Easy Way to Stop Smoking

I didn’t believe there was an easy way to quit smoking, but I was wrong.

I had taken the patch off my arm to smoke a cigarette more than once, and was fond of the Mark Twain quote “It’s easy to quit smoking.  I’ve done it hundreds of times”.

I started smoking when I was 15, and continued long after I started promising myself that I’d stop. It was a pack a day habit most days, but I could smoke a pack in a few hours at the bar, or on National Smokeout Day. I smoked almost two packs a day when I was in the Army. Continue reading “Easy Way to Stop Smoking”

I Trashed the Site

I was trying to overhaul both the site and the file structure on my hosting platform and accidentally trashed the whole thing. I made the decision to keep it down until I could restore everything exactly as it was before, but the e-mails alerting me that the site was down and asking why are piling up. So I am restoring it today and will try to add all of the old content and fix it up as I go forward. I also decided that I am no longer going to use the pen name RS Wilson which is confusing to people that I meet out in the real world. I’ll use the name my father gave me, which was the name his father gave him: Gerald.

The Nazis Were Leftists

The nazis called themselves socialists, hated capitalism, and have a party platform with 4 times as many ideas that would appeal to the modern left over the right.

nazi quote "accuse the other side of what you are

Nazi has become the new favorite smear of the left, and anyone who doesn’t agree with every plank of the progressive wing of the democrat party is rapidly getting the label. Surely, there are real nazis out there, but their numbers and influence are so insignificant that to fear them is simply laughable. No, we’re not talking about the few skinhead lunatics with swastikas tattoos and SS memorabilia who blame “the Jews” and minorities for all of their problems, but normal people who simply don’t subscribe to the madness that is the platform of the modern democratic party. And, as if giving everyone you disagree with a Nazi label isn’t bad enough, an ever-growing number of leftists find it acceptable to assault anyone they label a nazi.

The rationale seems to be that the left are obviously as far from the nazis as a political movement can be; therefore, the rest of us must be “literally nazis” who dream of stuffing Jews in ovens as we goose-step around our split-level houses in the suburbs.

Most of us blindly accept the idea that the nazis belong on the right side of the left-right political spectrum, because it is what we have been told Continue reading “The Nazis Were Leftists”

Politics by Bob Crosby and the Bobcats

Some great lines from Bob Crosby and the Bobcat’s 1949 song Politics.

Give the kid a locket
Out of Daddy’s pocket
Have him thank you for the crime

You pay a fella seven dollars
And he kicks back six
You’re in politics

Please the big employers
And the workers lawyers
Keep em busy fighting
While the fish are biting
Don’t improve conditions
Cept for politicians
Then demand a little fee

If you can treat the general public like a bunch of hicks
You’re in politics
Yessiree

My Government Job

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I haven’t always been a radical libertarian. In fact, from 2000 to 2008 I was a proud member of the United States Army who bought the Neoconservative political philosophy hook, line, and sinker. I willingly participated in the mistake known as Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2003 to May 2004, and then found a government job as an Army civilian that I stayed in until 2007 when the gradual shift towards libertarianism made me look for an honest line of work.

For 2 years I worked in the motor pool of a Joint Reserve Base where we Continue reading “My Government Job”

Site Changes

I’ll be fooling around with the look and format of the site as I try to find something that meets my needs. 

Hopefully it won’t cause any disruption to you, the reader, but if it does, I hope you’ll understand it is only temporary.

Why I Use Waze

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Waze is a smartphone navigation app that uses crowd sourced data to provide route and traffic information to users.

It has turn-by-turn navigation, audible alerts, real time traffic and road speed, and the ability to plan the best departure based on arrival times, but the most important feature is police tracking.

Users can report police that they encounter along their routes in one of three categories: visible, hidden, and other side.

Drivers are then alerted to police that are ahead on their route with both an icon and a “Police Ahead” announcement, and it is even noted on the route choice screen.

The tradeoff is that you must allow the Waze app to report your location and speed to them, but that is a price I am willing to pay.