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      Food Truck: Sam Bankman-Fried v. Caroline Ellison.

      [Back in 2018:] "It’s particularly troubling that much of the Nazi glorification in Ukraine is government-supported…"

      [Meanwhile:] Will Canada's 98 year old Nazi end up in jail for WW2 era atrocities?

      [Meanwhile:] The question of Neo-Nazi military units in Ukraine re-emerges from obscurity.

      [Other voices:] "Norway's Muslim immigrants attend classes on western attitudes to women."

      Buying one console per game: makes sense. @MyArcaderetro

      The Danziger Bridge Massacre: Police Brutality in New Orleans.

      Kalel Cullen will never be young and beautiful again.

      Sam exits, stage left.

      A desperate cry for help revisited.

      5,400 views in its first day: my 20 second video on the Danziger Bridge Massacre.

      The wonder that was New Orleans.

      MEANWHILE…

      [Dept. of Difficult Subjects to Satirize:] "Send Them Back!" - AOC migrant press conference...

      [Other voices:] "We came to a compromise that she would only play [video games] for around 8 hours a day…"

      Duxpeer: the epoch of the pale, red shirt is coming to an end (on my channel).

      Neil Degrasse Tyson is right, vegans are wrong.

      [Other voices:] The "Canada is Hell" discourse in 2023.

      [Meanwhile:] Chicago, also, is struggling with the absurd implications of "a world without borders", infinite immigration and refugee arrivals, etc.

      [Other voices:] Should transgender prisoners be allowed to switch between prisons?

      [Meanwhile:] 110,000 asylum seekers, of whom 19,000 are students…

      [Meanwhile:] Drastic change in the propaganda message about "asylum seekers" and "sanctuary cities" from New York's Mayor Adams.

      The End of Philosophy: Kristen Leo is Ex-Vegan.

      Kristen Leo ALSO blocked me on Instagram.

      Being an intellectual in an anti-intellectual culture: banned by Kristen Leo.

      [Footnote to a footnote:] Brian Turner blocked me on Instagram.

      [Other voices:] An especially depressing dialogue on transgender surgery, hormones, etc.

      Comedy in Las Vegas: where old ideas come to die.

      Untitled excerpt from a conversation with a fan.

      Department of Minor Ironies.

      There's no future in comedy, just go into Latin.

      Department of Minor Ironies.

      The only trace of Brian Turner's scam is (now) the critique of it on my channel.

      [Other voices:] A cinematic edit of the (anti-)Burning Man climate protest… and its malcontents.

      [Meanwhile:] Completely normal news.

      Are you writing to me, offering to help me… or are you begging me to help you?

      JFK Assassinology in the 21st Century: Not Just a Book Reivew.

    August

      [JFK:] A partial confession from a sharpshooter on the sixth floor.

      [Other voices:] Richard Dawkins eats meat… but not when he's home… because it's immoral.

      [Department of Minor Ironies:] Protesting against "Burning Man" for all the wrong reasons.

      [Meanwhile:] The Wild Boars of Haifa.

      [Other voices:] Aristocracy: another scandal drawing attention to the extent to which universities are built on fraud.

      Left Wing Atheists (Should) Oppose the Transgender Agenda.

      [Other voices:] Anti-vegan propaganda from the BBC.

      [Other voices:] Hitomi talks about prostituting herself, attempting suicide five times in a week.

      On evidence: reasoning through nihilism vs. religion in the absence of evidence.

      Chess is Transphobic. @BotezLive

      Chess is transphobic: transwomen expected to compete with… men?

      SBF: no vegan options in New York city jail.

      I do not believe you're autistic, but…

      [Addressed to Decline:] "You can't choose whether to be loved or hated: you choose whether you're going to be known or unknown."

      The instructions on this cardboard box clearly say, "recycle".

      What actually happened with Jordan Peterson's day in court (in just six screen shots).

      I rarely use the n-word, BUT WHEN I DO...

      I am always 100% right about everything: fan mail… of a kind.

      Refuting "Gender is a Social Construct": God is a Social Construct.

      Mr. Thompson was found dead in a filthy jail cell after being eaten alive by insects and bed bugs.

      Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV by Joe Toplyn, a book review.

      You do realize this guy is the author of five highly successful books, right?

      The increasingly surreal situation of open borders and sanctuary cities in 2023.

      I'd turn off my email account if I could.

      Gendergeddon 4: Two Gender Two Geddon. @rationalityrules

      Venice is sinking; Yellowknife is burning… and completely depopulated.

      You have freedom of speech so long as you limit your discussions TO MATTERS OF NO SIGNIFICANCE.

      [Other voices:] J.J. McCullough with the shallowest angle on Afghanistan imaginable…

      [Other voices:] Remember the economic hype about China's "Belt & Road" strategy?

      [Other voices:] The caliber of climate change discussions in American government.

      Mexie is now EX-VEGAN and anti-vegan... but is still an insane Communist.

      Alex O'Connor: the Ethics of Rape and/or/as Veganism. @CosmicSkeptic

      On quitting the vegan movement: my final act of vegan activism is already in the past tense.

      [Other voices:] SOMEONE ELSE (bothered to) CRITICIZE DECLINE!

      [A semi-satirical fundraiser:] Veganvania: Castlevania… without the meat.

      [Other voices:] Memories of the "wild west" years on youtube.

      [Other voices:] "Senator, I am not a Communist." An especially surreal moment.

      [Other voices:] U.S. Congress gets into the details of the lab leak origin hypothesis: was there "a cover up" on the American side?

      False facts endure long: Neo-Nazi "statistics" that still pollute political discourse.

      The doomed planet: what can we actually do about climate change?

      The Doomed Hobby: Arcade Stick "Modding" (Retro Gaming Lore)

      What is the best version of Puyo Puyo? Retro Gaming Lore.

      My critique of "the great replacement theory" from more than five years ago: the spirit of season one.

      Global warming in the news: the masses (briefly) pretend to care about antarctic sea ice.

      Jordan Peterson used to be left wing.

      Thomas Jefferson: it's possible to be racist (and a white supremacist) and nevertheless have mixed race babies.

      My message to AronRa. He won't read it, he won't reply, but…

      Lauren Southern is Still a Nazi.

      Blackpilled Incels: Refugees from the Toxic Optimism of Christianity.

      No, seriously: I refuse to pander to the stupidest 80% of the audience.

      Converting to Mormonism so I can attend the only university in America with a decent language program IN CHINESE.

      [The Spirit of Season Two:] Coronavirus and Direct Democracy.

      Gendergeddon: the Gender Politics Apocalypse

      The Taliban's long shadow: you will learn nothing by ignoring Pakistan, you will learn something by paying attention...

      Unsubscribe now: you may not be smart enough to watch this video...

      Gendergeddon 3: Richard Dawkins vs Rationality Rules.

      Optimism is Dangerous: Against Steve Kaufmann… AGAIN.

      The only time the Federal government pretends to have an education policy is when it is bemoaning the failure of education policy.

      Catching up with 2012: the arctic-centric view of climate change.

      [The spirit of season one:] Everyone is Lying About Climate Change: the Phony Politics of Crisis Management.

      Our one friend in Israel has convinced me NOT to consider moving to Israel as an option.

      Kristen Leo is moving to New York: I am not.

      You say that you are an intellectual.

      Among the dead and dying.

      [The spirit of season one:] "I stand with people of all species", etc.

      The Red Queen of Climate Change: Jordan Peterson vs Greta Thunberg.

