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01 May 2019

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Don Bessee

Ahhhhh, fresh kitty litter! Here is a juicy one -


https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/05/01/nolte-jussie-smollett-booted-from-empire/

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Todd Juvinall

The democrat rats on the committee are doing their rat shit on Barr. But he stayed cool and they looked so bad that the RNC has many more ads to create.

Robert Cross

Todd.. I think you were watching a different hearing than the rest of the world. Barr is just another trump goon hired to lick trump's ass and keep the American people from knowing the truth about trump -- that he is a two-bit mobster wanna be dictator.

Gregory

Jeff Pelline... or Jabba the Hutt... you decide
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabba_the_Hutt#/media/File:Jabba_the_Hutt_in_Return_of_the_Jedi_(1983).png

Jeff pushes identity politics, and categorizes the people he tries to tear down by the college they attended... with his alma mater at the top of the heap. Those of us looking at him from the outside tend to think his degree in Rhetoric is more defining of him than the fact it was at Cal... not that Rhetoric isn't a good major, but it is about argument and not the knowledge behind what to argue about.

Seeing him chasing after Barry Pruett for YEARS (golly, Jeff, how long are you going to keep tossing the precinct count at him?) and that his law school is closing down, gracefully. Hillary Clinton's JD was from Yale (a good rep?) but still she didn't pass the D.C. bar exam... while Barry, with a JD from Val-somethingorother passed the California bar exam, the most difficult by the pass rate. I've talked to Barry once or twice, a nice enough guy. I've no idea what Pelline is on about... which probably leaves narcissistic rage as Jeff's motive force.

Gregory

Bobbie 114pm

If the rest of the country saw what you saw at the Barr roast and grill, November 2020 will go well for you and your'n. Enjoy.

Jeff Pelline

Gregory,
Is getting a physics degree from a Catholic college an oxymoron? ROFLOL.

Gregory

Jeff Pelline 153pm

I'm at a loss here, Jeffie... who do you think has a physics degree from a Catholic college?

While I did attend and got a Masters in EE/CS at the largest Catholic university on the west coast(no heavy theology involved in EE or CS, and the campus was one mile from my office at HAC), my degree in physics is from a colllege with absolutely no ties to any religious institution, and my classmates weren't exactly heavy churchgoers, either. That worked for me.

However, I'd not hold any bigoted opinions about someone who is catholic who studies a science like physics or chemistry. Nor should you.

Michael R. Kesti

Gregory | 01 May 2019 at 01:22 PM

"Jeff pushes identity politics, and categorizes the people he tries to tear down by the college they attended..."

The FUE once tried to denigrate me because I still use a Hotmail account as my primary email.

Gregory

Kesti.. Hotmail? Really?

It's funny... in a rage, Jeff once was berating me for attending LMU (#18 on this list- https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/engineering-overall ) when I claimed to live just 2 miles from CSULA (#45 on that list)... and he proved it was a lie that my abode was only 2 miles from CSULA because he determined Alhambra was 5 miles from CalState LA).

The city center was about a five mile drive to the campus, but as the college abutted the city of Alhambra, there were people living in Alhambra who literally lived next door to the school. Me, it was a two mile drive. And I passed right by it twice a day, across LA proper, to work just north of LAX.

Tied with LMU at #18 for engineering (colleges that do not award doctorates) is San Jose State, Swarthmore, Gonzaga and (drum roll, please) Valpariso Universsity.

Jeff Pelline

"Nor should you." Is that a sentence? And Hotmail? Really? Still? Gregory's reference to Jaba the Hutt (above) reminded me of that this blog is like visiting the bar in Star Wars. Is there so little self-awareness here that it is not obvious? It sure is obvious to the rest of us!

Jeff Pelline

Watch this video and ask yourself, "Who am I"? Because, honestly, I have never seen a "community" like this in my native California: https://youtu.be/g6PDcBhODqo Congratulations!

Gregory

Thank you, Jeff, for not disputing anything written about your antics, above.

Now, run along.

Jeff Pelline

Gregory,
How can you argue with someone who still thinks the earth is flat? Now, go back being "independent software engineer" at "my place" since 2009! https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-goodknight-6466466/ But you never answered my question? What character in the Star Wars bar are you?

fish

Posted by: Jeff Pelline | 01 May 2019 at 03:13 PM


With all do respect…….I was thinking Baron Fatkonnen…….wait…..oh Star Wars! Never mind!

George Rebane

Pelline, either contribute to the discussion of issues, or go back to your own blog to denigrate RR, its readers, and commenters. Since we understand that you have a superior forum with a wide readership, there's no reason for you to waste time here.

Russ Steele

The Sun Is Stranger Than Astrophysicists Imagined

Hey, physics majors check this out. Natalie Wolchover writing in Quantum Magazine has the details:


A decade’s worth of telescope observations of the sun have revealed a startling mystery: Gamma rays, the highest frequency waves of light, radiate from our nearest star seven times more abundantly than expected. Stranger still, despite this extreme excess of gamma rays overall, a narrow bandwidth of frequencies is curiously absent.

