Collective Guilt


 

This Gillette commercial has been a hot topic today.

Will it beat the Lady Ghostbusters trailer as the most disliked YouTube ever?  We will see.

It collectively blames men for bad behavior of the #MeToo variety.  First of all, the lions share of men do not engage in #MeToo type behavior.  Most men do not have the power/prestige to engage in such behavior.  In fact, these men rarely engage in anything remotely like #MeToo type behavior.  Over the last quarter century, rules (my workplace included) have been posted, with punishments almost guaranteed for transgressors.  In reality, the movement away from associating with women in the workplace has been going on for a long time; it did not just suddenly happen after #MeToo.  Let us face it, the people behind the rules have won, they have what they said that they wanted.

Once again, the #MeToo transgressors have been men with power/prestige.  Collectively blaming all men for these men seems rather silly.  Probably some millennial in New York decided that they could polish the SJW cred by creating such a commercial.  Probably they view the complaints against it as validation that what they did was correct.  Perhaps they should consider the situation a bit more closely.

As mentioned in the Manosphere many times, this is all about power.  Plain and simple.  Perhaps the ludicrous nature of how #MeToo is evolving is waking men up to it true nature.  After all, this is the movement that trumpets Christine Blasey-Ford as the poster girl for believe all women.  Now it collectively blames a bunch of cowed men for being rapists in waiting.  It might be useful for this over the top silliness to continue.  Perhaps soon enough, sufficient people will see the light.

More analysis here: https://pushingrubberdownhill.com/2019/01/15/gilette-and-the-great-replacement/

https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/what-it-would-look-like-if-the-kendrick-brothers-made-razor-blade-commercials/

https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/the-best-women-can-be/

 

 

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260 comments on “Collective Guilt
  1. mgtowhorseman says:

    Re Gillette and any other SJW brand.
    Fuck ’em and the carousel riding strong independent carousel riding cunt they are pandering to.

    Women control spending in marriage+marriage rates plummeting= ? Sales $
    Single men with little capital outlays have disposable income+marriage rates plummeting= ? Sales $.

    See what happens when you let women who aren’t good at math run your companies.

    Gilette, campbells, pirelli, EA games…..bye bye

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    A family dubbed Britain’s “first transgender family” has announced that they are encouraging the gender transition of their five-year-old son, Jayden. According to the family, Jayden, a biological male, likes dresses and hates “everything about being a boy.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/42237/britains-first-transgender-family-now-amanda-prestigiacomo

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  3. Farm Boy says:

    ‘She gets around‘: NFL star ex-fiance of Jeff Bezos’ new lover Lauren Sanchez claims she cheated on him, expected him to pay for everything and then kept their engagement ring when they split after four years together

    https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/alpha-vs-beta-jeff-bozo-edition/

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  4. SFC Ton says:

    I consume so little I never get to join the boycott fun

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  5. @FB
    Maybe they would have gotten, “My wife’s boyfriend loved it.”? But then again, maybe not.

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  6. Ame says:

    so … growing up with no parents is better and healthier than growing up in a mother-led single parent home with no strong male influences.

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  7. Farm Boy says:

    An 8-year-old North Carolina boy who received a devastating and unexpected diagnosis of glioblastoma while visiting family in Utah over the holidays has now been reunited with his beloved dog thanks to the kindness of a complete stranger.

    Perryn Miller and his family are from North Carolina but were in Utah for Christmas. During their trip, the boy was informed he was suffering from Stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme — an aggressive, cancerous tumor often found in the brain or spine — after a severe headache landed him in a local hospital. At the time, Perryn was told the tumor found in his brain required immediate surgery. He is now recovering, and the Miller family, whose home was destroyed during Hurricane Florence and has not yet been repaired, plans to stay in the Beehive State while Perryn undergoes additional treatment.

    But one important member of the Miller family was unable to make the trip from North Carolina to Utah: Frank, an 8-month-old German shepherd.

    Perryn’s grandmother, Donna Javaras, took to Facebook inquiring if anyone knew of a way to transport the dog to the family without paying the more than the $3,000 it would reportedly cost to do so.The post made the rounds on social media and caught the eye of Jennifer Reynolds, who then showed the post to her husband and former truck driver, Rob.

    Though neither Jennifer Reynolds nor Rob, 59, had met the Miller family, Rob offered to drive the pup to his family — a 2,300-mile cross-country trek that reportedly took 52 hours.

    “He would sleep or play with his toys,” Rob told Fredricksburg.com. “We’d stop and go for walks. If he wanted to use the bathroom, he’d bump my right arm. He was perfect.”

    When the pair finally arrived, Frank “went crazy” when he saw Perryn and his family.

    https://www.foxnews.com/health/north-carolina-boy-battling-cancer-reunited-with-dog-after-man-makes-2300-mile-cross-country-trip

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  8. Farm Boy says:

    “It seems to me it isn’t men who have to stand up and say ‘enough of this,’” Peterson says, “even though that is what they should do. It seems to me it’s sane women who have to stand up against their crazy sisters and say ‘Look, enough of that. Enough of that man-hating, enough pathology, enough bringing disgrace on us as a gender.’”

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/14/attack-on-men-feminist-elite/

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  9. Cill says:

    FB at 3:07 am “Gillete, the best a maam can get.”
    Amoral. Alive. Amen.

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  10. SFC Ton says:

    It seems to me it’s sane women who have to stand up against their crazy sisters and say ‘Look, enough of
    …..

    Sane women? What dumb fuck wrote that bullshit?

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  11. Cheque d'Out says:


    Some saying that last night was the biggest defeat of a government since government began.

    Neville ‘I have in my hand’ Chamberlain resigned when his majority (i.e. he won) in a debate about the Norway fiasco fell to only 81

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  12. SFC Ton says:

    Semi decent given the source but here’s the rub….its Vanity fair cast shade on the negro and chief

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/01/why-democrats-are-turning-on-obamas-legacy

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  13. earl says:

    ‘She gets around‘: NFL star ex-fiance of Jeff Bezos’ new lover Lauren Sanchez claims she cheated on him, expected him to pay for everything and then kept their engagement ring when they split after four years together’

    ‘You reading, Anglin? MONEY IS NOT ALPHA.’

    No but it certainly puts a target on your back for the femme fatals to come after you.

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  14. earl says:

    ‘Once again, the #MeToo transgressors have been men with power/prestige. ‘

    And more often than not….male feminists.

    I don’t see anybody saying we need to dump the feminism and sexual revolution which is the foundation of all this. Toxic masculinity isn’t being a man…it’s being a male feminist.

    My solution is that men need to be sexist misogynists…by stating that women should be wives and mothers in the home taking care of their families instead of sterilized promiscous cogs in the economic machine.

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  15. Liz says:

    Though neither Jennifer Reynolds nor Rob, 59, had met the Miller family, Rob offered to drive the pup to his family — a 2,300-mile cross-country trek that reportedly took 52 hours.

    That was the best story I’ve read in a while, Farmboy, thanks for sharing that.
    This is the kind of thing (the type of actions, and people) that makes the world a better place.

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  16. Farm Boy says:

    The communists in the USSR and Cuba tried to invent a “new man,” a “socialist man” who would give up his individuality in order to advance the interests of “the people.” But the population never bought it, and oppressive security agencies were imposed to coerce people to live according to socialist ideals. That is why the “beneficiaries” of communism were delighted when their totalitarian societies fell.

    Today, with the freeing of females from traditional role constraints, it is still primarily men who do the dangerous and dirty jobs, who make up most of the first responders and the military who defend us, and who, as scientists and engineers, continue to address the natural world for understanding and to serve our needs. These are some of the ways that the characteristics and qualities of men benefit society. And it is the job of socialization to direct the traits of men into constructive channels, a more realistic and productive strategy than trying to turn males into females.

    https://www.mindingthecampus.org/2019/01/15/the-toxic-mission-to-reengineer-men/

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  17. re: Ton’s link VF article

    If today’s Democrats (Fauxahauntus Warren and Creepy Joe Biden) can’t beat Trump, then maybe Hillary Clinton wasn’t as bad a candidate as her critics claimed. And if Clinton wasn’t the problem, then what was the problem?

    Are you fucking kidding me! Either Warren or Biden would have beat Trump. Most people HATE Hillary. Even the most die-hard leftists had to keep poking each other with pitchforks to get themselves to her rallies (attended by literally dozens of people!) or to the polls for her.

    …Such questions are behind a recent spike of debates on the left over Barack Obama’s record. More and more voices seem to be saying, either obliquely or bluntly, that Obama was a bad president.

    If any Democrats are turning on Obama its because of his failure to “immanentize the eschaton”

    In political theory and theology, to immanentize the eschaton means trying to bring about the eschaton (the final, heaven-like stage of history) in the immanent world.

    Black Jesus’s failure to bring forth Heaven on Earth is why he is going to be un-personed by the left before to much longer. Michelle is free to go her on way.

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  18. Liz says:

    “I consume so little I never get to join the boycott fun”

    What about the girls, Ton?
    Or are they all lasered up? 🙂

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  19. Farm Boy says:

    Girls are a consumer product?

    What stores carry them?

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  20. Liz says:

    “What stores carry them?”

    Well, stores don’t carry them, per se….but they do hang around stores (often wearing shiny things) in an effort to stand out, hoping an unsuspecting someone will make an impulse purchase. 😆

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  21. https://joeforamerica.com/2019/01/spain-10month-government-shutdown/

    We are continually told that every country must have an activist government. No economy nor society can be allowed to just bumble along by itself, the firm smack of political control is necessary for the world to continue to turn on its axis.

    This is not really what the empirical evidence tells us of course. Spain has not really had a government for the past 10 months and yet it is expected to be one of the fastest-growing eurozone economies this year. And as a result the unemployment rate has just fallen to 18.9%. So much for the necessity of activist management of the economy then:

    Spain’s unemployment rate has dropped to 18.9 percent in the third quarter from 20 percent in the previous three-month period. The lowest rate in six years. Welcome news for acting premier Mariano Rajoy as he looks to begin a second term in office this week.

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  22. Farm Boy says:

    stores don’t carry them

    They carry stores perhaps

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  23. Larry G says:

    FB,
    “Girls are a consumer product? What stores carry them?”

    Why, yes they are…normally come in a six pack but you can still buy singles when they are cheap. Try not to get one with an expiration date of over 25 years, they they tend to spoil and stink up the place after 30. Test well before purchasing to ensure flexibility, silence and scrubbing ease, they get dirty quite quickly and are a bitch to clean.
    Heard Costco and Walmart has a good supply of girls, might check Home Depot too in the appliance section.

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  24. Cill says:

    According to a senior administration official who submitted an anonymous op-ed to the Daily Caller, the vast majority of workers who have been furloughed are worthless slackers or, worse, downright saboteurs — and the administration is getting more done without them… “We do not want most employees to return, because we are working better without them.”
    https://pjmedia.com/blog/liveblogevent/live-blog-165/entry-250228/

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  25. Sumo says:

    stores don’t carry them

    No, but nightclubs do. And no purchase necessary; short term rental is totally an option.

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  26. BuenaVista says:

    I’m visiting a big, big store this morning. There’s a lot of room for women in that gunstore. I am not optimistic, however — about leaving with anything other than a new Colt and maybe a SIG pocket pistol. Though their back office seems to have space for a few:

    https://goo.gl/images/csk6L4

    The story of this company is the story of toxic masculinity. The founder was an uneducated man stricken with an obscure neurological disorder that made it impossible to labor; he couldn’t run his gas station, fix cars, etc. He was unable, even, to sit up. There was no social insurance in the 1930’s when this happened. He began fiddling with farmers weapons while lying flat on his back, to keep himself and his family fed. One thing led to another and his name was Brownell. His family runs this company today. They report 90,000+ SKUs. The building is larger than a plus-sized Walmart.