      The revolution will not be… nude.

      Meanwhile…

      [The spirit of season three:] I am more attractive than you: it's the only thing that matters.

      [The spirit of season two:] I'm still too ugly to lead the vegan movement.

      Veganism is Doomed, Episode 998 of 999.

      The sun also rises; I also get fan mail. ;-)

      A supernatural appendix to my conversation with Anna Scanlon.

      Anna Scanlon is a Scumbag and a Hypocrite.

      After many years of being ANTI-VEGAN, is Roger Hallam now… ?

      Violence: Peace is the Shadow of War, etc.

      It's Only a Theory: Jimmy Dore vs. Greta Thunberg and "THE VEGANS".

    July

      Footnote.

      And the irony is, I REALLY DO WANT TO LEARN LATIN…

      [The Spirit of Season One:] USE SOAP, YOU IDIOTS: Why I Hate Vegans.

      Crisis Q&A with… my mom, for a change.

      An especially surreal example of "Mascotismo" (Petism).

      On the inevitability of the current crisis (IF YOU ONLY READ ONE THING FROM THIS BLOG…)

      Meanwhile…

      Conspiratorial Political Censorship in the English-Speaking World: 5 Minutes of Your Time…

      Zero out of 2,700. So far.

      I hate you, unsubscribe now, revisited.

      Still.

      [Other voices:] I don't normally share links to edutainment videos, but… this one is an exception to all the rules.

      Revolution, yes, but buy my book on Amazon first: learning languages to change the world.

      Quitting YouTube: "This has become a company that creators hate."

      Ecology and Veganism: the Lost Cause. [An important video to watch again and also an example of youtube censorship.]

      How Youtube Censorship Works in 2023.

      [The spirit of season one:] My very first video condemning Utilitarianism.

      The Philosophy of Prostitution: Mixing Money & Sex Can Ruin Your Life.

      Why I'm not moving to Taiwan. Why I'm not learning Chinese.

      You fucked up. You let me down. I don't forgive you. I never will.

      [My own writing in 2015:] Kita Ikki [北 一輝] and the Origins of Democracy in Japan.

      How I learned (or failed to learn) Cambodian (ft. Eisel Mazard)

      Moving to Tokyo, Japan… unless you've got a better idea?

      The return of the 16 star mindset: one month later, it's back on youtube.

      When incels turn 30 they don't become wizards: "Decline" turns 30.

      Moving to Japan: you got a better idea?

      Now now now now now now now.

      [Under ten minutes long & under 1,000 views:] Against Utilitarianism: in Ethics & Politics, Net Happiness is Irrelevant.

      [Still important, still relevant:] Torture & War: Ethics vs. Excuses vs. Idiocy.

      Vs. Rationality Rules (Gendergeddon 2: This Time, It's Personal)

      If you can help, help; if you don't know how to help, ask how.

      Zero Options: Trying to Make Something Out of Nothing.

      A desperate cry for help revisited.

      Oregon decriminalized drugs 2 years ago; British Columbia decriminalized drugs 6 months ago; it isn't working.

      The Long Shadow of the French Revolution (in 2023)

      Death Grows Green: Hank Green's Cure for Cancer.

      [One year later:] Compassion is a culturally inculcated lie.

      Atheism vs Agnosticism vs Nihilism: "How do you prove god doesn't exist?"

      J.J. Mccullough is Wrong About Everything: American Exceptionalism.

      The problem with hating your audience (is different from the problem of your audience hating you).

      Debating (& Debunking) Steve Kaufmann: HE REPLIED!!!

      [Meanwhile:] Not just Quebec, the West Coast is Burning.

      [Meanwhile:] Everything is completely normal. There is nothing to worry about.

      How much money did Canada spend on search for that Titanic-bound submarine?

      Steve Kaufmann backs the fuck down.

      The critique of pure compassion: la critique de la compassion pure.

      [Dept. of Minor Ironies:] The Wrath of Steve Kaufmann: LingQ Strikes Back

      I now have a "threads" account.

      [Meanwhile:] Valladolid, 1550 A.D.

      [Other voices:] Homeless Drug Addicts: Sewage, Turf Wars & Organized Crime.

      [Meanwhile:] White powder that appeared to be cocaine is indeed cocaine.

      [The Spirit of Season Two:] I learned Chinese in Six Months! But You Can't!

      [Other Voices:] And then there are lawsuits…

      MEANWHILE....

      [Other voices:] RFK Jr. is not especially well informed about the assassination of JFK or RFK.

      I do not identify as an egomaniac, but…

      Q&A for a change.

      Not all learning is book learning, but, today, book learning is the only type of learning available to most people, most of the time.

      Alternatives to quitting video games: the chronological approach.

      Gendergeddon: Matt Dillahunty's Transgender Crusade.

      Torn from the Comment Section.

      Is Religion "a Mental Health Problem"? Nihilism and/or/as/vs Insanity.

      [Meanwhile:] The meaning of "science" is remarkably close to "magic" around here…

      Scams and Pseudoscience: Steve Kaufmann's LingQ is a New Religion. @Thelinguist

    June

      The inevitable return of the Speedrun to Hell.

      The misleading legend of Steve Kaufmann: LingQ and consequences.

      Why the study of religion (and "cult phenomena") still matters.

      [The spirit of season one:] How to learn any language and bench press 270 pounds in just a few months, weeks, days hours.

      Actually a Scam: Steve Kaufmann - lingosteve #polyglot #languagelearning

      The problem with (ancient) Latin in 2023.

      [Meanwhile:] Sammy-Marie Grimm admits I was right… without directly saying, "He was right".

      Alternatives to Being Autistic: Learning Languages in an Autism-Encouraging Society.

      [Other voices:] Atheists vs. Christmas: Nihilists vs. Copium.

      On the absurdities of youtube censorship: Bomb Cyclone.

      Department of Minor Ironies.

      .....

      ....

      Lauren Southern pretty much says about herself the same thing I said about her in Future of an Illusion.

      ...

      Being Wrong is an Important Part of Being Right.

      [The spirit of Season One:] Some reflections on my career(s), or the ways in which I did and did not specialize.

      Youtube is getting worse: there still is NO ALTERNATIVE platform to me to switch to.

      [Meanwhile:] Hey, even a broken watch is right twice a day…

      [Other voices:] The gathering cloud of transgender surgery skepticism.

      [Meanwhile:] Eliminating Fentanyl at its source: Mexico.

      [Meanwhile:] In Laos, you can still get shot for criticizing the government.

      Department of Minor Ironies.

      [The Spirit of Season One:] How to Get High Grades in University/College.

      ..

      [Other voices:] Punch the ceiling

      Cross examination before the Senate has become indistinguishable from parody.

      .

      [The spirit of season one:] The Nihilistic Approach to Humanitarian & Political Engagement.

      How many hours per year do I spend fighting Youtube's censorship and copyright system?

      Money: dialogue with a fan… with a plot twist at the end.

      Nihilism vs. Jordan Peterson: the nihilists are right and you know it.

      Carly Hammond and Jordan Chariton: Open Relationship Office Politics.

      [Other voices:] Why I think atheism failed

      [Dept. of Uncritical Endorsements:] "LOOK AT THAT FAT" Super Mario 64 Remix

      Atheists: Stop Making Excuses for Buddhism.

      The wonder that was Fandar: a very different "speedrunning" video from years ago.

      Ghosts of Fandar: Martin Exists Stage Left.

      No Context Necessary.

