Skin in the game is no guarantee of success.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is one of the foremost thinkers and practical philosophers alive today, as well as certainly the most entertaining. All of his books are fascinating but if you only have time to read one of his publications then Antifragile – Things that gain from disorder is the number one pick.

I also follow Taleb on Facebook, and over the past year he has been posting random excerpts from his next book. Usually he posts them on but occasionally he’ll stick a short burst up on Facebook which is where I screenshotted the following:

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COTW – Thinking that you’re somehow above the rules of the game.

Comment of the week comes from regular leftie commenter Dan on the Nice Guys Never Win article.

Interesting article Adam. I was certainly one of those ‘nice guys’ that never, ever got lucky with women. I was completely hopeless and I used to stress about it no end. I then began to focus more on my music and started writing some pretty decent songs and eventually met my wife at one of my gigs. I never stopped being a nice guy, however, I merely focused on my passion and spent less time worrying about being lonely.
I was probably luckier than most to meet someone who I clicked with so immediately and so strongly. Most people do not have this experience.
The whole red pill ‘game’ thing might be important to some men in navigating relationships but it doesn’t make much sense to me. I consider myself fully committed to my personal and political principles and I still think I’m a nice guy.

Self-confirmed nice guy Dan believes that he is above it all because he “clicked so strongly” with the woman who became his wife. And it may well continue to work out for him  in the long run. Plenty of guys are as beta as it comes but they stumble onto a woman who truly loves them for who they are, and they proceed through life blissfully unaware of the dangers that lurk around them.

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Welcome to the pleasuredome.

I saw this over at Ace.

Oh, you consider yourself a liberal? I see. In that case, welcome to the consequences of your actions. Welcome to the world that you wanted to see created. Oh, what’s that? You wanted it created for everyone else but not for your own family members?

Yeah, about that. Welcome to the pleasuredome, dipshit.

Friday links & hawt chicks – The ‘keep er moving!” edition.

Welcome to the steaming goodness of the Friday links & hawt chicks thread. How steaming, I hear you ask? As steaming as a pile of just discarded socks from a boy scout troop lying beside a roaring campfire. As steaming as a laundry business owned by a guy named Wai ur Pans Stin Ki. As steaming as … oh my Lord, I can’t do this anymore.

Keep er moving!

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The mythical boundaries of hate speech.

My homie Swapsman over on Gab hooked me up with this link to an article from Australia on the old gay marriage blitz that’s currently going on down under. When it opens you’ll get a frighteningly annoying song that plays over a montage of all the countries in the whole wide world that have legalised the sodomites sticking a ring on it. Keep in mind that the article is from the taxpayer funded, (as opposed to government funded) broadcaster SBS, which would not look out of place as the North Korean stand-in for the Al Jazeera network. Here’s the sub heading to the piece:

A new program will soon begin which is aimed at monitoring intimidating, threatening or vilifying content against the LGBTI community.

Isn’t that grand? Your taxpayer dollars well spent I imagine. The thing is though, where’s the balance? I mean, where’s the monitoring of intimidating content against people who don’t think that the homos should be walking down the aisle? Oh yeah, there isn’t any.

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