The surplus light, the gap in the spectrum, and other surprises about the solar gamma-ray signal potentially point to unknown features of the sun’s magnetic field, or more exotic physics.

“It’s amazing that we were so spectacularly wrong about something we should understand really well: the sun,” said Brian Fields, a particle astrophysicist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

The unexpected signal has emerged in data from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, a NASA observatory that scans the sky from its outpost in low-Earth orbit. As more Fermi data have accrued, revealing the spectrum of gamma rays coming from the sun in ever-greater detail, the puzzles have only proliferated.

“We just kept finding surprising things,” said Annika Peter of Ohio State University, a co-author of a recent white paper summarizing several years of findings about the solar gamma-ray signal. “It’s definitely the most surprising thing I’ve ever worked on.”

Not only is the gamma-ray signal far stronger than a decades-old theory predicts; it also extends to much higher frequencies than predicted, and it inexplicably varies across the face of the sun and throughout the 11-year solar cycle. Then there’s the gap, which researchers call a “dip” — a lack of gamma rays with frequencies around 10 trillion trillion hertz. “The dip just defies all logic,” said Tim Linden, a particle astrophysicist at Ohio State who helped analyze the signal.

Fields, who wasn’t involved in the work, said, “They’ve done a great job with the data, and the story it tells is really kind of amazing.”

Continue reading HERE.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/gamma-ray-data-reveal-surprises-about-the-sun-20190501/

Download white paper HERE.
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1903.06349.pdf

Don Bessee

The worm has turned when 7 out of 10 want answers from team 0 and how will that impact the vote? I guess it could be a plus for creepy grampa joe in the primaries when it comes out.


I see the DLOLL is stalking RR again, guess he got tired of talking to himself in his ghost town.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/01/nolte-69-want-investigation-into-obama-dojs-2016-spying/

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Don Bessee

Its baaaacck! @ 521
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Creepy grampa joe is bought and paid for -

"China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man," Biden reportedly said. "They're not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They're not competition for us."

The comments were first reported by the Washington Examiner‘s Joe Gabriel Simonson and the Des Moines Register‘s Stephen Gruber-Miller.

The People’s Republic of China (China) has experienced rapid economic growth to become the world’s second largest economy while modernizing its industrial base and moving up the global value chain. However, much of this growth has been achieved in significant part through aggressive acts, policies, and practices that fall outside of global norms and rules (collectively, "economic aggression"). Given the size of China’s economy and the extent of its market-distorting policies, China’s economic aggression now threatens not only the U.S. economy but also the global economy as a whole.

The paper concludes "China’s acts, policies, and practices of economic aggression now targeting the technologies and IP of the world threaten not only the U.S. economy but also the global innovation system as a whole."

Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported Chinese spies are stepping up efforts to recruit U.S. intelligence officers to access government secrets.
"Senior U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials have escalated their warnings characterizing Chinese espionage as the single most significant long-term strategic threat, encompassing both spycraft intended to steal government secrets and the sustained heist of intellectual property and research from the corporate and academic worlds," the report notes.

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/biden-dismissive-of-china-threat-theyre-not-competition-for-us/

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Don Bessee

So the jihadi socialist defends comrade bernies socialist paradise. Is anyone surprised?

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/01/rep-ilhan-omar-united-states-bullying-led-to-collapse-of-socialist-venezuela/

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Don Bessee

How awfully dark lordish of her -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rachel-maddow-democrats-used-misleading-barr-video-to-claim-he-lied-to-congress-critics-say

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Todd Juvinall

Golly, I was out after the Barr hearing shopping for food and stuff and when I returned just now I see quite an exchange. From BoobieC hallucinating about the hearing to the pollution brought here by Pelline. That is why this blog is so fun and informative. We go from brainy types like Gregory to humor folks like FISH. But when the loons of the left come here they sure try to put a frown on others faces. What a bunch of sourpusses.

Don Bessee

What a Nazi that Trump is!

KRAKOW, Poland — The first-ever delegation of U.S. ambassadors to the March of the Living, an annual Holocaust commemoration in Poland, received a warm welcome from participants at an opening ceremony Wednesday evening.

The Trump administration sent a sizable delegation, led by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who was joined by: U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher; U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell; U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Callista Gingrich; U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Lichtenstein Ed McMullen; U.S. Ambassador to Spain Duke Buchan; Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism Elan Carr; and Chairman of the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad Paul Packer.

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/05/01/trump-admin-sends-first-ever-us-delegation-to-march-of-the-living-holocaust-commemoration/

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George Rebane

Administrivia - I deleted a shitpot full of comments that carried on an absolutely worthless dialogue with Pelline (the only kind he's capable of). RR is not going to become a forum for that nasty and ignorant person, just because his own blog can't manage anything other than being somewhere between a tiny echo chamber and a ghost town.

Don Bessee

Those corrupt union bosses don't need to worry about the members memories I am highly confident they will be reminded early and often!

