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…Read More

My Totally Unconventional Alcohol Abstention Method That Defies Experts

Short intro here, and the video is only 11 minutes. Alcoholic and alcoholism are abjectly bullshit terms that serve a nefarious purposeThere's an objective, fundamental, helpful, measured and scaled way to describe adverse issues with alcohol consumptionThis requires zero clinical diagnoses, no doctors, armies of counselors and helpers, or anything else except your own choiceMisuse of alcohol is not a fucking disease. Every damn sip is 100% choice. Problems are 100% your faultClinical diagnosis is…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 purposeThere's an objective, fundamental, helpful, measured and scaled way to describe adverse issues with alcohol consumptionThis requires zero clinical diagnoses, no doctors, armies of counselors and helpers, or anything else except your own choiceMisuse of alcohol is not a fucking disease. Every damn sip is 100% choice. Problems are 100% your faultClinical diagnosis is…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…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…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…Read More

Drop Alcohol and Work Out to Cure Loss of Appetite

At 7 Months 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,…Read More

“Grooming” New Bar Girls In Thailand

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…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…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…Read More

Pool Rant and Back to America?

It's a good watch, not too long. And it's from the pool, which always puts me in a good mood. Watch, you'll see. There is an audio issue, again, but I was able to use iMovie to mostly fix it. I figured out the source, this time. It's the inexpensive Redmi (or Xiaomi) Android phone. Really, at $300, it's perfectly adequate for everything else and it's slick. It's only 2 months new. I tripped and…Read More

Mistaken For Richard Gere

You'll have to watch long enough into the video to get what the title is about. Funny. Two days ago when I made my last video, partially in that same pool, I met a Thai woman, Nina, and her family. Not just any Thai woman. What a life. World traveller, including 17 of the 50 in the USA. Much more, but no spoilers. ...It's not so much that my videos are good now, it's just…Read More

Steak Lunch, Pool Time, and a Valid Rebuke From The Girl

I tried something new. Recording video from the phone and not my camera on the tripod while sitting at my desk, or the GoPro. Recorded on the phone, mashed and edited on the phone, uploaded to YouTube on the phone—all over the space of lunch and time in the pool. Getting it done happened in minutes right after the pool. It's not only convenient, but affords me the flexibility to make video anywhere, doing anything...such…Read More

The Banality of Good and Evil

In 1961 Hannah Arendt wrote for The New Yorker. Can one do evil without being evil? This was the puzzling question that the philosopher Hannah Arendt grappled with when she reported for The New Yorker in 1961 on the war crimes trial of Adolph Eichmann, the Nazi operative responsible for organising the transportation of millions of Jews and others to various...…Read More

Are You Worse Off With The Internet?

I tried something new today. For a couple of days I've been thinking about that theme. On the large, of course we're better off with the Internet, but it's not the right tool for the job for everything. Sometimes, you really do need to put down the damn phone, look people in the eye, and talk to them. I'm often finding myself missing the old days, wondering how I possibly got by without being ONLINE!!!…Read More

Medium’s Partner Program and Idiocracy

This is my first post since since April of 2018. Recently, while traipsing around Thailand doing charity stuff, I got wind of Medium’s Partner Program where—unlike a direct subscription—it pays you based on a share of members’ reading time of your posts. Basically. That sounds cool to me. Somewhat like the YouTube monetization model, it puts the onus upon you to create stuff folks want to consume…early and often. There are requirements to apply for…Read More

Weird Sick, Withhold Food, Streaming Access Rant, Laughing At Starbucks’ Problems, and Stupid People

It actually starts off pretty gentle. The first bit is how I came down with a fever and huge body-ache at 11am and how I was done with it it under 24 hours—a new man. The rest gets rantier and rantier. The effort to monetize YouTube is seemingly going well. Thank you for your participation to subscribe to the channel and watch the videos. Again, the requirements for YouTube to pay you a portion of…Read More

A Rant About Whiners, Complainers, the Anonymous, and the “Hacked”

Just a quick Sunday evening post from me. I'm a bit beat and hungry. It's to put up a video. And it's sort, about 6 minutes. In case you wonder why I do a post for each video I publish, it's because they get about 3 times the views, if not more. The monetization efforts are going well. I'm surprised, actually. At this rate it might happen within a couple of months if I keep…Read More

Villains Are The Kindest People

In the world of reality TV, there's a particular series that's the most successful of all time. Survivor. It premiered in 2000, 22 years ago. Season 43 will premier in September. It has 622 episodes under its belt. They run 2 seasons per year. I didn't catch on until episode 7 of season 1. I became a fan, as did my wife. We recall watching the finale in the departure lounge in Maui, headed back…Read More