Monday, October 6, 2014


I like the TV show About A Boy, mostly because it's about an eligible bachelor who gets away with Going His Own Way.

I also liked the movie with the same title (starring Hugh Grant) and the novel they are based on (written by Nick Hornby). So, maybe it's just my personal taste (which there is no accounting for).
Yeah, you have to get past all the Hollywood crap about showing him the "error of his ways" every week, but the next episode always starts with him reset as a confirmed bachelor -- as though he never learned last week's lesson. Better yet, he consistently pulls the boy out from under his domineering mother's smothering of the week.

I'm glad it's popular enough to be renewed for a second season. Most shows, and most commercials, treat men far worse and expect us to like it. Typically, the domineering mother wins. 

This show is a welcome change.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Go MGTOW Young Man, Go MGTOW!

I just finished reading Wikipedia's plot summary of the movie Gone Girl

If I were looking for a reason not to marry (or even let a woman stay at my place for "a few days"), then the events in this movie provide it. Let's look:

1. She frames her husband for her murder and goes into hiding.
2. She murders the man who is hiding and protecting her.
3. She coerces her husband into not divorcing her by spermjacking him and getting pregnant. 

I happen to like the "got away with murder" sub-genre of movies.  (Think Godfather and Mr. Ripley, for two examples.) What bothers me is all the feminist approval. There is a strong undercurrent of "she done a good thing" in that gang.

'Nuff said.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Why am I not surprised?

Simone de Beauvoir: A Nazi, a pedophile, and a misogynist

I wish I could claim credit for the level of scholarship the author put in this one. -W.M.

Even MGTOW may not be enough!

Will there come a day when Going Your Own Way is not sufficient? Will they hunt you down and force compliance? Well, they do have the badges and guns...

The Emperor Augustus put a tax on unmarried men and another on childless married couples. That is not the only historical precedent.

Vote wisely.

I got one of those viral emails. It could be a hoax, but I take it as a caution and a lesson.
By the way, I was going with "all the above" but that wasn't a choice.

The following is incredible! I didn't get one correct answer. Prepare for a shock at the answer and prepare yourself for the next election !! Six trivia questions to see how much history you really know.
Be honest, it's kind of fun and revealing. If you don't know the answers make your best guess. Answer all of the questions (no cheating) before looking at the answers.
And, no, the answers to these questions aren't all "Barack Obama". Who said it?

1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
A. Karl Marx
B. Adolph Hitler
C. Joseph Stalin
D. Barack Obama
E. None of the above
2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few...... And to replace it with shared responsibility, for shared prosperity."
A. Lenin
B. Mussolini
C. Idi Amin
D. Barack Obama
E. None of the above
3) "(We).....can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."
A. Nikita Khrushchev
B. Joseph Goebbels
C. Boris Yeltsin
D. Barack Obama
E. None of the above
4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own ... in order to create this common ground."
A. Mao Tse Tung
B. Hugo Chavez
C. Kim Jong II
D. Barack Obama
E. None of the above
5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."
A. Karl Marx
B. Lenin
C. Molotov
D. Barack Obama
E. None of the above
6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."
A. Pinochet
B. Milosevic
C. Saddam Hussein
D. Barack Obama
E. None of the above
...........Scroll down for answers

and the answers are ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(1) E. None of the above.
Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004
(2) E. None of the above.
Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007
(3) E. None of the above.
Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(4) E. None of the above.
Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(5 ) E None of the above.
Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007
(6). E. None of the above.
Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005

Friday, October 3, 2014

In the category of OMG...

Mom Bakes Vagina Cookies For 2nd Graders, Can’t Believe Teacher Has The Nerve To Refuse Them

A tip of the ole fedora to Captain Capitalism for posting this so I could find it.

Tim Allen HAM License

I've always liked Tim Allen

Actor Tim Allen Gets His Ham Ticket For Real
He has a successful career as an actor and comedian

The HAM license is icing on the cake. Good for him!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

MGTOW Self Defense

Wise words! Read these:

3 Mistakes Hannah Graham Made

Self-Defense 101: Situational Awareness is Everything

Pay Attention!

It was my excellent good fortune to have judo and jiujitsu classes available to me in my early teens. I only wish it had been possible to start sooner, like age six. It helped me out of many a scrape. Better late than never.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MGTOWs Should Cut The Cable!

For Us MGTOWs...

TV bombards us with anti-male propaganda.
"Men are idiots... Men should be happy for women to pick their pockets... Men should be subject to physical violence from women with no recourse..." The list goes on.

Why on earth should I pay for this?

The fact is, that every cable subscriber is paying for this!

Yes, you are paying for shows that you don't watch. You are paying for commercials and shows - all of them - that make men into dupes, walking ATMs, and punching bags. It doesn't matter if you watch them or not. You are paying for them.

Your subscription dollars go to everything on cable. Everything.

For Married MRAs...

I have an acquaintance who tells me her family spends about $120 per month on cable. That's $1,440 per year that could be in the family pocket.

She has two kids in the early years of grade school. What will those kids look back on as fond memories? Will it be things they did with Mom and Dad, or will it be TV shows they saw?

My advice to her, and all moms and dads is to spend time with your kids and skimp on the TV!! Use that savings for camping in state parks (best family times ever), picnics, days at the beach, or playing cards and board games around the kitchen table.

Dad, mom, they're never too young to learn poker, bridge, hearts, Monopoly, Parcheesi, chess ... and they will be glad they did.

Mom, teach them the basics of cooking from a recipe, how to do laundry, other college and real life survival skills.

That's what your kids will remember as the happy times.

Nobody remembers the TV show they saw in third grade. We all (we lucky ones) remember the rummy games around the campfire in front of the rented camper van.

One MGHOW's Answer...

