Oy. Mondays. They are way too damn frequent, they arrive way too damn fast after the weekend, they last way too damn long, and they are way too damn noxious. Going through a Monday, especially after a very nice and restful weekend with beautiful weather, is like being stuck behind a truck belching smog fumes at you.
Of course, if you happen to be the driver of said smoke-belching truck, THEN life is pretty damn good.
Hence the theme of this week’s instalment. Let us take a moment to appreciate the joys of a particularly hilarious and epic American phenomenon, known as COAL ROLLING:
It is worth keeping in mind, however, this sort of epic asshattery is only possible in a country where diesel is cheap.
That country is not America. Not anymore, not under Brandon’s misrule.
Russia, on the other hand, has VERY low prices for diesel. Wouldn’t it be just plain hilarious to watch Russians coal-rolling a bunch of Frenchists?
Dawn of Battle
The Male Brain has lots to keep us busy this week. We start with Lando Kalriz and a most excellent video about why supervillains constantly screw themselves:
If it were me, I would immediately fire any supervillain with a propensity for monologuing. They ALWAYS end up so far up their own butts that they let the good guy get away.
Content Machine presents an excellent spin on gymthots:
While we’re on the subject – Master Ken gives TEH LAYDEEZ the AmeriDoTe rundown on how to deal with creepers:
Look, let’s be honest – the boobage in that thumbnail was EPIC.
JP Sears hosts the interview we all wish we could see – just be aware that you will need a titanium stomach and Kevlar earmuffs for this one:
Wisecrack presents a philosopher’s take on current events:
Looper looks at the superb predictions of one of the best and most underrated films of the early 2000s – Minority Report:
What most people won’t tell you, is that film was based on a short story by Philip K. Dick. I’ve read it. The movie is actually better, though it missed out on a few important nuances of the original.
The busiest bald guy on YOOCHOOB explains the realities of fossil fuels:
Mark Dice has very bad news for anyone who is actually dumb enough to think that big beer companies give a damn about your opinion:
The dynamic duo over at Redacted talk to Michael Yon about the ongoing invasion of the American southern border:
Jackson Hinkle notes the utter failure of Western SANKSHUNS!!! at keeping Russia’s economy down – they are WERKIN’ SO GUDDER!!! that Russia is actually back in the list of top 10 global economies:
PJW gives us the latest straight dope on Ginge & Cringe, aka Harry the Ginger Whinger and the Half-Blood Princess Caringslut:
Дед Сварливый Говорит!
Grandpa Grumpuss grumps, grumpily, about the sheer idiocy of claims that the PATRIOT PAC-3 somehow managed to shoot down the Kindzhal hypersonic missile over the skies of Queef:
It’s All Greek To Us
The good gentlemen of The Duran are UTTERLY unimpressed by the Magic & Mystery World Tour of the smelly Jewish beggar, Bellendsky – and neither are the Arabs who hosted him:
The Bald Truth
Brian Berletic of The New Atlas explains the significance of the Liberation of Artyomovsk:
Rulings from the Bench
Judge Andrew Napolitano continues to host perhaps the best rota of guests on TEH YOOCHOOBZ. We start with Col. Douglas Macgregor, who appears to be back from vacation of some kind:
LTC Tony Shaffer breaks down the likely contributions of the latest American wunderwaffe, the F-16, in the Ukrainian war:
LTC Daniel Davis provides a comprehensive update on the Banderastan War:
Former British diplomat Alistair Crooke looks at the realities of energy policy:
Larry Johnson explains what the Wagner Group really is:
About a week before Wagner finally liberated Artyomovsk, Ray McGovern explained the significance of the town itself:
Dr. John Campbell tries to figure out what the heck is going on with all of this weird Died of Suddenly shit in Canuckistan:
Dr. Moran discusses the awful realities of myocarditis correlating with the not-vaxx:
Dr. Suneel Dhand notes something very worrying in the trend of fatal blood clots:
Warriors of Faith
Tha Dizzle and The Apostate Prophet break down the latest, quite idiotic, “arguments” from the dawahgandists:
Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms points out a rather serious problem with the Izzlamist narrative about the Dome of the Rock, and it comes down to, of all things, a translation error:
Al-Fadi from CIRA International and Dan Gibson explain why so many of the objections to Mr. Gibson’s groundbreaking work on the qiblas (directions of prayer) of early Izzlamic mosques fail so badly:
Manly Men of Manliness
Terrence Popp looks at the problems with the “living wage” argument:
It’s really very basic economics. If you force companies to pay unskilled workers far more than they are actually worth, then you force them to operate at a loss – so, eventually, those companies go broke. The fact that Burger King also went woke, a long time ago, simply makes the outcome absolutely inevitable.
