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There are a couple of interesting legal questions, involving blackmail and insider trading / SEC requirements for disclosure of material facts.

First, Bezos is claiming that the National Enquirer blackmailed him by proposing a deal: if he’d call off his private eye investigation of how they got his texts, they’d not publish the pics.

This reminds me of how Bill Cosby and David Letterman had people thrown in prison for blackmailing them. I suggested that to get people exposing unpleasant information about you locked up instead of given a Pulitzer Prize, it helps to be a popular TV comedian. But several legal scholars have explained to me several times what the difference is. Each time I’ve admitted, oh, yeah, that makes sense. And then I have forgotten it. But I have taken away the lesson: Don’t blackmail anybody without lawyering up first. The National Enquirer, which has been doing this kind of thing for a long time, is always immensely lawyered up. So we’ll see how this turns out.

Second, if a CEO who is arguably the world’s greatest businessman is engaged in private conduct that endangers his ownership of up to 50% of his holdings in his company, does he have a duty to stock market transparency to disclose that fact?

I imagine this has come up before. Insider trading laws are famously something of a philosophical conundrum: there appears to, by necessity, be a Prime Mover exception that the main man gets to initiate buying or selling stock on his own without disclosing it. This was an issue in the Michael Milken case three decades ago when Milken recruited front men to initiate hostile takeovers of publicly traded corporations. When Milken was accused of engaging in insider trading based on secrets shared with him by his front men, his defenders often argued that, well, obviously Milken was the Prime Mover, not his minion, so it was, legally, okay.

Presumably Bezos has every right in the world to secretly decide and plan to sell half of his stock for reasons of his own. Except … what if this sale is involuntary? Does a Bezos have an obligation to disclose secrets that endanger substantial portions of his ownership? If you analyzed whether to buy Amazon stock, your decision might hinge on questions such as:

— Will a huge amount of Bezos’ personal stock soon come on the market?

— Will Bezos retain his current share of ownership?

— Is there a possibility that a large fraction of Bezos’ current stockholding might wind up in the hands of somebody who might have deeply personal reasons for being hostile toward Bezos?

Or what if Bezos was covering up some really serious misconduct, such as that 25 years ago he had gone to a Halloween party in blackface?

 
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  1. Vulture capitalist who builds a huge fortune in the borderless internet marketplace by destroying thousands of local businesses who must collect sales tax turns out to be a slimy adulterer proud to email images of his roid raisins.

    Color me surprised.

    • LOL: AndrewR
    • Replies: @The preferred nomenclature is...
    That sums it up quite well. Definitely a building block of his empire was tax fraud.
    , @El Dato
    Most of Bezos riches come from the Computing Empire not the gift shop sideshow.
  2. “No thank you, Mr. Pecker”: what, this galoot sets e-mails to his own cock?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    There's an app for that.
    , @Inquiring Mind
    Um, there is a man named David Jay Pecker who, like, owns the National Inquirer?


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Pecker

    I know, the puns just write themselves, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction.
  3. Is there a possibility that a large fraction of Bezos’ current stockholding might wind up in the hands of somebody who might have deeply personal reasons for being hostile toward Bezos?

    Aha, the ex-wife… took me a while to get it. It’d have been kinda tricky to know when to disclose, as I could see myself, were I a holder of large amounts of valuable stock, very prone to disclosure every 28 days or so … “There may be a some drastic changes in our holdings, at the end of the day.” “OK, that was yesterday – we’re all good now. Don’t exercise those options just yet.”

    Really, I don’t see how lots of insider trading can be separated out from just luck, or proved enough to satisfy a jury in a civil case. It’s just a matter of people keeping their pie-holes closed for a period of time – not easy for everyone, granted. If ex-Mrs. Bezos told a few close friends who don’t carry their cell phones on ’em like they’re extra limbs (let’s say while in the hot-tub in their bikinis) that they may want to short some shares, and then she sold a metric shit-ton a month later, who can prove anything?

  4. @dearieme
    "No thank you, Mr. Pecker": what, this galoot sets e-mails to his own cock?

    There’s an app for that.

  5. Bezoing

  6. Poor little rich boy Bezos doesn’t seem to get that he’s creating a Streisand effect over his dick pics.

  7. I’m certain the situation is nowhere near “endangers 50% of his holdings.”

    His ownership is something on the order of 78 million shares (16% of sh/out). He had approximately 125 million shares 20 years ago. We do not know what estate planning Bezos may have effected, i.e. he may have gifted his wife shares, she may own some (or all) of them jointly, he may have provided for her in his will or in a trust, or other contractual arrangement. His ownership stake consists of beneficial interests, i.e. all shares he holds an interest in, including jointly with his wife.

    Any future/potential settlement with his wife undoubtedly would be effected in the most tax-efficient manner, least likely to effect price and liquidity of the stock.

    Speculation is for the voyeur.

    BTW: Bezos’ article on Medium is monotonous, boring, and exposes him as a fool.

    • Replies: @Ed
    He sells about $1 billion worth every year. It’s for estate planning and to fund his space exploration endeavors. One thing that Bezos said that didn’t get enough press or attention is that he stated he didn’t see anything on Earth worth investing his money into.
  8. Why would he have to sell a large block of his stock? If he loses some divorce settlement couldn’t he be made to just hand over X percentage of his shares to his ex-wife? If so then the shares would not need hit the open market. Of course his wife could sell, but I doubt she’d sell much more than what would be needed to raise a few 10’s of millions of dollars to live on. She’d probably end up keeping the vast majority of her shares because that would give her a lot of clout with the company.

  9. Bezos is claiming that the Enquirer was “blackmailing” him.

    Does this have any legal credibility?

  10. @dearieme
    "No thank you, Mr. Pecker": what, this galoot sets e-mails to his own cock?

    Um, there is a man named David Jay Pecker who, like, owns the National Inquirer?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Pecker

    I know, the puns just write themselves, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction.

  11. F***ing with the National Enquirer is not a good idea, even if you are Jeff Bezos.

    • LOL: Abe
  12. Anthony Weiner syndrome: An icky-looking guy who produces and disseminates dick-pics for some impossible-to-understand reason.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Imagine the inner monologue when he locates his face as the basis of rejection, so, logically, he decides to give them something else to look at.
  13. Anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:

    The irony is that his new mistress has been blackmailed more than he has:

    • Replies: @Anon
    I still can't believe that Bezos fell for her after she had the horrible plastic surgery. She's looking more and more like the Joker from Batman.
    , @AndrewR
    The first guy there looks like a burn victim. The second one kinda does too.

    Imagine being the world's wealthiest man and cheating on your wife with a 50 year old coal burner who's had more "work" done than Michael Jackson.

    , @anon
    I dont think they were mailing it to her.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    She is a 6 tops.
  14. From Bezos’ article-

    Be assured, no real journalists ever propose anything like what is happening here: I will not report embarrassing information about you if you do X for me. And if you don’t do X quickly, I will report the embarrassing information.

    How stupid does he think his audience is?

    Here’s a piece of context: My ownership of the Washington Post is a complexifier for me. It’s unavoidable that certain powerful people who experience Washington Post news coverage will wrongly conclude I am their enemy. President Trump is one of those people, obvious by his many tweets.

    You are his enemy Jeff. I would love to see you and Trump settle this…like on a very special episode of The Apprentice.

    • Replies: @AndrewR

    Be assured, no real journalists ever propose anything like what is happening here: I will not report embarrassing information about you if you do X for me. And if you don’t do X quickly, I will report the embarrassing information.
     
    He literally described the CNN blackmail last year where they threatened to dox a guy for having the audacity to m
    have made popular memes that certain people at CNN disliked.
  15. Why didn’t he just buy the Enquirer and fire Pecker?

    • Replies: @utu
    Or mail them anthrax. It worked once; Enquirer hasn't made a squeak about 9/11.
    , @El Dato
    "Buy the Enquirer and MAKE HIM CODE."
  16. Anon[111] • Disclaimer says:

    Well, one way of looking at it is that Ms. Bezos has always owned half the stock, under Washington law. So nothing changes there.

    As for Bezo’s Medium post, who’s blackmailing whom?

    Also, it reads like Bezos wrote it up and posted it himself. Maybe he should have had Master Sandmann’s PR firm look at it and give it a polish before publication.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Well, one way of looking at it is that Ms. Bezos has always owned half the stock, under Washington law. So nothing changes there.
     
    Well, community property is a Mexican thing, and Bezos is a Mexican name, even though neither Washington nor Jeff are Mexican themselves.
  17. OT – Paul Kersey’s SBPDL blog is now at Unz but no comments allowed. That’s too bad.

    • Replies: @Hail
    That it has not been announced formally yet may indicate that Ron is still ironing out some bugs (to mix metaphors). I presume he is trying to import Paul Kersey's previous comment corpus (as he successfully did with Steve's) and after everything is up and running, new comments will presumably be opened.

    Atop the post dated Feb. 3:


    PK Note: Big announcement coming tomorrow.
     
  18. Why isn’t Amazon extorting tax breaks an anti-trust crime? Someone should investigate that

  19. Second, if a CEO who is arguably the world’s greatest businessman

    Give it a rest, Steve. Jeff Bezos is arguably the world’s greatest businessman only in the sense that Henry Hill is arguably the world’s most clairvoyant insurance adjuster. If you could tone down your sycophancy from 11 to 10, you might realize that.

    The fact of the matter is that Jeff Bezos deserves to be publicly sodomized with a barbecue brush until his entrails spill out of his asshole. That’s for all the working class Americans that he’s consigned to the trash heap of history; you know, the very Deplorables that we’re supposed to care about.

    Bezos has not created anything of value. He’s done nothing but rip off and abuse and dispossess people while strip-mining the nation’s capital base. If you don’t believe me, read David Stockman. He has all the data at his disposal in his numerous books, podcasts, videos, and blog posts.

    Bezos is a cancer on the face of society that needs to be removed, and the sooner the better.

    • Agree: sayless, utu
    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    Yes, I was rather taken aback by that statement. Of course, if you look at "business" as no more than organized corruption with impunity, I guess the man might well qualify.
    , @Hail

    Bezos has not created anything of value
     
    He can yet redeem himself.

    Find nationalism, Jeff. Your people need you. You are one of us, and nothing you've ever done would have ever been possible without us, without the society into which you (b.1964) were born and raised. This is our hour of need, Jeff. Come to the light. Toss a few hundred million a year at us, at groups like AmRen and VDare.

    MAGA (R.I.P.?) proved how well these ideas "sell," if a financially untouchable billionaire takes them up.

    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Agree, agree, agree.
    , @Jack D

    Bezos has not created anything of value.
     
    $130,000,000,000 in his bank account says that you are wrong.

    Of course he's created something of value. I give Amazon my money every week and so do hundreds of millions of people. Of course, capitalism requires creative destruction - the market giveth (to Bezos) the market taketh away (from Sears shareholders and employees). Once upon a time, the Sears catalog put the pack peddlers out of business - and so it goes.
  20. @trelane
    Anthony Weiner syndrome: An icky-looking guy who produces and disseminates dick-pics for some impossible-to-understand reason.

    Imagine the inner monologue when he locates his face as the basis of rejection, so, logically, he decides to give them something else to look at.

  21. Is Bezos shooting the same stuff Andrew Sullivan did?

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
    Bezos really needs to lay off the T injections. Not only is he sexting like a teenager when he is the leader of global mercantile empire, but he is completely mishandling this matter with National Enquirer. First of all, Bezos knows shipping books, but I doubt he can manipulate sleaze and backstabbing like National Enquirer and Trump.

    Bezos has private investigators going after National Enquirer and he is threatening lawsuits and subpoenas. National Enquirer responds that they have more embarrassing materials that they could publish, but are refraining to do so. National Enquirer is engaging in a settlement negotiation where both parties release their respective claims and National Enquirer would agree to refrain from publishing the incriminating photos. This is hardly a blackmail attempt.

    Bezos is embarrassing himself because no one is willing to tell him no and critically, in the age of Trump, Bezos knows that the media will have his back regardless of how foolish he is acting. Much like the Clinton presidential campaign, there is no negative media feedback loop to keep Bezos in check and thus he is getting out over his skis.

    Bezos needs a slap.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzhb3U2cONs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b5QgHuSq5g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeQOJZ-QzBk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrBuWXVEaiU
  22. @Anon
    Well, one way of looking at it is that Ms. Bezos has always owned half the stock, under Washington law. So nothing changes there.

    As for Bezo's Medium post, who's blackmailing whom?

    Also, it reads like Bezos wrote it up and posted it himself. Maybe he should have had Master Sandmann's PR firm look at it and give it a polish before publication.

    Well, one way of looking at it is that Ms. Bezos has always owned half the stock, under Washington law. So nothing changes there.

    Well, community property is a Mexican thing, and Bezos is a Mexican name, even though neither Washington nor Jeff are Mexican themselves.

  23. Matrimony Dies in Darkness.

  24. Emperor Bezos had better watch it, since he is colluding with racists by supplying necessary materials for minstrel shows!

    Snazaroo Classic Black Face Paint

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Aw hell naw, you can't buy guns or gun accessories on Amazon, but you can buy blackface in a can?
  25. @Intelligent Dasein

    Second, if a CEO who is arguably the world’s greatest businessman
     
    Give it a rest, Steve. Jeff Bezos is arguably the world's greatest businessman only in the sense that Henry Hill is arguably the world's most clairvoyant insurance adjuster. If you could tone down your sycophancy from 11 to 10, you might realize that.