      The 16 Star Mindset: Greensuigi's Speedrun from Hell.

      Everything is rap music.

      [Meanwhile:] The mainstream media can't deal with what's wrong with the University system (BUT I CAN).

      Joining the Republican Party in 2023: AN OPTION.

      [Other voices:] Who is (or was) Louis Farrakhan?

      A video that contains the words, "Thanks, Eisel".

      [Meanwhile:] Vegan Gains is STILL deleting his old videos to avoid getting banned from youtube… AGAIN.

      [Meanwhile:] San Francisco: cotidienne consequences of decriminalizing drugs.

      [Other voices:] When do we admit decriminalizing drugs DOESN'T WORK exactly?

      [Other voices:] Vice Magazine, Vice Television… Vice BANKRUPTCY.

      Short term, quitting veganism has been "good for business" over at Cosmic Skeptic's channel.

      [Meanwhile:] The failed plot to murder Luna, explained by one of the co-conspirators.

      [Meanwhile:] Trying to make sense of the criminal allegations surrounding Sv3rige.

      The Blue Bathrobe Interview: life with and without video games.

      [Meanwhile:] An insane, immoral and inaccurate endorsement of the Unabomber…

      [Other voices:] An already forgotten precedent in Cryptocurrency history: LBRY.

      The Black Hole Problem: Give, Give, Give, Take, Take, Take.

      It wasn't worth it because "you" weren't worth it.

      The most serious allegations against Trump never went to court.

      100% typical conversation with a longtime fan and supporter of the channel.

      [Other voices:] Sam reading from (and reflecting on) Aristotle's Politics.

      [Other voices:] Living surrounded by drug addicts in Canada: a siege "of all against all".

      Intellectuals: far fewer than one in ten thousand.

      Differences of degree, differences in kind.

      Meeting Jason Momoa: He's Ugly In Real Life.

      What percentage of youtubers are on drugs?

      [Other voices:] Oh, hey, remember democracy in Hong Kong? What ever happened TO THAT?

      When atoms get the right to vote...

      [Department of Minor Ironies:] Meanwhile, IN ISRAEL…

      [Department of Minor Ironies:] "Well, let's not politicize the raising of FLAGS…"

      Nothing else for either side to say.

      [Other voices:] The long term legacy of looting in 2020: strongarm shoplifting "is normal" now.

      [Other voices:] War Hasn't Changed.

      On the unusual popularity of, "Why I'm forcing you to read Aristotle".

      On attracting an audience of intellectuals.

      Fear of a Woke Planet: the WOKE MOB Anthem.

      It's hard to accept that people are really this stupid. They are.

      [Other voices:] Meanwhile, in Iran… 2023: the revolution that never was.

      [Other Voices:] First Nations (Native Americans) in video games: a rare discussion.

      [Other voices:] What happens to "migrants" after they arrive in New York City?

      Emotion is not the opposite of reason.

      [The right wing can't be wrong about everything:] "Canada Is Dying" by Aaron Gunn.

    May

      Stendhal: the #1 book on Jordan Peterson's reading list.

      [Other voices:] Richard describes himself as teetering on the edge of suicide all day, every day, and thus "needs" Nicotine.

      [3 minutes:] Are any of these people going to be alive 5 years from now?

      Extinction Rebellion: is anyone else asking where all the money went?

      [The spirit of season one:] Your mental health problems are who you really are.

      The case of the Incel Anthem: how censorship at youtube works (and how it doesn't work)

      [Other voices:] Admitting that video games really are the problem: "Hiding in My Room" comes clean.

      [Meanwhile:] The decline and fall of "Decline".

      [Other voices:] The challenges of going vegan in meat-crazy Pakistan

      Does this summer have a name yet?

      [Other voices:] The beginning of the end of left wing drug policy, and left wing mental health policy.

      What 2,000 views means to me: a look back at the lost avant garde of season one

      [The Spirit of Season One:] "Veganism 2.0" more than four years later!

      Hank Green Gets Cancelled by Cancer: the Vegan Perspective.

      [Other voices:] Can Portland admit drug addiction is the problem? No, of course not!

      [Other voices:] An ode to the Chinese cinderblock utopia.

      [Other voices:] There are so many drug addicts, Starbucks is removing all the chairs.

      [Other voices:] The implicit absurdities of the "sanctuary city" model are becoming difficult to ignore.

      [Other voices:] Conspiracy to commit murder allegations against Sv3rige a.k.a. Goatis

      [Department of Quitting Video Games:] The Intellivision Amico Saga ISN'T OVER YET…

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- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BEpOSh_r_c][Why Soycrates Hates Me Chantelle Robin Vegan vs. Vegan Drama!]]
- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3SBTQtGo8s][Greece is Hopeless. Daughter - Divorce - Custody ]]

Categorised

Table of Contents

Nutrition & Health

  • Diet

  • Weight

  • Exercise

  • Supplementing

  • Lifestyle vs Medication

Lifestyle

Advocacy, approaches and critique

Activism

Ethics

Ethical issues

Other

Conversations & Responses to


Nutrition and Health

Diet


Weight


Exercise


Supplementing

Lifestyle vs Medication

Lifestyle

Domestication (A Vegan Perspective AGAINST Pet Ownership, etc.)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHTNMYBiTic&list=PLZEkgohG7k7rpxzjaIVXoMvvVOrNU19VG][


Minimalism


Pest Control


Recreational Drugs


Vegan Living around the world


Family, Friends & Partners


Children

Advocacy, Approaches & Critique

“On Community” (a Vegan Manifesto) in Many Languageshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT864jYQT8I&list=PLZEkgohG7k7r2yc18ZAehpfiLBtBwmNQh][


On community building


Veganism as a political movement


Veganism: the Wildlife Management Paradigmhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atY1BwqPEE0&list=PLZEkgohG7k7qrHC5-UQDpMKvEmQjPiTTv][


Brass Tacks (Vegan Political Organization NOW)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eczd0XOaNt0&list=PLZEkgohG7k7okWjcSH0HnY6BUbMkELHEG][


Book Reviews (Politics / Vegan Politics)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c59ckXsUcgI&list=PLZEkgohG7k7p-Gh60Ko_nM6-xSU3X20tU][


Social Justice: Veganism is NOT a Social Justice Movement.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5O4xypPurs&list=PLZEkgohG7k7qg5zmJyFasMn3W6tOwmDWt][


Anarchism


Communism


DxE: Critique of Direct Action Everywhere (Activism in Theory & Practice)


A Critique of the Permanent Vacation Philosophy: Ted Carr.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEswCQf_1CE&list=PLZEkgohG7k7pT2VULD2abhlVRlXy80uk2][


HCLF / RT4 Critique


Gary Yourofsky


Gary Francione


Celebrities


Idiocy! Vegans Can Be Idiots, Too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7lqJFYbhU4&list=PLZEkgohG7k7qiLiimIZDIgbaMqfPiS7iR][


Advice nobody wants to hear.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xmbk9-M3Do&list=PLZEkgohG7k7roNNGMARf3BPJj_1cB3IHN][


Misc Advocacy:


Misc Bad Vegan Advocacy:


Activism

Vegan Storybook (For Children), “Even Earthworms Want to See the Sky”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcK4Y8_d5XQ&list=PLZEkgohG7k7pperokk75ic6XpyLqy7MUw][


Interviews with journalists / press / media


Vegan Mind Tricks: Talking to Meat Eaters.


