Humility


Let me lead off by saying that there just is not enough of this demonstrated these days.   I will also say that young women have the hardest time with this issue.  But more on that later.

The Bible suggests that one should be humble. The ancient Greeks also.  Is there a reason for this?  Or perhaps from a more selfish perspective, is there a benefit to an individual for being this way?  If you answered yes, then you would be correct.  For through humility one can avoid mistakes.  Basically most people are not all that they think that they are.  This leads to an overconfidence through which decisions are not analyzed thoroughly and in a realistic light.  It is really that simple.  I am sure that many of you can think of friends and family that have made mistakes because of this.

Enough about the good side of humility.  How about the bad side?  Or, is it the bad side? Well, lots of confidence and arrogance can be fun.  A puffed up ego acting as if the world was their’s for the taking.  For guys, if played correctly into the just right level of confidence, chicks can be yours.  For women — well it doesn’t really matter so much because  often there is a man (or a government financed by men) around to fix things that go bad for her due to her overconfidence.  But being overconfident is not really her fault.  She is young, beautiful and in demand.  And all of her life, she has ben taught that she is a special snowflake.

So there is not really a bad side.  Everything is win-win.  Or is it?  In the long run, people have to actually perform.  And not understanding your limitations is not the path to success here.

Note that most young men do grow up knowing their limitations.  Success and failure, and what leads to both are pounded into them.  Hence, they are much more likely to have a measure of humility.

But really the most surprising thing here is that I would even think there might be a need to write a post like this.  Shouldn’t the people of the world already know this?  Is all of the knowledge of our forebears forgotten?  Even if that knowledge is forgotten, shouldn’t people be able to figure it out?

Note that if you have swallowed the red pill, you know humility (except maybe for Sumo)

As your asignment for the day: Describe how a lack of humility has done you (or other people in).

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108 comments on “Humility
  1. Yoda says:

    If humble you are not,
    then true reality you see not.

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  2. Yoda says:

    Any institution encourage humility it does?

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  3. Yoda says:

    Wonder what Darth Maul thinks of humility he does
    Wonder same thing about Darth Emo I do

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  4. Yoda says:

    Anybody ever seen a humble feminist they have?

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  5. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    A humble feminist? No, I don’t think so. I don’t think that Lindy West qualifies.
    While overconfidence can get you in trouble, self dowbt can also cripple.

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  6. Tarnished says:

    Basically most people are not all that they think that they are.

    That’s probably because they forget to count all their flaws along with their good traits. This is foolish, and leads to rampant egocentrism.

    Any institution encourage humility it does?

    Scouts does, as does doing community service, which is a graduation requirement in some high schools. Various religions try to. Some are more successful than others, though.

    It’s not an institution, but being a more introspective personality helps.

    Anybody ever seen a humble feminist they have?

    Nope.

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  7. Tarnished says:

    Enough about the good side of humility.  How about the bad side?

    The bad side of humility does exist. It is the lack of pride in one’s honest accomplishments and/or a lack of self-esteem. This leads to having a personality that is quite easy for unkind people to take advantage of.

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  8. Yoda says:

    Fuzzie Bear,

    The correct balance best it would be.
    People explore they should.
    Build up capabilities they should.
    Learn their limitations they should

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  9. Tarnished says:

    Shouldn’t the people of the world already know this?

    Difference between “knowing” and “caring” there is.

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  10. Yoda says:

    How about the bad side?

    Meant not to be taken literally it was

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  11. Yoda says:

    Difference between “knowing” and “caring” there is.

    True this would be.
    Why people care they should?
    Incentives there are?

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  12. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yesterday, I linked a story about a woman in Miami going crazy on an Uber driver. I think that she will kearn some humility very soon.

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  13. Tarnished says:

    Why people care they should?
    Incentives there are?

    Because empathy works both ways:
    Not only does it allow us to put ourselves in another’s mindset/situation, but it makes us hope that the good we spread today will be returned to us eventually.
    Call it karma, call it the Rule of 3, call it paying it forward…whatever term one uses, it means the same.

    Plus, in my experience, it hurts one’s “heart” to not help other people. If I see a person in need and just carry on with my day, I cannot get them out of my mind, wondering if they’re okay. So…if someone needs help, you do what you can. We’re interconnected like that.

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  14. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    That little brunette is all over youtube. Is it because people are tired of seeing girls getting away with having tantrums?

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  15. JDG says:

    Wonder what Darth Maul thinks of humility he does
    Wonder same thing about Darth Emo I do

    What about Rey the anti-sammich girl?

