I was recently considering re-enabling commenting on my blog here. With the new FOSTA law, any user-generated content is potentially dangerous so I will not ever allow comments again. Anyone who believes the bill had anything to do with sex trafficking or will help that in any way is simply delusional. But don’t believe me… Read More »
“Our faith is faith in someone else’s faith, and in the greatest matters this is most the case.” -William James, “The Will to Believe”
Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel should’ve actually been called Germs, Christianity, Culture, and Economics. Christianity was the vital cultural technology that allowed such a violent and comprehensive imperial expansion, and economic ideas and technologies (also heavily influenced by Christianity) provided the engine thereof. There can be non-experts in a field who write a book… Read More »
Just to be clear: nothing that Cambridge Analytica did was illegal. It is Facebook SOP. Why people care so much when this has been happening for a decade, I haven’t any idea. Maybe it’ll result in positive change, but I somehow doubt it. If you don’t understand the problem what hope is there for fixing… Read More »
I do not use Craigslist Personals, though I did meet one woman on the site many years ago, but I told you so. So the 99.9% of legitimate users will be harmed so we can also hurt sex workers? Sounds great. I can’t believe all the idiocy of those (including many, many people on the… Read More »
Can we have more Sigrid? Hell yes we can! I like how obviously enthused Corden was about her performance, as she was great. Would love to see her live.
The first ten on today’s playlist: That Rosie Flores cover of my favorite Merle Haggard song is fucking fantastic, ya’ll.
Fun: She has more personality and charisma than most small countries. And she reminds me of someone I knew a long time ago.
I don’t fit in any social group. Partly because I don’t want to, partly because I am a huge introvert, and partly because in general the more I get to know someone, the less I like them. This is only not true of a few people, and they know who they are. I think often… Read More »
About immigration, liberals are fucking idiots. Simply telling people that immigration is great and if they don’t like it they are evil racists is not even the worst of it. What is the worst is insisting that immigration will not have consequences and that it “should not.” If the consequences are that people will be… Read More »