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/01/union-bosses-hope-american-workers-forget-joe-bidens-support-of-nafta/

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Gregory

Checking... he wrote it on his blog two minutes before he wrote it here:

jeffpelline says:
May 1, 2019 at 1:51 pm

And don’t forget Gregory “the world is flat” G. Does he have a real job other than posting on blogs? And is getting a physics degree from a Catholic college an oxymoron? ROFLOL.


What a card he is, laughing at his own jokes. At least I think they're his own jokes. And that's giving him the benefit of the doubt that he ever laughs out loud after rolling on the floor; I'd expect after rolling on the floor he'd be trying to get on his feet, assuming he can see them.

Bill Tozer

Well, the Dems certainly looked pathetic today. They have nothing, so sling that slime and sling away. Collusion, collusion, collusion!!!! Kamala was back in Kavanaugh-Punchy form venting outrage of stolen e-mails and Trump the Colluder calling on Russia to find those babies.....a year after the server was destroyed,. Old Maxine went nuts, calling for Barr’s impeachment, roflmao. Too sweet. An embarrassing display of dumbasses.....just like Kavanaugh. Proof that all they have is handful of chicken squat. “Chicken squat, get it while it’s hot!” Think they met someone they can’t get to fall for their hysterics in Bill Barr. He knows it all backwards and forwards and makes them look more stupid than even moi thought possible. Oh my.
They want Sessions back. They liked dealing with Sessions much better. They no like Bill Barr. Tear him down! He’s letting them down, betraying his public trust. He should resign!
Chicken squat coming in 24/7 and Barr ain’t looking one teeny weenie bit like he is going to fold or be molded to their likening. Walking tall. The Truth stood tall and it showed. He knows the system and all the ins and outs better than they do, lol. And they know it and they certainly do not like it one bit. Warms the cockles of me heart

Mueller Time is over. Now it’s time to pa the Barr tab.

Bill Tozer

Well, the Dems certainly looked pathetic today. They have nothing, so sling that slime and sling away. Collusion, collusion, collusion!!!! Kamala was back in Kavanaugh-Punchy form venting outrage of stolen e-mails and Trump the Colluder calling on Russia to find those babies.....a year after the server was destroyed,. Old Maxine went nuts, calling for Barr’s impeachment, roflmao. Too sweet. An embarrassing display of dumbasses.....just like Kavanaugh. Proof that all they have is handful of chicken squat. “Chicken squat, get it while it’s hot!” Think they met someone they can’t get to fall for their hysterics in Bill Barr. He knows it all backwards and forwards and makes them look more stupid than even moi thought possible. Oh my.
They want Sessions back. They liked dealing with Sessions much better. They no like Bill Barr. Tear him down! He’s letting them down, betraying his public trust. He should resign!
Chicken squat coming in 24/7 and Barr ain’t looking one teeny weenie bit like he is going to fold or be molded to their likening. Walking tall. The Truth stood tall and it showed. He knows the system and all the ins and outs better than they do, lol. And they know it and they certainly do not like it one bit. Warms the cockles of me heart

Mueller Time is over. Now it’s time to pa the Barr tab.

Don Bessee

Even the nevertrumpers can not roll with the chi com owned creepy grampa joe -

"This will not age well," Romney predicted.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/as-biden-downplays-china-threat-romney-has-a-new-warning


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fish

Posted by: Gregory | 01 May 2019 at 07:00 PM

I'd expect after rolling on the floor he'd be trying to get on his feet, assuming he can see them.


Oh I hope he can……I expect they are a lovely purple-blue in color!

Todd Juvinall

Thanks fo booting the Pelline crapola. The place smells sweet now.

Don Bessee

The koolaide drinkers have all suffered shunning and isolation after 2 years of peddling delusional lies and predictions. Just like the pony tail of ignorance and the DLOLLL who is flailing for relevance just like cnn.


https://thehill.com/homenews/media/441557-cnn-sees-ratings-swoon-in-april

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Don Bessee

Prior proper planning prevents piss poor performance or so I have heard.

The commander of U.S. forces in Latin America told Congress Wednesday that the military is developing plans to be immediately ready for any contingency if Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó ousts dictator Nicolás Maduro from power.

Adm. Craig Faller, head of U.S. Southern Command, told the House Armed Services Committee he believes it is only a matter of time before Guaidó, president of the country's National Assembly, takes control. Guaidó encouraged Venezuelans to take to the streets starting Tuesday, saying that the final phase of "Operation Freedom" had begun.

"[T]here is going to be a day when the legitimate government takes over, and it's going to come when we least expect it," said Faller. "And it could be right now, so we are calling it 'day now' planning."

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/us-military-prepping-for-guaido-takeover-in-venezuela

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George Rebane

re DonB 853pm - I thought that our feds came off more than a bit confused and out of sorts after Guaido was not able to pull off Venezuela's biggest demonstration ever today. No real news out of Venezuela, and our news commissariat looked a bit confused trying to sound knowledgeable and on top of things.