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  27. Larry G says:

    BV, which SIG did you get?

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  28. Cill says:

    “I consume so little I never get to join the boycott fun”

    Same here. I do buy razors, though. After long spells away from humanity I come home and shave to keep my visibility down. When I go with a beard people stop wondering if I might be a crim, they “know” I bloody well am one. It has the advantage that they cross the road to avoid me. Then they start prying behind my back, which is the last thing I need.

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  29. Cill says:

    Which reminds me, I must change my avatar. Got an eye like ocasio what’s-her-name.

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  30. BuenaVista says:

    Well, it’s a P238 ‘Equinox’, but I’m sitting in a restaurant debating the purchase. It’s used so broken in, i.e., easy on my left hand. But it’s a .380, and everytime I mention a .380, The Armorer says, “Better than a sharp stick, I guess.” My deal also is to consolidate ammo requirements to 9mm, 5.56, 30.06.

    I bought the M4 already. Used, no scratches even, $849 pre-tax.

    This is an interesting town. Best gun store in world. One of the best colleges in the world (I think someone here still has high school boys), now grossly overfunded by Warren Buffett. Bob Noyce (founder of Intel) and Harry Hopkins (FDR’s secret emissary to Stalin) are from here. Population 5,000. No obvious illegals yet. Almost bought my safe house here in 2009, but decided it was too close to my hometown, and I’d be expected for supper. We were joking after the burial how little we got to eat. (I’d sit quietly and eat what I was offered, which we were required to eat in the dark, and I don’t mean candles, and then I was on the motorcycle downtown to buy a steak — in high school, when I was working 40 hours a week and playing sports and growing almost an inch a month.)

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  31. BuenaVista says:

    Extremely annoyed with the Gillette ad.

    Of course, I understand that corporate marketing is a feminist-chick sandbox, and chicks hire chicks, and then they work for a “global citizen” like the Gillette marketing exec, who is from India, probably weighs 130 pounds, and wishes to tell American men how to be men. I hope Gillette just dies, and I care not how painful it is.

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  32. Farm Boy says:

    BV,

    Info on the guilty party with respect to the Gillette ad. Or at least the head of the guilty parties

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  33. BuenaVista says:

    I really need the diversity premium that is learning how to be a man from some guy who can’t speak American English, whose upper arms are smaller than my wrists, who hires Grey whose CEO bitches about sexism — in a sweater that dives for her pelvis.

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  34. Ame says:

    Which reminds me, I must change my avatar. Got an eye like ocasio what’s-her-name.

    no, your eye doesn’t look anything like hers.

    but … i do hate it when bad people make good things bad. can’t say ‘me, too’ anymore for anything! gah!

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  35. Ame says:

    can’t say ‘safe place’ or ‘safe space’ for anything, either, anymore.

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  36. Ame says:

    All my friends and I have done for our entire lives is do our best, and that includes a great deal of sacrifice for other people.

    yes.

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  37. Larry G says:

    BV, when I went shopping for a pocket pistol I settled on a Kahr CM9. .380 for me just does not carry the “punch” I wanted. Using Hornaday Critical Defense 9mm 115gr x 6+1 rounds is enough. And it is SMALL!

    I like it

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  38. earl says:

    Diversity is just another name for ‘smashing the white Christian patriarchy’.

    Rather than perhaps getting the light bulb…this actually works better for everybody.

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  39. mgtowhorseman says:

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-shorter-workweek-hurts-quebecs-economy/

    I cant believe the bloody quebec frogs figured it out better than the rest.

    “More rigid provincial labour laws and a higher proportion of the work force covered by collective agreements help in part to explain Quebec’s shorter workweek. But higher personal income taxes could also play a part in discouraging some full-time workers from putting in overtime and some of the province’s 800,000 part-time workers from moving into full-time jobs.

    “What is the one factor that discourages people from working longer hours? It’s income tax,” former Action démocratique du Québec leader Mario Dumont, who how hosts his own public affairs show on Quebecor’s LCN news network, said last week. “When income tax is very high, or too high, it’s as if the penalty for working each additional hour is too high.”

    Indeed, another study released last week confirmed once more that the overall tax take by all levels of government remains higher in Quebec than in any other province. The latest edition of the annual University of Sherbrooke ranking found that government revenues represented 37.3 per cent of Quebec’s gross domestic product in 2017, compared with 32 per cent of GDP in the rest of Canada. Quebec’s tax ratio is down from 38 per cent in 2015, owing mainly to faster economic growth, but is still higher than in Ontario (34.1 per cent) or Alberta (28.6 per cent).”

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  40. mgtowhorseman says:

    With an unemployment rate of 5.5 per cent and more baby boomers moving into semi- or full-time retirement each year, the Coalition Avenir Québec government is not helping matters by pressing ahead with plans to cut by 20 per cent the number of immigrants the province accepts.

    “It’s no secret to anyone that Quebec is facing a real labour shortage,” insisted Alexandre Cusson, president of the Union des municipalités du Québec and mayor of Drummondville, who is heading the UMQ delegation in France. “There are more than 100,000 job openings and municipalities have a central role to play in attracting talent from across the world.”

    Besides sharing the language, existing labour market and immigration agreements between Quebec and France make it easier for employers in the province to hire French workers. And with working-class discontent rising in France these days – as evidenced by the continuing “yellow vest” protests – the Quebec mayors have a compelling pitch to make. The province’s manufacturing heartland between Montreal and Trois-Rivières is in dire need of machinists, welders and metalworkers, among the very employees hardest hit by France’s de-industrialization.

    Still, attracting workers from elsewhere is not the only solution to Quebec’s labour shortage; persuading Quebeckers with jobs to put in more hours would help ease the labour crunch

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  41. mgtowhorseman says:

    Tldr
    Quebec is fucked. Last bastion of heavy manufacturing and its desperate for workers.
    Generous pensions have boomers retiring in droves. High income taxes penalize overtime. Millenials are working pt as marriage rate craters

    And the illegals crossing from ny, 98% crossing into quebec? Bussed to ontario to be housed in toronto. Duh! (Because making them learn french instead of english would be racist)

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  42. mgtowhorseman says:

    With all this removing toxic maculinity i.e.
    Stubbornness to not give in to the fates,
    ingenuity to make it work with binder twine and duct tape until parts get in,
    Immunity to heat, cold, fatigue to get out there when the elements push back,
    Bravery to face the dark, the depths, the heights, the untamed wild as needed.
    Self motivation to do the work others think is too icky for real people

    How are they preparing man, woman, martian, trained duck to do what needs to be done to keep civilization going?

    As rpm says on his youtube channel…”feminism will only die when the lights go out.”

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  43. SFC Ton says:

    When I go with a beard people stop wondering if I might be a crim, they “know” I bloody well am one.
    ………

    LOL can’t tell you how many times people seem to be actively relived when they figure out I don’t want their wallet, or to rob their gas station late at night etc etc. Sometimes I will play that shit up to keep myself entertained

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  44. SFC Ton says:

    Ps I have a large beard. Ain’t done more the trim it in years but I still shave the neck and high check area. I also use shaving soap instead of cream. I shave so little on little bar has lasted like 5 years. Been using a safety razor/ shaving soap for that shit since…… well to damn long to count. Made that switch when I was in the military. My hair is like wire and these multi blade deals would give me a rash

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  45. SFC Ton says:

    Ain’t rightly sure if women are consumer goods or a consumer services.

    Either way it ain’t important enough to spend much time debating and I for damn sure don’t pay much attention to their ablutions. That shit is on point or else.

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  46. SFC Ton says:

    My deal also is to consolidate ammo requirements to 9mm, 5.56, 30.06
    ……….
    .22, 9mm, 5.56, 7.62×39, 7.62×51, and 12ga.

    Sort of. I do have other fire arms, but don’t keep much ammo on hand for them. Reckon under 2k per.

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  47. SFC Ton says:

    BV, which SIG did you get?
    ……..

    The shitty kind. Which is the onky kind of sig there is

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  48. SFC Ton says:

    .380 vs heavy winter clothing on someone all fired up on rage or meth……

    Good luck BV. You’ll need it. Especially since you can’t run very well tgese days.

    Thankfully you are in a non diverse area of the world

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  49. Ame says:

    lol!

    Ton caught that! 🙂

    glad Spawny’s is a safe spaceship 😉 lol!

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  50. Ame says:

    Sometimes I will play that shit up to keep myself entertained

    laughing … at Ton entertaining himself by messing w/other people’s minds … and at Ton needing to keep himself entertained 😉 lol!

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  51. Ame says:

    11 Letter words that contain space
    Cyberspaces Hydrospaces Hyperspaces Interspaced Interspaces Spacecrafts Spaceflight Spacewalked Spacewalker

    10 Letter words that contain space
    Aerospaces Backspaced Backspaces Cyberspace Headspaces Hydrospace Hyperspace Interspace Spacebands Spacecraft Spaceports Spaceships Spacesuits Spacewalks Workspaces

    9 Letter words that contain space
    Aerospace Airspaces Backspace Headspace Midspaces
    Misspaced Misspaces Spaceband Spaceless Spaceport Spaceship Spacesuit Spacewalk Spaceward Subspaces Workspace

    8 Letter words that contain space
    Airspace Midspace Misspace Respaced Respaces Spaceman Spacemen Subspace

    7 Letter words that contain space
    Respace Spacers

    6 Letter words that contain space
    Spaced Spacer Spaces Spacey

    https://www.wordfind.com/contains/space/

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  52. Farm Boy says:

    The truth is that many Brits want a no-deal Brexit, because it will save them billions of dollars. It was the second-most popular option in a recent poll. No one gives a damn about clarity. The important thing is to get out of the EU and reclaim British sovereignty. Everything else can be sorted from there.

    http://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/01/brexit-betrayal-goes-down-to-defeat.html?m=1

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  53. SFC Ton says:

    The world is always 3 drinks behind me so I am always trying to entertain myself while it tries to catch up

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  54. Ame says:

    Synonyms for safe

    (adj free from harm)

    intact
    protected
    secure
    okay
    snug
    buttoned up
    cherished
    free from danger
    guarded
    home-free
    impervious
    impregnable
    in safety
    inviolable
    invulnerable
    maintained
    out of danger
    out of harm’s way
    preserved
    safe and sound
    safeguarded
    sheltered
    shielded
    sitting pretty
    tended
    unassailable
    undamaged
    under lock and key
    under one’s wing
    unharmed
    unhurt
    uninjured
    unmolested
    unscathed
    unthreatened
    vindicated
    watched

    https://www.thesaurus.com/browse/safe

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  55. Cheque d'Out says:

    As rpm says on his youtube channel…”feminism will only die when the lights go out.”

    And then the cucks will start whining that we can’t hold women responsible.

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  56. Cill says:

    The remainers talk as if the EU is the universe. The EU is not even a fart from on the universe’s arse, it’s a vanishing pucker following the blast of what it once was.

    Most of the world exists outside of the EU and a fair bit of it is okay out here. To most of the world the EU is an old emasculated boat that has turned arse-up to be fucked.

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  57. BuenaVista says:

    See, Larry? Mention a .380 and the guy goes off. Quite the meany.

    So I didn’t. One must know his limitations. I got hung up on the heavy clothing thing Ton mentions. It will be 20 below this weekend. Everyone will be wearing minimum three inches of padding.

    Ton, there are 31 languages spoken in the public school system here. 30% of the town is illegal. It was 99% American when I was a boy.

    I bought the M4 and another Beretta 92 (i.e., full size 9mm). $100 bucks off the catalog price. I do have the revolver in .38Special for the pocket.

    I have an 870 for deer hunting so do have some 12 gauge slugs and some birdshot for skeet.

    I’m just here to live and learn.

