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  1. Consider adding https://thegrayzone.com/ to your Selected Alternative Media list.

    Mostly original reporting and publication – lots of content – not a link sheet.

    Honest old left. News categories: U.S. Empire, Information Wars, China and the New Cold War, Russiagate Racket, Non-Profit Industrial Complex, Coronavirus Chaos.

    I don’t agree with it all, and I’m not tied in any way to the site. Just noticed that it was a quality effort.

    Also – Darren Beattie’s https://www.revolver.news/ Beattie (PhD dissertation on Heidegger and mathematics) is funny and smart. Site is mixture of original stories and lots of links – highbrow and lowbrow content.

  2. Dear Mr. Unz,

    I thought you might be interested to know….

    I wor k for an international corporation. For the last 5 years, I have been able to read Unz Review from work. Today, I was blocked. The reason was that the “Network Administrator” had deemed Unz.com a “hate/discrimination” website.

    Don’t be hubristic. The eye of Sauros can turn on you too. Remember we commenters are poor and need our jobs. Keep your systems secure…

    • Agree: Clyde
  3. Suggested article…

    Black-on-white homicide

    Ahren DeHart, age 1, died of intentional trauma in Texas
    https://thedailykenn.blogspot.com/2021/04/ahren-dehart-age-1-died-by-intentional.html

  4. Charlie says:

    Hi Ron… I was surprised I wasn’t permitted to send a Thanks to Ultrafart for a reply to my comment. I haven’t been commenting much lately as your filter noted, but this seems like a reasonable exception to the rule.

    https://www.unz.com/chopkins/the-covidian-cult-part-ii/#comment-4612288

    Anyway, thanks for all your work.

    C.

    • Replies: @Charlie
  5. Charlie says:
    @Charlie

    And suddenly it works! Thanks again.

  6. Yevardian says:

    @Ron Unz

    Would the commenting software allow for a “Bookmark Comment” feature, where one could highlight and save particularly interesting/useful comments to easily access in one place in the future?

    I was personally just looking for a 1-2 year old comment by ‘reiner tor’ concerning the collapse of the Hungarian left just prior to Orban’s/Fidesz’s meteoric comeback, but had to tinker around searching with keywords for a few minutes (mostly just loading times) in order to find it again.
    Perhaps there could be a ‘favourited comments’ bar in the comments section for established users? There are several commenters that occasionally make valuable contributions, but mostly rant on their set topic, or are just totally ignorant outside of a certain area, so I don’t want to ‘favourite’ them as a whole.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Ron Unz
  7. Ron Unz says:
    @Yevardian

    Would the commenting software allow for a “Bookmark Comment” feature, where one could highlight and save particularly interesting/useful comments to easily access in one place in the future?

    The system already allows that to a limited extent.

    If you add a Reaction (Agree/Thanks/LOL/etc) to someone else’s comment, it will be added to your own commenter archive, which can be stratified by date, making it much easier for you to track down. I myself use this feature in exactly the way you describe.

  8. Ron Unz says:
    @Yevardian

    Would the commenting software allow for a “Bookmark Comment” feature, where one could highlight and save particularly interesting/useful comments to easily access in one place in the future?

    Thinking about your issue, I decided to add a feature to make things much easier.

    Towards the upper right corner of your Commenter Archive, there’s now a drop-down Filter field that lets your restrict the displayed comments to those with particular Reactions like Agree, Thanks, etc. The filtered URL contains e.g. “&Reaction=Thanks”. So if you apply an Agree or Thanks to a comment, it’s in your archive and relatively easy to find using that filter, since the filtered numbers are so much lower.

    For example, although you have a total of nearly 1000 comments, you’ve only used Thanks 14 times, so all of those comments would be visible on the first page.

    Incidentally, since all the Commenter Archive pages are cached for performance reasons, it may take a little time for the new pages containing that field to be available.

    • Thanks: Polemos
    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Bumpkin
  9. anon[327] • Disclaimer says:
    @bayviking

    Yes, important, but who trusts or even visits
    Counterpunch any more?

