Representativeness heuristic. The picture was portrayed as representative (playing on the representativeness/availability heuristic in the minds of children). Some people backtracked later by saying it is was not common but not impossible, which is where I shout “BS!”
Anecdotal vs Statistical. The backup is mostly anecdotal from cherry picked stories. We find nothing beyond traces of sub-Saharan genes in areas where Roman legions were located (France, Gaul, and even Spain, where most of it came much later from the Arab trade). Show the picture to a French or Italian person and tell him “this is the typical…” and wait for the insults.
Fuzzy classification. Even the researchers who deal with physical remains miss the point that people from North Africa looked no different from Spaniards, S. Italians, and Greeks. Punics/Phoenicians we now know, looked Canaanite, just like Southern Europeans. Berbers looked like mountain berbers today. So representing “diversity” should focus on the difference between locals and Romans (Northern European vs Mediterranean), not within Romans (in other words, Butter vs Olive Oil ). It would be like mixing English and Spaniards/S. Italians, which makes sense. But it doesn’t work: Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Sicily are in the EU, so the other needs to be something else. (Contradicts the anti-Brexit… African is not a phenotype, but some rough geographic delimitation)
The reclassification “when it fits” is nothing short of fabrication.
The UK political correctness mob. Britain perfected the scholar with “f*** you money”, but today’s typical U.K. academic is a wuss, with a renewable 5 year contract, and, like the middle class, in a state of insecurity and constant fear of being caught breaking rules. They are very vulnerable to the slightest accusation (recall the Tim Hunt affair where a Nobel winner was summarily fired because of a confusing joke, with no chance of explaining what he meant). So there is a set system to terrorize people who divert via public flogging or even burning at the stake: for instance David Colquhoun, a morally depraved man who serves as attack dog to terrorize people and raise mobs can only exist in the U.K. Like an inquisitor, he accuses you of sorcery and now all bets are off. He makes sure nobody reads your papers. He did it to Tim Hunt & others.
My Case: In my case “feminists” were upset that I could disagree with a woman (I should not treat a woman as I would a man, yet they manage to find no contradiction.) So they used the excuse that I call Mary Beard Ms Beard simply because I will never call a historian with a PhD “Doctor”, particulary if the person, like Ms Beard has shown evidence of being a BS vendor (I only call medical doctors doctors). That was sufficient to trigger the inquisition (they could not use my contradicting a woman as official grounds for that). But note that I can’t be affected by what IYIs (intellectuals like idiots) in the UK or elsewhere think; neither my book sales, nor my business activities seem to be affected by IYIs. Actually, my book sales increase upon attacks by IYIs.
I am certain that had I called Mary Beard “Professor Doctor Beard”, they would have found something else that was “chauvinist”, perhaps the length of my sentences, etc.
The US. We believe here in America in freedom of expression far more than in other fuzzier notions such as justice, equity, etc. Freedom is vastly more robust than other notions and shields us from inquisitors such as David Colquhoun. Europe and Canada are in trouble.
On Thursday 08 December 2016, the French newspaper Le Figaro published an article about the highly anticipated creation of the Foundation of Islam (in French).
It is has now been officially launched with the new Interior Minister’s warm blessings. The president of this new ‘Islamic’ foundation is Jean-Pierre Chevènement and its main financier is Serge Dassault.
He is an israel-firster jew and a very well known figure in France. He is an arm-dealer and the CEO of the main French military industrial complex, The Groupe Dassault which has been praised time and again by the jews for its vital role during the Six Days War.
He also happens to own some of France’s main newspapers and the ‘arabic’ radio station called ‘Radio Beur FM’.
His career is paved with scandals of money laundering and tax evasion but that did not prevent him from becoming a senator.
A jew, he is also a known political figure. Having held several different offices (Defense, Interior), he distinguished himself for his very close bond and work with the several jewish institution dictating French politics.
