Keynes’ Revenge


British economist John Maynard Keynes is famous for among other things, the quote, “In the long term we are all dead.”  Taking that to heart, one might think that one should live for the short term.  And modern society apparently has done so.  Behavior that is gratifying in the short term is encouraged by many, while behavior with a longer term payoff is essentially discouraged.  Furthermore, the discipline required to operate from a long term perspective is no longer regularly taught.

Of course, this problem affects all, but what is really sad is that young people learn bad habits that hurt them for a lifetime.  An example of this would be in this recent post.  This sorry state of affairs is universal to the genders, but let us focus on girls and young women.  The goal is to list the short term behaviors that appear to be so gratifying, but have a significant long term cost.  Perhaps we can package them up later as a guide of behaviors to be avoided.

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111 comments on “Keynes’ Revenge
  1. Farm Boy says:

    Perhaps a starting point would be to look at Snooki

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    Or the Kardashians

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  3. Farm Boy says:

    But not these Kardashians

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  4. Tarnished says:

    Perhaps a starting point would be to look at Snooki.
    Awwww. Must we?

    But not these Kardashians.
    Are you serious? Those are the only kind *worth* watching…

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  5. Farm Boy says:

    Tarn,

    We have a job to do here. Sometimes it takes sacrifices

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  6. Spawny Get says:

    I fail to see how anything productive could come from looking at Snooki.
    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0535/6917/products/mistakesdemotivator.jpeg?v=1416776264

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  7. Liz says:

    Love demotivationals.
    “Warning to others” indeed or comic relief.

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  8. Farm Boy says:

    I fail to see how anything productive could come from looking at Snooki.

    A warning to others perhaps?

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  9. Tarnished says:

    Okay, now back to the real thread…

    A short term behavior that is gratifying in the short run is to win (or sometimes “win”) an argument with one’s SO. People typically dislike being wrong, and many women will use any opportunity to point out a flaw in their partner. However, this is not healthy for either the partner nor the relationship, and in the long run causes tension, loss of esteem, lack of love or trust, and in some cases lead further into verbal abuse.

    Tis better to accept the minor flaws of a SO and help them overcome their more significant ones, just as they should do for you.

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  10. Tarnished says:

    Thanks for that, Liz.
    Now I’m scarred for life.

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  11. Liz says:

    I’m not sure how using relationship-sabotaging spiteful maneuvers could make a person feel good anyway. Unless they like to be miserable. Which, I guess some people do.

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  12. Farm Boy says:

    I’m not sure how using relationship-sabotaging spiteful maneuvers could make a person feel good anyway.

    She gets attention. Which for some is like crack

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  13. Tarnished says:

    What FB said. It’s unfortunate, stupid, and juvenile…but true for some. 😦

    Btw, I found a parody of the Taylor Swift song “Blank Space”. I like it much better:

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  14. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Liz,
    You have found something else for Tiggers to be afraid of. Hefalumps and woozels are minor compared to the Snooki smush-smush.
    Yikes!

    Farm Boy,
    That you started off this thread with John Maynard Keynes, It may be good to remind people of his famous equation.
    GNP=B+I+g
    Gross National Product equals Business plus Industry plus government
    Note that government is given a lower case letter. I’s contribution is meant to be minor and for fine tuning.

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  15. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    It’s Captain Capitalism that is fond of reminding us that Keynesian economics has worked well only once and that was during WWII.
    That feminists want to institute socialism for women and have men pay for it is beyond absurd in light of the unfunded liabilities coming due.

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  16. theasdgamer says:

    I told Mrs. Gamer tonight that I want a divorce. She doesn’t. We’ve been separated for a week. It has been very nice.

    I don’t hate her. I still gotta go thru the grief process over the marriage failure.

    It’s been the second breakup for me recently with the first being the broad I used to dance with a lot and with whom I no longer dance. The divorce is a lot bigger deal, obviously.

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  17. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Gamer,
    I am sorry that it has come to this. From what you have said, while yo get some peace and quiet, she won’t be doing too well without you. I hope that the two of you will find a way to reconcile.

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  18. theasdgamer says:

    Mrs. Gamer has done some things that I cannot and will not accept. No reconciliation.

    Equalitarian-based relationships between men and women don’t work. Marriage 2.0 doesn’t work.

