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Bigfoot News November 30, 2011

The Tom Biscardi Show. Richard Stubstad and I were guests on the Tom Biscardi radio show tonite. Discussion topics were Bigfoot DNA and the Sierra Kills incident. Biscardi is a very controversial character in the Bigfoot world, widely hated by many who regard him as a hoaxer. I do not believe that Biscardi is a hoaxer. He’s simply a guy with an average IQ who has a very strong need to believe in things and gets taken for a ride a lot by hoaxers or folks who just don’t have anything.

He’s competitive, like most in this biz, and he’s out to discover Bigfoot and beat everyone else. He also has a large ego like many in the biz. He can be very gregarious, and he can also come off like a tough macho hardass. Well, he’s Italian after all. He also talks smack about most of the other players in the scene, but he’s not the only one who does that.

Biscardi is a Las Vegas showman and has precisely the type of personality that such a person would be expected to have.

Biscardi believes very much in Bigfoot and is dedicated to proving the creature’s existence. He has seen Bigfoots 4-5 times in broad daylight, and he has had countless night sightings, but those hardly even count anymore.

Biscardi was very instrumental in the early days of the DNA project of Dr. Melba Ketchum. Ketchum needed people to run samples to her, and all of the blowhard puffing lions of the scene refused to lift a finger. Only Tom Biscardi would step up to the plate. Let’s give credit where it’s due.

Offer to buy the Sierra Kills Bigfoot steak. As we reported earlier, Justin Smeja’s Bigfoot steak from the Sierra Kills is up for sale. Asking price was $10,000. On the show, Biscardi upped the offer to $50,000, with money to go into an escrow account and money transfer to occur upon proof that the steak is what Smeja says it is.

Bloody clothes from the Sierra Kills. Smeja has agreed with us that the juvenile Bigfoot died in his arms. That’s a very strange thing to do to a wild animal. Hunters don’t cradle their dying prey. But I feel that this thing may have looked so human that it brought out Smeja’s compassionate or guilty instincts. This is why he cradled it in his arms as it passed. As a consequence, Smeja got Bigfoot blood on his clothes. These bloody clothes are in storage at the moment, and they may have Bigfoot DNA on them.

Ketchum and Biscardi. In the early days, when Stubstad and I broke this story, Ketchum made a brief appearance on the scene to attempt to shoot the messenger. She said that Richard’s samples were “not useful to the study.”

We do not believe this is a truthful statement. Instead, we believe that the Arizona toenail and the blood on the plate from Crittenden, Kentucky tested positive for Bigfoot in repeated tests. In addition, Ketchum attempted to trash Stubstad by saying that the samples came from Biscardi. In doing so, it appeared that Ketchum held Biscardi in disdain.

However, the truth is more complex. We actually don’t report much on personal relationships here other than some fancy wording that you can take however you wish. But if two adults, male and female, have a good platonic friendship, we don’t see why we should not report on that. And Ketchum and Biscardi were close friends at one point. I would urge you not to read anything more into that.

The friendship ended rather abruptly. I am happy that Ketchum and Biscardi had a good friendship, and I am sorry it ended on a sour note. Indeed, Biscardi can be a charming fellow. At any rate, Ketchum trashing Biscardi as persona non grata is rather rich considering he was such a good friend at one point.

Rumor on publication date of Ketchum’s paper. Rumor says it is coming out on December 31, 2011. There is no way to prove that one way or the other, however, the report does come from someone close to the Ketchum DNA project. Make of it what you will.

MC1R gene and Bigfoot. Skeptics say that the polymorphisms that Ketchum found in the MC1R gene has been characterized as a “Bigfoot marker” by Ketchum and she is hoping to patent a DNA test on this basis. There is no way that this is the case.

Instead, as I have reported repeatedly, Ketchum has apparently decided that Bigfoots exist based on the distance between Bigfoot genes and human genes. The difference is apparently ~2% on the nuclear side. That is, Bigfoots share 98% of our genes. Let us say Ketchum looked at 30,000 genes of Bigfoot nuclear DNA. Of those 30,000, the number of genes different from humans would be as follows:

Distance  Human  Bigfoot   Chimp

Human     0      600       1,800

It’s really sad that I have to go over this endlessly, as the skeptics just can’t seem to bend their heads around this stuff.

Melba Ketchum’s “Hollywood lawyer”. Well, here he is. Hank Fastoff. He’s apparently not well liked at all, but no one likes lawyers anyway. I get that he’s a ruthless fellow, but that’s the nature of the biz. I am so glad I’m a society dropout!

Justin Smeja looking to taxidermy a Bigfoot? I had already heard this rumor before, but it was off the record, so I could not publish it. Here are two old threads from Taxidermy.net.

The first is from October 11, 2010, three days after the Sierra Kills. The poster is “General Lee,” who may just be Justin Smeja. After all, he posts as “General” on Bigfoot Forums, and he takes redneck as far as you can possibly take it. It makes sense that a hardcore redneck like Smeja would idolize Robert E. Lee, famous general of the Confederacy.

In this post, General Lee is asking if anyone has a taxidermied Bigfoot he can look it. He wants to see if what he shot was a Bigfoot or not. This could be Smeja, three days after the kills, (ignorantly) trying to find a Bigfoot specimen to compare it with what he shot. I believe this could well have been Smeja as “General Lee.”