Running a YouTube Channel


Ethics

Historical Nihilism, 历史虚无主义, My Own Philosophy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F59Rx7uoRpo&list=PLZEkgohG7k7ogRyDdIAh757EGzOrGoLWs][

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Buddhism (A Pali Scholar’s Perspective)


Utilitarianism


Consequentialism


Virtue ethics


Deontology


Ethical issues

Economics


Guilt


Human Rights


Ecology


Vivisection


Palm Oil


Leather


Fur


Culture/Tradition


Ex-Vegans


Other

Autobiographical (Eisel Mazard / à-bas-le-ciel)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RStGHvFZEw8&list=PLZEkgohG7k7o6fYFC3mhSCBtDLzIZsXNS][


Learning Languages


Learning Chinese (Written Language + Spoken Language)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS1BdHUWnKA&list=PLZEkgohG7k7rziMgl6iLHWQxC1yYutVRL][


ASOIAF (“A Song of Ice and Fire” & “Game of Thrones”)https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZEkgohG7k7oK5ShvyvAswb-3lSWjlQe6][


Stop Treating Women Like Infants


Music


Atheism


International Politics


Careers Advice


Conversations with

Vegan Gainshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvce3UhlOe8&list=PLZEkgohG7k7qPwAQogr2qIRszfbtGO6yW][


Responses to

Vegan Gains


Earthling Ed, Critique of

Claire Michelle (Responses to)

Criticism of Mic. the Vegan

Durianrider (on the defamation lawsuit, permanent vacation philosophy and diet pseudoscience)

Peter Singer, Critique Of

Gary Yourofsky

Gary Francione

Plant Based News (Critique of)

Mayim Bialik, critique of

Norvegan is Lying to You

Gary Yourofsky, Critique Of

Erin Janus, Critique Of

Supreme Banana (Cammy), Critique Of


Unnatural Vegan (On critique, consequentialism and pet domestication)


Durianrider controversy (on defamation lawsuit, permanent vacation philosophy and diet pseudoscience)


Nina-and-Randa: Most Offensive Playlist Ever?


“Ask Yourself” (Criticism of the Youtuber known as…)


ModVegan


Tofu Godess


American Unicorn (formerly PlantBasedHippy)


Dumb Vegan


Vegan Lass


Vegan Revolution


Dexter Deveau (formerly Lance Carbstrong)


Reg Flowers


Kiwi Banana


Zahria


Steven Feit


Conradical Vegan


Lea P


Jake Eames


The Violent Vegan


Lauren Kenzy


Jason Pizzino


Henya Maniahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6DUExtkzh4][


The Vegan Transition

“Abolitionism” and its Implications (with Amy: “The Vegan Transition”)


The Light Twins


Angry Vegan


Earthling Ed


Cory McCarthy


Vegetable Police


Tobias Leenaert


Andy Warski


The Vegan Anarchist


Wengie


Vegan Minimalist Mark


The Vegan Activist


Erin Janus, Freelee & Angie Varona


Aaron Yarmel, replies to

Mod Vegan

AmericanUnicorn (formerly PlantBasedHippy)

Tobias Leenart

Anonymous


Pro-Vegans

The Golden One


Ex-Vegan

Melanie Murphy


Tori Sterling


Conversations With Vegan Cheetahhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuiuOMiFwtQ&list=PLZEkgohG7k7q3qn7RiaVrYAlndkH4VuKq][


Responses to Vegan Cheetah


Joe Vegan


Bonny Rebecca (ex-vegan icon?)

Kalel Kitten / Kalel Cullen, Critique of

Ex-Vegan Jacko Wacko Vegano

Vegan Cheetah, Conversations With

Izzy Davis, Replies To.


Anti-Vegan

Sv3rige, Critique Of

Jordan Peterson (Critiques Of)


Politics

Vaush, critique of

Richard Wolff, Critique Of

Rachel Oates, critique of

NonCompete, critique of

Mexie (Responses to / Criticisms Of)


Athiesm

Sam Harris is Wrong: Theravada Buddhism

Rationality Rules, critique of

KanadaJin3 (Japan, Islam & Canada)

Atheist ❝Activists❞, critique of


Other

ProJared


Onision, Critique Of


Jaclyn Glenn, critique of

Faith Goldy, Critique Of

Critique of John St Julien Baba Wanyama

Based Zeus vs. Based Pawn

Celebrities


Viewer Questions


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Patreon

I’m getting pretty fast at spreadsheeting website code and turning it into lists for hobby research. Creating this list is related to my Deleted Vegan Video Archive where I’m attempting to preserve some of the recent history of vegans and legal animal rights advocates digital presence.

Listed below are all the patreon posts for the youtube channel a-bas-le-ciel. This means you can hit Ctrl+F and search for a topic that interests you. The further back you go, the more likely you are to find productive discussions. Also you can always sign up for a few days and cancel before midnight at the end of the month to avoid getting charged.

Obviously beware the echo-chamber effect of clones dogmatically agreeing with all his views and the absense of strong critique due to people having to pay to engage in the space and knowing they might have their comments deleted or be banned anyway.

Finally, here’s a few other spaces where fans and critics can discuss his content and any related subjects:


2023

September

Food Truck: Sam Bankman-Fried v. Caroline Ellison.

Source

2 days ago at 9:42 AM

And now: a very important rap song…

Canadian government comes to the defence of Nazi SS and Nazi collaborators but why?

In late April more than 50 members of the U.S. Congress condemned the government of Ukraine's ongoing efforts to glorify "Nazi collaborators."

ottawacitizen


[Back in 2018:] "It’s particularly troubling that much of the Nazi glorification in Ukraine is government-supported…"

Source

2 days ago at 4:24 AM

[2018:] "Contrast that to how the Canadian government handled a related issue last year when the Russian Embassy in Ottawa tweeted out that, 'There are monumets (sic) to Nazi collaborators in Canada and nobody is doing anything about it.'"

The article is worth reading, but if you don't have time, it is also worth clicking on just to take a glance at the photographs.

Poland's education minister says he's 'taken steps' to extradite Yaroslav Hunka - CBC News

Poland's education minister says he has "taken steps" to effect the extradition of Yaroslav Hunka, a 98-year-old Ukrainian Canadian, to Poland after it emerged that the veteran served in the Nazi SS Galizien formation during the Second World War.

CBC


[Meanwhile:] Will Canada's 98 year old Nazi end up in jail for WW2 era atrocities?

Source

2 days ago at 4:18 AM

Poland has politely proposed an extradition so that the elderly man can be put on trial…

Ed Hawkins

Death to Nazis and not in Minecraft.


[Meanwhile:] The question of Neo-Nazi military units in Ukraine re-emerges from obscurity.

Source

2 days ago at 4:10 AM

Quote, "Liberal MP Anthony Rota is stepping down as Speaker of the House after inviting a Ukrainian who fought in a Nazi division to Parliament." This is a 30 minute long video, but the story is told within the first sixty seconds or so.

Quoting Al Jazeera: "[He] invited Yaroslav Hunka to Friday’s special parliamentary session in the House of Commons, where he recognised the 98-year-old as a “Ukrainian hero”. Hunka served in the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the Nazi’s SS military unit…" https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/9/26/canada-parliament-speaker-faces-calls-to-step-down-after-honouring-nazi

Eisel Mazard

Quoting Al Jazeera: "[He] invited Yaroslav Hunka to Friday’s special parliamentary session in the House of Commons, where he recognised the 98-year-old as a “Ukrainian hero”. Hunka served in the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the Nazi’s SS military unit…" https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/9/26/canada-parliament-speaker-faces-calls-to-step-down-after-honouring-nazi


[Other voices:] "Norway's Muslim immigrants attend classes on western attitudes to women."

