NO FREAKING REGRETS! Transcript

Chapters

0:00 - Electronics Survival Stories
4:00 - Computer Longevity and Failure
13:09 - Hoarding Cables and Hardware
18:41 - Bitcoin Halving and Predictions
26:30 - Bitcoin Price History
29:03 - Accountability for Predictions
32:21 - Reckoning for Wrong Predictions
43:52 - Climate Change and Monitoring Stations
49:37 - Collection Agency Threats and Email Quality Controls
55:30 - Corruption in Science
1:02:30 - Impact of Venial Sins
1:06:26 - Book Recommendations and Tidying Frustrations
1:16:06 - Bitcoin Predictions and Counter-Arguments
1:25:07 - Dark Topics and Call-In Show Requests
1:40:42 - The Blame Game: Parental Responsibility
1:50:24 - Overcoming Excuses and Taking Responsibility

Long Summary

Join me as I reflect on the durability of tech gadgets and the importance of maintenance and backups in the ever-evolving world of technology. From surviving coffee warmer incidents to the resilience of Ford trucks in serious crashes, these stories highlight the remarkable endurance of our devices. As we marvel at gadgets like the Sony Walkman and reminisce about past tech mishaps, let's also remember to cherish the quirks and marvels of our beloved devices. Whether it's the gaming rigs that double as heaters or the software glitches that test our patience, the evolution of technology continues to amaze and amuse us. So here's to the cables we hoard, the gadgets we treasure, and the Allen keys we can't let go of. Let's raise a toast to the ever-fascinating world of tech and all its peculiarities!

I delve into a myriad of topics, ranging from decluttering old software to the significance of Bitcoin halving and its impact on monetary policy. I address the accountability of spreading fear-mongering narratives and touch on pressing issues like global warming and travel bans. Throughout our conversation, I challenge assumptions, share insights, and offer a critical perspective on current events and societal behavior. By encouraging self-correction and embracing thoughtful discourse, we navigate through complex issues while fostering a deeper understanding of the world around us.

In this engaging segment, we explore themes like corruption in scientific publishing, outdated computer systems, job interview tips, sugar withdrawal, video games, fitness, and hydration myths. I interact with listeners, sharing personal anecdotes, responding to questions, and injecting humor into the conversation. Through a blend of knowledge, wit, and relatability, I create an immersive podcast experience that informs and entertains our audience. Join me for a lively discussion that covers a range of topics, from the mundane to the profound, all with a touch of humor and insight.

As we delve into the realms of personal responsibility and breaking free from victimhood, I challenge the notion of blaming parents for life choices. By advocating for self-accountability and the power of decision-making, I empower listeners to seize control of their destinies. Through personal stories and audience engagement, I underscore the importance of taking ownership of our decisions and resisting external influences. Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, breaking free from perceived limitations and embracing the limitless potential within us.

Transcript

[0:00] Electronics Survival Stories

[0:00] Good evening, good evening. Hope you're doing well. It's the Venmo from Free Domain, Friday Night Live. Okay, let me just straight up ask you, have you ever had a piece of electronics that just blew your mind or something that should never have survived but did? I remember once leaving an iPod Touch accidentally on the roof of my car all afternoon in Florida many years ago. I came back and it said, I've shut down because of overheating like my brain and let it cool off, held it in front of the air conditioner and it just booted up. You ever, you ever, something like that? Because something like that happened to me today. Something like that. So have you ever had a thing where it's like, holy crap, there's no way this should still be working. That's not possible. Not possible. Not possible. But is there something that you've done or something that you've seen, and I'll sort of tell you mine, and I'll tell you mine, you tell me yours. So I have a Samsung tablet.

[1:08] And today I was in my studio right here. I have a little coffee warmer here, and I put the Samsung tablet on the coffee warmer. I didn't mean to put it on the coffee warmer. I mean, it was kind of there, but it must have turned the coffee warmer on. And.

[1:33] My wife was dusting the studio and she's like, hey, your tablet's quite warm. And my first impulse was obviously to scream, but second was to go and get oven mitts and salad tongs. Anyway, so we got some oven mitts that we lifted up the tablet and it was like, you know, could fry an egg on that baby, right? And it was pretty wild. So it was in a case, but it was not a very thick case. The case was super hot, and my wife says, you know, you should take it out of the case. So, you know, I was going to hold it under a fire hose and throw it in the freezer or something. So it was like almost too hot to touch, the actual tablet.

[2:19] Crazy heat. It was still running, and I shut it down. Of course, I left it for a couple of hours to cool, and I booted it up. I'm like, what kind of surface of the sun engineering is going on over there? Samsung, what are you, like, waiting for this to be used on a helmet on Mercury? Like, what the hell? How do you make it, how do you engineer it to literally be on fire and still work? Like, kudos to you, man. Kudos to you. Well done. Well done. And I've had some kind of things like that. I remember many, many, many years ago, I was in a terrible car crash in a Ford truck and walked out with not even a scratch. Like literally flipped and rode upside down on a gravel road for like a couple of hundred yards. And I wasn't driving. I was in the passenger seat.

[3:08] And, you know, Ford, F-O-R-D, found on road dead. Well, that wasn't me. And I remember thinking, well, thank goodness for some really, really great engineering. Because, yeah, isn't there sometimes, sometimes stuff just falls apart for no reason. You know, like you drop your phone on a carpet and it's like, really? That's what happens? You crack on the carpet? But then there's other times where it's like, there's just no way. It should be engineered for this. I mean, they build it for normal human operating temperatures. It's like, yes, but, but what if you're being, what if, what if, what if, what if a lava demon monster wants to play Angry Birds? What then? You gotta, you gotta engineer for that. So they do that. So they do that. Yeah, it's pretty wild.

[3:57] It's pretty wild. So yeah, kudos to Samsung.

[4:00] Computer Longevity and Failure

[4:00] Sung that's some that's some high quality stuff and whatever asbestos fingered insane flame demon engineer put that thing together man kudos thank you because uh still have my computer from 2012 still running strong yes i think that's ridiculous sorry i think that's ridiculous because it's gonna fail it's gonna fail have you ever run a computer directly into the ground you start getting those error messages that it's having trouble with the hard drive and it's like no No, right? Well, yeah, it's pretty, I mean, it's just going to die. It's going to die on you and it's going to be brutal. So I think a selective replacement is kind of important for electronics. All right. The Fiat Stefan still working despite being broken. Oh, the Fiat Stefan, yeah, yeah. What have you got here? My Makita drills and impact driver dropped off a ladder at least 10 times, soaked in the rain, mud. When the drill broke, I had no complaints because I had given it hell for two years. I'm surprised my phone screen doesn't have a crack despite how many times I've dropped it.

[5:07] Sometimes the engineering is just absolutely magnificent. My Sony Walkman must have played thousands of miles of tape with no problems. Oh, it didn't eat it? You ever have one of the saddest things? You've got a perfect mixed tape, right? And I could never afford a Sony Walkman. I'd just buy some secondhand Radio Shack tin job that always played things slightly slower. It's fun to stay at the YMCA. and when I actually hear them I heard those songs after listening to them on my slightly slowed down pseudo Walkman when I'd hear them at normal speed on the radio it's like wow that thing's really on cocaine I don't know why it's going so fast it seemed kind of weird to me so I got into a lot of music detail and everyone went from, alto to baritone Roxanne.

[5:53] So but then you've got the Walkman thing going first of all the one side or the other side goes out and you have to get these weird glue structures and tape structures just to crank it onto one side so you get both ears and then the every now and then, you hear this horrible crinkling sound and you open up the door to and pull it out, out comes the tape of doom and then you've got to try and extract it without breaking it and then put the pencil in and turn it just to get your tunes back because i had this ultimate workout tape that i absolutely loved i timed everything i did to that workout tape man and it got eaten, Like Robert Shore Alright, we had a defective fridge that ran too cold We were going to replace it when it broke Then 20 years later we finally got rid of it Because it refused to break Oh yeah, yeah, you know, like the old houses You know, like, I dare you to punch the wall again I'll break your other hand Whereas the new houses are Oh, you leaned up against me with your elbow Welcome to your new hole from hell, Uh, let's see here.

[7:01] Yeah, I mean, if you've got the kind of tablet that actually works with asbestos gloves, you might have over-engineered it a smidge. Didn't Samsung batteries catch fire a couple of years back? Yeah, maybe they added extra engineering for battery fires. Yeah, you could be right, Joe. My original PlayStation 2 from 2000 is still going strong, despite incalculable running hours and minimal cleaning. Excellent. Yeah, you should always assume your computer's going to fail. Yeah, yeah, backups are key. Rigid tools here i am brutal on them and they run great hey no only fans talk here that's for the other channel.

[7:40] What is it there's a guy making fun of like so way back in the day there used to be this magazine i don't know if it's still around or not called penthouse and they would have penthouse stories which are always just made up fantasy stories about absolutely improbable sex and there was a comedian who was talking about this you know you know i might i i pulled out my massive burning tool or something like it was really really terrible writing and i remember the comedian saying massive burning tool isn't that something you dance with fire extinguishers and load on the back of a truck with a couple of friends let's see yeah you should start exporting your files to external hard drive i think so yeah my mom's windows 95 gateway 2000 pc oh the cow place yeah I bought in 95. It didn't break. It was still working when I... Scrapped it? What does scrapped mean? Oh, scrapped it. It's supposed to be scrapped in the 2010s. Yeah, well, okay. Okay, come on. Come on, man. That doesn't count. My notebook from 2004 is still running, but a gig of RAM is insufficient nowadays.

[8:43] Okay. Okay. When it comes to computer longevity, sorry, moms, grandmoms, and chicks in general don't count. Oh, are you browsing the web on your little computer? It's like, no, no, no. You want a game that is so demanding on your CPU that when you fire up your computer and you fire up the game, the lights in the neighborhood dim in ways that are detectable from, at a conservative guess, somewhere between Alpha Centauri and Beetlejuice. You want the kind of computer where you turn it on, there's a ripple in the space-time continuum, and you get slightly younger. That's what you want. And if your computer doesn't have a fan noise equivalent to a couple of Boeing 747 jet engines strapped to your sinuses, I don't want to hear about it. If every single setting isn't cranked to absolute maximum to the point where if you're getting three frames a second you're doing gloriously i don't want to hear about it i want it to be a portal to another dimension that can render all of those frames allow you to beat the final boss but barely touching your keyboard and give you a hand job at the same time that's the kind of computer that i I think everybody needs.

