Archive for August 2022
Week 3 of EASY No-Alcohol; an Update With a Surprise Pretty Thai Lady Guest
You won't believe how pretty Sureerat is at the age of 41. "41?" you'll ask. "No way!" you'll exclaim.
...It's a new thing since my definitive breakup a couple of weeks ago. We met last Saturday and sort of hit it off. It was outside on the patio of WeCafe, a place she really likes...there being several locations on the island. I chat up pretty girls all the time—daily, and any hesitation being long gone from me—and in no time we were sharing a table. I mentioned that the previous evening I'd been to an opening party at Club House, the former Stoned Crab Pub sports bar. The landlord was unwilling to renew the lease, so they did it twice as big and better in a new and better location. About 36 screens, streaming anything you can think of (soccer, rugby, cricket, Oz football, badminton comps, snooker comps, tennis, table tennis comps, boxing, MMA, F1, and even NFL Full Access).
She hands me the keys to her car, we head over, share a slice of pecan pie, then head back to We where I'd left my motorbike. Before parting, I mentioned that I'm a bit of a "tuber" (what Thais call us) and would be shooting a video, weather permitting, at Nai Harn Beach the next day.
"Want to watch?" I ask.
...She shows up at my place about 13.00—an hour early!!!—and we hop in her car, go to JeePhueng Phochana and Steak House, a tiny hole in the wall by Thai folks who serve only farang food; that's amazing food at even more amazing low prices.
...And then we head over to do the video, her pretty face on display.
Since then, she invited me to dinner last night at the amazing Thai seafood restaurant, KanEang. In return, I popped over to her house this afternoon to do a bit of handyman work she needed. She's come home during lunch, bringing shrimp pad Thai and fresh pink pomelo fruit.
Once I'd taken care of her home-repair issues with relative ease, she says, "I thought you could only work on computers!"
Items Covered In The 3-Weeks of Ridiculously Easy No-Alcohol Progression; 7-min video:
- Sureerat's introduction, and how she really has her life together as a single mom of two (details in the video)
- Declaration once again as to how easy this is, along with the implication that I haven't really nailed down the total why of the ease this time around
- Then an explanation of exactly how it's easy this time, the one secret element I hadn't yet integrated
I've been saying environment, environment, environment as it seemed obvious—the tropical paradise and all, full social life, etc.
But something was just missing from that incomplete explanation; but you'll need to watch the 7-minute video to know exactly what it is and how you can immediately understand how to avail and advantage yourself in many areas of struggle. I'll also toss in a couple of pictures of the pretty and adorable Sureerat.Read More
I Was Unequivocally Right About Every Single Thing (masks, lockdowns, jabs, etc.) The Whole Time
It is not the height of presumptuousness, pretentiousness, and puerility to take another to task for asking questions, making observations, forwarding data, pointing out inconsistencies, exposing contradictions, alluding to motives, identifying politicization, refusing to comply, and recognizing a bandwagon conforming narrative when he sees one?
I was on a 2nd date with a pretty and adorable Thai Lady yesterday on the heels of my ending of a 2 1/2 relationship a couple of weeks ago. You can see her in my no-alcohol video yesterday, which has not yet been published on the blog; but it’s next.
This burgeoning relationship is at a stage where we’re discussing societal things such as COVID and everything related and I said to her: When everyone and every source is saying the same thing, it’s automatically wrong.
It’s a priori, which basically means…you don’t even have to get up off the couch to know and understand fully.
Thusly, as we move from one The Current Thing to the next The Current Thing, you can relax comfortably knowing that it’s all automatically wrong. For, measures of rightness and wrongness are by the ratios of adherents to dissidents. Few to no dissidents, and those few dissidents there may be, being squelched? Then, it’s not just a signal that it may be wrong with some measure actually correct; no, it’s all just completely wrong—unworthy of serious consideration by smart people. This is an unequivocal absolute that applies universally. Of course there are consensus exceptions…such as gravity, wetness of water, burning by fire, etc….
Keep that in mind. It’s very important; it’s a super easy test, and, it’s the difference between the 10% of smart humans on the planet and the remaining 90% of unthinking biological organisms.
Here are all my COVID posts since my first, March 16, 2020, after seeing the global momentum, that it was growing, valid questions were being ignored, and even obvious exculpatory data was being flippantly disregarded or censored as non-conforming to The Current Thing narrative.
