Whither Manosphere Part IV


Deti writes,

Another major reason for the pushback is that the manosphere has identified some very unseemly, unsavory truths about female nature, female sexual behavior, female attraction, and women in general.

Women don’t like it when people figure them out. Women don’t like getting called out on their unseemly behavior. Women don’t like the truth about them being exposed. Women don’t like this because it makes it much more difficult for them to use “soft power”: manipulation, deceit, fraud, sabotage, and subversion.

Sorry to pick on a regular, but our dear Bloom is a perfect example. Time and time again, she writes with a quintessential “but.. but… but… I just don’t get it….” look on her face. An even better example is HUS 2.0 near the end, when women ran screaming from the room every time the dark underbellies of their sexual natures were discussed. Giggles and her girls just couldn’t take being faced with their own crap.

The problem is that women’s behaviors have become so flagrant, blatant, brazen, and in-your-face, that they simply cannot be denied or ignored anymore. And women can no longer explain them with a straight face.

Here’s one of the dirty little secrets, though: men have been known to do the same thing. Feminism has always been a reaction to the top men overplaying their hands too, and lesser men emulating those behaviors. Raping, beating, and killing women. Divorcing women, taking the kids and all the money, and throwing them out into the street. Woman won’t fuck me? Divorce her and kick her to the curb with nothing but the clothes on her back. Put that Scarlet Letter on that hussy, and make her a social pariah! The social ostracism and approbation accompanying “spinster” status.

And even worse…. unattractive men were allowed to act like that too, but to a lesser extent. Why, they had sex with their wives! Why, they EXPECTED to have sex with their wives! And if their wives wouldn’t have sex with them, they either divorced them, or paid a hooker every so often! They walked around in “wife beaters” in their Brooklyn apartments and demanded that their wives take care of their homes, make their food, raise their children, and bring them a beer!

Well, it was decided that men just went too far with all that. Men overplayed their hands. Plus, women decided that although being married to an icky beta was kind of ok, it was better to have her own job so that she could have hot fun sex with hot fun men. That way she didn’t have to be accountable to an icky beta and certainly would NEVER have to have sex with an icky beta.

And where are we now? Now, it’s women who have overplayed their hands and turned men into the trod upon, shit-upon sex. Women had it good during the “oppressive” “patriarchy”. But they’re doing to men now what they have projected and believed men did to women. It’s as if women’s ideas of “patriarchy” are based on watching “Last Exit to Brooklyn”, “All in the Family”, and “Tender Mercies”. All men are either brutes, buffoons, closeted gay men overcompensating, or emotionally stunted mentally ill wrecks ready to explode on the first woman who looks askance at them.

It’s just insane, it really is. Clown World.

Yes, this is a big sin of the Manosphere, to identify some very unseemly, unsavory truths about female nature.  One that is unforgivable when given due consideration.  For Feminism utilizes the implied moral superiority, the not being dumb brutes concept of what a person should be for the justification of much of what they do.

Right here is a large reason why the Manosphere will never be allowed to get any traction, why it will be opposed with all force possible.  For the moral superiority of Feminisms’s position can never be challenged, otherwise it will fall like a house of cards.

This is one big reason why motivated people should continue to contribute their effort to writing and commenting; to keep pressure on the house of cards, leading to where it may.

 

Dalrock happened to write a related post

https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/the-weakened-signal-hits-home/

 

Posted in FarmBoy, Feminism, Lies, Trainwreck
106 comments on “Whither Manosphere Part IV
  1. Farm Boy says:

    But there is another aspect to this, because women’s past decisions to delay marriage also played a role in shrinking the pool of men who prepared to take on the role of provider. The first generations of women who decided to push out the age of marriage for the most part found that the same number of men still prepared to be husbands. But over time as the length of the delay increased, this weakened the signal women collectively sent to young men that respectable men will be sexually successful. It isn’t just that young women are now astonishingly open about their intent to have sex with badboys in their prime and settle for a beta provider at the last minute, although that has to have an impact. It also isn’t just that as a society we see married fathers as beneath contempt, although surely that’s having an impact as well. Today an 18 year old man doesn’t see the same incentive to knock himself out on education and career that men of previous generations saw. Today an 18 year old man sees that for the next decade or so his most effective sexual strategy is to focus on being the sexy badboy young women dedicate their sexual prime to, not on patientently preparing to be the boring loyal dude who will pick up the tab

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/the-weakened-signal-hits-home/

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  2. Ironhorse says:

    A tremendous amount of women still believe they are oppressed by the “patriarchy”. No amount of facts or reason will sway them. It’s a gut, visceral reaction for them.

    Accordingly, they think men’s rights and the manosphere are ludicrous and misogynistic.

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  3. horsemanbombadil says:

    We don’t have to do anything.

    In light of the blatantness of recent behaviour both sexes desires, motives and actions are honestly displayed.

    The resulting rational responses are also blatant to anyone with a mind.

    Unfortunately the individual’s rational responses are not the best responses for society.

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  4. Women want to empty their chamber pots down the well and expect men to deal with it, but Men aren’t allowed to tell Women not to empty their chamber pots down the well. Even noticing that women empty their chamber pots down the well is misogyny. Men’s failure to provide clean water is a sign that women should rule.

