Young Blokes — Find A Good Mentor

Commenter RichardP stated,

There are so many things in the world that we cannot possible think about them all. There are so many “obvious” things in the world that we cannot possibly think of them all. That is the value of mentors. They help guide our thoughts through what can be safely ignored and what should be considered. They point out the things that are “obvious” to us as soon as they are pointed out; we just had not considered them before. That was the value in the past of older men working with younger men; older women working with younger women; extended families living in close proximity. Wisdom for navigating life was passed from the old to the young in the course of living together / working together over time.

You can’t really ever know something until it is brought to your attention. If it is never brought to your attention …

I long ago determined to not beat myself over the head when choices I make turn out to be less than optimal. Because – I can only choose based on the information I have available to me at the moment (I do believe in keeping oneself as informed as possible). And it is not possible to know everything. Therefore, the ocassional screw-up is to be expected as part of the overhead of life.

But it is nice when folks care enough to point out things to me that are worthy of my consideration. As the author did for the Uber driver. Part of what is meant by “It takes a village”. Group knowledge (not groupthink) is usually larger than individual knowledge.

Young men typically don’t have all of the knowledge that they need.  With a system stacked against them, they must be extra diligent looking out for their interests.  Mentors can fill in this knowledge.  In my younger days, I was mentored by several older men.  They were wise to world; they were wise to my profession.  I was willing to listen and consider what they said.  They provided me with real-time information, stuff that I needed to think about at that exact moment.

I have mentored several young men in my day.  One factor that they all had was that they wanted to be mentored.  This is key.  One has to be looking for it.  Surprisingly, many young men have not really been interested in mentoring, even with me being on the active lookout for such men.  Perhaps many believe that they have it all figured out, which normally is not true.

One needs to be careful about choosing a mentor.  Often the people who act like they are smartest are not.  Look for a quiet confidence.  Consider the things that the candidate says; do they jive with what you see in the world?  Can they explain clearly and logically why they believe what they believe?

Note that the primary purpose of a mentor for you is to learn how the world truly works, not how it is supposed to work or how a politically correct world would work.  This is what you need.  Find the men who have this knowledge.  Make their knowledge your own.


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83 comments on “Young Blokes — Find A Good Mentor
  1. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    In a world where so few boys grow up with fathers in the house, how are they going to know what a mentor looks like? In this, feminism has done some horrendous damage to men.

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  2. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It is a good thing there is no statute of limitations on murder, but with this, I smell fish.


  3. SFC Ton says:

    It is incumbent on us more mature and wiser gentlemen to give these young men good counsel, befitting the trying times we find ourselves inhabiting

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  4. Farm Boy says:

    Yes, the Ton is absolutely correct.


  5. Farm Boy says:

    In a world where so few boys grow up with fathers in the house, how are they going to know what a mentor looks like?

    Look for a guy who can successfully do stuff.


  6. Ame says:

    “Surprisingly, many young men have not really been interested in mentoring, even with me being on the active lookout for such men. Perhaps many believe that they have it all figured out, which normally is not true.”

    – – –

    my late Mentor had such a huge impact in my life. she taught me so many things:
    – how to search for Truth on my own.
    – how to live within Truth and my personality – be who I am.
    – how to be a wife and mother.

    she also taught me how few truly want to be mentored. it was sad.


    “SFC Ton says:
    30 May, 2017 at 1:25 am
    It is incumbent on us more mature and wiser gentlemen to give these young men good counsel, befitting the trying times we find ourselves inhabiting”

    – – –

    truth. and for us more mature and wiser women, too. i’ve found, though, that truth can only be imparted to those who are willing to receive. people often have to find out the hard way that they need truth, and we have to let them experience that ‘hard way’ first.

    i also learned from my Mentor to always remain teachable. she was continually learning.

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  7. Spawny Get says:

    Look at the state of this gamma moron of a man

    Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party. Running to be our Prime Minister Thursday week.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Spawny Get says:

    4 hours ago
    Our national debt is currently £1,800,500,000,000 and rising at the rate of £6,000 per second.

    Your share of this comes to £29,000 if you count everyone in the country. If you count only taxpayers your share is £54,000.

    After nearly a decade of ‘austerity’ the country will still borrow £56,000,000,000 this year, more than we spend on defence.

    Corbyn plans on borrowing £500,000,000,000 to ‘invest’ and pay for all the ‘free shit’ he has promised his voters. His nationalisation program will cost at least £100,000,000,000, probably far more.

