Meat

I have a suspicion that I will be writing about this in the future in more depth but for now I must ask a simple question:

If we possess the ability to create healthy foods, that look, feel and taste the same as traditional animal foods, while providing the same or greater nutrition, with the same or lesser risks, without slaughtering animals, why do we choose slaughter?

To clarify, I am NOT talking about plant based “meat”. While that can be an option for many who do not want to consume animal products, I am talking about creating actual meat, in a laboratory, that is indistinguishable from the meat taken from the dead body of a once living thing, a being.

Surely there was a time that mankind had no option but to slaughter animals for food, however that time has passed. We now possess the ability to create these foods without harvesting and slaughtering animals. It seems criminally insane (way it’s been) to continue slaughter when slaughter is clearly not necessary.

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Universal Basic Income (UBI) For All? Why Not Universal Basic Education For All?!

I find it sadly funny that there is a healthy debate on universal basic income with some people saying that everyone should get free money and other people arguing against it.

I do not hear ANY people on the side of universal basic education. This is crazy considering education is the most powerful thing one can acquire. After all, money does not solve problems. Just giving a poor person money may help them in the short term but it also might simply enable them to continue their poor spending and (lack of) savings habits. For the record I do not advocate for the government to provide this education. I believe the free market will do what free markets do: fulfill needs.

If we give people education, by definition, we literally teach them to be better and not to have poor savings and poor spending habits. Jesus Christ supposedly said: Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime!

Universal basic income will only feed a person for a day. Free money or no free money, they will still lack the basic skills to run a household above the poverty line. To feed them for a lifetime, they need educated on how to acquire skills.

 

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The Future Of Alcohol Is Cannabis Based Beverages

I have been talking about this for a bit and it’s time I got it out there for history to see. I believe that human alcohol consumption has reached a peak. Eventually I believe the small decreases we are seeing in drinking numbers today will maintain and even continue to decrease.

As stupid uneducated as many humans are many are learning that alcohol is poison and there is no way around it. Because alcohol is poison they seek other ways to relax or self medicate, particularly ways that cannot kill them in any given sitting. Cannabis comes to mind, for example, since it is not toxic and literally cannot kill a human being. As a result, I believe that cannabis based beverages are going to skyrocket to the detriment of alcoholic beverages.

We know that wine and other alcohol based spirits are on the decline, with newer “hard seltzer” type beverages gaining popularity. Tastes certainly do change with the times and I believe the times are soon going to shift to a taste for cannabis, specifically THC beverages – all the relaxation/medication that alcohol provides with none of the “kill you if you drink too much” downside. Not to mention no hangovers and no attacking your brain and liver.

Mocktails are also gaining in popularity as humans (slowly) educate themselves on the dangers of the poison that is alcohol. Sober drinking is a thing!

The humans #100years from now will likely look back at the humans of today and wonder why we continue to poison ourselves with alcohol. Just because alcohol is the way it’s been does not mean we need to continue down such a dangerous (and stupid) path!

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Alcohol Is Poison

Alcohol is poison. 

This is not some deep metaphor – no, rather it is quite literal. Alcohol is a synonym for poison. Alcohol can kill any human instantly, given enough in a short enough period of time. Prolonged use of alcohol over time attacks and destroys the human body, mainly the liver. And a little thing we call the brain. In other words, no amount of alcohol is good for your overall health.

Thankfully some human beings are starting to take a break from alcohol. Not all of them, but at least some of them are finally becoming enlightened enough to realize that alcohol is literally synonymous with poison. Try this: Anytime you hear the word alcohol replace it in your mind with the word poison and try to think about the fact that it could literally kill any living being in any one sitting with any one taste. That is what poison does. It gets into our bodies and either in the short term or long term kills us. But make no but doubt about it, alcohol is a form of poison that will kill you, 100% of the time, if a few minimal conditions are met such as amount imbibed and how short a time a specific volume of alcohol goes into your body.

These are facts that are not disputable or debatable.

There is no such thing as a human being that would not die given a certain amount of alcohol. And that amount is not nearly as much as you think. Consider this, any one given bottle of whiskey or vodka or some similar spirit could kill me, you or anyone we know or have ever known or will ever know. Any one single bottle

Try it, sit down and drink the entire bottle. (Do not do that you idiot you will kill yourself!)

My point is that it is 2020 and people seem to be just now realizing that alcohol is poison. We are seeing a small trend of people deciding to go sober for a month but are we really talking about the truth that alcohol should be working its way out of the lives of intellectuals?! As humans get smarter should we not be poisoning ourselves less? Especially when there are other immeasurably safer ways to adjust the state of our minds and ease our pains without risking death in doing so.