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  5. No amount of facts or reason will sway them

    This goes for all of the Left of which feminists are some of their most valuable troops.

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  6. https://theothermccain.com/2019/09/09/shes-crazy-and-married-to-a-democrat/

    Democratic congressman Joe Cunningham’s wife is furious that their taxpayer-subsidized healthcare plan declined to pay for therapy sessions, according to a rant on an insurance bill she posted on Instagram.
    The South Carolina Democrat is currently serving his first term in Congress, where members are given access to Obamacare “gold” plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield and are responsible for paying about a quarter of the premiums. The plan is apparently not good enough for his wife, Amanda Cunningham, who told her Instagram followers she would be urging her husband to do something about it.
    “I’m gonna have a little bit of a rant here on social media because I think this is important,” she said on her Instagram story last week. “I’ve been going over my not-a-bill bill here from Blue Cross Blue Shield, and realizing that once again, all of my mental health therapy sessions are denied, in addition to all of our marriage counseling sessions.
    “It’s just mind-blowing to me that these basic well-known needs, that mental health is health care, are still being denied, that we’re still fighting for these absolutely basic things, it’s unbelievable to me,” she said.

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  7. Cheque d'Out says:

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  8. Cheque d'Out says:

    Watched any interviews outside the HoP on College Green? Heard the twat shouting in the background? This is the guy

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  9. Cheque d'Out says:

    “This goes for all of the Left of which feminists are some of their most valuable troops.”

    Their #Shocked Troops?

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  10. Speaking of #Shocked

    While trying to watch football last weekend I was inundated with ads for this shit-show.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10313066/

    Colby Smothers, who played Twig-Girl on “Barney’s Not-So-Secretly Gay” is now gonna be kicking ass as army vet private detective who beats up guys twice her size and mebbe half her age (she’s getting close to 40). Also she kisses a black dude in the ads so you know she’s Woke as Hell just in case.

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  11. https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/09/06/exclusive-feds-demand-apple-and-google-hand-over-names-of-10000-users-of-a-gun-scope-app/#402532a52423

    Own a rifle? Got a scope to go with it? The U.S. government might soon know who you are, where you live and how to reach you.

    That’s because the government wants Apple and Google to hand over names, phone numbers and other identifying data of at least 10,000 users of a single gun scope app, Forbes has discovered. It’s an unprecedented move: Never before has a case been disclosed in which American investigators demanded personal data of users of a single app from Apple and Google. And never has an order been made public where the feds have asked the Silicon Valley giants for info on so many thousands of people in one go.

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  12. Cill says:

    Richard’s comment at 5:51 am (men locking money out of circulation) left me wondering about the “essentiality” of money. If it were all locked away, or the world lost confidence in it and thereby rendered it worthless, what would happen? Could upheaval and mass starvation be avoided?

    Money was crucial to me until I had paid off the mortgages on my first property. After that, I have increasingly done without it. Some of my “needs” can only be bought with money, e.g. petrol and oil and white pepper. Mostly, though, I acquire by exchanging goods and services.

    I (a) am a primary producer, and (b) have experience in construction, but (a) or (b) independently would take me a long way toward a money-free existence. Perhaps “subsistence” would be the operative word, had I not earned the money to set myself up. There will be answers to this that I lack the time to ferret out for myself. Creating the means for exchange takes time, which suits me fine as I’m a workaholic. It’s 6:16 am and time to start a new working day.

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  13. Cill says:

    My apologies. My comment should have gone on the “Obama Stimulus” post.

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  14. https://thecampofthesaints.org/2019/08/30/williamson-the-democrats-and-the-narcissistic-impulse/

    Marianne Williamson is unremarkable. After Trump’s election, tens of thousands of women like her swarmed the streets wearing pink hats to shriek at the sky and repel the dark psychic forces. This caucus of crazy white women, who underlie the leftist activist base, are spiritual rather than religious. They believe that they have special insight and are much too smart for organized religion. They are convinced that women are more spiritually attuned than men, that progressives are more sensitive than everyone else, and that they project spiritual forces through their activism that will change the country.

    They believe in everything, ghosts, auras, energy forces, UFOs, and even angels, but no God.

    That would be blasphemous because what they believe in, above all else, is themselves.

    Marianne Williamson, like Obama and Oprah, speak to their inner specialness, to their egos and their conviction that they were put on earth to change the world and feel good about themselves. They assure them that all their inner conflicts can be resolved by directing their energy into politics and that they will be assured of immortality if their political activism puts them on the right side of history.

    They are their own goddesses, their religion is narcissism, and the church is leftist politics.

    You can’t reason with these people, because they don’t believe in reason.

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  15. Cheque d'Out says:

    [Liz riding Tarn this would be?]

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  16. Farm Boy says:

    On their website, Superbia Credit Union says it “exists solely to serve and advocate for the LGBTQ community across the country,” which suggests only those who are LGBT will be welcomed as customers. However, it also says “anyone in support of the LGBTQ affirming mission is welcomed to join and become a member.” Its sign-up page reads, “We seek extraordinary people like you, who believe we deserve to keep the profits of our own efforts,” and asks visitors to “Sign up today and be notified by email when Superbia Credit Union will open its doors to the LGBTQ Community!” Regardless of how you interpret their purpose, one thing is clear: if you’re a Christian who loves your faith, you are not welcome at Superbia Credit Union, despite its self-righteous claim to be an “inclusive organization.”

