Monthly Archives: February 2013

Lightning Round – 2013/02/27

A pro-western Christianity reading list. As if I didn’t have enough to read.

On male friendships.
Related: The death of a man.

How to become a better writer.

What makes you tick.

Tips for introverts.

Advice for the young, right-wing, black man.

On frame, emotions, and social roles. Drama game sounds interesting.

Dalrock points out a rich, spoiled women demanding her privilege.
Related: The Code of Modern Chivalry.

People are so naïve.

The necessary dichotomy between beta and alpha.

A survival guide for modern society.

How to get over a girl.

Really? That actually works?
Related: 100 different openers. I’m probably gonna pick it up.
Related: Foot-in-door game.

Would misogynists make better housewives than feminists?

John the Baptist syndrome.

Guide to lifting.

Don’t waste your time arguing. (But it’s fun).
Related: Why I’m not a liberal or conservative.

What you should know about making money online.

On charity.

Who needs family?
Related: Ideas have consequences.
Related: Are liberals waking up to reality?

We can win the gun control debate by pandering status to the idiots.
Related: Impossible. It was a gun-free zone.
Related: Biden’s self-defence advice would land you in jail.
Related: Only the media could get you to root for the government.

Charts: The Ph.D. bust.

Bureaucracy in action: they stole my boat and bitched at me on my blog.

Reality destroys ideals. Related.

America’s new mandarins.

The wonders of government economic predictions.

Good for the Grizz.

Looks like we’ve exported parts of our society to China. Yay!

How government and society made us fat. Related.
Science: Fat people don’t live longer.

Height and attraction.

The health benefits of semen.

When a women earns more, divorce is 50% more likely. Surprising.

Learn Latin. If I were to learn a new language, Latin would be second after French.

“We are not racist people.”

Adolescence is a marketing tool.

Wishing for a barking cat.

Some good Orwell quotage.
Related: Environmental activists have murdered 8 million children.
Related: The tranzis kill 8,000 more. Slacking a little.
Related: That’s more like it, I thought they were losing their edge.

40 unusual economic indicators.

The type of behaviour welfare incentivizes.

“The biggest winner from a halted Keystone XL will be the railroads. And of them, the biggest winner might just be the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, which is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by Obama supporter and Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett.” Talk about burying the lede.

The patents stifling the development of 3D printers.

Why Die Hard is the best movie ever.

All internet sites are connected within 19 clicks.

A demographic analysis of pornstars.

This is the intellectual level of the people we’re up against:

(H/T: SDA, GLP, the Captain, RWCAG, Maggie’s Farm, Instapundit)

A Simple Truth of Libertarianism

If a nation has a strong, moral culture and a strong, moral people the state is unnecessary, the culture of the people is enough, but the state can destroy the culture, civil society, and the people that makes the nation great.

If a nation has a weak, immoral culture and a weak immoral people, the state will inevitably be corrupt, and will destroy those few strong, moral people left.

The state is at best unnecessary, at worst, a corrupt, mass-murdering destroyer of culture, morality, civil society, and people.

Accomodation to Sensitivity-Driven Discourse

Over the last few months, Vox has been writing a fair amount about rabbit people and the various forms of discourse. I personlly am very much within the heterotopic or modern discource camp, often to a fault. This, combined with my natural introversion, emotional detachment, and my poor ability to read social cues, leads to me being naturally insensitive to others or their feelings.

It is one thing to be purely heterotopic on the internet. Savaging some random idiot you’ve never met and will never meet or having sport with a silly rabbit is one thing. The internet and internet discourse is naturally impersonal and oriented towards modern discourse, so I feel free to let loose without worrying about offending people or being insensitive. If you get offended by some random jackass (ie. me) on the internet, you have much bigger problems than that random jackass; you should probably work on those.

I generally surround myself with male friends more given to the heterotopic side of things, although, not quite as extreme as me. So when with my male friends in RL I can usually engage in discourse with only a minimum level of attention to being sensitive.

On the other hand, I do have some female friends and many of my male friends are married, so often our activities are mixed-company, and females are more prone to sensitivity-driven discourse. While in discourse with said female friends, I try to generally be more sensitive, but my “more sensitive” is still far more analytical than the norm.

At one such mixed activity, after a negative off-hand remark to one of my male friends about Naomi Wolf, I found myself in discourse with four females (most of my male friends left for the other room, unnoticed by me until I was already well-enmeshed in the conversation; the others stayed quiet) about such sensitive topics as feminism, rape, submission in marriage, etc.

While I tried to keep myself from being intentionally inflammatory, it ended up with one of them blowing-up at me emotionally (I hit an personal emotional button or two without intending to). It came to light that it was the consensus among my female friends that I can be a pompous, insensitive ass at times and that this can cause them hurt.

I recognize that I can at times (usually?) be an insensitive ass, and I admitted as such as we spent some amount of time discussing it. Once that conversation ended, I ended up meeting each woman individually and apologizing any times I may have hurt them by being insensitive. I also said I would try to be less insensitive in the future, for they are my friends and I have/had no intention of causing them distress.