Joker from Better Bachelor has no SIMPathy whatsoever for a “proper garden tool” who regrets her work in the PR0N industry:
Burn Paedowood to the Ground
Midnight’s Edge gives an update on the self-disembowelment of ABInBev:
Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock rejoices at the total failure of that ridiculous “Galactic Starcruiser” theme park:
Gary from Nerdrotic explains how and why the M-She-U failed:
Ryan Kinel points out the rather serious problems with WE WUZ KWEENZ ‘N’ SHIET!!!:
Reading Too Much Into Things
Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week is from Dawn Pine, and looks at yet another major problem with climate pseudoscience:
Although greenhouse gases absorb primarily long-wave radiation, they also absorb short-wave radiation. Recent studies have highlighted the importance of methane short-wave absorption, which enhances its stratospherically adjusted radiative forcing by up to ~ 15%. The corresponding climate impacts, however, have been only indirectly evaluated and thus remain largely unquantified. Here we present a systematic, unambiguous analysis using one model and separate simulations with and without methane short-wave absorption. We find that methane short-wave absorption counteracts ~30% of the surface warming associated with its long-wave radiative effects. An even larger impact occurs for precipitation as methane short-wave absorption offsets ~60% of the precipitation increase relative to its long-wave radiative effects. The methane short-wave-induced cooling is due largely to cloud rapid adjustments, including increased low-level clouds, which enhance the reflection of incoming short-wave radiation, and decreased high-level clouds, which enhance outgoing long-wave radiation. The cloud responses, in turn, are related to the profile of atmospheric solar heating and corresponding changes in temperature and relative humidity. Despite our findings, methane remains a potent contributor to global warming, and efforts to reduce methane emissions are vital for keeping global warming well below 2 °C above preindustrial values.
In plain English (more or less) – cow farts are not half as bad for “MUH GLERBUHL WERRRRRMIN!!!!!” as climate pseudoscientists once thought:
Greenhouse gases like methane exert their strongest effects by absorbing infrared “longwave” radiation emitted from the planet’s surface. Earth emits this longwave radiation when it is struck by “shortwave” radiation coming directly from the sun. Most studies of greenhouse gases focus on longwave absorption.
But scientists are learning that greenhouse gases, including methane, also absorb some of the sun’s shortwave radiation. Recent estimates suggested that methane might contribute up to 15 percent more thermal energy to the atmosphere than previously thought, due to this additional shortwave absorption.
However, the new study reveals that methane’s shortwave absorption has the opposite effect. This finding is based on a detailed analysis of the gas’s absorption at various wavelengths.
The result is “counterintuitive,” says climate scientist Robert Allen of the University of California, Riverside. It happens because of the way that methane’s shortwave absorbance affects clouds in different layers of the atmosphere, Allen and colleagues’ simulations suggest.
When methane absorbs shortwave radiation in the middle and upper troposphere, above about three kilometers, it further warms the air — leading to fewer clouds in that upper layer. And because methane absorbs shortwave radiation high up, less of that radiation penetrates down to the lower troposphere. This actually cools the lower troposphere, leading to more clouds in that layer.
These thicker low-level clouds reflect more of the sun’s shortwave radiation back out to space — meaning that less of this solar radiation reaches Earth’s surface, to be converted into longwave radiation.
Meanwhile, upper-level clouds, in addition to greenhouse gases, are known to absorb longwave radiation. So fewer of these clouds means that less of the longwave radiation emitted by Earth is captured in the atmosphere — and more of it escapes to space without contributing to climate change.
With methane’s shortwave absorption, “you expect warming of the climate system,” Allen says. “But these cloud adjustments actually overwhelm the heating due to absorption, leading to a cooling effect.”
So basically, the doomers got it wrong. AGAIN.
Your long read of the week is from The Male Brain, via an old mutual friend of ours – Aaron Clarey aka Captain Capitalism– and it is all about the colossal scam that is modren adolt edjoomuhcayshun:
Whether you realize it or not we have the technology to make education free. And not in the sense that democrats, labor, or socialist parties mean wherein the tax payer pays added taxes for truly average westerners to get laughably stupid degrees in the liberal arts or social sciences. But in the sense of revolutionizing the concept of education from that of a product into a constitutional-right. And to understand this concept of education as a right, it helps to understand what education is at its atomic level versus how we currently provide an education to the people.
First, understand that all education is, is information. Whether it was learning your ABC’s in kindergarten or learning how nuclear fusion worked in grad school, it’s just previously-established information being passed onto and installed in a new brain. And this information unto itself is free. No individual or school owns that fact that 2+2 = 4. No university or college owns the information of how HTML code can be used to build a website. And so no person or institution can charge for facts or information, because these facts “just are.” Information is self-evident, information is universal, information is free.