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  16. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    JDG,
    Yoda left a comment over at Bloom’s that you will like.

    “My Fair Lady

    Say eloquently this you should,

    “The rain on Degoba falls mainly in the swamp.
    Upon Mrs. Yoda’s sammiches I do chomp'”

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  17. Yoda says:

    What about Rey the anti-sammich girl?

    Find more about her the next film we will.
    Wonder if learn to make a sammich as well she learned to do everything else she will

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  18. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I found something that Yoda and Farm Boy may want to watch. Yo my knowledge, this is the first time Ashe Schow has been interviewed.
    At thirty miniuts in, it is a lot of yakking.

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  19. JDG says:

    “The rain on Degoba falls mainly in the swamp.
    Upon Mrs. Yoda’s sammiches I do chomp’”

    Very much like this I do.

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  20. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    There should be a retort from Mrs. Yoda.

    While digesting my sandwiches hes does burp.
    Taking in his green soup, I do slurp.

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  21. I am not sure exactly how my mom did this but she taught us to have a strong inner core belief in ourselves and yet at the same time not to go around bragging or tooting our own horns. She taught quiet confidence was best. And to look within for approval, knowing one did their best, rather than to look to others for constant external validation. In today’s culture humility is almost treated like a negative trait but it’s refreshingly anything but when you see the real deal.

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  22. Tarnished says:

    “Quiet confidence”.

    Yes, that’s it exactly! Knowing one’s own strengths and weaknesses, yet not having the desire to brag/complain about either outside of relevant conversation.

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  23. BuenaVista says:

    Some Christian thinking here, skip over if that’s not your thing.

    A superabundance of humility, if defined to include self-abasement, is dangerous to oneself and others. It expresses itself in despair, the absence of hope. Certainly from a faith perspective, despair — the antithesis of hope, which is inextricable from faith — is a profound sin. It is the denial of both our human, and ultimate potential — it is to deny the possibility of
    grace and God’s love. There’s a lot of despair in the manosphere, and I have erred in expressing more than my fair share.

    I question the utility of humility in contemporary secular contexts. Unless one is a Norwegian bachelor farmer living on a secret trove of gold, guns and walking-talking replicant love-dolls, humility is generally rewarded with contempt, disinterest and overt abuse. Women actually rage-spiral in response to expressions of humility; businessmen snort and climb over your back, depositing a few shivs on the way up; even a cab driver will translate humility as weakness, and starting screaming into his cell phone. I think this is because in a postmodern age the claims of the ego and id are elevated to a position of primacy, and at best celebrate a casual narcissism that has no room for humble, thoughtful interactions with other humans. Other humans have a utility function, sure, but their utility function becomes “What can I extract from this donkey?”

    ***

    An anecdote, because that is not what I’ve done much of lately.

    I was sitting in a lounge with the owner and his employee, two guys I shoot with from time to time. This is 100 miles from the nearest interstate. We’re pretty happy when the morning temps start with a plus sign. The owner and I hadn’t seen each other since a random encounter years ago in another country; he was an employee of “Hughes Aircraft”, in the sense that his son was disabled as a Navy “Electrician’s Mate.” (My friend’s exploits included being on the crew that disabled 23 F-14s when the mullahs took over Iran, then exfil’d at night in a single engine, 90 mph Russian biplane (Antonov). The odds of running into him out here are approximately 1 billion to 1. (Which coincidence makes one wonder if there are actually coincidences.)

    In walks a pleasant looking boy — fit, thin, Scandinavian, quiet like a farm boy, and his girlfriend, who’s a super-chubby. She removes her jacket, then she removes her sweater, and she’s sitting there now in a tank top with her gut spilling out over her jeans. So sexy beautiful she is! She pulls out her phone and while having drinks with date-boy, ignores him for the little piece of glass that she strokes. The owner of the bar asks me what I want to hear, and I requested the noted philosopher Dwight Yoakum. The owner, who’s plastered because it makes his back and legs hurt less, is now roaring about the time he was in Bakersfield, California and DY made the mistake of pinching his wife’s ass, whereupon DW went DOWN and my friend went downtown to the klink for two days. It was a very funny story, we were both yelling and pounding the bar. We were not being humble.

    The fat girl still hasn’t talked to her boyfriend, but she stares with wonder and interest at the 55 year-old, broken down and crippled, 6’2″ 225 pound man with the beard and pony tail.

    I’m sure she’ll marry the boy or one like him, and she will despise him for his quiet, resolute grace in her presence.

