Chaos Patch (#35)
(Open thread, plus links.)
Elections can be confusing: “In Georgia, retiree Joyce Burns said Obama was risking a biblical apocalypse by criticizing Israel. The life-long Democrat said she voted Republican this time. ‘I believe we’re in the Latter Times,’ said Burns, 61. ‘When everyone goes against Israel, that’s when I believe Jesus will come back.'” Not that it matters: “… both Republicans and Democrats should face up to a much bigger truth: Neither party as currently constituted has a real future.” Dampier has a plan. Racing it up. Some additional sound coverage.
Tentacular epic now hyper-epic.
Evolution of anti-racism. Kicking the stone of gloom. The single most important point anyone can make about immigration: “As a rule immigration from the first world brings overwhelming economic and social benefits, while immigration from the developing world does the opposite; migration from eastern Europe is somewhere in-between. That’s a very rough rule of thumb but it is at least clearer and more rational than simply identifying oneself as either ‘pro’ or ‘anti-immigration’.” Race-rotted brain-spasm of the week.
UFAI is insoluble.
Hey, let’s institutionalize confirmation bias.
A fight worth following.
Research time-deepening through technology.