[10:06] Yeah, it's got to be liquid cooling that is so powerful that time stops, like it's absolute zero. Time absolutely stops. You can't touch it, because when you touch it, your entire arm turns to glass. You've got to have that kind of computer. It turns to ice. I mean, right? That's what you need. That's what you need. And you have to be gaming with the kind of noise cancellation that could drown out an entire trans-Siberian orchestra in your living room because the fan is doing that much work because the computer is desperately clawing to survive another three frames on your 4K, max-amped cyberpunk destructo-bot.

[10:51] It needs to look like a Romulan spaceship or something like that. Yeah, something like that. Yeah, gaming PCs. It also should have the kind of lighting rig that draws degenerate, wastrel girls to your house thinking that it's a champagne room. And, you know, those bros in their 30s, I'm living my best life, man. Here's a picture of me shirtless in a hotel mirror. Here's a picture of me staring out of the ocean. A picture of Don Perignon and a video of me with a bunch of mids in a loud horrible disco that's what that's what we need I need the kind of computer, that requires at least six guys to bring it into your house and they have to bring it in pieces and you have to assemble the GPU GPUs, sorry I meant GPUs you have to assemble the GPUs, using space aliens Like there's nobody else who can figure out where the pointers, pins and processes and cables should go. There's just no way to do it. There's just no way to do it. So.

[12:02] I was ranting the other day when I was recording the part 22 of the Peaceful Parenting book. I have it's a couple of years old now but the computer that I'm using is an i9 32 gigs of RAM, And I'm in Word, and it literally takes four to five seconds to put in a footnote. I just want to insert a footnote, because I'm doing the data part, right? I've got to go, I just want to insert a footnote. That's it. That's all I want.

[12:41] Five seconds. Like, I remember on a 286 PC running WordPerfect 5.1, and like that. Like that. Crazy, man. It's so freaking slow. what is it doing? What are these computers doing? I just want a note, just a footnote. That's it. I could do it. I could type the entire page in the time it takes for you to insert a footnote. Anyway. All right. I just wanted to sort of point out that this is a really, really terrible coding that's going on there.

[13:09] Hoarding Cables and Hardware

[13:10] Had to rent a place in the industrial zoning area due to the immense cooling noise on my PC. You don't have a proper PC unless you have the only house in the neighborhood in the middle of January in Canada with no snow on the roof. In fact, if you don't have a continual column of steam like a bunch of genies escaping orbit coming off your roof, I don't know what you're doing. It's sending all your data to Microsoft servers. Yeah, yeah. I think they're sending data all over the place for AI training. Well, you know, if the AI gets trained on peaceful parenting, I think worse things could be happening. Worst things could be happening. I need to see you running the kind of computer.

[13:58] That you need a fucking seatbelt on your chair because when the intake fan starts up, it's going to suck your soul directly out of your nasal passages. That's what you need. The fan is starting up. Brace yourself.

[14:11] And the outtake exhaust fan, if you stare at it, It should make your cheeks flap like you are an astronaut going through Jupiter centrifuge training. That's what I need from you. A proper PC will heat your house. That's right.

[14:28] You need a PC so fast that it can complete an infinite loop in less time than it takes for Word to put a goddamn footnote in a document. I'm working. If I look at the numbers, like my first computer that I programmed on was 2K. It was a PET, P-E-T computer. And then I started programming more. I programmed a little bit on a TRS-80, otherwise known as the Trash-80. You couldn't even type directly on the coding command line. you had to put in commands to do that, right? So today we've learned that Steph is a member of the PC master race. It's the only PC I do, man. I don't do political correctness, but I do do jokes about that kind of stuff.

[15:13] And I started learning on that, and you had to really, really be efficient. And then I really first started coding on a 286 PC, and then 386 and 486. I remember the 486, not the SX, man, the DX, X, because that was dick size. Not the SX, which was small size, D, dick size. And it was like the 46 DX25 can overclock 250, but not for too long, because then it will set fire to itself and sink into the ground. So, if your computer is not subtly changing the Earth's orbits and seasons when you turn it on, Have you tried alternatives? Alternatives to MS Word.

[16:01] Oh, you mean like new ones? No. I mean, yes, but the problem is that they're just not that. My documents are quite complicated, and I just need, sadly, it's just a compatibility issue. They got me by the short and curlies, what can I tell you? I've written thousands of documents in MS Word, although I did like WordPerfect for quite a bit. But the compatibility issue just isn't there. I need a computer that is so powerful that if you have a Word document with images and you move the image, it will completely fuck up your document in less than five seconds. I mean, your document's going to get fucked up. You move one tiny image in Word, it has a stroke. And then it's just like you loaded up a shotgun full of random pixels and fired it at your screen. That's the computer that I want.

[16:53] OpenOffice ain't bad. Yeah. Ooh, OpenOffice. I'm keeping alive a 2008 Mac Pro just for Adobe Photoshop.

[17:08] Don't be that guy in the meme with your computers. That's all I'm saying. Don't be that guy in the meme. You know that guy in the meme? Well, he's got the car with every single warning light on, and it's a rust bucket of seven different colors and you've got to open up the door with a coat hanger and the man is like to his car, I love you, and the car is like, please let me die. It's the same thing with sneakers or other things. What is it that you, let's just bro it up for a second here, what is it that you as a dude keep too long? What do you keep too long? What do you, what do you just keep too long? What do you know you have to throw out? What do you keep? I keep cables. Yes, absolutely. I'm going to need a 25 pin VGA cable. Because you never know when a computer is going to visit you from 1997. T-shirts, cables, clothes, underwear. Oh, don't keep the underwear, man. Oh, no, don't keep the underwear. Underwear has to be first to go. Oh, scrap wood. Have you seen that meme where the guy's like, oh, we need a piece of wood just like this, and his dad goes completely mental because he's been keeping this piece of wood under the shop counter in the garage for 20 years, and he finally has it, right?

[18:36] Thank you, Lloyd. Tonight's donation brought to you by Stefan's Continual Recommendations to Understand Bitcoin and its Revolutionary Freedom Properties.

[18:41] Bitcoin Halving and Predictions

[18:42] Thank you. I appreciate that. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Yeah, they're screwing around with capital gains taxes, right?

[18:53] In Canada, you know, capital gains taxes, because they've devalued your currency, it's just another tax on top of a tax on top of a tax. The bin of cables, I have purged many, but they keep congregating in my basement. Yes laptops, cables, game consoles I understand laptops because to junk a laptop you've got to scrub it and you know write over it nine different times and so on I get all of that so I understand keeping those in the basement the bit of cables, that is a nemesis right, I've got boxes of shit that came with my graphics cards over the years, I don't even know what they are, like I have no idea what these cables are they could hook up to a pacemaker, they could have launch codes I have no idea what these cables are and out of a complete voodoo fear of mystery unknowns, I'm like, yes, but if I get rid of them, I will be visited by the curse of electronics past, and one of my testicles will fall off, leaving me with only a lot. All the excess hardware from those TV wall mounting kits, that's right. That's right. Or if you've ever put together exercise equipment, you get these completely useless spanners. They're not useless afterwards. I guess you could use them to tighten. And probably should do that from time to time. Gotta keep those. Allen keys from things I don't know what they are. L-shaped for lovely, lustful, and long-lasting because I'll never get rid of them. Crazy, right?

[20:20] Old software, I pushed a lot, but I'm still finding CDs and floppy disks from 1995. I still remember throwing out Quake, Quake 4. I finally had to be like, you know, it was an okay game. I can't really remember playing it. I don't think I finished it. But at some point, and this is a mortality thing. You guys are young, so you think you're going to get shit done later. You know? Oh, I never got around to this. Like, you know, like the people who have these Epic accounts, Epic Games accounts. It's like, I have approximately 793 free games that I'll get around to at some point. One minute to halving, right? As soon as you throw out a cable, you need that cable, or you know you have the cable, can't find it, so you buy a new one. Yeah, so that's the thing, right? So later in your life, you should, if you've lived your life right, you have more money than time. So when you're younger, you have more than time, time than money, so you keep stuff. When you're older, it's like, okay, if I need it, I can just order it. It's going to be 10 bucks. Because if you keep stuff you have to catalytic you have to figure out where it is you have to go looking for it and you know that feeling that you know you've had it you know you've seen something just like it it's somewhere around and then you go into that rat's nest lower intestine maze of crap in the basement and it's like oh forget it I mean it's in there somewhere but it might as well you be another dimension I'll be buried treasure or Epstein's conscience or something like that.

[21:44] So yeah when you get older you realize a couple of things i have more money than time so i'm going to spend money to save time right i have more money than time because i'm older, and i can have more money if you tip a little bit 10 bucks so far while all of my entertaining 22 minutes of riffing on computers we'll get to a great show tonight oh it's already a great show what can i tell you yeah why vinyl albums that are so worn out i'm sure they're not worth a thing i just don't have the heart to throw them out yeah yeah thank you i do appreciate the tip so a friend of mine bought a house once which had like literally wall-to-wall vinyl records if they'd just been corrected obsessively over the years and the guy had died among them died among them and he actually ended up getting a good deal of money for some of these these records and all of that the hoarding skills may come in handy when society collapses maybe but not if you're hoarding VGA cables, I don't think they'll be the new bottle cap currency.

[22:41] By the way, to the person who said, watch the Fallout series, I watched a couple. Absolutely, it is some of the most repulsive imagery and stories and characters and world that I've ever seen. But there's some depth to it that makes it vaguely worthwhile. So I'll get to that review at some point. No matter how bad the Ecopalypse, no one will want your mixtapes. And what was it? There was a song. Was it Atari Teenage Riot or some band? And the song was called Song for a Mixtape, which I thought was great. Six blocks to go! I'm just Jenny from the block. I'm just Bitcoin on the block.