    The fact of the matter is that Jeff Bezos deserves to be publicly sodomized with a barbecue brush until his entrails spill out of his asshole. That's for all the working class Americans that he's consigned to the trash heap of history; you know, the very Deplorables that we're supposed to care about.

    Bezos has not created anything of value. He's done nothing but rip off and abuse and dispossess people while strip-mining the nation's capital base. If you don't believe me, read David Stockman. He has all the data at his disposal in his numerous books, podcasts, videos, and blog posts.

    Bezos is a cancer on the face of society that needs to be removed, and the sooner the better.

    Yes, I was rather taken aback by that statement. Of course, if you look at “business” as no more than organized corruption with impunity, I guess the man might well qualify.

  26. Random notes:

    A. What sane person EVER sends anything in a text, email, document etc. that they don’t figure will get around via … computer networks and does not take great care to make sure said communications are hedged and fit for public consumption anywhere.

    B. After Anthony Weiner, what person sends dick picks? A joke picture of Richard Nixon? Yeah I can see that, it might be risque but not damaging. Anyone with half a brain and an ounce of celebrity would know those get out.

    C. Who leaves their wife for a human trout? Really? I can see it for some great 20 year old beauty. But an aging human-trout hybrid?

    Our bugmen masters look like complete idiots. That’s not a good look for them and is as the Marxists say pre-revolutionary conditions.

  27. Anonymous[132] • Disclaimer says:

    Have a kind of bad feeling about this one;

    If you knew that “simply put, this was and is a news story”, why would you engage yourself in such self-incriminatory exchange of emails?

    Unless you are just playing dumb, because having this politically motivated story somehow planted on Trump is part of your (David Pecker’s) deal with Mueler:

    “Beyond the copyright issues you raise, we also find it necessary to address various unsubstantiated defamatory statements and scurrilous rumors attributed to your client’s representatives in the press suggesting that “strong leads point to political motives”1 in the publication of The National Enquirer story.

    Indeed, you yourself declared the “politically motivated underpinnings” of our reporting to be “self-evident” in your correspondence on Mr. de Becker’s behalf to Mr. Howard dated January 31, 2019.

    Once again, as I advised you in my February 1 response to your January 31 correspondence, American Media emphatically rejects any assertion that its reporting was instigated, dictated or influenced in any manner by external forces, political or otherwise.

    Simply put, this was and is a news story.

    Yet, it is our understanding that your client’s representatives, including the Washington Post, continue to pursue and to disseminate these false and spurious allegations in a manner that is injurious to American Media and its executives.

    As I advised previously, we stand by the legality of our newsgathering and reporting on this matter of public interest and concern.

    Moreover, American Media is undeterred from continuing its reporting on a story that is unambiguously in the public interest — a position Mr. Bezos clearly appreciates as reflected in Boies Schiller January 9 letter to American Media stating that your client “does not intend to discourage reporting about him” and “supports journalistic efforts.”

    That said, if your client agrees to cease and desist such defamatory behavior, we are willing to engage in constructive conversations regarding the texts and photos which we have in our possession.

    Dylan Howard stands ready to discuss the matter at your convenience.”

  28. @Reg Cæsar
    Is Bezos shooting the same stuff Andrew Sullivan did?

    Bezos really needs to lay off the T injections. Not only is he sexting like a teenager when he is the leader of global mercantile empire, but he is completely mishandling this matter with National Enquirer. First of all, Bezos knows shipping books, but I doubt he can manipulate sleaze and backstabbing like National Enquirer and Trump.

    Bezos has private investigators going after National Enquirer and he is threatening lawsuits and subpoenas. National Enquirer responds that they have more embarrassing materials that they could publish, but are refraining to do so. National Enquirer is engaging in a settlement negotiation where both parties release their respective claims and National Enquirer would agree to refrain from publishing the incriminating photos. This is hardly a blackmail attempt.

    Bezos is embarrassing himself because no one is willing to tell him no and critically, in the age of Trump, Bezos knows that the media will have his back regardless of how foolish he is acting. Much like the Clinton presidential campaign, there is no negative media feedback loop to keep Bezos in check and thus he is getting out over his skis.

    Bezos needs a slap.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    I wonder how many of Lagertha's relatives work for the Enquirer. They're based in Lantana, which is the Saint Petersburg of Finland. Saint Petersburg, Florida, that is... God's waiting room.

    You can order a taxi cab in Finnish in Lantana. Well, you could in 1990, when I was there. Who knows who lives there now.


    https://hillheadsolutions.ipage.com/WP/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/konsertti-raimocynthia-2017.jpg

    https://cdn-az.allevents.in/banners/bae2c369b2ae85cb3829b3e30067440f-rimg-w552-h719-gmir.jpg

    http://usasuomeksi.net/fffc/gala2018eng.jpg

    , @Clifford Brown
    The media takes Bezos' side. So much for the commitment to journalism and the First Amendment.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juzCL2pv5sU
  29. @Jimbo in OPKS
    Why didn’t he just buy the Enquirer and fire Pecker?

    Or mail them anthrax. It worked once; Enquirer hasn’t made a squeak about 9/11.

    • Replies: @lavoisier

    It worked once; Enquirer hasn’t made a squeak about 9/11.
     
    It would take a lot of courage (and suicidal impulses) for them to investigate that story!
  30. @Forbes
    I'm certain the situation is nowhere near "endangers 50% of his holdings."

    His ownership is something on the order of 78 million shares (16% of sh/out). He had approximately 125 million shares 20 years ago. We do not know what estate planning Bezos may have effected, i.e. he may have gifted his wife shares, she may own some (or all) of them jointly, he may have provided for her in his will or in a trust, or other contractual arrangement. His ownership stake consists of beneficial interests, i.e. all shares he holds an interest in, including jointly with his wife.

    Any future/potential settlement with his wife undoubtedly would be effected in the most tax-efficient manner, least likely to effect price and liquidity of the stock.

    Speculation is for the voyeur.

    BTW: Bezos' article on Medium is monotonous, boring, and exposes him as a fool.

    He sells about $1 billion worth every year. It’s for estate planning and to fund his space exploration endeavors. One thing that Bezos said that didn’t get enough press or attention is that he stated he didn’t see anything on Earth worth investing his money into.

    • Replies: @Precious
    One thing that Bezos said that didn’t get enough press or attention is that he stated he didn’t see anything on Earth worth investing his money into.

    That's because any money he could invest won't bring a greater return than just keeping it in Amazon in the first place.
    , @Tyrion 2

    One thing that Bezos said that didn’t get enough press or attention is that he stated he didn’t see anything on Earth worth investing his money into
     
    Not like his hidden base on the moon with the lasers...
  31. @Clifford Brown
    Bezos really needs to lay off the T injections. Not only is he sexting like a teenager when he is the leader of global mercantile empire, but he is completely mishandling this matter with National Enquirer. First of all, Bezos knows shipping books, but I doubt he can manipulate sleaze and backstabbing like National Enquirer and Trump.

    Bezos has private investigators going after National Enquirer and he is threatening lawsuits and subpoenas. National Enquirer responds that they have more embarrassing materials that they could publish, but are refraining to do so. National Enquirer is engaging in a settlement negotiation where both parties release their respective claims and National Enquirer would agree to refrain from publishing the incriminating photos. This is hardly a blackmail attempt.

    Bezos is embarrassing himself because no one is willing to tell him no and critically, in the age of Trump, Bezos knows that the media will have his back regardless of how foolish he is acting. Much like the Clinton presidential campaign, there is no negative media feedback loop to keep Bezos in check and thus he is getting out over his skis.

    Bezos needs a slap.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzhb3U2cONs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b5QgHuSq5g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeQOJZ-QzBk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrBuWXVEaiU

    I wonder how many of Lagertha’s relatives work for the Enquirer. They’re based in Lantana, which is the Saint Petersburg of Finland. Saint Petersburg, Florida, that is… God’s waiting room.

    You can order a taxi cab in Finnish in Lantana. Well, you could in 1990, when I was there. Who knows who lives there now.

  32. @Anon7
    Emperor Bezos had better watch it, since he is colluding with racists by supplying necessary materials for minstrel shows!

    Snazaroo Classic Black Face Paint

    Aw hell naw, you can’t buy guns or gun accessories on Amazon, but you can buy blackface in a can?

  33. @Ed
    He sells about $1 billion worth every year. It’s for estate planning and to fund his space exploration endeavors. One thing that Bezos said that didn’t get enough press or attention is that he stated he didn’t see anything on Earth worth investing his money into.

    One thing that Bezos said that didn’t get enough press or attention is that he stated he didn’t see anything on Earth worth investing his money into.

    That’s because any money he could invest won’t bring a greater return than just keeping it in Amazon in the first place.

  34. Bezos sent dick pics in order to take down the Enquirer and dominate. Why would a man as technically astute as Bezos send pics ‘accidently’ across such an insecure medium?

    • Replies: @David
    You talk as if you've never been an infatuated idiot.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Because he's a dick?
  35. @Anonymous
    The irony is that his new mistress has been blackmailed more than he has:

    https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2019/01/1862/1048/Anthony-Miller-Lauren-Sanchz-Getty-KTTV.jpg

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/15/15/8372206-6594071-Sanchez_is_pictured_with_Gonzalez_in_2002_before_they_split_and_-a-2_1547566342884.jpg

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/15/15/8360980-6594071-Sanchez_was_previously_engaged_to_Henry_Simmons-a-4_1547566343001.jpg

    I still can’t believe that Bezos fell for her after she had the horrible plastic surgery. She’s looking more and more like the Joker from Batman.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    I'm guessing Mackenzie is a missionary only type whereas Snatchez is more the no-holes barred sort.

    Homegirl Nessa Diab managed to entrance Kaepernik with the same technique.
  36. @MikeatMikedotMike
    OT - Paul Kersey's SBPDL blog is now at Unz but no comments allowed. That's too bad.

    That it has not been announced formally yet may indicate that Ron is still ironing out some bugs (to mix metaphors). I presume he is trying to import Paul Kersey’s previous comment corpus (as he successfully did with Steve’s) and after everything is up and running, new comments will presumably be opened.

    Atop the post dated Feb. 3:

    PK Note: Big announcement coming tomorrow.

  37. @Intelligent Dasein

    Second, if a CEO who is arguably the world’s greatest businessman
     
    Give it a rest, Steve. Jeff Bezos is arguably the world's greatest businessman only in the sense that Henry Hill is arguably the world's most clairvoyant insurance adjuster. If you could tone down your sycophancy from 11 to 10, you might realize that.

    The fact of the matter is that Jeff Bezos deserves to be publicly sodomized with a barbecue brush until his entrails spill out of his asshole. That's for all the working class Americans that he's consigned to the trash heap of history; you know, the very Deplorables that we're supposed to care about.

    Bezos has not created anything of value. He's done nothing but rip off and abuse and dispossess people while strip-mining the nation's capital base. If you don't believe me, read David Stockman. He has all the data at his disposal in his numerous books, podcasts, videos, and blog posts.

    Bezos is a cancer on the face of society that needs to be removed, and the sooner the better.

    Bezos has not created anything of value

    He can yet redeem himself.

    Find nationalism, Jeff. Your people need you. You are one of us, and nothing you’ve ever done would have ever been possible without us, without the society into which you (b.1964) were born and raised. This is our hour of need, Jeff. Come to the light. Toss a few hundred million a year at us, at groups like AmRen and VDare.

    MAGA (R.I.P.?) proved how well these ideas “sell,” if a financially untouchable billionaire takes them up.

    • Replies: @Hail
    Jeff Bezos purportedly sits on $137 billion in wealth (for now).

    Cf. Mighty Fox News' revenue:


    Fox News generated $1.02 billion in ad revenue...in 2018, a record year for the network.
     
    Fox News' ad revenue is thousands of times the VDare annual revenue and around 100 times FAIR's revenue ($8 million in the early to mid 2010s, thru 2015; reportedly rising to $11.2 million in fiscal year 2016, the MAGA moment).
    , @Anonymous
    VDare mostly just recycles content from elsewhere, and its main purpose appears to be to provide a tax break vehicle to fund Brimelow's lifestyle. Bezos throwing money at VDare would probably just mean that it wouldn't take 20 years again for the site's graphics and layout to be updated. It would take 15 instead.
  38. This article explains how this will work and what some of the issues down the road might be with Bezos’ “cherished” soon-to-be ex MacKenzie.

    https://www.thestreet.com/technology/could-jeff-bezos-divorce-hit-amazon-shares-14831139

    Unless Amazon share price drops (and it hasn’t), there’s no real legal issue. I suppose, the SEC could open an investigation, but where’s the violation of law–Bezos is hardly the first CEO of a public company to be involved in an affair. Again, the most important question is how this hurts Amazon–it the stock price takes a hit, then shareholders will sue him and there will be pressure for him to resign. So long as everyone buys into Amazon being worth gazillions, nothing to see here. Move on.

  39. @Hail

    Bezos has not created anything of value
     
    He can yet redeem himself.

