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Interracial Dating Abstract This study was designed to examine the relationship between attitudes towards interracial dating and racism. Participants (N = 144, 75% female, 91% White and 9% Black) completed a forty item online questionnaire designed to measure their personal attitudes Are interracial relationships mercenary exchanges or unions of equality? ... Gullickson, Aaron. 2006. 'Education and Black-White Interracial Marriage.' Demography 43(4):673-689. For further information. For further information on interracial dating trends, contact sociologist Virginia Rutter, Associate Professor, Farmingham State University, [email protected] or 206-375-4139. For information on the challenges and opportunities of interracial dating, contact Linda Young, a counseling psychologist in private practice, at [email protected] or (425) 698-9008. those with a history of interracial dating tend to be the most likely to date someone from a different race. 2. In general, interracial dating is becoming more widely accepted. The Pew Research Center in 2007 surveyed adults on interracial dating and found an increasing tolerance of dating between Black and White Americans with 83 percent of ... Sanaa Lathan, star of the romantic comedy 'Something New,' talks about interracial dating both on-screen and off. ... Published February 3, 2006. Last Update January 13, 2015 Interracial Dating . TV-PG 1h Talk-Show Episode aired October 2006 Season 2 Episode 11. Previous All Episodes (521) Next Add a Plot » Star: Tyra Banks. Added to Watchlist. Add to Watchlist. View production, box office, & company info Bobby Moynihan Teaches Jay To Inline Skate ... Dating black women: Interracial dating gone right and wrong ... be more than obvious — without ever watching that grocery store scene between Sanaa Lathan and Simon Baker in the 2006 film ... Also, blacks (91%) and Hispanics (90%) are more accepting of interracial dating than are non-Hispanic whites (71%). In the new Pew survey, conducted from Oct. 5 through Nov. 6, 2005 among a randomly-selected, nationally-representative sample of 3,014 adults, there are also differences by race in family experiences with interracial marriage. The number of interracial marriages has increased in the United States. In 1970 the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there were just over 300,000 documented interracial marriages. The 1992 census indicates that well over a million marriages are interracial. The old laws that you referenced were finally overturned on June 12, 1967, when the United States Supreme Court in the case of Loving v.Virginia, reversed the laws that forbade interracial marriages. Mildred Jeter, a Black woman, and Richard Loving, a White man, committed a felony under Virginia law because, after marrying in the District of Columbia, they lived together as husband and wife in ...

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A critical response to subreddits that attempt to subvert the distinction between empirical reality and racist role-playing/pornographic fantasy. Dedicated foremost to an honest and evidence-based discussion on the influence of race and colorism in dating, and, secondarily, to dissecting the hypermasculine BBC mythology serving at the core of dehumanized interracial fetishism.
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2020.07.04 17:51 ezgo22 Underrated Audio Dramas: First Half of 2020

So according to u/thecambridgegeek 's AudioDramaDebut Twitter feed, he's tracked 625 audio drama/fiction/RPG debuts in the first half of 2020 alone. That is quite the avalanche. Many good shows got their due recognition but some may have fallen through the cracks. I've a curated list of debuts from late 2019 to now, that still have 20 or fewer ratings on the iTunes store. Links are to landing pages with multiple subscription options or RSS feeds. If you have suggestions for shows that I may have missed, please feel free to add in the comments. If you're interested in past posts I have made on this subject, check these links out: 1, 2, 3 , 4, 5.
There's also been interest in supporting podcasts by Black creators so I've highlighted the relevant podcasts.

  1. Verity Weaver (Space Adventure, Philosophy, Complete): If you were given the chance to escape into the illusion of a perfect life, would you take it? Verity Weaver is a gritty, honest, and immersive science-fiction audio drama about reality, identity, and what we owe to the universe.
  2. Genius by Tracey Houston (Sherlock Holmes, Romantic Thriller): Sabine Moriarty, a brilliant but reclusive mathematician, is caught between her criminal brother Jim and his rival- Sherlock Holmes.
  3. NORA by Shadeaux Public Radio(Horror, Complete): These recordings were emailed to us without explanation. The sender has not responded to any questions. We cannot confirm the veracity of the information contained within, but believe that the creator of these recordings is acting in good faith. The woman, who calls herself NORA, is investigating a strange series of events that wander between the boundaries of perception and reality. There is some suggestion of organized crime, paranormal influence, or perhaps simple madness. We will continue to make these available as they are sent to us. They present no danger to the listener and seem to provide a source of support for the creator.
  4. Inco by ItMe (Space Opera): A Sci-Fi story about a disgruntled information seller, a mysterious space boy, and an android doing her best.
  5. COVID39 (Science Fiction, Current Events, Black Creator): Twenty years after Covid-19 brought the world to a standstill, a man and a woman who were quarantined together as kids question the validity of their current romantic relationship. They salvage audio recordings left by their parents during the pandemic, our present, to come to terms with their trauma. This is a fictional audio drama that points out the humanity of our fateful present and examines the future we are helping to create for our children.
  6. Putting 2&2 Together (Drama, LGBTQ): What do you do when the sh*t has already hit the fan? A former comic book artist out to re-invent himself. His estranged sister who isn't ready to forgive. The mild-mannered accountant who loved them both. And the ever-expanding world around them all. Join Tommy Hanson and friends as they become the best versions of themselves by "Putting 2&2 Together."
  7. Georgie Romero is Done For (Comedy, Supernatural): Georgie Romero has risen from the grave, driven to solve the mystery of her former human life with the help of an inept witch and a cynical ghost.
  8. Have Monster, Will Travel (Comedy, Cryptids): There are very few moments in your life where you can do something radical for someone you love. Meet Riley and Render. Roommates. Best friends. There's just one small hitch. Riley is a young career-focused woman with a little bit of burnout and Render... well, he's a monster. When Render admits feelings of sadness over not knowing who he is or where he comes from, Riley makes a bold choice: find his family, whatever the cost. Have Monster, Will Travel: they're just two best friends on the adventure of a lifetime.
  9. That Damned Hotel (Comedy, Supernatural): The place: Hollow Grove Hotel, a lovely establishment that's been the site of only a few (dozen) murders over the years. Also, it stands over a portal to hell, so it might have a minor demon infestation. But, no bedbugs!
  10. Desperado (Folklore, Superpowers): Blood magic, Voodoo magic, old gods, new gods: We've got it all! Follow the story of misfits from all over the world, as they try to survive and protect their heritage from modern-day crusaders.
  11. The Pasithea Powder (Science Fiction): On a faraway world, Captain Sophie Green is recovering from a war that ripped her planet apart and left her personal relationships for dead. Among the many atrocities committed on both sides was the invention of Pasithea Powder, a drug with memory altering properties. Thankfully, the drug has been eradicated and only a handful of scientists—now political prisoners—know how to recreate it. When Sophie sees one of those scientists walking free, she has no choice but to turn to an estranged friend for help.
  12. The All Arcadians (Fantasy, Comedy): The All-Arcadians is a fantasy radio play following a team of misfits attempting to find their way in the magical land of Arcadia. Through their series of dungeons and dragons inspired misadventures and conversations- chock full of pop culture and meta-references- the Arcadians learn who they are and what they mean to each other.
  13. Mage and Machine (Science Fiction/Fantasy): A mysterious teenage sorceress escapes from her tower and teams up with a cyborg ex-con with a shady past, as they try to stay one step ahead of the ruthless Royal Sorceress bent on imprisoning them both.
  14. Connie Cosmos (Space Opera): Equipped with only her communicator ring, robotic arm and quick wit, Connie Cosmos fights all manner of fearsome foes. Join Connie and all her equally compelling friends as they tangle with the great galactic evil of Zander Zar. Can our heroes stop evil and still find their way back home to Earth? Find out on the exciting first season of Connie Cosmos.
  15. I Want Everything (Comedy, Surreal, Complete): Two young strangers appear in a dimensionless void. They learn from their unwilling and flatulent guide that they have been summoned to undertake The Bidding. The Bidding is a difficult, no, nearly impossible task. The most likely outcome for the summoned is death ... but completing The Bidding is their only way home. What is the curious purpose of these quests? Who are the mysterious Stewards who oversee the process? What ancient prophesies drive a conflict that threatens to engulf our heroes and the vast Hachne Empire? What happens when a Giant meets a social influencer and why does everyone dream that someone else has taken their spoon!?
  16. The New Colossus (Drama, Complete): A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun...what could possibly go wrong? A darkly comic reboot of Chekhov’s classic THE SEAGULL, this rollicking tale examines the pitfalls of making art and making love in modern day America.
  17. Peer Gynt (Satire, Folkore, Complete): A full cast audio drama adaptation of Ibsen’s classic play.
  18. Greyhounds (Historical Fiction, Complete): Greyhounds charts the trials and tribulations of every day life during the Second World War for the residents of Shuttlefield village. From a disastrous production of Henry V in aid of the Spitfire Fund, to a bittersweet street party on VE Day, follow the lives of those on the home front with a touch of comedy, a taste of Shakespeare, and pure vintage flair! (The podcast feed lacks the last 3 episodes, which are available via the website)
  19. Fire Bird (Folklore, Complete): Fire Bird tells the story of Prince Ivan Tsarevich, youngest son of a powerful Tsar who leaves the comforts of the Mortal Lands to venture into the Wilds, where creatures of myth still dwell and danger lies around every turn. Unknowingly drawn into a deadly battle of wills by an immortal sorcerer . . .A labour of love for its writer, Fire Bird weaves together different renditions of the phoenix story with established Slavic folklore to tell a unique version of the legendary bird’s tale.
  20. Dueling Pistols (Historical Fiction, Complete): Both men raised a pistol for the chance to start again. One would pull the trigger to protect a friend. One to eliminate an enemy. Of the seven witnesses, one man had just struck gold, one spoke a psalm to clear away the sins of his son, and two men present were no men at all. The town Madame was there, her pockets lined with treasure. The Mayor was there, believing himself a king. The Sheriff arrived as they were counting out their paces; but not even he would attempt to stop these dueling pistols. This is a historical fiction story set in the gold rush era. The story is inspired by a wine named Dueling Pistols.
  21. Temujin (Historical Fiction, Complete): Fallen aristocrat Jamukha is surrendered to the camp of his sworn brother and rival, Genghis Khan. Told from Jamukha’s perspective on what might be the last night of his life, TEMUJIN: AN AUDIO DRAMA tells the story of two young warlords caught between empire-building and tender brotherhood. TEMUJIN: AN AUDIO DRAMA is an audio-only historical drama, and an adaptation of the Central Asian epic The Secret History of the Mongols.
  22. Blake Skye: Private Eye (Noir, Lovecraft): Down on his luck gumshoe Blake Skye only had two options: take the job or die in the gutter. But worse things than death lie waiting in the shadows of the City. What madness and horror await, and can our intrepid investigator survive it? Find out, in this thrilling drama that mixes Raymond Chandler and H. P. Lovecraft in an exciting and modern cocktail of danger, romance, suspense, and cosmic horror from the mind and mouth of S. J. Ryker, with new episodes the last Sunday of every month!
  23. Kiss: The Audio Series (Serial Killer, Erotic, Black Creator): Some believe that a kiss is one of the most intimate connections that two people can share, but when it comes to Washington, D.C.'s Lipstick Serial Killer; a mere kiss could easily equate to death. The "Kiss of Death," as she is known to the public; preys on attractive, unsuspecting men with only one objective in mind: TO KILL! Sealing each murder with a sinful kiss to the frontal lobe, The "Kiss of Death" plots to destroy every man in her path for as long as she can.
  24. Destination: Earth (Space Adventure, Complete): A riveting sci-fi audio drama about the search for long-lost planet Earth.
  25. The Disappearance of Cedar Hills (Science Fiction, Noir): Broadcasting from The Orion Theatre, Orion Radio presents The Disappearance of Cedar Hills. Join us as we dive into the long lost tapes of famous Private Investigator, Thomas Larson as he explores the mysterious town of Cedar Hills.
  26. The Adventures of Dick Cutter, Private Detective (Comedy, Noir): Dick Cutter, Swansea’s greatest - and only - hardboiled detective is down on his luck, down on his debts, and down to his last oreo. When the wife of a missing physicist hires him, Cutter hopes for a quick and easy case. However, on the mean streets of Swansea, not everything is as it seems. Join Dick Cutter, Private Detective, on a rip-rolling adventure involving mad scientists, Vladimir Putin, drunk hoovers and innuendo. Lots and lots of innuendo.
  27. Omegaman (Superhero): Omegaman is set in an alternate reality of the United States where in 2008, a real life superhero appeared: Omegaman. The story begins in 2019 centered on a reporter visiting a prison specially designed to house supervillains. Her assignment? To interview some of the more prominent villains (some super powered and some not) about their first encounters with Omegaman, in search of uncovering a secret conspiracy.
  28. Tomorrow, The Void (Science Fiction): Light-years away from a dying Earth, humanity’s last hope rides aboard the Dellingr, a ship on course to a distant planet to start life anew. Follow the five crew members on board, far away from all they knew and loved, tasked with a mission that is falling apart in unexpected, strange, and horrific ways. Are all the classic sci-fi’s wrong? Is love really the answer to everything? Or was this all doomed from the start?
  29. The Green Horizon (Space Adventure): Irish comedy audio-drama that focuses on a na'er - do - well captain and his rag-tag crew as they traverse a war-torn Galaxy in search of fame and fortune. Their journey brings them across many characters and many dangers that they must deal with the only way Irish people can; with a bit of ingenuity and a lot of luck.
  30. Path of Legends (Fantasy, Folklore): Magic is forbidden in the Kingdom, but when three children come upon an abandoned wizard's workshop, they cannot help but explore it. While looking through an old spellbook, Philip suddenly vanishes into thin air! Now his sister and best friend must set out on the journey of a lifetime to find where he has gone and bring him back...
  31. Monotony: The Musical (Romantic Comedy, Musical, Complete): HERBERT HANDLER III is a timid accountant with smudged glasses who dreams of a life free from spreadsheets -- and free from his tyrannical boss, MR. MCGIVER. But he can’t just quit! Accounting was his deceased father’s chosen profession, and what was good enough for his dad should be good enough for him! And yet, the thought of devoting his life to accounting is fueling Herbert’s nightmares. If only he had the courage to live life on his own terms, free of his father’s expectations, like his boss’ cute son, Theo.
  32. VOID (Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic): Set in the year 2083 the Earth is now a desolate, radioactive wasteland after years of pollution and deregulation have taken their toll. A group of survivors living underground is now the only hope for our future as they endeavor to leave the colony on Earth to venture into space in search of a new home planet working desperately to keep mankind alive.
  33. The Sheridan Tapes (Horror): In 2018, famed horror writer Anna Sheridan disappeared, leaving behind only a box of mysterious cassette tapes. Detective Sam Bailey is tasked with piecing together what happened to Anna Sheridan from the seemingly impossible encounters she recorded, but as the scattered pieces of the puzzle come together, Bailey discovers that the picture is even stranger – and more dangerous – than it seemed.
  34. The Nonbinary Carrie Bradshaw (LGBTQ, Slice of Life): The Nonbinary Carrie Bradshaw is a fiction podcast about four queer and trans friends dating, crying, and waiting for the subway in New York City.
  35. Address: House of Corrections (Historical Fiction, Black Creator): Unfolding against the backdrop of ugly southern tradition, the great Migration North and Detroit’s former glory, "Address: House of Corrections" seamlessly weaves between the time periods of 1947 to 1968 and follows the journey of MERRY, an ex-con and recovering addict, from a rarely seen Black woman’s point of view.
  36. Being Socially Distant (Comedy, Current Events): Emily is nailing homeschooling with virtual museum tours, a fun-filled Viking project and regular yoga in the garden, as well as whipping up something from the pantry for date night with husband Steve. Pippa is getting to grips with new levels of online dating that only the desperation of two kids in lockdown could push you to, whilst Kate is a ticking timebomb holding all the shit together whilst her husband cycles round the countryside looking after his mental health.Working from home, competitive parenting, sexual frustration, homeschooling and stuffed hamsters - three households all managing in their own way. Emily, Pippa and Kate Skype, Zoom and Houseparty their way through the day whilst negotiating relationships with cooped-up partners and the constant requests for more screen time. Sound familiar
  37. Society of Supernatural Safety (Supernatural): The story of Hal Erickson, his friend Laurel Nare, and his various supernatural friends and pupils whom he meets through his secret government job. However, every one of them have quite a few secrets, including Hal.
  38. The Others by Manic Bee Media (Horror): Mabel, a young troubled botanist takes a job on a space station bound for a new world and a new life. But when the ship collides with unknown debris new alien life finds her instead. Mabel must outwit her pacifist AI and win a war against the aliens if she hopes to survive.
  39. Darian Blue (Private Investigator, Black Creator): Private Investigator Darian Blue is THE one to call when you need answers. Is it a man's world? Not when Darian Blue is on the job.
  40. SENTINELS: Point of No Return (Space Opera, Black Creator): Five hundred years in the future, corporate control of humanity is total. The TransCorps own everything; Earth, the dozens of colonies across the Solar System, and the very genes of their workers. The second-class Genens of the System are oppressed economically and beaten down by prejudice, until a cataclysm forces the pure-gene Sentinel security force to integrate. Can a conscripted crew of young people from very different backgrounds change the System enough to save humanity? Or will they destroy it?
  41. Dead Sirius (Zombies, Magic): Follow the story of Sirius, a man who took matters into his own hands when the zombie apocalypse began, and joined the ranks of the dead before they could force him to. Now a walking, talking, thinking corpse, how will Sirius handle the later stages of the zombie invasion?
  42. CovenCast: A Disaster’s Guide to Magic (Magic): Life is forever changed when the Rivera sisters, Pilar and Carmen discover they are witches and now apart of the supernatural world. They recruit their closest friends to start a coven...and a podcast.
  43. Lady Lucy (Historical Fiction, Black Creator): Lady Lucy is an audio drama inspired by Shakespeare's "Dark Lady" Sonnets, 127-154. Between running her brothel, fighting the Church, murdering her friends' abusive husbands, and pretending to be a poet, the last thing Lucy needed back in 1586 was a surprise visit from her former flame... Will Shakespeare.
  44. Finsbury (Comedy, Multiple Universes): In which Jack Fiscock tries to get his tumultuous life back on track by moving in with some unexpected flat mates and loses his most prized possession… in another dimension.
  45. Archergeddon! (Comedy, Complete): Welcome to the village of Bambersham where preparations for the Easter Fete are in full swing! Jane Barkley (Mel Giedroyc), the newly appointed chair of Bambersham Council, needs to organise the raffle, sort the tombola... Oh, and stop the world from ending (but most importantly, organise the raffle). From a deadly virus to a horde of the undead, can the most unlikely of villages survive the apocalypse?
  46. Really Important Person Book Club (Satire, Politics): An audio comedy drama where every episode the current president of the USA sits down with a figure of note to discuss a not very carefully chosen book.
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  48. The Pogley Wood Murders (Comedy, Mystery): In these troubled times, why not travel back to 1937? Listen to the murderously funny ongoing saga from Pogley Wood and Morlington Hill, the sleepy Cornish villages steeped in folklore and supernatural goings-on.... Join our intrepid local police force, D.I. Arthur Sixpence, Sgt. Dingle, Constable Knibblett and forensic expert Miss Betty Swallocks as they solve a series of murders - never a week passes by without one!
  49. Majoring In Me (LGBTQ, Black Creator): In 2006, Tritan Steele arrives at Hamilton University. And if being a freshman at a school far from home wasn't enough, he's dealing with his newfound sexuality, his recent healthcare, and resurfaced old familial wounds.
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  51. Vampire Needed (Supernatural): A team of supernatural beings, led by their human Aegis – a loremistress named Roy – have been tasked to remove a ghost from a building. But the threat of a ghost is not the worst problem they come face-to-faces with.
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2020.05.27 17:46 6ftspruce Hey, Vsauce. Michael here.

Skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Blacks. According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin. That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men... was... zero. In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites... So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... disappear from the U.S.? Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS victims would go down a staggering... 67... percent. Significant changes for a race that only makes up 13% of the population. In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations ‘’within the same species’’, with relatively small morphological and genetic... differences. Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated. However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species. So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species? Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artefacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation. In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago. This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance. Genetic... distance. Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between species or between populations within a species. Dogs and wolves have been found to have a shorter genetic distance between each other than Negroids and non-Negroids. The distance between Eurasians and Africans being even larger than Homo Sapiens and Homo... Erectus. Well, it kinda makes sense. I mean, can two races with diverging skin tones, eye colors, behavioral patterns, intellectual and athletic capabilities even be considered the same subspecies? Is it even a question? Is it even a question you're... allowed to... ask? In October 2007, geneticist James Watson, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, and the familiar double-helix model we all had to learn in High School, was lambasted by the scientific community for a response he gave in an interview regarding the divergence of intellect between geographically isolated populations. "There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically," James wrote. "Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so". The response resulted with a suspension of Watson's administrative responsibilities and was forced to... cancel... his book tour. And tragically, in 2014, Mr Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962, stating that "no-one really wants to admit I exist". Harsh. But people tend to react this way to ideas that go against their own personal world view and... cognitive... biases. Confirmation bias. It's the tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one's... own... preconceptions. This effect, stronger for emotionally charged issues, warps your interpretation of data in a way that keeps you from... being... wrong. There is something fundamental in our minds that makes us hesitant to question ideas that we've... already come to a conclusion to. We all do it. But who could blame us? That's just part of being a member of the human... species. And as always, around blacks, never relax.
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2020.03.26 23:29 Electric-Pants Are Blacks Human?

Hey Vsauce, Michael here, and skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Blacks.
According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin. That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men.. was.. zero.
In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites.. So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... disappear from the U.S.? Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS victims would go down a staggering... 67... percent. Significant changes for race that only makes up 13% of the population.
In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations "within the same species", with relatively small morphological and genetic.. differences. Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated. However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species. So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species? Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artefacts in a cave on Western Australia's Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia's earliest known site of human occupation. In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago. This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance. Genetic... distance.
Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between species or between populations within a species. Dogs and wolves have been found to have a shorter genetic distance between each other than Negroids and non-Negroids. The distance between Eurasians and Africans being even larger than Homo Sapiens and Homo... Erectus. Well, it kinda makes sense. I mean, can two races with diverging skin tones, eye colors, behavioral patterns, intellectual and athletic capabilities even be considered the same subspecies? Is it even a question? Is it even a question you're... allowed to... ask? In October 2007, geneticist James Watson, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, and the familiar double-helix model we all had to leam in High School, was lambasted by the scientific community for a response he gave in an interview regarding the divergence of intellect between geographically isolated populations. "There is no fim reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically," James wrote. "Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so".
The response resulted with a suspension of Watson's administrative responsibilities and was forced to... cancel.. his book tour. And tragically, in 2014, Mr Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962, stating that "no-one really wants to admit I exist". Harsh.
But people tend to react this way to ideas that go against their own personal world view and... cognitive.. biases. Confirmation bias. It's the tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one's. own. preconceptions. This effect, stronger for emotionally charged issues, warps your interpretation of data in a way that keeps you from... being... wrong. There is something fundamental in our minds that makes us hesitant to question ideas that we've... already come to a conclusion to. We all do it. But who could blame us? That's just part of being a member of the human... species.
And as always, around blacks, never relax.
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2020.02.11 21:47 BRAINER_TV-YT VERY ACCURATE INDEED!

Hey Vsauce, Michael here! Skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Black people. According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin. That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men... was... zero. In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites... So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... move back to Africa? Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS patients would go down a staggering... 67... percent. Significant changes for race that only makes up 13% of the population. In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations ‘’within the same species’’, with relatively small morphological and genetic... differences. Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated. However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species. So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species? Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artifacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation. In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago. This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance. Genetic... distance. Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between species or between populations within a species. Dogs and wolves have been found to have a shorter genetic distance between each other than Negroids and non-Negroids. The distance between Eurasians and Africans being even larger than Homo Sapiens and Homo... Erectus. Well, it kinda makes sense. I mean, can two races with diverging skin tones, eye colors, behavioral patterns, intellectual and athletic capabilities even be considered the same subspecies? Is it even a question? Is it even a question you're... allowed to... ask? In October 2007, geneticist James Watson, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, and the familiar double-helix model we all had to learn in High School, was lambasted by the scientific community for a response he gave in an interview regarding the divergence of intellect between geographically isolated populations. "There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically," James wrote. "Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so". The response resulted with a suspension of Watson's administrative responsibilities and was forced to... cancel... his book tour. And tragically, in 2014, Mr Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962, stating that "no-one really wants to admit I exist". Harsh. But people tend to react this way to ideas that go against their own personal world view and... cognitive... biases. Confirmation bias. It's the tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one's... own... preconceptions. This effect, stronger for emotionally charged issues, warps your interpretation of data in a way that keeps you from... being... wrong. There is something fundamental in our minds that makes us hesitant to question ideas that we've... already come to a conclusion to. We all do it. But who could blame us? That's just part of being a member of the human... species. And as always, around blacks, never relax
https://www.reddit.com/copypasta/comments/ba9nmj/hey_vsauce_michael_here/ (The original)
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2020.02.11 20:44 srichardbellrock Equal Treatment of LDS LGB's


Originally published here.
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Put Paid to the Lie: Equal Treatment of LDS LGB's

(Rather than accept the terminology widely accepted by gay persons themselves, the LDS Church typically uses its own term to describe LGB persons, “Same Sex Attracted,” or (SSA). In this post I will generally eschew the label placed upon our LGB brothers and sisters by the Church, and simply use the more common “LGB,” or “gay.”)

Recently, in the midst of a conversation about gay relatives, a co-worker casually mentioned that the Church treats its “same sex attracted” members in exactly the same way it treats its heterosexual members. It is a sentiment that we have heard from LDS leaders and publications, from friends and family, and on social media. The Church, it is said, only holds its SSA members to the same standards as it does its hetero members[i]—all are expected to be equally obedient to the law of chastity. This, according to many a sincere believer, is equal treatment for LGB and hetero members.

Let’s put paid to that lie right now.

When I attended the temple prior to doing the mission, I “covenanted” to obey the law of chastity. What I agreed to was to not “have sexual intercourse[ii] except with [my] wife to whom [I was] legally and lawfully wedded.”[iii] The most recent revisions have attendees covenanting that “the women of my kingdom and the men of my kingdom shall have no sexual relations except with those whom they have legally and lawfully wedded according to my law.” So to live the Law of Chastity, sex has to be restricted to within the confines of legal marriage.

If same sex marriage does not exist, then in a sense it is true to say that LGB and hetero members are equally expected to not have sex outside of marriage.

With the legalization of same sex marriage, holding LGB members to the same standard would imply, at minimum, accepting that same sex couples having sexual relations with their partners with whom they are “legally and lawfully wedded” are not violating the law of chastity.

Having historically been on the receiving end of persecution for practicing a form of marriage that was both not legally recognized and not accepted by society at large, one might be forgiven for tenaciously hoping (though not expecting) that the Church would be empathetic to a marginalized group likewise being discriminated against for hoping to practice a form of marriage not legally recognized and not accepted by society at large.

However, instead of accepting that married LGB members are not violating the law of chastity, (at least) two salient things occurred that diminish the case for the Church’s earnestness in its ostensible equal treatment of hetero and LGB members.

First, at the behest of the First Presidency[iv], the Church led the fight to try to ensure that same sex marriage not be legalized. In the fight to “protect marriage” in California, 80-90% of canvassers and some 50% of money raised came from the LDS.[v]

Second, just months after the Supreme Court in the US legalized gay marriage, the Church quietly revised its Handbook of Instructions to explicate that same sex marriage is a form of apostasy requiring discipline, and made it official policy to exclude the children of same sex married parents from full participation in the Church, denying these children what it believes to be necessary saving ordinances, until the age of 18 when they could renounce their parents relationship.[vi]

In fact, The Church has gone so far as to call for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between opposite sex partners.[vii]

If LGB members were being held to the same standards as hetero members, with the legalization of same sex marriage, married LGB couples would not be violating the Law of Chastity. The reaction of the Church to the gay marriage issue indicates that the Church does not even want the possibility of having to hold its LGB members to an equal standard. The fact that the Church reacted the way it did, to try to block marriage equality and redefine marriage equality as apostasy is one way that the Church broadcasts its disingenuousness when it asserts that LGB members are held to the “same standard.”

The above raises an obvious question as to why the Church would be so adamant in its opposition to the legal acceptance of same sex marriage.

The answer is found in an official communication from the Church, “The Divine Institution of Marriage,” issued in response to the fight for marriage equality in California.

The communication starts by quoting the Church’s Proclamation on the Family: “Marriage is sacred and was ordained of God from before the foundation of the world.”

A majority of the piece is focused on the procreative role marriage:

From the beginning, the sacred nature of marriage was closely linked to the power of procreation. After creating Adam and Eve, God commanded them to “be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth…” Only a man and a woman together have the natural biological capacity to conceive children. This power of procreation—to create life and bring God’s spirit children into the world—is divinely given. Misuse of this power undermines the institution of the family.

…in almost every culture marriage has been protected and endorsed by governments primarily to preserve and foster the institution most central to rearing children and teaching them the moral values that undergird civilization.

The special status granted marriage is nevertheless closely linked to the inherent powers and responsibilities of procreation and to the innate differences between the genders. By contrast, same-sex marriage is an institution no longer linked to gender—to the biological realities and complementary natures of male and female. Its effect is to decouple marriage from its central role in creating life.

…same-sex marriage…is a far-reaching redefinition of the very nature of marriage itself. It marks a fundamental change in the institution of marriage in ways that are contrary to God’s purposes for His children and detrimental to the long-term interests of society.

From the above text it ought to be self-evident that the Church’s fight was primarily concerned with their own private religious morality—“Divine Institution,” “sacred nature,” “ordained of God,” “Adam and Eve,” “God commanded,” “create life,” “God’s spirit children,” “divinely given,” “God’s purposes. The Church’s choice of language indicates that it is seeking to impose its own private supernaturally derived morality into legislation that would constrain the rights and freedoms of those who do not share its religious values.

But there is, as you read above, a second line of reasoning contained in the article. The Church is asserting that marriage equality will be “detrimental to the long-term interests of society.”

I suppose that a typical reaction to such an assertion (well, mine anyway), would be to suggest that the fact that, at least on the face of it, making the category of marriage and family a little more inclusive ought not negate the value of those already included in the category, that what happens privately in the home of my neighbor has no effect on my family. A carefully stage managed “interview” with Elders Lance B. Wickman and Dallin H. Oaks, intended to put forth the Church’s position on same sex marriage, states that the opposite is true:[viii] “What happens in somebody’s house down the street does in very deed have an effect on what happens in my house…”

So what is this detriment of which the article speaks?

On one hand I suppose that there is an alleged spiritual harm for those who are engaging in “sinful” behaviors. However, “sin,” per se, is not the province of governments, and so private religious moralities should not be grounds for legislation. There is scriptural authority for having the Church avoid interference in political matters found in D&C 134: 9.

A second harm is never explicitly stated but is implied by asserting that marriage has (i) “almost” always been about procreation, and that (ii) it is within the family that “the moral values that undergird civilization” are propagated.

Let’s briefly deal with (ii) first. It may be entirely true that the moral values that undergird society are transmitted through the family unit. For the sake of argument, let’s accept that at face value. But even if 100% true, there is a huge lacuna here. The link between the premiss that “families transmit essential values” and the conclusion that “therefore there should be no legal recognition of same sex marriages” is left for the reader to fill in. It is difficult to think how one could move from that premiss to that conclusion, unless, of course, one presumes that same sex parents are somehow less capable or willing to teach the values in question, or that the values that undergird society include the rejection of the legitimacy of same sex relationships. I think it is clear why the essay wants the reader to fill in this unstated (homophobic) assumption for themselves rather than state it explicitly.

The claim that (i) marriage has always been about procreation…

When confronted with the illegal plural “marriages” of Joseph Smith, including “marriages” to women who were already married to other living men[ix], and to girls[x] that were below the average age of puberty for that time, a favored response from apologists for the Church is to suggest that at least some of those “marriages” were not sexual, and were for the purposes of creating “loose dynastic bonds.”[xi] Putting aside for the moment that non-sexual plural marriages violate the very purpose of plural marriage as stated in D&C 132—to raise up righteous seed, I find it slightly hypocritical to hold that same sex marriages are immoral because they are not about procreation, while at the same time defending Joseph Smith’s “marriages” as moral by holding that they were not about procreation.

The Utah State legislature, 90% of whom are LDS,[xii] passed a law in 1996 allowing first cousins to marry if either they are over 65, or if they are over 55 provided that “either party is unable to reproduce.”[xiii] The Utah Legislature is not governed by the LDS Church (*stifled snicker*), but the fact that influential Mormons would pass a law in Utah that allows a marriage only on the condition that it is not about procreation, and that the LDS Church did not fight it, at least suggests that the Church’s justification for opposing same sex marriage on the grounds that it is not about procreation is not altogether genuine.

Furthermore, if it not being about procreation really is a moral objection to same sex marriage because it “decouple[s] marriage from its central role in creating life,” then surely the Church ought to be opposed to marriage for people who are infertile, or who indicate that they intend to remain childless, or for seniors who, like President and Sister Nelson, are past their childbearing years at the time of marriage. The fact that the Church does not fight such marriages casts some doubt on the assertion that they oppose same sex marriage on the grounds that it is not about procreation.

What if the Church is correct in their description of same sex marriage, that it decouples marriage from its central procreative role? That, in and of itself does nothing to detract from the value of those couples who have chosen to have children. Exactly nothing.

The Church is advertising its biases by claiming that its opposition to same sex marriage is rooted in it not being about procreation while at the same supporting other types of marriage that are no more about procreation than same sex couples.

A faithful member, when reading the above, might counter with the notion that those who marry late in life, or those who are infertile, will have perfected bodies in the resurrection, and thus be able procreate then. That’s as may be, but it is a private religious point of view, and churches ought not try to make those who do not share their privately held religious views conform to those views through legislation.

The essay goes on to state that “[a]nother purpose [for publishing the article] is to reaffirm that the Church has a single, undeviating standard of sexual morality: intimate relations are acceptable to God only between a husband and a wife who are united in the bonds of matrimony.” The Church went out of its way to try to deny marriage equality to our LGB brothers and sisters because it violated that “single, undeviating standard of morality.” If this is the real reason for the Church’s apoplectic response to marriage equality, then where is the equivalent fight to make pre-marital sex illegal? If there is, as they say, “a single, undeviating standard of morality,” then pre-marital sex is a moral and legal equivalent of same sex marriage. That conspicuous lack of a corresponding legal battle lays bare the lie that the Church only wants to hold its hetero and LGB members to the same standard of sexual morality.

The essay mentions one more potential harm: “As governments have legalized same-sex marriage as a civil right, they have also enforced a wide variety of other policies to ensure there is no discrimination against same-sex couples. These policies have placed serious burdens on individual conscience and on religious organizations.” It then lists off ways in which marriage equality requires people or organizations of faith to treat LGB’s that are contrary to said faith. If I may be so bold as to restate that in more common parlance, the essay is saying that being denied the right to discriminate against gays is itself a form of religious discrimination. Dallin H. Oaks has said so on other occasions.[xiv] This principle is clearly illustrated in the LDS Church endorsed “Utah compromise” law[xv] that says that it is wrong to discriminate against LGB’s unless doing so for religious reasons.

I find myself quite unsympathetic to this final alleged harm. I find it about as harmful to religious freedom as being forced to recognize the validity of interracial marriage. Sorry. No sympathy.

Finally, I’d like to suggest that even if the Church is holding LGB and hetero members to the same Law of Chastity, the lived experience of members means that the standard being upheld is very different. “Abstinence” is the correct term for what is required of hetero members, but it doesn’t quite capture what is required of the faithful LGB member. The faithful LGB members is required to commit to lifelong “celibacy,” with no chance of ever being able to fully express their sexuality. To illustrate consider a few elements of my heterosexual experience:

When I was 12, I would have a crush on the cute girl in social studies class. In so doing, did I violate God's law? Was I engaging in "sexual" behavior?

When I was 13 I would daydream about cute girls, wonder what sex was going to be like. Was that engaging in sexual behavior? Was that violating God's law?

When I was 14 I would go to church dances. I would ask the girls to dance with me. And I would be thrilled at the prospect of the slow dances. It was fun to “bear-hug,” and it was funny if a chaperone caught us, and insisted that we stayed “Book of Mormon width apart.” Was I violating the Law of Chastity? Sinning?

At 16 I would go on the occasional date. I would love to enjoy the company of a young lady my age. I thrilled at the prospect of holding her hand. And sneaking a cheeky kiss at the end of the night! Again, was it a violation of God's law? Was I engaging in sexual behavior? If my bishop found out, would he judge me harshly?

At 18 I had a steady girlfriend. She would sometimes accompany to my ward, sometimes I’d go to hers. At church we would hold hands. Before separating for Priesthood and Relief Society, I’d give her a quick kiss. Did anybody look at us with condemnation for unnatural or sinful behaviors?

I intended to marry that girlfriend, post mission. And truth be told, when I was 18 I rather wanted to have my wicked way with her. The debate about whether I should give in to temptation and then repent before the mission, or to muzzle that drive and abstain until marriage was a constant internal dialogue. I waited, by the way. In my bursting desire, had I violated any of God’s commands? Was there any doubt that I would be found “worthy” to serve a mission?

After doing a two-year mission for the Church, I was at a stake conference, I saw my future bride for the first time across a crowded room, and my heart skipped a beat. The moment I met her I thought to myself "I could spend the rest of my life with this woman!" While we dated I frequently thought of how wonderful it would be to make love to that beautiful woman. We didn't, we waited. But oh my heck! We thought about it and talked about it! (And we made our marriage work for a couple of decades). Did I need to repent? Was I violating God's law? Was I engaging in sexual behavior?

To all of the above questions, I hope the answer is an unambiguous, clear and resounding "NO!"

It was OK for me to hold hands with a girl at a church dance; how OK will it be for two boys or two girls to hold hands at a church dance? Everything I described above is perfectly acceptable for a hetero member, but denied to our LGB brothers and sisters. If I had not had those experiences growing up, my life would be the poorer. Not just a little bit. My life would be considerably emptier.

If the church is telling its LGB members that it forbids them from engaging in those same behaviors that were a necessary part of the formation of my personal identity, then I take with a grain of salt the claim that it holds gay members to the same standard. The lived experiences of hetero members practicing abstinence and LGB members practicing celibacy are worlds apart.