Bizarrely, one reply, from November 23, 6 weeks after the Kills, suggests that “General Lee” is the only person on Earth to have a life-sized taxidermied Bigfoot. Is this person implying that Smeja had a taxidermied Bigfoot by that date? For the record, Smeja denies having a taxidermied Bigfoot.

The next thread is from October 24, 2011, one year after the Sierra Kills. In this case, a taxidermist from Indiana reported that he got a call from a strange guy who asked if he could taxidermy a Bigfoot. The taxidermist said sure and quoted him a price. But the strange man never called back.

My sources suggested that the man may have been Smeja. Also the return call from the man had caller ID blocked, and Smeja has had his caller ID blocked for some time now. Does this mean that Smeja was looking around for someone to taxidermy a Bigfoot? For the record, Smeja denies looking for someone to taxidermy a Bigfoot. He also states that he does not have a body.

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General Lee
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Skinned or frozen whole
« on: October 11, 2011, 05:34:06 PM » Reply with quote
Looking for a Sasquatch (Yeti, Big Foot…etc..).
Preferably with skull, hands and feet in. Dorsal cut. Please include pics with NTB measurements. Also, would like to know of any slippage or nicks if any. Would like a good thick winter fur with long guard hairs but am interested in any specimen. Must have all papers and documentation and tagged according to Fish and Game regs.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards


« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 10:21:51 PM »
General Lee is a famous Sasquatch researcher, has encountered them before and has documentation. The best out there, he’s the only one in the world to have a real life size taxidermied big foot, I hardly think hes joking.

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Kevin M.
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Sasquatch manikin ???
« on: October 24, 2010, 11:14:22 PM » Got a call tonight asking if I did Sasquatch. I said sure. They’re about the size of a Griz, right? Told him $3200. He said he will be here tomorrow. Boy am I excited.
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Kevin Mcclure
Orion Taxidermy

« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 11:17:54 PM » Reply with quote
Are you going to wrap a body? Post some pics.
coonhollow

« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 11:21:49 PM » Reply with quote
I’ll need to wrap it? I can’t but one? Guess I should have charged more!!!!

Kevin M.
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 11:26:25 PM »
Good Idea Coonhollow. I didn’t even think of the open mouth. It said private number on caller ID. But I think he’s gonna show up. I’ll bring it up then. Thanks.

« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 01:19:57 AM »
Did the guy ever show up? Curious to hear about this one!

Rumors of ET DNA in Bigfoot nuclear DNA. This is a very strange rumor that is floating around. The line goes that there is something in the nuclear DNA that Ketchum has found that is “not of this Earth.” The suggestion is that the DNA is from outer space, and hence the Bigfoots are derived in whole or in part from ET’s and UFO’s. Well, it sure fits the Bigfoot-UFO theory well, does it not? Wally Hersom is said to be very interested in this aspect.

Whether this is true or not, and I doubt it, I sure hope that this is not where the Ketchum team is going with their report. If so, surely this report is not going anywhere.

Justin Smeja and Robert Lindsay. Smeja and I are now talking. I find him honest and forthright. And compared to so many of the hyper-competitive, ruthless, cutthroat backstabbers in Bigfootery, I actually think Smeja is a very nice guy. He’s not your average treacherous Bigfoot kook.

He’s just a regular guy who didn’t even believe in Bigfoot who got dragged into this mess against his own will. He has now been dragged headfirst into a whirlwind. I don’t think he’s out for fame or fortune, but like anyone, he wouldn’t mind making a bit of cash. To me, he’s just a regular working guy, unpretentious, doesn’t put on airs, a bit of a redneck, deeply religious, who just gets up every morning and goes off to do his job. Very down to Earth and a quite decent fellow.

Some sources have suggested that Smeja has narcissistic or sociopathic tendencies. At least the narcissism is epidemic in the Bigfoot world, not so sure about the sociopathy. In an extended conversation, I did not observe any extreme narcissism in Smeja, and I understand this problem very well. I also did not detect any sociopathic tendencies, but admittedly that can be hard to pick up on. If anything, he may be a bit young, trusting and naive.

Is he trigger-happy? Possibly, but I don’t get into the good hunter – bad hunter dichotomy. You either shoot live animals or you don’t. If you do, well, you’re the same as all the rest of them. I don’t hunt myself, and I could never shoot a live animal, so I don’t get hunting, but I try to be understanding.

And yes, I do believe his story about the Sierra Kills, bizarre and insane as it is.

I am very glad I met Smeja, and I am looking forward to a fruitful relationship with him.

Location of Sierra Kills revealed. Smeja has revealed the location of the Kills to be at 7,200 feet in the Sierra Buttes near Sierra City, California in Sierra County, California. I had previously said that I thought it was in the Buttes. You can look it up on the map and see if you can find a more exact location.

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Bigfoot Radio Show

Richard Stubstad and I were guests on Tom Biscardi’s radio show tonite. Biscardi is quite a character, and he has a ton of enemies in the Bigfoot world.

He’s widely regarded as a hoaxer as a result of the Georgia Boys Bigfoot in a Freezer episode two years ago. I do not agree that Biscardi was in on that hoax. Instead, I think the got hoaxed by the Georgia Boys.

