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The world’s nerdiest wedding

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https://www.polygon.com/2019/2/22/18236362/final-fantasy-14-wedding

Has anyone actually purchased this service, or is it just a publicity stunt to get more people to play the game?

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February 22, 2019 at EST pm

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Greece and out-of-wedlock births

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Greece has the lowest rate of out-of-wedlock births in the EU. 9.4% in 2016.

Greece has least gender equality in the EU.

Once again, we see that out-of-wedlock births are highly correlated with gender equality.

Religion-wise, Greece is heavily into Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 7, 2019 at EST pm

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In Japan, out-of-wedlock births extremely rare

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In Japan, out-of-wedlock births are 2% of all births. Holy ***! That’s amazing. How did Japan manage to totally buck global trends?

It’s not because of Christianity or any other religion. The majority of Japanese are atheists and only 2% are Christian.

And it’s not abortion. Theoretically, abortion on demand is illegal in Japan, but according to Wikipedia, “exceptions to the law are broad enough that it is widely accepted and practiced.” So Japan and Iceland have pretty similar access to abortion, but a vastly different out-of-wedlock birth rate.

There are two reasons:

(1) Japan has extremely low gender equality. Ranked 110 out of 144 nations. Gender equality leads to the end of marriage as we know it because the empirical evidence shows that when women don’t need men, they don’t get married.

(2) In Japan, they still believe in stigmatizing people for bad behavior. This NY Times article is pretty old, but the point is that relative to America and Europe, Japan is very different.

Why has Japan not had a surge in single mothers? For a start, it may be that Japanese teen-agers are less active sexually than young people abroad. Moreover, abortions are easily available — and common — for those who become pregnant.

But the most important factor is social pressure. Single mothers face economic and social discrimination. In Japan, having a baby without being married is still a humiliation.

In the United States, the Christian Right has been contributing to the increase in out-of-wedlock births, because they have been promoting the de-stigmatization of single-motherhood so that unmarried pregnant women won’t get abortions. (Probably, the de-stigmatization of single motherhood leads to more premarital sex without birth control because the consequences of pregnancy are not feared as much, which then leads to more unplanned pregnancies which then, ironically, leads to more abortions rather than fewer abortions.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 7, 2019 at EST pm

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The end of marriage

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In Iceland, in 2017, 71.2% of children were born to unwed mothers.

It’s no coincidence that Iceland ranks first in gender equality, plus Iceland has generous social benefits. When men are longer necessary (from the perspective of supporting women’s children), we see that the practice of marriage comes to an end.

The destruction of traditional family values is not caused by liberal abortion laws. Iceland’s abortion laws are actually ranked as more strict than most other developed countries. Technically, abortion on demand is not legal in Iceland as it is in the United States.

Nor is destruction of family values caused by non-whites. Iceland is one of the world’s whitest countries.

In the United States, in 2016, only 28.5% of white births were to unwed mothers. (And 12% for Asians, 52.6% for Hispanics, 69.8% for blacks.)

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 7, 2019 at EST am

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Washington state divorce law

Washington is a no-fault divorce community property state. Which means that the Bezos divorce is going to be pretty boring, except for the dollar amounts involved. It doesn’t matter who cheated on whom, the state courts will just equally distribute any property acquired during the marriage. It should be noted that Bezos got married one year before he started Amazon.com, so all of the stock in Amazon.com is community property. 50/50 split. No theatrics. Shares in a publicly traded company are pretty easy to split 50/50. The two parties could argue about the values of Bezos’ various mansions, but they probably won’t. When you’re getting almost 70 billion dollars worth of stock, why worry about whether one mansion is worth a few million more than the other?

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By the way, Jeff Bezos graduated from Princeton (electrical engineering and computer science), and then worked in banking and hedge funds, before founding Amazon. He met his wife at the hedge fund where she was a research associate and he was a vice president.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 14, 2019 at EST am

Posted in Law, Males and Females

Lauren Sanchez

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/jeff-bezos-reported-new-girlfriend-lauren-sanchez-long-list-hollywood-credits

Some have theorized that Bezos didn’t go for a younger woman because of commonality of interests. What would Bezos have in common with a woman young enough to be his daughter?

I actually don’t buy it. Sanchez strikes me as an aging gold-digger who’s all wrong for Bezos. The right woman for Bezos would have an MBA from an elite university or something like that. Nope, I think that Bezos was attracted to Sanchez because, even though 49, she reminded him of the hot slutty girls who wouldn’t have given him the time of day when he was in high school.

How Bezos wound up with her is that he doesn’t move in the right social circles to meet younger women, either younger gold-diggers or younger women from Ivy League colleges. And he probably doesn’t even have any “game.” Sanchez probably came onto him first (using three decades of acquired man-hunting skills), all he had to do was acquiesce to it.

