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About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog 2Blowhards.com. Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.

Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: The Old Left is very long gone. Are white women really the problem? More. Steve Sailer has been asking an important question: Why exactly, starting in 2013, did the Dems start to go kinda nuts? Angelo Codevilla … Continue reading

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Blank-Slate Progressivism Under Siege

Paleo Retiree writes: A question I’ve been wondering about for years: As more and more discoveries emerge from the worlds of evo-bio and genetics, how is the PC-opinion class going to contend? When the “blank slate” part of “blank slate … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: In praise of 360 degree cameras. I’m tempted to get one myself … but would I use it more than once? Traffic circles, yay or nay? Dutch doors are awesome. Speaking of which, why isn’t more of … Continue reading

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“Killer Women”

Paleo Retiree writes: Netflix rec: My wife and I have been enjoying the documentary series “Killer Women with Piers Morgan.” In it, Morgan (a well-known British journalist) talks to convicted and imprisoned American women murderers, while cutting away to the … Continue reading

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An Engineer Leaves Facebook

Paleo Retiree writes: “There is a vocal minority [on Facebook’s staff] that is belligerent beyond belief in a quest to implement social justice policies … The concerning thing that’s happening here is, I’m not sure Facebook’s leaderhip knows how to … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: If diversity is so great, why do old-timers do better when living among people who are ethnically like themselves? If multiculturalism is so great, how well has it in practice ever worked? A good talk by (and … Continue reading

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Weekend Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes: A nice visit with the quirky French filmmaker Agnès Varda, who has just turned 90. Gregory Cochran wants to see a psychology and a sociology that are more rooted in nature than in nurture. Given the way … Continue reading

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