Saturday, December 30, 2017
Yes, men tend to be more rational than women, but don’t go patting yourself on the back just yet. All that means is that men tend to adhere to some sort of rules-based logic whereas women tend to rely more heavily on feelings and intuition.
The problem is that being rational is no promise to being reasonable. In fact, men often use rationale as an excuse to be incredibly unreasonable. We are much more prone to that Popeye mentality of “I am what I am.”
In general, men want to be “right” and women want “things” to be “right”. This tells us nothing. The real issue is what informs the judgment about “right” in the first place. -jr
Posted by defconquell at 12:14 PM
Friday, December 29, 2017
American Psycho is a 2000 American black comedy horror film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel of the same name. It stars Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Samantha Mathis, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, and Reese Witherspoon.
Posted by defconquell at 1:31 PM
Sunday, December 24, 2017
"One day some people came to the master and asked ‘How can you be happy in a world of such impermanence? The master held up a glass and said ’Someone gave me this glass, and I really like this glass. It holds my water admirably and it glistens in the sunlight. I touch it and it rings! One day the wind may blow it off the shelf, or my elbow may knock it from the table. And I say, ‘Of course.’ When I understand that the glass is already broken, every moment with it is precious."
Posted by defconquell at 2:18 PM
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Horgasm: A Love Story is a super-happy-go-lucky-hilarious-good-times rollercoaster that will let you in on the lifestyle of Torstein Horgmo, the record-breaking snowboarder who has become one of the hottest names in the snowboard scene over the last couple of years. As snowboarding has grown from its small beginnings into a multi-billion dollar industry the scene has changed. See that world through the experiences of Torstein as he travel's the world filming in areas of spectacular scenery or while he competes in Olympic arenas with crowds of thousands.
Posted by defconquell at 4:38 PM
Monday, December 11, 2017
Lunostrelki The Jomsviking • 4 days ago
The root of the disease is still with men though. I'm a big fan of the "weak men create hard times" axiom and I think it applies tenfold to the industrial age. Over the last century men have had less incentive to be strong and take charge, or they have had to do so in more abstract ways that are not intuitive. On the other hand, seductive femininity (fancy clothes, cosmetics, etc), which was once mostly the domain of the rich and privileged, has now become the default for every otherwise nubile woman.
The advent of industrial society is the driving socioeconomic force behind feminism and the culture of promiscuity that we live in today. Behind those females screaming against the patriarchy, a cohort of mostly male intellectual Marxist douchebags crafted their ideologies. Behind these useless idiot "intellectuals" are more men -- unprincipled but ambitious and capable businessmen who have no master but money, status, and carnal pleasures. These crafty barbarians are the ones who control everything; they enjoy the decline, for they are the ones who created it.
The challenge now is whether men who have become aware of these truths can assume a position of responsibility, find the will to stand up when there is no visceral motivation to do so, and rebuild society.
Posted by defconquell at 4:17 PM
Monday, December 4, 2017
[–]1scissor_me_timbers00 0 points 14 hours ago
My mentality is not based on fear, and I don't think it's useless to do what you can to make society better. Of course you can cultivate your little garden of the world and the social environment you inhabit. That's all well and good. Also I'd say we're more like the pre-WWI era, rather than Rome. There are some comparisons to Rome which are valid but the analogy is often overused.
What unsettles me more is the pre-WWI similarities. I think by 2050 there will be serious war, if not by 2035. Specifically the slow build of alliance structures around an extremely unstable situation. That being the Sunni/Shia divide in the deteriorating Middle East. Russia and probably Turkey supporting Iran and Assad and other Shia groups. The US and the West supporting the Saudis and other Sunni groups.
Here's how things work geopolitically as I see it. Tensions build but everyone keeps the lid on things, aside from little steam blowoffs like in eastern Ukraine. But once the economy has a serious downturn or depression, all bets are off as competing nations scramble for resources.
We no longer live in a unipolar world with western liberal democracy leading us all off into the sunset unchallenged. That was a profound delusion of the post Cold War era.
China is ascendant and clearly the master of its domain in the Pacific now. The 21st century will likely see a major geopolitical power shift from the west to China. Russia has also positioned itself in opposition to the west, rather than in alignment with it like we attempted for a couple decades.
So we now have the reintroduction of historical forces, and sets of alliances drawing up. Like I said, everyone keeps their cool despite tensions, as long as the economy stays decent. But will it forever? Doubtful. The demographic declines around Europe and Japan and the US will spell inevitable economic problems. In Europe, the highbrow left is concerned about the release of diabolical forces if euro political and economic instability continues. And Russia is meddling to accelerate the fraying of western governance. I don't mean this whole Trump collusion bullshit. I mean they are playing the long game of stoking division wherever they can around the US and Europe.
Watch man, the 2020s will be very turbulent, and massive instability could start to break out by 2035. There are so many shifting tectonic plates going on right now, it's bound to unleash forces which get out of hand. So many negative trends. And what's really concerning is the weakness and divided leadership in the west, contrasted to the strength and consolidation of power in our rivals. Putin and Xi Jinping are the strongest leaders in those countries since Stalin and Mao.
[–]Black_Sun777 1 point 6 hours ago*
It is not our job to "wake up" the lower-status males. The objective truth is that there will always be men at the bottom of the dominance hierarchy. This is how nature operates.
The war of ideas is waged between competing Elites. Now, you can have Elites who are more and less in line with Red Pill wisdom/Natural Law. But there is never, ever a society where men are all equal. These type of utopian visions simply have no basis in nature. The question is: do we want a Natural Law republic type setup, where the Elite and masses live in harmony with Red Pill principles? This type of society tends towards order and pro-social behavior.
Or do we want a society based on lies and deception, where only psychopaths get to the top? This type of society leads to decay and chaos. It's our choice.
Posted by defconquell at 8:07 PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
We know that money serves as:
- A Store of Value (SoV)
- A Medium of Exchange (MoE) and
- A Unit of Account (UoA)
But what happens when a fourth use of money is introduced, one which subordinates all the other characteristics: money as a system of control.
This talk took place at the Advanced Digital Innovation Summit on September 12th 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and well-respected figures in bitcoin.