What I did is cut my cable, use the first month's savings to put up an outside antenna, and watch 'free' TV. On top of that, I have the internet, various streaming TV sites, and DVDs from the library, RedBox, and Amazon. Between them, they offer more video entertainment than I can consume.
I have a few (only a few) favorite TV shows. I wait one day and watch them over the internet. The keepers, I buy the DVD sets.

Sporting events?

You got me there. I join a group and watch whatever the game is at someone's man cave on their giant screen. We drink too much and eat lots of junk food. We all chip in, so Mr. Man Cave eats and drinks for free -- thus, the karma is balanced.

Mostly, we hang out and do the male bonding thing. Otherwise, all I care about is the point spread, which will be on the internet news a minute after the game is over.

Most games aren't worth my time -- the point spread is all that matters really. We're all better off if I stay home and play fetch with my dog. It's less fattening, and I'm not in danger of a DUI ticket.

Cut the cable!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How Not to Be Poor

Dr. Helen Smith offers good advice that works in the real world. 

How Not to Be Poor

I've tried it both ways, and my life experience has taught me this:
  •  It is better to be frugal than to spend freely. 
  • I am never sorry to have money in the bank. 


A reader asked, what do I do for income?  

Thanks for the interest!   My income comes from rental properties and "passive income" from the stock market.  I don't have a day job anymore.  I did once and used it to fund my real estate and stocks.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cut The Cable!

Here's the latest in what is looking like an on going rant.

Lawmakers fight to keep your cable bill high

You can spend your money more wisely than this. 

Some Women Really Are Evil - some men too

Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed and My Sister Stole My Mother's Boyfriend
By Barbara Oakley
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books; 1ST edition (October 31, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159102580X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591025801
Amazon link and reviews: 

Have you ever heard of a person who left you wondering, "How could someone be so twisted? So evil?" Prompted by clues in her sister’s diary after her mysterious death, author Barbara Oakley takes the reader inside the head of the kinds of malevolent people you know, perhaps all too well, but could never understand. 

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Borne out of a quest to understand her sister Carolyn's lifelong sinister behavior (which, systems engineer Oakley suggests, may have been compounded by childhood polio), the author sets out on an exploration of evil, or Machiavellian, individuals. Drawing on the advances in brain imaging that have illuminated the relationship of emotions, genetics and the brain (with accompanying imaging scans), Oakley collects detailed case histories of famed evil geniuses such as Slobodan Milosevic and Mao Zedong, interspersed with a memoir of Carolyn's life. Oakley posits that they all had borderline personality disorder or antisocial personality disorder, a claim she supports with evidence from scientists' genetic and neurological research. All the people she considers, Oakley notes, are charming on the surface but capable of deeply malign behavior (traits similar to those found in some personality disorders), and her analysis attributes these traits to narcissism combined with cognitive and emotional disturbances that lead them to believe they are behaving in a genuinely altruistic way. Disturbing, for sure, but with her own personal story informing her study, Oakley offers an accessible account of a group of psychiatric disorders and those affected by them. Illus. (Oct.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


"A fascinating scientific and personal exploration of the roots of evil, filled with human insight and telling detail."
--Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor, Harvard University, and author of The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and The Stuff of Thought

"'Scientific non-fiction' and 'page turner' aren’t two phrases I’d expect in the same sentence, but for the remarkable Evil Genes, they fit."
--William A. Wulf, President Emeritus, National Academy of Engineering

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tim's Vermeer - Good Movie

 How did Vermeer achieve the effects he did in his masterwork paintings?  No one knows, but quite a few painters and scientists think he used some kind of optical system.  Tim Jenison sets out to replicate one of Vermeer's most famous works, The Music Lesson, doing just that.  The results are astonishing, the effort to achieve them heroic.

Tim's Vermeer (2013)

Tim's Vermeer is on Blu-Ray and DVD from Sony Home Entertainment, or you can watch it over the internet via pay per view. I've never been satisfied with the latter (poor picture quality), and the DVD has extras.  Sony sells it through Amazon.  Here's the link:

Here's one for free that I find interesting. Like Tim did, these men spend all day bent over exacting work and near-microscopic detail. They are artists:

Masters of Time: The World of Swiss Complicated Watches

Not All Women Are Like That - There are a few NAWALTs out there.

13-Year-Old Twin Sisters Sponsored to Hunt, Shoot and Spread Their Message

Friday, September 26, 2014

Not A MGTOW - not even close.

Hillary Clinton on How to Close the Business Gender Gap

This is so wrong in so many ways. I'll just say to Hillary - as though she was reading this - "the culture that pervades the American workplace" has changed. It has been thoroughly feminized. You've won. You are whipping a dead horse.

MGTOW Topics - chosen at random

Bachelor Not Looking video:

Go Get Em, Dinesh!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dear Ladies; Let's Be Realistic: Men will tend to Go Their Own Ways.

(A tip of the ole fedora to Saneity who scooped me on this subject.)

What did you women expect? I have to ask!

30 Is the New 50: Old Age Is Killing My Dating Life

Did you really think you could fool nature? Come on! You're supposed to be the ones who are in tune with nature!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MGTOW vs. The Logical Conclusion of Feminism

The logical conclusion of feminism is a police state run by obedient dupes all to willing to succumb to the devil's offer of fascism for the low, low price of their souls.

We're there. Going your own way is all but a crime.

CATALIST’: Obama’s Database for Fundamentally Transforming America

Cop Flips Out When Driver Exercises His Constitutional Rights
I'm glad this guy had his camera running.

When did Officer Friendly become SWAT Cop in a ninja suit?

Militarized Police

It's never too late, no matter how bad things seem.