Every time someone drinks alcohol they are literally risking death. Seem overdramatic? It is not. However cannabis on the other hand is non-toxic and no amount under any circumstances could ever kill a human being. Again these are facts that are not up for debate or dispute but rather cold hard science.

Yet here we are watching movies and TV shows listening to songs and ballads all glamorizing a poisonous substance that can and has continued to kill millions of humans. It struck me in a recent TV show where two brothers in their mid-30s reconnect and at one point make up over a beer. No one bats an eye at the fact that this beer could kill them but what peaked my curiosity as these gentlemen are about my age, is that I would be much more likely to get together with a friend or brother and vaporize cannabis versus drinking a beer. Yet there are virtually zero television shows or mainstream movies that show things like this to the national audiences. That further adds to the ridiculous taboo that somehow you are a loser drug addict if you use cannabis but it is cool as fork to drink alcohol. In my opinion these two brothers would have been much more likely to get high together than to get drunk!

Music is just as bad as countless songs glamorize alcohol but I cannot think of one mainstream song that talks about cannabis. If an artist came out with a song about cannabis they would be looked at as some sort of weirdo outlier when in reality the weirdos are the ones who constantly put poison in their bodies.

Sporting events, concerts, festivals…they all end alcohol sales early. Why do you think that is? It is an admission of the dangers of the substance!

The men and women of the future (#100years) are going to look back at the men and women living today and scratch their heads. Why would those people willingly put poison into their bodies and why would they do it so often when there are literally non-toxic alternatives?

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Columbus Private Music Lessons By Belcanto Voice And Music Studio

Hello Columbus area music lovers! Have you ever considered any type of voice or music lessons but for whatever reason simply never pulled the trigger? Or perhaps you have just never found the right opportunity? Maybe you have never even considered a music lesson until just now. No matter what your motivation, Miljan Krunic at Belcanto Voice and Music Studio is the perfect instructor for you!

Belcanto Voice and Music Studio is the right place for your private music lessons! Want to learn to sing? Miljan is your man! Considering learning to play the piano or cello? Go see Miljan!

Most people (incorrectly) believe that learning a new skill such as singing or playing an instrument is impossible past a certain age. Or they are too intimidated to get started. Regardless, cast your preconceived notions aside and step out of your comfort zone if you must. Life is short and you only get one life to live – why not live it to the fullest by treating yourself before it is too late?

See the flyer and links below for more on Belcanto and have a GREAT time learning whatever type of music interests you!

Belcanto Voice and Music Studio: Private music lessons for adults and children

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This Is The Answer To All Problems (Clickbait title!)

This Is The Answer To All Problems:

Education. Education is the answer to all problems.

If a person is smart, by definition they will not do stupid, oppressive things. Oppression, economic insanity, high taxation and crime…those are things done by stupid uneducated people. Because by definition, uneducated people do not know any better. They are too stupid ignorant to know what they do not know.

Sadly, it is not even their fault.

Who is at fault?

The US Government. After all, the US Government controls the education of roughly 90% of the people who go to school. If those people come out of school with low intelligence, who is to blame?! There is no such thing as a bad student, only a teacher who has not yet found a way to get through.

What can be done?

Get the government out of schools! Let the free market provide innovative schooling which allows the best educators to find new, exciting, creative ways to educate the masses. Encourage all people to question everything and seek fair truths. Find someone smarter than you and ask them for advice. Do not rely on the government for education!

 

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An Easy Way To Understand Taxes Are Nonsense: Voluntary Taxation

I never understand how people can advocate for increasing the taxes that other people pay.  You want to pay more of your money? Fine, go for it! (I bet you will not!) To me, directing how someone else spends their time or money is tantamount to being a slave owner – directing the actions of an otherwise sovereign human being? GTFO.

One easy way to understand how much nonsense virtually all forms of taxation are is to ask yourself this question: would you pay 100% of each tax levied against you if it were completely voluntary? 

This includes your income tax (likely 10%-50% of your earnings), sales taxes (~7.5% of all purchases), real estate tax (if you own property you know how high can be), social security taxes, estate taxes, and more.

Now ask yourself, would the vast majority of people pay the insanely unjust taxes levied against them if payment were completely voluntary?

If you believe the answer is ‘yes’ then there is no need to force all humans to pay taxes at gunpoint (read: they will put you in a steel cage if you do not pay taxes!)

If you believe the answer is ‘no’ you are starting to understand how unjust and oppressive todays taxes are.

To add salt to the wound, as if taxation was acceptable, countless tax dollars get literally set on fire being sent to outer space and to other countries in the form of “foreign aid”. Imagine that, there are people dying on the streets, starving and homeless, yet stolen tax dollars are being sent to space and to other countries.

How in the world is that fair, unoppressive and humane?!

