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Coronavirus #5: America is Toast

600 Physicians Say Lockdowns Are A ‘Mass Casualty Incident’I’ll tell you what. As I read this piece in Forbes, my inner RAGE just grew and magnified. It didn’t subside.I vow to never again in my life pay a scintilla of homage to the vaunted “constitutional republic” touted as uniquely American. Th...

Coronavirus #4: Question The Premise

Previously on Free The Animal:I’m a fan of Ayn Rand. No, not of those whom I’ve called Randroids (think #NPC droids for Rand) since I first encountered the devout in forums circa 1992 on the Internet.“What would Rand do?” That’s what those “atheists” say, now.The context in which I alw...

Coronavirus #3: Denise Minger is Thorough But Misses the Boats

Previously on Free The Animal:For those unaware of Denise Minger, she’s an English major who moonlights as a statistics geek-nerd.Laugh all you like, but she’s to be taken seriously. She splashed on the diet and health scene in the summer of 2010 (wow, 10 years already!) by, of all t...

Coronavirus #2: The Dumb and the Dumber

Previously:MY MUSINGS ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)CORONAVIRUS #1: THE INNOCENT AND THE GUILTYDumbOH MY GOD!!!The contrived crisis is melting away, and so soon, with only a fraction of the hoped-for deaths, because no number of deaths is enough if it makes someone with Trump De...

Coronavirus #1: The Innocent and the Guilty

Previously: MY MUSINGS ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)That post is primarily about what I saw as driving it when I called bullshit from day one, and knew in my gut I was right and would be right—because virus don’t care; virus don’t give a shit. It’s: politics, internet, social media,...

My Musings on the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

I’ve been in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand since right before public knowledge. At the time, it was just prior to Chinese New Year and there were tens of thousands of Chinese tourists here. Yet, I’ve never been concerned about it and to my mind, the only truly new strain of “virus” is a conf...

My 8 Weeks in Thailand #1

My office this morning on the island (Koh Chang), Banpu Resort. I get a new office every morning, even if in the same resort.The primary reason that I always liked blogging and was so prolific over such a long time is that I like to quickly write about my new thoughts and experiences and put...

Everything I Thought I Lost

Another Nomadic Life Thought PieceThe reason animals survive in nature is because they are rationally risk averse. Only human animals have the capacity to be irrational. On the other hand, only human animals have the capacity to rationally take on risk—the sine qua non of human civilization.In the...

First Impressions: Location Independent Nomads in Chiang Mai, Thailand

It’s a contradiction in terms with a wink and a smile, but if anyplace on earth could lay claim to being the “home base” of the digital nomad, it’s Chiang Mai, Thailand. Thailand is a wonderful, happy, smiling and seemingly content country in general, but Chiang Mai offers the best of al...

Neil Peart

Back at Oregon State in about 1982, my weed-smoking, Alaskan roommate introduced me to more than weed and bongs.It was a Rush.My very first Rush album was actually a live mix, Exit Stage Left and while it’s brilliant on many levels, the one track, YYZ (airport code for Toronto, from wh...
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