    Find nationalism, Jeff. Your people need you. You are one of us, and nothing you've ever done would have ever been possible without us, without the society into which you (b.1964) were born and raised. This is our hour of need, Jeff. Come to the light. Toss a few hundred million a year at us, at groups like AmRen and VDare.

    MAGA (R.I.P.?) proved how well these ideas "sell," if a financially untouchable billionaire takes them up.

    Jeff Bezos purportedly sits on $137 billion in wealth (for now).

    Cf. Mighty Fox News’ revenue:

    Fox News generated $1.02 billion in ad revenue…in 2018, a record year for the network.

    Fox News’ ad revenue is thousands of times the VDare annual revenue and around 100 times FAIR’s revenue ($8 million in the early to mid 2010s, thru 2015; reportedly rising to $11.2 million in fiscal year 2016, the MAGA moment).

  40. Anon[101] • Disclaimer says:

    Y’know, Bill Gates got out at the right time, and appears to be living a happy and wealthy retirement. Steve Jobs screwed up his private life, but he kept focused on his company and died with it in his hands. But Bezos? He’s going be remembered for getting in personal fights, the way he’s going. Not Amazon. He needs to sell the Post and get back to work.

    But then, Gates and Jobs had REAL brain-guy jobs working in tech. Amazon is not a tech company, and sales very likely just bores Bezos to death. If he had a hobby that demanded a high IQ, or a real brain-guy job, he would have stayed out of trouble. If he goes after the Enquirer, they’re going to publish those pics. He’s going to suffer the ultimate nerd-boy humiliation.

  41. Anon[101] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m not sure anyone’s hit on the real reason why Bezos has ordered the Post to go after Trump. Amazon sells a massive amount of Chinese-made goods. Trump’s tariffs would jack the price of those goods up to the point where Amazon’s sales could very well plunge. Until recently, Amazon never made much profit. It’s only making real money now because of ad income. If Ma and Pa shops on Main Street start selling American-made goods that compete in price with post-tariff Chinese Amazon goods, Amazon’s coach is going to turn back into a pumpkin.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Why wouldn't Amazon then just sell American made goods and dominate? Amazon started out selling books that were printed in the US, and they dominated the small local bookstores and even large chains like Borders. American manufacturers would want to sell on Amazon, the top retailer.
  42. Anonymous[297] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    Bezos has not created anything of value
     
    He can yet redeem himself.

    Find nationalism, Jeff. Your people need you. You are one of us, and nothing you've ever done would have ever been possible without us, without the society into which you (b.1964) were born and raised. This is our hour of need, Jeff. Come to the light. Toss a few hundred million a year at us, at groups like AmRen and VDare.

    MAGA (R.I.P.?) proved how well these ideas "sell," if a financially untouchable billionaire takes them up.

    VDare mostly just recycles content from elsewhere, and its main purpose appears to be to provide a tax break vehicle to fund Brimelow’s lifestyle. Bezos throwing money at VDare would probably just mean that it wouldn’t take 20 years again for the site’s graphics and layout to be updated. It would take 15 instead.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    • OH, SNAP: BenKenobi
  43. @Ed
    He sells about $1 billion worth every year. It’s for estate planning and to fund his space exploration endeavors. One thing that Bezos said that didn’t get enough press or attention is that he stated he didn’t see anything on Earth worth investing his money into.

    One thing that Bezos said that didn’t get enough press or attention is that he stated he didn’t see anything on Earth worth investing his money into

    Not like his hidden base on the moon with the lasers…

  44. @Clifford Brown
    Bezos really needs to lay off the T injections. Not only is he sexting like a teenager when he is the leader of global mercantile empire, but he is completely mishandling this matter with National Enquirer. First of all, Bezos knows shipping books, but I doubt he can manipulate sleaze and backstabbing like National Enquirer and Trump.

    Bezos has private investigators going after National Enquirer and he is threatening lawsuits and subpoenas. National Enquirer responds that they have more embarrassing materials that they could publish, but are refraining to do so. National Enquirer is engaging in a settlement negotiation where both parties release their respective claims and National Enquirer would agree to refrain from publishing the incriminating photos. This is hardly a blackmail attempt.

    Bezos is embarrassing himself because no one is willing to tell him no and critically, in the age of Trump, Bezos knows that the media will have his back regardless of how foolish he is acting. Much like the Clinton presidential campaign, there is no negative media feedback loop to keep Bezos in check and thus he is getting out over his skis.

    Bezos needs a slap.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzhb3U2cONs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b5QgHuSq5g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeQOJZ-QzBk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrBuWXVEaiU

    The media takes Bezos’ side. So much for the commitment to journalism and the First Amendment.

    • Replies: @Hail

    The media
     
    The way many use the term "the media" today is well within the realm of misnomer. We mean something different than the formal definition of the term we are using.

    What one should say in the above context is "the regime media" or similar.


    The regime media takes Bezos’ side
     
    Now it all kind of makes sense, doesn't it? No asterisk or complaining needed.
    , @Bill B.
    I think Bezos needs to crank up the T intake.

    Surely he didn't intend merely to look peevish?

    Don't go back: up and out!

  45. @Clifford Brown
    The media takes Bezos' side. So much for the commitment to journalism and the First Amendment.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juzCL2pv5sU

    The media

    The way many use the term “the media” today is well within the realm of misnomer. We mean something different than the formal definition of the term we are using.

    What one should say in the above context is “the regime media” or similar.

    The regime media takes Bezos’ side

    Now it all kind of makes sense, doesn’t it? No asterisk or complaining needed.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "The way many use the term “the media” today is well within the realm of misnomer. We mean something different than the formal definition of the term we are using."

    No, it's called the media. Just happens that the Coalition of the Fringe Left and Right prefer being immersed in their echo chambers and being a slave to confirmation bias.

    "This is our hour of need, Jeff. Come to the light. Toss a few hundred million a year at us, at groups like AmRen and VDare."

    With those two publications not being considered propaganda machines in the same vein as "regime media"?

  46. @Anon
    I'm not sure anyone's hit on the real reason why Bezos has ordered the Post to go after Trump. Amazon sells a massive amount of Chinese-made goods. Trump's tariffs would jack the price of those goods up to the point where Amazon's sales could very well plunge. Until recently, Amazon never made much profit. It's only making real money now because of ad income. If Ma and Pa shops on Main Street start selling American-made goods that compete in price with post-tariff Chinese Amazon goods, Amazon's coach is going to turn back into a pumpkin.

    Why wouldn’t Amazon then just sell American made goods and dominate? Amazon started out selling books that were printed in the US, and they dominated the small local bookstores and even large chains like Borders. American manufacturers would want to sell on Amazon, the top retailer.

  47. @Anonymous
    VDare mostly just recycles content from elsewhere, and its main purpose appears to be to provide a tax break vehicle to fund Brimelow's lifestyle. Bezos throwing money at VDare would probably just mean that it wouldn't take 20 years again for the site's graphics and layout to be updated. It would take 15 instead.

    • OH, SNAP: BenKenobi

  48. @TelfoedJohn
    Bezos sent dick pics in order to take down the Enquirer and dominate. Why would a man as technically astute as Bezos send pics ‘accidently’ across such an insecure medium?

    You talk as if you’ve never been an infatuated idiot.

  49. Bezos should have countered with an offer to buy the Enquirer.

  50. HBD & PUA folx are in shock. Their moment of truth has come. Their crucial myth, alpha male, is in tatters.

    Well, guys, it’s not my fault your logic is as reliable as NYT.

    First, you said: alpha male is a dominant person, a leader & girls throw themselves on him. OK, but what then with leaders with virtually non-existent erotic life, like Hitler?

    Then you changed your definition to the dominant man who somehow magically attracts women who lose their minds in his presence & want to serve him. Also, this type of alpha cannot fall in love like an adolescent fool. He’s always in charge.

    Bezos, who evidently is a ruthless, financially more than successful & dominant person, fell in love like a fool. He’s now, according to your theories, omega, not even beta.

    Was he alpha, anyway? Ever?

    Or, it may be that your central concept, alpha male, is ridiculous & that you are extolling low-IQ ghetto moronic yufs living on gibsmedat economy ?

    • Replies: @neutral

    OK, but what then with leaders with virtually non-existent erotic life, like Hitler?
     
    Hitler did have mistresses, similar to Stalin, both wanted to be perceived as being anything but totally dedicated to the state, thus both purposefully kept their private life as secret as possible.
    , @AndrewR
    Well, a big part of red-pill thought, which is ever-evolving, is the idea that we are all conditioned from early childhood to hold foolish beliefs about love, sex and gender. This conditioning causes men who are otherwise highly alpha to do very non-alpha things.

    And of course, there's nothing inherently non-alpha about not putting a high priority on love, sex and reproduction. Hitler is inarguably one of history's most alpha figures, even if he wasn't a serial rapist like fellow famous alpha Genghis Khan.

    , @Anon
    Real alpha males don't end up with newspapers threatening to wave their dick pictures around. They don't take pic of their equipment, and don't let their girlfriends do it, either. They have enough smarts to recognize it's potential trouble, and enough sense to realize they can enjoy sex without photos.
    , @Clifford Brown

    OK, but what then with leaders with virtually non-existent erotic life, like Hitler?
     
    Hitler was the Ultimate Incel Wizard.
    , @Pericles
    Dudebro, alpha vs beta is simple enough. The girls chase you, you're in the 20% instead of the invisible 80% of betas who have to convince reluctant girls to allow them near. A refinement of this is we have the hot guys, the dateables and the also-rans (who should just die). The years take their toll and at some point you might not be so desirable anymore. It's the female viewpoint.

    (It's also situational. I smirked when I read about college age women complaining about the unfair 60/40 ratio on campus, and even worse, out of the 40, only half were dateable. Make your peace with it.)

    To an extent women do care about captains of the industry, who might today be the men's alphas, but apparently not that much. If nothing else, it probably gets boring when your husband is in phone conferences all day every day and loves it. (The tip is to instead look among the shiftless layabout playboy sons with skiable mounds of cash and a good work-party balance. Or Larry Ellison?)

  51. @Anon
    I still can't believe that Bezos fell for her after she had the horrible plastic surgery. She's looking more and more like the Joker from Batman.

    I’m guessing Mackenzie is a missionary only type whereas Snatchez is more the no-holes barred sort.

    Homegirl Nessa Diab managed to entrance Kaepernik with the same technique.

  52. Any day now I am expecting an article from the Washington Post about how the Enquirer is run by Putin.

  53. @Bardon Kaldian
    HBD & PUA folx are in shock. Their moment of truth has come. Their crucial myth, alpha male, is in tatters.

    Well, guys, it's not my fault your logic is as reliable as NYT.

    First, you said: alpha male is a dominant person, a leader & girls throw themselves on him. OK, but what then with leaders with virtually non-existent erotic life, like Hitler?

    Then you changed your definition to the dominant man who somehow magically attracts women who lose their minds in his presence & want to serve him. Also, this type of alpha cannot fall in love like an adolescent fool. He's always in charge.

    Bezos, who evidently is a ruthless, financially more than successful & dominant person, fell in love like a fool. He's now, according to your theories, omega, not even beta.

    Was he alpha, anyway? Ever?

    Or, it may be that your central concept, alpha male, is ridiculous & that you are extolling low-IQ ghetto moronic yufs living on gibsmedat economy ?

    OK, but what then with leaders with virtually non-existent erotic life, like Hitler?

    Hitler did have mistresses, similar to Stalin, both wanted to be perceived as being anything but totally dedicated to the state, thus both purposefully kept their private life as secret as possible.

  54. “There are a couple of interesting legal questions, involving blackmail and insider trading / SEC requirements for disclosure of material facts….”

    In addition to this NOTICING, something that Mr. Sailer either observed but chose to ignore or flew right over his radar screen…

    “SDNY recently let AMI off the hook for a campaign finance violation in the Michael Cohen case based on their promise that they’d be good boys and girls. If they’ve been ignoring that promise doing other dirty deeds, that’s embarrassing.”

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/michael-cohen-sentenced-3-years-prison

    Ronan Farrow–“I and at least one other prominent journalist involved in breaking stories about the National Enquirer’s arrangement with Trump fielded similar “stop digging or we’ll ruin you” blackmail efforts from AMI. (I did not engage as I don’t cut deals with subjects of ongoing reporting.)”

  55. @Hail

    The media
     
    The way many use the term "the media" today is well within the realm of misnomer. We mean something different than the formal definition of the term we are using.

    What one should say in the above context is "the regime media" or similar.


    The regime media takes Bezos’ side
     
    Now it all kind of makes sense, doesn't it? No asterisk or complaining needed.

    “The way many use the term “the media” today is well within the realm of misnomer. We mean something different than the formal definition of the term we are using.”

    No, it’s called the media. Just happens that the Coalition of the Fringe Left and Right prefer being immersed in their echo chambers and being a slave to confirmation bias.

    “This is our hour of need, Jeff. Come to the light. Toss a few hundred million a year at us, at groups like AmRen and VDare.”

    With those two publications not being considered propaganda machines in the same vein as “regime media”?

    • Replies: @Hail

    With those two publications not being considered propaganda machines in the same vein as “regime media”?
     
