13 December 2018

Crazy CR, Where Are You?

Crazy CR, where are you? If you read this, leave a comment with your contact info; the comments are moderated, so no one will see it but me. You can also e-mail me.

11 November 2018

Why Men Are Opting Out of Marriage & Family

Folks,

I was looking for something else when I found THIS video. I love serendipity at work! This chap talks about why men are opting out of marriage and family. It's good stuff, and it encapsulates my thoughts and feelings. Without further ado, here's the video...


 

What else can I say?

MarkyMark

09 September 2018

We Have NO Second Amendment!

Folks,

On the Happy Bachelors forum, JayJet talked about how much red tape law abiding people go through to get a gun. He then went on to say that, even though America is touted as "the land of the free and home of the brave", it's not. For a coup de grace, he said that, should you exercise your Second Amendment rights and actually use your gun to defend yourself, you'll have to spend hundreds of thousands in legal fees-all for your 'rights'.

I wrote him the following response below. Since I wrote it, of course it was brilliant; it was too brilliant to leave in the confines of the Happy Bachelors forum, so I'm posting it here for a wider audience. Enjoy!

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JayJet,

WRT the Second Amendment, I would submit to you that it is ALREADY GUTTED; de facto, it's already gone. How so? Thanks to the background check. When you go to a gun shop and fill out your 4473, the salesman will make a call. That call is to some remote, anonymous gov't bureaucrat who will tell the salesman yes, he can sell you that shiny new piece; or he'll tell the salesman no, he cannot sell you that piece. I don't know about you, but that looks like seeking permission to me. If you have to seek permission to do something, then you do not have the RIGHT to do that something!

What is it that the DMV manual says about your driver license? It says that it's privilege, not a right, correct? How does the DMV confer that permission? Via the driver license. See what Black's Law Dictionary says below when it defines 'license'. https://thelawdictionary.org/license/

"In the law of contracts. A permission, accorded by a competent authority, conferring the right to do some act which without such authorization would be illegal, or would be a trespass or a tort. State v. Hipp, 38 Ohio St. 220; Youngblood v. Sexton, 32 Mich. 406, 20 Am. Rep. 054; Hubman v. State, 61 Ark. 4S2. 33 S. W. 843; Chicago v. Collins, 175 111. 445. 51 N. E. 907, 49 L. R. A. 40S, 67 L. R. A. 224. Also the written evidence of such permission. In real property law. An authority to do a particular act or series of acts upon an- other’s land without possessing any estate therein. Clifford v. O’Neill, 12 App. Div. 17, 42 X. Y. Supp. 607; Davis v. Townsend, 10 Barb. (X. Y.) 343; Morrill v. Mackman, 24 Mich. 282, 9 Am. Rep. 124; W.vnu v. Garland, 19 Ark. 23, 08 Am. Dec. 190; Cheever v. Pearson, 16 Pick. (Mass.) 266. Also the written evidence of authority so accorded. It is distinguished from an “easement.” which implies an interest in the land to be affected, and a “lease,” or right to take the prolits of land. It may be. however, and often, is. coupled with a grant of some interest iu the land itself, or right to take the profits. 1 Washb. Real Prop. *398. In pleading. A plea of justification to an action of trespass that the defendant was authorized by the owner of the freehold to commit the trespass complained of. In the law of patents. A written au- ?? thority granted by the owner of a patent to WI LICENSE 724 LICERK another person empowering the latter to make or use the patented article for a limited period or in a limited territory. In international law. Permission granted hy a belligerent state to its own subjects, or to the subjects of the enemy, to carry on a trade interdicted by war. Wheat. Int. Law, 447."

Whether going for a driver license, a CCL, or even to merely buy a gun, the prospective gun owner must seek PERMISSION. Again, when you need to seek permission for something, you do not have the RIGHT to do that something! If we really enjoyed the right to own and use guns, we wouldn't have to interface with the government at all, let alone seek their permission, correct? Ergo, thanks to the background check, the Second Amendment has already been taken away; unfortunately, most gun owners are too stupid and/or ignorant to REALIZE this.

Those are my thoughts...

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MarkyMark

02 September 2018

Why We're Here

Guys,

I got back from South America a few days ago, and I and my new best buddy (a street cat I adopted from down there) are doing fine. I've been catching up on some reading over at the Happy Bachelors Forum, where I found THIS gem by TheLabyrinth. He wrote it in response to this article about Japanese men deserting marriage and family; it was the usual "it's all mens' fault" tripe. The Labyrinth wrote this POWERFUL rebuke that I'm posting below. I'll intersperse my comments like I used to do. The Labyrinth's thoughts are in color, while mine are not. This is POWERFUL stuff...

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Lookie here; men are fulfilling their socially-designated task as 'providers', and look what appreciation they're getting. First men aren't doing enough. Then men are doing enough but it's still not enough.

To play Devil's advocate with your question, why blame men . . .

Suppose society starts acknowledging men's problems and men's opinions about men's roles in the world. Then what? What about men must society reconsider? 

Society won't reconsider because men are the mathematical minority. Women, because they are more risk averse, work safer jobs, etc. comprise the majority of the population; last time I checked, they're 51-52% of the population. That means they are the majority of voters; not only that, they vote more than men do. Ergo, politicians will listen to what the WOMEN want, not what men want. To put it another way, when's the last time you heard a politician talk about men's issues, hmmm? You ALWAYS hear them prattling about women's issues, but you never, ever, ever hear them talking about men's issues.

