Young Men — Principles


Is it good for a young man to wander aimlessly, knowing little of what he is? Probably not. Others really wouldn’t respect such a person either. What is needed is a code. One that comes from some core principles.

Let us consider some movies. Movie-goers like to see the men in movies who possess codes of conduct. [A prime example of this I am — Yoda] It really doesn’t matter if it’s a good guy or a bad guy, they need a code before the audience will warm to them. Consider flicks like Parker or The Professional. The protagonists are what one would normally consider to be a villain, but because they have a code, they can ease into good guy territory. Of course, if you look at almost any John Wayne movie, he had a code. Short answer – people like men like this.

But there is more. If you operate with a code, one that is seen through actions and not talk, then others may be your friend and trust you. This can be really useful, as often synergistic (I hate the word, but it applies) teams can greatly benefit everybody. Perhaps men look for codes as a proxy for trustworthiness; undoubtedly a throwback from the days when you needed to trust the other members of the hunting party.

Then there is the giving some direction to your life idea. Along with possibly some self-respect. These are good things. What should your code and the principles that it is built upon be? That is for you to decide, though probably the Golden Rule should be in there someplace.

Exit Question — Do fellas view codes as more important than women view codes?

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122 comments on “Young Men — Principles
  1. Did China invent the “Red” Pill?

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  2. okrahead says:

    Ecclesiastes 12 (KJV)
    13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

    :Matthew 22 (KJV)
    35Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
    36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
    37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
    38This is the first and great commandment.
    39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
    40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

    This is the code.
    This is the Way, the Truth and the Light.

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  3. lastmod says:

    Lots of “codes” to live by and ideals over the centuries….many of them good….but if men don’t want to follow them? Well……what good are they?

    Many examples of these “codes” are in movies…..the good guys always win by staying true to their code or creed in general sense. From TV shows, advice……..books, and other mediums we hear about people who “stuck to their true self” and overcame…or became victorious, or got the girl……

    The reality is that you still may not win, may not be rewarded, probably not acknowlegded or even recognize by sticking to a code. Any of them.

    Which brings the deeper question. Why are you following it? Are you following for the right reasons? For you? For true altruism? For other reasons?

    After I got cleaned up from the drugs and drink…..I came up slowly with a set of my own. Christian thought helped in some areas…..hindered in others. I had to find out who “I” was before I could even semble a way to live……everyman is different despite what the “man-o-sphere” believes that we are exactly the same because we’re “men”

    This is what I try to do daily

    *Do something for myself
    *Do something for someone else
    *Do something I don’t want to do that needs doing
    *Do a physical exercise
    *Do a mental exercise
    *Do your job (whatever it is) better than everyone else
    *Do find something to be thankful for everyday before I hit the pillow

    As this slowly became a routine, I then decided I would carry myself with more self respect by honing and perfecting my style to the peak of the post-war era (early / mid 1960’s…it fit my temperment). Jordon Peterson’s book helped. A few men who actually prayed for me helped. Dancing helped.

    The best advice I got from the Bible was: have your yes mean “yes” and your no mean “no”

    Having a code is important but sticking to it is the challenge….and you may never get the world, women, or the culture to even “like” you for it

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  4. Larry G says:

    well kids, today was a little bitter-sweet….shall I tell you a short story? No? Well imma a gonna anyway, so sue me. Today I officially became “retired” as in not having a damn thing constructive to do for the first time in 58 years. And I received my final severance check from the company that I worked for; for the past 19 years, so there will be money in the bank come Monday (sweet) and basically fuck all for me to do (kinda bitter).
    Not a pity party by a long shot, just wondering what the hell do I do with this much free time every day? Suggestions at this point are welcome…..however knowing this pub crowd there will undoubtedly be some choice smart ass remarks thrown in for good measure…

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  5. Larry G says:

    yeah, yeah…..

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  6. Larry G says:

    OKH,”Prices are subject to change as goat develops. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to hold a goat.”