    I take your overall point but the important distinction is clearly that there is nothing 'regime' about VDare, Peter Brimelow, Jared Taylor, or AmRen, who are (esp. AmRen). They are subject to almost Alex-Jones-level political bans across platforms and operate far outside what is called the Mainstream Media space. These are actors nestled comfortably in the Dissident Right. Dissident means 'non-regime.'

    If only Jared Taylor were a 'regime' figure!

    Literal Marxist-Leninist communists get far more of a sympathetic platform on the 'MSM'** than Jared Taylor.

    ** - (This is including FoxNews; Tucker invites on such people to argue with them. He would never be allowed to invite on Jared Taylor.)

  56. @JimB
    Vulture capitalist who builds a huge fortune in the borderless internet marketplace by destroying thousands of local businesses who must collect sales tax turns out to be a slimy adulterer proud to email images of his roid raisins.

    Color me surprised.

    That sums it up quite well. Definitely a building block of his empire was tax fraud.

  57. @Intelligent Dasein

    Second, if a CEO who is arguably the world’s greatest businessman
     
    Give it a rest, Steve. Jeff Bezos is arguably the world's greatest businessman only in the sense that Henry Hill is arguably the world's most clairvoyant insurance adjuster. If you could tone down your sycophancy from 11 to 10, you might realize that.

    The fact of the matter is that Jeff Bezos deserves to be publicly sodomized with a barbecue brush until his entrails spill out of his asshole. That's for all the working class Americans that he's consigned to the trash heap of history; you know, the very Deplorables that we're supposed to care about.

    Bezos has not created anything of value. He's done nothing but rip off and abuse and dispossess people while strip-mining the nation's capital base. If you don't believe me, read David Stockman. He has all the data at his disposal in his numerous books, podcasts, videos, and blog posts.

    Bezos is a cancer on the face of society that needs to be removed, and the sooner the better.

    Agree, agree, agree.

  58. @Intelligent Dasein

    Second, if a CEO who is arguably the world’s greatest businessman
     
    Give it a rest, Steve. Jeff Bezos is arguably the world's greatest businessman only in the sense that Henry Hill is arguably the world's most clairvoyant insurance adjuster. If you could tone down your sycophancy from 11 to 10, you might realize that.

    The fact of the matter is that Jeff Bezos deserves to be publicly sodomized with a barbecue brush until his entrails spill out of his asshole. That's for all the working class Americans that he's consigned to the trash heap of history; you know, the very Deplorables that we're supposed to care about.

    Bezos has not created anything of value. He's done nothing but rip off and abuse and dispossess people while strip-mining the nation's capital base. If you don't believe me, read David Stockman. He has all the data at his disposal in his numerous books, podcasts, videos, and blog posts.

    Bezos is a cancer on the face of society that needs to be removed, and the sooner the better.

    Bezos has not created anything of value.

    $130,000,000,000 in his bank account says that you are wrong.

    Of course he’s created something of value. I give Amazon my money every week and so do hundreds of millions of people. Of course, capitalism requires creative destruction – the market giveth (to Bezos) the market taketh away (from Sears shareholders and employees). Once upon a time, the Sears catalog put the pack peddlers out of business – and so it goes.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Sears would still be a successful retailer if walking into a Sears was like it was in the 60s and 70s.
    It was a great shopping experience: the lunch counter had good food and the hot nuts and candy were the kid magnet, and made the stores smell good. Sears products were usually "not the very best but good, affordable, and service was good". A Kenmore/Whirlpool washer wasn't as good as a Maytag but it was half the price, and it was still good. Craftsman tools weren't as good as Snap-Ons but the price was much better, and they were still a well made tool. The vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, stuff like that were pretty good. The TVs and electronics weren't high end but well made. The key is it was all under one roof, with car service, Allstate Insurance, men's and women's fashion, you name it.

    Not everyone wants to buy online or at Walmart: besides, Walmart doesn't sell major appliances, their tools are pathetic, the place is a zoo.
  59. @utu
    Or mail them anthrax. It worked once; Enquirer hasn't made a squeak about 9/11.

    It worked once; Enquirer hasn’t made a squeak about 9/11.

    It would take a lot of courage (and suicidal impulses) for them to investigate that story!

  60. @Anonymous
    The irony is that his new mistress has been blackmailed more than he has:

    https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2019/01/1862/1048/Anthony-Miller-Lauren-Sanchz-Getty-KTTV.jpg

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/15/15/8372206-6594071-Sanchez_is_pictured_with_Gonzalez_in_2002_before_they_split_and_-a-2_1547566342884.jpg

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/15/15/8360980-6594071-Sanchez_was_previously_engaged_to_Henry_Simmons-a-4_1547566343001.jpg

    The first guy there looks like a burn victim. The second one kinda does too.

    Imagine being the world’s wealthiest man and cheating on your wife with a 50 year old coal burner who’s had more “work” done than Michael Jackson.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    It is inexplicable. Unless it's like a genuine midlife crisis and he's living a high school fantasy he had.

    I'm guessing he was a nerd in high school, and she was the slutty cheerleader type that he lusted after and that got plowed by the football team but never gave nerds like him a taste, or any sort of attention for that matter. Since high school, he's been a workaholic devoted entirely to work and business, and doesn't seem to have had much of a social life or gone crazy with women to make up for lost time in high school and college. He met his ex-wife at work. Now this mistress comes along and gives him a chance to finally live his high school fantasy and make him feel like a horny kid again. And he might be on testosterone or something anyway that makes him feel like a horny kid already and even more desirous of fulfilling his high school fantasy. He also went to high school in Miami, where there were presumably Hispanic girls, and she's Hispanic.
  61. @Precious
    From Bezos' article-

    Be assured, no real journalists ever propose anything like what is happening here: I will not report embarrassing information about you if you do X for me. And if you don’t do X quickly, I will report the embarrassing information.

    How stupid does he think his audience is?

    Here’s a piece of context: My ownership of the Washington Post is a complexifier for me. It’s unavoidable that certain powerful people who experience Washington Post news coverage will wrongly conclude I am their enemy. President Trump is one of those people, obvious by his many tweets.

    You are his enemy Jeff. I would love to see you and Trump settle this...like on a very special episode of The Apprentice.

    Be assured, no real journalists ever propose anything like what is happening here: I will not report embarrassing information about you if you do X for me. And if you don’t do X quickly, I will report the embarrassing information.

    He literally described the CNN blackmail last year where they threatened to dox a guy for having the audacity to m
    have made popular memes that certain people at CNN disliked.

  62. @Bardon Kaldian
    HBD & PUA folx are in shock. Their moment of truth has come. Their crucial myth, alpha male, is in tatters.

    Well, guys, it's not my fault your logic is as reliable as NYT.

    First, you said: alpha male is a dominant person, a leader & girls throw themselves on him. OK, but what then with leaders with virtually non-existent erotic life, like Hitler?

    Then you changed your definition to the dominant man who somehow magically attracts women who lose their minds in his presence & want to serve him. Also, this type of alpha cannot fall in love like an adolescent fool. He's always in charge.

    Bezos, who evidently is a ruthless, financially more than successful & dominant person, fell in love like a fool. He's now, according to your theories, omega, not even beta.

    Was he alpha, anyway? Ever?

    Or, it may be that your central concept, alpha male, is ridiculous & that you are extolling low-IQ ghetto moronic yufs living on gibsmedat economy ?

    Well, a big part of red-pill thought, which is ever-evolving, is the idea that we are all conditioned from early childhood to hold foolish beliefs about love, sex and gender. This conditioning causes men who are otherwise highly alpha to do very non-alpha things.

    And of course, there’s nothing inherently non-alpha about not putting a high priority on love, sex and reproduction. Hitler is inarguably one of history’s most alpha figures, even if he wasn’t a serial rapist like fellow famous alpha Genghis Khan.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Well, a big part of red-pill thought, which is ever-evolving, is the idea that we are all conditioned from early childhood to hold foolish beliefs about love, sex and gender."

    Which this "ever-evolving" idea being predicated on half-truths, confirmation bias, and pseudo-science.

    "Hitler is inarguably one of history’s most alpha figures..."

    According to who?

    It never ceases to amaze how a patently pseudo-intellectual system—the sexual-social hierarchy—is peddled at times on this fine blog. Men, Christian or otherwise, who create and perpetuate that structure make a series of subjective behavioral and personality appraisals as its foundational pieces. Any protestation about this label or refusal to act in the prescribed manner brings about a pejorative response.

    It may be “convenient” for men to articulate what they believe are definitive aspects of their fellow man’s conduct because they subscribe to this hierarchy, but what about those men who find definitive flaws in how those decisions were arrived?

    What happens when those men challenge the structure by arguing that the “unvarnished truth of the structure” is in reality a set of assumptions predicated on sophistry?

    Would God truly judge in this exact manner by calling Christian men betas, gammas, and situational alphas?
  63. @Clifford Brown
    The media takes Bezos' side. So much for the commitment to journalism and the First Amendment.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juzCL2pv5sU

    I think Bezos needs to crank up the T intake.

    Surely he didn’t intend merely to look peevish?

    Don’t go back: up and out!

  64. By the way, slightly- although not completely- OT: whole manosphere, apart from a few realist & practical advice is bull. Leaving aside peculiar subjects like moral corruption of American academia & liberal lunacy on steroids, its whole world-view is shallow, miserable & pseudo-scientifically infantile.

    Basically, manospheroid typical man is a moron clueless about women whom he desires & despises (he thinks of them as a combination of cunning animalistic, egocentric small-minded creatures & irrational conformist followers- throw in a good amount of sexual automata ruled by predictable sexual/psychological mechanisms because women are ruled by their physiology & “can’t help it”). Women, we are told, are incapable of anything “higher”, creative, selfless (in the long run)- they’re essentially amoral.

    Well, google Varlam Shalamov & weep. I’ll roughly translate you one of his thoughts.
    https://shalamov.ru/library/29/

    23. I saw that women were more honorable and selfless than men- at Kolyma, there were no cases that men followed their women. And many women were coming after their men (Fania Rabinovich, Krivoshey’s wife)

    So, most of this NAWALT, MGTOW, White Knight, incel, alpha… is bollocks.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    Some of what the manosphere says are (sadly) truths that young men aren't going to likely learn anywhere else these days. It shouldn't be that way. But it is.

    Some of it is toxic BS that forgets that women are... you know, human beings. With a mix of random goodness, venality, higher aspirations, and hypocrisies/flaws, just like the men.

    I think if you aren't a psychopath, you can tell which is which.
    , @Pericles
    Today's convicts have dating sites too. In fact, a simple search just showed me at least six different services (the seventh was for dating female inmates).
  65. Tumescence Dies in Darkness.

  66. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:

    Bezos does not seem to understand that the more he tries to bring on a personal feud with Trump, the more he is beginning to quarrel with the Office of the Presidency, not the man. The office of the president is a constitutional position that we the people went to considerable trouble to create as part of our democracy, and which we maintain with every new election. The more Bezos quarrels with the office, the more Bezos makes himself a national security liability. He is beginning to quarrel with our American democracy and the way we chose to run our country.

    The CIA contract needs to be taken away from Amazon because Bezos has decided to feud with our elected head of state. The way Bezos is going, he’s going to escalate, do something wreckless and illegal, and end up in prison on Federal charges because he refuses to drop this nonsense. The man is a blockhead.

    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
    You would think that it might be of interest to the national media and Congress that the CEO of the company that is managing the CIA's information infrastructure has exposed himself, literally, to potential sexual blackmail.

    Better the National Enquirer than China or Russia.
    , @J.Ross
    Bezos and also every single person on the other side, especially the House Democrats who have given up on Mueller and are starting new redundant "investigations" into every lunch salad Trump ever ordered whether it ever came to the right table or not, understand that perfectly well but do not care.
  67. For a (supposed) near-genius Princeton grad, Bezos is a surprisingly terrible writer.

  68. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bardon Kaldian
    HBD & PUA folx are in shock. Their moment of truth has come. Their crucial myth, alpha male, is in tatters.

    Well, guys, it's not my fault your logic is as reliable as NYT.

    First, you said: alpha male is a dominant person, a leader & girls throw themselves on him. OK, but what then with leaders with virtually non-existent erotic life, like Hitler?

    Then you changed your definition to the dominant man who somehow magically attracts women who lose their minds in his presence & want to serve him. Also, this type of alpha cannot fall in love like an adolescent fool. He's always in charge.

    Bezos, who evidently is a ruthless, financially more than successful & dominant person, fell in love like a fool. He's now, according to your theories, omega, not even beta.

    Was he alpha, anyway? Ever?

    Or, it may be that your central concept, alpha male, is ridiculous & that you are extolling low-IQ ghetto moronic yufs living on gibsmedat economy ?

    Real alpha males don’t end up with newspapers threatening to wave their dick pictures around. They don’t take pic of their equipment, and don’t let their girlfriends do it, either. They have enough smarts to recognize it’s potential trouble, and enough sense to realize they can enjoy sex without photos.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    Well, time to decide who is alpha & what his characteristics are.

    Many, way too many dominant & almost sexless men- who didn't incite sexual feelings among their female followers- were on the top. From recent history Lenin & Hitler. If we are to believe historians, "Alexander was not a passionate man". And on and on and on...

    So we can dispense with alpha myth re supreme leaders & the great demon of Eros.

    What about great, influential charismatic men who were self-assured & had rich erotic life?