Tom is very willing to believe whatever evidence comes his way, and he has been hoaxed a number of times by people who didn’t have good evidence. I think he is more gullible and overeager than anything else. Biscardi is a Las Vegas showman, and that explains much of his personality for better or for worse, and this element is one of the things people dislike about him.

Richard and I discussed the Sierra Kills and the Bigfoot DNA issue, among other things.

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“The Hindu Work Ethic,” by Dota

New post by guest poster Dota on the Hindu work ethic. Good show!

The Hindu Work Ethic

I came across an interesting article on a Hindu Nationalist (Hindutva) blog written by Rajeev Srinivasan who lamented the West’s inability to acknowledge the Hindu Work ethic. The article can be read here.

Rajeev concedes that the success of East Asia can be attributed to the Confucian work ethic and goes on elaborate the distinctiveness of the Hindu work ethic. The article was well written and to the point. Westerners who come in contact with Indians are prone to remark on the industrious nature of Indians and how their hard work contributes to the success of the diaspora. We all know that work ethic goes well beyond hard work but instead defines how a culture perceives work and labor.

There are certain aspects to India’s worth ethic that the article ignores. The first one is loyalty to one’s employer (namak halal). The phrase literally translates as ‘salt legitimate’, but what does it mean? Salt symbolizes sustenance, and halal is an Arabic word loosely meaning Kosher. The opposite of this term (namak Haraam) refers to an employee who is unfaithful to his employer.

In contemporary India, loyalty to one’s employer is perceived as virtuous. This attitude is also reflected in popular culture.

But how do Indians view work? Do they take pride in their work? What are long-term implications of the Hindu work ethic on the Indian economy?

This article will briefly examine all three of these questions.

 How Do Indians View Work?

In India, work is graded, with certain occupations being perceived as more desirable than others. This perception has little to do with the occupation’s overall function within the economy and more to do with status. Generally speaking, Indians consider blue-collar work to be degrading whereas white-collar work is considered to be desirable.

During my childhood years whenever I made a fuss about going to school, my grandmother would admonish me by saying that I would end up a garbage man if I didn’t complete my schooling. This might explain why India produces more engineers every year than its economy can accommodate, invariably leading to a westward migration.

Perhaps my grandmother would reconsider her scorn for sanitation experts if she realized that they make approximately $60k a year in Toronto, which is double what I currently make working in accounting. But that would never happen because for Indians, status is just as important as wealth.

Perhaps this sentiment can best be illustrated with an anecdote from my life back in Toronto. A Pakistani friend was studying Accounting at York University while also working as a construction worker. He enjoyed construction work tremendously, and just prior to graduation, he was eligible to be promoted to Foreman.

His father however would have none of it and immediately recalled his wayward son back to Abu Dhabi where he was promptly made an auditor in Ernst and Young. He earns about $2000 a month, a fraction of what he was making in construction.

In time I began to see the western logic of paying sanitation experts such a high wage. Blue-collar work must be respected alongside white-collar work. Work is inherently dignified. The Chinese take great pride in their work, no matter what their occupation is. An Indian blogger called Ramesh made the following observation when he visited China:

In China, until recently tipping was an unheard of phenomenon. The worker feels he is doing his job, for which he is receiving a salary. So the tip is completely unwarranted ! When I was new and I offered a tip, very often the guy looked pained and returned whatever I gave him.

Such an attitude is unheard of in India, or at least I have never experienced it. The next pertinent question is: Where does this attitude come from? The simple answer is caste. Since Hindu tradition deems individuals of higher caste to be inherently superior in worth to those of lower ones, and since caste was originally based upon occupation, it then follows that certain occupations are also inherently superior to others.

The Brahmins (priests/scholars) and Kshatriya (administrators/warriors) do not work with their hands (although the latter were expected to wage war) and hence the occupations associated with their castes are also deemed to be superior than others.

Allow me to illustrate this point with an example. The Ghachi caste of Gujarat is one of the lower Jatis (sub-castes) who traditionally press oil with their hands. This work is considered to be so inferior that my mother (like most Gujarati women) would admonish my poor table manners with the phrase Ghachi pana (Lit: Ghachi, i.e. uncivilized). This anecdote also illustrates that caste pride transcends religion, as my mother is not even Hindu.

Outsiders such as John P. Jones have observed these same attitudes over 200 years ago. In his book India: Its Life and Thought, he describes the Hindu work ethic:

Caste has also degraded manual labour. The loss of caste by any Brahman who follows the plough is only an application of this rule in the highest quarters. Caste has taught the people of this land that humble toil, however honest it may be, is more than mean; it is sinful.

There are millions of the higher castes of India who deem it honourable to beg, and dignified to spend their years in abject laziness, but who would regard it as unspeakable degradation to take a hoe or a hammer and earn an honest living by the sweat of their brow. Nor will their caste rules permit of their undertaking such work.

This observation is also echoed by Gurcharan Das in India Unbound:

 At the same time, the caste system is also responsible for at least some of our industrial failings. As already discussed, Brahmins monopolized learning and looked down on Shudra artisans, who worked with their hands. Since Brahmins were role models, these attitudes, including contempt for manual labor, filtered down to the other castes.

Thus, the worlds of knowledge and labor remained separate and inhibited technological innovations. Our goods are shoddy, and our businessmen rarely know how their product works.