How about men's role as pawns in war? I've recently read up on the Napoleonic Wars. Fascinating but gruesome stuff. A month ago, I read a detailed book on the Battle of Waterloo. It very effectively described how a soldier - a male soldier - could die in that battle. He could have his rib cage imploded by a musket ball. He could be blown to pieces by a cannon ball. He could be cut up by bayonets. The worst cases, to me, were the ones of soldiers who were wounded and then left on the battlefield after the battle ended. Sometimes animals would wander onto the battlefield and eat the soldiers; sometime thieves would pilfer wounded and dead soldiers for valuables, even yanking gold teeth out of injured soldiers' mouths. If the wounded men tried to resist, the thieves would beat them to death. All sorts of horrible ways to die.

Won't women be overjoyed when they find themselves on the battlefield? No, I don't think so. To hear the feminists tell it, women are oppressed because they cannot partake in war. Uh, Darlin', men are oppressed because we MUST partake in war!

And for what? Why were men ordered to such horrifying fates? So some megalomaniac general could win the Knight's Gold Crown of the Iron Boot or some other fancy medal? So some psychopathic ruler could call himself the Great and put his name into the history books? So women could be safe? Was that worth so many men, millions of young men dying up to this very day, being slaughtered? Does society even care, or does it babble about "our heroes" and "duty and honor and sacrifice", all the while ignoring the misery that these men go through? 

WRT the last question, to ask it is to answer it...

How about the economy? Many jobs in my state are blue-collar and male-dominated, and some of the stories I've heard . . .

I've heard of several electricians who were electrocuted on the job in my area. I knew a woman whose fiancee was an electrician. While working on a wire that was supposed to be turned off, his foreman apparently got drunk and switched it on. Guy died instantly; drunk foreman kept his job.

I've been electrocuted before; it's no fun. I used to work in power electronics, and getting zapped just goes with the territory. Fortunately, I lived to tell about it. That said, I had trouble with my shoulder for weeks after the injury. For the first few days, I couldn't put a jacket or shirt on the normal way, because my shoulder would pop out of its socket. Luckily, rehab fixed that, and my shoulder is ok. Even so, I lost range of motion and can't reach behind my back as I could before.

As I said before, rehab fixed my shoulder injury. My PT was a guy who was a baseball pitcher in college, so he KNEW shoulder issues; he fixed me right up. That said, two or three nights a week, I had to stop for rehab AFTER working 10 hours. Though I was grateful for my PT and his regimen, the last thing I wanted was to have an extra hour or so tacked on to an already long day.

Ah, but to hear women and feminists (is there a difference?), we big, bad men are oppressing women! Why, don't you neanderthals know that women earn 77% of what men do? Yeah, men do earn more, but there are good reasons for that. One, men work more hours; over the course of the year, men work 200 hours more than women do, or five 40 hour workweeks more. Secondly, men are more willing to accept risk in return for a bigger paycheck. So Darlin', when YOU are willing to work longer hours under more dangerous conditions, come talk to me; until then, STFU, Bitch!

I've known plumbers who are practically disabled due to joint problems, and who are running out of money (Since they can't work) and who deal with the stress of financial problems and health problems and wife problems (Always wife problems). Some are in a position that will be familiar to those Happy Bachelors who have been seasoned by the family courts: divorced, owing tens of thousands of dollars in child support to children who hate them, won't talk to them, but will hate them even more if they don't pay; owing yet more tens of thousands of dollars to wives who despise them and try to humiliate and harm them in every way that the family courts will allow; and all the while these guys are too badly injured to even get out of their fucking chair, let alone work as a plumber to pay these outrageous payments.

I have a buddy who's a plumber. Though he makes good money (better than most college grads), he earns every dollar of it. I remember he had a problem with a drill, and it somehow wrenched one of his joints. He dealt with that injury for a few weeks. I can't imagine that was much fun for him...

I know other construction workers whose bodies (Or, rather, what's left of their bodies) are being beaten to a pulp by the job but have to keep working, less their families call them 'deadbeats' or 'lazy' or 'a failure' for not bankrolling a menopausal manpig of a wife and a litter of piglets. There is a lot of commercial fishing in my state, and every year a few dozen (Give or take) sailors are drowned whilst at sea. Not pleasant to think about.

After having been in a relationship; after almost getting married and moving to South America; I realize now that I dodged a bullet, big time. Let me tell you all a little story from my recent trip to South America...

We were having dinner one night. There's a married handyman who works on my ex GF's house now and then. He'd just finished a day at work, and the three of us were having dinner. Mariano (not his real name) got a call from Wifey, which he took. When he was done, he told my GF that it was his wife asking for money for something. I think it was for one of his kids, but I didn't catch that part. Remember, Spanish is not my first language; while I can catch enough to know what's being discussed, I usually don't catch every word. My GF's response was a different story; I caught almost every word she said, and it was a eye opener...

Though he wasn't complaining, Mariano told us about his conversation with some resignation. After all, he has a long day. He gets up early, takes the kids to school, then proceeds to whatever job he has that day. He'll start his day at 6 AM or so, and he'll work till dark-at least. Many days, he works long past dark; some days, he didn't leave the house till 10 PM! I felt for Mariano.

