Friday, April 29, 2016

BeCos(play) It's Friday

More not safe to pit fight or leave cocaine around below the break, and as always bonus nerd points for recognizing characters.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

False Advertising

Be honest, even if you're being honest that you aren't yet who you want to be. You could argue that lying to yourself is worse that lying to the rest of the world.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Curse of Being Raised Human?

“Humans are almost always lonely.”

Frank Herbert, Dune
Sometimes, like when my children are in bed to have some chance of getting enough sleep to both grow and learn, and the kids literally next door are beating on a paint lid drum in the back yard, I wonder if raising human children in this morally and mentally fallen world is the kindest thing to do.

If we feel increasingly lonely and isolated in a self centered and nihilistic culture, how much lonelier will the next generation be?

Seeing Red


 More not safe for the soul below the break

New Smallhold Business?

Or are the sheep just getting on Pioneer Preppy's last nerve?

Buckel Up.....

.....shit's about to get real serious.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Flex time


 It's Thursday so stay limber people, more not safe for lacking motivation below the break.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Seeing Red

 Seeing a lot of red(not on the books thankfully) working through the end of the FY, more not safe to displease below the break.

Between Non-Rock and a Soft Place


I'll get unstuck eventually, more delicate traps below the break.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Protectionist

Rather than getting into these things on other people's excellent blogs I thought I would go over the problems with the protectionist mindset that at least two major Presidential candidates are suffering from. And since it doesn't hurt to pull out your big guns first I'd like to point to Milton Friendman who even from the grave is a far better advocate for economic freedom than I'll ever be.



Also I since I was asked nicely to provide backup for why I cited currency controls as a major factor in Venezuela's problems:

So when things started going to shit, the government decided to grab the wheel and try to get the skid under control. You know how in tough economic times, people in the USA tend to blame foreigners (like those damned Chinese companies stealing our jobs, or those lazy Mexicans stealing our tax dollars)? Well, that happened there, too. The feeling was that Venezuela was getting exploited by all those damned foreign countries. So the government started seizing the assets of foreign companies doing business there. (Or rather, "buying" them for a fraction of their price -- Exxon, for example, was made to "sell" $900 million of assets for $250 million.) The government, of course, did not have the slightest idea how to manage what they acquired, and things only got worse. The country's currency became all but worthless, and the economy collapsed into chaos.
The wealthy quickly started to exchange their local currency (bolivars) for good old Yankee bucks that would hold their value, so the government quickly made that illegal. But then businesses couldn't import goods, since they couldn't use dollars and nobody outside Venezuela wanted their worthless currency. And that, friends, is how you get a scarcity crisis in which buying toilet paper is a monthly holiday and hospital patients wind up sleeping on the floor.

I know that at this point everyone that has emotionally invested in a personality are dug in with pill boxes and barbed wire and aren't ready to hear this yet. But for those with ears let them hear.

Tuesday Tap, Rack, and Bang

 More not safe to field strip below the break.

Sunday, April 3, 2016