Source

2 days ago at 3:57 AM

Seven years later, here's a surreal glimpse at the (left wing) Guardian Newspaper's attempt to articulate western Europe's equivalent to Xinjiang re-education camps, eleven minutes long. Note that many (all?) of the classes are conducted in English, as the "lingua Franca" in Norway.

Wesley Potts

So the drugs don’t work, but the camps…?


Buying one console per game: makes sense. @MyArcaderetro

Source

4 days ago at 9:07 PM

The My Arcade Pocket Player (with or without the "Pro") line of products encompasses Galaga, Galaxian, Xevious, Pac-Man, Ms. Pac Man, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Street Fighter 2, Dig Dug and several others —now, also, including a collection of eighty Atari 2600 games. BTW, I do now have a separate youtube channel for just this kind of thing: https://www.youtube.com/@VEGANVANIA

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

The gamer's video game console is his gun, his game—its mag.


The Danziger Bridge Massacre: Police Brutality in New Orleans.

Source

September 22 at 11:03 PM

Eleven minutes long.

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

"Everything I learned is from the way I see it:/ You can’t trust your fellow man, the government, or even Jesus"


Kalel Cullen will never be young and beautiful again.

Source

September 22 at 8:28 PM

Marian112358

I thought the main discourse, at least several years ago was about changing cultural beauty standards or at least accepting the differences between people and not about complaining about how hard my life is because i'm not fitting into those beauty standards.

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

Body-positivity?

Sam exits, stage left.

This is the same Sam who reviewed my book, No More Manifestos , many months ago.

A-bas-le-ciel


Sam exits, stage left.

Source

September 21 at 5:42 AM

This is the same Sam who reviewed my book, No More Manifestos, many months ago.

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

Body count number 4080. The unexamined life is not worth living.

Eisel Mazard

Yes, but you can see he's self-loathing about it: he wants to be someone (and something) other than what he is.

Zaigham Nisar

"I've paid university professors thousands (per course per semester) and I've gotten much less." Bruh 😄🥲

Eisel Mazard

Dude, the vast majority of university professors I've known (1) do not do "Q&A" during office hours (even though they're paid to and contractually required to) and (2) will not provide a substantive reply to a question by email —they certainly won't record a video/livestream for an hour in reply to an email. My viewers get a lot more value out of their connection with me than I've ever gotten out of a connection to a professor.

Cedar

True that. I had a language professor once who never answered any of my emails asking for help with basic grammatical concepts over a six-month period. She also didn't grade a single assignment until months after the course was over.

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

I express sympathy.

Evan Hackett

Sorry to see that.


A desperate cry for help revisited.

Source

September 21 at 4:38 AM

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Gail,

I think you fundamentally misunderstand the situation we are in.

I think this is because you never watched my video, "Desperate Cry for Help", although we both repeatedly urged you to do so.

(1) Insofar as people here know me, they hate me.

(2) This is not a surface level hatred: the more that they know (and understand) who I am, the more they hate me.

This is an anti-intellectual culture.

I am an intellectual.

I was trapped here by (1) Coronavirus and (2) a desperate need to complete a university degree at UVic (in something, anything). It is a serious error for us to behave as if we're trapped here again, now, for no reason at all. It is a serious error to think that we can remain here for even three more months.

We need to leave Victoria immediately. You spent your time here, Gail, ignoring and dismissing the seriousness of the problem.

The fact that I do not have a solution does not diminish the seriousness of the problem: (1) I must leave, (2) there is nowhere (that I know of) that I can go.

There is no contradiction between point 1 and point 2. This is the problem we must address.

E.M.

—————

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

That line is as long as my gastrointestinal tract.


5,400 views in its first day: my 20 second video on the Danziger Bridge Massacre.

Source

September 19 at 4:56 PM

Evan Hackett

Perhaps "Shorts" are a loophole out of the shadow ban. The way youtube is pushing Shorts, trying to become TikTok... it wouldn't surprise me.

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

Sounds like you've seen some shit.

NOLA 2023 #2

A-bas-le-ciel


The wonder that was New Orleans.

Source

September 18 at 8:51 PM

Joe Hart

Typical healthy American snacks in the last picture 😄

September 18 at 5:26 PM

[Meanwhile:] A rare example of actually "defunding the police": town of 250 persons w. 50 police officers.

Annoyingly, this first posted with the autocorrect error "defend" for "defund".

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

Error, Error on the Wall, Who’s the Fairest of Them All?


MEANWHILE…

Source

September 18 at 6:22 AM

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

Silence. No, literally, watch (or listen to) their video on this: "CBS News poll has Trump with a 1-point edge over Biden in potential rematch" https://youtu.be/DTodjFB3tAA


[Dept. of Difficult Subjects to Satirize:] "Send Them Back!" - AOC migrant press conference...

Source

September 16 at 7:07 PM

5 min. long, but the first 30 seconds will do...

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

I wonder why the migrants wear slick clothing from brands such as Nike, Adidas, Champion.

Lost my girlfriend to gaming

3 weeks ago my 3.5 year relationship came to an end over an MMO. My girlfriend (28f) and I (24m) were in a LDR and she would spend most the day...

reddit


[Other voices:] "We came to a compromise that she would only play [video games] for around 8 hours a day…"

Source

September 16 at 6:27 AM

I will have you know, parenthetically, that the only video game I have played this week was Xevious, and I never once reached level two. I'm sure my Xevious habit has exceeded 15 minutes this week, but when you're in the position of asking someone to reduce their habit to eight hours a day…

Duxpeer: the legacy of the pale, red shirt is coming to an end (on my channel).

When I was living in Yunnan many (many!) years ago, I bought just two shirts manufactured by Duxpeer -a brand name so obscure that you can h...

A-bas-le-ciel


Duxpeer: the epoch of the pale, red shirt is coming to an end (on my channel).

Source

September 14 at 9:07 PM


Neil Degrasse Tyson is right, vegans are wrong.

Source

September 14 at 6:38 PM

Evan Hackett

Touché

Joe Hart

This reminds me of how the US supported the Taliban/Mujahideen against the Soviet Union. Today in Ukraine the US is supporting the Azov Battalion. Working with people/groups with opposing ideologies to try to achieve a common outcome. With the result that those you supported end up being your enemies in the future.

Eisel Mazard

It applies to problems big and small. What if you want to open a stand up comedy club: what kind of guys are you willing to employ as security?

Marian112358

Guys with the highest number of likes on Linkedin

Marian112358

"bifurcation of people's reaction" Neil The Great Observer.


[Other voices:] The "Canada is Hell" discourse in 2023.

Source

September 14 at 4:35 PM

It's really hilarious how shallow these people are… the more profound (political and cultural) problems never get mentioned… cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rent_Is_Too_Damn_High_Party


[Meanwhile:] Chicago, also, is struggling with the absurd implications of "a world without borders", infinite immigration and refugee arrivals, etc.

Source

September 14 at 4:09 PM

Two minutes long.


[Other voices:] Should transgender prisoners be allowed to switch between prisons?

Source

September 11 at 10:29 PM

Seven minutes long.

NYC rushes to enroll migrant students ahead of first day of school on Sept. 7

New York City schools are preparing to educate about 19,000 temporary housing residents this year - most of them asylum seekers.

