Author Archives: Free Northerner

Abortion Regulation and Hypocrisy

I came across this Slate article defending and promoting the dismemberment of unborn children. Abortion is a travesty, but the support of abortion not what was particularly interesting about this piece. Rather this part is:

And partly because the bill was written by nonphysicians using nonmedical terminology, there is a good deal of uncertainty among doctors about precisely which procedures will be illegal come July.

In some ways, these new second-trimester bans are of a piece with the national movement to intimidate and harass physicians, with strategies that range from forcing them to perform unwanted ultrasounds and read from factually flawed “informed consent” scripts, to forcing them to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals (which may refuse to provide them)—or new efforts to simply refuse to let doctors learn about abortion in the first place.

This has echoes of earlier pro-baby-killing insanity in Texas. You might remember that last year the baby-killers got in a fit because Texas instituted laws where abortion clinics had to “meet the same architectural, plumbing, staffing, training and other requirements that apply to surgical centers”.

Didn’t it seem odd to anyone else that somehow baby-killing “clinics” were not held to the same basic safety standards that applied to other clinics? Didn’t it seem even more odd that leftists, usually in favour of safety regulations, were so opposed to the application of safety regulation in this particular case?

But this article combined with the earlier Texas events point out something even more odd: when it came to their sacred rite of abortion, the leftists seem to recognize that stringent regulations have negative effects on the ability of service providers to provide services.

Now compare this to Obamacare: somehow the leftists realize that heavy, arbitrary, and unclear regulation hurts the ability of baby-killers to kill babies while at the same time calling for even heavier, more arbitrary, and more opaque regulation on the health care industry as a whole? Do they want health care to be worse, do they lack the ability to integrate particular reasoning into wholistic worldviews, or are they just base liars and hypocrites?

When it comes to baby-killing, leftists even go so far as to say that basic regulations are simply forms of harassment and intimidation. Yet these same leftists will happily call for far more stringent and arbitrary regulations on everything not related to baby-killing. So, by the leftists own logic it seems that leftists wholeheartedly support the harassment and intimidation of any productive activity.

It it interesting to note how hypocritical leftists are on regulation. When it comes to things that are unimportant to the leftist, like economic production and good health care, stifling regulation is good, but when it comes to something important to the leftist, like massacring babies, any regulation at all is too much. As I’ve written before, the definition of good regulation to a liberal is anything that increases the power of government and doesn’t personally impact them, while the definition of bad regulation is anything that inconveniences them personally.

Lightning Round – 2015/04/15

A couple mental exercises you could try.

Culture war rules of engagement.

Related: This year’s Hugo nominees are better. Related.
Related: A round-up of puppy slander.
Related: Wright’s work disqualified.
Related: GRRM on Hugo campaigning.
Related: GRRM questions the validity of Sad Puppies’ claims. Correia responds.
Related: GRRM on what next. Torgerson on what next. Both reasonable.
Related: Vox on what happen if reason doesn’t prevail.
Related: GRRM not being as reasonable: trying divide and conquer.
Related: Vox responds and issues a debate challenge. GRRM replies.
Related: Vox responds to the slander against him. He’s having too much fun.
Related: Correia replies to GRRM and GRRM responds.
Related: Wright wants people to lay off Tor.
Related: A question of ethics.

Reversing the demographic winter.
Related: After destroying marriage, Europe needs babies.
Related: Retiring from the game.

Looks like Bryce took himself out. Heard it was health related.
Related: Antidem is dropping Twitter.

More on anonymity.
Related: Anonymity & NRx in Turkey.

Anarcho-tyranny.

Christians need to grow a pair.
Related: The bakery incidences show how fast the leftward ratchet works.
Related: Anti-conscience laws only target Christians.
Related: DS with a different opinion on the bakery debate.

Germans and war.
Related: The Germanization of Christianity.

Germany does not have the will to be a great power.

Heroic reaction.

Blue-eyed privilege.

How Europeans evolved.

Kipling: The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon.