    Now that the charter has been approved, Superbia will soon form a board and hire executives, and discriminate with impunity at the same time Christian business owners have to fight tooth and nail for their religious liberty.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/michigan-approves-americas-first-gay-credit-union-because-discrimination/

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    Popular period-tracking apps were found sharing extremely sensitive data to Facebook, including when users last had sex

    https://www.businessinsider.com/period-tracking-apps-found-sharing-highly-sensitive-data-to-facebook-2019-9

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  18. Farm Boy says:

    Those who view any critique of cancel culture or political correctness as inherently bankrupt often derail conversations about it by claiming that PC is simply a synonym for “Being a decent person” — if you’re a decent person, in other words, you won’t get in trouble, and you’ll have nothing to worry about. But this isn’t how most of the country sees things, and it doesn’t accurately capture how the rules over who can get away with saying what are made, revised, and enforced.

    https://jessesingal.substack.com/p/when-we-argue-about-dave-chappelle

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  19. Farm Boy says:

    Marianne Williamson, like Obama and Oprah, speak to their inner specialness, to their egos and their conviction that they were put on earth to change the world and feel good about themselves.

    I can hardly imagine a more true statement

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  20. Farm Boy says:

    In a new video from NowThis, NowThis producer Foluke Tuakli theorizes that people should stop using the term “guys” to refer to women because it is it ignores “the cognitive impact on women”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/51611/watch-leftist-group-lectures-men-stop-referring-hank-berrien

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  21. Farm Boy says:

    One can only imagine the spasms of feminist outrage that would have ensued if Brosnan had sighed in exasperation and told women to go make their own damned spy franchise. He said what he had to say in order to escape with his career and reputation intact.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/51604/walsh-no-james-bond-definitely-should-not-be-woman-matt-walsh

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  22. Farm Boy says:

    Legendary Ringo Starr says

    “The people voted and they have to get on with it.

    You had the vote, this is what won, let’s get on with it.

    I would have voted for Brexit because it’s a great move.

    To be in control of your own country is a good move.”

    A true patriot indeed! pic.twitter.com/oUlfpYVbCU

    — Brexit-Warrior-Steve Fighting Enemies of Democracy (@StevieBrexit) September 8, 2019

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  23. BuenaVista says:

    I don’t understand the reference to “Tender Mercies”, which is my favorite movie. Robert Duvall plays a broken artist who finds himself in a motel in West Texas, broke, alone, at the end of the road (literally). He had been a major singer/songwriter. His ex- was a superstar, his daughter a vision of beauty in cowboy boots. The movie shows his renewal through love, Christian redemption, sobriety, and his willingness to write and sing again.

    Tender Mercies is directed by the giant, immortal Australian director, Bruce Beresford (“Breaker Morant”, and if you don’t know that movie, you’re a callow suburbanite). This furrener makes silent, still pictures of West Texas into astonishing art. It’s so concise and reticent you don’t notice — until you watch it 2-3 times: the visuals are so stunning you don’t realize he only puts them up for 2-3 seconds. Duvall and Tess Harper rediscover their humanity together in a quiet, kind, respectful union. Beresford produces a loving view of unpopular people and landscapes, in a world he has no business understanding. But he does.

    Foote, the screenwriter had a late-in-life commercial renaissance. His daughter married a former friend of mine. They are all just straight, simple, literary people. Anti-Hollywood. It’s a miracle this picture was made, but Duvall pulled the money to get it done. I’d take it off the blacklist.

    As I would Hubert Selby and “Last Exit …” but that’s a longer discussion, yet.

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  24. Farm Boy says:

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  25. BuenaVista says:

    I was neighbors with Duvall in Philomont, VA and he is a very good guy. The kindness and respect, and careful eye, that he reveals in his movies exist in real life. He moved because his wife took up with the pool man or horse groomer or whatever.

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  26. Farm Boy says:

    The “Double Spicy Hamburger” will now be known simply as the “Double Spicy Burger.” The “Triple Hamburger with Cheese” is now the “Triple Burger with Cheese.” Meanwhile, the “Hamburger King Jr” will now be known as the “Kids Burger.”

    Burger King made the change in order “to be more respectful of” customers seeking halal items, according to the statement.

    https://pluralist.com/burger-king-south-africa-ham-muslims/

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  27. Liz says:

    Superbia credit union. That’s seriously the name? 🤨
    Do they have tiers?
    Like gold is Supremia and platinum Supremia Gentlemania (for dykes only)

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  28. Farm Boy says:

    Their customers call them to the carpet if they don’t perform.

    Maybe even to perform

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  29. Liz says:

    😆
    They say they’ll treat you like a queen, and they really mean it.

