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  • On 25 Nov 2014 in Sexism is Innate, Indiana Jones said:

    Reality says

    Can be done for $1000/mo stipend on top of room, board and car. Heck, can get sex too if the rate is raised to $2000/mo on top of room, board and car. Can probably rotate every 5 years: 20-25 year-old's only!

    Right. Besides having and raising your children and having sex with you, here are some other jobs that women do for FREE within the family, depending on the women's skill set. Includes acting as a bookkeeper, personal shopper, fashion consultant, interior decorator, meal planner, personal chef, maid/cleaning service, personal assistant, counselor, etc. I could go on. How much does it cost for these services over a years time?

    Most women don't want your damn money, guys. From reading these posts on Patnet you'd think there were desperate women everywhere just waiting to pounce on any man driving a Lexus or better. Please. What they want is to be appreciated. They want you to share with them what you have as they share with you what they have. Most women do not make as much as men (another discussion) -- I know there are exceptions, but this is the reality. So they may not have oodles of money to share with you, but they give you their inanimate gifts of time, energy and love, which benefit and enrich your life in ways dollars never will.

    Selfishness attracts selfishness -- what you give you get.

  • On 24 Nov 2014 in Sexism is Innate, Indiana Jones said:

    lostand confused says

    Meg Whitman , Sarah Palin all have my respect-but that whore in Oklahoma who thinks 1 billion dollar is not enough for being married to someone is just what the modern feminist has come to represent.

    Do you have kids? Raising just one child is a full-time job. More than a full-time job as it is round the clock. If a man wants just one child and doesn't have a wife to have the baby and take care of the child, here are minimum associated costs:

    Female Surrogate to carry and have the baby: $60,000.00
    Live-In Nanny Salary per year : $60,000.00
    60,000 X 19 (18 years of child rearing plus surrogacy) = $1,140,000.00

    The costs go up for more than one child, and if you want an educated Surrogate or Nanny.

    Reminder to Men: Women do all of this for FREE in a marriage. Because they love their husband, and love their children. But this is UNPAID. Especially if the couple made a choice to have the woman be a full-time caregiver, then it makes sense she is compensated for her contribution to the marriage and raising of the family.

    lostand confused says

    Powerful people are going to attract many mates-deal with it or go marry a bus driver.

    So, it is okay for powerful people to commit adultery? We should just expect that?

  • On 23 Nov 2014 in Sexism is Innate, Indiana Jones said:

    Patrick says

    the "bias" in barbies and violent video games was put there by the children themselves. sure, companies are pandering to basic instincts the same way they pander to the desire for sweet and fatty foods, but no kid ever ate a salad because he wanted to. kids understand donuts the same way they understand these toys - instantly, without instruction from anyone.

    Yes, I agree with you that kids will instantly respond to these toys.

    Yet, just like sweet and fatty foods, is it right to let children indulge in these without limit? Just as we don't let children drink soda pop and eat candy bars all day, is it not the responsibility of the preceeding "adult" generations to teach the next generation of something more than just their lower, base nature, which is what these games and toys pander to?

    Reality says

    Kids by definition do not create Qualified Demand by themselves, because they do not have money. They only express a Want driven by their own subjective preferences.

    Yes, I agree. Who are actually purchasing these products? It is the adults. Blaming children who often have way too much exposure to marketing that is over-sexualized and fear-based is a cop-out. I don't think some adults want to hear this, but it is the adult's responsibility to raise the child, not the child's responsibility to raise him or her self. Hello. This includes not only parents, but grandparents, relatives, teachers, coaches, friends, neighbors, etc.

  • On 23 Nov 2014 in Sexism is Innate, Indiana Jones said:

    Patrick says

    These consumer products simply reflect those archetypes. If you change the product, sales will decline, and other companies will rush in to fill the void.

    These products do not reflect archetypes in a way that is healthy, but in a way that is dehumanizing, objectifying and over-sexualized. Just because another company will make a similar product doesn't make it okay to give these products to children (or adults for that matter).

    Barbies, bratz dolls, etc. and violent video games are two sides of the same biased coin. There is no teaching about the truth of the male and female, both the strengths and weaknesses.

    If you want to teach children about archetypes, teach them the old mythologies, fables and fairy tales that have wisdom and the drama of human nature. Many adults don't understand these old stories, so it can be a joint venture with the children to understand what the stories are symbolically imparting to us.

  • On 19 Nov 2014 in Uber Exec Threatens to "Dig Dirt" and Expose Personal Info on Female Journalis, Indiana Jones said:

    bgamall4 says

    Journalists in America are shills for the government in many instances. They deserve to be researched.

    This journalist doesn't sound like a government shill. She is often a critic of Silicon Valley corporations. If she is silenced, then there may be a domino effect of intimidation of journalists with critical viewpoints of corporate America. And bgmall, there goes the alternative media. Your website could be next.