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  19. Tarnished says:

    I hope that you both find a way to be content, regardless of whether that’s together or apart.

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  20. theasdgamer says:

    Fuzzie, my daughter will be in town for another year.

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  21. Tarnished says:

    Equalitarian-based relationships between men and women don’t work.
    Perhaps. Perhaps not.
    Even in what I consider an egalitarian relationship like my own, there’s still one partner who “leads”. Decisions have to be made, plans thought out, budgets taken into account, and the like. There is no getting around that.

    Maybe it has more to do with the type of leading? Having a SO who is naturally inclined to follow the one who sees what needs doing and does it vs having a SO who doesn’t want to/can’t be lead and isn’t inclined to it whatsoever?

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  22. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Gamer,
    I don’t need to know the details, I don’t need to judge, but, it must be pretty awful if she is tssing away a decades old marriage.

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  23. Tarnished says:

    Or perhaps more that the decisions aren’t always made by SO #1, especially if the situation calls for knowledge that SO #2 has more of?
    In other words, it’s not a relationship where 1 person makes all the major decisions, and that power is shared according to a case by case basis.

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  24. Tarnished says:

    How old is your daughter?

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  25. theasdgamer says:

    Tarn, if a woman is inclined to being on a pedestal, all the leading in the world isn’t gonna help things. Being a SIW isn’t gonna help either. A woman has to be willing to submit, or it all goes down the tubes.

    “For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health…” Most women won’t tolerate the downs. If there are downs, they assume that it’s because the man wasn’t leading very well. If a woman is unhappy, find a man to blame.

    Certainly, complementarian relationships allow for different decisions by different spouses. Some spheres are better left to a woman–the care of babies, for example.

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  26. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Gamer,
    When you mentioned your daughter, I didn’t realize at the time that she could assist her mother/
    I don’t know. Marriage 2.0 is definitelt haead they win, tails you lose game.

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  27. Tarnished says:

    if a woman is inclined to being on a pedestal, all the leading in the world isn’t gonna help things.
    I was thinking of relationships without pedestals (prior or current).

    Being a SIW isn’t gonna help either.
    SIW? 😕

    If a woman is unhappy, find a man to blame.
    Or blame the situation rather than each other, eliminating individual tensions and need for defenses while reaffirming that it’s a separate problem that can be tackled as a unified partnership. Seriously, this is what me and mine do. He’s more roundabout since he has a need to “vent”, but I just come out and say “I am upset about X situation. Let’s work on it together.”

    Maybe what’s missing in modern relationships is willingness to empathize, compromise, and true communication?

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  28. Tarnished says:

    Marriage 2.0 *is* a right kick in the teeth for men. Of that, there is no doubt. Males should definitely be MGTOW until the divorce laws become more equitable. And even then, well…There’s many other things that would need to change.

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  29. theasdgamer says:

    Maybe what’s missing in modern relationships is willingness to empathize, compromise, and true communication?

    (Your comment made me smile. It’s so how men want to approach problems.) That’s always been missing. Women typically aren’t capable of man-thought. It’s not how their brains are wired.

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  30. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Gamer,
    Do you have the basics? Food, Shelter,, Clothing?
    A few weeks ago, Farm Boy said that he had to take in one of his co-workers. He never did give us an update.

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  31. Alana says:

    “Mrs. Gamer has done some things that I cannot and will not accept. No reconciliation.”

    Sorry about that, Asdgamer. 😦 If she promised to never do those things again, I’m not sure if u 2 could stay together–it depends on what those things are, I guess, and I don’t know those personal details (pls don’t feel obliged to share).

    I hate to see a marriage end, but some things can no longer be saved.

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  32. The ability to think long term seems to be a lost art. Perhaps faith and moral absolutes falling out of fashion have led to a live for today mentality?

    Problem with that is tomorrow always comes. And for those who don’t, won’t, or can’t think ahead… That tomorrow isn’t nearly as good as it could have been. But often by then, it’s too late.

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  33. Spawny Get says:

    ruh-roh no scooby-snax for Miro
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/06/07/its-time-to-be-honest-about-womens-football/

    Over in Moscow, there’s a new snuff movie trend that takes Russian roulette to the next level. Players are handed a TV remote and the penalty for pressing the wrong button is 24 hour rolling coverage of amateur female soccer tournaments with no vodka or cigarettes.