New York Post


[Meanwhile:] 110,000 asylum seekers, of whom 19,000 are students…

Source

September 11 at 3:19 PM

The article is, in fact, relatively sympathetic toward the students (and their parents) rather than merely ringing the alarm that an already bad education system is about to get worse (due to the burden of having so many students who don't speak English, and who are reliant on government handouts to a massive extent).

————
“I came here from Venezuela because the situation is so unstable. There is no work, no education for my kids, no food, nothing,” said Silva.

“I’m really excited for him to be able to go to school here. The education for him before was so bad.”


Silva and other shelter residents talked to The Post in Spanish as National Guard members were on hand at the hotel handing out supplies and registering people for various social services.

“The process has been really easy so far. The paperwork has been no problem. People show us what do do. We have gotten a ton of help from people for the process,” she said.

“My son doesn’t speak English, but I’m not worried about it. They will give him English lessons at school.”

—————


[Meanwhile:] Drastic change in the propaganda message about "asylum seekers" and "sanctuary cities" from New York's Mayor Adams.

Source

September 11 at 3:05 PM

Quote, "this issue will destroy New York City… 110,000 migrants that we have to feed, clothe, house, educate the children…". The video is only six minutes long.


The End of Philosophy: Kristen Leo is Ex-Vegan.

Source

September 11 at 2:00 AM


Kristen Leo ALSO blocked me on Instagram.

Source

September 10 at 11:16 PM


Being an intellectual in an anti-intellectual culture: banned by Kristen Leo.

Source

September 10 at 10:22 PM

Shout out to Kristen Leo for Banning me: https://www.twitch.tv/kristenleotv @KristenLeo #nihilism


[Footnote to a footnote:] Brian Turner blocked me on Instagram.

Source

September 6 at 7:09 PM

Alas, Brian Turner has now blocked me on Instagram.

So a collab will not be forthcoming.

I wonder if he showed the video ("Bomb Cyclone") to a friend, having a laugh, and the friend wrote back saying, "Do you have any idea who that is?"


[Other voices:] An especially depressing dialogue on transgender surgery, hormones, etc.

Source

September 6 at 7:40 AM

Comedy in Las Vegas: where old ideas come to die.

Las Vegas is both a victim and a canny exploiter of cultural inertia. Everything here is about 30 years behind the present day: ...

A-bas-le-ciel


Comedy in Las Vegas: where old ideas come to die.

Source

September 5 at 9:15 PM


Untitled excerpt from a conversation with a fan.

Source

September 5 at 7:44 PM

——————————

Re: "I still value your content and I hope to be able to contribute more again, sometime in the future."

^ I don't value my own content any more…

The impossibility of anything positive coming from it

entails that I don't value the content I create myself.

I pointed out to my mother a few days ago:

I have seven million views (on ABLC)…

even if you say, "it's one in a million"

I should have seven colleagues, or seven friends, by now, as a result (of so many years put into making so much content).

And I don't.

I don't even have one.

And I live with the grim expectation that I never will have even one.

So, in this sense, there's nothing for me to value about content creation anymore:

I did this to meet talented, passionate, highly motivated people.

I did this to meet intelligent people who had some kind of common ground with me (not necessarily veganism, not necessarily anything else in particular).

And I've met zero.

Absolutely zero.

So, now, I have to ask: what is the point in content creation? For me, how/why am I supposed to value it?

(Obviously, I'm not doing this for the money, and the money is vastly less than a minimum wage job, etc.)

And I could say the same thing about studying Chinese:

I had to quit studying Chinese, because I was living with the grim expectation that nothing positive would ever come from it.

——————————

I don't know if this is any consolation, but while you may not have found a colleague, I do think that you often positively inspire some few people to a great extent.

I don't think being inspired by you and sharing some values and working on oneself will ever enable people to be your colleagues.

At least that's not all that's necessary, I think.

But still, some people will do good things on their own (or at least try to) because of your videos, I believe.

It may not be what you wanted. But it's a good thing that you achieved, nonetheless. And I see value in that, even if you don't

——————————

I should know people I can record podcasts with.

I should know people I can record TYT-style discussions of politics with (i.e., three people sitting around a desk).

I should know seven people I can record a book review with.

I know zero.

I don't know one.

——————————


Department of Minor Ironies.

Source

September 4 at 7:40 PM

https://youtu.be/8sYPxgGCxOQ


There's no future in comedy, just go into Latin.

Source

September 4 at 5:47 PM

Logoguy

Roma delenda est!


Department of Minor Ironies.

Source

September 3 at 9:29 PM


The only trace of Brian Turner's scam is (now) the critique of it on my channel.

Source

September 3 at 8:52 PM

BRIAN TURNER DELETED EVERY TRACE OF HIS STOCK MARKET (AND CRYPTO) INVESTMENT CHANNEL:
IF YOU SEARCH FOR "BRIAN TURNER INVESTS", GUESS WHAT YOU'LL NOW SEE?


[Other voices:] A cinematic edit of the (anti-)Burning Man climate protest… and its malcontents.

Source

September 2 at 7:44 AM

Mushroom pickers urged to avoid foraging books on Amazon that appear to be written by AI

Sample of books scored 100% on AI detection test as experts warn they contain dangerous advice

the Guardian


[Meanwhile:] Completely normal news.

Source

September 2 at 5:08 AM

No description necessary.

Denouement to "I rarely use the n-word, BUT WHEN I DO..."

If you haven't seen the correspondence this is a sequel to, here it is: http://a-bas-le-ciel.blogspot.com/2023/08/i-rarely-use-n-word-but-w...

A-bas-le-ciel


Are you writing to me, offering to help me… or are you begging me to help you?

Source

September 1 at 6:00 PM

[This is the denouement to an earlier post titled, "I rarely use the n-word, BUT WHEN I DO..."]

Let me ask you a really simple question: are you writing to me, offering to help me…

or are you begging me to help you?

In your mind, the two are one and the same; in reality, they're two diametrically different things.

The purpose of this conversation cannot possibly be to make you feel better about yourself: you've known about my youtube channel for five years, and you've never yet lifted a single finger to help me.

You should re-read this correspondence from beginning to end: there is something important for you to learn from it.

And there is nothing, absolutely nothing, for me to learn from it.

Re: "But I doubt I would continue to work with someone who was cursing and using slurs."

(a) We have not begun to work together: therefore you can't continue.

(b) And you never once ask yourself why it is that I would want to work with you: why do you imagine I'd have some kind of respect for your opinion, in this "creative dialogue" that you're fantasizing about?

Quote: "Please let me know if some kind of dialogue interests you. A creative dialogue."

In the last five years, what has your relationship to me been? You take and take and take; you give me nothing in return. What do you think is going to change in the next five years? Nothing. Nothing at all.

Here is your rather surreal offer of assistance, in your original words:

"As I have been quietly watching your channel for more than 5 years, I am surprised that you do not have a massive following. I would be willing to dialogue with you on how to solve this."

That is not the problem I'm complaining of in my "desperate cry for help" videos. And that is not a solution I could possibly expect you to provide: I am not asking you or anyone to provide me with "a massive following", but it is especially bizarre to imagine how you (you of all people!) would actually be able to provide that —especially through "dialogue". It is a surreal offer that I am eager to refuse.

The problem that I am asking for help with (in my "desperate cry for help" videos) is stated very clearly there, and it has been briefly restated here, along with a few examples.

