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@jacoporomei Squid ink in Italy is squid ink. Ciao a tutti. @nntaleb you know what you’re missing here. ;-) pic.twitter.com/wRNEfR3F2L Permalink 11:54 AM – 4 Mar 2018

@MaxAbrahms It’s crucial for the public to understand how foreign governments pay US-based think tanks to provide most of the expert commentary for the media, leading to factually inaccurate, dangerous foreign policy advocacy.https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/970283411750473728?s=21   Permalink 11:15 AM – 4 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Finalmente! Et complevit libri itinere! No more lecktchurs! Nunc autem scribo a reliquis duobus annis. Ego igitur studere “Probability puzzles” (aenigmata) , legere libros in linguam Latinam, et non et non errare, ut in textu hic. —so I don’t make mistakes as the ones here. Permalink 9:43 AM – 4 Mar 2018

@EmmaRoseHurst Something isn’t quite right about this placement @nntaleb #books #skininthegame pic.twitter.com/KOOvS9QxWA Permalink 7:27 AM – 4 Mar 2018

@CutTheKnotMath Illustrated Sum of Cubes – All in a Plane https://www.cut-the-knot.org/m/Arithmetic/SumOfCubes.shtml   #FigureThat #math #algebra #arithmetic ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/okZb42fmpQ”>  pic.twitter.com/okZb42fmpQ Permalink 5:59 AM – 4 Mar 2018

@reformthinktank ‘Skin in the game in public services’ – new blog from @AlexJHitchcock after the publication of @nntaleb’s book & its implications of accountability in decision-making for the UK Government: http://bit.ly/2F58mnD   #reform #accountability #decisionmaking ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/CLvC4IFtGD”>  pic.twitter.com/CLvC4IFtGD Permalink 1:45 AM – 4 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Is @AUB_Lebanon bowing to Saudi pressures? If shown to be true, I will be obligated to return my honorary doctorate.https://twitter.com/s_m_marandi/status/969927685089742848   Permalink 6:27 AM – 3 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Revenge book reviews no longer work: journos now have skin in the game. @nntalebhttps://medium.com/incerto/the-controversy-around-skin-in-the-game-6d46416ee47f?source=twitterShare-f138bf5466fe-1520085251   Permalink 5:55 AM – 3 Mar 2018

@paulorrj “The more humans try to be half-gods, the more they become half-monsters.” https://www.facebook.com/nntaleb/posts/10154053650028375  https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/768454761620332544   Permalink 4:20 AM – 3 Mar 2018

@trishankkarthik The courageous Alan Dershowitz: “In 50 years of teaching at Harvard, Stanford, NYU … you name it, I have never met a group of less courageous people in my whole life than tenured … professors.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc86fPirz3A   Permalink 9:41 PM – 2 Mar 2018

@giladmp “If you have an audience and you are not going against something bigger, more powerful than yourself – you are a bullsh*t vendor.” -@nntaleb I have tried really hard to come up with exceptions. I couldn’t find any. Permalink 6:39 PM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb 3) Here is Pinker’s spinning like a BS vendor to answer technical points. Charlatan. pic.twitter.com/k0JfPpQdm2 Permalink 3:23 PM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Destroy Lobbies. The cancer of democracies.https://twitter.com/amconmag/status/969663633633435653   Permalink 12:05 PM – 2 Mar 2018

@semperfidem2004 @rolandvstewart @UxbEconomist07 @paulrey99 @New_Westphalian @GrahamGords1001 @HadjMDahou must watch. Terrific discussion. Taleb’s short comparison between spread of Wahabi Islam (roughly half way through) nails ithttps://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/969178720970989568   Permalink 10:23 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb The Biggest Takeaways from Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Book “Skin In The Game” – Part Onehttp://www.nuggetsofthought.com/2018/03/02/skin-in-the-game-part-one/   Permalink 7:53 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Actually a very hostile interviewerhttps://soundcloud.com/theeconomist/economist-asks-should-leaders   Permalink 7:35 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Interview with @TheEconomist @annemcelvoyhttps://soundcloud.com/theeconomist/economist-asks-should-leaders   Permalink 7:15 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@gllowin Made my day to hear @nntaleb discuss #skininthegame yesterday. But sir – next time in a gym (deadlifts only), to test body as well as mind? pic.twitter.com/GXAuBVd1b2 Permalink 6:03 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Someone before the lecktchur introduced himself to me as “Ex-Muslim”. So I introduced myself in return as “Ex-Intellectual” (also spelled Ex-Intellecktchual).https://twitter.com/BarbaraFillon/status/969381327513554944   Permalink 5:09 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Policy implications from Skin in the Gamehttps://twitter.com/reformthinktank/status/969504864840675333   Permalink 4:59 AM – 2 Mar 2018

