NO HATE

Aug. 19th, 2017 07:08 am
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No Hate

При разговорах о том, что левые отвечают насилием на насилие (это сейчас началось; до сих пор левое насилие вообще оставалось как бы невидимым, многие и до сих пор не в курсе) полезно помнить, что именно левые считают насилием.

“When you look at this grave and dangerous threat — and the violence it has already caused — is it more dangerous to do nothing and tolerate it, or should we confront it?” Frank Sabaté said. “Their existence itself is violent and dangerous, so I don’t think using force or violence to oppose them is unethical.”

Чье существование?

The closest thing antifa may have to a guiding principle is that ideologies it identifies as fascistic or based on a belief in genetic inferiority cannot be reasoned with and must be physically resisted.

А дальше, как хорошо известно из истории, уже несложно: кого угодно можно при нужде identify as fascistic. Белые капюшоны и флаги со свастиками для этого не нужны совершенно. Фашистами можно объявить Майло Яннопулоса или Чарльза Мюррея, – и заодно слегка свернуть шею левой профессорше, которая должна была с Мюрреем дискутировать. Можно записать в фашисты Буша. Дершовица. Трампа. Полицию. Весь Фокс Ньюс в полном составе. Республиканцев целиком. Съезд WTO или заседание двадцатки. Капитализм. Западную цивилизацию вообще. И никакой ненависти, как гласит плакатик слева от топора на фотографии. Just business; раз это все фашизм, на существование этого всего необходимо отвечать насилием, как же иначе. А можно даже и фашизм убрать для краткости формулы. Написать просто “капитализм – это насилие“, “частная собственность – это насилие”, и все, можно со спокойной совестью отвечать насилием на частную собственность.

Самая же странное – это то, что вот это все для кого-то, оказывается, новость.

Mirrored from Gears and Springs.

четвертое сентября

Aug. 19th, 2017 01:01 pm
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Пока Россия увлеченно давит тракторами польские яблоки и по третьему разу меняет в столице весь бордюрный камень, на страну надвигается такая волна, по сравнению с которой приливная волна на планете Миллер покажется детским лепетом. Имя этой волне – четвертая промышленная революция (некоторые исследователи называют ее третьей). Она изменит весь мир до неузнаваемости очень быстро, но России будет гораздо больнее, чем странам, которые готовятся к переменам.

Но сначала несколько слов о первых трех революциях.

Немного упрощая, Первая промышленная революция – это паровой двигатель, прялка «Дженни», чугун, газовые фонари, железные дороги, пароходы, изобретательство.
А также луддиты, голод ткачей и изменение традиционного уклада жизни миллионов людей. Английские хлопчатобумажные машины произвели острое действие на Ост-Индию, генерал-губернатор которой констатировал в 1834—1835 гг: «Бедствию этому едва ли найдется аналогия в истории торговли. Равнины Индии белеют костями хлопко-ткачей».

Вторая промышленная революция – электричество, сталь, стандартизация, конвейер, химия, нефть, автомобили. А место изобретательства занимает наука.
А также безработица, урбанизация и миллионы крестьян, переселяющихся в город. А насильственная коллективизация – это неумение сделать этот процесс не таким чудовищным

Третья промышленная революция
Телевидение, ЭВМ, атомные электростанции, космонавтика, электроника, первые роботы, транс-национальные корпорации, начало массового кредитования
Рабочие и крестьяне начинают замещаться «синими воротничками».


Четвертая «цифровая» промышленная революция

Компьютеры, сотовая связь, интернет, глобализация, промышленные роботы, новая энергетика, 3D-печать, криптовалюты, искусственный интеллект, интернет вещей.
Природные ресурсы страны, размер ее территории и военная мощь перестают играть большую роль. На первое место выходят образование, человеческий потенциал, удобство ведения бизнеса и политическая система в стране.

А теперь самое главное – почему с большой долей вероятности очень скоро вы окажетесь безработным и будете искать себе новое занятие…


Но сначала две новости – одна хорошая и одна плохая.



Это была хорошая новость. Так – не будет. Но так не будет только потому, что общество стало лучше во всех отношениях (нравственный прогресс). С голоду вам умереть никто не даст, но сотни миллионов новых безработных обязательно приведут к введению безусловного базового дохода. В противном случае, все эти люди выйдут на улицу и сметут любое правительство в любой стране. Хотя гражданам эта система будет продаваться под видом невероятной заботы о них. Фактически, сегодняшняя Россия действует по примеру Кубы – конвертирует безработицу в бюрократию. Миллионы клерков, полицейских, бухгалтеров, налоговых инспекторов, проверяющих и пр. не нужны экономике уже сегодня.

