Caption Competition #32 — Splendid Isolation

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Speaking Of Noodle-Armed Techie Geeks…

https://earlpittsamerican.com/stick-shift/

Heck – there’s probably grow’d up Nancy-boys out there right now… wouldn’t even know how to drive a stick shift.  Three pedals on the floor… is one too many.  Yeah – the only thing you Yuppie boys ever grinded… was expensive coffee beans.  It’s sad.  I’m telling you – it’s sad.

It’s like this… the automotive makers say people don’t want to drive a stick shift anymore… on account of – with all the electronics in the car – they’ve got a lot of other stuff to do.

Yeah – apparently oozing testosterone… would not be included on that list.

Can’t drive a stick, better turn in your dick.

 

h/t to honeycomb

Why does tech have so many political problems? — Isegoria

Why does tech have so many political problems? Tyler Cowen suggests some reasons: Most tech leaders aren’t especially personable. Instead, they’re quirky introverts. Or worse. Most tech leaders don’t care much about the usual policy issues. They care about AI, self-driving cars, and space travel, none of which translate into positive political influence. Tech leaders are…

via Why does tech have so many political problems? — Isegoria

Tech has a lot of problems these days mainly because ( as Ton would say) its mostly neck-bearded, skinny jeans-wearing pussies. Sure a lot of the old guys who actually invented things like the chips and memory stuff were actually real men, but those days are long gone. Software is a pussy business, run by pussies, employing mainly pussies, of both the literal and figurative varieties.

Lots of tech companies aren’t really tech at all. Google, Facebook,  and Twitter are all ADVERTISING companies. Netflix is an entertainment studio/channel, no different from HBO. Apple makes mostly consumer devices, but if you think tape-recorders and film projectors are “tech” than I guess they’re in. Amazon is a sold as an on-line store, but actually does make most of its profit selling tech services to other companies and is the one Tech company of the bunch.

Code geeks can hack into a bank or utility, but can’t change a tire or wire a light socket. (Look up the Windows Engineer broke down car joke.) Some of ’em fool around with nerdy stuff like soldering and Nixie tubes, but they can’t hammer a nail or saw a board to measure.

Sad!

 

 

The One Where I Improve A Meme 1000 Fold

I think this meme is pretty good:

show-my-boobs-nice-personality-funny-meme

It really describes the way a lot of women “think” and makes me glad I gave up trying to understand them. BUT, it’s really lacking in one area that makes think that maybe some “red-pill woman” came up with it. Now the lacking element really should be pretty damn obvious to any guy checking this out given the text, but I’ll make it easy one the wimmenz and manginas. What its missing is ………

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOBS!

Tswift_personality

 

A (Very) Brief Conversation With Socialism

@Socialism, “For our Utopian society to work we need you to be our slave, Headhunter.”

@HH, “Hrrrmmm, so there are slaves in Utopia? Why the hell would I want to be your slave?”

@Socialism, “Because then you would get the benefits of living in our Utopian society!”

@HH, “The Utopian society where I’m a slave?”

@Socialism, “Yes!”, Socialism chirps giddily.

@HH, “Hey, look over there! It’s a baby wolf!”

BabyWolf

Sound of sharp blade slicing through the air, and then through something more solid, followed by a thunk sound, quickly followed a slumpety sound, and then a brief gurgling sound.

Moral of story: It’s always good to have baby wolf around when you need one.

Attacking Trump’s “Trade War” With China Means Exposing Yourself As A Globalist. Yes, It Does.

Why is Trump fighting the trade war?  Here’s why.

Critics of Trump’s trade policies think everything is okay if we don’t do anything.  The chart below shows that everything is not okay if we don’t do anything.

This is a chart of capital spending in the U.S. from 1968 through to the present.  It is a straightforward presentation of monthly data from the Commerce Department.  There is nothing clever, nothing tricky about this presentation or about the time frame chosen.  The Commerce Department started this series in 1968.  It superseded another series on capital spending.

Although it is a single series of data, the chart is essentially in two parts, split in the year 2000.  There is no manipulation to achieve this effect.  This is how the data lay out, which is why this chart is so significant.

From 1968 into 2000, you see beautiful, real-world steady growth (i.e., “steady” interspersed with recessions).  The red trendline is a trendline of constant percentage growth year to year (i.e., exponential).  When you calculate it, it turns out to be 6% per year.  This is roughly twice GDP annual growth over the same period.  There is no specific significance to that 2X factor except that we would expect capital spending to grow faster than the economy as a whole, as, in fact, it did.

Why is this growth in capital spending important?  Even in our increasingly service-oriented economy, it is capital spending – the stock of capital equipment – that sustains our standard of living.  Healthy capital spending is critical to – really identical with – a thriving economy.  This is why the flat capital spending that America has experienced since 2000 is so grave a condition.

American Thinker readers will be surprised to learn that they are now the only people in the country, aside from this author, who have seen this chart.  I could not be more serious when I say that.

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“The Media Should Lie Harder To White People”

http://takimag.com/article/a_half_century_of_amnesia_steve_sailer/print

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Klein eventually seems to endorse the stratagem offered by his favorite researcher, Jennifer Richeson: The media should lie harder to white people.

Richeson believes it would be wise for demographers to stop using terms like “majority-minority America”—after all, whites will still be a plurality, and what good can come of framing America’s trajectory in a way that leaves the single largest group feeling maximally threatened? It sounds like “a force of nonwhite people who are coming and they are working as a coalition to overturn white people and whiteness,” Richeson said, laughing. “That’s a problem!”

But for the Democrats, of course, that’s not a problem; that’s the plan.

Richeson’s research shows that if you can add reassurance to discussions of demographic change—telling people, for instance, that the shifts are unlikely to upend existing power or economic arrangements—the sense of threat, and the tilt toward racial and political conservatism, vanishes.

Of course, that’s a lie:

The problem, she admits, is, “we can’t say, ‘Don’t worry, white people, you’ll be okay…’”

The problem for the Democrats is the media also can’t resist simultaneously stoking antiwhite hatred. White people can click not only on the propaganda intended to lull them into submission but also on all the antiwhite triumphalism, such as this week’s TV series from Jay-Z: Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.

Now, you might think that Rest in Peace would be a proper title for a show about that unfortunate tragedy. But there’s big money in gratifying black megalomania these days, so it’s Rest in Power.

A likely outcome not explicitly considered by Klein is what I call Flight From White.

Klein raises a rationalization popular among his Vox colleagues:

Demographers can and do disagree over whether these projections will hold. Perhaps Hispanic whites will begin identifying simply as whites in the coming years, much as the Irish became white in the 20th century.

Still, the problem for Democrats is that they have lashed their brand to blacks, who tend to see themselves as deserving of vast power and acclaim without showing much competence in exercising it. For instance, the Obama Administration’s catastrophic Black Lives Matter campaign against the cops has already gotten thousands of additional blacks murdered by other blacks.

 

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Headhunter says:

So when Jim Acosta is weeping his girly tears about how the media is being attacked as Fake News, and how worried he is about being beaten to a pulp by white supremacists, pointing out to him and the rest of the media that they only have themselves to blame is just wasting your time.