Our Dismal State of Affairs

Woke up this morning feeling the best I have in three weeks. This appears to be finally over completely. A follow-up post on that in a few days…to explain how I finally figured out an ending to it on my own, with help from a friend.

I sensed the end was coming when after three weeks of flogging myself just to write a blog post—or do much of anything—I wrote yesterday’s NFTs Are Dumb post with gusto, enthusiasm, and energy for three straight hours. I published it, scheduled the email to 8,000 for 7pm my time, 6am east coast. Then I hit the beach, did my rounds of chatting with expats and 20-something Thai chicks, got home 6 hours later at midnight, then had a decent sleep.

I’m back.

I’m making my digital rounds this morning and I have to tell you that Jeff Childers’ Coffee & Covid has become my top read. Not only does he have good filters of what to write about and not write about, he does so in a style I like…love, actually. I do similarly from time to time and in fact, his style has inspired me a bit, at times, to be less confrontational and more ironic. Or whatever. I guess. So.

His Saturday issue (Sunday morning my time) was a kick for me, especially in my re-found zest for life. This was one of the sections.

On Friday, the National Post ran a story headlined, “WHO: Pfizer Vaccine Potentially Linked to Hearing Loss.” Uh-oh. That can’t be good for business.

According to the post, the World Health Organization has published a report citing “extremely rare” instances of hearing loss and other auditory issues following injection of the safe and effective mRNA vaccines. The article quotes Dr. Gregory Poland, director of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group in Rochester, Minnesota, who says he himself developed severe tinnitus after getting his second jab.

“It was like someone suddenly blew a dog whistle in my ear,” Dr. Poland told MedPage Today. “It has been pretty much unrelenting.”

It’s not just a little occasional odd noise or tingling sensation, either. Dr. Poland explained that he “can only begin to estimate the number of times I just want to scream because I can’t get rid of the noise or how many hours of sleep I’ve lost,” he said. The noise he hears is “particularly loud at night when there are no masking sounds.”

Poland, a vaccinologist, says he STILL believes in the importance of getting the shots, in spite of his life altering side-effect. He said — and I am not making this up — because of his fear of contracting Covid and spreading it to his patients, he decided to get the booster shot. Of course. Makes perfect sense.

Dr. Poland also says he’s not the only one suffering from the “extremely rare” side effect. “What has been heartbreaking about this, as a seasoned physician, are the emails I get from people that, this has affected their life so badly, they have told me they are going to take their own life,” Dr. Poland said.

These poor folks are suicidal because of the jab. Oh well. Nothing to see here.

According to the WHO researchers’ findings, people who reported vaccine-induced tinnitus ranged in age from 19 to 93, and 63% of the cases were women. Vaccine-induced tinnitus was recorded in 27 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy. Pfizer was involved in 80% of the reported cases.

Tragically, more than a third of the reported cases came from healthcare workers like Dr. Poland. As an attorney, my immediate suspicion is this is because healthcare workers are much more likely to report their condition than lay people. So who knows how many similar cases are out there.

Tinnitus is NOT currently disclosed as a known side-effect of the jabs.

I really don’t know what kinds of words, logic, structure, and formations are required anymore to address this sort of thing. It reminds me of The Walking Dead zombie TV show where early on in the series, there were holdouts, thinking the zombies were still real human beings…loved ones, even.

You know how that turned out.

…I already wrote about Taylor Hawkins, Foo Fighter drummer, beloved by all. Tech millionaire and Covid warrior extraordinaire Steve Kirsch published an extensive rundown that would have any truly rational and honest person saying ‘yep, caused by the safe and effective mRNA vaccine.’

Here is a summary of the evidence I’ve pieced together from both public and private sources (who knew him personally).

You can draw your own conclusions. The evidence is consistent with the primary cause being vaccine-induced myocarditis. It fits the facts like a glove. No other hypothesis I’m aware of can explain the evidence. His drug use, which as far as I have been able to determine was limited to smoking weed, played only a minor role.

The whole thing reads like a bizarre macabre tale, where you have political journalists “fact checking” in order to say, ‘no way the vaccine had anything to do with him having a heart double the size of normal; and anyway, just shut up.’

What’s telling is the whole “just shut up” nature of the whole thing. Always telltale of many, many liars all around, which is the near entirety of global society on all levels, now. Billions and billions of automatic liars everywhere. Billions and billions of fucking worthless liars everywhere, on all levels. Incidentally and aside, I got the coolest comment last evening during my rounds. So let’s take a Sunday detor on something totally unrelated.

…There’s this bar I frequent. Roxanne. Best way to describe it is an afternoon old-expat bar. Nida owns the place. She’s late 40s and has been around a bit—even married to a Dane and lived in Denmark for some years (she loves the cold, which is unusual for a Thai). She and I get into quiet shouting matches every time I go there, over anything we can contrive. Last night, it was about the worldwide phenomena of what I call deforestation. Yes, women shaving their vaginas.

She and everyone thinks it’s absolutely disgusting not to. NOT to—even the fucking pedophiles around the bar old enough to know what a nice bush looks and feels like during a finger-comb. It leaves me wondering what Rip Van Winkle experience I’m having because last I was having many different partners regularly was 1993 or so, and there was zero shaving down there. From 1984-1989 when I lived in and travelled all over Asia, including Thailand, not a shaved bush in the hundreds in my experience. Not one.

I wake up after this 20-some-year relationship and marriage to one and only…

And what the fuck happened? And it’s fucking universal, now. And everyone has amnesia over what started the pandemic of insisting that women look like prepubescent girls down there for the pedophilic delight of almost all “males,” now. Or, perhaps it’s simple collectivism where everyone looks the same (like masking), because pubic hair, particularly for vaginas, offers a serendipitous level of individuality and uniqueness, especially the first time encountered and it’s so damn cute and sexy.

