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Evolution and how to influence your teenage children

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Frau Katze writes in a comment:

I raised two [teenagers], and once they hit 12 or a bit older they completely identified with their peers.

They did not care what I said or thought. Not at all.

It’s an evolutionary advantage: who will they have to get along with as adults? Not senior citizens, but their peers.

People do have a lot of influence over their teenagers, but it’s indirect influence by having influence on who their friends are.

At a young age, parents have absolute control over who their children’s friends are. These days, it’s normal to set up “play dates” for your children. Yep, complete authoritarian control.

Once they start going to school, they will encounter other children outside of your control, but you control what school they go to. And that’s why it’s so important to make sure your kids go to a school where they can only become friends with other children of the right social class. Private school will always have the advantage, because it’s an expensive and non-default choice. Even in expensive zip codes, there will always be some losers at the public schools whom your kids might fall in with.

As to the evolutionary reason for why this is the case, my theory is that a major reason why status is extremely important to humans because when there were bad famines and people starved to death, it was never the people with high status who starved to death. That’s on top of the usual reasons discussed in manosphere blogs and internet forums, that women will have more descendants if they have sex with high-status males, because some of the high-status genes are passed onto the women’s male children who will be more successful with women because of that.

Listening to your parents was, obviously, from an evolutionary perspective, not an effective mechanism for gaining status compared to listening to your peers.

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Yakov writes in a comment:

Don’t make me laugh now. It’s important for kids to be themselves, function on their own level and be happy so that they shouldn’t grow up to be neurotic status seeking misfits. People are who they are, why make a kid crazy by loading him with status and inferiority complexes from the get go?

That’s not what private elementary schools do. Just the opposite, it’s public schools with relentless drill and test, large class sizes with teachers unable to give individual attention to students, and bad behaving delinquents, that create a stressful and unhappy environment for children.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 19, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Biology

I hate misuse/overuse of “literally”

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What more can I say about this? I hate it. Especially when “literally” is used where “metaphorically” of “figuratively” would actually be correct.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 19, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Uncategorized

Sweden: crime-ridden because of immigration

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https://www.politico.eu/article/sweden-bombings-grenade-attacks-violent-reality-undoing-peaceful-self-image-law-and-order/

Article in Politico about how peaceful Sweden has become crime-ridden because of immigration.

The head of the paramedics’ union Ambulansförbundet, Gordon Grattidge, and his predecessor Henrik Johansson recently told me in an interview that some neighborhoods are definitely no-go for ambulance drivers — at least without police protection.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 18, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Immigration

Instagram made her become a drug traficker

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https://nypost.com/2018/04/18/cocaine-babe-weeps-as-shes-sentenced-to-8-years-in-prison/

Hot 24-year-old babe sentenced to 8 years in Australian prison for smuggling millions of dollars of drugs into Australia.

She did it so she could go on an expensive vacation and take Instagram selfies in exotic places.

This is another case of a woman doing stupid illegal stuff for money when she’s hot enough to snag a well-off law-abiding beta-male provider and live a comfortable married life.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 18, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Males and Females

The Bangles – Going Down to Liverpool, starring Leonard Nimoy!

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This is a cover of a song originally by the British group Katrina and the Waves about hardcore unemployment in the England. A weird subject for an all-girl eighties pop-band from the other side of the pond. The “UB-40” mentioned in the song was a U.K. unemployment form.

The music video has nothing to do with the lyrics, but it’s notable because it stars Leonard Nimoy as the annoyed but otherwise emotionless taxi driver!

Susanna Hoffs looks gorgeous as usual, even though her eighties hair is more tame here than she wore it a year later. This video demonstrates the evolution of big hair!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 17, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Music videos

Lying Stormy Daniels

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She needed to make up a fake guy who didn’t exist to a sketch artist, so she described her boyfriend.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 17, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in News

Podkayne is biracial

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Halfway through Podkayne of Mars by Robert Heinlein.

Heinlein likes having characters of different races in his novels to teach his white American readers in the 1950s and 1960s that racism is wrong. He also tries to show that females are capable of performing in traditionally male occupations. Therefore, it’s really a travesty that Heinlein is hated because he’s supposedly racist, misogynist, and fascist. That’s what he gets for trying to address certain topics in what seemed like a progressive manner for the era in which the books were published.

Podkayne’s great-uncle Tom is Maori (the indigenous people of New Zealand), which would make Podkayne herself one-quarter Maori, even though she has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Heinlein normally doesn’t give detailed physical descriptions of his characters, but in this novel we get a lot of very specific information about Podkayne, who is 5’2” and 110 pounds. She also lifts weights with barbells that weigh approximately 60 to 70 pounds given the gravity differential. She sounds pretty strong for a small girl in the early 1960s, a time when I presume lifting weights was something that 16-year-old girls didn’t do. Heinlein once again trying to be progressive.

Going back to race issues, Heinlein shows that while Mars is free from prejudice about such things (with Podkayne’s Maori uncle being an important Martian Senator), the people from Earth (at least the old rich women on the spaceship traveling from Mars to Venus) are still racist and look down upon non-whites and race mixing.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 17, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Books

Stormy Daniels says

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/04/17/stormy-daniels-releases-sketch-of-man-she-says-threatened-her-says-she-wants-a-chance-to-defend-myself/

“I think that what I do for a living should not matter. What I do for a job doesn’t impact my ability to know right from wrong or tell the truth.”

So getting paid to have sex on film, having sex with married men and then blackmailing them for money, none of that strikes her as being wrong in any way?

And agreeing to take $130,000 to keep quiet, and then not keeping quiet, that also doesn’t strike her as being wrong.

Also, my experience (not based on directly knowing any) is that women in the “adult entertainment” industry are often liars who can’t be trusted.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 17, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in News

Neil Gorsuch goes liberal: Sessions v. Dimaya (2018)

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-deportation/supreme-court-restricts-deportations-of-immigrant-felons-idUSKBN1HO230

The court, in a 5-4 ruling in which President Donald Trump’s conservative appointee Neil Gorsuch joined the court’s four liberal justices, sided with convicted California burglar James Garcia Dimaya, a legal immigrant from the Philippines.

The court upheld a 2015 lower court ruling that the Immigration and Nationality Act provision requiring Dimaya’s deportation created uncertainty over which crimes may be considered violent, risking arbitrary enforcement in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

He didn’t stay conservative very long. The next Justice Souter?

Justice Thomas writes an excellent dissent. With Scalia dead, Thomas holds the torch common sense. Link to PDF of decision: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/15-1498_1b8e.pdf

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April 17, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Immigration, Law

Leonard Nimoy – The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

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I never knew this existed until I found it yesterday surfing the web. Why has this been kept hidden for so long?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 16, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Music videos

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