    Even civilisations that predate soccer somehow had the prescience to warn us about it. The second, lesser-known curse on the tomb of King Tut read: “Ye who enter here, may ye know the horror of women’s football.”

    Which brings the only remaining appeal of the female game down to the obvious: watching fit birds get sweaty in skimpy clothes. Alas, with the rise of freely available internet pornography, women’s football is obsolete as a spectator sport. So why does it continue to exist? Political correctness gone mad? Or is it white guilt and the endless capacity of the middle classes and media elites to torture us, because deep down they think we must really all deserve it?

    It’s not that the women on our TVs at the moment are bad at sport, it’s that the sport they’re good at is women’s soccer. I think televised women’s sports should be limited to those activities guaranteed to be thrilling and death-defying. Sport should be dangerous. So, how about competitive parallel parking? An algebra quiz? Synchronised credit card bill-opening?

    Or, if the organisers are feeling really brave, what about a round of “Yes, your bum looks huge in that”?

    Before you accuse me of misogyny, I don’t hate all women’s sports. Hockey’s great, even though the women’s Olympic team can’t reliably beat high school boys. Yes, you read that right: the women’s Olympic hockey team plays at the same level as most American high school boys.

    The women don’t seem to mind, in case you’re wondering: they apparently regard playing high schoolers as great practice for the women’s Olympic competitions. That, at least, provides a bit of comic relief from the tedium of hockey itself: the sight of panting 25-year old female athletes struggling to keep up with the 17-year-old lads who later cruelly reject their advances in the bar.

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  34. theasdgamer says:

    Fuzzie, I’m doing Ok, thx.

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  35. Tarnished says:

    Your comment made me smile.
    Glad to hear it.

    It’s so how men want to approach problems.
    You don’t say… 😉

    Re: woman’s sports
    The only ones I enjoy watching are our local lacrosse and basketball college teams, and the gymnastics during the Olympic games.

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  36. Liz says:

    Sorry to hear about this Gamer. 😦

    Like Tarn, I too hope you both find contentment whatever your ultimate decision.

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  37. Liz says:

    Bloom: “The ability to think long term seems to be a lost art. Perhaps faith and moral absolutes falling out of fashion have led to a live for today mentality?”

    I think it’s a combination of things. People are wired to respond to incentives and disincentives. Just watch the market, or the housing bubble, or any other profit bubble (in those cases the incentive is greed and disincentive fear). Without that programming, Ponzi schemes would never work. That wiring is probably as old as humanity, the controls to deal with it in a way that best ensures group survival (laws, morals, social courtesies and taboos) as old as civilization, or older.

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  38. theasdgamer says:

    It used to be that men pursued virtue in order to be better men (for their own benefit). Virtue is a strong defense against being manipulated.

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  39. Liz says:

    Swithy, how about the Lingerie Football (*cough* American football) League? That might not be too much of a punishment. 😛

    http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/msn/lingerie_football_league_announces_major_changes_are_coming_for_its_brand/12570928

    Then again, according to the article they are in the process of changing their image.

    “Mitchell S. Mortaza, Founder & Chairman of the Lingerie Football League, was quoted as saying, “This is the next step in the maturation of our now global sport. While the Lingerie Football League name has drawn great media attention allowing us to showcase the sport to millions, we have now reached a crossroad of gaining credibility as a sport or continuing to be viewed as a gimmick. In the coming years we will establish this sport in Canada, the US, Australia, Europe and Asia as the most known form of American football globally. In order to reach the next milestone, we feel the focus has to be the sport and our amazing athletes.”

    Yes, I’m sure the athletes in the LFL are absolutely amazing, and that’s what consumers truly want to focus on in any lingerie “sport” league.

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  40. Cautiously Pessimistic says:

    “GNP=B+I+g
    Gross National Product equals Business plus Industry plus government”

    I suddenly realize now why college economics never made sense to me. That should obviously be GNP=B+I-g. At best, you can argue that g is a necessary overhead expense, but it IS an expense. Probably just as well that I wasn’t able to express that idea during my college years and been branded a heretic.

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  41. Spawny Get says:

    One of the dumbest things I have ever heard was some berk on the beeb.

