people from its platform, even content that is protected by the American Constitution. That makes of YouTube an illegal organization.

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Un problème avec Twitter : tous les détritus à étiquette bleue y vont de leur larme de crocodile, pour des RT, quand un gendarme se fait tuer par un djihadiste, et du coup au hashtag #ArnaudBeltrame, zéro analyse, on est obligé de demander ce qui s’est passé à ceux qui regardent la télé. 😦

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Stéphane Poussier, du parti Les Insoumis, condamné à un an de prison avec sursis et privé de droits civiques pour son tweet sur #ArnaudBeltrame. Une question aux soixante-huitards qui nous gouvernent : peut-on dire que les CRS sont des SS ?

Hier les CRS étaient des SS, aujourd’hui ils sont le rempart contre les SS islamofascistes et le SS Stéphane Poussier.

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Après l’attaque de Trèbes, la jeunesse en colère manifeste dans la rue : « Fichés S : SS ! Fichés S : SS ! »

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#ArnaudBeltrame He broke all rules, acted on impulse with no proper training for what he intended, was shot dead. End of story.

How can you break rules in a situation where no rule is left? (C. de Vaca)

Rules and procedures for hostage-taking situations involve elite corps with elite training. Do not ask countryside gendarmes what you ask the RAID or have them trained at the same level.

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Si un cambriolage peut être qualifié d’antisémite, je vois mal comment un crime ou délit quelconque dont une personne juive serait victime peut, a contrario, ne pas être qualifié d’antisémite. Cela veut dire que, si la victime est supposée connue comme étant juive par l’auteur de l’acte, le caractère antisémite de l’acte est présumé de manière automatique et la circonstance aggravante retenue.

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Alors que le caractère antisémite du meurtre de Mireille Knoll n’avait de prime abord rien d’évident (“Investigators say no apparent anti-Semitic motive”), on en vient à se poser la question du timing : est-ce que cela a été déclaré antisémite avant ou après la Marche blanche ? Que l’Assemblée nationale interrompe ses travaux dans ce contexte incertain (la justice délibérant sur le caractère antisémite de l’acte) et invite les députés à la Marche blanche, a un petit côté « grosse pression sur le pouvoir judiciaire ». Et la séparation des pouvoirs ? Mesdames et messieurs les députés, laissez la justice faire son travail, la démocratie vous en sera reconnaissante.

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La Marseillaise ? Toute cette pub subliminale pour l’Olympique de Marseille, ça me rend malade.

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To the Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid (Talibans): I don’t know why but, from France, access to http://shahamat1.com is ok but access to http://alemarah-dari.com [both websites are run by the Talibans] isn’t allowed and I get a warning from the ministry of interior. Any idea what these idiots are doing?

I can visit http://shahamat1.com any time, in any language (English and all), but when I click on http://alemarah-dari.com I get this bla bla (see pic). Any idea why?

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If you have been aggrieved by YouTube, I’m not sure there’s anything you can do other than what Nasim Aghdam did [she went on a shooting rampage at YouTube’s headquarters in San Diego]. Just let me know.

One user assumes Nasim Aghdam went on rampage for the sake of the “2 cents” she was making from her YouTube videos, but others say her videos were viral so more likely it’s her livelihood she lost overnight, with no credible recourse against Google.

I don’t really know how making money on YouTube works but I fancy 1000s, 10.000s, 100.000s, millions of views will attract companies eager to advertise, so the prejudice to Nasim Aghdam may have been quite significant. I hope her relatives will sue YouTube/Google.

The prejudice she suffered from Google is on the record. The harm resulted from a unilateral breach of contract upon which terms Nasim Aghdam had made financial expectations.

That is #1. #2 is that YouTube discriminated against Nasim’s videos, and discriminating against customers is a breach of the law (Civil Rights Acts). As if being a private company allowed one to violate protected people’s rights… Pshaw!

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Elon Musk warns about the coming of an immortal dictator [an AI dictator].” Anybody with a boss bossing him every day of the week will hardly see what’s so wrong with a dictator.