"An admission that we are on the wrong track enables us to switch directions. The truth is within every man; it bursts through and destroys the negative self upon our honest invitation. Then, life is lived in full measure." Vernon Howard

Like the cartoon character Pogo said,

"We have met the enemy and he is us."

Now, all we have to do is figure out how to undo this mess and get back to being free once again. No more feminism, no more political correctness, no more fascist bastards kicking us around!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Not Exactly MGTOW, but...

Jokes of The Conservative Papers
Political Jokes and Riddles from a Conservative Perspective

Boombox Cartoons by Dixon Diaz

"Control" is what they crave, liberals and feminists both.  Have you ever met a conservative feminist?  I have, but she wasn't the man hating kind.

He Moves In Mysterious Ways, His Wonders To Perform.

Check this out, and all the cool stuff in the sidebar. 
Akiane on The Katie Couric Show
Wait, there's more! 
Akiane on Wikipedia:

Superhuman: Genius

Monday, September 22, 2014


Recent headline:

It could have been you, Kim! Billionaire Richard Lugner, 81, (who called Kardashian 'annoying') marries Playboy model, 24

I do have to admit his billions can shield him from a lot...

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
─ Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

But not being foolish!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

America's Soldiers Singing "Days of Elijah"

Viral video on YouTube:

Marriage Old School

What 'War Brides' of the Greatest Generation knew about marriage 

I love these shows set in WWII Britain, like Foyle's War.  There are war brides in my immediate ancestry. 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Shrike - or maybe harpie

Rape Culture

Andrew Klavan on the subject of the "rape culture:"

Feminists: Idiots or Shrikes? by Andrew Klavan

I know cultural Marxism when I see it. I'm voting for shrike.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Rape Culture

 Andrew Klavan on the subject of the "rape culture:"

Feminists: Idiots or Shrikes? by Andrew Klavan

I know cultural Marxism when I see it. I'm voting for shrike.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

MGTOW Sports Betting

Before you make a serious bet (any amount larger than the price of a beer), read this guy's books.

The Fix Is In

At very least, read the key articles on his site.

MGTOW Betting

Back in my high school days, other guys would try to get me to bet on a game. I never liked this. It causes friction with my friends. It is an avenue for my unfriends to skin me.

What I did was:
  • Memorize the point spread in advance. The sports media published these things.
  • Change the spread by one point in my favor.
  • Agree to the bet with my spread.
For example:

"I'll betcha big bucks my team beats yours this week," said the unfriend.
"Okay. I'll take that bet if you give me ten (or whatever) points," replied I.

This will have two outcomes, both in my favor (keeping in mind I don't like betting in the first place).

1. "I ain't doin' that. That ain't fair. Fergit it."
- My preference.
2. "Duh, okay."
- Acceptable, if not optimal.

If you watched the first season of the TV series Boardwalk Empire, you will remember Arnold Rothstein going on about never taking bets unless he is sure he will win. That's the way to do it in this cruel world.

Rothstein also cheated; he put in the fix, but that's another story.  It's the story of pro sports since before the age of TV.

Feminists vs. NFL


Of course he's doing a great job! He's making the owners buckets of money, and that is the only metric that matters. 
They might get rid of him because he's become a lightning rod for controversy: His failure to meddle in a police investigation has the feminists and their male BFFs in a hissy fit. If that happens, it'll only be because the kerfuffle is costing them money. 
On a personal note, I haven't bought any pink NFL gear, and I ain't gonna!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Today is the day that the United States Constitution was signed by delegates at the final meeting of the Constitutional Convention in 1787. One might say it's the Constitution's birthday. Happy 227th, and many more! 
Today is the birthday of country singer Hank Williams (1923 Mount Olive, Alabama). He died all too young, but not before founding a dynasty of country singers now in its third generation. He was one of the all time greats and is still listened to today.

Feminism's Logical Conclusion

What is it about women that makes them seek out situations where they are subjected to abuse? It must be some genetic thing. It sure isn't common sense.

SILENCE, I KILL YOU: Cute Austrian Chick Joins ISIS, Gets Killed

Listen Ms. Libbie, check out how they treat women before you join their ranks. Better yet, Go Your Own Way and don't join anybody's cause.

The world is full of people who want to sacrifice you and me for their causes. Don't be a sucker.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Splendid Article!

7 Ways to Exercise Your Brain—And Why You Really Need To!

Feminism's Logical Conclusion

What is it about women that makes them seek out situations where they are subjected to abuse? It must be some genetic thing. It sure isn't common sense.

SILENCE, I KILL YOU: Cute Austrian Chick Joins ISIS, Gets Killed

Listen Ms. Libbie, check out how they treat women before you join their ranks. Better yet, Go Your Own Way and don't join anybody's causes. (Yes, women are just as capable as Going Their Own Way as men are.)

The world is full of people who want to sacrifice you and me for their causes. Don't be a sucker. Think for yourself.  Act in your own best interest.

MGTOW "Be Immoral, But Not Illegal"

I missed this when it first came out. I must say I agree with the Captain as usual.

If I Were to Do It Again, I'd Become a Leftist Politician
aka "It Doesn't Pay to be Moral"
aka "Be Immoral, But Not Illegal"

Monday, September 15, 2014

MGTOW vs. Marriage

The United Singles of America by Dr. Helen Smith

Dr. Smith quotes and discusses a recent article on the decline of marriage in the USA. This is the money quote for me:

Given the lack of due process, the tendency to blame men for relationship problems and unequal treatment in domestic relations, men might be better off not living too long with any one woman. This is bad for society and families, but might be a better solution for individual men. 

I agree. That's why I call myself one of the MGTOW.

Saneity produces some interesting charts and presents his analysis: 

Observing the Decline: Single is now the preferred lifestyle
"I'm thirty and I want to get married now. Where's Mr. Right?"

