Time for the links and hawtness of the week. That special time that all of you crave, even if you don’t like to admit it to yourselves. When will Adam publish the hawt chicks & links? Why is he late? It’s Friday in my part of the world! I want it now! Now baby! I want it now!
I bet she wants it now, and if she doesn’t get it then that phone receiver is in serious trouble.
Techie Dude wants it now too.
It’s time for you to commence posting links and hot chicks and forget that useless freak.
It’s Friday for Chrissakes. I’m so bored I started reading your second book again.
Yee gods, a fate worse than death indeed. Nobody wants to have to plow through my second book again. Verily things are more desperate than I thought. That settles it then; on with the show.
Not until a year later, when the final reports are made public and the guilty parties have been court-martialed, does the truth come out. The OOD was named Sarah, and the Tactical Action Officer was named Natalie, and they weren’t speaking to each other!!! The Tactical Action Officer would normally be in near constant communication with the OOD, but there is no record of any communication between them that entire shift!
This is incredible on so many levels that I hardly know where to begin. I would need an essay to really expand on it or an entire podcast episode. Maybe grist for the mill for next week. I’ll leave it hanging there so your desperation levels begin to reach the outer planes of existence.
A new essay from Nicholas Taleb – Pedophrasty, Bigoteering, and other modern scams.
Definition: Argument involving children to prop up a rationalization and make the opponent look like an asshole, as people are defenseless and suspend all skepticism in front of suffering children: nobody has the heart to question the authenticity or source of the reporting. Often done with the aid of pictures.
Taleb likes inventing new words to describe the cheats and liars of our time. He is very good at it.
The long read for this week – Raiding and international brigandry: Russia’s strategy for great power domination.
Russia is, at times, miscast as a global spoiler or retrograde delinquent. Delinquents commit minor offenses and have no plan. Spoilers react to plans, but have little strategy of their own. Raiders, by contrast, launch operations with a strategic outlook and objectives in mind. And while often weaker than their opponents, raiders can be successful. The structure of the international system and the nature of the confrontation lends itself to the use of raiding, which increasingly appears to be the chosen Russian strategy. By focusing on deterring the high-end conventional fight and restoring nuclear coercive credibility, both important in and of themselves, the United States national security establishment may be fundamentally overlooking what will prove the defining Russian approach to competition.
Grab a good cigar and whiskey, (is there any other kind that you would consider?) before you sit down to reading this. I printed it out and read it in the garden whilst doing the other said activities. Good things must be enjoyed the old fashioned way. If I was to really go back in time and enjoy it the old fashioned way I would have had a slave airing my back with a large fan while my other slaves dropped dead of diphtheria.
Perhaps the State-imposed norm of nonviolence had effects beyond those of cultural conditioning, one of them being the better life chances of individuals who could better comply because of their stronger aversion to personal violence, in addition to their stronger impulse control, concern for others, and future time orientation. This behavioral package helped prevent the sort of circumstances that could lead to homicide and, ultimately, the death penalty. It also helped individuals exploit the possibilities of a relatively nonviolent environment, thereby gaining benefits for themselves in almost every area of life, be it in finding a mate whose family could provide resources and other assistance, in finding an employer and remaining employed, in finding trustworthy associates and being trusted, and so on. Increasingly, it was the meek who would now inherit the earth.
This tends to work up until the point where you invite 2 million mouth breathing savages into the same environment. Also known as popcorn time to the gods.
A great piece from Rollo on the real difference between beta and alpha men.
Beta men don’t just hope that women will perceive their own redefinitions of ‘alpha’ as the accepted ideal, they build lives and systems of belief around convincing others and themselves that we’ve evolved past the visceral realities of what arouses women. Trad-Con men, even Red Pill aware men, do something similar – they hope that their own definition of what should constitute Alpha, and best describes themselves, will likewise supersede the natural evolved impulse of what a woman’s hindbrain perceives as an ideal Hypergamous opportunity.
Dalrock has one too on chivalry and the kickass girl.
I’m not the slightest bit worried that any of my 3 sons will ever harass or assault a woman.
First, all of them have been taught that it’s the duty of the strong to protect the weak.
Fourth, all of them are aware that having a concealed carry permit and a 9mm is normal female behavior — just like mom — and understand that a man who lays an aggressive hand on a woman deserves to suffer from acute lead poisoning.
Dalrock ponders the inherent contradiction presented here.
A whiskey reviewer that I discovered this week. I like his hat. He has lots of vids.
Roissy has been on a tear this week. It was hard to choose but I have to go with his beta of the month.
NipAndTuck admits they’ve been fighting “over issues” (they’re an off-screen couple). One can only guess what those issues were, maybe “I got tired of being the man in the relationship” or “Honey, I secretly think Trump is getting unfair press coverage on this Beaner Baby story” or “Your prostate doesn’t need *that* much stimulation”.
Brutal. Also from Roissy this week we have the following horrific image. This is why women are collectively crazy.
If you were perhaps wondering why the female co-star of Top Gun has not been gracing any red carpets of late then mystery solved! She ate it!
Time for some pre-wall beauty to recover from that horror.