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  24. Yoda says:

    I question the utility of humility in contemporary secular contexts

    Much truth to this there is.
    Speaks poorly of the system it does

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  25. BuenaVista says:

    There’s some politics here, albeit as metaphor, so skip over it if it’s not your thing.

    One of my outcomes from the red pill reeducation camp is a firm conviction, demonstrated daily and even online, is the impossibility of discussing RP issues with women and blue pill men. (Deti originally articulated this, and I think he was right.) The men all prattle on like Tucker Carlson, telling us to Man UP! and be a woman’s walking selfie stick, and the women … well, duh. We’re not supposed to know the other side’s gameplan.

    Anyway, enforced silence has its advantages and disadvantages. I’m of the opinion that a stoic confidence in the newly discovered order of things is generally a good thing, but it does induce more than happy certainty. There is a steeliness to the insights. People like Cill embody that here very well.

    Metaphor Alert: Borrowing from American politics for a moment, consider the meme “Cold Anger.” Frankly, this is where I believe the airplane lands after it transitions through the ice and convection that is the thunderstorm of a RP awakening. This is what we have left, where once we held all the pretty lies dear. At least it’s an outlook that fosters action and resolve, rather than despair; it is not, incidentally, incompatible with humility, because it requires one to respect the danger that is the postmodern, hyper-narcissistic, open hypergamy, the- government-sees-us-as-donkeys-with-semen-and-dollars-to-collect, era.

    http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2015/09/27/cold-anger/

    Some highlights:

    There’s a level of anger far deeper and more consequential than expressed rage or visible behavior. Cold Anger does not need to go to violence. For those who carry it, no conversation is needed. You cannot poll or measure it; and even those who carry it avoid discussion.

    Cold Anger is not hatred, it is far more purposeful.

    Cold Anger absorbs betrayal silently, often prudently.

    Cold Anger evidenced is more severe because it is more strategic.

    Cold Anger does not gloat; it absorbs consistent vilification and ridicule as fuel. This sensibility does not want to exist, it is forced to exist in otherwise unwilling hosts – who also refuse to be destabilized by it.

    Deliberate intent and prudence will insure avoiding failure. The course, is thoughtful vigilance; a strategy devoid of emotion.

    Misplaced corrective action, regardless of intent, is neither safe nor wise.

    Cold Anger is not driven to act in spite of itself; it drives a reckoning.

    Cold Anger perceives deception the way a long-term battered spouse absorbs the blow in the hours prior to the pre-planned exit; with purpose.

    A shield, or cry of micro-aggression will provide no benefit, nor quarter. Delicate sensibilities are dispatched like a feather in a hurricane. Pushed far enough, decisions are reached.

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  26. Farm Boy says:

    There is so much good stuff in BV’s comment. I think that I will use if for the basis of a near future post.

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  27. Farm Boy says:

    Should institutions teach humility. Or is it a lost cause?

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  28. Spawny Get says:

    BV, more like that, please.

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  29. Spawny Get says:

    The latter most strongly, but the previous one also.

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  30. Farm Boy says:

    Louisiana State University professor Teresa Buchanan was fired for … well, we don’t know exactly.

    She never received the specific allegations against her, but was informed she had somehow violated the university’s sexual harassment policy, even though no students actually alleged that she had sexually harassed them.

    Buchanan, who taught a prekindergarten-3rd grade teacher certification program at LSU, allegedly used profanity or sexual humor in her class. Some of the students in that class, who are all adults supposedly being prepared for the real world, couldn’t handle her teaching style, and complained.

    LSU’s broad definition of sexual harassment, which includes “unwelcome verbal, visual or physical behavior of a sexual nature” doesn’t limit such allegations to those that severely affect a student’s learning. Sexual harassment need only “unreasonably” interfere with a student’s education. Even that doesn’t seem to be the case with Buchanan, who may have been guilty of offending some students, but not making education a living hell for them.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/fired-professor-sues-citing-freedom-speech/article/2581227

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  31. David Foster says:

    One thing that teaches humility is working with things that give a person direct feedback. Making or fixing a machine. Riding a horse. Flying (especially landing) an airplane. Or, working with other people in a way that gives direct feedback. Selling something. Giving a persuasive speech to a debate judge.

    I think too many people are lacking in these kinds of experiences in their younger years.

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  32. Cill says:

    Hmm. I do all of the above excepting the last two (Selling something. Giving a persuasive speech to a debate judge.)

    But have I learned humility? Let others be the judge of that.