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[Attaque à la voiture bélier à Münster, le 7 avril] Je suis #munster (Le munster est un fromage qui pue)

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#Münster Make no mistake: Europe will convert to islam peacefully. I hope freemasons won’t try to prevent it with violence because then they’ll have to be stopped. People are free to convert to islam. People’s motivations for converting (or not) is their own business provided there is no violence involved.

#Münster « Rien n’indique pour le moment qu’on ait affaire à des motivations islamistes » (Ministère) devient dans la bouche des journalistes « La piste islamiste écartée » (letelegramme/fr). Clairement, quand on maîtrise la langue française, la piste islamiste n’est pas écartée.

#MünsterThe attacker is German and no refugee” (authorities). The refugees of today are the Germans of tomorrow.

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If your idea of democracy is about electing scoundrels to boss civil servants, then you are smart. (I was told the same in civil service preparatory classes and wouldn’t believe it.)

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This is how blockchain might solve the internet privacy problem.

Does blockchain solve the internet privacy problem by cancelling privacy or by making it impossible for governments to track criminals?

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J’ai toujours pensé que le café du commerce avait plus de couilles que les médias.

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Germany: 6 people detained over plot to carry attack during half marathon in Berlin have been released. (ESISC)

Clear indication that these individuals plotted no attack and that the elements the police used to detain them hardly qualified, such as anonymous denunciations.

France: All the suspects, detained on April 9 in connection to the Magnanville attack, liberated due to the lack of incriminating evidence. (ESISC)

So what was the “evidence” used to detain them in the first place?? Anonymous denunciations?

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#Fulda [Attaque à l’arme blanche dans une boulangerie de Fulda, le 13 avril] The attacker used “stones and some sort of a truncheon” (nytimes/com) and was shot dead by police. Like, that was regular use of lethal force by police?

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Germany: Reichsbürger committed more than 10,500 criminal offences between 2015 and 2017. (ESISC)

While jihadists only stab or vehicle-ram every other day, German neonazis have committed 3.500 criminal offences PER DAY these last 3 years and you had no idea! (Like, treading on protected lawns?) Governments really take us for pinheads.

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[Émeutes urbaines à La Reynerie, Toulouse, après un contrôle policier sur une femme portant le voile islamique ayant mal tourné] #LaReynerie « Nous avons beaucoup trop de contrôles d’identité, avec de la vraie discrimination. » Emmanuel Macron, 2 mars 2017, pendant la campagne présidentielle. Un candidat devenu président dit qu’il y a de la « vraie discrimination » dans les contrôles d’identité, et les victimes de cette discrimination devraient rester sans réagir ? N’importe quoi.

Qu’attend Macron pour corriger la situation? À moins qu’il ne déclare avoir eu tort de tenir ces propos, tant qu’aucune mesure n’est prise les contrôles d’identité doivent être considérés comme illégaux car discriminatoires et donc contraires à la Déclaration des droits de l’homme.

Toute résistance à un contrôle d’identité est légitime et se justifie par les paroles du magistrat suprême de la République, le président Macron, que l’agent de police ni le juge ne saurait ignorer sans manquer à son devoir.

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“Ask not what the jihad can do for you – ask what you can do for the jihad.” J.F.Kennedji

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Evolutionary psychologists, after Jack London [several utterances in this direction in The People of the Abyss], say Europeans who migrated to America were a fitter breed than those who stayed “behind.” Ridiculous: They left Europe because here in Europe they were outbred in the struggle for life.

To a land of opportunities… If, say as workers, migrants to America could find no opportunities in Europe, it wasn’t that workers weren’t needed in Europe, mark you.

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America’s industrial might depended on the same cause that is now seeing China rising: It was American workers scabbing on European workers (longer workdays, fewer vacations &c).

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Evolutionary Psychology (EP) and Sociobiology hold, after Jack London, that the strong outbreed the weak. Yet from Western falling birth rates they fail to conclude to the weakness of the white race. Is it because most EP scholars are whites?

Twopence question. Given that the strong outbreed the weak, who are the strong: Christians or Muslims?