 Do Indians Take Pride in their Work?

Professionalism is another feature that is glaringly absent from India’s work ethic. Punctuality is nonexistent, and if an appointment is set for 3 PM, you can be sure that it will commence at 3:30. In China, electricians and plumbers are on time all the time.

In India however, it isn’t out of character for most people to cut corners. Milk vendors sell their goods door to door, and more often than not, add water to the milk to rip of their customers. A popular proverb in the West is “to separate wheat from chaff”; which is translated into Indian culture as: “To separate milk from water” (doodh ka doodh pani ka pani). Ramesh the blogger laments the lack of professionalism:

The word “follow-up” is rarely used in China – at least by me. I would like to dreamily believe that there is no word for follow-up in Mandarin (not true of course). The Chinese work hard, but with a difference – and therein lies a lesson for India to learn.

Followup is basically status updates – employers constantly demanding status updates because their employees cannot work without supervision. In the West this isn’t an issue. In India, employees often fail to meet deadlines and such ‘follow ups’ are constantly required.

In India, too, many people work very hard. But “follow up” is ubiquitous. Nothing will be achieved without follow up, even in a white-collar setting.

What Are Long-term Implications of the Hindu Work Ethic on the Indian Economy?

We shall now turn our attention to the implications of the Indian work ethic on the economy. It is no secret that China’s infrastructure is decades ahead of India’s.

What isn’t widely known outside of India is that much of India’s skilled labour is actually untrained. It isn’t uncommon to witness children laying bricks on a construction site, illiterate low caste porters moving construction materials around or even swarms of laborers demolishing buildings with pickaxes and sledgehammers.

In time, India’s infrastructure will have to catch up if the country wishes to maintain its current growth. Infrastructural improvements will require a more qualified blue-collar work force to keep pace with technological and design improvements. The Chinese state already provides vocational training to workers wishing to seek manufacturing jobs.

But can the Indian state shake off old caste prejudices and invest in their blue-collar force? Interestingly enough, foreign analysts have observed that while India boasts some of best post secondary institutions in the world (IIT comes to mind), its primary and secondary schooling system lags far behind. China’s greatest edge over India is its unbiased work ethic that enables the Chinese state to effectively reallocate its labor force through appropriate training and incentives.

If India wishes to beat the West at its own game (modernity), it will have to abandon some of the outmoded ideas of its tradition.

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An Incident in Man World, and a Treatise on Female “Insanity”

People keep asking me why I and other men think that women are insane. First things first. I am very familiar with psychology, psychiatry and the DSM. I have been studying this stuff for decades. The “crazy” way that most women act is generally not diagnosable in the DSM, therefore, of course it’s not mental illness in any way.

But it’s still crazy nonetheless. Why? Because if you act the way that women habitually do in Man World, you will get into verbal fights, get victimized, get ripped off, get into physical fights, get your ass kicked, end up in the hospital, or else you will die. On the lesser end, you will end up with a world full of male enemies, some of whom are either very dangerous or who have dangerous friends, and all sorts of events from lousy to problematic to Hellish will ensue as all of these men try to get back at you in various ways for all the shit that you are pulling.

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My car was making funny noises, which is a scary story right there. I pulled into my complex, turned off the car and opened the hood. Steam was coming from the engine. The car was 70% of the way overheated, running too hot. And making funny noises. Fluid, apparently water, was leaking. And the heater quit working. That’s all you need to know.

Anyway, I messed around in the dark under the hood a bit, walked back to my car and looked inside at a light that was burning. For some idiotic reason, I shut the door, locking it. With my keys inside! Keys to my apartment, keys to my car, keys to everything. I was screwed.

Now, I know grown ass women in their early 40’s who get into situations like this and go utterly ballistic. They get on the phone to their mothers and start screaming and yelling and frankly just completley fall apart. Well, in Man World, you just can’t do that. You can’t fall apart like that. If you do, bad things are going to happen to you. What bad things? It’s hard to say what, but your behavior will be seen as incredibly inappropriate and all sorts of bad shit will probably flow just from that right off. No matter how much you feel like losing it, you can’t. The risks are too great.

I found out that my Auto Club card was expired. I got on the phone to a friend, panicked, and told her to get me out of this mess. I told her to use her Auto Club card to come rescue me. She fiddled around a lot, insisted it could not be done, but I kept saying yes it could. Finally she called Auto Club and sent them to fix me up. She also bought me another years’ membership while she was at it.

As I was standing there waiting for Godot, two neighbors pulled up in a truck. These are very hardass Mexican guys, about 35-40, who look like criminals, or gang members, or former gang members, or like maybe they were in prison. Very hard and tough and look like they could kill you.

But you see, men have ESP. We have tremendous sense of intuition and we communicate nonverbally all the time. They stopped their car and said, “How are you, sir? How are you tonite?” These guys never talk to me, ever. Not for one second. Ok, what happened was these guys, using male ESP, figured out that something maybe was wrong and maybe I needed help. They were correct. I told them I locked my keys in and could they help me. They said sure they could.

The guys came back, and boy were they experts and breaking into cars! One guy leaned on the door handle while the other guy used the car antenna to work his way into the car. The car was a Taurus, and there is a specific way to break into Tauruses. These guys knew all about it! I stood there and watched.