А теперь плохая новость



Посмотрите на две знаменитые фотографии. Это Нью-Йорк, Пятое авеню с разницей в десяток лет. Так вот, плохая новость заключается в том, что у нас нет десяти лет. Мы уже проиграли соревнование за самое умное и эффективное существо на планете. Мы уже неконкурентоспособны практически во всех областях. И наше отставание будет только нарастать.

На нескольких примерах попробую объяснить – почему



Я цитировал уже статью о том, что автономные грузовики размажут общество по асфальту. Но это только цветочки.



Вот совсем свежий проект – корабли без команды YARA Birkeland. Моряки пойдут той же дорогой, что и дальнобойщики с таксистами. А потом и машинисты с летчиками пойдут по дороге, когда-то протоптанной лифтерами.

А следом за ними идут брокеры. В 60-х годах прошлого века среднее время удержания одной акции составляло 8 лет. Хороший брокер совершал около 50 сделок за день. Сегодня на некоторых рынках это время сократилось до четырех секунд. Люди здесь просто ненужны – торгуют роботы со скоростью десятки тысяч операций в секунду.

А за брокерами в полном составе идет весь Пенсионный Фонд России. То, что наше государство имеет наглость называть себя социальным, говорит только о том, что на социалке воруют больше всего. Если бы вы просто клали пенсионные деньги в банк, ваша пенсия была бы в несколько раз выше. И не «сгорела» бы после вашей смерти.

А за клерками пойдут медики. Медицина станет постоянной, а не эпизодической. Сегодня по статистике средний российский мужчина ждет два года с того момента, как у него что-то заболит, прежде чем пойти к врачу. Завтра унитазы будет делать ежедневные анализы и распознавать начало болезнь еще до того, как человек ее почувствует. Я даже не говорю про хирургических роботов типа Da Vinci, способных делать многочасовые операции с микронной точностью.

А за медиками пойдут журналисты, сценаристы и блогеры – уже сегодня существуют алгоритмы, способные брать на себя эту работу.

А за блогерами пойдут военные – они сегодня самое ненадежное звено на поле боя.
Немного истории



Это картинка времен франко-прусской войны. 1300 пуль нужно, чтобы убить одного солдата. С тех пор это количество только увеличивалось – союзники во время Второй мировой войны расходовали в среднем около 25.000 патронов на одного солдата противника, а американцы во время войны во Вьетнаме – более 200.000 патронов.

Снайпер – это элита элит. Чтобы подготовить одного хорошего снайпера, нужно несколько лет и вагон боеприпасов.



Но вот Тая Рена Кайл – жена погибшего американского снайпера (фильм American Sniper – это о ее муже), которая сама вовсе не стрелок, соревнуется с профессиональным снайпером Брюсом Пьяттом, многократным чемпионом NRA (Национальной стрелковой ассоциации США). В руках у Кайл «умная» винтовка, которая помогает пользователю целиться, учитывая различные факторы (силу и направление ветра, температуру, упреждение движения и др). И Кайл выигрывает у него с разгромным счетом по всем дисциплинам – она поражает 100% целей против 58.6% у Брюса.



А вот Int-Ball, японский робот-помощник для космонавтов на МКС. Всего один килограмм, но он сам ориентируется и летает по станции, выполняя около 10% работы космонавтов.



А следом за военными идут многочисленные аналитики. Анализировать ситуацию и прогнозировать будущее компьютер умеет делать гораздо лучше, чем люди. Только что на фейсбуке было проведено исследование – 86 220 добровольцев. Это огромная выборка. Они заполнили анкету из ста пунктов, а потом их коллеги, родные и близкие пытались описать их лучше, чем фейсбук. И оказалось, что десяти лайков, который поставил средний пользователь, достаточно, чтобы точнее ответить на вопросы о пользователе, чем это сделал бы его коллега по работе. После 70 лайков фейсбук знает пользователя лучше, чем его друг или сосед по комнате. После 150 лайков – лучше, чем член семьи. А после 300 лайков – лучше, чем супруг/супруга.