    A vote for Labour is a nothing more than a fuck you to the taxpayer, the country and future generations who will have to work hard to pay off the debts voters of today were happy to see run up because they’re greedy, reckless, irresponsible bastards

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  9. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    Is it just me? Everything I am seeing fro Labour tells me that they are completely incompetent. I don’t mean that as an insult to your country, but it looks like everyone over there, that is in the House of Commons, is less than optimal, with the exception of the Moggster. Maybe I am getting old?


  10. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Also Philip Davies stands out as an exception.


  11. Yoda says:

    Wonder if a mentor Corbyn had I do


  12. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I just read a quick review of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. The feminists made a mess of it. Lots of Mary Sue and all the men are bumblers.


  13. Spawny Get says:

    Fuzz, you have a discerning eye for a useless politician.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Spawny Get says:

    Druncle covers the Wimminz’ Entitlement Party interview on BBC national politics show

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  15. Spawny Get says:

    It seems that not all women just vote for free-stuff without a few probing questions. Women’s Hour is a BBC radio thing. Usually, to be fair, packed with woolly thinking and feeeeelz.
    There’s an audio clip here

    A proper Diane Abbott / Natalie Bennett / Ben Swain from the Thick of It clusterf**k of a car crash from Corbyn on Woman’s Hour. Filleted slowly but devastatingly by Emma Barnett, Corbyn could not say how much his free childcare pledge would cost and had to log onto his iPad in a desperate, vain attempt to find the figure. The silences were the killer…

    Corbyn was also comically unsure as to whether he is still the vice-president of the CND, wavered on Brexit and refused to say three times if he would resign when he loses the election. A far more successful forensic destruction of Jezza than Paxo managed…

    [Partial] TRANSCRIPT:

    EB: How much will it cost?

    JC: Er, it will cost, er. It will obviously cost a lot, we accept that.

    EB: You presumany have the figures?

    JC: Yes, I do.

    EB: So how much will it cost?

    JC: I’ll give you the figure in a moment.

    EB: You don’t know it.

    JC: Er…

    EB: You’re logging into your iPad here. You’re announcing a major policy. and you don’t know how much it will cost?

    JC: Can I give you the exact figure in a moment?

    EB: You’re holding your manifesto, you’re flicking through it, you’ve got an iPad there, you’ve had a phone call while you’re in here, and yet you don’t know how much it’s going to cost.

    JC: Can we come back go that in a moment?

    EB: This is a policy you’re launching this morning.

    JC: I think what is important for voters to understand is that if we don’t invest in our children they do less well in primary school. less well in secondary school. less will in the future.

    EB: But you don’t know the cost?

    JC: I want to give you an accurate figure.

    EB: This is a very expensive policy. Mr Corbyn. I’m going to help you out with the figures. Would you like to hear how much it’s going to cost?

    JC: What we think is, it’s important to invest for the whole community and collect the money back through taxation on the principle of universalism.

    EB: Would you like to know how much your policy is going to cost, Mr Corbyn?

    JC: What is your estimate of it?

    EB: Well. it‘s actually from Angela Rayner, your shadow education secretary. £2.7billion, and then £4.8billion. With half
    a billion to reverse the cuts to the Sure Start scheme. Does that sound about right?

    JC: It does sound correct…

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  16. Spawny Get says:

    Rumours are that from 3:20 onwards is the sweet spot

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Yoda says:

    At least Corbyn’s eyes point the same direction they do.
    Though often one more open than the other it is

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  18. Spawny Get says:

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  19. Spawny Get says:

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  20. Yoda says:

    SNP engage operation “Irn-Bru” they should.
    Cure everything it does


  21. Yoda says:

    we left our women & children behind.

    All refuges like Keyser Soze they are.
    Though just as cool they are not


  22. Yoda says:

    Fire Nicola Sturgeon they should
    Hire Tracy Ullman instead a good idea it would be


  23. Yoda says:

    Nicola Sturgeon trying to compete with Corbyn she is
    “Free deep fried Highland Fudge for everyone” she says


  24. Yoda says:

    The Nicola Sturgeon picture above looks like a “mug shot” it does.
    “Being Financially Daft” the charge is


  25. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Katie Hopkins lives! I had heard that she came to some grief over something recently.

    Feel sorry for Nicola I do not. She should have ate corndogs instead.

    Jeremy Corbyn an embarrassment he is. Hope that he takes lots of his collegues to the unemployment office on his coattails I do. Thinking about Jess Phillips, Diane Abbot, and Emily Thornberry I am. Glorious Patriarch can add more at his leisure.

