Friday assorted links

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1 A Truth Seeker November 24, 2017 at 11:52 am

When I was a child, we were just told the Soviet representative was absent – I thought he was on vacation, maybe in Siberia. Now, it seems Stalin’s plan was coming together, slowly but surely.

“Fourth, to give the American government a free hand and give it an opportunity to commit more foolishness using a majority in the Security Council so that public opinion can see the true face of the American government.”

So, in a certain way, Stalin was the architect of the coalition of the willing that freed South Korea from the North Korean invaders.

“First, America, just like any other country, cannot cope with China, a country with such large armed forces at the ready. It follows that America would overextend itself in this struggle.”
Indeed, the red fascists defeated the American aggressors and expelled them from North Korea.

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2 Anonymous November 24, 2017 at 4:02 pm

And what is your joke explanation for how both North Korea and the U.S. could simultaneously be the aggressors?

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3 A Truth Seeker November 24, 2017 at 5:10 pm

North Korea attacked helpless South Korea, then the United States, after succeeding at repelling the invaders, invaded North Korea (even Kim Il-sung told Stalin that his regime was as good as gone and he would have to become a guerrila leader again) and tried to conquer Red China. Communist leader Mao Zedong and his right hand man, Zhou Enlai, sent Chinese “volunteers” to save North Korea’s regime and stop American aggression.

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4 Yosarian2 November 24, 2017 at 6:40 pm

The US never had any interest in trying to conquer China during the Korean war.

It is true, though, that if China had not gotten involved the US likely would have unified all of Korea under the South Korean government; they had driven the North Korean forces all the way back to the border of China when China suddenly attacked US forces.

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5 A Truth Seeker November 24, 2017 at 6:57 pm

“they had driven the North Korean forces all the way back to the border of China when China suddenly attacked US forces.”

Because Macarthur and his Japanese lackeys intended to use the Korean Peninsula as a diving board to conquer Red China and make it a puppet state just like South Korea and Japan. Mao, a fascist-nationalist who was already making inordinate demands on Stalin and was to challenge, Khruschev, Suslov and Brezhnev, would never accept to subject himself to an American proconsul.

6 So Much For Subtlety November 24, 2017 at 8:10 pm

Still trying to pretend to be Brazilian there Thiago? How is that working out for you?

I did like this: Mao, a fascist-nationalist who was already making inordinate demands on Stalin and was to challenge, Khruschev, Suslov and Brezhnev, would never accept to subject himself to an American proconsul.

China would have been much better off it he had.

7 jorgensen November 25, 2017 at 4:56 pm

The West’s defeat of China in Korea must have come as a rude surprise for Stalin.

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8 JWatts November 27, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Indeed. Stalin clearly expected Chinese forces to do better than they historically did.

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9 Iskander November 24, 2017 at 12:06 pm

#5 The title to our modern eyes reads as if it were universal suffrage that kick started development, the article however only mentions the extension of suffrage to industrialists/capitalists as a boost to development. Perhaps not the result that American Sweden lovers were expecting.

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10 Al November 24, 2017 at 12:28 pm

#5 : This sentence seems to be the summary of the key claim: “The first finding is that in local governments where landowners retained political power, there was much less investment in railways compared to those areas were industrialists gained political power due to the suffrage reform. The estimated effect is large: a 10 percentage point increase in the vote share of industrialists increases the probability of having a local railway by 15–17 percentage points.“ — does the paper go into what caused the industrialists to gain control in some areas vs others?

#4 — seems quite logical as economic might moves towards women.

#2 — “back-of-the-envelope calculations show that collectivization raised total 1933 death toll by at least 19%;” — who the heck writes in base 91? Strange.

#1 — paging Ray! They use patents in their models, you’ll love it. Also punchline: it’s all about high tech. No kidding.

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11 Chip November 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm

My wife hires a lot of male escorts here in Singapore. I can attest it’s really interesting to see this new service emerging.

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12 Thor November 24, 2017 at 1:22 pm

How new is it really?

Do you mean it is “new” as in more acceptable? I think (above) it may always have been around, but underground??? Don’t know.

Um, you do mean “escort” in the physical / sexual sense? Whatever floats your / her boat.

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13 Chip November 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm

I mean escorts catering exclusively to women has really exploded here – of course traditional escorts for males have been around for ages (world’s oldest profession and all that). Yes I mean escort in the physical sense – and I think most of the people reading this blog at in the same boat as me. Basically I’m a hardworking professional with a good income and as a rational couple we use our time/labor directed towards our comparative advantages. Mine is in the office not the bedroom so we outsource that work.