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  30. Farm Boy says:

    What caused the change? A semester’s worth of readings, from John Stuart Mill to selected Facebook posts, as well as speakers representing a multitude of perspectives, and serious and civil class discussion. My students came to see that free speech protects everyone, especially the oppressed, and includes those who share their leftist views

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-09-09/free-speech-is-no-longer-safe-speech-at-today-s-elite-colleges

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  31. Farm Boy says:

    The narrative that this case “holds a college responsible for the improper speech of its students” is not correct. While the plaintiffs’ painted such a picture in their Complaint, when you read the depos and trial transcript, you’ll see that it is undeniable that school officials did in fact print and distribute the defamatory flyer. The judge called this “indisputable” in the summary judgment opinion. At least 3 credible witnesses testified in depositions and at trial that Dean Raimondo and another school employee carried stacks of the flyers to the protest and handed them out, which satisfied the “publication” element in Ohio libel law. At trial, Raimondo said one of the witnesses (a local journalist) “was lying.” Additionally, the jury heard Leslie Lubinski, an administrative assistant in the Dean’s office, admit that school staff made additional photocopies of the flyer for the protesters.

    https://drive.google.com/a/umich.edu/file/d/1c2qOw4JGV3sjUu-osWroRicsvp9bPdKm/view?usp=drive_open

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  32. Farm Boy says:

    A website called ImpeachmentAugust.org said there would be an impeachment rally on Monday at 11 a.m. on the House side of the Capitol.

    No one showed up,

    Not. One. Person.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/51586/leftists-throw-impeach-trump-event-no-one-shows-joseph-curl

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  33. Farm Boy says:

    It’s the news every LGBTQ individual has been waiting for. The penguin community has finally openly embraced non-binary and genderqueer identities by allowing keepers at The Sea Life Centre in London to bring up a penguin baby as gender-neutral (presumably until they are old enough to decide themselves whether to go ahead with hormone treatment).

    I am tremendously excited at this news and will be monitoring the progress of the infant over the coming years. According to experts, pre-pubescent penguins are naturally gender-neutral. You could prove this by dressing a penguin who was assigned female at birth in a pink frilly dress, they will show their discomfort by violently flipping around in the water until the dress falls off. If you attempt to force a male-assigned infant penguin to play football, they will most likely display complete indifference to the sport. In this way, penguins have always been way ahead of us when it comes to LGBTQ issues.

    https://spectator.us/rejoice-birth-gender-neutral-penguin-gay/

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  34. Farm Boy says:


    So what’s the answer?

    Stop encouraging women to value education and career above all else, as though their identity can be found in the marketplace. A man’s identity is, typically, wrapped up in his job—for good reason. That is his main contribution to family life. Not the only one, but to him it’s the most important.

    https://www.suzannevenker.com/lean-out/the-elusive-american-husband/

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  35. Ame says:

    KH – this is hilarious –

    Kentucky Headhunter

    https://theothermccain.com/2019/09/09/shes-crazy-and-married-to-a-democrat/

    Democratic congressman Joe Cunningham’s wife is furious that their taxpayer-subsidized healthcare plan declined to pay for therapy sessions, according to a rant on an insurance bill she posted on Instagram.
    The South Carolina Democrat is currently serving his first term in Congress, where members are given access to Obamacare “gold” plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield and are responsible for paying about a quarter of the premiums. The plan is apparently not good enough for his wife, Amanda Cunningham, who told her Instagram followers she would be urging her husband to do something about it.
    “I’m gonna have a little bit of a rant here on social media because I think this is important,” she said on her Instagram story last week. “I’ve been going over my not-a-bill bill here from Blue Cross Blue Shield, and realizing that once again, all of my mental health therapy sessions are denied, in addition to all of our marriage counseling sessions.”
    “It’s just mind-blowing to me that these basic well-known needs, that mental health is health care, are still being denied, that we’re still fighting for these absolutely basic things, it’s unbelievable to me,” she said.

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    “I view much of the media as simply an arm of the Democrat Party. They are corrupt, and they are extremely upset at how well our Country is doing under MY Leadership, including the Economy, where there is NO Recession, much to the regret of the LameStream Media! They are working overtime to help the Democrats win in 2020, but that will NEVER HAPPEN, Americans are too smart!”

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2019

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  37. Farm Boy says:

    Oberlin College denied new trial in Gibson’s Bakery case

    “the Court finds that the amount awarded is not manifestly excessive nor does it appear to be influenced by passion or prejudice”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/09/oberlin-college-denied-new-trial-in-gibsons-bakery-case/

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  38. RichardP says:

    For those who won’t be going back to the other thread, and for those who may not know what I’m about to say:

    @Cill asked: If it were all locked away, or the world lost confidence in it and thereby rendered it worthless, what would happen? Could upheaval and mass starvation be avoided?

    World-wide, banks are required to keep only 5% or so of the money deposited into their bank. The other 95% can be loaned out. This creates purchasing power that would not otherwise exist – but it relies on the loan-holder paying back what they owe on schedule. Say you’ve placed $100 into your bank. In 6 weeks you go to draw out the full $100, only to discover that the bank only has $5 out of the $100. But you need the full $100 to pay back the loan you took out from another bank. SInce Bank 1 can’t give you your money, you can’t give what you owe to Bank 2. Which means they can’t give their customer back his $100, because you owe them 95$ and can’t pay it. And so on to as many banks as that transaction affects (which is many). See “Fractional Reserve Banking” at Wikipedia if you want more.

    This is basically what happened in 2008 when the world almost collapsed. Several large banks failed, could not pay what they owed to other banks – who then could not pay what they owed to other folks – and so on to hundreds of large banks worldwide – and the circulation of credit / money just flat stopped. Trillions of dollars worth of money / credit just stopped circulating. Commerce was frozen. With no way to get it restarted, on the ground, at the local level.