Now, what is important here is my mind. I’m not sure what I think of these characters, but at that age, their crime days are probably over. They are usually settled down, married with kids, and have adopted a more law abiding lifestyle. Nevertheless, they are very hardass types.

I had to wash all feelings of hostility or dislike for them out of my head and just focus on their good parts. I pretended that I was a hardass Veterano street tough like them and moved my mind into that area.

I also put my mind into a mild fear place to show these guys that I was somewhat but not too afraid of them. If you are too afraid of them, they might victimize you. But if you are a bit afraid, they like it, because fear is the opposite of hostility. Fear shows submission and a desire to be nice, friendly, not attack and above all, it shows respect. Which is what these guys live and breathe.

I also got my mind into a very non-neurotic place, because you can’t act crazy around these guys. It looks unpredictable, and it makes them nervous. Of course I could not panic at all. I asked a few questions here and there: “Are you sure that won’t hurt the car?”

I made sure not to make any comments that could be seen as hostile or unfriendly in any possible universe. I obviously didn’t ask how they were so good at breaking into cars. That’s not a good question to ask!

At some point, I got keys from the manager, got into my place and found some car keys. I went back outside just as they were breaking into my car. They pointed inside, “It’s done.” They said. I nodded and said thank you.

Then they both moved to me, one on either side. One asked if I had a couple of bucks. I had a dollar and two twenties. They didn’t want the dollar. I thought twenty was too much. They didn’t have change.

One guy said twenty would be just fine. “A locksmith will cost you $15,” he said. Then he moved in closer to me, somewhat menacingly. What this means is that I give up the twenty. Ok? You just give it up. It’s worth it. Now, in the world of women, women might play a million weird games not to give up that bill, or something equivalent to that scenario, but in Man World, you just don’t. I gave up the twenty, and that was that. “A good deed for a good deed,” one said, and they walked quickly away. They more or less bullied that bill out of me, but it was a fair price.

When I hear about all the crazy shit that women pull day in and day out with men and other women, I shake my head.

This is the world we live in, Man World. It’s a very nasty, mean and ugly place, and the other men are very scary. It’s really a World of Terror. There are exquisite rules for behavior, speech and even thinking, as the other guys can even read your mind. If I tried to pull 1% of the shit in Man World that I see women pulling day in and day out, I would be in deep. I would be taking my life and my safety into my hands.

You don’t play games with other guys. You don’t fool around. You don’t act nutty, weird or unpredictable. You don’t lose it. You don’t act hostile in any way. You don’t act devious, conspire or use subterfuge. Everything is straight up, and you all show your hands. You follow all of the rules all of the time, or as best you can. You think about everything you do, say or even think, because frankly you could get your ass kicked or die at just about any moment. But that punishment is right and proper, because it is the only thing that keeps men acting good.

So when we say women are acting crazy, they are doing stuff that would end us up in a world of hurt in Man World. Stuff that could get our asses kicked or get us killed, or a million other bad things. At the very least, it’s called “acting crazy.” If you get a rep for “acting crazy,” other men will cut you out, avoid you, fire you, quit talking to you and stop doing business with you.

I will give you some examples of these “crazy” female behaviors in a later post.

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Masculine Feminine Dualities Chart

Here is the chart that has the women all hot and bothered, mostly bothered frankly.

It was not my intention to write a work of misogyny here. In fact, one of the main things that repulses me about the MRA, MGTOW, Alt Right, PUA/Game movements online is the utterly wild misogyny of almost the entirety of these spheres. I am almost literally repulsed by that sort of over the top misogyny.

On the other hand, the more intelligent of these guys insist that their misogynist views are empirically or at least philosophically true. I find this concept very disturbing. It means that I have been wasting my life being entranced by females and the world of females. I have been immersed in a world of nothing, for females are nothing. Possibly better, I have been wasting years of my life immersed in something insipid, for females are insipid.

Now I admit that these notions bother me because I don’t like to waste my life. But the alternative, I guess, is to live in the utterly boring world of men and sit around with guys discussing philosophy.

The reaction of almost all Western women to this chart has been that it is a work of misogyny, and that is shows females are inferior. I do not agree. It only shows the truth, and the truth cannot be misogynist. I doubt if the truth proves women are inferior either.

However, I just spoke to a SE Asian friend of mine, and I showed him this chart. He said, “Is this supposed to be controversial or something?” Then he said, “This is just true, that’s all. It’s simply the truth.”

On further questioning, he said that all SE Asians, male and female, agree with these dualities, and they all support them 100%. I asked him if the women were mad about these categories. He said, “Of course not. Even more, they support them and encourage them.” Men and women both encourage males and females of all ages to more or less follow the natural gender roles which are summed up in this chart. No one is mad about any of this stuff. Instead, they just think it is normal, natural, right and correct.

This suggests to me that Western women, led by feminism, are waging a war against Nature, and Nature always bats last.

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

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The Future of the Obama Coalition

The White Racist Right is going crazy over this latest article called The Future of the Obama Coalition. Supposedly this means that the Democrats really do hate Whites after all or something. But even attempting to read the article that way leads nowhere.

What is happening is that for the first time since the 1960’s, the Democratic Party has given up all hopes of winning the White working class. This is an intelligent decision, as I believe that the Democrats have been losing this demographic since the 1960’s (correct me if I am wrong). In recent years, they have been losing by large margins. It makes no sense whatsoever for working class Whites to vote Republican, but they have been doing so for about 40 years now and show no signs of changing. In fact, with every election, they only get worse and worse.

