October 2012 Blog Posts (19)

It's Not America Anymore

By Brandon Smith

Many of us in the liberty movement find ourselves searching for a distinct root cause of the trials and tribulations of American culture — the Holy Grail…


Added by Alan Johnson on October 31, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments

Learning Football

My wife is one lucky woman, or so she’s been told.

Come football season there is no migration to the tv room, no drone produced by announcers talking over an incessant crowd roar, no lite beer empties and chip bags littering the area. The TV is silent on Fall weekend afternoons; the room empty (unless it’s my kids streaming Psyche re-runs).

I don’t watch football. I don’t even know how it’s played.

To many of you that must verge on heresy. When we visited some friends in…


Added by Carl Monster on October 23, 2012 at 1:00pm — 17 Comments

Will The U.S. Elections Really Make a Difference?

By Jeff Thomas, …


Added by Alan Johnson on October 23, 2012 at 9:56am — No Comments

I am Roma!

I am Roma. My people are most commonly called “Gypsy” because they were believed to have emerged out of Egypt. My paternal grandmother was Sinti Romani and my paternal grandfather was Finnish Kale Roma, which makes my father full-blood Romani. My mother, however, was Scottish Traveller (I believe she came from Domari family in Scotland, around Edinburgh) and because of my parents’ marriage, we were largely outside of…


Added by Lukus Albin on October 20, 2012 at 6:02pm — No Comments

What do do?

I wrote a poem today

Today, i don't know what i want. Nor what i don't want, therefore i don't know what to do.... I want to do something that i don't want to do, or do something that i want to do, and in that way find out what i want and what i don't want.

Added by Bobby on October 20, 2012 at 5:28pm — 2 Comments

It has always been my opinion that a man's strength lies in his shoulders. Whereas women's bodies have two expanses - the shoulders and the hips that meet at the waist (the smallest point of a woman'…

It has always been my opinion that a man's strength lies in his shoulders. Whereas women's bodies have two expanses - the shoulders and the hips that meet at the waist (the smallest point of a woman's torso and what I think of as the point of our femininity), men's shoulders are much larger, broader, and rounder, holding his power and displaying his magnificence.

Zoologist, Desmond Morris, said in his BBC series, The Human Animal,  that a man's wide shoulders above a narrow …


Added by Leah Morrigan on October 18, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Pocket knives

My small collection of pocket knives are among my most prized possessions. I come by this interest naturally. My father, grandfather (who passed away when I was a child), and great uncle have all carried one in their pockets for years.

The W.R. Case & Sons knife company started right after the turn of the nineteenth century after several brothers, who had been manufacturing and selling knives separately, joined forces. The pocket knife was (and I would argue, still is) an…


Added by Niles on October 17, 2012 at 9:04pm — 5 Comments

Guys weekend 2

Not much to say of the weekend, except to say it was a success.

I had a great time going out with my co-worker/assistant. He did everything to make me feel comfortable, and for the two days we spent together I must say we had as good a time as could be had.

Confirmation on his side came today, when he described the food at the place we all went as mediocre “but the company superb”.

We ended up at his place late, and watched a ball game (mercifully, for I know how…


Added by Carl Monster on October 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Social Justice and Other Infringements on Liberty

Originally posted at http://woodpilereport.com/

In the 1840s Jesuit Luigi Taparelli first used the term "social justice" to differentiate between the ethics of everyday life and those of grand "legal justice"…


Added by Alan Johnson on October 12, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Guys' Weekend

Well, it’s set.

I have a guys’ weekend coming up.

No, I’m not heading to some cabin with other men to hunt, fish or whatever one does in cabins.

I’m headed to a Home Show.

Things have been on the slow side in my business, and the powers that be have decreed my assistant and I will be manning a company booth this weekend at a home show. It was actually a fun exercise, as we had to design the thing and create the presentations. Made me realize (again) what cool work…


Added by Carl Monster on October 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

1st milestone

So I couldnt get a full workout in last time due to time restrictions caused by the wifes' work commitment so I just jumped in the pool.


Turns out I swam the furthest I have swam since I was a teenager!

I managed 32 lengths of the pool- which is about 800m or half a mile!!!!


Sounds so much better when you talk about it in those terms!!!

Added by The Earl of Essex on October 11, 2012 at 6:55am — 1 Comment

Might the EU Crisis Get Really, Really Ugly?

Originally published at http://20committee.com/

Do the Swiss know something the rest of us don’t?

Ueli Maurer, the Swiss defense minister, has been making …


Added by Alan Johnson on October 10, 2012 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Time to Fight Back Against Too Big to Jail Banksters: NO MORE DEBT!

The hour of reckoning is soon upon us. So I have a suggestion to those who find the heavy hand of a banker or creditor on your neck.…

Added by Alan Johnson on October 8, 2012 at 8:55pm — No Comments

The poem

I've debated whether or not I should write about what happened the other night because it was such a personal experience. 

I also imagine writing about me all the time makes for a tiresome read; I am always surprised when I get feedback, especially now that blogs are not put out there on the main page.

Ok,here I go. Any Mankind Project (MKP) guys out there who think I am revealing too much let me know and I'll remove this at once.

I go to MKP-associated (it's a new group…


Added by Carl Monster on October 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

The truth about pants (dedicated to a disgruntled Toronto Star reader)

People tell me I’ve hit the big time when I receive hate mail.

I write as the men’s entrepreneurial image expert in the Toronto Star‘s Small Business section, and one day, I got a 4 am email from an intelligent but angry reader who couldn’t believe that I would waste his time talking about something as unimportant as socks.

He got…


Added by Leah Morrigan on October 4, 2012 at 8:51pm — 3 Comments

Romney a Carbon Copy of Obama?

This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at The American Dream

What a depressing choice the…


Added by Alan Johnson on October 4, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments

Shavetools.com wetshaving, and me

I just discovered the blog feature on AOM, and figured that any one who saw my posts elsewhere could then look here, if curious, to see a bit about me and what I do, so that they can know where I'm coming from when I talk about traditional wet shaving. 

To make a logn story short, I am an avid wetshaver, and have been for three years.  For about the last year, I also have been building my store,…


Added by James P. Yarrow on October 2, 2012 at 9:33pm — No Comments

California's Not Dreamin': This Is the Nightmare of an Obama Second Term

By Roger Hedgecock and was originally published at Rogerhedgecock.com
I live in California. If you were wondering what living in Obama's second term would be like, wonder no longer. We in California are living there now.…

Added by Alan Johnson on October 1, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Week 1


First week down and over with!!! haha-  Hasnt been that bad really.  I've actually enjoyed the training and I feel fantastic.


Still have slight knee pain and tenderness but I have decided thats a tight muscle issue that I'm trying to fix with stretching and Yoga daily instead of anything mechanical in the knee joint itself- ha famous last words!


Looks like my life in the forseeable future will revolve around the Y here-  as the snow is coming soon and…


Added by The Earl of Essex on October 1, 2012 at 6:48am — 5 Comments

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