Empowerment Through Social Media

From here,

Gordon says the current crop of innovations, like smartphone apps, may be making life easier or more fun, but they’re not making workers significantly more productive.

Blinder goes a step further, listing some distractions that may subtract from productivity: “Things like … tweeting, Snapchatting, things that to me are unlikely to raise industrial productivity and may, by the way, reduce that. I’m thinking of things like Facebooking when on the job and other things like that.”

Here we have an economist blaming the use of social media during working hours for lost productivity.  Earlier in the article, it was stated that during the is century, American worker productivity has increased only marginally.  I have a a question: who exactly is doing social media at work?

I might be wrong, and you can say so if you believe so, but it is mostly women who are interested in social media.  Sure, fellas might check up on how friends or relatives are doing, but it is the women who drive it.  It is built in; females are interested in what everybody else is doing, and social media allows them to feast.  When I was a kid, the house telephone would ring, and nobody would make a move to answer it.  We would wait for my older sister to pick it up to talk to her girlfriends.  The topic of course, was people at school.  At the time I wondered how anybody could care so much about such silliness.  In the modern day, I have a niece who while doing her job gets bored, and she runs off to Facebook to see what is happening.

This desire in women is apparently a beast that can’t be tamed.  Facebook places it on steroids.  Is there anything comparable for the fellas?  Well that depends… Perhaps video games are the closest.  Guys love to play them.  They satisfy  an urge.  They result in lost productivity and stunted development, as we have been told endlessly.  To be honest, there really doesn’t seem to be that much difference between social media and video games with respect to the results.

Still, guys get scolded, and gals do not.  The above NPR article is the first that I have seen that kind of cast social media in a bad light sort of.  The author seems to be unwilling to go the extra mile and say what really needs to be said.

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158 comments on “Empowerment Through Social Media
  1. Spawny Get says:

    Shower in refreshing libtard tears

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  2. Ame says:

    “When I was a kid, the house telephone would ring, and nobody would make a move to answer it. We would wait for my older sister to pick it up to talk to her girlfriends.”


    i was SO guilty of this! when i turned 17 (my last birthday before graduating from high school and moving out), i got my OWN phone! of course, it had to be plugged into the wall … and it was a family party line (my girls cannot even fathom that) … but the pic they took of me when i opened my present? you’d have thought i’d won the superbowl! sheesh … the hours i could spend on the phone to my bff … AFTER spending every other waking hour together 🙂 . … children cured that, though.

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  3. Yoda says:

    children cured that, though.

    Like cooties, now “have it” they do?

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  4. Yoda says:

    Like Obi-Wan, Harambe more powerful dead than alive he was

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  5. Yoda says:

    Apparently hates green people Hillary does.

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  6. Yoda says:

    Looks better wearing green she does


  7. Yoda says:

    Must be like a Tardis inside it would be

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  8. Ame says:

    Yoda –
    “children cured that, though.
    Like cooties, now “have it” they do?”

    Yoda … actually, my girls are both introverts, and since they’re close in age, they’re each other’s bff right now. that wasn’t the case before their dad died, but when he died, and they were 14 and 16, that changed everything, including their friendships. they had so much to deal with grieving his death and all the stuff he did to them that we all kind of cocooned for a long time to heal. it was hard for them to be around friends whose dads love and care for them and are involved in their lives while they were dealing with the pain from having a dad who was not only dead but didn’t want them when he was alive 😦 .

    they both do have smartphones, though, and use them for lots of things. Youngest uses hers for music, watching anime, and watching youtube videos – amazing what that kid learns on youtube. also research and reading. she pretty much does everything on her phone. music is almost always a constant for her b/c it occupies parts of her brain so other parts can focus on what she’s doing. it also helps her to ‘self-medicate’ or ‘organize her brain’ and calm herself when her ‘engine’ gets too high.

    Oldest uses her laptop, kindle fire, and smart phone, all three, sometimes simultaneously, to do all sorts of things … write, read, music, research, projects, anime, movies, etc. one day i walked in and she was putting together a power point on natural disasters just b/c she was interested in learning about them.

    BUT … the reason ‘children cured that’ is that, even now, if i start talking on the phone, my kids will appear out of nowhere. they can go for seeming forever without needing me, but if i start talking on the phone, they NEED me NOW! as teenagers i can tell them to wait, but as babies, toddlers, preschoolers, etc, it wasn’t so easy … esp with my aspie-girl. and now, with email and texting, and yes, fb, that’s how i keep up w/my friends.