The difference you can make is what matters more than the difference you can't. You have —presumably— heard me say that many times.

You write to me telling me that my philosophy has given you so much (that it's so meaningful, that it's transformed your life in so many ways). That is what my philosophy means to you, that is what my words mean to you (that is what my books are to you, that is what my videos and podcasts are to you, etc.). And what does your philosophy mean to me? And what is it, now, that you're supposed to give?

Re: "You began this conversation by admitting that you're not even willing to risk revealing your real name. Dig deep. Look in the mirror. Figure out what the fuck you are willing to do."

You have not answered this question: it is a question you must demand of yourself —and without cowardice.

E.M.

Genevieve

Typical spam advice.


JFK Assassinology in the 21st Century: Not Just a Book Reivew.

Source

September 1 at 8:35 AM


August

[JFK:] A partial confession from a sharpshooter on the sixth floor.

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August 31 at 4:17 AM

Just a few weeks before he died, Loy Factor spoke on camera, wistfully identifying Mac Wallace as the man who had recruited and paid him to be part of the team that would shoot J.F.K. from the sixth floor, and admitting that he held a rifle (although he claimed he did not shoot, while the other two men did). In general, the testimony from Loy Factor has been massively inconvenient for everyone, overturning many longstanding theories and seemingly factual assumptions.


[Other voices:] Richard Dawkins eats meat… but not when he's home… because it's immoral.

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August 30 at 9:02 PM

Start at the ten minute mark (10:00).

Going to Burning Man? Climate, anti-capitalist activists block traffic into festival

Climate and anti-capitalist activists blocked a road leading to Burning Man, creating gridlock and leading to clashes with motorists and tribal rangers.

Los Angeles Times


[Department of Minor Ironies:] Protesting against "Burning Man" for all the wrong reasons.

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August 30 at 6:15 AM

You might think that SOBRIETY protestors would be trying to shut down the burning man festival… but no…

Eisel Mazard

[Block quote:] _Video and photos posted on X, the website formerly known as Twitter, show a trailer blocking the road that leads to Black Rock City, along with about half a dozen protesters, some of whom locked themselves to the trailer, and banners with signs including “BURNERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!,” “ABOLISH CAPITALISM,” and “GENERAL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE,” also blocked the road. A sign reading “Ban Private Jets” was draped across the asphalt._


[Meanwhile:] The Wild Boars of Haifa.

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August 29 at 9:02 AM

NO, LITERALLY. In case the link doesn't work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soTyjFlyaTE


[Other voices:] Aristocracy: another scandal drawing attention to the extent to which universities are built on fraud.

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August 29 at 2:45 AM


Left Wing Atheists (Should) Oppose the Transgender Agenda.

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August 29 at 12:17 AM


[Other voices:] Anti-vegan propaganda from the BBC.

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August 28 at 9:27 PM

Five minutes long. Reminder: the BBC is a government agency.


[Other voices:] Hitomi talks about prostituting herself, attempting suicide five times in a week.

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August 27 at 8:53 PM

The link should take you to 16:20 (and you might want to fast forward to that point if the link doesn't work). And this is Hitomi Mochizuki, not Hitomi Tanaka, we're talking about.

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

Just to get by man, just to keep living in the outside, mane

On evidence: reasoning through nihilism vs. religion in the absence of evidence.

Stuart, [a.k.a. "The Unrepentant Atheist" on youtube] I've made a few comments on your channel raising the question of, "To what extent do w...

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On evidence: reasoning through nihilism vs. religion in the absence of evidence.

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August 27 at 5:10 PM

On Ye Olde Blog.

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

evidence (n.) c. 1300, "appearance from which inferences may be drawn," from Old French evidence, from Late Latin evidentia "proof," in classical Latin "distinction, vivid presentation, clearness" in rhetoric, from stem of Latin evidens "obvious, apparent" from ex "out, out of, fully" + videntem (nominative videns), present participle of videre "to see" (from PIE root *weid- "to see").


Chess is Transphobic. @BotezLive

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August 27 at 12:22 AM

Manan Goenka

Fucking genius. I often say a version of "Nothing can get me to care enough about sports, to think about trans people in sports", and this just made a shallow thing way deeper. 10/10. The subtle stuff is brilliantly placed, in only a way that Mr. Clean could've done. Love it. Studying it.

Eisel Mazard

Thanks for taking the time to write in, Manan.

Michael Favata

It is absolutely not true that any significant percentage of tournament chess games are repeats of other recorded games. There's an often cited factoid that there are more possible games of chess than atoms in the universe. The number of reasonable moves (or reasonable looking moves to human eyes) in any given position is not constrained in the way you describe. Repeat games do occur but they're unusual. The biggest exception is that at the lower levels something could go terribly wrong in the opening. There are also known drawing variations where the players may draw by threefold repetition, perpetual check or agreement. This would require one or both players to be motivated to bring about a quick draw. Over a genuinely competitive game of any real length, one player will nearly always zig where another zags. I've seen top level games where a unique position was reached before move 10. I would guess most top level games reach a unique position between moves 15-20. For lower level chess this is even earlier because people know less theory. The average game goes to about move 40.

Eisel Mazard

(1) Bullshit. "Repeat games do occur but they're unusual." At Cambridge (when I was there, briefly) they were checking a database for all of the competitive matches, and they'd all happened before: I just think the vast majority of games aren't compared to a database, and were never recorded in a database to begin with, because nobody cares. (2) I discussed this with a computer programmer who had made "A.I." (footnote: not really A.I.) for computer chess. He talked to me in detail about how finite the number of possible moves was at each stage, and how crucial this was for programming a machine to appear to play chess intelligently —and he was interested when I presented him with a contrasting board game that had too many possible moves per turn (in his opinion) to program A.I. in this same way for. (3) I would ask you whether or not the type of uniqueness you're asserting is actually unique in a meaningful sense: in the endgame, you can chase around the last pawn in a zigzag several different ways, but the differences really are meaningless. (4) Finally, it's a comedy video, not a thesis on chess. Although I admit: it's both, to some extent.

Michael Favata

It is true that the number of moves in any given position is far more constrained than in a game like, for example, Go. (It’s worth noting that even in that game, the best humans are inferior to a Google Deepmind program). The observation that the number of legal moves is countable enough for either a brute force calculating machine like Stockfish or a neural network system like DeepMind to be successful at chess cannot lead you to deduce that human beings are playing identical games. Each individual position might lead many people will make the same decision when confronted with it. However, when you scale this up to many moves, there are so many paths that uniqueness is almost inevitable. I would be very curious to know what level these matches were and how long these games were at Cambridge. Again, this is only conceivable in a world where people were playing for tricks in the opening and winning in less than 20 moves. I completely reject the idea that many games go “out of book” when the king takes a trivially different route to mop up a pawn. It is the middlegame where the complexity scales up. I have played dozens of tournament games. If one of them was identical to another game up to move 25, I would be very surprised (the one exception being a game I lost in the opening that lasted far less than 25 moves). If another game was identical to mine up till move 40 I would fall off my chair. This does have the problem that most games, especially at my level of class B player, haven’t been put into the database, but I would be surprised if I don’t have access to a database at least as large as one at Cambridge. I could test this by uploading them since I already have the digital game files. Do you think this is happening at top level chess? (where people do check databases and top players do have their games recorded). Or is your contention that it mainly happens at lower levels where there are far more competitors? You often admonish people for speaking about things they know little about. You’re stepping into one topic where it’s obvious that you’ve formed incorrect conclusions from surface level engagement. And I completely accept point four that it’s a comedy video and that this particular point is not even central to the point that chess is ultimately pointless. I would add that chess is no longer a significant part of my life in large part because of your influence. I don’t dispute that broader conclusion. In this case I simply have to ask you to relinquish the title bestowed upon you in recent fan mail of “always right about everything” ;)

Eisel Mazard

Alas, I will take off the crown of being right about everything, and replace it with a baseball cap symbolizing my ability to bully my audience as misperceiving me as right about everything: which is the more important skill. ;-) I do still think chess is a very repetitious game lacking meaningful variation from one match to the next, and that one game played will closely resemble another, even if the moves taken are not identical, as you argue, when checked against a database.