Bill Tozer

I don’t think Barr will not stop using the word “spying”. That man started in the CIA, so he is hip to the counterintelligence world. Later he was in the Office of Legal Counsel at Justice, so he was part of the group that wrote the rules for Justice Department conduct and guidelines and knows that the Special Counsel is subservient to the AG. The AG is the boss of the Special Counsel and not the other way around. Mueller is a 2nd tier employee and subservient to Barr, no matter what the Dems think. Barr, unlike Mueller, don’t care what the NYT or does not whine about image. Heck, if nothing else, the Mueller Report shows Robert Mueller is a partisan hack who does not go by the book and should be walking around with a Hillary 2016 button on his lapel. Barr is going to say spying no matter what anyone says or thinks. He’s the boss, apple sauce.

https://bongino.com/watch-awesome-moment-barr-shuts-down-senator-says-he-wont-stop-using-term-spying/?fbclid=IwAR3o6qMGS8r1RrGorpwwsbXR37UwcOX5qcXuLjSqRdFkRSDww2ZeSa6RFls

Don Bessee

Dr. R@920 -

Yes the Cuban security have shut down virtually all electronic nodes yet we know the vibrant leader who has been jailed for 4 years is out in the streets from some facebook pics. Transition is very viable.


I saw that the neighboring countries are actively owning their space to contain what may come next. Cuba is in a very tight spot. No one is going to pay their bills. No meat on the carcass in Caraccas. Hell the paid for Cuban doctors revolted last month for being slaves.

There has been chatter that Putin is willing to take a new gov if his loans are guaranteed and they get to bid on the restoration of the oil infrastructure Sanctions on a grand scale on these assholes has multiplying effects on all these nasty POS!

Just sayin'

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L

Russ @ 4:59: WoW!

L

Beese @ 5:06: That's DLOLLL. Liberal lament land.

Todd Juvinall

The Union had a AP article on the Barr hearing yesterday and I was shocked the whole article was fake news. I watched the proceedings and it was not as the two, must be drunk reporters reported. They are trying to jinn up a controversy between Barr and Mueller while soft-pedaling or avoiding the democrat scumbags attacks on Barr. They are why AP is a total waste of money for a paper.

Barry Pruett

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/deenashanker/fail-the-bar-become-president

2-0 baby. (Indiana and California). I’ll bet you one Valparaiso and reside you Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton and Jerry Brown. Not smart people.

Barry Pruett

*raise. Lol. Fat fingers this morning

Bill Tozer

Todd @ 7:47 am

Pick a card, any card (except the first one). Collusion Delusion.. Barr is the new Enemy of the People. TDS is progressive and irreversible. Scroll down and enjoy the sound of exploding heads. :)

https://www.newsbusters.org/


Gregory

51-47 advantage Trump by the Rasmussen daily poll today.

It's Rasmussen, safe to ignore.

Ozz

Todd 7:47
Probably the most beautiful day of the entire year, and there you are, drapes drawn, bottle in hand, watching C-SPAN and reading the Union. What a pathetic waste of a life. ALL of your ex wives are to be commended for acknowledging this shit hole of an existence and giving you the boot while they still had productive lives to live. I hope you pay them well each month for the hell you must have put them through.

Robert Cross

Of course Toad, every piece of information you disagree with is fake news. It's all fake news right? The press is the enemy of the people, climate change is a hoax, trump is innocent, yada yada yada.. Ignorant people like you are the problem not the solution.

Todd Juvinall

If one ever had a doubt about the AP and its bias against conservatives and Trump, these articles from them and the rest of the lamestreams is the proof. They see and hear something totally different than we rational and common sense people. The say Mueller and Barr are in a fight yet that is nowhere in the letter. And the democrats are desperate to keep the Derangement alive in the country but now it is shrinking down to only them.

Todd Juvinall

Robert Cross | 02 May 2019 at 09:26 AM
Why do you lefty types deny the truth? All I believe is the truth. You and your ilk love your own propaganda so you are irrelevant in this battle of ideas.

Don Bessee

Tough morning for creepy grampa joe -

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/02/sanders-slams-bidens-china-trade-stance-in-2020-democratic-primary.html

https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/05/02/nyt-confirms-hunter-biden-was-paid-by-ukrainians-while-father-was-vp/

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Walt

Morn'n folks, the sun is going down here in Dublin. I see the same fun and games are alive and well.
Had a wild ride through the streets today from a Nigerian cab driver. Seems there are plenty of them here. Took us to the wrong museum on the wrong side of town.glad that is over.

Don Bessee

Frothy TDS is not a basis to run the country -

What is perhaps most notable about this episode is that Robert Mueller — or, perhaps, as Barr hinted in his Wednesday testimony, people around him — were concerned about the media coverage and political discussion around his report. Particularly troubling was that it wasn’t damning enough of the president. This is not a prosecutorial concern, but a political one unworthy of people who were invested with incredible investigative power in the name of objectivity.

Of course, no one holding forth about Barr on CNN and MSNBC, which are as committed to their hysteria and groupthink today as when the Russia story began, ever wonders about that. Not for the first time, or we expect, the last, Bill Barr’s critics are demonstrating their lack of judgment and seriousness, not his.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/incredibly-dumb-bill-barr-scandal-030440973.html

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Ozz

Todd 9:26
"All I believe is the truth."
Then, why tell so many lies? You don't believe in yourself? Sad, sad man.