So, what did my GF say in response to Mariano's call? Did she give him a shoulder to cry on? Did she empathize with him? Not at all. My GF calmly told Mariano that the woman knows best; she said that the woman is always right. If the wife asks for something, she does so with good reason. Finally, she said that, as a man, it was his DUTY to give the wife whatever she wants. Mariano acknowledge what my GF said, but you could see the resignation on his face. They then proceeded to talk about something else.

Now, my GF NEVER said any of this to me-never! In retrospect, she certainly treated me like that; she always had her demands. Granted, her demands were a lot more polite (often phrased as nice requests) than the demand an American woman would give, but they were demands nonetheless. You see, unlike American women, foreign women have enough sense to keep their yaps shut about certain things! After hearing her response to Mariano, I realized one truism: women are women. No matter where they're from, women are women. They think, feel, act, and believe as women do. They may be nicer (at least outwardly speaking) than American women, but they're still women. This includes women's fatal flaw of thinking that they're always right.

Needless to say, I'm ending the relationship. I've made the decision to do so, but I haven't told her yet.

Okay, so that's pretty bad. White-collar work, maybe? Sure; not as dangerous physically. Just deal with the office politics, boredom, and HR feminists and you're good to go. Oh, and no off-color jokes; otherwise you are out the door and stuck with a sexual harassment charge that'll ensure that you never work at a company that doesn't have a big neon sign in the parking lot.

That's no joke! Years ago, I worked for two of the biggest corporations in America; they were household names, companies anyone would know. I've been there, and done that. It was bad enough 15 years ago when I last worked in Corporate America. I felt like I was walking on eggshells all the time, because I always had to watch what I said. I can't even imagine what it's like now. I'm glad I no longer work in an office...


Not all jobs are as bad as I've painted them; however, I'd say that most of the men that I know are unhappy with their jobs. But they can't do anything about it. Can't leave. Can't change to a new one. They're as stuck as trucks in the muck. Responsibilities, dontcha know? Forget your happiness; fund your wife's O magazine subscriptions, iPhone repairs, and shopping splurges/credit card Blitzkreigs while she mocks you to your face, talks shit about you to her friends, and very probably screws other guys on the side. Because that's being a real man.

I was unhappy with most of the jobs I worked. If the job were tolerable and came with good colleagues, I felt fortunate. Thankfully, I am now in a position where I can work if I want to, not because I have to.

And you know what? That's still not enough! You see, by slaving away at your job to support your loving family, you are really stealing a job from an oppressed woman. Yep; that's right. The guy who wastes his life in a cubicle, working a job he hates but can't quit because his wife and kids will hate him even more if he isn't being a good provider for them, is really oppressing some poor, young woman with a gender studies' degree, who feels special because her 7th-grade teacher told her that she was an empowered girl, wants his job so she can live her empowered girl dream. And if he loses his job because he's an evil man, then his family will hate him even more for not supporting them and then the feminists will call him a rapist oppressor for burdening his wife with emotional labor and then . . . 

Isn't that typical of a woman? She complains that you don't do enough, then turns around and complains that you do-sheesh! I'm reminded of the old, Arab proverb that says women want fried ice-how true it is...

Why are only men blamed? Because it's an irrational putdown that negates the need for honest inquiry and debate. A rational look at how our world treats men shows that men are treated irrationally. They are blown to pieces by artillery in wartime and murdered at higher rates than women and then called evil and violent. They spend most of their adult lives slaving away at jobs to provide for wives and children who mock them but demand their money and to enrich their bosses, only to be told that they are the oppressors of women and that they are the ones benefiting from the corporations who use these same men as tools. 

Why are men blamed? One, women cannot think causally; they cannot see the consequences of their actions. Two, they have the fatal flaw of thinking that they're ALWAYS right. Three, since we live in a gynocracy, it's verboten to criticize women; women can do no wrong, don't you know?

Because this is able to be seen, society prefers to simply shift the blame to men. After all, men do most everything else that's difficult and dangerous or unpleasant, and because men are always a good target to attack. Attacking young men as lazy and not doing their duty comes naturally to women and their allies, since they use shaming language against men to great effect. Look at these shaming articles. They don't even ask why men are unhappy or checking out of marriage, family, etc. Our lives are of no value to women and the elites, so long as we just fulfill our roles without fuss. They can't be bothered to dangle a carrot in front of our noses and instead resort to the stick - shaming, too condescending to try to figure out why we might be rejecting traditional norms. We just need to do what we're told without complaint.

What else can I say but QFT?

What is the point of my rant? As Traveller said, Go Your Own Way. Don't GYOW because it is the right way to be happy, or the best way to be happy, or the most successful way to be happy. Go your own way because it is the only way to be truly happy.

I think that this is true. After having tried the relationship thing one more time, I'm convinced beyond doubt that this is true. Elsewhere, it has been said that women sap a man's life force; they wear him down over time. I found this to be true. Whether I was down there or up here, my GF sapped my life force from me. Granted, it was a gradual process, but it happened nonetheless. Only now that I'm home free and single do I notice how much BETTER I feel now-wow...

In the blue-pill world, nothing you do can be right: if you provide or don't, if you aren't feminist enough or are too friendly or mean or whatever you try to do, you can be attacked. A mangina relies upon women to gauge his life, and if a man does something, a woman can always find a problem. And if you are a mangina, a women finding a problem with you is bad, and you scramble to get more muscular or work harder or bring her flowers or try to satisfy her. You're like a fireman, rushing from inferno to inferno with no break.