An amusing Fnord.

An alternative to the Gell-Mann hypothesis.

Every now and again a comments section turns up something amazing.

Why Rolling Stone is keeping Erdely.

How egalitarian education misleads parents.

Why women opposed women’s suffrage.

We aren’t running out of oil any time soon.

The wasted heart.

Estimating IQ with brain scans.

Civil service exams making a comeback.

Vancouver’s demographic destiny.

When you can escape the friendzone.

Lawyer claims 13 girls framed fellow student for rape because he was a player.

The NYT lies? How shocking.

Rise in children referred to NHS for transgender treatments.

Rand Paul demands laws against rape and murder be repealed.

How a malevolent AI could take over.

H/T: SDA

Guest Post From Europa: Demographic Figures

Today’s post are some talks and demographic figures compiled by a European reader who wishes to remain anonymous. I haven’t watched the videos, so I can’t guarantee their content.

Remember, we are willing to accept guest posts as long as they are readable, on-topic, and provide some value.

UN figures 2010 European women 1.5
Greece 1.4,
Spain 1.4,
Portugal, 1.3,
Italy 1.3,
Germany 1.3
Ireland 2.1
Europeans over 65 up to 2030 up 40%
Nothing changes by 2040 2 workers per retiree

1900 25% World population in Europe
2050 7%
29 countries, including 12 EU countries Fertility Rate below Replacement Level
Germany 82m – 71m
By 2050 number of 16 – 64 year olds in Europe declined 20%
By 2050 EU Short of 35m workers
Same period South Asia workforce up 50%
Same period Central Africa workforce tripled.
At present there are more people over 65 than under 16 in the UK.
In the EU now 4 workers per pensioner.
By 2050 2 workers per pensioner.
In the US 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every day and Social Security has an $80 BILLION deficit.
Germany 80m today four generations 10m.
Scotland extinct within 5 generations.
In Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore the birth rate is falling towards 1.0 meaning a 50% population fall per generation. Not even the Black Death had such a catastrophic impact.
Germany 1.41 children per woman
USA 2.06,
Sweden 1.67,
Spain 1.48,
In the USA there will be more people by 2050 over 80 that under 15.
There are more pets, especially dogs, than children in Japan.
Lee Kwan Yew Singapore elder statesman, unless things change there will be no more original citizens.
Japan current trends Government estimates population 2012 121m today 48m 2112.
60 years of age +
Japan 42%
Germany 38%
These figures assume that Japan and Germany’s birth rate will increase.
Russian population decline.

143m today 2030 10% less

EU today & 2050 750m

Spain today 46m 2050 48m through immigration
Italy today 61m 2050 62m through immigration

Germany today 82m 2025 79m
Minus 0.02% Growth Rate
Half the population 44 or younger
1.4 children per woman
21% over 65
Contraceptive use 66%
Life Expectancy 80

Fertility has declined by 50% last 50 years.

Over 90 countries have sub-replacement fertility rates.

During the lifetime of today’s young people the World’s population will start to decline.

The US is the ONLY developed country with a healthy fertility rate.
UN Population office.
Latvia 1.3
Romania 1.3
Andorra 2.13
Spain 1.3
Lithuania 1.3,
Italy 1.3,
Hungary 1.3,
San Marino 2.13
Bosnia 1.3
Germany 1.3,
Russia 1.3,
Japan 1.3,
Armenia 1.3,
Croatia 1.3,
Singapore 1.4,
Estonia 1.4
Austria 1.4
Lichtenstein 1.4
Switzerland 1.4
Portugal 1.5
Georgia 1.5
Czech Republic 1.2
Slovakia 1.2
Slovenia 1.2
Republic of Korea 1.2
Moldova 1.2
Bulgaria 1.2
Belarus 1.2
Greece 1.3
Poland 1.3

In Russia 140 deaths for 100 births
Russia today 145M 2045 70M

Latvia more deaths than births 1989 – 2002 13% population decrease.

Within a generation this situation will unfold throughout Europe.

