Thursday, April 26, 2007


Note the contrast in the sentences below. Clear anti-white bias:

Black youths offered deals in race hate case: "Two black youths accused of taking part in the Halloween mob beating of three white women would spend only a few months in custody if they plead guilty to assault, a prosecutor said. The 15-year-old Jordan High School students were offered a pretrial deal Monday in Inglewood, where their case is being heard. They would spend no more than three months each in the California Youth Authority if they plead guilty to one count each of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, prosecutor Andrea Bouas said."

But much harsher sentence for whites who injured no-one: "Two young Lassen County men are facing prison sentences after pleading guilty Monday in Sacramento federal court to a race-based hate crime involving a cross-burning. Kevin William Ridenour and Nicholas Edward Craig pleaded guilty to felony interference with the housing rights of an African priest because of their hatred of black people. Ridenour and Craig admitted burning a large wooden cross early on March 23 on the street in front of the driveway of a rectory attached to Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Westwood. The rectory, which is less than half a block from where the pair resided, is occupied by the Rev. Bernardin Mugabowakigeri, a native of Rwanda. In written plea documents, Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner agreed to recommend two years in prison for Ridenour, 21, and 21 months for Craig, 18, when they are sentenced July 2."


The great Google dinosaur does listen

But only with one ear

A couple of times recently I have had a grumble about Google not archiving stuff that I expected to find via them. There has now been a big improvement. Lots that was missing is now findable via them. I have long known that they keep close track of what people are saying about them and I have found before that they do respond quite rapidly to public criticism of what they archive.

So where almost all of my academic journal articles were unknown to them a couple of weeks ago, most are now in the Google archive, for instance. That "most" is puzzling though. All my academic papers are on the one site so why do some get the nod from Google and some not? I would understand it if the ones often referred to by others were the ones that they archive but that does not seem to be so. Academic articles are notorious for obscurity and some of mine are certainly in that category. Yet there are instances of Google indexing obscure ones and omitting less obscure ones. Clearly, their search and storage algorithms still are pretty buggy.

I guess what has happened is that Google has attempted to cope with the huge explosion of internet content by attempting to make their algorithms "smarter" (more selective). That is not working well, however. Their algorithms definitely skip far too much. Searching for academic articles on a given topic is a major search activity. Students and professors do it all the time. So ALL available academic journal articles should be findable via Google if they don't want to leave the door open for better search services. Given their huge profits Google should just invest in more storage and archive the WHOLE of any site that they spider. For there to be several copies of an article on the net with Google being unable to locate a single one of them is pretty bad but when the article concerned is (and has long been) on a site that they scan, that is pretty wacky.



There is a press report here which says rather gleefully that higher IQ is linked to higher earnings but not to higher wealth. The actual journal abstract from which the press report is derived is much more interesting, however so here it is:

"How important is intelligence to financial success? Using the NLSY79, which tracks a large group of young U.S. baby boomers, this research shows that each point increase in IQ test scores raises income by between $234 and $616 per year after holding a variety of factors constant. Regression results suggest no statistically distinguishable relationship between IQ scores and wealth. Financial distress, such as problems paying bills, going bankrupt or reaching credit card limits, is related to IQ scores not linearly but instead in a quadratic relationship. This means higher IQ scores sometimes increase the probability of being in financial difficulty.

So high IQ people spend their extra loot rather than saving it and risk it rather than protect it. Maybe that is smart. It could mean that people who are both smart and well-off are an important source of those risk-taking entrepreneurs we all need to create new businesses and new jobs.

I have had a quick look at the full journal article (kindly sent to me by Prof. Zagorsky) and the data do appear to be of unusually high quality so I think these findings can be relied on. It may be worth noting that the relationship between IQ and income has often been found previously.



Leftist deceit again. There is an eyewiness account here of what actually happened in the confrontation between Greenie Sheryl Crow and Karl Rove.

Islamofascism as a mental illness: "Larwyn suggests that we consider creating a neologism to cover the obvious hatred that some Muslims display toward infidels - i.e, the rest of us. Larwyn suggests Kuffarphobia but Myrtus points out that we use the plural of kuffar to make a more easily pronounced word: Kuffarphobia doesn't flow as well as kafirophobia, which means the same thing. Kuffar is plural for kafir So hatred of infidels (CAIR? Helllooo??) now has a nice tidy term: kafirophobia. Try it on them the next time you object to some jihadist blowing people up and they try to hang an Islamophobe sign on you. Maybe we can even get kafirophobia listed in the DSM-IV or the ICD as the mental illness it obviously is. Given the many symptoms they exhibit - paranoia, hypersensitivity, feelings of narcissistic superiority, and the desire to kill those who disagree with them - kafirophobes definitely qualify for their own separate diagnostic disorder. Maybe if the world hadn't put on its Orwellian glasses just in time for the rise of the jihadists, exhibitions of such behavior would've had them in the revised edition of the DSM-IV by now.

Al Qaeda regrouping: "British authorities arrest six suspected terrorists. As discussed on yesterday's show with Melanie Phillips and Gerard Baker, and as will be discussed with Lawrence Wright today, the evidence of efforts by al Qaeda to strike in the west is growing, and the indifference of the public to the threat is astonishing. Al Qaeda is regrouping in some strange places like Mali, and while its forces in Iraq are repeatedly defeated and its leadership there killed or captured, the network's propagandists continue to push out messages claiming success there and encouraging jihadists to come to Iraq to join in the war. In the U.S., despite efforts by some serious journalists like Wright and Michael Barone to keep some focus on the threat from al Qaeda in Iraq and elsewhere across the globe, the public is repeatedly told by the Democrats and the MSM that the U.S. can withdraw from Iraq and fight terrorism effectively in Afghanistan. This is delusional and dangerous, but so seductive that it will probably take another spectacularly lethal attack for the west to confront the menace with renewed resolve". [More on the British arrests here].


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1 comment:

Clear Creek said...

While the cross burning technically injured no one (and the African at whom it was aimed didn't know what it meant), black families in years past did in fact leave Westwood (it's in Lassen County) when crosses were burned, in fear of violence. A burning cross means, "Leave or we will do you violence." Burning a cross is not innocuous, and people in town were very concerned. The guys threatened personal injury, got arrested, and claimed they didn't hurt anyone. Most of the town is glad they're gone.

(The other case by the way involved juveniles. Juveniles should probably be tried as adults, but right or wrong that is one of the reasons for the different sentences.)