    $250???? You just broke the 14th Commandment…”Thou shalt not bullshit old guys”

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  7. Damn $250 just to hold a goat? How much to go all the way?

    Uh, asking for a President-elect…

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  8. Larry G says:

    my thought exactly….a $250 non refundable deposit???? for ONE goat?? Some one is doing drugs again….

    I did discover the things that I hate on tv: football, baseball and curling, daytime soap operas, idiot game shows, news, cooking shows and gymnastics…and goat shows

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  9. Larry G says:

    “http://www.bcsave.org” Brilliant, Ame.. a cause I can support to assist God’s second smartest creatures

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  10. Larry G says:

    hmmm….come to think of it..now that I have LOTS of free time, I can park my white, privileged, patriarchal ass right here in the pub and dispense “pearls of wisdom” for the general enlightenment of humanity…that idea has merit

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  11. Sumo says:

    just wondering what the hell do I do with this much free time every day?

    Make plans to take over the world?

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  12. Ame says:

    We’d be much obliged if you’d do so, Larry 😊

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  13. JPF says:

    Make plans to take over the world?

    Or do what is right, and the consequences be damned. You are a senior citizen, so you can get away with it 🙂

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  14. Cill says:

    Suggestions at this point are welcome

    Larry may I be so bold as to suggest a Border Collie companion? They are good at keeping your property free of sheep and roos and love a rare human or two as well. Far better than a pet badger, which are crap.

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  15. Farm Boy says:

    The term Red Pill is basically a synonym for truth. But more specifically, it is a particular collection of truths that went missing from common awareness over the past century, and which the majority of people still refuse to accept. The reasons for this attrition of awareness are diverse and profuse, but in general, it’s because these truths are impolite, embarrassing, unbecoming, or downright ugly. People find it much easier and more comfortable to stick their heads in the sand and continue running on autopilot

    https://sigmaframe.wordpress.com/2020/11/29/is-the-christian-red-pill-a-black-pill/

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  16. Farm Boy says:

    In 2018, there was serious election fraud in Florida and in Arizona. Trump’s team observed the cheating and learned from it in preparation for the 2020 presidential election cycle. Prior to the 2018 election, on September 12, Trump issued an “Executive Order on Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election.” The importance of this Executive Order largely escaped notice during the 2018 election cycle, but it would loom ever larger as the 2020 election approached.

    The fact that no major arrests seem to have been made, concerning the election fraud of 2018, indicates that many of the fraudsters may have received plea bargains in exchange for making the next round of electoral crimes so highly visible that the irregularities could not be missed

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/did_president_trump_spring_a_trap_on_treasonous_democrats_on_election_night.html

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  17. Cheque d'Out says:

    “They are good at keeping your property free of sheep and roos and love a rare human or two as well”
    True. You’ll never find the neighbourhood kids in your pool with such a hound. Bits of them…maybe. But never a whole one.

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  18. Liz says:

    Hey Larry, Mike has been asking himself the same questions since retirement from the military. He has a job…but this one doesn’t take much of his time and is pretty easy.
    Volunteer work seems kind of hard during the pandemic. He was in Denver (think it was the rescue mission) feeding people last week and it was kind of like shoveling food through a hole. Kind of dispiriting.
    Personal goals are good. Maybe you could write a list of things you’d like to do/accomplish?
    I’ll ask Mike when he gets up and will noodle on it a bit.

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  19. Liz says:

    We’re getting a beagle puppy in December.

    Add this I will

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  20. Liz says:

    Having a code is important but sticking to it is the challenge….and you may never get the world, women, or the culture to even “like” you for it

    I think this is true, but longterm the results are always better.
    People tend to like being around good, helpful people. I’ve know a whole lot of people.

