Ramblings

Where I’ve Gone Lately

Free Speech

The fundamental issue underlying the necessity of free speech is the inherent and unwavering value of Truth. Truth is not always self-evident. There are many interpretations of a collection of facts that can steer a person or group farther from or closer to base Truth. Statistics and data analysis reveal this to scientists every day. […]

Finding the Happy

I am an unreasonably lucky man. I’ve never won the lottery, I didn’t buy Bitcoin when it was <$100 a coin (though I know a number of people who did), and it seems like every time I play cards or dice I lose my ass, but I deeply feel that where it really counted, I […]

Vote Tampering

I’m a vulnerability researcher by trade. Many people refer to this as ‘white hat’ hacking. What this means is that people pay me to try to compromise their computer systems through whatever channels they’re concerned about. It also means that I am pretty familiar with the ways to break into computer systems, networks, applications, and […]

Things To Read

Before we take this Ramble, I have a confession. This Ramble is also a bit of a book review for a few books I read recently. I’ve linked to them throughout the Ramble, and if you buy those books through those links, I get a little kickback. The site I’m linking to is called Bookshop, […]

JOEYIS, aka CAPTAIN RUNNEL’S TRAVELING SHIT SHUTTLE

The mixing bay of my freighter is full of shit and horny robots. The shit is fine, this is where it belongs. The robots are fine, this is where they belong, too. The adjective, as usual, is where the trouble lies. I bought the androids off a retired bajillionaire-turned-monk last week, and the damn things […]

Why They Aren’t “Just Guns” To Us

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Second Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America It doesn’t take much time at all outside of my socio-political bubble for me to realize that […]

Rona

Most people will agree that COVID-19 and our response to it has been something of a cluster fuck. A goat rope. A monkey fucking a football. Most people will also agree that any response from a true leader (or organization dedicated to leading people) must be measured, reasoned, and based on facts. Yeah… right. Instead […]

Free Speech and Social Media

I’ve seen a lot of talk about social media and free speech, so I figured I’d weigh in because my opinion is better and should be considered more valid than everyone else’s. The main thrust of the argument I’m hearing is that the government should regulate Twitter, Facebook, and Google like utilities because they are […]

Being A Man

Before we take this Ramble, I have a confession. This Ramble is also a bit of a book review for a few books I read recently. I’ve linked to them throughout the Ramble, and if you buy those books through those links, I get a little kickback. The site I’m linking to is called Bookshop, […]

No Regrets

Live life knowing that one day it will end and you won’t have to fear the day you have to leave.

VOTE

Early voting started this week in Texas! Get your ass out there and cast your ballot for whichever train wreck of a human you think will keep us all afloat the longest!

How Sir David Attenborough Might Save the World

I couldn’t sleep the other night and decided it would be cool to watch a Netflix documentary. Oops. I’ve always been a conservative leaning guy when it comes to the Constitution and federal vs state governments. I’ve been more of a liberally-minded guy on individual rights–let people do whatever they want, so long as it […]

No Deal

If you take nothing else from my Rambles, please, please, please remember these next couple of sentences. Nothing in the Constitution or Bill of Rights of the United States of America gives its citizens anything. Those documents acknowledge that humans are born with certain Inalienable Rights, and outline a series of restrictions against government to […]

No One Is Smart In a Bubble

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply Stephen R. Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change This dude, Stephen Covey, is a pretty smart motherfucker. He’s written a couple of hugely successful ‘self help’ books about how to become a […]

Honey Badger Don’t Give a Fuck

In a modern day example of “What Second Amendment? I’ve never heard of the Second Amendment!” the ATF sent a Cease and Desist letter to Q, LLC regarding the manufacture of their Honey Badger pistol. Q responded to the letter and has taken up a legal battle with the ATF. Now, you can go read […]

In Memoriam

I’ve debated with myself for the last 12 hours about whether or not I should post anything about this. Part of me feels it isn’t my place. Part of me feels like I shouldn’t put it out to the world. Part of me feels like people don’t want to see it. But, if I gave […]

About Me

I’m a guy living in central Texas with a wife and kids. I find inspiration from guys who make their dreams happen. I find joy in people living their best life. I love watching my children discover contentment in the natural world. I appreciate the protections afforded to me by the pure luck of being born in the United States of America.

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