For the first time in 500 days, I had a couple of glasses of wine last night while I was golfing with Ryan and Audrey. I was standing at the bar while they got beers and with only a little encouragement, I decided to get a glass of wine. I think it was all the caffeine I had at breakfast.… read more “Drinking”
School performance is NOT a great indicator of intellect. The most successful people I know did just enough to get by decently in school and spent the rest of their efforts on activities that made them happy or were more productive. People who drove themselves crazy working as hard as they could in school generally didn’t get anywhere in the real world.
Since the elderly across the world seem hellbent on stopping trade between countries, electing dictators, and promoting a warlike stance I have a suggestion – in the next war, the elderly should be drafted first and put on the front lines first.
They are the most expendable as most are retired and don’t contribute to the world.… read more “Draft the Elderly”
I just watch this documentary that National Geographic created following a group of Green Berets in Afghanistan. The soldiers are very intelligent and motivated people who sacrificed themselves after 9/11 to join and fight for the people in our country. The American people and our elected leaders are the true idiots. We have wasted hundreds of thousands of lives in Afghanistan (both Americans and Afghans) needlessly.… read more “Afghanistan”
America’s founders originally intended us to have 30k people per House representative. Currently, we have over 750k per representative.
We could go back to 30k per representative if we had them meet online for the most part maybe? Or just use a conference center to meet.
Basic economic law should dictate much more public policy. The laws of supply and demand, gains from specialization and trade, and other economic laws should make decision-making far simpler and public policy.
Affordable housing could be had for all with laws that allow for much more high-density housing, and permitting rules are much quicker and easier to go through.… read more “Economic Laws Should Dictate More Public Policy”
The health effects of processed sugar are well known by everyone:
- https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/the-sweet-danger-of-sugar (greatest threat of cardiovascular disease)
- https://www.cancercenter.com/discussions/blog/natural-versus-refined-sugars-what-is-the-difference/ (obesity is linked to cancer such as breast, prostate, colorectal, etc)
- https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/health-effects-of-sugar#1 (causes high cholesterol, unhealthy blood fats, diabetes, teeth, etc)
Processed sugar (aka CANDY) is a poison to human beings. Pretty much every function of your body gets into trouble when you eat sugar.… read more “Processed Sugar Industry, Candy & Halloween”