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[Attaque à la voiture bélier à Toronto, le 23 avril ; Twitter buzzait de rumeurs sur la nature djihadiste supposée de l’attaque et donc en même temps d’appels à la tolérance] #TorontoAttack What if the solution wasn’t inclusiveness but islam? Think about it.

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British “Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service” Simon McDonald visits Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar and then tweets he is glad to have visited the “mosque.” European elites in a nutshell.

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Sexes being in the ratio of 1:1, in monogamous societies a voluntary celibate of one sex means an involuntary celibate or incel of the other sex, unless the number of voluntary celibates is equal for both sexes.

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Deux jeunes femmes victimes d’une agression islamophobe : la police refuse la plainte et leur dit « arracher le voile, ça n’existe pas dans la loi française. » (Nacéra, 24 avril)

Les voies de fait, comme l’acte d’arracher une partie du vêtement de quelqu’un, sont condamnées en droit français.

Pas si le vêtement est interdit (avec un lien vers la circulaire du 2 mars 2011).

La circulaire du 2 mars 2011 [relative à la mise en œuvre de la loi du 11 octobre 2010 interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l’espace public] concerne le voile intégral, et même une personne en contravention victime d’une voie de fait est fondée à porter plainte car le droit français n’admet pas le lynchage. De plus, une voie de fait motivée par le port du voile islamique comporte un facteur aggravant.

Citation de la circulaire : « Les tenues destinées à dissimuler le visage sont celles qui rendent impossible l’identification de la personne. Il n’est pas nécessaire, à cet effet, que le visage soit intégralement dissimulé. Sont notamment interdits, sans prétendre à l’exhaustivité, le port de cagoules, de voiles intégraux (burqa, niqab…), de masques ou de tout autre accessoire ou vêtement ayant pour effet, pris isolément ou associé avec d’autres, de dissimuler le visage. »

Le voile islamique est certes mentionné dans la liste : il s’agit du voile intégral, et la liste donne deux noms de voile intégral. Ce qui signifie que le voile islamique non intégral ne fait pas partie de la liste.

La précision qu’il « n’est pas nécessaire…que le visage soit intégralement dissimulé » concerne des masques ne couvrant qu’une partie du visage, tels que dominos, loups…, qui rendent de fait l’identification de la personne impossible sans cependant couvrir tout le visage.

La liste n’est bien sûr pas exhaustive (« sans prétendre à l’exhaustivité ») car quelqu’un pourrait se mettre une boîte en carton autour de la tête et dire que la loi ne l’interdit pas, mais cela n’autorise pas à mettre dans cette liste le voile islamique non intégral.

Si la circulaire cite les cagoules, elle n’interdit pas les cagoules qui ne cachent pas le visage, pas plus que les chapeaux, qui recouvrent les cheveux (utiles pour identifier une personne), que les lunettes noires (qui cachent les yeux), ni de porter la barbe, de se maquiller, de changer de coupe de cheveux, etc.

La cagoule est donnée comme un exemple parmi d’autres de la définition. Une cagoule qui ne cache pas le visage ne correspondant pas à la définition, ce type de cagoule n’est pas concerné.

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« Le Conseil d’État dit qu’un chef d’établissement peut recommander aux mères de ne pas porter le voile dans les sorties scolaires. Je recommande donc aux chefs d’établissement de recommander cela aux accompagnatrices. » (Jean-Marie Blanquer, ministre de l’éducation nationale)

Une recommandation n’étant pas une injonction, les accompagnatrices qui ne souhaitent pas ôter leur voile ne sont susceptibles d’aucune sanction en droit. Je leur recommande donc de garder leur voile si c’est ce qu’elles souhaitent.

Le Conseil d’Etat a dit quelque chose d’inutile et de futile, alors qu’il dénonce en général le « droit non normatif ». Une recommandation, en droit (normatif), ce n’est rien du tout. Le ministre a répété une chose inutile et futile, et en même temps blessante pour les Musulmans.

Selon moi, le droit dit que : si un chef d’établissement recommande à une femme de retirer son voile pour une sortie scolaire et celle-ci refuse, il n’a pas le droit de l’empêcher de participer à la sortie pour ce motif. S’il avait le droit, ce serait en effet plus qu’une « recommandation ».