@nntaleb 2) Actually, Steven Pinker @sapinker is MISREPRESENTING the exchange. I merely asked for his email and the chance to discuss something by mail about his MS. He gave it to me and NO discussion of specifics took place. No wonder he has some difficulties with the truth. Permalink 11:39 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@nntaleb Yes, I know it is complicated… pic.twitter.com/kDrBRYsZ7z Permalink 9:25 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@nntaleb This explains why I went into my library in 2009 & left the circuit.https://www.ft.com/content/0380eb28-1c17-11e8-aaca-4574d7dabfb6?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6   Permalink 8:01 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@nntaleb 2) Announcement: Does anyone know the Haplogroup of the Jandalis of Homs? Do you know any Jandali who did his DNA?https://twitter.com/Grurray/status/969221929847721984   Permalink 6:49 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@thackerpd Corporate funded organizations are actively trying to obscure #FOIA importance and rebrand it as “harassment” In this email, Jon Entine of the Genetic Literacy Project and Rebecca Goldin of STATS work with Keith Kloor to gin up this narrativehttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4391176-Kloor-and-Jon-Entine-and-Rebecca-Goldin-FOIA.html   Permalink 6:45 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@nntaleb IRONY of History: Where you discover that Alan Dershowitz @AlanDersh and the Hashemites of Mecca and Jordan share a common great…great…grandfather. J1e is the Arab subclade. To get the exact degree we need the subclades/haplotypes. pic.twitter.com/fr0JAVgLja Permalink 6:36 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@nntaleb More evidence that Pinker @sapinker is a charlatan. I pointed out technical flaw: responds by shifting focus/demonizing the messenger. So far Pinker NEVER answered our querry. He turned down an invitation by the Nobel Foundation to respond. Charlatan! http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/violencenobelsymposium.pdf  https://twitter.com/georgeeaton/status/969161195885383680   Permalink 6:08 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@nntaleb A discussion with his Gadness @GadSaad about Skin in the Game. Gad understands costly signaling & ecological rationality & doesn’t dumb down. My best video discussions ever, one of the two best discussions (other coming Monday with @econtalk (econtawk)https://youtu.be/ezhjumayRsg   Permalink 3:53 AM – 1 Mar 2018

@chandrarsrikant .@nntaleb on entrepreneurs who ‘cash out’: “This form of entrepreneurship is the equivalent of bringing great-looking and marketable children into the world with the sole aim of selling them at age four” #skininthegame pic.twitter.com/KrIZ3H92n3 Permalink 10:55 PM – 28 Feb 2018

@nntaleb We now suspect this to be false. Genetics are like paternity tests. Marsa BTW means “harbor” in Phoenician? Ramatuelle-> hill of Godhttps://twitter.com/archeromaion/status/969015011879346176   Permalink 5:12 PM – 28 Feb 2018

@nntaleb With @GadSaad : One Hebraio-Phoenician debates a Greco-Phoenicianhttps://youtu.be/ezhjumayRsg   Permalink 1:02 PM – 28 Feb 2018

@nntaleb 5) Was wondering if Zoe Williams @zoesqwilliams was a lunatic to review a book (Skin in TG, see above) w/0 getting anything right & not realizing she could be caught. Turns out she is indeed a lunatic: she invents facts. Guardian retracted piece below.https://twitter.com/Legatum/status/968849521743720448   Permalink 12:30 PM – 28 Feb 2018

@GadSaad My Chat with @nntaleb (THE SAAD TRUTH_597): https://youtu.be/ezhjumayRsg  . Enjoy, share, and consider supporting my efforts via @patreon and/or @paypal. Permalink 9:18 AM – 28 Feb 2018

