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Podcast: Siim Land: Bad Keto Diet Advice with Richard Nikoley
2018-12-10 21:02 UTC by Richard Nikoley


This was a pretty decent podcast, where I’m interviewed this time. Seems to have been well received, with almost 5,700 views so far. The comments on YouTube, nearly 230 at this point, are about what you’d expect, at a glance.

Here’s Siim’s root post. Here are his notes from the post:

“Eat as much fat as you want and don’t count calories”

Ever heard that sort of advice from a keto guru?

The ketogenic diet is becoming more popular than ever before. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of false information and bad advice that gets spread around.

Welcome to the Body Mind Empowerment Podcast. I’m your host Siim Land and our guest is Richard Nikoley. Richard is a blogger, entrepreneur, and author. He also runs the Facebook group Ketotard Chronicles that dissects the stupidity from the rest.

Timestamps:

  • How Did Richard Start Eating Low Carb 01:32
  • Nutritional Ketosis VS Fasting Ketosis 07:30
  • The Potato Hack for Weight Loss 10:10
  • What Are the Most Satiating Foods 13:03
  • Calories and Keto Fats 24:55
  • Nutrient Density VS Energy Density 39:45
  • Plateaus on the Ketogenic Diet 52:50
  • Hyperpalatability and Satiety 01:00:10
  • Successful Food Choices 01:15:00

And Much More…

Here are the links to the podcast on all platforms

If you want to support this podcast, then I’d greatly appreciate if you could join my Patreon community. You’ll be able to get access to unique worksheets about Body Mind Empowerment, a lot of exclusive videos about my routines, biohacking workshops, and a privilege for your questions on the next Q&A.



Elixa Probiotic is a British biotech manufacturer in Oxford, UK. U.S. Demand is now so high they’ve established distribution centers in Illinois, Nevada, and New Jersey.

Still, sell-outs happen regularly, so order now to avoid a waiting list.

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  2. Podcast: Noah Revoy on Male and Female Agency and What to Avoid in Your Relationships
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2018-12-02 05:00 UTC

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  4. Life Update: Richard Visits Beatrice and Doggies
  5. My Video Podcast Interview With Fahad Ahmad of Ketogeek

Podcast: Noah Revoy on Male and Female Agency and What to Avoid in Your Relationships
2018-11-29 19:54 UTC by Richard Nikoley


For reasons that are a mystery to me, I’ve become enamored with talking to good folk and letting y’all see.

It’s not that I’ve not done it before. It’s that I have tested and tested and tested, and the added elements of face changes everything. Voice changes a lot.

I think this is a very special interview and you you might learn something. More accurately, you’ll say to yourself “oh, yea.”

Agency is what underlies everything we do as humans, both individually and socially.

Additional Resources:



Elixa Probiotic is a British biotech manufacturer in Oxford, UK. U.S. Demand is now so high they’ve established distribution centers in Illinois, Nevada, and New Jersey.

Still, sell-outs happen regularly, so order now to avoid a waiting list.

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2018-11-25 05:00 UTC

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Thanksgiving Special: Curt Doolittle on Eugenics and Dysgenics
2018-11-21 22:20 UTC by Richard Nikoley


A couple of weeks ago I had my first conversation with Curt Doolittle. We covered the hard shit.

This morning, we spoke again. An hour this time, and with cool video recording gear. Much better quality.

We cover the “taboo” of eugenics and dysgenics—from bacteria to human civilization and the political and social structures they create.

Find Curt at:

Happy Thanksgiving. Go smoke a turkey. But be careful.

Life Update: Richard Visits Beatrice and Doggies
2018-11-19 20:40 UTC by Richard Nikoley


About a month ago I popped down to Southern California on a whim to visit Beatrice and the doggies and stayed a week. Here’s what went down, in pictures and video.

Beatrice and I went to lunch on the Oceanside marina.

 

We walked the dogs on the beach at Del Mar.

 

I discovered The Cave of Virginity Lost.

 

We did LOTS of dog walking.

 

I took a walk on the beach in “The Land of the Free.”

 

Beatrice cared about birds, not just dogs.

 

I started to make a sandwich, Jambon Beurre.

 

I kept making it.

 

I finished it.

 

We shopped motorhome RVs and that’s the one I want for nomadic life.

 

Don’t let your brains fall out. “Sometimes, all it takes is one PRAYER to change everything.”

 

We walk even more on the beach, with the doggies.