- My Musings on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
- Discussions 10: A Ramble Fest About Coronavirus Hysteria and My Crazy Life in Thailand
- Coronavirus #1: The Innocent and the Guilty
- Coronavirus #2: The Dumb and the Dumber
- Coronavirus #3: Denise Minger is Thorough But Misses the Boats
- Coronavirus #4: Question The Premise
- Coronavirus #5: America is Toast
- Covid-19 Is Impeachment 3.0; BLM Riots, 4.0; Re-Lockdown, 5.0
- The Covid-19 indictment Of Christians and Jews
- Anthony Colpo is Correct About Yet Another Con: The Covid-19 Con
- CovidScam Unravels. Backlash Grows and Intensifies.
- CovidCon in Philippines: A Case Study of the Dumb
- The Covid Con Mass Delusion: Is Germany The Stupidest Country On Earth?
- The Urban and Suburban Blight
- Video: Covid-19 Con and Masks — An Awful Rant
- The Children Of The YouTube Delete My Video, Lie About It
- Covid-19 Told-You-So PSA
- I Told You So: Stupid Covid People
- Please Wear Your Mask to Help The Spread of Covid-19
- A COVID Cult and Clown Car Roundup
- Covid-19: You’re Not Entitled to Your Own All-Cause Mortality
- This Video Was Cancelled By Facebook’s Children Euphemistically Called Employees
- Fear Fatigue: When People Just Aren’t Afraid, Anymore
- In A Recent Study Of Combined Moron…
- Billions of People Pissed at Texas
- As The Covid Petrification Peters, What’s The Next Petrifying Thing?
- Public Service: Oracle Films Soundly Obliterates Covid
- What’s Behind The Mask?
- Masks As Socially Distasteful As Smoking?
- Post Covid Intervention Ergo, Propter Covid Intervention
- How Is The Covid-19 Vaccine Going?
- World Health Organization Lies About Herd Immunity
- Biden: I Will Neither Vaccinate, Nor Mask
- Auberon Herbert Asks
- Vaccinate or Mask: Is It OK To Lie In Your Own Defense?
- The Crumbling Dumbo MaskDemic Psychosis
- The Covid-19 All-Cause Mortality Spin Cycle
- My Random Quick Takes #3
- My Random Quick Takes #4
- My Random Quick Takes #8 — Covid-19 Edition
- Ok So What’s Next?
- The Covid-19 Smoking Gun? Patent Applications Since 1999?
- Lab Alert: Changes to CDC RT-PCR for SARS-CoV-2 Testing
- Are Covid-19 Vaccines A Failure?
- Covid-19, Vaccines, Africa, Ivermectin, Clown-Car Circuses, and Shit Shows
- Democrats Co-Opted The Trump Vaccine And Trump Dodges A Bullet
- Total Mortality: Ask Undertakers
- Total Mortality: Obituaries, Medical Sales and Profits
- The Michael Madsen Family Unfortunately Has Michael Madsen As A Wanker Father
- The Covid-19 Mask Mandate Ugliness Index
- Musings: Vaccines, Virus, Masks, Chess, and Boxing
- Covid Is The New Case Of The Vapors (Also Vaccine Killing And Maiming—VAERS)
- I Warned About Supply Chain Breakdown In April 12, 2020, 18 Months Ago
- A Long-Ass Cathartic Covidism Bullsh*t Roundup
- Drugs And Foods Being Pilloried To Maintain EUA For Covid Vaccines
- My Sunday Rundown: From Chatting With A Thai Christian To Maiming Children For Fauci
- Plain Fact: They Are Killing Kids With These Vaccines
- These NAZI Say Vitamin D3 Plus K2 Kills Covid; WOKE Issues Warnings
- Left, Right, Sheep, and Seals Hoist With Their Own Petard: Covid Compliance
- Omicron Variant Hype; mRNA “Vaccines” and Cardiac Risk
- PSA: Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s New Book: The Real Anthony Fauci
- The Prestigious Lancet Journal Just Killed Covid Vaccination (and other stuff)
- Dot Connect: Viagra, L-Arginine, High BP, Heart Disease, ED, Covid, now Alzheimer’s Too
- The Joe Rogan and Dr. Peter McCullough Covid Documentary
- “I TOLD YOU SO” — A Rant
- Laundry List Of Kicked-In-The-Teeth Covid While FULLY VACCINATED!!! LOLs
- Oh, My. Another Covid Dump. Good News, Though
- I Told You So. Case Study: Viagra Saves a 2-Jabed Woman From Death In Covid Coma
- I Almost Stepped In It
- Might We Finally Be Over The Covid Hump?