My heart aches for my gay brothers and sisters who are being denied those wonderful growing learning experiences.
[i] https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/interview-oaks-wickman-same-gender-attraction Lattin, Don (April 13, 1997), "Musings of the Main Mormon: Gordon B. Hinckley, "president, prophet, seer and revelator: of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sits at the top of one of the world's fastest-growing religions", San Francisco Chronicle, archived from the original on May 17, 2012 https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/the-divine-institution-of-marriage [ii] This was changed in 1990 to “sexual relations” [iii] A peripheral note—the Church did not historically hold faithful members to this standard as not a single plural marriage as practiced by the LDS Church was ever in a jurisdiction where it was legal. Every instance of plural marriage from the time of Joseph Smith until the time it was discontinued was a violation of the Law of Chastity, and legally was adultery. [iv] https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/california-and-same-sex-marriage [v] https://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/15/us/politics/15marriage.html [vi] Church Handbook of Instructions. Salt Lake City, Utah: LDS Church. 1998. Daniel Woodruff, "LDS church to exclude children of same-sex couples from membership", kutv.com, 6 November 2015. Cimaron Neugebauer, "LDS Church adds same-sex marriage to definition of apostasy", kutv.com, November 6, 2015. Walch, Tad (November 6, 2015). "Elder Christofferson explains updated LDS Church policies on same-sex marriage and children". Deseret News. Retrieved April 8, 2016. Tad Walch (November 13, 2015). "LDS Church provides additional information on handbook policies about same-sex couples and their children". Deseret News. Retrieved April 13, 2016. [vii] https://www.lds.org/study/ensign/2006/07/news-of-the-church/church-supports-call-for-constitutional-amendment?lang=eng https://www.religionnewsblog.com/14428/lds-church-supports-constitutional-amendment-for-marriage [viii] https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/interview-oaks-wickman-same-gender-attraction [ix] https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy/Polyandry [x] https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy/Marriages_to_young_women [xi]https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy/Polyandry/Why_would_Joseph_Smith_be_sealed_to_other_men%27s_wives https://www.fairmormon.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/katich-a-tale-of-two-marriage-systems.pdf [xii] https://www.apnews.com/286983987f484cb182fba9334c52a617 [xiii] https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title30/Chapter1/30-1-S1.html [xiv] https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/oaks-religious-freedom [xv][xv] https://thinkprogress.org/utah-bill-would-ban-lgbt-discrimination-with-some-big-exceptions-767990f9a9fc/
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2020.01.14 10:20 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: wikipedia posts from 2019-11-01 to 2020-01-13 07:06 PDT

Period: 72.40 days
Submissions Comments
Total 917 5432
Rate (per day) 12.67 74.08
Unique Redditors 365 2607
Combined Score 86807 50799

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 21590 points, 35 submissions: Tokyono
    1. When Alexander the Great’s dearest friend Hephaestion died, Alexander threw him a lavish funeral worth around £1,500,000,000. He also had a 60-metre-high pyre commissioned, with 7 layers of golden objects. Hephaestion was also worshipped as a divine hero. Shrines were erected in his memory. (1601 points, 128 comments)
    2. Miki Endo, a Japanese emergency worker who gave her life during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, by continuing to broadcast warnings and alerts over the community loudspeaker as the tsunami overwhelmed the town of Minamisanriku. She was credited with saving many lives. (1540 points, 12 comments)
    3. During the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, a 10-year-old girl named Tilly Smith helped save lives by recognising the signs of an oncoming tsunami at a beach. 2 weeks earlier, she had learned about them in a geography lesson. The beach was one of few on Phuket with no reported casualties (1400 points, 34 comments)
    4. In 1890, two lawyers wrote an article titled “The Right to Privacy". It is regarded as the first publication in the USA that advocated a right to privacy. It describes the right as the "right to be let alone".) (1127 points, 50 comments)
    5. Karl P. Schmidt, a herpetologist who documented his own death after he was bitten by a juvenile boomslang snake. He made detailed notes on the symptoms he experienced, almost right up to the end. He died 24 hours after the bite, bleeding in his lungs, kidneys, heart, and brain. (1100 points, 21 comments)
    6. The Inca Road system was at least 40,000 kilometres (25,000 mi) long. The roads were carefully planned and maintained. They were paved where necessary, had stairways, bridges and constructions such as retaining walls and a drainage system. Only 25% of the system remains visible today. (1100 points, 43 comments)
    7. When the HMS Guardian was struck by an iceberg in 1789, its captain decided to remain on board with 62 people. 259 left in boats. However, the captain was able to save the ship and sail back to land. It took 9 weeks, but everyone on the ship made it. Of the 259 that had left, only 15 survived.) (1095 points, 21 comments)
    8. The Hays code had a rule only allowing kissing to go on for 3 seconds in movies. Alfred Hitchcock got around this rule for his 1946 film, Notorious, by two actors break off every three seconds. The whole sequence lasts two and a half minutes. (1042 points, 20 comments)
    9. In 1687, the Parthenon in Athens exploded when it was hit by a Venetian mortar round. The building was being used by the Ottoman Turks to store gunpowder, and the round blew it up. One account says the Turks did not expect the Venetians to target such a historic monument. 300 people died. (992 points, 28 comments)
    10. Pedro Rodrigues Filho, a Brazilian serial killer who killed other criminals. He even killed his father, as payback for him having murdered his mother. After 34 years in jail, he was released. He was imprisoned again, but is now a youtuber who advises young people away from crime. (967 points, 37 comments)
  2. 5265 points, 13 submissions: blue_strat
    1. Christian socialism based on the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth identifies the cause of inequality now to be greed associated with capitalism. The 4th-Century bishop Basil of Caesarea wrote a sermon called The Rich Fool in which he asked, "Who is the covetous man? One for whom plenty is not enough." (1215 points, 321 comments)
    2. The Gospel of Wealth is an 1889 article by the industrialist Andrew Carnegie which urges philanthropy by the new upper class of self-made rich. He argues against wasteful extravagance or self-indulgence, encourages reducing inequality between the rich and poor, and praises high inheritance taxes. (1157 points, 64 comments)
    3. Israel Shahak (1933–2001) was an Israeli professor of organic chemistry, Holocaust survivor, and civil rights activist. His public support for a secular state, criticism of Jewish fundamentalism and reporting on the persecution of non-Jewish people by the Israeli government earned him death threats. (1017 points, 11 comments)
    4. "Three men make a tiger" (Chinese: 三人成虎; pinyin: sān rén chéng hǔ) is a Chinese proverb or chengyu (four-character idiom). It refers to an individual's tendency to accept absurd information as long as it is repeated by enough people. (785 points, 21 comments)
    5. Wellington R. Burt (1831–1919) was a lumber baron and politician from Saginaw, Michigan. His will specified to wait 21 years after his children and grandchildren were dead, beyond small annuities he also paid to staff. After the 1989 death of his last grandchild, 12 descendants shared $100 million. (571 points, 30 comments)
    6. The Reichskonkordat is a treaty negotiated between the Vatican and the emergent Nazi Germany, signed on 20 July 1933. It's been described by some as a Roman Catholic attempt to give moral legitimacy to the Nazi regime, though Nazi breaches of the agreement began almost as soon as it had been signed. (312 points, 42 comments)
    7. Robert Skidelsky (b. 1939) is a British economic historian and author of a three-part biography of J.M. Keynes. First a Labour Party member, he co-founded the Social Democratic Party, sat in the House of Lords as a Conservative then a cross-bencher, and endorsed Jeremy Corbyn for leader of Labour. (97 points, 2 comments)
    8. The Hanseatic League was a confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in northwestern and central Europe. From a few north German towns in the late 1100s to dominating Baltic maritime trade for 300 years, its trading routes stretched from England to Russia; the busiest from London to Hamburg. (35 points, 3 comments)
    9. Sit-in street protests called the Umbrella Revolution (雨傘革命) occurred in Hong Kong from September to December 2014, in reaction to a decision which allowed the Chinese Communist Party to pre-screen candidates for the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. Genuine universal suffrage had been promised in law. (26 points, 0 comments)
    10. List of the oldest known surviving free-standing buildings, before and including the Colosseum of Rome in 70–80 CE. The oldest three are in France and date from 4850–4500 BCE. (19 points, 1 comment)
  3. 3631 points, 18 submissions: Rollakud
    1. René Descartes was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. One of the most notable intellectual figures of the Dutch Golden Age, Descartes is also widely regarded as one of the founders of modern philosophy. (727 points, 54 comments)
    2. Byron Looper was a Republican politician. In order to advance his political career, he legally changed his middle name from "Anthony" to "Low Tax". After being convicted for the October 1998 murder of his election opponent, incumbent Senator Tommy Burks, he was given a life sentence in prison. (672 points, 16 comments)
    3. Ros Serey Sothea was a Cambodian singer. She sang in a variety of genres; romantic ballads emerged as her most popular works. She disappeared during the Khmer Rouge regime of the late 1970s but the circumstances of her fate remain a mystery. (601 points, 27 comments)
    4. Jodi Huisentruit was a television news anchor for KIMT, based in Mason City, Iowa, in the United States. She went missing in the early morning hours of June 27, 1995, soon after telling a colleague that she was on her way to work. (518 points, 21 comments)
    5. Edward Low was a notorious English pirate during the latter days of the Golden Age of Piracy, in the early 18th century. The New York Times called him a torturer, whose methods would have "done credit to the ingenuity of the Spanish Inquisition in its darkest days". (487 points, 6 comments)
    6. Location hypotheses of Atlantis are various proposed real-world settings for the fictional island of Atlantis, described as a lost civilization mentioned in Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written about 360 B.C. (400 points, 27 comments)
    7. Luke Short was an American Old West gunfighter, cowboy, U.S. Army scout, dispatch rider, gambler, boxing promoter and saloon owner. He survived numerous gunfights, the most famous of which were against Charlie Storms in Tombstone, Arizona Territory and against Jim Courtright in Fort Worth, Texas. (67 points, 1 comment)
    8. Daisy and Violet Hilton were English entertainers, who were conjoined twins. They were exhibited in Europe as children, and toured the United States sideshow, vaudeville and American burlesque circuits in the 1920s and 1930s. (63 points, 4 comments)
    9. John Singer Sargent was an American expatriate artist, considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian-era luxury. He created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings. (16 points, 1 comment)
    10. Sharon Rina Lopatka was an Internet entrepreneur in Hampstead, Maryland, United States, who was killed in a case of apparent consensual homicide. (15 points, 1 comment)
  4. 2664 points, 8 submissions: nsfwdreamer
    1. The Burj Khalifa cost only $US 1.5 billion because workers were only paid around 5 pounds per day. (1185 points, 75 comments)
    2. "In 2002, Bembenek either fell or jumped from a second-story window, breaking her leg so badly that it had to be amputated below the knee.[38] Bembenek claimed that she had been confined in an apartment by handlers for the Dr. Phil television show and was injured while attempting to escape." (498 points, 6 comments)
    3. "Heidnik was one of six real-life murderers upon whom author Thomas Harris based Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb, the villain of his 1988 novel The Silence of the Lambs.[26][27]" (334 points, 15 comments)
    4. "After the original natural grass playing surface died, the Astrodome became the first major sports venue to install artificial turf, which became known as AstroTurf." (246 points, 2 comments)
    5. ""Come Together" started as Lennon's attempt to write a song for Timothy Leary's campaign for governor of California against Ronald Reagan, which promptly ended when Leary was sent to prison for possession of marijuana:[5]" (213 points, 6 comments)
    6. "Originally titled "Brown-Skinned Girl",[11] Morrison changed it to "Brown Eyed Girl" when he recorded it. Morrison remarked on the title change: "That was just a mistake. It was a kind of Jamaican song. Calypso. It just slipped my mind [that] I changed the title."[12]" (98 points, 5 comments)
    7. "Franklin, according to his later account, used a Ruger .44 caliber semi-automatic rifle[16] to ambush Hustler publisher Larry Flynt in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In his confession, Franklin said this was in retaliation for an edition of Hustler displaying interracial sex.[7]" (63 points, 0 comments)
    8. "OneCoin is a Ponzi scheme[1][2] promoted as a cryptocoin with a private blockchain, by offshore companies OneCoin Ltd (Dubai) and OneLife Network Ltd (Belize), both founded by Ruja Ignatova in concert with Sebastian Greenwood.[3]" (27 points, 1 comment)
  5. 2386 points, 21 submissions: slinkslowdown
    1. Metamathematics is the study of mathematics itself using mathematical methods. This study produces metatheories, which are mathematical theories about other mathematical theories. (712 points, 47 comments)
    2. On December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine entered a mechanical engineering class at the École Polytechnique. He stated that he was "fighting feminism" and shot the women. Lépine then moved through corridors, the cafeteria, and another classroom, targeting women for 20 minutes before killing himself. (603 points, 77 comments)
    3. Aphantasia is a condition where one does not possess a functioning mind's eye and cannot voluntarily visualize imagery. (518 points, 84 comments)
    4. Cats and the Internet: Images and videos of domestic cats make up some of the most viewed content on the web, particularly image macros in the form of lolcats. ThoughtCatalog has described cats as the "unofficial mascot of the Internet". (214 points, 4 comments)
    5. List of last words: ""Ow, fuck!" Roald Dahl "I have not told half of what I saw." Maco Polo "I am mortally wounded … I think." Stephen Decatur (132 points, 6 comments)
    6. Voyager 1 is expected to reach the theorized Oort cloud in about 300 years. In about 40,000 years, it will pass within 1.6 light-years of the star Gliese 445, which is at present in the constellation Camelopardalis. (41 points, 3 comments)
    7. The 1927 Liberian general election: The elections were referred to as "the most rigged ever". Despite there being fewer than 15,000 registered voters, one candidate received around 243,000 votes. (37 points, 2 comments)
    8. Christine Chubbuck was an American television news reporter and the first person to commit suicide on a live television broadcast. A week before her suicide, she told Rob Smith, the night news editor, that she had bought a gun and joked about killing herself on air. (28 points, 2 comments)
    9. A cancer syndrome is a genetic disorder in which inherited genetic mutations predispose the affected individuals to the development of cancers and may also cause the early onset of these cancers. (21 points, 0 comments)
    10. The egg and wine diet is a fad diet that advocated the consumption of 3-5 eggs per day plus a 24-oz bottle of wine. (15 points, 4 comments)
  6. 2028 points, 20 submissions: Pupikal
    1. There have been several cases of exploding whales, both from gas buildup and actual explosives. Oregon used 20 cases of dynamite to dispose of a whale, showering a great area with blubber. In Taiwan, a carcass being transported spontaneously combusted, spraying whale across storefronts and people. (735 points, 17 comments)
    2. Bazooka (instrument): The bazooka is a brass musical instrument several feet in length which incorporates telescopic tubing like the trombone. It is an extension of the word "bazoo," slang for "mouth" or "boastful talk." The anti-tank weapon got its name from its resemblance to the instrument. (506 points, 14 comments)
    3. The Public Universal Friend was an American preacher born in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The Friend suffered a severe illness in 1776 and reported having died and been reanimated as a genderless evangelist named the Public Universal Friend, and afterward shunned both birth name and gendered pronouns. (413 points, 20 comments)
    4. Ytterby, Sweden: Ytterby is perhaps most famous for being the single richest source of elemental discoveries in the world; the chemical elements yttrium (Y), ytterbium (Yb), erbium (Er) and terbium (Tb) are all named after Ytterby. (142 points, 8 comments)
    5. Stephen Hopkins, Governor of Rhode Island and a founding father of the United States: He signed the Declaration of Independence in the summer of 1776 with worsening palsy in his hands. He signed it by holding his right hand with his left and saying, "My hand trembles, but my heart does not." (68 points, 0 comments)
    6. The origin of the Basques is a controversial topic that has given rise to numerous hypotheses. Modern Basque, is the only Pre-Indo-European language that is extant in western Europe. The Basques have therefore long been supposed to be a remnant of a pre-Indo-European population of Europe. (28 points, 0 comments)
    7. A distributary, or a distributary channel, is a stream that branches off and flows away from a main stream channel. Distributaries are a common feature of river deltas. The phenomenon is known as river bifurcation. The opposite of a distributary is a tributary. (27 points, 0 comments)
    8. Hessian (soldier): Although characterized in America as mercenaries during the American Revolution, Hessians were distinguished by jurists at the time as auxiliaries serving their prince sent to the aid of another prince, while mercenaries served a foreign prince as individuals.) (24 points, 0 comments)
    9. War Is a Racket is a speech & 1935 short book, by Smedley D. Butler, a retired United States Marine Corps Major General and two-time Medal of Honor recipient. Based on his career military experience, Butler discusses how business interests commercially benefit, such as war profiteering from warfare. (19 points, 1 comment)
    10. Operation London Bridge: Codename for the plan for what will happen in the days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The plan was originally devised in the 1960s and is updated several times each year. (9 points, 0 comments)
  7. 1981 points, 9 submissions: bdog556
    1. Armin T. Wegner was a German human rights activist who documented the Armenian Genocide through photographs and publicly voiced his opposition to the anti-Semitic policies of the Nazis. (741 points, 3 comments)
    2. "Ratlines" were a system of escape routes for Nazis and other fascists fleeing Europe in the aftermath of World War II.) (649 points, 36 comments)
    3. Erich Mielke- German who killed two Berlin police officers, fled to the Soviet Union, joined the NKVD, participated in the Great Purge, then retured to Soviet occupied Germany, serving as the head of the Stasi secret police for 32 years. (536 points, 9 comments)
    4. Estimates of the number of dead due to Japanese war crimes during World War II range from 3-24 million (13 points, 0 comments)
    5. During the famine, about one million people died and a million more emigrated from Ireland, causing the island's population to fall by between 20% and 25%.?wprov=sfti1) (12 points, 10 comments)
    6. Franklin Roosevelt’s Second Bill of Rights (10 points, 0 comments)
    7. Excessive mortality in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin (8 points, 0 comments)
    8. Babi Yar is a ravine in the Ukrainian city of Kiev. It was the sight of a German led massacre in 1941 that killed over 33,000 Jews in 2 days. (7 points, 1 comment)
    9. P. G. T. Beauregard- Confederate general, railroad executive, and advocate for black civil rights (5 points, 0 comments)
  8. 1936 points, 8 submissions: Boardallday
    1. The Moscow theater hostage crisis, where 40 to 50 Chechens armed with guns and large explosives seized a crowded theater, taking 850 hostages. It ended when the Russians pumped a strong fentanyl derivative into the room, causing the deaths of 170 people. (754 points, 33 comments)
    2. Louis Slotin was a Manhattan Project scientist. He took dangerous risks like diving into the operating Clinton Pile to repair a sensor. His colleague was killed doing a risky experiment on a bomb core. A year later, Slotin was killed doing the same type of experiment, when his screwdriver slipped. (688 points, 41 comments)
    3. The ARGUS-IS is a persistent surveillance system that tracks every moving object within a 15 sq mile area using drones and blimps with a 1.8 Gigapixel video system. It allows investigators to rewind it and track movements. They hover for months undetected and produce 1.8 exabytes of HD video a day. (233 points, 29 comments)
    4. Crush, Texas, was a temporary "city" set up for a one day publicity event in 1896 where two steam locomotives were crashed into each other. 40,000 people attended. They exploded, the crowd panicked, and debris came down among the spectators, killing two and seriously injuring at least six others. (217 points, 11 comments)
    5. Choanocyte cells line the interior of sea sponges, they create the water flow through the sponge. Sponges were one of the first large multicellular organisms, and these cells closely resemble the single cell protist the Choanoflagellate, the closest related protists to the animal kingdom. (14 points, 1 comment)
    6. Nuclear and radiation accidents and incidents. Descriptions and links to articles of hundreds of serious accidents and incidents involving nuclear technology and radiation. (14 points, 1 comment)
    7. A whale fall is when the carcass of a cetacean falls to the deep ocean floor. They provide sustenance for decades and form complex mini ecosystems which harbor chemosynthetic animals and bacteria. (10 points, 1 comment)
    8. Art of the Upper Paleolithic (40,000 - 35,000 years ago) (6 points, 0 comments)
  9. 1834 points, 5 submissions: sdsanth
    1. Ken Warby who dreamed of breaking the world speed record since child hood, built his record-breaking boat, Spirit of Australia in his backyard with wood and jet engines bought for just $69 and Broke water speed record in 1978 by reaching 511.1 kmph.The record still stands. (696 points, 15 comments)
    2. The Dionne quintuplets are the first quintuplets known to survive the infancy.They were seperated from the parents and placed on display multiple times a day at Quintland.They became Ontario's biggest tourist attraction of the era, surpassing the Canadian side of Niagara Falls (539 points, 17 comments)
    3. Max Planck was advised by a professor not to go into physics, saying, "in this field, almost everything is already discovered" Planck replied that he didn't wish to discover new things, only to understand the fundamentals of Physics.Plank won the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering energy quanta. (474 points, 6 comments)
    4. Hippopotamuses produce "sweat" made of two pigments. the "red pigment" contains an antibiotic, while "the orange" absorbs UV rays. So the two pigments work together to protect the African mammals from both bacterial infections and sun damage. It also explains the misconception that they sweat blood. (97 points, 3 comments)
    5. Wikipedia references now include book previews hosted by the Internet Archive (28 points, 0 comments)
  10. 1820 points, 27 submissions: casapulapula
    1. The overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom began on January 17, 1893, with a coup d'état against Queen Liliʻuokalani. The revolutionaries established the Republic of Hawaii, but their ultimate goal was the annexation of the islands to the United States, which occurred in 1898. (587 points, 52 comments)
    2. The gympie gympie of Australia is the most toxic of the Australian species of stinging trees. The sting is famously agonizing and can last for months or years. (583 points, 43 comments)
    3. The El Mozote Massacre took place in and around the village of El Mozote, in Morazán department, El Salvador, on December 11, 1981 when the US-backed Salvadoran Army killed more than 800 civilians (319 points, 15 comments)
    4. The bony-eared assfish holds the record for the smallest brain-to-body weight ratio of all vertebrates. (62 points, 11 comments)
    5. An animal glue is an adhesive that is created by prolonged boiling of animal connective tissue. Stereotypically, the animal in question is a horse, and horses that are put down are often said to have been "sent to the glue factory". However, other animals are also used, including rabbits and fish. (52 points, 6 comments)
    6. German East Africa included present-day Burundi, Rwanda, and the mainland part of Tanzania. The colony was organised when the German military in the 1880s put down a revolt against the activities of the German East Africa Company. It ended with Imperial Germany's defeat in World War I. (27 points, 0 comments)
    7. The Blue Ridge Mountains are noted for having a bluish color when seen from a distance. Trees put the "blue" in Blue Ridge, from the isoprene released into the atmosphere, thereby contributing to the characteristic haze on the mountains and their distinctive color. (27 points, 2 comments)
    8. Involvement of the United States in regime change in Latin America most commonly involved US backed Coup 'd' etats aimed at replacing left-wing leaders with right-wing, usually military and authoritarian regimes. (24 points, 0 comments)
    9. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was vice president of government relations at Raytheon, a major U.S. defense contractor. During his time at Raytheon, Esper was recognized as a top corporate lobbyist by The Hill in 2015 and 2016. (18 points, 1 comment)
    10. The Great Pacific garbage patch is a gyre of marine debris particles in the north central Pacific Ocean. Despite the common public perception of the patch existing as giant islands of floating rubbish, its low density prevents detection by satellite imagery, or even by casual boaters or divers. (18 points, 0 comments)