Well, Ms. Libbie, he's buying drinks for some 22 year old. If it's any consolation, he's not going to marry her either.

Marriage In Decline

The mainstream media has been commenting on the declining rate of marriage world wide. I think the decline itself is because men are wising up to how dangerous it is under today's laws. I think the MSM runs the occasional story because it distresses the entire marriage-divorce industry, which impacts its advertising revenue. The MSM's feminist wing is bitching about it, so they have plenty of internal pressure to do a story too. (Feminists bitching about something? Imagine my surprise. What's next?)

Marriage is declining globally: Can you say that?

They (the feminists and their MSM patsies) think it's our fault too, but they think it's because we are defective. So, ladies, how come you're so eager to marry a defective? Is it so you can divorce the living shit out of him in a few years?

I learned from the mistakes of the married men around me. From childhood on, I've witnessed grossly unhappy marriages and brutally punishing divorces. Yes, it's the men who were unhappy and punished. It's safe to say, I've been MGTOW since my preteen years.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Great Video Series

Feminism Series 

  ChristyOMisty - Good stuff!

A friend sent this.  Thanks!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

MGTOW Movie News

'Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?' Hits Theatres This Weekend

Who is John Galt?  What's all the fuss about?  I'm glad you asked:

MGTOW Economics

Enjoy the Decline!

Ignore the government published indicators: The economy is contracting. This is bad. 

Marc Faber: McDonald’s tells us why the market will collapse

Faber has an excellent point. If people are cutting McDonald's out of their budgets, then they must be strapped for cash. The rest follows.

By the way, the Consumer Price Index does not track food prices or energy prices (for some reason). The CPI looks good in the news, but we little people have to obey our wallets -- and looks don't count.

If you don't trust government indicators (and you shouldn't), then become familiar with

Take a look at his numbers for GDP, inflation and unemployment. Compare and contrast with what you see on the TV news.  Actually, he does the comparing for us.

Get a copy of Enjoy the Decline or Bachelor Pad Economics from Captain Capitalism. You'll find a link in the right sidebar. Read up.

Friday, September 12, 2014

How To Call 911 Effectively

Let's change yesterday's scenario (MGTOW Communications). The cell phones are working, so you don't have to screw around with radios or try to make an amateur ambulance run.

Call 911. 
911 dispatcher: "Nine one one, what is your emergency?"

You: "Medical emergency, possibly life threatening."

Stop there. You've set the scene. Let the dispatcher ask, and you answer with the minimum of words.

911 dispatcher: [Next question?]

You: [Brief answer.]

Here are two articles, first the short one, then the long one:

911 Etiquette

How To Call 911 Effectively

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Trigger Warning! Trigger Warning!

Andrew Klavan on the Newest Threat on College Campuses: Microaggression

MGTOW Communications

First the worst case scenario:

1. Your neighborhood has been through a natural disaster, a weather event perhaps.
A. The cell phones aren't working.
B. The land lines are down.
2. Now, one of your neighbors is in serious need of immediate medical attention, perhaps one of those fractures where you can see bloody bone sticking out.
A. The cell towers are down in this scenario, so you'll have to wait a bit to upload a video of the bloody mess.
B. Store it while the batteries are still charged, put the phone away, and do something constructive!
3. What do you do?
A. How do you call for an ambulance?
B. Are you good at first aid?

Radio, that's the answer to A.

Training, that's the answer to B. This is a whole separate topic.

Regarding calling for an ambulance: In order of my personal preference (I'm a ham, so I'm biased).

        1. Ham radio.
  • Advantages.
  • Ham can get through when all others can't.
  • It is a fun hobby in more settled times.
  • Disadvantages.
  • Ham radio requires obtaining a license. This requires study and work.
  • If the power is down, you will need a generator or battery backup - advance planning required.

    2. CB radio.
  • Advantages.
  • The entrance requirements are minimal. CB radios are easy to get, simple to use, and there is not really a licensing requirement.
  • Disadvantages.
  • The CB bands might be unable to reach far enough, depending on conditions.
  • You can chose antennas and transceivers that will get through, if you plan in advance.
  • If the power is down, you will need a generator or battery backup - advance planning required.

    3. Load the injured into the backseat of your car and drive them to the hospital.

  • Or try to depending on road conditions.
  • Good luck, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
I never knew Archie, the beloved comic book teen, was involved with ham radio. Recently, the author of this comic died, which brought it to my attention.

Scroll down for a PDF of the entire issue. My anti-virus says it is free of virus or malware.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

MGTOW Articles

There are some cautionary tales and good advice herein.

Why Tesla Never Married

Whores in the Workforce

Pursue goals not girls

Americans Becoming Less “American”

My Wife Is Crazy

The title speaks for itself, only it's not a humorous satire. It is all too true.

19 Signs That You’re Dating Or Married To A Crazy Bitch
A few former girlfriends score high on this list. Fortunately, I'm well away from them now. Whew! I Went My Own Way.

A friend recommends this book, which the reviews say is funny:

A Gentleman's Guide To Avoiding Marriage: The Absolutely, Most Compelling Reasons A Man Should NEVER Marry. Paperback – September 16, 2010
by Omar Riedman (Author), Kali Pinckney (Author), Carrie Constantino (Editor)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Texas Concealed Handgun Carriers: Law-abiding Public Benefactors

Captain Capitalism published this on his blog:

Panera Bread Was Always Weak

I submitted the below to the comments.

This is reason enough for me not to go to Panera, even if I did like their menu.  I don't - not enough food for my dollar and I like my own cooking better anyway. 

