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Comment Are you saying feminists can't take a joke? (Score 4, Funny) 575

This would not be the first time. Earlier this year, the Extremely Vocal Minority had Locus Online take down my April Fools piece.

Original feminists had real complaints. Third Wave/Race Critical Theory/Victimhood Identity Politics feminists seem to believe that they have a right not to be offended.

Comment Today Antisemitism Comes From The Left (Score 2, Insightful) 598

In the United States, Antisemitism overwhelmingly comes from the political left, both the Occupy Wall Street crowd and the victimhood identity politics left that regard Islamists and Palestinians as protected species.

There are also significant amounts of Antisemitism among liberal black politicians. Indeed, Jesse Jackson seems to have lost no political influence after calling new York City Hymietown.

Comment Toward Egan/Wolfram Territory (Score 2) 182

I.e., the idea of the entire universe as constituting some sort of universal computational substrate.

The idea is probably wrong, mainly because every "my conception of the fundamental nature of the universe based on just discovered science" is wrong, due to the time-bound nature of our perceptions.

Comment Lower Wages for Gourmet Chefs? (Score 4, Interesting) 674

That depends on one question: Can we replace them with illegal aliens?

Because the political establishment, along with business interests, have decided that a permanent underclass of illegal alien workers is just fine with them. This in turn has depressed the wages on labor-intensive jobs while making welfare a more attractive option than work for many.

The unwillingness to enforce border controls has probably cost more Americans jobs in the last 20 years than any technological advance.

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