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  21. Liz says:

    I think when bad people succeed it stands out because it seems so unjust. But that’s not the usual way of the world. Or maybe it depends how one defines success.
    A couple of assignments ago Mike’s boss (Mike was supposed to get that job, but a four star liked this *sshole) was just a turd. He had the position, and a hot wife, and money. Everyone hated him except one sycophant. He performed terribly. At Christmastime we had a party and didn’t invite him (though we invited everyone else in the office) because if he showed up they wouldn’t have come. He was miserable. His life was its own reward. I think that’s more typical than not.

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  22. A code. Yes, men are more likely to have one. Women are less likely to stick with it, abandoning it when convenient or boosting their competitive standing.

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  23. Liz says:

    I’ve never heard a woman say she has a code, or mention a code. Sometimes women speak in code.

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  24. Larry G says:

    I started work at 9 or 10 years old when the step-male my mother married abducted all of us to a white slave plantation of 640 acres in southern Iowa to “farm”. Lemme check something real quick…
    1. Forced unpaid labor
    2 Shitty food and shelter
    3. Regular beatings
    4. Being called “boy” or “hey peckerhead” when addressed by the “bossman”
    5. Slave rebelled at 16 and beat the ever loving crap out of the plantation owner
    6. Left the plantation 17

    to this day I hate growing green things. Goats are still cool since we didn’t have any back then

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  25. Ame says:

    Hey, guys, noticed a comment in pending.

    [CdO – thanks, freed]

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  26. horsemanbombadil says:

    Larry

    I am semi retired at 56. As in after I got downsized I started the work hand business.
    That became too much like work so I downsized myself.
    I have work offers all the time so I do the ones I want for who I want.

    Put in windows one day. Help a senior buddy go shopping the next. Mind a farm for a week so farmer can have a break. Even do some online bookkeeping in the evenings.

    I keep busy. Or not. As I feel like it.

    It will only get better in the spring summer when we come out of covid and people realize all the trades, repair, small service shops went under.

    Big box stores will sell you a window, air conditioner, water tank. Good luck getting it installed. Hell I could be busy for a month just mounting t.v.s.

    Get known in your community for your skills. The activity will come to you.

    P.s. there is always private security as things go to shit.

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  27. horsemanbombadil says:

    A code just means you will say NO.

    The code is just the rationalization you give the idiots who don’t understand No.

    “What do ya mean NO?”

    “Well the Great Purple Orange does not allow me to tolerate peckerheads. Get the gone!”

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  28. Cheque d'Out says:

    Just freed a comment from a previous lurker, it’s on an older post so might be overlooked
    https://spawnyspace.wordpress.com/2020/11/24/feminine-virtue/#comment-169953

    Welcome to ‘Moi’

    The comment is worth a look, I think

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  29. b g says:

    Liz

    “Sometimes women speak in code.”

    LOL, sometimes, really, nah ;-D

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  30. Cheque d'Out says:

    I suspect that most women regard a code (in someone else) as something to be exploited.
    Saul Alinsky was similar in that regard.

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  31. Liz says:

    Hey Larry Mike says, “Working out, reading, fishing, hunting…”
    Also starting a small business if you think of an idea. 3-D printing is kind of fun, and the machines are getting cheaper and better. A friend of ours designs custom items for boats with his 3D printer (which was ours…we sent it to him, I made airplane shaped cookie cutters and stuff with it as party gifts).
    He also says if you find any good volunteer activities please let him know.
    He’s looking for something like that.
    He’s thinking of becoming a mentor for some folks in the prison system (set to be released on parol). Or maybe juvie.

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  32. Larry G says:

    Liz, I have been thinking about what comes next since getting “retired”. The last month has been a little busy getting all the ends tied up (paperwork to start pension, final pay settlements, equipment inventory and turn in). all that is done.
    I used to teach chemistry & physics a looong time ago, never much liked teaching though…so for now I’ll have to get used to sleeping in late till 5am. I best start working out on a daily schedule otherwise I’ll get fatter than I am now….