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  33. Cill says:

    Come to think of it, I do sell things. Of course I do. I sell some of the stuff that I grow and catch. Great Scott, I’m well on my way to being a humble man…

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  34. Cill says:

    Anyone know a debate judge I can give a persuasive speech to?

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  35. David Foster says:

    Cil…”But have I learned humility? Let others be the judge of that.”

    A truly non-humble person would probably immediately assert his high humility level.

    Barack Obama, he of the “I can do anything better than anyone on my staff” remark, probably considers himself a humble person.

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  36. Yoda says:

    Barack Obama,

    It appears one of the great challenges that President Obama has had to overcome in office is that no one around him is as good at their job as he is. From Jodi Kantor’s The Obamas, page 66:

    Obama had always had a high estimation of his ability to cast and run his operation. When David Plouffe, his campaign manager, first interviewed for a job with him in 2006, the senator gave him a warning: “I think I could probably do every job on the campaign better than the people I’ll hire to do it,” he said. “It’s hard to give up control when that’s all I’ve known.” Obama said nearly the same thing to Patrick Gaspard, whom he hired to be the campaign’s political director. “I think I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters,” Obama told him. “I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”

    This is not some long-ago sentiment, or momentary lapse into egoism. Michelle Obama declared at a Democratic-party fundraiser in California last June:

    “He reads every word, every memo, so he is better prepared than the people briefing him,” she said. “This man doesn’t take a day off.”

    http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/296848/obama-i-can-do-every-job-better-those-i-hire-do-it-jim-geraghty

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  37. Spawny Get says:

    GREAT NEWS
    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/01/22/canadian-court-to-decide-whether-people-can-be-jailed-for-mean-tweets/

    by ALLUM BOKHARI22 Jan 2016163
    A rare victory for free speech in Canada. Gregory Alan Elliott, the Toronto artist who was dragged through an extraordinary 3-year criminal harassment trial after he disagreed with feminists on the internet, has just been acquitted.

    Both sides of the online culture wars had their eyes trained on a courtroom in Ontario today, where the long-awaited verdict was just handed down. The case became a major flashpoint between free speech defenders and feminists on the internet. At stake were two separate visions of the internet – one free, and one closely policed by progressive activists.

    Elliott was charged with criminal harassment after he tweeted a number of critical messages to feminist activist Stephanie Guthrie in 2012. He has incurred several hundred thousand dollars in debt over the course of the legal battle, and has even had his artwork vandalized by progressive activists.

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  38. Spawny Get says:

    David, Cill has a sick sense of humour…me too. You’ll get used to it, I hope. He’s a Kiwi, I’m English. It’s in the blood.

    And welcome.

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  39. Spawny Get says:

    After getting off of this outrageous from the get-go, trumped up charge, Greg needs to start sueing everyone from his accusers, through the police and courts. Including the judge. The charge should never have reached court, having done so it should have been thrown out immediately.

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  40. Spawny Get says:

    This one may leave a mark…ouch. Pat Condell in fine form

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  41. Spawny Get says:

    “Wanky, subjective, bollock brained nonsense” translates to…”not useful”

    And you’re welcome, my colonial brethren. Spawny educates, Spawny informs

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  42. Spawny Get says:

    Poxy…of very poor quality

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  43. Cill says:

    Spawny, great news it is. The opening words of the report: “A rare victory for free speech in Canada” (emphasis added by me). I think these victories will continue to be rare.

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  44. Yoda says:

    One thing that teaches humility is working with things that give a person direct feedback.

    Guys do such jobs earlier in life and more often than typical gals do

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  45. Cill says:

    I like the old bloke at 11:54 pm. I looked him up. Pat Condell. Good stuff.

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  46. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    That is good news about Elliott being acquitted. That parties conspired against him is well known. However, Hammah Wallin, in the Honey Badger video I linked yesterday, said that to prosecute the prosecution in Canada would require overwhelmong proof.
    The bastards are going to get away with it.

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  47. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    News from Pal Elam.
    Judgybitch went to Southern California to tape a talk show. From what is said, it was well recieved, it couldn’t be turned into a hit piece, so they shelved it.

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  48. Cill says:

    I wonder how much the snow affects the New Yorkers such as tarn. The MSM Down Under presents it as if the city is totally snowed in.

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  49. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill,
    I am six hundred miles away and it has missed us. Without looking, I thionk the problem with New York is that it all has to be hauled away and dumped in the Hudson or East River. Scraping it aside is not an option.
    It would be good to hear from Tarn on this.