I did not apologize for either my positions or for expressing them, although, they did make me reconsider my position on the Biblical view of women in the workplace. (As EW recently argued, “Women were meant to labor so as to help their men support a household and multiply the species. A clear-eyed read of the Bible makes this clear.”)

So, now I’m going to try to be more sensitive in my discourse with the females around me.

But at the same time, I do not want to become a man beheld to the whims of others’ emotions. I do not want to become a rabbit given to prostration and capitulation at the whiff of negative emotions.

So, how do I do this? How do I become less insensitive?

Additionally, as I do so, how do I avoid letting my rhetoric become overly feminized?

Essentially, how do I draw the line between working towards being a rational Sigma/Alpha (or at least a strong upper beta) and not being, as Francis so delicately put it, an “Aspergery fucktard”.

Or should I just avoid discussing “controversial” topics with women?

Anyway, based on the recommendation of Joseph of Jackson, I pre-ordered the 2nd Edition of Verbal Judo from Amazon. I’ll review here when completed. I’m hoping reading this might give me more information to work within sensitivity-driven discourse, without giving myself over to it.

Natural Slaves and their Penile Deficiencies

One thing I’ve always wondered about is anti-freedom advocates’ huge obsession with penis size.

Every time the gun control debate rears it’s ugly head, the freedom-hater’s go-to attack is mocking the hypothetical penis size of those who believe in freedom. Just look at this recent round of attacks based upon hypothetical penis size I came across.

Do freedom-hating manginas really obsess about their own penis size so much they can’t help but speculate on the sizes of others’?

Do freedom-hating women really feel so much penis-envy that they have to make every gun control debate about their own lack?

Why do natural slaves fret so much about penis size?

Why are natural slaves so insecure? (To ask the question is to answer it).

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Also, it’s interesting to note how these penis-shaming tactics are all coming from pro-feminist sites. These sites would be death on fat-shaming, but trying to shame a man for his hypothetical dick size? That’s a great tactic.

The hypocrisy of those who say they believe in “gender equality” is sometimes breath-taking.

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Anyway, I measured my penis a few years ago out of curiosity (don’t ask; I was horny, procrastinating, and my tape measure was sitting beside my computer). I was 6″ (+/- 1/8″) long when fully engorged.

According to wiki, average penis size is about 5.1-5.9″ when fully engorged.

So mine is not monster-sized, but respectably above average. Although, it is probably only averagely proportional to my above-average height.

Anyway, I know, objectively, my stance has nothing to do with penis size.

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Also, natural slaves, take note: gun owners are happier, earn more, feel less outrage, feel more self-reliant, are more generous, and are more loving.

So, natural slaves, shame away, you’re only showing your own insecurities.

We know you lack in life.

We know you’re angry, unhappy, selfish, dependent individuals who can’t even comprehend the idea of ‘live and let live’.

We know you hate yourself. We know that you don’t believe your life is worth protecting. We know you don’t value yourself.

Trust us, we know.

We understand. We’ve all had those moments.

But you don’t have to keep your slave mentality.

Go to the range one day, rent a gun. Shoot off a few dozen magnum rounds and a couple hundred .22LR rounds. You’ll enjoy it.

Buy your own gun. Practice with it. Becoming competent at something feels great. Knowing you are capable of defending yourself is an awesome feeling. Being self-reliant is amazing.

You don’t have to live in fear and dependency. Take your destiny into your own hands.

Cast off the shackles of your mind. You no longer have to be a slave.

You can be free.

Lightning Round – 2013/02/20

You don’t find your place in life, you make it and take it.
Related: The 4-way test.

Humanism: the worship of a mechanical god, and the death of the human soul.

Game should be simple: It’s not about running a game. It’s about being who you are.
Related: As a tall, handsome guy this gives me hope. I just need to learn not to screw up.

“In their revolt against the natural order, feminists have turned women into slabs of meat.”
Related: You have a right not to get hit by a car when walking into a highway drunk.

A reality check for females from Judgy Bitch.

A discussion of beauty.

Pursuit of the ideal man.
Related: Work on the underlying form; don’t cheat yourself.

Conversation tip: Share details.

Science and game.

The rise of patriarchy.

Dalrock writes on chivalry.
Related: Vox expands.

The feminist is nothing without the power of men behind her.

Why MGTOW makes more sense than MRA.

Some pop culture site did a manliness symposium. Not as bad as it could have been, and occasionally good.

Read this. “Then they came for the gun owners, and you liberal shitbags threw me under the bus, even though I’d done nothing wrong.  So when they come to put you on the train, you can fucking choke and die.”
Related: This is the left having a conversation about guns.
Related: Fighting back.
Related: She’d be better off dead than defending herself; ask a liberal.

The divorce rate doesn’t matter.

Did I ever laugh.

An introduction to nutrition for men.
Related: An introduction to lean gains.

Boosting testosterone.

Humour: Trick yourself into eating healthier.

It’s prescription only in Canada, otherwise I might get some.