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  33. b g says:

    Went for my early walk shortly after dawn. Fortunately had the pooch on his leash because a very large, very fat, very hairy black, and very, very drunk bear was climbing and eating fermented apples in a neighbour’s tree. Two equally impaired Pileated Woodpecker, the big, loud ones that look like Woody, were screaming at the bear from the top of the tree. We retreated and walked the other way to the great annoyance to my complaining pooch ;-D

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  34. Farm Boy says:

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    Are drunken bears “happy drunks” or “mean drunks”?

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    Incoming Texas freshmen threatened with doxxing if they join conservative campus groups

    https://campusreform.org/article?id=13363

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  37. Farm Boy says:

    One employee told Vice News that “people were crying in the meeting about how Jordan Peterson has affected their lives.” One contended Peterson radicalized their father, and another insisted that if the book is published it will negatively affect their non-binary friend.

    A different staffer said that Peterson is “an icon of hate speech,” “transphobia,” and “white supremacy.” Another claimed Peterson is responsible for “causing this surge of alt-right groups, especially on university campuses.”

    “We publish a lot of people in the LGBTQ+ community and what is the company going to do about making sure these authors are still feeling supported by a company that is supporting somebody who denies their existence?” one employee asked.

    So Peterson is a racist, a bigot, an alt-right white supremacist, and a homophobe. Yeah, yeah. Of course, he’s none of those things.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/391434.php

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  38. Sharkly says:


    I had to repeat this, it made me LOL.

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  39. Farm Boy says:

    So, they cheated. We know they cheated. We’ve seen the replay on the JumboTron, watched it over and over again at home, looked it up on the internet, read the analysis, and we know what happened. The Dems know they cheated, too. Everything they’ve done since November 3 is the equivalent of rushing up to the line of scrimmage to try to snap the ball before the challenge flag comes out: going outside to celebrate; calling Biden “President-Elect”; calling for unity, reconciliation, and acceptance; reminding us how graciously Obama assisted the Trump transition; and swooning over each of Biden’s Cabinet appointees. They haven’t spent one minute trying to refute charges of election fraud, but they’ve spent lots of minutes dismissing, denying, and deriding them. They’re acting as if the next play has already been run and the Trump campaign has lost the ability to challenge the election.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/a_football_analogy_to_explain_democrats_election_cheating.html

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  40. Farm Boy says:

    Kinda like Epstein

    Utah monolith: The mysterious silver monolith in the desert has disappeared

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/utah-monolith-the-mysterious-silver-monolith-in-the-desert-has-disappeared/ar-BB1bsipv

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  41. b g says:

    Well, he seemed to be happy as a clam, even tolerating the complaining woodpeckers ;-D

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  42. Ame says:

    BG – You have the best stories 😊

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  43. Liz says:

    Three boys playing minecraft.
    I’m probably not going to be able to use the internet for a while.
    Very much looking forward to Starlink.

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  44. RichardP says:

    @Larry G: Conventional Wisdom says that men define themselves by what they do. To the extent that is true, you will need some time to decompress and to stop “being” what you were before you can really start to focus on what you will become. I figure you already know this, but am posting in case others don’ know.

    Some random thoughts:

    1. I do not think we are ever going back to what was – because of C19. I think folks will discover they cannot rely on what they used to rely on, and so need to find new ways of doing life. In the formation of those “new ways”, there will probably be great demand for folks who actually know how to do stuff. In that vein, horsman’s comments upthread are pretty useful. You no doubt have skills that folks in your community can make use of. Let them know what you can do. Word of mouth will spread pretty quickly, but you need to inform those first few folks who will talk you up to others.

    2. Given the first sentence in Point 1 above, can you sell yourself back to your company as a consultant? Can you offer to train the younger ones at your old company in the things that you did well while their employee?

    3. You are about to discover that thing which is true for even the most wealthy person alive: unless you choose suicide, you have 24-hours-a-day that you need to fill, every day, in perpetuity. Sleep will fill part of that time; excercise should fill another part of that time; tending to your wife will fill part of that time. Now, whatever time is left still needs to be filled with something. The rich young kids who slide into drugs and maybe on to overdosing and death are the ones who never found anything meaningful to fill that time. And humans need to feel like they are doing something meaningful (what the conversation about the “Elegy” book in the previous thread was about). I’m guessing that you have an inventing kind of mind. Invent something useful to humanity. That may require some study and research first – but chase something meaningful to you.