Don Bessee

The jig is up for the fakenewsmen -

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/05/02/nolte-cnn-misses-top-25-as-msnbcs-top-hitters-see-double-digit-ratings-dive/

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Don Bessee

Winning!

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/05/02/u-s-productivity-gains-unexpectedly-soar-to-highest-level-in-nearly-a-decade/

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Walt

LoL so queen Nan things Barr not saying anything is lying and a crime.
Libs have gone crazy nuts

Robert Cross

todd-- do you remember the 'Chatty Cathy' dolls? you pulled their string and they repeated the same 10 or so phrases.. over and over again. That is you. pull your string and you spout the same 10 phrases.. over and over and over whether it is on the blogs or the newspaper's comment section. The funniest ones are about how smart you are.

Walt

Did Emery ever find his way back from the county after getting high?
Sorry Emery,, the Celts don't claim you.
No Emery in the Book of Celts either. I checked.
Your stuck will being Greek.
My kilt is becoming a plad Speedo.

Don Bessee

Dirty deeds from the swamp -

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fbi-sent-investigator-posing-as-assistant-to-meet-with-trump-aide-in-2016/ar-AAAOePQ

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fish

"Did Emery ever find his way back from the county after getting high?
Sorry Emery,, the Celts don't claim you.
No Emery in the Book of Celts either. I checked.
Your stuck will being Greek.
My kilt is becoming a plaid Speedo."


Walt….that almost works as modern verse! Nice!

fish

Posted by: Roberta Cross | 02 May 2019 at 01:14 PM


We had one of those too Roberta……it was called the "Joe Koyote" doll! Pull the string in its neck and it repeated talking points from there DNC.

Walt

Fish.. you can thank the three or four pints of what ever it was I was drinking.

Todd Juvinall

Looks like I get under the skin of the two resident trolls. Too bad so sad. When you have my smarts and looks I can see why the trolls get crazy and jealous.

Don Bessee

Swamp creatures run amok -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/us-informant-reportedly-tried-to-probe-papadopoulos-on-trump-russia-ties-seduce-him-during-campaign

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Russell Steele

Inverse Strategy Newsletter: How to Spot a Bullshitter

BY JAMES DENNIN

Bullshit, you may be surprised to hear, has a rich scholarly history.

A few years ago, anthropologist David Graeber reinvigorated academic interest in bullshit, applying it to labor studies. In Graeber’s context, “bullshit jobs” describe the jobs people do that have no meaning and create little value, but we do them anyway because late capitalism demands it.

Other academics describe and study bullshit in a completely different context. These efforts date back to 1988, when the famous Princeton philosopher Harry Frankfurt published this essay called “On Bullshit.” In Frankfurt’s view, most forms of bullshit stem from a disregard for the truth, which he argues is distinct from lying. A liar knows the truth is bad; that’s why they lie. Bullshitters, by contrast, don’t care about the truth at all.

This is the kind of bullshitting that was the subject of the Shure study. In 2012, the Programme for International Student Assessment — a test taken by kids around the world, including 40,000 English-speaking students — featured a few extra questions as part of the questionnaire that students completed at the end of their test. It was all biographical stuff, like where they were from and what their parents did. But in addition to this biographical information, the questionnaire also asked the students to say how familiar they were with 16 mathematical concepts. Three of the concepts were completely fake. Bogus. Pure imagination.

“This is kind of one of those situations, where there’s not a clear reason why they would pretend to have knowledge of these fake concepts. There is this disregard for the truth,” Shure says. “They ‘know and understand’ these fake concepts? That’s obviously bullshitting.”

Shure says this data set was particularly unique because bullshitters usually have something to gain for their non-truthfulness. Other studies, she said, relied on assessments of over-familiarity with certain concepts or sometimes with popular culture. Shure says these studies may have been limited by still offering an incentive to bullshit in the form of social desirability.

“You don’t want to look stupid,” she points out.

Faced with this new, totally anonymous, totally stakeless evidence of bullshitting, Shure says her paper provides something like the first-ever taxonomy of bullshitters — at least, the first-ever taxonomy for bullshitting teens. In addition to some regional distinctions (North Americans bullshit the most; Scottish bullshit the least), there were also differences in terms of gender (Tt should surprise none of you to read that men bullshit more than women.) and socioeconomic status.

“People from wealthier backgrounds had a higher propensity to bullshit, as opposed to their poorer peers. Immigrants also score really high on the bullshit index compared to native, which I found somewhat surprising, but there may be some linguistic issue there,” she says.

This isn’t just a funny study (though if you’re going to actually read any of the papers I’ve ever written about in this newsletter, you could do a lot worse.) You might recall a strategy I wrote a few months ago about why terrible men often get promoted at work. In the story, leadership expert Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic argues that bad men often ascend to leadership positions because most people don’t know what makes a good leader, so when it’s time to choose one, we’re highly susceptible to their bullshit.

