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Prostate Cancer Kills More Than Breast Cancer, But Receives Half the Funding

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Prostate cancer is overtaking breast cancer in annual deaths – will another men’s issue go ignored?

The flood of pink we see each October reminds us of the tragedy that is breast cancer. Pink ribbons, wear it pink, pink everything. Breast cancer awareness is a worthy cause. However, another deadly disease – prostate cancer  – curiously doesn’t receive near the same amount of attention. This, even though prostate cancer is now killing more people each year. Some new medical data suggest we might need to instruct women to be a little more “inclusive” about men’s issues.

Illustrating Anglo culture’s gynocentrism and innate misandry, we don’t see nearly as many blue ribbons fluttering each Blue September. (Did you even know that’s what Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is called?) This needs to change in order to adhere to the much ballyhooed doctrine of “equality” in Anglo culture.

The script has flipped as prostate cancer is now deadlier than breast cancer, so we need to see Blue September elevated in a such a way it becomes more prominent than pink October. New statistics published in The Guardian show the doleful details:

New figures reveal that 11,819 men died in the UK from prostate cancer in 2015, overtaking breast cancer, which resulted in the deaths of 11,442 women.

These are long-term trends, and the number of prostate cancer deaths is likely to rise not only in the UK, but in other Western nations.

However, breast cancer receives more than twice as much research funding despite declining death rates.  The Daily Caller reported the lack of funding for men’s cancers a few years back:

In fiscal year 2009, breast cancer research received $872 million worth of federal funding, while prostate cancer received $390 million. It is estimated that fiscal year 2010 will end similarly, with breast cancer research getting $891 million and prostate cancer research receiving $399 million.

Prostate cancer researchers only wish they received the attention and financing breast cancer researchers do. From The Guardian:

Angela Culhane, chief executive of the charity Prostate Cancer UK which collated the figures, said the number of prostate cancer deaths had risen as a result of an ageing population, while improvements in research and screening meant the same effect was not seen for breast cancer.

“We want to learn from what they have been able to achieve [for breast cancer] and we can see the correlation between that investment in research and the progress that then follows in terms of reducing the number of deaths,” said Culhane.

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Judging by the illustrations, breast cancer groups seem to think all nipples are pink

Surely, we wouldn’t be in a culture that actively discriminates against men, would we? A culture that is frequently the opposite of the patriarchal “hell” for women we’re told by the media it is? A culture that offers little sympathy or even acknowledgement for men who lead women in combat deaths, industrial deaths and accidents, homicide deaths, homelessness, length of jail terms, and now sex-specific cancer issues, among other unflattering statistics.

Further, holding modern women and feminists to their own standards, we might offer the criticism that pink ribbons for breast cancer are “inappropriate” in this day and age, the age of über political correctness. Pink has been traditionally associated with femininity, but that color association might be out of date in today’s “gender neutral” culture. Worse, it gives the impression that all nipples are pink, when only the pastiest Anglobitches have pink nipples.

It’s time for men to take a page out of the feminist playbook, put on some penis hats and go march in the streets demanding more funding for prostate cancer research. All exaggeration and righteous indignation aside, Anglo culture can never truly claim “equality” until serious men’s issues like prostate cancer are acknowledged and funded on par with women’s issues.

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10 Essential Philosophical Quotes for the Minimalist

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“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” -Socrates

As a central theme of the TNMM philosophy, minimalism is a crucial concept for men who want to truly free themselves of the psychological, financial, locational, and vocational control of the matrix. However, adopting minimalism isn’t easy, especially in the wake of cultural currents constantly pushing people to upgrade, take on debt, and try to emulate the lives of emperors.

I began the journey years ago and I’m still finding ways to purge unnecessary things and people from my life, i.e. those possessions and people who only bring me down. (On a personal note, this is why I avoid Anglobitches like the plague. I know they’ll only trap me in their hamster wheel insanity and wanton consumeristic lifestyles.)

Becoming a true minimalist requires extensive deprogramming of the urges, habits, and desires programmed into our mind from a very young age. Perhaps even fewer men, fewer than those who swallow the Red Pill of truth will ever realize the genius that is philosophy of minimalism, properly adopted.

I am only beginning to realize its full potential as I am now traveling the world on a shoestring budget, and becoming happier and happier with fewer and fewer things. I have been living out of a carry-on suitcase and a laptop bag for well over two years. I live out of my suitcase as a humble truck driver in the States when I must suffer that imploding society to earn some money, and as a poolside, poon-pounding expat when I’m not working. And the only thing I regret is all the time I wasted chasing the illusions of the Great Marketing Machine when I worked as a wage slave inside the media ivory tower.

Often confused with being cheap, minimalism is actually quite the opposite of cheapness as it enriches our lives in the things that really matter. It frees us from wage slavery. It frees us from worshiping material things. It frees us from people who would destroy us or drag us down. Minimalism is about focusing on experiences, adventures, people, and relationships rather than consumption.

