Thursday, October 20, 2022
After thinking about it for a while, I think the right thing to do is vote Democrat in the California mid-term election. Let's face it, I'm tired of arguing with progressive liberals on the internet about what they think is best for them. What's best for this state is what's best for me. So what we need to do is get rid of these people from California entirely.
California should be a place of haves and have-nots, a place where the gap between rich and poor is getting greater. The more homeless people we see on the streets, the better, because it's an indication that the income gap is widening. People who can't afford to live here should be forced to move to another state.
So here I am checking out my California mid-term election ballot and I think it makes sense to vote Democrat up and down the line.
California should be a place for haves and have-nots, a place where the gap between rich and poor is widening. The best way to make this state unaffordable for ordinary people is to increase the cost of housing and energy. We need more land use restrictions, urban growth boundaries, and regulations that drive up the cost of construction. We need to stop the production of California's plentiful oil and gas, have tighter environmental regulations, switch to weak and unreliable renewable energy, and force people to buy expensive electric cars. Only the Democrats are the party that can do all these things.
Then we need to work on making water, farming, food, and everything else unaffordable. Then we need to destroy our industries and ship them to China so there are no jobs here for smelly working class people. Only in this way can we hope to squeeze out the poor pieces of crap and force them to move to another state, so that only wealthy people like me and my wealthy friends can afford to live here.
Biden says increases in gas prices are due to the Ukraine war, but any decreases in prices are due to his policies. He's releasing more oil from the strategic petroleum reserve before the mid-term elections, he says "It's not politically motivated at all", but to act as a "bridge" until domestic production can be increased.
What a fucking dickhead!
He's enacted policies to decrease domestic oil production from day one of his presidency, then investigated oil companies for price gouging, then released oil from the strategic petroleum reserve as a bandaid for his fucked policies, then asked OPEC to increase production to bring the price of oil down (and OPEC ignored him and is cutting production). Just two years ago we had energy independence and dominance, and this dickhead with jizz spurting out his mouth is still talking about oil company's price gouging as if it's their fault. The ultimate all-encompassing mega-dickhead. No wonder there's a red wave coming on election day. Let's hope this is just a one-term dickhead.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Saw this just now and thought to myself "Most university academics don't have any training or qualifications in teaching, and most universities don't require them to have any. Yet they teach. So they're really just hobbyist educators".
Full page ad in the newspaper today from California's Governor Newsom, with my underline added. Yeah we better wean ourselves off those "unreliable" fossil fuels that have powered an industrial revolution for two and a half centuries, that have given us nitrogen fertilizers and mechanized agriculture to feed 8 billion people, that have allowed a century of explosive human population growth, that have made world travel and trade possible, that Europe can't seem to do without right now. Remember, California had rolling blackouts last year during peak electricity demand because we've switched to too much "reliable" renewable energy. This is the religion that climate change has become. Now you see why I call Newsom "The Prince of Darkness".
And so... Liz Cheney's constituents have just voted her out of office by a more than 37.4% margin, and she will be replaced by Trump-endorsed opponent Harriet Hageman. Democracy at work. Oh the irony!
She didn't lose the election because she opposed Trump, she lost it because she didn't represent the interests of her people in congress. Instead she went off and did her own thing. That's a bad strategy in a democracy.
"It's been my honor to serve the people of Wyoming by spending my every waking moment fighting Trump, just like Abraham Lincoln did. I may not be able to win a mid-term primary, but you can be sure I'm going to run for president and win"
What an egomaniac!
Biden is awesome. He's got so many big spending bills through: Build Back Better, the Inflation Reduction Act, he's invoked the Defense Production Act, etc. All my stocks in lithium, rare earth metals, solar, uranium, and nuclear are going great. It was a decade of loose monetary policy that got us into this market bubble and inflation mess. Now the government is using money to skew the free market differently and create new bubbles in different industries. Follow the bubbles!