While Shure’s new study doesn’t look at how bullshitters fare in the labor market, her team’s data does align with Chamorro-Premuzic’s argument that terrible men get promotions because they’re more likely to bullshit their way to the top.

We now have solid data suggesting that young men, particularly wealthy young men, are more likely to claim skills they don’t have than virtually any other group.

It occurs to me, then, that in order to close the wage gap between men and women, we’ll have to find a way to stop women from paying an honesty tax via a lower paycheck.
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Look around, lots of opportunities to check for some local BS artists.

Gregory

The county 501c3 infrastructure seems ripe with bs'ers.

Don Bessee

The realists are saying no they are not going to take the senate -

“These embarrassing recruitment failures are devastating to Chuck Schumer's dream of a Democratic Senate,” emphasized Jack Pandol, communications director for the Senate Leadership Fund, the top outside group backing Senate Republicans.

“Now that top-tier Democrats in nearly every competitive state have all said no to Chuck Schumer, the picture is becoming clear: Democrats simply do not believe in Schumer’s ability to lead them into the majority,” Pandol added.

National Republican Senatorial Committee communications director Jesse Hunt argued that the news points to the increasingly leftward shift among Democrats.

“It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Democrats, watching their party begin to trend closer to socialism, are ducking out of competitive races against well-funded, accomplished Republican incumbents,” Hunt told Fox News.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-democrats-recruitment-setback

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Don Bessee

News Flash Water for the People!

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/newsom-scraps-16b-plan-for-tunnels-to-deliver-water-to-southern-california

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Bill Tozer

When your candidate’s IQ is as low as Low IQ Moe Biden, you can’t let the press anywhere near him. Block the press physically. No pics, no questions, no videos, period.

https://freebeacon.com/politics/reporter-biden-campaign-physically-blocking-press-from-asking-questions/

Don Bessee

Its going to take a crane to get creepy grampa joes china foot out of his mouth -

https://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/ceo-china-economy-war-with-us

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2019/05/pentagon-report-warns-chinas-rise-arctic-missile-subs-influence-operations/156726/?oref=d-river

;-)

Don Bessee

Money quote -

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man,” Biden said in Iowa City. “They’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us.”

The report seemed to indicate otherwise, recapping some of the past year’s highlights for the Chinese military including the deployment of surface-to-air missiles and anti-ship cruise missiles to its man-made islands in the Spratly chain in the South China Sea and warning of Beijing’s “continuing improvements” in missile technology to allow its military to operate “further from China.”

In 2015 in a speech alongside then-President Barack Obama, China’s President Xi Jinping pledged that “China does not intend to pursue militarization” of the man-made islands.


;-)

Don Bessee

What the wa po?!?!

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/washington-post-heat-louis-farrakhan-far-right


;-)

Ozz

Bessee-
C&P, C&P, C&P, C&P
Half your life is regurgitating other people's writing and the other half must be spent in front of a mirror with a straight edge razor and a beauty mask. Nearly as vain as Todd.

Bonnie McGuire

Regarding those who think their college deplomas make them elite. It's becoming more obvious what a teacher told me many years ago...that those street wise individuals with hands on experience were the smart ones. And I'll add that they produce everything we really need. The rest running America are nothing more than high paid parasites blabbing and shuffling regulations and regulations for their own benefit.

Bill Tozer

This is making a stir in investigative circles. Russian Collusion Delusion.

“She said the DNC wanted to collect evidence that Trump, his organization and Manafort were Russian assets, working to hurt the U.S. and working with Putin against the U.S. interests. She indicated if we could find the evidence they would introduce it in Congress in September and try to build a case that Trump should be removed from the ballot, from the election,” he recalled.

“After the meeting, Telizhenko said he became concerned about the legality of using his country’s assets to help an American political party win an U.S. election. But he proceeded with his assignment.”
~
“Though Chaly and Telizhenko disagree on what Ukraine did after it got Chalupa’s request, they confirm that a paid contractor of the DNC solicited their government’s help to find dirt on Trump that could sway the 2016 election.

“For a Democratic Party that spent more than two years building the now-disproven theory that Trump colluded with Russia to hijack the 2016 election, the tale of the Ukrainian embassy in Washington feels just like a speeding political boomerang.”

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/441892-ukrainian-embassy-confirms-dnc-contractor-solicited-trump-dirt-in-2016

fish

Posted by: Ozz | 02 May 2019 at 09:03 PM


Oh ozzie why do you hate? You never get this mad at jeffy when 90% of his “work” is merely linking to stories written by others.

Bill Tozer

Community Garden Alert.

“I am SHOOK, like honestly, gardening, FOOD-- that comes out of dirt... it's Like magic " ~ @AOC

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2019/05/02/aoc-and-her-garden-n2545697

Wow. Food comes out of dirt. It’s like magic. Wait until she discovers hydroponics. Food swimming, it’s like magic. I am shook.

Todd Juvinall

OOZE is another Pelline sock puppet.

Ozz

Bonnie 10:46
Your lack of education has hurt you none . . . only if you're brain dead.

