28 Dec 2016

International Men's Day March

TheLondonGroup: On Saturday 19th November 2016 in London, UK, an International Men's Day march took place. The march started at the Royal Courts of Justice and proceeded to Parliament Square. The event was supported by a number of men's rights organisations including Justice for Men and Boys, Family Lives Matter, Suffragents and Mankind. The purpose of the march was to protest against the discrimination of men and boys by the UK government. The primary issue protested against was the secret Family Court system that stops fathers from seeing their children. However, many other issues involving the discrimination of men and boys, by the state, were also protested against.

BBC Admits Its Viral ‘Women Write Better Code’ Story Was Fake News

The non peer-reviewed paper and the BBC’s cherry-picking of its findings was almost instantly and comprehensively debunked online. Some key facts to note are as follows:

  • There are obvious issues in attempting to identify someone’s gender online
  • There are far more male users on GitHub then one could argue that men are in fact far better at coding because far more are actually doing it and many women are missing in action. Perhaps the small number of women who get involved are marginally better on average, but they would still be vastly outnumbered by men who are equally or more capable.
  • The media have cherry-picked data from the study which also showed clear bias towards those openly identifying themselves as female in many areas.
Whatever the case, there’s no way that such a dubious and non-peer reviewed study should be used to write such divisive headlines. It’s simply fake news and one of the usually daily attempts by the BBC to start a gender war and portray women as victims who’d all make the world a far better place were it not for those pesky sexist men.

Father's Rights Veteran Angelo Agathangelou - ICMI 2016

HoneyBadgerRadio: We have a quick and efficient word with Father's Rights veteran Angelo Agathangelou.

India’s Prime Minister Has Singlehandedly Crushed The Economy With His Reckless Cash Ban

By Michael Krieger: Today’s piece should be seen as a bit of a followup to yesterday’s post, India’s Demonetization Debacle Highlights the Dangers of Monetary Monopoly. While yesterday’s piece was more philosophical/strategic in nature, today’s zeroes in on some of the devastating real world impacts of Narendra Modi’s insane and inhumane cash ban. It’s hard to overstate the damage this policy has done to India’s economy. Modi is quickly solidifying his place as one of monetary history’s biggest idiots.
First, let’s take a look at the destructive impact the move has had on India’s massive small businesses community. The Washington Post reports:

 Over the past two years, this suburb of New Delhi mushroomed into a flourishing enclave of small cellphone manufacturers, attracting tens of thousands of workers from the countryside. Noida, known as the “handset hub,” was touted as a showcase for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet “Make in India” initiative.
Then on Nov. 8, Modi’s government took a step that has jolted the bustling industrial quarter. It scrapped high-denomination currency,

Erdogan Says He Has "Confirmed Evidence" Israel And US Support ISIS

By Tyler Durden: One year after this website demonstrated that Turkey was cooperating with the Islamic State, in the very least trading cash in exchange for crude oil sold to various Turkish outposts (a trade which was subsequently ended by the Russian air force), Turkey has flipped the tables and on Tuesday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has uncovered evidence that US-led coalition forces have helped support terrorists in Syria - including Isis.
"They give support to terrorist groups including ISIS" Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara on Tuesday, adding that US coalition forces "give support to terrorist groups including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It's very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos."
Which, incidentally, should also not come a surprise in light of the May 2015 declassified Pentagon report, which claimed that ISIS was created as a Pentagon tool to overthrow Syria's president Assad.
Nevertheless, the "pot calling the kettle black" comes at a sensitive time for both the US and Turkey, which are both pivoting aggressively, one internally from Obama to Trump, while the other is shifting its foreign geopolitical allegiance from the US to Russia, which may also explain today's outburst by Erdogan.

Risk & Reward

Max and Stacy advise the audience to check to see whether their hedge fund manager has bought a Ferrari for Christmas. If they did, it may be time to find a new fund manager. In the second half, Max interviews retired counterintelligence officer ‘Eddie Z’ about economic espionage and allegedly hacked elections.

Black Father Killed On Christmas Day By His HoodRat Baby Momma New Thug Boyfriend

"My grandmother always told me, dealing with black women you'll end up in hell or in jail and in this case, it was a two for one." Said Tommy.