10 Sep 2016

Leprechaun Economics

Max and Stacy ask whether there is something sinister about putting a leprechaun in the workhouse? Or is there comfort in that it will not pay tax? In the second half Max interviews Constantin Gurdgiev, Professor of Finance at Middlebury Institute of International Studies, about the Apple tax ruling and Ireland's fight to decline the €19 billion payment due.

Vegan Community Is Fucked Up!

"What the vegan community has turned into makes me want to puke." Said Barbara4u2c. Yes. I'm a hypocrite. Fuck it.

G20 iPhone Porn & 911 Truth - The FKN Newz

Does The Gender Of The Victim Impact How A Crime Is Experienced And Does That Matter?

By : Ally Fogg has a series of articles up at the Guardian that offer a confusing set of principles and ideas about gender and crime. Writing about domestic violence, Fogg asserts that men and women experience the crime differently, or at the very least, that there are gendered considerations that must be taken into account.
There might be a temptation for some to simply strip away the gender politics from intimate crimes, to describe them and address them as gender-neutral or even gender-free. From discussions with friends and colleagues in both the men’s and women’s sectors, it is clear this is something almost nobody wants. Just as there is a political and social context to violence against women and girls, there is a different but no less relevant context to intimate violence against men.
Male victims have gender-specific issues and needs that can be fundamentally different to those of women. No one is helped by ignoring or wishing those contexts away.

9/11 Suspects: The Dancing Israelis

In the days after 9/11, while Ground Zero continued to smoulder, millions heard Dan Rather and various media outlets repeat vague and unconfirmed reports of arrests that took place that day. These rumors held that Middle Eastern men, presumably Arabs, were arrested in explosive-packed vans in various places around the city on September 11th, and that some had even been photographing and celebrating those events. What most do not realize is that those reports were not mere rumors, and we now have thousands of pages of FBI, CIA and DOJ reports documenting those arrests.

Want To Bump The Birth Rate In The West? Pay Men

By : According to The Week, America’s birth rate is ‘now a national emergency’ – at 59.6 births per 1000 women, it’s the lowest ever recorded. The Week identifies a reduction in teen pregnancy as one of the drivers, as well as people choosing to marry later and have fewer children, but it leaves out just the general aging of the population. A significant percentage of the female population is past menopause, which will also clearly skew the numbers.
The low birth rate exacerbates tensions between the young and old, particularly when it comes to paying for entitlements, with some potentially devastating consequences:
The fewer young, productive people you have to pay for entitlements for old, unproductive people, the steeper the bill for the entire society becomes. This basic problem is strangling Europe’s economies. And while the United States is among the least bad of the bunch, it is still headed in the wrong direction.
Here’s the part I find fascinating, from a PEW survey, which generally tend to be pretty reliable:

Why No One In Their Right Mind Would Ever Date A Feminist

By Toy Soldiers: We must applaud Dave Hon for his recent article titled Why I’ll Never Date a Feminist.
You already know how this ends before you read the article or see any of the feminist response to it. I will get that in a moment. What I want to point out is the brilliance of Hon’s strategy.
He wrote a click-bait article so obvious in its intent that only a self-absorbed, ideological narcissistic would be stupid enough to respond to it. What makes Hon’s article so magnificent is that the worst part of it is the title. The article itself is so civil, so benign, so vanilla that even if one wants to be offended, one has nothing to work with. Hon wrote:
If you look for a reason to hate men, chances are you’re going to find it.The truth is, I don’t blame women, (especially in my generation) for hating men. They’ve been told there’s a wage gap (I disagree). That there’s a culture of rape on college campuses (I also disagree). And the patriarchy is keeping them oppressed in almost every facet of their lives (I really, really disagree.) Political issues have been creeping into the bedroom. Now, they’re in romance. Because of the hateful culture, men are now demanding “consent texts” on campus before engaging in raunchy, post-party one night stands. Men’s Rights Activists have taken flight with a new philosophy called “Red Pill” which aims to point out how derogatory, hypocritical and vindictive third-wave feminists can be.

Interactions With 38 Degrees Concerning @PhilipDaviesMP At ICMI 2016

Jordan Holbrook: It’s been a short while since the Philip Davies kerfuffle, long enough to warrant the idea that all communication with 38 Degrees over their removal of the petition calling for his promotion has now ceased. As such I have collected various exchanges between regular townsfolk and 38 Degrees which I shall now present to you – for your enjoyment of course.

First and not necessarily foremost are my interactions with the 38 Degrees team. I started off with two offensive strategies, flagging the petition calling for Philip Davies MP’s resignation and sending an email concerned about the removal of the petition calling for his promotion. Let’s start with the former, shall we?