- Nine Just Published Studies: It Might Be Too Late For You
- Battleground Melbourne
- Do You Smell Blood In The Water?
- Dad is 84 Today. Also, Dad Got Covid
- Welcome Back To AIDS Again
- Fox: Only 80% As Evil As Your Regular News
- Alex Berenson Makes Mainstream Media Go Apoplectic
- The Essential 30-Mins of 5-Hrs US Senate Hearings…Banned By YouTube
- Planet Lockdown — The Must Watch of The Must Watch
- Israel And Jews Take Top Limelight Yet Again
- Za Great Reset Is On A Ventilator
- Someone Really Cool Spoke With Someone Really Cool
- We The Powerless People…Becoming Conscious
- Two Teenage Boys Die Totally Unremarkably In Their Sleep
- If You Thought It Was Theater You Were Right
- Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins’ Death Just Another Rocker OD?
- Our Dismal State of Affairs
- Can’t Believe How Much I Love This. People In Shanghai Literally Starving
- The Best Way To Look On The Bright Side For Prosperity and Happiness
- 2,400 Employees Is A Lot When There’s Nothing To Worry About
- HOW the WHO is Funnier than SNL, when Saturday Night Live was Good: Polishing Turds
- Easter Holiday Swipes
- Are We Post-Covid Yet and How Do We Never Return?
- Condom Culture To Mask Culture
- A Fresh Look At All Cause Mortality Lately
- What’s at the Very Root of Corruption?
- Sympathy For The Devil
- Mask Compliance And Dismissal And More
OK wow. 98 substantive posts about COVID and all its peripheral issues over 2 1/2 years. Every single one of them is dead-on, spot-on right…whilst nearly the whole world was labeling me and the few others like me as Covidiots and Granny-Killers. And on what basis?
On the mere authority of a lynch-mob club all regurgitating and echoing the identical narrative. Mere organisms. NOT human beings or anything remotely resembling one: the chief characteristic of which is its remarkable mind qua tool and weapon. Covid has utterly exposed just how many minds on this planet are utterly wasted. Once you have just one brain spouting obviously false and completely wrong bullshit, it helps or bolsers it not a wit to have 7-billion brains spounting the same false and wrong bullshit. It’s just a lot more bullshit.
There is no point at which, when you pile on the bullshit, higher and deeper, its sheer mass magically produces truth and astute correctness.
It’s a long intro to this post—1,700 words—but that’s not all (5560 words in total). The remainder is for FREE and Supporting members. Look at the above list of 98 posts. It doesn’t matter which, pick any or a few. Find something false and wrong. You won’t. Now, recognize that the earliest posts go back to March, 2020. When I wrote the 1st post on the 16th, I had consulted a single source (CDC), and in those early days when there was still some sense left, all the CDC had written was that it would probably be in line with influenza and quoted the average mortality statistics. It became politicized very quickly, on an unheard of and unseen, unprecedented global scale—where even world-war engagement paled in comparison.
For a flu.
But, now, even those of you who may have been on board, regurgitating and spouting the narrative—I certainly lost a fair number of readers—you’re now finally being exposed to the exact same questions, observations, data, and accounting for cost-benefit that I and others were saying and writing all along—and by mainstream-media outlets finally! …The same that squelched, silenced, edited, spun, and censored all of it when doing their jobs would have doubtless done immeasurable good.
Imagine if you had been a Free or Supporting Member-reader all along. It’s possible you’d have come to your senses a lot earlier, perhaps dissuaded some friends and family to forego the SAFE AND EFFECTIVE!!! jab—for which some may have or will have serious adverse, life-altering effects.
So the cost for reading the rest is at minimum Free Membership, cancellable with a click, no questions asked (and your info is expunged unless and until you return). But if you find that you like a substantial amount of what I write and shoot in video, then recognize my work with financial support. It’s 6 bucks per month ($72 annually)—popular with the toe dippers—or a 30% discount if you’re pretty sure. This eliminates all hassles and barriers to entry for everything I produce.
Combined with the new and easy non-alcohol life and my recent getting cancelled in the process of vying for a new, perfect job (someone in the vetting gauntlet found this blog), I have renewed gusto and energy for this blog and now, producing video content. But even still, my track record speaks for itself. Over 5,000 published articles throughout its 19 years of existence. That’s an average of a post every 1.4 days, consistently. That’s impressive. So jump on board at any membership level and let your conscience guide you.
