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Why I will never be a Feminist

armenia4ever:

Like OM, I will never be a feminist either.

There is so much more to life then blaming the patriarchy for everything wrong in life – whoever and whatever that actually is anymore.

On a positive note, we could use feminism as reason to legalize prostitution as keeping prostitution illegal is obviously an oppression of women’s bodies and well… we can’t have that.

Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:

I have joked about this subject and also written a few posts I feel outline my issues with this movement. I regularly browse the feminist tags because I just know at least one article will make me say “What The Fuck.” It never fails and has become a weekly routine of mine. I can’t but admire the passion on some posts, but I still feel put off by most.

“Men need to, men need to, men need to” if it isn’t man hate it is telling men what they need to do. “You need to join this movement because…” because why? Because you women tell us to? Isn’t that in step with what your group supposedly hates about our current society? That you have felt forced to live a certain way? But in this new world of equality that feminists preach about men are now “forced” to feel like they…

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For Men Only – 10 Ways to Lie… but Not “Really Lie” to a Woman

armenia4ever:

OM with some brilliant life tips. Here is one of them:

“If you are late say you had to “find the right outfit.” No woman in the world should ever be able to contest this excuse from a man. Ever.”

Winning.

Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:

  1. The easiest way is to cross your fingers. This still counts… I don’t know what idiot told everyone this stops working when you are a kid. I use it all the time!
  2. It isn’t really a lie if there is an ounce of truth. Kind of like a pool of water that has a drop of holy water dropped in it is suddenly pure right? Makes sense. So just make sure you put “enough truth” to make it “good enough.” You don’t have to feel guilty about getting caught over “good enough” fellas.
  3. Don’t look her in the eyes. Anything said while not looking a woman in the eyes is questionable and this can be proven in current court records. It will work. Be firm men.
  4. If you kind of trail off at the end of sentences then “technically” more words “might” have been there. This counts as the “loose ends”…

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Lake County’s Mordor: Round Lake and the Orcs

Modern day orcs come in all shapes and sizes, but the local overweight jack-booted orcs wear black uniforms and wield powers and weapons that would make Sauron jealous. That taser can come out for anything.  Now, these particular orcs won’t behead you and feast on your flesh, but they will try to catch you and make you pay yet another soul-sucking financial toll tax.   Oh, and just another reason to add to why Illinois sucks.  There is no such thing as paying your fair share. They always want more.  (Okay, there are two good cops in that department that I have met, I just despise the blue code of silence they are still apart of.) 

Welcome to Round Lake – Mordor – as I call it.  Be afraid. Be very afraid. The main valley of death is on Rollins road.  It starts at Fairfield and goes all the way to Rt. 83.   On Rollins between Cedar Lake Rd. and Lotus is where you are most likely to be mugged of at least a 4th of your paycheck.   Even if you drive exactly the speed limit, cower in fear if a cop pulls behind you.  The orc is looking for anything to make you pay that additional toll.

My advice: Make an immediate right into the next convenience location. If they pull behind you, park and turn off your car.   If the lights flash and they ask why you have pulled over – a.k.a suspicious behavior – tell them you are in fear for your life and wallet with orcs behind you.  This isn’t Mayberry, and you can bet your ass they have no interest in protecting you, but in serving you fines for something.

On weekends, the Orcs are most vigilant on the prowl.  Beaters, cars overflowing with bumperstickers, and minority and/or young drivers and passengers are usually on the hit list.  If you don’t speak English – which probably about 10% of the population in Round Lake does not – you are about to lose even more money.

Sidenote – The good in Round Lake:  One of the few reasons I enjoy anything about Round Lake is because of the hispanic population. Besides my admiration and enjoyment of the culture, the food, the people, and language (Which I’m learning.) it is the only damn place nearby where I can go to watch the Champions League with people who will enjoy it as much as I do.   Side story from a cop: Unfortunately the cops still go after their places of dwelling. Apparently you can’t own roosters on your own property and the cops will exterminate them upon discovery. 

Mordor is home to a nearby Lake County courthouse a.k.a. the dark tower.  Trashy and morally bankrupt municipalities desperate for cash like Mordor have realized that tickets that mandate a traffic court appearance are a fantastic way to generate even more revenue. No shit right?  It’s easy to blame the cops – which you bet your ass I will – without also assigning blame to greedy broke havens like Round Lake.

Your traffic ticket fine might be only 35$, but the 200$+ in court fees for things your tax dollars are already supposed to be financing is just more money for the area to burn before it throws into the blackhole of bonuses, pay raises, ect for the desperately poor public service sector of Illinois.  I am seriously tempted to pay the next traffic ticket I get entirely in nickels. Oh, but the poor clerks! Nope they are employed by these legalized looters and can suffer like the rest of us normal civilians.