    Cill’s question – what would happen? – almost had an answer then.

    The U.S. House of Representatives is tasked by the Constitution to control the money supply. They created the Federal Reserve and delegated their responsibility to that organization. Long story short (so generalizing here), the Fed pumped into the initial failed banks enough money that they could pay what they owed, which meant that those banks could in turn pay what they owed – and so on, until once again the circulation of money and credit resumed normal operations.. That was the only way that the circulation of money / credit could be restarted. But, re. Cill’s question, that gives us a pretty good clue that the world would not collapse, because I don’t think it will ever come closer to collapsing than it did in 2008. And the Federal Reserve stepped in and solved the problem.

    The Federal Reserve is a U.S. instituion, intended for the control of the United States money supply. But in the rescue efforts of the 2008 financial meltdown, the Federal Reserve loaned money to the large banks of many other nations. There would have been no recovery if they had not done that. Even tho nothing in the Fed’s charter authorizes them to do that.

    Point: sometimes you have to step outside the box to solve a problem, even if you don’t have permission to do it. My experience is that most men would see what was necessary, and do it, and worry about the consequences later. Women would wait for permission, and maybe miss the opportunity to craft a solution. This is what I fear most in letting women get out on the front lines with the men in combat. Their desire for permission might slow down the response needed to save the team.

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  39. Ame says:

    Women would wait for permission, and maybe miss the opportunity to craft a solution. This is what I fear most in letting women get out on the front lines with the men in combat. Their desire for permission might slow down the response needed to save the team.

    all those years ago when i was in therapy, one of the (many) wise things my male counselor said to me was, “Ame, you do not need to take a vote to make a decision.” That was … enlightening. lol! so … i didn’t need to poll my friends to get their opinions first before i made a decision on anything! i have definitely implemented that advice 🙂

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  40. b g says:

    Ame

    Looking at the trailers of Tender Mercies , I was shocked at how the West Texas landscape resembles SW Saskatchewan where I was born and raised. Are there antelope? Are the men tough but with a very gentle side? I have always suspected that the same geography creates similar people.

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  41. Cheque d'Out says:

    My Trump 2020 hat has arrived

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  42. Cheque d'Out says:

    Resulting from the latest remoaniac lawfare

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  43. Cheque d'Out says:

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  44. Instead of whore, let’s say multi-tasker. I’m currently writing up new job descriptions for whores and ale.

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  45. Cheque d'Out says:

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  46. Farm Boy says:

    When asked whether the company has an anti-conservative bias, Facebook Head of Global Policy Management Monika Bickert explicitly told Yahoo Finance in a recent interview, “We do not.”

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-monika-bickert-anti-conservative-bias-133844956.html

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  47. Farm Boy says:

    ‘The British people,’ he wrote, ‘are being asked by their own political leaders to weaken, or even surrender, those very rights, decision-making powers, institutions, laws, self governing habits that alone can guarantee a degree of individual freedom enjoyed by very few other nations in the world.’

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/09/brexit-has-its-risks-but-staying-in-the-eu-is-now-unthinkable/

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  48. Farm Boy says:

    Glorious Patriarch,

    Has there been an upsurge in the use of the word “Quisling” in the U.K.?

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  49. Farm Boy says:


    Our age loves scientific equations. Here’s one you weren’t taught at college but which affects you as much as the law of gravity:

    GI – W = E

    Good Intentions (GI) minus Wisdom (W) leads to Evil (E).

    https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/09/10/the-equation-that-explains-evil/

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  50. Farm Boy says:

    On Monday night, President Trump, speaking at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, took a shot at his predecessor and elicited a roar from the crowd by asserting, “You finally have a president who understands that I’m not supposed to be president of the world; I’m supposed to be president of the United States of America.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/51575/trump-slams-obama-im-supposed-be-president-usa-not-hank-berrien

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  51. Farm Boy says:

    Damn those evil airplanes

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  52. Liz says:

    GI – W = E
    Good Intentions (GI) minus Wisdom (W) leads to Evil (E).

    Now that is one true equation I’ve never seen stated.
    Kind of succinctly summarizes the classic CS Lewis quote (everyone has probably seen, but I’ll post it anyway):
    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

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  53. Ladies, pretend you’re a physical therapist. How many times would a guy have to sexually assault you before you wouldn’t see him as a client anymore? If x > 1, please elaborate.

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  54. Liz says:

    Um…it depends KH. Was he a good physical therapist? Was he cheap?
    You know what they say: good, cheap, not a sexual predator pick any two. 😆
    (did I miss a link to this story?)

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  55. Liz says:

    Oh, wait. I’M the physical therapist?
    Oh, that’s much different.
    In that case, am I expensive? 😆

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  56. Liz says:

    Sorry….sometimes I crack myself up. LOL

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  57. Cheque d'Out says:

    Quisling is one of the milder words that’s gaining popularity.

    I’m not bothering with many updates here because there is no clarity of what’s going on

    A scotch court decided today that prorogation was illegal (done for political reasons – so fucking what? Assuming that you can prove it in the first place). I think that two other courts have already said that it’s not a matter to be decided by the law. The matter has been appealed, to be heard on Tuesday next week where it’s expected to be overridden.