    Goethe, C.G.Jung & Liszt come to mind. Just, in parts of their lives they fell hopelessly in love, making fools, even clowns of themselves in their 60s, even 70s (I won't bother to mention their love infatuation & suffering when they were in their 20s & 30s). No, no. This is not how manospheroid alpha is supposed to behave.

    So manosphere's ideal, despite all protestations, remains a parasitic LeShawn from da hood with the IQ of room temperature & living off fugly hoes & welfare checks.
    , @Ozymandias
    "Real alpha males don’t end up with newspapers threatening to wave their dick pictures around."

    Or maybe they just don't care if you do.
  69. Anonymous[356] • Disclaimer says:

    I believe there is a lot more insider trading going on, and actually moving the market, than the government would like us to know.

    For instance, I believe large anti-white advertising blunders like the recent Gillette commercial are part of an insider trading scheme of sorts. Same with Nike and kneeling for the anthem. These PR stunt ad campaigns have a predictable effect on the stock of the company. An immediate sharp drop, followed by a steady increase over time, creating enough inertia to eventually overtake the original stagnant price. If the officers involved with or who know of the campaign only play the long game by holding their stocks and buying more stock at a cheaper price during the dip, that’s fine. But how many could resist shorting the stock before the dip? If they engaged in that, it would be insider trading, would it not?

    Either way, these advertising “blunders” are not blunders at all. They are a thing now. You could call it trampolining or anything you like, but they are a thing. They are trying to do a controlled crash of their own stock.

  70. Anon[240] • Disclaimer says:

    Bezos is throwing a fit about who obtained his pics. I notice he has yet to blame the obvious culprit, his mistress. It doesn’t seem to have occurred to Bezos that his mistress, a notorious gold-digger, may have arranged an insurance policy. If Bezos breaks off the affair, her gravy train ends. But if she has incriminating pics and tells Bezos they’re at the Enquirer’s office, she likely would have ended up with billions of payments from him to keep them quiet.

    • Replies: @Anon

    Bezos is throwing a fit about who obtained his pics. I notice he has yet to blame the obvious culprit, his mistress.
     
    In the left media, the story is that de Becker suspects her brother, a Hollywood talent agent, who of course "has ties" to Roger Stone (in the Kevin Bacon sense, I'm sure), so it fits into the Trump-Russia-Whatever MegaScandal.

    How an adult brother gets ahold of the smart phone of an adult sister long enough to forward chats and photos, I don't know.
  71. @Bardon Kaldian
    HBD & PUA folx are in shock. Their moment of truth has come. Their crucial myth, alpha male, is in tatters.

    Well, guys, it's not my fault your logic is as reliable as NYT.

    First, you said: alpha male is a dominant person, a leader & girls throw themselves on him. OK, but what then with leaders with virtually non-existent erotic life, like Hitler?

    Then you changed your definition to the dominant man who somehow magically attracts women who lose their minds in his presence & want to serve him. Also, this type of alpha cannot fall in love like an adolescent fool. He's always in charge.

    Bezos, who evidently is a ruthless, financially more than successful & dominant person, fell in love like a fool. He's now, according to your theories, omega, not even beta.

    Was he alpha, anyway? Ever?

    Or, it may be that your central concept, alpha male, is ridiculous & that you are extolling low-IQ ghetto moronic yufs living on gibsmedat economy ?

    OK, but what then with leaders with virtually non-existent erotic life, like Hitler?

    Hitler was the Ultimate Incel Wizard.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    Hitler was definitely no Mussolini or Mao style horndog, being an essentially shy, neurotic character. But that said, he had a reliable sequence of mistresses throughout his years as a rising politician and a dictator. He also regularly had one-night encounters with female followers during the early, heady Munich days. WWI had loosened sexual norms in Germany all around, and Hitler was no less susceptible to this than anyone else, contrary to Nazi propaganda.
    , @J.Ross
    The word incel is an incoherent unword, made up in globalist mass media projects, and therefore a fingerprint for their attempts at thought leading.
    Isn't this the same thing you laughed at when the Glowing tried to claim usage of the word "neocon" as proof of Russian hackers?
    In logic but not in data: Russians would surely have reason to hate neocons, but so do lots of other people, as attested in plenty of popular and academic media since long before the present administration.
    but surely Hitler
    Was a degenerate shocked by the suicide of a loved one into hyper-moralism (which never quite lined up with any specific tradition because Hitler was also an autodidact). Hitler was voluntarily celibate. Vountary is the opposite of involuntary. A voluntarily celibate person cannot be an incel. Hitler was a totalitarian dictator with an iconically abysmal view of human rights and famously excellent police networks. Were he involuntarily celibate and needing company, he'd have it handled in minutes, and dames would claim headaches about as often as they did with Beria. In other words not only was Hitler not an incel but there is no way to make him one.
    You know who else was a generally voluntarily celibate totalitarian dictator? Stalin, the moralistic former seminarian who elimated all the sexual libertinism that had characterized the earlier Bolshevik activities.
  72. @Anon
    Bezos does not seem to understand that the more he tries to bring on a personal feud with Trump, the more he is beginning to quarrel with the Office of the Presidency, not the man. The office of the president is a constitutional position that we the people went to considerable trouble to create as part of our democracy, and which we maintain with every new election. The more Bezos quarrels with the office, the more Bezos makes himself a national security liability. He is beginning to quarrel with our American democracy and the way we chose to run our country.

    The CIA contract needs to be taken away from Amazon because Bezos has decided to feud with our elected head of state. The way Bezos is going, he's going to escalate, do something wreckless and illegal, and end up in prison on Federal charges because he refuses to drop this nonsense. The man is a blockhead.

    You would think that it might be of interest to the national media and Congress that the CEO of the company that is managing the CIA’s information infrastructure has exposed himself, literally, to potential sexual blackmail.

    Better the National Enquirer than China or Russia.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Better the National Enquirer than China or Russia."

    No. Not better. It potentially can get a lot worse...for the National Enquirer.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-08/national-enquirer-s-ami-said-to-be-scrutinized-over-bezos-story?utm_medium=social&utm_content=politics&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&cmpid%3D=socialflow-twitter-politics
  73. @Anon
    Real alpha males don't end up with newspapers threatening to wave their dick pictures around. They don't take pic of their equipment, and don't let their girlfriends do it, either. They have enough smarts to recognize it's potential trouble, and enough sense to realize they can enjoy sex without photos.

    Well, time to decide who is alpha & what his characteristics are.

    Many, way too many dominant & almost sexless men- who didn’t incite sexual feelings among their female followers- were on the top. From recent history Lenin & Hitler. If we are to believe historians, “Alexander was not a passionate man”. And on and on and on…

    So we can dispense with alpha myth re supreme leaders & the great demon of Eros.

    What about great, influential charismatic men who were self-assured & had rich erotic life?

    Goethe, C.G.Jung & Liszt come to mind. Just, in parts of their lives they fell hopelessly in love, making fools, even clowns of themselves in their 60s, even 70s (I won’t bother to mention their love infatuation & suffering when they were in their 20s & 30s). No, no. This is not how manospheroid alpha is supposed to behave.

    So manosphere’s ideal, despite all protestations, remains a parasitic LeShawn from da hood with the IQ of room temperature & living off fugly hoes & welfare checks.

    • Replies: @Mark G.
    The manosphere does advocate that young men drop that nineteen fifties belief that most women are looking for the provider male because the welfare state has now taken on that role. It's plausible because there is at least an element of truth to it. This is more so among lower class women and less so among upper class women. To the extent that guys learn to not waste time offering to be that provider male to women who don't care about it, the manosphere is useful to a certain extent. Spending a bit more time working on one's looks and personality might pay greater dividends in the short run. In the long run, though, we're screwed if societal incentives are permanently set up to discourage men from getting an education and skills that will lead them to getting a good enough paying job to support a wife and children. We can survive a few Shawns from da hood but not if the whole country is filled with them. So what is the best strategy for a young guy? At a macro-level, support politicians who want to cut back the welfare state. At a micro-level, it's harder to say. Most guys really don't want to turn themselves into Shawn from da hood or have sexual relationships with the types of women he does. Again, I would say spend a bit more time on your looks and personality. Chase after women who are worth chasing after but if there aren't any around then go do something else. Chasing after women is not the only enjoyable thing you can do with your life.
  74. @Bardon Kaldian
    By the way, slightly- although not completely- OT: whole manosphere, apart from a few realist & practical advice is bull. Leaving aside peculiar subjects like moral corruption of American academia & liberal lunacy on steroids, its whole world-view is shallow, miserable & pseudo-scientifically infantile.

    Basically, manospheroid typical man is a moron clueless about women whom he desires & despises (he thinks of them as a combination of cunning animalistic, egocentric small-minded creatures & irrational conformist followers- throw in a good amount of sexual automata ruled by predictable sexual/psychological mechanisms because women are ruled by their physiology & "can't help it"). Women, we are told, are incapable of anything "higher", creative, selfless (in the long run)- they're essentially amoral.

    Well, google Varlam Shalamov & weep. I'll roughly translate you one of his thoughts.
    https://shalamov.ru/library/29/

    23. I saw that women were more honorable and selfless than men- at Kolyma, there were no cases that men followed their women. And many women were coming after their men (Fania Rabinovich, Krivoshey's wife)

    So, most of this NAWALT, MGTOW, White Knight, incel, alpha... is bollocks.

    Some of what the manosphere says are (sadly) truths that young men aren’t going to likely learn anywhere else these days. It shouldn’t be that way. But it is.

    Some of it is toxic BS that forgets that women are… you know, human beings. With a mix of random goodness, venality, higher aspirations, and hypocrisies/flaws, just like the men.

    I think if you aren’t a psychopath, you can tell which is which.

  75. @Clifford Brown

    OK, but what then with leaders with virtually non-existent erotic life, like Hitler?
     
    Hitler was the Ultimate Incel Wizard.

    Hitler was definitely no Mussolini or Mao style horndog, being an essentially shy, neurotic character. But that said, he had a reliable sequence of mistresses throughout his years as a rising politician and a dictator. He also regularly had one-night encounters with female followers during the early, heady Munich days. WWI had loosened sexual norms in Germany all around, and Hitler was no less susceptible to this than anyone else, contrary to Nazi propaganda.

  76. @Bardon Kaldian
    HBD & PUA folx are in shock. Their moment of truth has come. Their crucial myth, alpha male, is in tatters.

    Well, guys, it's not my fault your logic is as reliable as NYT.

    First, you said: alpha male is a dominant person, a leader & girls throw themselves on him. OK, but what then with leaders with virtually non-existent erotic life, like Hitler?

    Then you changed your definition to the dominant man who somehow magically attracts women who lose their minds in his presence & want to serve him. Also, this type of alpha cannot fall in love like an adolescent fool. He's always in charge.

    Bezos, who evidently is a ruthless, financially more than successful & dominant person, fell in love like a fool. He's now, according to your theories, omega, not even beta.

    Was he alpha, anyway? Ever?

    Or, it may be that your central concept, alpha male, is ridiculous & that you are extolling low-IQ ghetto moronic yufs living on gibsmedat economy ?

    Dudebro, alpha vs beta is simple enough. The girls chase you, you’re in the 20% instead of the invisible 80% of betas who have to convince reluctant girls to allow them near. A refinement of this is we have the hot guys, the dateables and the also-rans (who should just die). The years take their toll and at some point you might not be so desirable anymore. It’s the female viewpoint.

    (It’s also situational. I smirked when I read about college age women complaining about the unfair 60/40 ratio on campus, and even worse, out of the 40, only half were dateable. Make your peace with it.)

    To an extent women do care about captains of the industry, who might today be the men’s alphas, but apparently not that much. If nothing else, it probably gets boring when your husband is in phone conferences all day every day and loves it. (The tip is to instead look among the shiftless layabout playboy sons with skiable mounds of cash and a good work-party balance. Or Larry Ellison?)

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Dudebro, alpha vs beta is simple enough."

    No, it's really not that simple at all.

    "The girls chase you, you’re in the 20% instead of the invisible 80% of betas who have to convince reluctant girls to allow them near.""

    So where are these percentages actually coming from? Who says definitively that there is this 80-20 ratio?

    "A refinement of this is we have the hot guys, the dateables and the also-rans (who should just die)."

    The "also-rans" should just die? You know, that group would include white men. You know, our kind. Are you really sure you want to make a statement that borders on race traitorism?

    "The years take their toll and at some point you might not be so desirable anymore. It’s the female viewpoint."

    The reality is that men and women equally hit this "wall".

    "(It’s also situational. I smirked when I read about college age women complaining about the unfair 60/40 ratio on campus, and even worse, out of the 40, only half were dateable. Make your peace with it.)"

    Again, where does this ratio come from? Any sources?
  77. @Bardon Kaldian
    By the way, slightly- although not completely- OT: whole manosphere, apart from a few realist & practical advice is bull. Leaving aside peculiar subjects like moral corruption of American academia & liberal lunacy on steroids, its whole world-view is shallow, miserable & pseudo-scientifically infantile.

    Basically, manospheroid typical man is a moron clueless about women whom he desires & despises (he thinks of them as a combination of cunning animalistic, egocentric small-minded creatures & irrational conformist followers- throw in a good amount of sexual automata ruled by predictable sexual/psychological mechanisms because women are ruled by their physiology & "can't help it"). Women, we are told, are incapable of anything "higher", creative, selfless (in the long run)- they're essentially amoral.