  10. Lucy says:

    Mr Unz,
    Someone else is using my handle “Lucy”. Could you please cancel it.

  11. Ron, I am feeling particularly benevolent and constructive right now so proffer

    [MORE]

    1. Further to my suggestion as to how friendly inexpensive litigation could nail down some facts which would counter the bad impression created by UR’s Jim Fetzer thread o 9/11 I suggest you start with Googling something like “lawyers and 9/11′ [I didn’t bother to vary it but that would be a good idea]
    You will find plenty of lawyers to whom you could write

    “You may not be familiar with my webzine Unz Review but if you are you would be aware of how many commenter on threads assert alleged facts about the events and causes of 9/11 – particularly with respect to the World Trade Centre – that might well be distressing to the families of those killed in the Towers or as passengers or crew. Accordingly I ask your help in identifying people to whom I can write with due sensitivity to ask for their help in nailing down such elementary vital facts as to whether there were aircraft passengers and crew who took off on those on [list the four flights] and, further, that actual aircraft struck the WTC buildings……..”

    Then I am sure you could manage to write tactfully enough to people nominated and explain that you needed what they might regard as ridiculous standards of proof to quell the wilder flights of fancy, so……

    *** *** ****

    My benevolence extends to refraining from replying to a recent irritated comment of yours that said it would be “unkind” to comment on my reasoning. As I thought about it the temptation to substitute “unwise” grew as I thought of the case that could be made. However, I should say of your splenetic assertion that I seemed to rely in TV for my knowledge of the world that it is not only totally untrue, but couldn’t be true [because I didn’t have a TV set till the 70s and there wasn’t anything to watch in Oz for many more years – think more NYRB] and that it is precisely because it seems that you never watch it since you formed adverse opinions about it that it can occasionally offer something for you to consider Moreover my watching is the occasional 40 min from my exercise bike (of course I listen to equivalent podcasts on my walks) which I thoroughly recommend d to the over 60s.
    On the lighter side one gets to noting how often the sacred 6 million figure is repeated flatly and that a surprising exception was in a program on Jewish GIs where the figure was given as “nearly 6 million”. Watching with scepticism turned on has pluses and few minuses if one is also exercising or drifting off to sleep

  12. There is definitely a bug when I am told that I can’t post anonymously because of the limit on my anoymous posts and that I should try using a handle in the following circumstances

    About 5 commenters replied to me and I replied to three of them. Unfortunately one reply appeared in error as a reply to myself. I therefore went back and attempted an anonymous reply noting that the reply was as #122. That’s when I got the error message wrongly premised on my having posted anonymously in recent hours or days.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  13. @Wizard of Oz

    More evidence of either a bug or AI extending to psychic understanding of the Unz mind…..

    I tried another Anon posting after three quick regular replies but this time switched from WiFi Internet to 5G (or maybe 4G -anyway my phone’s connection). I lso changed my email address identifier.
    But I got the same erroneous response as if I had used Anon at all recently, which I had not. Then I changed the email identifier to a new fictitious one but the result was the same.

    FWIW I was trying to advise a Commenter that the number of the Comment which was a reply to his had been changed by the UR software to another one that I cited.

  14. Sparkon says:

    Ron, your email checking software ate my long comment to your current COVID article yesterday, destroying hours of work, because for some reason I hadn’t entered my email address entirely, and the email field was incomplete.

    I had several interruptions yesterday while I was working on that comment, so I assume I simply overlooked the incomplete field when I hit publish.

    A screen popped up noting the incorrect email address, and I clicked to return to the comment section, but my entire comment was gone by the time the page finally reloaded on my very slow connection.

    It was no doubt my mistake, but does the email checking subroutine have to trash the entire comment? Or is my slow connection possibly the culprit?

    Thanks.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  15. Ron Unz says:
    @Sparkon

    It was no doubt my mistake, but does the email checking subroutine have to trash the entire comment? Or is my slow connection possibly the culprit?

    Normally, the rejected comment should still be there, so maybe it was the problem with your connection.

