Toddler Climbing Toy Indoor – DIY Framed Lumber

I built a toddler climbing toy for indoor use. It is very simple and just made from 2×2 lumber and closet dowel rods I bought from Home Depot. I think the total cost of the materials was $50-100. I cut the lumber to size, then screwed together everything. The base is 8′ long, the back side is 4′ long, and the long side of the triangle is around 9.4′ I believe.… read more “Toddler Climbing Toy Indoor – DIY Framed Lumber”

Tractor Shed Failure

I bought a $200 canopy on Amazon that turned out to be not very sturdy and kept blowing across my yard. I built a wood frame with my buddy, and secured it with big rocks based on another Youtube video I had watched. Unfortunately, my plan did not go well as you can see. I have learned from this and hope to build a actual framed tractor shed to replace it.

Appropriate Levels of Violence by Culture

Each culture and time has its own allowable levels of violence. In some cultures, even murder is appropriate for what we may consider minor offences. I think America of 2021 probably has the highest bar for allowing violence of any culture or time I have heard of; kids are expelled from school for throwing punches, and people are convicted of manslaughter when they act in self defense many times.… read more “Appropriate Levels of Violence by Culture”

Systems Thinking

Humans are machines that output the results of the system we are in.

We believe we have far more individual freedom and liberty of thought than we truly do. Science has shown that many things we think we do or believe from our own preferences are actually determined by the environment we are in.

We are genetically identical to humans from the last 10,000 years.… read more “Systems Thinking”

Best Ways To Increase Real GDP Growth Rate

In order of impact… starting with the very best opportunities:

  1. Eliminate patents, software copyright, and any other copyright outside of a short, maybe five or ten year period of copyright for creative like books, movies, music. Patents destroy competition and GDP growth and affect almost every industry heavily, preventing better and less expensive versions of goods from being released.
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On Spanking

Washington state law on corporal punishment of children (check your own nation or country as applicable):
Use of force on children—Policy—Actions presumed unreasonable.
It is the policy of this state to protect children from assault and abuse and to encourage parents, teachers, and their authorized agents to use methods of correction and restraint of children that are not dangerous to the children.
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Washington State’s Inslee’s Terrible Vaccine Priorities

People who work and produce in the economy should be the first to receive the vaccine, starting with healthcare workers.

Instead, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee is giving the vaccine to workers last. First, he is giving it to people already have lived full lives already and are in nursing homes or in hospice care. Next, Inslee is giving the vaccine to criminals in prison and the homeless.… read more “Washington State’s Inslee’s Terrible Vaccine Priorities”

Tesla Stock Valuation Question

Disclosure: I don’t own any Tesla and am not short Tesla… no affiliation in any way.

Question from my friend: “Thoughts on Tesla?”

My answer: “Vastly overpriced, sell it if you own it.
GM did $137b revenue last year and has a $60b market cap. Each $1 of market cap buys $2 revenue.
Tesla did $25b revenue last year and has a $768b market cap.… read more “Tesla Stock Valuation Question”