Real or Fake?

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An Analysis of Romance Language Difficulty by Verb Tense

One way to measure language difficulty in the Romance languages would be to look at verb tenses and compare their difficulty across the family.

Let us take a look:

Most difficult: European Portuguese. There are 8 simple tenses used in speech (5 indicative and 3 subjunctive). In addition, there is the personal infinitive, and the pluperfect can also be a simple tense in writing. In writing, “I had spoken” can become either eu tinha falado or eu falara.

Above average difficulty: Italian and European Spanish (generally 7 endings – 5 indicative and 2 subjunctive, though American Spanish only has 4-5).

Average difficulty: French is  simplified from a morphological point of view compared to European Spanish and Italian. In French, there are are always more written endings then spoken endings because of silent letters at the end of a word. In writing, there are always 5 endings and in speech there are 3-4. In speech, the endings of the first and second person of the plural are always pronounced. It is the ending of the third person plural that is sometimes not pronounced. Here are the present and future of parler, with pronunciation between parenthesis.

1 – parle (parl)……….parlerai (parleré)
2 – parles (parl)……..parleras (parlera)
3 – parle (parl)……….parlera (parlera)
1 – parlons (parlõ)….parlerons (parlerõ)
2 – parlez (parlé)……parlerez (parleré)
3 – parlent (parl)……parleront (parlerõ)

Here are the present and future of finir:

1 – finis (fini)……………finirai (finiré)
2 – finis (fini)……………finiras (finira)
3 – finit (fini)…………….finira (finira)
1 – finissons (finissõ).. finirons (finirõ)
2 – finissez (finissé)…. finirez (finiré)
3 – finissent (finiss)…..finiront (finirõ)

The difficulty not only varies with regard to the number of endings but also with regard to the number of tenses. In French, there are 5 simple tenses in common use (4 indicative and 1 subjunctive).

Easiest: Standard Brazilian Portuguese makes use of just 3-4 different endings for every verb tense.

Look at falar in the present and imperfect:

1 – falo……….falava
2 – fala……….falava
3 – fala……….falava
1 – falamos…falávamos
2 – falam…….falavam
3 – falam…….falavam

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More Masculine – Feminine Dualities

Hi folks, I just added 17 more principles and the masculine and feminine values correlating with each one. Let me know what you think if you are interested. This list was actually the product of a week or so of on and off thinking.

Characters     Masculine   Feminine 

Principles

Sigintel       Weathervane   Antenna
Telepathy      Illiterate    Mindreader
Broadcast      Subwoofer     Subliminal 
Travel         Itinerary     Lark  
Decision       Plotted       Whimsy
Confusion      Certainty     Perplexed
Party          Kegger        Cocktail  
Social         Optional      Mandatory
Sex            Compulsion    Choice
Intellectual   Paradise      Boredom
Bird           Hawk          Hummingbird  
Birdsong       Crow          Warbler 
Love           Auxiliary     Requirement 
Danger         Physical      Psychological 
Grudge         Discard       Retain  
Armistice      Reconcile     Cold Peace
Storm          Thunderstorm  Spring Shower

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The 115 IQ Person: A View of the Type

Alfredo writes:

I also have a 147 IQ and I do think that some people with 115 IQ’s I can communicate quite effectively. Yet, I know someone who has a 128 IQ and I think his brain is not connected correctly. Great article!

Yes, I have had friends and lovers with IQ’s around that range. Although the theory supposedly states that decent communication is not possible when you have 30 IQ points difference, I do not believe that is correct. However, once you get to 45 IQ points and especially 60 IQ points, communication starts running into some serious roadblocks and I often find myself frustrated in relationships with these people.

The 115 IQ Type

I could communicate well with all of the 115 IQ types that I have known honestly, but with some of them I had to explain things fairly often. With others, I didn’t have to do a lot of explaining. These 115 IQ types always shocked me with their occasional brilliance and even genius. I was surprised because honestly I just assume most people are morons and expect nothing of them, so when someone says or writes something very perceptive and bright and they don’t have an extremely high IQ, I am always taken aback.

But these types take me aback quite a bit. It is an interesting IQ range. They are just close enough to average to get along well with mainstream society without seeming like the freaks that you I appear to be, yet at the same times, they are bright enough to converse with us folks.

What is funny is that people in this range often do not think they are very smart.

Some people in this range have stunning psychological skills in analyzing other people, often to perfection. They are like little psychologists who can look right into your mind and figure it all out. Psychological problems are not uncommon, especially anxiety disorders and mood disorders. Depression is common as are the more complex anxiety disorders. However,  these types understand psychology very well and they often diagnose exactly what is going on with themselves. They often seek help for their problems via psychiatrists who usually give them anti-anxiety drugs or antidepressants. Quite a few are in therapy and they do very well there.