    Frankly, I’d always advise drafting a long comment in some other program and then just copy/pasting it into the comment field, to avoid that sort of unfortunate mistake. That’s what I usually do.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  16. Sparkon says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks Ron. It’s very good advice.

    No doubt then it was my slow connection that caused the problem, and if I’d waited long enough, the comment probably would have have reappeared, but I did run out of patience.

    Normally, I copy the comment to the clipboard and sometimes into LibreOffice Writer before posting, but for some reason I didn’t do it this time. Charlie Foxtrot.

    I do like the WYSIWYG preview as I type, and it’s a very nice feature to have at UR, along with several others.

    Usually, I’m not dealing with a slow connection, but I went overboard earlier in the period, especially by watching an HD nest cam trained on Peregrine falcons. Apparently I left it on for an extended period of time when I switched to a different tab and forgot about it.

    It’s water under the bridge. Life goes on. Thanks again.

  17. Mr. Unz,

    I may have missed information about this here, so please pardon the question if it’s been addressed, but is it necessary to re-enter a poster’s name into the ignore filter after I close a thread within which he posts and then re-open that same thread?

    I was under the impression that once a poster’s name is saved in the bozo filter, the restriction will be saved across threads until I’ve left the site.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Thorfinnsson
  18. Ron Unz says:
    @AnonStarter

    It’s saved in a cookie, so it should only be necessary once. As long as you don’t clear your cookies, it should be permanent on that device, even if you come back a week later.

    • Thanks: AnonStarter
  19. profnasty says:

    Dear Ron, I could go on and on in complimenting your site. It is the best. Many thanks.
    Please consider: Adam Greene has just had his well considered but controversial site, KMN.org, cancelled. Please consider giving him a voice on your site. Second, Colin Flaherty is a great reporter centered on Black on White violent crime. Vdare is great, but Colin specializes.
    I don’t presume to have influence.
    Please know your work is muchly appreciated.
    Rock on Ron. -Dave Mende

  20. Okay, now I’m seeing that, on occasion, when I open a page running JavaScript, the posts in each thread are devoid of the “reply,” “agree/disagree,” “this commenter,” etc. buttons. Moreover, I cannot hide or ignore commenters and the usual column of articles that appears at the far right side of the page is absent.

    When I reload the page, the problem is fixed.

    This happens more than once across threads. Most recently, upon clicking on the option to see new comments in Taxi’s thread, the page loaded and didn’t lead me to the latest posts (as had typically occurred prior to this problem beginning).

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  21. Ron Unz says:
    @AnonStarter

    All those problems you mention are directly related to Javascript failing on that page. So it looks like your device is having episodic Javascript problems on our website.

    • Thanks: AnonStarter
  22. Clyde says:

    Mr. Ron
    I have a white albino whale for you, that happened 4 days ago. I made three posts that did not show up. Finally I looked at me posting header and I saw that me name Clyde and me email address were not there. Instead what was there was the name of an often poster and his email address. So I was posting as him! Though I think your software blocked the three posts I made under poster X’s name.

    More details if you want them. I have been on other forums and your forum has the best design, so Thanks are in order! I really like your easy HTML for B and I and

    Blockquote

    ____Clyde from the river Clyde___

    The River Clyde is a river that flows into the Firth of Clyde in Scotland. It is the eighth-longest river in the United Kingdom, and the second-longest in Scotland. It runs through the major city of Glasgow. Historically, it was important to the British Empire because of its role in shipbuilding and trade. To the Romans, it was Clota, and in the early medieval Cumbric language, it was known as Clud or Clut. It was central to the Kingdom of Strathclyde (Teyrnas Ystrad Clut).

  23. Clyde says:
    @Ron Unz

    Mr. Ron

    Your agree, disagree and troll buttons

    For fun and giggles why not put up a new button each month to see how popular it is? So May gets a new novelty button. Then is replaced in June by another one…and so on.

    I have two suggestions to add (add on for one month) to your agree, disagree and troll buttons—
    How about these buttons?
    “Fat Bastard”
    “You Rascal You”

    Thanks
    Clyde

    • LOL: Bardon Kaldian
  24. Charlie says:

    Good on you for adding mp3 download links. Thanks!

