time off

…for good behavior? (~_^)

sorry for the lack of posting lately. annoyingly, i am still unwell. ugh. =/

looks like i’ll have to have surgery or an alternative procedure to take care of the problem.

i hope to be back on my feet in 4-6 weeks or so…maybe 8…but i don’t plan on blogging in the meantime. i’m terrible at multitasking and so i just can’t blog and lie around on the sofa feeling sorry for myself at the same time. (~_^)

you might find me hanging out on twitter if i’m feeling up to it, although i haven’t even been pressing the retweet button for the last couple of weeks. =/ if you’re not on twitter, you can find my twitter feed below (↓) toward the bottom of the middle column.

if you’ve emailed me recently or dm-ed me on twitter, sorry i haven’t replied. i’ll try to get back to you as soon as i can!

so, i am alive! will be back soon! enjoy the end of your summer! (^_^)

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  1. for those of you following the medical drama, turns out that i do *not* have irritable bowel syndrome, but fibroids (which are wreaking havoc with my digestive system (>.<) … gross pictures at that link, btw).

    the good news is: fibroids are *not* cancerous. (yay!) the even better news is: once they're got rid of, i should be just fine. (double yay!)

    so, as soon as i have done whatever procedure i'm going to have done to get rid of the offending fibroids, all should be well. (^_^)

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  2. All the best! We will be looking forward to your permanent recovery (I wondered about that IBS diagnosis, which one would have expected to show much earlier in your life. In my family it appears to hereditary)

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  3. @dearieme – “Best wishes, chick.”

    thanks! (^_^)

    @dearieme – “My wife had fibroids: life without them is much better.”

    i believe it! (>.<) glad to hear she's now living a fibroid-free life. (^_^)

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  4. A friend had fibroids, after surgery all was well, ie she had no problems having kids later. Seems to be a routine procedure, so get well soon.

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  5. @m.m. – “Seems to be a routine procedure, so get well soon.”

    thanks! (^_^) yes, these surgeries/procedures do seem to be very straightforward, so i’m sure all will be well soon! (^_^)

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  6. :-( Hope you are “good as new” soon. Miss hanging out with your interesting mind. Take care.

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  7. Leftism is a ideology or evolutionary force that want increase mutations or diversity while conservatism is a evolutionary force that want decrease mutations or conservates the ”today” genetic scenario.

    Melhoras pra ti!

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  8. From the blog, ”You are not so smart”

    ”’WEIRDest people in the world, short for Western, Education, Industrial, Rich, and Democratic – the kind of people who make up less than 15 percent of the world’s population”’…

    http://youarenotsosmart.com/2015/08/04/yanss-055-psychologys-long-obsession-with-the-weirdest-people-in-the-world/

    Wait, entire caucasian europeans make up just 9% (or less) of the world’s population…

    I think the blogger want to say ”make up less than 15% of western populations”, i hope.

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  9. Hey hbdchick, you tweeted a video to a haka at the funeral of a former teacher of mine (He was a friendly guy, RIP Mr Tamatea). What are the odds of that?

    Get well soon! :)

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  10. Hope you get well soon!

    And remember that while ailments of this type is just Mother Nature’s way of saying, “oh, you’re still here…well, this is awkward,” surgery is our way of saying, “right back atcha.”

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  11. For you understand “regression to mean“, you need visualize it “overhead“, a panoramic perspective.

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  12. All the best to you! Hope you are back on your feet and posting again soon. There’s an HBD Chick-shaped hole in the blogosphere…

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    1. M. G. (All the best to you! Hope you are back on your feet and posting again soon. There’s an HBD Chick-shaped hole in the blogosphere) I heartily agree.

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  13. hope you’re already feeling better – & perhaps feeling TOO well to write a blog post! :)

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  14. An ex of mine had fibroids (flaring up while we were holidaying in Europe, no less). No fun, to say the least. Fortunately, yours are benign. Get well soon, and sorry you have to go through this.

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  15. many thanks for the well wishes everybody! (^_^)

    @grey – if you could post your dance video onto youtube, i’m sure that would cheer me up no end! (~_^)

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    1. I loved the dance. I’d have thought Beltane was older than the Crusades and that Moorish things were brought back then. Indeed, I’d have though Beltane was older than swords. The cheer, though, is clearly neolithic. We Scotch Irish still cheer exactly like that.