Анализируя большие базы данных можно вычислять продавцов наркотиков, серийных убийц, взяточников, террористов и похитителей велосипедов. И эта точность будет со временем только увеличиваться.

Встает вопрос – что делать?
Внимание, сейчас будет небольшой, но очень полезный рекламный блок.

Можно прийти ко мне на курсы, которые начинаются 4 сентября. Я помогу разобраться вам с тем, какие алгоритмы использует ваш мозг и какие ошибки он совершает. Это позволит вам как минимум удвоить ваш творческий потенциал.

Конец рекламного блока.

У китайцев было такое проклятие – не дай Бог вам жить в эпоху перемен. Так вот, теперь вся наша жизнь будет состоять из перемен. Нужно держать мозги постоянно открытыми: перемены – это не только хлопоты и неизвестность. Это еще и шанс.

И вы напрасно думаете, что построить огромное количество роботов или написать большое количество алгоритмов, это очень сложно. С этим как раз вообще никаких проблем не будет



И очень скоро увидите, как экономикой будет управлять ИИ. И скорее всего человек пойдет с ним на симбиоз. Еще недавно для инвалидов устраивали отдельные соревнования. Сегодня современные протезы помогают им обгонять олимпийских чемпионов. Интересно, что будет завтра? Станут ли люди удалять себе разные органы и конечности, чтобы заменить их на совершенные протезы (как они сегодня поступают с зубами). Фактически симбиоз давно идет – мы уже делегируем смартфону и интернету часть нашей памяти. Это не значит, что завтра люди станут совсем другими или полностью исчезнут, но очень быстрые перемены я вам обещаю.
Не переключайтесь – будет интересно.

Клан Песковых

Aug. 19th, 2017 01:17 pm
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Жена - гражданка США.
Дочь - гражданка Франции.
Сын - гражданин Великобритании.
Трудно нынче российскому патриоту...


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На все каналах рашистов. Американцы передали украинцам климатическое оружие.

А в курсе, что страховая по ОСАГО "московия" признала себя банкротом? И что бедные будут делать?

За все надо платить, часть страны горит, часть тонет. Дальше будет хуже. Если мозги промыты мочой ждать хорошего не стоит.

А машины в кредитах, "которые можно не платить"? "Катайтесь"


Казалось бы, причём здесь Россия и Крым...

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Да, убивали и мародерствовали. И пухнут от гордости за это. Мечтают о"военном положении" в эрефии, о том,чтобы можно было убивать"либерастов"


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Posted by Rachel Frommer

Prominent anti-Israel academics launched a campus antifa group earlier this month for faculty across the United States.

Purdue University's Bill Mullen and Stanford University's David Palumbo-Liu created the Campus Antifascist Network (CAN) to combat "fascists" who use "‘free speech' as a façade for attacking faculty who have stood in solidarity with [targeted] students," as Palumbo-Liu described it on his blog.

Mullen, in an interview with Inside Higher Ed, said the mission of CAN was "to drive racists off campuses and to protect the most vulnerable from fascist attack," and "to build large, unified demonstrations against fascists on campuses when they come."

When Inside Higher Ed asked Palumbo-Liu about CAN's views on the use of violence—such as the alleged assault by masked, black-clad antifa members of a conservative student earlier this week—he said the group "would advocate self-defense and defense in various forms of those who are being threatened by fascists, but not violence."

Palumbo-Liu was more forthcoming about his opposition to the alt-right and white supremacists on campuses, saying he was primarily concerned by their "propensity to physical violence, aggressive confrontation and provocation, and violations of others' civil rights."

In his blog post, Palumbo-Liu wrote that CAN would support faculty who fascists "aggressively sought to smear, bully and intimidate … especially faculty of color."

"Progressive scholars such as Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor, Johnny Williams, Dana Cloud and George Ciccariello-Maher, among others, have each been threatened with violence, or firing, for strong anti-racist social justice commitments," he claimed.

Trinity College's Williams wrote on social media after GOP House Whip Steve Scalise was shot that white people are "inhuman a-holes" who need to "die." Drexel University's Ciccariello-Maher tweeted in 2016, "All I want for Christmas is white genocide," and this year tweeted that he wanted to "vomit" when he saw someone give their first-class seat on a flight to a uniformed soldier. Both were investigated by their respective academic institutions for these comments.