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Top Submissions

  1. When Alexander the Great’s dearest friend Hephaestion died, Alexander threw him a lavish funeral worth around £1,500,000,000. He also had a 60-metre-high pyre commissioned, with 7 layers of golden objects. Hephaestion was also worshipped as a divine hero. Shrines were erected in his memory. by Tokyono (1601 points, 128 comments)
  2. Miki Endo, a Japanese emergency worker who gave her life during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, by continuing to broadcast warnings and alerts over the community loudspeaker as the tsunami overwhelmed the town of Minamisanriku. She was credited with saving many lives. by Tokyono (1540 points, 12 comments)
  3. During the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, a 10-year-old girl named Tilly Smith helped save lives by recognising the signs of an oncoming tsunami at a beach. 2 weeks earlier, she had learned about them in a geography lesson. The beach was one of few on Phuket with no reported casualties by Tokyono (1400 points, 34 comments)
  4. Christian socialism based on the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth identifies the cause of inequality now to be greed associated with capitalism. The 4th-Century bishop Basil of Caesarea wrote a sermon called The Rich Fool in which he asked, "Who is the covetous man? One for whom plenty is not enough." by blue_strat (1215 points, 321 comments)
  5. Impeachment of Donald Trump by thestickystickman (1212 points, 155 comments)
  6. The Burj Khalifa cost only $US 1.5 billion because workers were only paid around 5 pounds per day. by nsfwdreamer (1185 points, 75 comments)
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2020.01.02 20:28 16salt Surprise VSauce video!!!!!!!!!!!!😍

Hey Vsauce, Michael here!
Skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Black people.
According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin.
That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men... was... zero.
In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites...
So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... move back to Africa?
Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS patients would go down a staggering... 67... percent.
Significant changes for race that only makes up 13% of the population.
In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations ‘’within the same species’’, with relatively small morphological and genetic... differences.
Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated.
However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species.
So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species?
Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artifacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation.
In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago.
This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance.
Genetic... distance.
Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between species or between populations within a species.
Dogs and wolves have been found to have a shorter genetic distance between each other than Negroids and non-Negroids. The distance between Eurasians and Africans being even larger than Homo Sapiens and Homo... Erectus.
Well, it kinda makes sense. I mean, can two races with diverging skin tones, eye colors, behavioral patterns, intellectual and athletic capabilities even be considered the same subspecies? Is it even a question? Is it even a question you're... allowed to... ask?
In October 2007, geneticist James Watson, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, and the familiar double-helix model we all had to learn in High School, was lambasted by the scientific community for a response he gave in an interview regarding the divergence of intellect between geographically isolated populations.
"There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically," James wrote. "Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so".
The response resulted with a suspension of Watson's administrative responsibilities and was forced to... cancel... his book tour. And tragically, in 2014, Mr Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962, stating that "no-one really wants to admit I exist".
Harsh. But people tend to react this way to ideas that go against their own personal world view and... cognitive... biases.
Confirmation bias. It's the tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one's... own... preconceptions. This effect, stronger for emotionally charged issues, warps your interpretation of data in a way that keeps you from... being... wrong. There is something fundamental in our minds that makes us hesitant to question ideas that we've... already come to a conclusion to.
We all do it. But who could blame us? That's just part of being a member of the human... species.
And as always, around blacks, never relax.
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2020.01.02 14:49 jordanbeff Album of the Year #2: Quelle Chris - Guns

Artist: Quelle Chris
Album: Guns
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Background
One of Detroit’s true odd-balls, Quelle Chris got his start in 2006 with fellow wordsmith Denmark Vessey, forming the duo known as Crown Nation, releasing their debut LP $lutbag Edition in 2008. Linking up with Danny Brown shortly after, Chris is credited as a writer for many of Brown’s early work, even going as far to produce several tracks on The Hybrid. In fact, they ran in such a tight circle that Quelle used the same beat from Danny Brown’s XXX on his 2011 debut solo album Shotgun & Sleek Rifle; (Quelle’s “MTFO” uses the same beat as Brown’s “Nosebleeds”).
Quelle began his rise to underground prominence after his 2017 album Being You Is Great! I Wish I Could Be You More Often was met with critical acclaim, landing at #26 on Anthony Fantano’s end of year list, #11 on Rolling Stone’s best rap albums of 2017, and #12 on bandcamp’s end of year list.
Quick to follow up what was clearly his best album yet, shortly after getting engaged to legendary underground MC Jean Grae, these two came together in 2018 to release their collaborative effort Everything’s Fine, which was somehow even more well received than Being You Is Great. It was awarded Best New Music by Pitchfork, and was hailed as the best album of 2018, landing at #1 on bandcamp’s end of year list.
After two albums in back to back years, both of which are widely regarded as his best works, a big question arose. Could Quelle keep this hot streak alive? Would he be able to continue making his unique, odd-ball flavor of hip-hop work in his favor, or would his nasal tone and eclectic beat selection come off as self-indulgence for the sake of self-indulgence? On March 29, 2019, Chris was given the chance to confirm whether his past two albums success were an outlier, or if he would finally cement himself in this decade’s underground hall of fame.
Album Review
In Quelle’s own words, from his bandcamp page:
Guns is an arsenal of both sounds, styles and subjects. At its core it’s about things that can be weaponized for good or evil, including ourselves. The words we say, what we fear, how we love, how we live, what we ingest, what we believe in, who we idolize, shit like that. Somewhat a sonic study of the question “do ‘guns’ kill people or do people kill people?
On Guns, Quelle examines not only the obvious sources of violence in American society, the literal guns, but the root cause(s) of where these violent urges stem from. “Guns” simultaneously acts as a metaphor for how institutions are weaponized to hold people down, as well as the weapons we have to fight back against an inherently corrupt system. Quelle explores these concepts with beautiful intricacy and depth.
LITERALLY (more patriotic than pie)
With a title like Guns, you might expect Quelle to utilize an aggressive sonic direction, using the beats to act as a metaphor for the loud and violent state guns exist within. However, Quelle instead opts to let his pen sprawl the concept. With the opener “Spray and Pray”, producer Dane sets the tone of the album with a simple kick and snare pattern featuring a thicc snare, while a tall, walking bassline backs the drums, creating an unsettling, yet simultaneously comforting vibe for Quelle to spit his socially conscious bars with his trademark mellow and monotone flow. At only 1:30, Quelle is able to pack a surprising amount of thought provoking bars into the brief track.
Quelle sets the lyrical tone of the album, nailing several major points regarding gun culture in America with multiple tightly packed one liners. Mentioning his original friend cohort and their eventual lifestyle change, concluding that a 401k is more useful than an AK-47. Commenting on the culture surrounding gun safety that he has experienced; where young people refuse to utilize their safeties, and how that mentality translates into adults who are intentionally reckless with their arms. The most poignant piece of commentary here is found in the bridge, where Quelle uses “all guns for hire” as a metaphor for the massive lobbying power provided to the NRA, who use that power to spread misinformation regarding gun violence in order to maintain the current status quo.
This song ends abruptly, with Quelle seemingly getting ready to go in for a second verse, when he is stopped short by…
Praying the climate changing, this game maintained by the youth
Watching 'em run and gun 'til they grow up to be like (gunshot)
...you guessed it, a gunshot. Quelle uses the opening track as an opportunity to create a library of generic gun violence talking points, almost in an attempt to get them out of the way. This is what the album would be if he were to address this deeply nuanced topic from a strictly surface level perspective. Instead, we are blessed with Quelle diving deeper into the social and cultural aspects of gun violence on the following track.
We then dive directly into the title track “Guns”, opening with a cascade of jazzy piano keys and a super smooth synth chord progression to compliment it, which then breaks into these double time opened snare claps, providing Quelle an up-tempo, bright and colorful backdrop to spit hyper conscious lyrics, beginning with the foundation as to what drives American’s obsession with guns.
Not unlike many different cultural phenomena, Quelle views the American fanaticism with guns as a learned cultural expression. He provides a few examples of how a weapon, that ideally should be used for protection, can be normalized in a person’s youth to the point where it’s not viewed as a weapon anymore. If a twenty-two caliber bullet is viewed as “more patriotic than pie”, or if you learned how to fire a weapon before you could even spell, then gun use has been deeply ingrained into your psyche and is now a standard aspect of your life. However, it’s not simply the presence of guns that has been normalized; it’s the misuse of these weapons as toys, and their appropriation as status symbols that has been normalized. The bigger your guns, the stronger you are. This is a fallacy that Quelle builds around for the duration of this album.
In the second verse, Quelle is able to extrapolate the idea that guns are an integral part of American culture, imagining himself in the shoes of someone who was raised with this world-view, reacting to some of the proposed gun control measures.
They hollering give me back my bullets, Lynyrd Skynyrd, new Van Zants
If you own it, then you'll pull it, maybe so, probably not
They spend billions like civilians won't catch trickle from the top
Just to protect or to progress what but little bit we got
Bruh-bruh, I'm your friendly neighbor, I stay on yo block
I protect and service, I big game, buckshot
Ain't no cracking that code, ain't no safety on locks
Might as well get you one, procrastinating will get you popped
After reeling from the unsurprising animosity to the proposed gun control measures, Quelle attempts to bargain with this “person” (not really an individual, more a representation of a group think). As their “friendly neighbor”, he understands their desire for protection in their neighborhood. Quelle states that even he arms himself; although, it’s likely with a hunting rifle or shotgun. Eventually realizing that there is no “cracking that code”, or getting through to them. If they are not willing to listen, nothing will change, and his only logical course of action is to arm himself at an equal level to his neighbor because, as stated, “procrastinating will get you popped”.
This verse does an excellent job of illustrating how the gun control argument in America has progressed on both sides. Instead of being clearly biased, Quelle presents viewpoints from both sides of the argument; showing how deeply ingrained guns are in American culture, and why people might be hesitant to willingly give up an aspect of their culture that they have always known. Simultaneously, it also illustrates the reaction that some people might take when their ideas to curve the widespread violence are immediately rejected; a reaction that will not only not solve the crisis, but exacerbates it. The idea that “if everyone has a gun, we would have no gun violence” only provides a sense of security on an individual level, not a systemic one.
All this is subtly expressed through Quelle’s 16 bars. As he progresses in his career, Quelle’s pen has become more and more impressive. Listening to the guy who once wrote a song called Super Fuck spew these incredibly socially conscious lyrics is almost shocking.
RACE & THE LAW (for the black, for the white, it’s for all)
“Color of the Day” is a simple skit track, taking a subtle jab at law enforcement, and how simply performing mundane activities (walking, shopping, swimming, driving) “while black” is enough to get someone stopped by the police. Really, the skit is meant to provide some context to the following track, “Mind Ya Bidness”.
Sounding like something straight out of a 1980’s video game, and further confirmed that’s exactly what Quelle was aiming for, with the music video, the self-produced “Mind Ya Bidness” is a representation of a few things. On the surface, it’s an ultra low-key flex track, with Quelle describing his night at a club. Obviously, the first thing he does before he even leaves his house, is get baked with his wife. But don’t try to take his weed, he’ll have you praying for mercy. He then heads out to the club; the catch here being that Quelle doesn’t like to stunt.
I ain't tryna stunt, I post in the back
Can't eat with them niggas, most them niggas is actors
You ain't got no homies, all your homies is rappers
If Quelle’s at the club, he’s hanging out in a back room with his ride or die friends and a shitload of weed. He mentions how he can’t hang with these “actors”, likely meaning other rappers that are putting on a facade. You may have more heads in their section, but they’re not your homies. They’re just dudes who are trying to get put on and chase clout.
The chorus outlines a small bit of social commentary with a double meaning, connecting the mellow flex-track to the overarching theme illustrated throughout the record.
'Cause me and mine 'bout to shine, that's for motherfucking sure
Feeling VIP, fill a zip full of motherfucking smoke
We got brown, we got white and some motherfucking Guinness
If Quelle feels like it’s a VIP kinda night, he’s gunna take a zip of weed and head out with his friends. In this case, it’s a mixed crowd (figuratively and literally). He’s got black friends, he’s got white friends, and he uses “Guinness” as a metaphor for his mixed-race friends, as well as the literal interpretation of drinking beers.
And ain't nobody here tripping, so mind ya motherfucking bidness
This is the double meaning that Quelle is implying throughout the song. If a group of dudes are just chilling and not causing a disturbance, then there’s no real reason for someone (a police officer) to not mind his business and leave them alone. Chris’ poignant social commentary, speaking on the systemic racism that plagues law enforcement officers throughout the US, is illustrated in the music video as well; after being welcomed into the back room of the club and bartering with a dude, he is chased by a pig and put in handcuffs, while a white dude smoking a bong right behind the pig is ignored and gets off scott free.
I COULD STAND IN THE MIDDLE OF FIFTH AVENUE AND SHOOT SOMEBODY AND I WOULDN’T LOSE
“Mind Ya Bidness” ends with this real life quote from our Orange In Chief , delivered via vocal snippet collage, introducing the topic found on the following track.
Imagine; it’s 2007 and presidential candidate Barack Obama gets in front of the press and starts talking about the strength of his campaign. He says, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters”. How do you think this would have been received? I can tell you now, he would have been ostracized by the media and would have lost all the political support he had, nearly immediately. But Donald Trump, a person who had been in the media’s spotlight for ages before he announced his candidacy, can say this and be met with a room full of applause. LAUGHTER. A ROOM FILLED WITH PEOPLE LAUGHED AS HE STATED THAT HE COULD MURDER PEOPLE IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.
And then he went on to win the fucking presidency.
“It’s The Law (Farewell Goodbye Addio, Uncle Tom)” opens with a plucky, walking bass-line, backing these off-kilter, slowly marching kick-kick-open-snare patterns, creating a beat that’s almost dragging its way through the track; an apt backdrop for the subject matter tackled, beginning with this skit:
It's God's and Nature's Law
That man attempt to prevail over his fellow man
Better to remember, that God is white
Would you mind repeating?
God is White; and as long as God is white
We will prevail over all other races
Both of these short skits are meant to outline white privilege; the former in a very real, recent vein, and the ladder in a more conceptual, abstract lane. It’s been well documented that Jesus Christ was not white, yet he is continually portrayed as a white man. Why? Why do people who worship Jesus, the supposed Son of God, insist on viewing him through this white-washed lense? It’s all about control. As long as God, or the Son of God, is white, they will prevail.
Both of Quelle’s verses on this track are packed full of metaphors and imagery that depict how white supremacy has been a keystone building block of the foundation of the United States. I’ll breakdown the subtleties of his first verse, as I find it to have some of the most intriguing metaphors and delivery I’ve heard this year.
Let he who is without cast the first 'Get-out-of-our-country'
Oh, the hypocrisy
Another tongue in cheek ode to the democracy
To help normalize the day to day atrocities
Quelle digs into this concept with brilliance right off the bat, repurposing one of Jesus’s most famous quotes (John 8:7) to call out the double standard of people calling for a wall to keep out “criminals and rapists”
By the law of the land, as planned by the man upstairs
From Lehem with the long blonde hair
The USA was intentionally founded as a country with religious freedom, yet it has somehow been misconstrued as a “Christian Nation” by any number of religious fanatics screaming for America’s laws to more accurately reflect the “morals of the Bible.” Quelle directly references the fact that Jesus, who was born in Bethlehem, Israel, a middle eastern country, is generally depicted as having long blonde hair.
Oh, the irony
All these multi-culti hatin' whities
Who fetishize some brown on ivory
AKA bless the USA
In the true blue bloods who trust, American Way
Quelle continues to poke holes in their logic, this time with a beautifully executed double entendre. The first of which being that white supremacists, who so vehemently hate black culture, fetishize the words of a brown-skinned Jewish man as the “law of the land”. The second of which being the fact that in todays society, southern states, which are generally associated with rampant racism and hatred of black culture, search for ebony and interracial porn at a far higher rate than the rest of the country.
Hate in the name of love
Sin ain't a sin if the pen pushes them vs. us
From under the ship to behind the truck
Behind the truck to the back of the bus
Now we makin' it?
Or going back where we was?
Progress is a long road
So buckle up
The treatment of African-Americans in this country could easily be viewed as a sin. That is, unless the laws of the US condone it, and until not that recently in terms of our country's history, they very much did. Quelle outlines a brief history of how the rights of African-Americans have progressed in the US, ending with a question. Have we made it? Have we reached a point where African-Americans are considered equal? Or have we regressed? Either way, buckle up, because progress is a long road.
This is easily the best verse I’ve heard this year. Not only is it unbelievably witty and well-written, but it’s delivered with such ease from Quelle that you might not even pick up what he’s talking about on first listen because his flows are so smooth and his rhymes are so tightly packed that you just want to listen to how effortless his raps are.
This song ends with the final iteration of the chorus...
It's the law, it's the law niggas
It's for me, it's for y'all, it's for all of us
For the straight, for the coochie and the ball lickers
It's the law, for the black, for the white, it's for all
...which then brings us back to the Donald Trump quote that initially lead us into the song. This is meant to drive the point home that laws are meant for everyone; except the 1%. If you’re part of the 1%, you are more than welcome to threaten murder on national TV; hell, it might even increase your poll numbers. And while historically, the law has been used to oppress people of color, Quelle now realizes that it has moved past just oppressing one race. It’s used as a mechanism to hold people in their current social class, and does not apply to people with money. Class is the new race, which is better for the oppressors, because it’s not illegal to discriminate against poor people.
GOD (and so will I… why not?)
Religion was touched on lightly in the previous track, the implication being that religion is the basis for the laws that have been so effectively weaponized to discriminate. “Wild Minks” follows in the tracklist, continuing the theme of religion; this time with a much more metaphorical and abstract approach.
The track opens with a lone piano note, and a few simple piano chords following shortly after. A very mellow kick-kick-kick-snare pattern that sounds like it’s been sat on eventually breaks into the track. Quelle added a layer of what sounds like vinyl static to the background of this track, making it feel distinctly lo-fi compared to the rest of the album, which sounds tightly polished and clean. Maybe this is due to the Mach-Hommy feature, whose vocals are consistently muddy and mixed down, even in his own music. Either way, this lo-fi hissing does detract from the verses spit on this song, making appreciating the subtle concept even more difficult. From a sonic standpoint, I’d say this is the low-point for the album. However this sonic shortcoming is more than made up for from a lyrical perspective. “Wild Minks” is, without question, the most complicated and abstract concept approached on this record. I’m going to do my best to break it down for you here, but I urge you to read the lyrics a few times before you read my explanation. A big part of what makes this concept so unique is the perspective from which Quelle writes his verse; blending true aspects of biblical scripture with absurdism, and using that as a metaphor for today’s society.
Quelle’s verse here starts out referencing Matthew 3:4, referring to John’s shirt of camel’s hair and his leather belt as “Wild Minks”. He then lays down an intricate and descriptive verse about John The Baptist and how he lived; detailing his affinity for substances, his desire for lavish compensation, his expansive housing, his high quality furs, his expensive diet, and how he’s considered to be cultured and refined by his friend group due to these things.
Wait, back up. John The Baptist wasn’t materialistic, was he? He’s considered a Saint in the Christian faith. How could someone who enjoyed such a lavish lifestyle be a literal Saint? As it turns out, very little Quelle details in his verse here is true about how John The Baptist lived. So why fabricate this detailed verse about his lifestyle? What am I missing here?
Quelle ends his verse with the perfect summation of the subtle metaphor outlined in this track:
Johnny boy wore wild minks, and so will I
Why not?
Chris uses the “wild minks” that John The Baptist wore as a metaphor to illustrate how religious scriptures can be easily lost in translation, and misinterpreted in ways that are far, even polar opposite, from their original intention.
If John The Baptist wore wild minks, what’s so wrong about me wanting to do the same? He was a Saint, after all. First off, a shirt made of camel hair isn’t exactly comparable to a “wild mink”. Even if that’s what it was referring to, during the time he was alive, the fact that he was wearing a wild mink implies that he was living in harsh conditions; he likely hunted those animals in order to stay warm and survive. However, in today’s society, a wild mink coat is considered a lavish and expensive luxury. Viewing this scripture from a strictly surface level perspective might allow one to interpret that living a materialistic lifestyle is condoned by the Bible.
His lyrics here reflect the absurdity of what it would have been like if John was to live with lavishness, with delicate complexity, such as:
Feasting on meats that was bled from the throat
Lambs and goats
Wiping the grease from said treats on the sleeves of his coats
Matthew 3:4 literally states that John’s diet consisted of locusts and honey. Quelle outlines the habits of today’s ultra-wealthy and re-appropriates them into the context of John The Baptist; making you realize the true absurdity of the way the 1% lives today, a lifestyle that has strayed quite far from what their “God” would condone.
Quelle’s verse here very subtly summarizes how scripture can be intentionally misinterpreted for personal gain and selfishness, expressed using extremely complicated and deeply coated metaphors, all of which sound buttery and smooth flowing from Chris, thanks in part to his complex rhyme schemes. This is undoubtedly the most subtle concept in the whole album. No joke, it took me a full week of dissecting these lyrics and studying John The Baptist to piece this metaphor together.
P.S. Fuck you and your shitty DMCA takedown requests Mach-Hommy!
YOURSELF (i par up bar for bar, pa)
While the first half of this album beautifully details the many ways in which our society is designed to hold people back, the second half of this album is about how we can combat it. As individuals, we don’t have the luxury of being able to design our country to benefit the few. We must operate inside the system we’ve been born into, and Chris is aware that the most powerful weapon we have to fight back against a corrupt system is our own success. This is what “Box of Wheaties” represents.
As some of you might already know, Quelle Chris recently changed the beat on "Box of Wheaties", presumably due to sample clearance issues. When I discovered this, I went to check his Twitter to see if he mentioned anything about it, and the very first thing I saw was this series of tweets that Quelle had recently pinned. He basically goes off on hating the streaming service industry, and how we are just borrowing music from Big Brother.
Really the most essential thing to take away from this, is that buying music is arguably more important than ever. By exclusively streaming music, you don't own any of it. It can be taken away in an instant by any number of frivolous lawsuits artists are slapped with on a regular basis. But, if you buy a physical copy of an album, no one can take it away from you.
I'm extremely lucky to have had the foresight to download the album to my phone, which has not yet been changed. However, one day when the data is corrupted, I will have no option but to re-download the tracks, and I will lose the OG version of "Box of Wheaties". BUT, I have the album on vinyl. And although it was pressed with an illegal sample, there is no court that can take away my vinyl. I have that version forever now.
Initially, I wondered if I should have my review reflect the original version, or the updated version that new listeners would experience. However, it’s clear from his tweets, this new beat is not what he envisioned or wanted for this album. He put out the version with this sample for a reason. My review will be reflective of the original version.
The beat on “Box of Wheaties” (originally) samples Les Hurdle - You’ve Got What It Takes, taking the smooth guitar melody and jazzy drums, pitching them down, and looping it to fit into the slow groove of 88 BPMs that “Box of Wheaties” so comfortably rests at.
Chris opens this track with a super catchy chorus, featuring a flurry of internal rhymes and the smoothest delivery you can imagine, listing reasons as to why he thinks you should find his face on a box of Wheaties, a place historically reserved for “Champions”.
Chris has been grinding in his profession for a long time. He’s been making music for well over a decade; at this point in his career, he’s 15 albums deep. If you had paid attention, he believes you would find his work is worthy of a spot on a Wheaties Box.
Now, if Wheaties were to start including artists (musicians, writers, actors, etc.) on their prestigious boxes, would Quelle qualify? Based on his overall discography quality at this point, I would say no. In my opinion, he has three albums that are worthy of true praise and accolades, all of which came out within the last 3 years. But that’s not what Chris is alluding to with this metaphor. His point here is, being confident enough to believe that he deserves the Wheaties Box spot is a major factor in manifesting that reality.
The way Quelle delivers this hook with absolute confidence in his ability, even mentioning that his raps are good enough to “par up bar for bar, pa” with any rapper in the game today, is an attitude that society could benefit from. Put in the work and know that the accolades will follow. This is exactly what happened with Chris’ work. After grinding for 10+ years, he finally began getting noticed in 2017 with Being You Is Great. Everything’s Fine was named bandcamp’s AOTY in 2018, and he has what I consider to be the best album of 2019 with Guns. But it starts with knowing that you belong there. Your thoughts manifest your reality. Put in the work and know it will come, and it will.
SLEEVELESS MINKS (smoke em if you got em)
If “Wild Minks” represents the many ways that the elite live to excess, “PSA Drugfest 2003” represents the limited ways that the 99% live in excess. Since most of us don’t have money to blow on lavish clothing, cars, or homes, we’re forced to find ways to cope with the stresses of living in this near-dystopian wasteland, and there is nothing more cost-effective at doing so than drugs.
Acting as the follow up to his song “Drugfest TooThousandToo" from his 2015 album Innocent Country, Chris takes the concept previously explored and amplifies the message. In “TooThousandToo”, he utilizes a crowds’ reaction to his mentioning of certain drugs as the litmus test for what drugs are good and what drugs are bad, eventually concluding that weed and mushrooms are the favorites from the crowd. In 2003, Chris has evolved his opinion, throwing caution to the wind with his drug choices. This is made clear right off the bat with his opening line.
This town ain't the right size for you and I
Six million ways to fly, who's tryna die?
Chris is rapping from the perspective of the average American, looking for ways to cope with the insane stresses that the elite have forced us to live with. He isn’t looking to be picky with his high, he just wants it to distract him. He starts with the spliff, but quickly graduates to harder drugs as the weed and nicotine high “got lame”; moving up the drug intensity scale as our drug tolerance increases and our social and economic injustice tolerance decreases.
When that shit got lame, we spiced up the game
Brought out the blades and lined up cocaine
Prefer it off white, but albinos, okay
To balance out the jump, we rolled it up Js
Making one last bible reference in the chorus here, he relates the American people to the sinners of Sodom and Gamorrah, implying that we would rather be dead than to continue to live in the wasteland that we currently exist within. And let me tell you, in a certain sense, he’s not wrong.
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR (trust me tho i seen it)
The track “Sunday Mass” is sandwiched between Drugfest and “Straight Shot”. This short, one verse song, delivered by Bilal Salaam, is essentially a laundry list of mass shootings from the past few years. Bilal refers to the Pulse nightclub shooting, the Las Vegas massacre, and the Texas shooting that occurred in a Baptist church, amongst others. This is used to set up the concept of the following track.
“Straight Shot” is a representation of a couple things. One, it outlines some of the hopelessness that many of us experience due to the long-term impact of the many weapons that society has pointed at us, be they literal or figurative. We get to watch our neighbors be executed by mad-men with guns on TV on a semi-regular basis, and then walk outside to a world that is literally designed to oppress you and make you complacent. It’s not difficult to see how the combination of horrors we are subjected to regularly can make people feel like there’s no point in being here. I know for a fact that I’ve experienced it, and I’m positive plenty of you have as well. Two, it’s a reminder for people who are feeling this way that there are reasons to stick around.
Featuring a verse from Brooklyn native Cavalier, "Straight Shot" is easily one of the most gorgeous and well composed songs on this record. Melancholy piano keys and a single bass note opens the track, followed shortly by Quelle singing the incredibly soulful chorus. He seems to be on the brink of crying, with his voice cracking as he sings along. A skeletal drum kit comes in after the first iteration, followed by a choir of voices singing the bassline melody, before the full drum kit kicks off Quelle’s verse.
Chris opens the track with a verse that’s very light, describing himself seeing the good in the world. He paints a picture of himself enjoying life; making the music he loves, laughing at his past pain, and stopping to sniff the flowers. He recognizes that he’s preaching to the choir, as his fanbase are generally people who might be aware of the issues he’s been outlining during the past 35 minutes.
Cavalier follows the chorus with a verse that paints a diametric view of the world. He describes his time on “this pitiful stone” as a Sisyphus Stroll, and his desire to leave it all behind. However, Quelle’s perspective in the previous verse has brought him back from the brink. Using absolutely gorgeous imagery to describe his misery, and his eventual conclusion that there are reasons to continue on; Cavalier realizes that the powers that be are the ones making him doubt his worth, and if there’s one thing he loves, it’s an underdog story, and standing against the ruling class in today’s society is about as big of an underdog that you can be.
EAT THE RICH (i’m tryna burn this bitch down)
The lead single for Guns, “Obamacare” features this absolutely haunting, choppy synth lead pounding away until a short piano melody erupts into the enormously heavy, and honestly sinister beat drop. On the surface, “Obamacare” seems like a simple flex track, with Quelle laying down ultra-confident bars, painting a picture of other rappers being terrified to take Chris on. However, watching the music video, you begin to realize the secondary meaning that he’s attempting to outline; anarchy.
Quelle’s hook game has been massively improved, even from his last few records, with the catchy chorus starting off with lyrics that any anarchist would be proud to chant in the streets.
I'm tryna burn this bitch down, I ain't tryna break in
Fuck your opinion 'bout us, to me don't mean nathan
I brought the wave, brought the rain, brought the lake in
Eyes on the cake and yours is for the takin', wait man
Lyrically painting a picture of a society that is sick of being oppressed by the ruling class and is finally ready to rise up, Chris’ anarchist nature is made very clear in the music video. The chorus features a robber burning down a building and making off with a comically sized money bag, while a cop, in an ironic twist of fate, is stuck behind bars, as well as a literal lake of blood rising while pieces of cake, depicted as boats, float around the blood lake.
If you were look at this from a surface level perspective, you would likely see a flex track, as Quelle’s second verse particularly comes off as “look at how much better I’m doing than you”. But watching the video, it becomes clear that he’s rapping from the perspective of the 1%. We see Chris and his “friends” sitting around a table, playing cards, while his verse details some of the privileges the 1% live with; being able to gamble money away while people in the lower classes would significantly notice a few more dollars in the paychecks. Their neighbors are high ranking pharmaceutical industry members with access to any drug they can imagine, vacationing together in southern beach houses, eating steak and eggs until gout forms. These lavish lifestyles are bound to anger the lower classes, who are literally starving. Hence the chorus’ overt “eat the rich” themes.
ROMANTIC LOVE & LEGACY (and when i win, we win)
Following “Obamacare” as a much needed positive note(s) to end the record on, the album’s love song, which features Quelle’s wife Jean Grae on the refrain, might seem a bit out of place on this album at first glance. However if you’ve made it this far into the review, you can likely conclude that Chris is making the point that finding the right person allows both of you to muddle through this hellscape known as our society with a bit more ease. You hold each other up in times of darkness, and celebrate big in times of light. One person’s victory becomes our victory. Quelle and Jean married in mid 2018, and if you were looking for a compelling reason to keep going on “Straight Shot”, Quelle is letting you know his with “You, Me, & Nobody Else”.
Finally, we are brought to the closer “WYRM”. This track shows Quelle ruminating over the idea of his legacy, and how he will be remembered when he’s gone with absolutely gorgeous lyrical expertise, particularly in his first verse. He’s aware that most people who are born into this world are forgotten sooner than later, and the only way to be truly remembered is if you have a worthwhile legacy. Calling back themes previously mentioned throughout the album, he feels like he's done enough to be remembered, but don’t we all?
Will you remember me?
Am I just a moment for few to see?
Another black face rapping nigga on a cash chase?
Dozen for a dime, penny for your mind at one time?
Chris is aware of the saturation of rappers in the game now and worries that his legacy will be downplayed and forgotten due to the direction he took his art in. Rappers who are making music just for the money are a dime a dozen lately, and he’s concerned that his legacy will be tarnished due to those who aren’t in it for the right reasons.
Overview
This is by far Quelle’s best album to date, in my opinion. Guns does an unbelievably gorgeous job identifying the many ways our society has been oppressed into submission, while simultaneously summarizing how we can rise above the few and be better people for it with intricate detail. Chris’ lyrics are sharper and more layered than they've ever been, and the self-produced beats are beautiful beyond words. Guns is not only a milestone for Quelle Chris’ career, as this is by far the most cohesive and conceptually brilliant piece of work he’s ever released, but it also represents a breaking point in our society, as well as the framework for how we can better ourselves and the people around us on the long road ahead. Quelle has nailed every aspect of this project, stringing these 13 tracks together into a album that is far greater than the sum of its parts.
9.2/10
Favorite Lyrics
Talking Points
  • How does this album compare to the rest of Quelle’s discography?
  • Do you think I’m reaching with some of the points I made during this review?
  • What are your favorite lyrics?
  • How do you think this album will be looked back on in 5 years?
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2019.08.28 07:05 i_like_acid_bath hey vsauce michael here