Ce qu’il y a de 👎 dans la réponse du ministre, même si l’instrument juridique auquel il se réfère est dépourvu de caractère normatif, c’est qu’il veut intimider les femmes voilées, les décourager de participer à la vie de la collectivité, alors que le voile est légal. Les mères voilées ont le droit de participer à la vie de la collectivité et il est franchement 👎 que le ministre cherche à les décourager de le faire.

Si vous laissez faire, ils empêcheront les mères voilées de participer aux sorties scolaires, puis à ci puis à ça, puis à tout, puis ils diront : « On vous l’avait dit, les femmes musulmanes, c’est des fatmas qui ne sortent jamais de la maison. »

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Today they wax indignant about fake news. Tomorrow they’ll tell you fake news is a necessary weapon in war (it’s already stated in their history books), and don’t you dare rectify fake news, it’s a betrayal of your country.

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Try to write “melancholy Taiwan turtle swinging on a swing provoked a flock of dirty, mutant snapping tortoises” in Chinese and good luck: 憂鬱的臺灣烏龜蕩鞦韆尋釁幾羣骯髒變態囓齒鱷龞 Millions of pen strokes! (Traditional vs simplified Chinese writing) [The nonsensical sentence is a textbook example of the intricacy of traditional Chinese writing.]

To my Uyghur friends, next time they compel you to renounce Uyghur alphabet, tell them: “Melancholy Taiwan turtle swinging on a swing provoked a flock of dirty, mutant snapping tortoises.”

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Le Canard enchaîné du 2 mai, n° 5088, écrit à propos du compte Twitter d’Al-Jazeera (français) une fausseté qui peut être facilement démontrée : « la notion de race [y est] utilisée comme critère fondamental dans la lecture du moindre événement » (P.1: AlJazeera se la joue cool) et lui reproche sa position anti-raciste. Bien sûr, ces journalistes ne sont pas racistes, vous diront-ils, ils sont même antiracistes ; c’est seulement qu’ils ne supportent pas les antiracistes musulmans.

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[In reply to someone who made fun of a Filipino Jihadist with long, well-cared hair] Perhaps it is the reason the boy prefers Jihadist insurgency to the regular army: He can keep his long hair and cool looks. Whereas in the army he would be just another robot.

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Un militaire ne peut appartenir à un syndicat, ne peut faire grève, ne peut participer à des élections ni se faire élire… Notre société a donc besoin d’esclaves ?

In modern societies, soldiers choose to enlist. They know what to expect. Slaves, on the other hand, don’t quite have the same level of choice. (C. de Vaca)

As they agree to live without basic rights, they are scabs who drag down the citizenry.

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Un président des riches est toujours élu par les pauvres, car il faut une majorité pour être élu. J’emm… la démocratie.

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Sur le site web du ministère français des affaires étrangères : « Tous les déplacements à Gaza sont formellement déconseillés. Les ressortissants français doivent être conscients qu’ils s’exposent à des risques particulièremt élevés (attentats, enlèvements ou bombardement israélien). » Attentats ? Enlèvements ?

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Editorial du Monde, 18 février 2017 : « Si qualifier de ‘crime contre l’humanité’ ce chapitre de notre histoire [la colonisation] est maladroit, cela a permis d’engager la discussion sur une question sensible. »

Quel maladroit, ce Macron, ah la la!

Macron : « La colonisation fait partie de l’histoire française. C’est un crime, un crime contre l’humanité, c’est une vraie barbarie. Et ça fait partie de ce passé que nous devons regarder en face, en présentant nos excuses à l’égard de ceux envers lesquels nous avons commis ces gestes. »

Mais quel maladroit, ce Macron !