    “The recession is so bad that it’s only the public sector keeping the private sector afloat”

    Just how much dumb can you pack into one sentence? About that much, it turns out.

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  42. Yoda says:

    Wonder if girls put off boys until 18 they should…

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  43. Tarnished says:

    Yoda,

    Sounds good, althought it sounds likethe numbers of that are increasing anyway.
    The Guttmacher Institute, an organization that advances sexual and reproductive health worldwide through research and public education, in their article Facts on American Teens’ Sexual and Reproductive Health (2014) state that:

    ·Most young people have had sex for the first time by the age of 17.
    ·Teens are waiting longer to have sex than they did in the past – with 13% of never-married females and 15% never-married males aged 15-19 had sex before age 15 compared with 19% and 21%, respectively, in 1995.
    ·About half of teens 15-19yo in the U.S. have had sex at least once – meaning half of teens 15-19yo have not had sex at least once.

    Then again, the definition of virginity changes…
    Keep in mind that different teens have different opinions about what it means to lose one’s virginity. Planned Parenthood’s article Defining Virginity discusses a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health that looked at that issue. The study asked more than 1,000 teenagers between the ages of 14 and 19 what they’d have to do to lose their virginity and what counts as abstinence.
    The study found:
    ·More than eight out of 10 teens (83.5 percent) believed they were still virgins if they had participated in genital touching.
    ·More than two out of three teens (70.6 percent) believed they would still be virgins if they had had oral sex.
    ·About one in six teens (16.1 percent) believed they could have anal sex and still be virgins.
    ·About one in 20 teens (5.8 percent) thought they could have vaginal intercourse and remain virgins.

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  44. Yoda says:

    Not shack up with thugs and thug wannabes a behavior to be avoided it is.
    Leads to poor long term outcomes it does

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  45. Liz says:

    “·About one in 20 teens (5.8 percent) thought they could have vaginal intercourse and remain virgins.”

    Wonder what they think a virgin is? Someone who hasn’t had and abortion? Someone who hasn’t experienced three-orifice-at-a-time penetration? The mind boggles.

    OT (or perhaps not so OT, depending on how one looks at it): I’ve mentioned this professor’s blog before. It’s a very good one. Today’s writeup is especially good.

    http://professorconfess.blogspot.kr/2015/06/cheated-by-admin-entire-first-year.html

    “This is, of course, the key issue in higher education. Administrators now have no understanding of education, and certainly no respect for it. There’s also a weird pro-female bias that is very difficult to ignore. Time and again I’ve been ruled by some Deanling that, frankly, has no business in education, has no more ethics than what these students experienced, and I’ve seen these clueless people form imbecilic committees and make foolish hiring decisions that would perplex anyone with basic competence in any academic discipline. I simply don’t understand why positions that require no experience or skills are paid so highly.

    I really want to focus on this new Deanling. In George Orwell’s 1984, he describes the “perfect” citizen template of Oceania—hunched shoulders, beetle-browed, suspicious, tight-lipped, and forever scuttling from one task to another.

    I’ve noticed that there seems to be a template for Deans in higher education, especially at questionable institutions, or institutions heading in that direction. It isn’t just their scuttling and unethical behavior, they even LOOK similar. I’m not the only faculty to have noticed, Ginsberg noticed the same thing in his book about the skirt-and-panty-hose Deans ruthlessly enforcing the takeover of higher education. Feel free to look at the picture of the Dean here. It’s such an odd coincidence that she looks so much like several other Deans I’ve seen tormenting higher education.

    *snip*

    The students’ primary grievance is they were suckered into a bait-and-switch. As applicants, they were told how rosy the MFA program was, how they were going to be supported and given valuable training. After they signed up, the deal changed, and they would have to graduate from a much weaker program, with double the debt they planned for. What’s really freaky about this is the combined debt of all the students, worst case scenario, doesn’t cover a single year’s salary of the Deanling who tried to screw the students into taking the debt. That’s how grasping the administration of higher education is today: one administrator’s pay covers the whole degree program of more than half a dozen students. Anyone else see something wrong with this?