[23:22] So, Jared, did we get that stuff about Bitcoin? Let me just see here. Yes, there we go. There we go. All right, let's do a little bit of bit of coins. All right, so history of Bitcoins. In 2009, the system rewarded successful miners with 50 Bitcoins every 10 minutes. Three halvings later, 6.25 Bitcoins are being dispersed every 10 minutes. The last Bitcoin halving occurred on May 11, 2020, when Bitcoin was $8,618. During this event, the reward for mining a Bitcoin block was reduced from 12.5 Bitcoin to 6.25 Bitcoin. This halving was part of Bitcoin's built-in monetary policy that reduces the rate at which new Bitcoins are generated approximately every four years. The next halving is scheduled for April 19th, 2024, when it goes from 6.25 to 3.125 itty-bitty-ditty coins. Just hours away from its next supply cut, amid fears of a rapid cataclysmic US dollar collapse. apps. So it reduces the daily supply of new Bitcoin from around 900 to 450 just hours away.

[24:35] Quote, if we get a similar run to the previous cycle, looking at historical performance, one year after halvings, Bitcoin could reach $450,000 a year from now or 270,000 if this cycle turns out to be more like 2016. It's a Bitcoin analyst.

[24:54] Using Axios data, Atkinson found the Bitcoin price could, quote, reach $350,000. Using the previous cycle as a guide, $1.8 million. Applying the 2016 cycle performance, giving Bitcoin a $35 trillion market cap. Sorry, my throat's a little froggy today. I'm obviously fighting off something. I don't have an actual cold or anything, so I'm afraid you're going to get movie tough guy voice all night. It's going to be Duke Nukem. What are you waiting for? Christmas. All right. The Bitcoin halving is the first that's happening outside the Federal Reserve's Zerp era zero interest rate policy. The first after the debut of a fleet of long-awaited Wall Street Bitcoin exchange traded funds or ETFs and the first since China expelled the country's Bitcoin miners in 2021.

[25:44] Actually, I think that Jeffrey Epstein offered the Bitcoin miners refuge until like, oh, miners with an E? No, no, I can't use those to blackmail anyone. All right. The crypto guru Gulgi says the effects of Bitcoin's reward halving on its native cryptocurrency are well documented. Historically, Bitcoin tends to hit impressive rallies about 12 to 18 months after each halving. Following the first halving in November 2012, Bitcoin's price increased by 9,500% over the next 367 days. Similarly, the 2016 halving resulted in a 3,040% rise. Of the 562 days in the 2020 events saw an 802% increase of 1,403 days.

[26:30] Bitcoin Price History

[26:31] So what do we got here? Bitcoin halving price history. This is from Laia Heilpern. Heilpern. 2012, $12 at halving, $964 one year later. 2016, $663 at halving, $25.50 one year later. 2020, $870, $87.40 at halving, $55.801 one year later. 2024, $63,300 at halving. This is the most bullish event. Don't be shaken out by whales pushing price down to get better entry. One year from now, you're going to be thankful you bought. Not my advice. I'm just reading from liar Heilpern. And nothing I say is investment advice. Make your own decisions. Blah, blah, blah. All right. Bitcoin is still 0.1% of global asset value. There's a little room to go. Matt Prusak says in just hours, Bitcoin's inflation rate will be cut in half. Dropping below that of gold, the halving makes Bitcoin's fixed supply even scarcer and supports its position as an inflation hedge in a world of expanding fiat money supply. And yes, so that's quite important.

[27:45] $932 billion asset manager DWS launches physical Bitcoin ETC in Germany. That is a couple days ago. And what else do we have? Uh, okay, let me ask you this. Let me ask you this. Are you getting a little... Are you getting a little... Are you getting a little fucking tired of everybody predicting that this is the day of World War III? Is this your thing? Can't get on social media. It's World War III! World War III starts today, it's just a bunch of posturing right, I told you guys a while ago it's just a bunch of posturing and.

[28:43] What bothers me, and it bothers me on the right a little bit more than the left, because the right claims to be more empirical. The left is, you know, fantasy wish fulfillment, to gather resources from exploitation through language. They strip mine with syllables. But on the right, they're supposed to be a bit more empirical, right?

[29:03] Accountability for Predictions

[29:03] It bothers me a little bit more on the right. Everybody's like, World War III, World War III, World War III. So, let me ask you this. What have I gotten? And there are things, no problem. What are things that I have gotten wrong that are big deals? I mean, little things here and there. I make a couple of errors and I'll correct it, usually a show or two later. But what have I gotten wrong? I do remember I listened to Chris Martinson's argument about masks. And I'm like, yeah, I think they could be helpful in terms of keeping your hands off your face. But, you know, there's some studies that show it doesn't really look into this kind of stuff at all. I said it wasn't going to be a big deal when China banned minors. I said Bitcoin was going to be a big thing. I said immigration was going to have a lot of unexpected consequences and so on, right? So just, you know, what have I screwed up? And if there is something I've screwed up that I, and I said, I said that the lockdowns were going to cause far more harm than they prevented.

[30:07] That's all. I absolutely accepted two weeks to slow the spread but never said the government should enforce it never said it should be done by the government and never said that anybody should be coerced into anything, obviously I was skeptical about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines I think I've been well you can come to your own conclusions about how well, that's borne out write about child abuse and its effects on society and write about politics about all of that, So, what happens when people get things wrong? What happens when people get things wrong? What happens to them? Do they get called out? Do they lose credibility? Do they, like, don't you have to apologize if you get something wrong? Don't you? Yeah.

[31:08] You know, 13 years ago, I said Bitcoin was going to be a huge freaking deal. And so the reason it bothers me more on the right is that the right claims that, the problem with government is it's not accountable. It doesn't correct its mistakes. It doesn't like it. Okay, well, what about you? What about you? What about you? If government isn't accountable, and that's bad, what about all the people who, like I was ranting the other day in the sort of private donor chat about, it really bothers me, the anti-vaxxers who said, everyone's going to be dead, who took the vaccine, right? They made all of these claims. Everybody who takes the vaccine is going to be dead. Some people said two years, three years. Come on. Come on. Like, that's terrible. That's a terrible thing to say. and it's something that's absolutely appalling to be wrong on, isn't it?

[32:15] Where's the reckoning?

[32:21] Reckoning for Wrong Predictions

[32:21] I mean, people get things wrong, but it goes from an error to a sin when you don't acknowledge it and apologize, especially if you've said people are going to be dead. It's World War III. People, like it really scares people. People think they're going to be vaporized. They think they're going to be like Hiroshima-style nuclear shadows on the wall. And people just pump this kind of stuff out. What happens? What happens when they're wrong? What happens when they're repeatedly wrong? What happens? What happens? Are people just addicted to the drama and the dopamine and they're just disaster conveyor belt? boom, boom, doom, doom, doom, doom, disaster, disaster, disaster.

[33:16] Ugh. I mean, I hate being, I hate it with such a burning, loathing, deep passion. I hate being wrong. I hate being wrong. And not being wrong when you do a lot of live streams and answer stuff on the fly, it's a challenge. It's a challenge. I think it's the drama and dopamine addiction. It serves as a great distraction. I think you're right. So when people are like, everyone who took the vaccine is going to die, World War III, whatever they're going on with, right? So people just, they just want to be frightened? Yeah, I've been wrong several times. Of course you have. if anybody who speaks has made mistakes, of course, there's nothing wrong with that.

[34:13] It just really, really bothers me that people don't self-correct and that people can be consistently full of the most alarmist shit and just keep going. Crazy. Well, and the fact that they're not deplatformed for being completely wrong about hyper-alarmist shit means that, well, it tells you all about their relationship to the powers that be, right? Clearly that's not a problem. And when it comes to Twitter, fear-mongering tweaks like that make people do some bit of coin. But that's like selling your future credibility for current money, right? But do they do people call them on this? Do nobody care? It doesn't matter? What is the story with that? Like this every time they tweet do people say well you were wrong about this and you were wrong about that like why on earth would I listen to you about this you've been wrong about this that and the other right.

[35:20] I mean I'm so not wrong that people have to make up that I'm wrong, he supported lockdowns no I didn't I understand that, being cautious when you're facing and I always was of the opinion, I've got a whole video about this, so you don't have to trust me, called the case against China about how, of course, it came from a lab in Wuhan. Like, that was sort of my argument, right? I can't prove it 100%, but, you know, to me, proof beyond a reasonable doubt is fine. But, yeah, when you have what seems to have been developed as a bioweapon released into the wild, yeah, I think some caution is necessary at the beginning. That doesn't mean I want the government to run it.

[36:06] Yeah it's crazy man i don't i don't know how people just keep skating along just being wrong wrong wrong some do point out their own errors here and there but it generally gets drowned out in the noise well and do they learn from those errors do they learn from those errors and do better, there's no point admitting fault if you just go commit another fault sorry sorry i had an affair Oh, shit, sorry, it's time for me to go have another affair. I think when people call you wrong, it's like a sensory deprivation effect, but they have to hallucinate wrongness in the complete absence of it. Well, I think there's something to do with that, but...

[36:54] So, what's the price? Let me just, just out of curiosity, let's have a little bit of fun here. Let's do a little bit of fun. A little bit of Erica by my side. all right so what do we got here i just want to get the right okay so four years ago bitcoin was cooking at nine thousand dollars or so depends like canadian right nine thousand so bitcoin's gone up tenfold since i stopped doing politics and bitcoin's gone up a thousand percents.

[37:34] Since I stopped doing politics. So, of course, a lot of people, oh, he's one website over. I can't be bothered. That's another bookmark. Oh, no. You can set up some big generic universal feed which gets everything you want. They couldn't add wherever I was, right? No, it's right about global warming. I mean, I did interviews like, what, 16 years ago? About how this wasn't going to be a big thing, and it's 16 years later, 17 years later, and it ain't a big thing. I was reading the other day that a third of the monitoring stations in America that they use to record temperatures aren't there anymore. It's just gone. It's just gone. Because, you know, I was talking about this more than a decade and a half ago about how the monitoring stations for global warming were built in the woods, but the cities expanded, and now you've got all this concrete that's radiating heat into them, and now a third of them are just gone. They're just gone. Just gone.