  • On 19 Nov 2014 in Uber Exec Threatens to "Dig Dirt" and Expose Personal Info on Female Journalis, Indiana Jones said:

    More from the article:

    "Over dinner, he outlined the notion of spending “a million dollars” to hire four top opposition researchers and four journalists. That team could, he said, help Uber fight back against the press — they’d look into “your personal lives, your families,” and give the media a taste of its own medicine.

    Michael was particularly focused on one journalist, Sarah Lacy, the editor of the Silicon Valley website PandoDaily, a sometimes combative voice inside the industry. Lacy recently accused Uber of “sexism and misogyny.” She wrote that she was deleting her Uber app after BuzzFeed News reported that Uber appeared to be working with a French escort service. “I don’t know how many more signals we need that the company simply doesn’t respect us or prioritize our safety,” she wrote.

    At the dinner, Michael expressed outrage at Lacy’s column and said that women are far more likely to get assaulted by taxi drivers than Uber drivers. He said that he thought Lacy should be held “personally responsible” for any woman who followed her lead in deleting Uber and was then sexually assaulted.

    Then he returned to the opposition research plan. Uber’s dirt-diggers, Michael said, could expose Lacy. They could, in particular, prove a particular and very specific claim about her personal life."

    And:

    "At the Waverly Inn dinner, it was suggested that a plan like the one Michael floated could become a problem for Uber.

    Michael responded: “Nobody would know it was us.”"

    From another article:

    "Uber has been subject to a long string of bad press because of its own actions. The Verge reported on the tactics that Uber is using to sabotage Lyft and the questionable jobs that its offering to veterans. Uber also recently offered a promotion in France that allowed passengers to request that a "hot chick" drive them around. This is yet another wild misstep that could have been avoided, but instead it speaks to the bad company culture that story after story has spoken to inside of Uber."

    http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/18/7240215/uber-exec-casually-threatens-sarah-lacy-with-smear-campaign

  • On 19 Nov 2014 in Only Silents and Boomers Benefit From Housing Bubble, Indiana Jones said:

    Peter P says

    Amongst my friends, those who own the most homes tend to be Gen-X-ers. Boomers tend to be most affected by divorces.

    Aren't your friends mostly working in tech companies in the SFBA? I am glad they are such successful Gen Xers- truly the Golden Children of Silicon Valley. My experience is different - Boomers and Silents having multiple real estate holdings, with younger generations having none or struggling to hold on to what they have.

    Some Boomers did struggle with divorce or loss of savings due to the crash, so they are not quite as well off as they once were, although almost all of the Boomers I know had enough cushion and rode through the storm fairly intact.

  • On 18 Nov 2014 in Only Silents and Boomers Benefit From Housing Bubble, Indiana Jones said:

    iwog says

    This can ONLY be stopped by the government.

    From the above article:

    "Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen recently treated the nation to an astonishing lecture on the solution to rising wealth inequality--according to Yellen, low-income households should save capital and buy assets such as stocks and housing."

    There seems to be a large disconnect between the Fed (Yellen) and the middle to lower classes. Their policies seem to harm this group, not help them, and to benefit the upper classes.

    So are you saying the Fed is not a part of the government and so not responsible for saving the masses, only the government can do this? But if the government is corrupted, then what?

  • On 18 Nov 2014 in Only Silents and Boomers Benefit From Housing Bubble, Indiana Jones said:

    iwog says

    Stop blaming the fed. It's not the fucking federal reserve. Do you think the federal reserve is causing $40 million homes in Dehli India? Do you think the federal reserve is causing housing prices in central London to average $16 million? You think the federal reserve is causing prices in Paris to be $6800 per square meter?

    Working class citizens are being squeezed into their new roles as serfs to the emerging permanent aristocracy.

    Ignorance of this fact is why Republicans keep winning elections. Blaming it on the federal reserve is what keeps people stupid.

    So then, is it the elites? The 0.01%? Can we say the Fed is following the global elite's agenda?

  • On 16 Nov 2014 in Western population: Dumber and Dumber, Indiana Jones said:

    iwog says

    I don't even think this needs to be debated.

    Stupid people are breeding because women are picking stupid people to have babies with. I'm sure intelligent men want to get laid just as much as the delinquents do but women aren't reproducing with them.

    Anyone says it isn't women who are driving this trend has their head buried pretty deep.

    I guess "intelligent men" aren't so intelligent after all if they can't get laid and reproduce.

  • On 15 Nov 2014 in Western population: Dumber and Dumber, Indiana Jones said:

    Bellingham Bill says

    But there's no economic reason quality education, health care, or housing has to be in scarcity. These don't consume all that many resources. It's just policy keeping them high-rent sectors.

    I think we're afraid of a populace that doesn't have to work all that hard, like what we have now. Much better for everyone that the working class has to work, and hard.