My fellow hobbits and oppressed people’s of Mordor; survive. It is the greatest feat you can accomplish.  Also, don’t attempt to explain anything if spotted by a harassing orc. You don’t want to get some BS charge of “disturbing the peace” or “obstruction of justice.”  Seriously, even if you were minding your own business, not moving, staring into the sky, there is some obscure law they can nail you with.

My best friend lives in Round Lake, and I have to go through whenever I go to work and/or school, so I must evade and survive. I encourage others to do the same.  Be smart, and remain free. Most of us who live paycheck to paycheck can’t afford a ticket and a court appearance, but that won’t stop the orcs and the politicians whose pockets their unions grease.

The solution? Besides protesting outside the police station and probably being tased, tear-gassed, and curbed stomped, record every encounter. These orcs break the law themselves on a daily basis. We only have to catch them multiple times on video to make something stick though.

Live long and prosper.

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Last Straw: Round Lake Mcdonald’s – I will never go to Mcdonald’s again.

Round Lake, Illinois sucks.  Not just the vile excuse for money hungry and corrupt cops that it employs, but now you can add the local Mcdonalds to the suckage.

I’ve worked retail so I have an incredible amount of sympathy and patience for food service people – especially at places like Mcdonalds, considering how much they have to put up with from the fatties who didn’t get enough sauce on their Bigmacs. I’ve been avoiding Mcdonalds as much as I can because their food quality has gone down, the portions are less, and their prices have increased. The only sole reason to grace the grease-filled pit-stop is for the fast service that is the last remaining remnant of it’s glory days of the billions served.

It was around 12:00 am when I caved and decided to stop at Mcdonalds for a coffee. I have a coffee problem, and it extends into the wee hours of the night.  There was two cars ahead of me.  I have plenty of patience, so I flipped on Taking Back Sunday’s, Where You Want To Be, and let the wait begin.

About 10 minutes later, the car at the window pulls away. No food was given and apparently no more patience was either. The car in front of me pulls up.  Within another 10 minutes it leaves without anything. Red flags. I sense a disturbance in the force.

I pull up to the window. A pretty blonde girl at the window apologizes to me for the wait and drops a bombshell – she is the only person on duty.  Well, that explains it. Having worked the graveyard shift, I’m still shocked that it’s just her working.  The Mcdonalds in Mordor a.k.a Round Lake does a fair amount of business at night – which makes just one worker on duty all the more puzzling.

I get my coffee about a minute later, and drive off.  I was actually frustrated enough, that I pulled over in the Gurnee Denny’s parking lot and decided to send a complaint to Mcdonald’s via my phone. Now I have never sent any business any complaint for any reason. I put up, and shut up – and don’t come back if I don’t like the service.

About a day later I get a poorly worded email from their customer service apologizing. I’m not one of those people who want’s free shit, but a gift card for future coffee might have been nice. Needless to say, from now on, I’m never going to Mcdonalds again.  I’ll miss their low quality salads lacking in actual nutritional value and their Colombian roast coffee that’s barely tolerable.

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10 Ways to get Rid of a Feminist

armenia4ever:

Jason makes 10 quick accurate points about reactions feminists will have to certain statements and he nails it.

Cue the “misogyny” accusations in 3,2,1…

“This post implies that you’re a little sexist, misogynistic and narrow minded… because you target women who fight for equality.”

Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:

1. Inform them of a woman that isn’t a feminist. Be sure and hand out some torches and pitchforks so that they can begin their crusade immediately.

2. Say “I am a feminist too!” Don’t actually elaborate on what your beliefs are though just state that you are on the same side. You might even make the weekly “New Male Feminist Members” tweet I see every Saturday.

3. Keep saying “you guys” whenever you address the group. Apparently this is no longer politically correct and we must now say “you all.”

4. Begin to share with them your own hardships. Watch as they immediately walk away, because honestly no one suffers on this world as much as feminists apparently…

5. Talk about abortion and how wrong it is. Inform people of the evils of abortion and how all humans should have a say. Then be a man doing it.

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Mysterious Social Network ‘Ello’ Explodes In Popularity For People Fleeing Facebook

armenia4ever:

Another kind of decentralized network, Diaspora, also caught my eye.

“Diaspora is the Privacy Aware Open Source Social Network that puts you in control of your information.
With Diaspora you decide what you’d like to share, and with whom.
Choice
Diaspora lets you sort your connections into groups called aspects. Unique to Diaspora, aspects ensure that your photos, stories and jokes are shared only with the people you intend.