Instead of trying to win this demographic (which, to be honest, is not even possible anyway), the party, intelligently, has decided to try to limit their losses. Instead of the deadly 30 point loss they suffered in 2010, they want to limit it to the 10-15 point loss that they suffered in 2008. In the meantime, they will build a coalition of the poor, the low income, Blacks, Hispanics, gays, Jews, Asians, and SWPL urban educated Whites with some money.

Obviously the Democratic Party doesn’t hate Whites, otherwise they would not be including a huge White demographic in their coalition. They include this group because this is one White group that tends to vote Democrat. If working class Whites voted showed any signs of voting Democrat, then the Democrats would obviously pursue them too.

You go where the votes and you don’t go where the votes are not.

I really don’t know what the Democrats could do  win back working class Whites (Whites without a college education). This group doesn’t have a lot of money, and in general, they do not benefit at all from voting for their ruling class enemies in the Republican Party. In fact, they are harmed. I would say that this group would be voting their interests much more if they voted for the Democrats. Speaking of voting your pocketbook, the SWPL Whites would have more reason to vote Republican than the Democrats do.

If anyone has any ideas on how the Democrats could win back White working class voters, I am all ears.

There are comments that Whites will start voting as a block. Of course they will not. The SWPL Whites have been voting Democrat for a while and will continue to do so. The White working class (Reagan Democrats) have been voting Republican for a good 30 years. They will continue to do so. As long as this setup is in place, there will be no White block voting.

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Otto Weininger on Males and Females

We have written about Otto Weininger before on here. His magnum opus, Sex and Character, was completed when he was only 23 years old. After he wrote it, he moved to Italy, waited five months to see the reception of the work, and when there was no reception, he moved back to Austria, rented a room in the building where Beethoven died, and late at night, Otto Weininger put a bullet through his heart.

After he died, the book caused quite a stir and was translated into most major European languages. No less than Wittgenstein praised it to the skies, but said it needed to be “negated.” After it was negated, a great truth would appear. Even Germaine Greer praised it, marveling that what she called a work of great genius had been written by a “mere boy.” Nevertheless, of course she disagreed with him on certain things.

Weininger is now reviled as a misogynist and an anti-Semite. Curiously, he described himself as a feminine Jew. Perhaps that was why he killed himself. Weininger is probably the king of the misogynists, and most of those promoting his work now are misogynists. Everyone else just blows it off. This is unfortunate, because there are many great truths here. For instance, Weininger marks humans as either M or F. Male for Masculine and F for feminine. Weininger makes it quite clear that a man can be feminine and a woman can be masculine.

After that, he lays out a duality that looks something like this. Only the first five are by Weininger. I added the last 50.

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        Scatter
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
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
Logic          Linear        Circular
Movement       Stiff         Flowing
Grain          Coarse        Fine
Instrument     Blunt         Subtle
Transport      Highway       Stream
Route          A to B        Roundabout
Flight         Soar          Flutter 
Truths         Multiple      Singular
Theory         Branching     Obsessive
Fact           Durable       Momentary
Manichean      Yes           Grey Area
Systematics    Categorizing  Noncategorizing
Science        Empirical     Intuitive
Philosophy     Tough         Dream State
Ubermensch     Common        Uncommon
Body           Hard          Soft
Tissue         Sinewy        Fatty

*Masculine = male
*Feminine = female

To me, 53 out of 55 of these dualities are simply true. I am uncertain about Genius, but much has been written about the dearth of female geniuses. I am going to pass on this very painful question at the moment. I will also pass on the very painful Productive/Nonproductive question.

The first principle, active and passive, has been remarked on by many great thinkers, including Aristotle, St Thomas Aquinas and Hume. It’s an old idea.

Ubermensch refers to the ability to rise above one’s base and basic or biological nature. Men can do this. Women often cannot. The woman is a forever prisoner in the gaol of her nature. Not only can she not transcend it, but she doesn’t even wish to in the first place, which is disappointing.

To females, everything is a grey area. The female does not even believe in the existence of great truths, because to believe that is to upset the fairy tale world that the female spends her life in. Therefore, most females make poor philosophers. The only good female philosophers probably have masculine minds.

This also accounts for much of the philosophical and theoretical chaos of feminine dominated disciplines like Modern Lit, Critical Studies, Sociology and Feminist Studies.

Hence the term “physics envy.” The feminine disciplines, by their nature and by the nature of those who study them, lack theoretical discipline. Thus some long for the hard and fast equation on a chalkboard of a good mathematical proof.

In the feminine disciplines, not only is it impossible to prove much of anything, but Postmodernism and Critical Theory imply, amazingly, that there is nothing to be proven anyway, as there are no hard and fast truths.

Why women are at pains to admit to great truths about life is unknown. The female principle is passive, and as such it absorbs all of the energy that is flowing around. Hence it is rather painful to be a woman, to paraphrase my own mother. Perhaps an avoidance of great truths is an effort to avoid any more pain than is present in merely being a woman.

At some point, most men can realize the hard realities of life. After they have matured a bit, most men can sit down with you, have a beer, and admit that life sucks, but so it goes. “If you have to eat a turd, eat it whole!” “Life is a shit sandwich, make it fancy, with lots of toppings, and eat it with a smile!” And on and on.