Texas passed its concealed handgun law largely because of one woman.  (Suzanna Gratia Hupp, DC, <>)  Her parents were killed when a gunman attacked a crowded restaurant (Luby's, 1991, Killeen, TX). 

His victims had no recourse except to cower under their tables and wait for him to walk over and shoot them.  He did just that.  No one was able to shoot back.  He shot people at his leisure until a sheriff arrived. 

As the saying goes, when seconds count, the police are minutes away.

The suddenly orphaned young woman mounted a crusade to get the CHL law passed.  The entire state is glad she did. Well, a large majority is glad; it was a big part of why George Bush defeated Gov. Richards in 1994.

We have every reason to be glad, we have a substantially lower crime rate than areas that forbid concealed carry.

Texas Concealed Handgun Carriers: Law-abiding Public Benefactors

And now, for the lighter side!

This Is The Funniest Pro-Gun Video You’ll Ever Watch

Not MGTOW, but...

I would rather spend two days driving than half a day flying.

Cramped seats and angry passengers lead to diverted flights

The car's driver’s seat is more comfortable than any airliner can be, even first class. I have all the elbow and knee room I want. I control the music, air conditioning, and who rides with me. Nobody has to climb over me to get anyplace. Nobody's kid is kicking my seat back. I get to see scenery and stop at interesting sites along the way. Best of all, there are no airport hassles. 

Travel tip: When I do have to fly, I bring disposable razors. I leave my expensive razor at home. In fact, I bring nothing I wouldn't care too much about if it ended up in a TSA agent's pocket.

I am happy with my safety razor.

All That Newfangled Shaving Gear Can’t Compare to the Old-Fashioned Stuff

I've given up on electric razors. They don't last long enough, and they cost too dang much.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Why I'm a MGHOW

I've Never Married. (I've had some near misses, but I escaped in the end.) I'm a Man Going His Own Way. Here's a collection of articles and videos that explains what to me is the obvious. 

Are monastics and hippies and poets relevant? No, we’re deliberately irrelevant. We live with an ingrained irrelevance which is proper to every human being. The marginal person accepts the basic irrelevance of the human condition, an irrelevance which is manifested above all by the fact of death.
- Thomas Merton, “Clouds and Water”

Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in.
- Michael Corleone, "The Godfather III"


Sandman hits the mark! (Yes, I've had this done to me.)

Then there is the marriage ceremony and reception. The expense is damnable.


The prenup is just another hurdle for one side to overcome…”

Famous wedding resort will offer weekend ‘divorce packages’

In praise (not!) of feminism

I'm a Feminist and I Hate Being a Woman

After the inevitable divorce ...

RETIRE CHEAP IN THAILAND - Lesson # 1 - Accommodation; Where, How Much and Why?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Excellent MGTOW Article

Matt Forney says it better than I can:

Leftist Witch Hunts, Social Justice Warriors and the Myth of Free Speech “Consequences”

Regarding the last line, Matt and I differ on this. I'm not quite sure the left hasn't resorted to murder. Just because leftist VIPs have not been indicted or convicted does not mean they didn't cause a few bodies to be put in the grave. In fact, there are books written accusing them of that.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

MGTWO Cigar Story

Cigars. When I was a wee lad, way below legal smoking age, I worked a scam where I mail ordered a box of cigars. I've been hooked ever since. With that in mind, here is a great article: 

This is one of a zillion you will find on the net, and there are magazines and exclusive clubs devoted to cigars and enjoying the same.

Overshare: I have lung problems and have long since given up exposing myself to smoke and chemical fumes. You gotta do what you gotta do.

The moral is, enjoy life while you can. You never know what tomorrow will bring.
Go Your Own Way when it comes to cigars, whiskey, or other pleasures.

Friday, September 5, 2014

MGTOW Personal Finance

I'm going to start using cash more and more, even if I have to stop at the bank before going shopping. I used my card at Home Depot only a week before all this started:

UPDATE 2-Home Depot in contact with Secret Service over alleged breach -source
The convenience is not worth the risk.

Stock Analysis For Dummies Like Me
Are you going to buy stocks? Read this first:

Yet Another Reason the Stock Market Is Overvalued

This puts a whole new meaning on Enjoy The Decline.

The subject is still internet security, only not the financial kind: 
"We share our secrets with technology," said XVALA. "And when we do, our privacy becomes accessible to others."

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Home Schooling - Kids Going Their Own Way

You will have noticed that home schooled kids are over-represented among the winners of spelling bees, math competitions, chess tournaments, music competitions, and the like. They aren't smarter or more talented. They are better educated. 

That's Better Educated. Period. 

Your children are wasting valuable time in public school. Home schooled kids are running rings around them. 
Read this: 
Mississippi school says kindergartener injured herself on playground; mom believes she was attacked by student, website reports
Your children are being tortured, mentally and sometimes physically, in public schools. Bring them home. 
Home schooling is a popular subject. A web search produced 453-million hits. A YouTube search produced a paltry 38-million. My local library has dozens of books on home schooling. 
I totally recommend home schooling if you can possibly manage it. For your son's and daughter's sakes, give them the education the government run schools can't. (Actually, they can. It's just that they won't. It's too much work.) If you think I'm biased against public schools, you're right. Read this: 

The Empire Strikes Back: Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Files Appeal To Force Crappy Teachers On Poor Kids

Public schools are at war with boys.
If you can't manage home schooling, then get your boy hooked up with books from here:

"Our mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers."

If you're worried about them not developing athletic skills or socializing, then stick them in little league or soccer or something. They will excel - if you home coach them! (My personal choice is to put them in martial arts, like judo. Let's have them learn a life skill as opposed to a game.) 

Get your kids out of the public schools. Let them Go Their Own Way by personally showing them the way. No one cares about your kids like you do.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Great Book, Authors Not In Jail

What will American TV do to this book? Will it be transformed into a politically correct standard issue sitcom? 