There’s more. No more than a mile or so from her place is an iFly franchise. So, I took her over, on me, and then induced her to buy a package of 10 more flights. She’s a natural. She took instruction and was solid. I don’t listen and so, my video has me bouncing all over the place.

And finally, on the drive back, I give you a political shitstorm about the Kavanaugh Senate Confirmation hearings.

I think that’s about it.

              

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My Video Podcast Interview With Fahad Ahmad of Ketogeek
2018-11-17 22:44 UTC by Richard Nikoley


This was quite fun, not the least of which is that beyond various Ketotarded stuff, we delved into politics and social issues. I think we still kept it rather relevant, though. Good families, good food, and good discipline around food and various gluttonous distractions like social media should be of interest to Keto dieters to round things out.

I like how Fahad outlines it in his announcement, so I’ll just paste it:

|NEW PODCAST| w/ Richard Nikoley. Warning: This one probably has at least ONE topic that will probably annoy you! Just look at those time stamps. We talk about commercialization and myths around keto, raising children & parenting, healthcare, gender issues, social media and manipulating reality and much more!
Note: Video came out a bit wonky on the recording side but the overall content is great!

Watch/Listen: https://ketogeek.com/…/keto-insanity-healthcare-gender-soci…

Time Stamps:
12:50 – “Richard Nikoley’s Ketotard Chronicles”
17:10 – Discussion on fat intake and problems with consuming isolated sources of fat
22:41 – The “All Potato Diet” and getting into deeper ketosis using it
24:21 – Problem with pushing specific macronutrients and concerns with pushing protein satiety
29:19 – Failure of using keto macro percentages for fat loss, gaining weight on keto and criticisms towards commercialization of ketogenic diets
33:01 – Potential dishonesty among affiliate marketers and influencers
36:38 – Discussion about food forms, processing, food combinations and moving beyond macronutrients
40:44 – How fat can impact glucose and insulin as well
42:08 – The curious case of nuts, calories and satiety
48:48 – A conversation about gender and hostility between men and women in society
52:19 – Issues with pushing free healthcare
58:00 – Parenting and challenges of being a male or female at our current times
1:02:15 – Manipulating social media pictures and misrepresentation of reality
1:06:29 – Discussion about fat acceptance and fat shaming
1:12:40 – Conversation about drawing the line between rights of parenting and child abuse
1:17:35 – Does human innovation and money buy you happiness?
1:22:07 – Is happiness dependent on ourselves or comparison with others?

Here’s the embedded video at the Ketogeek website. You can also visit the Podcast page, and this is episode 51. And here’s the audio only version.

So, the video is jittery and so the first few minutes are cut. While still a bit jittery when video cuts back in, it improves over time, just like a nice bottle of wine.

Enjoy. Critique if you like.

Your Sexual Market Value With Noah Revoy
2018-11-12 22:54 UTC by Richard Nikoley


First off, I’m certainly not the expert here. Yes, I have spoken at three men’s conferences, but not about these kinds of issues—things other than relationships, of interest to men (diet, politics, crypto).

In this rather unique case, I’m actually interviewing an expert on his own podacast/vidcast show. Here’s the interview post at SMV4K.com.

I ask him questions about Sexual Market Value theory, MGTOW, r/K selection, Alpha/Beta differences, how to improve your SMV, and the benefits of coaching. Then, we turn the table and he asks me questions about diet (paleo, keto), fasting, and gut health.

How to connect with Noah:

Read more about r/K Selection.

              

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My 14th Facebook Ban
2018-11-08 23:27 UTC by Richard Nikoley


30 days, again. For this post. That brings my total banned time since 2015 pretty close to a full year.

I guess it goes against “community standards” to kill invaders in what is an invasion. Rather, it implies that community standards hold that we must let them in, feed, clothe, house them, and let them vote.

I agree with Trump.

UPDATE: Facebook appeared to give me an opportunity to dispute their finding, so I wrote this is the space provided:

I shared a post by MSN.com, normal established news column.

What I wrote in the introduction is “kill invaders.”

You can argue whether a particular mass of people are invaders or not (Trump and Acosta had such an argument) and that’s fine. I’ll engage in that debate, but the notion that killing invaders to your community, intent on doing you harm is against standards is far fetched.

History is replete with thousands of examples of doing just that, toward the general aim of protecting community and advancing civilization.