Josh Reuff, self-described bootstrapped digital nomad and fellow world-roaming nomad puts it all into perspective.

A financial minimalist doesn’t have the stress of debt and unpaid bills. A possessions minimalist doesn’t have to worry about the clutter of too much stuff. The psychological minimalist doesn’t carry around unhealthy emotions.

Realizing the power of all three concepts truly allows us to take control of our lives. When our finances are in order, our possessions don’t possess us, and the psychological damage done by suffering financial and emotional abuse from women is purged from our minds, we can then reach out towards our true potential.

Here are 10 quotes for the minimalist to not just read and appreciate, but adopt in his daily living.

  1. “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” -Socrates
  2.  “Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.” -Epictetus
  3. “The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” -Elise Boulding
  4.  “Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.” -Henry David Thoreau
  5. “It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.” -Bertrand Russell
  6.  “Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.  The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” -Lin Yutang
  7. “We really must understand that the lust for affluence in contemporary society is psychotic. It is psychotic because it has completely lost touch with reality. We crave things we neither need nor enjoy.” -Richard Foster
  8. “Simplicity involves unburdening your life, and living more lightly with fewer distractions that interfere with a high quality life, as defined uniquely by each individual.” -Linda Breen Pierce
  9. “There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” -Jackie French Coller
  10.  “Any half-awake materialist well knows – that which you hold holds you.” -Tim Robbins

Several of these quotes are from ancient philosophers. Others are from modern times, particularly the first half of the 20th century when the orgy of consumerism first began to spread like a cancer through Anglo culture and permeate the world.

Perhaps more than anything, adopting minimalism is a way of objecting to the machine culture the West (and particularly Anglo America) has become. It is a way of escaping the impoverishing idea that literally turning people into Happiness Machines (a term first used in the Adam Curtis documentary The Century of the Self) who do nothing but sleep, work, and spend their entire lives – in increasingly isolated, antisocial fashion is not the best way for humanity to live.

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Adventures in Amsterdam

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After an unforgettable South American adventure, Rel heads for Europe

Expect updates and original photography from Amsterdam as Rel heads for Europe soon! Amsterdam is only one destination for the International Man of Mystery in 2018. Other goals for this year include:

  • Lima, Peru
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Cartagena, Colombia (yes, an encore of this lively city)

Other destinations could be added to the itinerary. Updates will be added to the front page and Rel’s International Travel Guides.

While in Amsterdam, front line reports from the city’s famed Red Light District will be forthcoming as will a visit to the Royal Palace of Amsterdam – which houses the sculpture that is the TNMM site logo. Side ventures to France and Germany are also possible. Stay tuned, as yet another adventure begins.

Sure beats corporate drudgery.

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Postcards from Paradise: February 13, 2018

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Anti-Hooker Lawmaker Uses Taxpayer Money for a Hooker

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A Utah Republican paid $250 an hour for her – some might say he got ripped off

The hypocrisy of American lawmakers is astounding. Particularly in their neo-Puritan crusades against heterosexuality. Continuing their “Do as I say, not as I do” strategy, a Utah Republican who has been vocal about his opposition to prostitution has admitted to availing himself of the services of a prostitute himself. Rep. Joe Stanard of Utah is the latest man to go down in the unending stream of sex scandals that plague the American cultural landscape.

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Rep. Joe Stanard: Using your tax dollars to pay for the very hookers he forbids you to use

The story only came to light as his call girl threw him to the wolves by ringing up a mainstream mierda propaganda rag and dishing on the self-righteous Republican.

The Beta, even Omega countenance of the Republican might explain his sexual desperation. But, there’s another side to this story. If a Congressman can’t get laid without using a rent-a-hole, what hope do the masses of working men have? If powerful men are using hookers, isn’t this a testament to the fact an extremely sexually repressed Anglo culture is leaving its men intolerably hard up, high and dry? That Puritan sexual mores should be eased up a bit?

Not in the minds of lawmakers. As corrupt politicians lock the masses into extreme sexual chastity by empowering law enforcement to go round up Johns and hookers, and the power structure genuflects on what models of morality they are – American lawmakers are renting the very whores they outlaw. (Stanard is not the first to do so. There’s Barney Frank, Bob Menendez, Eliot Spitzer, David Vitter and countless others.)

Lawmakers are even ratcheting up penalties for this victimless crime. Further illustrating their cognitive dissonance on the matter, they often use your tax money to pay for whores forbidden by their own laws. There’s that slight detail. From the NY Post:

A Utah lawmaker who voted for tougher penalties for prostitution has resigned amid allegations that he used taxpayer dough to pay for hotel rooms to hook up with an online escort, according to reports.

