Save 25-50% Off All Your Favorite Healthy Living Products

Thrive Market offers the best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices through a $60/year membership. Think Costco meets Whole Foods online, and for every paid membership Thrive donates one membership to a low-income American family. I’m pretty particular about what I personally promote on this blog. Amazon is the mainstay, a great platform where…Read More

#Brexit: My Take and The Best and Funniest Stuff I Saw

Let’s set the tone with a good LOL. Crybabies. It turns out that the voting demographics are pretty interesting. EU referendum: The result in maps and charts. Lots of ’em. This one is particularly telling. Or, seems those who were bright-eyed young folk 41 years ago and voted to remain in the European Economic Community (EEC), the…Read More

Occupational Licensing: How Small Businesses Engage in Rent Seeking and Harm the Poorest People

Rent Seeking is a relatively recent idea and identification in the field of economics. ‘Rent seeking’ is one of the most important insights in the last fifty years of economics and, unfortunately, one of the most inappropriately labeled. Gordon Tullock originated the idea in 1967, and Anne Krueger introduced the label in 1974. The idea is simple…Read More

Ramadan Fasting Meets Fast Food and Gorging

The very clear value the rational west has obtained from the 7th Century Dirt Scratching Savages That Rape Every Single Woman in the Middle East—as a latecomer to religio-geopotitico by 700 years—is…fasting. It’s true. There have been numbers of studies and various looks over recent years that served to substantiate what we already suspected. It’s…Read More

Gun Control: The TL;DR For The Ignorant and Illiterate

For those with reading comprehension skills, the post and comments are here: Orlando Shooting and the Tautology Of Gun Controls and Bans. A follow-on, here: Gersh Kuntzman Is Getting Everything He Deserves. The problem really and absolutely is this: leftists don’t read and integrate, even if they could. They operate in service of The Narrative and as…Read More

My Sierra Nevada Playground – Part One, The Hiking

Blogging a while back, things have changed big and we now find ourselves living in a vacation home we’ve owned for nearly 15 years that occupies a spot in Arnold, CA, at 4,189 feet elevation and just inside the western edge of the Sierra Nevada mountain range that spans 400 miles north to south, and 70…Read More

The Arnold Rim Trail

This is what we’ve been up to the last week on the Arnold Rim Trail, right in our “backyard.” Mega post about all of it later today. Stay tuned for lots and lots more. Here’s the post, with all of the details.Read More

Oh Fucking LOL. Could This Administration Be Any More Maternal?

Lynch: “Partial Transcript” Of Orlando 911 Calls Will Have References To Islamic Terrorism Removed What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch said. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State]. Are you…Read More

The Brexit: You Brits Make Britain Great Britain Again

It’s looking good. I’m not one to be enamored with elections, but I’ll swallow my whatever it takes and cheer on a wonderful country, a wonderful people, and the bedrock of what’s essentially American in so many ways. We’ve always been pretty much friends since that little spat in 1776. I adore the British and…Read More

The Self-Delusion of Libertarians

It knows no bounds (How Gary Johnson Could Win the Presidency). Gary Johnson is an underdog, but he’s no fringe candidate or spoiler. He could be the next President of the United States. <eyeroll> Look, I’ve been there, so what I offer is not necessarily scorn, just a dose of reality. Don’t waste years on…Read More

Gersh Kuntzman Is Getting Everything He Deserves

It felt to me like a bazooka — and sounded like a cannon. One day after 49 people were killed in the Orlando shooting, I traveled to Philadelphia to better understand the firepower of military-style weapons and, hopefully, explain their appeal to gun lovers. But mostly, I was just terrified. […] Squeeze lightly on the…Read More

Diets Cost You Money

Basically, “diet,” in one way or another, is euphemism for “pay money.” I aim to undercut that. $1 Portion You will hear much more from me on how you are being suckered into paying hundreds of percent more than you could, for food that makes you fat, acts like crack, and has less wholesome nutrition....…Read More

I’m a Myers-Briggs ENTP. Who Knew?

I called Karen Pendergrass a cunt once. According to her it was twice, but who’s counting? Last week at paleo f(x), during the Saturday evening benefit party, she and I walked down the street, down to the Austin City Government dome-building to sit on the steps and have a slightly inebriated-induced paleo smoke of American…Read More