[38:43] So they just make them up. No, no, it's not making them up. You see, it's modeling. It's modeling.

[38:57] Yeah, no, they're gone. They got pulled down because the city's expanded. Somebody bought the parking lot. Just gone. I was right about South Africa, sadly, and was right about the direction of Australia. And yeah, it was bad. It was bad so I think for the people they have to imagine that I'm wrong, because by not listening to me they've missed out on millions is that fair to say for most people alright so yeah, should we get how's our harvening doing from Harvard avid. Got a threatening letter today from a company that was so mad at me because I owed them 38 cents. We're going to refer this to a collections agency. It was the first thing I got from them and but it's 38 cents. Don't people have any kind of quality controls in their email skiers? I don't know. It's kind of funny.

[40:15] I have people who don't understand what modeling is. They just don't know.

[40:25] Five blocks to go. 30 minutes. You were criticized by the government for not banning travel from China right away, which still leads to me conflicted because banning travel seems like a violation of the NAP to me. Oh, my God.

[40:43] Oh my God.

[40:49] Okay, so a quick question. If you have a deadly disease and it's sexually transmitted and you want to go out and have sex and I tell you that shouldn't happen, am I violating the non-aggression principle? If you have the epicenter of a deadly disease and you don't want to take flights from there, is that a banning of the non-aggression principle? It certainly isn't. Just think about it in a free society, for God's sakes, man. Come on, you should know this by now. Think about it in a free society. In a free society, if there's a deadly disease and people want to fly to your neighborhood, will that happen? No, of course not. The private airport won't let them land because they'd be liable. They'd be sued individually. You'd lose your own house. If you bring people in from a disease-ridden place, you let them land, you put them up, you let them roam around, because remember, everything's privately owned, everything's private property, so you can ban anyone without violating the non-aggression principle. So you're in a free society, a private society, and there's a deadly disease or a dangerous disease or an unknown disease that's really contagious from someplace, and they say, we want to fly to your airport, we want to roam around your city. Well everybody who permits that and people get sick they'll get sued so of course it won't happen come on people.

[42:15] Oh my god, yeah everyone in business knows you can make modeling say whatever you want yeah hey man I've done sales projections, next week a doctor with a flashlight shows you where modeling comes from, Modeling comes from the dark heart of pink-eyed, butt-wagging OnlyFans.

[42:48] Funnily enough, if you pay people to model what you want, magically, they will model what you want. I mean, it's literally guys who are writing about, I think it was Nature Magazine, and there's a guy who was writing about, well, I changed my climate data so that it fit their preferred narrative, and it got published, and I knew that it wouldn't get published if I didn't, and that's not how science is supposed to work. But that's how corruption works, right? I can't, you know, this is what some guy said, I can't verify it, but it seems to fit a kind of pattern, to put it mildly. All right, sorry, I forgot to check over here, elsewhere, where we have things going on. All right. I've always enjoyed his sense of humor, LOL. Can you imagine running today's powerhouse computers on an old operating system like WinXperia from Win95? If made compatible, it would be fast as lightning. Yeah, that's true. You still have your old crappy 54-inch projector TV. Wow. Wow, you are in LaserDisc land, my friend.

[43:52] Climate Change and Monitoring Stations

[43:53] Got to finish the Climate Change on Trial podcast? Yeah, that's brutal. That's brutal. I don't particularly care about conspiracy theories regarding the patrilineage of politicians. Doesn't change their moral natures. All right.

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[44:40] You would be surprised how many bank and government systems run 40-year-old software. I would not be surprised because my very first programming job was maintaining and coding in COBOL 74. I remember when they moved to COBOL 85 with now with NDIF. So. I really like that old call in you had with a research assistant asked to flub the results. Yeah, for sure. Yeah, for sure. For sure. Well, we were talking. I was talking with Dr. Mary Ruart. 12 years ago about the corruption in the Food and Drug Administration and other areas. It was not a shock to me when things went kind of weird.

[45:26] Follow the money, right? When people don't have morals and they're paid, they're predictable. When people don't have morals and they're well paid, their behavior is predictable. You know, if you put down a bowl of water in front of a thirsty dog. What percentage of Americans read at a fifth grade or less reading level? What percentage of Americans read at a fifth grade or less level? Just in case you were wondering why we don't have any new Shakespeare's, this might be why. All right, do I have the actual data to back me up? I think so. I should.

[46:21] One percentage. Now, I was at Chris Hedges had a whole analysis of the absolute degradation in language of historical speeches by Americans. They just got dumber and dumber and dumber and dumber and dumber and dumber and dumber. I was a rough man. I was rough.

[47:02] Doom.

[47:13] Once more i recommend following pearly things all right remember being shown the movie inconvenient truth in elementary school oh yeah that's absolutely appalling absolutely appalling, was there ever an update from the woman who did the call in entitled my bit point my husband won't sell bitcoin to buy a house the husband was a fan of your philosophy but was not protecting his wife for the bullying sister-in-law. I wonder if we could have a call-in update section to easily see what happened with these callers. Ah, so the woman who wanted her husband to sell his Bitcoin to buy a house and was very self-righteous about it and thought that she was 100% in the right, you think... You think that woman's going to call me in and admit she was wrong? You really think that woman's going to call in and give us an update? Are you crazy? Do you not understand how modern female nature works at all? Yeah, I just want you to admit that you made a massively multi-deca-million dollar mistake in public. Because, you know, that's what women are all about. Just admitting faults and being wrong. Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh.

[48:42] Some nuclear power plants in Canada are still running software other than you. Yeah, well, it's not. I remember talking once at a guy, deal with a guy, who worked at a nuclear power plant and he was telling me about how a lot of stuff is physical because they just, they can't, it's too dangerous to debug the software.

[49:04] It was in 2020. Imagine her now if she got her way. Yeah, so if in 2020, it's 10x, right, since then. There's 10 houses. You can have one house, or, go with me here, you could have 10 houses. So, although maybe she didn't convince him. I don't know. Maybe. All right. Let's talk. Let's talk. Hit me with a Y if you are a chiquita.

[49:37] Collection Agency Threats and Email Quality Controls

[49:37] Hit me with a Y if you are of the female persuasion and listening to this, because we are going to trigger you in about 35 seconds. Please do tell. Please do let me know what is the story.

[49:56] It may be a bit of a sausage fest, but let's find out. Just waiting for the catch up. Why? Yes. Do you know, it's funny. So yesterday I did a call-in show with a woman. First time in the history of the show. First time in 18 years. She hung up on me. Chiquita report, yeah. Yeah, she hung up on me. That was really quite something. We started talking about her boyfriend. Her boyfriend, by the way, of 14 years. And I started poking around in their origin story. Ungone.

[50:39] Gone and that's not her boyfriend i didn't i didn't know it felt weird to call him her boyfriend, but yeah that's the first time man i'm like hello like i'm literally like one of these guys you know like in movies there's a click and they're like hello it's like everybody knows the click but there's no click on skype she just kind of despawned right she went to the back rooms, and she's skate-threed and she's gone. Hello? Because, you know, people do sometimes drop off their internet connections or whatever, right? But yeah, she's just gone, baby, gone. And anyway, we picked it up this morning and then I, well, I found out why she hung up on me. That was a scorcher. I try not to be too shocked after so long of rummaging around of the basements of people's prehistory. But even still, sometimes I trip over my own jaw, and not just because of the general chattiness of it, but... That was a jaw-dropper. That was a jaw-dropper. Hey, let's see if it's finished processing. Yes, it has. Two hours, 36 minutes, 23 seconds, .245. And we have...

[52:00] One of the generally most shocking call-in shows I've had for a long time. Up there with the guy who got arrested during the call-in show and the guy who got his Vietnamese girlfriend because he gave her family a cow. So, yeah, it was something.

[52:26] It was something. Something else. All right. Kind of light on the donations here. So maybe I'll hold off on that topic for Sunday. Yeah, a couple of ladies. All right. Oh, welcome. Glad you're here. Glad you're here. Glad you're here. Well, listen, how is, how is your life going? and how are your questions, your comments? I can wait for my topic for another time. How are you in your life? Do you have any questions, comments, issues, challenges, problems? What have you on your mind? May next month, I will be singing in public, but I will never tell you where. All right. Beans, thank you for the tip. I appreciate that. I appreciate, appreciate that. Thank you. I will wait for your comments to arrive.

[53:40] What should I do? Tom Waits songs. Or maybe a little Robbie Robertson. Outside another yellow moon. Thank you, P-Dot. I appreciate that. Sugar withdrawal is real. Oh, you're going through it right now. It's rough, man. I'm like, maybe there's not a lot of sugar added to this granola. Yeah, there is. Arguing against surrogacy. I sent you the email. I think that's great. I don't know how interested everyone is in that. so I'll do a solo on that. Metallica, please. Are they Sandman? Is that into Sandman? That's a grim song, man. I'm sorry that you got abused in your bed at night, but, uh... Well, I guess it's one way of sharing it. Is that Chesterton? What was his name? Something Chesterton. Why are children angered by saying to them that they can always get more, but after they finish what they currently have.

[54:48] You mean children as a whole? You mean children as a whole? Or G.K. Chesterton, yeah. Do you mean children as a whole or your children? I haven't noticed that. I mean, children in general want more More because we grew up in situations of scarcity and more is better, right? More is better because you can hoard it for later, right? Our children always want excess calories because you never knew when food was going scarce, right? They can always get more, but after they finish what they have, that's not a lie. It's a rule.

[55:30] Corruption in Science

[55:30] I mean, if your plate is still half full of Jell-O and you want more Jell-O, then you know teaching children to eat until they're full but not past it is one of the minor challenges of parenting right and life right and life yeah he was at chester bennington was in lincoln park i believe yeah he was abused he was abused as a kid right yeah, stewart copeland's father was in the cia and the drummer for the police and a very very bad head songwriter. But anyway. So I.