Since 1970 immigrants and their children have prevented decline in the US population. By 2040 the world population, according to one UN estimate, will start to decline.

World population around 2065 will peak and then start to decline.

The US workforce will remain stagnant over the next two decades.

The EU work force will decline after 2040 indefinitely, as far as demography can see.

The number of Europeans 30 – 40 will decline significantly, by 15% – 20% possibly, in the coming decades.

By 2050 every region of the World will have a significantly higher proportion of older people.

US 3 workers per retiree today by 2030 2 workers per retiree.

As of 2010 the working age population of all the rich countries combined has already started to shrink, see birth rates.
1.78 Norway,
1.74 Finland
1.74 Denmark,
1.68 Holland.

Since 1990 60% of US population growth has come from immigrants and their children. This figure is 80% in Europe.

Population Loss by 2050

Russia 57m 40%
Germany 32.5M 40%
Italy 26.5m 46%
Ukraine 22m 48%
Spain 21m 46%
Poland 18.5m 46%
UK 14m 25%
Czech Republic 5m 50%
Belarus 4.8m 50%
Austria 4m 41%
Serbia 3m 41%
Switzerland 2.9m 38%
Bosnia 2.3m 50%
Lithuania 1.8m 50%

Average 611 divide 14 = 44%

Mexico 6.8 children per woman 1970 and 2.3 today.

The Rape Gulag

The great and good hold that 1 in 4 (or 1 in 5) women will be raped at college. The Soviet gulags had an average mortality rate of 1 in 10.

So, sending your daughter for a 2-3-year college degree has similar odds of rape as 2-3 years in the gulag had of death. It would be fair to say that the great and the good believe that college is a rape gulag. Yet, these people also believe that college should be co-ed and that women should attend college.

Is it just me, or does this strike people as evil? What kind of person would advocate sending young women away to be raped?

Not to mention the young women who believe this? How self-destructive would a person have to be to voluntarily go someplace where the odds of rape were so high?

I think we should prevent women from going to these rape gulags; end co-ed post-secondary education. I’m sure given how horrible rape is and how much they campaign against rape, the great and the good should fully support this measure. How could one not oppose rape gulags?

Or are they being disingenuous with their numbers?

Lightning Round – 2015/04/08

Check out my appearance on Ascending the Tower.

Weightlifting routine and notes.

Self-composition over ‘authenticity’.

NRx is about truth.

Glanton’s Law.

The world is indifferent to you.

Anissimov attacks anonymity.
Related: Yuray disagrees.
Related: An “anonymous coward” speaks.

Our Sefton and the collapse of faith.

On moral panics and purges.

On the religious freedom bill.

Behold your new god: Dildolech.
Related: Bowing down.

Christians in the closet.
Related: Religious liberty is dead, stop bowing.
Related: Being pushed to war.

Bakeries allowed to refuse to make anti-homosexuality cakes. Related.
Related: Pizza chain attacked for simply talking to a reporter.

Marriage and underlying structures.

Holiness, chimps, and Cromwell.

Nixon saw what we see.
Related: When Nixon calls.

Carlyle excerpts.

Social justice momma’s boys.

Against singularityphiles.

Symbiosis.

An evisceration of a silly idea regarding poverty and brain size.

Anime and decadence.

California as a harbinger of death.

A review of the Power and the Glory.

Hybridization theory.

Some thoughts on Christ forsaken.

Why Ted Colt abandoned Christianity.

Resolving the manosphere’s and traditionalism’s views of women.

Romance, Mary, and Christianity.
Related: The idolization of romantic love.

On leadership in marriage.

The chain of corruption.

Wives and lovers.

Rolling Stone retracts UVA rape story.
Related: Sabrina Rubin Erdely apologizes for bad reporting.
Related: UVA frat to sue Rolling Stone.

Another false harassment case.

Pretty white women and Jews discriminate the most in dating.

10 hours a day plugged into the matrix.