It’s how Clinton wound up with Monica Lewinsky. In the White House, behind a wall of Secret Service agents there were very few eligible women that he came in contact with. Monica was who was available. Although, unlike I imagine happened with Bezos and Sanchez, I’m sure it was Clinton who put the moves on Monica. Unlike Bezos, Clinton was a huge hound dog in his prime.

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January 10, 2019 at EST pm

Jeff Bezos cheated on his wife

https://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/jeff-bezos-divorce-lauren-sanchez-cheating-affair-photos-exclusive/

With Lauren Sanchez, who is 49 years old and semi famous (local morning news/talk-show host).

Is that the best that the world’s richest man can do?

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“njguy73” writes in a comment:

Am I supposed to have an opinion on this? The soon-to-be ex-Mrs. Bezos could take half of everything Jeff has and he’d still be on the Forbes 100. He doesn’t need to impress bozos like us with how hot his mistress is. He can throw it away on what he wants. Where’s the tears for the ordinary schmo who gets cucked and has to move back with his mom?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 10, 2019 at EST am

Men dominate competitive Scrabble

https://www.wsj.com/articles/sorry-feminists-men-are-better-at-scrabble-1542411642

Since the World Scrabble Championship began in 1991, ALL winners have been male. The North American Scrabble Championship has had only one female winner (in 1987) since its founding in 1978.

This is despite that fact that 83% of recreational Scrabble players 25 to 54 are female. Thus for Scrabble, people can’t use the excuse that Scrabble is a traditionally male activity so women are scared away from it.

Is there any objectively scored competitive activity that men don’t dominate?

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Best comment! “fortalez84” writes:

I remember when computer programmers were ridiculed and looked down upon. Once computer programming became cool, girls started showing up complaining about having been excluded.

I would say that the same thing applies to video gaming. Guys who played video games have always been looked down upon as nerds. But suddenly, with e-sports being a thing, now women and SJWs are complaining that e-sports are dominated by toxic masculinity.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 8, 2019 at EST am

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Overwatch hoax in the Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/01/06/first-fast-rising-female-esports-star-was-threatened-then-she-quit-then-she-didnt-exist/

The story of the “Ellie” hoax account (that was a male Overwatch player pretending to be a girl) has, believe it or not, made the Sports section of the Washington Post.

Did you know that ever since the beginning of the internet, men have been pretending to be women because women get more attention, and men like the attention? (The opposite of getting attention is posting stuff on the internet and being completely ignored. Who likes that? It gets boring after a while.)

There were so many guys in games like World of Warcraft pretending to be girls that an acronym got created: G.I.R.L. for guy in real life. Sex impersonation in games has actually gone down quite a bit since voice chat became the norm. In fact, the main reason why the “Ellie” account was so suspicious was because people didn’t hear her talking in voice chat. (The hoaxer had a girl talk for him a few times, but it appeared suspicious to experience Overwatch players.) Given the prevalence of G.I.R.L.s on the internet, people put two and two together!

They guy who pretended to be “Ellie” was a top-level player, but not quite top-level enough to be invited to any pro teams. But as a girl, he very quickly got invited to join what’s the Overwatch equivalent of a minor-league team. Proving that even in video gaming, there is affirmative action for girls. And demonstrating, again, why guys would want to pretend to be girls.

But SJWs refuse to admit that there are benefits to being female.

And SJWs fabricated a story of outrage, one where a poor girl was prevented from playing the game she loved because of toxic male behavior. It was a story that was completely bogus, and no SJW has apologized for it. SWJs never apologize for being wrong, they just move on to something else to get outraged about.

Also, the SJWs refuse to acknowledge what’s common sense, that because there is only a single female player in the entire pro Overwatch leagues, it’s immediately suspicious that a female player appears out of nowhere and is playing at close to that level.

Likely there are two reasons why there are hardly any pro-level female gamers.

(1) In most measurable traits, men have a higher standard deviation than women, so probably among those with top 0.1% reaction times (or whatever other trait is necessary to be the best gamer), men outnumber women.

(2) Women aren’t obsessed with getting to the top of a status hierarchy the way men are. Few teenage girls would spend all of their free time playing videogames they way teenage boys who are in love with gaming would do. And when we are not talking about pro video gaming, this would normally be seen as a good thing for the girls. What parent wants their kids to spend all of their free time playing video games, likely to the detriment of their grades in school? Not very many.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 7, 2019 at EST am

Ellie hoax revealed

https://clips.twitch.tv/AffluentTalentedCaterpillarPeanutButterJellyTime

A top female Overrwatch player who goes by the name “Aspen” explains that this guy “Punisher” confided in her that he created the Ellie hoax.

Some guy at Wired magazine really vented the outrage this morning at misogynist Overwatch players who harassed a poor female player out of the game.

Will SJWs apologize for being wrong? Unlikely. SJWs never apologize, they just move on to being outraged about something else.

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The hoax also demonstrates how much easier females have it. This guy “Punisher,” who never got invited to join any pro team playing as a guy, in a very short time gets invited to a pro team when they think he’s a girl.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 4, 2019 at EST pm

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