    Again, this is typical administrative shenanigans. At a school I was with, one administrator we referred to as Darth, because after she made an agreement that sounded good, she would later change it to whatever she wanted. Faculty were (and still are) helpless, even as she could tell us “pray that I do not alter it any further.” Her rise through the administrative ranks has been meteoric, for what it’s worth.
    *snip*

    Administration is used to making utterly despotic demands of faculty, and has gotten away with it for years. They’ve been making such demands of students as well, but mostly those demands are hidden by the student loan scam—only after students graduate do they realize how administration has enslaved them through debt, for decades to come.

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  46. Yoda says:

    Not sass at parents girls should.
    Feels good it might.
    But parents often know best they do.

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  47. Yoda says:

    Practice humility girls should.
    Not all that they think they are they would be.

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  48. Yoda says:

    Avoid “studies” degrees one should.
    Easy and feel good they do.
    But worthless they are.

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  49. Yoda says:

    “The recession is so bad that it’s only the public sector keeping the private sector afloat”

    More stupid this would be

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/joe-biden-we-have-go-spend-money-keep-going-bankrupt

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  50. Liz says:

    “Avoid “studies” degrees one should.
    Easy and feel good they do.
    But worthless they are.”

    I’m pretty sure the list of degrees that are worthless is a lot longer than the list of degrees that are not worthless.
    But, I guess there’s often the option for law school and future ambulance-chasing.

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  51. Yoda says:

    Purely selfish behavior in long term is effective not.

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  52. Spawny Get says:

    Yoda,
    i took as proof how dumb Biden is that he recommended that if you thought someone was loitering about your house, you take your double barrel shotgun outside and promptly discharge both barrels into the sky…unloading it, basically.

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  53. Spawny Get says:

    Alright…you asked for it. I’m going nuclear on stupidity

    Asked by a beeboid if she felt guilty about living off of benefits, a fat, slovenly, shaven monkey of a parody of an excuse for an alleged human being said, “no, cos like, I get me benefits, yeah? an’ then when I buy me fags and alcerhol, right? I pay tax on ’em, right? so, like, it’s give an’ take, innit”

    I SAW THIS ON TV. ON THE BBC. no commentary or disclaimers followed.

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  54. Yoda says:

    Beeb probably noticed nothing wrong with statement they did.

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  55. Yoda says:

    Hillary did state, “Women suffer most in war”

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  56. Liz says:

    “Asked by a beeboid if she felt guilty about living off of benefits, a fat, slovenly, shaven monkey of a parody of an excuse for an alleged human being said, “no, cos like, I get me benefits, yeah? an’ then when I buy me fags and alcerhol, right? I pay tax on ’em, right? so, like, it’s give an’ take, innit”

    And she reproduces. And votes.
    The only hope we have is that the fags and alcerhol will kill her quicklier.

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  57. Liz says:

    “Silent they are,

    They have to be silent.
    Pointing out actual, real atrocities would serve to highlight the monumental absurdity of their claims.

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  58. Yoda says:

    Without — with it

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  59. missattempts says:

    You folks NEVER speak of LOVE. The cold behavior of others is NO EXCUSE
    for you to be cold. Two wrongs NEVER make a right.

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  60. Yoda says:

    Avoid TV one should.
    Your brain will rot not.
    Good long term strategy this would be.

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  61. Tarnished says:

    You’re correct, Missattempts. Two wrongs do not make a right, and love is a great topic to talk about.

    While it’s not an indicator of love for everyone, my significant other just got me a hard-to-find Beholder from an amazing (now defunct) miniatures company, and I bought him a copy of Shadows of Mordor for his 360. Next week I plan on getting him some of his favorite maple sugar candies from Vermont.

    Gifts that show you’re thinking of the person when they aren’t around are nice ways to express appreciation for them and their interests.

    What do you think?

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  62. Tarnished says:

    Yoda,

    Even while watching documentaries hosted by Carl Sagan or Stephen Hawking? 😛

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  63. Liz says:

    “..my significant other just got me a hard-to-find Beholder from an amazing (now defunct) miniatures company…”

    Does the Beholder have beauty in its eye?

    Because…I’ve heard beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I’ve never actually seen a beholder. Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck.
    😛

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  64. Liz says:

    I think it would be very difficult if not impossible to love someone who is always cold to you.
    My .02

    Love (the feeling, not the verb) isn’t something you can really demand or control. Behavior (the verbal version of love) is something a person can control. Gifts don’t buy love, but they can be a way to demonstrate thoughtfulness and consideration. So can doing nice things for that person, being agreeable, loyal, and so forth.

