Online Dating

I like to help out fellow bloggers.  Many times this involve linking to new blogs, discussing the podcasts they produce, etc.  Half Sigma’s approach — opening an online dating review site — is…  unique. Still, HalfSigma’s website “eDateReview” is an online dating review site of personals / singles / match-making pages.

Many other bloggers beg for money. For example, Steve Sailer has a permanent panhandling drive posted on the upper right of his blog. (I just noticed that Steve lives in Washington, CT. That’s a very expensive part of Connecticut; a place where rich people have country homes. [UPDATE: That’s not Steve Sailer’s address, but the address of the very successful Peter Brimelow who can afford to live there. Steve Sailer lives in the Los Angeles area. This all makes a lot more sense now.])

I’m not asking for anything as crass as money. I’m asking that you place a link on your website or blog to eDateReview.com, my website of online dating reviews.

Half Sigma: Half Sigma needs YOUR help.

Half Sigma’s business, eDateReview, has been mentioned by Reuters, CBS  MarketWatch, and Knight Ridder, among others.  It’s certainly an ambitious project.

Best of luck!

The SCO and Russia

I noted last week that Russia’s invasion of Georgia was partially aimed at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (the security alliance including China and China’s energy providers — the former soviet states of central Asia including Russia, Kazakhstan, and so on):

Russia’s actions hurt the things that would have supported Russia as a new core state. By violently attacking neighbors, Moscow is violently asserting hegemony in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, which is properly a way of China to organize her resource suppliers (including Russia). By attacking a reforming neighbor, Russia is helping to make her own government more obscure. By attacking sources of investment, Russia is helping to disconnect her own economy from the world.

Those who never read this blog may not have caught the Russia-SCO subtext. AFP clearly is in the list, as their particularly ignorance piece demonstrates.

Better analysis is available from Chirol and Tom, who both note China and the SCO are in no mood to play Russia’s expansionist game.