Daily Archives: July 6, 2012

New Interview with Me Up

Here.

Talking Bigfoot and a few other things. These guys are mostly 9-11 Conspiracy buffs, and I am not into that stuff, but they do seem to be coming from a progressive POV, but a weird American hybridized one, as is so often the case.

Interview with me starts at 15 minutes into the show. You might want to skip the rest depending on your tastes. I am terrified of the sound of my own recorded voice, but I am going to listen to it anyway.

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Filed under Animals, Apes, Bigfoot, Mammals, Vanity, Wild

Pandas Just Want to Have Fun

Fun and games at the Panda Park.

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PISA Scores and Religiously Sanctioned Little Girl Sex Slaves

Click to enlarge. Read it and weep. Is there a connection. A society with the lowest PISA scores in a recent study also sanctions the forced sex slave prostitution of little girls in a religious ceremony presided over by a religious priest. Does ignorance = depravity?

Click to enlarge. Little girl sex slaves, sanctioned by Hinduism, incredibly enough.

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Filed under Asia, Education, Girls, Hinduism, India, Regional, Religion, Social Problems, Sociology, South Asia

Black – White IQ Gap in the US

Here.

From Chuck’s excellent Occidentalist site which lately has been dealing a lot with the issue of race realism and IQ. He spends an incredible amount of time and research dealing with these questions and he’s smart as all get out. I dare say he might even be smarter than I am. At any rate, I have a hard time keeping up with him.

He had several extremely long articles about the Black-White IQ gap in the US. Since he generally takes an anti-HBD stance when it comes to race and IQ, I figured that was his take on this issue too.

But you see in the above post that he thinks the B-W Q gap in the US is probably more a result of genetics than anything else. That was a pretty amazing admission for an anti-HBD IQ guy. I have been studying the B-W IQ gap for at least 30 years now. I started in the 1970’s and never quit. Lately I don’t read much about it because I pretty much made up my mind a long time ago. I still hold out hope that it might be amenable to a closing of the gap, but I get less and less certain over time.

If you spend as much time researching the gap as I have, after a while, the conclusion that it must be generally keeps on punching you in the face. It knocks you down over and over. People who study it that much and still say it’s environmental have pretty much been KO’d 1000’s of times and are standing up once again to fight George Foreman and lose.

I don’t talk about much on here, and officially, my line is only that at the moment in the US, Whites are more intelligent than Blacks by about 13.2 points.

Through a lot of fancy messing around with statistics and some journalistic license, I was able to shave a couple of points off the standard 1 SD gap, but I realize that’s not particularly scientific, only that one can make the case by choosing certain tests. Chuck agrees with me that adult Blacks have shaved ~1.5 points off the gap, we both agree that Black kids have shaved ~5-6 points off the gap.

I would argue that IQ tests are a valid measure of intelligence, and that at the moment, Whites are smarter than Blacks on average. Officially, I am not saying what is causing the gap, but we ought to be discussing the fact that it’s real. Whites are smarter. Blacks are not as smart or dumber or however you put it. That’s the important question, and the one society ought to be talking about.

Instead, once you say that, you get an instant derail into whether the gap is genetic or environmental. Frankly, I could care less, and I am not even sure if it’s an important question! We need to stop those derails on move back to the question that one privileged group is much smarter than a group that has a ton of problems. I am afraid that a lot of the problems of Blacks, though not all of them, flow directly from that IQ gap itself.

People (racists) say we need to quit spending so much money trying to close the IQ gap, but society doesn’t spend a dime on this endeavor. Nor do we spend a dime on trying to close the testing gap which mysteriously mirrors the IQ gap. Educators try their best to educate both Whites and Blacks, and there’s not one single penny spent on trying to close any gaps, nor should there by. Educational resources instead should be distributed equitably.

Racists also say that the gap means that Blacks cannot be educated. This is not true. Any person above 70 IQ can be educated, and even the retarded can be educated to some extent. A person with an 85 IQ can and should be educated to the maximum of their potential, and this is what we can or should do. Saying that an 85 IQ human being cannot be taught a single thing in life is the most utter nonsense.

One thing that unfortunately flows from this fact is that once folks figure there’s an IQ gap set in stone, they typically decide that Whites therefore must separate from Blacks. But this makes no sense.