They also catch on pretty quickly, and they are very interested in new ideas or brilliant or ingenious ways of looking at the world. A lot of them are quite funny too.

Psychologically, they are often “complex” or “complicated,” and they often describe themselves this way, especially the women. They often say, “I live in a dream world. I live for my dreams.” Many of these types are surprisingly creative and some are brilliant artists.

A 115 IQ is absolutely enough to graduate from college and most of them do. Is it enough to get an advanced degree. I would say that it is enough to get a Master’s Degree, but at that range, getting a PhD might be a challenge and at the very least, they would have to work very hard for it.

Incidentally, two of the brightest commenters on my blog had IQ’s of 113 and 117. The 117 IQ guy was fantastic at philosophy and other forms of abstract thinking. The other fellow was into genetics and anthropology, but he thought in much the same way. A few of these types are so bright that you almost think that their score is wrong. I am not sure what is going except maybe they are working their brains extra hard or they have filled their brains up with all sorts of goodies.

With regard to the fellow with the 128 IQ slow guy. My father had a 129 IQ and in most respects, he was a very bright man. He was a better reader than I am. At the end of his life, he was reading a book a day.

However, one peculiar thing about him was that he was sort of concretist in his thinking sometimes and he just could not seem to branch out into the higher realms of abstract thought. There were more than a few times when I tried to explain some abstract concept to him and he just couldn’t get it, and he kept pounding his fist on the table and emphasizing some stupid concretist way of looking at the concept.

Granted these were tough concepts and the concretist way of thinking seemed intuitively correct for most of these concepts, but of course it was wrong. The concretist view was usually something like, “What a stupid idea! This means nothing at all! Dumbest idea I’ve ever heard!” You had to stretch your brain quite a bit to figure out why the abstract view of the situation was actually the correct one and the idea indeed had some merit.

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Communication at 60 IQ Points Difference

Alfredo writes:

I also have a 147 IQ and I do think that some people with 115 IQ’s I can communicate quite effectively. Yet, I know someone who has a 128 IQ and I think his brain is not connected correctly. Great article!

Communication at 60 IQ points difference

I have also known who must have had IQ’s around 85. That is an incredible distance of 60 IQ points. People like us seem to nearly have two brains to their one when we talk to these people. I have even been close friends with some of these people, even for years. But I was always frustrated in the relationship.

The 85 IQ Type

Once IQ starts getting around ~85, people’s morality seems to decline and their levels of manipulativeness and sociopathy seem to go up. A number of them stole from me, often petty items. Quite a few of these types that I knew had spent some time in jail. These types often have drug or alcohol problems and they can also have psychological issues, often with violence, reactiveness and impulsiveness. They sometimes realize that they have a problem, but they seem clueless about how to fix it.

However, even these types often have masterful social skills. When it comes to the basics of social communication, they are no dummies! In addition, they can often grasp the basics of the sociology of humanity quite well. They always surprise me when they do that. People in this range are not stupid when it comes to jokes, and they often get all of your jokes, frequently instantly. The speed with which they get your jokes always surprises me. In addition, some of them, especially the males, have a great sense of humor and are often utterly hilarious.

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Communication at 45 IQ Points Difference

Alfredo writes:

I also have a 147 IQ and I do think that some people with 115 IQ’s I can communicate quite effectively. Yet, I know someone who has a 128 IQ and I think his brain is not connected correctly. Great article!

Communication at 45 IQ Points Difference

As you note, we types can communicate quite well with these 115 IQ people.

At 45 IQ points difference, we are talking to 100 IQ types, who are simply the average person. Average IQ people often bore me to tears, and they often don’t seem to have anything intelligent to say. A lot of times when I talk to them, they look baffled half the time because they don’t know what I am talking about. They also seem annoyed, probably because I am talking over their heads. I try to explain what it is I am talking about, and they usually act like they could care less. If I try to adjust the conversation down to their level, I feel like I am talking about mundane things, and I start getting bored.

The 100 IQ Type

However, these people can often grasp many of the essential truths of life easily, they often have superb social skills, and their understanding of psychology will often shock you. I assume that the grasp of psychology flows from their social skills.

I have met a few people in this range who were so bright it stunned me. One had an IQ of 97 and the other had an IQ of 108. The 108 IQ guy was a frequent commenter on the blog and seemed to get everything I wrote about. The 97 IQ man was actually an intellectual. He understood everything you said and he had somehow gained extensive learning either through reading or other means.