Ownership
You own your pictures, and you shouldn’t have to give that up just to share them. You maintain ownership of everything you share on Diaspora, giving you full control over how it’s distributed.

Simplicity
Diaspora makes sharing clean and easy – and this goes for privacy too. Inherently private, Diaspora doesn’t make you wade through pages of settings and options just to keep your profile secure.”

Originally posted on Betabeat:

After a slow release Ello is rapidly picking up steam from people sick of Facebook's invasive policing of their profiles. (Image via Paul Budnitz)

After a slow release Ello is rapidly picking up steam from people sick of Facebook’s invasive policing of their profiles. (Image via Paul Budnitz)

When we broke the news of Ello’s impending launch last March, we worried it might be destined for obscurity, like the thousand other failed, would-be Facebook competitors. But the mysterious social network and anti-Facebook hideaway has suddenly exploded in popularity as Facebook has begun driving away artists, performers and the LGBTQ community.

When they started their roll-out in July, Ello got a few sign-ups from the mailing list generated from word-of-mouth buzz. Each day after, they grew twice as large, which ramped up to three times as large each day. Then, after The Daily Dot declared yesterday that “the great gay Facebook exodus” had begun, interest in Ello went nuclear. Ello’s founder told Betabeat that he’s seeing 4000 new signups each hour. People are frantically tweeting each other about Ello, and traffic on…

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My Roam on “We Hunted The Mammoth.”

In the dark cultured corners of feminists caves, there is a male feminist’s dwelling by the name of “We Hunted The Mammoth”, run by a scholarly genius named David Futrelle who actually only lives about 45 minutes south of my home.  (He could actually assault me!) I became aware of the site about 3 months ago and I periodically check in on it.  Well, his posts are Dickinson quality material, so I hope he gets back to accusing W.F. Price at The Spearhead. of the usual misogyny.

He’s a rather fascinating and angry fellow, but Return Of Kings sums him up,

 “And, at risk of driving more traffic to the site, I must mention David Futrelle’s site “manboobz.” Futrelle is the typical male feminist; an overweight, thinking-impaired omega male.”

His specialty is actual misandry on a daily basis. I’m not sure if its a ploy to make himself more likely to get laid by his fellow feminists, but desperate times call for desperate measures. I did some roaming on the site and some light trolling.  for his gem on Davis Aurini.  I’ll give Futrelle one thing though, Aurini does look a hell of alot like Anton La Vey in that picture.

My badge of honor.

Like most feminists, you can’t criticize anything about any women anywhere for any reason. It doesn’t matter if she killed her kidsbecame a serial killer, or threatened to blow up a Federal Building – I’m a bit more sympathetic with that last one – you are an automatic brutal womyn hating misogynist whose chances of committing rape immediately exceed 9000.

Do you approve of mothers who abuse their kids? No? You’re a misogynist.

Recently I stumbled upon an angry gulf in the LGBTQ community between TERFS and Radfems vs the Trans community.   Apparently trans women – who were men – are actually part of a patriarchal ploy and should not be accepted as lesbian “gatherings” who refuse to acknowledge that the penis should be considered part of the female appendage if they identify as… women.  It really shouldn’t surprise us that the radical corners of feminism literally despise trans people – even though biology is on their side – regarding the ideas of actual biology.  (Sex vs Gender.)

Honestly, one thing that stood out to me is that modern feminism is all about social interactions, norms, and customs specifically concerning binary gender.  I’m not shocked and neither should anyone else be.

One fun thing I’ve realized though is that you can employ the idea of non-binary gender concepts.  Anytime some short-haired virulent feminist on tumblr informs you of your male privilege bullshit, make sure you immediately identify as trans.  Yes, you can identify as trans at any time for any reason – specifically in conversations about gender and supposed oppression of women by the patriarchy.

Are they going to tell you that you can’t do that? That you aren’t actually trans? How would they know? Can they actually tell someone what gender they can and can’t identify as. Most feminists and LGBTQ will tell you that you can be whatever gender you feel at any time. Well, use that to your advantage in every encounter.  If they tell you you aren’t trans, drop the “transphobic” card.   There are no winners in the oppression olympics these days, but you can piss them off pretty easily with this simple idea.  Just remember to tell them to check their cis privilege. 

The highlights of their very angry commentary can be seen below. It doesn’t take much besides disagreeing with these people to set them off. Classic. They did make many vitriolic efforts to respond to my comments, so I’ll give them that.

My personal highlight is where they completely missed the reference about Anita Sarkeesian  and I being the ultimate victims because we can claim the “genocide” card being Armenians. Apparently these Radfems don’t know their history well either – nor are these reputable SJWs aware of their “lack-of-genocide” privilege. Again, I’m not surprised.