Anyway, after the banter and as I’m leaving, Nida says to me, “Richa, I like you because you always say what you think really and never lying. Everyone else say what everyone else say even if lie.”

I’ll take it.

…Then we have this, just another thing everyone is lying by omission about.

Someone or group has taken it upon themselves to document every known cardiac event amongst the professional sports elite globally.


It’s a quick scan through them…oh, wait. That’s only 10 of them. There are actually 305 of them, and counting.

But nothing to see here. Happens all the time with young, top-physical-shape athletes, I’m sure. Since the mRNA vaccines are safe and effective. Dr. Joe Biden, MD, PhD, vacinologist, epidemiologist, immunologist, scimensch told us so.

It happens all the time, just except in recorded history.

Just shut up!

…The title, our dismal state of affairs perhaps bears more elaboration as a wrap up. As a long-time libertarian-minded sort I’m dismayed by all the assumptions we got dead-ass wrong. It’s as though I wonder if Christianity with its Original Sin wasn’t more right all along, at least in observable terms, where I look around and I see more basic depravity than I can stand.

Perhaps it turns out that libertarianism was just faith by other means where instead of grace by God, it’s grace by reason and economics. And the punchline is, there’s just little true grace to be found.

The siren song of it all has always been free speech, publication, and wide dissemination (of the reason and economics). The libertarian catechism is that info could not be spread, then printing press, enlightenment, yada yada and then, Internet! That will surely get The Word out there and anarcho-capitalist paradise coming soon. Exactly.

It is manifest that such is an abject, indeed laughable failure in each and every measure. The only thing the Internet and now phones and apps have done is expose the almost unbelievable selfish, narcissist depravity in the hearts of billions and billions all over the globe.

I hate the term useless eaters because it comes from elitists just complaining that simple people are cramping their style. What I hate are elitists because they have set stages and engineered things such that all that’s on offer for anyone is approval for lying and loyalty to their agendas.

The promise of libertarianism was that truth sets you free. What the Internet, phones, and social media apps clearly show it that the illusion of truth enslaves.

And I have no solution for that. It’s a fucking dismal state of affairs.

….OK, folks, that’s right at 1,750 words, I’m still in recovery, and I’m hungry. I’ve got a couple of nice Burmese girls in here cleaning floor to ceiling right now and that’ll set me back $15, double the going rate. After, I intend to take a session in the pool, then head over to The Islander for an English Sunday Roast Dinner.

From the last time (the yorkie was fresh from the oven OMG):

$9 Dinner

Cheers and reminder: I’m back. It’s real. Watch out. Fasten seat belts and for God’s sake, join up, don’t suck.


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  1. Eddie Osh on April 3, 2022 at 14:53

    I share your sentiment Richard, not a day goes by when I don’t shake my head at the global insanity gripping humanity. It feels like I’m one of the last humans in the ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ (or ‘Quatermass and the Pit’, for the Brits).
    This might be of interest, both for the article and the intentions of the journal re your thoughts on Christianity and reason. https://www.thepostil.com/the-military-situation-in-the-ukraine/

    • Richard Nikoley on April 4, 2022 at 11:54

      Finally got to read that piece this morning.

      Perhaps the most thorough treatment of the whole affair i have seen to date. Thanks much.

  2. Jacqueline Walker on April 4, 2022 at 00:34

    Brilliant Richard and glad to hear you’re feeling better (didn’t realise you were still under the weather – will be interested to hear how you finally kicked its arse). The dinner looks great – in a a weird ironic twist I’m about to go off and cook a version of a Thai curry over here in (finally Spring like and sunny) Ireland!

    • Richard Nikoley on April 4, 2022 at 04:31

      Very good. If you haven’t, try your hand at massaman curry (beef). Southern Thai dish made with beef, chicken or pork, but hard to find the beef version. Trick is to stew or slow the beef in a bit of beef broth—as you might do for a nice Irish stew—prior to Asianizing it.

  3. Coach on April 4, 2022 at 18:26

    I will be curious to see what happens around April 18 when uncle Joe does something about these mask mandates on planes trains and automobiles. Its so hilariously stupid that people walk into an airport and throw a mask on and do it without asking questions. They are holding on for dear life and I think I know why. This new variant thats wrecking Australia because everyone got vaxxed. They will use this data over the next couple weeks to say “LOOK WE NEED YOU TO KEEP COVERING YOUR HOLES BECAUSE MMMMM VARIANT.” All of this virtue signaling Disney LBTQKDHBFY nonsense is a distraction from the real agenda IMO.

  4. PC on April 4, 2022 at 22:18

    Hi Richard,

    Do you have a link for the site with the athletes that have had cardiac issues?


  5. Ed Dudley on April 4, 2022 at 23:21

    I agree with you 100% that pubic hair on a women is sexier than shit

    • Richard Nikoley on April 4, 2022 at 23:32

      I am gobsmacked that even guys my age go down that road of amnesia, and it’s like near 100%.

      It suggests to me that they don’t even remember their youth, which gives an additional clue as to how fucking fucked up this so-called planet is.

  6. John Bafaro on April 5, 2022 at 01:39

    Lol. Glad to hear someone address the shaving of the area practice. It has always been an instant turn-off for me.

  7. Ralna Cunningham on April 5, 2022 at 05:20

    Reading your post, I instantly recalled a particular scene, of a show I didn’t usually watch. Carrie Bradshaw and her besties go to LA. Bikini wax gone wrong. And just like that…it was a thing.


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