At the end of the day, women CANNOT be satisfied! Even when you do stuff for them, it's either not enough, it's wrong, etc. For example, her dog (she adopted a street dog) needed a new harness; the old one that she purchased down there was broken. So, before I flew down there earlier in the summer, I got a nice one from the local PetSmart. Do you know that, after praising its quality at first, that she complained that it was too complicated? She asked me why I got that THING. I was not amused...

Now, to be fair, foreign women at least know that their horse, their beast of burden, needs a break now and then. She won't incessantly be on you to do stuff; she'll acknowledge your need for rest and relaxation. That said, you cannot relax too long, because the woman will have more requests (i.e. polite demands) for you to fulfill.

With GYOW, however, you are doing what you want, what enriches your life and not what enriches your wife. And as long as you are satisfied, you are doing right. You are the yardstick that measures your success.

That's exactly right! One of my passions is learning and studying. Since I'm no longer working full time, I study 3-4 hours a day. I review math, electricity, electronics, and other stuff. Though I learned much of the material previously, I'm seeing things that I didn't in college, because I have the TIME to really go over things and let the material marinate on the back burner of my mind.

Another passion of mine is motorscooters and motorcycles. I love 'em! I always have ever since I can remember. This morning, I had a nice, relaxing time changing the oil in one of my mounts. After I write this, I'm going to take her for a spin, so as to ENJOY my handiwork-yes! When you maintain something yourself, not only do you know it was done right; you also have a special satisfaction because you did it yourself. I love that feeling! Would I be able to have that feeling if I were married? I don't think so...

The only thing I'd add is that if you're not infringing on other people while living your life, then you're doing right. Though I may have issues with women, I don't infringe their lives or their rights. They can do whatever they want, and that's fine with me. I only ask that they return me the same courtesy: to live my life as I see fit WITHOUT giving me grief about it...

Thanks for sharing the article, Traveller. An excellent reminder of why we're here.

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 Wasn't that powerful stuff? I think so. That was great! I think that TheLabyrinth powerfully and passionately stated what many men think and feel. Too bad we won't see THAT in the mainstream media; we might actually see some progress WRT male/female relations. Then again, the powers that be who control the MSM don't want that; IOW, don't look for this outside The Manosphere any time soon. Have a good day, Fellas...

MarkyMark

19 August 2018

Latin Women in South America

Guys,

I've been away from here for far TOO LONG! I'm glad I can still log in here, read, and post my thoughts.

To make a long story short, I've had a relationship with a woman from South America. I met her while she was in the US, but she returned here to care for her elderly father. I've spent most of the summer here to get a taste of what life in the country would be like; I also did it to get a taste of what life with the woman would be like.

I like the country and the people well enough. Though my Spanish could use some improvement, I know enough to do whatever I need to do out and about in town. There is more freedom here than in the US. For example, medications that would require a prescription can be bought over the counter down here. That's right; as long as you know what you need, you can just go in to the pharmacy and buy whatever you need.

Having said all that, women are women. Though foreign women are better than AW, they're still women. They still think like women, and they still have the same priorities. As I read on another site, though women may have a different operating systems, they all share the same BIOS. A case in point is that, like AW, they view you as a beast of burden. Unlike AW, they at least treat you better; my woman at least makes breakfast for me every morning.

Anyway, one night this week, the handyman was sitting having dinner with us. He'd just gotten off the phone with his wife, and was saying to my GF that she was wanting money for this and that. The man works hard; he'll show up to a job before lunch, and he doesn't go home until at least 7 PM local time; sometimes, he doesn't leave till after 10 PM. My Latin GF, in a frank admission, said that whatever the woman wants, the man has to give it to her; if she needs money, it's for a good reason. She also said that the woman is always right, etc. I was surprised to hear this from her, but I kept my astonishment to myself.

My GF used to do taxes while she was in the US, and she's heard a thousand stories about how men got divorce raped back home. That is to say she understands why American men don't want to marry, because the laws and the system are so stacked against them. Even so, she still thinks like a woman; she still views men as beasts of burden. I came to the belated epiphany that all women view men as beasts of burden. Intellectually speaking, I knew this truth long ago; now, I had this lesson banged home, as I heard it straight from the horse's mouth this week.

Though she doesn't know it yet, I've decided NO MORE! When I get back home next week, I'm going to go my own way for good. I was thinking of moving to her country and marrying her too. Thank goodness I dodged a bullet! While I won't rule out fun and good times with a woman, I won't have a relationship again-no way, Jose.

Fellas, though FW are better than AW, they're still women; they still have the same thoughts, feelings, and priorities of women. They all have the same BIOS! Women want men for their resources-period. Sorry to put it so bluntly, but that's the TRUTH. Have a great day, guys! It's good to be back... :)

MarkyMark

01 October 2017

LXLE Rocks!

Guys,

I haven't been on here much because I don't have much to say anymore.  I'm not angry with women or relationships in the USSA; the situation is what it is, as they say, and there's no sense getting angry over it.  Secondly, there are other bloggers saying more and saying it better than I ever could.

Having said that, I did want to share something with folks that might help them with their computers.  I'm talking about the LXLE Linux distro.  It's based on Lubuntu, or the light version of Ubuntu.  It's only based on the LTS, or long term support version, which means you'll have five YEARS worth of updates-five years!  Plus, the LTS is more stable anyway.