Meanwhile, both Palumbo-Liu and Mullen have been leading figures in the academic campaign to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel. In 2014, Mullen issued a call on anti-Israel site Electronic Intifada to "de-Zionize our campuses." Palumbo-Liu, in a 2016 piece titled, "9 things you need to know about the Israeli occupation of Palestine," recommended readers look to alternative news sources for their information on the region, including several sites accused of publishing anti-Semitic content. He later updated the article to remove If Americans Knew from the list, after receiving backlash for recommending an outlet that has repeatedly published conspiracy theories about Jews. IAK has been marginalized even by virulently anti-Israel groups, such as the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation and Jewish Voice for Peace.

CAN has created an open-access "anti-fascist syllabus" that "analyzes past and present contours of fascist thought and organizing in their various forms, and provides tools for understanding and for fighting fascism today … Primarily, the syllabus articulates fascism as an historical expression of capitalism's tendency to exploit and dominate poor, working class, and oppressed people."

"The syllabus is … intended for students, activists, teachers, unionists, workers, and communities: Muslims, Jews, women, LGBTQI+ individuals, socialists, communists, anarchists, people of color, working-class people, and the alternatively abled, and is an act of solidarity with these communities' struggles for self-defense," according to the description.

The syllabus has collected dozens of articles from left-leaning sources such as the American Socialist Quarterly, Socialist Register, The Nation, Mother Jones, Jacobin magazine, and publications from the defunct communist Sojourner Truth Organization.

In the wake of the white supremacist march at Charlottesville, CAN issued an invitation for more academics to join its cause. The group has already reportedly seen a spike in membership.

Neither Palumbio-Liu nor CAN responded to inquiries about the program.

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Posted by Ali Meyer

The unemployment rate for young people aged 16 to 24 years old looking for summer work declined to a 17-year low, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The bureau looks at employment data for youth during the summer months from April to July, and found that in July the unemployment rate for this group was 9.6 percent. The agency uses July as a benchmark to compare from year to year since it is typically the peak in youth employment.

"During these months, large numbers of high school and college students search for or take summer jobs, and many graduates enter the labor market to look for or begin permanent employment," the report states. "This summer, the youth labor force grew by 2.4 million, or 11.6 percent, to a total of 23.1 million in July."

The rate of 9.6 percent seen in 2017 is the lowest level seen since 2000—a 17-year low. Youth unemployment peaked in years 2009, 2010, and 2011, when unemployment rates in July hit 18.5 percent, 19.1 percent, and 18.1 percent respectively.

"The number of unemployed youth, at 2.2 million in July 2017, declined by 431,000 from a year earlier," the report said. "Of the 2.2 million unemployed 16- to 24-year olds, 1.6 million were looking for full-time work in July 2017, down 305,000 from July 2016."

The participation rate, which is defined as the percentage of the population that had a job or searched for one in the past month, was 60.6 percent for youths in July 2017. This was little changed from the prior year and shy of the historical peak of 77.5 percent in July of 1989.

There were more young men participating in the labor force in the summer than women. The participation rate for young males was 62.3 percent in 2017, compared to 58.8 percent for young females.

The number of young individuals ages 16 to 24 that were employed totaled 20.9 million, which was an increase from the 20.5 million that were employed in July last year.

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Posted by Joe Schoffstall

Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has paid Huma Abedin nearly $65,000 from her campaign funds since her November election defeat, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Records show Abedin, Clinton's longtime friend and aide who served as the vice chair of the campaign, has been paid $64,415.10 in salary from Hillary for America, Clinton's campaign committee, since mid-November.

From mid-November to the end of March, Abedin was paid $52,180.65 from Hillary for America. From the beginning of April until the end of June, Abedin was given another $12,234.45 from Clinton's campaign committee.

Abedin is not the only individual who is still receiving payments from Clinton's campaign.

Nick Merrill, Hillary's former press secretary, was still receiving checks from the campaign as of late June, the end point for the latest available figures.

Robert Russo, who was the director of correspondence and briefing for the campaign, now carries the same job title in the Office of Hillary Clinton and is still being compensated from Clinton's campaign committee, as are a number of other staffers.

Clinton has also sent $800,000 from her campaign funds to Onward Together, a "resistance" group that she launched earlier this year, the Washington Free Beacon previously reported.

Clinton's political action group will fund a number of other "resistance" groups that have impressed her since the conclusion of the election. Clinton is working with former aides and donors on the project.