    Another suggestion. The Advanced Search is great but I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve set up a search only to hit Clear at the form bottom. There should be a Submit button next to Clear, probably in the bottom-right corner. Ought to be simple enough to add.

    Thanks again for all your work!

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  25. Ron Unz says:
    @Charlie

    Okay. Some other things were giving me lots of trouble, so I took a few minutes to add an additional Search button down at the bottom as you suggested. It works just like the regular Search button at the top.

  26. Bumpkin says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks, I just used that new feature to find some old newslinks that I had thanked before. However, I was looking for one of the old newslinks that I hadn’t thanked at unz.com/news and there doesn’t seem to be any way to search for those. They just don’t turn up in your search engine.

    Could you add the submitted newslinks to your search engine?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  27. Ron Unz says:
    @Bumpkin

    Okay, it’s done.

    In the “From?” field, there’s now an option called “Newslinks” which you would select.

    Since Newslinks are technically comments, set “Comments?” to “Include” or “Only”. Then put in the desired text string for which you’re searching. You can also restrict the search to a particular Commenter or use a date range.

    • Replies: @Bumpkin
  28. Bumpkin says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks, they’re indexed in the search now, but the results are in a strange format where you can only see fragments of the link and description. If I click on the link given, it goes to a link placeholder page, where there’s no hint of the posted link. Can you reformat the search results for the newslinks or generate proper URLs for them?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  29. Ron Unz says:
    @Bumpkin

    Okay, I think I fixed the problem. Newslinks are displayed very differently than regular comments, and I hadn’t taken that into account.

    • Replies: @Bumpkin
  30. Bumpkin says:
    @Ron Unz

    Yep, works now. The link I was searching for is in the first page of search results and is easily clickable, thanks.

  31. In trying to give “Thanks” to an article in the Agg. Newslinks queue, I received this:

    “Only Only Five Reaction-Comments Allowed per Eight Hour Window.”

    Previously, it seemed the “thanks” limitations were separate from those imposed upon reaction-comments outside the Agg. Newslinks section.

    Has there been a policy update of which I’m not aware?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  32. Ron Unz says:
    @AnonStarter

    I think I fixed the problem.

    • Thanks: AnonStarter
  33. @AnonStarter

    Do not use the ignore filter. This feature is for cowards and should be removed.

    There is a scroll wheel on nearly every mouse manufactured.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  34. I’m not sure if this comment is more appropriate for the open thread or this one, as it doesn’t concern any issues with existing website features (generally excellent–only issues are that the ignore function, comments per hour limit, comment approval, and “troll” button need to be removed). However, it is a suggestion for an addition to the website, so I will make it here.

    David Irving makes many of his books freely available to download and read in PDF format: http://fpp.co.uk/books/

    For those not in the know, PDFs are not easy to read on ereaders other than expensive specialist devices the size of a letter pad. Converting PDFs, especially Irving’s PDFs, to ebook formats like .epub is often problematic.

    However, not all of his books are so available, and as many here are well familiar there is a war against his books by mainstream publishers and distributors. Irving does make his print books available for purchase and also runs his own publisher, but they’re very expensive and often take months to ship. His print books can be purchased here: https://irvingbooks.com/xcart/home.php?cat=3

    My suggestion is the formation of an Unz-Irving partnership to publish his books as ebooks. This would help Irving achieve a wider distribution of his books to new generations of readers, and it would also help preserve the increasingly censored books of a very old man for posterity. It could also produce some welcome income for Irving (and, for that matter, Unz).

    If this suggestion is beyond the scope of what you wish to do with this site then perhaps a better partnership would be with Vox Day (Castalia House, has recently published Martin van Creveld).

  35. George says:

    Content UNZ should link to:

    Apparently a PRC Chinese youtube channel discussing world issues.

    Difference Frames the World
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEx3_ZX9jTZHimMMrQ4aGsA

    Can They Have Human Rights?

    Who Is Behind All Of These?

  36. Sparkon says:
    @Thorfinnsson

    Not at all. It’s good time management. The day is only so long, and one can read only so much.