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  58. BuenaVista says:

    I select for tall women. Occasionally they’re self-reporting 5’11” but are really 5’13-14. (They lie in the other direction.) The redhead who came to the service is 5’13” and wore heels. A lot of old men in the sanctuary were distracted. It’s a better look to say fuckit and put on the Louboutins, than wear flats and slouch desperately.

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  59. Cill says:

    Just had a laugh with a woman. She was complaining that she’s losing her hair. After a quick examination I informed her that her follicles “are as thick as… I was going to say ‘two short planks’ but that would be more appropriate to what’s inside the head than what’s on it.”

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  60. Ame says:

    It will be 20 below this weekend. Everyone will be wearing minimum three inches of padding.

    i.cannot.imagine.

    i hear about cold like that … but i can’t imagine it 🙂

    stay warm!

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  61. Ame says:

    3″ of padding.

    is that in the house, too? is it even possible to keep it warm inside the house when it’s that cold outside?

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  62. Farm Boy says:

    “Yeah, I could have reacted a whole lot better,” Tiffany Moore told KOB-TV n Monday. “But you know what, I look back at it and if I could, I wouldn’t change a single thing. I would do it 100,000 times again. I would kick over that display 100,000 times again. Because my actions were justified. I mean, it was blatant and malicious hate. It was blatant and malicious misgendering.”

    In the viral video, Moore becomes belligerent with the employee, dropping cuss words and threatening to “take it outside” with the young man. “Ma’am! Once again: ‘ma’am!” Moore screams. “Mother f***er! Take it outside! You wanna call me ‘sir’ again? I will show you a f***ing sir!”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/42304/trans-woman-who-went-viral-threatening-gamestop-amanda-prestigiacomo

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  63. Farm Boy says:

    I wonder if I will ever be accused of “malicious misgendering”…

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  64. Ame says:

    “These Pills Are Designed To Make Your Poop Colorful And Glittery”

    https://homemaking.com/hannah/pills-colorful-glittery-poop/

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  65. Farm Boy says:

    DELIBERATELY MISSING THE POINT: Reason: The Gillette Ad Tells Men Not to Hurt People. Why Is This Offensive? “Yes, the ad invokes ‘toxic masculinity,’ an ill-defined concept sometimes deployed by the campus left in overbroad ways. But most of the ad depicts men deciding not to bully each other, harass women, or commit violence. Are these really ‘leftist social priorities’? Do conservatives really wish to portray them as such?”

    Now try this: Ad tells black people not to steal. Why is this offensive?

    Or maybe: Ad tells women not to lie. Why is this offensive?

    Or, so that the Reason folks will really get it: Ad tells pot smokers not to become drug-crazed mass killers. Why is this offensive?

    But I think the reason that this really struck a nerve is this: Men are used to being treated badly on TV shows and in ads, because women control most discretionary spending. But now men are even being treated badly in ads for the products they themselves buy. Advertisers thinking they can get away with that is a pretty open expression of contempt. And the contempt is being returned.

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/318878/

    Yes, the contempt is being returned

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  66. Ame says:

    “Scientists Find Manuka Honey Kills More Bacteria Than Antibiotics Without Causing Drug Resistance”

    http://www.herbs-info.com/blog/scientists-find-manuka-honey-kills-more-bacteria-than-antibiotics-without-causing-drug-resistance/?i=rd

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  67. Liz says:

    Heh, they used Manuka honey for some wound care at a hospital I worked at a while back.

    “is it even possible to keep it warm inside the house when it’s that cold outside?”</i.

    Depends on how well insulated it is, and how good the heat source. At present, our master bedroom is very cold because all the insulation in the master bath was taken out with the construction project (that now has to wait until stuff thaws in spring and the roof can get fixed). We have a furnace that heats the house with gas, but it's not very efficient. Really expensive. When spring rolls around, we're getting a wood burning stove…those rock. Put some fans on it to circulate the air around and we should be in business. 🙂

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  68. Liz says:

    Just to add, we’ve got three of four blankets on the bed and that’s pretty cozy.

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  69. Farm Boy says:

    The Gillette video is 347k upvote, 739k down vote.

    You might want to add to the total

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  70. mgtowhorseman says:

    “It will be 20 below this weekend. Everyone will be wearing minimum three inches of padding.

    i.cannot.imagine.”

    https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/on-3_metric_e.html

    High of -13 Saturday, windchill of -22. Thats C. About -7F. Big whoop.
    Just means putting on the extra hoody.

    When the fire went out at my old place around 4 when I got up it would be about 10c inside til I emptied the coals, stacked more wood and relit it. Be back up to 15 by the time the kids awoke at 7.

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  71. SFC Ton says:

    I catch everything Ame. The question is do I care enough to comment…..

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  72. mgtowhorseman says:

    Last year working the barn we had two weeks solid of -20 to -35.
    6 of 7 hours outside.

    My work cloths were Marks insulated workjeans, steeltoe workboots.
    Cotton tshirt, sweatshirt, flannel hoody, water\windproof Marks work jacket.
    Polygloves with wool fingerless gloves over and a toque.

    By noon i’d have the jacket and hoody open except on windy days.
    You aclimatize.

    Same as I cant understand the 80f 90% humidity of a southern summer.

    Its what you are raised in.

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  73. Farm Boy says:

    “The guy at the ad agency” is actually philosophically unpleasant feminist Kim Gehrig. Hiring her to court the male market is like expecting to accrue impressive rainbow flag sale numbers with spiels from Farrakhan.

    Jezebel reported an email message Gehrig sent CNBC: “At the end of the day, sparking conversation is what matters. This gets people to pay attention to the topic and encourages them to consider taking action to make a difference.”

    She’d previously made the bizarre “Viva La Vulva” spot for Swedish feminine hygiene company Libresse. In that surreal ad, objects that included a conch shell, sliced orange, papaya, and coin purse stood in as ersatz female intimate parts. For the ad’s nearly three-minute duration, these items were manipulated as unnatural “singers” of Camille Yarbrough’s “Take Yo Praise.”

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/surprise_genius_behind_manhating_gillette_ad_is_a_radical_feminist.html

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  74. mgtowhorseman says:

    Know why canadians invented the word toque?

    Cause by the time you say “pass the wool cap to keep the heat in”, your brain is frozen.
    And thats in March.

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  75. SFC Ton says:

    LOL and here I was thinking you never listened BV. Legit set up though. Love them .38’s….. just don’t run hollow points in the winter. Make sure they are ballistic tips.

    Bummer about the diviserty

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  76. SFC Ton says:

    Yeah the winter sucks this year. I had to turn on the heat the other night and had to add a layer of clothes before ridding my Harely into work that morning.

    Cold air is hell on my breathing, couldn’t even ride into work this morning. Took the Cadalic like the rest of the pussies

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  77. Farm Boy says:

    Trolls of the Sabo variety (though this has not been confirmed as the famed street artist’s work) defaced a billboard for “Real Time with Bill Maher” by replacing the political satrist’s face with that of an NPC Internet meme on Tuesday. In response, Bill Maher took to Twitter to denounce the vandals as jealous “Incels.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/42272/bill-maher-denounces-incels-who-defaced-real-time-paul-bois

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  78. Farm Boy says:

    These voters tend to come from the countryside, far from the bustling, wealthy, cosmopolitan cities where those with the best educations flock to find well-renumerated work in the globalized ruling class. The tacit deal behind this sociological arrangement was that the members of this ruling class would foster economic growth from which everyone would benefit. The reality, especially since the economic crisis of 2008, has been that those at the center have gotten ever richer while those on the periphery have endured socioeconomic stagnation or worse.

    Growing numbers of people feel frozen out of power, their quality of life decaying over time — while the ideology of meritocracy that prevails in the flourishing ruling class drives home the message that their failures are no one’s fault but their own. They must deserve their sorry fate. That’s a message that in many cases will stifle dissent — at least until it becomes a provocation for anger and resistance in the name of justice

    https://theweek.com/articles/817500/injustice-driving-populist-revolution

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  79. Larry G says:

    GASP!!!! “I wonder if I will ever be accused of “malicious misgendering”…FB, I’m shocked, shocked I tell you! Pray tell, what the fuck were you thinking when you performed unspeakable “malicious misgendering”???? Have you gone mad?
    The PC Police will be hot on your ass till you repent of this vile un-PC sin, boy. Let us now pray for FB as he contemplates his transgressions.

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  80. Larry G says:

    A really good afternoon at the range, took the M&P 9c and the Kahr CM9 out for a walk and exercise. The 9c is dead on center at 60 feet (about as far as I can reliably see due to a terminal condition called being an old fart), the Kahr was a bit off but still in body mass at 30 feet. Got them dirty today, cleaning time tomorrow….

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  81. Ame says:

    Horseman – i can’t imagine a weather situation you couldn’t handle 🙂

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  82. Farm Boy says:

    I bet Ton has a good chance of being accused of “malicious misgendering”

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  83. Farm Boy says:

    “Malicious Misgendering” sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book

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  84. Larry G says:

    would not put it past him

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  85. Farm Boy says:

    I rather like Vulcans. They are logical, unlike AOC

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  86. Ame says:

    glad y’all are staying warm, Liz!

    that’s bizarre one has to wait till spring to do all that work. i mean … it makes sense! just … i guess we’re spoiled on things like that down here’n Texas 😉

    – – –

    Ton – sucks when that stupid missing lung forces you to ride the caddy to work over the bike 😉 … seriously, though, glad you’re still here and have a good car to ride to work in when the weather doesn’t cooperate w/your lungs.

    – – –

    When the fire went out at my old place around 4 when I got up it would be about 10c inside til I emptied the coals, stacked more wood and relit it. Be back up to 15 by the time the kids awoke at 7.

    i can’t imagine … it gets down to the 30’s, and i’m COLD!!! lol! of course … i don’t even own clothes like these:

    Marks insulated workjeans, steeltoe workboots., water\windproof Marks work jacket. Polygloves with wool fingerless gloves over and a toque.

    – – –

    Cause by the time you say “pass the wool cap to keep the heat in”, your brain is frozen. And thats in March.

    lol!

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  87. Farm Boy says:

    The point of the march to McConnell’s office, declared Ocasio-Cortez, was to send him a clear message: He must bring the House Democrat-signed package for funding the government to a vote.

    The big “activist” stunt triggered a “media circus,” The Hill’s Alexander Bolton reports. “Tourists thronging the Capitol Rotunda were startled by the group marching across the Capitol campus, with many recognizing Ocasio-Cortez on sight.”

    The Washington Post’s Erica Werner offered play-by-play coverage of the march to McConnell’s office on Twitter, which included having a hard time locating McConnell’s office, an awkward run-in with Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and a group of pro-life Republicans, eventually realizing they’d gone to the wrong office, and then staging a bizarre mini-press conference

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/42310/aoc-fellow-freshmen-dem-reps-go-looking-mcconnell-james-barrett

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  88. BuenaVista says:

    Some South Dakota legislators are, currently, attempting “malicious misgendering”. Clearly suffering from toxic masculinity. They’ve introduced a bill that makes it illegal for boys (who pretend to be girls) to compete in girls’ sporting events.

    Gosh, the Twitter blowback will be brutal. And trust me, hard-ass men running cattle on 15,000 acres, or running a bank with only $30 million in assets 50 miles from the nearest high school, in sub-arctic conditions, while they serve in the Legislature, really care a lot about being ratio’d on Twitter.

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  89. Farm Boy says:

    Know why canadians invented the word toque?

