I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2022, I've written and published 5,000 posts. I write what I wish...from health, diet, and food; to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living...location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances.

Free the Animal really means to free yourself to reach your ideal potential in all areas of your life, learn from mistakes and successes, and move on.

Fasten your seat belts. There's no chance you won't encounter turbulence.

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Welcome Back To AIDS Again

I'll begin with an admonishment to readers that this is highly speculative. I have a very good track record in "predicting the future," but it's because I'm a die-hard layman with nobody's bread to butter...a polymath synthesizer and dot-connector. I...
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Person Gives People News

I'm convinced daily that "news" on a global scale—now also permeating social media, pushing out cat and friendly bear videos—is indeed the opiate of the masses. The addiction is pernicious. It's a sort of subtile thing, I think. Being an...
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What’s Vladimir Putin’s Take On WOKE?

One curiosity for me is the incessant RUSSIANS!!! from the political left while bending over frontwise with hands clasping at ankles for the Chinese. My perspective is exactly opposite in terms of likeability and tolerance and I just detailed my...

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<> FOX Studios on August 16, 2011 in New York City.

Fox: Only 80% As Evil As Your Regular News

My image annotation skills are unequaled! I'm mildly enough of a fan that I have...
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Welcome Back To AIDS Again

I'll begin with an admonishment to readers that this is highly speculative. I have a...
965380-breaking-news-ap-telangana-india

Person Gives People News

I'm convinced daily that "news" on a global scale—now also permeating social media, pushing out...
Putintheoppositiondown

What’s Vladimir Putin’s Take On WOKE?

One curiosity for me is the incessant RUSSIANS!!! from the political left while bending over...
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Dad is 84 Today. Also, Dad Got Covid

Their 60th, Last Summer Here's what he texted yesterday. I tested positive for COVID today....
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Owning Nothing; Nowhere To Spend Money

In 1990, I was the navigator of FS COLBERT (C611) as the US Navy officer...

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