    The easiest way to avoid getting into flame wars is to put those faceless entitities making personal attacks on ‘ignore’.

    After all, in most civilized meetings there are rules of order.

    How do you even know that “Clovis” or Anon (999) is not a roomful of people sitting somewhere?

    Beyond that, some commenters here typically spam the discussion with numerous long comments laden with photos, diagrams, and what not. When I’ve been following the discussion, I see no need to reread all that, nor the walls of text, nor to tire my index finger scrolling past them.

    I think ‘ignore’ is an excellent feature, and I commend Ron Unz for making it available here.

    I mean, are people cowards who don’t want to listen to rap music? Too bad there’s not an ‘ignore’ feature for that, eh?

    • Replies: @Thorfinnsson
  37. @Sparkon

    The problem here is that you seem to think that avoiding flame wars and personal attacks is a worthy goal.

    In fact flame wars and personal attacks are core purposes of the internet and merit celebration and elevation.

    • Agree: Max Payne
  38. @Ron Unz

    Ron, did you find no bug such as I reported at #13 and #14? Not very important to health and happiness, but, definitely, I think a bug.

  39. On the ‘Columnists’ vs ‘Archive’ categories of your writers at the bottom of the pages –

    Although in ‘Archives’, C. J. Hopkins and Larry Romanoff have both done interesting recent material … perhaps better in the ‘Columnists’ category?

    3 of the ‘Columnists’ have nothing more recent than 2017 – Eamonn Fingleton, Norman Finkelstein and Jayman – Archive perhaps?

    3 others are cold since 2019 – Paul Gottfried, James Petras, and Bonnie Faulker

    Cheers

  40. Sparkon says:

    For the last hour or two, I’ve been getting this message when I try to show comments for Laurent Guyénot’s “Barbarossa: Suvorov’s Revisionism Goes Mainstream” article.

    We’re sorry. That page could not be found.

    Meanwhile, the number of comments under that article has grown from 1110 to 1113, so I guess somebody is finding that page…

    I can see my comment from earlier today in my commenting history,

    Sparkon says:
    May 20, 2021 at 3:18 pm GMT • 11.4 hours ago • 200 Words ↑

    but when I try to follow the permalink to the article, I get that same message.

  41. @Ron Unz

    Now here’s something contemporary on which your intellect could really help people cope with what a lot of quite smart people are threatening them with.

    I could be suggesting man-made climate change but there’s probably 15 years reading in that to prepare to say anyhing new with your usual confidence. No, I refer to privatec digital currencies like Bitcoin. You may remember me telling you how a bright chap from your neighbourhood I shall call GC told me in 2013 that the Valleys Six Sigmas were going to destroy all sorts of legacies via Netflix, MOOCS etc and government generally would be rendered helpless by Bitcoin. That last I thought was BS though GC himself is said to have made $350 ,million.

    Now my provocation comes from the mouth of a junior windbag who seems to have made a lot more money than most of his smarter contemporaries helped no doubt by having got into Oxford where his father’s truly famous and successful windbaggery took shape before Harvard, McKinsey and much more by revolutionising training for the Oxford-Ca.bridge boat race. You probably can’t open the Australian Financial Review website so I have copied what he is reported to have said. Moi, I continue to believe that China could prevent the total madness of a tulip mania so might even manage to guide the Fed and US Treasury in the prevention of digital excess – or DeFi, decentralised finance, as Wikipedia knows it.

    Anyway I hope this irritates you enough to have a go….

    [MORE]

    https://www.afr.com/markets/currencies/bitcoin-just-a-sideshow-carnegie-s-crypto-warning-20210521-p57tv9

    Bitcoin just a ‘sideshow’: Carnegie’s crypto warning

    Don’t let people set up their own account and get their

    James EyersSenior Reporter

    May 21, 2021 – 2.39pm

    Venture capitalist Mark Carnegie is urging financial advisers get a sophisticated understanding of crypto asset markets to ensure clients don’t make bad bets on bitcoin or get lured into scams.