    The "policy" is to keep people as serfs. Or call them slaves. Same difference.

    If you understand this "policy", then it makes complete sense that the masses are not given basic necessities such as housing, medical care and education that is beyond the basics. They are freely given just enough education for the person to grow up and do the work that is needed. And the rest of the education is brainwashing.

    The thinking goes a little like: Why should the serfs/slaves live in luxury? Why should they have leisure time? And if they do have too much free time, they might figure out that they are slaves and rise up. We need them to spend the few measly dollars that we give them on our products so they we are enriched and we can live a life of leisure.

  • On 14 Nov 2014 in Western population: Dumber and Dumber, Indiana Jones said:

    iwog says

    It's almost certainly positive sexual selection for the stupidest males that is to blame.

    Idiot men don't wear their pants down below their underwear because it scares girls away. They do it because females in this country are so fucking stupid that they breed with these morons.

    This is twisted to become the female's fault for the population getting dumber. Amazing. When all around are moron males, what choice do the females really have? This is a false choice, but still, somehow in true-to-form-misogynistic-logic, the female is to blame.

  • On 14 Nov 2014 in Sandy Hook Parents Again -- Tears or No Tears?, Indiana Jones said:

  • On 6 Nov 2014 in Chiropractic is dangerous to your health, Indiana Jones said:

    For MD's and allopathic medicine:

    "Even more significantly, the medical system has played a large role in undermining the health of Americans. According to several research studies in the last decade, a total of 225,000 Americans per year have died as a result of their medical treatments:

    • 12,000 deaths per year due to unnecessary surgery

    • 7000 deaths per year due to medication errors in hospitals

    • 20,000 deaths per year due to other errors in hospitals

    • 80,000 deaths per year due to infections in hospitals

    • 106,000 deaths per year due to negative effects of drugs

    Thus, America's healthcare-system-induced deaths are the third leading cause of the death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer."

    And for Chiropractors:

    Scott Haldeman, MD, DC reviewed malpractice claims records for a 10-year period between 1988 and 1997. In reviewing the outcomes following the application of 134.5 million cervical manipulations (commonly referred to as the chiropractic adjustment), the records indicated that there were 23 reported cases of stroke or vertebral artery dissection (VAD). [10] Of this group, 10 of the patients had the complicating factors of high blood pressure, use of oral contraceptives, or a history of smoking, all of which are associated with vascular diseas

    http://www.health-care-reform.net/causedeath.htm

    http://www.chiro.org/LINKS/Safety.shtml

  • On 31 Oct 2014 in Generation X- The Recession's Lost Generation of Homeowners, Indiana Jones said:

    Peter P says

    Mostly technology, but not necessarily as techies.

    My friends are of many different professions - architects, social workers, graphic artists, artists, alternative medicine practitioners, psychotherapists, landscape designers, personal chefs, fitness instructors, etc. and it is harder as the salaries tend to be lower than in tech companies and it is challenging to keep up with the cost of living here, though everyone's experience is different. My observation is that overall in the Bay Area, if you are working in a finance or tech company, depending on your life circumstances and salary, it usually means it is a bit easier to get by. That and government jobs.

  • On 31 Oct 2014 in Generation X- The Recession's Lost Generation of Homeowners, Indiana Jones said:

    Peter P says

    ive in the Bay Area, of course.

    Well then, we must be traveling in different circles then. Are your friends techies, finance, or other professions?

  • On 31 Oct 2014 in Generation X- The Recession's Lost Generation of Homeowners, Indiana Jones said:

    CaptainShuddup says

    The Generation X, my Generation were a bunch of pompous materialistic asses. Don't forget we swooned over Madonna when she sang "Material Girl".

    Let's not forget Madonna is a Boomer. Yes, I was a teenage getting told over and over on the radio and TV that we were living in a "material world", by Boomers driving around in their BMWs and their 4 bedroom homes. We were also told our standard of living was supposed to be better than our parents. I think a lot of Gen Xers are still trying to make that happen, against all odds.

  • On 31 Oct 2014 in Generation X- The Recession's Lost Generation of Homeowners, Indiana Jones said:

    New Renter says

    Your friends must not be in "tech".

    Out of my old school friends, some of them do work for tech. One of them had an unbearable IT govt. job and last year went to a private tech company with a $50k pay cut. Their family is facing default on the short sale house they bought in 2008, even after cashing out one of their 401Ks. Ouch that hurts. Other techie friends are renting.

    I live in Marin now and most Gen-Xers own here, but many of them are not from the Bay Area, and most of them do have at least one spouse working in Tech or Finance. The story I hear here in Marin often is parents helped out with the downpayment.

    Peter P says

    However, I don't think the Gen-X-ers are suffering as homeowners. Among my Gen-X friends, I am the only one who does not own multiple homes.