#butfreedom #100years

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Predicting The Fall Of The National Football League (NFL)

It boggles the mind to think in 2019 people still question if playing football is “bad” for a human body. Whether it is willful ignorance or pure stupidity, nothing can change the fact that blows to the human head and body are never a net positive.

For that reason, I do not believe the NFL will exist as we know it in about 20 years. Maybe sooner. Despite a lot of the things we see in society I do believe there are decent amount of men and women that are getting smarter than their ancestors and part of this increased intelligence is the understanding that at no point in life is a blow to the head or body a net positive. (That preceding phrase is so important I had to include it twice!)

The entire game of football is virtually continuous blows to the head and body. It is insane that anyone ever thought it was a good idea to absorb these blows let alone that people have the knowledge and choose to continue to do so.

Of course I am all about personal sovereignty so if someone wants to play football go ahead and play football. Along that same line if someone wants to be a gladiator and fight someone else to the death go for it. As long as both combatants are willing it is not my place to say they cannot fight.

That said I think enough people he will eventually start to see football for what it is and the number of young people entering the game will start to drastically decrease. The NFL will see the shift and have to make major radical changes if it wants to stay relevant. That process will likely look something like this:

1. NFL begins to eliminate certain types of hits

2. NFL eliminates most tackling

3. NFL removes tackling entirely.

Guess what?! We are already beyond #1.

Of course there’s a chance I am totally underestimating the Bud Light drinking Jim Beam guzzling middle Americans and just how stupid they actually are, but I do not think so. Neither do Malcolm Gladwell or Mark Cuban.

Just like Malcolm Gladwell and Mark Cuban, my kids will never be allowed to play football. Or to box. Or to take part in any activity where they take blows to their head or body on a regular basis. Does this make me a helicopter parent? Who knows and who cares? No one will ever be able to shame me, let alone shame me for protecting my child’s fragile head and body from suffering continuous contusions. In #100years I believe people will look back and think today’s parents were as naive as the parents of the kids who were encouraged to be gladiators.

Malcolm Gladwell (in response to being asked if he would let a kid play football): “I wouldn’t let a friend play football”

Mark Cuban: “I wouldn’t let my son play football. No chance.”

What about YOU?! Click here to take the poll: Would you let your child play tackle football?!

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[Poll] Would You Allow Your Child To Play Tackle Football?

Clearly I would not encourage nor allow my child to play tackle football. Neither would Mark Cuban or Malcolm Gladwell, or zillions of other enlightened adults.

Our decisions are the result of acquiring the knowledge that blows to the human head and blows to the human body are very bad for us, and get worse over time and with repetition. 

Click here for more information and for my thoughts on the future of the National Football League (NFL), then return here to vote on the poll below.

Think about your child, the knowledge you have (hopefully) acquired about his or her body, and cast your vote.

 

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Tiger Woods, Sports Records & Basic Human Evolution

Since the beginning of time, humans have grown bigger, stronger and faster than the humans that came before them. Aside from space travel, virtually every aspect of human civilization becomes more economical and efficient with the passing of time.

Think about it. Test it out. Think about progression versus regression. Look at pictures from past times. Read about how the past. Learn your history.

Speaking of history, Tiger Woods just won his 82nd PGA Tour event, tying Sam Snead for the most wins of all-time. However,  anyone who looks at the numbers objectively can see that Tiger Woods is actually well past Sam Snead and every other human being who has ever teed it up on the PGA Tour. 

I bring this up to point out how silly it is to argue against Tiger Woods being the greatest golfer of all time. Simply put, no human being has ever dominated the game of golf, struck a golf ball, or putted a golf ball as well as Eldrick Tiger Woods. Arbitrary categories of “wins” or “majors won” or other statistics do not tell the tale. Your eyes do. To deny Tiger Woods is the greatest ever strike a golf ball is to deny basic human evolution.

Nobody ever said the number of majors won was the end all be all determining factor for greatest of all time. After all this is a subjective category and there is not really a right or wrong answer, rather opinions that must be backed up with facts.

In this case, if you look at every human being on earth who has ever hit a golf ball have you ever seen anyone hit the ball or putt the ball or consistently dominate the game better than Tiger Woods?

The answer, objectively, it is NO! Tiger is bigger stronger and faster than all who have come before him just like 50 or 100 years from now we will be saying the same thing about the next great golfer being better than Tiger. That is undeniable too….at some future time, there will be a human being who strikes, putts and dominates the golf ball better than Tiger Woods!

Since the beginning of time humans have evolved to be bigger stronger and faster and tournament numbers simply do not tell the entire story. Use your eyes and look at the human being hitting the golf ball. The story becomes much more clear when you take statistics out of it and simply use your eyes and brain!

 

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