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  9. SFC Ton says:

    Rather have them endless babble on to their friends on the phone then try dumping all that verbal/ emotional bullshit on me

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  10. Ame says:

    “Rather have them endless babble on to their friends on the phone then try dumping all that verbal/ emotional bullshit on me”


    i even feel that way about my girls sometimes … ‘Can y’all just take that to someone else? Mommy needs a break!” really, i’m thankful they have each other, and that they’ve grown to actually like each other 🙂

    they say that, for men, that’s one of the major advantages of a poly relationship … that the women take care of all their emotional needs among themselves so the man doesn’t have to deal with it all.

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  11. Yoda says:

    “Rather have them endless babble on to their friends on the phone then try dumping all that verbal/ emotional bullshit on me”

    Perhaps like a baby’s pacifier it is

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  12. Ame says:

    i LOVE paci’s! both my girls had paci’s till they turned 4, and neither need braces.

    being girls, though … they were able to talk very well with those things in their mouths!

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  13. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    There seems to be a strong corelation between the rise of social media and the fall of femininity. The globe trotting PUAs have notinced that wherever smartphones start penetrating the market, the women change and not for the better.

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  14. Yoda says:

    Reference for that the bear does have?

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  15. Yoda says:

    What for women is empowering not?

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  16. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I was going to reference Roosh V but Ton goes into conniptions when I bring up his name.

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  17. SFC Ton says:

    I wouldn’t say all their emotional needs, but I am not particularly involved in their emotional lives/ daily life. Neither try to interact with me as they typically would with another female. Which women attempt to do with men all the time.

    Nor is there any illusions of equality between us.

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  18. SFC Ton says:

    Bullshit bear…or is it bearshit?


  19. Tarnished says:

    Taking a much needed break from their lone social media outlet (blogs) Tarn was.

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  20. Tarnished says:

    What for women is empowering not?

    It is not empowering to be told that everything is empowering. Pretty soon, wiping one’s own ass will be worthy of a medal.

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  21. Yoda says:

    Much Tarn-bait in previous posts there was.
    Ineffective it apparently was

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  22. SFC Ton says:

    Hey darli….. Tarn ; )

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  23. Tarnished says:

    My gaming group got together to play Star Wars: Imperial Assault at my new apartment this week. It is a co-op, semi RPG boardgame that relies on mutual strategizing between players to successfully complete the missions.

    About halfway through the first scenario, C’s phone rings. It’s his wife, so he answers it.
    D immediately goes to check his Facebook page, Seamus and P check their Pokémon Go apps, and T stands up to take pictures of our board for his Twitter feed.

    20 minutes later, everyone was still involved in their phones, except for me, who was reading an actual book (with pages and everything!). I swear, next time I’m just going to suggest we play Team Fortress or something. That way, at least we’re all looking at the same screen. 🙄

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  24. Tarnished says:

    Nice save there, Mega Ton. 😎

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  25. Tarnished says:

    Much Tarn-bait in previous posts there was.
    Ineffective it apparently was

    Tarn needs to read threads for the bait to be effective…

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  26. Tarnished says:

    I was going to reference Roosh V but Ton goes into conniptions when I bring up his name.

    I mean…he is Roosh.
    This is the same guy who wrote a post complaining that he had to take a shower and cut his fingernails to be acceptable in polite society pick up chicks.

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  27. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    See what I mean? (I’ll I have to do is mention Roosh and he gets mad.


  28. Ame says:

    ah, Fuzzie … just laugh that off! he doesn’t like it when i write long posts, either … but he gets over it 😉 … or skips them … and i laugh … and we all move on 🙂

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  29. fuzziewuzziebear says:



  30. Ame says:

    isn’t that great! i thought you’d love that. little children are so precious and pure … pure laughter over simply swinging. ***love***


  31. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I have linked this before but, it’s good and on point with yours.

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  32. Ame says:

    ahhh! i love little ones and babies. if there’s a multi-generational group gathering, i’ll tend to migrate toward the little children … and i’ll gladly help Mammas with their babies if they are comfortable doing so.

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  33. I used to pay a lot more attention to Facebook until I found the red pill then I switched to spending time there instead. Lol.

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  34. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    They have no guile. It’s all as they feel right now.

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  35. Yoda says:

    Much more intelligent than typical Facebook good red pill sites are.