@GadSaad I just finished my chat with The Merciful Greco-Phoenician Grand Emperor @nntaleb. We could have gone on for another five hours. Get ready. It’s a good one! Permalink 8:10 AM – 28 Feb 2018

@tallcoachcd @nntaleb THE book arrived yesterday and we read the introduction this morning. Then my wife turned the book over and was reading the quotes, and on the back cover: “For my wife and me, Antifragile is an annual read.” Colle from Richmond, Virginia (Twitter) pic.twitter.com/bnV9Y6k0Jw Permalink 6:54 AM – 28 Feb 2018

@turlevnon Rax Ellak Mamnunak bel leğğa l’lebnéniyé yalli ent betxebba Nexna mnekbar fik Malfonô Tawdi Sagi @nntaleb #Skin_in_the_game pic.twitter.com/oovBnr0exS Permalink 5:39 AM – 28 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Which is why I refuse honorary degrees & awards. They give you an award, then they own you.https://twitter.com/thehill/status/968603916924579841   Permalink 7:12 PM – 27 Feb 2018

@nisfrome Studied the Talmud for 12 years in Yeshiva but learned more about applying its lessons to the real world in first chapter of @nntaleb #SkinInTheGame pic.twitter.com/MGKJuWuvmL Permalink 4:53 PM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb My NYU lecktchur today: Lindy effect, use chalk and blackboard. pic.twitter.com/XrRvQ1OTmK Permalink 2:51 PM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Where I discover via Twitter that I am a confirmed participant at the Complex System Uber-Conference!https://twitter.com/NECSI/status/966716782231916546   Permalink 11:47 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@GadSaad OK folks. Greco-Roman Emperor @nntaleb and I will be chatting tomorrow at 10:00 am EST (taped). It will be one of many short chats (series) that we’ll be holding. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride. May Darwin be with me! Permalink 9:40 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb GUESSING GAME: The @FT Book Review above by @johngapper has the following # of errors in reading comprehension: Permalink 9:24 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@IbnKhaldune In the past, it was impossible to fight against bullies who bought ink by the truckload. Twitter has allowed you to now have your own “printing press” and to fight back just as hard. It’s glorious to watch them squirm. Permalink 7:02 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@Praxicle You are the authentic SITG entrepreneur of this generation. Thank you for everything I’ve learned from your books, distilled from courage via action & insight. A big fan of all your work, the only symmetry I can payback is in having taught my kids about SITG and then living it.https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/968482939414728704   Permalink 7:01 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb 4) I am standing ALONE against half of Fleet Street, with millions or readers, and a vicious mob-lynching mentality, ALONE against an army of journos, and f*** idiot call me a “bully”?https://twitter.com/Real_EdLam/status/968481387333476358   Permalink 5:48 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb 3) EERIE: journos making, 11 years later, the SAME mistakes about the same points… Permalink 5:41 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb For instance 11 years from now their comments will still be part of a manual exposing their mistakes for case studies for students in journalism. 11 years ago, this imbecile @EasterbrookG reviewed The Black Swan. pic.twitter.com/oaHtb7yF2J Permalink 5:35 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Journalists are used to people being terrorized by them, particularly those “powerful yet slaves”; they feel entitled to viciously smear those they can smear. They aren’t used to someone defiant & crazy enought to hound them back one by one. One by one, doggedly.https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/968255610293760006   Permalink 5:29 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb This also explains the failure of mean-field in the Selfish Gene derivations: a function of an average is not an average of functions. cc:@yaneerbaryam https://youtu.be/hRwimmE2wEk   via @YouTube Permalink 5:21 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Lkbir ma bi-zaghghér w l zghir ma bi-kabbérhttps://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/761679663001468929   Permalink 4:38 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Philology, Musing Du jour: Both Ar. Sahar (vigil, wake, evening gathering, moonlighting) and Shahr (month), seem to come from the same Phoenician-Hebrew-Aramaic סהר = Moon, Crescent. Shhr (reputation) could be another root. Is it Persian (شهر => )? pic.twitter.com/8f53uTvVRI Permalink 4:32 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@nntaleb First kontact with readers…https://twitter.com/JackPhotonics/status/968435895530639361   Permalink 3:38 AM – 27 Feb 2018