    “French Canadiens” that is

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  90. Larry G says:

    SD…you can freeze your nuts off there in the winter. And, yeah, their tolerance of pervert bullshit is fairly low

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  91. Farm Boy says:

    And trust me, hard-ass men running cattle

    Those would be my cousins from the South Dakota branch of the family

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  92. Liz says:

    ““Malicious Misgendering” sounds like something out of a Dr. Seuss book”

    Yes, but it would (more likely) be written Malicious Miss Gendering. 😆

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  93. Larry G says:

    Fuck Twat-ter and the goats they rode in on

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  94. Larry G says:

    “The Grinch who Swiped Malicious Misgendering From Whoville”…..hmmm…lacks pizzaz or something

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  95. BuenaVista says:

    The Liz: My one suggestion is to ditch the blankets and get down comforters. Then you just add or subtract based on conditions. I even have a summer down comforter, a wispy thing, which I use with the windows open if it drops below 60. I think I mentioned previously the virtue of dressing gowns (not generic robes). But I think it’s dumb to chase a 70 degree interior, and don’t bother.

    In Iceland and Norway, hotels and guest houses do something interesting. The couples’ beds have separate comforters (i.e., single bed sized) for each side. I think that’s pretty civilized. Everyone sleeps differently.

    I have a couple of cousins and a friend who have external wood-fired furnaces. 25′ from the house you have a little shed and in there is a major wood-burner (could be corn pellets or even coal, I guess). That is plumbed into the house’s forced-air system. It’s a lot cleaner than hauling cut wood into the living room twice a day. But my house has no fireplace, and I will likely, also, put a small stove into my living room.

    Ame, I’m still skiing, or did, until it is minus 40. (F and C cross at -40.) As the Horseman notes, -20 is just another day at the office, though one should dress differently. At Mt. Tremblant (Quebec) the instructors work all day until it’s -40.

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  96. mgtowhorseman says:

    Thanks Ames. Notice the belleclava and work jacket I’m wearing with Potato?
    It was a nice mild -12c or about 10f that day.

    Actually the oppressive humid stinking hot I can’t handle. Ton likely laughs at it down south.

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  97. mgtowhorseman says:

    Stupid fucking twat. Thinks gillette is brilliant and she is a “marketing strategist”

    https://www.inc.com/sonia-thompson/gillettes-new-ad-just-provided-a-perfect-blueprint-for-powerful-marketing-in-2019.html

    Hey look at me Im a marketing strategist too.
    Hey Prada new tagline for you “Our shoes make you look like a fat slut who will never marry!!” What? It works, men love it!

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  98. Ame says:

    But I think it’s dumb to chase a 70 degree interior, and don’t bother.

    what is a realistic interior temp when it’s that cold outside?

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  99. Ame says:

    i hate super humid weather … and when it breaks 100, it’s HOT! lol! Stephanie handles that kind of heat a LOT better’n i do 🙂

    what’s really hard is when the low temp is only 85 … even the pool feels like a hot tub 🙂

    – – –

    they say your blood is thinner in the south … must be true. i picture myself so layered up in that kind of cold that i can’t move! 🙂

    – – –

    Ame, I’m still skiing, or did, until it is minus 40.

    WOW! that’s COLD!

    but … if i remember correctly, your legs were kinda messed up and you were having to work extra hard to build their strength, or something like that? that’s great that your legs are able to ski! kudos to you!

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  100. Ame says:

    just opened up that pic, Horseman – i LOVE that pic!!! your wife should frame that and hang it in your home 🙂

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  101. Ame says:

    Heh, they used Manuka honey for some wound care at a hospital I worked at a while back.

    i’ve read lots of stuff on using honey for wound care.

    if i remember correctly, you’ve often worked in lower income places? i wonder if those places are more willing to try things outside-the-pharmaceutical-company-box?

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  102. Sumo says:

    It was a nice mild -12c or about 10f that day.

    That’s shorts & T-shirt weather out here in the good part of Canada.

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  103. Ame says:

    so, Sumo … what’s the average temp this time of year for you?!

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  104. BuenaVista says:

    Ame, most people keep their houses at 70 or even 72. It’s not a big deal. That’s why everyone buys a new house. They’re airtight and heavily insulated.

    But my house today was built in 1916, the one before, six stories, was 1838, the one before 1786. Each is masonry, zero insulation. I have to use a hammer drill to hang a painting, today. I restore old houses as an avocation. The difference in gas expense between 61 and 70 in a house like this is 150%, or I pay 2.5x to a utility in Wisconsin (FB probably knows it) that won’t even answer the phone unless I’m on fire. So I wander around all day in a cashmere dressing gown that cost less than one month of gas if I pretended to be in a new house. Single guys, and Scots/Irish guys in old stone castles, know the feeling. Major hardship: must buy and wear longjohns.

    ***

    You are correct, I can’t ski any longer. Well, I can, but I’m too egotistical to ski the tourist greens and blues. I used to jump off knife-edges at 13,000′ into untracked couloirs in the backcountry, but that’s Son #1’s job now. I dread winter, because he does stuff that will kill you eventually, and every winter I wait for the call. I did my best to get him to join some mountain corps, some of them familar to The Ton, but he was raised by his Mom in McLean, so no military, no way. Instead he’s a 20-something “product manager” for a ski company everyone knows. He does backflips into those couloirs.

    But when my Dad was 74 and I was in the chips, Son#1 and I started taking Dad to Tremblant. Terms were: no wife, no discussion of same. He hadn’t skied in 20 years. I don’t know if he enjoyed skiing again more than the meals at night with the incredible Quebecois cuisine and wine. At his memorial his college prof friend even referenced a particular meal we had at Tremblant. My girlfriend at the time bought us a $500 bottle of wine. Dad said about the waitress: “That woman is really attractive.” Poor guy probably hadn’t been laid in 20 years. But that’s how we roll: one woman, one life.

    There was one trip where I went flying off a ledge and created a yard sale for 100 yards down the 45 degree slope. Broke every rib on the right side, that was pneuomothorax #1. I had to drive myself 20 miles to the first hospital that would treat me, the next day. Morphine, dilaudid and xylocaine for the win. Anyone who tells you Canadian health care is a good idea has never been hurt. It was minus 40 that day and Lord Jesus the ground was hard. My 12 year-old boy was crying (and his coat was unzipped because he’s this tough) and said, “Dad are you okay?” “Fine, just knocked the wind out of me” and we skied down to the lodge. It was 24 hours before I got to a hospital that would treat me. (The first two referenced the next two.) I had breathed through one lung for 30 hours until some guy doctor in St. Marie freaked mightily and had a pump in my thorax within 90 seconds, apologizing for the pain. (Seriously? Stick it in there.) Don’t get hurt in Canada.

    But I thought it was pretty cool that Dad’s academic friend remembered that evening 20 years later. So dad enjoyed his brief vacations once a year in the frozen north, until he was prohibited from indulging. Too much toxic masculinity for mom. Sorry to be, once more, self-indulgent. Dad was a good guy.

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  105. Farm Boy says:

    Derek Ramsey pointed out that this commercial slamming men is an example of Dalrock’s Law of Feminism

    “At P&G, we believe that the requisite skills to succeed as leaders in 2018 and beyond include the ability to be empathetic and inclusive. Given the critical role men play in advancing women and in achieving gender equality“

    Men are evil. Fix our problems.

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/what-it-would-look-like-if-the-kendrick-brothers-made-razor-blade-commercials/

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  106. Farm Boy says:

    But mark my words, this ad isn’t even about helping women or society. It’s actually a clever (or not so clever) way to make people fearful of men like Trump who epitomize masculinity without apologizing. The message of the commercial is: we need men who act like women or a woman in charge to make sure we are all safe. But the real message is a political one that trashes men in order to trash Trump.

    I hope they go broke.

    https://pjmedia.com/drhelen/the-gillette-ad-the-war-on-men-is-a-war-on-trump/

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  107. BuenaVista says:

    The hospital that finally took me, incidentally, put me in a room and I was 36″ from a woman dying an agonizing death from lung cancer. Zero sleep. After a week I hired a limo to take me to the Montreal Intercontinental. I had to take a train back to DC because of the damaged lung (no flying). But at least in a hotel you can take a hot bath, alone, and order a room service bottle of wine.

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  108. Farm Boy says:

    At home and at work, in the boardroom, on the playground, and even while barbecuing in the backyard, Gillette sees nothing but testosterone-driven trouble. Message: Y chromosomes are toxic. The “best a man can get” can no longer be attained without first renouncing oppressive manliness.

    Self-improvement must begin with self-flagellation.

    https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2019/01/16/procter–gambles-toxic-sanctimony-n2539114

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  109. BuenaVista says:

    He’s toxic. BV Son#1 at work.

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  110. BuenaVista says:

    Picture fail. Disregard.

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  111. Sumo says:

    Don’t get hurt in Canada.

    If only someone had told me that 40 years ago….

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  112. earl says:

    ‘Now try this: Ad tells black people not to steal. Why is this offensive?

    Or maybe: Ad tells women not to lie. Why is this offensive?’

    Shoot do an ad telling women to not fornicate with toxic men who give them thrills or produce fatherless homes through instigating divorce or out of wedlock births which breeds more toxic men. See how that ruffles their feathers.

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  113. Ame says:

    Sorry to be, once more, self-indulgent.

    BV … you are wrong. You are NOT self-indulgent. Your stories are wonderful to read, and I’m sure most everyone here reads and enjoys every word you write.

    Perhaps someday you can start your own blog so we can read more of your stories and your writings! 🙂

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  114. Ame says:

    most people keep their houses at 70 or even 72. It’s not a big deal. That’s why everyone buys a new house. They’re airtight and heavily insulated.

    But my house today was built in 1916, the one before, six stories, was 1838, the one before 1786. Each is masonry, zero insulation. I have to use a hammer drill to hang a painting, today. I restore old houses as an avocation.

    ahhh, that makes sense. i like the thermostat at 70 year round 😉 … Aspie Girl keeps popping it up to 72. we compromise at 71 a lot, but i still prefer 70 🙂

    that is really cool that you restore old houses. i love stuff like that. there’s a guy out here in the interwebs i follow who is fixing up an old dump of a house; i love it when he posts pics of that.

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  115. Ame says:

    I used to jump off knife-edges at 13,000′ into untracked couloirs in the backcountry

    WHOA! i have to admit that i had to look up ‘couloirs’ b/c i didn’t know what that was.

    I dread winter, because he does stuff that will kill you eventually, and every winter I wait for the call. … He does backflips into those couloirs.

    i guess he has your love to live on the edge multiplied by … a lot?! that is scary to think about … some things are much scarier for those who love a person than they are for the one doing it or going through something. and, it’s just hard to be a parent, anyway. your son kicks that up several notches, or a jiliion or so.

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  116. Ame says:

    But when my Dad was 74 and I was in the chips, Son#1 and I started taking Dad to Tremblant. Terms were: no wife, no discussion of same. He hadn’t skied in 20 years. I don’t know if he enjoyed skiing again more than the meals at night with the incredible Quebecois cuisine and wine.

    no … what he enjoyed the most was being with you and his grandson … the skiing, food and wine were just bonuses.

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  117. Ame says:

    There was one trip where I went flying off a ledge and created a yard sale for 100 yards down the 45 degree slope. Broke every rib on the right side, that was pneuomothorax #1. I had to drive myself 20 miles to the first hospital that would treat me, the next day. Morphine, dilaudid and xylocaine for the win. Anyone who tells you Canadian health care is a good idea has never been hurt. It was minus 40 that day and Lord Jesus the ground was hard. My 12 year-old boy was crying (and his coat was unzipped because he’s this tough) and said, “Dad are you okay?” “Fine, just knocked the wind out of me”

    it’s powerful what we parents (who actually love our kids) will do for our kids, isn’t it. (i think that’s why it’s harder the older i get to experience the selfish narcissism of my parents b/c, as a parent, i can’t imagine being so incredibly selfish when it comes to my kids). but here you are, all beat up, and your first concern is for your son. priceless.

    glad you were able to get at least emergent medical care before it was too late. i’ve heard that canada medical care is not something one wants to depend on.

