For more than 20 years I’ve wondered how my Wife manages to lose so many socks. It’s so bad, we have a large laundry basket overflowing with nothing but socks which have no match.
Think about that…it must be hundreds, perhaps thousands of orphan socks.
How does this happen? I mean, you take the socks from the basket, into the washer, then to the dryer, and then back out again. What’s so complicated about it?
Yesterday I did my own laundry for the first time in many years. I’ve been on the road for more than a week and it simply couldn’t be avoided.
I loaded the washing machine with two black t-shirts, three pair of black boxer shorts, two pair of navy dress socks, one pair of black dress socks and three pair of black athletic socks.
It’s a small load, so what could go wrong?
After I pulled the clothes out of the dryer, I found that I was short one navy dress sock and one black athletic sock.
Out of 12 socks, two were missing.
I checked the dryer, and then the washer, and then the area around the machine, and then the basket, and then the path from my room in the condo to the machines.
I guess when I get home tomorrow, I’ll check the bastard sock basket.… Read the rest
Three weeks ago I posted an article about how I was being blackmailed and how I advised others to deal with it.
Today I saw that the richest man in the world was being blackmailed:
Something unusual happened to me yesterday. Actually, for me it wasn’t just unusual — it was a first. I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse. Or at least that’s what the top people at the National Enquirer thought. I’m glad they thought that, because it emboldened them to put it all in writing. Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I’ve decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten.
I don’t pretend that Mr. Bezos is one of the 11 people who reads this blog, but I must say that it appears his strategy is precisely the same that I recommended, viz,:
- Confront your fear and accept the possible/likely consequences
- Involve legal counsel
- Involve law enforcement (if appropriate)
- Go public fast
It seems Mr. Bezos may have made some terrible personal choices and stands to lose tens of billions of dollars for it, but at least he didn’t respond like a coward when threatened. As he wrote, “If in my position I can’t stand up to this kind of extortion, how many people can?”
This is what’s known as ‘Courage in a crisis’.… Read the rest
“If you always assume the best of others and you are often wrong, you are still better off than if you assume the worst of others and are only occasionally wrong.”
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If you interact with enough people, speak offensive truths, or stand up to the powerful, it’s inevitable you’ll eventually be blackmailed. Extortion and doxxing are related techniques you may encounter as well.
If your first thought on reading those words is to say to yourself, “You can’t be blackmailed if you haven’t done anything wrong”, well, you’re delusional.
For one, we’ve all done something wrong, it’s simply a question of there existing the right kind of evidence to be employed against you at a certain time and under just the right circumstances. Your crime or sin could be very minor, but if you were to state under oath that you had never committed a crime, and then a blackmailer reminded you that at age 16 you exceeded the speed limit, or you lied in a phone call you made to a girlfriend and mailed across state lines, or you wore an American flag as a piece of clothing to a political rally, or you trespassed while protesting outside an abortion clinic, well, you have not just empowered the blackmailer, but you may have perjured yourself and be subject to additional criminal penalties.
Secondly, it doesn’t really matter whether you are guilty, because the blackmailer perceives that you fear the allegation, and not just the truth of it. Since most people are inclined to believe the worst of others, especially someone they already dislike, the revelation of negative information is almost certainly to be damaging, even if much later it is … Read the rest
NC17 warning (this may be the post that gets me into FB jail after four years of tempting them daily).
Don’t scroll down unless you are an adult comfortable and mature enough to deal with references to the female body -found here on Facebook, BTW. To my sons, that means: this is not for you.
I just saw a video on FB showing a cult of Feminazis who host “Vagina Watching Workshops” (actually I think they mean genital-watching workshops, since little to none of the vagina was visible). The women view themselves with mirrors and cameras, other women gaze into their labia and clitoris, and then they create plaster casts of their…inner thighs and external genitalia.
Now, let’s face it, they’re all more or less alike. Like people, they come in different shapes, sizes, colors and…well, you get the point. So why the obsession with them?
Yeah…so I’m not going to say anything more about women at this moment, although a great deal *could* be said. Here’s the REAL reason for this post:
Why is Alex Jones too dangerous for FB but these Feminazis and their genitalia are fine? (No, don’t ask me for a link to the video. It showed up on my timeline b/c I’ve been invited, but not accepted, an invitation to join a certain group of Meninists here on FB).
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