      I have a friend who says those were sticks, and sticks have been around longer than Beltane. Oh, well.

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    1. Oh, I quite agree. Hear ye hear ye these words of wisdom. On the other hand Hamlet quotes, “For oh, for oh, the hobby horse is forgot.” The hobby horse was part of the traditional Morris dance group in his time. So I guess it’s a little late to stop that one, although the Puritans did at one time. This particular Morris dance of course has no hobby horse. No harm in a little innovation. It looked like fun. Did you identify the “coolest hat?” I could not.

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  16. Paul Valéry

    ” Barbarism is the era of the fact and it is necessary that the era of order is the empire of fictions.”

    You’re a bad positiviste!!!! hum! ;)

    “Foreign not afflict or oppress him; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. “(Exodus 22:21)

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  17. Sorry, santoculto, the French quotes didn’t come over. I say I am a bad positivist if you mean incompetent, but ill spirited? No. I love everybody. That’s why I’m spending my latter days trying to help them not slaughter their babies, which they are doing with amazing regularity.

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  18. Linton Herbert,
    i don’t understand, I’m being sarcastic.
    My leftoid brother called me ”positiviste”, well, better than negativiste, ;)

    And, i take this phrase from paper Le Monde Diplomatique, only for white libs.

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    1. Ah, sarcasm. You guys with a sense of humor have all the fun. Well I do try. Positivist means looking for a scientific cause for social events. That is what I do all the time. I’m trying to nail down the scientific cause for the phenomenon that normal fertility depends on marrying cousins; fail to do so for a few generations and the population goes extinct. You can figure out why I tend to get grim. But I don’t MEAN to get grim. I much prefer humor. But when you said positiviste than an E, that means the same thing but it’s French. So I figured since you seem to be quoting a French writer, you had probably read it in the original and were quite comfortable with French. So I answered in French, sort of careless like … like I was multi lingual … ha … ha … ha? (Dash it this humor stuff is tricky.) Anyway, fertility drives demographics, which drives all social interaction; you can’t socialize if you’re not born. So the term positivist, with which I had not been familiar, is spot on. Wow. Thanks. Yes, I’m sure it was just a lucky guess, but it’s right and I’ll need to work on it. According to Google there are a number of positivist theories. What I really need to know is are there active positivist writers? … preferably French; they’re so rational … who aren’t offended by English.

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    1. Brothers. Well I’m blessed there. Both my brothers are far more sane than I. I’m toying with the notion that abstract reasoning, which people can do and computers cannot do, has something to do with mental dissociation, which means carrying more than one “program” (I’m sure there’s a better word, but I can’t remember it – algorithm?) going on in one’s mind at the same time, and having them be in conflict. Abstract reasoning is I think the last great intellectual frontier. My fertility thing is new to almost everybody, not interesting to almost nobody, and I pursue it only because it is so exsanguinatingly important. There are, I think 23, different theories of dissociation. A friend who’s read them all says that if they were girls he wouldn’t have one whom he could take home and introduce to his mother.
      So what we all want to know is, does your brother pronounce it as English or French?

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  19. ”Ah, sarcasm. You guys with a sense of humor have all the fun. Well I do try. Positivist means looking for a scientific cause for social events. That is what I do all the time. I’m trying to nail down the scientific cause for the phenomenon that normal fertility depends on marrying cousins; fail to do so for a few generations and the population goes extinct.”

    Exogamic depression??

    I think that the founder of Positivism was Auguste Comte is not it?

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    1. Dear Santocuto, yes it looks like Comte is recognized as an early voice in the founding of positivism if not totally the founder.
      I like the term “exogamic depression.” Some day the literati should have a splendid time squabbling over whether you actually coined it. Well they have to stay busy somehow.

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  20. I’m not multilingual, I do not like to learn, but to invent.

    Abrupt increase of the age of the pregnancy, maternal and paternal, increases from generation to generation, the changes, which in turn will reduce fertility. There is a relationship between ‘desire to have children’ ‘and fertility. In Portuguese language, fecundity is the number of children while fertility is the biological potential to have children. Changes in behavioral patterns can also have an effect if the older we get, the more mutant, we become.