    4. Build the boat with which to sail to your wife’s homeland when the time comes.

    5. Sell Amway. Or maybe create a multi-level marketing company similar to Amway, but distributing ammunition instead of soap.

    6. Ideas will come. But not until you have completed the internal transition of thinking of yourself as an entrepreneur you can become rather than the company man that you used to be. (Of course, you could always become a company man for another company if that is what you most enjoy. Maybe Boeing proper? Or another supplier to Boeing?)

    Good luck in your transition. And do transition. Don’t get stuck. You’ve got too good of a mind for that position.

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  45. b g says:

    Ame

    Yeah, it is a wonderful place to live, Couples still hold hands, and people in cars smile and wave at neighbours. Things are changing with refugees from the big stink aka Vancouver, I hope that we change them other than the other way. Here are some rather quiet versions of the drunk woodpeckers’ racket:

    https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pileated_Woodpecker/sounds#

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  46. RichardP says:

    @Liz said: I’m probably not going to be able to use the internet for a while.

    Wife, daughter, and I have separate phones but share a plan. The plan allows our phones to be hotspots. The plan gives us 100 gigabytes of data to share among us three. We don’t use that much data on our phones. But our internet does go down sometimes.

    So I got one of these for each of our computers for when that happens:
    Netgear AC600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi USB Mini Adapter

    There are other brands, and this is available at other locations. But it works well for us. Doing text work, like typing on this blog, uses not much data. Obviously, graphics uses much more.

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  47. Farm Boy says:

    Committed to pursuing justice for Elaine, Nelson laments that we “need police service and we need more of it. South Minneapolis is worse than I’ve ever seen it.” He describes the surge of 20-plus attacks a day that are now striking people just going about their daily business, people like Elaine.

    Usually in a stolen car, perpetrators Nelson describes as “young teens, 12-to-14 years old” cruise from lot to lot in neighborhood business districts, waiting for a victim, “like a deer hunter sits in a tree.”

    When they are apprehended, Nelson says consequences are negligible. “I arrest the same people over and over. Nothing happens to them.”

    https://theothermccain.com/2020/11/27/the-biden-agenda-south-minneapolis-is-worse-than-ive-ever-seen-it/

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  48. Cheque d'Out says:

    Got one of these pecking at my fat balls on a regular basis
    Great spotted woodpecker

    [So a Woody you have?
    Peck at it he does?]

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  49. RichardP says:

    Liz – I meant to include the fact that you don’t need the Netgear or similar for your laptop (or desktop) if it has built-in wireless (our computers don’t, but laptops do). But you do need to have your phone as a hotspot, because your computer/laptop is talking to the internet through your phone’s data. That bypasses your house’s internet that that is clogged by those gaming.

    If you already know this, then nevermind.

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  50. Sumo says:

    When you want brunch, but you don’t want to leave the house, and most of the good joints are closed anyway, and there’s a pandemic going on. And then you remember that you know a couple of things about food. Bacon jam & cream cheese stuffed French toast.

    [Canadian bacon that would be?]

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  51. horsemanbombadil says:

    Sumo I don’t know if you are a God or a complete asshole!!

    I want that but am completely unable to make it anywhere close to that perfection.

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  52. Sumo says:

    Sumo I don’t know if you are a God or a complete asshole!!

    If you have to ask, then you have learned absolutely nothing about The Mighty Sumo.

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  53. Farm Boy says:

    Almost never do they say with any specificity why they are censoring. They just do it.