[56:13] It takes you a while to notice that you're full, doesn't it? It does for me anyway. Like I have to stop eating when I finish my plate and like maybe 20 minutes later, I'll feel full, but I don't feel full and then stop eating. I never, I mean, I never feel full anyway. I just, I could keep eating. Like I literally had lunch today with my family and afterwards I'm like, I could eat. It's like, I know I shouldn't and I didn't, but I'm like, yeah, I could just eat again. I could, I literally could just start lunch again. I'm going to start lunch again. No problem. I mean, you know, I, what did I do today? 15,000 steps. So, you know, I'm moving. I'm moving in the grooving, roaming in the gloaming, but yeah, I could always eat more. So learning how to not eat with, to eat consciously, to knowing that, also drink, right, make sure you're not thirsty, and all of that.

[57:03] Yeah, pay close attention to when you're really hungry. That's a big deal. That's a big deal. All right, question. I've got a second interview for Friday. Eddie, any tips for parsing a second interview? Just say, why do you need a second interview? You have some sort of skill issue? How indecisive are you, loser? Some, all right. So a second interview? Well, I mean, you could say, if you want to be efficient, you could say, okay, well, in the interest of efficiency, I'm very happy to be called back. What is it that I can cover now that we didn't cover before? Just to make sure we're using our time as efficiently as possible. Maybe for a second interview with a different person or you can say you know what standards have i already passed so i don't need to talk about them because i don't want to waste your time so you've already accepted this that and the other about me what new information can i give you just you know work to make it as efficient as possible and make sure that you're not covering stuff over that's been covered before because that will make you look inefficient so loved your, the wall the movie the wall analysis saw the movie recently yes that was a great analysis analysis.

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[58:39] Parenting, and let me get this. Yeah, you get the StephBot AI, private live streams, premium call-in shows, 22-part history of philosophy series, the truth about the French Revolution, the truth about sadism, access to the audio book for my new book, Peaceful Parenting, and all of that. It's totally free. You can just sign up, try for it. If you don't like it within the month, you cancel. Don't cost you a penny. If you sign up for a year, you get two months free. I mean, I'm really trying to make it as easy as possible. All right.

[59:13] You would Japan. I don't know what that means. Guys, please. It's a live stream. Just check your messages before you send them if you could. All right. Gum is a good hack for not overeating. Brush your teeth and chew some gum. Also drink water throughout the day. Even when you're not thirsty. I lost 80 pounds doing this along with intermittent fasting. Oh, good for you. Good for you. I tried the drinking lots of water stuff. I just can't spend the entire day either peeing or needing to pee. Like I just can't do it. I just can't do it. And I do have a general theory. You know, you could say it's crazy. You could say it's not crazy. I have a general theory that if I need water, my body will say something like, hey, you need some water. Hey, get something to drink in you. It's just a thought I have that my body is not sinister or trying to mess me up or pretending that it's not thirsty when it's thirsty. So I just, I can't do all that preemptive stuff myself. Although I know you're supposed to drink a lot of water, I mean, I drink throughout the day, but I just can't get into the maximum water thing because I just can't do that much peeing stuff. All right, let's see here. Somebody says, I'm surprised how resilient the Microsoft Surface I got in 2016 is. Been bouncing around 500,000 miles in the semi, been flying with me for so many flights and still doing the thing. Yeah, yeah, but they're not great in the heat, though. They're not great in the heat.

[1:00:37] Three cloud backups is one two backups is none that's funny.

[1:00:44] You got a 3000 latency with oh sorry got it.

[1:00:52] Screw open office. I agree with that. I don't like MS Word, but it's the standard, yeah. Steph, why you attack me over my 94 Dodge Shadow LOL? Well, let's just hope it doesn't give out with you in winter. I'm going to be buried in that car. Yes, that's an old, uh, was it SCTV or something? One of the guys played Ricardo Montalban. Rich Corinthian leather. I want to be buried in this car. Brilliant. Brilliant stuff. Got way too many good Allen sets in my toolbox. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, Fallout series is pretty garbage, and I'm old school Fallout, Vault 33 and 32 weren't connected. Yeah. All right, let's see here. I never played the Fallout games. It wasn't my kind of world. I mean, Bethesda did my favorite game of all time, Skyrim, and I never got into Fallout because it just looked kind of gross and creepy, and I grew up with so much PTSD from imminent nuclear war that I just wouldn't want to play it. The World War III won't really happen. Says Mark, the use of nukes just isn't strategically viable. Yeah, for sure. Yeah, no, it's all fifth generation warfare stuff and all of that.

[1:02:06] My grandfather still thinks Bitcoin is a meme. He was astounded when I told him gold was up 23% in five years and Bitcoin is up 1,600%.

[1:02:15] Yes, I do think that the people who missed the boat have a tough time.

[1:02:25] We've all missed the boat, right, in various ways, right? So, let's see here.

[1:02:30] Impact of Venial Sins

[1:02:31] When I was in the academy, I was told to write my police reports at a sixth grade level because at that time that was the average reading level of a federal judge. I don't think that's true, though. I think that's true. I mean, I'm sure what you're saying is true. I just don't think it's true as a whole. The Backrooms. Sorry for the cane pixels plug, but as a fellow creative, that kid is a genius. Oh, the kid who made the Backrooms videos? Yes. Yes. Sugar withdrawal is awful, but so worth it. Yeah, I did crumbled. I crumbled. I crumbled. crumbled, I crumbled like all of the pewter powder on Kim Kardashian's cheekbones when she smiles. Not that she ever does, but if she did, if she did have the capacity for human emotion and smiled, I would crumble like all of the warnings on Kim Kardashian's cheekbones. But I did crumble the other day and I had a little bowl of ice cream. Because ever since Jared told me he used to eat. No, just kidding. So I did have one block left. I did alternate day fasting since James cut 35 pounds, five myself struggling to keep with 15 to 20 pounds to go. Yeah, your body does adapt. Starving? I don't think so. I'm going to eat your spinal cord. All right.

[1:03:50] That was on the first aid test. What is a symptom of dehydration? Thirst. Nice. Eight glasses of eight glasses of eight ounces of water was made up because it sounded like a nice round number. Yeah, like the six foot distancing or something came from some high school presentation. Ugh.

[1:04:12] What was it? I went to the dentist. Because I still have my wisdom teeth and all of that, I go to the dentist, I think, three times a year, every four months. And I went to the dentist, and she's like, oh, do you want fluoride treatment? I know problems with fluoride and all of that, but I said, do you want fluoride treatment? And I'm like, yeah, sure. And anyway, she's put the fluoride treatment on. She's like, no hot liquids for four hours. I'm like, excuse me? What? What?

[1:04:42] You mean I has to have an iced coffee? Like some frou-frou Parisian? I gotta go with iced coffee. But I'm straight. I can't do that. So, that was rough. That's rough. Jared drinking a quart of cream in his coffee or something. Yeah, you know, it's interesting. Jared was not completely aware that you could stop pouring cream into your coffee. Like, that's a thing. It actually, it doesn't just tilt one way. it also tilts back the other way and actually what we did was we just got an eyedropper we put some of jared's coffee from the cup into the quart of cream and he drank that and he's like too much coffee too much coffee so funny thing funny but sad but true entirely true because i would never exaggerate anything especially gestures and voices it's caffeine and breakfast that's right Right. It's cow cocaine.

[1:05:45] There's more fluoride in tea than you'll ever get from the tap. I don't really know what that means. Do you remember the author of the Catholic book you're reading? Googled the title and couldn't find it. Yeah, if you want to know, I'll get it for you.

[1:06:26] Book Recommendations and Tidying Frustrations

[1:06:26] There it is there it is sorry uh my my wife is tidied and therefore i can't find nothing thing. So it's called 17 Steps to Heaven, A Catholic Guide to Salvation by Leo J. Trees. T-R-E-S-E. T-R-E-S-E. Bitcoin halving. Has it happened? Excellent. Whoa, I don't think I've ever seen staff leave the room for some sort of item before. You should have seen me when I was doing the show right before I got my... Butt camera. Halving is complete. Excellent. I felt a deep shock across the universe, as if millions of fiat currency owners cried out and were suddenly silenced. Uh yeah i'll uh i'll read you something that kind of blew my mind let me get my, deep goggle reading glasses on so i'm on what am i on page 64 it's not a super long book i'm a little over a third of the way through so this kind of blew my mind, about this right whoa where'd half my bitcoin go nice okay so so this is what he wrote This is the argument around venial sin. Venial sin.

[1:07:53] Moreover, from a purely practical standpoint, venial sin cannot possibly pay. When we commit venial sin, we usually do so for some small personal advantage. We tell a lie to save ourselves a momentary embarrassment. We steal some stamps from the boss's desk to save a few pennies. I guess at this point, ask your grandparents, right? We make a catty remark about someone to get even for what she said about us. We take that one drink too many to escape our anxieties or our self-consciousness. We use profanity towards an employee to let him know we mean business. We get to Sunday Mass a little late so that we can be first out of the parking lot. And so it goes. Apparently we forget we are dealing with God. He has the world and all the things in it in the palm of his hand. Can we suppose that he will encourage us in our disobedience by allowing us to profit from our little sins? This is the part that blew my mind.

[1:08:54] He has his own ways of evening the score. I avoid a little embarrassment by my lie today, only to face a bigger and inescapable embarrassment tomorrow. I save pennies by stealing stamps, only to find tomorrow that I have to buy a new tire. I solve my pride today with my catty remark, and tomorrow encounter a grave humiliation. I drown my worries with that excess drink, and am faced with a new and bigger worry tomorrow. I cuss out an employee and find later that someone else has got a chunk of business that I had hoped for. I get away first from the parking lot, then find that I have to lose two hours repairing a leaky water pipe. Is that a thing? I mean, this guy, 1902 to 1970, and he was a priest, a friar, I guess. He was a priest. Happy Harvening, by the way. Happy Harvening. It's not half the bitcoin it's twice the value, so is that a thing that you've heard of that, God will, is this a thing.

[1:10:14] Is that a thing that God trolls you like if you steal a couple of stamps He'll bolt your tires so that you have to pay even more. Is that, I mean, I don't know how many religious people we have here, but is that a thing that God will punish you for your small sins by wrecking things around you?