What's to like about LXLE?  One, it's very light on resources.  Two, it's the most user FRIENDLY distro I've tried, and I've tried a few over the years.  Three, it works right out of the box; it's pure plug and play.  Finally, it'll bring old computers back to life; I'm writing this post on an ANCIENT Dell Inspiron E1705 that was cutting edge in the early or mid 2000s.

LXLE is light on resources.  How light is it?  My old computer has an Intel Duo Core processor running 1.61 GHz or thereabouts.  It has 2GB of RAM.  It came new with Windows XP, okay?!  That said, it comes with useful applications; it comes with some bells and whistles; it's not like some other lightweight distros that don't do much for you.  Anything you need to do you can do with LXLE.

Secondly, this is absolutely the most USER FRIENDLY distro I've ever tried, and I've tried a few over the years.  I've tried Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian, Puppy Linux, Mint, Zorin, and Knoppix to name a few.  Either they didn't play nice with my computer, or they required a fair amount of work to get my computer functioning.  Even with Ubuntu, which is one of the more user friendly distros out there, I spent HOURS on ubuntu.com's forums troubleshooting stuff that didn't work.  To be fair, that was with Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10, and 9.04; the OS might be a lot better now.  Debian, though it's a rock solid distro, requires one to be a computer scientist to configure.  Plus, with their commitment to ideological purity WRT proprietary software, forget about finding drivers to make your wi-fi work!  Though I understand their sentiments WRT free software; while I do have my problems with Micro$oft; at the end of the day, I want my computer to WORK!  I want it to do stuff for me!  I didn't have to do a SECOND of that with LXLE-none!  It was plug and play all the way.  I just installed it and started using my computer.

Thirdly, though I covered a lot of this in the previous paragraph, LXLE works RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX; soon as you install it, you're good to go.  Try to say THAT about another Linux distro; I dare you!  Try to say that about another operating system, period.  In other words, you won't have to spend hours reading forum posts that you hope address your issue; you won't have to spend hours trying to follow the instructions in those posts.  Soon as the installation of LXLE is finished, you're ready to start using your computer.

Finally, LXLE will resurrect an old computer like nothing else can.  Trust me, I know.  I'm using LXLE 16.04.03 on this old Dell-make that an ANCIENT Dell!  This computer came with Windows XP, which has not been shipped with new computers in at least a decade.  That said, this computer runs BETTER with LXLE than it did with Windows XP; it's true!  I had Windows XP on this machine before it got nuked with a nasty virus that rendered the computer unusable.  After taking my computer to a tech who said it was not repairable; after calling another one who wanted to keep my machine for a week or so before getting around to fix it; I installed Ubuntu on it and got my computer back.

Having said that, I never expected to be USING this ancient Dell all these years later.  I have a newer machine, though that's old too; it has Windows 7 on it.  Sorry, I don't like Windows 8 or 10; why on Earth does M$ insist on changing the UI all the time?!  Why can't they leave well enough alone?  That's another rant for another day.  Unfortunately, my newer computer is at my residence in the western city where I work and spend most of my time now.  When I relocated, I left this old Dell here, so I'd have SOMETHING to use when I visit my house.  Thanks to LXLE, I still CAN use it.  Thanks to LXLE, this old Dell not only works; it works BETTER than when it was new!

In closing, if you have an old computer that came with Windows XP; if you think that computer is no longer usable; think again.  Thanks to the LXLE distro, it's not only usable; I can almost guarantee you that it'll work BETTER than when it was new with Windows XP on it!  If want a distro that installs seamlessly and lets you get right to work (or play), LXLE is your distro.  If you want a user friendly OS, LXLE is your distro.  Give it a try and see!  To find out more, go to http://www.lxle.net.  You'll be glad you did!

MarkyMark

17 June 2016

They Find It Funny, Eh?

Folks,

The Obamacare nightmare has caused the price of healthcare to go up, not down.  I don't know about any of you, but I'm spending a LOT more on doctor bills and stuff than I was before.  Obama said that folks would save $2,500 a year?  Yeah, right!  If anything, my expenses have gone up by at least that much.

In this video, there are three former Obama speech writers.  They're discussing their favorite accomplishments and lines from the speeches they wrote for The Communist in Chief.  They then LAUGH at the line about how you could keep your healthcare if you liked it.  I'm glad you guys find it funny, because those of us who have to LIVE with Obamacare surely don't.  And the ruling class wonder WHY we're angry?!  They wonder WHY Donald Trump is popular?



What a bunch of smug, arrogant, privileged assholes!  And these are our 'betters'...

MarkyMark

19 December 2015

Pan-Am Documentary

Folks,

Some months ago, I found this documentary you're about to watch.  It's about the once iconic airline, Pan-Am.  For many years, Pan-Am was the FACE of America.  I never flew them.  The closest I got was trying to make a reservation to fly from Hawaii (stationed at Pearl Harbor at the time) to New Jersey.  When they quoted a $1,000 round trip fare with an overnight layover, I passed.  I ended up flying United for that leave, since they offered a much quicker flight and an almost $400 less expensive ticket.  Keep in mind that this was when $1,000 was WORTH something!  Now, you're lucky if it'll get you a month's rent...