Hey Vsauce, Michael here,
Skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Blacks.
According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin. That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men... was... zero.
In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites...
So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... disappear from the U.S.? Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS victims would go down a staggering... 67... percent.
Significant changes for race that only makes up 13% of the population.
In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations ‘’within the same species’’, with relatively small morphological and genetic... differences.
Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated. However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species.
So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species?
Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artefacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation.
In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago.
This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance. Genetic... distance.
Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between species or between populations within a species. Dogs and wolves have been found to have a shorter genetic distance between each other than Negroids and non-Negroids. The distance between Eurasians and Africans being even larger than Homo Sapiens and Homo... Erectus.
Well, it kinda makes sense. I mean, can two races with diverging skin tones, eye colors, behavioral patterns, intellectual and athletic capabilities even be considered the same subspecies? Is it even a question? Is it even a question you're... allowed to... ask?
In October 2007, geneticist James Watson, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, and the familiar double-helix model we all had to learn in High School, was lambasted by the scientific community for a response he gave in an interview regarding the divergence of intellect between geographically isolated populations.
"There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically," James wrote. "Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so".
The response resulted with a suspension of Watson's administrative responsibilities and was forced to... cancel... his book tour. And tragically, in 2014, Mr Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962, stating that "no-one really wants to admit I exist". Harsh. But people tend to react this way to ideas that go against their own personal world view and... cognitive... biases. Confirmation bias. It's the tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one's... own... preconceptions. This effect, stronger for emotionally charged issues, warps your interpretation of data in a way that keeps you from... being... wrong. There is something fundamental in our minds that makes us hesitant to question ideas that we've... already come to a conclusion to. We all do it. But who could blame us? That's just part of being a member of the human... species.
And as always, around blacks, never relax.
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2019.08.27 22:18 Odradek_the_Doctor VSauce in r/FBR

Hey Vsauce, Michael here,
Skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Blacks.
According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin. That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men... was... zero.
In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites...
So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... disappear from the U.S.? Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS victims would go down a staggering... 67... percent.
Significant changes for race that only makes up 13% of the population.
In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations ‘’within the same species’’, with relatively small morphological and genetic... differences.
Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated. However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species.
So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species?
Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artefacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation.
In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago.
This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance. Genetic... distance.
Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between species or between populations within a species. Dogs and wolves have been found to have a shorter genetic distance between each other than Negroids and non-Negroids. The distance between Eurasians and Africans being even larger than Homo Sapiens and Homo... Erectus.
Well, it kinda makes sense. I mean, can two races with diverging skin tones, eye colors, behavioral patterns, intellectual and athletic capabilities even be considered the same subspecies? Is it even a question? Is it even a question you're... allowed to... ask?
In October 2007, geneticist James Watson, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, and the familiar double-helix model we all had to learn in High School, was lambasted by the scientific community for a response he gave in an interview regarding the divergence of intellect between geographically isolated populations.
"There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically," James wrote. "Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so".
The response resulted with a suspension of Watson's administrative responsibilities and was forced to... cancel... his book tour. And tragically, in 2014, Mr Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962, stating that "no-one really wants to admit I exist". Harsh. But people tend to react this way to ideas that go against their own personal world view and... cognitive... biases. Confirmation bias. It's the tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one's... own... preconceptions. This effect, stronger for emotionally charged issues, warps your interpretation of data in a way that keeps you from... being... wrong. There is something fundamental in our minds that makes us hesitant to question ideas that we've... already come to a conclusion to. We all do it. But who could blame us? That's just part of being a member of the human... species.
And as always, around blacks, never relax.
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2019.07.26 17:21 Illegal_Immigrant77 Hey Vsauce, Michael here

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here.
Skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Blacks.
According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin. That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men... was... zero.
In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites...
So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... disappear from the U.S.? Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS victims would go down a staggering... 67... percent.
Significant changes for race that only makes up 13% of the population.
In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations ‘’within the same species’’, with relatively small morphological and genetic... differences.Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated. However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species.
So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species?
Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artefacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation.
In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago.
This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance. Genetic... distance.
Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between species or between populations within a species. Dogs and wolves have been found to have a shorter genetic distance between each other than Negroids and non-Negroids. The distance between Eurasians and Africans being even larger than Homo Sapiens and Homo... Erectus.
Well, it kinda makes sense. I mean, can two races with diverging skin tones, eye colors, behavioral patterns, intellectual and athletic capabilities even be considered the same subspecies? Is it even a question? Is it even a question you're... allowed to... ask?In October 2007, geneticist James Watson, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, and the familiar double-helix model we all had to learn in High School, was lambasted by the scientific community for a response he gave in an interview regarding the divergence of intellect between geographically isolated populations.
"There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically," James wrote. "Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so".
The response resulted with a suspension of Watson's administrative responsibilities and was forced to... cancel... his book tour. And tragically, in 2014, Mr Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962, stating that "no-one really wants to admit I exist". Harsh. But people tend to react this way to ideas that go against their own personal world view and... cognitive... biases. Confirmation bias. It's the tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one's... own... preconceptions. This effect, stronger for emotionally charged issues, warps your interpretation of data in a way that keeps you from... being... wrong. There is something fundamental in our minds that makes us hesitant to question ideas that we've... already come to a conclusion to. We all do it. But who could blame us? That's just part of being a member of the human... species.
And as always, around blacks, never relax.
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2019.07.19 17:34 ValuableJackfruit Hey Vsauce!