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  50. molly says:

    tarn we wish you will be safe from the snow 🙂

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  51. BV, yes humility can indeed be a drawback in biz and other spheres. I have more than once been steamrolled bc I was wanting to play nice in the sandbox while others were grabbing every toy and then some. Less often but I have been taken that way by so-called friends, as well. I hope karma exists. Bc people like that suck and make the world a smaller, meaner place.

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  52. Or maybe that’s life and I need to get used to it. Lol. Maybe both.

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  53. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly! Whenever I see your avatar, I feel joyful.
    for you: 🌯 🌯 🌯 🐻 🙄
    for Tarn: 🌯 🌯 🌯

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  54. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Bloom,
    I hope that people notice the difference. Who would you want back in the sandbox another day?

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  55. molly says:

    Fuzzie! Food (support) from u and me to tarn in the snow. 🌯 🌯 🌯 🌯

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  56. molly says:

    We are thinking of tarn.

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  57. molly says:

    We are thinking of tarn here down under I mean. 🙂

    “We.AreThinking.Of.Tarn”.

    Yik. Bossyboots molly. 😦

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  58. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I hope that Tarn is safe and warm in her house, that her FwB is there, and that it’s a snow day at work. 🙂

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  59. Tarnished says:

    I am indeed safe, and fairly warm. The actual snow didn’t reach where I live but for 2 inches or so, but I’m just now without electricity. Probably due to wind and tree branches, nothing dire.

    My FwB is not with me at the moment, unfortunately. He’s at his own house, dealing with even less snow. I do have the day off tomorrow though…Will be trying with the guys to get ourselves a room for Gencon since housing reservations go live tomorrow.

    If I manage to get the room this year, I may even have a bed, lol. 😉

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  60. Tarnished says:

    Aw, who am I kidding. I’ve got the youngest bones of our group…even if I make the reservation, I’ll curl up in a blanket burrito on the floor like usual. 😄

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  61. molly says:

    😀

    tarn ❤ and fuzzie

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  62. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn,
    I hope that power is restored to your place quickly.

    Molly,
    You’re all right. Cill hs a great cousin.

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  63. Sumo says:

    Humility is not something that I concern myself with. It’s a concept for less-than-awesome folks to mull over.

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  64. Spawny Get says:

    For the lolz
    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/01/23/petition-feminist-migrant-activist-actress-emma-watson-spend-week-in-migrant-camp/

    definitely not a complete bitch, no sirree. Ignore your lying eyes

    A provocative online petition is calling on Emma Watson — the Harry Potter star know for her feminism and pro mass migration liberal activism — to spend a week in a camp with migrants to show they are good for her feminist cause.

    At the time of writing the petition is approaching 9,000 signatures, and demands Ms. Watson spend a “holiday” in the so-called Jungle camp in Calais without her bodyguards.

    It reads: “In order to show how safe current migration is to Europe, particularly regarding the cause of feminism… Emma Watson should spend a week’s holiday in a Calais migrant camp, without guards of course, to show how safe, and how pro feminism these migrants are.”

    She doesn’t even try and hide her feelings, that’s how big a mangina society we live in.

    But go sign the petition, you know that you want to 😉

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  65. Spawny Get says:

    Cappy Cap does a stormer…heartfelt excellence, really.

    it’s been a very long time since I bothered to watch one of his vids. It won’t be so long next time if this is the stuff he’s putting out.

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  66. Cill says:

    Sumo I’m glad you made comment here. Onya bro. It was the a-humble thing to do. To ignore this topic would have been to dignify it by omission.

    It must have grated like hell when you typed in the word “humility” though. Did your keyboard burst into flames? Did the pained voice of Beelzebub himself erupt from your speakers?

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  67. Yoda says:

    Innocent he was,


    A 19-year-old Roanoke College student was accused of rape in March 2015 by a college freshman. He was charged by the district attorney, but it took a jury just 25 minutes to find him not guilty at the end of a trial that lasted one day. A campus sexual misconduct hearing also found him not responsible.

    Case closed, right? Wrong, of course.

    When the student, who is from Zimbabwe, re-enrolled in Roanoke, campus activists started an online petition in an effort to bar him from campus, citing safety concerns. This just goes to show that students who are accused of sexual assault on college campuses are often considered guilty-until-proven-innocent, and even then are still considered guilty.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/student-cleared-of-rape-still-not-welcome-at-his-college/article/2581088

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  68. Farm Boy says:

    I wonder how good this book is,

    http://www.amazon.com/Is-He-Worth-It-Hidden/dp/0990686426

    Where are the good men?