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  36. Ame says:

    i use fb to keep up w/friends all over the US and different countries, too. it’s fun to see pics of their kids growing up … kids my girls began kinder with … kids of friends i’ve known at different times in my life. i can go without it, but i simply enjoy my friends out there. it’s not a major time drain … just a hop over visit 🙂


  37. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    That sounds like a positive use of the medium. What I find objectionable is a girl putting up a flattering selfie and getting a thousand “likes”.

    I mentioned Roosh earlier and he has written a number of posts that are wickedly funny denouncing smartphones and social media. It is not a substitute for spending time with a live human being.


  38. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    You and Pepe have sometning in common. You both love to mock Hillary. I know, as Kermit said , “It’s not easy being green.”

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  39. Ame says:

    i actually do have a few friends who are complete extroverts, so they’re highly social, with quite a few children and large extended families, who post a ton of pics – not only of themselves, but of their children, too. since they’re very social extroverts, they do have a ton of fb friends. but they use it as a place to keep memento pics of their kids … and to keep their families current … and their friends, too.

    these are the people who were always doing extroverted, social things, even before social media. but it doesn’t take away from their full lives – being wives, mothers, and working to help support the family.

    i’m not an extrovert and generally avoid lots of social things, so it’s not my thing. but these are the same ones, who before cell phones and social media, always had a camera with them documenting every single moment possible in their childrens’ lives and theirs, too, spending tons of money developing film every month.

    so … idk if i’d say social media changed a lot of people … or that i’d say it changed the medium through which they were already expressing their extroverted, social, personalities.

    no doubt, though, it’s used for evil as much as for good … b/c it’s driven by humanity.

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  40. Cill says:

    Now if it really had been a Boar, with tusks, the woman at 0:34 would’ve been gored and ripped.


  41. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Why is Pepe crying?

    I wasn’t expecting that!


  42. Yoda says:

    Pepe crying with joy he is.

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  43. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I feel better for that.


  44. Cill says:

    Social media were calling that thing a Boar.

    This is a Boar

    And this

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  45. Ame says:

    this is hilarious and adorable … the St Bernard is my fav, me thinks!

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  46. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    The picture of your boar did not come through on my browser but, I can imagine. The last that I heard, we have a problem her in the US with wild and domesic pigs interbreeding and getting HUGE.


  47. Cill says:

    Do you see them now Fuzzy? 2 pictures of NZ wild Boar at 5:18 am


  48. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill, you don’t go after those monsters with just a knife? If you could harness them two would pull a cart better than horses. I am not say that that would be a good ide, though.


  49. Cill says:

    Just a knife. Pigs are easier to stalk than deer. There’s no great challenge in stalking and shooting a Boar. Taking them on face to face on equal terms knife against tusk is a life-and-death challenge.

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  50. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    The only way I would go after those things with an edged weapon would be with hunting spears and a crew of guys that I trusted.
    My hat is off to you!


  51. Spawny Get says:

    Call those piglets ‘Hogs’?

    Alabama Boy Kills 1,051-Pound Monster Pig, Bigger Than ‘Hogzilla’

    Tain’t barely worth hunting a hog lessin’ you get 500-700lb of sausages out of it…

    An 11-year-old Alabama boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog that just may be the biggest pig ever found.

    Jamison Stone’s father says the hog his son killed weighed a 1,051 pounds and measured 9-feet-4 from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Think hams as big as car tires.

    If the claims are accurate, Jamison’s trophy boar would be bigger than Hogzilla, the famed wild hog that grew to seemingly mythical proportions after being killed in south Georgia in 2004.

    Hogzilla originally was thought to weigh 1,000 pounds and measure 12 feet in length. National Geographic experts who unearthed its remains believe the animal actually weighed about 800 pounds and was 8 feet long.

    After seeing the pig in person, taxidermist Jerry Cunningham told The Anniston Star it was “the biggest thing I’d ever seen … it’s huge.”

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  52. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    That is a lot of bacon!

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  53. Sumo says:

    Taking them on face to face on equal terms knife against tusk is a life-and-death challenge.

    Never done that, but if I had to………

     photo 2349C0C6-D0D9-4B00-9385-75D5979E64C0_zps6vymziwx.jpg

    30 cm (12 inch) ruler for scale. 😉


  54. SFC Ton says:

    The big boar in the usa are mostly domestic hogs who have escaped/ or a feral hog/ wild boar hybrid and there are some real hogzillas out there. Nothing under 500 pounds was worth bragging about when I lived in Georgia.