And at that IQ, you are a fish and all of society is your sea. It is probably a great IQ if you simply want to get along well with others and have a happy life here on Earth.

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Sorry for Lack of Posts

I am extremely tired. I suffer from extreme fatigue and no one quite knows what is causing it. The best guesses are sinusitis and allergies. The only thing that has helped it is sinus surgery, allergy shots and sometimes things like getting rid of allergens in my home, rain, snow, and freezing weather. I also often get better very late at night when the pollens finally go down. At the moment, the pollens are all over the place and everything is covered in a yellow dust. So I am pretty much nuked right now. Go ahead and keep commenting though. I am working, but more on research and whatnot than on posts.

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Masculine Feminine Dualities Chart

Here.

This is one of my most popular posts. I will copy the chart from the post so you can look at it again.

One way to divide the world is into masculine and feminine essences or spirits. Half of the world is the Masculine Spirit and the other half of the world is the Feminine Spirit. If a man only lives in the Masculine Spirit, he is missing out on half the world! Similarly, if a woman only lives in the Feminine Spirit, she too is blind to half of the world.

This post made a lot of women mad. They called it sexist and left the blog or got banned. Oh well. I happen to think there is something to this.

Feel free to comment. I think it is an interesting chart:

The first five principles are by Otto Weininger, but the last 56 are by me.

Characters     Masculine   Feminine 

Principles

Activity       Active        Passive
Consciousness  Conscious     Unconscious
Thinking       Objective     Subjective
Genius         Yes           No
Productivity   Productive    Nonproductive
Energy         Generative    Receptive
Mind           Thinking      Feeling
Emotion        Stoic         Moody
Tactile        Callous       Sensitive
Humor          Slapstick     Irony
Weather        Calm          Unsettled
Temperature    Cold          Warm
Graph          Linear        Scatterplot
Empathy        Poor          Rich
Pain           Inflict       Receive
Confrontation  Forward       Withdrawal
Reaction       Contemplative Reactive
Style          Deliberative  Unthinking
Intensity      Concentration Distraction
Denial style   Projection    Fantasy
Egotism style  Narcissism    Histrionic
Pathology      Sociopath     Borderline
Defense        Anger         Denial
Ego desire     Expansion     Dissolution
Depression     Sublimation   Immersion
Reliance       Self          Others
Compassion     Little        Great
Wakefulness    Aware         Unaware
Alertness      Wide Awake    Sleepwalking
Planning       Methodical    Conspiring
Morality       Strict        Contingent
Aggression     Physical      Subterfuge
Violence       External      Internal
Warfare        Bully         Victim
Hierarchy      Dominant      Submissive
Force          Blunt         Subtle
Texture        Harsh         Smooth
Resistance     Extreme       Yielding
Linear         Straight      Jagged
Presentation   Forthright    Devious
Surface        Clear         Opaque
Understand     Simple        Complicated
Logic          Linear        Circular
Movement       Stiff         Flowing
Grain          Coarse        Fine
Instrument     Blunt         Subtle
Transport      Highway       Stream
Route          A to B        Roundabout
Tour           Autobahn      Scenic route
Flight         Soar          Flutter
Hobby          Monomania     Dilettante
Truths         Multiple      Singular
Theory         Branching     Obsessive
Fact           Durable       Momentary
Manichean      Yes           Grey Area
Systematics    Categorizing  Noncategorizing
Science        Empirical     Intuitive
Philosophy     Tough         Dream State
Ubermensch     More common   Less common
Body           Hard          Soft
Tissue         Sinewy        Fatty
Signal         Weathervane   Antenna
Telepathy      Illiterate    Mindreader
Broadcast      Subwoofer     Subliminal 
Travel         Itinerary     Lark  
Decision       Plotted       Whimsy
Confusion      Certainty     Perplexed
Party          Kegger        Cocktail  
Social         Optional      Mandatory
Sex            Compulsion    Choice
Intellectual   Paradise      Boredom
Bird           Hawk          Hummingbird  
Birdsong       Crow          Warbler 
Love           Auxiliary     Requirement 
Danger         Physical      Psychological 
Grudge         Discard       Retain  
Armistice      Reconcile     Cold Peace
Storm          Thunderstorm  Spring Shower

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Robert Stark Interviews Matt Forney about Tag the Sponsor

Here.

He also refers to one of my articles.

I enjoyed this article, but I am starting to feel cold about the Alternative Right stuff. All of these morons keep insisting that I am a rightwinger, but I go to rightwing sites and I want to punch the computer. I do not agree with these people at all. Matt is very much anti-Left and that is a big turnoff. I am against the Cultural Left, but not the Left per se. Forget that.