50% of the White population has IQ’s below 100 and so does 84% of the Black population. 16% of the White population has IQ’s below 85, and no White people talk about separating from them and forming some over 85 IQ White state.

In White society, people of all IQ’s live happily together, and there’s no reason to think that races with differential IQ’s cannot also live happily together.

Please feel free to discuss…

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Filed under Blacks, Education, Europeans, Intelligence, Psychology, Race Realism, Race/Ethnicity, Racism, Whites

Pulp Fiction Soundtrack – Opening Theme (Dick Dale and His Del Tones – Miserlou)

A good overview here:

Pulp Fiction is a 1994 crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote its screenplay with Roger Avary. The film is known for its rich, eclectic dialogue, ironic mix of humor and violence, nonlinear storyline, and host of cinematic allusions and pop culture references.

The film was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture; Tarantino and Avary won for Best Original Screenplay. It was also awarded the Palme d’Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. A major critical and commercial success, it revitalized the career of its leading man, John Travolta, who received an Academy Award nomination, as did costars Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman.

Directed in a highly stylized manner, Pulp Fiction joins the intersecting storylines of Los Angeles mobsters, fringe players, small-time criminals, and a mysterious briefcase. Considerable screen time is devoted to conversations and monologues that reveal the characters’ senses of humor and perspectives on life.

The film’s title refers to the pulp magazines and hardboiled crime novels popular during the mid-20th century, known for their graphic violence and punchy dialogue. Pulp Fiction is self-referential from its opening moments, beginning with a title card that gives two dictionary definitions of “pulp”. The plot, in keeping with most of Tarantino’s other works, is presented out of chronological sequence.

The picture’s self-reflexivity, unconventional structure, and extensive use of homage and pastiche have led critics to describe it as a prime example of postmodern film. Considered by some critics a black comedy, the film is also frequently labeled a “neo-noir”.

Critic Geoffrey O’Brien argues otherwise: “The old-time noir passions, the brooding melancholy and operatic death scenes, would be altogether out of place in the crisp and brightly lit wonderland that Tarantino conjures up. [It is] neither neo-noir nor a parody of noir”.

Similarly, Nicholas Christopher calls it “more gangland camp than neo-noir”, and Foster Hirsch suggests that its “trippy fantasy landscape” characterizes it more definitively than any genre label. Pulp Fiction is viewed as the inspiration for many later movies that adopted various elements of its style.

The nature of its development, marketing, and distribution and its consequent profitability had a sweeping effect on the field of independent cinema. A cultural watershed, Pulp Fiction’s influence has been felt in several other popular media.

This is really a fantastic movie. It’s violent as Hell, and I don’t necessarily like movies like that, but it’s still excellent. Personally I think it is one of the finest movies ever made, and Tarantino is a genius. Travolta plays his best role ever, Samuel Jackson is incredible, the little known Uma Thurman was amazing.

I could watch it again and again. Like all great movies, it operates on all sorts of different levels, from quite lowbrow to the highest of highbrows.

I also love Dick Dale. I am not sure if he is still alive. He was arrested in his 50’s for screwing a 15 year old girl, but I don’t think he did much time. He was always a real surfer, I believe, and I think he was a pretty good one. I spent many years of my life in Huntington Beach, and I think Dale may have lived here. He was a legend, and his is music is as great as Pulp Fiction is in film.

There is a punk rock version of Miserlou out in the mid 1980’s by one of those antisocial beach punk bands that is totally kick-ass! I used to have it on tape. I was sort of into the Orange County beach punk scene, but it was awfully violent and antisocial.

I got jumped at a Black Flag concert by some maniacs wearing Nazi swastikas, but I didn’t get very hurt. The Alleycats were also at that show. If you can find any pictures of that hot Chinese chick and her husband from Redondo Beach who were the leaders of that band, check them out. I know that Oriental lead singer. She was nuts. She would slam dance at that Hong Kong cafe, and the bitch would actually break tables when she did it.

She completely came onto me at that Black Flag show even though her husband was there, but she gave me only seconds to make a move. I didn’t, and she moved right along. Class femme fatale. Later in the show, she saw me get jumped and she lost all respect for me after that. She would have been an interesting fuck, too bad I didn’t go for it!

That was one badass scene! It was really dangerous, but it was also one of the most exciting scenes I have ever been involved in. Danger and exhilaration = rush! Great fun for adrenaline addicts.

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