    Venture capitalist Mark Carnegie describes himself as a bitcoin minimalist, but a “crypto maximalist”. Ben Rushton

    In a provocative presentation on Friday morning, Mr Carnegie described bitcoin – which crashed in value earlier this week – as a “sideshow” compared to disruptive new business models appearing on the ethereum blockchain that are also issuing cryptocurrencies to fund their development.

    This new world of ‘decentralised finance’ (DeFi) will force advisers to distinguish between real investment opportunities and frauds and gimmicks, after the government said this week it would take a light-touch approach to regulation of the space.

    “Don’t let [clients] buy the ‘shitcoins’,” Mr Carnegie told the Stockbrokers and Financial Advisers Association conference.

    The comments came after Financial Services Minister Jane Hume told the same event a day earlier the government won’t prevent investors investing in dogecoin, raising concerns from Labor about a lack of consumer protection in these highly volatile new markets.

    Many speculators who jumped on the bitcoin bandwagon in recent months were badly burned this week, as its price fell 30 per cent to around $US35,000 on concerns about energy usage and regulation, before bouncing back to about $US41,000 by Friday afternoon – still double the level at the start of December.

    Dogecoin was wildly volatile, as the market took its cues from tweets by Tesla founder Elon Musk.

    “Don’t let people set up their own account and get their mates at the pub to put them into shitcoin after shitcoin,” Mr Carnegie told the room of advisers and brokers.

    [Bitcoin] is going to be the gateway drug for everybody to get in … but for anybody who has spent any decent time in this space, it is really a sideshow.

    — Mark Carnegie, venture capitalist

    “Find some way to put your arm around those people and come up with simple, old-fashioned, dollar-cost-averaging strategies, that slows them down and protects them from absolute scuz-buckets.”

    Mr Carnegie empathised with advisers struggling to keep up with the fast-moving world of blockchain, but advised them to spend some time on the sector, which he tipped to grow rapidly. “I would urge people to be off zero here,” he said.

    [Bitcoin] is going to be the gateway drug for everybody to get in … but for anybody who has spent any decent time in this space, it is really a sideshow.

    — Mark Carnegie, venture capitalist

    “Find some way to put your arm around those people and come up with simple, old-fashioned, dollar-cost-averaging strategies, that slows them down and protects them from absolute scuz-buckets.”

    Mr Carnegie empathised with advisers struggling to keep up with the fast-moving world of blockchain, but advised them to spend some time on the sector, which he tipped to grow rapidly. “I would urge people to be off zero here,” he said.

    He recently set up a new fund, the MHC Digital Asset Fund, which holds some bitcoin as a “momentum trade”, but is looking for better opportunities in other blockchain ideas being built using smart contracts running on ethereum.

    “I am a crypto maximalist and a bitcoin minimalist,” Mr Carnegie declared.

    “Unfortunately for you guys, [bitcoin] is going to be the gateway drug for everybody to get in and will be 90 per cent of the conversation – but for anybody who has spent any decent time in this space, it is really a sideshow.”

    Banks beware

    The amount of entrepreneurial talent being invested in redesigning a new architecture for the financial system will put the major banks under real pressure over the coming decade, he suggested.

    Pointing to ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin and, outside of blockchain, Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison, Mr Carnegie said: “These guys are absolutely world-class, Jesse Owens-quality businessmen” and, comparing them to the “board of directors and guys running the existing four banks in Australia, it is kick-a-cripple day”.

    “The existing banking system, the ability for them to stop the dam burst, is finished,” he added. “These guys are absolutely going to clean the floor with the existing banking system … The world financial system is changing unbelievably fast.”

    Crypto today was like the internet in the late 1990s, where “it was established it is not going to go away, it was just not clear what was coming at you”. He said its promise beyond bitcoin is to “take the speed of all financial transactions to instantaneous and the security to nearly perfect … at zero marginal cost”.

    For sophisticated investors, he said there was plenty of opportunity in crypto-derivative markets given “there is a tonne of dumb retail money in this which creates skew in the options book” and despite the massive volatility this week, the US dollar hedging strategies his fund had put in place held firm as selling pressure came on – a positive sign. “Most of the pegs held last night.”

