“Comments Are Enabled Until I Ban Ted Colt’s IP number “

LOL [Check the comment section] I think he likes me. Always with the compliments!

It’ll be funny watching the Vulture track my IP through several ISP’s and geographic locations, never mind simple IP masking. Should I switch to anonymous or random username comments just for giggles? Wouldn’t it be easier for him to just approve/disapprove comments? It’s not like he gets all that many.

Also, does this meet the definition for what Anita Sarkeesian does when faced with thoughts that offend her?

When you tear out a man's tongue you are not proving him a liar

Oppression as Game Theoretic Solution to Collective Action Problems

Originally posted on Anarcho Papist:

Sometimes the only solution to a game is to not play, such as games which involve mutually assured destruction in the case of defection. Sometimes the solution is to play it many times, such as the prisoner’s dilemma where iteration affords one the strategy of tit-for-tat, which will tend to produce optimal outcomes for both players. In cases where defection takes the form of free riding, the power to punish free riders often tends to bring about positive equilibria.

Consider a game in which a group of players are initially given $10, but given the opportunity to put their money in a pot where the total will be doubled and redistributed among the players. The optimal equilibrium for the players is everyone to donate all their money to the pot, where after being doubled everyone will receive $20. However, you do not know beforehand whether everyone will choose to cooperate…

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A Little Bit of Truth in Every Conversation

tteclod:

Life requires a certain integral caution while testing reality for truth. Favor your fellows with silence in absence of personal experience confirming hypotheses.

Originally posted on A House With No Child:

Here’s a recurring conversation I have to entertain. And it’s one I could enjoy, but typically don’t. It goes like this: Those who do X enjoy superior benefits in health/wealth/happiness compared to Y. Therefore, do and participate in X.

Obviously there isn’t a causal effect, but you average man won’t care about that. The implication is that a correlation exists because a causation is present. The average man thinks that the specific cause of this dynamic will be nestled in what he has learned about the subject. And since the only thing the man has learned about the subject is, basically, ‘Those who do X enjoy superior benefits in health/wealth/happiness’ then he infers that X is the cause.

The careful and cautious reader will probably remain agnostic on the matter, seeing the intended inference and yet doubting it. The reasoned reader will remain agnostic on the matter, yet not repeat…

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Are You Date-Worthy? A Quiz for Women

tteclod:

Gotta love lists.

Originally posted on Whores of the Internet:

This post was inspired by this unintentionally hilarious article. Go read it, please.

In case of tl;dr, the woman writer complains that women need to start asking men out on dates because men are too weak/stupid/unmacho/ungentlemanly to ask women out on dates anymore.

That’s right; according to authoress Lauren Martin, women deserve to be taken out on dates—proper, old fashioned, man pays-and-buys-flowers-and-holds-doors dates—and the only thing stopping this wonderful thing is the failures of men.

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

Now, at first, I was going to just link to the article and laugh.

Then I thought, nahhh, I should respond point-by-point, giving the shiv of truth to each and every one of Lauren Martin’s lies.

Then I thought, nahhh, too much work for soon-to-be-forgotten Feminazi whack-a-mole articles like this. Instead, why not give the girls some chick crack—e.g. a Cosmo-style quiz—while at the same time having each question mercilessly fisk and fuck…

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Of Grants and Literature and the Brainwashing of our Kids -Amanda Green

tteclod:

A worthy essay.

Originally posted on According To Hoyt:

*I displaced Amanda’s monthly guest post yesterday for the character blog tour, so I’m putting it up today.  I’ll add one thing to what she says below — well, a few — when my kids were in elementary, there was a city program where they were given incentives to read.  Read x pages get a burger.  Read x pages get a movie ticket.  I never let them participate in the program.  Why not (besides meanness?)  Because I didn’t want them to think of reading as a chore you had to be compensated for. This is the mentality I keep running into, even from thirty somethings “reading is a chore and you need to give me stuff so I’ll read.” For some this becomes “reading is a chore, so I’ll read only ‘improving’ materials. And thus we come to writers who think that writing is kind of school work and that…

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White Brit poor an alienated minority in their own schools

tteclod:

“If you’re thinking: why should I care about schools, I have no children?” then you’re an irresponsible fool who won’t accomplish the most simple biological purpose of your life: reproduction. Get fucked! Excuse only the sterile.

Originally posted on Philosophies of a Disenchanted Scholar:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/09/01/White-Kids-to-be-minority-by-2037

… If these trends continue, white British children will be in the minority across the whole of the country in 23 years’ time, bringing the rest of the UK in line with London, Birmingham, and some other inner cities where white British children are already in the minority. …

The figures are of concern because some claim that educational policies designed to support pupils of ethnic minority backgrounds are undermining the performance of white working class British children.

“The white working-class population is massively underperforming. We are neglecting the white working class, and do so at our peril.” Said Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education.

He also told the Sunday Times that the growth in ethnic pupils was making white working class children feel “increasingly alienated and marginalised”, and called upon policymakers to stop “neglecting” working class children.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Migration Watch UK, Alp…

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