Posted by defconquell at 8:38 PM
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
In this talk, Andreas Antonopoulos recounts the history of Bitcoin and what it represents, building upon all the stories we've been told over the centuries about what "money" is, how we perceive its value, and why the old answers have changed as we adjust to this new world of digital peer-to-peer currencies. He also discusses global threats to economic stability and trust in the financial system, including demonetisation and wealth destruction through inflation. This talk took place at the JW Marriott Sahar (International Airport) on March 26th 2017 in Mumbai, India.
Posted by defconquell at 11:56 AM
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Chomsky explains how concentrated wealth creates concentrated power, which legislates further concentration of wealth, which then concentrates more power in a vicious cycle. He lists and elaborates on 10 principles of the concentration of wealth and power -- principles that the wealthy of the United States have acted intensely on for 40 years or more.
1. Reduce Democracy. Chomsky finds this acted on by the very "founding fathers" of the United States, in the creation of the U.S. Senate, and in James Madison's statement during debate over the U.S. Constitution that the new government would need to protect the wealthy from too much democracy.
2. Shape Ideology. The Powell Memo from the corporate right, and the Trilateral Commission's first ever report, called "The Crisis of Democracy," are cited by Chomsky as roadmaps for the backlash.
3. Redesign the Economy. Since the 1970s the United States has been moved toward an ever larger role for financial institutions. By 2007 they "earned" 40% of corporate profits. Deregulation has produced wealth concentration and economic crashes, followed by anti-capitalist bailouts making for more wealth concentration.
4. Shift the Burden. The American Dream in the 1950s and 60s was partly real. Both the rich and the poor got richer. Since then, we've seen the steady advance of what Chomsky calls the plutonomy and the precariat, that is the wealthy few who run the show and get all the new wealth, and the precarious proletariat. Back then, taxes were quite high on corporations, dividends, and wealth. Not anymore.
5. Attack Solidarity. To go after Social Security and public education, Chomsky says, you have to drive the normal emotion of caring about others out of people's heads. The U.S. of the 1950s was able to make college essentially free with the G.I. Bill and other public funding. Now a much wealthier United States is full of "serious" experts who claim that such a thing is impossible.
6. Run the Regulators. The 1970s saw enormous growth in lobbying. It is now routine for the interests being regulated to control the regulators, which makes things much easier on the regulated.
7. Engineer Elections. Thus we've seen the creation of corporate personhood, the equation of money with speech, and the lifting of all limits under Citizens United.
8. Keep the Rabble in Line. Here Chomsky focuses on attacks on organized labor, including the Taft Hartley Act, but one could imagine further expansions on the theme.
9. Manufacture Consent. Obsessive consumers are not born, they're molded by advertising. The goal of directing people to superficial consumption as a means of keeping people in their place was explicit and has been reached.
10. Marginalize the Population. This seems as much a result as a tactic, but it certainly has been achieved. What the public wants does not typically impact what the U.S. government does.
Posted by defconquell at 5:30 AM
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Writing is hard. But it’s the only valid art form. You get better when you get old. Not like the movies – $10 million in cameras; herd a bunch of weird pretty cretins around while the light fails and you lose your shot. As Mamet says, lovingly swabbing down the warty helmet of MasterCard Multinational Financial Services Corporation with his greedy old tongue, in an ad that Facebook knows to autoplay every god damn time I log in to see who’s in love, having kids, successful – AKA not me – as the esteemed dramaturge intones in his Principal McVicker voice, in the ad Facebook knows to play because I’m a “writer”: more gold… need… more… reptilian gold...
Wait – that’s not a MasterCard ad. Sorry David. What he says is: I brought my pencil. Gimme somethin’ to write on, man. He’s right.
The good news is you don’t need anything. Just decades of unsparing agony that feel like millennia. The bad news: it’s the least valued skill in the world. Whatever was left, sucked out by white people paying black people 1/100th of a cent a word to make other white people feel bad. Sponsored by MasterCard. There are no good living American writers. Someone should remedy this. I’m trying but I also have a real job.
Other good news: Gogol and fucking Catullus still sound like they have a microphone in your head. Hundreds, thousands of years later. Across half the planet. The comedians around them may have had better lives. The musicians, the actors, such as… such as… exactly. Say what you will about David Foster Wallace. He’s dead but the motherfucker’s still with us. Cuffing his own hands so he won’t yank off the noose. It’s those clever details you remember. – Delicious Tacos
Posted by defconquell at 2:12 AM
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Seeing a passion project through to the end. Excelling at a personal pursuit. Mastering a hobby or skill. Closing a big deal. Earning accolades from respected peers. And, yes, seducing and fucking a cute girl on the same night you meet her. These are a few of every man’s favorite things. The world-bestriding emotions each induces in a man are incomparable. In sone ways, these feelings are better than sex because they are longer-lasting, nourishing soul as well as ego and gonads.
But the greatest feeling of them all is something that only men can experience without regret or an asterisk. You bang a girl to a dizzying state of euphoria and full body exhaustion throughout the night and then again in the morning, delivering a limb-wrapped flaparoscopy so thoroughly destructive of bounds of propriety that you lose sense of where your body ends and hers begins, and you pause just long enough for breakfast before resuming a time-lapsed reenactment of every Discovery Channel rutting caught on film. Her body is a plunderland and you’ve just left her gash ashes to scatter to the winds. She can barely muster the strength to sit up for the goodbye kiss as a long smooth leg flops languidly over the side of the bed. Admiring your ransacked treasure one more time, you grin the grin of champions and strut out her door into the painfully bright sunshine.
Outside, you feel the warm sun reflecting off the sweat and juices that have adhered to every pore. You walk with a sluggish lope, as if in slo-mo, legs more akimbo than usual because a pleasant throbbing ache pulses through your crotch and demands room to breathe and heal. Happily, you acquiesce and every step seems like you are following along on a leash attached to your rolling rollicking reverberating balls. You are a Viking Berserker, carving a swath through the world with your two-handed broadcock.