Next time you visit the hospital, bring that bible of yours, keep on thumping, and pray the doctor didn't go to college and that the people who designed your therapies got their cred on the street instead of a university. Maybe you could call high school junior Todd Juvinall to recalibrate the MRI to Aqua Velva standards rather than those useless modalities developed by college educated engineers, doctors and scientists.

It's okay with me if you don't trust those butt ignorant college educated people who developed vaccines which have saved countless thousands, perhaps millions, of lives. Visit your local homespun homeopath and blow smoke over your unvaccinated children when they come down with polio or smallpox. And for god sake, never step foot in an airplane that was engineered by some college graduate.

Those cell phones are deadly and 5G is 200 times more dangerous. Believe it. Only a college educated fool would fall for the lie that you get exposed to many times more radiation from a walk under the sun than from the iPhone in your purse. Ignorance is good. Education is not. Uneducated people produce everything we need? It only makes sense if you are one loony toon.

Bill Tozer

Aha, the royal We rears it’s ugly head again.

“Usually, they refrain from using the royal We when discussing Democrat strategy.”

“Vossoughian subbed for Ari Melber on his MSNBC show The Beat on Thursday. Interviewing ultraliberal Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, Vossoughian three times asked Raskin which was the best way that "we" should go after Attorney General Bill Barr and/or the Mueller report and testimony by Mueller.

“You’re bringing up a really good point here. Because one of the, I think, directives here, and the big question here is, do we pursue the Attorney General until he provides testimony for the House? Or, do we pursue the unredacted Mueller report along with testimony from Bob Mueller? Is that where we put our energy?"

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/mark-finkelstein/2019/05/03/msnbcs-vossoughian-strategizes-dem-rep-how-do-we-go-after-barr


Scott O

Ooooze goes off the cliff again - "Ignorance is good. Education is not. Uneducated people produce everything we need? It only makes sense if you are one loony toon."
Not what she said, idiot.
Ooooze is proof that a college edu-ma-cation doesn't always equal an educated person.
My wife once had a 'discussion' (polite, but tense) with a woman who declared that she had the correct view of the subject solely because she graduated from Stanford. She offered not one bit of reasoning beyond that one single fact. She would simply state, over and over, "but, I've graduated from Stanford".
A person can get a good education from a college or university but just because you can wave a sheepskin doesn't always mean you can be a productive citizen or a qualified leader of any sort.
Please recall Brother Bill from 1963 - "I am obliged to confess I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University."
Buckley was hardly a loon.
Let's look at Bonnie's lead - "Regarding those who think their college deplomas make them elite."
A valid point and nothing to do with the nonsense fabricated by Ooooze.

Scott O

BT at 7:01 - Remember that AOC has a college degree - and dirt farmers that never went to school kinda knew all about food and its origins for thousands of years.
But Ooooze is on AOC's side.

Scott O

Speaking of loons -
https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/regional/oregon-set-to-become-1st-state-with-mandatory-rent-controls/277-e4e87532-aa8b-4dd2-8970-15c748b2d45b
Talk about shooting yourself to stop the headache.
And of course, the authors and backers of this travesty are all college educated.

Bill Tozer

Spying? Spying everywhere you look.

“The NYT also admits in its article that the aggressive and unprecedented action of deploying spies and luring American targets overseas to collect intelligence on a rival political campaign “yielded no fruitful information.” It is not clear whether information collected by Halper and “Turk” was used to justify formal spy warrants against any U.S. citizens.“

“The New York Times has repeatedly been used by FBI officials who ran the anti-Trump spy operation to launder damaging information that reflects poorly on the agency. Nearly a year ago, the Times confirmed that the U.S. intelligence apparatus was used to spy on Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016.

“While that article included explosive revelations, it downplayed their significance and later curiously denied that any spying had ever occurred:”

https://thefederalist.com/2019/05/02/new-york-times-admits-multiple-spies-deployed-against-trump-campaign/


Ozz

Scott-
Deny that Bonnie wrote this: ". . . . those street wise individuals with hands on experience were the smart ones. And I'll add that they produce everything we really need."

This is the heart of her post. It is ludicrous at best. We can all agree that plenty of ignorant and stupid people have been processed through the education mill with nothing added to their potential except debt from a school loan and a useless diploma.

Does anyone but Bonnie, Juvinall, and Chairman Mao truly believe that an uneducated society can "produce everything we really need"? Grubbing on a subsistence level and a life expectancy of 26 years old, maybe.

AVMan

,,,is the Team Rebane Patrol of Constitutionalists heading out to do battle at the Constitutional Challenge in Grass Valley tonight???

Todd Juvinall

So tell us what that is about.

Scott O

Sorry Ooooze - the heart of her post was the lead premise - "Regarding those who think their college deplomas make them elite."
Maybe she didn't follow up as well, but far better than your ridiculous post that was totally off the rails and nothing more than a lot of false assumptions.
Go back and read your 7:33 - full of stuff she never wrote nor hinted at. Trying tilting at windmills, you might do better than character assassination.