    What is surprising is that so many of us are still on Twitter, addicted as any homeless crackhead in Santa Monica while fattening the coffers of a maniacal “progressive” billionaire by living as inadvertent vassals on his online totalitarian estate.

    https://m.theepochtimes.com/now-is-the-time-for-all-good-men-and-women-to-get-off-twitter_3597460.html

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  54. Farm Boy says:

    Last week, I reported that China was blaming Italy as the original source of the Wuhan Coronavirus.

    Apparently, the level of skepticism was high on that assertion. So now, Chinese officials are pointing to India as the source

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/11/china-now-claims-india-is-original-source-of-wuhan-coronavirus/

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    To say out-loud that you find the results of the 2020 presidential election odd is to invite derision. You must be a crank or a conspiracy theorist. Mark me down as a crank, then. I am a pollster and I find this election to be deeply puzzling. I also think that the Trump campaign is still well within its rights to contest the tabulations. Something very strange happened in America’s democracy in the early hours of Wednesday November 4 and the days that followed. It’s reasonable for a lot of Americans to want to find out exactly what.

    First, consider some facts. President Trump received more votes than any previous incumbent seeking reelection. He got 11 million more votes than in 2016, the third largest rise in support ever for an incumbent. By way of comparison, President Obama was comfortably reelected in 2012 with 3.5 million fewer votes than he received in 2008.

    https://spectator.us/reasons-why-the-2020-presidential-election-is-deeply-puzzling/

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  56. Larry G says:

    better luck next time, bud….

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  57. Larry G says:

    [Good thing that nine lives he has]

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  58. Liz says:

    Heh, Richard. Thanks. We do use hotspots up here, and have a cell phone booster….and a whole lot of other kit. Internet access is one of our largest expenses in this remote location. Still, it gets slow and we use up the data quickly.
    Just got a photo of our new pup (squee!)

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  59. Farm Boy says:

    Smith College Alums Demand Whistleblower Jodi Shaw Undergo More White Privilege “Training” to “Safely Interact With Students”

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/11/smith-college-alums-demand-whistleblower-jodi-shaw-undergo-more-white-privilege-training-to-safely-interact-with-students/

    [A safety issue this would be?]

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  60. Farm Boy says:

    The media will call it “sabotage,” but what Donald Trump is doing to Joe Biden has more to do with national security than transition politics. Trump is tying Biden’s hands on Iran, limiting his options so that the policies that Trump has set in motion will continue for a while

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/11/29/trump-effectively-tying-bidens-hands-on-iran-n1179974

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  61. Kinfolk said, “Jed, move away from there!”

    “California’s a place you oughtn’t be”

    So they loaded up the truck

    And they moved the hell away…

    [Californie the place to be anymore it is not]

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  62. Farm Boy says:

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  63. Ame says:

    OH. MY. GAWASH!!!! that is one cute little puppy! Poor thing will have to potty train in the winter.

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  64. Farm Boy says:

    The pressure is immense for you to believe in the lies because the lies are so very important to them. The lies are all that they have. If the lies were to lose their power, if people were to stop extolling the lies, then the entire rotten edifice would collapse and people would awake as if from a dream.

    https://pushingrubberdownhill.com/2020/11/29/the-most-important-thing-you-can-do-in-this-time/

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  65. Liz says:

    Yep, Ame, potty training is going to be pretty challenging. I’ll have to stand out there with him, too. Lots of predators in these har woods.

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  66. Liz says:

    Thought the Al Gore post was ironic enough to share.
    Almost as ironic as paying China to take our recyclable plastics, that they took and threw into the ocean.

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  67. Californy? Californee? Cali-astrophe?

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  68. Liz says:

    H/t Soviet men blog:
    Next: an analysis of how Azerbaijan overcame its weaknesses and won the war against Armenia. A lot of it involved drones which are hard to counter with standard air defences and which can gather intelligence to direct force exactly where it needs to be. Most European countries would have lost this war, too.

    It links to the article.
    Kind of interesting to me, I’ve heard this a lot.
    Mike (by contrast) is under the impression that drones are relatively easy to shoot down.
    He has flown drones.
    They use those fast jets to take out air defenses before bringing in the slow ones.
    But that’s probably more modern air defenses, not those of Azerbaijan or Armenia.
    They shot down a whole lot of drones in Bosnia.