[Call girl] Brie Taylor [states] former GOP Rep. Jon Stanard paid her $250 for sex twice at the Fairfield Inn in Salt Lake City. Taylor claimed he paid her $250 for each of the one-hour sessions in June and August 2017 during which she said she performed oral sex on him and that they had intercourse.

This is an interesting plot twist, as call girls usually don’t throw their clients under the bus. Is that a new strategy in the ongoing Anglo-American War on Men? Or was she just pissed at his hypocrisy?

Of course, TNMM has absolutely no objections to two willing adults doing whatever they want to pleasure themselves with their own bodies, including sex for hire. But, sanctimonious lawmakers continue hypocritically imposing ever-harsher penalties for the world’s oldest profession:

Last year, Stanard voted in favor of stricter laws on prostitution, including hiking the penalty for soliciting sex to $2,500.

That’s a hefty fine for fucking. Not to mention the public shaming, probable job loss, and criminal record that comes with the so-called crime of having sex and leaving money on the nightstand. Why good, decent American men put up with this state of affairs is anyone’s guess.

Before resigning his office, typical GOP pablum could be found on Stanard’s web site. We’ve all heard this before, even as both parties work to do the opposite:

“I am a strong advocate for conservative family values. I am pro-life, as well as for traditional marriage.”

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A Facebook meme showcases the gullibility of the American taxpayer

Wouldn’t things be easier for everyone if the prohibition on sex for hire was lifted? And the 1950s ruse about family values ended if the GOP isn’t practicing it?

Ultimately, this is the problem with politics in modern America. The left wants to run your financial life while the right wants to run your personal life. Ever-diminishing liberty is occurring not as a result of the left vs. the right but the state vs. you.

With so many laws governing so many areas of daily life – even minute details of the sex lives of the citizenry, like how they can pleasure themselves and how they can’t –  America has become the epitome of Tacitus’ famous maxim: The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.

In many ways, America is even worse than a banana republic, as banana republics don’t destroy the lives of working men for getting their sexual needs taken care of. Numerous nations don’t bother themselves criminalizing prostitution, and those that do don’t enforce it in the jack-booted thug fashion America does. Not to mention, the nation that markets its “freedom” to the world is actually the world’s biggest prison state, with more men in prison than India and China combined despite having a fraction of those nations’ population. Many men are locked up for petty, nonviolent drug offenses and failure to pay their dues to Anglobitch masters, i.e. for child support and alimony arrears.

So, will Utah taxpayers get their money back? The press asked Utah Speaker of the House Greg Hughes:

Hughes said he didn’t yet know if the House would ask Stanard to return the money, adding that officials had not had any contact from Stanard.

This is where we find ourselves in the War on Sex in America. Even legislators can’t live up to their own self-righteous legislation enforcing a 21st century version of Victorian morality on the public.

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Eye Candy of the Week | February 11, 2018

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Only a tattoo mars this curvy physique. A Latina just like a man would meet in the “real world” makes an appearance this week, as we enjoy the female form while remembering the truth about women.

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Male Uber Drivers Earn More Than Female Competitors

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Even in a gender-blind environment, men earn more than women

Feminists love to gnash and wail about the supposed wage gap between the genders. But what happens in a completely gender-blind environment? From Dangerous:

Male Uber drivers are earning more than female Uber drivers, despite the equal paying field, according to a new study. Is it discrimination? Is the gender wage gap real after all? Is the patriarchy alive and kicking?

Not at all. Men are just better drivers than women.

The study was released by Stanford University, the University of Chicago and Uber itself. Uber pays its drivers based on a gender-blind fare algorithm that factors in how long the drive is in both time and miles. After analyzing data from more than 1.8 million Uber trips, researchers discovered that male drivers earn 7% more per hour than women on average.

So why did the Stanford study find men earned more than women?

  • Men drive more than women
  • Men drive faster
  • Men drive in areas with worse traffic

To put this more succinctly, men work harder. We aren’t accustomed to society bending to our whims when we flip a bitch about things. As is the case in the society at large, we find men also take on more difficult tasks than women do, like driving in heavily congested areas. This is why women are grossly “underrepresented” in dangerous and dirty jobs they avoid like the plague (they don’t want to do them) instead opting for jobs that allow them to wear fancy clothes, sit on their asses, and gossip.

The Uber stats are only one of many ways scratching the surface of popular progressive myths yields massive truth bombs lurking underneath the powdered and lipsticked surface. Like the “Gender Pay Gap” myth ultimately being an effort to recoup the deficits women’s reckless, spendthrift lives create.

Of course, the feminist state will find some way to twist the Uber wage gap around and make it men’s fault. Why, we need Uber income redistribution and female preference rather than merit-based pay. That’s the only way women can earn the same as men while doing less work. They deserve it, because ya know, the Golden Vagina and all.

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