Sunday, May 21, 2023

Jeremy Katopol - one of the worst people I've ever met

That look of anger sums up the personality of Jeremy Katopol perfectly.

Photo from his LinkedIn profile. Even with a suit and glasses he looks angry.

From his Facebook profile

This is Jeremy Katopol, one of the worst people I've ever met. I had the misfortune of meeting this unpleasant man through a running club, and then through Facebook.

My first encounter with him was when I suggested people donate to a butterfly sanctuary on the Texas-Mexico border that was going to be affected by the building of the border wall. Jeremy, who goes by Jer Katopol on Facebook and LinkedIn, then proceeded to call me a stupid old Boomer who throws his money at the problem. The tone of his writing is such that he appears to be yelling at you. How else am I supposed to help out a Texas butterfly sanctuary when I live in California? Anyway, I donated $100 to the cause and got to write it off as a tax deductible donation to a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. What was JerK's contribution to the cause? Absolutely nothing. As for the Boomer comment, JerK was born around 1985 and therefore he's rapidly approaching 40 years old, over the hill, a tired old of sack of bones with one foot in the grave.

Mind you, JerK is someone who supposedly supports causes. For example, some years ago he ran up and down Cowles mountain here in San Diego for 24 hours, "to raise awareness about veteran suicides". Looks like we have a regular Forrest Gimp on our hands. How does running up and down a hill all day and night help prevent veteran suicides? Why was my contribution to the butterfly sanctuary so worthless but his completely ineffectual effort is so important?? What he actually did was something for himself, to draw attention to himself, to self-aggrandize himself because he makes no significant contribution to society.

As far as supporting causes goes, in reality what he actually does is verbally abuse people who disagree with his opinion. 

You can get some idea of his disagreeable nature from his LinkedIn profile. He hasn't held any job for more than two years, and usually much less than that. He's also not well educated. In my experience it's often the least educated and least contributing members of society that feel the greatest need to be heard, and are the most likely to be pompous entitled douchebags. This is doubly so for JerK.

Among his skills listed are "Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills". You've got to be kidding? I've only had a few interactions with this man and I can already see he has some of the worst interpersonal and written communication skills of anyone I've ever seen, and he can't handle the tiniest disagreement without acting like a psychotic. Molehills quickly become insurpassable mountains with this man.
"Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook" - wow, such unique and special skills, they'll get you a long way in life.
"Great team player". I don't know how this arrogant and verbally abusive man could possibly be a functioning member of any team, which is probably shown by the fact that he hasn't held any job more than two years.  Also, as you can see from the news article above, his marriage fell apart when he left the military, and I'd guess it's probably because he can't handle disagreement without becoming a screaming madman.

After my initial online encounter with JerK, I saw him at one of my running club meetings. He seemed apologetic and friendly. He also mentioned that he used to be a piece of shit and is medicated now. He obviously suffers from some sort of mental illness that makes him so disagreeable. Then he proceeded to smoke marijuana and get drunk.

Anyway, after that encounter I allowed him to be a Facebook friend, however that quickly turned out to be a mistake, as there were immediately several bouts of his arrogant screaming verbally abusive interactions. He insisted for example that Kyle Rittenhouse was guilty, even though he had been found to have acted in self-defense in a court of law. OK that whole Kyle Rittenhouse episode was a giant string of mistakes from start to finish, no one was doing what they should have been doing, but the law did it's job and justice was done even if imperfectly. But no, JerK insisted the court was wrong even though he hadn't seen the evidence himself, and proceeded to verbally abuse me again and called me a "bootlicker" for supporting the "oppressor", the police, and promptly unfriended me on Facebook.  Well apparently JerK has a separate legal system that exists inside his head, which isn't related to the actual legal system of this country. He also mentioned that if he saw someone with a gun "Imma try to take that gun from you", in which case he'd hopefully get shot just like the guys who attacked Kyle Rittenhouse. Never mind that this man took the Oath of Allegiance and served in the military to protect our nation's values. No, if you disagree with him he's going to stomp all over your first amendment right to free speech by acting like a screaming hysterical lunatic.  I also told him that the US has one of the best justice systems in the world, to which "his royal highness" responded with his unquestionable authority on the world's justice systems that this was not true. Just another idiot that has absolutely no idea what he's talking about but can never be wrong. A testosterone-fueled meathead sports jock with an overinflated ego and a false sense of self-importance. The classic definition of a douchebag.