After seeing this documentary, I wish that I had flown Pan-Am.  I didn't realize how big a player they were back in the day; they made much of aviation history on the commercial side.  I didn't know just how much better they were, either; the BBC documentary says that, in commercial aviation, that they led the way and set the standard.  Since they stopped flying in December of 1991 (24 years ago now), I'll never get to experience Pan-Am.  For me, this documentary is the closest I'll ever get...

MarkyMark


When Air Travel Was Fun & Glamorous!

Hey Guys,

I don't have much to say these days, so I don't get on here much anymore.  I'm not angry with women, feminism, etc.; things are what they are, and that's that.  Also, with the growth of the manosphere in both terms of quantity and quality, I simply do not have anything to say anymore that someone else isn't doing better.

Having said that, when I see something that interests me, I'll pass it on to the 5-10 readers I still have left-hahaha.  They say that the old days weren't always so good, but that is not true for air travel.  I know, because I flew out to my brother's for Thanksgiving; those regional jets are like sardine cans with wings-ouch!  The EMBRAER EMB-145 is decent for an RJ with only three seats across.  Unfortunately, the Canadair CRJ 700 is torture with four across seating.

I'll be flying down to Lima, Peru next week; though that's on a Boeing 757, it's not much better if you're in economy or coach; economy plus, which you pay extra for, makes it somewhat tolerable, but that's it; even in economy plus, eight hours is no picnic.  Thankfully, I had some extra money for business class, so I could actually-gasp-enjoy my trip this time!  I had to pay more for this, of course, but when you're talking eight hours each way, it's well worth it for me.

Things weren't always like this when it came to air travel; at one time, it was actually fun, luxurious, and even glamorous!  I remember my late mother telling me how, on flights out to California, they'd have a table between their seats.  After seeing an old, 1950 Pan Am film about their then new Boeing Stratocruiser, it's true;  you see passengers playing bridge with one another.  There was a time when airlines actually CARED about their passengers' comfort-imagine that!

With that in mind, here's a Pan American Airlines documentary, circa 1959, about their then new Boeing 707 jet clipper.  In the film, you can see the stewardesses taking your coat and stowing it for you-wow!  These days, you're lucky if they help you get something into the overhead bin.  The seats, even in coach, are actually roomy; they're sized for normal humans!  They weren't the torture devices that they are today.

Anyway, let's start the documentary, and see just what we've lost as a culture and society...

MarkyMark

06 November 2015

Chris Christie on Addiction

Guys,

I'm from Jersey, so I follow Chris Christie with some interest; after all, he's our governor.  Though I don't agree with all his beliefs and policies, I like his candor and always have; he's direct in a way that only a Jersey guy can be.  Having said all that, I can't disagree with what he says in this video you're about to watch...



What else can I add to that?  Not a whole lot...

MarkyMark

23 October 2015

Molon Labe, My Ass!

 Guys,

This was originally written in response to a gun confiscation article on a conservative/libertarian site I often read.  In response to these articles and columns, many gun owners say 'molon labe', which is Greek for "come and get them".  The phrase, molon labe, was first uttered by the Spartan king, Leonidas, at the Battle of Thermopylae.  He said this in response to the Persian king Xerxes' command telling the Spartans to hand over their weapons prior to the start of the battle.  Anyway, I was unable to post this on the website in question.  Since this was too good to let disappear in to the ether of cyberspace; since this is a good follow-on for my last post; I'm posting it here instead.  It starts below...

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You gun owners are all talk-molon labe, my ass! When the government comes for your guns, you will not resist at all; you will meekly hand them over with no protest. Why do I say this? Because one, you all gave in on the background check, which transformed the Second Amendment from a right to a PRIVILEGE. Two, many of you go about proudly declaring that you're 'legal gun owners'. Three, you all meekly submit to the copious infringements on your Second Amendment rights. I'll expand on my points...

WRT point number one, the Second Amendment has ALREADY BEEN GUTTED by the Brady Law. Every time you go into a gun shop, you fill out your form 4473; then, the salesman at the counter calls the NICS. There, a gov't bureaucrat tells the gun salesman whether or not he can sell you the gun. Does this not amount to seeking permission to buy a gun? It does. Sorry guys, but if you have to get permission to do something, then that something is not a right; it is a PRIVILEGE-duh!

Let me address this from a different, more familiar angle. What is it that the DMV always says in its literature? That driving is a privilege, not a right, correct? How does one go about securing the privilege to drive? By securing a driver's license issued by your respective state, right? And what is a license? Black's Law Dictionary says this: "A permission, accorded by a competent authority, conferring the right to do some act which without such authorization would be illegal..." You can go view the Black's Law Dictionary definition of license here.  The Second Amendment is GONE, Folks, and it happened because gun owners gave in on the background check, and they have meekly submitted to it ever since.

That brings me to my second point: how the vast majority of gun owners loudly and proudly proclaim that they are 'legal gun owners'.  I have a problem with that phrase, which I will discuss now...