Men make peace with the painful and hopeless realities of life and just move on. Women can’t do that, so they live forever in denial and fantasy. The world is just too ugly for women. They deal with this fact by lying and saying that the world is not ugly at all, and that all ugly truths are in fact lies.

Weininger had some much pretty nasty things to say about women, but we will deal with those in another post. Some of these things have been haunting me lately. What haunts me most, as a lifelong lover and student of women, is, “Was he right?”

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Bigfoot News November 28, 2011

Bigfoot nuclear DNA: The speculation and nonsense that our previous post about Bigfoot nuclear DNA generated is quite extraordinary but not unexpected. Part of it is my fault, as I did not understand this issue very well when I first wrote about it. But neither did my sources.

After a week or so thinking it over, I have developed some new theories about the nuclear DNA. I will also deal below with critiques leveled at the findings that I reported. Many were taken from skeptic sites, and they were such terrible critiques it is embarrassing. Of all people, skeptics ought to know better.

As reported earlier, we have results from only three samples, all of one gene, MC1R. MC1R was said to be “the color gene, and the default color for Bigfoots is ‘red’.” While that may be true, the data we have available does not support that. Instead, I believe that the MC1R gene is the “red hair gene,” and I don’t know what the default hair color for Bigfoots is.

If Bigfoots have the red hair gene, then obviously some of them have red hair. Reports of auburn Bigfoots would indicate this. In fact, the Bigfoot steak from the Sierra Kills, although it was mostly grey, had some red in it. The exact words from a source: “…and yes, it was a little bit red.” Fahrenbach has reported that much Bigfoot hair has a red tinge, and there are jokes that Bigfoot is Irish. I don’t know what to make of all of this, except that obviously, reddish hair is not unknown in Bigfoots.

Once again, there is mass confusion about the “1/3 of the way from a human to a chimp.” This is in terms of %. Let us say that a chimp shares 94% of our genes. Then a Bigfoot shares 98% of our genes, 1/3 of the way from a human to a chimp. Get it?

Let’s lay it out statistically. Nuclear DNA consists of 3 billion base pairs.

Difference  Human  Chimp         Bigfoot
Human       0      180 million*  60 million**

*or 6%
**or 2%

Let us say we look at 30,000 nuclear base pairs. The chimp would differ on 1,800 of those, and the Bigfoot would differ on 600 of those. The 600 base pair difference would be “1/3 of the way from a human to a chimp.”

Got it?

Previously, I reported that the nuclear DNA findings were
“within the human range, but just barely.” That is not correct. It is difficult to use a phrase like “within the human range” when looking at a single gene. One thing that is clear is that the nuclear DNA results came back “hominid.” They are within the hominid range, so to speak. The findings look like Homo sapiens except that they differ in two polymorphisms not found in humans. Two samples were concordant for one of the differing polymorphisms, and one represented the other polymorphism.

However, the DNA of Neandertal for the MC1R gene also looks like Homo sapiens, except that it differs in a single polymorphism. To say that the nuclear findings represent Homo sapiens DNA as skeptics are now doing is not correct. If they were right, Neandertal would be Homo sapiens, and he is not. The nuclear results are not “human DNA.” They are hominid DNA, which may be human (Homo sapiens) or may not be human (subhuman).

Since human contamination of the samples has been ruled out, the only alternate theory is that modern humans left this DNA.

That means that in the Four Corners region of New Mexico, a human trapped a skunk in a drain pipe, smashed the pipe on either side, captured the skunk, gutted and eviscerated it and removed part of the insides for parts unknown. When it did this, the human cut itself and left blood all over the pipe.

I think that is ridiculous.

That means that in Crittenden, Kentucky, a modern human came to a feeding station at night in 100% darkness with no flashlight and tried to eat the food that was set out there. The feeding station was a trap with glass superglued to the plate, so the human cut its fingertips trying to get the food. Keep in mind that this is in very heavily forested land, on private property in an area where “shoot on sight” is the rule.

I think it is ridiculous that a modern human did that.

All of that aside, is it possible that there are modern humans with these two strange MC1R polymorphisms, which have not been previously found in humans? It’s possible, but I think it is unlikely. In fact, I think it is ridiculous. 20 different polymorphisms have now been found on this gene. That these two very strange samples would be concordant for a polymorphism previously unknown in humans is bizarre indeed.

Are we trying to trash Dr. Melba Ketchum’s DNA project? It’s sad that this even comes up at all. Of course we are not. Some of my sources are not confident that she will do well, and they have a low opinion of her personally, but I don’t know the woman from Adam. We just report all the Bigfoot news here, the good, the bad and the ugly. We don’t take sides. Ketchum’s project is one of the best projects in the Bigfoot scene these days, with the potential to really shake things up in a major way. So of course we support that.

A lot of folks don’t like Ketchum’s personality, so we report on that. To be generous, she is an extremely competitive, rather cutthroat, Type A, very self-centered personality who is bent on fame and glory. If she has to create a lot of human roadkill on the way to the top, so be it. Sort of a female Bill Gates. Such types are lionized in our neoliberal capitalist society.