"From the Women's March to airports across the country where communities are welcoming immigrants and refugees to town hall meetings in every community, Americans are speaking out like never before," Clinton wrote in an email to supporters in May. "I believe more fiercely than ever that citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy."

"In some cases, we'll provide direct funding to these organizations. For others, we'll help amplify their work and do what we can to help them continue to grow their audiences and expand their reach."

Clinton's campaign reported sending the $800,000 check to Onward Together on May 1.

Clinton, who publicly announced the launch of the group on May 15, had already financed Swing Left, Run for Something, and Emerge America, all liberal activist groups, at the time of the announcement.

Emailed requests for comment to the Clinton campaign bounced back as undeliverable.

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Forgettable Meals Forgotten

Aug. 19th, 2017 09:00 am
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Posted by Joseph Bottum

Back in 1986, Laura Shapiro published Perfection Salad, a study of culinary history that was simultaneously an enduring classic and an evanescent artifact of its time. For readers too young to remember, those were the days of American feminism on a triumphal march through scholarship, with historical writing increasingly demanded to be a tale of the oppression of women. But those were also the days of a new critique of the Enlightenment, some of it born from Alasdair MacIntyre's 1981 After Virtue and the rest derived from Michel Foucault's 1975 Discipline and Punish.

With his philosophical treatise on virtue ethics, MacIntyre taught us to see the Enlightenment not as a universal moral logic but a particular (and logically flawed) way of viewing the world in a historical setting. And with his study of early modern prisons, Foucault taught us to look at the Enlightenment through the disciplines with which modernity imposed itself on public life.

Telling the tale of women and cooking in America at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, Shapiro probably set out in Perfection Salad to present a fairly well-worn tale of oppressed women, as told through the already a little overused device of material history, focusing on small domestic details. Perfection Salad proved better than other books of that ilk, however. Much better.

To begin with, Shapiro wrote better than many of her contemporaries, in a clean and quick-moving prose. Then, too, when she discovered the primary tastemakers of turn-of-the-century domestic cuisine were not men but women—think Fannie Farmer and her 1896 Boston Cooking-School Cook Book—Shapiro did not falter.

Mostly, though, what made Perfection Salad so fascinating was its story of the attempt to bring the Enlightenment to the kitchen, understood as the last vestige of the pre-scientific Dark Ages. "It is my wish," as Farmer wrote, that the Boston Cooking-School Cook Book "may awaken an interest through its condensed scientific knowledge which will lead to deeper thought and broader study of what to eat." Home Economics, America was told, would shed the bright light of reason on the grim and superstitious medievalism that was our old way of cooking.

That female-led imposition of radical rationality on America would continue through the 1930s, championed by such figures as Louise Stanley, head of the federal Bureau of Home Economics, and Katherine Fisher of the Good Housekeeping Institute. By the time Shapiro wrote in the 1980s, the mockery of American cuisine had reached a crescendo: a sneer at the white bread, canned goods, and under-spiced meals the nation had learned to eat. What Perfection Salad forced us to remember, however, is that the bland American diet was actually learned. It had been taught to us by progressive women reformers, in the name of science and the Enlightenment.

Shapiro continued her interest in food through such volumes as her 2004 Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America and her 2007 biography Julia Child in the Penguin Brief Lives series. And now she's given us What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories. This latest work is not a particularly bad book. All that's wrong with What She Ate is that it's entirely an artifact of its time—what Perfection Salad might have been if Shapiro hadn't layered in the fascinating tale of a class of progressive women with an invincible moral conviction about the righteousness of their scientific rationality. Laura Shapiro once wrote a surprisingly compelling book, with the power to perdure in the mind. Thirty years on, she's written something mostly just forgettable.

Believing that "every life has a food story, and every food story is unique," Shapiro uses What She Ate to draw six pictures—six vignettes of women through their relation to food. "Food always talks," she writes, and the chapter on Eleanor Roosevelt, for example, tries to explain one of the few unsolved mysteries of the long Roosevelt tenure in the presidency: the godawful food. Bringing down from upstate New York an untrained housekeeper named Henrietta Nesbitt to run the presidential residence, Eleanor Roosevelt oversaw what is universally acknowledged among presidential historians to have been the worst food ever served in the White House.