[1:10:44] I had not heard of that. I was raised, of course, Anglican, where God would never demean himself to tweaking with your business success because you cussed out an employee. So that may be something I'm not super aware of. He does? That's a thing? Interesting. So he's constantly, I had my front bumper ripped off when I left to sin. God has an ironic sense of humor. I've heard of something similar. You had your front bumper ripped off? What's that rather rude song by Grace Jones? Back up to my bumper, baby, in your long black limousine. Back up to my bumper, baby, drive it in between. So maybe if you were chasing after a rear end, you got front-ended. I don't know. By my own fault, I was punished. Yeah.

[1:11:48] Interesting. So God is guiding you with little mishaps if you do wrong.

[1:11:55] That's interesting. So the guy who doesn't cast out his employee, God guides the mind of the purchaser to buy from that guy. Right? Interesting. Those cement parking blocks pulled too far over it. Oh, yeah, everyone's done that. Oh, I guess there's something ahead of me. I tried to save a little time. Backing out. I still have trauma from my father. In Africa, when I was six, we were in a car and i still remember the high-pitched whine when he would back it up it was some old trash rust bucket from hell and we were in the kenya national park and we were being charged out by an elephant because my dad was a bit of an obsessive photographer not snip snip, from fallout but snap snap and he was a very good photographer to be honest i mean it's not something i've ever been particularly into but he won like photography competitions i remember he He had a wonderful picture of a bunch of vultures in a tree at sunset. And it was actually, he won competitions. I remember he had these telephoto lenses that all feminists, I'm sure, would joke about in compensating for something. But he had these telephoto lenses that, you know, I can look up a fly's ass from three miles. It really was. It really was something else. Hey, dad, can you find your conscience? No?

[1:13:21] Okay, guess take some pictures of vultures then. So did that sound bitter? I went full, full Eddie Murphy talking about his dad there, but.

[1:13:35] Uh, he, um, yeah, he would absolutely get quite obsessive about these, these photographs and all kinds of wonderful stuff with that. Uh, but, and he actually got religious, got religion again back in the day. Anyway, so we were in the car, and we were backing away and the elephant was charging at us and it really looked like the elephant was going to win. It really absolutely looked... I thought we were just going to get stomped and I was going to get crushed and lose my legs. Very exciting. He was not super great at protecting children. This is the guy who was in charge of me when I crawled around, found a wood... A gardening shed and drank weed killer because it was in a pretty bright color package or bottle. I think this is back before they had the childproof, because they figured you don't need childproof stuff if your father's not completely retarded. So, as a former Christian, I don't think that's a thing. That's more of a karma thing. Yeah. Oh, the sort of blowback stuff. Yeah.

[1:14:40] Learn the hard way to follow virtue. Yeah, it's true. Haven't we all? Haven't we? All right. I feel, I feel, if you want to be frank with you guys, I feel the energy here is a little low and I don't want to push the show. So I may close up a little bit early. Oh, sorry. From Finland, you just joined. But energy's a little low. Maybe it's me. I don't think it's me. Could be me. But donations are a little low. Energy's a little low. Totally fine. I'm happy that we made it to the harvening together. together but uh if you have any other last questions i'd be happy to hear them but i might close in uh close off a little early because i don't want to push my energy and i have this big topic about uh female um uh submission female submission that i had a really wonderful debate with today jeb bush yeah low energy i can awkwardly take my shirt off maybe that will raise our energy levels i don't know the harvening has happened thanks to have yeah we made it man we made it Hopefully you've still got a couple of sets gripped between your ass cheeks. I'm trying to be higher quality with my comments. Well, thank you, Simphina. It's totally fine. Hey, you know what? If I don't have the energy, I need a lot of energy for the female submission thing because it's big. It's big. Hey, don't talk about my prison wallet.

[1:16:06] Bitcoin Predictions and Counter-Arguments

[1:16:06] Okay. Excellent. Will you read my argument on the main page and give a brief written counter-argument? Written. no i don't think so uh oh the harvening just happened nice just bought more yesterday, excellent the harvening yes bitcoin got hobbited bitcoin got hobbited and can we also say you know what did i say a couple of months ago like when the etfs came in i'm like yeah it's going to bounce around the same range 80 to 90 it's going to bounce around there for a while because they got to even out the price because they got to sell it to more conservative investors went through all of this. Oh, look. I don't know. I'm just saying. As opposed, to all the people who are like, it's doubling, it's going to zero, it's going to tiny, it's small, it's... They're all wrong. They're all wrong. Yeah, it doesn't seem to me, if you're constantly tweaking the matrix like God is, like punishing people for little, it doesn't seem to me quite the same as free will. It doesn't seem to me quite the same as free will. To constantly punish people for their little sins in real time. Not quite free will.

[1:17:24] Ah, thank you, Steph. I thank you. I donate regularly as your work has really made a difference in my life. I'm looking forward to biting the bullet to do a call-in show. I think it would be so beneficial for me and your listeners. Thank you for your hard work. A brief verbal counter-argument on the next show. No, I'll do a solo show on it. I'll do a solo show on it. Thank you very much. I really, really appreciate that. Yeah, I had a call-in show request. It's too dark. It's too dark. I was talking about it with the guys today, the guys I work with, and we were going over it. I'm like, yeah, this one's too dark. And I can go pretty dark, but I don't know that I could find my way back from that one. So, yeah. So if you have, especially if you're a donor, man, call in at freedomain.com. Call in at freedomain.com. I hate Bitcoin price predictions, especially when they say by end of year. What happened to the female submission story? I'm going to wait till I'm a little more energetic or the energy is there. I don't want to, I don't want to push it. What's the topic? It's dark. It's dark. Um.

[1:18:40] The closest, this is the closest I'll say to the topic. So there's a meme. I think it's true. It goes something like this. So a while back ago, I think it was the 19th century in Australia, in Australia, they had a big problem with rabbits and they couldn't figure out how to solve the big problem with rabbit overpopulation. So what biologists did was they built super sexy artificial female rabbits. A super sexy artificial female rabbit. And then what happened was the male rabbits mated with all the female rabbits and the rabbit population dropped precipitously because the male rabbits were mating with all the fake rabbits. And...

[1:19:35] The guy said, TFW, the face when? TFW? When you realize that's why anime exists. They weren't robots in the 19th century, man. Ekute, ekute. Says the face when, that's why anime exists. And then the face when, it really seems to be working. I mean, there is, you know, there is obviously some, some, you know, very pretty women, uh, who are libertarians, the redheaded libertarian has a, uh, a lovely face and obviously fiercely intelligent and guys are like criticizing her. She's had like three kids and she looks great. And they're like criticizing her. And I think her response sometimes is like, you know, lay off the porn. Like, like this is a real woman and she's an attractive woman and all that. It seems very nice and smart obviously really devoted to her kids and it's like.

[1:20:39] It is strange to think that people just go wild for the artificial. The artificial girls, the artificial sex, the artificial relationships. Like, AI girlfriends, Depop 101, right? Depop 101. It's really tragic. Really tragic. So, yeah. Yeah, I mean, if you keep... And so with the AI girlfriends, you know, they're gorgeous, they're attentive, they're curious, they're responsive, they're always available, they don't have any conflicting schedules, and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, right? It's lower risk. Right, exactly. Exactly. The artificial female rabbits never say no. Never say no. But hey, it's better than war. It's better than war. Because war is the time-honored traditional depop agenda.

[1:21:52] So, it's better than war. We've upgraded to AI robots. Yay. Okay. Shouldn't that wake the female population up? What do you mean? What do you mean? To what? In what way? Why?

[1:22:20] They did a similar thing with turkeys and found that turkeys only care about the head. They reduced the fake attraction of a turkey down to a head on a stick and the male turkeys really wanted to mate with that stick. That's right. That's right. Wanting to mate with a stick aka banging twiggy oh that's an ancient joke that is a 70s joke, I just want to wait till I'm ready.

[1:22:52] Females are too busy dancing on TikTok in their bikinis. Yeah, there was this guy on X who was saying that he knew a girl, a woman. She got a master's degree in accounting and got a job and was working hard. And then she says she's going to quit to become an influencer. And what she does is she, fully clothed, of course, I want to insult the woman, right? But what she does is she makes a bed with various bedspreads every morning. And links to the bedspreads in the description. and she's making crazy coin. The female population is told they don't need men. No, but that's kind of a... It's an IQ test, right? Isn't it? It's an IQ test. It's an IQ test. I'll believe that women believe they don't need men when they boycott male taxes and don't dress provocatively, right?

[1:23:55] Who would have thought that there was some truth to those animes where little girls fight in wars? It's just that the depopulation has less to do with killing and a lot to do with speakers saying, Oni-chan, I don't know what that means. You know, there's lots of things I see that I will never look up on the internet. I don't know. I don't know. And also, if a woman says, I don't need a man, what's she saying? Come on, let's be smart here. Break it out. What is a woman? A woman says, I don't need no man. I don't need men. What's she saying? It's not her own thought. What's she saying? I mean, all she's saying is one thing. It's not a statement of belief or fact. It's just this confession.

[1:24:56] She's saying, she's already taken care of resource-wise? No.

[1:25:07] Dark Topics and Call-In Show Requests

[1:25:07] No. I already have access to men's resources. Aren't you very cynical? No. No, she's saying that my father didn't love me. I don't need a man. And is her single mother claiming that while taking men's taxes and resources and living in the houses that men built and turning on the tap and getting the water that men pump and turning on the stove and getting the electricity or the gas that men built? Yeah, she's saying, my father didn't love me. My father was driven away or was a bad guy by my single mother. And my single mother has said repeatedly, it's just you and me versus the world, baby. We don't need anybody else. It's just you and me. We're fine. and everything, right? It's, uh, my father didn't love me. If you've never heard the story, the fox, right, sour grapes. There's a fox. It's really, really hot. There's some grapes in the cool shade, and he jumps like crazy to try and get the grapes. And then, he can't get the grapes. They're too high, and he wanders off, and he says, ah, those grapes were sour anyway. I'm sure those grapes were sour anyway, right?

[1:26:17] So, she did not have the love of her father. it's really really painful when you are down one parent the other parent wields inordinate power right so with a single mother and daughter the mother wields inordinate power because the single mother is the only parent.