    Well, google Varlam Shalamov & weep. I'll roughly translate you one of his thoughts.
    https://shalamov.ru/library/29/

    23. I saw that women were more honorable and selfless than men- at Kolyma, there were no cases that men followed their women. And many women were coming after their men (Fania Rabinovich, Krivoshey's wife)

    So, most of this NAWALT, MGTOW, White Knight, incel, alpha... is bollocks.

    Today’s convicts have dating sites too. In fact, a simple search just showed me at least six different services (the seventh was for dating female inmates).

  78. @JimB
    Vulture capitalist who builds a huge fortune in the borderless internet marketplace by destroying thousands of local businesses who must collect sales tax turns out to be a slimy adulterer proud to email images of his roid raisins.

    Color me surprised.

    Most of Bezos riches come from the Computing Empire not the gift shop sideshow.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  79. @Jimbo in OPKS
    Why didn’t he just buy the Enquirer and fire Pecker?

    “Buy the Enquirer and MAKE HIM CODE.”

  80. @Clifford Brown
    You would think that it might be of interest to the national media and Congress that the CEO of the company that is managing the CIA's information infrastructure has exposed himself, literally, to potential sexual blackmail.

    Better the National Enquirer than China or Russia.
  81. @Pericles
    Dudebro, alpha vs beta is simple enough. The girls chase you, you're in the 20% instead of the invisible 80% of betas who have to convince reluctant girls to allow them near. A refinement of this is we have the hot guys, the dateables and the also-rans (who should just die). The years take their toll and at some point you might not be so desirable anymore. It's the female viewpoint.

    (It's also situational. I smirked when I read about college age women complaining about the unfair 60/40 ratio on campus, and even worse, out of the 40, only half were dateable. Make your peace with it.)

    To an extent women do care about captains of the industry, who might today be the men's alphas, but apparently not that much. If nothing else, it probably gets boring when your husband is in phone conferences all day every day and loves it. (The tip is to instead look among the shiftless layabout playboy sons with skiable mounds of cash and a good work-party balance. Or Larry Ellison?)

    “Dudebro, alpha vs beta is simple enough.”

    No, it’s really not that simple at all.

    “The girls chase you, you’re in the 20% instead of the invisible 80% of betas who have to convince reluctant girls to allow them near.””

    So where are these percentages actually coming from? Who says definitively that there is this 80-20 ratio?

    “A refinement of this is we have the hot guys, the dateables and the also-rans (who should just die).”

    The “also-rans” should just die? You know, that group would include white men. You know, our kind. Are you really sure you want to make a statement that borders on race traitorism?

    “The years take their toll and at some point you might not be so desirable anymore. It’s the female viewpoint.”

    The reality is that men and women equally hit this “wall”.

    “(It’s also situational. I smirked when I read about college age women complaining about the unfair 60/40 ratio on campus, and even worse, out of the 40, only half were dateable. Make your peace with it.)”

    Again, where does this ratio come from? Any sources?

    • Troll: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Pericles

    No, it’s really not that simple at all.

     

    What the hell do you know about it, you jumped up perl script.
  82. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @AndrewR
    The first guy there looks like a burn victim. The second one kinda does too.

    Imagine being the world's wealthiest man and cheating on your wife with a 50 year old coal burner who's had more "work" done than Michael Jackson.

    It is inexplicable. Unless it’s like a genuine midlife crisis and he’s living a high school fantasy he had.

    I’m guessing he was a nerd in high school, and she was the slutty cheerleader type that he lusted after and that got plowed by the football team but never gave nerds like him a taste, or any sort of attention for that matter. Since high school, he’s been a workaholic devoted entirely to work and business, and doesn’t seem to have had much of a social life or gone crazy with women to make up for lost time in high school and college. He met his ex-wife at work. Now this mistress comes along and gives him a chance to finally live his high school fantasy and make him feel like a horny kid again. And he might be on testosterone or something anyway that makes him feel like a horny kid already and even more desirous of fulfilling his high school fantasy. He also went to high school in Miami, where there were presumably Hispanic girls, and she’s Hispanic.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Lol. Plausible theory
    , @Anon
    I think Bezos' problem is that he's been taking substances, maybe steroids, to help enlarge his muscles, and they're messing with his emotions more than he thinks. He's been showing a remarkable amount of stupid judgment recently.
  83. @Bardon Kaldian
    Well, time to decide who is alpha & what his characteristics are.

    Many, way too many dominant & almost sexless men- who didn't incite sexual feelings among their female followers- were on the top. From recent history Lenin & Hitler. If we are to believe historians, "Alexander was not a passionate man". And on and on and on...

    So we can dispense with alpha myth re supreme leaders & the great demon of Eros.

    What about great, influential charismatic men who were self-assured & had rich erotic life?

    Goethe, C.G.Jung & Liszt come to mind. Just, in parts of their lives they fell hopelessly in love, making fools, even clowns of themselves in their 60s, even 70s (I won't bother to mention their love infatuation & suffering when they were in their 20s & 30s). No, no. This is not how manospheroid alpha is supposed to behave.

    So manosphere's ideal, despite all protestations, remains a parasitic LeShawn from da hood with the IQ of room temperature & living off fugly hoes & welfare checks.

    The manosphere does advocate that young men drop that nineteen fifties belief that most women are looking for the provider male because the welfare state has now taken on that role. It’s plausible because there is at least an element of truth to it. This is more so among lower class women and less so among upper class women. To the extent that guys learn to not waste time offering to be that provider male to women who don’t care about it, the manosphere is useful to a certain extent. Spending a bit more time working on one’s looks and personality might pay greater dividends in the short run. In the long run, though, we’re screwed if societal incentives are permanently set up to discourage men from getting an education and skills that will lead them to getting a good enough paying job to support a wife and children. We can survive a few Shawns from da hood but not if the whole country is filled with them. So what is the best strategy for a young guy? At a macro-level, support politicians who want to cut back the welfare state. At a micro-level, it’s harder to say. Most guys really don’t want to turn themselves into Shawn from da hood or have sexual relationships with the types of women he does. Again, I would say spend a bit more time on your looks and personality. Chase after women who are worth chasing after but if there aren’t any around then go do something else. Chasing after women is not the only enjoyable thing you can do with your life.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    Yeah, but this is trivial. And definitely not the best educational approach. I am well aware that historical currents cannot be changed at will, but general manosphere world-view (here I may be wrong because I know this territory only superficially) is shallow & simplistic.

    Good thing is: don't be a lazy slob; cultivate your body, soul & mind; don't be one-dimensional & don't idealize women as some semi-divine creatures. Grow your will, self-respect & dignity. As far as you can.

    Bad thing, in most manospheroid advice columns & sites: women are basically whores & gold-diggers incapable of anything "higher"; quasi-Masonic lingo worse than Stalin's "Brief Course" (revisionist> see under Bernstein, Eduard); simplistic Darwinian-for-dummies atheism with something depressing in all that (why, after all, pussy matters so much if 99.99999....% of all life-forms have vanished in past 500 million years?); celebrity culture idolatry & focus on material aspects of life as the royal road to pussy; instead of giving simple advice to cultivate your being in all aspects, they offer a welter of confusing & ideologically charged acronyms and psychological tricks no normal man would bother to remember, let alone work on their instructions; this entire world-view is: get laid & fear wicked pussies with minuscule brains dominated by hamsters & then die.
    In Jungian parlance, they see female shadow as the whole woman.

    Instead of seriously working on changing absurd divorce laws & whole whorish cultural climate, as well as moral depravity infesting Western world after 60s & to try, as much as one can, to return to sanity (but not to Eisenhower-era way of life: modern women nowhere in the world would assent to go back to the housewife role as virtually the only life they could have) - they advise men to fear women, but to exploit them as much as they can.

    This all just does not have a future.
  84. • Replies: @Hail
    Plot twist:

    Pecker has prided himself on his scrappy Jewish upbringing in the Bronx and then the New York suburb of New Rochelle
     
    , @Anon
    That Post cover got its own New Yorker article.

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/current/the-story-behind-the-instant-classic-bezos-exposes-pecker-headline

    The Story Behind the Instant Classic “Bezos Exposes Pecker” Headline

    A HuffPost reporter is taking credit, but admits that the Post may have independently come up with it. I'd say so: I didn't come up with the headline, but I definitely chuckled at the guy's name, and if my job was making headlines, I might have come up with it.
  85. @Corvinus
    "The way many use the term “the media” today is well within the realm of misnomer. We mean something different than the formal definition of the term we are using."

    No, it's called the media. Just happens that the Coalition of the Fringe Left and Right prefer being immersed in their echo chambers and being a slave to confirmation bias.

    "This is our hour of need, Jeff. Come to the light. Toss a few hundred million a year at us, at groups like AmRen and VDare."

    With those two publications not being considered propaganda machines in the same vein as "regime media"?

    With those two publications not being considered propaganda machines in the same vein as “regime media”?

    I take your overall point but the important distinction is clearly that there is nothing ‘regime’ about VDare, Peter Brimelow, Jared Taylor, or AmRen, who are (esp. AmRen). They are subject to almost Alex-Jones-level political bans across platforms and operate far outside what is called the Mainstream Media space. These are actors nestled comfortably in the Dissident Right. Dissident means ‘non-regime.’

    If only Jared Taylor were a ‘regime’ figure!

    Literal Marxist-Leninist communists get far more of a sympathetic platform on the ‘MSM’** than Jared Taylor.

    ** – (This is including FoxNews; Tucker invites on such people to argue with them. He would never be allowed to invite on Jared Taylor.)

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Now you see the value of castigating whiteness: ideology (and history) can be tossed aside because both Jeb and Trump are nominally the same color.
    , @Corvinus
    "I take your overall point but the important distinction is clearly that there is nothing ‘regime’ about VDare, Peter Brimelow, Jared Taylor, or AmRen, who are (esp. AmRen)."

    The media is an institution, not a "regime", one that the following individuals are also part since it casts a wide umbrella.

    "They are subject to almost Alex-Jones-level political bans across platforms and operate far outside what is called the Mainstream Media space."

    Yet their intentions and operations remain part of the media.

    "Dissident means ‘non-regime.’"

    According to who?

    "Literal Marxist-Leninist communists get far more of a sympathetic platform on the ‘MSM’** than Jared Taylor."

    Who exactly are these "literal Marxist-Leninist communists"?
  86. @Hail

    With those two publications not being considered propaganda machines in the same vein as “regime media”?
     
    I take your overall point but the important distinction is clearly that there is nothing 'regime' about VDare, Peter Brimelow, Jared Taylor, or AmRen, who are (esp. AmRen). They are subject to almost Alex-Jones-level political bans across platforms and operate far outside what is called the Mainstream Media space. These are actors nestled comfortably in the Dissident Right. Dissident means 'non-regime.'

    If only Jared Taylor were a 'regime' figure!

    Literal Marxist-Leninist communists get far more of a sympathetic platform on the 'MSM'** than Jared Taylor.

    ** - (This is including FoxNews; Tucker invites on such people to argue with them. He would never be allowed to invite on Jared Taylor.)

    Now you see the value of castigating whiteness: ideology (and history) can be tossed aside because both Jeb and Trump are nominally the same color.

  87. @Clifford Brown

    OK, but what then with leaders with virtually non-existent erotic life, like Hitler?
     
    Hitler was the Ultimate Incel Wizard.

    The word incel is an incoherent unword, made up in globalist mass media projects, and therefore a fingerprint for their attempts at thought leading.
    Isn’t this the same thing you laughed at when the Glowing tried to claim usage of the word “neocon” as proof of Russian hackers?
    In logic but not in data: Russians would surely have reason to hate neocons, but so do lots of other people, as attested in plenty of popular and academic media since long before the present administration.
    but surely Hitler
    Was a degenerate shocked by the suicide of a loved one into hyper-moralism (which never quite lined up with any specific tradition because Hitler was also an autodidact). Hitler was voluntarily celibate. Vountary is the opposite of involuntary. A voluntarily celibate person cannot be an incel. Hitler was a totalitarian dictator with an iconically abysmal view of human rights and famously excellent police networks. Were he involuntarily celibate and needing company, he’d have it handled in minutes, and dames would claim headaches about as often as they did with Beria. In other words not only was Hitler not an incel but there is no way to make him one.
    You know who else was a generally voluntarily celibate totalitarian dictator? Stalin, the moralistic former seminarian who elimated all the sexual libertinism that had characterized the earlier Bolshevik activities.

  88. @Anon
    Bezos does not seem to understand that the more he tries to bring on a personal feud with Trump, the more he is beginning to quarrel with the Office of the Presidency, not the man. The office of the president is a constitutional position that we the people went to considerable trouble to create as part of our democracy, and which we maintain with every new election. The more Bezos quarrels with the office, the more Bezos makes himself a national security liability. He is beginning to quarrel with our American democracy and the way we chose to run our country.

    The CIA contract needs to be taken away from Amazon because Bezos has decided to feud with our elected head of state. The way Bezos is going, he's going to escalate, do something wreckless and illegal, and end up in prison on Federal charges because he refuses to drop this nonsense. The man is a blockhead.