The Dangerous Book for Boys - TV situation comedy

I can recommend the book itself to any boy of any age. The TV show, we'll just have to wait and see.

The Dangerous Book for Boys, by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden

Write a Book, Go to Jail

The war against boys extends to male teachers. 

Cambridge Mace's Lane Middle School Teacher on Administrative Leave

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The War Against Boys - A Book Review

The War Against Boys: How misguided feminism is harming our young men, by Christina Hoff Sommers
Simon & Schuster 2001
ISBN: 0684849577 ; 978-0684849577

I especially recommend this book to parents of school aged children. I would recommend it to educators and academics, but they have it already, or they are a lost cause in the first place.

The style is readable. It is more dry and academic than aimed at the popular taste for the chatty. It is jammed with facts and figures, which are fully explained in a concise to-the-point text.

The 2001 hardback is very reasonably priced on Amazon. I whistled up a copy, and it's a keeper. There is a 2008 edition (Paw Prints Press) which I haven't seen, but I believe is updated and expanded.

But Wait! There's More! 
Here is a YouTube video by the author which covers the major points. (Well, the majors in my mind. The book has far, far more than what's in the video.) I recommend watching this before deciding to buy and read.

Money quote: "Boys are treated like defective girls." ... And ain't that the truth!

If you have a son in school from K through college, then you need this book to understand what he is going through. 

Dr. Helen Smith has written extensively on this. Here is one article from her blog:

Monday, September 1, 2014

Labor Day

American Minute ran an interesting article on the origins of Labor Day.  It will be in the archives:
The short version is Pres. Cleveland wanted to make the voters happy in the aftermath of nationwide railroad strikes.  He lost the election anyhow, but we got a holiday.

Learn a trade.  High demand trades pay better than most white collar jobs, and they do not force you into crippling student loan debt!  As an added benefit, they can't be outsourced to foreign lands.

Here is one of millions of hits (no kidding) that a search on learning a trade turned up:

Be Prepared!

A Professional Fireman's Go Bag
Viral Videos: New York prepper shows you how to prepare for a natural disaster

I would add this. Fill your pantry with canned and packaged foods with long lifetimes, in case you choose to stay put.

Be Prepared! 
Generally speaking, surviving is a good idea:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Worthless College Degrees

Are you choosing a college major?   Read this first. 

PayScale Underemployment Report
"Nearly half of the people we surveyed said they were underemployed. Find out why it's harder than ever for some people to launch a career while employers struggle to fill critical jobs."

Also, click on the Captain Capitalism link in the right sidebar and buy copies of Aaron Clarey's books Worthless and Bachelor Pad Economics.

Let's All Hook Up Today!

This makes me want to rush out and get a wife or girl friend ... NOT!

She Was Caught on Camera Beating Him with a Metal Pole, but He’s the One in Jail after Cops ‘Refused to Look at the Video’

The Economics of Sex and MGTOW

A series of links lead me to this video,

In my view, everything we do is a form of economic transaction, meaning we trade our time or money for something we want.  Here are three examples:
  • We spend a day hanging out with friends, and trade time for companionship.
  • We spend a day at work, and trade time for wages.
  • We trade our wages for the latest video game.
You get the idea.

Was the trade a good one? That is the same as asking if the cost was worth the benefit. This brings me to Men Going Their Own Way:

Is marriage worth the cost under today's laws and social customs?

Is dating worth its cost?

Are you better off spending your time working out and enjoying a hobby, or going club hopping?

Which costs less time and money and provides a greater benefit in the form of getting laid, (1) club hopping, or (2) hiring a high quality escort?

We live in a world where men are literally robbed by the courts because a wife or girlfriend decided to use the legal system against them. Is the risk (which is a form of cost) worth the benefit of female companionship?

Whatever choices you make in your life, I hope the cost/benefit ratio always comes out in your favor.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

MGTOW Philosophy - Some Questions - No Answers - Part 2.

What does it mean for Men to Go Their Own Way?  

These three videos on ancient Greek philosophy have some good suggestions toward the answer to that question.  They will take less than half an hour to watch. There are thousands more videos where these came from.

Stoicism: Many MGTOWs are Stoics, but don't know it. Here's a two part video that sums it up nicely:
I am mostly a Stoic, with large dollops of Cynicism and Epicureanism mixed in.

Cynicism: This school of philosophy is an extreme form of MGTOW. Here's an 8 minute video:
I can't really call myself a Cynic, mainly because I don't have the gumption to go as far as Diogenes did. I'm all for a milder version of this philosophy, one that involves things like eating a proper diet, living inside houses, and wearing warm clothes in winter.

Epicureanism: Three Minute Philosophy: Epicurus and Zeno

Friday, August 29, 2014

Mindfulness Training

The more you are free to think for yourself, the more able you will be able to Go Your Own Way.

Scientific American obliged us with an excellent article on the subject:

So has YouTube:

Dan Harris: Hack Your Brain's Default Mode with Meditation

Search your favorite bookstores and hunt the internet for:
  • Christian thought
  • Great philosophers
  • Zen and Tibetan Buddhism
  • Oriental martial arts (this is good exercise, even if you don't go for the spiritual stuff)
  • Yoga (ditto good exercise / spiritual)
I have my favorites, but mine might not be yours. Dig in. Here are some inspiring quotes:
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." -Carl Jung

Start today to build this wise attitude in your mind and spirit. When someone acts like an idiot in an attempt to intimidate you, silently ask him, "Who are you trying to kid?"
In this way you first inform yourself that you will no longer
submit to anyone's tyranny. And it will express itself outwardly
in your speech and manner, sending a warning message to the of-
fender. He will get the message, and you will end intimidation.
 - Vernon Howard, 50 Ways to Escape Cruel People, # 48

Thursday, August 28, 2014

MGTOW Philosophy - Some Questions - No Answers - Part 1.