Every girl you pass on your short journey home you greet with a devious smile and perhaps a finger gun and wink. They can’t help themselves as your conqueror’s testosterone wafts like VajslayerX nerve gas and stiffens their drop-mouthed gaze in your direction. One girl at a cafe table conspicuously uncrosses her legs at the moment you glide menacingly, tail up, through the savannah grass of her placid urbanite existence. Breathe deep the masculine fumes, watch shiny babes splooge their looms.
This is the greatest feeling in the world for a man, to ride in on a storm surge of your validated sexual energy and crest with froth and fury over the mundane lives of women. They can smell it on you and see it coming a block away, and you feel it, and it feels good man, for you know in that moment you could have any one of those girls if you chose to grace them with your attention.
There is no walk of shame for men like there is for women. There is only the Walk of Triumph. – Heartiste
Posted by defconquell at 8:59 PM
Friday, September 22, 2017
“I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it calls itself my home, my fatherland, or my church. I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use: silence, exile, and cunning.” ― James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Posted by defconquell at 6:07 PM
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Inigo Montoya: You are wonderful.
Man in Black: Thank you; I've worked hard to become so.
Inigo Montoya: I admit it, you are better than I am.
Man in Black: Then why are you smiling?
Inigo Montoya: Because I know something you don't know.
Man in Black: And what is that?
Inigo Montoya: I am not left-handed.
[switches sword to his other hand]
Man in Black: You are amazing.
Inigo Montoya: I ought to be, after 20 years.
Man in Black: Oh, there's something I ought to tell you.
Inigo Montoya: Tell me.
Man in Black: I'm not left-handed either.
[switches his own sword to his other hand]
– The Princess Bride (1987)
Posted by defconquell at 6:08 AM
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home. – Tecumseh
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
The old set of rules was rather clear, with a micro level of ambiguity. Going to an age-appropriate social function from the teen years on was pretty clear, one was expected to behave in a certain way and that was that. Sneaking off into the bushes at the church social had a different set of rules, but still some. It was considered all part of providing a pool of eligible men and women to each other for purposes of pairing off. In the main it worked, with the tail end of the distribution becoming “spinsters” or “confirmed bachelors” as the case may be.
In many Western cultures young women were “presented” to the community at the age of 16, with an intent to marry them off in the next couple of years. However all these cultural structures were built on top of clear sex roles, each with responsibilities. And at the end of the dance, men and women paired off more or less appropriately in their SMV, which meant that most women didn’t even get a whiff of Alpha Male HB9, except maybe at some athletic event or movie.
With the mass movement of women into higher education in the late 50’s and the 60’s that arrived just as hormonal birth control and penicillin made sexual promiscuity low cost (in the short term) suddenly a lot of ordinary girls in the 4, 5, 6 SMV had a shot – even if only for one night – at a hot football playing HB8 or 9. Hey, five minutes of alpha…
So in order for the maximal number of women to have their turn on the Alpha carousel, the sex rules had to be rewritten to be much less clear, and much more ambiguous. The old set of rules favored male sexuality, with its clear demarcation lines. The new set of rules, with unending ambiguity that can change even after the fact, favors female sexuality.
The old set of rules meant that a solid plurality of women got the security they craved, but they paid for it by winding up with boring Betas. This chained the Alpha men down for the most part with one woman which no doubt chafed them and also bothered the women who could have gotten their Alpha pony ride, but didn’t because monogamy. Call this a system that benefited the 80% at the expense of the 20%.
The new set of rules means that a solid plurality of women get a shot at some Alpha, but at the considerable cost of having no man at all after a certain age. This doesn’t trouble the Alpha men, least of all the Naturals, and doesn’t bother the higher SMV women that much because the option of soft harems works for them. It is absolutely driving many average men out of the SMP entirely, and it’s doing the same to average women as well. This system is fun for the 20% and is becoming a form of torture for the 80%.
Because the enforcement mechanisms of the new, ambiguous, sexual marketplace favor the few and harm the many. Shy women who won’t hit the party world are harmed because that’s where more and more meetups take place – hence the popularity of match services such as OK Cupid, the various religous Mingle sites, etc. because they enable women to pick and choose from a position of perceived safety. Those women who are not disposed to use Tindr. Those women who just aren’t all that adventurous. Women who might have been tempted to maybe go out with Bob from Accounting 25 years ago now won’t get the chance, because Bob’s been beaten over the head with HR’s “Sexual Harassment Is Evil” lectures so long he’s frankly not going to risk talking to any woman except in the most vague and polite of ways.
Ordinary men swim in a world that is so toxic towards them the temptation to just drop out into other pursuits is very strong. Natural alphas and women don’t get this, of course, but that doesn’t change the reality that is all around us.
In anticipation of some of the usual objections: yeah, it varies with geography and industry and income level. So Not All (Whatever) Are Like That if it makes some people’s feelz better.
But the facts of things like “Affirmative Consent” which can be withdrawn hours, days, maybe even longer after the fact are out there. It’s mandated in some East Coast and all California higher education settings, so it’s going to be normed in business in 10 years or so, and in the wider culture not long afterwards.
The trouble with the whole Sadie Hawkins approach is obvious: 80% of the women will desire 20% of the men. That points to harems one way or another, and that in turn points to an ever less stable civilization for reasons that ought be so obvious I won’t bother to explain them.
– Anonymous Reader
Posted by defconquell at 9:41 PM
Thursday, August 17, 2017
"Perhaps the single most useful tool women have possessed for centuries is their unknowablity. I made that word up, but it’s applicable; women of all generations for hundreds of years have cultivated this sense of being unknowable, random or in worse case fickle or ambiguous. This is the feminine mystique and it goes hand in hand with the feminine prerogative – a woman always reserves the right to change her mind – and the mythical feminine intuition – “a woman just knows.”
While a Man can never be respected for anything less than being forthright and resolute – say what you mean, mean what you say – women are rewarded and reinforced by society for being elusive and, dare I say, seemingly irrational. In fact, if done with the right art, it’s exactly this elusiveness that makes her both desirable and intolerably frustrating. However, to pull this off she must be (or seem to be) unknowable, and encourage all of male society to believe so." – The Rational Male
Posted by defconquell at 12:08 AM
Monday, August 7, 2017
Thursday, August 3, 2017
"Capitalists know they need you alive and well to feed their machine. Marxists on the other hand do not, they brook no dissent as demonstrated and they do not in the least value the individual. Marxism has a well worn history of destroying civilizations and cultures because its only about power and never about TRUTH. Marxists of any stripe can be identified by their denial of reality and that can include small details like mass starvation. Ask Senor Maduro about this issue right now. Marxism is fucking cancer to Western civilization.