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  118. SFC Ton says:

    A $500 bottle of wine better come with 2 banging ass hookers

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  119. SFC Ton says:

    That’s shorts & T-shirt weather out here in the good part of Canada.
    ……

    There is a good part of Canada?

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  120. SFC Ton says:

    Spent winters in the Hindu Kush

    Spent summers on the equator in Africa

    Worst is a night laying in the cold mud for hours, as near on pereftcly still as you can manage, while it steals your body heat, getting your back soaked from freezing rain aand sleet, cold water running down your neck, leather boots water logged, calorie and sleep deprived enough that you cant awlays tell whats real and whats a hallucination and never getting to pull the trigger

    Still no good bitching about the weather

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  121. SFC Ton says:

    BV is a legit bad ass

    I owned two older homes. Oldest was 1926. Never again. My favorite house was built in 1980. Everything was up to code and plum. Right now I am living in a travel trailer. A bitch much for the 4 of us plus dogs but it’s still kind of cool and I now get why why folks do it

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  122. SFC Ton says:

    There is a tv show about the Outer Banks that is being filmed in SC because the fuck faces in Hollywood dislike our law about perverts using the bathroom that matches their plumbing

    It’s a moral shit hole that deserves extermination when a law like that bothers them more then a 10 year old boy being done up in drag

    Fuck those fuckers. No God fearing White man should give them fuckers a penny or lift a finger to help them

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  123. Liz says:

    if i remember correctly, you’ve often worked in lower income places? i wonder if those places are more willing to try things outside-the-pharmaceutical-company-box?

    Heh, that would make sense but I doubt that was the reason. It was medical grade honey, so probably off the charts level expensive (though I doubt much different from non medical grade honey). One thing the average patient had in those environments was a lot of co-morbidities…just about everyone was obese, diabetic, with high blood pressure and general skin integrity issues related to inactivity and poor hygiene. So resistance to antibiotics and allergies were pretty common.

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  124. Liz says:

    With the construction I keep the thermostat at 61 degrees for the house (goes down to 59 at night). Our bedroom is low 50s.

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  125. Liz says:

    “Or maybe: Ad tells women not to lie. Why is this offensive?’

    A more accurate comparison would be something like this:
    Camera zooms in one woman putting on her mascara….
    Background noise chimes, “Gold digging, lying, bossy, catty, lazy, manipulative….is this the best a woman can get?” Is it? You can’t hide from it…it’s been going on far too long, you can’t laugh it off making the same old excuses (insert pictures of women doing women stuff). But something finally changed (insert numerous cases of women lying in court, taking children away from their fathers, aggressive black women attacking people in the streets, malls, subways)…Can’t you women do better? Is this really the best you can be?

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  126. Liz says:

    Heh, just saw this:

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  127. Liz says:

    “Oh, and by the way…we sell razors for your legs..”
    The above was very, very well done.
    (so well done it will probably result in a spike for xanax prescriptions)

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  128. Liz says:

    More funny shit 😆

    Okay, time to get some stuff done. Hope you all have a great day!

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  129. Liz says:

    Forgot to add: thanks Larry, I’ll show that to Mike! 🙂

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  130. mgtowhorseman says:

    Last 3 houses are all circa 1900 meaning even the town isnt sure how old. Log cabin, farmhouse, now ex apiary (bee farm). Board and batten walls under the modern siding.
    Heat is how much stoking I want to do on the pellet furnace out back.

    Average in house is 15c or about 65f.

    Clothes, bed, couch…all in the layering. Trapping a pocket of air for your body to heat and wicking moisture away from you. Taught the kids to play spaceman..tuck everything into everything else like a spacesuit, keep the air in. Same with outer layer, keep the wind out.

    Whoever said down comforter…yes! Every bed and two in the living room. King bed but two double comforters keeps the peace.

    As for best part of Canada…wherever Justin aint. He uses Gillette to shave his ladyparts.

    Lastly Ton is right. All that can be said about weather is a shrug of the shoulders and “Yep”
    Its cold…yep. Its snowing…yep. Its raining privaleged landwhales…yep.

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  131. Sumo says:

    what’s the average temp this time of year for you?

    It fluctuates quite a bit, actually – last week was around 0C, this week is around -25C.

    That’s between 32F and -13F for you southern barbarians.

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  132. mgtowhorseman says:

    Living in a house thats plumb and true. Where’s the fun in that?
    Cats are bored with no varmits to kill so we open a bag of marbles on the floor. Never seen two follow the same path ever. Roll everywhere, great fun.

    Course every single piece of furniture has at least one shim under it to level it up.

    Makes a great drunk test. “Hey honey look, the floor is level!” “Ok you’re cut off.”

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  133. Liz says:

    Makes a great drunk test. “Hey honey look, the floor is level!” “Ok you’re cut off.”

    Au-genuine comedy gold! 😆

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  134. mgtowhorseman says:

    AOC for the win!
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-there-is-little-evidence-to-support-a-70-marginal-tax-rate-for-the/

    Once fed, state/prov, local goes above 50% why move up? Literally half my effort goes unrewarded. Time and a half becomes 3\4 time to stay late. Ummm..no.

    Like the link I posted yesterday, Quebec is finding work hours per worker is dropping on top of vacancies.

    70%! Jesus, Budda and Lao Tzu.

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  135. Liz says:

    Italy’s way of overcoming draconian employment laws and crippling tax rates is the underground economy. Can Canada do something like that?

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  136. Larry G says:

    “Once fed, state/prov, local goes above 50% why move up? Literally half my effort goes unrewarded. Time and a half becomes 3\4 time to stay late. Ummm..no.
    Like the link I posted yesterday, Quebec is finding work hours per worker is dropping on top of vacancies.
    70%! Jesus, Budda and Lao Tzu.”

    LOL! Ya think? Last year I averaged my weekly overtime that I needed to put in just to get all of the assigned work done, it came out to 54 hours per week on average. This was due mostly for the women who took off unpaid time to tend to their cookie-cruncher “emergencies” (baseball practice, ballet, some doctor office visits granted) and who were incompetent to do the job in the first place but were hired so we all can be inclusive and equal dontchaknow. Sooo, the men, including me, get to pick up the slack for the cunts who are AWOL from the job either mentally, physically or both.

    On-Call was never an official policy, but unofficially used frequently. Sleeping in on Saturday morning and the GD phone rings, supervisor asking me to “fill in” for Ms. Suzie Sluttern (single mommy with 3 kids from 3 daddies) who just called in “sick”. Could I work her shit for a half day, old buddy?” Two possible replies; Get fucked or Sure. I usually said Sure because I WAS (past tense) a “team player” and kinda needed to stay somewhat gainfully employed.

    Come Jan 01, 2019, that bullshit changed…informed the bossman by email that I do 40 hours per week, and that is all. If there is an issue that has to have OT, get the females back in to do their own work; not my monkey and sure as shit not my circus.

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  137. Larry G says:

    Same PC-correct company that sent out the heart-rending email last week sniveling that there seemed to be a severe drought of male mentors for all the young, ambitious females who soooo needed a strong male boost to scale the corporate ladder. Would some of you gents man up and volunteer to take one of these sweet, young things under your wing and guide Ms. Delish Cupcake, teach her the ropes so she can stomp your male white ass to be named at a later date.

    The replies to this pleading email was deafening silence. Wonder why?

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  138. Farm Boy says:

    Some SJW type somewhere is smiling

    Toto’s “Africa” has come home, so to speak, thanks to an installation by an artist who plans to play the song on loop in a Namibian desert — for eternity.

    German-Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has set up the sound installation, called “Toto Forever,” in an undisclosed location in the 1,200 mile-long Namib Desert.

    https://www.cnn.com/style/article/toto-africa-namibia-desert-scli-intl/index.html

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  139. Farm Boy says:

    “[T]he truth is, men can get a lot better,” wrote the majority-female Daily Collegian editorial board at Pennsylvania State University, using the Gillette ad as a starting point for their grievances with the opposite sex.

    All the board’s women “reported a bare minimum of being patronized or demeaned in some capacity” by men, and “the persistence and frequency of these types of actions have done damage to women’s psyches, confidence and self-worth — and no man has any right to lessen those,” according to the editorial.

    It goes back to the upbringing many men have received, “in houses that adhered to the rigid societal norms of playing sports and enjoying the outdoors, being hyper-masculine.”

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/penn-state-student-editors-deem-sports-playing-outdoors-hyper-masculine-activities/

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  140. Farm Boy says:

    For decades race and gender studies academics had argued that overtly expressed racism against whites was not real racism, but could be contextualized by prior white oppression. In the age of furor against Trump, their theories now went off campus and were being adjudicated by a wider constituency—and yet they did not seem to win agreement from the general public. The irony, of course, is that these professionals displayed far less humanity in their crude putdowns about smells, toothlessness and apes than did the targets of their smears.

    But the hatred was not confined to the media and politicos, but rather also came from the very top of the Democratic Party. After the election, a defeated Hillary Clinton openly doubled-down on her earlier smear of Trump’s base as deplorables and irredeemables, in recalibrating Barack Obama’s old saw of the white working class as “clingers” who had failed to appreciate his transformative candidacy.

    https://www.hoover.org/research/license-hate-0

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  141. Farm Boy says:

    The new version will be directed by Jason Reitman, son of original “Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman, and will most likely feature a reprisal of the principal characters passing the torch off to a new generation. In his piece, “Jason Reitman Is Directing ‘Ghostbusters 3,’ And It’s All Your Fault,” Scott Mendelson characterizes Sony’s choice of Reitman as a glaring example of white male privilege at work:

    “To say that I have mixed feelings about this is an understatement. On one hand, you’re rewarding a white male director whose last five movies bombed (and of those, only the two starring Charlize Theron and penned by Diablo Cody received positive reviews) the keys to a hugely valuable franchise mostly because he’s the son of the guy who directed those first two Ghostbusters movies. And yes, unintentional or not, you’re essentially rewarding the specific demographics who reacted in the very worst way to the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot with the thing they claimed to want instead of the … horrors … all-female sci-fi comedy.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/42311/forbes-writer-blasts-new-woke-free-ghostbusters-paul-bois

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  142. Farm Boy says:

    Recently on CNN, former Republican politico and now Never Trump cable new[s] analyst Rick Wilson characterized Donald Trump’s supporters as his “credulous rube ten-toothed base.”
    Wilson was not original in his smear of the 63 million Americans who voted for Trump. He was likely resonating an earlier slander of Politico reporter Marco Caputo. The latter had tweeted of the crowd he saw at a Trump rally: “If you put everyone’s mouths together in this video, you’d get a full set of teeth.”

    Was the point of these stereotypes that poor white working-class people who supposedly voted for the controversial Trump understandably ate improperly, did not practice proper dental hygiene, or did not visit dentists—or all three combined?

    When challenged, Caputo doubled down on his invective. He snarled, “Oh no! I made fun of garbage people jeering at another person as they falsely accused him of lying and flipped him off. Someone fetch a fainting couch.”

    Caputo’s “Garbage people” was also a synonym for the smears that two career FBI agents on separate occasions had called the archetypical Trump voters.

    https://www.hoover.org/research/license-hate-0

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  143. Farm Boy says:

    Google employees melted down after the word “family” was used in a company presentation

    Employees were upset that the word was used in a way that links families with children, which they argued was homophobic. A Google vice president acknowledged that the word “family” had sparked “concerns” about inclusivity.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/16/google-family-triggered-meltdown/

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  144. Farm Boy says:

    Yellow jacket protester and volunteer firefighter Olivier Beziade got shot Saturday as he ran away at an anti-climate protest in France.

    The father of three was gunned down by police with a non-lethal riot control weapon and is suffering from a “very serious brain injury” and in an induced coma, according to family members.