What does it mean for Men to Go Their Own Way?

How do we deal with the realities of today's world and remain true to ourselves?

What does it mean for a man (or woman) living in today's world to live an ethical life?

What does it mean to live a moral life in today's world?

In short, what does it mean to live as a complete human being; what does it mean to Go Our Own Way?

Is there even a single pat answer to this question? (That would simplify things, wouldn't it.)

Philosophers (and charlatans) have spilled tons of ink writing about this. I have some favorite picks, some of whom contradict others. (So it goes - it's been proven that philosophy cannot be logical.)
Here is a starter list (all of these have thousands of videos dedicated to them on YouTube):
  • The Cynics (the school of philosophy, not the grumps who bad mouth everyone) Diogenes is the best known Cynic. This is the school that best describes today's MGTOW.
  • Epicurus (my go-to guy for the philosophy school named after him.) He was charged with atheism, immorality, and disrupting the social order. He invented "laid back" as a formalized way of life - no marriage, no children, no performing social duties, just free men, women, courtesans of both sexes, and slaves hanging out and getting along without conflict. Far out man!
  • Epictetus (my go-to guy for Stoic philosophy)
  • Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher)
  • Plato (when it comes to Western philosophers, there is Plato and then all the others)
  • Aristotle
  • Socrates
  • The Bible - read up on the Ten Commandments and The Sermon on the Mount.
This is enough for a start. I'll add more to the list in Part 2 at some future date ... if and when I feel like it.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MGTOW and College

Do Not Date College Women

Be warned! College is a nasty trap for young men. It can ruin your life through no fault of your own. Read these: 

College is a nasty trap and a dubious career move for financial reasons.

Go to Captain Capitalism's blog and buy yourself copies of his books Worthless and Bachelor Pad Economics.

If you do go, then keep your dating off campus. Do Not Date College Women.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Where Have All The Good Men Gone?

A friend prompted me to search YouTube for "where have all the good men gone." "About 332,000 results" turned up. Those I sampled (which wasn't many) have a common theme: It's all some man's fault that some woman has problems in her life.

Not one of those women thought of looking to themselves for the source of their personal problems.

Here's a recent one:

The Disappearing Male(MGTOW)

And another:

Monday, August 25, 2014

Video Games

The Capt. has also done an article on video games. What I've been hearing about them is mostly good (except the propaganda from feminists, but what did I expect?). Here's an example:

Video Games Play May Provide Learning, Health, Social Benefits, Review Finds
WASHINGTON — Playing video games, including violent shooter games, may boost children’s learning, health and social skills, according to a review of research on the positive effects of video game play to be published by the American Psychological Association.

Wage Slave

I've been a corporate wage slave. Captain Capitalism has a couple of blog entries on it. Check it out: 

There are worse jobs than corporate drone. I've had a few, but none as bad as this:

Modern day slavery for clothing in the Western World - The story behind the hanger - Truthloader

I've got nothing to complain about, and everything to be thankful for. I live in a place and time where I can Go My Own Way.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Breaking News!

Shock: Genetically Modified Rice Trial Reports 3 Times Higher Leukemia Risk
‘[O]ver 10 students' in GM rice trial 'now have leukemia within a 4-year period’

I go to a lot of trouble to avoid GMO foods - also food additives and preservatives.  This rules out most junk food, which is a good thing.  It means shopping carefully, but stories like this keep me going.

Of course, it is not possible to completely avoid that crap.  One does one's best and muddles along.



Good article, good blog: 

Cooking gets honorable mention.

MGTOW Cooking - Part 2.

Part 1 was posted Friday, August 15, 2014.

The doctors call it "24 hour bug." I used to get it a few times a year. Not anymore - I haven't had a case in six years.

I used to eat in restaurants 7 days a week. Because of a change in my circumstances (living too far from town for a while), I started cooking for myself. My cases of "24 hour bug" stopped happening. It took a while to connect all the dots, but when I did, I stopped going to restaurants, except on special occasions with family or friends. No more casual grab-a-meal dining.

I looked up "cooking" on YouTube and got "About 7,680,000 results." Whatever you can think of, and a million things you haven't, it's in there somewhere.

There is another item to add to the plus side of the list. I get a true sense of accomplishment from cooking. I like mastering a new recipe. I like cooking old favorites.

I cook from scratch. I cook fancy frozen entrees from the upscale supermarkets. I cook from cans and packages stowed away in my pantry. The fridge is full of leftovers waiting for those days when cooking from scratch isn't convenient.

Cooking for yourself saves time and money, and it provides satisfaction. Win-win.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Economics of MGTOW

Recently a friend emailed this to me: 
Apparently it has gotten so bad in the dating/marriage industry that women know that it's going on. But because of their feminist group think they won't change any of the laws (women are like a Union, as Robert DiNiro said in "Taxi Driver"). 

MGTOW will start to hit the economy. As I told Sandman let's say a 30 year old guy goes MGTOW. Guess who losses:
1. Car dealers. He does not need to buy a BMW to impress a women, he can drive an old car
2. Dating coaches
3. Clothing stores (doesn't need expensive clothes, except to meet the workplace dress code).
4. All the merchants who benefit from Valentine's Day [My friend omitted birthdays, anniversaries, Xmas, New Years, all those other occasions we buy crap for. -WM]
5. The marriage and honeymoon industry (engagement rings, wedding rings, reception, honeymoon) (Maybe $25,000 right there, maybe more)
6. The industries that make stuff for kids
7. Finally, the divorce industry (lawyers, counselors, the need for 2 homes etc).

