Noyau (2)

…the noyau, an animal society held together by mutual animosity rather than co-operation

Robert Ardrey, The Territorial Imperative.

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2,941 thoughts on “Noyau (2)

  1. Neil:

    …make it a guano-free zone.That is, make it a Noyau-like post.

    YEAH! Less headaches for the mods, less discussion in the moderation thread!

    I tried to tell you guys to save yourselves headaches! Some people learn the hard way.

    People come here to quarrel. They like quarreling. I love quarreling. Let people have what they want and save the moderators headaches.

    Noyau has been the most fun and moderation free thread in all of TSZ! We need more Noyau, not less.


    “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC delivered monster ratings for the network, cementing the cable host as the left-wing foil to Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Maddow consistently finished 1st or 2nd in overall cable news ratings over the past year, sometimes garnering more than 3 million viewers.

    But according to The Daily Beast, Maddow’s show dropped 500,000 viewers in just one week after the Mueller report dropped.

    “Maddow, who has consistently vied for the first or second top-rated cable news program, was sixth on Monday evening, down almost 500,000 total viewers from the previous Monday, as was MSNBC’s second top-rated program in primetime, ‘The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell,’” The Daily Beast reported.

    Hannity nearly doubled Maddow’s ratings this past Monday, delivering just more than 4 million viewers compared to Maddow’s 2.5 million.

  3. FMM

    But it looks very different for the folks on the outs of the power structure here.

    That just sums you up to a tee. The “power structure”! You poor persecuted Xtian. You’ve only had near total control of large parts of the world for 2000 years but poor baby FMM is on the outside of a “power structure” for once and does not like it.
    Why don’t you ask for a refund for the price you’ve paid?

  4. Salvador,

    You must be the most astoundingly stupid person to even comment on this blog. I cannot believe your mental incompetence. It gives me a headache to try and imagine what it must be like to have your mental fogginess.

  5. So sad today over the Christians slaughtered by radical muslims in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

    Muslim radicals killed 300 people in an attack on Christians celebrating Easter in Sri Lanka. It’s sometimes very discouraging the Lord lets this happen, but Jesus prophesied persecution would come and that the reward is great for those who suffer for Jesus sake.

    That is my only comfort that those who perished that those who suffer will be rewarded in heaven. But on some level, I really wish God would not let this happen.

    1 Cor 4:17

    “For this momentary light affliction is building for us an eternal weight of glory.”

    And Jesus said:

    “Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

    and from Romans 8:

    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,

    “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

    No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  6. I’m sad about everybody who was killed and/or injured in Sri Lanka, Christian or not.

  7. walto:
    You wish, Sal.

    Yes, I wish, if only to see what might happen if she tried now.

    Of the Democratic field, I like Delaney the best. He went from poor to 240 million net worth. He’s more my kind of guy.

  8. Here is a picture of one of my favorite soundrels, Lloyd Blankfein. Blankfein said of his enterprise:

    We’re doing God’s work.

  9. I don’t think the USA should bomb IRAN over disputes regarding the straight of Hormuz.

    The US doesn’t need Saudi, Kuwaiti, UAEi oil — other countries do. Let the other countries buy from USA Exxon and other fine oil companies. Forget the Straight of Hormuz.

    This conflict could just be an excuse for the US to go to war again. Grrr….

    That said, John McCain infamously said, “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran” to the Beach Boys tune.

    Here is the parody by Vince the Valiants:

  10. stcordova: President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, gives commencement speech at a YEC University, May 13, 2017:

    Sure, it’s a YEC university. Do they do much actual science? Who’s publishing and where?

  11. It is an embarrassment to be associated with the academy when pathological idiocy of this sort is published and cited in the same manner as genuine intellectual/scientific endeavor… What the hell is wrong with us? — Jordan Peterson

    referring to the work of social scientists.

    Modern Social Scientists = Pathological Idiocy

  12. … 15.1075317

    International Feminist Journal of Politics

    Drone Disorientations

    Killing with drones produces queer moments of disorientation. Drawing on queer phenomenology, I show how militarized masculinities function as spatiotemporal landmarks that give killing in war its “orientation” and make it morally intelligible. These bearings no longer make sense for drone warfare, which radically deviates from two of its main axes: the home–combat and distance–intimacy binaries. Through a narrative methodology, I show how descriptions of drone warfare are rife with symptoms of an unresolved disorientation, often expressed as gender anxiety over the failure of the distance–intimacy and home–combat axes to orient killing with drones. The resulting vertigo sparks a frenzy of reorientation attempts, but disorientation can lead in multiple and sometimes surprising directions – including, but not exclusively, more violent ones. With drones, the point is that none have yet been reliably secured, and I conclude by arguing that, in the midst of this confusion, it is important not to lose sight of the possibility of new paths, and the “hope of new directions.”


