Just say “No” to the cookies

Reflecting back on the US General election, I cannot help but think that the whole exercise is a textbook example of insanity, that is doing the same thing over and over again (in this case every 4 years), and expecting a different result. The American people have lost their minds. It’s not so much that Donald Trump won the election …

My religion problem & my kids

It’s my feeling that all religions should be heavily scrutinized. Religious leaders and adherents create their own narrative of ‘truth’ (“truth” with no evidence = fiction, aka. bullshit) and create and enforce absurd dogma to support it. While I find this in and of itself not really worthy of any action beyond a furrowed brow of disapproval, it’s how religion …

Where to live – BC vs. Hawaii?

So having lived in the lower mainland (Metro Vancouver) area of British Columbia and in Honolulu, Hawaii (born and raised), I’ve figured that it would be a bit of a fun exercise to compare and contrast the two. I can’t say one place is definitively better than the other; they both have their unique strengths and weaknesses. Yes, this is …

My Quote Collection

This is a post that will be refreshed on a semi-frequent basis. Its a list of quotes that I dig. Some are funny, others will be thought-provoking, and many will be inflammatory or controversial depending on where you fall on the philosophical / political spectrum. Anyway, check back for more later. If you care to.

Sums it up for me.

Self-Ownership. What is it? This video sums up perfectly the core of my philosophy and the compass from which I operate. I think everyone should watch this in high school, or at least be required viewing for all entry level philosophy / ethics courses in university. I think that it will resonate well for the millennials who didn’t grow up …

Keynes v. Hayek Rap

Wow. A rap video about Keynesian and Austrian economics. And done reasonably well. I guess this is one way of reaching the kids. Too bad they’re being taught economics from the Keynesian perspective, if they are even exposed to economics at all.

Ruminations on Parenthood and Libertarianism

Babies. Ugh.  Yesterday was a BAD DAY.  I am a non-baby person with an 8 month old and another baby on the way.  *sigh*  Can someone say VASECTOMY?  The insistent, warbling cries of a baby are maddening, to the point that it may drive one to smash furniture, kill small animals, light things on fire, etc.  You can’t take it …

This Is Why There Are No Jobs in America – Essay

(An Essay published by Stansberry & Associates)  I’d like to make you a business offer. Seriously. This is a real offer. In fact, you really can’t turn me down, as you’ll come to understand in a moment… Here’s the deal. You’re going to start a business or expand the one you’ve got now. It doesn’t really matter what you do …

Insanity of the World

What institutions have wrought the most suffering and destruction throughout the history of mankind? Government and Religion.  Wicked, monstrous forces that by their very nature, destroy the essence of what it is to be human. When these two abominations collaborate in any capacity, observe the misery and destruction of life that results.  Why is it that the “mob” continually turn …