2 Nov 2017

Netflix And... Junk Rated Bonds

Max and Stacy discuss the junk rated bonds being issued to great demand by Netflix. Max interviews Marshall Auerback, market practitioner and research associate at the Levy Institute. They discuss the alleged Trump market boom and the US economy.

"I Feel Maimed And I Feel Mutilated" + Boys Are Born Perfect!

Bonobo3D: Dylan Robley expresses his reaction to having been cut, and the circumstances around the horrific event that his father later described to him. Recorded at the Bloodstained Men and Bay Area Intactivists' protest of the ACOG conference in San Diego earlier this year.

Idiot Drivel In The Mancunian

Maybe people are lazy, maybe they’re opinionated. Either way, they often let their convictions take hold and opine about things they know little about.
By Jordan Holbrook: A few days ago, Sam Glover wrote a piece for The Mancunian titled “Men need an alternative to the toxic men’s rights movement”. The wonderfully astute piece is filled with all the usual buzzwords, rhetoric and accusations, save for a mention of #GamerGate – perhaps we’re reaching the stage where mentioning #GamerGate is no longer cool?
It is completely lacking in any citations, there are no links to any external sites, the whole thing is one long condemnation of the author perceives to be the Men’s Movement. However, we are tossed but a minor bone in that he ever so kindly mentions CALM and states we should be more like them. Thank you, Sam, it’s not like CALM is part of the Men and Boys Coalition, the largest pro-men’s organisation in the UK.
But, all that aside, I want to pick up on some of the author’s rather insightful commentary, which can easily be summarised as:
  1. MRA’s hate women (duh!)
  2. Feminists don’t hate men (why would they?)
  3. MRAs don’t understand the pay gap (projection)
  4. Men, not just MRAs, hate women (level up!)
  5. You’re only doing it because you are bitter, join feminism

The Anatomy Of Our Decline

Men’s greatest weakness is their facade of strength, and women’s greatest strength is their facade of weakness
By MRA-UK: Ah, gender! It’s a hall of mirrors, full of misdirection.
You must forgive me if I have not followed the details of all this #MeToo business and the ‘revelations’ of mass sexual victimisation of women in Parliament. I don’t do social media, I am not a regular reader of newspapers, and I haven’t watched TV for years (excepting last night’s Newsnight, a distressing experience which reconfirmed the wisdom of my normal practice). But one would have to be living on the moon not to have heard the gist of it. (I have considered moving). I understand one woman is still recovering from the trauma of a man putting his hand on her knee 15 years ago. I believe another woman is alleging rape “at a social event”. Hmm, one might have hoped that men had got the message by now that having sex with a woman who has been drinking is not legally advisable.
Despite best attempts to isolate myself from the horror, I keep hearing feminist types telling us that “it’s not about sex, it’s about power”. Yes, indeed – but I disagree as to who has the power. I’m a simple minded chap. I suggest that he who is forced to resign over a matter of supreme triviality is not the one with power. I suggest that the group of people whose behaviour is to be modified, constrained, dictated and controlled is not the group with power.

USA Is Criminalizing Criticism Of Israeli Human Rights Violations

PCR: One wonders how much the Israel Lobby pays two-bit punk US governors and US Senators.
Pledges of loyalty to Israel are un-American
Most Americans have no idea of just how powerful Israeli and Jewish interests are. Two recent stories out of Kansas and Texas illustrate exactly how supporters of Israel in the United States are ready, willing and able to subvert the existing constitutional and legal protections that uphold the right to fair and impartial treatment for all American citizens.
The friends of Israel appear to believe that anyone who is unwilling to do business with Israel or even with the territories that it has illegally occupied should not be allowed to do business in any capacity with federal, state or even local governments. Constitutional guarantees of freedom of association for every American are apparently not valid if one particular highly favored foreign country is involved.

Haaretz Published Gilad Atzmon's Answer To Zionist Zealot Ben Gidley

Neither right nor left and anti-racist
In response to “U.K. leftists and anti-Semitism,” Haaretz, October 30
Last weekend Haaretz published an opinion piece by British Zionist Ben Gidley. Although his article labelled me a ‘racist,’ a ‘hate speaker’ and a ‘holocaust denier,’  Mr. Gildley failed to properly source a single accusation against me, citing opinions printed in extreme Zionist and Jewish outlets.
In fact, in my entire career I have never referred critically to Jews or anyone else as a race, biology or people. My work is anti-racist, it focuses entirely on culture, ideology and ID politics. I believe that these crucial factors must be subject to criticism.

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Maroon 5 Regret Naming Their Album ‘Red Pill Blues’

Via James, J4MB: Maroon 5 is an American band, which originated in Los Angeles. The full article, penned by a mangina journalist (emphases are ours):

Via Spin: “Red pill” is the casual colloquialism for the movement of internet-dwelling men who drink too much Mountain Dew and are very angry about feminism, which is apparently the cause for society’s ills. The name is inspired by the famous choice offered in The Matrix, where Morpheus offers two pills—red and blue—to Neo, with the promise that the red will reveal the world as it really is.
Henpecked manginas of pop group Maroon 5
It is a silly phrase to apply to garden variety sexism, which is what made it a little strange when Maroon 5 revealed the title of their upcoming album: Red Pill Blues. Were the boys behind “This Love” pledging their solidarity with the frustrated young men of Reddit? Was Adam Levine declaring that despite being a firmly-chiseled sex god, he’s got a bone or two to pick with the ladies?
Well, not entirely so. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine explained what happened: They just had no idea “red pill” has a new, negative connotation when they pulled the title from The Matrix.