    This is lawfare in politically driven scotch courts. There is also lawfare in the English courts but much as they’d love to, they realise that it would be very unwise to deliver politically driven decisions. Or at least clearly politically driven decisions.

    I don’t think you’ll find too many English worried by the Sweaties leaving the Union. 10% of the population with 50% of the current deficit. They’re fucked if they leave but no one cares (except a small(?) majority of Sweaties). The ScozNaz can’t even work out what currency they’d use after a split(!). The £ will be run in the rest of the UK’s interests and they’re not eligible for the Euro (far too big a deficit). Expect the new Groat to devalue at a rate to flatter the old Drachma or Lira.

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  58. Cheque d'Out says:

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  59. Ame says:

    b g
    Ame

    Looking at the trailers of Tender Mercies , I was shocked at how the West Texas landscape resembles SW Saskatchewan where I was born and raised. Are there antelope? Are the men tough but with a very gentle side? I have always suspected that the same geography creates similar people.

    BG – i don’t think there are antelope in Texas 🙂 … but there are a lot of tough men with a very gentle side. although, Texas is so big and covers a vast landscape, so with that many people you’ll find all kinds here. however, i do love Texas. i love living here. i love the people.

    i do believe geography creates people and have always found that interesting. i like how the geography of texas creates the people here.

    we watched this movie recently, and i thought this clip on the state of Texas was funnee 🙂

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  60. Ame says:

    airplanes took out the towers? really? hummm … kinda like guns kill people.

    i think too many people never stopped believing in animated cartoons … or something.

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  61. Cill says:

    Richard, my question was fairly trite when I look at it again. I was thinking more long these lines: is the speed and ease of money essential to a “modern” civilization in terms of real wealth. Probably not worth pondering.

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  62. I heard the airplanes
    actually committed suicide, but law enforcement didn’t consider those filed flight plans to be the same as leaving a note.

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  63. Cheque d'Out says:


    Whatever 308 is, obviously

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  64. Cill says:

    “My Trump 2020 hat has arrived”

    Does this call for a change of avatar? Windsor Davies would sport the hat with dash and aplomb.

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  65. RichardP says:

    @Cill ponders: is the speed and ease of money essential to a “modern” civilization in terms of real wealth.

    The answer to that question is no.

    But it is essential in terms of purchasing power in “modern” civilization.

    Wealth and purchasing power are two different things.

    Purchasing power is controlled by the global financial conglomerate, which thinks we exist to do their bidding.

    Originally, money was created to do the bidding of the owners of wealth, on a local level.

    Your example of you and your neighbors creating wealth through your own labor, and then trading with each other, is where true capitalism lives. You are free to create what you want, how much you want, and trade with whomever you want. You don’t need money to do that, but it would facilitate the trading transactions if you decided to create your own money. And if the new guy who has no wealth to his name comes walking across the horizon, you could loan him some money (thereby creating purchasing power for him) wherewith he could buy what he needs in order to start creating his own wealth from the land, and soon he also could join your group, trading goods and services amongst yourselves.

    Loaning him 500 goats (a form of wealth) to take to town to buy machinery with which to work the vacant land next to yours won’t work nearly as well as loaning him money of the sort that the machinery seller in town will accept.

    If the fellow has nothing but a willingness to work the vacant land next to yours, a loan that will enable him to buy the means of production that will enable him to create his own wealth is essential. Once he pays back the loan, the wealth he creates going forward is his alone. And that wealth for the new guy would not exist if did not create purchasing power for him.

    So – if you don’t want him working the land next to – because you plan to work it yourself at some point – you can stop the new guy cold by refusing to loan him any money. In that way, you constrain economic activity.

    So – the original and secondary questions that you posed are worth pondering by the folks whose job it is is to create policies that promote economic growth.

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  66. RichardP says:

    if did not … should be if you did not …

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  67. BuenaVista says:

    Richard, you actually don’t know anything about banking, finance and money. I think somebody else already mentioned this. I suggest a new hobby.

    Cill, yes, though rather than “speed” of money, we talk about its velocity, transactional friction: fluid dynamics, really.

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  68. Ame says:

    there’s a difference btw ‘remembering’ and ‘re-living.’ there are some things that we don’t need to re-live, including the pic of that person . . .

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  69. BuenaVista says:

    There were two 9/11’s. I’m always surprised at the lack of interest in #2, 2012, why we were there, what the objective function was, and what were its conseqences over the following 5-6 years.

    [Someone asked “What does it matter now”, so media thanks that way they do]

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  70. BuenaVista says:

    TFW you realize you just swept two deer ticks off your screen. (Internationals: deer ticks host Lyme Disease.)

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  71. Cheque d'Out says:

    Nevermind Windsor Davis, lovely boy. How about a real star?

    It’s a very nice hat. I wore it much of the day today.

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  72. Liz says:

    ticks host Lyme Disease.
    And rocky mtn spotted fever. Watch out BV. 😦

    Just saw monopoly has a new game that gives more money to female players
    Even from a “Woke” or feminist or whatever….isn’t this kind of making the opposite point? Okay everyone, let’s play a game, little Lilly gets more money for starters…she also gets more money every time you pass go…oh, um, why you ask, little Billy? Well isn’t it obvious? She needs that to compete with you.

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  73. Liz says:

    Maybe it should come with recorded messages to be played every time a girl passes ‘go’…
    Helpful reminders like, “Math is hard!” and so forth.