Erma Gerd! For the first time since 1941, the Atlantic has had no named storm activity (tropical storm or hurricane) from July 3rd-August 30th! But Joe Biden and NOAA and other experts warned us earlier this year that this would be another tough hurricane season. We already know climate change is killing the planet! I'll bet this has something to do with the US nuclear secrets the orange man had at Mar-a-Lago that he was going to sell to his Russian friends! That guy should be in prison, even if he hasn't committed a crime, simply because I don't like him! 😆
Flex Alert declared in California. Remember to limit your electricity use from 4-9pm when you need it most. This includes not charging your electric vehicles. Never mind that just last week we banned all sales of new gasoline powered cars after 2035. Welcome to the future of energy and electric transportation! If we don't save electricity there will be planned rotating blackouts because we don't have enough generating capacity to meet peak demand. And yet we're going to add 30-50% more load to the grid by electrifying our transportation. Isn't that clever? Enjoy paying 50% more for electricity than the rest of the nation. Well at least for that extra cost you get to feel morally superior because you're saving the planet with renewable energy. It's just an unfortunate inconvenience that solar doesn't generate anything once the sun goes down. Just wait until you put a battery on your home solar system, we'll commandeer that to power the grid as well, and charge you for the privilege.
California, bringing you the problems of the future, today! 😂
"Reliance on a single foreign supplier can leave a nation vulnerable to extortion and intimidation... Germany will become completely dependent on Russian energy if it does not immediately change course"
- Trump's UN address, Sept 25, 2018.
And they laughed at him. Here's the video
Who's laughing now that the Russians have completely shutdown the Nordstream 1 gas pipeline to Germany? You have to admit, it wasn't a good strategy for European NATO nations to make themselves dependent on energy from the very country that NATO was created to stop. Trump vindicated again.
So the Clinton campaign and DNC hired law firm Perkins Coie, who hired Fusion GPS, who hired Christopher Steele, who was given misinformation from Russian citizen Igor Danschenko about the orange man's ties to Russia, including the alleged pee tape. Danschenko was also a paid FBI informant during the same period.
So they were colluding with a Russian to create the whole Russian collusion story, and that Russian misled them with false and fabricated information? Oh the irony! 🤣
It all makes sense now. The governments of the world can't directly control human population growth, so they plan to do it by limiting the supply of energy. Fossil fuels are what's allowed a century of explosive population growth. By limiting fossil fuels under the guise of "climate change", they can indirectly control population growth. It's the new world order. Now I sound like a conspiracy theory kook.https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/06/what-is-degrowth-economics-climate-change/
Well huh, the tariffs on Chinese goods that were instated by the orange man back in 2018 were due to expire this summer, but the Biden administration has decided to continue them. I seem to recall a lot of people at the time saying "tariffs don't work". More than a year and a half into his term and Biden has done absolutely nothing about the tariffs, and is even extending this policy of the orange man. Why isn't the media whipping the nation into a state of mouth-frothing mass hysteria over this? Oh, because it's not the orange man doing it, that's why. Well whodda thunk?
Well huh, that lawsuit recently filed against the Trump organization by New York attorney general Letitia James is actually a civil lawsuit, not a criminal one. That means no actual law was broken and no crime was committed, and instead she's suing the Trump organization for damages for inflating the value of their properties to get loans from banks. So who is the victim of these damages, is it the banks who gave loans to the Trump organization and have since been fully paid back with interest? So if everyone got paid back and made money, what are the damages exactly? Did these banks really give him loans based on valuations given to them by the borrower, because banks don't do that? If the banks lost money due to financial misrepresentation, wouldn't they have gone after the Trump organization themselves with their own lawsuit? And why is Letitia James filing this lawsuit just weeks before her own election, and does it have anything to do with her election promise to "get Trump". Is she trying to divert voters minds away from her bad record on crime in NYC? It all sounds oddly suspicious, like it's some kind of... witch hunt.
It'll get thrown out of court, but it's been specifically timed so it'll get thrown out of court AFTER the mid-term election.
And gee, I wonder what will become of the classified documents Mar-a-Lago raid scandal? Mind garbage.