Additionally, the acquisition of this information can be free. I can go to the library and read books. I can learn from other people as they share their information with me. I can watch documentaries on nearly anything. And with the advent of the internet ALL human knowledge is now accessible for every one on the planet. And so today ANYONE can learn ANYTHING for free and no one (be that a person, government, guild, or university) can stop them. In this sense, information and therefore education, is a right. I have the right to know anything I want. I have the right to know facts, processes, and details. And no one can stop me from educating myself.
The problem comes where we as a society have allowed various institutions to determine whether or not the information someone has acquired qualifies as an “education.” And not just an education, but a certified education that is worthy of employment.
This is not entirely irrational. First, without some form of standards people could self-declare they are educated by essentially lying on their resume. Most of us would be reluctant to hire a civil engineer to build a bridge who claims he “totally educated himself, HONEST!” as opposed to one put through a formal civil engineering program. Second, until recently, schools were the most efficient way to educate masses of people. You can tutor an individual student one on one, or an individual student can grab a book on economics and teach himself at the library. But having an expert in front of a class of 200 students, clearly conveying specialized information is much more efficient than tutoring one-on-one or an individual inefficiently trying to educate himself on something completely new to him. So it is only rational that in a pre-internet era schools and universities would form as the most efficient way to educate people. But there are several problems with having physical institutions disseminating information and thus education, as well as what our education system has morphed into today.
First, you are going to incur costs. In having physical locations where information is disseminated, you need teachers, property, and buildings, replete with equipment (labs, desks, paper, etc), all of which cost money. Information may be free, but it’s going to cost you if you wish to have people convey it to you in the form of a certified credential/education.
Second, even though a loud teacher with a powerful PA system can speak to a hall of 2,000 students (Willey Hall, U of MN, 1993), there’s still a limit to the number of students a teacher can teach at any one time. And while it is impressive you can educate 2,000 students about Psychology 101 all at the same time, the technology exists that one YouTube video of that professor’s same lecture could educate all the people in the world for free. Physical schools are not only costly, but obsolete.
Third, while no one individual school or college has a monopoly on education, the education industry as a whole does. Not necessarily out of malice or design, but in the fact that society more or less requires a formal education to even be considered remotely employable today. Worse, modern employers reinforce this unconscious monopoly by granting it nearly total intrinsic value by making NEARLY ALL employment contingent on receiving an accredited and authorized education from this system. This makes everyone’s job, and therefore everyone’s financial lives, and therefore NEARLY ALL OF OF THE US ECONOMY wholly dependent on this monopoly. And with ALL of the nation’s economy and ALL of people’s financial lives dependent upon this system, an incredible and unacceptable amount of power has been centralized into this one industry.
Fourth, this power has proven too tempting for people in the education industry and they have predictably abused it. The reason tuition costs so much (when its true informational nature is free) is because those employed by the education industry have morphed the education industry from one that educates, trains, and prepares generations of young people for success in the real world, to one where they absolutely fleece young people out of a lifetime of money. Everything from 2 years of unnecessary prereqs to get a Bachelors degree, to credits that cost $300 each, to college textbooks that cost $500, to refusing to recognize credits from different schools, the TRUE nature of the higher education industry in America is to extract as much money out of its students as possible in exchange for a permission slip to work (and for most college degrees, not even that). Nowhere (bar say, WGU and ASU Online) are schools trying to make education more affordable. Everywhere education has become a means by which teachers, professors, and administrators enrich themselves off the young.
And finally, corruption. Making matters worse is that in having such power centralized in one industry COMBINED WITH THE FACT nearly all American children must go through this system, other institutions, industries, and people who have harmful ulterior aims are too tempted not abuse this system. Whether you are a democrat or republican, it is PAINFULLY obvious the K-college system indoctrinates young people to become socialists and victims more than they do teaching them how to program a computer, fix a car, or do their taxes. More modernly, various trait-based groups have infiltrated and abused the education system to promote their trait based politics (be that race, gender, sexual preference, mental illness, etc.) to future generations, which does absolutely nothing to help young people (of all traits), but rather mentally impairs them with defeatism, victimhood, hatred, and no real employable skills. Employers are only more than happy to arbitrarily require more education as it allows them to unload on-job-training costs to schools and students. And everyone who’s ever attended college are fully aware of the credit card companies and banks who line up during freshman orientation and graduation to get you to sign up for a credit card or a 7 year, 18% car loan. Young students are viewed as a captive audience to be butchered like cattle, not the generation society will rely upon to carry us forward, who need to be invested in.
When we add up all these costs, the price is tremendous.
