Love Or Not Love

Not breaking new ground here, but after all, what is an original thought? Is there even such a thing?

Love

Every single decision we as humans have, every single second of every single day, can be put into one of just two categories: is it all encompassing love or is it not?

If the decision or action divides or oppresses any free human being, in any way, shape or form, it is not all encompassing love. Even if the decision or action shows love to many humans but not all – all encompassing is 100% or bust. There is no place for divisiveness.

Someone has wronged you? Return hate with love. This can be one of the hardest things to do in life until you make it a part of your daily duty. Returning hate with love is not easy and you will work at it every day, but it will have a much more positive effect on you versus hateful, vindictive behaviour. That is why we call it all encompassing love – not just loving those who show you love in return – but loving all.

 

 

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Tesla Sales Are Not As Bad As They Look

Elon Musk & Tesla have been getting hammered in the media more than usual lately, mainly due to lower than expected domestic sales. What peaks my curiosity is why Elon never calls out the anti-free market laws that restrict how he can sell his vehicles to willing “free” human beings?!

There have always been Tesla haters, for whatever reason, despite the fact that no sane person in their right mind would be advocating for gasoline powered vehicles had electric vehicles been invented first.

That said, it’s no secret that State governments limit how Tesla can conduct business in their state. The State literally ties Teslas hands causing nothing but greater expense to the end user, all people everywhere.

Let me say that again: Lawmakers in each state take money from Auto Dealer Lobbyists, and in return make laws that restrict how auto manufacturers can sell in their state, to the detriment of Tesla, you and me.

Winners in this equation are a few small groups, namely the lobbyists, politicians and Auto Dealers.

Losers in this equation are all consumers everywhere.

Sounds like a fair trade? Hell no! (unless of course you are one of the small groups that benefits)

If you are like the 99.9999999% of humans that do not benefit from these insanely oppressive laws, you are paying more for any vehicle you buy or lease, Tesla or otherwise, as a result of these laws.

Hating on Tesla is not so fun when you break down the economics of these anti-free market laws is it?!

Check out the poll below. Choose wisely!

Understanding that the free market is the best allocation of resources and price determination? You have chosen, wisely!

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Pelotonia 2019: Back With Stefanie’s Team Of Hope!

After one year of riding for L Brands (and receiving their generous donation match!) I am back with Stefanie’s Team of Hope for the 2019 ride! Moving to the L Brands Peloton was a no-brainer because they matched every dollar I raised. I qualified to be part of their team because my wife worked for them. Her brand has since been sold and since she is no longer an employee of L Brands, I no longer qualify to ride with them.

No worries!

I am back with the biggest and best non-corporate peloton, Stefanie’s Team of Hope, and I am excited for this years ride!

Pelotonia sets a goal for us to raise $1,500 and I have extended that to $2,001. With support from selfless people like you we should easily crush this goal!

Your support will add to the $15k+ we have contributed to the $184,000,000 Pelotonia has raised to FIGHT CANCER! Please consider donating and asking a few friends to do the same!

Click here to donate to my ride! THANK YOU!

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Avengers: Endgame Will Put 5 MCU Films In Top 10 Ever

If these stats are correct, Avengers: Endgame will give the Marvel Cinematic Universe five of the top ten grossing films of all-time.

That. Is. Insane.

Thank you to Kevin Feige and the other hard-working mad geniuses at Marvel. Please do not stop making great films!

#whateverittakes

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Imagine If Electric Automobiles Were Invented First

TeslaCan you imagine if the electric automobile had been invented first? 

Suspend your disbelief for just a moment to put yourself into a time and space where the gasoline powered engine has not yet been invented and everything you would think of on the planet that typically runs on gasoline is instead powered by an electric motor.

There is virtually no noise with these motors.

There are no emissions and no carbon dioxide.

There is no smelly exhaust.

There is no smelly gasoline or need to visit a gas station.

There is no delay between pressing the accelerator and zooming away.

There is virtually no downside.

What a world it would be!

And then some mad “genius” comes along with an alternative: A way to power vehicles and machines using a combustion engine consisting of a steel tank full of highly flammable liquid that while attached to the moving vehicle, will be converted to gas and burned for energy.

These “improved” vehicles will be better than the electric ones in use…because…

They will be way louder!

They will emit poisonous gases!

They will smell awful and be impossible to stand behind while powered on!

They will need refueled at a cost of $20-$100+per week!

They will have a lag between hitting the accelerator and actually moving!

Clearly no rational person would argue that gas-powered vehicles are superior – yet plenty of people are still dwelling on, hell, they are hoping for, the failure of Tesla and other electric car makers. Perhaps this is a knee jerk reaction to some of the bone head things Elon Musk says or because Elon insists on sending people to their deaths in Outer Space, or perhaps it is just that haters are gonna hate

Amazingly, none of the haters seem to bring up or have a problem with auto dealers being regulated at the State level and lobbying to keep Tesla from selling their cars via dealerships – an insanely anti-capitalistic policy won by auto lobbyists themselves, that does nothing other than benefit one group (auto dealers) to the detriment of all other groups, none more than the consumer (you and me!) In other words, supporting this policy literally takes money out of your pocket.