    Wimmenz Entitlement Party a good dig it is. That it sticks let us hope it does. Sophie runs against Philip Davies and I hope that he wins by an embarrassingly wide margin. Hope that Drunken Uncle wins too. That would stir things up.

    The Labour Party cannot claim the donkey as its mascot. It is essentially owned by the Democratic Party in the US. The Whigs tried to apply it as an insult and Andrew Jackson turned it around to make it an honor. Donkeys may have their faults but they are without deceit and work hard.


  26. Spawny Get says:

    This is the UKIP woman not allowed to stand by the party. Outspoken critic of sharia in the UK.

    This is hot off the press.

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  27. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    If the beef with the police is without merit, may I suggest.

    Seriously, if she was only expressing herself politically, things have gotten out of hand.

    I think that most of his plots revolved around corrupt local sheriffs. That, and busting Tonto out of jail was a weekly feature.


  28. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I looked her up.
    Do you think that, after having taken a turn at Tommy Robinson, they went after her?

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  29. Spawny Get says:

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  30. Spawny Get says:

    Yes I do. Tommy has a three month sentence hanging over him for the next eighteen months.

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    Women don’t need a mentor to tell them what to put on their resume, they need a sponsor to put their resume on the right desk.

    Again men work for yourself and make your own luck. Womenz just find a schmuck to hand you the opportunity. (Oh and nice tits help but we can’t say that in Forbes.)

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  32. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Thank you, Spawny. I’ll call Clayton Moore and tell him to stand down. I hope that details will be forthcoming.



    Cause its DC comics (and they never suck)

    Cause its better than Superman vs Batman (and it sucked bigtime)

    Cause its been 75 years (since any of you critics got laid)

    Cause its 2017 (according to the Justin)

    Rea!ly its cause of a short skirt and nice tits. Can’t wait for the rash of softporn copycats coming soon.

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  34. Spawny Get says:

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  35. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    This will probably come to nothing but lots of people are going to court.


  36. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I don’t know if you are aware of it, but Alamo Drafthouse, a theater chain, is going to hold showings of Wonder Woman to which men will be barred admission. This has left such a bad taste in my mouth that I may watch when it gets to the Late Late Show. Also, I will not give that chain a nickel’s worth of my business, EVER.
    I think feminists want to see this movie succeed. It will help repair their reputation as being commercially powerful in the wake of the new Ghostbusters fiasco.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. SFC Ton says:

    Some dude bought a ticket for the ladies only showing
    Trolling the trolls is funny story hell

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Spawny Get says:

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  39. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    She has a point. You never did have a Constitution or a Bill of Rights. Still, if government were honest, it would not have to resort to tyranny. In the end, policemen trying to feed families are going to end up dead or in prison for following illegal orders.


  40. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    You just reminded me of the free weekly publication from back home. People got addicted to it to the point where they would call in and leave angry messages in the two weeks they always took off following Christmas. Avid readers would start at the back where the puppies were listed and work to the front.
    However, the issue int the presented format is not commercially feasible. Not at five pounds a copy, not at five dollars a copy, not for free.

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  41. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I was wrong yesterday. I never imagined Texas Democrat legislators to be so stupid and contemptuous of the law to bring in actual illegal immigrants to protest in the state house. These guys held up placards saying they were illegal and here to stay. I think it was Andrew Jackson that made it clear to John C. Calhoun that we don’t get to pick and choose which laws we follow.
    This is getting more than a little blatant.

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  42. Yoda says:

    Fearless girl standing in the way of a bull stockmarket she is

    Liked by 1 person

  43. Stephanie says:

    I follow Anne’s social media posts and warnings 😦 so sad she’s in jail. It is really getting scary how you can’t speak out against Islam without serious damage to your life.

    Liked by 3 people

  44. Stephanie says:

    Wow I’m late! Now I saw the post that she was on her way home. I’ll have to read up on what happened, but I’m sure she didn’t do anything deserving of jail. She’s so calm and civilized.

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  45. SFC Ton says:

    lol we I am neither calm or civilized mostly because we are all going to end up in jail sooner or later

    Liked by 1 person

  46. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    The appropriate counter to the Merrill-Lynch Bull would be a standing bear. That would be in keeping with Wall Street lexicon and tradition.
    I should start taking this personally.

    Liked by 1 person

  47. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Claire Lehmann discussing campus craziness and how she doesn’t want to spread to Australia.


  48. Spawny Get says:


    I can easily imagine that. Just look up this page forr the attitudes of out of control libtards in power and otherwise.

