Cheers to those who joined me on my journey into Protected World on Wednesday. There will be occasional future posts like that, but almost all will be open access as usual.
This week I was mostly sick. In fact, I’ve been sick consistently so far this decade. I’m starting to realize, my immune system is abysmal. I probably spend about a third of my life at least somewhat unwell, which is why I never make much progress at the gym or on other projects. Can’t complain – I’m now able to take very easy, low paying jobs, and my retirement fund will surely last the distance because this sickly little bastard probably won’t make it to 70.
In more important news, there is a beautiful he-said she-said dispute going on between Lizzie and Bernie. Phil Ebersole took Bernie’s side, and it was interesting to see many of his left-wing commenters take him to task for it. In terms of SJW Pokemon points, the two are perfectly balanced: Jewish male vs white female. Believe women! But lying Jew tropes! Each only needs just one more point to win the battle, i.e. Warren actually being an Indian or Bernie putting on a frock.
I ran a Twitter poll and 100% of the mostly right-wing participants went with Read More
[Written in Africa]
When I was a youth I was possessed by a superstition that essentially nothing ever changes, that some things are eternal. A congenital Peter Pan, I took comfort in thinking that while I must move on, the places that I had come from would forever stay the same, and that when older I could always go back and visit them, and reminisce.
I imagined myself as an old man back at my primary school, thinking how small everything looks, as we dig up the time capsule we buried in 1985. I think my contribution was picture of a playground but I’m no longer sure.
I used to Read More
I had a colleague I’ve mentioned before. It occurred to me the other day that she is unmarriageable, and that there are plenty of others like her.
She once said she didn’t want to have children unless she met a man who would be prepared to do his fair share. Clearly she had been brainwashed by all those Read More
The title of this post is quoted from a comment in a blog somewhere, and it immediately struck me as true.
I once said to a friend (who has two kids) that I didn’t care about the environment because I have no children, and he said, “Well you’re a bit of a cunt then, aren’t you?”
I guess I am, but that’s the way it is.
I care not a jot about Read More
At the time of writing, 70% of respondents admit to not knowing this Qasem Soleimami fellow until he got killed, according to my Twitter poll.
I’ve been reading up on the Iran situation to lesson my ignorance, and what a bloody rabbit hole it is. Here are some informative links.
First, I still think my original instincts were correct. Trump is out of his depth, and the latest escalation of the Stupid Wars is not in America’s interests. No part of the wars since 2001 has been in their interests. Perhaps they should have just Read More
Hey leave me alone, that’s how we spell finanse in Australia.
Copy Editor wanted.
- Must have proven experience, i.e. books you have edited previously
- To edit 60,000 word book on personal finance that I plan to self-publish
- Will use US spelling and conventions
- If interested, please email me with your details, a quote and time frame required: nvladivostok[at]yahoo[dot]ca
- If you know someone who might be suitable, please pass this on
I have taken advice from several test-readers and expanded the book significantly. I’m extremely proud of it now, if I dare say so myself. It contains much more detail, frequently reiterates critical points for the hard headed, and includes information about alternative investments.
I am certain that it will help a financially ignorant person become highly competent, and I do not believe that there is a comparable book available today, i.e. which takes complete beginners struggling with debt and budgeting all the way through to managing multiple investments. Can’t wait to put it out there. I’m excited! Any tips on marketing would be appreciated.
There will be a call-out for a cover artist down the track.
These were my biggest linkers in 2019:
Pushing Rubber Downhill: 3,512
I don’t always see eye to eye with Adam, but I’m an avid reader of his entertaining and spirited blog. Also check out his books. This blog was one of the few that I could consistently access while I was in low-bandwidth Eritrea, and it kept me in touch with the Rest of the World for two years.
Mapping the Dark Enlightenment: 674
This is the most comprehensive Read More
Sick at home, wasting time on Twitter, I realize that a lot of people are pretty stupid.
Not low in intelligence (see Parts I and II of why clever people are stupid), but simply willing to swallow the neocon line and freely choose to believe comforting falsehoods that they know are false, this time about the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani.
“Don’t mess with the us! We have Trump now, not Obama! Finally, a President who supports the troops. ‘Murika! USA, USA, USA! Anyone against the attack is a traitor. Why don’t you just live in Iran?”
Such is the battle cry of the Boomer who still remembers Read More
Book review of Economic Facts and Fallacies by Thomas Sowell.
I can’t do any better than Thommo’s first paragraph, so here it is: Read More
We do not utter sterile, ungenerous ‘happy holidays‘ greetings here on the People’s Blog, and anyone offering me such hostile tidings shall be sent to a gulag for reeducation.
Have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year, everyone. I extend this to all, even the pagans, the infidels, the Satanists, the agnostics and the Methodists. What are Methodists. I hope you have a lovely time.
The SovietMen team will go on break to our regular Kuntsevo Dacha until the third because no one’s reading blogs this time of year anyway. You’re all lazing around, visiting relatives, growing fat, drinking too much and fighting with your pussy hat aunts until the police are called.