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  65. Liz says:

    It’s not quite what I’d imagined. LOL!

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  66. Spawny Get says:

    Dogs an abusive mom’s worst friend

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  67. Tarnished says:

    I probably should’ve mentioned they’re also called Eye Tyrants, or as my gamin group has named them, Arrogant Ocular Bastards.

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  68. Spawny Get says:

    I prefer the one that I saw a week, or so, ago. A CAT attacked a mother that was abusing her kid. Awesome. Love me some pussy like that…

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  69. Spawny Get says:

    “my gamin group”
    spelling error alert. the word most suited to you would have been gamine.

    gamine – ‘a slim and boyish girl or young woman; an elfish tomboy’
    Spawny corrects, Spawny edumacates…

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  70. Spawny Get says:

    Tarn, not one of Cill’s better days

    but then again, not his worst either…

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  71. Spawny Get says:

    My mistake…babysitter, not mother

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  72. Tarnished says:

    Ugh…gaming!
    And I don’t play elves, my FwB does. Frickin elves, with their slim androgynous figures and penchant for archery…

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  73. SFC Ton says:

    If memory serves Keynes was a pillow bitter and utterly unconcerned about debt etc and how it would play out in future generations.

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  74. Cill says:

    To an older stud from a young buck: you’ll come out of it stronger, asd.

    Liz at 12:43 pm. Yup, yup and yup. Bang on.

    Spawny and Tarn re women’s sports:
    “its-time-to-be-honest-about-womens-football”. Couldn’t agree more. Ditto womens rugby etc.
    “The only ones I enjoy watching are our local lacrosse and basketball college teams, and the gymnastics during the Olympic games.” Same here, except…

    Women’s netball is played in many countries. The top level is dominated by Australia, NZ, England, South Africa, Jamaica and Kenya, in that order. It’s a fast-paced team sport uniquely suited to women. They are good at it. Apart from single sex boys’ schools, all schools in NZ have a netball team, and they are usually world class. The players are mostly the mesomorph body type and it seems that every team has at least one player more than 6 feet tall. I know of one magnificent natural athlete who’s 6 feet 4 inches.

    The school netball team used to beg us to play against them to improve their game. We always beat them although they were highly competitive and tried their absolute damndest to beat us. They became harder and tougher and faster than other teams. As it turned out, I bumped bodies with some of the most famous names in the game.

    Character-wise, there are very good women in netball, far above the average. I wonder why this is?

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  75. Cill says:

    (In case you didn’t notice, I’m a big fan of women’s netball.)

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  76. Young women should be careful who they turn to for life advice. It used to be older women advised the youngers well, and guided them. Today the older women are likely to steer them toward a SIW/empowered/put marriage and kids off as long as possible life. Peer girls are likely to advise them to follow the tingles and other self destructive ways. Women are falling way short in this area.

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  77. Yoda says:

    Perhaps girls study more and socialize less in high school they should.

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  78. Yoda says:

    Girls buy less clothes ‘n stuff they should.
    Save money a good idea it is.

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  79. @ Yoda, my girl’s babysitter is a perfect example of focus on study, not social. Her goal was to complete her education early so she homeschooled, then participated in a program where she went to community college her jr. And sr. Years, getting her AA degree (free!) and high school diploma the same week. Then she transferred to a branch campus of a state college and wi two years she now has her bachelors in early childhood Ed, plans to run a monassori style preschool from home. She married her final year of school, baby arrived a few weeks before her last semester ended. Smart gal, that one! And she’s very happy! Socializing, except church and family events, was not a priority. She is the oldest girl in a family of six, so her parents didnt spoil her, she paid for her own “beyond the basic” clothing, car, phone and other “extras” with money earned babysitting my girls and other kids.

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  80. I learned some things from watching my babysitter! That girl had her priorities straight, and was sweet and kind and always on time, took good care of my girls, had good work ethic and character. I was happy to have her influencing my children, unlike the sitter above.

    I cannot watch those videos, I would not be able to get that our of my head, I hope those kids are now safe and loved as all children deserve and the abusers got the book theown at themI don’t understand how anyone could hurt a child. 😦

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  81. Spawny Get says:

    There was nothing bad in the videos I linked, Bloom. In fact both are positive to watch…really. I recommend watching both.