When I hit send, this:

I Interview Curt Doolittle
2018-11-07 20:01 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Curt Doolittle is the man behind Propertarianism, which I’ve written about before.

In this 45-min talk—designed for libertarians, philosophy geeks, and other weirdos—we get his perspectives on:

  • Ayn Rand
  • Epistemology
  • Grammar
  • Truth
  • Honesty
  • Testimonialism

Curt’s website: Propertarianism ~ The Philosophy of Western Civilization in Scientific Terms

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/curt.doolittle

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Center for Violence Against Women: 62% of Rape Allegations are Bullshit
2018-10-10 02:37 UTC by Richard Nikoley


It’s actually the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women. It’s a program of the National District Attorneys Association.

A longtime Facebook friend and smart chick posted the following this morning:

Controversial post.

Throughout the Kavanaugh controversy, I kept seeing the fact that “only 2-3% of rape allegations are false” as the basis given for immediate belief of all claims, even when no corroborating evidence was presented. The implication is that the other 97-98% of accusations are true, so skepticism of a claim is outrageous, ignorant, and even misogynistic. I did some digging because this oft-repeated “fact” made me curious…

And I found that this supposed “fact” is NOT even CLOSE to being accurate so far as the known statistics are concerned; actually, there are more false or unfounded allegations than those proven as true. In a study supported by the National Center for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women and covered by The Washington Post (neither are “right wing”), here are the statistics we have available: 7.1% of allegations were classified as “false,” and another 8.5% fit the definition of “baseless.” That’s just about 16%, or nearly 1:7. That’s a frighteningly large number to begin with, but if we add the 17.9% of claims that were closed due to failing to meet the criteria for a sexual assault crime, AND the 28.6% categorized as “suspended/inactivated” due to insufficient evidence of a crime itself, we get a whopping 62% of rape allegations being either false, baseless, not a sexual assault crime, or not having sufficient evidence to be referred to prosecution.

My conclusion from this is that while any good person will have empathy for someone claiming to be a victim of sexual assault/rape, and I certainly do, it is both ethical and logical to have a neutral stance on any allegation not proven in a court of law, ESPECIALLY those that go no further than public/social media accusations. Sexual crimes are indeed hard to prosecute successfully, but the foundation of the U.S. criminal justice system is DUE PROCESS, and the notion that it is better that the guilty go free than that the innocent are punished.

Here’s the paper if you want to check it out yourself, hosted by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Interesting aside: another Facebook dude did some digging and guess what? Since the paper’s publication (in 2009 or 10, I believe) it has been hosted on its site of origin, the National District Attorneys Association, and has always been available.

BUT…. it was removed from the site between August 8 and August 15, 2018, which is a cinch to verify via the Way Back Machine, a web archive that periodically takes “snapshots.” It took one on August 8 and the link was valid (see?). The next one it took was August 15 and it’s a 404 error (see?), as is every other subsequent snapshot. Hmmmm….

Bit of a coincidence, don’t you think? Thing is, it’s easy to find the thing just by searching its title in your search engine of choice.

So there you go. I’m sure it’s just an innocent oversight.

…I spent last week down in Southern California visiting Beatrice and the doggies (so much fun…max doggie time). On the way back Sunday, I did a video about the Kavanaugh debacle. My thoughts, impressions, conclusions.

I also wrote quite a bit on Facebook about it all, but here’s perhaps the most important.

So you may have noticed that the #BelieveWomen schtick is morphing into the #BelieveSurvivors schtick.

The former is, of course, untenable nonsense no more meaningful or compelling than, say, #BelieveOneLeggedDwarfsBornOnTuesdays. In other words, it’s ARBITRARY. You could single out any particular identity and command: believe this identity without evidence or corroborating testimony. It’s only BECAUSE #Feminism that the arbitrary nature of it has not resulted in its advocates being laughed out of the universe.

Now enter the latter. First, it’s AMBIGUOUS. Survivors of what, exactly? In some sense, all humans are survivors. In fact, we have all survived the uncertain outcome of being born. So, if everyone is a survivor, then everyone is to be believed on say-so alone, and so the intent of the hashtag is being undercut, rendering it meaningless.

Second, it’s a question begging logical fallacy. Its premise (survivor) assumes the truth of the conclusion (survivor of sexual assault) instead of supporting it. Other than Ad Hominem (rampant everywhere), Begging the Question is perhaps the second most common logical fallacy and also the least understood.