All of the laws and regulations that to which gun owners must submit are infringements on the Second Amendment.  Yeah, I said it!  For example, if you want to carry your pistol with you in public, you need to get a permit, do you not?  It's called a concealed carry permit.  What is this permit for?  So you can carry a means of protection with you, and do so with government permission.  Isn't self preservation supposed to be a right?  What about the background check?  Is that not seeking permission from a gov't bureaucrat to buy a gun?  What about getting a state permit to buy a gun, like you have to do in New Jersey, where I'm from?  Did gun owners oppose that?  No, they did not; they meekly went along, just like they do with all the other government INFRINGEMENTS on the Second Amendment.  What about the inability to order guns by mail, and have them delivered to your house?  You USED to be able to do that, you know.  The Founding Fathers had THIS position WRT keeping and bearing arms: if you wouldn't trust a man to carry a gun in public, then he shouldn't be free in the first place.  That is MY position on guns.

That segues to my third and final point: that gun owners meekly and quietly submit to the numerous and onerous regulations that infringe on their Second Amendment rights.  I'll cite the example of a buddy of mine from across the river in PA.  He went on Armslist looking for a gun a year or so ago; he was interested in an AR-15, I think.  In his state, one does not have to go to a gun shop to do an official background check and transfer for a rifle; only pistols, per PA law, require doing a transfer via a FFL.  That is to say that two guys can get together, do a private sale (i.e. exchange cash or goods for the rifle), and be done with it.  The guy he contacted on Armslist INSISTED on doing an official transfer, even though state law does not REQUIRE one for a rifle or long gun.  THAT is what I'm talking about!  You gun owners ALREADY meekly submit to the numerous infringements on your Second Amendment rights!  Why should I believe that you all of a sudden have a line in the sand WRT gov't confiscation?  After all, you've ALREADY submitted to government dictates on numerous occasions.

In closing, you gun owners are all talk; yeah, I said it!  You can cry 'molon labe' all you want, but I don't buy it.  You didn't put up a fight over the background check, even though that effectively GUTTED the Second Amendment.  Moreover, you continue to go along with it!  If you truly had the RIGHT to keep and bear arms, you wouldn't need to seek government permission now, would you?  A right is something you can do WITHOUT government knowledge, interference, or consent.  Can you do that when it comes to guns?  I rest my case!  Molon labe, my ass...

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That concludes my thoughts on the state of the Second Amendment here in America.  Until next time...

MarkyMark




11 October 2015

Coming to America...

Guys,

Sorry I've been away, but I've been busy doing other things, like preparing to change jobs.  Also, I haven't had much to say.

That said, I do have something to say with respect to gun control.  We have another school shooting (in Oregon) recently, so Barack Hussein Obama is politicizing the event; hell, the bodies weren't even COLD before he started pontificating about 'common sense gun restrictions'!  That was despicable!

Isn't it strange how that commie bastard, SOB doesn't mention cities like Washington, DC; New York; Chicago, where BHO is from; and other nirvanas of gun control.  In those cities, it is virtually impossible for honest people to buy guns-at least legally, anyway.  Even so, we have mass shootings there every weekend!  We have blacks killing other blacks, yet our 'dear leader' refuses to make even a peep about this.  Can't draw attention to the obvious now, can we.  Folks, I hate to break it to you, but gun control does NOT work!

Something else I would like to share with you is what the anti-gunners REALLY have in mind for America: elimination of private gun ownership!  For proof, we can simply look to our neighbor to the north, i.e. Canada.  The following video is what they want to do here also.



Folks, those of us in America MUST stand up!  Hell, we should have stood up long ago and opposed the background checks that were instituted back in 1998.  They effectively UNDERMINE the Second Amendment and turn it into a privilege.  I'll have more about that in a subsequent post.  Until next time...

MarkyMark

19 July 2015

A Neat Blog You MUST Read!

Guys,

There's a neat blog I found out about!  I can't remember how I found it (I think it was on a Manosphere forum or blog), but it's a blog all single guys have to check out.  For that matter, married guys need to check it out also.  It is: Marriage Is Purgatory.  The guy has one post about the fights he has with his wife, which is quite sobering.

The gentleman who writes it lives in a foreign country.  He doesn't say what country he's in; he only says that they don't speak English, and that men don't get put through the ringer when they get divorced.  He's originally from America, but he's an expat now who teaches English in his new land.  He married a local gal after he got her pregnant.  Reading it makes me take pause for getting married, because his then GF was wonderful to be around before marriage; afterwards, she wasn't so wonderful, and I will leave it at that.

The reason it makes me take pause is because, until my South American GF reneged on her promise to help me move down there, I was going to do the same thing.  She was going to come up here, help me clean and organize the house, pack, etc.; after that, we were going to head back down to her home country.  Unlike the host of Marriage Is Purgatory, I would not have been single first; I would have been married before moving down there.

Anyway, READ this blog, Fellas!  It's a sobering, bird's eye, man's eye view of what marriage is like.  It's also sobering because this fellow American lives in a foreign country; he married a LOCAL gal; and even so, his miserable.  Even after taking the red pill, he's still miserable.  Perhaps my GF did me a favor by breaking her promise to me?  I was going to do something similar-move down to a country that doesn't treat men like the US does, marry a local gal, teach English, etc.  I still plan to leave the States in the near future, but I may do so as a single man.  Bye for now, Fellas...

MarkyMark

28 June 2015

SJWs Are Ruining Lives Everywhere

Guys,

I had a long time reader send in the story you are about to read.  It's edited for anonymity.  However, the setting and the identity of the principals (i.e. the reader and her family) are not important.  What IS important is that SJWs (social justice warriors) are all over the world; they're running amok with their inimical ideology; and they're ruining lives in the process.

