The definition of hypergamy.

A comment that I received the other week on my post titled, “Men are attracted to youth and beauty, not careers and power,” from someone named Bob Sykes.

“Hypergamy” means specifically having multiple sexual partners, and it has nothing to do with “marrying up.” Confucius wrote something about the importance of rectifying the names.

I don’t know if this is a deliberate attempt at misdirection or just a complete misunderstanding of the term. So to avoid any confusion it may be helpful to provide an explanation of what this important term actually means.

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“‘People are bad. People are evil.’ I don’t buy it.”

The progs are the hardcore side of the lefty coin. The majority of lefties are simple and stupid folk who believe that the world is full of love and laughter and that everyone really wants to be nice to one another. They also tend to hold a narrow worldview that consists of believing that the entire planet is more or less the same as the street in which they grew up, and that as such they will be treated by everyone with warmth and love and respect, with the goodwill overflowing like hippy love bangles at a Beloved Festival.

And so the intrepid adventurers head out, to find the great solace of human companionship. And in the beginning they get lucky and find some of it too. Or perhaps it wasn’t lucky at all; perhaps these random acts of kindness simply served to reinforce their ridiculous and naive beliefs.

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The Sunday lifting thread – Your routine.

Since I returned to full time work this year I’ve been struggling with my gym routine. The previous couple of years were easy; I went to the gym on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. That was it, no discussion, no hint of decision in the process. Which is why it went so well because I removed the ability to decide from the equation. This led to success.

I realised this after reading a post from Ace on the subject this week.

The big Failure Point of any workout routine is, of course, simply deciding if you’re going to work out or not. If you’re making that decision each time you might or might not work out, you’re going to fail, you’re going to choose “nah,” 50% of the time or more.

But once you have the habit of just doing it M-W-F or whatever, that decision point is largely gone. You’re not deciding whether or not to do it; you just do it, because that’s what the schedule says.

So eliminating that Failure Point by just getting into a schedule and treating the schedule as more-or-less inviolable removes all those many, many chances of failure.

Once you’re not making the decision if you’ll work out or do IF today, you just do it. The decision gets taken out of the decision loop.

Mostly. Obviously you’re gonna have some really bad days where you just say “Eff it.”

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The Lombok Lodge earthquake appeal.

The Good Wife and I have enjoyed many fine hotels together over the years. We don’t go on holiday very often but when we do we like to make it count. But the absolute best hotel experience that we have ever had is without doubt The Lombok Lodge on the island of Lombok in Indonesia. A 5 star boutique hotel, it only has 9 suites which are served by 75 staff. The hospitality, cuisine, location and architecture and design of the hotel are without fault.

The room that we stayed in for 2 amazing weeks.

Unfortunately the island has been hit by 3 earthquakes in a very short period of time. The most recent tremor did most of the damage. While the hotel survived unscathed, almost every one of the hotel staff lost their homes. Some lost family members as well. We holidayed there over 6 years ago but there has been very little staff turnover in that time. The manager, head chef and my favorite barman are all still there, along with many others. All of them lost their homes.

When I was there I enjoyed a private cooking session with chef Jiwa, who turns out some of the best food that I have ever enjoyed. It saddens me to hear that they have had their lives turned upside down in such a way. I have never used my site for fundraising purposes but in this case I am making an exception. Any donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated by the staff. And if you are thinking of a future luxury holiday, I cannot recommend the hotel and its wonderful staff enough.

Gofundme link to make a donation. 43 grand raised as of this moment.

Friday hawt chicks & links – The free my butt edition.

A big week for free speech this week. In the sense that the left are really doing their very best to rip off the covers and unveil the reality that the right has been ignoring for a very long time; running around with our hands over our ears shouting, “nayh-nayh-nah-nah, I can’t hear you!” The only side that has enjoyed free speech for the past 60 years has been the left. They’re the ones who got the consequence-free free pass on the whole thing, whereas the right got the privilege of losing their jobs or their livelihood, being shunned socially or politically, being cast aside and humiliated publicly, and a whole lot more.

But now that a very few, and I mean a very members of the progs are beginning to suffer the same consequences for their actions, now they’ve decided that it’s past time to up the ante, so to speak. Witness this week the banning from multiple platforms of some fringe conservative guy called Alex Jones. Apparently he’s a “threat to our democracy.

There was never such a thing as free speech, kiddies. It was always simply psy ops in a very long war. Now the gloves have come off. Are you ready to face the reality yet?

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