Category Archives: War Commentary

Five Needed Paradigm Shifts

revealed by the pandemic. The latter two are particularly important.

[Update a while later]

Related: A litany of useless laws have been exposed as well.

[Update a while more later]

The coming age of dispersion.

We’ve been wanting to get out of the city for a long time. Most people don’t realize how large and empty the American west is, including California itself. New technology is going to make it increasingly possible and affordable to live comfortably off the grid.

Bad Regulations

Yes, the best response next time would be to shut down the CDC and FDA. Even Cuomo admitted that the regulations were slowing things down.

[Update a while later]

Stop panicking over bad data.

I won’t be surprised to find out when this is all over that the mortality rate was one in a thousand.

[Update a few minutes later]

Ford is making ventilators from seat fans.


[Update a while later]

Sorry, first link is fixed now.


Is it inevitable, and soon? It’s a good idea to prepare, but I don’t think it will be necessary. In any event, unless we cancel tomorrow’s fumigation, we have to leave the house until Monday.

[Update later morning]

If this is true, it’s great news. The case-fatality rate may be only a tenth of a percent.

[Update mid-afternoon]

This is stupid. How do these people expect the needed goods to be moved with the war on truckers?

[Update Friday morning]

More on the trucker’s plight.

[Update a few minutes later]

I’d been needing a haircut, but put it off too long, I guess (I always procrastinate, because I hate getting haircuts). Other than the impact on the proprietors’ businesses, no one will suffer from not getting a tattoo, but hair grows.