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Ann Coulter’s Futbol in Mouth

About two months ago during the World Cup, that nothing thing ruins a nation’s identity like kicking a ball around. That’s what Ann Coulter is desperate to have us believe and acknowledge this. I’m not exactly one of her haters nor one of her admirers, but when I see bullshit, I mention it.

Why this late? Because its early into the EPL season and I’ve seen some great games and shocking results already.   Arsenals loss to Southampton, 1-2, was a pleasure to watch.  (Especially if you root for Southampton after their supposed confinement to a relegation battle this season.)

Backstory: I was converted into a soccer fan in about 6th grade. I not only played the sport, but the video game, Championship Manager, got me into the EPL and the basics of the game.  Football Manager escalated that enjoyment into actual regular attempts to get up to watch EPL games on early Saturday Mornings. (That time difference means the first game is at 6:45 central time in the morning.)

One thing I do like about Coulter is she will say whatever is on her mind. It pisses plenty of people off, but at least she has balls.   Right now though, she needs a kick in those balls.

First off, one of the most exciting goals I’ve seen in the “boring” sport of soccer came in the World Cup, and the situation and context of tying a team like Portugal made the goal all that much more exhilarating.

Second, this countries identity has been ruined for a while.  You know what ruins a nation?

Concepts like hate speech.  Conservatives and Liberals who endorse the Police State as necessary for our security. Crippling national debt. 80% of created jobs being part time.  Being taxed on every last damn thing in addition to property, income, federal taxes, paycheck taxes, ect.

As for the research that liberals are more likely to watch “soccer”, hogwash. Soccer is my favorite sport, and I despise the ideals of modern day progressive liberalism.

The growing attraction to the beautiful game may be partly because of growing immigration from south and central America, but easier access to streaming sites to watch the Champions League, EPL games on NBC Sports, the pussification of major sports with the exception of Hockey, and the fact that the NFL is suspending players because of “incidents off the field” because of their worry about PR and image is what causing people to look elsewhere.  At least the MMA is still all about the fighting.

Granted, England, which has arguably the most competitive league in the world – The English Premier League – has insane rules about just about everything thanks to FIFA.  The condemnation Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere received for smoking a cigarette was ridiculous. The fact you can get suspended and possible jailed for “racist” arm gestures on the pitch is also absurd.

One primary criticism of soccer is the diving and flopping.  It does happen. Players go down to easy, embellish the impact of a foul, ect.  There are two important things to point out about that.

- Getting your foot stomped on while running full speed can bring you to the ground. It’s hard to run through that.
– Divers and floppers get heckled badly on the pitch from the stands. Fans let you know how much they despise you.  It’s more damaging to a player’s form on the pitch then you may think.

Regardless, I still dislike players who go down to easily. Yea, I’m talking about you Sergio Busquets.  However, it doesn’t subtract from the beauty and physical demands of the game.  As long as normal American sports keep getting worse, world sports like soccer will start to replace them. At least our men’s soccer team has actual competition on a world level – unlike the world basketball championship.

These highlights from the ageless classic British highlight show, Match Of The Day, might give you an idea as to what you are missing.  Also, Southampton. All the way.

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Liquored Up, Broke, and Hungover: The Poor and the Promotion of Video Gambling.

When it comes to trying to use every possible method to trick people into losing their money, the decrepit and morally bankrupt state of Illinois is right up there.  It’s citizens – myself included – have been treated like a piggybank, but apparently the state needs to garnish even more of our money to feed the machine that is billions in debt.

Illinois has been actively encouraging people through commercials, online media, ect to play the Illinois Lottery. Hell, there is now even a new official app you can play the Lotto through to make losing your money even easier as you watch you the game.  What they don’t tell you is that the real lotto winners are the ones who snag a public sector job in Illinois. You can bet your ass it won’t be part time either like 90% of the jobs offered in this cespool.


Apparently people still weren’t coughing up enough money in the mega jackpots that the local poor and homeless never seemed to win after years of trying their luck.  Even being the first state to allow online lottery sales still isn’t generating enough revenue. So what else can be done?

Historical Flashback: October 9th, 2012 marked the first day of legalized video gambling in bar, pubs, and “drinking establishments” across Illinois.  As a radical libertarian, I’m not opposed to legalize gambling on principle, but it doesn’t take a genius to realize that alcohol and video slots are a great way to keep pulling the lever instead of walking away.