Ask a marxist about what their perfect future would look like, how it would work, but make sure you delve into the details about things like actual production of stuff like food or iphones. You’ll find that about three sentences after some arble garble about “rights”, they run out of oxygen like Willie Coyote standing over a 1000′ of air in a canyon. Shortly thereafter, if you keep pressing, you will be labelled a racist or some such thing. Count on it." – Agent P
Posted by defconquell at 4:06 AM
Sunday, July 30, 2017
"As Ahcilles noted 2800 years ago, Honor comes from Zeus and Just Action, not the State and Corrupt Kings. Women’s flaw is that they seek to get their honor from the State, instead of God. The eberebenake central bankers lever the woman’s lust to transfer physical property to women and to the bankers lzozlozl who can only create fiat debt, and thus had to invent the feminist movement to convert it into physical property and goods, via divorce, alimony, corporate sexual harrasmnt laws, and a million, million other ways." - GBFM
Posted by defconquell at 7:21 AM
Friday, July 14, 2017
Humboldt Local, Inc. and Trim Scene Solutions present the season’s first Casual Crop eXchange Sunday, April 30, at the Trim Scene Solutions store in Redway. The Casual Crop eXchange is Humboldt County’s premier Cannabis farmer’s market.
The all ages event brings together educational speakers, equipment demos, local artists, fundraising for local non-profits, great food and a bounty of locally grown produce (of both the Cannabis and non-Cannabis variety). The alcohol-free event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the $5 entry fee goes to Community Cornerstone, a group dedicated to providing training and opportunities for adults with disabilities in Northern Mendocino and Southern Humboldt Counties.
What differentiates the Casual Crop eXchange from other farmer’s markets is the addition of a dedicated 215 area where you’ll find an array of local Cannabis products, a 215 doctor on site and a vendor-supplied dab bar. 215 area attendees can even vote in the Casual Cup extract and flower competition! All leftover meds from the competition will be donated to the Humboldt Local, Inc., Compassionate Care Program for Seniors, Veterans and eligible patients. Entrance is 21+ and requires a valid 215 card.
The April Casual Crop eXchange has scheduled educational speakers on a variety of topics. Casey O’Neil of Happy Day Farms, Emerald Grown and California Growers Association will give a political update on the state of legal Cannabis in California. Indra, holder of the patent on Closed Loop Extraction using solvents, will talk about the history of the process. And Luke Moser, Laboratory manager at CW Analytical (a cannabis testing lab in Oakland), will speak on pesticide and microbiology testing.
The event also features “Demo Row” where attendees can watch product get trimmed, kiefed and pressed with professional, state-of-the-art industrial equipment. This is especially helpful to small farmers as they can see how everything works before making an investment in a trimming machine or a rosin press. The April presentations include Resin Ranch Extraction demoing their static electricity Dry Sift technique, which sifts resin heads to 99.9% purity without the use of solvents or ice, Purge Labs’ Closed Loop basic operation and safety meeting, Soul Evolution Enterprise’s Bubble Hash making demo and Dia Damon of Nomad’s Landing doing a Korean Natural Farming Fermented Plant Juice making demo.. The dedicated Trim Scene Solutions staff are available throughout the day to answer questions about products and services available in the store.
And if that’s not enough, the April Casual Crop eXchange also features live music from DamShane and Gnarlock. Red Nose Glass will do a live glass blowing demo and Humboldt Vibe Tribe will paint a mural live. So be sure to join us on April 30th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All it takes is a $5 donation to enjoy our community’s best crops of all kinds! The event is all ages but the 215 area is 21+. NO DOGS ALLOWED. For more information email email@example.com.
See you at the eXchange. And until then, keep it casual!
Posted by defconquell at 2:58 PM
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Yeah, but that’s only because as a society we’ve become effete and lost the will to try new things just for the hell of it. In the 60’s they were trying things like nuclear propulsion, and they were walking on the moon. Then, something horrible happened in the early 70’s. I grew up then, and I could FEEL it. I’m still trying to figure out exactly what it was, but I think what it was, was a generation of kids who grew up with television instead of playing with gizmos, and who got into power and then just turned our society into a big mess of paperwork and lawyering, because paperwork was all they’d ever learned to do.
When I look at the physiology research done in the 60’s, it takes my breath away. The creativity of it! The things they did! I find my “new” ideas all the time in papers done in the 1960’s, but they never went anywhere (perfusion of organs with fluorocarbones to cool them, for example). One guy (the same guy in fact), before heart lung machines, repaired the hearts of babies by surgically cross-connecting them to the circulation of adult humans, who volunteered in order to save a life. Where has that kind of courage gone? Where are the Yeagers and the Goddards and the Microbe Hunters?
How come the heros of our movies are no longer Micky Rooney or Spencer Tracy playing Thomas Edison, or Paul Muni playing Erlich or Pasteur, instead Val Kilmer playing Jim Morrison and Woody Harrelson playing Larry Flint? And movies whose heros are lawyers. Arggh. I don’t care if it is Tom Cruise or John Travolta. And the rest of the movies seem to be re-creations of 60’s TV shows.
Paperwork and lawyering. Fixing and improving and advancing society by talk-talk, not building. A lawyer president and his lawyer wife. [ed: bubba and thecunt] Crises of power that don’t involve spy planes and sputniks, but incredibly complicated and deceptive word definitions and complicated tax frauds. You think we’re not preparing to go to Mars because SF is too optimistic? Sure. But it was optimistic about whether or not the can-do engineering of the 40’s and 50’s, done by the kids who’d grown up playing with radios and mechanics in the 20’s, was going to continue. Needless to say, it didn’t.