[1:26:47] So she can't afford to criticize the only remaining parent, right? And a criticism is what happens in a relationship with a strong bond. Conformity or attack happens in a relationship with a weak bond. So the daughter of the single mother, can she say, Mom, I really need a father. Mom i i don't like the guys you bring home are bad they're not they don't care about me or they care about me too much they're like i i need i need a you gotta get me a dad right, you gotta bring a quality man into my life mom this is terrible this is trash planet this is refuse. This is not a home, this is garbage disposal.

[1:27:51] You gotta spread your wings, not your legs, mom. So if the daughter goes to her single mother and demands tearfully and begs for the single mother to attract a quality man, What doth happen from there? What happens if the daughter of the single mother asserts her desperate need for a strong, healthy, happy, moral, loving, male role model? What doth happen, my friends? What happens? The mother explodes in rage.

[1:28:57] Because the mother has to admit that she cannot attract and hold a good man. Right? This is all the single moms out there on the dating apps, to which a lot of the guys are saying, hey, man, if you were such a catch, why is the father of your children gone? Oh, the man who divorced his daughter made TikToks, dragging him in the dirt. Yeah, she made these videos, right? She's a writer, I think, out in Hollywood. And she made these videos about how he abandoned the family, wouldn't pay her medical bills. And then he went break dancing and on TV and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Yeah, well. It's, um. Divorce is hell. So, the single mother lives in constant terror that her children are going to demand equality, man. Because the single mother both wants moral authority and trashy men. But she can't have both. For the most part. For the most part. I'm not talking about widows. I'm not doing that for the millionth time. Widows are a different story.

[1:30:25] So it's just sour grapes right if you can't get a quality man do you say to yourself wow i really can't attract a quality man i wonder what's wrong with me i wonder how i can improve i wonder how i can get a quality man i see all these stating advice things you know like i want a really high quality man, and I want him on my schedule. You know, he's got to be available to me. I'm not going to text him too much and I'm certainly not going to accommodate his schedule. Oh, okay. So you want a man who is in crazy high demand and you want to play hard to work with. You want to be obstructive and difficult right at the beginning. You want to say you're not free when you are free just to teach him a lesson. Okay, the lesson is I'm going to go for a woman who's available. Thank you.

[1:31:28] So it's the old thing. If you can't get a quality man, what do you say? There are no quality men. We're better off without a man. We don't need no man. All men are trash. All men are bad. All men are garbage. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Somebody says, my parents got divorced just before puberty, and it was an ugly custody battle that lasted four years. That experience has stopped me from getting married and also seeing everyone else's ugly divorces and unhappy, sexless, fat wife marriages. That experience has stopped me from getting married. Why would you lie to us in this way? The experience hasn't done shit. You've made a choice based on the experience and you've let the bad guys win. Your parents got divorced or you don't think my parents got divorced? You don't think my parents had ugly battles that lasted into my teens. What are you talking about?

[1:32:33] The experience has stopped me from getting married. Oh, so you have no access to free will. You're just a lifeless domino, like a tombstone. You knock over one tombstone, one domino, the next one knocks over and it's fault.

[1:32:50] You don't, don't, don't, don't do that shit, man. Do not blame your parents. for your choices.

[1:32:59] Do not blame your parents for your choices. That's your shit. Your choices as an adult, 100% you. Well, I couldn't because my parents... Oh, that's a lie. I mean, it's just a lie. And your parents were mad at each other because of their parents. If your parents had taken self-ownership, they wouldn't have gotten divorced. So your lesson for that is to not take self-ownership and blame your parents. Your parents blamed each other. now you're blaming your parents oh look, progress, oh my god, boy, they sure didn't take any responsibility for themselves and blamed each other ah, the lesson I'm gonna get out of that is to not take responsibility for myself and blame them bro, don't try don't try don't try I mean, I could say my mom hated being a mother and hated her children. That's why I don't have children. So why would you want to let that infection hit your brain when you don't have to? Right? You have learned everything you need to learn to have a happy marriage by watching people fuck it up royally. Am I wrong?

[1:34:25] Well, my father got into repeated car crashes because he drove drunk, so I'm never going to drive a car. What? I don't understand that at all. My father smoked endless cigarettes, so I'm going to smoke endless cigarettes? What does that mean? Say, no, no, no, no, but I'm doing the opposite. They got married, and I'm not. You're not doing the opposite. You're doing the same. They blame each other and fuck up their lives. You blame them.

[1:35:04] What you do with corrupt, irresponsible evildoers, I'm not calling your parents that, I'm just saying in general, right? What you do with corrupt, irresponsible evildoers is do better. You use their corruption as a ninja move to make yourself better.

[1:35:23] Right? What else are you going to do? Cry? Fail? Blame? Lose? Oh, God, no. You've got every... My father was fat, so I'm dying from anorexia. What? That's not a healthy relationship to food. That's just a bounce off to nowhere. My parents didn't love each other, and that caused me massive amounts of pain. So I'm going to solve that by never falling in love.

[1:35:57] What? So you're just giving them all the power over your life, surrendering your entire free will to completely screwed up people, and you consider this progress? Maybe I'm missing something. I'd love to hear. I'm happy to hear. And if you want to do a call-in, call in at freedomain.com. But don't blame your parents for your choices. That's not fighting them. That's becoming them because they blamed each other. That's why the custody battle went on so long. Come on, you know this. I mean, I almost feel like you're trolling me here. You know all of this shit. A millionfold. Ah. Some men love the low-hanging fruit. Isn't that what single mothers are? Lawsuits in the making. No, a single mother is not low-hanging fruit. I'm talking about what she needs to provide to her children. I have an abusive relationship with the cost of living, says someone. Hashtag Bitcoin. That's funny.

[1:37:05] So, sorry, he's typing, so. The best way to end a bad childhood is to stop letting it give you excuses, as a very wise man once told me. Yes, but probably not in quite as deep a sultry and sultry a voice.

[1:37:24] It's your life, man. They're not controlling you. They don't bully you. They don't put you in the basement. They don't rule you. They don't make it happen. Thank you, staff. all the more reason for me to do a call-in. I'm not trolling. I'm trying to be as honest as possible, and I chose my words carefully. No, sorry. You know I'm a free will guy, and you know that I took the absolutely appalling examples of my parents and turned it around completely. Right? I didn't swing to the opposite. You know, my parents were, my mother was violent and abusive. I didn't become overly permissive with no rules like I... I hit the right Aristotelian mean from an extreme. That's a hard fucking hit, man. That's a hard hit. To hit the mean from the extreme because it's always go to the opposite, right? So I'm a free will guy. You know this about my history. I've seen you before. You've been around for a while. You know this about my history. Yes, I understand. He says you're an inspiration for me. Right. So that's why you're kind of trolling. I'm not saying consciously.

[1:38:38] So I had a terrible childhood with violence, insanity. Both my parents got institutionalized. It was just terrible.

[1:38:50] I could have every excuse for every shred of bad behavior. None to sun, moon, or man. And someday on my deathbed, I'll tell you the whole story about my childhood. But not yet. But whatever bad things you can imagine, that was the case. I'm not trying to troll or tease you. I'm just saying that I'm not comfortable talking about it now, but there was some seriously bad shit I've never talked about. It's about as bad as it can be, and I've become a great husband and father. Now, I was given a massive punch out of morality, go home early, be as corrupt as you want, get out of jail free card, the jail being responsibility, right? I was given every excuse in the known universe to legitimately be a bad person. And I gave it a pretty honest shot at times in my early teens. I was given every excuse known to man because there's nobody who could look at the objective facts of my childhood and say, he's going to be fine. People would not have put much money on that.

[1:39:57] So, I'm good-natured, I'm good-humored, I'm funny, I'm strong, I'm very warm. I'm passionate. I'm virtuous. I care about people. I help people. I'm honest. I take endless bullets for the cause at times and come back and stay strong after this origin story of which you know maybe 30%. I'm not trying to be Mr. Mystery here. I'm just saying that that's the fact. Now.

[1:40:28] Did I get there? Or to be more accurate, did I get here by blaming my parents? Did I get here by blaming my parents? Hold them responsible? Yeah, of course they're responsible.

[1:40:42] The Blame Game: Parental Responsibility

[1:40:42] But blame is permission to be an asshole. I'm not calling you an asshole. I'm just saying that that's the mechanics. If you blame people, you're removing responsibility from yourself and you are creating from yourself the shadow from blame called an excuse. You don't blame bad people for your adult life, otherwise they fucking own you forever. You don't get lured into the great devilry of placing responsibility for your life on bad people. Or they might as well have just branded your ass and sent you naked into the world.

[1:41:31] Abuse and excuse rhyme for a reason, my friends. Abuse and excuse. Your parents excused themselves and their own bad behavior by excusing it. Well, I'm fighting with your father because he's doing this and your mother was doing that and that's why I did this. Right? They blamed the other person, which is devilish. They blamed the other person, so they could be assholes and abusive and mean and destructive and vengeful. I'm doing it because he did this. He leaves me no choice. She leaves me no option. I have to, right? Blame, blame, blame. Excuse, excuse, excuse. Abuse, abuse, abuse. I'm not saying you're abusive. Although you are to some degree abusing your own optimism and hope for love and connection.

[1:42:26] But that's what wrongdoers do best, is try to goad you into making excuses to blaming them. Come on, blame me. I'm responsible. Let me stay in control. You'll never be free. Just blame me so we can have a connection.

[1:42:51] Blame-thrower burns down your whole life. Not your life. It can if you let it keep going. Let me at least bequeath unto you the excuses so that the abuses can continue. You can leave me behind. You can run away from me. All that I ask is that you let me cough some excuses into your lungs so you can never draw a clean breath again.

[1:43:23] Excuses are like Demonic possession. It's the closest thing I can think of. The devil doesn't say, go do evil. What does he say? He says, oh man, you've really been hard done by man. Those people are really terrible. They're really bad. Man, you gotta run. We gotta run in the opposite direction of that. Devil doesn't care what you do as long as you don't choose. He doesn't care what you do as long as you don't choose. So what he wants you to do is to bounce off some shitty behavior from shitty people. Bounce off, recoil, react, blame them. He's happy. He's satisfied. The angel is free will. The devil is blame. Because blame is a kind of determinism. You said, I won't get married because my parents got divorced. No, no. You choose. You choose. You can choose to learn from your parents' marriage and be better, or you can choose to blame them and have your heart decay in your chest.