Linkage is good for you:
- Chauke Stephan Filho writes up an excellent analysis (translated from Portuguese) of a new book containing the Neo-Tsar’s speeches going back some 20 years, which give a real insight into the man’s character;
- John Helmer discusses the illusion of the Khreat Khokholite Khumvee Khounteroffensive, which everyone and his dog proclaims will khommence any day now, but has yet to do so;
- The Russian T-14 Armata, long derided by the West as basically a mock-up or parade tank, has seen actual action in Banderastan, and appears to be really rather effective at SPLATTERFYING khokhols;
- The Royal United Services Institute still says a lot of abominably idiotic shit about Russian troop morale and training, but even the Limeys have had to admit that the Russians actually know how to war;
- John V. Walsh points out the inescapable truth that the West’s economic war against Russia has completely failed;
- The Norwegians, who used to be a reasonably sensible bunch, have fully converted their fighter fleet to the Turducken Plane, which does not exactly bode well for their future as a military power (not that they were one to begin with);
- Lance Welton crows about being proven right, yet again, that women ruin EVERYTHING – especially in university;
- Stephen Glover writes for The Daily Fail about the utter and total failure of the Limey Cuckservatives to govern properly – which shouldn’t surprise anyone who understand the lie of modern CONservatism;
- Ilana Mercer rather likes the cut of RFK Jr.‘s jib, and I have to admit, despite the fact that he is a Kennedy, he does talk an awful lot of good sense, overall;
- I’ve been saying it for years, and now the Pajeets have finally admitted it – their police are FATASSES;
- A literal Karen finds out just how big a bitch Karma can be when she had an affair and her husband changed the locks on her;
- We all like a good love story around here, and there are few greater love stories than the one involving a former Kraut PR0N star who had an affair with a married politician with three kids, and is now an elected official herself (/sarc);
- Twitch e-thot Amouranth (aka Kaitlyn Siragusa, who is VERY married) now has an AI-generated version of herself, to help her drain the wallets of the army of thirsty simps who follow her on OnlyFools and elsewhere;
And some more from Dawn Pine:
- A couple of attention whores are seriously pissed off that American Airlines forced them to strip butt-ass nekkid – because they were wearing inappropriate clothing onto a flight;
- There are A LOT of idiots in this world, and few are dumber than the guy who intentionally crashed a plane for likes and clicks – I do not believe in eugenics, but there is an argument for forced sterilisation of such people;
- Amouranth ain’t the only one setting up a virtual clone of herself – another e-thot has figured out how to drain money from simps with the same basic idea;
- With the expiration of Title 42, the USSA effectively no longer has a border – which means it is no longer a nation, though in fairness, that has been true for roughly 10 years by this point;
- You’ve heard of “Cocaine Bear”, but now imagine COCAINE BABY!!! – wherein a crazy couple tried to smuggle coke in a fake pregnancy belly, and got caught;
- A wealth Australian family wants a live-in CAT NANNY – think about that for a moment, and then realise humanity is truly doomed;
- The anti-capitalist cafe that let people pay whatever the hell they want, has discovered why Marxism is such an utterly idiotic economic model, because they’ve just closed down;
- Texas truly is the TROLL Star State – they just sent a bunch of illegal invaders to a naval observatory near Cacklepants Harris‘s home;
- If you thought your data was safe, especially from Chinese hackers, when buying good old-fashioned dead-tree books – think again, because it’s not;
- Salman Rushdie isn’t someone I agree with on a lot of things, but he is undeniably a courageous man, and he is absolutely right to say that if James Bond offends you, then don’t read the books;
MUH RUSHIAN KAHLOOOOOZHUN!!!
The Neo-Tsar explains the true source of Russia’s strength – in a way that contradicts the silly American nonsense of “diversity is our strength”:
The Act Man explains how he would potentially fix the godawful HALO TV series:
And now let’s watch slayergod Remy aka Mint Blitz do his thing:
That’s Not Gone Well…
Wazzocks gonna wazzock:
We start with a number of great memes from our friend The Male Brain:
Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:
And also your animals are absolute DICKS moment of the week, to balance things out:
The Lords of Steel
Gym beast props this week go to Rondel Hunte:
Ass-Kicking of the Eight Limbs
They See Me Rollin’…
She is seriously cute, and extremely hardworking and talented. Pity that her taste in music is so godawful.
Biting a Cat’s Tail
Livin’ in the Land of the Metal Gods
Rock Out With Your Glock Out
And finally we come to your Instathot to get the week off to a suitably silly start. This here is Valentina Rueda Velez, age unknown but probably mid-twenties, from Venezuela. Like a lot of ladies from that part of the world, she certainly understands curves and how to use them properly. Our friend Dawn Pine happened upon her while reading through News of the Weird, as it were – this chica claimed to see a UFO containing ALIENS!!!!!!!! flying past her when she was on a plane trip somewhere.
(Look, just because we think chicks like this are hot, doesn’t mean we think they are smart. Jus’ sayin’.)
Anyway, that’s all for today, boys, back to work.