This is one of those blog entries that exists because I’ve tired of typing the same things over and over on social media. If you’re here at all, it’s most likely because in some social media conversation, I sighed and pointed you here.
Bitcoin is solely an investment instrument and cannot possibly succeed as a general, global currency. All we’ve been seeing since its inception is a highly-volitile price controlled solely by wildly-speculative traders. Continue reading
Life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, US. They live behind a wall.
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, U.S. is nothing less than a national disgrace.
Since being walled-off from the only source of economic progress, the Pine Ridge is consistently ranked the number one slum in U.S. In years it’s not number one, it’s never lower than number four.
Pictures don’t do it justice. I certainly can’t conceive of that level of poverty and am grateful that I can’t.
The seemingly-interminable 2016 US National Election is finally behind us. With it is the end of the “Clinton Era” of American politics.
For over thirty years, the Clinton Family — spearheaded by Hillary — was in sole possession of the Democratic Party. It is, finally and completely, over.
We’re still enduring the tantrums of a generation entirely molded by Government schools. While mildly destructive, their antics will be minimal over time. They are, after all, mere psychological children.
One thing can be said with certainty:
The American people have been so proselytized by non-stop propaganda that they can no longer recognize when madmen are running for President.
Think this, but more geek.
My apologies to some of my staunchest libertarian and an-cap friends, but I’m going to have to make a semi-heretical suggestion.
Ordinarily I’d advocate that the Federal Government get out of private business entirely (or disappear completely), and indeed, I’d love to see it do so. However, I’m going to suggest a fairly minor policy change that would instantly rebound the economy.
It’s an entirely practical, easily-implementable idea that’s of benefit to both politicians and voters. Both major parties could have something bi-partisan to do, if they were actually so inclined. It would cost them no votes.
If just one party did it, they could write their own ticket for the next decade.
The one, simple thing that would instantly turn the economy around is this:
Send the H-1B visa-holders home.
Dear Mr. Penn:
Having recently watched a video of an MSNBC program on which you were a guest, I thought it might be helpful for you if I quoted the late Bill Hicks:
This is what they thought happened.
Contrary to what the talking heads are saying this morning, and contrary to all the finger-pointing and scapegoating you’ll hear in weeks to come, it was not a tiny computer glitch that caused yesterday’s Dow drop of a thousand points.
Latias, a Legendary Pokemon
Like many similarly-aged children, my nine-year-old daughter is heavily into Pokemon.
Being an engaged parent constantly on the lookout for pop culture that undermines my attempt to turn my children into gun-toting individualists, I’ve watched a number of episodes and three of the four movies that have been released to date.
For the uninitiated, “Pokemon” are “Pocket Monsters,” a Japanese children’s show animated in the style of Anime. They generally cute life forms possessed of a single super-power each and nominal pet/companions of the “Pokemon Trainers.” The lead human characters of the program are pre-teens who spend their time collecting Pokemon in the hopes of ultimately becoming the greatest Pokemon Masters in the world.