    A good pig dog will buffalo the pig for you so you can slide on up and slit it’s throat. Easy as pie. Pretty impressive watching a 40 pound pit bull dominate a 400 pig. Saw some video of a guy in Texas using Great Danes. You almost feel bad for the pig.

    I prefer to live trap a group of them, then pull ’em out one at a time but I am more about hog eradication then hog hunting


  55. SFC Ton says:

    I have never used the facebook. Ever. And while girls are near on addicted to their smart phones, they are full on addicted to attention from overtly masculine men.


  56. Cill says:

    A good pig dog will buffalo the pig for you so you can slide on up and slit it’s throat.

    One dog? No. Not against the Boars around here. Not a fucking hope.


  57. Cill says:


    You don’t know much about the subject mate. Great Danes? Shit.


  58. SFC Ton says:

    Use to be a videos some videos on the YouTube of dogs taking down hogs. Great Danes included. Killing pigs, bears and war horses was their main job for a long time

    Y’all allower Dogos and Pits? Friend of mine replaced his Rhodesian Ridgeback pack with one Pittsburgh Bull. Dogos are special bred for hog hunting, but a lot of money. Can’t see them replacing Pits or BlackMouth Curs. Only seen videos of Great Danes hunting pigs, but the ones I have seen have been complete domination; the late, great Odin came to me after he near on removed a man’s hand. Bite the dude once. My uncle’s mastiff trees bears for fun.

    Hell my 40 pound lady pit is dying to brawl with the 7 foot gator living by my house. The gator no longer hangs out in my back yard. And unleashing Girl would probably get you sanctioned by the UN for using a weapon of mass destruction


  59. Cill says:

    Saw some video of a guy in Texas using Great Danes. You almost feel bad for the pig.

    You wouldn’t have time to feel sorry for a Great Dane against a Captain Cooker Boar down under. The Danes would be done like a row of shit cans.


  60. SFC Ton says:

    LOL is the the NZ equivalent of everything is bigger in Texas syndrome ?


  61. Sumo says:

    the late, great Odin came to me after he near on removed a man’s hand.

    Wait, what? What happened to Odin!?


  62. SFC Ton says:

    Cancer. Him and Thor both passed within months of each other. Or rather I put Odin down when the cancer got to his guts, and Thor passed in his sleep. Rough fucking time at Camp Ton

    I brought there grave stones with me when we moved.


  63. Cill says:

    LOL is the the NZ equivalent of everything is bigger in Texas syndrome ?

    You don’t know much about pig hunting mate. You’re talking food pigs.


  64. In case you guys didnt see the link to the hogzilla site: http://www.monsterpig.com/. Looks like there is just one pic of the pig, then a collection of other hunting shots. Too bad they didn’t take lots more photos. That thing is massive!

    Was that Loch Ness pic real? Looks like a seal head to me!

    My condolences on the dogs Ton. Sniff.

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  65. Cill says:

    There are some dumb fucks always look like gurus


  66. Spawny Get says:

    Sorry to hear about your dogs Ton, it was obvious that you loved ’em.

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  67. Spawny Get says:

    say it ain’t so


  68. Yoda says:

    That’s because the rules for college students having sex have become absurd. The new puritans are practically begging for abstinence by making consensual sex so impossible that it is better to forgo.

    Part of this problem stems from a broad definition of sexual “violence” that includes unwanted comments about someone’s physical appearance (which could be as mundane as someone telling their female friend they “look good” today). These comments constitute sexual “violence” even between two people involved in a committed relationship.


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  69. Yoda says:

    Social media vs. video games — compare impact y’all should.

    In my case, in video games I am.
    A hero I would be.
    So like them I do

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  70. Yoda says:

    Younger girls know nothing else but Facebook they will.
    What type of adults will they be?

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  71. It would be interesting to compare the calendar at 1:22 to the opponant’s. my guess is this would show a pretty dramatic contrast in stamina.

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  72. Farm Boy says:

    The meat cleaver maniac who hacked an off-duty cop is a Palestinian busted two months ago while screaming in Arabic outside a Brooklyn synagogue.

    Suspect Akram Joudeh was only in New York for Thursday’s Midtown rampage because he was appealing a deportation notice — with a hearing set for Oct. 14, a high-ranking NYPD source told the Daily News.