Anyway, a lot of great people and even geniuses were not particularly nice folks. It doesn’t mean that they weren’t great. Picasso was a bastard. Ezra Pound spent years raving like a Nazi in a mental hospital. So what.

Ketchum and the UFO-Bigfoot connection. Many in the Bigfoot community are interested in UFO’s. I am also, but my reputation is trashed enough for believing in Bigfoots, so I have resolved to not talk much about other woo stuff, and UFO’s are pretty woo.

In addition to merely believing in UFO’s, many in the community are interested in a Bigfoot-UFO connection. True, there are UFO’s in the proximity to a number of Bigfoot sightings.

Nevertheless, the theory that there is a connection between Bigfoots and UFO’s is so bizarre and insensible that it barely even gets off the ground in terms of a hypothesis.

The UFO’s know about the Bigfoots? Why would they care?

The Bigfoots are being used by the UFO’s? Why bother?

The Bigfoots have been put here by UFO’s? Why would the aliens put these dumb subhuman things here if the aliens are so advanced?

At any rate, until we can at least develop some plausible hypotheses, this one belongs on the back burner. The burner so far back you can’t even reach it.

Unfortunately, Ketchum is also interested in the Bigfoot-UFO connection. She apparently developed this interested via her very good friend David Paulides, who has been writing about this connection for some time. Her belief is unfortunate but probably not fatal. I am certain that she has enough sense to keep this stuff out of the paper she has submitted to the journal. One thing Ketchum is able to do well is to separate her pure scientific beliefs from her faith and more woo type beliefs. That is to her credit.

Ketchum and a government Bigfoot coverup. Ketchum believes that there is a government coverup to hide the existence of Bigfoot. This is not really Earth-shattering news, as most of the big players in the scene also believe in this theory. I believe in it myself, strongly.

This was why Ketchum frantically got on the phone after she received the Bigfoot steak to try to pawn it off on other people and get it out of her hands. She thinks authorities raid people who have excellent Bigfoot evidence, and she was afraid she was going to get raided for having the Bigfoot steak. How did she think it would go down? She thought they would just come in, search the place, find the steak, grab it and leave.

Sierra Kills Taxidermy.net thread. We are now publishing as a world exclusive Justin Smeja’s original post from Taxidermy.net. We do not have the thread ourselves, but several other people do, and one of them has given us the pertinent information from the thread.

There is only one post in the entire huge thread that is very meaningful, and that is Smeja’s post below. The thread was started by Smeja and was titled, If You Saw Bigfoot, Would You Shoot It? As you can see below, Smeja still thinks he shot the weirdest bear on the face of the Earth. Smeja did not believe in Bigfoot at the time of the shootings, and one month later, he still doesn’t really believe in Bigfoot. So his mind is making up all sorts of strange stories about bears in order to try to make sense of the incident.

Other than that, Smeja’s original post tacks well with the report of the incident on the Olympic Project’s website.

A couple of things are different.

Smeja says he shot it at 120 yards. Later reports change that to 80-90 yards. This is probably not an important difference.

The OP’s version has Smeja shooting the Bigfoot in the chest. As you can see below, Smeja stated that he shot it in the rear shoulder, presumably as it was running away. This is an important difference between the two versions.

At the very end, Smeja refers to the Bigfoot as “he,” but subsequent reports refer to it as a female. As Smeja says he never found the body, this may not be an important difference. As to why investigators have decided that the adult Bigfoot was female, I have no clue. Some suggested that the DNA findings indicated it was female.

There are many other posts in the thread, but they are mostly arguing about whether or not Bigfoot is real. Smeja makes 4-5 more posts in the thread, but they are inconsequential to the Sierra Kills investigation.

One of the people Smeja spoke to early on, Mr. X, makes numerous posts in the thread. At two different times, this man says that there were two people on the hunting trip with Smeja, not one. Smeja makes no attempt to correct him. At the moment, we still do not know why Mr. X keeps saying that there were two other men present with Smeja on the trip. What do I believe? Do I believe there were one or two men present with Smeja on the trip? I do not know. Evidence seems to point towards only one, the driver, but maybe there were two. We just don’t know.

The following report required major editing for its computer format. In addition, it received an edit for punctuation, grammar and spelling. The edit did not affect the content of the message in any way.

Post by: Smeja on November 07, 2010, 01:24:27 AM

Call BS if you want but this bear season I saw a bear in Northern California that walked on 2 legs and was pale white in color like a pale yote sorta. Like some grizzlys I’ve seen but whiter. It stood 8 feet tall or so and walked like a man. Could have been a grizzly (highly doubtful). I don’t know for sure what it was. Maybe just a monster black bear that got shot in the front leg years back and learned to walk different. I don’t know. I do know I was not alone when I saw it.

I shot it with a 25-06 behind the shoulder at 120 yards. It ran 70 yards into the brush and crashed. Sounded like a car wreck. I never found it. Not saying it was bigfoot at all – it just looked different from any bear I’d seen. If it looked any more human-like, I would have passed on it. Something wasn’t right there, oh and it was prob 600+ lbs or more. So to answer my question, I suppose the answer is probably yes for me, but not if he looked any more human then what I shot.

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Asian Philosopher’s Thread (Open Topic)

Ok, closing the Open Topic page. Take it over to this new thread please.

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Booze Is Good for You

Here.

Drink up folks! But not too much please.

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