- Another photo of the lovely Thai Lady…this one with the leaning, alcohol-free, gym-going me in the frame
- Additional insight and commentary
- Non cherry-picked random-ish excerpts from that list of posts, above
- The embedded 10-minute video that inspired this post
- My own thoughts in my own embedded video
Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness: Everyone’s Take is Wrong. How To Assess It Correctly
Dad texted me:
Richard just had a thought, we're here at Pismo Beach on a beautiful day consuming a watered down old fashioned. Now for the thought, please do a post on taxpayers paying off student debt. I never got a student loan, didn't get a degree, but now me at 84 still paying income tax have to pay off the student debt of a lot of rich people. You had student loans, but YOU paid them off.
My first thought was meh, not of much interest to me. But then I asked myself why. Why is it not of much interest to me? I brewed a third Americano in the 2 hours since I awoke at 05.30, and in 3 minutes was shooting another video.
As in most things now, my take on stuff is almost guaranteed to be different from everyone else's "mainstream" view...whether their regurgitation of talking points emanates from Fox News, CNN, The New York Times, or The Wall Street Journal.Read More
My Persistence: Taking Big-Tech Microsoft To Task Pays Off
Remember the days when you could get a customer-service rep on the phone...or even better, just walk into one of their offices and deal face-to-face?
Them days is long gone.
It's perfectly logical from a business dollars-&-cents perspective, though. For service businesses primarily, employee cost is the biggest category of costs by far. Lowering them pays off big in terms of enhanced profits and the capital to self-finance company growth.
And so we get the inevitable. Closing branch offices and centalizing because of lower costs of communication. Then we got those horrendous voicemail-hell, answering-system trees, which the Urban Dictionary defines as:
When accessing a voice mail phone answering system, one becomes lost, going down the wrong path or getting stuck in a loop, unable to get pertinent information or leave a message with the appropriate party.
Those have actually become better in the last decade with voice recognition and AI tech. Some are downright good when they prompt you to just say what you're trying to do and they place you in the right, or close to the right, place.
Then you have trouble or support tickets. Now, I deal with a few companies and their support is fantastic. Quick and pertinent. And often, chat is available and that usually provides me a way to sort of casually get an issue resolved right on the spot and I can be doing other things whilst the guy or gal is off investigating.
But this story is about when it goes awful. Read on.Read More
My EASY Freedom From Alcohol After Two Decades of Failure
Been there done that.
Didn't work for me.
These are the things we tell ourselves when we haven't gotten it right and need an excuse to stop trying.
Practice makes perfect?
I'd rather say that experience teaches us lessons and with those lessons we can do better. Success isn't about getting everything right, it's about getting better so that enough things go right that momentum takes over.
I don't want to spoil the video, so I'll stop about right here. Please visit the channel and subscribe. It's really helping boost everything.Read More
The Thai Girl from Isan Got Me Good. My Funny Story About How I Called Her Bluff
She's a doll, isn't she?
One theme in this video is that I keep having to remind myself, being 32 years her senior. At her age of 29, now, it's only natural that you're going to have to put up with levels of immaturity that you would not tolerate from an older woman. She'll grow out of it.
No spoilers. It's a riot 2 months in the making. 2 months ago the girlfriend and her sister headed off to Pattaya after a serious verbal altercation. Here's what happened when I showed up unexpectedly in Pattaya.
Here's the other Pattaya, Thailand blog posts and videos that I mention in this one:
- Dirt Cheap Budget Travel – South Phuket (Rawai) to Pattaya via Bangkok. I Saved Huge.
- Pattaya at Night – A Tour of Walking Street, Soi 6, and Soi Buakhao
Not all the posts I do are public. If you like some of them, then grab a membership, whichever level you prefer, from free to supporter.Read More
Pattaya at Night – A Tour of Walking Street, Soi 6, and Soi Buakhao
In 1986 the USS Reeves arrived, at anchor, just off Pattaya Beach, Thailand. Legendary throughout the US Navy—and East coast-based sailors lamented that they didn't get to visit the Philippines and Thailand like the Westpack sailors did.
I'd already had 4 years of experience with nightlife scenes and girl bars in Korea, Japan (where I lived), and the Philippines. Lot's and lots with PI, since we had Subic Bay Naval Base and the shipwork was cheap compared to Yokosuka, Japan, our forward-deployed home port.
Thailand was magical by comparison, an element I chalk up to its Buddhist culture. In all, I was there (mostly Pattaya) 7 times from that first visit in 1986, to 1990.
