A Random Hodgepodge Update

In This Issue, Not One Thing Related to Another:

  1. The GoFundMe and GiveSendGo
  2. I Lose ATM Cards
  3. School As The Covid Silver Lining
  4. Does America Make Otherwise Identical People Stupid?
  5. Anthony Colpo Is Nothing If Not Thorough
  6. Dr. Michael Eades Reveals New Biochemistry About Diabetes
  7. Ricky Gervais
  8. Yahya Jammeh, President of Gambia

The GoFundMe and GiveSendGo

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The Banality of Blue on Black

This is a bit tangential or a further integration on yesterday’s post, Get Away From Everyone Trying To Help You. I also have a mini-update at the end about the start of my fundraiser for a family. There’s a song I’ve been a fan of for quite some time, Blue on Black, by Kenny Wayne…

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Get Away From Everyone Trying To Help You

This should probably be another in my paid-member series Permanent Crisis is the New Normal — Prosper Anyway. Since my heightened purpose these days is to absolutely make my fundraiser for the Thai family deliver, I’m putting everything out there publicly for a while. I’ve included a handy linked-image in the sidebar. I’ve written an…

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Top Gun: Maverick 2022

I unabashedly adore Tom Cruise and freely admit it. Just one and a half years my junior, he has delighted me with his filmmaking for a good portion of my life. He and Opie Taylor are perhaps my favorite filmmakers. Neither of them ever do shit films and these days, that counts for a lot.…

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I’m Helping A Rural Single-Mom Family In Thailand

I will make this short. I’ve begun a GoFundMe campaign and yes, I know what they did to the Canadian truckers. It’s no fault of these two girls, their mom, aunt, cousin, or grandmother who all live under the same roof. Nonetheless, GoFundMe is just the best platform for this. It’s simple charity. Many of…

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My Interview With Ex-American Sean Ring

Most people understand what the term expat means. It’s someone who lives outside of their country of citizenship, typically by choice; i.e., not particularly applicable to military or corporate employees stationed in another country. As military, I lived in Japan for five years and then France for two. It was a station, I was not…

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My Swollen Labia Minora Face

Yesterday was one of about 4 Big Buddha days per year in Thailand. I dunno. It’s not quite like Christmas in the west; perhaps it’s more like lower-keyed Easter. Thais will make a trip to a temple, always gifts in hand…like flowers and food…for the monks and The Buddha. It’s basically a showing of reverence and respect: hallmarks of civilization and culture, and theirs is older than ours.

I pretty much love it. Thais do not wear their religion / tradition on their shirtsleeves as so many moralizers in the west do. For them, it’s more like an invitation with a smile.

Or, a prayer.

They’ve been at it a long time and it seems to work for them. They don’t really care for war and domination. No burning imperative to SAVE THE WORLD FOR JESUS!!!

I doubt there has ever been any such thing as a Thai missionary. What pretentious rot that shit is from Christendom. Thais are doing just fine. They thank you very much.

One of the observances on Big Buddha day is no alcohol. No sales anywhere, no serving. Bars are closed and restaurants that are open don’t serve it.

…Except for the ones I know.

So here’s my personal story of Karma, yesterday.

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A Fresh Look At All Cause Mortality Lately

I grow weary of both reading about Covid and vaccines, and posting about them. Still, when something a bit novel comes along, I find it worthy to unpack it. What I’m going to do here is a TL;DR post (too long; didn’t read). That is, I’m going to take a very long, complicated, stats and…

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There Is No Junk Food

I typically have 2-3 posts in draft these days. Sometimes it’s because ideas come in on top of each other so I want to at least write a few sentences or paragraphs to get started and not forget. Some of them are for the next in one of my posts series I’m doing. Other times…

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Elon’s Golden Helmet

There’s a phrase an old friend of mine used over 30 years ago to signify what we might call bulletproof today…now reduced to the name of a silly coffee drink that makes a meaningless distinction between butter and cream. What he meant was that through swaths of history, someone comes along and changes a lot…

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Trying To Zero In On T For Men

Admittedly, this hasn’t been the greatest blazing post-series I’ve done. It’s curious to me why it hasn’t been. Perhaps it’s because I find so much of the bro-science wanting. There’s only a single post to the series so far since the hook intro: What Caused My 40% Testosterone Increase? #2 — The Sexual Mind. This…

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Condom Culture To Mask Culture

It should seem obvious. Let’s talk fundamentals. There is an obvious necessity for protective gear. It’s all over. It ranges from stuff that guards a tender human body from radioactivity, chemicals, or biological agents…to dishwashing and cleaning gloves. There’s lots in-between. So here we are in clown-car world. This, too: As the French Revolution led…

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Abortion, SCOTUS, Roe vs. Wade, and My Take

The leaked majority draft opinion obtained by Politico puts the US Supreme Court in a very awkward position. So awkward that if the final decision were to change to upholding Roe vs. Wade and its subsequent nods at it, then it would smell of the court being heavily influenced by potential civil and political outcomes…

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Almost Got My Ass Kicked. Again!

In This Issue, Not One Thing Related to Another: The GoFundMe and GiveSendGo I Lose ATM Cards School As The Covid Silver Lining Does America Make Otherwise Identical People Stupid? Anthony Colpo Is Nothing If Not Thorough Dr. Michael Eades Reveals New Biochemistry About Diabetes Ricky Gervais Yahya Jammeh, President of Gambia The GoFundMe and…

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