    “They shot us like rabbits,” Beziade’s wife Cindy Beziade said to France Info. “I’m furious. This is unacceptable. I won’t let it go. The pictures speak for themselves.”

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/16/a-french-protester-is-in-a-coma-after-riot-police-shot-him/

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  145. BuenaVista says:

    Der Ton: “A $500 bottle of wine better come with 2 banging ass hookers.”

    I was so blue pill then it didn’t even occur to me to arrange a couple of dates for Dad. And sex work is semi-legal in Canada. He was only about 76 or 77 at the time and still runnng and lifting and biking. I failed!

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  146. BuenaVista says:

    I sleep too cold and restless to sleep under enough blankets in a 50-degree bedroom. Too heavy and restrictive. So, down comforters. They’re not so expensive as they were in my childhood. (Dad bought us Hudson Bay four-point blankets.) But my metabolism crashes through the basement when I finally fall asleep. My ex-GF is a furnace; sole benefit was she slept in the nude while I had two layers on. That was one wondrous sight when she climbed out of bed in the morning.

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  147. BuenaVista says:

    Question for Larry and Der OberTon: Is the interest in .22 cal a prepper interest in shooting small game (i.e., wabbits, squirrels) when the End Days come? I haven’t shot a .22 since Boy Scouts.

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  148. BuenaVista says:

    My suggestion for The Liz, given her house has holes in it:

    https://www.marksandspencer.com/rosie-for-autograph-luxurious-pure-cashmere-long-wrap/p/p22260661

    Before becoming indecent, a man might enjoy pulling loose that bow. You’ll never be chilly in that thing. You put on your pjs and slippers and sit in the living room with your book in the evening, toasty. And when you wake in the morning, you can climb back in bed with your book and your coffee, and your shoulders and arms don’t chill. YMMV.

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  149. Farm Boy says:

    In recent years, companies have been told that they need a purpose, a reason for existing beyond making money. Consumers look for authenticity, and prospective employees want to work somewhere that makes the world better. “Purpose” has been touted as the key to 21st-century success by both the Harvard Business Review and Fast Company.

    Johnson and Johnson claims, “We put the needs and well-being of the people we serve first.” Starbucks exists “to inspire and nurture the human spirit–one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time.” State Street made a statue of an empowered little girl facing down Wall Street’s bull.

    With the world’s top companies staring nobly into the middle distance, it seemed to be the dawn of something magnificent: capitalism with a soul.

    LOL, just kidding.

    State Street underpays women. Starbucks paid no U.K. corporate tax for three years on sales of £1.2 billion (about $1.5 billion), thus failing to nurture my local neighborhoods by paying for police, social services, or even street sweepers. Johnson and Johnson kept 98% of its cash offshore in 2017–almost $42 billion. If you wriggle out of paying the taxes that cover your customers’ healthcare and education, you don’t really care about the well-being of the people you serve.

    https://www.fastcompany.com/90293137/brand-purpose-is-a-lie

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  150. Farm Boy says:

    analysis of the commercial on r/The_Donald: “Gillette commercial: 43 males exhibit ‘undesirable’ behavior, 42 white, 1 black. 7 males exhibit ‘desirable’ behavior, 5 black, 2 white? This is misandry no matter the race but my god can a super light skin brother catch a break? First one blamed, last one considered. Every time.”

    http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=59670

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  151. Ame says:

    i know you can’t change the weather, but i still find it interesting 🙂

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  152. Larry G says:

    “Question for Larry and Der OberTon: Is the interest in .22 cal a prepper interest in shooting small game (i.e., wabbits, squirrels) when the End Days come? I haven’t shot a .22 since Boy Scouts.”

    .22 caliber short/long rifle ammunition is ok for bagging meat bearing critters and for target practice. Some preppers swear by the “survival” .22 rifle that will disassemble, but to me that seems like a waste of time and effort. A 22 long rifle round is quiet, but not silent…I hate the idea of giving away my position to nail a furry and cuddly wee rabbit for the pot, but you do what you have to do to eat.

    That being said, this .22 is a keeper…a Ruger 10/22
    https://ruger.com/products/1022Carbine/models.html

    Tons of fun to shoot and ten chances to improve your aim once you have fucked up your last shot. Can get high capacity after market magazines for it and not all that difficult to tweak it for full auto if if you really want to blow through ammo.

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  153. Larry G says:

    a .22 for self defense? Meh. beats a plastic straw or wet noodle I suppose unless the bad guy is already sitting on top of you. Hopefully you have at least loaded .22 magnum rounds, at close range it will certainly hurt when/if the asshole is hit, may piss him off though.

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  154. Larry G says:

    I have a Mossberg 88 loaded and under my bed….8+1 capacity of #1 buckshot. The 88 is cheap, easy to use and damn near idiot proof to load/fire. If you want to cause serious distress, it will also fire hollow point deer slugs.

    https://www.pewpewtactical.com/maverick-88-shotgun-defense-review/

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  155. Larry G says:

    Fun ‘n giggles…

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  156. Farm Boy says:

    U.S.—As society becomes increasingly dominated by nerds, hipsters, and computer programmers, people have fixated on what they think is our biggest problem: masculinity.

    “It’s just toxic and causes nothing but problems,” said Elisha Mcewen, a vegan activist and no threat whatsoever to spiders or tight jar lids. “I was sharing my feelings on masculinity with other men in my drum circle, and we all agreed that if we ever encountered masculinity, we would run far away.”

    Masculinity is said to have in the past been the cause of such things as violence, war, bullying, defeating the Nazis, carving society out of untamed wilderness, and landing men on the moon, but now masculinity is being driven out of society to make sure nothing like those things ever happens again. However, there are reports that masculinity still lurks out there, which is a source of anxiety to modern men and causes them to have upset tummies.

    “I am just so worried that somewhere out there someone is still knowingly producing testosterone,” said Wyatt Lockhart, a Twitch streamer who had never thrown a punch outside of a video game. “I constantly have to find a safe place to calm down just thinking about it.”

    Ton, a former Army sergeant and one of the few remaining examples of traditional masculinity, was asked about his feelings on the negative view of masculinity, but he seemed confused by the word “feelings” and then punched out an elk just because.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/least-masculine-society-in-human-history-decides-masculinity-is-a-growing-threat

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  157. Ame says:

    soooo … are heated toilet seats standard in all those cold places?!!!!!!! 🙂

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  158. Liz says:

    Oh, that cashmere gown looks very cozy, thanks for the link, BV! 🙂
    I sleep really “hot” too. By morning Mike is usually up next to me, covered in the blankets and I’ve thrown a couple off.

    Kind of reminded of this morning’s dialogue.
    Him, “What do you like best about me?”
    “Your brain”
    “Which one?”
    “Both”
    😆

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  159. BuenaVista says:

    Thanks Larry. Before I lost my medical I was thinking of buying a survival gun that was .22/.410 (two barrels), that I could break down and throw in the back of the plane. Word was, Canadian Customs would understand if one were flying to Nunavit.

    I recommended to a friend who lives in the Hudson Valley alone that she buy something, and some asshole sold her a 10/22 for her self-defense requirement. But she’s proud of it and perhaps will get something meaningful next. Agree that the 10/22 is a classic.

    I just don’t get the utility of a .22 unless it’s for small game. I don’t worry a lot about becoming a better shot. I know that sounds like internet-warrior bullshit but it’s always been that way, since I had a Daisy at age 8.

    (A farmer friend of mine feeds his barn cats every day. But when there are too many, out comes the .22 pistol and bye-bye extra kittens.)

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  160. BuenaVista says:

    Go to Japan if heated toilet seats are your deal.

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  161. Larry G says:

    “I just don’t get the utility of a .22 unless it’s for small game. I don’t worry a lot about becoming a better shot. I know that sounds like internet-warrior bullshit but it’s always been that way, since I had a Daisy at age 8.”

    Totally get this part…”I don’t worry a lot about becoming a better shot.”…aaand that is why I practice, practice and practice a little more on non-retaliatory, non-bleeding stationary targets. Not bragging if you can back it up, then it becomes a statement of fact.

    Your neighbor woman at least got a useful long gun in the 10/22, beats the shit out of some of the micro-mini 5 shot .22 revolvers I have seen. So damn small you could almost use it for a key chain and about that useful for defense too IMO.

    abd a fine caliber for thinning out extra cats too, Ton wastes nails tacking them to tree stumps; too much work.

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  162. BuenaVista says:

    Probably tired, but he played college ball for the good guys. (He was so in demand, a booster flew him in a Bonanza to a small town, the town where I get my hair cut incidentally, and stashed him for two weeks so Notre Dame or Michigan or some such degenerate institution couldn’t poach him.) Best lineman in the country before he was through. Very, very toxic:

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  163. Larry G says:

    Got my eye on a slightly used Coonan 1911 in .357 magnum sitting at the gun shop, might take a stroll over there this afternoon and introduce myself to it…..

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  164. BuenaVista says:

    I like NAA products, Larry. A .22 is just fine if you can’t run away and therefore walk right into an asshole’s embrace. Mr. Seekamp famously said, “Stick it in his ear.”

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  165. Larry G says:

    LOL! “Mr. Seekamp famously said, “Stick it in his ear.””

    Exactly! Giving an asshole an ear ache is good advice. Something, anything beats the hell out of nothing.

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  166. BuenaVista says:

    Handsome pistol. Major pop and recoil.

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  167. BuenaVista says:

    My ex-GF was instructed, “If I walk forward, you run way the hell back.” Previously we’d discussed what “fatwa” means. It complicated our relationship.

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  168. Larry G says:

    “A .22 is just fine if you can’t run away and therefore walk right into an asshole’s embrace.”

    Agreed, if all you have is a .22 whatever, then that will do. When I was looking for a pocket gun, I thought seriously about .380 and .22 in both revolver and pistol. My thinking was that at thug range (10 feet or less) reaction time is pretty close to nil, straight arm aiming probably not a great idea and reloading chance damn near ziltch.

    Eventually I tried and settled on the Kahr 9mm. Fits the bill for me.

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  169. Larry G says:

    “My ex-GF was instructed, “If I walk forward, you run way the hell back.”

    My wife was told something similar, or hide and be quiet.

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  170. Farm Boy says:

    “By using APA’s guidelines [which were released in August], Harvard University creates a set of different standards of behavior/sanctions/treatment for men and women. This is a violation of Title IX,” the complaint argues.

    Further, the complaint argues that by “using APA’s guidelines, Harvard University has adopted biased training materials which rely upon sex stereotypes” and that in doing so, the school “discourages men from seeking counseling services.”

    “No reasonable male person would seek counseling at a clinic where his sex is considered to be a form of mental illness, or a driving factor for mental illness,” the complaint adds.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/apas-masculinity-guidelines-now-facing-title-ix-challenge/

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  171. BuenaVista says:

    I wear opera pumps for house slippers, Liz. Always take them on the road with me to hotels. Wear them every night at home. But I fetishize sleep rituals and cleanliness (How often, exactly, do they steam clean that gross carpet floor?) Mrs. Harvey was the one who advised me that I could leave my own linens at my NYC club, and we could sleep in freshly boiled true cotton sheets, no “no-iron” resin in them. Being from NW Bumfuck Arctica, I thought that this was “imposing.” (“Imposing” means rude where I live.) But she was right, I was wrong. So I kept a plastic bin at the club, with sheets and a comforter. Foreplay was changing the sheets. Live and learn. In my case, usually not in time.

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  172. Cheque d'Out says:

    Nice

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  173. Cheque d'Out says:

    Just watching the Death Wish remake. Just saw the in movie tactical furniture advert. Now that’s some next level shit.

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  174. SFC Ton says:

    10/22.

    Does need some work so you can cycle some of the cheaper ammo but it’s a fine weapon

    How fine? All my kids and grandkids got one from me

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  175. SFC Ton says:

    Ton wastes nails tacking them to tree stumps; too much work.
    …….