We must respect and honour these traditions.
Have a spiffy break and I look forward to seeing youse all in the roaring twenties!
Us next year. I’m stripy shirt looking at boobs. FreeMatt on the right making his girl jealous. Luisman is the older fellow in the background smirking. DickyCone is looking away like he just don’t care. College Reactionary 2nd from left fascinated and leaning forward cos he’s never seen a woman’s knees before. The one getting out of the pool is Adam P., trying to hide his erection, while the man diving is the other Adam, escaping the sinful drinking and lewd dancing on display. Thanks to Himself for taking the picture for us and being designated driver. Oh and Gunner Q, moves are awesome and your transition is stunning. Everyone else is also a girl, pick your own.
A man in Iowa was sentenced to 15 years jail for stealing a rainbow flag from a church (!) and burning it.
Now fair enough, that is theft. Burn your own goddamned flag. But 15 years? Was this the original rainbow flag that flew at the Battle of Lexington? Of course, his real crime was criticizing homosexuality. I doubt he would have done any time for burning a Norwegian flag,
Maybe Iowa is just really tough on crime across the board? Maybe you do hard time there for jaywalking? Let’s see what you have to do there to get fifteen long ones in the slammer: Read More
[Written in Africa]
I have written before about how local work culture varies from our own, and that the best thing to do is to adjust our expectations accordingly.
Since then I have noticed an odd but, I suppose, fairly predictable phenomenon: Read More
James Shirley (1596-1666) was certainly serious about this one when he wrote of the futility of pursuing empire when we all end up in the ground, anyway. And then the colonized people will winge and whine at you for CENTURIES, even if you wiped out cannibalism (PNG, Fiji etc.), widow sacrifice (India) or people (Ireland). Surely it’s not worth the trouble. Seriously.
It is interesting that Shirley wrote this just before Read More
Note: this article contains no links to the forums mentioned because these guys get bullied enough. Search them out if you like, but be nice.
I am a serial lurker. I lurk all sorts of places I ought not be – MumsNet, forums for marriage problems, Jezebel comment threads. I am very curious about these other worlds. One of the places I lurk is incel forums.
I find them entertaining, not in a cruel way, but in a genuine way. Sometimes those guys can be extremely funny. One notable post described how the OP accidentally drank his own urine (long story), and the comments that followed were hilarious. At least one other member confessed to doing the same thing by confusing his bottles by his bed, and then another member demanded to know why suddenly everyone was pissing in bottles. There were several other funny comments that rely too heavily on in-jokes to explain here. For the initated: “It’s over for pisscells.” “Incel trait: drinking your urine.” Bwahaha.
Another funny case was when Read More
Saturday posts are like hidden posts because no one sees them. Welcome to the elect.
A Brazilian man is caught impersonating his mum in order to pass her driver’s test.
This is a doozy. A Pakistani lawyer tried to Read More
[Written in Africa]
The Chinese in Africa are ready to run. Like the Chinese in Indonesia who have a plan for their family in the event of the next riot, or the Spanish in Latin America who have a second passport and keep their wealth safely out of the country, or the Jews in Europe who kept cash or jewelry sewn into their clothes for whenever they were kicked out or forced to flee. Such is the life of an economically dominant minority.
The old Chinese embassy here used to be right next to the US ambassador’s residence. One wonders if Read More
[Written in Africa]
I probably like writing reviews more than you like reading them. For me, it’s a way of getting my thoughts straight about what I read and consolidating in my memory whatever is most significant. It is not an assessment of how good a book is; if it were rubbish I would not bother writing about it at all. Rather, it is just whatever thoughts were inspired by it. This is why I often get sidetracked and end up talking about that girl with cerebral palsy who I totally failed to pick up and who was probably a lesbian anyway, or that metre-long shit I once did in the bathroom of an Indian restaurant in Shinjuku.
The problem is, I read a lot of good books – indeed, some outstanding and moving books – and yet I have nothing much to say about them. I could sum up my thoughts in a paragraph, so I haven’t bothered writing a review.
Now that I’m just finishing up the biggest reading period of my life, I feel like these books deserve some sort of recognition here at the People’s.
So here we go: my ultra-brief assessments of other good books I’ve read:
The Complete Works of Ibsen
The plays are Read More
Book review of Delphi Poetry Anthology.
Continuing to Shakespeare’s sonnets, I think we can skip the Eighteenth because you already know it. In the Thirtieth he gets into a maudlin spiral, but finds a way out: Read More
I feel myself making an economic prediction, which is exactly what I warn youse NOT to do in my upcoming book. I was in the middle of shifting money around for rational reasons, and then . . . I could not bring myself to move some bonds into shares as planned.
I should not be timing the market. I am the worst investor in the world, and the only way of protecting myself is to play it dumb. But still, if I cannot physically make myself move the funds, perhaps my risk profile is lower than I thought it was.
Here’s the thing:
- Elites hate Trump.
- They are willing to publish fake stories and clutch straws to impeach him.
- They would be willing to crash the economy to make him lose the next election.
- They are able to crash the economy.