  42. When I try to register THANKS under a Newslink, a window opens to say something like “Oops, duplicate comment detected. Looks like you’ve already said that.”

    Maybe you can clear this up when getting back to us about the departure of C. J. Hopkins.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  43. Ron Unz says:
    @Greta Handel

    I’m puzzled by your “Thanks” problem. It seems to be working with other people, and the mechanism used is identical to the “Reaction comments” used everywhere else, so maybe it’s a temporary issue or somehow connected with your device/browser.

    As for C.J. Hopkins, I already explained his departure a couple of weeks ago, and can’t endlessly repeat the same comment:

    https://www.unz.com/announcement/open-thread-5/#comment-4655487

    • Thanks: Greta Handel
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  44. @Ron Unz

    By the way, I had repeatedly asked about Mr. Hopkins by then, including on May 2 in that same thread, with another commenter registering agreement.

  45. Ko says:

    Insouciance

    Will you please tell Roberts to stop using this word for every damn thing he complains about?

    What next, squirrels are insouciant about the loss of nuts that worked in government?

    He can mix up his bitchy complaints about Americans with synonyms like these: apathy, casualness, complacence, disinterestedness, disregard, incuriosity, incuriousness, indifference, nonchalance, torpor, unconcern.

    But beating the dead horse of a once underused word that was impactful if used in the right place, in a sentence when you wanted to grab the readers attention by the back of the neck and push their faces down to see what the hell it is you wanted them to see, has all but destroyed the word for me, and I resent that. I can never use it again.

    But worse, Roberts is a insouciant crank who can’t stomach comments behind his moaning diatribes.
    No balls sir? Seems so.

    Ko

  46. MBlanc46 says:

    My Commenters to Follow list has disappeared, yet again. Can someone please tell me whether it is intended that this function is being supported? Thank you.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
    , @Ron Unz
  47. Lot says:

    Ron, content looks fine but the “publish comment” and reactions are both currently broke on ios Chrome. Switching to safari resolved it.

    The following troubleshooting did not work:

    Full page reload
    Switch to desktop site
    Hit preview first then publish

    There was no timeout or failure to load, the button just did nothing.

  48. Anastasia says:

    https://www.brighteon.com/31777bc5-2096-46eb-8030-3b507e431047

    https://apiject.com/

    https://www.technocracy.news/trifecta-darpa-iarpa-and-now-harpa-to-complete-digital-dictatorship/

    Here’s more information your audience will not be reading explaining all the governments’ obsession with everyone getting the vaccine.

  49. MBlanc46 says:
    @MBlanc46

    Apparently, this bug report is not considered important enough to be addressed.

  50. Charlie says:

    You recently introduced a bug with the pop-up comment. On my Android tablet, at the bottom of a comment, I click forward to a reply then click back to the original comment. The pop-up comment with the reply is still visible and does not disappear when I tap in the original comment or the pop-up. I have to tap in another comment, either above or below the original comment to hide the pop-up and the pop-up can overlay a number of subsequent comments. I think a better behavior would be to hide all pop-ups anytime any comment or the pop-up itself were clicked. Better yet, don’t display the pop-up at all if the link forward is taken.

    Thanks!

  51. anon[391] • Disclaimer says:

    Hi Ron,

    There appears to be a commenting bug that’s causing new comments on some articles to become inaccessible. Taxi’s latest article exhibits this bug/error.

    On the UR’s homepage currently, it says there are “870 Comments” and “68 New” comments on Taxi’s latest article:

    [MORE]

    From Here On, Palestine Calls the ShotsTaxi870 Comments • 68 New

    In the “Taxi Archive” it also says there are “870 Comments” and “68 New” comments on Taxi’s latest article:

    From Here On, Palestine Calls the ShotsTaxi • May 27, 2021 • 2,200 Words  • 870 Comments • 68 NewReply
    https://www.unz.com/author/taxi/

    If you try to access the comments via any of the provided links, however, only “802 comments” can be viewed:

    From Here On, Palestine Calls the ShotsTaxi • May 27, 2021 • 2,200 Words  • 802 CommentsReply

    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/?showcomments#comments
    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/?showcomments#new_comments
    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/?showcomments#respond

    If you access the article via the main link, it says “870 Comments” and “68 New” comments are available for the article:

    From Here On, Palestine Calls the ShotsTaxi • May 27, 2021 • 2,200 Words  • 870 Comments • 68 NewReply

    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/

    But these “870 Comments” and “68 New” comments are all hidden, so instead of comments under the article, the following “Show” options are provided:

    All Comments Hidden • Show  870 Comments  870 CommentsReply

    None of the provided links actually “Show 870 Comments” when you click on them though, they only ever show the same “802 Comments” you were able to access previously:

    From Here On, Palestine Calls the ShotsTaxi • May 27, 2021 • 2,200 Words  • 802 CommentsReply

    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/?showcomments#comments
    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/?showcomments#new_comments
    https://www.unz.com/article/from-here-on-palestine-calls-the-shots/?showcomments#respond

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  52. Ron Unz says:
    @MBlanc46

    My Commenters to Follow list has disappeared, yet again. Can someone please tell me whether it is intended that this function is being supported? Thank you.

    It’s saved in a local cookie, along with your Ignore list. Probably your cookies are getting clogged up, so try clearing them or something like that.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
  53. Ron Unz says:
    @anon

    There appears to be a commenting bug that’s causing new comments on some articles to become inaccessible. Taxi’s latest article exhibits this bug/error.

    Everything looks fine to me. Extremely Agitated and very long-winded people have clogged up that thread with so much verbiage that the page has become enormously large, so there might be a caching delay issue or something. Maybe if you wait a little while, the problem will go away.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @anon
    , @anon
  54. anon[603] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    Everything looks fine to me. Extremely Agitated and very long-winded people have clogged up that thread with so much verbiage that the page has become enormously large, so there might be a caching delay issue or something. Maybe if you wait a little while, the problem will go away.

    Yes, all “874 Comments” are now showing on the article. 👍

  55. anon[146] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    It’s doing it again, Ron.

    There should be “884 COMMENTS” and “10 NEW” comments according to the comment count(s) on the UR’s homepage, but there are only “874 comments” showing under the article when you click the link on the homepage.

  56. anon[659] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    I think it might be a cookie/caching delay issue.

    The missing comments on Taxi’s article magically appeared after I submitted comment #56 earlier.

    Clearing my cookies took me back to “874 COMMENTS” on the actual article, when there should be “894 COMMENTS” and “20 NEW” comments according to the comment counts I’m seeing on the homepage.

    Is a local cookie saved when you begin entering text in the “Comment Text” field, or if you click on the “Preview Comment” button, or do you have to click the “Publish Comment” button for that to happen?

  57. Just in case anyone’s unsure as to which side they’re on:

    ‘Last summer’s historic protests reverberated across the country and the Jewish world has been struggling to meet the moment. How effective have the efforts been? What else can Jews do to fight for racial justice?

    ‘Rabbi Sandra Lawson of Reconstructing Judaism and Tema Smith, a Forward contributing columnist, will join our editor-in-chief, Jodi Rudoren, for their second annual Juneteenth conversation…’

  58. The Georgia ballot fraud case meanders on. Now looks as though that “water main break” that stalled counting provided the Democrats enough time to produce 100,000 additional ballots.

    Problem: How do you come up with 100,000 pieces of paper in only a few hours? The answer is you mark up a few and then used photocopiers.

    Problem: How do you keep poll watchers from spotting the fraud? The answer is you don’t let them see the ballots.

    Now it looks as though this mess is going to explode. Would be nice to have a thread about ballot fraud. Meaning, how it’s done, how to spot it and prove it. Consequences.

  59. Hi Ron, I recently posted a comment that included a couple of html dot points (ol and li). The Preview Comment view displayed as expected, however once published the html had been stripped.

    Would you consider adding support for lists? Alternatively, perhaps fix the Preview Comment view so that it behaves as per the Publish Comment view.

    Regards, Steve.

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