@GadSaad Issues that you’d like @nntaleb and I to cover on THE SAAD TRUTH. Go! Permalink 12:34 PM – 26 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Henry I Miller has feen fired from Forbes & Project Syndicate (& his articles removed) after the discovery that Monsato was writing his articles. Some sites, s.a. @NRO and @statnews resist firing him. Is it evidence these sites are also Monsanto funded/fronts? Permalink 8:16 AM – 26 Feb 2018

@nntaleb There is a SEVERE problem with @statnewshttps://twitter.com/garyruskin/status/968149184808329217   Permalink 7:47 AM – 26 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Universalism leads to monoculture. Incompatible with complex systems. Thread.https://twitter.com/normonics/status/968115147754655744   Permalink 7:02 AM – 26 Feb 2018

@nntaleb Ha! SITG making it into policy even BEFORE publikaschion! pic.twitter.com/q6ayagvqQB Permalink 5:50 AM – 26 Feb 2018

@nntaleb I just published “The Controversy around Skin in the Game”https://medium.com/incerto/the-controversy-around-skin-in-the-game-6d46416ee47f   Permalink 1:57 AM – 26 Feb 2018

GMOs, Genetics, Boulder, Copts, Manchester, Levant Project, Ron Paul, journos, Las Vegas, Wolfram, Revenge | Twitter

@nntaleb Is it possible to find anyone in the State Department w/ minimal reasoning abilities, in other words not brain dead?https://twitter.com/LinaArabii/status/869691250261315584   Permalink 3:15 PM – 1 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Sleep deprivation leads to random sign inversions! Found even sharper bounds Yan et al (2014, 2017) https://journalofinequalitiesandapplications.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s13660-017-1372-5   ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/eqBMmKr0jM”>  pic.twitter.com/eqBMmKr0jM Permalink 7:29 AM – 1 Jun 2017

@garyruskin The #MonsantoPapers on the front page of @LeMondefr in France. http://lemde.fr/2rtEAAK   http://bit.ly/2mJSyvq   ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/HVjYof76bE”>  pic.twitter.com/HVjYof76bE Permalink 7:04 AM – 1 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Jumping from 15th floor is just the same thing as taking the stairs, “just a bit quicker”? GMOs NOT same category as progressive tinkering Permalink 4:46 AM – 1 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Note that there has be NO Risk study for GMOs, NOT ONE. All Monsanto did instead was smear critics via shills. http://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/PrecautionaryPrinciple.html   Permalink 3:57 AM – 1 Jun 2017

@nntaleb Genetics work for populations given linearity of descent (haplo) But saying which genes => diseases/traits, NONONO.https://medium.com/incerto/where-you-cannot-generalize-from-knowledge-of-parts-continuation-to-the-minority-rule-ce96ca3c5739   Permalink 2:24 PM – 31 May 2017

@nntaleb Dietwald Clauss is hired by a PR firm to counter every comment on GMOs, demonize skeptics. He tried to infiltrate a picnic. Just Block. Permalink 12:10 PM – 31 May 2017

@NonMeek .@nntaleb The 2. and final strip on the topic of “misattributed causality” … still inspired by #Antifragile & #FooledByRandomness pic.twitter.com/VCDhkdISqG Permalink 10:37 AM – 31 May 2017

@nntaleb No pic.twitter.com/iW2tUeKPH5 Permalink 3:41 AM – 31 May 2017

@nntaleb …and if you don’t take risks there is absolutely nothing that can make you big.https://twitter.com/NaviStarLegal/status/869861523837026305   Permalink 3:26 AM – 31 May 2017

@nntaleb This solves the puzzle: French connection isn’t from crusaders (cross-entropy mito<haplo) but Neolithic/Bronze Age Eurasian migration pic.twitter.com/atrlLCdEoQ Permalink 3:25 AM – 31 May 2017

@M_Gauche Ummm, has @nntaleb seen this article yet? Figure he’d have done a victory lap by now:https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/30/15713536/ancient-egyptian-mummies-dna-genome-sequencing-near-east   Permalink 2:13 PM – 30 May 2017

@nntaleb Q: Why is differential entropy not used in genetic distance when it is the most natural way, as DNA IS Information? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_entropy   Permalink 11:56 AM – 30 May 2017

@nntaleb Also it looks like the Levant was settled with Northerners before Akkadian invasion (few men), hence diff mito-haplo, even for Muslims. Permalink 8:45 AM – 30 May 2017