Just those 7 items alone from one guy going MGTOW probably takes $400,000 or more out of the consumer economy and put it in the man's pocket. I think that is why MGTOW worries society. What do you think?

This is my reply: 
You are right about the economic impact of course. I don't think that's what worries most feminists. After all, the ones who put themselves on YouTube don't seem capable of simple arithmetic, let alone economic analysis. Frankly, I'm surprised they can tie their own shoes and not make messes in people's houses. 

I think they are worried about a large group that has gotten out from under the feminist thumb. These feminists are people who are doing a piss poor job of running their own lives, so they devote themselves to running ours. Too bad for them, we aren't sitting still for that.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Thinking of Getting Married? First, watch this!

Terrence Popp tribute to Robin Williams

After you are done, click around on the other A Voice For Men articles.  You'll find links on the top bar and sidebar.

Bachelor Pad Economics - a book review.

Bachelor Pad Economics by Aaron Clarey.
Available in paperback and Kindle e-book.
ISBN: 9781494463182 ; 1494463180
Aaron Clarey's blog is Captain Capitalism

The Amazon blurb says:
“Bachelor Pad Economics” is THE financial advice bible for men…and any women who are bold enough to read it!

Good Advice. 
The book is an encyclopedia of economic advice. Up until now, we had to learn these things the hard way - by making stupid mistakes and losing money and time. Some of us suffered serious harm because we didn't have the information in this book.

The book is over 500 pages long with 15 chapters and an extensive list of resources. There is too much to cover in detail, so I'm focusing on three topics close to my heart. (You will find the Table of Contents at the end.)

First, read the introduction, How to Read this Book, and then read Chapter 3 - Philosophy. After that, skip around as necessity and interest guide you.

Education. Chapter 4. A college education can, and probably will, leave you broke, with debts you cannot escape, and - worst of all - no job prospects. There are ways to get a college education without being shackled to the banks. There are jobs that do not require degrees, jobs which pay better than those that do.

Do you have a white collar office job? The guy who fixes your car makes more than your boss, and Mr. Mechanic didn't rack up a ton of college loan debt getting there.

Girls. Chapter 7. No matter how you cut it, men have a relationship of some sort with women. We all have a mother, no exceptions. If you are a hermit, your relationship is abstinence. If you are a pick up artist, you're heavily involved. A MGTOW can be anywhere between these extremes.

The question addressed in the book is: How does it affect you economically? A hermit has it lots cheaper than a club hopping PUA. Both have a better shot at financial solvency than a married man with children heading toward the inevitable divorce.

If you decide to go PUA, this chapter has all the how-to info you need - not what you'd expect in a book with "Economics" in the title.

[A personal aside: I wouldn’t want the PUA's chances for catching an incurable disease - or getting brought up on false rape charges. I'm not sure getting laid is worth an STD. In fact, I’ve tried it both ways, more than once, and I prefer disease-free. Likewise, I'd prefer to live a long and peaceful life without defending myself in court. -WM]

Housing and transportation. Chapters 8 & 9. For most people, our biggest expenses (before retirement) will be paying for where we live and our cars. In here you'll learn how to live and drive without getting skinned alive.

Retirement. Chapter 15 - End of Life Planning. The day may come when you are too old to work, or just plain sick and tired of it. You need to support yourself. Maybe you want to "retire" young (I did). How are you going to do it?

By the way, if you spend the last year of your life in a hospital bed stuck full of tubes, then this will cost you more than most people's houses. Your widow and orphaned children will be left with a mountain of your debts, and your last memories will be of a living hell.

My recommendation: Buy Bachelor Pad Economics.
Consult this book before doing anything important.

How to Read this Book (mandatory)
1. Leaderless, Guideless, and Adrift
2. Philosophy
3. The Basics
4. Education
5. Career
6. Entrepreneurship
7. Girls
8. Housing and Lodging
9. Cars and Transportation
10. Maintenance and Repair
11. Investing and Retirement Planning
12. Wife and Kids
13. Legal
14. Economics
15. End of Life Planning
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

MGTOW Books & Movies Page Updated

I've added some new entries to the Books & Movies Page. 

Guns & MGTOW

This ain't right! 
National Guard to Soldiers At Border: No Personal Weapons, Even Off-Duty

The National Guard personnel should be encouraged to be armed, lawfully, at all times. They should not be made into targets. That's my opinion, and I'm entitled to it under the Constitution! 

Self-defense, target shooting, hunting - all these are sports men can enjoy here in the good ol' USA. Well, that's the theory anyway.

WATCH WHAT HAPPENS: When Anti-Gun Libs Shoot A Gun For The 1st Time
The National Rifle Association, or NRA, is a single-issue organization: Our rights as defined by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. You don't need to join or send money to benefit from what they put on the web:

NRA News, a good place to start:
NRA-ILA, the political arm:

What's this got to do with MGTOW? 
The feminists don't approve. That's enough for me.  On a postitive note, shooting is a fun thing to do.

Shooting is an excellent form of recreation for those so inclined. It can be therapy too. For example, Adm. Chester A. Nimitz shot his .45 every morning during WWII. His doctor prescribed it to cure a case of "nerves," and it worked. (He had a lot on his mind and a heavy workload, and going Galt wasn't an option.)

Fun fact: Two million felonies are stopped - with no shots fired - every year by armed citizens in the USA. Would you rather stop it before it starts, or be a helpless victim?

Life is not a TV show: The brilliant (and improbably good looking) TV detective is not going to kick your door open and apprehend the bad guy before he has his way with you. You need to fend for yourself. The cops will show up later and write a report. Good luck if all you have is your bare hands in the meantime.