I’ve seen a late 1950’s book of science fair projects for teenagers that include things like building your own X-ray machine and cyclotron (no, I’m not kidding– it can be done). There are rockets in there, and cloud chambers, and all kinds of wonderful electronics stuff. But we didn’t go that way. Instead, we turned our children into little Clintons, and our society into a bunch of people sitting at PCs, entering data about social engineering, not mechanical engineering. So instead of going to Mars, we went instead to beaurocratic Hell. Enjoy, everybody. It really could have been different. Nature didn’t stop us – WE stopped us.
(God, look at me. I’m well on the way to being Uncle Al)
Posted by defconquell at 6:32 AM
Friday, June 16, 2017
[–]OneRedYear 3 points 17 hours ago
Son, they can have every fucking thing on earth and they will never be satiated because they don't have the stars. They will have the stars and want galaxies, they can have galaxies but want the entire universe. They would bend God himself to their will and cuck him. There is no limit. There is no filling the howling black hole in the center of their being. To try is a fools errand. You just have to subjugate them or enjoy them for a little while and move on. These days, it's enjoy and move on.
Posted by defconquell at 10:03 AM
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
"What a Fool Believes" is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. The best-known version was recorded by The Doobie Brothers for their 1978 album Minute by Minute. Debuting at number 73 on January 20, 1979, the single reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 14 April 1979 for one week. The song received Grammy Awards in 1980 for both Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
"What a Fool Believes" was one of the few non-disco No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during the first eight months of 1979. The song lyrics tell a story of a man who is reunited with an old love interest and attempts to rekindle a romantic relationship with her before discovering that one never really existed.
Posted by defconquell at 11:40 PM
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Michel Houellebecq on Tocqueville:
I want to imagine under what new features despotism could present itself to the world; I see an innumerable crowd of similar and equal men who spin around restlessly, in order to gain small and vulgar pleasures with which they fill their souls. Each one of them, withdrawn apart, is like a stranger to the destiny of all the others; his children and his particular friends form for him the entire human species;g as for the remainder of his fellow citizens, he is next to them, but he does not see them; he touches them without feeling them; he exists only in himself and for himself alone, and if he still has a family, you can say that at least he no longer has a homeland.
Above those men arises an immense and tutelary power that alone takes charge of assuring their enjoyment and of looking after their fate. It is absolute, detailed, regular, far-sighted and mild. It would resemble paternal power if, like it, it had as a goal to prepare men for manhood; but on the contrary it seeks only to fix them irrevocably in childhood; it likes the citizens to enjoy themselves, provided that they think only about enjoying themselves. It works willingly for their happiness; but it wants to be the unique agent for it and the sole arbiter; it attends to their security, provides for their needs, facilitates their pleasures, conducts their principal affairs, directs their industry, settles their estates, divides their inheritances; how can it not remove entirely from them the trouble to think and the difficulty of living?
This was published in 1840, in the second part of Democracy in America. I found it breathtaking. In terms of ideas, this own passage contains the whole of my work. I’d only add one thing: the individual in Toqueville at least has a friend and a family; in my universe he doesn’t anymore. So the process of atomization that he described has reached it’s final conclusion.
This passage also contains almost all of the work of Phillippe Muray. Phillippe only added one thing: that that power he described isn’t a fatherly power. He sees it as motherly power. And so the modernity announced by Muray implies the comeback of the matriarchy, in a new form, formed by the state. So the state keeps the people in a perpetual state of infancy; and the first enemy that modern society attempts to crush is virility itself.
In this sense, the evolution of France since Muray’s death [in 2006], and in particular since the socialists won the presidency, have confirmed his prophecies to an amazing degree. So much that even himself would have been surprised by, for example, the fact that France was after Sweden the second country in Europe to criminalize prostitution. I think he would have had trouble understanding it.
If I tell you my opinion, I believe that banning prostitution amounts to abolishing one of the fundamental pillars of society. It means making marriage impossible. Without prostitution as a corrective, marriage collapses, family collapses too, and then society for demographic reasons. And so banning prostitution is simply one aspect of the European suicide.
So as things stand now we can predict a great future with a rather ancient formula, which comes from the Middle Ages, the 7th century. Salafist Islam. It’s true that right now the events aren’t quite agreeing with me. But I stand by my prophecy. Because jihadism will end, people always end up tiring of carnage and suicide. The proliferation of Islam is only on its early phases, because demographics are on its side. And Europe, by not defending itself, has a suicidal attitude. And we mustn’t think it will be a slow suicide. With a fertility rate of 1.3 or 1.4, it will happen very quickly.
Given the circumstances, I think all those debates that French intellectuals are having on secularism, Islam, etc. are all completely pointless. For they ignore the only relevant factor, which is the present state of the couple and the family.
Posted by defconquell at 6:49 PM
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Clark Kent • 4 days ago
I forgot who posted it a while back but I'll paraphrase an older ROK comment. Women pay to go to school and get degrees in social studies, healthcare, or some such. They rarely start companies or do the most difficult and prestigious work. In the end, the majority of them become teachers, nurses, retail, and office workers. These are the same jobs women used to do before feminism "liberated" them. Except now they put themselves into serious debt to do the same shit they've always done. The result is we've basically destroyed motherhood and social standards. If you look at wages vs. cost of goods, prices have tripled since 1970. People complain about everything being so expensive now, but instead of making more real things we just make bullshit busy jobs and extend more debt. Guess who benefits in that scenario.
Posted by defconquell at 6:51 AM
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Netflix has picked up “Highland,” a documentary mini-series about marijuana in Thailand. The show is produced by Coconuts TV and is immediately available on the Netflix platform.
The series depicts a lesser-known side of the Southeast Asian nation, far from the tourists and the tropical beaches. A growing community of Thai people is fighting a battle to legalize marijuana. The series probes pot’s legal status, history that relates to the U.S. role in the Vietnam War, and presents today’s marijuana entrepreneurs.
The series was produced in-house by Coconuts TV, a subsidiary of Asian digital publishing house Coconuts which “produces short videos exploring the weird and wondrous stories of Asia, distributing them on social media and licensing to broadcast and OTT channels.”
“Highland” was directed by William Mitchell and hosted by Sebastian Perry. Executive producer is Byron Perry.