@nntaleb The French link is from the Crusades. As to Cyprus, it is closer on the Y chromosomes. Permalink 7:56 AM – 30 May 2017

@nntaleb We need Iran and Turkey Permalink 7:25 AM – 30 May 2017

@nntaleb Genetic distance for Lebanese using differential entropy on mitocondrial DNA using @PZalloua ‘s data. GoodPlaneride pic.twitter.com/4VCeTxksos Permalink 7:23 AM – 30 May 2017

@nntaleb It doesn’t mean that these at the top have 50% of the wealth (about 100 million for 50%) but that they have more than the bottom 50% Permalink 10:20 AM – 29 May 2017

@nntaleb Found something interesting attributed to drawdowns, from the works of @financequant Robert Frey modelled PTV & found no change historically pic.twitter.com/1Bp5uqGiiN Permalink 7:09 AM – 29 May 2017

@nntaleb Heading straight from airport so might be jetlagged. follow up tp https://arxiv.org/pdf/1609.02369.pdf   making the tails even worse. Permalink 6:57 AM – 29 May 2017

@nntaleb My BBQ minitalk tom. in NY (frm plane) on why it is error to use historical returns w/o extrapolating beyond maxima e.g.@WGoetzmann et al. pic.twitter.com/wLMndmzzux Permalink 6:51 AM – 29 May 2017

@nntaleb Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder v/s Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives @TimHarford (w/o attribution) Permalink 12:54 AM – 29 May 2017

@nntaleb They show concentration of of wealth among a few: as if these TOOK away from others rather than ADDED to the pot Wealth ≠ Rent Seeking !https://twitter.com/amazingmap/status/844508707849302016   Permalink 11:11 PM – 28 May 2017

@nntaleb Does Boulder have a resort/vacation feel to it? Permalink 10:57 PM – 28 May 2017

@nntaleb Saddest thing abt the Weinstein affair: he has to specify that he is “on the left”, as if it were a requirement to express an opinion. Permalink 10:46 PM – 28 May 2017

@nntaleb Most “humanities” profs have minimal erudition; they spent their time studying THEORIES made by other profs. Universities killed humanities Permalink 2:09 PM – 28 May 2017

@nntaleb “Study the classics” and “study the classics under academics” selected via “papers” are two different things. Permalink 12:02 PM – 28 May 2017

@nntaleb Most humanities as taught in colleges are BS. My only academic association is with an engineering school. Permalink 12:00 PM – 28 May 2017

@nntaleb The university system is on its way to go bust. It will regroup as separate technical schools devoid of “gender” & other BS studies.https://twitter.com/primalpoly/status/868894401229094912   Permalink 11:39 AM – 28 May 2017

@IndiTrades Examples of misattribution of discoveries/developments &/or cornering of credit by “Intellectuals” via @normonics @nntaleb pic.twitter.com/PXV9coVkey Permalink 7:38 AM – 28 May 2017

@nntaleb A quantitative comparison of spread of BS vs. NonBS Tweets by the same person.https://twitter.com/FrankLuntz/status/868596817251803138   Permalink 5:22 AM – 28 May 2017

@nntaleb The UK would have been a better place with Steve running 10 Downing St.https://twitter.com/stevehiltonx/status/868541930639982593   Permalink 12:32 PM – 27 May 2017

@NonMeek .@nntaleb “Mistaking the merely associative with the causal.” another great lesson from #Antifragile and #FooledByRandomness pic.twitter.com/XG4kpQJQ4b Permalink 10:58 AM – 27 May 2017

@nntaleb Friends, a question. What’s the most representative vacation place in Colorado for hiking/flaneuring/eating? Permalink 6:31 AM – 27 May 2017

@nntaleb I just published “The Merchandising of Virtue”https://medium.com/p/the-merchandising-of-virtue-b548762658f0   Permalink 3:19 AM – 27 May 2017

@nntaleb Finally, thanks, the new Intro for a few hours. Only info needed is “smoothness” for many ideas to squeeze in it. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50282823/SkinExcerpts.pdf   Permalink 6:55 PM – 26 May 2017

@nntaleb See Yaneer @yaneerbaryam work: better fences make better neighbors. Permalink 6:14 PM – 26 May 2017

