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This post is designed to be read in conjunction with the former, on Teenagegirlocracy.

It comes from The Times via Derek Martin, through Wiggia:

An Obituary printed in the London Times…..

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair;
– And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.…


The word that all progressives are desperately trying to avoid is Matriarchy, which is where we are now. Shall we refine it even more?

Let’s deal with the other polar extreme, Patriarchy first:


All agreed it’s the last thing we need, like a hole in the head?  But everything which needs to be written has been.

Translated into the family, it’s the martinet father of Victorian legend, the stern disciplinarian, unbending and truth is that many of us aging curmudgeons have shifted off the centre line towards this somewhat, particularly in society’s slew the other way towards Matriarchy.

On the surface, Matriarchy is all love and kindness to all and good things and everyone happy and the mass murderer embraced just as much in his bloodlust as the little bird with the broken wing, the gay mafia just as much as the normal family and so on.


In fact, there is a compulsion behind the all-embracing, which tolerates good and bad equally out of the female love-all mind and that intolerance, if unchecked, consumes and asphyxiates a society.…

Food – just how far does the collusion extend?

It was decades ago that I got off the innoculation bandwagon and refused to have any more flu jabs. With one exception early in my stay in Russia and on a few occasions since, there’ve been a few bad times with flu but overall, I’ve sailed through where fellow cits who had done the right thing were going down with it.

With this last one in March here, the drugs ran out and it was either go to the doctor or let my own body take eventual care of it. The fallout has been some slight noise in the ears, too little to be an issue. The alternative, to me, was far worse – sitting in that drafty clinic, going down with worse complications.

Perhaps because of all the other things which have come out and which have been blogged on regarding Swine Flu, Avian Flu, various crop diseases where there’d been none, plus reading multiple sources on the beginnings of HIV and so on and so on, the old boy psychiatric network and what those people got up to, with only the tip of the iceberg being prosecuted, faith in the powerful has been severely shaken.…

Bank holiday [2]

Work this out if you can:

In 2007 in an effort to increase the number of girls enrolled in school the government of Bihar in India gave each schoolgirl of age 14 a bicycle. The excellent Karthik Muralidharan and co-author Nishith Prakash set out to discover whether the program was effective. To jump to the conclusion they found that the program increased the enrollment of girls by 41% reducing the gender gap by almost half. 

However, all sorts of anomalies arose, commented on by this Japanese:…

Bank holiday [1]

Via Chuckles, a comment on Waco Twin Peaks:

A previous comment by J.D. sums up the strange sniff of it all nicely:

I’m former law enforcement for over 20 years. I have ridden with 2 different LEMC clubs. I worked undercover back in late 80’s and have dealt with 1% clubs many times. I have friends in 1% clubs.

I’m pro law enforcement but have a funny feeling that there is lots of horseshit in the story that Waco PD is telling.

I have family living and Working in that area. They have had interaction with the clubs and never felt scared or intimidated. Always felt safe.

Now are we going get the truth or more bullshit? I’m tending on believing the bikers sides on this deal more with every day that passes. Too many people arrested and charged with RICO that were just spending time at TP.

I think LE has overstepped it’s authority on filing these type charges on most these people.


Not sure I even want to see this one but let’s grit the teeth and do it – Rossa mentions the Saudi Woman’s blog – and the reason I’m not sure is I suspect it’s going to be pretty explicit and grotesque what they do to women.

But then maybe they (the US) are taking a leaf out of Saudi’s book!

Rossa moves onto yet another humanist trying to dissociate Christianity from reason:…

Saturday – read and weep

Its’ clearly ladies day today, as Rossa and Kath bring matters of import:

Rossa mentions, and following on from yesterday’s sadly almost unvisited WAP post, is news that:

As Sloggy has said, his blog and yours may come under the non violent extremism label and be subject to these new extremism orders. You have been warned, as They would say!

The official Ferguson agents-provocateurs

One of the most annoying things is to state that something is so, supply evidence for it, even if only thin and fragmented and for people to auto-deny with no evidence whatsoever backing that auto-denial.

Such a thing occurred at Breitbart when someone asserted that Suzanne Evans was not Common Purpose, providing no evidence that there was another Suzanne Evans listed as a graduate – that spelling is not common, it is unusual. I notice he never came back with that evidence.

Why?  Because it is lazier and thicker to waltz in and auto-deny, to make up off the top of the head [becasue it sounds good] that something’s been debunked, to make it up out of thin air, than it is to go out and do the akshul ferreting about.…


A comment from Bruce Charlton‘s:

For people to have families, society needs to support this. People, or most people, need traditional religion and traditional family life to get married and have children. A man needs a family wage job, and the woman needs to be able to stay in the home with the children.

Society now insists men and women actually compete against each other for wage employment, and it is very difficult for a young man to afford a household.

The average young man or woman cannot make a good match on their own. They need help, which was provided in open or subtle ways in the past, but is not now. And they need examples of stable family life from their elders. which they do not have.

It was malevolent genius which first suggested that men and women compete for jobs, ensuring a hugely enthusiastic corps on one side and a bewildered on the other.…

The current pincer movement on civilization

Combining two issues here.

In the first, sorry for no attribution, it was late at night, I saw it, grabbed the text and forgot the url. So you can take this or leave it.

As we reported in March, Baxter International, the same company chosen to make the swine flu vaccine, were caught distributing vaccines to 18 different labs in Europe that were tainted with the deadly avian flu virus.

Czech newspapers questioned whether the release was part of a deliberate conspiracy to provoke a pandemic.

In 2006 it was revealed that Bayer Corporation had discovered that their injection drug, which was used by hemophiliacs, was contaminated with the HIV virus. Internal documents prove that after they positively knew that the drug was contaminated, they took it off the U.S. market only to dump it on the European, Asian and Latin American markets, knowingly exposing thousands, most of them children, to the live HIV virus.

The Establishment’s MSM at it again

6166 complaints and OFCOM come out with this:

Ofcom, the communications regulator in the UK, today announced the findings of its investigation into ‘Ukip: The First 100 Days’, Channel 4’s “ground-breaking and provocative fictional documentary set in a fabricated future where UKIP have won the 2015 general election.”

One commenter:

Channel 4 and the BBC both receive dosh from the EU.
OFCOM is “Chaired” by Dame Patricia Hodgson who has held two very high level “Director” posts at the BBC. She has also been the Principal of Newnham.

This “ruling” on the 6,166 complaints about the Channel 4 programme should come as no surprise, hell’s teeth, I complained to the BBC about its disgraceful coverage of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant. I did it online, ticked the box which demanded “Reply” and I’m still waiting! Their official number of complaints is said to be 5,000.

They are all in it together and it stinks.

People are not equal

The N1 trauma producer is the inability to realize that there are limitations to what each of us can do.  The N1 threat to that is the person or narrative which states that that person can do anything.

All sorts of psycho-babble is formulated and trotted out to support that faux construct – faux because the truth is that we can’t, that for a variety of reasons, of which only part is opportunity, that even were two people given the same opportunity, they would not reach the same level of competence or even outlook.

One of the strongest reasons for grammar schools is that at least there is the opportunity there for poor kids but to say that that will produce equals is ridiculous. It’s just less worse than if they weren’t there.

The realization that this boat building is a younger man’s game, that I simply can’t do all the heavy work requited from time to time, not that I was ever a large man anyway – that’s something which has cleared my mind and though the boat will be finished, it will have taken far longer than I’d intended.…