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GRock Native Balkanian • a day ago
Dude, it doesn't matter anymore. Go all out or don't bother. Bitches act on a whim. You can be buff, sorta buff, or average with so-so scratch. Approach and don't falter, titanium clad brass balls with platinum engravings method. Things are imploding. People sense it. You know what shocks? Fucking normal. Plain ass normal. Be the void.
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[–] Whisper 10 points 1 day ago
"We never said TRP was scary womanhaters, it's just rambunctious locker-room talk. But, could you tone it down a little, boys? It's kind of out of hand."
When a bitch can't shame you into compliance, her next tactic is to pretend to be your friend for just long enough to get what she wants. Too bad for them we don't have an attention span limited to that of a goldfish.
[–] YouDislikeMyOpinion 1 point 36 minutes ago
There are two types of people that I meet. There are people that are nice, friendly, and genuine. And then there are other people. I get along with the former. There is an absence of games and bullshit. I enter with a smile and leave with a bigger one. There are only positives. This is not the case with the other people.
[–] moodymela 101 points 2 days ago
All of what you said can be summed up by the quote, "Most men are idealists pretending to be realists. Most women are opportunists pretending to be idealists."
Posted by defconquell at 11:57 AM
Sunday, May 7, 2017
The other, minor difference is that men are polygamous, not hypergamous. A man’s imperative in a competitive marketplace is not necessarily to get the best woman. It’s to get as many women as possible with as little investment and commitment as possible. If he could do it, he would love to get as many women as possible at and a little below his own SMV, and have sex with as many of them as possible for as long as possible, without committing to or investing in any of them. That’s spinning plates. Historically reserved for sultans and warlords. World champ Genghis Khan had over 500 children. Ask the wives of successful men whom with they've shared threesomes. Most men don’t do this, because they can’t, because society shuts them down, but that’s a discussion for a different post.
A woman’s hypergamy imperative is to get the best one man she can get for sex and for provisioning. That’s why you don’t see many women having sex with several different men at the same time. Most women don’t spin plates; they pick the best plate they can and take care of it as best they can. Instead of trying to collect plates, they just change out the plates, one for another, when a bigger, better one comes along. Aka serial monogamy, cock carousel, credit carousel, dating up, etc.
This is why the best long term relationship is one in which the man outranks his woman in SMV. He should be at least +1 and preferably +2 in SMV. This makes both of them happiest in the long run. As for happiness amongst the general population correlated to current prescription rates for anti-depressants, again that's a discussion for a different post.
Deti summed this up adequately here, but the more high-minded of my critics will often think the “male imperative” is setting the bar too low for men, but usually this comes from a want of something more than the visceral truth of what motivates us. And I’d agree with this for the most part, if men are to become something more than their base natures would have of them. But using the same reproductive metric I use in describing women’s hypergamy I’ve also got to recognize that men’s drive for sex has been the incentive for our greatest achievements and our worst proclivities. Elon Musk re-invents three industries: electric cars, space rockets, and solar power; but the mother of his children divorces him twice. If we are to be ethical in our judgements we must be amoral in our assessments. Sometimes those assessments will be unflattering for men and women.
In the coming years we’re going to see more of the “women-as-oppressed” in advertising, in our cultural narrative, in our social dialog, because this is what a feminist-primary social order believes will resonate with damn near every demographic. And for those whom it doesn’t, then those who disagree will have to deal with those it does. As our billionaire owners force-feed us a constant stream of emasculation, more men will wake up to the fact that mainstream liberal culture doesn't want them. At least until the credit carousel ends and the $20 trillion debt comes crashing back to earth.
– credit to The Rational Male
Posted by defconquell at 10:18 PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
bkriegel95 • 1 year ago
The best dinner scene in all of Hollywood right here.
Big T. Larrity • 1 year ago
I got my first blowjob immediately after this movie, it will always hold a special place in my heart. God bless you Ricky Bobby.
Posted by defconquell at 10:54 AM
Monday, May 1, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
"Did all the fathers bail a decade ago? Just realized why I hate it here. You have the Kardashian insanity for $300 million. Wifestitutes divorcing men for $10 million. Instagram hoes doing gangbangs in Dubai for $20,000. Pornstars fucking dudes for $2,000. Strippers teasing dudes for $200. And they all think they are better than the girl with a regular job who has true love for one man. Cuckerbergs in social media poison the pussy pool then call it misogyny. And it's only gonna get worse until the banks come tumbling down. WTF America. I'm going Paul Revere on that ass. Burn it. Burn it all." — Hesse Bentura
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GRock Native Balkanian • a day ago
Dude, it doesn't matter anymore. Go all out or don't bother. Bitches act on a whim. You can be buff, sorta buff, or average with so-so scratch. Approach and don't falter, titanium clad brass balls with platinum engravings method. Things are imploding. People sense it. You know what shocks? Fucking normal. Plain ass normal, be the void.
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submitted 2 years ago by md619
So next time you're struggling to define "alpha" or whether an action "is alpha", ask yourself one question: does it get women wet? And by wet I don't mean the obligatory birthday sex wives will give out to their husbands. I mean true desire that comes without the cost of beta bucks. Vajingletingles.
There is one thing alpha males have in common, and that is that women will fuck instinctively fuck them FOR THEIR DNA. Not because it's the third date. Not because you have money to provide for her kids. But because her body is telling her to secure the "good genes" side of her hypergamous desire. She can find a beta schlub later on to provide for the kid if she needs to.
That's what makes vajingletingles so decisive. It has nothing to do with morality or your biased, personal interpretation of how the world should be. It's not even a "choice". It's simply biology and instinct.
Serial killer murders 10 people and gets love letters everyday in prison? Alpha. Rock star has women lined up back stage just to fuck? Alpha. Guy picks up a girl at a club, takes her home and she happily participates in a ONS? Alpha.
So let there be no more debate. The redpill is a place for harsh truths, and one of those truths is that alpha isn't necessarily what most people would consider a shining example of a human being. Nor is it necessarily the highest point of what a man should strive to be. It's simply desire.
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Thursday, April 20, 2017
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[–] FLFTW16 2 points 1 day ago
The key to managing expenses with women is to get them involved in activities that don't cost a lot of money, like hiking, walking, and other forms of physical activity that are fun, make you feel good, occupy your time, and won't make you go broke. Women that like to shop as a hobby are actually just trying to fill a void that can be filled other ways in a more meaningful and cost-effective way.
