My Random Quick Takes #6

A burger for breakfast and breaking a 30 hour fast. FlipSide, Rawai, Phuket. That’s Tony across the table. The owner of this and three other restaurants. Brit expat, here for 35 years now.

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed—and hence clamorous to be led to safety—by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H.L. Mencken

I called it a Lead Balloon from day 1



When you do not have a principled bone in your body

I very much tend to agreement, though I do so kinda kicking and screaming, even though I have said for years that the killing, eventually, will be indiscriminate.

The world is in a slumber right now, generally obedient.

The most important supply chains are food.

Nothing at all will happen until that is seriously disturbed.

So, the only real question to ask is, how’s that looking?

If the people can be fed, nothing will happen. You smoke too much dope if you think your libertarian ideology will even make a gram of difference.

Want to make a difference?

Disrupt food, shelter, sleep, and sex.

Then you can have a revolution. Not one iota until.

Stop wanking off with your ideas. Those are for the reconstruction.


I’m fine with that, though. Always my gig, for better or worse

I talk to more and more Thais every day who are not interested in any of the “vaccines.” More and more who aren’t afraid, anymore.

The fear-porn sword cuts both ways. When the entire thrust of the government has been to scare the shit out of people for a year and a half, and the TOTAL death toll in that time is 1,040, yet 1,500 people die EVERY DAY of all-cause in Thailand, day in, day out, well, it begins to wear thin, and believe me, they pay equal attention to every report of death after vaccine, whether it has any basis or not.

If you have a population driven almost totally by fear, you don’t really have the luxury of stipulating what they are to be afraid of, and not afraid of.

I laugh deliciously at all these failures. Both the vaxx programs and the revive tourism programs.
I will gloat at all massive failures and celebrate.

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed—and hence clamorous to be led to safety—by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H.L. Mencken (written in the 1930s, more true now than ever)

I’m well versed in gritting my teeth and posting anyway.

Putting this out to Phuket and Rawai expats only, simply because I live in Rawai and my GF from Si Sa Ket visits often and maybe her younger sister (25yo) can come along and maybe….

I’ve known Nun for about a year, when Yui and I came from Chiang Mai down to the rice fields to build a house on mum’s family plot. You know the drill. Her sis was working at a cosmetics shop in Surin city, an hour drive away. Long story short, she quit that when the house was habitable and I financed a restaurant for her, Khao Man Gai being the specialty…done long and slow from stewed whole chicken starting at 05.00 every morning.

Well, that was going great up until 2.0 of the present lockdown situation so now she’s back at the same shop in Surin, toughing it out, separated again from Ninja, the 5yo sweet boy who’s a kick, I can tell ‘ya.So, after observing her sister and I, she is curious about farang. She’s very modest, a great cook, and a clean freak! Loved this the most about her. She would get right to cleaning up messes.I’ll include three pics. PM me if you would like to start a dialog, being gentlemanly and respectful, but a MAN!

(In that 2nd pic, she’s sending off the kids to school last year on 1st day of reopening; the boy is Ninja, the 2 girls, Chili and Wasabi, are my problem.) 😉

Now to select replies

She did an Angry react to that comment, then feigned hurt, then deleted her comment. Perhaps in a moment of clarity she realized that’s what you get.
In contrast, this one is a looker; smart, too. Evidently, a Filipina who teaches math at a junior high in Thailand
Oh, my!
And she hasn’t written another reply since, a day ago…

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Richard Nikoley

I started writing Free The Animal in late 2003 as just a little thing to try. 20 years later, turns out I've written over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from diet, health, philosophy, politics, social antagonism, adventure travel, expat living, location and time independent—while you sleep— income by geoarbitrage, and food pics. I intended to travel the world "homeless," but the Covidiocy Panicdemic squashed that. I became an American expat living in Thailand. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. ... I leave the toilet seat up. Read More

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