The ultimate end of our brief acquaintance came when the Ukraine war started. I commented on a Facebook post that the war could perhaps have been avoided with better diplomacy, to which he responded in his usual arrogant screaming writing style that I was wrong. He then of course decided he wanted to pick a fight by saying that he knows a woman in the Ukraine and she's dead now because of the war, and there's nothing I could ever say that would make him forget that.  I mentioned that my father-in-law and mother had just died the week before and I knew how he felt about that death, but I got no condolences and he was only worried about himself and his possibly-imaginary Ukraine friend and the assumption she was already dead just days into the war. He was really just trying to find something to get in a fight about. What a drama queen. OK bud, maybe you're right, but your attitude is terrible and your human interactions with people make them dislike you.  He then proceeded to private message me on Facebook to abuse me further about my brief passing comment that perhaps failed diplomacy led to the Ukraine war. Of course he didn't have any logical arguments or information to enlighten me as to his reasoning, it was just his usual psychotic screaming style.

So this is my first impression of JerK, just a few brief interactions, almost all of which were abusive tirades. In the end I decided he must be mentally ill and informed him that I would never again make the mistake of interacting with him, and I blocked him.

You can tell this man is a drama queen from the pronouns on his Facebook page.  Anyone who needs to let you know their pronouns is guaranteed to be someone who is looking to find social injustice wherever it may be, and to then engage in his typical verbal abuse, bigoted age-ist insults about "stupid old Boomers", attempts to start fights online so he can carry them over to the real world, and so on.

Speaking of Facebook, here is a photo I found there of JerK with a man called Tony Leiras.  Tony is a known habitual conman, and court documents show he has taken advantage of women for money, has evaded paying tens of thousands of dollars in federal taxes, and has stopped making child support payments to his former wife. A man who won't even support his own children! That's the kind of company JerK keeps.

Let's have a look at some more of his LinkedIn profile.  Yes, you guessed it, this social justice warrior has a "Causes" section longer than his education and employment history. From my few brief interactions with JerK, it's clear that he's a petty pathetic little man who uses the guise of social justice to find more people to verbally abuse and start fights with, so he can make himself feel better and more important.  He also hangs around with other social justice warrior types, people who are also poorly educated and contribute the least to society, but nonetheless think they're among the smartest and most important people in society, and whose self-declared moral superiority must be heard loudly and obeyed without question. The same kind of people who advocate for socialism in America, because they blame society and the world around them for their lack of success and low station in life, and socialism would give them more without having to do anything for it.

I have dealt with some difficult people in my life, and I can be difficult myself. Sometimes I even troll people for a little fun, and most people who know me have come to understand my twisted sense of humor.  Then this JerK comes out of nowhere, with no understanding of our history or the existing dynamics of our social group, and decides he's going to play the hero, and burn his bridges down to the waterline before he's even gotten to know people.  I've seen him treat other people with the same attitudes and behavior as he's treated me, so it's not something specific to me. Of all the people I've met in my life, I have never met anyone who grated so severely on my nerves within just a few brief first-time interactions. Never have I felt compelled to write a blog post about an unpleasant person I've met, more than a year after I severed contact doth them. JerK is just that bad. Anyone whose personal interactions with other people are that disaffected would typically be classified as a psychotic patient who requires hospitalization in a mental institute.

If you're reading this JerK, just be aware that you can't sue someone for defamation if what they say about you is true. You're the human equivalent of a pile of feces. Consider this to be the "Consequences" of your angry bitter resentful attitude. I'm glad you're not doing well in life because you don't deserve it. It makes sense that running is your main interest because it requires no intelligence. Run Forrest, run!