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  74. Cheque d'Out says:

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  75. RichardP says:

    @BV said: … you actually don’t know anything about banking, finance and money.

    I’m responding here just so that you can be certain I saw your comment. Since I’m not trying to win an argument, I will not take issue with what you’ve said. But it might be useful to those I am misleading if you would point out where what I’ve said is incorrect on both the previous thread and this one. Keeping in mind that I was speaking in general terms to provide background for why some folks claim that it is purchasing power rather than supply that drives economic activity – which was the original point.

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  76. RichardP says:

    @BV said: Cill, yes, though rather than “speed” of money, we talk about its velocity, transactional friction: fluid dynamics, really.

    Is what you said in that quote different from what I said to Adam on the previous thread? (rhetorical question)

    When wealthy and powerful men are allowed to lock large sums of money up in bank accounts and do nothing with it, the economy suffers because purchasing power has been reduced (see “the velocity of money” and “the money multiplier” for more).

    Both of the quotes above are talking about basically the same thing – as folks can discover by looking up the definition of the terms we are using.

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  77. I think it’s a good idea that boys learn early on that the rules are stacked against them.

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  78. My favorite slang term for cash money is “the necessary”. Can’t remember where I heard it, but it’s so much more descriptive than bucks, clams, shekels or smacks.

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  79. Farm Boy says:

    “Volunteers must be able to keep the project confidential so as not to create the image of a ‘Democratic conspiracy’ to infiltrate Detroit area talk radio shows,” a 1995 TRI guide prepared by Michigan Democrats said. “Democratic performance in the 1996 elections will no doubt be affected by the success or failure of this initiative.”

    Radio show hosts long suspected that someone was training so-called “seminar callers” to inundate their shows with sympathetic callers. Lars Larson, a host in the Pacific Northwest since the mid-1990s, recalled being on the receiving end of many such calls, but was not aware that many may have been trained by the DNC.

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/dems-secretly-fielded-thousands-of-activists-to-manipulate-media-clinton-library-docs-show/

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  80. Farm Boy says:

    These white guys (and one Chinese guy) were retired department chairs and contributors to the hospital’s long history. Their gold-framed portraits on the walls served as a reminder to the students of color that they are not properly represented, or something.

    “[The portraits] mirror the other images around the school and other universities. I almost expected to see that,” said Titilayo Afolabi, a first-year student, adding that “it’s easy to remove people from the wall. It’s more difficult putting people of color in power.”

    https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/brigham-and-women-s-takes-down-31-portraits-of-white-male-leaders-in-diversity-effort.html

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  81. Farm Boy says:

    Self-styled feminist victims’ rights attorney Lisa Bloom sent a leaked memo to alleged serial sexual predator Harvey Weinstein promising to plant dirt on his female accusers and frame him as a “hero”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/51615/memo-feminist-attorney-lisa-bloom-promised-amanda-prestigiacomo

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  82. Its not enough to remove those white (and or asian) guys pictures from the hospital walls, they must also stop using any medications created/discovered by white men. They must not perform any procedures perfected by white men. They must not do any lab tests or use any diagnostic equipment developed by white men. They must close any facilities built through the generosity of white men or if white men created the blue prints or worked in the construction there of. Taking down pictures is just lazy and displays a false consciousness and lack of true dedication to the project. Hopefully the lazy will be properly re-educated.

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  83. Supes can do better. Much better.

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  84. Liz says:

    FB “Friend”: Hi Liz, how are you? Sorry I haven’t checked with you in so long things are crazy here tee tee…hey, can I just show you a really short video about how you can feel better on a daily basis simply by rebalancing your body, would you have a chance to check it out?

    Me: “Well, the internet is kind of sketchy here, but if it’s not a long one, sure send it…I can watch it.”

    FB “Friend”: “Thanks for getting back to me! I would love to share a video with you, but want to make sure I send the right one. Can you share with me what keeps you from feeling your best every day?”
    [/rant]

    Life is so rich with comedy.

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  85. Liz says:

    The sad thing is, I’m trying to come up with a response that is nice, and makes her feel okay, without buying her product. I’m waiting for Mike to come home and give me advice.
    Because I’m a chick. A dude would just ignore, or say not interested. They sure wouldn’t spend a bunch of time trying to figure out what to say so it isn’t awkward.

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  86. Farm Boy says:

    Can you share with me what keeps you from feeling your best every day?”

    How about “not enough sex because hubby has to travel”

    I wonder what she has for that problem

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  87. Ame says:

    Can you share with me what keeps you from feeling your best every day?”

    other than pesky solicitors?!

    “nothing. absolutely nothing! i feel my VERY best every single minute of every single day! i’m married to THE best man on the planet. i have three of THE best sons on the planet. i eat great and am on target to take over TRB! there is absolutely NOTHING that could make me feel better than the absolute VERY BEST!!! thank you for asking because you reminded me to take a moment to remember how absolutely FABULOUS i feel and how absolutely FABULOUS my life is!”

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  88. Ame says:

    “would you like a recipe for beets? i hear it’s pretty good!” 😉

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  89. Farm Boy says:

    Is this stupid, or what?