Michael here.
Skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Blacks.
According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin. That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men... was... zero.
In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites...
So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... disappear from the U.S.? Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS victims would go down a staggering... 67... percent.
Significant changes for race that only makes up 13% of the population.
In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations ‘’within the same species’’, with relatively small morphological and genetic... differences.
Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated. However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species.
So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species?
Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artefacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation.
In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago.
This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance. Genetic... distance.
Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between species or between populations within a species. Dogs and wolves have been found to have a shorter genetic distance between each other than Negroids and non-Negroids. The distance between Eurasians and Africans being even larger than Homo Sapiens and Homo... Erectus.
Well, it kinda makes sense. I mean, can two races with diverging skin tones, eye colors, behavioral patterns, intellectual and athletic capabilities even be considered the same subspecies? Is it even a question? Is it even a question you're... allowed to... ask?
In October 2007, geneticist James Watson, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, and the familiar double-helix model we all had to learn in High School, was lambasted by the scientific community for a response he gave in an interview regarding the divergence of intellect between geographically isolated populations.
"There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically," James wrote. "Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so".
The response resulted with a suspension of Watson's administrative responsibilities and was forced to... cancel... his book tour. And tragically, in 2014, Mr Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962, stating that "no-one really wants to admit I exist". Harsh. But people tend to react this way to ideas that go against their own personal world view and... cognitive... biases. Confirmation bias. It's the tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one's... own... preconceptions. This effect, stronger for emotionally charged issues, warps your interpretation of data in a way that keeps you from... being... wrong. There is something fundamental in our minds that makes us hesitant to question ideas that we've... already come to a conclusion to. We all do it. But who could blame us? That's just part of being a member of the human... species.
And as always, around blacks, never relax.
Africans have much higher frequency of psychopathic traits https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15638207
Africans have an average brain size of 1267 cubic cm, compared to Whites at 1347 cm https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2668913/
Africans are twice as likely to subject their children to severe violence than Whites https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886901000290
Testosterone differences https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4327897/
Africans have higher rates of a gene associated with violence. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1913922/
The Black-White IQ gap exists even when both races are raised in identical environments. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/016028969290028P
Africans are more likely than other races to be gay or bisexual. http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Gates-Sexual-Minorities-2008-GSS-Oct-2010.pdf
Africans are more prone to psychopathy and less capable of empathy Africans have less moral understanding that Whites Africans are more reckless than Whites https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886901000290
Africans are more likely to have Gender dysphoria https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Race-and-Ethnicity-of-Transgender-Identified-Adults-in-the-US.pdf
Africans are twice as likely to be schizophrenic than whites, even after adjusting for income. https://academic.oup.com/ije/article/36/4/751/665657
70% of Ethiopian women report having been physically or sexually abused https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(06)69523-8.pdf
African-Americans commit violence toward whites at a very disproportionate rate. In 2013, of the approximately 660,000 crimes of interracial violence that involved Africans and whites, Africans were the perpetrators 85 percent of the time. This meant a black person was 27 times more likely to attack a white person than vice versa. A Hispanic was eight times more likely to attack a white person than vice versa. https://2kpcwh2r7phz1nq4jj237m22-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Color-Of-Crime-2016.pdf
Black men are over a hundred times more likely to rape a White woman than vice versa. http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-viewpoint/082613-668778-epidemic-of-white-on-black-violence-is-a-fraud.htm?p=full
1 in four South African men has admitted to rape. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8107039.stm
Only 12% of Black eighth grade males are proficient in math. https://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/09/education/09gap.html?_r=0
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2019.06.20 21:39 brunoancic31 d

Hey Vsauce, Michael here,
Skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Blacks.
According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin. That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men... was... zero.
In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites...
So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... disappear from the U.S.? Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS victims would go down a staggering... 67... percent.
Significant changes for race that only makes up 13% of the population.
In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations ‘’within the same species’’, with relatively small morphological and genetic... differences.
Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated. However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species.
So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species?
Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artefacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation.
In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago.
This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance. Genetic... distance.
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2019.06.20 21:25 SNTLwolf I

Hey Vsauce, Michael here,
Skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Blacks.
According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin. That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men... was... zero.
In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites...
So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... disappear from the U.S.? Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS victims would go down a staggering... 67... percent.
Significant changes for race that only makes up 13% of the population.
In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations ‘’within the same species’’, with relatively small morphological and genetic... differences.
Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated. However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species.
So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species?
Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artefacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation.
In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago.
This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance. Genetic... distance.
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2019.04.14 20:22 the_hardier_truth Hey Vsauce

Michael here.
Skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Blacks. According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin.
That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men... was... zero.
In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites... So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... disappear from the U.S.?
Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS victims would go down a staggering... 67... percent.
Significant changes for race that only makes up 13% of the population.
In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations ‘’within the same species’’, with relatively small morphological and genetic... differences.
Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated.
However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species.
So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species?
Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artefacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation.
In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago.
This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance.
Genetic... distance.
Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between species or between populations within a species.
Dogs and wolves have been found to have a shorter genetic distance between each other than Negroids and non-Negroids. The distance between Eurasians and Africans being even larger than Homo Sapiens and Homo... Erectus.
Well, it kinda makes sense. I mean, can two races with diverging skin tones, eye colors, behavioral patterns, intellectual and athletic capabilities even be considered the same subspecies? Is it even a question? Is it even a question you're... allowed to... ask?
In October 2007, geneticist James Watson, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, and the familiar double-helix model we all had to learn in High School, was lambasted by the scientific community for a response he gave in an interview regarding the divergence of intellect between geographically isolated populations.
"There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically," James wrote. "Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so".
The response resulted with a suspension of Watson's administrative responsibilities and was forced to... cancel... his book tour. And tragically, in 2014, Mr Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962, stating that "no-one really wants to admit I exist".
Harsh. But people tend to react this way to ideas that go against their own personal world view and... cognitive... biases.
Confirmation bias. It's the tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one's... own... preconceptions. This effect, stronger for emotionally charged issues, warps your interpretation of data in a way that keeps you from... being... wrong. There is something fundamental in our minds that makes us hesitant to question ideas that we've... already come to a conclusion to.
We all do it. But who could blame us? That's just part of being a member of the human... species.
And as always, around blacks, never relax.
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2019.03.22 01:27 srichardbellrock Put Paid to the Lie: Equal Treatment of LDS LGB's

Also published here: https://unexaminedfaith.blogspot.com/2019/03/put-paid-to-lie-equal-treatment-of-lds.html
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(Rather than accept the terminology widely accepted by gay persons themselves, the LDS Church typically uses its own term to describe LGB persons, “Same Sex Attracted,” or (SSA). In this post I will generally eschew the label placed upon our LGB brothers and sisters by the Church, and simply use the more common “LGB,” or “gay.”)
Recently, in the midst of a conversation about gay relatives, a co-worker casually mentioned that the Church treats its “same sex attracted” members in exactly the same way it treats its heterosexual members. It is a sentiment that we have heard from LDS leaders and publications, from friends and family, and on social media. The Church, it is said, only holds its SSA members to the same standards as it does its hetero members[i]—all are expected to be equally obedient to the law of chastity. This, according to many a sincere believer, is equal treatment for LGB and hetero members.
Let’s put paid to that lie right now.
When I attended the temple prior to doing the mission, I “covenanted” to obey the law of chastity. What I agreed to was to not “have sexual intercourse[ii] except with [my] wife to whom [I was] legally and lawfully wedded.”[iii] So to live the Law of Chastity, sex had to be restricted to within the confines of legal marriage.
If same sex marriage does not exist, then in a sense it is true to say that LGB and hetero members are equally expected to not have sex outside of marriage.
With the legalization of same sex marriage, holding LGB members to the same standard would imply, at minimum, accepting that same sex couples having sexual relations with their partners with whom they are “legally and lawfully wedded” are not violating the law of chastity.
Having historically been on the receiving end of persecution for practicing a form of marriage that was both not legally recognized and not accepted by society at large, one might be forgiven for tenaciously hoping (though not expecting) that the Church would be empathetic to marginalized group likewise being discriminated against for hoping to practice a form of marriage not legally recognized and not accepted by society at large.
However, instead of accepting that married LGB members are not violating the law of chastity, (at least) two salient things occurred that diminish the case for the Church’s earnestness in its ostensible equal treatment of hetero and LGB members.
First, at the behest of the First Presidency[iv], the Church led the fight to try to ensure that same sex marriage not be legalized. In the fight to “protect marriage” in California, 80-90% of canvassers and some 50% of money raised came from the LDS.[v]
Second, just months after the Supreme Court in the US legalized gay marriage, the Church quietly revised its Handbook of Instructions to explicate that same sex marriage is a form of apostasy requiring discipline, and made it official policy to exclude the children of same sex married parents from full participation in the Church, denying these children what it believes to be necessary saving ordinances, until the age of 18 when they could renounce their parents relationship.[vi]
In fact, The Church has gone so far as to call for a constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between opposite sex partners.[vii]
If LGB members were being held to the same standards as hetero members, with the legalization of same sex marriage, married LGB couples would not be violating the Law of Chastity. The reaction of the Church to the gay marriage issue indicates that the Church does not even want the possibility of having to hold its LGB members to an equal standard. The fact that the Church reacted the way it did, to try to block marriage equality and redefine marriage equality as apostasy is one way that the Church broadcasts its disingenuousness when it asserts that LGB members are held to the “same standard.”
The above raises an obvious question as to why the Church would be so adamant in its opposition to the legal acceptance of same sex marriage.
The answer is found in an official communication from the Church, “The Divine Institution of Marriage,” issued in response to the fight for marriage equality in California.
The communication starts by quoting the Church’s Proclamation on the Family: “Marriage is sacred and was ordained of God from before the foundation of the world.”
A majority of the piece is focused on the procreative role marriage:
"From the beginning, the sacred nature of marriage was closely linked to the power of procreation. After creating Adam and Eve, God commanded them to “be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth…” Only a man and a woman together have the natural biological capacity to conceive children. This power of procreation—to create life and bring God’s spirit children into the world—is divinely given. Misuse of this power undermines the institution of the family.
…in almost every culture marriage has been protected and endorsed by governments primarily to preserve and foster the institution most central to rearing children and teaching them the moral values that undergird civilization.
The special status granted marriage is nevertheless closely linked to the inherent powers and responsibilities of procreation and to the innate differences between the genders. By contrast, same-sex marriage is an institution no longer linked to gender—to the biological realities and complementary natures of male and female. Its effect is to decouple marriage from its central role in creating life.
…same-sex marriage…is a far-reaching redefinition of the very nature of marriage itself. It marks a fundamental change in the institution of marriage in ways that are contrary to God’s purposes for His children and detrimental to the long-term interests of society."
From the above text it ought to be self-evident that the Church’s fight was primarily concerned with their own private religious morality—“Divine Institution,” “sacred nature,” “ordained of God,” “Adam and Eve,” “God commanded,” “create life,” “God’s spirit children,” “divinely given,” “God’s purposes. The Church’s choice of language indicates that it is seeking to impose its own private supernaturally derived morality into legislation that would constrain the rights and freedoms of those who do not share its religious values.
But there is, as you read above, a second line of reasoning contained in the article. The Church is asserting that marriage equality will be “detrimental to the long-term interests of society.”
I suppose that a typical reaction to such an assertion (well, mine anyway), would be to suggest that the fact that, at least on the face of it, making the category of marriage and family a little more inclusive ought not negate the value of those already included in the category, that what happens privately in the home of my neighbor has no effect on my family. A carefully stage managed “interview” with Elders Lance B. Wickman and Dallin H. Oaks, intended to put forth the Church’s position on same sex marriage, states that the opposite is true:[viii] “What happens in somebody’s house down the street does in very deed have an effect on what happens in my house…”
So what is this detriment of which the article speaks?
On one hand I suppose that there is an alleged spiritual harm for those who are engaging in “sinful” behaviors. However, “sin,” per se, is not the province of governments, and so private religious moralities should not be grounds for legislation. There is scriptural authority for having the Church avoid interference in political matters found in D&C 134: 9.
A second harm is never explicitly stated but is implied by asserting that marriage has (i) “almost” always been about procreation, and that (ii) it is within the family that “the moral values that undergird civilization” are propagated.
Let’s briefly deal with (ii) first. It may be entirely true that the moral values that undergird society are transmitted through the family unit. For the sake of argument, let’s accept that at face value. But even if 100% true, there is a huge lacuna here. The link between the premiss that “families transmit essential values” and the conclusion that “therefore there should be no legal recognition of same sex marriages” is left for the reader to fill in. It is difficult to think how one could move from that premiss to that conclusion, unless, of course, one presumes that same sex parents are somehow less capable or willing to teach the values in question, or that the values that undergird society include the rejection of the legitimacy of same sex relationships. I think it is clear why the essay wants the reader to fill in this unstated (homophobic) assumption for themselves rather than state it explicitly.
The claim that (i) marriage has always been about procreation…
When confronted with the illegal plural “marriages” of Joseph Smith, including “marriages” to women who were already married to other living men[ix], and to girls[x] that were below the average age of puberty for that time, a favored response from apologists for the Church is to suggest that at least some of those “marriages” were not sexual, and were for the purposes of creating “loose dynastic bonds.”[xi] Putting aside for the moment that non-sexual plural marriages violate the very purpose of plural marriage as stated in D&C 132—to raise up righteous seed, I find it slightly hypocritical to hold that same sex marriages are immoral because they are not about procreation, while at the same time defending Joseph Smith’s “marriages” as moral by holding that they were not about procreation.
The Utah State legislature, 90% of whom are LDS,[xii] passed a law in 1996 allowing first cousins to marry if either they are over 65, or if they are over 55 provided that “either party is unable to reproduce.”[xiii] The Utah Legislature is not governed by the LDS Church (*stifled snicker*), but the fact that influential Mormons would pass a law in Utah that allows a marriage only on the condition that it is not about procreation, and that the LDS Church did not fight it, at least suggests that the Church’s justification for opposing same sex marriage on the grounds that it is not about procreation is not altogether genuine.
Furthermore, if it not being about procreation really is a moral objection to same sex marriage because it “decouple[s] marriage from its central role in creating life,” then surely the Church ought to be opposed to marriage for people who are infertile, or who indicate that they intend to remain childless, or for seniors who, like President and Sister Nelson, are past their childbearing years at the time of marriage. The fact that the Church does not fight such marriages casts some doubt on the assertion that they oppose same sex marriage on the grounds that it is not about procreation.
What if the Church is correct in their description of same sex marriage, that it decouples marriage from its central procreative role? That, in and of itself does nothing to detract from the value of those couples who have chosen to have children. Exactly nothing.
The Church is advertising its biases by claiming that its opposition to same sex marriage is rooted in it not being about procreation while at the same supporting other types of marriage that no more about procreation than same sex couples.
A faithful member, when reading the above, might counter with the notion that those who marry late in life, or those who are infertile, will have perfected bodies in the resurrection, and thus be able procreate then. That’s as may be, but it is a private religious point of view, and churches ought not try to make those who do not share their privately held religious views conform to those views through legislation.
The essay goes on to state that “[a]nother purpose [for publishing the article] is to reaffirm that the Church has a single, undeviating standard of sexual morality: intimate relations are acceptable to God only between a husband and a wife who are united in the bonds of matrimony.” The Church went out of its way to try to deny marriage equality to our LGB brothers and sisters because it violated that “single, undeviating standard of morality.” If this is the real reason for the Church’s apoplectic response to marriage equality, then where is the equivalent fight to make pre-marital sex illegal? If there is, as they say, “a single, undeviating standard of morality,” then pre-marital sex is a moral and legal equivalent of same sex marriage. That conspicuous lack of a corresponding legal battle lays bare the lie that the Church only wants to hold its hetero and LGB members to the same standard of sexual morality.
The essay mentions one more potential harm: “As governments have legalized same-sex marriage as a civil right, they have also enforced a wide variety of other policies to ensure there is no discrimination against same-sex couples. These policies have placed serious burdens on individual conscience and on religious organizations.” It then lists off ways in which marriage equality requires people or organizations of faith to treat LGB’s that are contrary to said faith. If I may be so bold as to restate that in more common parlance, the essay is saying that being denied the right to discriminate against gays is itself a form of religious discrimination. Dallin H. Oaks has said so on other occasions.[xiv] This principle is clearly illustrated in the LDS Church endorsed “Utah compromise” law[xv] that says that it is wrong to discriminate against LGB’s unless doing so for religious reasons.
I find myself quite unsympathetic to this final alleged harm. I find it about as harmful to religious freedom as being forced to recognize the validity of interracial marriage. Sorry. No sympathy.
Finally, I’d like to suggest that even if the Church is holding LGB and hetero members to the same Law of Chastity, the lived experience of members means that the standard being upheld is very different. “Abstinence” is the correct term for what is required of hetero members, but it doesn’t quite capture what is required of the faithful LGB member. The faithful LGB members is required to commit to lifelong “celibacy,” with no chance of ever being able to fully express their sexuality. To illustrate consider a few elements of my heterosexual experience:
When I was 12, I would have a crush on the cute girl in social studies class. In so doing, did I violate God's law? Was I engaging in "sexual" behavior?
When I was 13 I would daydream about cute girls, wonder what sex was going to be like. Was that engaging in sexual behavior? Was that violating God's law?
When I was 14 I would go to church dances. I would ask the girls to dance with me. And I would be thrilled at the prospect of the slow dances. It was fun to “bear-hug,” and it was funny if a chaperone caught us, and insisted that we stayed “Book of Mormon width apart.” Was I violating the Law of Chastity? Sinning?
At 16 I would go on the occasional date. I would love to enjoy the company of a young lady my age. I thrilled at the prospect of holding her hand. And sneaking a cheeky kiss at the end of the night! Again, was it a violation of God's law? Was I engaging in sexual behavior? If my bishop found out, would he judge me harshly?
At 18 I had a steady girlfriend. She would sometimes accompany to my ward, sometimes I’d go to hers. At church we would hold hands. Before separating for Priesthood and Relief Society, I’d give her a quick kiss. Did anybody look at us with condemnation for unnatural or sinful behaviors?
I intended to marry that girlfriend, post mission, and truth be told, I wanted to shag her senseless. The debate about whether I should give in to temptation and then repent before the mission, or to muzzle that drive and abstain until marriage was a constant internal dialogue. I waited, by the way. In my bursting desire, had I violated any of God’s commands? Was there any doubt that I would be found “worthy” to serve a mission?
After doing a two-year mission for the Church, I was at a stake conference, I saw my future bride for the first time across a crowded room, and my heart skipped a beat. The moment I met her I thought to myself "I could spend the rest of my life with this woman!" While we dated I frequently thought of how wonderful it would be to make love to that beautiful woman. We didn't, we waited. But oh my heck! We thought about it and talked about it! (And we made our marriage work for a couple of decades). Did I need to repent? Was I violating God's law? Was I engaging in sexual behavior?
To all of the above questions, I hope the answer is an unambiguous, clear and resounding "NO!"
It was OK for me to hold hands with a girl at a church dance; how OK will it be for two boys or two girls to hold hands at a church dance? Everything I described above is perfectly acceptable for a hetero member, but denied to our LGB brothers and sisters. If I had not had those experiences growing up, my life would be the poorer. Not just a little bit. My life would be considerably emptier.
If the church is telling its LGB members that it forbids them from engaging in those same behaviors that were a necessary part of the formation of my personal identity, then I take with a grain of salt the claim that it holds gay members to the same standard. The lived experiences of hetero members practicing abstinence and LGB members practicing celibacy are worlds apart.
My heart aches for my gay brothers and sisters who are being denied those wonderful growing learning experiences.
[i] https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/interview-oaks-wickman-same-gender-attraction
Lattin, Don (April 13, 1997), "Musings of the Main Mormon: Gordon B. Hinckley, "president, prophet, seer and revelator: of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sits at the top of one of the world's fastest-growing religions", San Francisco Chronicle, archived from the original on May 17, 2012
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/the-divine-institution-of-marriage

[ii] This was changed in 1990 to “sexual relations

[iii] A peripheral note—the Church did not historically hold faithful members to this standard as not a single plural marriage as practiced by the LDS Church was ever in a jurisdiction where it was legal. Every instance of plural marriage from the time of Joseph Smith until the time it was discontinued was a violation of the Law of Chastity, and legally was adultery.

[iv] https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/california-and-same-sex-marriage

[v] https://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/15/us/politics/15marriage.html

[vi] Church Handbook of Instructions. Salt Lake City, Utah: LDS Church. 1998.
Daniel Woodruff, "LDS church to exclude children of same-sex couples from membership", kutv.com, 6 November 2015.
Cimaron Neugebauer, "LDS Church adds same-sex marriage to definition of apostasy", kutv.com, November 6, 2015.
Walch, Tad (November 6, 2015). "Elder Christofferson explains updated LDS Church policies on same-sex marriage and children". Deseret News. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
Tad Walch (November 13, 2015). "LDS Church provides additional information on handbook policies about same-sex couples and their children". Deseret News. Retrieved April 13, 2016.

[vii] https://www.lds.org/study/ensign/2006/07/news-of-the-church/church-supports-call-for-constitutional-amendment?lang=eng
https://www.religionnewsblog.com/14428/lds-church-supports-constitutional-amendment-for-marriage

[viii] https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/interview-oaks-wickman-same-gender-attraction

[ix] https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy/Polyandry

[x] https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy/Marriages_to_young_women

[xi]https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy/Polyandry/Why_would_Joseph_Smith_be_sealed_to_other_men%27s_wives
https://www.fairmormon.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/katich-a-tale-of-two-marriage-systems.pdf

[xii] https://www.apnews.com/286983987f484cb182fba9334c52a617

[xiii] https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title30/Chapter1/30-1-S1.html

[xiv] https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/oaks-religious-freedom

[xv][xv] https://thinkprogress.org/utah-bill-would-ban-lgbt-discrimination-with-some-big-exceptions-767990f9a9fc/
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2019.03.19 11:39 sockmydeck From the promoted Hellboy Trailer.