Thursday, March 23, 2023

The Lies About Climate Change

There are many claims being made about climate change, usually from people who aren't climate scientists, and they often tend towards apocalyptic claims of doom and gloom. It's as if there's some sort of Doomsday Cult associated with climate change. "The end is near. You will perish in flame!"
Here are some examples:

"Billions will die"
"Life on Earth is dying"
- Extinction Rebellion environmental group

"The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change"
- Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

"Around 2030 we will be in a position to set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control that will lead to the end of our civilization as we know it"
- Greta Thunberg

"Our children are going to die in the next 10 to 20 years"
"Mass migration around the world is already taking place due to [climate change induced drought] in countries, particularly South Asia"
- Extinction Rebellion spokesperson

"The climate driven fires in Australia have made the koala functionally extinct"
-Bill McKibben, American environmentalist

"The collapse of civilization may have already begun"
- Vice magazine

"A genocide like the Holocaust is happening again, on a far greater scale, and in plain sight, from climate change"
-Extinction Rebellion co-founder

The problem with these statements however, is there is no credible scientific body, nor anything from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that has ever supported any of the claims above.

So when Greta Thunberg scalds the United Nations about their "empty words", it's actually her that has the empty words. Maybe Greta should go to school and learn about things she doesn't know yet?

- Dave Badperson

The Religion of Climate Change

On Monday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered their final warning about limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C, the threshold beyond which they say, our damage to the climate will rapidly become "irreversible". To quote one of the IPCC members, "The climate timebomb is ticking". 

Meanwhile, the Cenozoic global reference benthic foraminifer carbon and oxygen isotope dataset (CENOGRID), a decades long scientific effort to produce an astronomically tuned, high-definition stratigraphic reference of global climate evolution for the past 66 million years, has produced this graph.
It appears that a world that's 8°C or even 20°C hotter than the 1961-1990 average, for millions or even tens of millions of years, was perfectly fine for mammals to evolve and become the dominant animal group on Earth. Not only that, but it clearly shows the Earth cooled afterwards and so the warming wasn't "irreversible". 

So if we follow the science, which science are we following, this science or that science?

Clearly climate change has now become a religion. Actually, it's more like a Doomsday cult:  "The end is near. You will perish in flame!". Climate change will have both positive and negative effects, however every scientific and news article about climate change always focusses on the negative aspects of climate change. Why are the positives never mentioned? Why don't we see articles with headlines like, "People in cold areas now have lower heating bills thanks to climate change" or "Crop yields greatly increased by elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide" or "New shipping routes opening in the Arctic Sea due to climate change". No, you will never hear the positives because fear is the motivator. You can also tell climate change has become a religion because anyone who shows even the slightest skepticism for it's claims is punished or ignored, even if they use scientific data to make their point. "Follow the science", unless that science disagrees with my dogmatic beliefs. It's now heresy, blasphemy, to speak out against the climate change narrative. For example, I was recently banned from a Facebook group for showing data similar to what I've shown here, that shows climate change is not "the end of the world".

For hundreds of millions of years, carbon capture in the form of coal, oil, and limestone has been reducing atmospheric CO2 to the point where it has contributed to the Earth being in this ice age we're currently in. Yes we're in an ice age, as you can tell by the permanent ice caps at the poles, and this is just one of the interglacial periods. Most of the Earth's biodiversity is now restricted to only the hottest parts of the world:  the coral reefs and rainforest of the tropics... because everywhere else is too cold. Also, if CO2 gets down to about 150ppm, plants can no longer photosynthesize and they die, along with all the life on Earth that depends on them. It almost got there, 280ppm was the pre-industrial level of CO2. So when we burn fossil fuels we're actually saving the planet. 😊

Sea level has risen almost 400 feet since the last ice age ended 11,500 years ago. Sea level was 120 feet higher than today during the last interglacial period 125,000 years ago. Sea level is a dynamic thing, not some static property that never changes. Yes it's going to suck if you live in Bangladesh or Florida or some low-lying islands in the ocean, those places will be submerged.  All the coastal cities of the world will be forced to move inland. However it's won't be an "irreversible time bomb" and we are not going to die as the climate alarmists claim. Even here where I live here in California, just a few years ago people were talking about the years long drought, the wildfires, and the grim future of the state.  Now we have record rainfall, snow, and flooding. No wait, all this flooding is also caused by climate change! Every adverse weather event is climate change!  

As you can see climate change is now a religion, children are indoctrinated with it from birth and grow up with climate anxiety. Anyone who critiques the narrative, even by using scientific data, is deemed a heretic and blasphemer, to be punished or ignored, or is summarily labelled a "climate denier".  Sometimes I feel like Galileo being charged with heresy for saying the Earth goes around the sun.