@nntaleb When @Nigel_Farage told EuroMPs: “None of you had a proper job”, they didn’t get it. To get it, you need to have to make a P/L, not a salary Permalink 4:30 PM – 26 May 2017

@nntaleb The only solution for the Copts is a self-governing enclave. Other Egyptians call that “sectarian”. F*** them. Mabiḣikkak illa ḋufrak,https://twitter.com/MaxAbrahms/status/868234076037238789   Permalink 4:00 PM – 26 May 2017

@nntaleb With @sez_dss in a pastry store in Amioun. Owner told us that I looked like the Black Swan author who lives in America. “Maybe a little bit” Permalink 5:51 AM – 26 May 2017

@nntaleb “Never give weapons to a fool. You may harm him and harm others.” Permalink 2:33 AM – 26 May 2017

@nntaleb Esseleḣ bi’id elḱara byijraḣ (about arm sales) Permalink 2:32 AM – 26 May 2017

@nntaleb …rather “because” ‘body slamming’ journalisthttps://twitter.com/anon_eu/status/867995624225910784   Permalink 1:32 AM – 26 May 2017

@nntaleb The gist: If you have the courage to put your intellectual integrity before your reputation, nothing can break you.https://medium.com/@nntaleb/commencement-address-american-university-in-beirut-2016-a5c6d57984b   Permalink 3:14 PM – 25 May 2017

@nntaleb If you want to make your children feel better, much better after losing a game of chess, show them Kasparov’s geopolitical tweets.https://twitter.com/Kasparov63/status/867822092762402816   Permalink 12:40 PM – 25 May 2017

@nntaleb Interventionistas: Nothing worse than dogs playing wolves pic.twitter.com/NvuKTtqdkO Permalink 6:58 AM – 25 May 2017

@nntaleb There is nothing more bewildering than dogs claiming to be wolves. pic.twitter.com/gzEtnyqpxi Permalink 5:32 AM – 25 May 2017

@nntaleb Thanks for the comments: I smoothed out the Prologue. Reposting for 3-4 hours. Ignore typos: interest is smoothness. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50282823/SITG-Excerpts2.pdf   Permalink 4:40 AM – 25 May 2017

@nntaleb I’ve spent most of my life explaining/proving that Eastern Med != Middle East. Near East perhaps. Trump is right from intuition.https://twitter.com/yashar/status/866757128501035008   Permalink 6:23 PM – 24 May 2017

@nntaleb So he defines “elderly” as a category that is old, but not… old? Find a person between 2 thresholds: old but not old, poor but not poor. Permalink 6:01 PM – 24 May 2017

@nntaleb A “poor” “elderly” person has Medicaid & Medicare, for which we pay > 1.2 Trillion. If this fellow fooling himself?https://twitter.com/SteveRattner/status/867515245836857345   Permalink 5:55 PM – 24 May 2017

@nntaleb In Lebanon, everyone I meet is thrilled abt @realDonaldTrump “stripping” the Saudis & asking me “why didn’t he make a stop in Qatar”? Permalink 5:39 PM – 24 May 2017

@nntaleb Can someone answer his question? Eventually when you support Al Qaeda in Syria, it will come back to visit you in Manchester & … Foolshttps://twitter.com/ShehabiFares/status/867434742458839041   Permalink 5:24 PM – 24 May 2017

@EricRWeinstein SJWs targeting my brother Prof. @BretWeinstein pulled 1 video of their bullying as it went viral. So here’s another: https://www.facebook.com/blakub/videos/10212714974211358/  https://twitter.com/EricRWeinstein/status/867432790588923905   Permalink 2:39 PM – 24 May 2017

@bostoncakepan In “Antifragile,” @nntaleb shows that, empirically, university research is a terrible investment. Tinkerers discover things, not researchershttps://twitter.com/JunkScience/status/867378576030650373   Permalink 6:59 AM – 24 May 2017

@nntaleb Note 1: What I am bring: languages follow a minority rule, genes a majority rule. (Linguists dont’ get it.)https://medium.com/incerto/the-most-intolerant-wins-the-dictatorship-of-the-small-minority-3f1f83ce4e15   Permalink 6:04 AM – 24 May 2017