Rather than pay for "therapy" go camping and spend time in nature, do some meditation away from civilization. Play backyard sports together. Board games on rainy days. Go to a public library. Instead of going to a fancy restaurant, cook a meal together. Instead of shopping for an expensive new dress break out the sewing machine and make one. There is more satisfaction in making things, creating things.
Spending money on shit is easy for women because they are encouraged to do so by society at every turn. But if they are pointed in the right direction most of them can be socialized to find real satisfaction, not just the instantaneous high of swiping a credit card. That usually requires a family, though. One where she grew up cooking with mom, so she finds cooking pleasurable rather than going out to an expensive restaurant.
We are now in this catch-22 where we don't have the families necessary to socialize girls and boys to become well-adjusted women and men. Girls hop on the cock carousel and the credit carousel quite early. Instant highs and validation through their teens and 20s until that bill comes due.
Posted by defconquell at 2:34 PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
THE HUSBAND STORE
A store that sells new husbands has opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:
You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!
So, a woman goes to The Husband Store to find a husband.
On the first floor the sign on the door reads:
Floor 1 – These men have Jobs
She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:
Floor 2 – These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.
‘That’s nice,’ she thinks, ‘but I want more.’
So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3 – These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.
‘Wow,’ she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.
She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:
Floor 4 – These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.
‘Oh, mercy me!’ she exclaims, ‘I can hardly stand it!’
Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads: Floor 5 – These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.
She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:
Floor 6 – You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor.
There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at The Husband Store.
To avoid gender bias charges, the store’s owner opened The Wife Store just across the street.
The first floor has wives that love sex.
The second floor has wives that love sex, have money and can really cook.
The third floor has wives that love sex, have money, can really cook and are drop dead gorgeous.
The fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.
Posted by defconquell at 6:45 AM
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
"Master of Puppets" is a song by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released in France on July 2, 1986 as the only single from the band's 1986 studio album of the same name. It was also issued as a promo single in the US by Elektra Records. The song was recorded during October–December 1985 at Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The song, as lead singer James Hetfield explained, "deals pretty much with drugs. How things get switched around, instead of you controlling what you're taking and doing, it's drugs controlling you." The song was bassist Cliff Burton's favorite song on the album, as quoted when the album was released. It remains the most popular Metallica song of all time.
Posted by defconquell at 10:04 AM
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
"D'You Know What I Mean?" is a song by the English rock band Oasis. Written by Noel Gallagher, it was released as the first single from their third album Be Here Now (1997).
The song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart, the third Oasis song to do so. The song also claimed the number one position in Ireland, Finland, and Spain as well as reaching the Top 5 in Canada, Norway, Sweden, and New Zealand. It sold 162,000 copies in its first day in the shops and 370,000 by the end of the first week. It is Oasis's second biggest selling single in the UK with sales of 745,000, achieving Platinum status in the process. It was the 12th biggest selling single of 1997 in the UK.
Posted by defconquell at 9:07 AM
Monday, March 27, 2017
"I don't train to be "fit enough" for the modern world, or to gain the esteem of the average modern man. I train because somewhere in my DNA there's a memory of a more ferocious world, a world where men could become what they are and reach the most terrifying magnificent state of their nature. I don't train to impress the majority of modern slobs. I train to be worthy enough to carry water for my barbarians fathers, and to be worthy of the company of the men most like them alive today. I train because I imagine the disgust and contempt our ancestors would have for us all if they lined up modern men on the street. I train to be less of an embarrassment to their memory. I train because most modern men dishonor all of the men who came before them. I train "as if" they were watching and judging us. I train "as if" I might one day be called to join them, or to strive and thrive as they once did, in a greater age. I train because it is better to imagine oneself as a soldier in a spiritual army training for a war that may never come than it is to shrug, slouch and shuffle forward into a dysgenic and dystopian future." -- Train for Honor by Jack Donovan
Posted by defconquell at 10:47 AM
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Boy Scout Oath - On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Boy Scout Law - A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.
The Girl Scout Promise - On my honor, I will try to serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
Girl Scout Law - I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Posted by defconquell at 4:43 PM
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
They made a movie about Joaquin Phoenix falling in love with Siri. Hey Siri, he said. Do you want to talk to me. I’m sorry – I don’t understand that. When historians sift back thru the ashes they will say it was the phones. Once the phones became self-aware it was over.
Marcy Pendergrass was putting up the Halloween decorations. The one hot girl in the office. He’d been promoted but his cubicle was the same. Gray desk behind a gray wall five feet high. She held two rolls of fake police tape with cartoon letters. Do you want the vampire zone or the zombie zone, she asked.
I don’t have a preference.
He’d been looking at a grid of consumer packaged goods branding executives. Now he tried not to look too hard at Marcy Pendergrass. She wore a black tennis dress to work. She’d crouched to pick up plastic spiders to embed in the webs she had stretched outside his boss’s big glass office. Right across from his cubicle. He saw her panties. The color of toothpaste. Then just pick, she said.
I knew you’d pick that.
She said it sweetly. But he still thought: then why the fuck did you ask. She slid behind him to string up the tape by his printer. Got on tiptoes. Her hip grazed his arm, shifted the cloth of his dress shirt and gave him ASMR. His neck hair stood up. He hadn’t been touched in three weeks. The warmth coming off her made him self conscious about his posture. Her breath made the cubicle humid. Jesus Christ, he thought, I am turning into a vampire.
You picked vampires because they’re sophisticated, she said.
She’d caught him in the parking lot once. He was in his car with the stereo playing Ride of the Valkyries. It was the Otto Klemperer instrumental. Operas were ruined by the tenor. They sound like retarded men crying.
She was walking down the concrete ramp with a cardboard tray of low calorie bobas for the sales staff. She had on a gray pleated skirt like a Japanese porno. She saw his face in the open window and he got nervous. By the time she asked what is that he’d been thinking for seconds about how to pronounce Richard Wagner. It’s German opera, he said.
Well that’s surprising about you.
I think it would be surprising about anybody, sitting in a parking garage listening to this.