    That’s for skinning cats.

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  176. SFC Ton says:

    BuenaVista says:
    17 January, 2019 at 8:12 pm
    I wear opera pumps for house slippers, Liz.
    ………

    I wear leather, steel too work boots for house slippers.

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  177. SFC Ton says:

    I think .22 For the end of times is rather silly

    You don’t hunt small game when you are trying to surrive. You snare/trap them. Same with fish. You only have X hours of day light. You need to pack as much work with the smallest amount of calories spent during that X number of hours. Water has to be purified, fire wood collected, your shit burried, clothes washed and mended etc etc

    Set out 20 snares and 10 fishing yo-yo’s then get about your day

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  178. Cheque d'Out says:

    What work?

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  179. Cheque d'Out says:

    I’ve seen adverts for fishing yo-yos. Looked rather interesting. A friend recommended rat traps for catching pigeons.

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  180. mgtowhorseman says:

    Larry.

    Once you reset to “NO” as your default life gets sooooooo much easier.
    Sometimes I say it before they get to the Horse in “Horseman would you….”

    Only exception, ONLY, is Mrs cause if she is asking she would like help.

    Would you stay late…No
    Could you help coworker with…No
    Do you know how to….No
    Want this job with the…No

    In each case I could but I dont want to.

    Put another way, if I am in a rare generous mood I…as in Me….ask You…”need any help?”
    Why? Because A) you have proven your reciprocity to me in the past, B) I see you truly struggling not just being lazy and C) it aligns with my best interests.

    Any of those conditions are not met I just watch you fail with aloof amusement.

    P.s. Not begins with NO. As in NOt my kin, NOt my problem.

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  181. Cheque d'Out says:

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  182. mgtowhorseman says:

    soooo … are heated toilet seats standard in all those cold places?!!!!!!!

    Really?? Jesus. Just fart as you sit.

    Buddy of mine was stationed at Alert.
    Got a wee bit hammered one night.
    Went out to take a piss.
    At -68.

    Yup.

    Frostbite on the tip.

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  183. mgtowhorseman says:

    Ever single day it gets so much easier to just let it all rot.
    See them alternate between making it worse and begging for someone to make it better.

    Notice we spend way less time discussing Why, what happened, is it moral to not help, how can we correct it.

    Now we just pull out the latest moron updates and laugh with ZERO pity or empathy.

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  184. mgtowhorseman says:

    We can save you. We always could.

    Once we would have, even unasked.

    Now we wont, even if begged.

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  185. Cheque d'Out says:

    Can’t say that I loved the Death Wish remake. Reminds me to watch ‘The Veteran’ though. I see it’s on Amazon.

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  186. Cill says:

    Liz, how much does firewood cost in your area? You might see burnable timber lying around, but you’ll go through it quick. You’ll be astonished at how much timber you burn if the house has poor insulation.

    Down south, we used to work every saturday of the summer chain-sawing and axing the timber we’d use to heat our large un-insulated house through the freezing winters. The firewood filled a barn, and we worked 2 years ahead, allowing the green timber a year to dry. Later we did the calculations (man hours, horse hours, chainsaw upkeep etc) and decided to generate our own electricity. The electric heaters couldn’t heat the house on their own. We kept using the wood fires as well, but much reduced. Overall it was a better result.

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  187. Larry G says:

    LOL! “Only exception, ONLY, is Mrs cause if she is asking she would like help.”

    So far, and today is only the 17th of Jan, I have heard 5 requests to do extra shit to cover for the cunts. Reply: “Please refer to the email dated Jan 2nd, 2019, that I sent you, boss.”

    Funny part to your exception there: ditto here. Before we got married I taught my wife-to-be enough English to get by, she spoke not a word of it. “Yes”, “No”, “Please”, “Thank You” and one complete phrase “Please, can you help me?” Super Basic English as a Foreign Language 101

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  188. Cill says:

    I stayed in Colorado with a couple whose main heating was a wood stove in the center of their kitchen-laundry-dining-living room. It did the job well, radiating heat all round. They asked me about heat pumps, popular in NZ, but I thought their outside temperatures were too cold for that. If you can buy large quantities of cheap firewood, go for it. It’s best to stock up in advance. I’m sure you’ll have done the research online, speaking to locals etc.

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  189. Cill says:

    It’s seems quite clear that you and I Larry are not the only blokes who should remonstrate with each other here. FB has been known to make the occasional slip and not often but sometimes the Ton does come out with some rather cold-hearted comments. We should be more sensitive we should think of the snow flakes for fuck sake! We should never say stuff like BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA like I did just then.

    Spawny himself could set a new tone by changing the name of the blog. Try this for size:

    spawnysafespace.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/collective-guilt/

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  190. Cheque d'Out says:

    Better than Treason May

    Lucky buggers.

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  191. Cheque d'Out says:

    I’ve just finished watching 3 series of Fargo and the original film. Don’t fancy that area in winter.

    I think we had -20c here in the last few years but only for as long as it took to get the wind from the Atlantic again. Not sure what the wind chill was on top.

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  192. Cill says:

    Why didn’t you silly buggars just insulate your house I hear you ask. Well I blame it on the old Scottish pioneer attitude “get working and tough it out”. I.e. cut the firewood and endure the cold in silence. Toxic white masculinity and all that.

    Also, it would’ve been easier to build a new house than insulate the old one. Scrim etc. Anyway Mum loved that old homestead, and she was the one who spent most time in it so that was that.

    Both paragraphs are true. A lot of the settlers down there were Scots who hated the warmth of sun-baked lands where there is no frost in men’s bones.

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  193. Cheque d'Out says:

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  194. Cheque d'Out says:

    Had ice on the inside of the windows of my student digs one winter. Still couldn’t bear to sleep under a winter weight duvet (13.5 tog). Well ‘ard, me

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  195. Cill says:

    Strewth mate, that’s a bit graphic (at 10:39 pm).

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  196. Farm Boy says:

    I think the biggest difference between the cuck and non-cuck wings of the Republican party (apart from the cucks being liberals) is that non-cucks valorize audacity and aggression, whereas cucks valorize caution and defensiveness.

    This is why there’s so much anger from the cucks: They feel that their egos, which are built up based on the idea that being a cautious, cringey pussy is a good thing, are being attacked when people cheer for non-pussies.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/379232.php

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  197. Farm Boy says:

    As I was saying yesterday, Pelosi’s contention that the Secret Service was too “hamstrung” to provide security for the SOTU was bogus Shutdown Theater.

    The Secret Service has made it clear that it is prepared to appropriately secure the State of the Union, and even said no one from her office even checked with them before she sent that letter.

    In other words, she brazenly lied. Will the MSM hold her to account? The same MSM that calls Trump a shameless liar and fact checks every remark he makes, including obvious jokes and bombast? Don’t hold your breath.

    https://pjmedia.com/blog/liveblogevent/live-blog-167/entry-250384/

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  198. Cheque d'Out says:

    https://interactive.news.sky.com/2017/brexit-countdown/
    70 days and counting. We’ll see.

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  199. Cill says:

    HAHAHAHAHA!

    I love old Donald at times

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  200. Liz says:

    Heh, thanks Cill…we do plan on insulating our home better when the construction is done. This is just a phase we didn’t expect from the mold in the walls from the roof damage (hopefully there will be no more surprises). Also the basement is under construction so part of that area is insulation-less too.
    With the insulation, the wood burner shouldn’t be too bad, and we will still have the gas furnace for the whole home….wood burning stove will come in handy if the power goes out, too, I’m in real fear of the pipes freezing if that happens now (knock on wood). And, yes we need a generator too. One thing at a time. 😆
    As far as the cost of wood, a guy in a neighboring home told us if he had to buy the wood for his stove it would be about a thousand dollar’s worth for the year. That’s far lower than gas we’re spending now. His home is smaller but I think wood is the only heat source. We have enough trees (just ones we have to down to for forest fire mitigation purposes) to keep the thing burning for a couple of years at least, I think. 🙂

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  201. Farm Boy says:

    In my practice as a psychotherapist, I’ve seen an increase of depression in young men who feel emasculated in a society that is hostile to masculinity. New guidelines from the American Psychological Association defining “traditional masculinity” as a pathological state are likely only to make matters worse.

    True, over the past half-century ideas about femininity and masculinity have evolved, sometimes for the better. But the APA guidelines demonize masculinity rather than embracing its positive aspects. In a press release, the APA asserts flatly that “traditional masculinity—marked by stoicism, competitiveness, dominance and aggression—is, on the whole, harmful.” The APA claims that masculinity is to blame for the oppression and abuse of women.

    The report encourages clinicians to evaluate masculinity as an evil to be tamed, rather than a force to be integrated. “Although the majority of young men may not identify with explicit sexist beliefs,” it states, “for some men, sexism may become deeply engrained in their construction of masculinity.” The association urges therapists to help men “identify how they have been harmed by discrimination against those who are gender nonconforming”—an ideological claim transformed into a clinical treatment recommendation.

    The truth is that masculine traits such as aggression, competitiveness and protective vigilance not only can be positive, but also have a biological basis. Boys and men produce far more testosterone, which is associated biologically and behaviorally with increased aggression and competitiveness. They also produce more vasopressin, a hormone originating in the brain that makes men aggressively protective of their loved ones.

    The same goes for feminine traits such as nurturing and emotional sensitivity. Women produce more oxytocin when they nurture their children than men, and the hormone affects men and women differently. Oxytocin makes women more sensitive and empathic, while men become more playfully, tactually stimulating with their children, encouraging resilience. These differences between men and women complement each other, allowing a couple to nurture and challenge their offspring.

    Modern society is also too often derisive toward women who embrace their biological tendencies, labeling them abnormal or unhealthy. Women who choose to stay home with their children can feel harshly judged, contributing to postpartum conflict, anxiety and depression.

    What’s unhealthy isn’t masculinity or femininity but the demeaning of masculine men and feminine women. The first of the new APA guidelines urges psychologists “to recognize that masculinities are constructed based on social, cultural, and contextual norms,” as if biology had nothing to do with it. Another guideline explicitly scoffs at “binary notions of gender identity as tied to biology.”

    From a mental-health perspective, it can be beneficial for women to embrace masculine traits and for men to express feminine ones. Every person will have some mix of the two. But that doesn’t change the reality that women tend to be feminine and men tend to be masculine. Why can’t the APA acknowledge biology while seeing femininity and masculinity on a spectrum?

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/masculinity-isnt-a-sickness-11547682809

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  202. Cill says:

    BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE:

    https://twitter.com/_/status/1085985741895856128

    Replying to @kevincorke
    NEW: Per @ChadPergram Members are sitting on the bus as they wait to see if they are departing. #FoxNews is told there are furious calls going back and forth now between the Hill, State, Pentagon and White House.

    BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!

    [Cill edit: I should have explained, a bunch of Democrats are sitting on the Air Force bus waiting to be taken to the airport for their taxpayer-funded military-jet junket. Their little field trip was cancelled 40 minutes before departure time.]

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  203. Farm Boy says:

    Trump and Pelosi are engaged in an iterated prisoner dilemma scenario. The best strategy is “tit for tat”. Trump is playing it correctly

    https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-strategy-for-the-Iterated-Prisoners-dilemma-game

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  204. Cill says:

    I should have explained, a bunch of Democrats are sitting on the Air Force bus waiting to be taken to the airport for their taxpayer-funded military-jet junket. Their little field trip was cancelled 40 minutes before departure time.

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  205. mgtowhorseman says:

    For Ame and Liz.

    Special weather statement just issued for us.

    “Special weather statement in effect for:

    Belleville – Quinte West – Eastern Northumberland County
    Snow and bitterly cold temperatures expected this weekend.