@nntaleb 6 Maronites are indigenous of Mount Leb, religion migrated not pple (investigating oth groups) 7 Languages travel independent of genes Permalink 5:59 AM – 24 May 2017

@nntaleb 4 Arabs did not settle in the coastal Levant 5 Data shows distinction between Canaanites & Hebrews, doesn’t contradict Biblical claims Permalink 5:53 AM – 24 May 2017

@nntaleb 1 Phoenicians aren’t the “pple of the sea” 2 North Levant genetics heavily Greco-Iranian 3 Myth of Europa backed by Levant-Greek migrations Permalink 5:44 AM – 24 May 2017

@nntaleb Science gives us a real map of roots, better than BS laden history (Salibi) or the fake-science called linguistics. 7 Myths abt Levant Permalink 5:40 AM – 24 May 2017

@nntaleb Zalloua has 12K DNA samples, largest DB for Phoenicia. He just hired me as his data scientist for the Levant Project (unaware of my temper). pic.twitter.com/9pG7C5FpUV Permalink 5:34 AM – 24 May 2017

@nntaleb BTW Fooled by Randomness was self-edited. Permalink 5:19 AM – 24 May 2017

@nntaleb Don’t tell my publisher. I am posting the first 50 pages of SITG for 3-4 hours, for comment on readability/clarity. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50282823/introSITG.pdf   Permalink 6:44 PM – 23 May 2017

@nntaleb If you want more evidence that finance academics still don’t know that they are unfit.https://twitter.com/gkaram/status/867183614034890753   Permalink 6:02 PM – 23 May 2017

@nntaleb An academic, even like Bernanke, lecturing about markets is like an assistant nail salon technician lecturing on brain surgery.https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/867179616724807680   Permalink 5:51 PM – 23 May 2017

@nntaleb The argument for federalism pic.twitter.com/8AkBClYZAi Permalink 5:40 PM – 23 May 2017

@nntaleb Dershowitz is a liberal who thinks; immune ag the Trump Logical Hallucination Syndrome. http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/20/alan-dershowitz-pulverizes-liberal-anti-trump-russia-theories-and-nearly-leaves-carlson-speechless/   via @chrisenloe @theblaze Permalink 5:15 PM – 23 May 2017

@EHSANI22 3-Law & Order has returned. Government services are back. #Aleppo residents now joke that the place looks like Switzerland in comparison Permalink 4:17 PM – 23 May 2017

@nntaleb Evidence from Koura shows that genes of Christians are Greco-Anatolian. More TK Also Phoenicians & Assyrians were not “Semitic” by DNA, pic.twitter.com/4C6NL4vvLq Permalink 4:10 PM – 23 May 2017

@nntaleb Here is the derivation for a,b,c>1, thanks to a plane ride to Northern Phoenicia pic.twitter.com/edB6S67N5G Permalink 3:23 PM – 23 May 2017

@GuruAnaerobic Suicide bombers: “Putting the skin on terrorists” from 6th May. @nntaleb @TRobinsonNewErahttps://medium.com/incerto/the-skin-of-others-in-your-game-3f51d8ccc3fb   Permalink 12:44 AM – 23 May 2017

@nntaleb Hopefully it will help convince the administration it’s not Putin-Assad-Iran-Catherine the Great but Wahhabi grown stuff. Permalink 4:36 PM – 22 May 2017

@nntaleb You can bet it’s not the Iranians just accused of suporting “terrorism”, but grown in some Saudi sponsored madrassah.https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/866796747045179393   Permalink 4:28 PM – 22 May 2017

@nntaleb No no no no nohttps://medium.com/incerto/where-you-cannot-generalize-from-knowledge-of-parts-continuation-to-the-minority-rule-ce96ca3c5739?source=linkShare-f138bf5466fe-1495482249   Permalink 12:44 PM – 22 May 2017

@nntaleb On my way to Northern Phoenicia to work on final draft of #SkinInTheGame Planted ~300 olive trees. pic.twitter.com/UxS2RmlNAJ Permalink 11:56 AM – 22 May 2017

@nntaleb Maltese has been successful in separating from Arabic. https://mt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingwa_Maltija   Fawwato filmet franjieh xa liġton w bye7ko mitl ma byektbo Permalink 6:27 AM – 22 May 2017