-Dave Badperson

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Follow the Science of Climate Change


Just a few years ago...

Annotated from J.F.W. Rao et al 2021

How about this California mega-drought? Yes, compared to the last glacial period that ended 11,500 years ago, we're in a drought. Follow the science.

And how about all these devastating forest fires caused by climate change? Never mind the forestry experts who say they're caused by fuel build-up from a century of aggressive fire suppression (thanks Smoky Bear), no, you need to follow the science.

Never mind that for most of the last 66 million years atmospheric carbon dioxide has been 400-2000ppm. Never mind that for the last 2.4 million years we've been in an ice age and this is just one of the interglacial periods. Never mind that permanent ice caps at the poles is not a normal part of Earths climate. Never mind that sea level has risen almost 400 feet since the last ice age. Never mind that sea level was 120 feet higher during the last interglacial period. Nope, the world is heading for climate armageddon. Follow the science. The Sierra Nevada snow pack is almost gone, which is where we get a lot of our water. Follow the science. 

We need all new cars to be electric by 2035 and get rid of gas appliances in our homes, otherwise we'll all go up in flames. Follow the science. We don't need more water storage to mitigate the effects of our highly variable rainfall, no, we need to follow the science. The science is published in obscure journals with tiny readerships, and is behind a pay wall so only university knob-heads can see it, so they can unionize and monopolize the science for themselves. So why aren't you following the science? I guess you're just another stupid climate denier. We should be indoctrinating our children with the religion of climate anxiety from birth, otherwise we're not following the science. 😁

"There you go with that logic stuff again"

"You just don't understand the "the facts""

"I AM science"

"It's really just another Doomsday cult. "The end is near!""

"Mother Earth cult... new religion...

"Anyone who even questions the climate narrative is a blasphemer and must be punished or ignored"

-Dave Badperson

Thursday, October 20, 2022

OPEC is cutting oil production

Now OPEC is going to cut oil production to prop up oil prices.

Now California's Governor Newsom will have even more reason to add a new windfall tax to "decrease prices".

Will Sleepy Joe investigate our domestic oil companies again for price gouging and greed? Will he ask the Saudis to increase production again even though they just ignored his request and did the opposite? I guess he'll just release more oil from the strategic petroleum reserve to make up for his stupid energy policies.

To think that just two years ago we had energy independence and dominance. Biden's whole plan to switch to electric transport is being wrenched from his hands by other world powers, and we get to pay the price for it. So much winning!

Our brains are all going to melt from global warming

-Dave BadPerson

Vote for Gavin Newsom for another term as Governor of California

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.

To do that, we need to increase the cost of living in California so it becomes a place that only high income households like myself and my wealthy friends can afford to live in. One of the best ways to do that is to increase the cost of housing through land use restrictions, urban growth boundaries, regulations that drive up construction costs, tighter environmental regulations, and adding unnecessary and exclusionary zoning restrictions. Democrats are the political party to do all those things.

We also need to increase the cost of energy so that it becomes less affordable for the average person. As we know, the price of energy affects everything, so it's the perfect tool to decrease the affordability of this state. To drive up energy prices we need to prevent the production and usage of California's plentiful oil and gas, shut down drilling, shut down fracking, ban gas appliances in all new construction, increase regulatory costs on oil and gas companies, increase energy taxes, tighten environmental regulations, increase our usage of weak and unreliable renewable energy sources, require people to buy expensive new electric cars, and prevent construction of nuclear power plants that would produce large amounts of inexpensive power. Democrats are the party to do those things.

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.

Probably one of the best ways to get people to vote Democrat is to tangle up their housing and energy policies with hot button social issues like abortions, transgender rights, climate change, and environmentalism. In this way the poor pieces of crap will be made to think they're voting for a more just and equitable world, when in fact it will be their demise.


-Dave BadPerson

Vote Democrat for California

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. 

California has had a democratic super majority for decades and look how much progress we've made towards making this one of the least affordable states in the country. A vote for the Democrats is a vote to crush the peons and make sure they don't have a future here, so that this can become a state for only the wealthiest and most successful people.