The 10 laws of money. A response.

10 signs we live in a false economy.

Science: Revealed sex preferences.

Remember: It’s men’s fault.
Related: Personality is not enough.
Related: 10 reasons you might still be single.

Economics and feminism.

Single ladies… woman up.
Related: What passes for an “adult” woman today.

Men and woman are equal as an apple is equal to a banana.

Quote of the week: “If you’re under 40, NARAL’s efforts make it much likelier that your mother didn’t even have children. There’s something both poignant and funny about a group devoted to abortion puzzling over its difficulty in finding young people to support it.”

The 3 types of leftists.

The left’s reluctant racists.

The US should pull out of Chicago.

Privacy tools.

No More Hesitation Targets ™. For when the police really need to get used to shooting pregnant women.
Retraction: DHS is not buying 1 billion rounds of ammo (at least for now).

Steyn: Every man a criminal.

5 best countries to be a criminal. We’re #3! Yeah!

It seems what’s good for the gander is not good for the geese.

“Income inequality increased more under Obama than under Bush.” How’s that hope & change working out for you?

Head start doesn’t work.
Related: Universal pre-school is a bad idea.

Did all the Vikings die off, leaving only the weak?

The whiskey business.

The truth about AIDS.

Ygglesias and the confidence game. He’s almost as bad as Krugman.

(H/T: BoingBoing, Blazing Cat Fur, The Captain, SDA, Smallest Minority, Instapundit, Conservative Sociologist)

Acquiring Passion

The question is simple, how do you develop motivation?

There is so much I want to do, so many projects I want to accomplish.

I have a small business idea I’ve been slowly working on, but whenever I start working on it, I just stare at the page, until I start soemthing else.

I’ve got a genre-fiction novel I’ve started (and a few other ideas I’d like to write about), and I enjoy the writing when I’m writing, but can enver find the motivation to being.

I’d like to get in shape, work out, but whenever I start a work-out routine, it fizzles after a couple weeks.

Victor Pride answered this a month back:

It is only when you have fire for a project that you cannot quit, there is no option to quit. Rather than trying to force motivation you should only work on projects that fire you up. You’ll save yourself a ton of time and heartache. If you’ve got to force motivation then you should just go ahead and say “no”. It’s only when you can’t stop working on something that you are going to get the benefit from it.

When you’re fired up about something, take it to the extreme.

There is no need to “find motivation”. The motivation is already there. Your motivation just may be different to someone else’s motivation. I see a lot of people who are motivated to watch television and eat potato chips all day. Fine for them. Is it fine for you?

An honest, true, but somewhat depressing answer. There is nothing in life that really fires me up like this, but  being motivated to watch television all day is not fine for me.

I am generally apathetic individual. I don’t really have passion for life or much of anything in it. I occasionally get a really brief flurry of passion for this or that hobby, computer game, or such, but never one that lasts longer than a couple weeks and never one for anything important.

But, that’s a problem. I shouldn’t be this apathetic; I desire to have a passion for something.

So, that leads to a new question, how does one develop passion?

How does one truly begin to care about and pursue what one knows one should?

How do I find the passion to become the man who has the kind of life I desire?

Juicing Experiment – A Good Recipe

I’ve been juicing again and added some changes based on some recommendations from the last thread. I ended up shopping unplanned on the spur of the moment so I didn’t remember all the recommendations given and Costco didn’t stock all the stuff I was looking for (Kale, celery, and beets), but the recipe I made this time tastes ok, almost good, and and was simple to make. So, I wanted to record it:

  • 2 large bags (about 500g, 1 lb each) of spinach
  • 1 large bag of broccoli (about 1.5 kg, 48 oz)
  • 4 lemons (forgot to get limes) with skins
  • 1 Pineapple

Post-juicing I added:

  • 1 container (500 g, 2 cups) of liquid egg whites
  • a splash of extra virgin olive oil
  • some sea salt

The recipe made about 2.5 litres (10 cups) of juice, enough for a about 1.5 cups each day for the rest of the week. It took less than half an hour to make. The cost was about $20-25. I like it.

Next time, I plan to replace one of the bag of spinach with celery, the other with kale, if I can find some. I’m going to add some whole ginger into the juicer, and some beets. I’ll replace to lemons with limes. Hopefully I’ll remember, when it comes to shopping next week.

We’ll see how that goes, but I liked this recipe.

Things I found:

  • Doing the leafy stuff first, and leaving the pineapple to the end, saved a lot of time. The juicer never clogged or shut off other than during the pineapple. The pineapple clogged it a lot, but by then the juice was almost done and it was fairly easy to unclog.
  • The first bag of spinach I juiced by just adding small amounts then slowly pushing the pusher down. The second I added large clumps that got stuck in the in spout and jammed the pusher down. The second method made far more juice and was far more efficient.
  • I the first two lemons without the skin, the second two with the skin. The second method made a bit more juice with a slightly different coloring and was faster. As Keoni advised, throw them in peel and all.

Anyway, not much to this post other than recording a recipe I liked so I can use it again later.