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Discrimination pratiquée au sommet de l’État : « La secrétaire d’Etat M.S., en visite à Trappes, ne s’est pas arrêtée dans un café ‘tenu par des musulmans’ afin ‘d’éviter un incident’. »

[« En cause, selon Le Canard enchaîné, le préfet des Yvelines, Jean-Jacques Brot, qui a ‘invité prestement’ Marlène Shiappa à poursuivre son chemin ‘afin d’éviter un incident’. » (Valeurs actuelles en ligne, 10 mai) Le préfet discriminatoire doit être évidemment révoqué mais cela ne risque évidemment pas d’arriver puisque, par exemple, le journal Valeurs actuelles (les valeurs en question sont évidemment les valeurs boursières), là où je titre « Discrimination pratiquée au sommet de l’État », titre quant à lui : « M.S. persona non grata dans un café tenu par des musulmans. » Alors que personne n’a demandé leur avis aux tenanciers du café !… Quelques sources bien islamophobes sont allées jusqu’à dire que le café, tenu par Mme Zoulika Zehrdi, était « interdit aux femmes » !… Tout ça à cause d’un sale préfet.]

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#WorkHard so you can have debts! “Thrift negates thrift.” (When people spare on minimum wage they lower the standard of living and thus depress wage levels) Jack London, one of those American classics Americans don’t know.

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France: Close associate of Khamzat Azimov arrested in Strasbourg and transferred to DGSI headquarters. (ESISC)

Close associate to a lone wolf? or just a friend of his? Tomorrow, when they talk of having arrested the mastermind of the operation, know that it is his Alzheimer grandmother.

You don’t need a close associate to take a knife in your kitchen, go out and stab people. What was the close associate’s role in so intricate an operation?

France: 2 young women arrested in connection to Paris May 12 stabbing; another suspect indicted and imprisoned; investigation does not confirm the version of the lone wolf attack. (ESISC)

Summum of ridicule [or, rather, infamy]: A man stabs people on the street and is shot dead, and police imprison scores of people. These people didn’t hold the knife, didn’t shelter the attacker after the attack. Imprisoned for knowing a guilty man!

L’ami de Khamzat Azimov, Abdoul Hakim A., sera « lui aussi » jugé pour « assassinat et tentative d’assassinats en lien avec une entreprise terroriste » (lefigaro/fr) car on a trouvé une photo d’un drapeau de Daesh sur son ordinateur… Parodie de justice ! La France sur le chemin de la dictature policière et militaire. (Mais ne vous inquiétez pas : il y aura toujours des députés pour vous dire à la télé que la France est un pays libre. La place de député est trop bonne pour qu’on s’en passe, même en dictature. Ils ne servent déjà à rien.)

Connaître un assassin et télécharger de la propagande djihadiste n’a jamais été et ne sera jamais un « assassinat », sauf peut-être dans une dictature bien franchouillarde de chez nous à gerber.

Comme pour les politicards, un attentat=>une nouvelle loi sécuritaire, maintenant pour les flics, c’est un Tchétchène fait une attaque au couteau=>une ratonnade chez les Tchétchènes. Bravo, ça c’est des méthodes !

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We’re told only 20% (1/5) of American Jews support American embassy move to Jerusalem and that Trump acts on behalf of Millenarists waiting for Armageddon. Yet Obama made the same promise and he wasn’t supported by Millenarists. So?

So Millenarists are straw men.

I see no future in Western countries for Christian Zionists who base their politics on Armageddon. Such pigeons.

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Il me semble, mais c’est une hypothèse, que si j’étais un antisioniste notoire, j’aurais tendance à vouloir un chirurgien arabe plutôt qu’un chirurgien juif pour une opération délicate… Ce qui pourrait être interprété.

À qualifications égales, et même inégales jusqu’à une certaine limite, je prends le chirurgien arabe, dans le modèle mathématique : théorie des jeux, théorème n°14.

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There’s just a lot of wrong in the world, but there is so much right. (Rose McGowan)

Scientists have found there are two and a half wrongs for every right in the world.

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Quand un ministre ou député parle de « guerre contre le terrorisme », il viole la séparation des pouvoirs car il demande implicitement le dessaisissement du juge et l’application de la « justice » militaire.

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#SantaFeHighSchool [shooting] 2-digit toll attained (10 dead). Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, kinda kept his cool, wasn’t even shot. [To be followed in TW13]

Journalist at Deeper Please Mister Advertiseman (Tweet Anthology 3)

March-April 2017. When I reply to another tweet, the person’s tweet is in italics.

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Women are 50% of the population.