Whatever the reason, the haters are loud and plenty, but they will ultimately eat their words. There is no version of society advancing past 2019 where electric motors (and whatever tech is to follow) do not surpass and eventually eliminate combustion engines within the next xxx number of years. It may not be this decade or even the next, but for those of you reading this in 2119, you know what I’m talking about!

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Why Are My Socialist & Keynesian Ideas Being Dismissed?

Thoughts on Socialism & Keynesian economics

Once you understand why you dismiss others making rules for your household you may understand why people who understand basic human freedom dismiss you.

#butfreedom

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See You Next Time!

When I am in the checkout line paying the cashier, or paying a bill in a restaurant, or finalizing any other countless interactions that could occur at any time in life, I like to say “See you next time!” instead of pretty much anything else. It is simple but forward thinking and positive.

In my opinion, “See you next time!” creates the thought of a positive future. We know that looking forward to things can be beneficial and healthy when used in the proper context. “See you next time!” is no different.

Whether I am in at a small super awesome café on the beach in San Francisco or an airport bar in Tokyo or where I may never return and the likelihood of seeing that person again is virtually zero… I still like to say “See you next time!”

After all you never know when your path will with anyone else. All we know is the universe is unfolding as it should.

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Legalizing Opioids Will Save Lives

The solution to the opioid crisis? Check out the talk below between Joe Rogan & Johann Hari. Seems so simple, yet the United States is so far away. #butfreedom

More of my thoughts on opioids here and here. And be sure to read ‘Dreamland‘ by Sam Quinones.

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Pro-Women? No.

Being ‘For’ One Group Means You Are ‘Against’ All Others

I do not believe in any “women’s” movement that places the needs of women above all others. Before you lose your Dale and lash out misogynistic (and hypocritical) insults, keep reading. I am not anti-women. I also do not believe in any “men’s movement”. I am not anti-men. I am simply for all humans.

In other words, I do not have an arbitrary affinity to those who were born with the same sex parts as me. Why should I? Instead, I choose to believe in and love all humans equally….regardless of gender! How can anyone make a case for anything than loving all humans equally?

Thor loves women

Being pro-women is synonymous with being anti-men. When we advocate special treatment of one group, by definition, we are then putting all other groups down. In other words, if you are ‘for’ women you are saying you are ‘against’ men. It simply cannot be any other way.

That’s insane!

You are literally putting ~50% of the world’s population down, despite not knowing them intimately, for no reason other than how they were born!

That illogical line of thinking is the definition of bias, prejudice and SEXISM!!

I am not talking about #MeToo or similar women’s movements. Sexual misconductby both men and women – is unacceptable in all cases. I do not condone any type of sexual assault (or any negative treatment of anyone) by men or women at any time for any reason.

In addition, there are men out there advocating for special treatment for men – this is also wrong! All men and women should be equal – no more – no less!

We already know that only true zealots are actually Nationalists and we can say the same about anyone who would vote for the women in the poll below.

Those who talk equality, we are on same page! Equal means everyone equally gets no special treatment! 🙂 Who should get special treatment then? Those who need it...not an entire gender! Altruism can go a long way as we know there is no better feeling than helping others. Meanwhile 99.999999% of us can and should make it on our own.

All human beings are different in an immeasurable amount of ways. No two humans are alike and no two humans should be forced upon each other or anyone else simply because of their sex parts. Some humans will earn more money than others. Some humans will enjoy more leisure time than others. Some humans will suffer more than others. Some humans will thrive more than others. All humans have different skills and therefore all humans will acquire different “returns” for using their skills.

Many of the women’s movements tend to advocate for forced equality in the marketplace. This cannot ever exist in a free market! Free markets are always the best way to allocate resources and they always reward the most deserving human. What could be better than rewarding the human that is most deserving of the reward?!

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Free Will Or Free Market?

Free will is the same as free market. You cannot be for one and against the other.

Anyone who enjoys having the freedom to live their life exactly as they choose (save negatively affecting another) is also a proponent of having a free market. They may not understand why, but they do not have to. Their actions speak and anyone who acts to preserve their own free will by definition also acts to preserve the integrity of free markets.

Since any sane, level-headed human should be able to agree that human free will is a good thing and oppression is a bad thing, we  should also be able to come to the conclusion that free markets are the best for all humans always.

Regulated markets may provide benefits to one group, or even many groups, in the short-term (or even in perpetuity), however economics teaches us that in the long-term unfree markets will always harm the masses. It is impossible to benefit select groups without doing so at the direct expense of all other groups.

If you would not want someone to take away your free will, do not take it away from them by voting and advocating for regulated markets!

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