Here’s weird story I promise is true: Yesterday I had an almost hallucinogenic experience of communicating with the creators or the Simulation. I spoke with “them” out loud for about thirty minutes and could feel a presence. But I was skeptical. I offered “them” a challenge…
I asked “them” to prove I was in a Simulation by solving a problem I had experienced for months: my knees were continually sore from exercise. So…
Nov 15 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Fentanyl can't be stopped by ordinary border security. It only travels that way now because it is easy.
Fentanyl is not like any other drug. Not even close. It is a WMD, in effect. The solution is political and military.
SF's open air drug experiment failed, but that targeted a demographic that created a zombie zone in the middle of a city. (Dumb). Do NOT NOT NOT compare that to any drug legalization/treatment ideas not yet tried.
The Mexican government can't help because the cartels own them.
Nov 6 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
Men have been pushed too far. For relationships, they are now asking “What do you have to offer?” The answer is usually crickets.
Prior to marriage, people are in enticement mode. That works out well. After marriage, women automatically change their relationship strategy to pain infliction. This is a rational change because enticement has low value and men think the pain is temporary.
Oct 4 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Elon Musk took control of the Ukraine/Russia endgame by writing the first draft in bullet form and drawing all attention to it.
You just learned one of the most powerful persuasion techniques in the modern world: Write the first draft and keep it simple.
Once the "Musk Peace Plan" gets in your head -- where no other peace plan resided -- it takes root. And he makes us think past the sale (the details) to a peace agreement framework versus full-scale war with Russia.
Sep 26 • 14 tweets • 2 min read
Fentanyl and Nuclear power failures are the same problem: They are education problems that we came to believe are policy differences.
Educate a person on either topic and you end up on the same side in two minutes.
Here are some Fentanyl illusions that are popular:
1. People believe demand can be reduced. But no one has ever seen that approach succeed anywhere. We only believe someone else knows how to reduce demand.
As long as we hallucinate a demand solution exists, there will be no energy to look for a real fix.
Sep 24 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
What would a serious Fentanyl policy look like? No one has proposed one yet, so I'll give you a first draft.
1. Remove prescription requirements for Narcan in all states. Create an app so volunteers with Narcan can respond on their own block when alerted.
2. Create a military unit specifically for destroying the cartels in Mexico.
3. Give the Cartels a six month deadline to stop all Fentanyl operations or we invade Mexico and establish a permanent military base to eradicate the Cartels.
Jul 28 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
As a public demonstration of word-thinking, give me 30 days to make "sustainable" sound to you like the sequel to Soylent Green.
Most people can't distinguish between word-thinking and rational thinking. Allow me to explain. . .
Words don't need to be in sentences to influence us. Many words are "loaded" with a specific energy you might liken to computer code for brains. That's why politics is about winning the definitions of words. To do so is like accessing the UI to the public's brain.
Jul 26 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
1. Trump attempted a planned insurrection. 2. Okay, loosely planned. 3. Okay, not planned, but he encouraged it. 4. Okay, he didn't encourage it, but he didn't try to stop it. 5. Okay, he did try to stop the violence, but he should have done more, and sooner, during fog of war.
If Congress and state governments had done their jobs, no one would be doubting the outcome of an American election. But they didn't do enough to ensure transparency and credibility of the elections. That guaranteed a Jan6th event sometime in the future. More are coming.
Jul 26 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
Remember when you were sure Epstein died? If I were in charge of creating that illusion, I’d make sure you thought past the sale to HOW he died. Your mind would be trapped in that loop and be blind to the more important question.
I’m not alleging Epstein is alive. I’m alleging that the information available to the public is consistent with him being alive OR dead. Because…
Jul 14 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
Here’s a concept we need: Minimum High-Quality Life. In other words, the cheapest-but-perfectly-good phone service, healthcare, Wifi, housing, transportation, education, social life, etc. Recognizing this concept would manifest it via market forces. Solves inflation indirectly.
Solves for #confusopoly effects. I use Verizon service but I have no idea how it compares to cheaper alternatives.
Jul 13 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Words that have become useless because we don't agree what they mean:
Talking at length to a Democrat yesterday was a wild experience. It’s as if they have a framework for how sentence structure works but it is populated with CNN talking points. Debunking them in the order presented created what?
That’s right: The Democrat Logic Loop. With each slaying of their points they jump to a new point. Once all points have been debunked, they start over as if the discussion never happened. To infinity.
Jul 12 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
The most important question in the U.S. is how many and what type of vulnerabilities exist in our election systems, especially the digital parts.
Example: If you test ten voting machines that the manufacturer provides, can it be said all voting machines were good on vote day?
Another: Are there checks/tests of data throughout the system that can guarantee all votes got to the endpoint unchanged?
How can that be done if votes are stripped of voter identifiers (intentionally) along the journey?
This is as big an ignore as Hunter's laptop.
Jul 10 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Watching the @DoorDash guy rob a package from my front door last night. Box was found empty in the street. Here he eyes the top package.
Stolen package is already in bag in left hand.
Jul 7 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
If you try to teach a squirrel to dunk a basketball on a regulation-sized basket, and the squirrel ignores you, what is the likely problem?
1. You are a bad teacher. 2. The squirrel lacks motivation. 3. You don't have Christ in your life.
Before you answer, consider this...
Some professional basketball coaches have teams in which every player can dunk. That proves dunking is a teachable skill. So, therefore, logically, if you were a good coach, your squirrels could dunk.
Jul 6 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
The worst thing Conservatives do to the country is promote fathers as a solution to social problems. It fools us into thinking a solution exists. Read the rest of this thread before reacting.
You think I will argue fathers don’t help. I’m not arguing that. I’m arguing that flapping your arms to fly is not a solution to high gas prices.
Jul 6 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
The Highland shooting and every Fentanyl overdose death among the young are teaching us the same lesson, and we refuse to learn it. It's difficult, but I'm qualified to give you this lesson (unfortunately).
This won't be easy to read.
When a young male (let's say 14 to 19) is a danger to himself and others, society gives the supporting family two options:
1. Watch people die. 2. Kill your own son.
Those are your only options. I chose #1 and watched my stepson die. I was relieved he took no one else with him.
Jun 27 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
It's time to rethink the Constitution, maybe rewrite it, because it was created for a different species.
At one point in American history people wanted good solutions but they differed on how to get there.
Then the Internet happened. 🧵
The Internet allowed us to count clicks to know what was most popular. That moved the news toward outrage, and it redefined our species. We are no longer a species looking for victory over problems.
Now we look for victory over the other team.
Jun 23 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
I have a few minutes, so I thought I would solve all the world’s problems with one tweet thread. My starting assumption is that fixing “the news” fixes everything else. Eventually.
The problem with the news business is that true news is boring whereas fake news is exciting and profitable. So how do you make real news interesting and profitable?
Jun 10 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
The Jan 6th hearings logic goes like this:
1. Some white supremacists are allegedly members of Proud Boys, a group whose leader is a person of color.
2. Proud Boys and Oath Keepers once talked.
3. Trump encouraged legal protests against certifying the vote before an audit.
4. Members of Proud Boys and Oath Keepers were allegedly the violent ones at the protests. They fought and injured law enforcement.
5. Trump once said of Proud Boys, "Stand down and stand by" which the Fake News told the public means get ready for violence on his behalf.
Jun 9 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Today some elected idiots will try to convince America that the only place Republicans don’t bring guns is to a highly organized insurrection.
Same idiots will tell you Trump’s words caused Jan 6th violence but Schumer’s words about Kavanaugh did not cause an attempted assassination.