I wouldn’t have thought you were so cultured.
I’m just waiting for the guy to pull up with my Grey Poupon, he said.
It was a mistake. Kraft-Heinz Grey Poupon was a client. The line of mustards had its own branding team. Sales were strong thanks to an iconic 80’s ad campaign. But millennials lacked awareness of the condiment. Now he was thinking about work. Her hair was tied back, perfect black like the girls in the Mel Gibson Mutiny on the Bounty. He wanted to throw Anthony Hopkins overboard and take her to a beach and eat breadfruit. What was breadfruit. Why is she being nice to me. What else do I not know about you, she said.
Where to begin, he said. He turned the music down. I wish I could say I have nine secret kids and killed three men. But I pretty much go to work and floss regularly.
I don’t believe that.
On weekends I go the pond and look at aquatic birds.
She was about to laugh.
Recently a belted kingfisher took up residence. An engaging bird. Lot of personality.
I’m about to turn 41 years old and pay imported prostitutes in Koreatown so a beautiful woman will touch me, he thought. It got so bad I've thought about joining a Thai biker gang in Chiang Mai. I just want to die but suddenly I want to bury my face in your jet black cunt hairs and burrow into your hot musk like a weevil. I think that’s amazing, she said. That you like birds and the opera.
I’m glad someone’s amazed.
I was an Audobon Society Junior Birdwatcher. And I play the flute.
He was surprised. He’d heard a song coming from her headphones once in the break room. It sounded like the teletubbies DJ'ing with Kenny G. It was about drinking cough syrup.
Maybe we can go look at birds over lunch some time, she said. There’s that sanctuary.
Oh yeah I know it, he said. I would love to. There’s a breeding pair of pied-billed grebes.
I don’t get to do stuff like that much anymore, she said. Since I moved in with my boyfriend.
What about you, he asked. Which one.
I think vampires have too much to worry about, she said. He heard her snip the tape. She grazed him again as she left his cubicle. Zombie life seems more simple.
How’s Chad doing, he asked.
We broke up, she said.
There was a bright light. For a split second everything looked like an x-ray. The power popped and all the lights went dark. And he thought: Oh God, they did it. His asshole instantly went cold and a shiver raced down his body.
The boss’s floor-to-ceiling glass wall showed the shockwave coming in full cinematic roiling horror. The office buildings a mile away burst apart like paper-maché piñatas. Marcy come back here, he said. She didn’t hear. Her eyes just said what the fuck. He grabbed her arm and pulled her under the desk and she started to scream but then there was only the roaring thunder and the building blew in. When the car alarms woke him she was gone.
-- Original credit and thanks go to Delicious Tacos
Posted by defconquell at 1:52 PM
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
It is not the critic who counts;
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly; who errs,
who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;
but who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends himself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst,
if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who neither know victory nor defeat.
-- Citizenship in a Republic is the title of a speech given by the former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on April 23, 1910.
Posted by defconquell at 1:16 PM
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
I come up hard baby, but now I'm cool
I didn't make it sugar, playin' by the rules
I come up hard baby, but now I'm fine
I'm checkin' trouble sugar, movin' down the line
I come up hard baby, but that's okay
'Cause trouble man, don't get in my way
I come up hard baby, I've been for real
Gonna keep movin', gonna go to town
I come up hard baby, I'm gettin' down
There's only three things that for sure
Taxes, death and trouble
This I know baby, this I know sugar
Girl Ain't gone let it sweat me babe
Got me singin', yeah, yeah, ooh
Come up hard, baby, I had to fight
Took care my business with all my might
I come up hard, come up hard, I had to win
Then start all over and win again
I come up hard but that's okay
'Cause trouble man don't get in my way, hey, hey
I know some places and I seen some faces
I got my connections, they take my directions
What people say, that's okay, they don't bother me, no
I'm ready to make it, don't care 'bout the weather
Don't care 'bout no trouble, got myself together
Laughin', no cryin', my protection's all around me
I come up hard, baby, I've been for real, baby
With the trouble mind, movin', goin' tight
I come up hard, come on, get down
There's only three things for sure
Taxes, death and trouble, oh
This I know, baby, this I've known, baby
Hey now, let it sweat, baby, ooh
All right, baby, ooh
I've come up hard, but now I'm cool
I didn't make it, baby, playin' by the rules
I've come up hard, baby, but now I'm fine
I'm checkin' trouble, sugar, hey, movin' down the line, oh
Posted by defconquell at 9:11 AM
Monday, February 20, 2017
Considered one of the greatest rock and roll movies of all time, 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot' is actually a hilarious documentary tribute to rock and roll's greatest fans. Filmed in 1986 at a Maryland concert arena parking lot before a heavy metal show, this hilarious documentary is an unvarnished anthropological study of American metalheads in their mid-'80s glory.
It is the quintessential '80s magnum opus, made complete with a vast display of muscle cars, spandex, bleach-blonde frizzy perms, bare-chested dudes, Mullets From Hell, faded denim metal chicks, and the largest collection of late '70s Camaros ever seen in one location. Virtually unknown to mainstream audiences for two decades, HMPL was a VHS bootleg favorite among musicians, movie stars and cult-video fanatics worldwide.
Posted by defconquell at 1:54 AM
Saturday, February 18, 2017
[–]1ozaku7 1 point 8 hours ago
In their world, only their emotions matter, hence they make friends with those that support them emotionally and make enemies of the others that put them down, even though they are the people that call them out on their bullshit rightfully. These women have completely surrendered to their emotions and logic is just a betavoice in their head they don't respect or simply lack.
[–]1kevin32 1 point 9 minutes ago
It's like beta orbiters are life preserver rings. She gets thrown off the boat by Chad and frantically reaches out to her orbiters to rescue her sense of worth. And this is why women cry on the shoulders of friendzoned guys when Chad pumps and dumps her. Not just because of the "one who got away", but to gauge her value in the SMP from a male perspective. She's effectively saying, "The men that I really want don't want me. Please validate me because if you find me desirable, then it means I still have more time to ride the carousel." As more men wake up to the manipulation and stop with all the white-knighting, there will be fewer life-preservers in the water.
Posted by defconquell at 7:17 AM