Wikocrisy

Saturday, 17 November, Year 4 d.Tr. | Author: Mircea Popescu

You're likely familiar with that useless spamsite which puts up ads to advertise that it "never uses ads"i. Let's dig a little deeper under the surface of hypocrisyii, for instance by reviewing the article on "Street children".

There's a section about Romania, and it reads :

Romania

A report of the Council of Europe of year 2000 estimated that there were approximately 1,000 street children in Bucharest alone. The prevalence of street children has lent to a burgeoning sex tourism business in Romania, though efforts have been made to decrease the number of street children.

There's also a graph :

homeless_children_in_us_2006-10

Now let's see if we can use our math skills for a moment.

    Place Total Population Independent Children
    Bucharest ~2mn 1`000
    USofA ~300mn 1`500`000

So the United States in all its backward, rogue state rural glory has about a degree of magnitude more children living independently than the god forsaken shithole of Bucharest, a sort of Los Angeles minus the fresh air. Isn't this fascinating ? And if there's room for anecdotal evidence, the only place in this wide wide world where someone thought of offering me the services of underageiii prostitutes was the United States of America.

This is why wikipedia has nothing to do with culture : it is a means for the stupid to reinforce their stupidity with the idle belief that their stupidity is widely shared, without pausing to think that it is only shared by the stupid others. Or, in other words,

wikipedia_wales

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  1. And if you're one of the Romanian speaking readers of this blog you probably recall that I don't think much of it, and why. []
  2. Seriously, the "free" encyclopedia where anyone can contribute and have their work deleted unless they're part of the bureaucratic circle-jerk ? Heh. The revolutionary new idea of replacing intellectual hierarchy refined over the centuries and based at least on some semblance of work, competence and scholarship with a bunch of useless thirty-somethings that "were there first" ? But please, spare me. []
  3. Underage as in under 14, not underage as in under 21 or whatever the hypocritical "respectable people" pretend is the "proper age". []
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13 Responses

  1. This should be on course syllabi.

  2. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 17 November 2012

    What course tho.

  3. All of them.

  4. were approximately 1,000 street children in Bucharest alone.

    1000 on each street or quarter?

    And if you’re one of the Romanian speaking readers of this blog you probably recall that I don’t think much of it, and why. [↩]

    Why did you linked wales.jpg in footnote-footer, if you put it on display at the end of the text anyway? Pretty much nonsense to view it two times, amirite?

  5. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 17 November 2012

    Cause of missing </a>.

  6. http://www.homelesschildrenamerica.org/media/NCFH_AmericaOutcast2010_web.pdf

    There are more than 385,000 fewer homeless children in
    2007 from 2006, a reduction of 25%</blockquote<

    The numbers of homeless children increase
    by more than 448,000 from 2007 to 2010. 1.6 million (one in 45 children) are homeless in
    2010—that is a 38% spike from 2007

    Can we blame it on Obama? Please please please.

  7. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Saturday, 17 November 2012

    Those variations are more likely the result of varying definitons than of actual modification of reality. Something like this.

  8. They are excluding cardboard houses under the bridge now? Interesting way to lower standards or definitions.

  9. Meh, I missed your comment update before posting.

  10. You should follow the Wikipedia disgrace that is the talk page of Bitcoin, where I and a merry crowd of people are arguing that a slanderous lie be removed from the page... to no effect.

    Predictable.

  11. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Sunday, 18 November 2012

    Let me guess, Bitcoin is bad mmkay ?

  12. in percentage
    USA 0.5%
    Bucharest 0.05%

    shit has nothing to do with Wikipedia. I find wikipedia...
    de ce pule me tre sa scriu eu in engleza?
    Da tu alt tool mai bun ca Wikipedia in materie de informatii enciclopedice onlain

    Eu am donat ca folosesc si nu vreau ca yimmy sa se supere

  13. Mircea Popescu`s avatar
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    Mircea Popescu 
    Monday, 26 November 2012

    *shrug*

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