Fun With Artillery

Fun With Artillery

Or, how not to do a ceremonial firing of an artillery piece.The funniest part, other than watch her not have the strength to follow through, is that you know she had been trained for this, that everything was prepped to "make sure nothing went wrong", etc. - including almost certainly her doing previous firing pulls.The myth goes that in today's services, endurance, muscle mass, and upper body strength just aren't factors, and women are just as capable as men.Women just do not have the upper body strength.…

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Meanwhile, back at the Reach

Meanwhile, back at the Reach

I've read the Didact for quite some time, but a few things have definitely gelled in his writing style of late. First, an extended look at the classic observation that most psychologists get into the profession because they desperately need the kind of help it supposedly delivers...The irony of a grown woman in the midst of a full-blown hysterical meltdown, calling a relatively calm and unemotional man "immature", will escape her at this point. Trust me on that one. You can call such a man many things - including, potentially, "sociopathic" - but that is a different matter.Actually,…

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"Garbage In" - or - Racist and Sexist AI

"Garbage In" - or - Racist and Sexist AI

Much to the amusment of the wrongthink part of the internet, Amazon decided that automating it's HR functions still needed a little bit of work. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top talent, five people familiar with the effort told Reuters. Automation has been key to Amazon’s e-commerce dominance, be it inside warehouses or driving pricing decisions. The company’s experimental hiring tool used artificial intelligence to give job candidates scores ranging from one to five stars - much like shoppers rate products…

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On Reproduction and Rights

On Reproduction and Rights

"Mad Mike" Williamson is an interesting character, a guy whose books I have enjoyed, as well as his dissections of gun control freaks. That said, there are times when his more liberal and athiest tendencies show, and no more than in his recent "Reproductive Health Actually is What it Says". To get a few things out of the way - I am very sorry for what happened to his mother, and nearly happened to his wife. I am profoundly happy that they are OK. I also agree 100 percent with the decisions made that saved them.…

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Civilization Killed the Goddess...

Civilization Killed the Goddess...

And it's a good thing.I posted this Black Pidgeon Speaks video as an addendum to a recent post:Interestingly, I also recently stumbled into - more breathlessly told about - a book called "The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image". From the description: This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology, Dr. Shlain shows why pre-literate cultures were principally informed by holistic, right-brain modes that venerated the…

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Books and Covers

I was going back and forth through some Black Pigeon vids on YouTube, and ran across the one below on how women love to objectify themselves:What's relevant today is the Dave Chappelle bit that opens the video, especially the line "OK, you're not a whore. But you're wearing a whore's uniform."Many of us were taught as children to "not judge a book by it's cover." Hell, the very claim of "inclusiveness" has as a corollary that those of us on the right are racist simply because we hate those who are different - without of course asking what…

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Liberal Men they Claim to Love

Liberal Men they Claim to Love

We're onto our second entry after the previous first one. Again, fisking and snark isn't my preferred mode, but some of what we're facing needs to be seen to be believed. Also - I first caught wind of this via a friend who still suffers to read through the NY Times and the headlines at their commentary section. His evisceration was much shorter, and sharper. So - MIA: The LIberal Men We Love - or, yet another shrill harpy wondering why guys won't bend to their every whim. To a certain extent, we expected it from the men who wear…

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For Feminists, there are no "Good Men"

For Feminists, there are no "Good Men"

Regular readers will know that I don't go in for a lot of simple snark and fisking. Sometimes though, the fruit is just hanging too low, and we need to look at what is being said, by whom. This is a culture war, we are becoming more polarized, and we are spending more and more time talking past each other. The left is spending more time doubling down, more time puffing up their own self esteem, and more time in a panic when faced with the growing population that, even of those who are generally leftist, doesn't agree with them.…

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