    Cops found two knives inside Joudeh’s car after answering the July report of an erratic man on Shore Parkway in Brooklyn shout “Allahu Akbar!” — or “God is great” in Arabic.

    But the source said investigations by the NYPD and FBI showed Joudeh, 32, was emotionally disturbed and not a terrorist threat.


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  73. Farm Boy says:

    I am shocked at the audacity of Hillary Clinton to decry Donald Trump as a birther because her campaign not only pushed that item in a bid to discredit Barack Obama, but mounted a sustained campaign attack Obama on a broad array of issues. How do I know? I was part of that effort and was in regular email and phone coordination with Sidney Blumenthal. Sidney was the conduit who fed damaging material to me that I subsequently posted on my blog.
    In some cases Sid Blumenthal actually provided a draft piece that I would slightly modify and publish under my name. Most of the time, however, Sid provided background information and researched material that I would use to craft pieces. How many? I am providing the links to 63 blog articles that I posted (and in one case was posted by Susan Hudgens, who assisted with the blog) between January 2008 and June 30, 2008.

    Here is simple summary of material (in writing or through a verbal briefing) that I received from Sid?

    1. Information surrounding the corrupt business relationship between Barack Obama and Tony Rezko.

    2. Information about Barack Obama’s ties to Palestinian radicals.

    3. Information concerning Barack Obama’s longstanding ties to the American terrorist, Bill Ayers.

    4. Information concerning Barack Obama’s close ties to radical clerics–i.e., Jeremiah Wright and Father Michael Pfleger.

    5. Information concerning allegations that Barack Obama was not a natural born citizen.

    6. Information concerning Barack Obama being adopted by Indonesian Muslim Lolo Soetoro.


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  74. mgtowhorseman says:


    A post shared by Mari Andrew (@bymariandrew) on

    Best depiction of true mgtow.

    Interestingly found on Huffpo following links on how delussional SIWs are. This was a depiction of a Good Thing to SIWs.

    New MGTOW anthem….Thanks I’m good.

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  75. mgtowhorseman says:


    Great article from Cappy.

    MGTOW is not about avoiding women. or crying over them. or paying or not paying attention to them.

    Its about doing what You want, when You want, because You want to. Not doing or not doing for anyone else. wife. gf. strange female, parents, boss. Its doing what YOU want.

    Today I slet in til 10. she was up at 5 cause its when she gets up. I made my bacon omlette for me. she had had her toast.

    I vacumed the pool and repaired some fencing in the top pasture. She puttered in the garden and cleaned up my breakfast dishes.

    I am on the porch listening to the rain and cruising Blooms and Tons and Spawnys blogs for the last hour. She is somewhere. in the house I think.

    I do my stuff. She tags along or doesnt. Most of it intersects. I DO Not Do the mall or shopping. She doesnt ask me just goes. I have the MGTOW life cappy talks of and he has one too.

    Virgintows and purist say I am not mgtow. fine. Its my choice to ignore em and tell em to fuck off.
    I Dont Care. the other anthem of MGTOW. If I dont agree with it I Dont Care…Bye.

    Thoughts for a sleepy rainy saturday.

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  76. mgtowhorseman says:

    p.s. anywone wanna trade a Justin for a Donald or A Nigel?

    God put your fucking shirt on

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  77. Yoda says:

    Trying to be Putin he is?

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  78. SFC Ton says:

    Yup that’s me, don’t know nothing about hunting hogs in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas or Hawaii. Not the various wild boar species released in the usa, feral hogs or the hybrids… though I reckon they are all pretty much hybrids these days


  79. Yoda says:

    Nigel worth the most he is.
    Loved him years ago when gave great speeches to EU parliament he did.
    YouTube great for that stuff it is

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  80. SFC Ton says:

    How much ice did you have to break through on your pool?

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  81. These ran wild where I grew up, we called them javelinas. I never saw a live one in the wild but the neighbors hunted them so I saw one they had hunted. Javalinas arent anywhere near as big as those boars or the pigzilla but they are supposed to be pretty fierce just the same. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peccary


  82. Tarnished says:

    Tarn’s favorite MGTOW anthem:

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  83. Tarnished says:

    Its about doing what You want, when You want, because You want to.

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  84. Javelina pronounced “have a Lina”


  85. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Iread something different into Cappy’s post. He came close to ordering kids to go out and find a a NAWALT. A handful may be able to do it. There aren’t that many of them. For the greater portion, he is shaming them and revealing himself to to be a tradcon. Consider one aspect for a young man, from the onset of puberty till women want to settle in for beta bucks, he will live in a sexual desert. He knows this at thirteen and thirty is a long way off.