    Good men are everywhere, and they are looking for terrific women. So why are they hard to find? And why do so many women make life-altering mistakes by choosing the wrong men?

    The answer is distressingly simple. Good men don’t always know how to attract women, and women don’t always recognize good men.

    But don’t despair! Is He Worth It? holds time-tested wisdom for spotting good men who are searching for great relationships. You’ll learn…

    • The three pillars of a good man. Men of character possess these basic traits.
    • The twelve-point man inspection. This quiz will help you evaluate his relationship readiness.
    • Ten self-deceptions that lead to costly relationship errors. Find out how to avoid common mistakes women make when choosing men.

    Written by a happily married man who is also a clinical psychologist, Is He Worth It? is a sweet celebration of romance, and it’s the perfect guide to finding love in these complex times.

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  69. BuenaVista says:

    This man, Allen Franzen, has created a firestorm in academia by outing himself as a gay, redpill man. (He has been out as a gay guy for 30 years.) Note how reasoned, and reasonable, his suggestions are in this blog post:

    http://www.allenjfrantzen.com/Men/femfog.html

    And note the “you can’t say that!” response by his professional peers in The Chronicle of Education, here:

    http://chronicle.com/article/Prominent-Medieval-Scholar-s/235014/#comments-anchor

    Allen was my adviser and friend at Oberlin, and is responsible for launching me there through his expressed belief in and support of me. (I went off to college at 17 and it was pretty rocky there for a while.)

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  70. Spawny Get says:

    “So why are they hard to find?”

    ooh ooh I got this one…you’re not a terrific woman and so they’re probably avoiding you

    did I win a prize?

    I see that nobody ever went bust selling women the shortcut / trick to the dream.

    Maybe the trick is to not look tricky, not look desperate, not look needy. Maybe it’s to look like you have your shit pretty much down by yourself, but you have room for a good man to share the good life with you. Crazy, crazy thoughts.

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  71. Spawny Get says:

    BV,

    I am clear that I don’t know much about Oberlin, but I kind of thought that it was pretty hard left by US standards. I’m guessing that when your name comes up amongst your fellow grads and staff, quite a few of them shake their heads, or just start crying. Validation of a life well lived can come from many sources.

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  72. Tarnished says:

    Maybe it’s to look like you have your shit pretty much down by yourself, but you have room for a good man to share the good life with you.

    No shit, right?
    Spawny, you crazy bastard. Stop it with this “talking sense” crap. 😉

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  73. Tarnished says:

    It’s okay. The astounding beauty rendered by your photoshop skills has caused me to automatically forgive you.

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  74. Tarnished says:

    Awwww. And now it’s not your lion, but a peevishly petulant puppy!

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  75. Spawny Get says:

    BTW Labour has just found the recept for the ‘Edstone

    Ed Miliband labour ‘leader’…
    Headstone marking the grave…
    geddit?


    So, coming up to around £8K for the quintessential symbol for the death of labour’s election chances.

    Of course, the true fun is that Ed changed the election process for his replacement in a way that got Corbyn elected. Corbyn is destroying the party from the inside while the electorate will have to wait till 2020 to destroy it from the outside. And the labour supporters at that point will be shocked, shocked! I tell you when they fail to be elected. Corbyn makes Bernie Sanders look sane and reasonable…not kidding here.

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  76. Spawny Get says:

    I repent the change

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  77. Farm Boy says:

    The Bristol Beagle

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  78. Farm Boy says:

    The Chicken of Bristol

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  79. Spawny Get says:


    “all roight, moy loverr?”

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  80. Sumo says:

    It must have grated like hell when you typed in the word “humility” though. Did your keyboard burst into flames? Did the pained voice of Beelzebub himself erupt from your speakers?

    Nah. Came down with a pretty good case of the giggles, though.

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  81. Yoda says:

    Problems,

    http://m.townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/01/23/christians-conservatives-men-and-white-people-are-not-responsible-for-your-problems-n2108802

    Lou Holtz once said, “Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.” Unfortunately, Lou Holtz is a man out-of-step with our whiny age.

    Today, people will not shut up about their problems. They want to let you know about every issue they have, every “microaggression” and every time they’re offended. It’s a bottomless sea of discontent.

    Worse yet, our generation of complainers never seems to blame themselves for their own problems. Instead they’ve picked out a group of designated fall guys that it’s always okay to blame for every problem they have: Christians, conservatives, men or white people.