    Eastern Ontario is expected to be on the northern fringe of a major winter storm tracking south of the Great Lakes this weekend.

    Periods of snow associated with this storm will begin Saturday afternoon and taper off Sunday morning. The latest analysis suggests that snowfall amounts will range from near 15 cm near Lake Ontario and the St Lawrence River to 5 to 10 cm 40 km north of highway 401. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.

    Bitterly cold temperatures and stiff northerly winds will result in wind chill values in the minus 25 to minus 35 range that will continue into Monday morning.

    There is still much uncertainty with the track of this winter storm. A more northerly track would increase snowfall amounts while a more southerly track would decrease amounts. Regardless of the track, very cold wind chill values can be expected into Monday morning.”

    -35 c is -31 f

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  206. Cheque d'Out says:

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  207. Liz says:

    Aaayyyyiiii that’s cold, Horseman. 😦

    Just an untopic related anecdote the post about the Democrats and airplanes reminded me….Orange county has noise codes for the airport, so the planes have to be careful and not power up too much upon takeoff or they will be fined for noise violation. This is thanks to Babs Streisand, I think.
    They actually have to brief the passengers or they might freak out, “Okay folks, this will be a different takeoff than you’re probably used to. You’ll sense a drop in power, this is for the noise codes”. I saw on the news they’re trying to pass something like this in Denver too.

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  208. mgtowhorseman says:

    Agree with Cill re the wood prep. Its not just pop a log in. Its how.

    Need a mix. 10% softwood for fast starting. Ash, cedar, aspen. Burns shit no heat but lights now.

    Then 25% mixed medium – apple, hickory, light maple to start a good coal bed started and to get the stove up to temperature.

    Rest hardwood. Hard maple, oak etc. Long lasting overnight heat. But a good oak just scorches below say 500. Need to get it up to temp to burn.

    Avoid black locus and pines of any kind. Kreosote will kill your chimney and gum up your air exchanger, catalytic.

    Good alternative is a pellet stove like mine. Just by bags of different grades of pellets.

    Only bitch is getting rid of ashes every fucking night.

    But they are the best for getting out the driveway.

    15 min before woirk, fill two big firebuckets with ash and hot embers. Spread it in two lines where my wheel tracks will go.

    As car warms for fifteen the ash bubbles the snow and ice giving micro pockets to grip.
    Never got stuck on a 15 degree 200 foot driveway.

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  209. Cheque d'Out says:

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  210. Cheque d'Out says:

    May with Gove. Corbyn is the barman

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  211. Cheque d'Out says:

    Oh dear, she’s having a paddy. Poor Pelosi. Over tired, I expect

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  212. Farm Boy says:

    The Gilette controversy assumes that something is intrinsically wrong with men and that something must be done. The idea that nothing is wrong with men is in fact wrong as any man with half a brain knows simply by observing the men around him, particularly Millennials. Where Gilette gets it wrong is they reverse the fault.

    https://pushingrubberdownhill.com/2019/01/17/the-real-problem-with-masculinity/

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  213. Farm Boy says:

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in an email: “If she had gone on this trip, she would have guaranteed that 800,000 federal workers would not receive their second paycheck because she would not have been here to negotiate any kind of deal.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/42346/watch-cnns-acosta-not-amused-trumps-letter-pelosi-ryan-saavedra

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  214. Ame says:

    But I fetishize sleep rituals and cleanliness (How often, exactly, do they steam clean that gross carpet floor?)

    i’m not the only one!!! i swear hotels are germ factories! lol!

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  215. Ame says:

    lol Horseman!

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  216. Farm Boy says:

    I wish AOC was a member of Pelosi’s entourage

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  217. Farm Boy says:

    Listen, if you’re Nancy Pelosi it makes a lot of sense. Nancy Pelosi is terrified, number one, of her extreme left-wing base; she is captive of that; and number two, the position of Congressional Democrats in this shutdown is objectively unreasonable. In 2013, Chuck Schumer and every Senate Democrat voted in favor of 350 miles of border wall. They have right now shut the government down to stop 234 miles of border wall. I don’t know how you explain that you voted in favor of 350 miles but you shut the government down to stop 234 miles. That is incoherent.

    The honest answer: It’s not a substantive disagreement; it’s that they’re terrified of their extreme left wing, who hates Trump. And that’s why we’re having a shutdown. So why does Nancy Pelosi not want the State of the Union? Because the State of the Union is an enormous platform for the president to speak directly to the American people, and she doesn’t want people focusing on the substance of this issue. She wants their information to come from the mainstream media rather than the president.

    Listen, it’s the same reason, You remember, back right before the shutdown, when the president met with Pelosi and Schumer in the Oval Office and it was a remarkable meeting. I thought the funniest and most revealing moment was when Pelosi said multiple times, “Please, can we turn the cameras off? Can we get the reports out of here” She didn’t want people to see then that their position was objectively unreasonable. The president has said he’s willing to compromise; he’s willing to negotiate but we need to secure the border. The president’s right on that. Their position is not defensible so of course she’s trying to hide from the cameras and I don’t think we should let her.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/42356/watch-ted-cruz-nails-it-about-why-pelosi-delayed-hank-berrien

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  218. Farm Boy says:

    A former prison guard who spent months behind bars for a fake rape has told a court how his ex-partner’s crime nearly drove him to suicide, changed who he was and “shattered” his faith in the legal system.

    Sarah-Jane Parkinson, 28, was on Thursday sentenced to more than three years in jail in the ACT Magistrates Court for the false claim made in 2014, in which she went as far as to stage a crime scene.

    https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-17/canberra-woman-jailed-for-false-rape-claim/10723908

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  219. SFC Ton says:

    3 years is a start. Far crime from filling her cunt full of cement and life in prison without parole but it’s a start

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  220. SFC Ton says:

    You can fly commercial to the A-stan

    Or could. Did it on the regular myself during my days as a PMC

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  221. BuenaVista says:

    Below:

    This summarizes alternative shaving in the Post-Gillette world. I don’t think anyone posted it, apologies if someone did. Green writes for Glenn Reynolds/Instapundit, which FB frequently references.

    I actually have a Merkur (and a handy-dandy stainless stand for it) and Feather blades. I still grab a fistful of three blade Bics if I’m traveling, but I shave twice if I have a date while using Bics. I stopped buying Gillette decades ago as their pricing is/was disgusting. Also, my wife would also poach them.

    The other thing I’ve always done is keep a mini-Braun battery powered razor in the cars, for a clean up if I’m going out for dinner. I’ve been surprised at the unsolicited ‘thank yous’ that little gambit has elicited.

    I think a person needs to keep a small can with a lid for used double edged blades — and then seal it before tossing it. A housekeeper or garbageman shouldn’t have to wear kevlar gloves to take out the trash. Those of the mature cohort remember that our medicine cabinets used to have a little slot into which one pushed used blades, where they fell into a collector of sorts.

    When I was a little boy I was the first awake in the house, and I would stand in the bath and watch my Dad shave. So he got me a cheap safety razor and, absent blades, would share his Noxema shaving lotion and I mimed his shaving, standing next to him. He used Old Spice aftershave. I use Old Spice today if I’m not seeing a woman. (Creed Tabarome is what I recommend in the latter case, especially if one smokes cigars or she smokes cigarettes. Creed is a 250 year-old family business in Paris.) More than once a checkout girl or librarian has spied the Old Spice and referenced her dad our granddad. One might choose to dislike being compared to her granddad, but one would be stupid to do so.

    Gillette enjoys software industry margins, unlikely in hardware manufacturing unless your name is Apple, and it is the sort of contemptible enterprise they teach and write about at the Harvard Business School. (Which is why Buffett owned them for awhile.) I try not to indulge schadenfreude publicly, but I am here to say: I can’t wait to watch the virtue-shaming marketing gash, the male feminists and the craven corporate types go down in a fiery, spinning mess of melting metal, their assumptions about the stupidity of men being pushed way too hard.

    *****

    Wave Goodbye to Gillette

    I got sick of paying $3.50 for a five-bladed monstrosity (six, if you count the trimming edge) which lasted half a week, long before I got sick of Gillette being all woke.

    So I went all-in on getting a much better shave for a lot less money. The only trick is, you have to learn how to shave with a razor rather than just rub a pricey cartridge across your face for a little while.

    I don’t mean a cutthroat straight razor, although I do own one of those too. But I prefer to shave in the shower, and just don’t trust myself enough at 0600 to stand there naked, soaking wet, with a straight razor hovering just a couple feet above my favorite bits.

    What I do mean though is old-fashioned double-edge safety razors.

    The very best blades come from Japan. The brand is Feather and they’ll set you back a quarter apiece — and last a full week, even on my coarse, curly beard. Buy a box of 100 on Amazon for about $25 bucks and you’re set for a couple years.

    My razor is a Merkur Futur from Germany. It’s a solid hunk of machined stainless steel, and it’s adjustable so even newbies can learn to use it without inadvertently slicing off an earlobe or two. It ain’t cheap: $63 on Amazon right now. But you’ll only ever have to buy the one (it’s the price of about 18 Fusion Proglide blades from Gillette), and if you have sons they’ll fight over who gets to inherit it.

    You’ll also want to buy a good shaving brush (spend the money on silvertip badger tail), and quality shaving cream or soap (Proraso’s eucalyptus and menthol stuff is delightful). A real shaving cream/soap beats anything that comes out of a can, or any of the modern gel solutions. The brush won’t be cheap, but again you’ll only have to ever buy one once. And your skin will thank you for quitting that crap in a can.

    All in all, you’re going to spend about $200 up front to get started the right way. But you’ll save so much more. And this is buying some of the best of the best. If you want to go cheaper, you can. (Although I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it.)

    So where I used to spend about $360 a year, every year, on Gillette’s cartridge blades, I now spend maybe $13 a year. It took months, not years, to recoup my initial investment, and neither Feather nor Parker nor Merkur nor Proraso ever gives me any lectures along with my shaves about how awful my masculinity is.

    Oh, and you’ll discover very quickly that Gillette’s shaves are crap, too. Those DE razors are actual blades, not wee strips of foil bonded to some plastic head, and get in much closer while causing far less irritation.

    Shaving will take you a few minutes longer as you learn the ropes, but there’s really nothing to it, and after a few weeks you’ll be getting a better shave for less money and in the same amount of time.

    And if you don’t notice a difference, I promise you your wife will.

    P.S. Don’t the marketing whizzes at Gillette know that the woke bros are all sporting ironic lumberjack beards these days?

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  222. Liz says:

    Heh, never heard of dollar shave club, but this commercial is pretty epic! 🙂

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  223. Liz says:

    ““These Pills Are Designed To Make Your Poop Colorful And Glittery”
    https://homemaking.com/hannah/pills-colorful-glittery-poop/

    “Shit the glitter” is a really crappy (*cough*) title for that product.
    They’ve got a giant gold turd in the image.
    They should call it “Au Shit!”
    Then they’d have a better chance to sell it as a gag gift at least.
    Probably a million dollar idea (until inevitably someone gets colon cancer and sues)

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  224. Liz says:

    “Now THIS scares the shit out of me….NO MORE COFFEE???? Oh crap….”

    Say it ain’t so, jo! 😮

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  225. BuenaVista says:

    I’m going sailing, and will leave you folks alone. It’s going to snow a lot today and ruin the ice for the season.

    The guy who built this is just a regular guy in NW Bumfuck Arctica, with a heated shed where I suspect he spends his evenings.

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  226. Liz says:

    Whoa! That’s awesome! Have a great day BV. 🙂

    Side note, guess I mussed up the spelling above. For our international participants:
    https://www.rogersfamilyco.com/index.php/the-origins-of-a-cup-of-joe/

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  227. […] Spawny’s pointed out in Collective Guilt (January 16, 2019), the chief complaint of the me-too movement primarily concerns the abuse of […]

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