Topics include:

Matt’s article Tag the Sponsor Exposes the Depravity of Modern Women about Instagram models who whore themselves out to Arab oil sheiks in Dubai

The depravity of Dubai and other oil rich Arab Gulf states

Do these women become irreparably damaged?

How society’s sexual mores have declined

Matt’s article on Cassandra Lynn’s Death Shows Why You Should Never Wife Up Broken Girls

Matt’s review of Jared Taylor’s Face to Face with Race

Matt’s article The Triumph of Hope Over Experience about Mayor Bill De Blasio and New York City

How New York City’s gentrification killed it’s created energy and how it’s symbolic of today’s decline in creativity

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What Is the Connection Between Feminism and Lesbianism?

Anonymous writes:

I’m more interested in how you think women hate men. Facts, statistics, anything? A source would be great. I just feel that your input is still very opinionated. I’d also like to further my theory in the opposing side. Though, I can understand the stereotype that feminists are all hairy, lesbian, hippies. But feminism is about inequalities toward women; and sometimes that is even caused by other women.

Where did I say that women hate men? Some women hate men, but most do not. A lot of women have a certain amount of built up anger towards men, but they may also have a lot of fondness towards them too. They have mixed feelings towards men, as many of us have mixed feelings towards a lot of things.

Do feminists hate men? A lot of them sure act like they do. And it’s been this way from Day One. Many of the greatest heroes or feminism were extreme man-haters, often lesbians or lesbian-separatists. Lesbian obsession is well known in feminism. Lesbians lesbians lesbians. It goes on and on.

Yet lesbians are only 2% of women. Yet lesbianism represents far more than 2% of lesbian discourse. If feminism was not connected to lesbianism, one would assume that feminists would talk about lesbianism maybe 2% of the time, right? Yet they talk about it far more than that. This implies that lesbianism is a very important part of feminism.

And yes, many feminists are lesbians, and there are branches of feminism, such as lesbian feminism and radical feminism, that actively promote lesbianism and man-hatred. In the 1960’s there was a big movement in feminism for women to go off and form their own lesbian communities “to try to live apart from men.” These were the first lesbian separatist movements. Many women who went off and joined these communities and got involved in lesbianism later decided that was not what they liked and left those communities. Hence many of those communities sort of withered away.

I understand women very well and I have known many women in this life. I have long noted that women who call themselves feminists seem angry at men and are often man-haters. In fact, there is a linear relationship. The more of a feminist the woman is, the more of a man-hater she is. However, I do believe that there are feminists who are not man-haters.

And the loudmouths that are heterosexual? At the end of the day and they need cock like any other straight women. The more sexually active a heterosexual feminist is, the less she hates men. There is a linear relationship there too. The more she loves cock, the less she hates men. Many women who truly love cock and men explicitly reject feminism and say they are not feminists because they associate it with man-hatred, lesbianism and other things. These women’s attitude seems to be “I love men too much to be a feminist.” I run into this attitude all the time.

So there is a disconnect between feminist discourse, in which the man-hatred and contempt for masculinity and male sexuality is obvious, and the most feminists actually live their lives. When it comes to man-hatred, most feminists talk a great game but when it comes down to it at the end of the day, most of them love dick too much to truly hate men. And most women who love cock love men. I never run into a man-hater who on the other hand loves cock. I am not sure if they exist.

But feminist leadership has been heavily lesbian. There must be a reason for this odd fact. And many feminists converted to lesbianism upon getting heavily into feminism. They call themselves political lesbians. They simply turned lesbian because they hated men so much.

Most of the feminists who truly hate men seem to be lesbians. Or they have quit having sex for whatever reason.

A lifetime of experience leads me to this conclusion.

For a long time I believe the feminist line that “feminists don’t hate men.” Then I started going to a lot of feminist websites and reading a lot of feminist material. The man-hatred was so thick you could cut it with a knife. That is when I started thinking that the “feminists hate men” was not the lie that feminists say it is but instead had some validity. Sure, not all feminists are man-haters but a lot of them are. The accusation has some basis in fact.

Why is feminism so wildly obsessed with lesbianism far to the degree that they ought to be. Keep in mind that feminists logically should only talk about lesbianism 2% of the time. Yet lesbianism counts for far more than 2% in feminist discourse. One asks, “Why the lesbian obsession?” Because lesbianism, especially political lesbianism, is the ultimate in hatred and contempt for men. It is the ultimate expression of a profound hatred for males. Hence the lesbianism obsession in feminist discourse derives directly from man-hatred and from nothing else.

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