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  69. Liz says:

    I should probably just say “the Balkans”. I don’t know which exact area it was.
    Suffice it to say, the Serbs shot down a crap load of drones.

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  70. Cheque d'Out says:

    [A real let-down after the puppy she would be]

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  71. Cheque d'Out says:

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  72. Larry G says:

    not the soy-bois of today…

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  73. Cheque d'Out says:

    Now you’re talking

    or just making shit up

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  74. Cheque d'Out says:


    Still waiting…

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  75. Farm Boy says:

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  76. Farm Boy says:


    Our best hope is that Trump will provide a distraction, a diversion of energies for the globalist cabal. As long as he consumes their passions, they aren’t turning their attention on us. Those memes where Trump boldly claims that the bad guys aren’t after him, but after us, and he’s standing the way? That much is actually true. And if that’s all he accomplishes, we are truly blessed

    https://jehurst.wordpress.com/2020/11/09/a-ragged-hope/

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  77. Farm Boy says:

    LONDON (Project Syndicate)—As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, governments introduced lockdowns in order to prevent a public-health emergency from spinning out of control. In the near future, the world may need to resort to lockdowns again—this time to tackle a climate emergency.

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/we-need-to-act-boldly-now-if-we-are-to-avoid-economy-wide-lockdowns-to-halt-climate-change-11600879250

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  78. Farm Boy says:


    Even The New York Times, usually a big fan of COVID-19 restrictions, was taken aback. Walz “took the extraordinary step of banning people from different households from meeting indoors or outdoors, even though evidence has consistently shown the outdoors to be relatively safe,” the paper reported.

    https://reason.com/2020/11/25/senseless-restrictions-on-outdoor-activities-undermine-the-goal-of-curbing-covid-19/

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  79. Larry G says:

    pure party animal….

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  80. Farm Boy says:

    Gretchen Whitmer Pops Out Of Turkey To Inform Family They Have Exceeded Maximum Number Of Guests

    https://babylonbee.com/news/gretchen-whitmer-pops-out-of-turkey-to-inform-family-they-have-exceeded-maximum-number-of-guests

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  81. Farm Boy says:

    On Sunday afternoon, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) shared an unsettling analysis of the 2020 election results that raises serious questions about statistical anomalies and four particularly suspicious “data dumps” in the key swing states of Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

    “Interesting . . . Trump margin of ‘defeat’ in 4 states occurred in 4 data dumps between 1:34-6:31 AM. Statistical anomaly? Fraud? Look at the evidence and decide for yourself,” Paul tweeted.

    https://pjmedia.com/election/tyler-o-neil/2020/11/30/fraud-rand-paul-raises-serious-questions-about-suspicious-data-dumps-in-swing-states-n1181098

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  82. Farm Boy says:

    Biden All-Female Communications Team Won’t Tell Nation What’s Wrong, Nation Should Already Know

    https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-all-female-communications-team-wont-tell-nation-whats-wrong-nation-should-already-know

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  83. Not sure if anyone shared this yet but worth watching!

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  84. Ummm, DURING a hearing on fraud?!?!?

    The desperation is thick!

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  85. Ame says:

    for Bloom:

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  86. theshadowedknight says:

    Certification is the trigger for a lot of the legal challenges to begin. The media tries to play it like certification is the be-all, end-all of the process, but it is not. Post-certification is when a lot of the challenges need to get filed. The claims otherwise are propaganda. The fight is still ongoing even after the election is certified, because the electors are not yet certified.

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  87. Cheque d'Out says:

    Casting a jaundiced eye over the vaccine trial numbers
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/groundhog-day-covid-science
    I don’t think that I’ll be chancing an mRNA vaccine in the foreseeable future. I’m not sure about a traditional one as of now but I might come around to it in time…maybe.