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  49. Spawny Get says:

    Returning to the apostrophe discussion of last week (or so)

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  50. Spawny Get says:

    Anne Marie Waters video here on UKIP unofficial site (run by members but not subject to review by leadership)

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  51. Spawny Get says:

    *shakes fist*

    in jealousy

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  52. Yoda says:

    Liberal megadonor Tom Steyer issued a statement that if President Donald Trump pulls America out of the Paris climate deal, that would not just be treason, but an “act of war” against the American people.

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  53. Yoda says:

    CNN’s Kate Bolduan nonchalantly described the Texas Democrat politician’s assault on a Republican lawmaker as being ‘democracy in action’.

    Liked by 1 person

  54. Yoda says:

    The defenders of the Paris Accords are as dogmatic on the science as they are on the economics. To them, it is an axiomatic truth that carbon dioxide emissions pose a grave threat to the environment, even though the putative causal chain is filled with missing links. The current practice is to assume that every adverse climate event is somehow the result of the rather smallish increases in carbon dioxide levels over the past 65 years. In order to reach that result, however, it is necessary to exclude other explanations for the adverse events. An observed rise in sea level in Florida, for example, is more likely attributable to the draining of local aquifers than to increases in global temperature. Indeed, sea level rises have, if anything, slowed down in recent years, notwithstanding increases in carbon dioxide levels. In a similar vein, the rapid melting of ice on the western part of the Antarctic is more likely attributable to underground volcanic activity, particularly given that the overall ice levels in the Antarctic are up and not down. And highly variable adverse events are probably more closely associated with changes in water vapor patterns, the recent El Niño, active sunspots, aerosol levels, and a host of other factors, some of which are well known and others of which are only dimly understood.

    The situation is even more complex if one looks to the long run. Climate variability has been a constant long before human beings inhabited this earth. Of course, carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that can trap energy. But so is water vapor, and its levels are far harder to track because its amount and distribution are not constant across the earth’s surface. Most crucially, observed cyclical patterns of temperature change do not correlate with slow but steady increases in carbon dioxide. Recent work by climate scientists Richard Lindzen and others shows that during the so-called Holocene period (roughly covering the last 11,000 years), there was a negative correlation between temperatures and carbon dioxide concentrations—strongly suggesting that carbon dioxide levels cannot be the main driver of temperature changes. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that recent climate models that have predicted sharp temperature increases have consistently run “hot,” so much so that observed increases are less than 50 percent of those predicted. As climate scientist Judith Curry points out, the uncertainties involved are large and the role of natural forces in driving temperature change are systematically underestimated.

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    There is a deep irony in the fact that Democrats are hysterically demanding investigations of President Trump and his campaign team, and in fact multiple investigations are now in progress, even though there is zero evidence that anyone associated with the president has done anything wrong. On the other hand, we now know for certain that the Obama administration weaponized the intelligence agencies in order to use them against political opponents, in a manner that is unprecedented, highly dangerous to our democracy, and criminal.

    This scandal, which dwarfs anything of which the Trump team is even suspected, has been exposed and lies largely in plain sight for all to see. Yet it has generally been greeted with yawns, if acknowledged at all, by politicians and commentators.

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  56. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    ALERT. Completely off topic. On my computer that I have been using regularly, running Microsoft Vista 64 bit, Google Chrome, and no antivirus, since Microsoft stopped supporting Security Essentials for Vista, I got a big pop up, covering the whole page wwith porn for background, saying that I had downloaded “Zeus” virus. That machine is now being DoD wiped and I will load Ubuntu 16.04 LTS into it once done. I got there by trying to read Farm Boy’s comment on the “We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programing” thread. I went there with this unit running Ubuntu 16.04LTS, Mozilla Firefox, and no antivirus and all is well. about an hour later.
    It may be just scareware but it is very effective at scaring me. I di have a real problem once with this at ROK and it was real, according to Microsoft Security Essentials.


  57. Spawny Get says:

    It’s 17.04
    2017 April

    I like Ubuntu Mate. (Mar-tay). If you want a hand…

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  58. Spawny Get says:

    My first suggestion would be separate / and /home partitions (reinstall is easier). Maybe install to new SSD and mount your existing disk as a secondary in order to keep your files without fuss.


