Links 12 August 2020

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Leith van Onselen
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    • One family and all the Darwinists [really Spencer] start making noises like a gaggle of poultry.

          • Think I’ve come in too late, dunno who he is.
            The NZ thing is interesting if you divide the number of days since last recorded case by the incubation period (14 days) – that’s quite a bit of action bubbling below the surface.

          • The bloke the libertarians use to quote when pushing servival of the fittest and attributing it to Darwin. Darwin said no such thing, but it supported their whole natural thingy.

          • Spencer is best known as the originator of the expression “survival of the fittest”, which he coined in Principles of Biology (1864) after reading Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. The term strongly suggests natural selection, yet Spencer saw evolution as extending into realms of sociology and ethics, so he also supported Lamarckism.[2][3]


            Libertarians used to constantly deploy this phrase and attribute it to Darwin for justifying social distinction by robber baron like wealth alone in the context of evolution [Lamarckism really – go figure] – as success in a market place … cough … society.

    • I just topped up on silver and gold.

      There’s going to be a lot of volatility and who knows where it goes. I’m aware of the possibility it goes back below $20 and can live with it.

      I feel comfortable to continue punting given negative rates coming, limitless stimulus on the horizon, silver still undervalued relative to gold.

      • Been in for years, the last 6 months the volatility has been mad but I’m not dealing with ETFS, just phyzz so not freaking out. I can only imagine the 5x leveraged COKE heads and Indians going nuts.

    • Interesting stuff Burbs. What’s the current vibe on IPO’s? Bit wary of them after some experiences years ago……

  1. migtronixMEMBER

    The Camel is the running mate. She’s great Harris, whenever asked how she became so successful she always responds “one hump or two”.

  2. reusachtigeMEMBER

    Yeah how good is the NZ elimination strategy? Let’s propaganda it up on this blog hey blokes! Live your lives in fear fckers! LOLOLOL

    Meanwhile… Sweden! A place that still has smart, strong and hot looking wh1te people (not the fat fearful bogan ones we’ve got).

    • It is expensive having a big house and a tennis court on the lower north shore. Give her a break.

    • The Project is a masterclass in how to run a mass media Psy-Op. Looks nice and left leaning (brown host, wokism, funny man makes light of politicians etc) until you give it the slightest analysis only to find it is something else entirely.

      Friendly Jordies has done a number of excellent take down vids on them.

    • Mike Herman TroutMEMBER

      “When the hosts earn $500k+ P/year and tell you to all be more tolerant”… so true Gavin. And that Waleed who won’t ever tell you what he really thinks about homosexuality…no gold Logie for you…

      • haha exactly, strange bedfellows he makes with the woke community.

        My favorite part of the article is that Channel 10 loves the show, they find it necessary. Yet the public hates it with a passion. It’s divisive as mentioned. I would love to see it get the Axe.

  3. PalimpsestMEMBER

    And one more thought for US prognosticators. If there’s a wave of 30 million evictions, does that mean 30 million voters that can be denied voting because their registrations are no longer valid or they won’t be getting to the polls (the real one). I’m not certain that Trump is out yet.