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  86. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    About pigs, I never hunted them but saw them from a different perspective. For a while, about twice a week, I would bring by trimmings and overripe produce from the nearby grocery to a feed store that had what turned into a petting zoo. It was kind of noce to se pigs happy and grateful to see me. One was so old they never bothered to pen her. She wasn’t going anywhere. The last time I saw her her, I gave her something very juicy and special. She couldn’t get up. It was good to give her something special. I didn’t know it would be the last.

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  87. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    For Tarn,

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  88. Yoda says:

    Tarn showed pussy she did.
    A trigger warning there was not


  89. Ame says:

    “Younger girls know nothing else but Facebook they will.
    What type of adults will they be?”

    – – – – –

    actually … younger girls aren’t on fb anymore … they’ve moved onto a jillion other forms of social media.


    social, outgoing, extroverts have always had means to express their personality. social media outlets have now given more introverted people a way to connect.

    my oldest has never had a fb acct. my youngest has one she used minimally and now never.


  90. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    “I tot I saw a Puddy tat! I did. I did. I did see a puddy tat!”

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  91. Yoda says:

    my oldest has never had a fb acct. my youngest has one she used minimally and now never

    Perhaps why done so well they have

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  92. Yoda says:

    From Ame’s link this is

    YouNow: Broadcast, Chat, and Watch Live Video is an app that lets kids stream and watch live broadcasts. As they watch, they can comment or buy gold bars to give to other users. Ultimately, the goal is to get lots of viewers, start trending, and grow your fan base. Note that there are other apps like this that are less popular with teens such as Periscope, but Facebook has just included live-streaming as a feature, so expect to see more and more personal broadcasting.

    What parents need to know

    Kids might make poor decisions to gain popularity. Because it’s live video, kids can do or say anything and can respond to requests from viewers — in real time. Though there seems to be moderation around iffy content (kids complain about having accounts suspended “for nothing”), there’s plenty of swearing and occasional sharing of personal information with anonymous viewers. In general, it mimics the real-life potential for kids to do things they normally wouldn’t do in pursuit of approval but in a much more public way

    Teens can share personal information, sometimes by accident. Teens often broadcast from their bedrooms, which often have personal information visible, and they sometimes will share a phone number or an email address with viewers, not knowing who’s really watching.
    It’s creepy. Teens even broadcast themselves sleeping, which illustrates the urge to share all aspects of life publicly and share even intimate moments with strangers.

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  93. Yoda says:

    Looking at the other apps, just a disaster in waiting it is.
    Perhaps Ame could write a post about she could.
    Because guys comprehend social media apps in a way that chicks do not

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  94. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Ame confirmed what I had heard from other sources. Because Facebook appeals to people of all ages, kids aren’t going to go there to let other kids know stuff that they don’t want their parents to be aware of.

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  95. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    This bit about live streaming is worrisome. Who knows what kids could be daredd into doing?

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  96. Yoda says:

    Either assign Ame or Moe to dig deeper into non adult social media we should

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  97. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Somehow, I don’t think that Moe would be the best candidate to research social media. They are still in shock to find out that voice messages cant be sent using tin cans and string.


  98. Yoda says:

    But Moe outside view has he does

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  99. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    That is a very good point. They should collaborate. Moe could bring a fresh vview to this. Along with references to judicious use of the Kauri Club.


  100. Ame says:

    “my oldest has never had a fb acct. my youngest has one she used minimally and now never

    Perhaps why done so well they have”

    – – –


    idk, Yoda. parenting is so hard, and each child’s personality so unique. even those parents who do everything right can turn out a crazy child. and then you have parents like mine and Tarn’s, and we turned out ‘normal’ … or whatever you’d want to call it 😉

    – – –

    i’m not familiar at all with all those other forms of social media. Tarn might be. all i could do is reference links.

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  101. Ame says:

    “They are still in shock to find out that voice messages cant be sent using tin cans and string.”

    hahahahaha! that’s funnee! 🙂

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  102. Yoda says:

    So Moe pick up the ball and run with it he will?


  103. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Perhaps a Tarn/Moe collaboration? Yoda/Moe?


  104. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I can’t help with social media. It is my opinion that it is not for men and boys and I stay of of it.