Nesbitt would routinely set before the president and his guests such dishes as chipped beef on toast, the horrifying-sounding Shrimp Wiggle, and Eggs Mexican, which seems to have been a Nesbitt original—a concoction of rice, fried eggs, and bananas. The traditional explanation is that Eleanor Roosevelt put up with the bad meals because she had interest in food, no palate with which to taste it, and the political optics were good: Even the president eats terrible but frugal meals during the Depression!

Shapiro does note the charitable impulse that caused the First Lady to hire the destitute Nesbitt, and she certainly knows the progressive tradition that would lead to such New Deal excesses as the Bureau of Home Economics, imposing bleached flour on the nation. But in What She Ate, Shapiro thinks the cause of all the bad White House food was most of all the fact that the president despised Nesbitt's cooking. The striking thing about Eleanor Roosevelt's "culinary asceticism," Shapiro writes, "is that she practiced it chiefly in the context of being wife" to Franklin Roosevelt. The bad food was a quiet WASP-ish weapon with which to strike at her husband.

So, too, for Shapiro, food forms the story of Dorothy Wordsworth. Massively overreading "Dined on black pudding," an 1829 diary entry, Shapiro insists that occasional comments about food explain Dorothy's decline from the excitement of being the chief support of her famous poet brother William to the dullness of being "the all-purpose spinster in the Wordsworth family," caring for a poor nephew.

The chapter on Eva Braun is similarly unconvincing. While well written and persuasive as an insight into the psyche of Hitler's mistress and chief hostess, the connection to food seems forced. (Clothes, rather, prove the domestic detail that provides the best synecdoche for Braun's character.)

Better is the chapter on Rosa Lewis, an Edwardian scullery maid whose cooking skill and sharp palate helped her rise to become the best-known caterer in London. Good too is the chapter on the novelist Barbara Pym, although all that Shapiro's research really proves is that Pym was wise about the role of food in novels—doing in her fiction what Shapiro hoped to do in nonfiction.

And then there's Helen Gurley Brown, the author of Sex and the Single Girl and editor of Cosmopolitan, whose relation to food was essentially making sure meals were elaborate, serving them to men, and eating none of it herself. Her own diet often consisted of little more than vitamin pills and protein powder mixed into a diet orange drink. Brown was even talked by her publisher into producing a "sexy" cookbook, which was a disaster, as one might expect from an author so ambivalent about food. Shapiro reads into all this the failure of early-1960s feminism, increasingly liberated about sex but still caught in man-pleasing. It's a stretch, however, to get there from Helen Gurley Brown's eating habits.

Laura Shapiro intends What She Ate as a rebuke to historians with a "dismissive attitude toward women's domestic lives"—but it's been ages since there actually existed such historians. If anything, historians of anything other than domestic lives are thin on the ground these days. What She Ate is a pleasant book in many ways, but complaining about a straw man, Shapiro sets herself firmly among the hackneyed and trite writers of the day.

That's a shame, for much of Perfection Salad was anything but hackneyed. Anything but trite.

The post Forgettable Meals Forgotten appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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... запытанные за русский язык музыканты и туристы, марши в память Бандеры, Гиммлера и Эйхмана, русофобия, антисемитизм и так далее:


наценки

Aug. 19th, 2017 11:20 am
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Цены на один и тот же препарат колеблются от 309 до 470 грн в разных аптеках. Все чешу репу и думаю, кто тут дурак? Ничего себе наценку делает аптека, продающая за 470, если и за 310 уже заложена прибыль. И покупают же, видимо...
Я через сервис поиска лекарств забронировала для покупки за 313 грн, а без сервиса в аптеке продается за 466. И, опять же, они в прибыли.
Пипец какой-то.

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Aug. 19th, 2017 07:10 am
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На Поскоте побывал. Редко, кстати, в этом году выбирался, аж самому удивительно как это так получается.

Собрались, выдвинулись, упоролись. Упоролись до такой степени, что полягалы кто где стоял и грелись на солнце, молча, минут пятнадцать, а то и все полчаса.

И хорошо же так было, что даже смеяться не хотелось. Но хочется-не хочется - это же не те категории, которые должны стоять во главе угла краеугольных камней наших парадигм. Поэтому скосил я глаза на старого, что рубился в паре метров слева от меня, отметил глубину нирваны, и, даже как-то неожиданно для самого себя, сказал:

- Эй! Эй! Ну-ка, старый, сквиртани!