And that’s way too many, if you want my opinion.

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As to intellectual enrichment from cultural diversity, you don’t need immigration for that: there is internet.

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Politicians are better actors than many an actor. Keep going. [To a bad actor]

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Why are pandas black and white? Mystery solved! (People’s Daily, China)

It’s designed to make them cute in the eyes of humans, so that humans, especially the Chinese, don’t destroy their natural habitat wholly.

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A new 10% VAT (value-added tax) + $12k UBI (universal basic income) means that net payers are those consuming more than $120,000. (Scott Santens)

Then employers can substract $1,000 to the wages they are paying today. What will prevent them from doing that? On free markets employers are free to decrease wages. UBI = windfall for the employers?

Because of the ability to refuse jobs, low demand jobs would likely need to pay more or automate. (S. Santens)

On the paper the ability to refuse jobs already exists. Yet people can take jobs for reasons other than money. Employers have more than monetary leverage only. Take mobility. Some years ago a carmaker shut a plant down in France and offered the workers jobs in…India. UBI doesn’t completely suppress employers’ leverage; people will keep accepting jobs if they don’t want to move.

[Giving my contender the last word:]

But everyone has more leverage as employees and greater ability to live elsewhere than they do now.

[But, as elsewhere he said #Resist:]

Resist what? You want migrants to keep coming in knowing they have no right to a basic income in your system? [Link]

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Barack and Michelle Obama celebrate their $60m book deal at NYC eatery. (Daily Mail)

$60 million for a book: the salary of politics. At least Trump did not need politics to get rich.

What are you, a communist? That is scary. Free enterprise.

You scare easily.

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Do you know where your beef is from? You don’t. That’s the problem. (Tomi Lahren)

They always say “Consumer is King” but when it’s about giving him the information it’s “No, Mister King.”

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CACTOPUSSY is what you’d have if Nature cared about you. Retractile.

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Communism and Marxism are not interchangeable terms: cf Bakunin. There were several tendencies or currents in the “International.” One was Marxist.

H. G. Wells, the writer, and a Socialist=Communist (favorable to collectivization): “I detest Karl Marx.” (The Outlook for Homo Sapiens)

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‘’Humans are better equipped to understand other humans.’’ (Quote from “5 jobs robots will take last”)

Robots can do no worse a job than my fellow humans at understanding me.

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Islam ruined the left. The defense of Islam is irony. (Maga Trumpgirl)

Women ruined the right.

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Democrats now calling Tucker Carlson a Russian spy for Putin! This is McCarthyism & Americans will not forget it!

McCarthy was a Republican. Republicans spend their time burying their dead. Worthless.

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What if ‘’nongenetic’’ inheritance through telegony is true? [A recent scientific confirmation] Then people will base their decisions on a whole new set of considerations, won’t they? For instance, mating with a virgin lass will become essential (again).

What if telegony works in humans: are paternity tests valid? [A discrepancy might be due to telegony rather than cuckoldry.] [On telegony, with reference to Darwin, Konrad Lorenz, Otto Weininger, see my post here; German]

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Is it haram or halal to eat pork from Memphis Meats, which is engineered from cells and not coming from actual animals?

They are making no pork yet (only chicken and duck) but is it worth their money investing in pork?

In some Muslim nations it is offensive just mentioning pork.

OK. Is it halal to eat any meat for which no animal was slaughtered, given the fact Muslims practice ritual slaughter?

[Fatwa impending.]

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Would it be ethical to engineer human flesh in that way, without killing people? [Memphis Meats makes meat from animal cells, without animals being actually slaughtered.] Cannibals say human flesh is the best, tasty even in the absence of seasoning (cf Sidney Langford Hinde, The Fall of the Congo Arabs, 1897).

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“We are our choices” Sartre. So we’re made by advertising?

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If immigration lowers IQ in the West (Nyborg), as a rule conservatives and far-right people have the same effect (Kanazawa).

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These bible nuts have the vote. (Dr Richard Dawkins)

You can take the franchise away from them if you lead the movement.

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I support the feminists [on labeling rape this and that] and wish to add that any sexual act with a socially inferior woman is rape by definition.

