Lu An Li: The Rat Pit was an institution in Victorian England, English Gentlemen betting huge wagers on a fight between a terrier and a bunch of rats. How many rats could a given dog kill in the shortest time? Such practices are totally abhorrent today.
Scipio Americanus: Cats aren’t for rats, but for mice, voles, moles, and other smaller rodents that tend to be beneath the notice of ratting dogs but can still be a serious nuisance.
Slovenian Guest: The same is true in Africa, so i was told, where White people are seen as walking oracles, or prey, there is little middle ground. Someone who visited several sub Saharan countries reluctantly admitted to me, upon returning, that he felt like a true uebermensch everywhere he went, locals literally asked him to count things, count! Settle arguments if there are 6 or 7 oxen on the lot. That’s why you are also relatively safe in Africa, except a few places like South Africa, one White...
Morris: Turner and Carter evidently knew one another from their early naval days. It was not only firing the clandestine service operatives but also those most experienced. That also aspect of “traditional spying” was abhorrent to them.
Slovenian Guest: The same mentality reigns currently supreme, the idea that databases can replace good old fashioned case work. Just Google it!
Axel Mckibbin: Thought crime! How dare you! Of course unlike the virus Islam my in the end prove to be the one thing that saves western civilization from low birth rate extinction. http://theanti-puritan.b logspot.com/
Bob Sykes: The claim that the nongenetic component is environmental is statistically false. It includes the error term, which in many biological or sociological studies is the major component.
Handle: When I was in Iraq and Afghanistan, locals would perceive white Americans to be impartial and fair in any tribal dispute. Good disinterested judges, because detached from the situation and too ignorant of the long and ugly history to even know who the true villains were. Basically everybody.
Djolds1: I realized long ago that efficiency and redundancy are inherently contradictory ideals. The efficient is the one shortest and least-energy path from point A to point B. Everything extraneous to that single shortest path is inefficient. The redundant requires the investment of extra resources to keep additional small-world network paths open, including those few but critical long-distance connections that preserve the six degrees of separation. To maximize profits finance always fetishizes the...
A Boy and His Dog: The finance industry’s incentive system doesn’t reward this kind of big picture thinking at all. It rewards small-scale projects that bring immediate profit, usually at the cost of increasing fragility — not to mention time and effort wasted chasing nickels from low-return gimmicks rather than improving products for scalability, supportability, redundancy, etc. After 15 years in the finance industry I got tired of banging my head against that wall and found something...