-Dave BadPerson

President Biden the energy dickhead

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.

-Dave BadPerson

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

University academics generally don't have any teaching qualifications

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".

-Dave Badperson

Governor Newsom is at it again

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".

-Dave Badperson

Liz Cheney's election loss

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!

-Dave Badperson

Support the FBI

That's funny, ever since the raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, we've seen the radical left go from "Defund the Police" to "support the FBI".

-Dave Badperson

Biden is awesome

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!

-Dave Badperson

2022 hurricane season

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! 😆

-Dave Badperson

Flex alert in California

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! 😂

-Dave Badperson

Trump vindicated again

"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.

-Dave Badperson

Inflation is only 8.3%

Excluding food and gas, inflation is only 8.3% 😃

-Dave Badperson

The fake Russian collusion story

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! 🤣

-Dave Badperson


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.

-Dave Badperson


No change to China tarriffs

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?

-Dave Badperson

Letita James' lawsuit against the Trump organization

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.

-Dave Badperson

Border immigrant relocations

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. 

-Dave Badperson

Biden's energy policy sucks ass

Biden's energy policy sucks ass. From day one he's been working to destroy the American oil and gas industry, including blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, increased taxes on oil and gas companies, increased energy-related environmental regulations, has not had one sale of federal drilling leases, has slowed permitting of drilling permits, and discouraged investment in oil and gas. Normally supply would rise with demand, but oil companies can see that Biden intends to put them out of business in the long term, and so they don't want to invest in drilling, so now we have a disconnect between supply and demand. The result? Gasoline prices rose 48% from inauguration day to the week before Russia invaded Ukraine. To counter this, he asked OPEC to increase production to lower prices. This was despite us being the world's top oil producer in 2018 and having record oil production in 2019. Then he released oil from the startegic petroleum reserve as a band-aid, and asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate oil and gas company's retail prices, blaming their greed for the rising prices. Of course, the price of oil affects everything, so now we have the highest inflation in 40 years. Biden continues to propose and finalize regulations that restrict nearly every aspect of the oil industry - financing and private-sector investment, exploration and production, pipeline construction and operation, and consumer use. Decades of similar policies in Europe left them with no alternatives to Russian oil and gas, consequently disrupting global oil markets when the Ukraine war started, and contributing to high US gasoline prices. Gasoline is currently double the price it was on inauguration day, with no relief in sight.
So if you voted for Biden, then don't complain about high gas prices because this is what you voted for. He made it clear this was his agenda throughout his campaign. You got what you wanted, so shut the f*k up. 

-Dave Badperson

Destroy California!

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!

-Dave Badperson

Friday, March 11, 2022

The Truth About Burning Man - My four years inside California's sex and drug cult

Burning Man is a week-long "art festival" held each year in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada. The event draws tens of thousands of people to the desert and they build a temporary city there called Black Rock City, which is the second largest city in Nevada while it's there. At the end of the week, the festival culminates with the burning of a wooden effigy of a person, hence the name "Burning Man".

Have you ever wondered what Burning Man is about? Well I'm about to let you know the big secret behind it. It's actually very simple. 

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
  • Ravers
  • Pagans
  • Sexual deviants such as Swingers, Polyamorous, BDSM, and the LGBT community
There are also a lot of ordinary people who don't fit into the above categories, generally young people, thrill seekers, or those who go just want to see what it's about.

What unifies all these groups?
DRUGS!!  Burning Man and the Burner community are mostly about drug use.  This is why they often have their regional events on Native American reservations, so that law enforcement can't just show up and start nosing around at their big drug parties.

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)

  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy (MDMA - Methyl​enedioxy​methamphetamine)
  • Amphetamines of various types

Dissociatives & hallucinogenic dissociatives
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Ketamine
  • PCP (phencyclidine)
  • Deschloroketamine
  • GHB (gamma hydroxybutyric acid) and GBL (gamma-butyrolactone)

Legal drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • 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 drug experience.

That's it, that's what Burning Man is mostly about.


So when you hear Burning Man being self-described as an event focussed on community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance, what they really mean is....


And that's without me even mentioning all the people and theme camps that cater to nearly every form of sexual deviation.

- Dave Badperson