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14 Sam Haysom November 24, 2017 at 3:27 pm

If you gon troll you gotta up the troll. Troll game weak fam.

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15 Sam the Sham November 25, 2017 at 9:25 am

I dunno, even if it’s weak, I like that he’s committing to the bit.

16 Anonymous November 24, 2017 at 1:14 pm

4. Obesity’s up?

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17 Todd K November 24, 2017 at 3:04 pm

Not much in the last 15 years. Next hypothesis, please.

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18 Anonymous November 24, 2017 at 4:05 pm
19 Jay November 24, 2017 at 1:49 pm

5. At the bottom of this link is another study “Childbirth prevents female executives from reaching the top”. Reminds me every time a Progger claims ‘Woman are equal (unqualified) to men”. Always makes me wonder if these anti-science Proggers will ever get a basic education in human biology or some hands-on experience? Otherwise they will remain ignorant.

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20 Hua Wei November 24, 2017 at 6:24 pm

“Always makes me wonder if these anti-science Proggers will ever get a basic education in human biology or some hands-on experience?”

Particularly their cooties, why no Progger talk about how their cooties affect the workplace?

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21 Michael Caton November 24, 2017 at 2:11 pm

tl;dr Stalin wanted the Korean War because he believed that the U.S. would be drawn into a conflict with China that would benefit the spread of communism. SO: when Truman fired Macarthur and kept us from invading/escalating China, maybe he it wasn’t just about insubordination and he knew what he was doing.

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22 A Truth Seeker November 24, 2017 at 2:17 pm

And yet, only Macarthur could go to China and destroy China’s red fascists.

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23 BurroLoco November 24, 2017 at 3:58 pm

#4 This is a study of advertising at one point in time. There’s no baseline for comparison to see if advertising has increased. Also, it’s a study of _advertising_, not supply or demand.

Theoretically, advertising, supply, and demand should increase more or less together. The web has lowered the costs of advertising and the communication associated with negotiation, which should lead to more commercial sex ads and transactions of all types. But this study gives no information on supply and demand, and no information on changes in advertising over time.

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24 y81 November 24, 2017 at 10:58 pm

Everything you say is true, but Tyler wants to talk about sex AND suggest a commitment to sexual equality (the two biggest liberal markers there are), so why obstruct his endeavor with critical analysis?

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25 A clockwork orange November 24, 2017 at 11:30 pm

The sexual revolution will be broadcast in live living color.

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26 Art Deco November 24, 2017 at 5:41 pm

IIRC they’d staged some sort of walkout over an extraneous matter. I think there may have been a General Assembly resolution as well.

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27 A Truth Seeker November 24, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Maybe they went to the bathroom and the Americans seized the opportunity.

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28 AJ November 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm

#3 Any theory is severely lacking if it does not point out that Stalin had far more interest in Europe and not very much in Asia.

Also why is Tyler now linking to articles in Medium? Isn’t that the place to post when you’ve lost your job?

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29 JWatts November 27, 2017 at 1:38 pm

The Medium article seemed pretty well thought out and sourced.

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30 Crikey November 24, 2017 at 8:07 pm

4. Maybe they are ubering?

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31 Sam Haysom November 24, 2017 at 9:53 pm

The cynical import of virile immigrant male escorts from Africa and the Middle East by Democrats has destroyed the sexual prospects of white whitebread male Americans like yours truly. I demand a WALL around white American female private parts with a locked door that can only be opened with a special key given to those Americans whose great grandparents were born in the US. I hope President Trump’s minions will take note when Steve Sailer blogs about my idea.

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32 Hazel Meade November 25, 2017 at 10:42 am

Sam, you don’t have to suppress your kink in this way. There are entire communities of fetish BDSM affecionados who can make your cuckolding fantasies come true.

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33 C November 25, 2017 at 7:54 pm

🙂

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34 Hazel Meade November 25, 2017 at 10:39 am

4. Ironically the sock puppets have hit the correct answer. Cuckolding fetishes are trendy lately. Thus, this is basically about couples hiring a male escort so he can have sex with the woman while the man watches. Incidentally the cuckolding trend predates and probably originates the term “cuck” or “cuckservative”.

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35 BurroLoco November 25, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Among the male escorts I know of who have commented on this, all of them say that their clients are almost entirely male. I don’t hire escorts, and even if I did, “male escorts I know of” would be an extremely small and entirely non-random sample of the population of male escorts. It’s possible that there’s a significant world wide increase in females and couples hiring male escorts without me or my contacts knowing about it. But until I have better information, I’m going to be skeptical.

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