Two times were arrival by ship, 5 days each. Once was when I took leave in the US between Reeves and reporting to 7th Fleet Staff, embarked on USS Blue Ridge, which would happen be in Pattaya when time to report for duty. The trip back home to the USA was on the Navy's dime, so they flew me from San Francisco to meet Blue Ridge. I arranged for it to be 2 weeks in advance of its arrival. The next time was during my assignment with 7th Fleet. I flew out from Japan on 30-days leave, spending the whole time—save for a day in Bangkok—in Pattaya.
When I left 7th Fleet to return to the US to attend Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA for French, I got another 30 days off. Blue Ridge was in Manilla at the time and by chance, Vice Admiral Paul David Miller was flying out to Bangkok on his P-3. I asked if I could hitch a ride. That was when I met Keith from England and we've been mates ever since...33 years. He's moving to PI in a few months, permanently...to join his wife and 16 year-old daughter. He went to PI originally at my urging... I guess I have a small pert in tweaking his life.
Back to the USA then, to do six months of immersion French and since Keith was on a world tour—one of his stops being the LA area—he bussed it up to Monterey for a couple of days. Once school was out, I took another 30 days and you guessed it...Thailand. And, Keith—back in the UK by then—came on out for a repeat of traipsing around for a month. Then it was a gauntlet of a trip from Bangkok to San Francisco for a couple of days, then to DC for a visit to the State Department and the French Embassy for some briefings, then to NATO in Brussels for more briefings and a sort of check-in, and finally on to Toulon, France to report for duties as the navigator and deck officer of FNS Colbert. Talk about a fish out of water.
And then, during the Christmas holidays of '89/'90, I flew out once again for two weeks. Keith was already there, had rented a house with some of his other mates, and they had a spare bedroom.
...And then I wouldn't return for almost exactly 30 years, January of 2020, and though I've spent a minimal time of 3 months in the Pattaya area, Thailand feels like home to me after just over 2 1/2 years.
The video is footage I shot at night in three areas on a short 2-day visit a couple of days ago, tagged in the title. The introduction reminisces about what Pattaya was like back then, against what it's like now.Read More
Dirt Cheap Budget Travel – South Phuket (Rawai) to Pattaya via Bangkok. I Saved Huge.
On Monday morning I decided to take a pressing personal matter in-hand and deal with it face-to-face instead of texts and video chats...two things growing more annoying for me by the day in general...especially when the someone is just kilometers away.
Just take the care and time and meet up for Christs' sake.
But by the time I started searching, schedules were not on my side for immediate or near-term departure. One advantage to living alone and having no pets EVER AGAIN!!! is that I can be packed and out the door in 10-15 minutes...and to anywhere worldwide. The pack-it-up for this trip was a standard North Face backpack, 5-minutes pack time. I love to travel light. There's a thing called washing machines and washing services—especially in the places to which I like to travel.
All the figures for this trip are in the video, but the bottom line is that I normally would pay about $150. But this time, by using my powers, I did it for $50. And, the total travel time was only about an hour total more that the normal means I typically use.Read More
Week 1 Report On No Alcohol For Me (Video)
It's actually day 10 at the time of this writing, but the video was recorded some hours after completing the absolute ease of the first week—effortless compared to previous excursions down this path. I've been contemplating all of the elements that contribute to this, some of which are mentioned. A glaring one that has not been mentioned but will be outlined at the 2-week report.
Doing several of these videos over the last week, as I have said within them, is that they're my equivalent of "going to a meeting."
For those just joining in, this all began over frustration of having zero appetite for a long time, where it was a chore to eat and had it not been required, I'd have been happy to just eat nothing:
I don’t like food anymore (with video)
After input and thinking on it, I decided to try the most obvious thing: dump the alcohol and add the gym...check. Here's the posts with videos I did during that first week.
- Drop Alcohol and Work Out to Cure Loss of Appetite
- Update on my Abstaining from Alcohol to Cure Loss of Appetite
- “Alcoholic” is a meaningless, stigmatizing term serving moneyed interests
- My Totally Unconventional Alcohol Abstention Method That Defies Experts
...By day 3 of the first week, I was getting my appetite back. I posted some food pics in #2, above. Well, here's 8 more of them, then the video.Read More
The Weaponized Fed State Police (FBI) Secret-Surprise Raid on Mar-O-Lago￼
Time for some politics. As much as I try to avoid the daily lies lies lies from almost all sources, this is one that has signs of cutting through all the lies...it's that unprecedented and insane.