    I don't know where you live, but the only Bay Area people I know who have multiple homes are Boomers or Silent Generation. The most I've personally seen with a Gen Xer is a time share. (of course I don't run with the rich crowd -- I am talking middle class -- I am sure it is different in more elite circles)

  • On 30 Oct 2014 in Generation X- The Recession's Lost Generation of Homeowners, Indiana Jones said:

    As a Gen Xer from the Bay Area, most of my "middle class" friends who own homes are struggling. Things such as being underwater and unable to sell, losing jobs, getting pay cuts or getting jobs at lower salaries than previously, having to rely on credit cards to get by, short selling homes, foreclosing, cashing out 401Ks to get by, etc. The rest just never bought and are now unable to pay the high prices, despite working their butts off.

    The only ones not struggling bought before 2004, have had financial assistance from family, or have taken over their parents home.

  • On 30 Oct 2014 in Discovered: The best time of day to get work done, Indiana Jones said:

    While this may be true for the majority of people, not everyone has the same bio-rhythms and circadian body clock. Some people are much clearer, more creative and more productive in the evening or at night.

    So Thoreau was right after all. Who knew? The writer who coined the phrase, "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away", apparently was on to something.

  • On 7 Oct 2014 in Why Does the US News Media Suck So Badly?, Indiana Jones said:

    dublin hillz says

    Indiana Jones says

    Behave this way, think this way, see how cool this is?, violence is okay, you

    are not adequate in some way, you should look like this, eat this, like that,

    hate this, etc... All these messages are in the "content" of television. They

    did a study a ways back and found out people had more feelings of inadequacy

    after watching 15 minutes of television.

    Some of these things can be blunted by:

    1) Using DVR for contents that has advertising.

    2) Watching pay channels that don't have commercias (HBO, showtime)

    3) Watching neflix where one is in absolute control of content as well as the time that the program is watched.

    None of these are perfect but each approach will greatly reduce the impact of advertisers/marketers.

    I agree doing these things will alleviate the intensity of the consumerism push, but there is still the "content" -- the actual shows you are watching that are pushing particular ideas. They don't call it "programming" for nothing.

    We as humans are so susceptible to the programming since books, movies and television have taken the place of the storytellers in our past. The storytellers told us our past, explained our present and guided into our future through metaphors, allegory, symbology, fables, koans, etc.

    Hollywood is now our storyteller. Our past is what Hollywood says it is and Hollywood guides our future. How quickly they come out with a movie after a major event occurs -- it's mere months before you can watch it on TNT. And to glimpse the future, watch the sci-fi's. Think Minority Report's drones or Terminator's "google glass" ability.

    Keep the critical thinking cap on.

  • On 6 Oct 2014 in Why Does the US News Media Suck So Badly?, Indiana Jones said:

    The media news sucks because they don't intend it to be fair or impartial--it's Propaganda. Covert propaganda. Different countries will tolerate different levels of overtness in the propaganda. Americans are too independent and educated to accept overt propaganda, like China for instance, so they have to hide it between the lines.

    Television itself is a blend of blunt marketing by way of commercials, designed to make you feel inadequate so you will make purchases to feel better temporarily, and subtle propaganda in the news and tv shows. Whether a drama, news, comedy, entertainment show etc. it is on the screen to manipulate you in some way.

    Behave this way, think this way, see how cool this is?, violence is okay, you are not adequate in some way, you should look like this, eat this, like that, hate this, etc... All these messages are in the "content" of television. They did a study a ways back and found out people had more feelings of inadequacy after watching 15 minutes of television.

    Seek out alternative media and use your critical thinking skills. Don't immediately accept any story in the mainstream news media at face value before doing your own research on it.

  • On 2 Oct 2014 in Joshua Wong: Unlikely celebrity emerges from the Hong Kong protests, Indiana Jones said:

    "Supposedly the whole reason we "globalized" China is to bring Western style moderation and a degree of personal freedom. But its own best and brightest have merely taken the money and high-tailed it to Vancouver, BC!"

    Don't tell me you fell for the "We will bring Democracy!" trick again. That trick has been played over and over yet so many still fall for it.

    There is freedom now in China post-communism-- the freedom of Money! The freedom of the powerful and rich to dictate the terms and rob the masses. Sounds like a fascist state hiding behind the ruse of democracy. Sounds like Failed-Capitalism. Sounds like the USA.

    China never had true communism by the way, it was a fascist state hiding behind the ruse of communism. Only the name has changed, not the game.

  • On 2 Oct 2014 in Joshua Wong: Unlikely celebrity emerges from the Hong Kong protests, Indiana Jones said:

    Where are you, American Version of Joshua Wong? We need you now!

  • On 16 Sep 2014 in Three Huge Towers Fell on 9/11/2001, Indiana Jones said:

    all you doubters - just watch the video already. Jeez.

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