А старый рубится, ему не до того. Хотя и заворочался, забеспокоился. А другой старый, что справа от меня был, тот врубился сразу. Поэтому следующий мой заход, "Ну старый, эй, старый, сквиртани, давай!" сопровождался уже счастливым дыбильным гы-гы-каньем с правого фланга. Остальные старые как рубились молча, так и молча рубиться продолжали. А я же уже остановиться не мог:

- Эй, старый! Ну, старый, ну, сквиртани, давай, сквиртани, а??

И тут старый, изрядно обремененный этой многоуровневой информационной атакой, наконец-то ответил:

- Да сквиртану, сквиртану, погоди немного... Щас соберусь с силами и сквиртану.

Тут уже и время посмеяться настало. Долго смеялись, хорошо. Но, что характерно, немного позже, еще не начали на выход с Поскота собираться, а старый уже забыл все. Мол, какое еще "сквиртану", ничего я не говорил, не помню я, чтобы что-то такое говорил, а чего я не помню - того не было.

На том и разошлись.

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Aug. 19th, 2017 06:06 am
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Сравнительные размеры вертолетов и самолетов
(чтобы рассмотреть детали – нужно открыть файлы в новой вкладке)






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Posted by Charles Fain Lehman

Steven Bannon, now-former Chief Strategist to President Donald Trump, believes that "the Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over."

Bannon spoke to the Weekly Standard Friday afternoon, shortly after news of his departure from the White House broke. He told TWS that his leaving the administration marked a turning point for Trump's presidency.

"The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over," Bannon said. "We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It'll be something else. And there'll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over."

Prior to leaving the White House, Bannon was a close confidante of the president, starting when he joined Trump's dark-horse presidential campaign. In recent days, things seemed to have soured between him and the President, especially after Bannon gave an interview to the left-leaning American Prospect in which he contradicted Trump on several issues, including North Korea.

Still, Bannon seemed to believe that he and Trump share goals — and that with Bannon out of the White House, achieving those goals will be much harder.

"Now, it’s gonna be Trump," he said. "The path forward on things like economic nationalism and immigration, and his ability to kind of move freely … I just think his ability to get anything done – particularly the bigger things, like the wall, the bigger, broader things that we fought for, it’s just gonna be that much harder."

Bannon pinned the blame for this sea change in the administration on "the West Wing Democrats" and forewarned of a "jailbreak of these moderate guys on the Hill," who, he feared, would undermine his populist-nationalist agenda.

"It's the Republican establishment. The Republican establishment has no interest in Trump's success on this. They're not populists, they're not nationalists, they had no interest in his program. Zero. It was a half-hearted attempt at Obamacare reform, it was no interest really on the infrastructure, they'll do a very standard Republican version of taxes," he said.

"What Trump ran on — border wall, where is the funding for the border wall, one of his central tenets, where have they been?" he asked. "On what element of Trump's program, besides tax cuts — which is going to be the standard marginal tax cut – where have they rallied to Trump’s cause? They haven't."

Rather, Bannon predicted, with him gone, Congressional Republicans and White House moderates would try to reign in Trump.

"I think they're going to try to moderate him," he said. "I think he’ll sign a clean debt ceiling, I think you'll see all this stuff. His natural tendency — and I think you saw it this week on — his actual default position is the position of his base, the position that got him elected. I think you’re going to see a lot of constraints on that. I think it'll be much more conventional."

Bannon claimed that his departure was amicable, explaining, "I want to get back to Breitbart."

"On August 7th, I talked to Kelly and to the President, and I told them that my resignation would be effective the following Monday, on the 14th. I'd always planned on spending one year. General Kelly has brought in a great new system, but I said it would be best. I want to get back to Breitbart," he said.

In spite of his fears for the Trump administration's future, Bannon is positive about life after the White House.

"I feel jacked up," he said. "Now I'm free. I've got my hands back on my weapons. Someone said, ‘it's Bannon the Barbarian.' I am definitely going to crush the opposition. There's no doubt."

"I built a fucking machine at Breitbart. And now I'm about to go back, knowing what I know, and we're about to rev that machine up. And rev it up we will do," he said.

Bannon returned to Breitbart immediately after leaving the White House, reportedly chairing Friday evening's editorial meeting. A Breitbart front-page article heralded the return of the "populist hero."

The post In Interview, Bannon Says After His Departure Trump Presidency ‘Is Over’ appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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