    Bezos and also every single person on the other side, especially the House Democrats who have given up on Mueller and are starting new redundant “investigations” into every lunch salad Trump ever ordered whether it ever came to the right table or not, understand that perfectly well but do not care.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Now you see the value of castigating whiteness: ideology (and history) can be tossed aside because both Jeb and Trump are nominally the same color."

    There is nothing "nominal" about the race that Jeb and Trump belong to. Moreover, ever since Trump got into office, he has been making up his ideology as he goes, a manifestation based on showmanship and polls.

    "Bezos and also every single person on the other side, especially the House Democrats who have given up on Mueller and are starting new redundant “investigations” into every lunch salad Trump ever ordered whether it ever came to the right table or not, understand that perfectly well but do not care."

    That would be a false characterization on your part. The House Democrats have NOT given up on Miller; rather, their investigation into legitimate Trump malfeasance rests on his findings thus far. They are working hand in hand. Do you want to know more, citizen?
  89. @Anon
    Real alpha males don't end up with newspapers threatening to wave their dick pictures around. They don't take pic of their equipment, and don't let their girlfriends do it, either. They have enough smarts to recognize it's potential trouble, and enough sense to realize they can enjoy sex without photos.

    “Real alpha males don’t end up with newspapers threatening to wave their dick pictures around.”

    Or maybe they just don’t care if you do.

  90. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/AndrewFeinberg/status/1093853974275506179

    Plot twist:

    Pecker has prided himself on his scrappy Jewish upbringing in the Bronx and then the New York suburb of New Rochelle

  91. @Hail

    With those two publications not being considered propaganda machines in the same vein as “regime media”?
     
    I take your overall point but the important distinction is clearly that there is nothing 'regime' about VDare, Peter Brimelow, Jared Taylor, or AmRen, who are (esp. AmRen). They are subject to almost Alex-Jones-level political bans across platforms and operate far outside what is called the Mainstream Media space. These are actors nestled comfortably in the Dissident Right. Dissident means 'non-regime.'

    If only Jared Taylor were a 'regime' figure!

    Literal Marxist-Leninist communists get far more of a sympathetic platform on the 'MSM'** than Jared Taylor.

    ** - (This is including FoxNews; Tucker invites on such people to argue with them. He would never be allowed to invite on Jared Taylor.)

    “I take your overall point but the important distinction is clearly that there is nothing ‘regime’ about VDare, Peter Brimelow, Jared Taylor, or AmRen, who are (esp. AmRen).”

    The media is an institution, not a “regime”, one that the following individuals are also part since it casts a wide umbrella.

    “They are subject to almost Alex-Jones-level political bans across platforms and operate far outside what is called the Mainstream Media space.”

    Yet their intentions and operations remain part of the media.

    “Dissident means ‘non-regime.’”

    According to who?

    “Literal Marxist-Leninist communists get far more of a sympathetic platform on the ‘MSM’** than Jared Taylor.”

    Who exactly are these “literal Marxist-Leninist communists”?

  92. @J.Ross
    Bezos and also every single person on the other side, especially the House Democrats who have given up on Mueller and are starting new redundant "investigations" into every lunch salad Trump ever ordered whether it ever came to the right table or not, understand that perfectly well but do not care.

    “Now you see the value of castigating whiteness: ideology (and history) can be tossed aside because both Jeb and Trump are nominally the same color.”

    There is nothing “nominal” about the race that Jeb and Trump belong to. Moreover, ever since Trump got into office, he has been making up his ideology as he goes, a manifestation based on showmanship and polls.

    “Bezos and also every single person on the other side, especially the House Democrats who have given up on Mueller and are starting new redundant “investigations” into every lunch salad Trump ever ordered whether it ever came to the right table or not, understand that perfectly well but do not care.”

    That would be a false characterization on your part. The House Democrats have NOT given up on Miller; rather, their investigation into legitimate Trump malfeasance rests on his findings thus far. They are working hand in hand. Do you want to know more, citizen?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    nominally the same color
    Because one is orange.
  93. @Corvinus
    "Now you see the value of castigating whiteness: ideology (and history) can be tossed aside because both Jeb and Trump are nominally the same color."

    There is nothing "nominal" about the race that Jeb and Trump belong to. Moreover, ever since Trump got into office, he has been making up his ideology as he goes, a manifestation based on showmanship and polls.

    "Bezos and also every single person on the other side, especially the House Democrats who have given up on Mueller and are starting new redundant “investigations” into every lunch salad Trump ever ordered whether it ever came to the right table or not, understand that perfectly well but do not care."

    That would be a false characterization on your part. The House Democrats have NOT given up on Miller; rather, their investigation into legitimate Trump malfeasance rests on his findings thus far. They are working hand in hand. Do you want to know more, citizen?

    nominally the same color
    Because one is orange.

  94. @Anonymous
    It is inexplicable. Unless it's like a genuine midlife crisis and he's living a high school fantasy he had.

    I'm guessing he was a nerd in high school, and she was the slutty cheerleader type that he lusted after and that got plowed by the football team but never gave nerds like him a taste, or any sort of attention for that matter. Since high school, he's been a workaholic devoted entirely to work and business, and doesn't seem to have had much of a social life or gone crazy with women to make up for lost time in high school and college. He met his ex-wife at work. Now this mistress comes along and gives him a chance to finally live his high school fantasy and make him feel like a horny kid again. And he might be on testosterone or something anyway that makes him feel like a horny kid already and even more desirous of fulfilling his high school fantasy. He also went to high school in Miami, where there were presumably Hispanic girls, and she's Hispanic.

    Lol. Plausible theory

  95. @Anonymous
    It is inexplicable. Unless it's like a genuine midlife crisis and he's living a high school fantasy he had.

    I'm guessing he was a nerd in high school, and she was the slutty cheerleader type that he lusted after and that got plowed by the football team but never gave nerds like him a taste, or any sort of attention for that matter. Since high school, he's been a workaholic devoted entirely to work and business, and doesn't seem to have had much of a social life or gone crazy with women to make up for lost time in high school and college. He met his ex-wife at work. Now this mistress comes along and gives him a chance to finally live his high school fantasy and make him feel like a horny kid again. And he might be on testosterone or something anyway that makes him feel like a horny kid already and even more desirous of fulfilling his high school fantasy. He also went to high school in Miami, where there were presumably Hispanic girls, and she's Hispanic.

    I think Bezos’ problem is that he’s been taking substances, maybe steroids, to help enlarge his muscles, and they’re messing with his emotions more than he thinks. He’s been showing a remarkable amount of stupid judgment recently.

    • Agree: Travis
    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
    Maybe his problem is that his Tiny Duck is not that impressive.
  96. @Corvinus
    "Dudebro, alpha vs beta is simple enough."

    No, it's really not that simple at all.

    "The girls chase you, you’re in the 20% instead of the invisible 80% of betas who have to convince reluctant girls to allow them near.""

    So where are these percentages actually coming from? Who says definitively that there is this 80-20 ratio?

    "A refinement of this is we have the hot guys, the dateables and the also-rans (who should just die)."

    The "also-rans" should just die? You know, that group would include white men. You know, our kind. Are you really sure you want to make a statement that borders on race traitorism?

    "The years take their toll and at some point you might not be so desirable anymore. It’s the female viewpoint."

    The reality is that men and women equally hit this "wall".

    "(It’s also situational. I smirked when I read about college age women complaining about the unfair 60/40 ratio on campus, and even worse, out of the 40, only half were dateable. Make your peace with it.)"

    Again, where does this ratio come from? Any sources?

    No, it’s really not that simple at all.

    What the hell do you know about it, you jumped up perl script.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    Stop acting like a gamma. So where are these percentages actually coming from? Who says definitively that there is this 80-20 ratio?
  97. Anon[111] • Disclaimer says:

    I read Bezos’s Medium post closely, including all the included emails and their headers, and I don’t think that there is anything incriminating there about the Enquirer or its parent company. Bezos is interpreting the emails to say things that they don’t say, explicitly, at least. Perhaps there were verbal exhanges between the lawyers that Bezos cannot report.

    And has the Enquirer ever published dick pics? I think that the reason that they didn’t publish them the first time is that it’s not their thing to do that.

    Also, it’s funny that Bezos is saying that he owns the copyright because he took the photo, and the general counsel for the Enquirer parent company replying that they could use them under fair use. Winning a copyright infringement case is not a big payday, and I’m sure that isn’t an Enquirer worry.

    The Bezos caper led me down a rabbit hole about Gavin de Becker, and I went to his Wikipedia page. I vaguely remembered some unsavory incident he was involved in. But there was nothing about it there or anywhere else. A chill went down my spine: This is one scary, badass guy: He can erase stuff from the internet! Then I read this excellent profile at Slate, much better than the WaPo and NYT profiles:

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/02/gavin-de-becker-jeff-bezos-national-enquirer.html

    Oh, yeah, that unsavory guy was Anthony Pellicano, not de Becker.

    The profile led me to his support for anti-Semitic-tirade-era Mel Gibson, when de Becker supported him, and it turned out that de Becker is Jewish. That let to this interesting Forward article about the weird fact that so many celebrity security guys are Jewish, and often Israeli.

    https://forward.com/news/11884/paparazzi-beware-hollywood-stars-have-a-secret-w-00686/

    The article mostly covers Beverly Hills native Aaron Cohen of IMS Security, but also Avi Korein and Gavin de Becker.

    De Becker seems like a guy who gets things done. LAX just opened a new terminal for VIPs who want to avoid the hoi palloi. You descend from the plane via a staircase ramp, are picked up on the tarmac, and taken to a runway-side paparazzi-free luxury terminal, $4,500 per year membership. De Becker is covering the salaries of customs and TSA employees who work there.

    https://theprivatesuite.com/the-experience/

    De Becker conceived, planned, bankrolled, and got the authorities to approve this project.

    https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-lopez-private-terminal-lax-0503-story.html

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    De Becker apparently started out as something of a stalker himself. He also broke the law in concealing the real deathplace of George Harrison and they never went after him over it.
  98. Anon[111] • Disclaimer says:
    @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/AndrewFeinberg/status/1093853974275506179

    That Post cover got its own New Yorker article.

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/current/the-story-behind-the-instant-classic-bezos-exposes-pecker-headline

    The Story Behind the Instant Classic “Bezos Exposes Pecker” Headline

    A HuffPost reporter is taking credit, but admits that the Post may have independently come up with it. I’d say so: I didn’t come up with the headline, but I definitely chuckled at the guy’s name, and if my job was making headlines, I might have come up with it.

  99. @AndrewR
    Well, a big part of red-pill thought, which is ever-evolving, is the idea that we are all conditioned from early childhood to hold foolish beliefs about love, sex and gender. This conditioning causes men who are otherwise highly alpha to do very non-alpha things.

    And of course, there's nothing inherently non-alpha about not putting a high priority on love, sex and reproduction. Hitler is inarguably one of history's most alpha figures, even if he wasn't a serial rapist like fellow famous alpha Genghis Khan.

    “Well, a big part of red-pill thought, which is ever-evolving, is the idea that we are all conditioned from early childhood to hold foolish beliefs about love, sex and gender.”

    Which this “ever-evolving” idea being predicated on half-truths, confirmation bias, and pseudo-science.

    “Hitler is inarguably one of history’s most alpha figures…”

    According to who?

    It never ceases to amaze how a patently pseudo-intellectual system—the sexual-social hierarchy—is peddled at times on this fine blog. Men, Christian or otherwise, who create and perpetuate that structure make a series of subjective behavioral and personality appraisals as its foundational pieces. Any protestation about this label or refusal to act in the prescribed manner brings about a pejorative response.

    It may be “convenient” for men to articulate what they believe are definitive aspects of their fellow man’s conduct because they subscribe to this hierarchy, but what about those men who find definitive flaws in how those decisions were arrived?

    What happens when those men challenge the structure by arguing that the “unvarnished truth of the structure” is in reality a set of assumptions predicated on sophistry?

    Would God truly judge in this exact manner by calling Christian men betas, gammas, and situational alphas?

    • Troll: AndrewR, YetAnotherAnon
  100. @Mark G.
    The manosphere does advocate that young men drop that nineteen fifties belief that most women are looking for the provider male because the welfare state has now taken on that role. It's plausible because there is at least an element of truth to it. This is more so among lower class women and less so among upper class women. To the extent that guys learn to not waste time offering to be that provider male to women who don't care about it, the manosphere is useful to a certain extent. Spending a bit more time working on one's looks and personality might pay greater dividends in the short run. In the long run, though, we're screwed if societal incentives are permanently set up to discourage men from getting an education and skills that will lead them to getting a good enough paying job to support a wife and children. We can survive a few Shawns from da hood but not if the whole country is filled with them. So what is the best strategy for a young guy? At a macro-level, support politicians who want to cut back the welfare state. At a micro-level, it's harder to say. Most guys really don't want to turn themselves into Shawn from da hood or have sexual relationships with the types of women he does. Again, I would say spend a bit more time on your looks and personality. Chase after women who are worth chasing after but if there aren't any around then go do something else. Chasing after women is not the only enjoyable thing you can do with your life.

    Yeah, but this is trivial. And definitely not the best educational approach. I am well aware that historical currents cannot be changed at will, but general manosphere world-view (here I may be wrong because I know this territory only superficially) is shallow & simplistic.