This is primarily a written piece, along with a short video to introduce it and some of the background I'll cover, along with brief commentary on the raid and its implications.
- How Black Jesus squandered an opportunity and turned the left into warmongers just like the right
- How the 2016 election was substantially fraudulent, just not enough for Hillary
- How Trump's refusal to create more global war while deescalating and diminishing existing ones turned the left into even greater warmongers than Black Jesus accomplished
- The non-stop frothing at the mouth Trump's entire term to get him on something...anything
- The 2020 abject election fraud with its gift horse of Covid hysteria
- The Mar-O-Lago FBI secret-surprise raid and its implications for America and the world
My Totally Unconventional Alcohol Abstention Method That Defies Experts
A pretty short introduction to this one because I don't want any spoilers.
In other words, if you can't bother to watch the interesting 15-min video, then you get squat for this one. Sorry not sorry.
That said, it is a teentsy bit taxing to watch. I shot it yesterday at the Ya Nui beach, right up against the surf, with more than a light breeze.Read More
“Alcoholic” is a meaningless, stigmatizing term serving moneyed interests
Short intro here, and the video is only 11 minutes.
- Alcoholic and alcoholism are abjectly bullshit terms that serve a nefarious purpose
- There's an objective, fundamental, helpful, measured and scaled way to describe adverse issues with alcohol consumption
- This requires zero clinical diagnoses, no doctors, armies of counselors and helpers, or anything else except your own choice
- Misuse of alcohol is not a fucking disease. Every damn sip is 100% choice. Problems are 100% your fault
- Clinical diagnosis is "required" to enable a whole industry of abject parasites
- You no more have a propensity to abuse your alcohol consumption than are you guilty of sins against God at birth
So those are the high points. Take it all in in 11 minutes.Read More
CBS’ Survivor Star Russell Hantz Interviews Me: Taboo Topic
I previously did my own interview of Russell the day after meeting him here in Phuket. You can check that out here. A couple of weeks later I did a post about some of the charity work he's been doing here in Thailand. Link right here. He recently returned to Houston but is planning a return trip soon.
Some people have said to me, "who is Russell Hantz, never heard of him, why should I care?" My first response to such nonsense is, "is this a complaint?" I mean, how fucking stupidly entitled? I'm posting something about a celebrity of sorts, out to thousands of my subscribers—and whomever else may search and find—and you find some bizarre need to tell me, or post a comment, that YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF HIM!!! as though that means squat and I should give a shit?
So just fuck right off on that score. If you've never heard of him, then here might be an opportunity to learn something rather than peacocking around your ignorance, expecting people to somehow be impressed with it. Hilarious and pathetic way to virtue signal, to boot.
Survivor is the most successful reality TV show of all time. My wife and I got hooked midway through Season 1. They do two seasons per year and Russell was on three times in near succession when the show was about 10 years into its run, which is now on Season 45 or something. So, I watched for about 10 years. Russell comes on and literally redefines the game in a most dramatic way—twice in a row back-to-back. So much so, that after he was to be seen no more, I stopped watching and have never watched a single episode since.
...So out of the month of July he spent down here in Rawai, south Phuket, Thailand, we saw each other frequently, hung out, trapsed around. So what can I say about Hantz on a personal level?
The Energizer Bunny.
Just like on Survivor. He's also smart, strategic, and has an excellent rapport with people he likes and finds interesting—just like on Survivor. Perhaps that's what made his performance on the show so appealing. He didn't have to play a role, so much. He's a really personable guy with a smile and piercing eyes. The girls adore him, and quick—and I'm not talking about only bar girls. He courted many a "legitimate" young woman in his time here.
...He rode his scooter over to my house one mid-morning, set up his gear, and interviewed me. We shot about 30 minutes of footage which he cut down to 15 minutes—owing to the constraints of having a YouTube Channel, The Russell Hantz Show, with over 40,000 subscribers (another answer to the "who is Russell Hantz?" question).
If you watch my interview of him along with what I've written above, you might ask: why is he introducing you like that, since that's not what happened? Chalk it up to harmless creative license. It's his show, he's the star of it. Period.
A correction to something I said: I should have said hundreds, not thousands, when referring to my engagement with Asian bar girls over 40 years, since 1982 in Pusan, Korea, when I was an NROTC Midshipman still in college. So from 1984 to 1989, 5 years living in and travelling all over Asia, and now 2 1/2 years in Thailand, hundreds is a reasonable number.