Who profits? The bars, the state, and the local government.  This is why the state actively encourages both the lotto and the gambling regardless of who it hurts.  I’m still pissed that they are blowing tax dollars – even though thats pretty damn normal in Illinois – on promoting the Illinois Lotto on TV and Cable.  Hell, how is that even in the budget? I guess that “investment” really does turn a literal sick profit. 

In every game where there are devious winners, there must be distraught losers. Those losers are the local patrons who walk away with even less money. Note that the place, Jesters, is in Waukegan which is one of the poorest areas in Illinois whose residents now have 70,000$ less to put toward bettering their lives.  You can’t walk the streets without people asking you for “bus money” that they can gamble away, use for drugs and liquor, ect.  But yes, lets encourage them to spend their money poorly instead of on their families!

Besides the morning after hangover, throw in a terrible and shocked look on your face when you realize how much money you lost last night.  I live in Fox Lake – about 10 minutes from the Wisconsin border – and we have ALOT of bars.  This now means people gamble their money away at much more of an increased rate then they did two years ago. The Reverse Robin Hood Effect is in full display.

I’ve seen it all.

- My former, now evicted neighbor, already drank his unemployment money away at one of the local Fox Lake bars, and with the slot machines, it became even worse.

-  The local poor hobbling lady at the gas station wasting away what money she has buying lotto tickets.

- The homeless people roaming the streets buying as many lotto tickets as they can hoping to strike lucky and maybe land a warm place to stay when our nasty winter hits.

Now I’m not calling for video gambling in bars to be banned or even moderated any more than it is. I’m just simply pointing out the blatant bullshit of this state in promoting and encouraging people to do it.  Seriously, just imagine if this state was encouraging people to smoke cigarettes. The uproar would be incredulous.

But yes! Let’s encourage all these people to play the lotto instead of investing that money in ways to get them out of the rut they are stuck in.  At least the school, infrastructure, and “public” projects will reap the rewards.  All for the greater good right?

Wrong. The ends – especially in this situation – don’t justify the means.  I just wish my corrupt state run by self-proclaimed caring liberal democrats stood by their supposed allegiance to the poor, downtrodden, and less fortunate in Illinois instead of actively promoting and encouraging new and revised ways to trick them out of their money. (At least Pat Quinn tried.) Hypocrites, the lot of them. Seriously, fuck this state.

The actual compassionate, fair-minded, and justice seeking liberals who control the state of Illinois should be outraged to see articles from publications like Businessweek with headlines like, “How Poor Families Fund College for Wealthy Students“.  Let that article soak in.  Seriously, justify this bullshit with excuses like, “It funds the schools!” or “It helps fund important social welfare programs! I dare you. I dare you to be consistent with your ideology for once.

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A Review: Opinionated Man – Harsh Reality

Jason Cushman is a proud Asian man who literally doesn’t give a fuck. In his own words:

“My goal with this blog is to offend everyone in the world at least once with my words… so no one has a reason to have a heightened sense of themselves. We are all ignorant, we are all found wanting, we are all bad people sometimes.”

He posts what he feels, when he wants, and in a very unique style in the blogging community. It is the primary reason why he stands out – his blogging style is specifically his own.

His blog, Harsh Reality, directly encourages bloggers to consistently interact with each other and he frequently features guest posts by other bloggers to promote this ambition.   His, “WordPress Meet and Greet” is another example of attempting to get bloggers to actually interact with each other and based on the feedback he has gotten, I’d say its been very successful.

The most important message I have seen reflected from Cushman is admonishing of fellow bloggers to carve out their own unique style.   If you desire an actual breath of fresh air and a writing style that you won’t see elsewhere, his blog is a must follow. (I’ve been following him for several months now.)

Let’s get real. In today’s blogging world, many bloggers are still very afraid from posting what they actually think because of possible backlash from dissident opinions.  Jason doesn’t care and he shouldn’t.  Disagreements are an inevitable part of daily life and that is manifested to even more of an extent online and in the blogging world.   Remember, life goes on. 
Usually there is very little moderation on his blog in a direct attempt to promote feedback – something I applaud.  State your piece, and he will state his.   One of my personal favorites is, “Women are Crazy (The way to lose your female readers)” .   The original post of it had over 2k comments.  It’s yet again evidence that when it comes to blogging, all publicity is good publicity.

I highly suggest his blog for people who are looking to improve their own as he won’t bullshit you with “easy steps”.  There is no shortcut for the time investment and gradual building of your blogging network – something he has repeatedly pointed out.

A quick golden rule for bloggers: Don’t spam and selfishly promote on others blogs if you wouldn’t approve of it happening on your own.  Opinionated Man’s, “WordPress Meet and Greet” however is an opportunity for all of us to self-promote in the right way. Try it some time.