Labrador chess master blindsided by ruling banning transgender women from competing in events - CBC News

Chess player Morgen Mills, a transgender woman who has competed internationally, says a ruling by the World Chess Federation that bans transgender men and women from competing in the official events without proof of their gender could hurt young chess players looking to make a name for themselves.

CBC


Chess is transphobic: transwomen expected to compete with… men?

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August 26 at 7:33 PM

I would also recommend a quick google search of where the hell Goose Bay is.

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Most chess tournaments are split into two categories — an open category and a women's category. Women can enter both categories, Mills said.

"There's no reason to believe that men would be better chess players than women. It's more to do with the importance of having female spaces, because it's been a long male-dominated sport and community," she said.

"Having female-only competitions provides, you know, a welcoming, comfortable, safe space to grow the game among women and girls."

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SBF: no vegan options in New York city jail.

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August 26 at 12:55 AM

A significant footnote:

"His lawyers appealed the ruling to jail him to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. And earlier this week, they complained at a hearing that he has had to survive at a Brooklyn lockup on bread, water and peanut butter because they won’t provide him with vegan food."

Source: https://financialpost.com/pmn/business-pmn/sam-bankman-frieds-lawyers-renew-claim-that-the-ftx-founder-cant-prepare-for-trial-behind-bars

"Department's Bureau of Prisons, which runs the jail, to address the issues with Mr Bankman-Fried's medication. She was "reasonably confident" the facility offered vegetarian food, but was not sure whether vegan food was available, Judge Netburn added."

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-66589797


I do not believe you're autistic, but…

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August 25 at 11:44 PM

[Arright, one more comment on the same video:] You ask, "Why would I care what men think?" If you're an architect, you care about what other architects think; if you play guitar, you care what other guitarists think, male or female. Your problem is that you haven't developed intellectually in any one field —let alone an array of many different fields. I do not believe you're autistic: you've just made the wrong choices. You're still trying to figure out how to be a teenager when you need to be figuring out how to be a man of substance in your mid thirties.

[I've already made a video questioning the extent to which non-autistic people end up cultivating stereotypically autistic behaviors. Probably an important area of social science research, TBH.]


[Addressed to Decline:] "You can't choose whether to be loved or hated: you choose whether you're going to be known or unknown."

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August 25 at 11:32 PM

You can't choose whether to be loved or hated: you choose whether you're going to be known or unknown. We do not get to choose whether other people love or hate us, we ONLY choose whether to be known or unknown. What you've been doing in the last two years, it's a strat: there is more than one possible strat, and you are extremely hostile toward anyone telling you (1) what strategy has worked for them, and (2) what strategy they think would work for you (and what wouldn't work). I've seen you being extremely hostile toward guys just talking through with you their own experience with doing a ton of hard work but getting only mediocre results. I've been encouraging you to think in terms of the life of the mind, and I've really explained how that would improve your life in every way (including your relationships with women). That's not advice you want to hear, so you perceive what I'm doing as "negative" rather than "positive".

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^ Posted as a comment below the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTNJfko_Jc0


The instructions on this cardboard box clearly say, "recycle".

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August 25 at 8:41 AM

Ladies and gentlemen: I have invented THE SEIMITSU SHOEBOX.


What actually happened with Jordan Peterson's day in court (in just six screen shots).

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August 25 at 6:14 AM

This is everything you need to know (directly quoted from the judge's decision)… and it's a significant contrast to what he's saying about it.

I rarely use the n-word, BUT WHEN I DO...

Well, look: I didn't meet ONE good person via my research in Buddhism (Buddhist Studies, Buddhist Philosophy, etc.). I didn't meet ONE good ...

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I rarely use the n-word, BUT WHEN I DO...

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August 25 at 1:27 AM

The title may be a bit of a joke, but this is as important and serious as any of these posts on Patreon get. Each and every one of you is in an "act now or act never" situation, whether you realize it or not.

I am always 100% right about everything: fan mail... of a kind.

Hello Eisel, I have been watching your channel for a long time. I am writing to you about videos you made earlier this year. In them, you ha...

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I am always 100% right about everything: fan mail… of a kind.

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August 24 at 10:01 PM

An interesting read from a five-year-long fan of the channel.


Refuting "Gender is a Social Construct": God is a Social Construct.

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August 24 at 9:02 PM

Evan Hackett

Conservatives: “you are your biological sex.” Progressives: “you are whatever you choose to identify as.” Eisel: “you are an idiot.”

$4 million settlement for family of man who died covered in bug bites at Georgia jail

Officials approved a $4 million settlement for the family of LaShawn Thompson, who died from "severe neglect" at a Georgia jail, an autopsy found.

USA TODAY


Mr. Thompson was found dead in a filthy jail cell after being eaten alive by insects and bed bugs.

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August 24 at 4:17 AM

Ah, yes, I can remember the days of yore, in 2020, when people wanted to reform the criminal justice system…

The report listed Thompson's cause of death as undetermined. The report said there were no obvious signs of trauma on Thompson's body, but his entire body was covered in bed bugs and his cell had a "severe bed bug infestation."

From a separate article, linked below:

The Fulton County Jail, also known as the Rice Street Jail, is currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for potential civil rights violations.

Seven people [!] have died in custody there since the start of this year.

Labat, the Fulton County sheriff, has pledged to cooperate with the federal investigation and says it reinforces his calls for a new jail.

"I have publicly, privately and repeatedly raised concerns about the dangerous overcrowding, dilapidated infrastructure and critical staffing shortages of the jail," he said in July.

This month, the county reached a settlement with the family of Lashawn Thompson, who died in the jail's psychiatric wing last year and was found covered in bedbugs. An independent autopsy commissioned by the family found he died from neglect.

Eighty-seven percent of the jail population is Black and the vast majority have not been convicted, according to the Justice Department. Most are waiting for bail hearings or competency evaluations or are denied release awaiting trial because they cannot post bail.

LINK: https://www.npr.org/2023/08/21/1195080489/donald-trump-georgia-booking

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

When you say people wanted to reform the criminal justice system, did they really want to improve prison conditions, the thing that you care about? Because criminal justice system may mean several things: Law enforcement agencies, usually the police Courts and accompanying prosecution and defence lawyers Agencies for detaining and supervising offenders, such as prisons and probation agencies.


Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV by Joe Toplyn, a book review.

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August 22 at 5:48 AM

‎Arturs Čistjakovs

"For me, the most discouraging part is facing up to the reality of what it means to write jokes for an audience of people that I despise, and jokes that don't mean anything, jokes that don't go anywhere, that aren't part of a plot or a story, as opposed to the pursuit of, what I consider, comedy that matters." Seems like you've made a grammatical error, IMHO: you seemingly intend to make the viewer ask themselves "What does it mean to write jokes for despicables?", but