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There is such a thing as honorable behavior and it can be highly adaptive under the right circumstances. (Dr David Sloan Wilson)

Adaptive is making money; being an underpaid professor is not. Why do brainiacs choose not to make as much money as they are believed to be able to? [I’ve got my idea about it, but I’m asking here the point of view of evolutionary scholars–or of any scholar for that matter.]

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Automation now. Rather politician machines than machine politicians.

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Until you make paternity tests compulsory by law:

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Free trade and free markets are two distinct concepts. Singapore is a staunch advocate of free trade and yet hardly a free-market economy.

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The robot industry is hiring. Do you have the skills? (Robohub)

No. People don’t want to be robots anymore. Get yourselves a few illegal immigrants.

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I’d give away 10 Jean-Paul Gaultier for one veil like that. #Uyghur

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This is the burger-flipping robot of the future.

Never a particle of nasal mucus (or worse) has been found on the hands of a burger-flipping robot. #Health

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Octopuses and squids can rewrite their RNA. Is that why they’re so smart?

Animals are smart but I guess the biologists who torture them in their labs are smarter.

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Yemen

– I like Muslims.
– Which ones?

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Living up to the Great Alpha Cannibal Ape God’s expectations.

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May Allah guide us to wear niqab, it’s so beautiful.

Retweets are endorsements.

Spring Collection 2017

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(A female user commenting on Wall Street Journal article ‘’Young women in China go under the knife to get the ‘online-star face’: big eyes, long nose, high forehead and sharp chin’’) Sad. POTUS makes women feel even worse about themselves too. Misogyny amplifies dysmorphic disorders in women.

And dysmorphic disorders in women amplify misogyny.

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(Commenting on ‘’This HuffPost article argues that white men should have their voting rights stripped & property redistributed’’) Un-fu*kingbelievable. (Dr Kevin MacDonald)

It’s all scam. Horrified you turn to the ad page and it’s so soothing you’ll buy the product out of sheer gratitude. [Kevin McDonald like this tweet.]

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Chinese authorities “sinicising” Muslims by forcing them to remove Arabic signs. (Fahri Uyghur)

If they allow people in the region to learn Arabic, who will ever want to learn written Chinese, that unpractical system born of an elitist, exclusive mandarin caste?

Look at a typical mainland Chinese keyboard: a good old QWERTY US 104 Keyboard Layout. lol!

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The good thing with aging is that you don’t need makeup anymore to look like Alice Cooper with makeup.

Thank you, Nights With Alice.

[Nights With Alice is a ‘’Top-notch classic rock radio show hosted by THE Alice Cooper. Check out the website to find a station near you!’’ They had already liked one of my tweets, as shown in Tweet Anthology 1, where you can also see their previous avatar picture.]

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This deal [Iran-China on Arak heavy water reactor] worries me. The more I read, the more I think China is going to rule the world in the 21st Century. (Mrs K. Meyer)

Why not? They promised to stop eating dogs.

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These Nigerian women are turning plastic bags into fashion accessories. (Al Jazeera English)

For those interested I turn fashion accessories into plastic bags. Contact me.

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IQ tests measure your robot aptitudes, for which the robots are there that will do much better than you (left-hemisphere literacy). Worthless.

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With a few well-known movies Hollywood sugarcoated US intervention in Vietnam. On neocortex plane it’s like “war is bad,” but on paleocortex plane it’s truly war is beautiful and exciting and fun.

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It began when the Queen first served coffee Arabica to her guests. England got the idea to colonize the Middle East to grow coffee. Oil came later. (Matthew L Kees)

I thought it was Groucho Rothschild wanted to grow coffee and Victoria said: “Okay let me send a few Bavarian Illuminati there for you.” No? [Matthew L Kees retweeted this tweet.]

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Disraeli was a Jewish white supremacist.

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“States fall, arts fade – but Nature doth not die.” – Byron

Nature is overrated, in my opinion.

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That anchorwoman has a big mouth. You know how to choose them.

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Why would God choose one people over all the others He created? Is He deranged?

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For previous Tweet Anthologies entries, see Index.

April 23, 2017

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