Todd Juvinall

Our Publisher wrote quite the Trump attack today. Of course no bias, LOL!

Ozz

Todd 9:00
Bet none of the self-professed experts is willing to go public with their lunacy.

https://www.theunion.com/news/community/league-of-women-voters-to-host-constitutional-challenge-quiz/

Todd Juvinall

I would win it all if I was attending.

Ozz

Todd 9:33-
If memory serves me well you were bragging how much money the Marching Presidents brought into our community. You should be supporting them. You must have an exciting date with Mr. Beam and Mr Ed on the tube tonight to keep you from performing your civic duty supporting these guys.

Kind of like CABPRO, it seems you are now persona non grata with them. You do have the magic touch.

George Rebane

re Ozz 923am - Unfortunately, this event is a fundraiser for the heavily progressive LWV, and its choice to conduct a Constitutional quiz promises to be a leftwing propaganda tour de force. Save for questions of banal historical nature, almost everything else about the Constitution's meanings, citations, and court rulings are more than tinged in partisanship. Therefore the choice of questions and their 'correct' answers promise to generate more heat than light. It is unreasonable to expect that such a backwater quiz's answers will resolve questions that have been hotly debated by opposing political parties for decades. But the evening promises to be a feel-good event for local liberals.

Don Bessee

Winning!

ENVY OF THE WORLD
UNEMPLOYMENT 49-YEAR LOW
WAGE HITS $27.77/HOUR
STOCK MARKET ENDLESS RALLY
TRUMP APPROVAL 50%


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fish


Posted by: Ozz | 03 May 2019 at 08:21 AM

We can all agree that plenty of ignorant and stupid people have been processed through the education mill with nothing added to their potential except debt from a school loan and a useless diploma.


....and yet after years of posting this is the first concession you've ever made on this point.

Go ahead convince me that the last 20 years of college graduates in liberal arts are even slightly "educated". I'm sure they've mastered proper use of pronouns so as not to offend and learned to recoil in horror at any display of wrongthink.

But educated....not really seeng it.

Don Bessee

Jihadi indoctrination in our own back yard -

Disturbing footage of Muslim kids saying they would sacrifice themselves and kill for the "army of Allah" surfaced from an Islamic center in Philadelphia.

The Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic Center in Philadelphia posted the video to its Facebook page celebrating "Ummah Day" in which young children wearing Palestinian scarves sang and read poetry about killing for Allah and the mosque in Jerusalem.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/video-philadelphia-muslim-society-children

;-)

Don Bessee

What, the truth out of them!?!?

The persecution of Christians in parts of the world is at near "genocide" levels, according to a report ordered by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Christians were the most persecuted religious group, it found.

Mr Hunt said he felt that "political correctness" had played a part in the issue not being confronted.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48146305

;-)

fish

Posted by: Ozz | 03 May 2019 at 08:21 AM

Does anyone but Bonnie, Juvinall, and Chairman Mao truly believe that an uneducated society can "produce everything we really need"? Grubbing on a subsistence level and a life expectancy of 26 years old, maybe.


More Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads,more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads,more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads,more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads, more Poly Sci grads!

Because if there is one group that can prevent humanity from, "Grubbing on a subsistence level", it's Poly Sci grads!

Really......is there nothing they can't do?


.....and don't get me started on the gift to mankind that are journalism majors!

Todd Juvinall

I recall years ago the only R on the LWV was Joan Lancaster. Her hubby was the USFS boss of the Tahoe and he was a R as well. After he retired the government had one flop after another managing the Tahoe and we see the results today. Anyway I debated in their forums many times back then and yes, they are lefty.

George Rebane

DonB 1015am - Good pick-up Mr Bessee. Islam will have to go through an historical worldwide shift in its theology before anyone can claim that Muslims no longer remain devoted to rapacious teachings of their prophet while using the liberal application of taqiya when they are not yet dominant in the infidel countries that they are quietly colonizing. Such organizations as MAS should be strongly denounced by CAIR were Islam truly the religion of peace. But both organizations are opposite faces of the same coin of global dominance by Islam.

Bill Tozer

AOC is a college grad, Bill Gates is not. Just saying.....

Biologists and chemists brought us miracle cures and college grads brought us 39 different genders. Highly educated scholars tell us math racist, along with time and clocks with hands on them. Wonder what they have to say about snow? Oh, never mind. They say we will never see snow again, starting about 7 years ago.

Bill Tozer

Somewhere on some past post Dr. Rebane penned that whatever shameful dirty deed the Lefties are doing, they blame the R’s for doing that which they are doing. Like intolerance, tearing asunder free speech, assaults on our constitution, tyranny, threat to the rule of law, etc.

Well, it’s called projection. We have BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome, not to be confused with Barr Derangement Syndrome), TDS (not to be confused with Todd Derangement Syndrome) and now we have Clinton Projection Syndrome...or CPJ.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/hillary-clinton-fears-indictment/

George Rebane

BillT 1128am - It's also the prime lesson from Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals' - accuse the other side of the bad stuff that you do (ends justify means), and, if possible, accuse them first, loudest, and longest.

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