It's funny, I've seen a few people expressing their outrage on FB about the immigrants that were shipped to sanctuary cites by the Texas and Florida governors. Apparently it was very unjust. But did you think the immigrants wanted to stay in border towns already crowded with immigrants? We've had over two million apprehended at the border so far this year because our current administration has no solution to the border crisis. Do you think the border town's resources aren't already overstretched? Ask the immigrants, and they'll tell you, those people want to go further north into the interior of the country. They don't even have a plan of where to go, just anywhere but where they came from. And the sanctuary cities declared themselves as such because they're ready to welcome immigrants. And the governors took some of the immigrant burden off their state. So if everyone got what they wanted, what's the problem? Ask any of the outraged if they're prepared to set aside a room in their place to house, feed, clothe, educate and provide medical care for these people. Oh hell no! It's fake outrage on their part. Just a display of virtue to their FB friends with no understanding of the problem and no solutions.
As gasoline approaches $7 a gallon here in Calfornia, our Governor Newsom, aka The Prince of Darkness, is complaining that oil companies are ripping us off, and wants to instate a windfall tax on them for all the profits they're making. This is what happens when you enact decades of policies and regulations to destroy California's oil industry, and the people of California actually votes for more of it. Now the Prince of Darkness wants to add a tax to increase the price of gas even further. Brilliant thinking! This is the same Prince of Darkness that let Elon Musk walk away with a trillion dollars of investor money to build out an electric car industry. The same Prince of Darkness that wants all new cars to be electric by 2035 (so we can stop forest fires... that are often caused by electric power lines). Never mind that we have the most expensive electricity in the nation but rolling blackouts during peak demand. Vote for the genius of this tyrant in November, because oil is evil, profits are evil, corporations are evil, and wealth and prosperity are evil. Vote to Destroy California!
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Friday, March 11, 2022
I've only been to Burning Man four times but I've hung out with some long-time burners for years, and I helped start a theme camp at Burning Man and was its leader for a couple of years. During that time I was also a part of the Burning Man community that exists all year round, not just during the one week of the Burning Man event, and I have attended various Burning Man endorsed regional events in Southern California.
Burning Man itself is a large publicly accessible event. It has law enforcement and is mostly a giant party and art festival on the dry lake bed of the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada.
What kind of people go to Burning Man?
Burning Man is a gathering of many different "tribes". The event began as a counter-culture festival in San Francisco. Since its inception more than 30 years ago, the event has drawn people from various counter-culture communities such as:
- Disenfranchised artists
- Artists who work with unusual media such as fire and light
- Sexual deviants such as Swingers, Polyamorous, BDSM, and the LGBT community
What unifies all these groups?
What kinds of drugs?
First and foremost, Burning Man is about hallucinogenic drugs. These are the drugs that spawned the hippie era of the 1960s in the USA and other western nations. These drugs make you hallucinate, but they also make you feel "peace", "love", and "oneness with the universe". From my experience I have personally seen or heard of the following drugs being used within the Burner community:
- LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)
- Psilocybin-containing mushrooms (Psilocybe and related species)
- DMT (dimethyl tryptamine)
- 2CB & 2CI (Bromo-dimethoxyphenethylamine and Iodo-dimethoxyphenethylamine )
- Mescaline (from Peyote and other cactuses)
- Ecstasy (MDMA - Methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
- Amphetamines of various types
- Nitrous oxide
- PCP (phencyclidine)
- GHB (gamma hydroxybutyric acid) and GBL (gamma-butyrolactone)
- Designer drugs that skirt around controlled substance laws by having a different molecular structure but have similar effects as the drugs they're intended to mimic.
From that list you can see that the drugs being used among the Burner community are mostly party drugs, the kind of drugs that alter your consciousness or that allow you to party all night like a rockstar. Not surprisingly, you don't see nervous system depressant drugs being used much at Burning Man. Drugs like heroin, morphine, opiates, opioids, benzodiazepines such as Xanax, rohypnol, and barbituates don't seem to have a following. They may get some usage but I didn't encounter them at all. Perhaps I just wasn't moving in the "right circles".
In short, Burning Man is about creating art that is inspired by, and intended to enhance the psychedelic drug experience.