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here.
Skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Blacks. According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin.
That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men... was... zero.
In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites... So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... disappear from the U.S.?
Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS victims would go down a staggering... 67... percent.
Significant changes for race that only makes up 13% of the population.
In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations ‘’within the same species’’, with relatively small morphological and genetic... differences.
Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated.
However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species.
So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species?
Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artefacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation.
In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago.
This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance.
Genetic... distance.
Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between species or between populations within a species.
Dogs and wolves have been found to have a shorter genetic distance between each other than Negroids and non-Negroids. The distance between Eurasians and Africans being even larger than Homo Sapiens and Homo... Erectus.
Well, it kinda makes sense. I mean, can two races with diverging skin tones, eye colors, behavioral patterns, intellectual and athletic capabilities even be considered the same subspecies? Is it even a question? Is it even a question you're... allowed to... ask?
In October 2007, geneticist James Watson, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, and the familiar double-helix model we all had to learn in High School, was lambasted by the scientific community for a response he gave in an interview regarding the divergence of intellect between geographically isolated populations.
"There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically," James wrote. "Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so".
The response resulted with a suspension of Watson's administrative responsibilities and was forced to... cancel... his book tour. And tragically, in 2014, Mr Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962, stating that "no-one really wants to admit I exist".
Harsh. But people tend to react this way to ideas that go against their own personal world view and... cognitive... biases.
Confirmation bias. It's the tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one's... own... preconceptions. This effect, stronger for emotionally charged issues, warps your interpretation of data in a way that keeps you from... being... wrong. There is something fundamental in our minds that makes us hesitant to question ideas that we've... already come to a conclusion to.
We all do it. But who could blame us? That's just part of being a member of the human... species.
And as always, around blacks, never relax.
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2019.02.25 22:36 HeaterTheYeeter Found in the wild

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here.
Skeletons are scary and spooky, but you know what else is? Blacks. According to the U.S Justice Department, in 2006, 32,443 women of Caucasian origin were raped by men of African origin.
That same year, the number of African American women raped by Caucasian men... was... zero.
In fact, 90% of all interracial crimes in the U.S. are committed by blacks... against whites... So what if all blacks were to... suddenly... disappear from the U.S.?
Murder would go down 49.7 percent, welfare recipients would go down 40 percent, SAT scores would go up about 100 points, the average IQ would go up 7 points, and AIDS victims would go down a staggering... 67... percent.
Significant changes for race that only makes up 13% of the population.
In biology, races are distinct genetically divergent populations ‘’within the same species’’, with relatively small morphological and genetic... differences.
Populations can be described as ecological races if they arise from adaptation to different local habitats or geographic races when they are geographically isolated.
However, if sufficiently different, two or more races can be identified as... sub... species.
So how long do two races have to be isolated from one another before they're considered separate species?
Earlier this year, Archaeologists found artefacts in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island dating back more than 50,000 years, making it Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation.
In contrast, the domestication of the dog began just 15,000... years... ago.
This distance, some several thousand miles between the mainlands of Australia and Asia also caused another kind of distance.
Genetic... distance.
Genetic distance is a measure of the genetic divergence between species or between populations within a species.
Dogs and wolves have been found to have a shorter genetic distance between each other than Negroids and non-Negroids. The distance between Eurasians and Africans being even larger than Homo Sapiens and Homo... Erectus.
Well, it kinda makes sense. I mean, can two races with diverging skin tones, eye colors, behavioral patterns, intellectual and athletic capabilities even be considered the same subspecies? Is it even a question? Is it even a question you're... allowed to... ask?
In October 2007, geneticist James Watson, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA, and the familiar double-helix model we all had to learn in High School, was lambasted by the scientific community for a response he gave in an interview regarding the divergence of intellect between geographically isolated populations.
"There is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capacities of peoples geographically separated in their evolution should prove to have evolved identically," James wrote. "Our wanting to reserve equal powers of reason as some universal heritage of humanity will not be enough to make it so".
The response resulted with a suspension of Watson's administrative responsibilities and was forced to... cancel... his book tour. And tragically, in 2014, Mr Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal he won in 1962, stating that "no-one really wants to admit I exist".
Harsh. But people tend to react this way to ideas that go against their own personal world view and... cognitive... biases.
Confirmation bias. It's the tendency to search for, interpret, focus on and remember information in a way that confirms one's... own... preconceptions. This effect, stronger for emotionally charged issues, warps your interpretation of data in a way that keeps you from... being... wrong. There is something fundamental in our minds that makes us hesitant to question ideas that we've... already come to a conclusion to.
We all do it. But who could blame us? That's just part of being a member of the human... species.
And as always, around blacks, never relax.
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2018.08.28 03:44 Cam80984 The Official r/DunderMifflin Re-Watch Thread – S.2 Ep. 22 – Casino Night

The Official DunderMifflin Re-Watch Thread – S.2 Ep. 22 – Casino NightWelcome to the DunderMifflin Rewatch Thread. Please join us in watching today’s episode of The Office (US). Feel free to comment your favorite moments, thoughts, etc. in the comments section below.
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Also, please keep all spoilers to a minimum. As this re-watch continues there is a possibility that we will pick up some first-time viewers. Let’s be respectful to them and their watch through. Thanks!!
The Office
Season: 2
Episode: 22 – Casino Night
The Dunder Mifflin crew holds a casino party at the warehouse and Michael has two dates.
Release Date: 11 May 2006
Run Time: 29 Min
Director: Greg Daniels
Writers: Steve Carell
Trivia:
· In this episode, Michael says he's donating his money to Comic Relief, even though it no longer exists. This was an homage to the original British series, where an entire episode (#2.5) was devoted to raising money for Comic Relief.
· In "Casino Night" Creed is shown stealing from a vending machine. He holds up a candy bar. This a bar made by Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, a company founded in Scranton.
· Creed mentions the excellent pea soup at the soup kitchen. He would be referring to the St. Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen at 500 Penn Ave. in Scranton (right across the street from the Penn Paper building shown in the opening credits of the show). The soup kitchen is for the homeless.
· In his beginning monologue to the camera, Michael states that he considers himself to be an accomplished "philanderer." This word is often applied to men who engage in sexual relationships with multiple women simultaneously. The word he should have used is "philanthropist," which is more aligned with people who support charities.
· Michael's line, "Jan Levinson, I presume", is a reference to Journalist Henry Morton Stanley's reported first words to adventurer Dr. David Livingstone, "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume", when the former found the latter in Africa.
· After Michael makes his speech to get casino night started, he says "let's get it started--- black eyed crows". He is referencing to the song by the Black Eyed PEAS "Let's Get It Started" but has the group name wrong. This was a deliberate but subtle joke.
· In this scene where Michael and all the others are playing poker, Michael goes all in on the first hand and Toby calls his bet but Michael folds his cards berfore there is a flop. It is never shown what Michael's losing had was.
· Spoilers
· In "Casino Night" Dwight tells Pam & Jim his tux belonged to his grandfather & that he was buried in it. He again wears it in the beginning of the episode "The Farm", when announcing the death of his Aunt Shirley. However, according to Schrute tradition, they shoot their dead before burial to make sure they are "completely dead". If his grandfather had been buried in this tux, there should've been bullet holes.
Goofs:
· At the poker table, both Michael and Toby go all in. Toby has a pair of Jacks, while Michael's hand is practically indistinguishable, presumably two mismatched cards lower than a Jack. However, the game is Texas Hold 'Em, and the dealer gives the hand to Toby without dealing any cards into the center of the table.
· During the poker game between Kevin and Phyllis, Phyllis was dealt a six of clubs on the river. Therefore, Kevin's set of queens should have been good.
Quotes:
· Jim Halpert: Hey, can I talk to you about something?
Pam Beesley: About when you want to give me more of your money?
Jim Halpert: No, I...
Pam Beesley: Did you want to do that now? We can go inside. I'm feeling kind of good tonight.
Jim Halpert: I was just... I'm in love with you.
Pam Beesley: [No longer smiling] What?
Jim Halpert: I'm really sorry if that's weird for you to hear, but I needed you to hear it. Probably not good timing, I know that. I just...
Pam Beesley: [Stunned] What are you doing? What do you expect me to say to that?
Jim Halpert: I just needed you to know. Once.
Pam Beesley: Well, I... I... I can't.
Jim Halpert: Yeah.
Pam Beesley: You have no idea...
Jim Halpert: Don't do that.
Pam Beesley: ...what your friendship means to me.
Jim Halpert: Come on. I don't want to do that. I wanna be more than that.
Pam Beesley: I can't.
[a small tear runs down Jim's face]
Pam Beesley: I'm really sorry if you misinterpreted things. It's probably my fault.
Jim Halpert: [Trying to recover] Not your fault. I'm sorry I misinterpreted our friendship.
· Michael Scott: Oh, and another fun thing. We, at the end of the night, are going to give the check to an actual group of Boy Scouts. Right, Toby? We're gonna...
Toby: Actually, I didn't think it was appropriate to invite children since it's... You know, there's gambling and alcohol, and it's in our dangerous warehouse and it's a school night... And, you know, Hooters is catering. You know, is that enough? Should I keep going?
Michael Scott: Why are you the way that you are? Honestly, every time I try to do something fun or exciting, you make it not that way. I hate so much about the things that you choose to be.
· Michael Scott: Hey, Carol, how goes the real estate biz? Is it real good?
Pam Beesley: It's still me.
· Michael Scott: I am no longer your boss. Lady Fortune is your boss.
Stanley: Will Lady Fortune give me a raise?
Michael Scott: Shut it, shut it, shut it.
· Toby: I don't really play cards, but I'm not going to lie to you. It felt really good to take money from Michael. Gonna chase that feeling.
· Michael Scott: There are certain topics that are off-limits to comedians: JFK, AIDS, the Holocaust. The Lincoln Assassination just recently became funny. I need to see this play like I need a hole in the head. And I hope to someday live in a world where a person could tell a hilarious AIDS joke. It's one of my dreams.
· Pam Beesley: Sometimes I don't put Michael through until he's already said something. I look at it as a practice run for him. He usually does better on the second attempt.
· Michael Scott: Jan Levinson, I presume?
Pam Beesley: It's still me.
· Jim Halpert: [to Pam] I'm in love with you.
· Dwight Schrute: I'm Michael's wingman. I've got his back. Two dates. He's got two dates tonight. My job is keep Jan away from Carol and vice versa. Michael said, "We must deceive them, so as not to hurt them, and in that way, we honor them."
· Michael Scott: Okay, you know what? I will not donate my winnings to Comic Relief, since apparently, it doesn't exist. I am going to donate to Afghanistanis with AIDS.
Jim Halpert: Nope. I think you mean the aid to Afghanistan.
Michael Scott: No, I mean Afghanistanis with AIDS.
Phyllis: Afghani.
Michael Scott: What?
Phyllis: Afghani.
Michael Scott: That's a dog.
Pam Beesley: No, that's Afghan.
Michael Scott: That's a shawl.
Dwight Schrute: Wait, canine AIDS?
Michael Scott: No. Humans with AIDS.
Creed: Who has AIDS?
Jim Halpert: Guys, the Afghanistananies.
Michael Scott: Okay, you know what? No. No. AIDS is not funny. Believe me, I have tried.
· Darryl: [explaining to Michael why he doesn't want fire-eaters in the warehouse for Casino Night] We just have a lot of stuff down there that could be stolen.
Michael Scott: That's ironic.
Darryl: What?
Michael Scott: That *you* are afraid.
Darryl: Why? 'Cause I'm from the hood?
Michael Scott: Dinkin flicka.
Darryl: [to film crew] I taught Mike some phrases to help him with his interracial conversations. You know, stuff like, "Fleece it out." "Going mach five." "Dinkin flicka." You know, things us Negroes say.
Michael Scott: Give me some.
[Mike and Darryl do choreographed handshake]
Darryl: [laughing] Oh, yeah, I taught him a handshake, too.
· Jim Halpert: Excuse me. How long is the wait for a table for two?
Dwight Schrute: I would never, ever serve you. Not in a million, billion years.
Pam Beesley: It's a nice tux.
Dwight Schrute: I know. It belonged to my grandfather. He was buried in it, so family heirloom.
· Creed: Oh, I steal things all the time. It's just something I do. I stopped caring a long time ago.
· Dwight Schrute: [In response to Jim's claims of childhood telekinesis] I don't believe you. Continue.
· Ryan Howard: One beer and one Seven and Seven with eight maraschino cherries, sugar on the rim, blended if you can.
Jim Halpert: So, that's still going on, huh? You and Kelly?
· Michael Scott: Why are you here?
Dwight Schrute: When Darryl was coming, you said you wanted me here for protection.
Michael Scott: Not. I said, not that.
· Kevin: I suck.
· Michael Scott: Two queens on Casino Night. I am going to drop a deuce on everybody.
· Michael Scott: Love triangle. Drama. All worked out in the end, though. The hero got the girl. Who saw that coming? I did.
· Michael Scott: Comedy's very much alive, as are homeless people.
· Michael Scott: Jan and I understand each other. The romance thing is sort of on hold for the time being, but we've remained good friends. Good friends with privileges. Not now, someday.
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2018.07.17 06:55 hafu19019 For everyone who wants the old sticky post. You can save this and spam people with it.