I'm not Wilt Chamberlain, after all.
A final note before getting to Russell's interview of me about the disrespect the western world shows to this ubiquitous bar girl industry. I laugh. How do people think these hundreds of thousands of girl bars scattered all over Asia exist, if there aren't millions and millions of men—both Asian and western foreigner—patronizing them? Yet nobody does it! Amazing! Either they condemn, deny, or keep quiet outside the realms of being within the culture of it.
Well, I unabashedly and unapologetically assert that I have partaken in the delights for 40 years. I haven't a gram of shame, trepidation, reservation, or evasion over any of it. I always knew what I was doing, no exceptions. If I'm going to talk or write about it, I'm damn sure going to be transparent, open, and honest. All the rest can condemn and/or lie about it all they want. I will not.
And if my activities "cause" people to feel repulsed or disgusted, what in the fucking fuck do I care? What anyone thinks about me is none of my business.Read More
Update on my Abstaining from Alcohol to Cure Loss of Appetite
It's only 4 days in, but as I explain in the video, I've done this rodeo before but this time is remarkably different—a cinch. I explain in the video just why that most likely is, and it may offer good clues to those considering a trial run or a permanent thing. The first few days is the hardest. This time, it's just not hard at all.
And my approach is remarkably unconventional. So much so that the "experts" would likely tell you to never do this, especially the first few days.
I discuss my mental attitude and focus keeping me on track, accountable to myself. Producing these updates will keep me accountable to my audience.
I discuss my energy, alertness, and refound boldness and gusto. I tell a cool story about a stone-cold sober motorcycle ride from 8pm to midnight last night in my cafe racer—through winding roads, hills, and valleys.
You can watch and listen to the 11 minute video here.
For the premium portion below, I'll show the food pics on day 3 and now, day 4, and what it means for my appetite problem. I also discuss in detail the restaurant they come from and the reason for price disparity. I addition to those three pics, there's one of a quaint little steakhouse (chicken and pork) with only 4 tables that I go to almost every day (insane prices!). Plus, there may be a lasting benefit to having had the appetite problem. And more.
I'm going to do most of my videos this way from here out. You're welcome to just watch the video, but the behind the scenes stuff, additional tidbits not in the video, elaboration—all the good writing content stuff will be premium. Keep in mind, please, that when you come her and enjoy an add-free experience, no pop-ups, no annoying shit in your face all the time, the paying members are providing that to you. They are also paying for the hosting which isn't cheap, because there is no ad revenue.
So give 'em a little nod for paying for your better experience.Read More
Rant: William J. Beck III aka Billy Beck
This is to preface the video of the same title embedded below.
Many readers won't know who Billy Beck is, so this is for object-lesson purposes and plain old entertainment sure to have you rolling. Plus, it's a stone-cold sober rant, not an inebriated one. Let me know which you prefer. Some of the old-timers will know who Beck is and perhaps still follow him on FB or wherever, if he's still around.
I've known him for 28 years, since 1994 on USENET and later, in 2003, I started this blog because I somehow came across his blog with lots of links to like-minded people and I thought, "I want to do this." That was 19 years and 5,000 posts ago. He stopped blogging—his grand "political project" and something indexed by search engines—10 years ago in favor of Facebook!!! a thing you can't even search and where your posts essentially disappear pretty damn soon and you have to forever scroll. Idiotic. Two--Four.net no longer exists. All gone. What a fucktard.
Since he went to FB, he's blocked me twice...in 2012 and in 2015. The last one was a perma. I've not heard a peep from him in 7 years.
Then just this morning, there's a comment from him in the mod-queue on the CCTV footage of me getting knocked out. I summarily deleted it without thinking, then later regretted it, thinking how I could make a fucking mockery of him, especially for those who've seen through his duplicitous hypocrisy for years. Maybe it'll even give a few of his sycophants a knowing LOL or two. Luckily, it's short enough that I remember it word-for-word.
"You miserable lout. That's the least surprising thing I've ever seen.
"My deceased father laughs at you from his grave.
"This is the last thing you will ever get from me. Ever."
I thought about adding more things, but that's good enough, the basis of exposing a petty Emperor with no clothes, right from the pool.Read More
Drop Alcohol and Work Out to Cure Loss of Appetite
I began digging into this loss of appetite thing that I previously posted about. Good idea to check out that post and watch the video as a prerequisite to this.
