Poor little ladies


Have you ever noticed how hard women have it?  If you haven’t, I’m going to set you straight.

Take this story, for example.  Not only are women now objectified by becoming famous influencers – they are even being offered huge amounts of cash for sex!  The horror.

“It’s high-end prostitution – it’s just scary to think if they’ve messaged me, they’ve probably sent it to thousands of pretty girls on Instagram,” says Tyne-Lexy Clarson.

She says she was only 19 when she was first propositioned, with an offer of £20,000 for dinner and drinks.

This victim claims she barely escaped with her honour intact by saying no, but another was not so lucky: Read More

Why I quit Twitter


I’ve had a Twitter account for years, but I’ve only used it to auto-post links to my blog as they drop.  Occasionally I logged on to see what it was all about, but I was baffled by the long timeline of unconnected tweets.  Each was just a little pithy saying or trite Americanism, some with hundreds of likes.  And then I’d log off for another six months.

I was sick at home for a while recently so I spent more time on Twitter.  I was going to publish my book soon and Delicious Tacos said that’s where he got most of his sales, so I thought I, too, should give it a go.

To be honest, there is Read More

The journey home


[Written in Africa]

What a lovely holiday.  It was far away, expensive to get there, but it was the right decision.  My compromise in doing one more year in Africa was that I would take a few breaks away in order to stay sane.  Last year I tried staying in country for longer periods to save money and after a six-month stretch I got to the state of mental and emotional exhaustion that I very nearly Read More

Word from the Dark Side – coronavirus, crims in Japan, crazy male feminists, Common Core fallacies and clever women


Hands up if you’ve already decided you’re going to die from coronavirus and are already planning who to bequeath your sexbots?  Just me?  Okay.  I tend to get everything that’s going around.  Here’s a good video with inside information:

There were rumours that it may have actually been an escaped bio-weapon, but I didn’t pay much attention because the source was unreliable.  Now even the Washington Times is going with this possibility.

I’m sure the government has it well in hand.  After all, look how they’re cracking down on public pajama-wearing.

One good thing is that the virus debacle will Read More

The language wanker


I’m a language wanker.

My underlying motivation for learning languages is to show off how awesome I am.  I imagine just happening to meet someone from that country in an unlikely place and amazing everyone around by having a good old chinwag with them.  I picture a situation where someone cannot make themselves understood and I happen to come along and save the day.  Kind of like how Read More

The next logical step: virtue-signalling suicide


We can fairly easily follow the train of SJW thought over the past decades: from decriminalization of homosexuality to compulsory celebration of gay marriage; from open-minded tolerance of transsexuals to gender reassignment for children who are tomboys or sissies; and from a condemnation of racial discrimination to open, mainstream, anti-white commentary.

But can we follow this ‘logical’ (you know what I mean) train of thought in order to predict what may be coming next? Read More

The trouble with fame


[Written in Africa]

I haven’t tried hard to increase the readership of this blog, especially over the last couple of years while I’ve been living in a totalitarian state.  It is safer to keep it esoteric.  As Matt Forney once said, if you get big enough, you’ll get doxxed.  And I can little afford that right now.

Once I’m out of Africa I can Read More

Word from the Dark Side: lying ladies, calcified candidates, and wascally wives.


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

Without fatherhood, men have no emotional investment in their communities.


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

Word from the Dark Side – Iran special


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

Editor wanted (updated)


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.


Update: editor found, book finished!  Here it is:



Also available on all other major platforms.

Shout-out to my linkers


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

Trump’s Boomer moment


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