@nntaleb La’anno fi kilmet bil ṫ w bil ż w bil ḋ ma bitbayyin maxkun bi tari’tkun. Bass nazzel el font w bitcuf cu ahyan Permalink 6:22 AM – 22 May 2017

@nntaleb Isocrates’ Dynamic #SkinInTheGame Conduct yourself toward your parents as you would have your children conduct themselves toward you Permalink 6:19 AM – 22 May 2017

@nntaleb xam jarreb estaxmel hayda la’ktub liġitna xa tari’ LLL (cuf ‘llink taḣt wl fonts) Fi ‘lwaḣad ye’ra ceġle hayk? http://www.lebaneselanguage.org/lll-system/lebanese-latin-letters/   Permalink 6:38 PM – 21 May 2017

@RonPaul Many thanks to @zerohedge for picking up our Liberty Report interview with @nntaleb Nassim Nicholas Taleb: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-21/taleb-state-department-interventionistas-face-zero-risk-their-bad-decisions   ” target=”_blank”>http://pic.twitter.com/HrxAsh9hCz”>  pic.twitter.com/HrxAsh9hCz Permalink 3:48 PM – 21 May 2017

@nntaleb By the same fake-generalization, BS vendors try to portray the public as being “anti-expert” instead of being anti BS vendors. Permalink 3:04 PM – 21 May 2017

@nntaleb Where the pseudo left prove that: they hate Trump more than they love Saudi Arabia. (Revelation of preferences)https://twitter.com/KenRoth/status/866001274700955649   Permalink 12:56 PM – 21 May 2017

@nntaleb As I just said:https://twitter.com/KenRoth/status/866001274700955649   Permalink 12:17 PM – 21 May 2017

@nntaleb Every time I bust a BS vendor his reaction is that I call “everyone else” an idiot. No, sorry Mr Nichols: BS vendor is BS vendor.https://twitter.com/RadioFreeTom/status/866355195168555008   Permalink 11:39 AM – 21 May 2017

@JohnMinehan1 Now, Let us re-tweet “Ceterum censeo Wahabistanem esse delendam.”https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/866299308014010368   Permalink 7:59 AM – 21 May 2017

@nntaleb But the main accomplishment of @realDonaldTrump’s trip is to rally his detractors against Saudi Barbaria. Now recite: “Delenda Wahabistan”. Permalink 7:27 AM – 21 May 2017

@nntaleb Citing @davidgraeber on how Goldman Sachs is communist from within pic.twitter.com/9oflQxZwao Permalink 5:48 AM – 21 May 2017

@nntaleb Expain to me why I shd read an “expert analysis” on “WHY TRUMP WON” by pple who thought it was impossible. #2ndOrder http://resources.hoover.org/why-trump-won/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=look1&utm_campaign=whytrumpwon   Permalink 5:03 AM – 21 May 2017

@nntaleb The Saudis make @realDonaldTrump feel he is a king, while Washington & West make him feel he doesn’t belong. He now owes them something. Permalink 4:00 PM – 20 May 2017

@nntaleb What @realDonaldTrump is doing: sucking in the last $100 billion before the bankruptcy of SaudiBarbaria. If anything, cruel to the Saudis.https://twitter.com/OAmKorAr/status/865974737910079488   Permalink 10:21 AM – 20 May 2017

@nntaleb Interesting reading by Mercier and Sperber. “Smart”, i.e. SocietHarvardified pple are just better at explaining their hallucinations. pic.twitter.com/5JUYHvtjeY Permalink 7:16 AM – 20 May 2017

@nntaleb Cherrypicked analogies as hallucination aid. I wrote an entire book, Fooled by Randomness, 2001, on seeing mosques in the clouds.https://twitter.com/BeschlossDC/status/865660847670018048   Permalink 6:39 AM – 20 May 2017

@nntaleb I find puzzling that one needs to run & pay for, a study to figure out that journos become journos BECAUSE they have severe deficits.https://twitter.com/MDiPaolaMD/status/865728365617197056   Permalink 5:45 PM – 19 May 2017

@Cernovich They are gonna hate you anyway, @realDonaldTrump. Now is the time for boldness. Pardon Julian Assange / @wikileaks. #PardonJulian Permalink 2:28 PM – 19 May 2017