[1:44:26] Resist blame. Because you can't have virtue. And if you blame, you hold people accountable, yes. But also, if you blame your parents, you justify them blaming each other. He says, I can't stop thanking you. I will listen to your answers many times over. Everything you're saying is 100% correct. This was exactly my parents. I do put myself down. I want to pull up on the yoke. I want out of this way of thinking. Beautiful, my friend, beautiful. Good for you, good for you. Brilliant to take the coaching. Well done, well done. Do not surrender an ounce of your life to bad people. Faceless people decided to destroy most of my life's work. Do you hear me blame them?

[1:45:38] Was I unjustly treated? Of course. That's for history to determine. And it will. And it will. But I won't surrender my emotional state to corrupt people. I won't surrender my choices to corrupt people.

[1:45:56] Was I treated atrociously? Of course I was. Some of the places that deplatformed me didn't even follow their own rules. Doesn't matter.

[1:46:06] Doesn't matter. I'm responsible. I'm responsible. I'm not handing that over. Nobody put a gun to my head and told me to talk about controversial things. I took on the biggest taboos, got the information out there that is essential. Now it's up to the world and I don't blame anyone, because what I got out of all of that was a clean and clear conscience and that is worth every view, every dollar every like, every share, every subscription every comment is worth nothing compared to a clean conscience, when you are in possession of essential information and you have a unique ability to communicate it in a way that best gives the world the chance to absorb that information. If you don't do it, you're kind of cursed. Sorry, it's just the way that it is. Like if you have a cure in your hand for the world's ills and you don't hand it over, you don't give it to people, you don't offer it up, Your hands turn from golden to red.

[1:47:34] So I lose this, I lose that, I lose the other. And what was the alternative? To lie? To falsify? To lie? To look straight in the camera and not say the essential things that needed saying?

[1:47:53] What doth it profit a man that he gain the whole world if he giveth up his soul? It's not even really tempting. I'm not saying it wasn't a painful process and a difficult transition. I'm not spark. I'm not that zen, whatever that might mean. Thank you, Manuel. Smaller News Real-Time Relationships is the most helpful book. It will really help you understand why you're in this mess and how to break the cycle. Especially part three, I highly recommend the book. Thank you. Michelle says, and to think if you accept excuses, you help corrupt people while withholding those beautiful gifts from virtuous people. Yeah. If you say, I'm not getting married because my parents had an ugly divorce, you are taking away responsibility from them. Because you're saying foundational life decisions are driven by external factors beyond your control, which is true for them and true for you and true for everyone. And if you lower the responsibility for your life for yourself, you lower it for everyone. And then you can't blame anyone. Even though you want to, you can't logically do it, right?

[1:49:13] He says, this is impactful for me when you answer my questions or messages. I save these live streams and make notes about them. I revisit the videos again and again. Well, thank you. I'm very glad. I'm aware of how many eyes and ears are going to pour over what I say in the years to come. It's just something I know. So i try to dig as deep and as wide and as compassionately as possible so i love your potential man i love your potential and i just want to free you from the bear trap of blame and victimhood and excuses so that you can choose hey man if you choose not to get married hey make it your choice own yourself own your life otherwise the worst conscience which is the conscience of absence that's the worst one. Even wrongdoing is not nearly as bad as non-doing. Make a mistake. Do right, do wrong. Guided by virtue, but do something. The conscience of absence is the worst of all.

[1:50:24] Overcoming Excuses and Taking Responsibility

[1:50:24] And I want to save people from that fate. That's a fate you don't see when you're young. It's a fate you don't even see when you're middle-aged. But when you're older and you begin to see how the whole story plays out, the people who cowered and blamed and took no fundamental responsibility for their major life choices have the biggest regrets of all. Because there's no mulligans. There's no reduce. There's no control Z. There's no undoes. You know there's this weird thing oh well you always get another chance you always get no you don't i don't know why people talk about that stuff crazy to me no you don't you're a woman and you didn't get married and you're 40 you don't get another you don't get another chance to be a mom to have your own children no you don't a man who screws up his career and goes into the wrong field and wastes his time and is 35 no your odds of being any kind of success are tiny you know i've I was haunted, I'm not saying this is absolute, but I was haunted by this phrase I read when I was in my teens as a man seeing on a bus over the age of 30 has been a failure in life.

[1:51:35] Yeah, no respawn. Yeah, that's right. That's right. You've got to be very conscious and take responsibility. You take responsibility and you screw things up, you'll feel bad. You don't take responsibility, life screws you up, you feel worse. Taking responsibility is the least painful option in life. And there's not even a close second.

[1:52:03] It's like the people who say, well, I don't want to really exercise too much because I'm going to injure. I don't want to exercise. I'm going to get injured. It's kind of boring. It's like, okay. So then you get bad backs, bad knees, brittle bones. So Pantos says, this is really great. I'm so good at making excuses. It's hard to break free from, which in and of itself is an excuse. It's not hard to break free from. You just do it. You know it's like all the people when i wrote my first novel or my first real novel and people like oh i've always wanted to write a book it's like, what are you talking about you always i always wanted to write a book i was thinking about this today when i left theater school i didn't even finish out my second year i found it such a repulsive and marxist environment so when i left theater school i had a play that i'd written that i wanted to produce so what did i do i put the ads up and i funded it i was working as a waiter at a restaurant and I just funded it and hired the people and directed it and found the theater. Originally I was going to do it outside, but it was tough to get the permit. So I ended up renting a theater and put the play on.

[1:53:11] Colonel Saunders started KFC at 65. Don't do that shit, man. The exception that proves the rule is a drug to keep people inactive. I'll get to it later. her. Grandma Moses didn't stop painting she was 70. Yeah. Yeah. You're just trying to lure people into inaction.

[1:53:55] If you blame others and you say that bad people are responsible for your bad choices then they're not bad choices they're just dominoes like i don't take responsibility for aging or being bald because that's just nature that's just time that's just physics right i don't take any response oh my god i why did i age that was a mistake it's like well it's better Better than the alternative.

[1:54:22] Is it Dennis Miller? If you're over 30 and still wearing a name tag, you failed in life. Don't hold yourself to lower standards because you had a bad childhood. Hold yourself to a higher standard because you had a bad childhood. That's how you beat the bad childhood. Don't make excuses for you or you never get out. You turn your couch into fucking quicksand that takes you down forever. You know, I got a tip. You want to write a book? I got an idea. Write the book! You want to sing karaoke? Go sing karaoke! You want to throw a party? Throw a party! You want to write a screenplay? Write a screenplay! You want to paint a picture? Paint a picture! I don't care! You want to ask the girl out? Ask the girl out! You want to ask the guy out? Ask the guy out! Aging is such a massive skill issue well it is actually a skill issue because you made it this far I mean I survived weed killer car crashes cancer yeah I think it is actually quite a skill issue I'm like Mario getting through those flaming scythes, well I survived a German mother.

[1:55:42] So, that's all I got to say about that. Don't dream. Oh, you just got to dream. You just got to believe. Bullshit. Make it happen. Do something. Do something. Do something. I remember when I was playing in theater school, I played in King Lear.

[1:56:04] And we all wanted our big internal states when there was big bad news delivered. I remember the director was a pretty famous guy. was throwing metal chairs across the stage saying, just do something! Don't just be internal, do something! And, of course, it was kind of ridiculous and hysterical, but it's kind of right. Yeah, just do something. Right? There's a girl at Starbucks that you like, chat her up. She says no. She says no. It's better to be told no than never to ask. That's really sad. And that's the shit that will eat away at you. And I still remember when I was, I think, 14, I was in the subway, and there was a girl. I really liked the look of her, but I was too shy to give her much of a smile. So then, ah, you know, 40 years later, right? More. So I was too nervous to smile at her in the subway car. I was too shy. And then I got out of the subway car, and I felt confident enough to give her a big smile as the train was pulling away, and she gave me a big smile back, and I never saw her again.

[1:57:27] There was a girl, a woman at university I had a really nice chat with. I chatted with her a little bit, and I was in the play Macbeth. I was playing Macbeth, and I was working out like crazy because I figured Macbeth would be buff, and she kept showing up at the gym, and we'd chat and all of that. I never asked her out. Years later, I was like, all right, I should find her again. I mean, you have a first name. Michelle says, I remember the first boy I asked out, I completely bombed, but I would have had regret forever if I didn't do it. Yes. Because when you get a no, you eliminate the could have been. Do you see what I'm saying?

[1:58:14] If I'd smiled at the girl in the subway, maybe we would have exchanged phone numbers. But I didn't. But I found out afterwards that she smiled back at me. And that she was probably shy too, right? So that's no good. If you ask the girl out and she says no, you, yes, a little bit of pain, a little bit of upset, maybe more than a little bit, but there's no woulda, shoulda, coulda. And the woulda, shoulda, couldas are like tumbleweeds that eat up your whole brain and happiness. You're full of regret. If you confirm, you know, you ask the girl out, she doesn't like you, she's not that interested or whatever, okay, well, that's painful, but at least you don't sit there and say, well, she's the one who got away. She's the girl I smiled at 30 seconds too late. If I'd have smiled at that girl in the subway 30 seconds earlier, I would have stayed on the subway, because you could just get off and ride back, right? I would have stayed on the subway. But no, I smiled at her after I got out, and the train pulled her away. Bye-bye. Coulda. Coulda. Nope. I'll never know.

[1:59:29] You get that kind of pull from a woman that you remember 40 years ago. That really is her DNA tugging at yours that you need to listen to. Yeah, probably, yeah. I needed to hear this. I'm too comfortable with living small. Yeah. All right. Alright, well I guess we've made it to almost two hours. Thank you everybody so much for your time and attention tonight. Freedomain.com slash donate. Going to try and get in under two hours. Lots of love from up here. Freedomain.com slash donate. Love you guys. Thank you for a great evening. I'll talk to you soon. Bye.

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