With suggestions from a couple of kind folks I began digging. That turned up a lot of possibilities but the ones that seemed the easiest to implement were dropping alcohol and working out, then see if the appetite begins to return.
So, I made a video about all of it.
You can go watch the video right here.
Below, for members, I'm adding adding premium content that includes a how it's going 2 days in. The focus is on the small positive things you can notice within a day of stopping and they build and get even better. This, provided you're one who drinks too much, too often, and on a near daily basis.
I also put up an embed of the video and a food pick from a meal just a bit ago. Oh, and a source for 50 of those before and after pics of folks who stopped. Absolutely amazing.Read More
“Grooming” New Bar Girls In Thailand (NSFW)
This is a gloriously racy post. It's primarily contained within a video anyone can watch, but I'm putting all my commentary about the experience, and a pornographic image behind the paywall. Paid members only.
To expound upon that video, it's about me going out last night and having two serendipitous experiences at two bars with two brand new bar girls who just started. In the first, it was a meetup for a second time with an amazingly pretty 27 year old who just started working, being unable to find work as a coffee barista, her normal work. Right now, she's only peddling drinks and that's small money. To make good money, she will have to go home with customers she takes a liking to. It's all up to her. But she is scared and trepidatious.
The second is a crazy ass story. I'm approached in a 2nd bar by a 20 year old who's openly bi-sexual. But, she has only been in relationships with other girls for the last 4 years. The last one just ended and so she's in a bar to see what being with men is like. Unbelievably honest and excellent English, because for some years her mother was married to a Swedish man and he communicated by English.
She's the one I showed the porn image to.
Also, below the paywall, I'll elaborate on other things, such as my overly heavy-handedness about white western women.
Here's the link to the video. I'll embed it for the paid members.Read More
I don’t like food anymore
I'm jumping ahead by a video. I've recently been doing a lot of videos in order to boost my YouTube Channel into the monetization realm, which is where they share their ad revenue. Getting there requires subscribers and watch hours. If you'd like to help a guy out, subscribe to my channel and watch my videos...or at least the ones that look like you might want to check out. Everything counts, so even if you watch for only a few minutes, it's all chalked up. Doesn't matter how you watch in terms of mobile, on YouTube, or embed. Liking and sharing is a bonus. Thank you.
I'm jumping ahead and over the one I had planned for the day because I want to put it out there immediately, owing to my audience being so food and diet centric still.
I don't want to do too many spoilers, but I can expound upon the subject matter. For a good while I have lost the basic desire for food—a desire all of us are familiar with. Sometimes, I'm hungry as hell but dread having to eat and I often put it off and put it off. I've lost count of the times I choked something down because I know I need the protein and micro-nutrition.
One 2nd to last thing. In the video, I recount being not too desirous of the food offerings spread out at 2 birthday parties I attended last night. I named 2 exceptions at the 2nd one: the plain fried rice and watermelon. I forgot to mention the exception at the first one: baked potatoes, cut in half, then infused slightly with garlic butter. If I had it to do over again, I'd have just had 4 halves instead of 1, dispensed with everything else.
Finally, here's the link to the CCTV footage of me being knocked out cold which could be relevant, or not. I don't know.Read More
I Did A Great Harm—My Recompense
I did an awful thing and then endeavored to correct it. And I did so.
I'm not saying 1 word more about it. You will have to watch the whole video if interested.
I'm not even dropping a clue.
Utter evil, then redemption.Read More
Management By Walking Around And Asking Questions To Know All The Lies
Of all the videos I've done, this is the one I want every single reader, subscriber, member, or wanderer to watch. No exceptions.
In fact, I want you to watch it a few times. Because, I want you to integrate the message and make a lot more money over the course of your life—once you understand the underlying power.
In the video, I'm going to run you through what it takes if you're balls-ass as a person and take on any job anywhere, and excel.
The only reason few people on earth can do it is because they were trained and indoctrinated to be submissive, compliant, and a cog in the machine.
They dutifully submit an application, hoping their experience and skills are competitive for what the employers are looking for, for their empty box to put someone in. Boxed in.
It's a far cry from a man decades ago just wandering around, introducing himself, availing himself of any and all opportunities to trade his labor and time for for dollars in any capacity for which he could muster the basic abilities.
This is about generalism over specialization.
I have long though that specialization is the wrong road.
Too much to say or write about how wrong that is, both personally and societally.
Perhaps this: competent generalists always herd all the petty specialists, like the classic doctors and lawyers.
Now watch.Read More