Sad Puppies sweeps Hugo nominations.
Related: Vox on setting the trap.
Related: The rabbits respond and drag #GG in.
Related: Dat correction.
Related: Bloc voting in the Hugos. Related.

The purging of white males from the Avengers.

Putnam: the liberal Charles Murray.

Spending thousands of dollars of water on hundreds of dollars of almonds.

H/T: SDA, SSC

Easter

The Death of Jesus

After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

Jesus’ Side Is Pierced

Since it was the day of Preparation, and so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and that they might be taken away. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe. For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken.” And again another Scripture says, “They will look on him whom they have pierced.”

Jesus Is Buried

After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body. Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight. So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, since the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there.

The Resurrection

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

Jesus and Thomas

Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”

Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of This Book

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

(John 19, 20 ESV)

Lightning Round – 2015/04/02

After a couple weeks of technical difficulties, here’s the new Lightning Round.

What you study matters more than where you study.

CC reviews the Way of Men.
Related: The gift of sanity.

Graduating gamma: mental.
Related: The gamma identifier.

10 signs of passive-aggressiveness.

Fear of missing out.

A note on the manosphere.
Related: Condescension and growing manosphere internet marketing.

A good one: Patriarchal Restoration Theory.
Related: Why no one wants to be a patriarch.

A tentative plan for exiting in place.

The monkey trap.
Related: The increasingly stupid elite.

NRx and political action.
Related: Localized neoreaction.
Related: Applying NYC co-op rules elsewhere.

Larp in the time of comfort.

NRx and nihilism.

Why leftists fear NRx.

A quick guide to entryists.

LW thread on why neoreactionaries are neoreactionary.
Related: SA still doesn’t get no friends to the right.

Why diversity destroys social capital: 1, 2, 3.

On Chesterhate.

Pairing elitism with humility.

Seeds of England.
Related: British genetic history.

Our media cannot cover long stories.
Related: The news is important because it’s news.

A look at Edward Bernay’s propaganda.
Related: Democracy is marketing.

Sovereignty and distributed networks.

The left killed the working class.

Soft people attract crime.

America is hysterical.

The collapse of Pax Americana in the ME.

The EU split over sanctions.

Beta males have had too much success.

The campus brown scare.
Related: Offence-bullying.
Related: More free thought shut down in university.
Related: Anti-racist meeting excludes white people.
Related: Top Gear: SJWs take a scalp.

The changing meaning of “diverse”.

Razib Khan gets Watsoned.
Related: The hypocrisy of Jamelle Bouie.

A safe space.
Related: On safe spaces.

The culture war is a battle of status and power.

Lee Kuan Yew has died. Related.

On art.

The six problems with natsocs.

Ace of Spades is leaving the Republicans.

Viking marriages.

A bit more criticism of A Troublesome Inheritance.

Against Putin.

Ever purer Islam.

Religions apart.

A quick theology discussion, continued.

The basics of reformed theology.

Discrimination against Christians in social work departments.

Bad things happen when men follow women.

A response to Dalrock’s piece.
Related: The ”Writer” writes.

The past has consequences.
Related: Betas in waiting.
Related: Medical ones at that.

Another “conservative” feminist demands chivalry.

Some actual decent marriage advice from HuffPo.

Envy inciters.

On the campus rape “epidemic”.
Related: UC Berkley Study:  2 in 1 women raped at each year.

NUS feminists ban clapping in favour of jazz hands. Entertainment ensues.

8,000 years ago, 17 women reproduced for every one man.
Related: Cochran has a different theory.

Academic motivation is about 40% genetic.

The necessity of extremes in thought experiments.

On the SAT’s.

The benefits of abolishing high school.

Children need chores.

Hawaiian Libertarian on vaccines.

German civil disobedience.

The Japanese demographic crisis.

Myopia caused by being indoors.

The dangers of global warming.

Gawker imploding.

Fox: the most trusted name in news.

On fake #1 bestsellers.

 

 

H/T: Isegoria, Land, Patriactionary, SDA, NV, SCC, RPR