He is married to Nisa Grunberg, the daughter of the former head of the jewish community of Cairo, Egypt. His brother-in-law, Hermann Grunberg is the former CEO of the ‘Franco-American’ jewish bank, Lazard Bank.
His son Raphael, a script-writer is also an israel-firster and openly arch-zionist.
A day after Israel’s ambassador harshly called on the Hungarian PM to remove posters against the Jewish billionaire, the Foreign Ministry backtracks, says George Soros constantly undermines Israel’s governments.
During the first six months of 2016, migrants committed 142,500 crimes, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office.
Germany took in more than 1.1million migrants in the past year and parts of the country are crippled with a lack of infrastructure.
According to a report by the international policy council the Gatestone Institute, local police in many parts of the country admit that they are stretched to the limit.
The report states: “The rape of a ten-year-old girl in Leipzig, the largest city in Saxony, has drawn renewed attention to the spiralling levels of violent crime perpetrated by migrants in cities and towns across Germany.
“During the first six months of 2016, migrants committed 142,500 crimes, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office. This is equivalent to 780 crimes committed by migrants every day, an increase of nearly 40 per cent over 2015. The data includes only those crimes in which a suspect has been caught.
He said: “They are used to tougher consequences in their home countries.
“They have no respect for us.”
Meanwhile a female police officer has admitted that officers are under attack and that the courts are a “joke.”
In a new book, Tania Kambouri, a German police officer, said: “For weeks, months and years I have noticed that Muslims, mostly young men, do not have even a minimum level of respect for the police.
“When we are out patrolling the streets, we are verbally abused by young Muslims.
“There is the body language, and insults like ‘s*** cop’ when passing by.
“If we make a traffic stop, the aggression increases ever further, this is overwhelmingly the case with migrants.
“It cannot be that offenders continue to fill the police files, hurt us physically, insult us, whatever, and there are no consequences.
“Many cases are closed or offenders are released on probation or whatever.
“Yes, what is happening in the courts today is a joke.”
Migrants committed 208,344 crimes in 2015, according to a confidential police report leaked to Bild.
This figure represents an 80 per cent increase since 2014 and is equivalent to 570 crimes committed by migrants every day, or 23 crimes each hour, in 2015 alone.
The report added: “The growing sense of lawlessness is substantiated by an October 24 YouGov poll which found that 68 per cent of Germans believe that security in the country has deteriorated during the past several years.
“Nearly 70 per cent of respondents said they fear for their lives and property in German train stations and subways, while 63 per cent feel unsafe at large public events.”
Very reasonable evaluation of immigration policy in Czech Republic.
Today I was invited to a US college class to speak about the view on the family in Sweden. I started by talking about Gunnar and Alva Myrdal, the architects behind the Swedish welfare state, free schools, free healthcare and their wonderful underlying social fascist ideals. Spiced it up with a few quotes from their famous book, such as
“The task of prophylactic social policy is to create a better human material and improve the quality of the population stock.”
“Most important is obviously the radical cleansing out of individuals highly unfit for life, which can be achieved by sterilization.”
“Schools must be used as propaganda tools: not only to create more knowledgeable and responsible parents in the next generation, which is important in itself, but also to let children raise up their own parents, a method which has proven effective.”
When I finally explained that home schooling was a criminal offence which can be rewarded with prison time and forced adoption of the children, they looked at me in horror.
I was pleased to see them so quickly cured of their socialist collectivist illusions of the happy welfare state. The students even asked me to come back and spend more time with them.
Doesn’t Israel share a border with Syria?
Aid workers from the Israeli charity IsraAid were quick to react Sunday when a boat full of refugees overturned off the Greek coast, leaving many stranded in the water and unable to swim.
Bulgaria’s parliament banned the wearing of face veils on Friday in a bid to boost security in the wake of Islamist militant attacks in Europe.
The new “burqa ban” law, which had been driven by the nationalist Patriotic Front coalition, comes after France, the Netherlands and Belgium banned the wearing of burqas or niqabs in public.