    Jews like to talk about their secret things from subliminal messages or implied passages. They play their game of ” bigger picture ” in the face of the goy. In the book, Microtrends, an author who is Jewish (not sure if they’ve said, but I’m assuming that everyone who is closely related, either for marriage or friendship with them as much as they know about the big- truth modern), said that despite the low birth rates of native Europeans, they will be the best generation, the most talented. I immediately thought the increase in cases of autism. Well, we participate in an autistic community on facebook, and autistic artists are of great talent, the genius level.

    In the later stages of parasitism, the host becomes highly defensible in relation to its inconvenient guest as well as gifted in the ability to defend it. The last stages of a civilization can be equivalent to the usual behavior of geniuses, especially creative, ” selfish ” behavior and creative explosion. Many hbds share with the idea that in today’s world is not experiencing any explosion of creativity. Not totally agree, because creativity is always manifesting in all areas, what differs is the momentum of elites in finance, as patron, to be exposed.

    And contrary to what people think of the hard sciences, humanities when sick, the whole society become ill.

    Make up a Lagardo university, to the hard sciences, and you have a dysfunctional country.

    Destroy the humanities, and you will not have a country.

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    1. You put much thought into your posting regarding Lagardo university, the failure of the humanities meaning the failure of the culture and a possible bright future for European cultures. I’m not sure I follow it all. I couldn’t find “Lagardo University, but I take it to mean one that covers the hard sciences without the humanities. Yes, I think this would not be good.

      For some time I have not felt quite comfortable about the difference between desire to have children and the fact of having them or not. What I do know is that what actually happens is predictable. On current course, the average age of marriage for women in Sweden is going up a year for every three calendar years. When they reach forty, desire will no longer matter; physiology takes over. Again on current course that will happen, and I would guess it’s not just Sweden or European countries but the middle class worldwide, in 2029. Those last women marrying, will of course be about 40. They are now about 26. It’s a bit late to try to change them; they’re already in love; they won’t marry for a long time, but a woman in love is not likely to change whom she loves.

      Calhoun, J. Death Squared: The Explosive Growth and Demise of a Mouse Population Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine 1973, 66, 80-88

      showed that in a mouse population with plenty of food and space the population would increase, appear to stabilize, and then on a single day all live births would cease. That does not bode well for any civilization, whatever the effect on creativity.

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  21. ”Dear Santocuto, yes it looks like Comte is recognized as an early voice in the founding of positivism if not totally the founder.
    I like the term “exogamic depression.” Some day the literati should have a splendid time squabbling over whether you actually coined it. Well they have to stay busy somehow.”

    Well, weakpaedia lied for me.

    Yes, extreme exogamic patterns result in exogamic depression but i never see or understand how it (exogamic depression) could cause severe problems as happen with endogamic depression. And lower fecundity also is having a impact in modern demographic european context. I mean, what could happen to european populations with ”normal” fecundity rates but very higher exogamic patterns???

    By logic, you would a collectivity of persons with unique bio-behavioural profiles or individuality and a lot of problems with genetic compatibility, speculation of course.

    Exogamic depression is existent term.

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    1. Santoculto
      On exogamic vs endogamic depression:
      The Icelandic study [ Helgason, A; Pálsson; S, Gudbjartsson, D. F.; Kristjánsson, T.; Stefánsson, K, An Association between Kinship and Fertility of Human Couples Science 2008, 329, 813 – 816. ] shows that if you count children there is no visible effect on endogamic coupling down to second cousin or closer; but if you count grandchildren then there is endogamic depression at that level. So children are being born who themselves have fewer children. These people are visible and potentially visible as a problem. But the number of grandchildren even among those subject to endogamic depression is even fewer for exogamic depression, anything out past ninth cousins. So you see the shortfall in number of children, but what children do get born are just fine to look at; they just are significantly less fertile.

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  22. ”…. I mean, what could happen to european populations with ”normal” fecundity rates but very higher exogamic patterns???”

    And without any miscigenation??

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    1. Sanculto “I mean, what could happen to european populations with ”normal” fecundity rates but very higher exogamic patterns???”

      And without any miscigenation??”

      Going from the data – and we won’t really know most likely until 2029 – what would happen is no babies, none, zilch, nada, nichts, het, ingen, aucun, nenhum. This, I say, would have a significant impact.

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  23. Linton

    “I’d have thought Beltane was older than the Crusades and that Moorish things were brought back then.”