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  82. Tarnished says:

    Your babysitter sounds a bit like me, Bloom. High honor role all through middle/high school, graduated with honors in the top 5% of a class of 600. Did half my senior year at college and took numerous AP courses from grade 10-12, so I managed to knock off an entire year from getting my Bachelor’s. Babysat for neighbors from age 12, did yard work and snow shoveling during the seasons, got a cashier job at 16 to afford my first car + insurance.
    Only have a couple thousand left in my last student loans, then I’m debt free!

    *Does a stupid little dance* 🙂

    Seriously though…Why *do* so many more women have debt issues than men? Is the school system as well as their common sense failing them?

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  83. Tarnished says:

    The videos are ok, Bloom. In fact, the one at 6:44 doesn’t have any abuse in it at all. The child throws the ball too hard, it knocks over the babysitter’s drink, she instinctively pushes him out of the way of the broken glass on the floor, and the cat gets overprotective.

    Nothing bad, honest.

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  84. Spawny Get says:

    Maybe because they think, if they think, that at the end of the day:
    A) they’ll be a Sandberg
    B) hubby will pay it off
    C) Daddy, or Daddy Government will pay
    D) They have no idea how much the debt will or how hard it will be to pay it off

    B & C will be more likely to work for girls.

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  85. Ph ok I will watch them then, thanks spawny and tarn! I should have known you wouldn’t link to something traumatizing.

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  86. Tarnished says:

    Truth.
    How much of this could be avoided if parents stopped raising daughters with a “nothings too good for my little princess” mentality?

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  87. Spawny Get says:

    I love that the moggy got protective. He? thought summat were up. He’d be on for tuna, if I were his tamer.

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  88. Tarnished says:

    Absolutely not.
    Or at least not without putting a trigger warning. (Yeah, SJWs use them for pomegranates, but we’d only use them for real traumatizing stuff.)

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  89. I have seen “nanny cam” videos before that were just heartbreaking. I was afraid it was like that…

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  90. Tarnished says:

    For anyone who doesn’t understand the SJW Pomegranate reference:

    Tl;Dr = Some window licker thinks a pic of a cut up pomegranate on a cooking Tumblr should have a “Gore” trigger warning bc they think it looks like “a heart”.

    It doesn’t.

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  91. Spawny Get says:

    NSFW is suitable, I think. Kinda sorta a trigger warning as well.

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  92. Tarnished says:

    I love NSFW stuff, but I also enjoy looking at the stuff on NSFWallet. So many toys…so little I actually need (but desperately want). 😛

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  93. Spawny Get says:

    Trigger warnings for pomegranates? Oh what sensitive snowflakes they are.

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  94. […] Spawny Get on Keynes’ Revenge […]

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  95. Farm Boy says:

    New post there is.

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  96. Sumo says:

    WTF is “netball”? Is that Kiwi-speak for basketball?

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  97. Spawny Get says:

    Nope. Afair it was a girlies only game at school. I have no recollection of ever playing it. No moving your feet once you have the ball, iirc.

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  98. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Bloom,
    Can you handle watching this? The presenter is an exhibition shooter. While R. Lee Ermey is hard on watermelons, this guy has it in for lawn mowers.

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  99. Cill says:

    Sumo “WTF is “netball”? Is that Kiwi-speak for basketball?”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rules_of_netball

    It’s a girls-only game. The girls liked me and some other boys to play netball against them for practice. They said they found it the best way to improve their game. Most of them were hot, all were good sorts (good people). We obliged and played them, although it was not a boys’ game. Some of them went on to become world-class players.

    Those girls were high caliber. If we had a lot more white women like them, and a hell of a lot less of the SJW ones, the world would be a better place, bro.

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  100. Liz says:

    I thought net ball was volleyball.

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  101. Cill says:

    Liz…

    Netball is a way better game then volleyball!

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  102. Liz says:

    Heh, I just looked up some images. Interesting. It does look similar to basketball!

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  103. Liz says:

    This is pretty funny. Thought I’d share. 🙂

    http://www.duffelblog.com/2015/06/chinese-hackers-opm/

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  104. Liz says:

    Funny Swithy. 😛

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