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  88. Farm Boy says:

    “There is no evidence of election fraud!”
    “There is no evidence of widespread election fraud!”
    “There is no evidence that any fraud would have changed the results!”
    Next: “Any evidence that might have existed was lost in our totally accidental server outage / flood / fire / dragon attack / interdimensional rift opening.”

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/417256/

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  89. Liz says:

    Biden broke his foot “playing with dog”.

    Looks like his defective sole caught up with him.

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  90. Liz says:

    I texted those to Mike, Sumo.
    Grazie mille.

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  91. Liz says:

    I’ve broken my foot three separate times.
    Twice it was a “dancer’s fracture” which I got just stepping off a curb.
    Odds that Biden actually fractured his foot playing with a dog…I’d place at zero.
    Most likely it was something similar to what I’ve done.
    But stepping off a curb and breaking your foot sounds geriatric (at age 70 something).
    Nothing is real now.

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  92. theshadowedknight says:

    Biden is an old man, barely clinging to sanity and dignity. It would be hilarious if this is what finishes him off. Old people have a hard time recovering from breaks, especially when their mind is also going.

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  93. okrahead says:

    Re: Certification of the vote. All that does is state that the Secretary of State is proclaiming that he/she/it/whatever carried out the election as stipulated by law. First of all, that’s prima facie false, in that the election was not carried out according to Art 1 Sec 4.
    Secondly, an more importantly, the Sec of State’s certification is completely non-binding on the legislature, who may designate whichever candidate the wish to receive their state’s electoral votes (Bush v Gore, 2000 USSC).

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  94. okrahead says:

    Yes Liz, his terrible sole did indeed catch up with him. Be sure your sins will sniff you out.

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  95. Liz says:

    TSK, I wish I could share your enthusiasm.
    But president Kamala (who got something like only 2 percent support from even the dumbest, most brainwashed liberals in existence) is such a dystopian nightmare of a scenario I cannot.

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  96. Farm Boy says:

    Watch the video: Half the kicking team is well, well offsides (that is, they have run past the ball before it is kicked). They’re so far offsides because they know this kick will be awful, and the only way to stop a huge runback is to (illegally) get to the ball just as the receiving team does.

    Note that despite 6 of 11 players being obviously offside for the kick, the refs don’t blow the whistle. That’s because they, too, know that this kick will be awful, and that this Participation Trophy Award Winner will need a lot of help from the Affirmative Action Referees to keep this from being an even bigger embarassment.

    But she proved something, I guess.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/391484.php

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  98. Farm Boy says:

    Midwestern states Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin always swing in the same direction as Ohio and Iowa, their regional peers. Ohio likewise swings with Florida. Current tallies show that, outside of a few cities, the Rust Belt swung in Trump’s direction. Yet, Biden leads in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin because of an apparent avalanche of black votes in Detroit, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee. Biden’s ‘winning’ margin was derived almost entirely from such voters in these cities, as coincidentally his black vote spiked only in exactly the locations necessary to secure victory. He did not receive comparable levels of support among comparable demographic groups in comparable states, which is highly unusual for the presidential victor.

    https://spectator.us/reasons-why-the-2020-presidential-election-is-deeply-puzzling/

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  99. Farm Boy says:

    So sad

    A senior commander in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), was killed during an airstrike over the weekend in Syria, according to local officials and reports

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/another-top-iranian-revolutionary-guard-commander-terminated-in-airstrike-reports

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  100. Farm Boy says:

    A CBC News journalist posted a video to Twitter bragging about how she ratted out worshippers who attended a church service in British Columbia in violation of COVID rules.

    https://summit.news/2020/11/30/cbc-journalist-brags-about-ratting-out-worshippers-at-church/

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  101. Farm Boy says:

    Students at Manchester University have demanded that the word “black” when used as a negative expression such as the word “blackmail” should be banned because it is “divisive.”

    https://summit.news/2020/11/30/students-at-uk-university-demand-the-word-black-be-banned-from-lectures-textbooks/

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