The story you are about to read occurred in a First World country.  Though English isn't the first language there, it is widely used.  This country has incorporated many, if not all, the worst characteristics of Western countries.  Feminism is alive and well there.  To put this another way, those of you in the Western world, particularly if you are from an English speaking country, will recognize this story; you will recognize it because it could have happened in YOUR country.  Truth be told, it already has!  You just don't know about it, because the Praetorian Guard media won't report it; they won't report stuff like this, because they're SJWs themselves working to advance The Cause.  I'll intersperse some commentary, though not much will be needed.  Here goes...

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Hi Mark,

I've checked out your blog recently and I saw you aren't moving to South America in the end; I guess you'll post the whole story when you're ready.

Yeah, that's a long story, which I won't tell here.  The short story is this: my GF, who was supposed to come up here to help me prepare for the move, got cold feet.  She was supposed to have been here two months ago, but she still isn't here.  That's the essence of what happened.
 
Having said that, I still plan on going to South America, because I like it down there.  I like the climate, the food, and the people.  However, rather than moving down there in a few months, it'll more likely be a few years.  As my late mother would say, better late than never, right?
 
The reason I'm contacting you is because I want to tell you of something that might be of interest to you and other men, single or married, who visit your blog and similar sites. 

To sum it up, a social worker has messed up our life. 

I'm not surprised; social workers are in the family wrecking business...
 
What happened, you ask? Are you sitting down? Well, one of our neighbors, who happens to be a social worker, accused my husband of being a child molester. Yes, yes. We were never more shocked in our lives than when this evil, twisted rumor finally reached our ears! What did she base her vile accusation on? Why, on seeing my husband talking to a neighbor's little girl and showing her around our garden, and on my husband displaying affection and kissing and hugging his own little daughters. Obviously you can't go to the police and report stuff like that, but in her twisted mind, it was enough to throw the accusation into the air. She just went behind our backs and "warned" all our neighbors, one by one, to be careful with their kids. 

Maria (not her real name), you and your DH are fortunate.  I say that because, here in the USA, one COULD go to the police with an accusation like that and make it stick; that's especially true if that someone is-gag-a 'respected government official'!  To put it another way, your DH would have been interrogated by the police here, and possibly arrested.
 
Obviously it's possible to file a lawsuit against her for slander, and we are going to do that, if for no other reason then so she'll think twice before spewing her poison on anyone else, but unfortunately it's impossible to take back what has already been said. Our life in this community is ruined. People are trying to get us to move, rather aggressively I'm afraid, and my kids haven't had friends over for weeks, and finally I understand why.

If you can file a lawsuit successfully, do it; these SJWs need to be taught a lesson!  They need to be taught many lessons, actually.  SJWs like your neighbor are meddling bullies, and the only thing they respect is forceful push back.  When someone fights back effectively, SJWs chicken out and run, because they are cowards at heart.  If they weren't, they wouldn't have a problem with those who hold dissenting opinions; they wouldn't try to silence and destroy those who disagree with them.  So yeah, take it to her, please!

There's also your good name to consider.  Since you're a Bible believing family, you cannot ignore Proverbs 22:1.  It says that a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.  What this verse is saying is that a good reputation is MORE VALUABLE than a great fortune.  Since the good name of your family has been trashed, you need to do whatever you can to get it back.
 
Please, if you can, publish this story anonymously and warn every fellow man to be very, very careful around social workers. During their studies, they are indoctrinated to see every man as a wife abuser or potential child molester, and unfortunately they often develop a twisted world view that can really rip families apart for no reason. 

Actually, there IS a reason for this madness and insanity: the powers that be want to destroy the family, so they can take over the world.  SJWs like your neighbor are simply useful idiots advancing the establishment of a world government; they are pawns in the war on humanity, though they're too stupid and indoctrinated to see this.  Why else would this sort of thing be happening all over the world?  Why else would there be domestic violence public announcements on the TV in South America?  Simple-to undermine men, and ultimately undermine the family.
 
You see, Maria, men are natural troublemakers; we like to stir things up-especially if we're bored!  Also, men (real men, that is) don't run from a fight; though we won't seek one out, we won't run from one, either.  This is especially true if someone is attacking or hurting our wives and families; we'll lay down our lives to protect our wives and families.  Well, if you undermine men; if you take away their stake in society; if you give then nothing to live or fight for; then they won't.  That means they won't resist tyranny, because they have no 'skin in the game', as it were; they have nothing to fight for, so they don't fight anyone-including a wannabe tyrant taking over their country.  When the old Soviet Union was first formed, they made easy divorce and abortion widely available and easy to get for precisely this reason-to neutralize the opposition, i.e. men.  That is the real reason why your story is happening in all the First World countries...
 
Take care,
 
Maria
 
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Indeed, I shall.  I wish you and your DH the best of luck in going after (legally, of course) this SJW cretin; go get her!  I also wish you and DH the best in your future endeavors.  Thanks for writing, and your story WILL be a help to my readers...

MarkyMark

23 May 2015

How Women REALLY Think...

Guys,

I am back!  I took a hiatus because I thought I was going to be expatting to South America, but that doesn't look like it will be happening now.  In coming weeks, I'll tell the story.

Anyway, Avenging Sword found this poster on Mancoat.  I liked it, so I thought I would share it with you guys....





I thought that was good.  Have a good day now...

MarkyMark