    Every time a Muslim engages in a terrorist attack, we get a lecture on the crusades which ended in 1291. Alternately, we hear how often these diehard Christians have attacked abortion clinics. Setting aside the fact that those killers are universally condemned by Christians, more people were killed in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks than were killed in every abortion clinic attack since Roe v. Wade. We’ve even gotten to the point where liberal gay couples are seeking out Christian florists, photographers and bakers so they can pretend to be hurt when they refuse to cater their weddings.

    Then there’s white people. It’s bizarre that in a nation that’s 62% white, Caucasians are considered to be the only race it’s okay to openly discriminate against, mock and smear. White people are obsessively lectured about white privilege, usually by very privileged black professors and television personalities who apparently have no sense of irony. We hear endlessly about the supposed perils of white racism in a nation that just elected the first black president while it’s the official policy of the government to discriminate against white Americans based on their skin color via affirmative action. In a country where more than 90% of black Americans who are murdered are killed by other African-Americans, we focus obsessively on the far less than 1% that are killed by police officers mainly so a racial motive can be implied about the white officers that are involved.

    Let me also add, there is no “rape culture” in America. If you want to see a “rape culture,” go to Egypt or the parts of Germany that are overrun with Syrian migrants. There’s also no patriarchy and the idea that women are paid less than men for doing the same work has been so thoroughly disproven that only an idiot would believe it. If women would really do the same work as men for less pay, why not just start a company and hire all women? You could dominate the market with your reduced labor costs. While we’re at it, if you get all upset about a man being polite enough to pull out a chair or open a door for you, there’s something wrong with you as a human being. Try saying thank you once in a while and more people will like you.

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  82. molly says:

    “Try saying thank you once in a while and more people will like you.”

    Too late. People can tell if you were brought up polite and respectful. Polite feminist is North Pole Penguin, eh. 😉

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  83. Yoda says:

    Only a dying culture lionizes women who publicly impugn – with pride – their own honor and virtue, and brag about killing their own flesh and blood. Yet, to the left, Valerie Tarico represents “progress.” She’s a hero – a bold voice for “women’s rights.”

    This is by design. Secular-progressives have worked hard to deconstruct traditional sexual morality for generations. The goal is to impose – under penalty of law – their own moral relativist, sexual anarchist worldview. (Hence, the unconstitutional Obamacare mandate requiring that Christian groups cast aside millennia-old church doctrine, get with the postmodern program and capitulate to funding abortion homicide.)

    Indeed, like other feminist radicals, Tarico demands that the rest of us underwrite her stated immoral practices by paying for her and other women’s birth control and child sacrifice. Fornication and abortion, of course, are considered “mortal sins” in Christianity. Catholic doctrine further bars the Church from providing contraception, but to anti-Christian liberals like Tarico, religious liberty and freedom of conscience are things of the past, and the First Amendment represents an obstacle to their dystopian future.

    Seriously. Can someone please explain to me how and why a woman’s “right” to be promiscuous and snuff-out her resulting offspring is my financial responsibility? If you refuse to buy your own “preventative medicine,” gals, why not hit up the fellas? Last I heard it takes two to do the fornication Fandango. It seems to me that public groveling for free contraception, abortifacients and surgical abortion reinforces the sexist stereotype that women can’t survive without welfare – without men. Women’s empowerment? More like patriarchal governmental dependency.

    http://m.townhall.com/columnists/mattbarber/2016/01/24/slut-shame-indeed-n2108965

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  84. Farm Boy says:

    There is a new post

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  85. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    That was great Captain Capitalism video.

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  86. molly says:

    ” ten gallon hats are out of fashion”
    What does it mean?

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  87. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly! 🌯 🌯 🌯 🐻 🙄
    “Ten gallon hats” were oversized cowboy hats worn by actors in the thirties. The implication is that the feminists’s heads are so swollen, they won’t fit.

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  88. molly says:

    ” feminists’s heads are so swollen, they won’t fit.”

    They are swollen headed eh. I hate them Fuzzie I really do.

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  89. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly,
    We shouldn’t hate anybody. It’s sad that the fembots have brought us to this.

    I think the mainstream media is going to take a hit on this one.
    http://bobagard.blogspot.com/2016/01/donald-vs-megyn-thursday-night.html
    Megyn Kelly is not a journalist. She is not worthy to carry Walter Cronkite’s typewriter.

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  90. Darth Maul says:

     photo hate_zpsn9x9mmeb.jpg

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  91. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly,
    Darth Maul has left a warning. Maybe we need to give all the feminists teddy bears. They’d probably do something mean with them.
    Oh, well.