    International Review of Qualitative Research

    becoming cyborg
    Activist Filmmaker, the Living Camera, Participatory Democracy, and Their Weaving

    M. Francyne Huckaby

    This article explores the chimeric hybridity of portable camera, sound recorder, filmmaker, and audience as research and activist cyborg weaving. Situating filmmaking in critical qualitative, ethnographic, and sociological traditions, I share my journey into becoming woman and machine—cine-eye-ear—in the struggle for continued access to public education. Throughout this article I use lowercase letters to deemphasize the importance of the individualized human in cyborg connection.

  14. Look at those millions of illegals showing how much they want to be part of MAGA Country. 🙂

  15. stcordova,

    Imagine unironically posting about the state of science using a cartoon from “theismcomics”…

  16. Atheist Thunderf00t commenting on stupidity in University:

    [DISCLAIMER: I totally condemn Tunderf00t’s racial slur about 1:03 into the video, wished I could have bleeped it out, it was offensive. The other stuff he said was spot on, however.]

  17. stcordova:
    Hey Richard, how are you these days.Long time…

    Good thanks. You? I’m flying by to see what TSZ feels like these days.

  18. Richardthughes: Good thanks. You? I’m flying by to see what TSZ feels like these days.

    I’m good too. Much to be grateful for.

    I haven’t been out to the midwest. This was a casino in Michigan City (about an hour from Chicago) that I used to visit. It’s been about 6 years, now. I miss it…

    I’ll buy you drink some day…

  19. I couldn’t let this pass without comment, though it is tangential to the main discussion.

    At least in humans there is no random mating (despite the nauseating PC crap, let’s be honest). 

    What a delight is proving to be.

  20. Delaney kicked some rear end last night against Warren and Sanders. I said it months ago, but Delaney was the best of the Democrats.

    Delaney is a genius, went from poor to fractional billiionaire in one life time. Graduated from Ivy league. Smart, and way more sensible than Sanders.

  21. stcordova,

    I am not sure I see the problem. I think 98% of the people also feel the same.

    Unfortunately people pay way too much attention to what is said on Twitter these days, as if the voices are meaningful. No one cares. Its BS. Ten years ago no one cared about this at all. Its not racism.

  22. Because all of my contractors have abandoned me, coz they already know very well where my wife and I work, I decided to kill some time and do some handy-work around the house…
    I have to tell yah, next time a contractor quotes me for a shower in the rec-room that is more $ than think, I’m paying it… lol

  23. J-Mac: I have to tell yah, next time a contractor quotes me for a shower in the rec-room that is more $ than think, I’m paying it… lol

    hey, lol, do you think perhaps that like yah other things in life are like that too? Like sometimes, you know, maybe a man goes to the big school to study stuff that’s actually more harderer then it might appear even though the basic idea (install a shower) is perfectly understandable by the average joe?And that sometimes like the man and his shower skills other people have like yah them skills too? that make it harder then it might seem at first to actually, you know, be proper, proper understanding those things?

    lol…:) nah, nvm.

  24. J-Mac:
    Because all of my contractors have abandoned me, coz they already know very well where my wife and I work, I decided to kill some time and do some handy-work around the house…
    I have to tell yah, next time a contractor quotes me for a shower in the rec-room that is more , I’m paying it… lol

    What you should probably worry about is how much $ they are going to charge you to fix your handy-work. Made a lot of money that way in the past.

  25. I think everyone (certainly me) is distracted by current events. The visitor figures don’t indicate TSZ is flatlining just yet.

  26. Alan Fox:
    I think everyone (certainly me) is distracted by current events. The visitor figures don’t indicate TSZ is flatlining just yet.

    The teaching demands of the semester give me much less free time than before, plus recent life-changing events (nothing bad but definitely stressful and time-consuming). On top of that my research interests in the past few months have led me far away from what we usually talk about at TSZ.

    But I did notice a video that dazz posted in Sandbox about Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud. I’ll watch it and if I have thoughts to share I’ll do a post.


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