  105. Spawny Get says:

    Oh this is going to be great (unless the feckers get into power). The ‘members’ are the hard-left true believer marxists. Think Bernie being stupid enough to spell out his actual desired policies before the election.


  106. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    Wouldn’t this be an exercise in futility for Labour as the Conseratives are in power until 2020?


  107. Moehau Man says:

    Yes well, we see what we see and don’t see what we don’t. I’d put the rest down to what you foreign jokers call illusion or delusion. Us Moehau Mans never could see much difference between those two words.

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  108. Sumo says:

    Cancer. Him and Thor both passed within months of each other. Or rather I put Odin down when the cancer got to his guts, and Thor passed in his sleep. Rough fucking time at Camp Ton

    Condolences, Nii-san.

    I have to admit, though, that I do have kind of a quirky, smartass grin on my ugly mug when I think of those hounds, as you described them for us, kicking ass and taking names in the doggy version of Valhalla.

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  109. Cill says:

    Yoda at 5:19 am

    A Mistress somewhere between a Master and a Mattress it is.

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  110. SFC Ton says:

    Thanks Sumo
    Us too. Everyone loved Thor because he was goofy and loveable
    We all loved Odin because he wasn’t
    The whole clan was reeling for awhile

    I’ve noticed a lot of younger kids walking away from soical media of all sorts. Generational balance takes generations. Sadly

    Friends of mine keep mule foots Fuzzie, and they are pretty friendly. Pretty interesting creatures really

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  111. Yoda says:

    BREAKING: St. Cloud mall stabbing attack suspect referenced Allah during attack, asked at least 1 victim if they were Muslim before assault


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  112. Yoda says:

    According to the Japan Times, a new survey of Japanese people ages 18 to 34 found that 70 percent of unmarried men and 60 percent of unmarried women are not in a relationship. It gets worse: Around 42 percent of men and 44.2 percent of women admitted that they were virgins.


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  113. Yoda says:

    Covered up pussy this is

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  114. Yoda says:

    Clown update

    Authorities claimed their first win against Clownpocalypse as Flomaton, Alabama police may have finally put the brakes on a clown reign of terror spreading across the South.


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  115. Yoda says:

    So seemingly serene is the 51-year-old that she even soothes others in the course of her career as a reiki therapist. But, like an increasing number of respectable women, Jo has become so consumed by rage that even a simple trip to buy the weekly groceries can lead to frighteningly aggressive outbursts. Recently, she completely ‘lost it’ when another driver tried to take the space she wanted in a Tesco car park.


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  116. Spawny Get says:

    Fuzzie, it just hands more ammunition to the enemies of Labour to use in campaigning at every election local and national. ‘Look at what these morons are spouting now…they’re mad.’

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  117. Spawny Get says:

    ‘reiki therapist’…not the sharpest spoon in the cutlery drawer then. Of all the bullshit going, that takes the biscuit (as far as I’ve heard). Perfect for narcissists as patients and homeopathic snake-oil saleswomen too.

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  118. Yoda says:

    An Islamic State-run news agency claims the man who stabbed and wounded eight people at a mall in Minnesota before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a “soldier of the Islamic State.”


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  119. Yoda says:

    noticeably frail-looking Hillary Clinton discussed the bombing in New York City Saturday night, hitting Donald Trump for saying the explosion resulted from a “bomb.”

    Clinton herself, however, began her remarks by likewise referring to the “bombings.”

    “I’ve been briefed about the bombings in New York and New Jersey,” she told reporters.



  120. Yoda says:

    Puts Tarn to shame in oversharing department she does,

    If Girls has taught us anything, it’s that Lena Dunham has no problem showing off her body. But on Wednesday, she also didn’t hesitate to flash her Endometriosis scars.



  121. Yoda says:

    Police believe the two devices that were detonated in New Jersey and New York were made by the same person, a law enforcement source told Fox News on Sunday, as authorities move forward with investigations into the incidents as well as the ISIS-backed stabbing rampage in Minnesota — separate incidents that have cemented fears the United States is still a prime terror target.


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  122. Yoda says:

    not the sharpest spoon in the cutlery drawer

    Britishers use sharp spoons they do?

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  123. Yoda says:

    A new post there is


  124. SFC Ton says:

    I assume they use sharp spoons because knives are illegal
    Fella might defended himself with a knife and that would upset all the hajjis


  125. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    This business about spoons ois not without precedent.


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