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  92. molly says:

    I’m not just a box of fluffy ducks 🙂

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  93. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Hate makes people destroy and diminish. Better to construct.
    There is a reason that I have my Dad’s samurai sword. No one else in the family wanted it. Like most who went through the Pacific War, he had an abiding and unreasoning hatred for the Japanese.

    What I can’t fathom about the fembots is their unreasoning hatred for men. It doesn’t make any sense and, yet, it is poisoning all interactions between the sexes.

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  94. molly says:

    Fuzzie ❤ luv ya

    I am a young adult and the world is totally weird.

    I go out with my friend (Monday 8:58 pm 25th Jan '16) 🙂 🐻 🙄

    Bye u and Spawny Space people 🙂

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  95. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Molly,
    I love you too.

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  96. Tarnished says:

    Heh. An old thread of Black Pill’s got revived recently due to a feminist leaving a very shaming, unsympathetic comment. Oddly enough, it sparked a minor conversation regarding whether hatred is ever justified.

    My take was:
    Hatred of individuals who have actively harmed or humiliated you is a fairly human reaction, and is indeed justified.
    Hatred of an entire subset of the population that only happens to share a physical trait with your attacker is not. People cannot control things like the sex they are born as, so it is unfair to automatically judge them for it. Hence, neither misandry nor misogyny are justified. Better to simply be cautiously pessimistic when dealing with the same subset that has hurt you previously. That way you aren’t painting all men/all women with the same brush, but neither are you leaving yourself open to an attack.

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  97. Spawny Get says:

    Don’t know if you guys heard that a ferry to England was invaded by illegal immigrants at the weekend. Crazy Comrade Corbyn was in France at the time.

    Now we know what he was up to (allegedly)

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/01/24/chaos-in-calais-as-anarchists-and-migrants-storm-docked-ferry-the-spirit-of-britain/

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  98. Sumo says:

    What most folks would call “humility”, I call “honesty”. For example, I can think of 7 people in my immediate circle of friends who are far, far better chefs than I could hope to be. Admitting this isn’t “humble”, it’s just a fact.

    On the other hand, I have not yet met anyone who can best me in hand to hand combat. While I accept that someone out there is probably better than me, my experience up to this point leads me to believe that I am the baddest man alive. 😉

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  99. Spawny Get says:

    Corbyn on his EastGermany motorcycle holidays in the seventies (true story)

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  100. Spawny Get says:

    Bit of a shocker. Strap yourself in.

    Just mentioned on the regional news following the main daytime news on BBC1

    Braced?

    Male domestic violence deaths become focus in Cornwall

    Male domestic violence victims are being urged to come forward and report their suffering in spite of the “stigma” surrounding their plight.
    Nationally, the number of women killed through domestic violence is more than double that of men.
    But in Cornwall men made up four out of the five most recent victims.
    Authorities there said they have been working to tackle the issue after a review said there could be a “chink in the chain of support for males”.
    Nationwide, the majority of fatal domestic abuse cases are killings by current or former partners, including heterosexual and homosexual couples, but the figures also include family members such as siblings and parents – in accordance with the government’s definition of domestic abuse.

    ‘A chink in the chain’? AYFKM?

    Michelle Davies, domestic abuse strategy manager for Safer Cornwall, said it was “difficult to pinpoint” why more men than women have died in domestic situations in Cornwall over the past five years.
    “What I’m nervous of is speculation,” she said.
    She added: “What we can say is we have fantastic services available in Cornwall for female victims and have had for many years.
    “As a result we could hypothesise that female victims of domestic abuse, because of our response, because we recognise females as victims, our responses are at a different standard than previously for male victims,” she said.

    However, over all, a good story to see in such a prominent position. Story was also mentioned in the trailer before the main 1pm national news.

    Also, from Northern Ireland
    Domestic abuse: Men ‘need more help’, victims’ organisation says

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  101. Spawny Get says:

    Huh, now I hear that we’re getting your big storm coming in tomorrow afternoon. Lots of rain and gales. No snow though, that’d be so déclassé. We leave that showy, snowy stuff to the colonials…usually. We only get snow when we get weather from Russia, most of the time we import American weather warmed by the North Atlantic (esp. Gulf Stream)

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  102. Spawny Get says:

    Strap back in…this one will have you ROTFLYAO

    Perhaps Yoda and/or Darth Maul can explain the issue…please

    Tarn prolly hasa clue too

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