  59. Spawny Get says:

    64GB is plenty, 128 if there’s not much more expense involved


  60. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    I feel better now. It was probably out and pout scareware, but I have had viruses in the past. For free software, I can’;t sing the praises of Microsoft Security Essentials loud enough. It works.
    I went for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS because they promised to support it for the next five years. I think they only will support 17.04 for a matter of months.
    I am going to need some time to familiarize myself with Ubuntu, Firefox, and all the rest.
    There was a crying need to update my OS. A lot of companies are not supporting it and Microsoft will stop at the end of June. It was over a year ago that I had to go to Google Chrome to watch YouTube. They would not support Internet Explorer 9 and I couldn’t update it. Chrome would not update. That became a problem because to update Adobe Flash and Java is only possible through them, unless you uninstall and re-install Chrome.
    This machine has a terabyte HDD. The other has a 500 GB disk.
    I am still worried about viruses. Running Linux, I may not be affected but I may be spreading them.


  61. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Anne Marie Waters should read some history. I think what was done to her is subtle by comparison. She should also keep the Lone Ranger’s number on speed dial and commit it to memory.

    As for Donald Trump walking out of climate change conventions, it makes perfect sense. These clowns are going to dictate to heads of state what they should do to alleviate a problem that is unproven. One big volcanic eruption can put us into a ice age and we have no way to prevent, counter, or minimize that. Their science is less than sound. I also worry that there are special interests behind this that expect to get very rich for doing nothing.

    Overall, opposition to Donald Trump is passionate but without reason. Calling him a traitor because he doubts climate change is too much.

    As for events in Texas, it doesn’t surprise me that CNN sees it that way. I guess we can all stop paying attention to them.

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  62. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I haven’t linked any of their videos on carbon tax. They are quite certain that this will cause all sorts of expense for ordinary people to enrich a few.


  63. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Dalrock on the new Wonder Woman. tl:dr He doesn’t think that the internet hoopla will make much of a difference.
    We’ll have to see. Alamo Drafthouse, in offering women only screenings has attached a lot of adverse publicity to this movie before it even shows. We have to wait and see if it cost the the moviemakers money.
    What got to me was the level of vitriol from feminists and their lackeys in defending this.


  64. Yoda says:

    As for climate change silliness, without China and India truly on board, USA proposed reductions irrelevant they would be.

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  65. Spawny Get says:

    Fuzz, i looked many years ago, there were anti virus programs that ran on Linux searching for Windows viruses. Because i dual booted, this would have been perfect.

    I don’t worry right now because I don’t send attachments around.

    Upgrading between versions ain’t no big thang. do-release-upgrade and make coffee or three.

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  66. Yoda says:

    A new post there is


  67. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think that we should worry about Trump’s opposition. They are not thinking rationally. They seem to hysterical and it’s en masse. There has never been this much hate for a President that I have ever seen. This may eclipse the hate from rich Republicans fro FDR. They would get so mad, that Andy Rooney saw a woman throw away dimes. when they were made of silver.


  68. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Having worked for cheap wages on the coast of California, I can say that employers could care less about productivity as long as the doors stay open and they don’t have to work. That could be limited to retail, but that is the a lot of the cheap jobs.


  69. Mega says:

    Not sure what this has to do with anything … so kinda thread jacking. Kinda look at Stefan as a mentor and think other men should too … does that count ? Young men would be hard pressed to find someone better to follow than him. So … he had an awesome post on youtube … a post that every dude in the Sphere should give a listen to, imo. On Single Mom’s and how they are toxic to children. If you got a few … worth a listen.

    As for me … been away for awhile. Survived my surgery and doing well. Started back at work today … working from home only. Still on crutches. Will be awhile till I’m back at full strength. Hope to be back bike riding a month or so. Planning a trip for Labor Day !!! And my GF has handled her lay-off pretty well. Tough losing a job you’ve had for over 20 yrs. Usually its men who have their jobs outsourced to India or be replaced with a 20 something kid with no experience but who makes 1/2 what you do. Happens to women too … though rarely compared to men. So we’ve both faced setbacks and are handling it well. She’s a trooper and was really there when I was in the Hospital and need to rely on someone. Women should take note … when your man needs someone to have his back … are you there ? You’d be surprised at the number of women who aren’t.

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  70. SFC Ton says:

    I would suggest a man with functioning testicles vs anyone named Stefan


  71. Mega says:

    haha, thanks for the laugh Ton.

    Liked by 1 person

  72. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I just got through the Stefan Molyneaux video. The ending was powerful. The best way to combat this is to with male contraception and I hope it will be here soon. That won’t help with the frivorcees but it will put most of the babymamas out of business. While most of thsi is not new, I had never thought about the corelation between single mothers and society wide hate for men. I guess to keep single mommies legitmate, men had to be defamed en masse.
    Great find.


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