    I wonder what further ancient dna will reveal.

    hbdchick

    recoup soon :)

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    1. @ Greying Wanderer:
      Again let me say I loved the dance.
      You say, “I wonder what further ancient dna will reveal.” I, too am curious. I asked my mother once whether Scottish names like Macelhenny and McIlvain suggested a Spanish influence, which indeed might include Moorish. She doubted it. We must wait.
      You say, “hbdchick, recoup soon :)” Yes, indeed to that.

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  24. ”You put much thought into your posting regarding Lagardo university, the failure of the humanities meaning the failure of the culture and a possible bright future for European cultures. I’m not sure I follow it all. I couldn’t find “Lagardo University, but I take it to mean one that covers the hard sciences without the humanities. Yes, I think this would not be good.

    For some time I have not felt quite comfortable about the difference between desire to have children and the fact of having them or not. What I do know is that what actually happens is predictable. On current course, the average age of marriage for women in Sweden is going up a year for every three calendar years. When they reach forty, desire will no longer matter; physiology takes over. Again on current course that will happen, and I would guess it’s not just Sweden or European countries but the middle class worldwide, in 2029. Those last women marrying, will of course be about 40. They are now about 26. It’s a bit late to try to change them; they’re already in love; they won’t marry for a long time, but a woman in love is not likely to change whom she loves.

    Calhoun, J. Death Squared: The Explosive Growth and Demise of a Mouse Population Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine 1973, 66, 80-88

    showed that in a mouse population with plenty of food and space the population would increase, appear to stabilize, and then on a single day all live births would cease. That does not bode well for any civilization, whatever the effect on creativity.”

    The humanities are the vital center of any nation, while stem may be understood as brain center. It’s like comparing brain and heart. The humanities are also related to transcendence or the future development of culture. The Marxist transcendence means infinite selfishness of the individual and as a result will be extinction.

    There are still many women who wish to have children, in fact most of them. The problem are the circumstances and rational thinking à la ” k / selection ”, which make them delay the pregnacy. But of course in the middle of this spectrum, childless mentality and maternity-mentality, an important fraction of women will fall in the middle of this continuum.

    However, one has to think if we want humanity, as we know, deserves to continue to be perpetuated or if it would be much better if we decided by evolution.

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    1. Sanctoculto
      “There are still many women who wish to have children, in fact most of them. The problem are the circumstances and rational thinking.”

      Of course as a humanist you are aware of how hard it is to define free will. But biologically speaking, it makes no difference. Check out the references I mentioned. What people DO may or may not be CHOICE, but it is governed solely by who marries whom and their degree of kinship, this effect accumulating over age. In your last paragraph you mention extinction as a legitimate subject of choice. Can you imagine anybody talking like that a hundred years ago? They’d been screaming in horror at the very notion. But as the danger becomes more apparent, we seem less worried. I think a humanist would found that very important.

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  25. I know people in an intense way, because I apply my skills mechanistic, to mentalism, mind reading, or I do it naturally.
    For those who nurtured ideations general about humanity, it is a little disheartening to see how simple and stupid, it can be.
    In the end, the only solution is to strive for quality over quantity, respecting the environment in a balanced way, expand the objective morality, but more importantly, start thinking seriously to eliminate the social and cultural structure, which is based on lies. People always prefer lying or believe lies or face the reality, and the most intelligent neurotypicals, tend to be the most skilled in the wrong kind of thinking.

    I would not say that the human being applies essentially, its tribalism, but his ego-ism, not necessarily a literal selfishness, yet sophisticated, climbed into superficial and irrational moralistic memes. Tribalism is the collective ego, and the more universal, more collective narcissism, there will be.
    The father instinctively like your child, because, more or less, it will reflect itself. This is partial empathy, as total empathy is based on trying to understand what’s going on with each other, especially when the other is not understand what’s happening to him or you do not know how to explain.

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  26. ”Sanoculto:
    Yep. That sounds like real life like me. Just because there’s a biological foundation noes not make it less regrettable.”

    Make it worst, leftist ideas are very simple, education, education, education, just it…

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  27. Hmm. This is my third try to answer Sanoculto, so I’ll make it really brief in case the others emerge from limbo: 1)education can be indoctrination and it also adds a biologically dangerous social element to the lives of students. 2) I’m Scotch Irish. Might I ask where your ancestors hail from?

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  28. I just realized the black face in the Morris video might offend people – not intentional – relates to a little theory I have about OoA and the Atlantic coast.

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