🔴If love is not colorblind, and half-Asians come from White fathers, 73% of the time, and Asian women are fetishized
🔴what happens when racist, conservative, anti-feminist, anti-western women, unattractive, older, weird, rejected, creepy white men (e.g., "sexpats," MGTOWs, racists and rejects) who fetishize and prey on Asian women as "more feminine / submissive / pro-white / traditional" than White (or other) women,
🔴and, Asian women who have a "preference" for white men and white features, (even for racists against Asians and Asian men)
have sons who grow up to look more Asian as they get older?
Half Asian sons with Asian mothers can be VERY high risk, especially if they are forced to identify as Asian men as they get older, in a world where white men and white features are considered superior, even by their parents, and racism against Asians is intense and gendered
and have to deal with crippling gendered stereotypes, racist double standards, fetishes and dysfunction at home, lack of media representation, and having a racist, weird, unattractive, sexpat or bottom of the barrel white father who fetishizes Asian women as a "traditional, low-standard, pro-white" alternative to non-Asian women, while attacking Asian men with his wife, who can in turn be a racist, unloving, self-loathing, callous Tiger Mother who attacks her own child for looking too Asian, casually attacks Asian & Half-Asian men, hypes up her child for being half-White, and pushes for White privilege and status.
What happens when Asian women, the only race of women to exclude their own race in favor of a specific type of White men, produce Asian looking sons?
🔴Why is it that, despite being vastly outnumbered, the sons and daughters of Asian men & White / non-Asian women are far more successful and happier in every country that they exist? Why are the most famous Half Asians of all time (Keanu Reeves, Dean Cain, Bruce and Brandon Lee, Alexa Chung, Tommy Chong, Mike Sui, Tim Wu, Maya Soetoro, Penny Wong, Sydney Park, and 90% of biracial high level athletes, and virtually every biracial-Asian head of state or politician) all the children of White or non-Asian women? 🔴Why are Asian women targeted by certain types of antisocial, racist, undesirable, awkward and low status men, and what kind of message does it send to Asian looking children that it is so fundamentally unbalanced whereby only White (rarely other, and oftentimes "weird" and "rejected") fathers create Eurasian sons? 🔴Why are half-Asians the only group to hype up their ethnicity, despite having average to below average looking parents, and not having any major success? Why do Half-Asians have a tendency towards being very arrogant, erratic, white-supremacist, and self-deprecating? 🔴Why does it seem that men who pursue Asian women (as a last resort due to being unattractive) seem to hate Asian men, White women, and hypocritically AMWF, and how does that affect the Asian looking son? 🔴Why do famous White Nationalists John Derbyshire, Kyle Chapman, and Chuck C. Johnson all have Asian wives? Why were Richard Spencer and Andrew Anglin linked with Asian women romantically? Why do women like Michelle Malkin, Elaine Chao, Shan Ju Lin and Tila Tequila support extreme racism against Asians in an attempt to integrate and gain status? Why are there Half Asians overrepresented in White supremacist movements? 🔴Why do insecure Asian women harass women who date Asian and Half Asian men, and why do they seem to resent non-Asian women? 🔴If White men are the only fathers of biracial Asian sons and Asian women are envious of White women - doesn't that imply that Whiteness is desired, rather than Asianness? 🔴If Half Asian men are so hot - why don't Asian women want them? Why don't White women or Half Asian women want them? Why don't White women want half Asian babies? Why do so many Half Asian men marry, live and work in Asia - if they are truly global? Why are Hapas that look less Asian, more highly valued? 🔴If Half-Asians are primarily valued on their looks, and the hope that they don't resemble Asian men - what happens when Eurasian sons are neither good looking, or just look like Asian men, or both? Do looks protect against racism and highly-racialized fetishes and extreme dysfunction inside and outside the home? This subreddit is NOT against intermarriage, but to point out the difficulties of coming from one of the largest disparities, and power imbalances, that only seems to involve white men (rarely others) and Asian women, and discusses the fetishization many men have for Asian women while disregarding the health of the children; /Hapas theories the imbalance has long lasting effects on the offspring. Asian women have an unusually high out-marriage rate and seem distasteful of Asian men and preferential towards Whiteness for status and integration. Their gendered out marriage rate is so famous, that, it can be argued that White men "prefer" Asian women for questionable reasons - meaning a "specific type" of white men seems to "prefer" Asian women. No other ethnic group "prefers" Eurasian or Asian men, and AW/WM pairings outnumber AM/WW woman pairings by astronomical rates, and Asians are subject to racism and sexual stereotypes according to the gender. So what happens when "cute Hapa babies" grow up to resemble Asian men, the same men that Asian women (and the rest of the world) dislike? Surely, this must have some psychological effect. Most white men prefer White women. Most white women prefer white men. Most Asian women prefer white men. 🔴So a "subset" of white men prefer Asian women - and seem to be overrepresented as racists, anti-social MRAs, conservatives, alt-rightists, White Nationalists, men who savagely hate Asian men, Western and White women, Islamophobes, low status men, conspiracy theorists, MRAs, MGTOWS, red-pillers, anti-feminists, anti-blacks, and yes, even Nazis.
What happens when Eurasians, as a whole, resemble Asian men and women, and have to live with this legacy? Summary: Interracial pairings can oftentimes represent progress - however, in certain cases, people form relationships according to old, latent ideas of nuanced, gendered racism and notions of power, status and hierarchies. Asian women are the ONLY women on earth to favor men other than their own... 🔴So what happens when these highly psychosexualized pairings (masculine white / effeminate Asian) have sons and daughters who look very Asian? Do yellow-fever / white-fever fetishes, status-marriages, racial and sexual hierarchies and racism in the home lead to happy children? /hapastheorizes that young Hapa people can be high risk and looks to be a safe space to talk honestly about our identity and mental issues. Points of discussion: Parents of biracial Asian children being abnormally racist, anti-progressive (i.e., believing that Asian women are "more traditional," easier, "anti-black", "pro-white," "thinner, "replacement white women," and more "feminine"; Asian men are losers, ugly, weak, feminine; while white men are more powerful "alpha males"/ more masculine). White men seeking out Asian women being unusually hateful towards Asian males (and even Eurasian males) and White women. Half Asians being pushed by White dads / Asian moms as "superior" simply to create a safety net for the massive interracial disparity that only involves racist White men and Asian women, despite lack of evidence of success Why do the vast, vast majority of Eurasians have white fathers, if love is colorblind? Children of non-Asian mothers being empirically more successful. High incidence of psychological and emotional abuse from Asian mothers / mothers in law Asian women hoping that their children look White for privilege Asian women being "used" as an answer to low social desirability of white men Asian women praising the child's White features while contemptuous of Asian features Extreme, broken, sexless, loveless homes with unattractive white fathers, and nagging, bitter Asian mothers Asian women being extremely hostile to non-Asian women, and even attempting to disrupt AMWF couples Our entire value being our looks, a value we fail to achieve most of the time Why do so many Neo-Nazis, conservatives, alt-rightists and White Nationalists have Asian wives? White men who "prefer" Asian women being unusually racist, lower status, physically unattractive, emotionally disturbed, or "losers" White men and Asian women having hateful, racist, spiteful views against Asian men, whom their children resemble, due to the white man's insecurity and low-status among Whites Incredible hypocrisy where WMAW is tolerated while AMWW is looked down on, even by WMAW couples, and White men who like Asian women, hating AMWW. Half Asian children looking full Asian, even playing full Asians on TV Half Asian women being afforded more opportunities than their male counterparts. Fetishistic, racist, low-effort nature of parents negating any possible benefits. Parents of biracial Asians pushing their children as a eugenic "master race" - despite most Asians looking very Asian, and looking very average and lower on the hierarchy than full whites. Parents of biracial Asians pushing their children to marry certain ethnicities as a way to control their respective gendered image; i.e., sons date Asian, daughters date white. High representation of WMAF children in national newstories for erratic, violent and unusual behavior Eurasians demonstrating extreme white-worshipping behavior, or disdain for Asian appearance, even getting involved in White Nationalism Parents are not willing to address racism, or contribute to racism against their children (e.g., Asian women marrying extremely racist, mentally unstable white men or underestimating the severity of white racism) Failure of Hapas to integrate; Asian women enjoying high status and integration, half Asian sons being isolated and excluded. Physical, emotional or sexual abuse of Hapa children within the home due to mentally ill, racist parents; i.e., racist white father seeking submissive Asian woman, cruel Asian mother Physical / verbal abuse between low-value white men / status-climbing Asian women. Hapa children forcefully rejecting their Asian identity / appearance Hapa children being taught “Asian culture” despite their mothers’ avoidance of Asian culture for 30 years Exclusion from white / Asian social circles. WMAF parents being socially isolated or ostracized Lack of WMAF Eurasians in any positions of power or prominence despite huge numbers. Double standards in dating - Asian women are accepted, while Asian / Hapa men are expected to be single. Emasculation, humilation of [Asian males being passed onto the Hapa sons] “Hapa identity" being one of White father / Asian mother, and being a lookism contest where those with the most Caucasian features are prized. Severe lack of successful and prominent Hapas with Asian mothers despite their high numbers. Overrepresentation of Hapas with Asian fathers, despite their low numbers. First and foremost, External Websites: www.stuffeurasianslike.wordpress.comwww.longingfordeath.wordpress.comhttp://hapafeminism.tumblr.comhttp://hapasons.wordpress.comwww.halfasianhalfdead.wordpress.com A Cartoon for those Who Don't Feel Like Reading www.halfasian.orgHard data sets on half-Asian suicide / substance abuse / violent / behavioral problems Mixed-race adolescents showed higher risk when compared with single-race adolescents on general health questions, school experience, smoking and drinking, and other risk variables. Hapa adolescents more likely get regularly drunk, smoke, commit suicide, from NAPAfASA Asian-white couples face distinct pregnancy risks, Stanford/Packard Biracial Asian/White candidates were perceived as significantly less warm and competent than their monoracial counterparts." UC Davis Peer Reviewed Study: "34 percent of biracial individuals in a national survey had been diagnosed with a psychological disorder" Data demonstrating higher rates of substance abuse / suicide / violence among multiracial Asians KEY POSTS FROM REDDIT.COM/HAPAS, SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN SEPTEMBER, 2014 Asian women on /hapas or elsewhere admitting that Asian men are physically unattractive and that there's a chance their children will be too. Asian female poster admitting Asian males are unattractive Asian woman admits to wanting white men for status, hopes for a girl On the reality of looking Asian as a Eurasian male; Proof that White Looking Hapas Have Privilege Zach Schwartz, Vice Magazine journalist, does an AMA regarding the undesirability of Asian men and Asian looking Eurasian men. 2006: "As the number of hapa celebrities increase, so will the number of hapa bad apples. Will the future see truly fucked up hapas whose parents met on the internet, dumped them in a foreign country?" COMMUNITY POST: WHY HALF-ASIAN GIRLS HAVE IT EASIER (THAN HALF-ASIAN GUYS) 2011: "I Am The Asian Looking Son Of A White Dad And Asian Mom" Post that got Razib Khan fired as NY Times Op Ed writer: 5/23/00- most intelligent Eurasian men might also be the most “nerdish” as Mr. Sailer would say. This would make it rather more difficult for them to attract high status “blondes.” 2009: "Asian/White hapa's are for the most part really good looking, but they always have weird mental problems for some reason. Anger, depression, it's always something. Maybe it's the abusive father and over-subservient mother complex." Hapa in Sweden complains about being socially aloof and unwanted by society If you need to take one thing away from /hapas it should be this Growing up with an Asian mother and a white father, he explained that the perception of Asian maleness in his community was one of "complete inferiority.” “I grew up ashamed that being Asian I was ugly. I didn’t have my first girlfriend until I was 19 because of that,” Sarchet says. Sarchet is half-white but identifies as Asian. He is an offspring of a white dad from the Air Force and a first-generation Taiwanese immigrant. Zach Schwartz writes about being the Asian looking son of a white man and Asian woman, Vice Magazine A woman observes that while Eurasian girls are accepted, Eurasian boys are made outcasts because they are not white. In addition they are raised by Asian moms with values that make them unsuited for white society. 2007 Poetry: "Half Asians carry in their physical features / The burdens that EVERY “Asian American” carries / Embodied in their HALF-slanted eyes" 2011: "the Y chromosome is incomplete, so a male AMWW hapa will objectively have more Asian phenotypes than the other three types of possible Asian-white mixed children. a male WMAW hapa in contrast will have the least. And yes, this is rather ironic.” 2005: eurasian guys are stuck in the middle...singaporean girls don't want them because they are not caucasian enough and caucasian girls don't want them because they are not completely asian or completely caucasian. I am half German, half Korean. I experience racial slurs and bullying from everyone around me for looking different. I have, and will always, be treated like a second class citizen all because my white father was selfish enough to have kids with an Asian woman. Reddit: I feel so much pain and suffering. I'm a 25 year old half asian/half white guy. I live in North America and have lived my whole life celibate. I feel like no one finds me atractive... feel like race plays apart) In high school my best friend was half Asian half white, and he would always tell me of all the problems he had fitting in. In Freshman year of college he killed himself and in his suicide note he said multiple times how he hated being a half breed Reddit: "I've given up telling women I'm half-Asian, as they seem pretty hostile to the notion. Girls have called me Jackie Chan's bastard son, act surprised I speak English . I find random women staring at me frowning quite a bit." Blog: "An Asian-"American" woman supports the boycott of American Women, by White MRAs. Now Western women are boycotting her Eurasian sons." How Can Euro-Asian Males Build Self-Esteem? Gaijinpot: It is also well known that many half Japanese children, rejected by white chicks and weakened by their Japanese mothers who... make them wet, unassertive and drippy end up marrying another Japanese women. All evidence of your white genes will have been wiped out. "almost every half-Korean I know goes through some kind of identity crisis. White people never consider me to be white. Even though I'm just as much white as I am Korean, they... always bring up something about me being Asian." "I'll admit as a half-korean I also too sometimes feel negative when I see a ton of white-male asian-female couples, because they remind me of my parents." Proof that Asian womens' preference for white men is open and unapologetic racism, and not driven by feminism. Sharline Chiang: Over the next two decades I went on to date a lot of white guys (eventually I married a white guy). Still, I wasn’t white. "I don’t date Asian guys. I realise it’s racist, and that’s especially bad because I’m Asian too. I’ve been socially conditioned in Australia to see Asian guys as a different sort of prospect from non-Asian guys." WNYC.com: Korean woman rejects Indian man, saying: ‘I wouldn’t date you,’ or ‘I’ve only dated white men because I would want my children to have privilege and status" Gabrielle Wang: I wished I was white Even [Asian women] who... [followed] the clearest path of assimilation, starting with rejection of ethnic culture/identity during youth and then intermarriage, invariably confronted the question of ethnic identity after giving birth to children, page 202. "I like white men because innately I'm racist. White men represent physical strength, good genetics, socio-influence advancement, global socio-economic status." I'm an Asian Woman and I Refuse to Ever Date an Asian Man - xoJane I look for predominantly white males as partners, specifically those who are over 5'10" in height, with similar education level, and [who] are career ambitious. I prefer white men because they are more independent and don't have a tendency to be as needy as Asian men in relationships. Michelle Malkin wants to be White so bad that she's written at least one book justifying racial profiling Post-Colonial Lust: A White-Guy Groupie Confesses Evidence of the extreme hatred of Asian men / preference for whiteness as displayed by Asian women, that conflicts with their ability to raise Hapa sons; Evidence that WMAW can be driven by forces other than love. Famed Singaporean Blogger Xiaxue admitting that she wanted her son to look white Esther Ku, comedian, calls Asian and half Asian men animals to 100,000 fans "My wife called our unborn baby ugly... I am furious, but got really angry to her. Bleh." Xiaxue caught feminizing her hapa sons again and gets her eyelids done for a third time Tinder Experiments revealing closeted preference of Asian women for non-Asian men Margaret Cho, Asian female comedian, blatantly attacking Asian men Asian women screenwriters are even more insistent on putting WMAF into their films, and not having Asian male leads than White Men are. "There are excellent IVF clinics in Taipei." The group of Taiwanese women laughed at my naïveté. The reason she wanted the procedure done in the U.S... was that she wanted a "Caucasian" sperm donor. Contrary to my assumption, then, what this Chinese woman sought was not American medical science, but American genetic material. An Asian woman addresses the effect her hideous racist behavior will have on her Hapa sons by mocking what a beta virgin her own Eurasian son will be. Real audio recordings A Eurasian woman who "looks more Asian than her mother", calls a white-worshiping Asian woman SICK. "What are you going to tell your future "hapa" son if he turns out to look very asian?" "another online dating study...the most pitiful results yet" WMAF couples go on talk show to discuss their preference for each other's race. As expected they shit all over asian men and white women I just feel so sick having to imagine what their one year old son is going to have face, growing up with a white father and Asian mother who both look down on Asian men. Their son is going to grow up feeling like an Utter Piece of SHIT just because he’s an Asian male. LipStickAlley: "Even black women notice asian women only date ugly white guys" Conversation with Asian woman talking about how she hopes her sons are white Lipstick Alley: Asian woman who worships white men and would not date an Asian man, hopes for a Dean Cain hapa but ends up with a son who looks Asian like herself= Tragedy waiting to happen." Post from Lipstick Alley, two months before Elliot Rodger "That's pretty damn selfish man. You get to enjoy your "cute babies" but not one Eurasian guy I know really likes being Eurasian when he grows up in the West. Not one. They see their mother as rejecting all Asian men, wanting to be white, and their father as satisfying his exotic fetishism." NSFW "I'm not Chinese, but I am Japanese. My son was born with deep blue eyes which eventually turned green. He's 8 now. Lucky kid. LOL" Asian Woman Tila Tequila dressing her daughter as Hitler Tila Teuila paying tribute to Hitler Evidence of the hatred of Asian men displayed by White Men in relationships w/ Asian women / Various Racist / Conservative White Men Raising Eurasian Children. White Blogger, father to Asian looking Eurasian son, mocks Asian men /CCJ2 posters referring to their wives and children as chinks Richard Spencer, White nationalist and leader of alt right: "There's something about Asian girls" Bobby Fischer, Nazi-fanatic and anti-semite, married to two Asian women; Vice Magazine Brian Ruhe, Neo-Nazi, was married to a Thai woman Same White Blogger Asks: What could be worse than being an Asian woman in Asia and having to surrender your mystical Oriental hotness to Asian men? In no other race - white, black, Hispanic - are the women so much better-looking than the son Republican running for New Jersey Assembly writes book containing hate speech against women and minorities. I'm not a homophobe, I'm not anti-Semitic, not anti-Asian... My wife is Asian. My son is Korean. White Nationalist Neo-Nazi proclaims love of Asian girls New Zealander politician and head of National Party, Don Brash, criticized for his views on race relations in New Zealand. "Don Brash doesn't seem racist. He's married to an Asian woman." Should I tell my infertile Asian wife that I want all-white babies? Slate.com Friend drunkenly confessed the other night that he regretted having a half-Asian son. . "I feel fucking awful for saying this, but sometimes I look at him and it's more like looking at an alien than at a son". All the way back in 1999 Asiaphile George Winkel was concerned that the 1-drop rule would turn bright young Eurasians into little Al Sharptons against the white race John Derbyshire complains that despite giving his Eurasian daughter classical violin lessons starting at age 6, she enjoys hip hop music and is an anti-racist. "Nellie, with her well-practiced Uh-oh, Dad`s-in-racist-mode-again look of resignation and disgust" White guy in Japan who thinks he's handsome tells Japanese women that while there are pretty Japanese women, there is no such thing as a handsome Japanese guy Reddit: "He's afraid to have kids with me, because the children may not look like him." I don't find white women attractive, mainly because of their attitudes. I do however like asian women and I have a mixed son. The white men should get all the asian women and the asian men would rather go to a secret island with their buddies to drink beer and give hand jobs to eachother The moderator of /Whasians is a White Nationalist MRA with a Chinese wife and sons The creator of White Nationalist Nazi website, explains that marrying Asian women is the key to re-establishing the natural order of White Male Supremacy. Asian women are allies of White men, while White women are the enemies. The founder of the largest Nazi website points out that the Nazi attacking him for racemixing with Asians is a hypocrite- because he also racemixed with Asians. "he has several kids – who are coincidentally Asian, even while he attacks me for hanging out with Asian chicks" My wife is half Philipino. Her White father has several times made comments about "Rice is good for your eyes" and then proceeds to pull his eyes to a slant whenever my wife has eaten a rice dish etc etc. He hates the fact that she's part Asian and has told me to "Breed the Asian out of her" Heartiste: Red Pill PUAs debate whether its "beta" to mate with the easiest race of women. On the one hand they are not as challenging as Western Women, but OTOH you are stuck with virgin sons from the most beta race. Stormfronter: "Just because I myself have a half Japanese son doesnt mean that any half Japanese would get my vote, even assuming the other parent was white. I lived in Japan for years before becoming a white nationalist." Eurasian girl with white supremacist dad is confused about race and her sexuality On the fetishization / imbalance / stereotyping / anti-social behavior that occurs within the White Male / Asian woman relationships "My mother accused my father of being a racist who doesn’t care about Chinese culture. He accused her in turn of only marrying him out of rebellion, not love. Both are probably correct to a certain degree.” A Eurasian Woman theologian writes about how uncomfortable it made her going to Hapa events and seeing every single one of them had White dads. She suggests this might have influenced the psychology of Elliot Rodger. Peter Scully, creator of the most horrifying deep-web video "Daisy's Destruction, deliberately sought out Asian women Youtube: "White guy talking about Filipino ex-wife: "I just wanted a sex slave and a housekeeper" Biological Problems with Mixed-Race Families, Marriages Relationships & Adoptions Reddit: "hapa kids and my aunt, shocked and feeling helpless” The trend became especially popular in the 1970s, during the feminist movement in the U.S., when American women became “uncontrollable”and pamphlets that Asians were submissive and completely oriented to serve as wives captured American men’s imagination, Yuh says. I’m glad we got divorced. I am now raising our two Eurasian children in Australia. My Japanese ex-wife’s violent side was terrible. I couldn’t stand her lies anymore, or her neglect to our Eurasian sons. It was a very bitter experience "The scary part of my story is that it’s common and I’ve seen similar behavior in other Eurasian families. People do not understand what many Eurasian children have to go through, unless you specifically tell them what your parents said to you, and what they did to you." 2001: Hapa Male Growing Up in Hick Town. My White father was one of these ugly unattractive people who couldn't find anyone to love him / brought my Asian mother here 2000: My mother came to the United States in her late 20s. She is from Taiwan, and she met my father, a white, southern Baptist (redneck), at the University of South Carolina. they had a hard time starting out. She was an Asian after all, didn't exactly respect her because of her race. Crazed White father 'who carved PENTAGRAM into 6 y/o Hapa son's back in honor of 12-12-12 then smeared the boy's blood on his door' /Relationships: "A few days after my Eurasian son was born my Japanese wife screamed at him, called him "stupid" and "idiot" and "baka" and yelled about how much she hated him. As he grew, she started hitting him and kicking him." MultiAsianFamilies: "[She] never told the son who was crippled by polio about her relationship with his father. All she said was that the man was an American, a sergeant in the Army. He was one of the thousands of GIs who left children behind as victims of the conflict" Daily Mail: The Hapa children of a Red Light District in the Phillipines Chinese woman married to a convicted pedophile decide to give up hapa son that they got via surrogate mother in Thailand because he has down syndrom and only keep the daughter instead. I am half white but I do feel disconcerted that all the Asian women in my family are married to white men despite living in an Asian area and attending predominantly Asian universities. ..And yeah I have found that being even half Asian is a complete turn off to a lot of girls. I think I am a good looking guy but even my less attractive Caucasian friends get more attention from girls. Divorced White Dad uses his Half East Asian son as a tool to hit on Asian women, while also putting down Asian men to them. Antisocial Hapas in the News Elliot Rodger; "More incidents from the official police report on Elliot Rodger; that reveal how his Eurasian background and racial insecurities lead him to demonstrate a pathological hatred for Asian Men and White Women" Daniel Holtzclaw, WMAF; "The Rape Trial That Everyone in America should be Watching Hideki Irabu, player, son of a WMAF, spent his final days before suicide lost, without purpose. More on him Aaron Ybarra, 2012 Seattle University Shooter Arthur Patterson, responsible for 1997 murder in Burger King in Itaewon Julien Edgrin, Princeton student who was kicked out of uni and jailed for drugs. Father was an extreme weeaboo. Eurasian potential school shooter in “The Risk of School Rampage” by Eric Madfis JP Blanchard, 17 y/o Eurasian student who committed suicide, 2009 Poom Jensen, autistic son of the king of Thailand's eldest daughter, Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, and her American (former) husband Peter Ladd Jensen; killed during 2004 tsunami Alex McGregor is Half Taiwanese / half Australian. “He doesn’t have friends. He finds it hard.” 2015: Justin Nojan Sullivan, half Asian who attempted to join ISIS to kill thousands. 2014: Matthew DeGrood, responsible for Calgary's worst mass murder * 2014-2015: Mattress Girl Kelly Wang, aka, Mayli, Georgetown educated daughter of banker who went on to do Facial Abuse video for two hundred dollars. 1994: Roger Hoan Brady, double murder, bank robbery 2013: David Renz, Pedophile who Stabbed a Mother During Attempted Rape of Daughter Jeffrey T. Johnson, 2012 Empire State Building Shooter* 2014: Isabella Yun Guzman, Stabbed Her Mother 151 Times 2015: Eric Bloss, Berkley Grad, son of White Father / Chinese Mother, attempted murder __________________________________ Various Hapas / Eurasians speaking the truth about WMAW relationships and being a Eurasian Discussion on comments by Self-Hating Eurasian Woman’s now deleted video U. of Michigan Press: On P. 201-202 a Eurasian woman calls on Hapas to question the basis of their very existence and how they are tied in to US imperialism in Asia. She feels that Eurasians only exist because of the Oriental exotic fetish. Hapa men also have the White Male mindset of objectifying Hapa women. I'm half asian, and pretty much any time I see an internet dating ad, it almost always says something to the extent of 'No Asians'. it's still discouraging when from the outset it seems they have a preset discrimination against those who have Asian blood. Eurasian male concerned that he is at the bottom of the gay hierarchy of attractiveness I'm 16 and i'm half asian. I'm thinking about coming out after highschool when I get to college but i'm concerned that other gay guys wouldnt find me attractive. Welcome to the world of being a second generation half-Korean, Born out of 2 Half Koreans. This is what happens when I visit my parents. Yep! Both of them! They were basically war babies from the Korean War between American soldiers and Korean Women. Being Hapa: Facing Racial discrimination on multiple fronts Reddit/Hapas: I am a first generation Korean American child that came from an abusive family with mixed values. "I knew mixed Koreans growing up. One mixed Korean was a half white /Korean guy. He looked really Korean and grew up in Ohio. His white father couldn't understand him or help him...nor can his Korean mom. Long story short ..he ended up on drugs and seeing therapy." "The hapa son who hates his white dad and Asian mom" /Japan: "I'm half Japanese & grew up in Japan, and I'm the product of a relationship like this. Seen first hand what a timid father marrying a strong willed and not submissive Japanese mother is like. nerds and losers end up fetishizing Asian girls as smart and submissive and willing to date nerds." Eurasian spends almost a decade refusing to be seen with Chinese mom in public Youtube: "Perhaps my most thought-provoking vlog; a rant on asian stereotypes that I've dealt with throughout my life...and I'm only HALF-ASIAN!" "I'm a Filipino mestizo living in the United States. My mother is Filipino, & my father is English.My entire life, I have been an outsider everywhere I went." "I know many half-Asian males that killed themselves because girls did not want them because of the fact that multi-cultralism makes Asian males look inferior."
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