    A London aquarium has announced that two lesbian penguins will resist traditional sexual stereotypes while raising their adopted chick. Four-month-old baby Gentoo will be “the world’s first penguin to not have its gender assigned,” Sea Life London exulted. General Manager Graham McGrath, who removed Gentoo from his — her? zer? — biological parents and placed him with the Sapphic birds, explained, “While the decision may ruffle a few feathers, gender neutrality in humans has only recently become a widespread topic of conversation, however, it is completely natural for penguins to develop genderless identities as they grow into mature adults.” McGrath did not elaborate on how he had ascertained the “natural” self-perception of unconscious marine birds.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/51657/theyre-turning-frickin-penguins-gay-michael-j-knowles

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  90. Farm Boy says:

    Proabaly the penguin guy doesn’t have a real talent (or life); this being his chance to be famous and feel really good about himself.

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  91. Ame says:

    9 year old boys questioning their sexuality? lesbian penguins? homeless biting store owner?

    you know . . . it’s tragic and shocking how debase our society has become in eighteen years. nothing in me eighteen years ago could have predicted the utter depravity that has occurred between then and now.

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  92. Farm Boy says:

    In honor of San Francisco

    Colour me my colour, baby
    Colour me my brown
    Colour me my colour, darling
    I want you to go down
    Come up off my big bun
    I know where you’ve been comin’ from
    Bite me (bite me) on the tube
    Bite me, bite me, no need to lube
    Bite me (bite me) my love
    You can bite me any day or night
    Bite me

    Cover me with jizzes, baby
    Cover me with love
    Roll me in my sheet
    I’ll never get enough
    Emotions come, I don’t know why
    Nostrils flare, oh my

    Stick me (stick me) it’s just fine
    Stick me, stick me any, anytime
    Stick me (stick me) oh my love
    When you’re ready by Jove
    Stick me

    Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, he speaks the languages of love
    Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, scheisse, merde, merde
    Ooo-oo-oo-oo-o BF-moi mon cherie, BF-moi
    Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any way
    Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any day-ay

    Stick me (stick me) my love
    Stick me, stick me any, anytime
    Stick me (stick me) for a Hershey Kiss
    Stick me, stick me for eternal bliss
    Stick me (stick me) my love
    Stick me, stick me in my sweet behind
    Stick me (stick me), stick me, you’ll never bind
    Stick me (stick me) on the line
    Stick me, stick me any, anytime
    Stick me (stick me)
    Oh, stick me, oo-hoo-hah
    Stick me (stick me) on a boat
    Stick me, stick me with a goat

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  93. RichardP says:

    Q: Can you share with me what keeps you from feeling your best every day?

    A: My husband is a pilot, so he is gone a lot. Got a video for that?

    Re. the 9-year-old boy. I would take his comment seriously. At that age, the hormones for both guys’ and gals’ emotions are kicking in and they are starting to feel some strong emotions that they don’t know how to identify. They don’t have words for it.

    A boy or girl that has not yet become sexual cannot be bi-sexual anything. But they can become strongly emotionally attached to a person of the same sex – either their own age or someone older. For lack of a better description, I call it “falling in love” with someone. If you can think of a better descriptive term, I’m open to it. But “falling in love” seems to be a good descriptor of the turbulent emotions involved.

    When I was in the seventh grade, we had an older male teacher who was firm, knowledgeable, and kind. The type who would not hesitate to discipline someone for being out of line, but then would put his arm around their shoulder and say something to the effect of – hey, don’t take it personally. All of us have had to be taught how to behave. You’ll get there. The day came when he took ill and had to retire. One of my male friends, who fancied himself a man’s man (in the seventh grade), cried for days.

    The 9-year-old boy is probably entering that phase of emotional attachment and has not been told that 1) it happens to everyone, and 2) mostly likely those strong emotional attachments to someone will pass – as someone else enters his life and triggers those same bonding emotions. If he is told that it is natural to fall in love with either gender, but not in the same way that he will fall in love with his lifes mate, he will perhaps have better words to use about himself and his emotions than “bi-sexual”.

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  94. BuenaVista says:

    Richard, if you think bank lending is limited to 100% of deposited cash on hand, as you previously wrote, my suggestion is that you buy a little $50mm community bank and run it according to your premise. I promised not to interact with you a year ago, and I apologize for breaking my word.

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  95. BuenaVista says:

    Caitlin Flanagan is an interesting case. (I read her on Twitter and she seems to be my kind of gal.) She retains an independent mind on matters of wackjobs like the girl lecturing us on not saying “you guys”. At the same time she is a lockstep liberal on most public issues.

    Such are most of my women friends. If you don’t mouth tribal loyalties but happily talk policy in the specific, they’re delightful. (They also have sufficient manners not to talk tribal loyalties, and sufficient intelligence to be *very* careful about dispassionate discussions of complex subjects. One gets the impression that a) they don’t know a lot of men who will shrug and say, “I don’t really know anything about that”, or b) “Yeah, I think the Chinese tariffs are a good idea and imposing de minimus stress on American consumer behavior. What do you think?”)

    So Flanagan seems to be someone who is surrounded by people who mouth talking points and platitudes to signal membership in the tribe, the in-group. (It all comes down to who gets to sit with the Kewl Kids in the high school cafeteria.) But somewhere along the line, and it may simply be that she was educated before school and university were not simply indoctrination machines, she learned to think critically. Like I said, my kind of gal.

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