    Good thing is: don’t be a lazy slob; cultivate your body, soul & mind; don’t be one-dimensional & don’t idealize women as some semi-divine creatures. Grow your will, self-respect & dignity. As far as you can.

    Bad thing, in most manospheroid advice columns & sites: women are basically whores & gold-diggers incapable of anything “higher”; quasi-Masonic lingo worse than Stalin’s “Brief Course” (revisionist> see under Bernstein, Eduard); simplistic Darwinian-for-dummies atheism with something depressing in all that (why, after all, pussy matters so much if 99.99999….% of all life-forms have vanished in past 500 million years?); celebrity culture idolatry & focus on material aspects of life as the royal road to pussy; instead of giving simple advice to cultivate your being in all aspects, they offer a welter of confusing & ideologically charged acronyms and psychological tricks no normal man would bother to remember, let alone work on their instructions; this entire world-view is: get laid & fear wicked pussies with minuscule brains dominated by hamsters & then die.
    In Jungian parlance, they see female shadow as the whole woman.

    Instead of seriously working on changing absurd divorce laws & whole whorish cultural climate, as well as moral depravity infesting Western world after 60s & to try, as much as one can, to return to sanity (but not to Eisenhower-era way of life: modern women nowhere in the world would assent to go back to the housewife role as virtually the only life they could have) – they advise men to fear women, but to exploit them as much as they can.

    This all just does not have a future.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    "Bad thing, in most manospheroid advice columns & sites...this entire world-view is: get laid & fear wicked pussies with minuscule brains dominated by hamsters & then die"

    NAMALT. Not All Manospherians Are Like That. In fact that's a caricature.

    I remember first reading Roissy In DC (as he was) and being repelled by his racism and sexism. But a lot of his practical stuff made sense in that looking back, girls responded better (from my perspective) when I hadn't behaved as my mother advised me to behave towards them.

    Would you think that a girlfriend would be more attracted to you, or less, if she believed you'd slept with another, prettier girl that same day? It certainly wouldn't do much for me if it were the other way round (indeed it would mean the end of the relationship), but the proof of the pudding ...

  101. @Pericles

    No, it’s really not that simple at all.

     

    What the hell do you know about it, you jumped up perl script.

    Stop acting like a gamma. So where are these percentages actually coming from? Who says definitively that there is this 80-20 ratio?

  102. Doesnt serially raping all of Europe count for something?

  103. It would appear to be the same stuff, but logically the DNA contained in the spermatozoa would be different.

  104. @Anonymous
    The irony is that his new mistress has been blackmailed more than he has:

    https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2019/01/1862/1048/Anthony-Miller-Lauren-Sanchz-Getty-KTTV.jpg

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/15/15/8372206-6594071-Sanchez_is_pictured_with_Gonzalez_in_2002_before_they_split_and_-a-2_1547566342884.jpg

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/15/15/8360980-6594071-Sanchez_was_previously_engaged_to_Henry_Simmons-a-4_1547566343001.jpg

    I dont think they were mailing it to her.

  105. The story in the Washington Post is an interesting read. “Bezos’s longtime private security consultant, Gavin de Becker, has concluded that the billionaire was not hacked. Rather, de Becker said in an interview, the Enquirer’s scoop about Bezos’s relationship with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez began with a “politically motivated” leak meant to embarrass the owner of The Post — an effort potentially involving several important figures in Trump’s 2016 campaign.”…”de Becker has publicly named only one subject of his investigation, Michael Sanchez, Lauren’s brother and a pro-Trump Hollywood talent manager who is also an acquaintance of provocative Trump backers Roger Stone… ” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/was-tabloid-expose-of-bezos-affair-just-juicy-gossip-or-a-political-hit-job/2019/02/05/03d2f716-2633-11e9-90cd-dedb0c92dc17_story.html?mod=article_inline&utm_term=.52cafc9f81c2

    So Bezos is blaming Mr.Sanchez for leaking his texts and pics. And insinuates that Mr. Sanchez leaked to the National Enquirer to help Trump to hurt Bezos. Thus it was a politically motivated hit orchestrated by the brother of his mistress , who also happens to be her manager. Mr. Sanchez firmly denies playing any role in the revelation of his sister’s affair. He said in interviews with The Post that his priorities are to protect his sister’s relationship with Bezos and “to clear my name by telling the truth.”

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/1094769265050292224
  106. @Bardon Kaldian
    Yeah, but this is trivial. And definitely not the best educational approach. I am well aware that historical currents cannot be changed at will, but general manosphere world-view (here I may be wrong because I know this territory only superficially) is shallow & simplistic.

    Good thing is: don't be a lazy slob; cultivate your body, soul & mind; don't be one-dimensional & don't idealize women as some semi-divine creatures. Grow your will, self-respect & dignity. As far as you can.

    Bad thing, in most manospheroid advice columns & sites: women are basically whores & gold-diggers incapable of anything "higher"; quasi-Masonic lingo worse than Stalin's "Brief Course" (revisionist> see under Bernstein, Eduard); simplistic Darwinian-for-dummies atheism with something depressing in all that (why, after all, pussy matters so much if 99.99999....% of all life-forms have vanished in past 500 million years?); celebrity culture idolatry & focus on material aspects of life as the royal road to pussy; instead of giving simple advice to cultivate your being in all aspects, they offer a welter of confusing & ideologically charged acronyms and psychological tricks no normal man would bother to remember, let alone work on their instructions; this entire world-view is: get laid & fear wicked pussies with minuscule brains dominated by hamsters & then die.
    In Jungian parlance, they see female shadow as the whole woman.

    Instead of seriously working on changing absurd divorce laws & whole whorish cultural climate, as well as moral depravity infesting Western world after 60s & to try, as much as one can, to return to sanity (but not to Eisenhower-era way of life: modern women nowhere in the world would assent to go back to the housewife role as virtually the only life they could have) - they advise men to fear women, but to exploit them as much as they can.

    This all just does not have a future.

    “Bad thing, in most manospheroid advice columns & sites…this entire world-view is: get laid & fear wicked pussies with minuscule brains dominated by hamsters & then die”

    NAMALT. Not All Manospherians Are Like That. In fact that’s a caricature.

    I remember first reading Roissy In DC (as he was) and being repelled by his racism and sexism. But a lot of his practical stuff made sense in that looking back, girls responded better (from my perspective) when I hadn’t behaved as my mother advised me to behave towards them.

    Would you think that a girlfriend would be more attracted to you, or less, if she believed you’d slept with another, prettier girl that same day? It certainly wouldn’t do much for me if it were the other way round (indeed it would mean the end of the relationship), but the proof of the pudding …

  107. @Anon
    I think Bezos' problem is that he's been taking substances, maybe steroids, to help enlarge his muscles, and they're messing with his emotions more than he thinks. He's been showing a remarkable amount of stupid judgment recently.

    Maybe his problem is that his Tiny Duck is not that impressive.

  108. @Anonymous
    The irony is that his new mistress has been blackmailed more than he has:

    https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2019/01/1862/1048/Anthony-Miller-Lauren-Sanchz-Getty-KTTV.jpg

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/15/15/8372206-6594071-Sanchez_is_pictured_with_Gonzalez_in_2002_before_they_split_and_-a-2_1547566342884.jpg

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/01/15/15/8360980-6594071-Sanchez_was_previously_engaged_to_Henry_Simmons-a-4_1547566343001.jpg

    She is a 6 tops.

  109. Anon[111] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon
    Bezos is throwing a fit about who obtained his pics. I notice he has yet to blame the obvious culprit, his mistress. It doesn't seem to have occurred to Bezos that his mistress, a notorious gold-digger, may have arranged an insurance policy. If Bezos breaks off the affair, her gravy train ends. But if she has incriminating pics and tells Bezos they're at the Enquirer's office, she likely would have ended up with billions of payments from him to keep them quiet.

    Bezos is throwing a fit about who obtained his pics. I notice he has yet to blame the obvious culprit, his mistress.

    In the left media, the story is that de Becker suspects her brother, a Hollywood talent agent, who of course “has ties” to Roger Stone (in the Kevin Bacon sense, I’m sure), so it fits into the Trump-Russia-Whatever MegaScandal.

    How an adult brother gets ahold of the smart phone of an adult sister long enough to forward chats and photos, I don’t know.

  110. @TelfoedJohn
    Bezos sent dick pics in order to take down the Enquirer and dominate. Why would a man as technically astute as Bezos send pics ‘accidently’ across such an insecure medium?

    Because he’s a dick?

  111. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Bezos has not created anything of value.
     
    $130,000,000,000 in his bank account says that you are wrong.

    Of course he's created something of value. I give Amazon my money every week and so do hundreds of millions of people. Of course, capitalism requires creative destruction - the market giveth (to Bezos) the market taketh away (from Sears shareholders and employees). Once upon a time, the Sears catalog put the pack peddlers out of business - and so it goes.

    Sears would still be a successful retailer if walking into a Sears was like it was in the 60s and 70s.
    It was a great shopping experience: the lunch counter had good food and the hot nuts and candy were the kid magnet, and made the stores smell good. Sears products were usually “not the very best but good, affordable, and service was good”. A Kenmore/Whirlpool washer wasn’t as good as a Maytag but it was half the price, and it was still good. Craftsman tools weren’t as good as Snap-Ons but the price was much better, and they were still a well made tool. The vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, stuff like that were pretty good. The TVs and electronics weren’t high end but well made. The key is it was all under one roof, with car service, Allstate Insurance, men’s and women’s fashion, you name it.

    Not everyone wants to buy online or at Walmart: besides, Walmart doesn’t sell major appliances, their tools are pathetic, the place is a zoo.

  112. @Anon
    I read Bezos's Medium post closely, including all the included emails and their headers, and I don't think that there is anything incriminating there about the Enquirer or its parent company. Bezos is interpreting the emails to say things that they don't say, explicitly, at least. Perhaps there were verbal exhanges between the lawyers that Bezos cannot report.

    And has the Enquirer ever published dick pics? I think that the reason that they didn't publish them the first time is that it's not their thing to do that.

    Also, it's funny that Bezos is saying that he owns the copyright because he took the photo, and the general counsel for the Enquirer parent company replying that they could use them under fair use. Winning a copyright infringement case is not a big payday, and I'm sure that isn't an Enquirer worry.

    The Bezos caper led me down a rabbit hole about Gavin de Becker, and I went to his Wikipedia page. I vaguely remembered some unsavory incident he was involved in. But there was nothing about it there or anywhere else. A chill went down my spine: This is one scary, badass guy: He can erase stuff from the internet! Then I read this excellent profile at Slate, much better than the WaPo and NYT profiles:

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/02/gavin-de-becker-jeff-bezos-national-enquirer.html

    Oh, yeah, that unsavory guy was Anthony Pellicano, not de Becker.

    The profile led me to his support for anti-Semitic-tirade-era Mel Gibson, when de Becker supported him, and it turned out that de Becker is Jewish. That let to this interesting Forward article about the weird fact that so many celebrity security guys are Jewish, and often Israeli.

    https://forward.com/news/11884/paparazzi-beware-hollywood-stars-have-a-secret-w-00686/

    The article mostly covers Beverly Hills native Aaron Cohen of IMS Security, but also Avi Korein and Gavin de Becker.

    De Becker seems like a guy who gets things done. LAX just opened a new terminal for VIPs who want to avoid the hoi palloi. You descend from the plane via a staircase ramp, are picked up on the tarmac, and taken to a runway-side paparazzi-free luxury terminal, $4,500 per year membership. De Becker is covering the salaries of customs and TSA employees who work there.

    https://theprivatesuite.com/the-experience/

    De Becker conceived, planned, bankrolled, and got the authorities to approve this project.

    https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-lopez-private-terminal-lax-0503-story.html

    De Becker apparently started out as something of a stalker himself. He also broke the law in concealing the real deathplace of George Harrison and they never went after him over it.

  113. @Travis
    The story in the Washington Post is an interesting read. "Bezos’s longtime private security consultant, Gavin de Becker, has concluded that the billionaire was not hacked. Rather, de Becker said in an interview, the Enquirer’s scoop about Bezos’s relationship with former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez began with a “politically motivated” leak meant to embarrass the owner of The Post — an effort potentially involving several important figures in Trump’s 2016 campaign."..."de Becker has publicly named only one subject of his investigation, Michael Sanchez, Lauren’s brother and a pro-Trump Hollywood talent manager who is also an acquaintance of provocative Trump backers Roger Stone... " https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/was-tabloid-expose-of-bezos-affair-just-juicy-gossip-or-a-political-hit-job/2019/02/05/03d2f716-2633-11e9-90cd-dedb0c92dc17_story.html?mod=article_inline&utm_term=.52cafc9f81c2

    So Bezos is blaming Mr.Sanchez for leaking his texts and pics. And insinuates that Mr. Sanchez leaked to the National Enquirer to help Trump to hurt Bezos. Thus it was a politically motivated hit orchestrated by the brother of his mistress , who also happens to be her manager. Mr. Sanchez firmly denies playing any role in the revelation of his sister’s affair. He said in interviews with The Post that his priorities are to protect his sister’s relationship with Bezos and “to clear my name by telling the truth.”

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