Stefan Molyneux had his own take.

So much more I could write about it and have, but it’s pointless. Huge swaths of humanoid organisms, male and female alike, have exposed themselves as a sort of primordial scum where facts, due process, presumption of innocence for accused, common rules of evidence, hearsay, physical evidence, and witness corroboration mean exactly nothing to them in the pursuit of political goals.

And they lost, badly. They would have won every time in similar circumstances going back to at least Ronald Regan, and probably then, too.

Trump is a very different sort of animal, the most different of any President anyone has experienced in their lifetimes.

Finally, by my calculation, 62% of women who raise these allegations don’t really give a shit about women at all. They care about whatever leverage they can gain. It’s they who don’t take rape seriously. For them, it’s just something they might be able to use to get what they want on many levels of entitlement, hubris, and parasitism. And, so, over half of resources devoted to investigating, prosecuting, and convicting criminality in this realm is devoted to cunty bullshit instead of being more effective towards actual crimes so as to curtail the incidence of future victimization by getting the real predators put away.

Do you really still buy into this leftist political bullshit? How long are you going to hold out, because this time, finally, the left was met head on, and they got hammered with prejudice.

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“It’s Time To Choose Our Future” — Curt Doolittle
2018-09-25 23:06 UTC by Richard Nikoley


This morning, over coffee down at the local shop, this Facebook posting is the first thing I read and immediately shared it to my own wall and to one of the Facebook Groups I post to often. it was written by Curt Doolittle of The Propertarian Institute and I have a light little endeavor to post about the scientific philosophy here, from time to time.

And then, Facebook summarily deletes the post, blocks Curt for another 30 days for the umpteenth time, and of course, my shares of the post are gone as though they never existed, akin to Soviet Era expungements.

Curt, of course, had the wherewithal to save his work so that he was able to put it on the Propertarianism blog. I’m crossposting it here.

The female of our species, or more correctly, the female mind in our species, is extremely susceptible to individual psychosis and solipsism, and even more so, herd panic, trend and consensus; and verbalizing those behaviors by drama, outburst, disapproval, shaming, ridicule, rallying, gossiping, and reputation destruction that never ceases.

This is the reason why women’s testimony has been discounted throughout history;  why the cancer of abrahamism was spread through women; why women defected against their men and their civilization yet again, to feminism-postmodernism; and why there are continuous calls for “women must be heard”; and then, not surprisingly, counter-to-all-evidence that “women must be believed”. The female lacks the degree of male agency because she is more dependent upon the panic of herd than the hunting of the pack.

It is rather obvious that once given the franchise under the presumption of agency, that women took out their anger on the church in europe, and on men in america.  It’s rather obvious that as much as marxism was designed to appeal to and rally men at the bottom, that feminism and postmodernism were designed to appeal to and rally women as was christianity. It is rather obvious that women’s urge to nest and preen are more easily manipulated by advertising marketing and media.

But Truth is Truth. The feminine mind lacks agency regardless of the sex of its bearer.  And we cannot both preserve our civilization which is the originator of truth, reason, science, and all that comes from it by once again submitting to the herd of the female in this modern era as we did in the ancient.

“Herd Panic”, and “herd consensus”, as well as the series solipsism, psychosis, and disapproval, shaming, ridicule, outburst, rallying gossiping and reputation destruction as a means of obscuring the truth due to lack of agency and fear of falling out of sync with the herd, must become part of our conscious vocabulary and argument such that we bring the distinction between lack of agency, falsehood and fear, versus agency, truth and reason.

Lacking agency means you are not yet human and therefore not worthy of or capable of reciprocity any more than is a child  – but require parenting.

It is truth that in modernity we have greater prosperity and as such greater ability to absorb the damage of the feminine mind than in the past. But that reservoir is not limitless.

That same prosperity however does leave us a choice: we can oppress one another, or we can revolt and separate, and develop feminine (failing) dysgenic orders and return to the animals and another dark age, or masculine competitive eugenic orders, that will continue our transcendence.

It’s time to choose which of those consequences we will pursue.

It’s my purpose here to just post it, not provide any supporting or detracting commentary. That can easily be done by everyone in comments. Rather, my purpose is to simply promulgate by other means that which Facebook deems its account holders and content creators incapable of drawing their own judgments about and arguing accordingly if they see fit.

There was another post Curt put up around the same time. This one has not been removed by Facebook.

Women are wonderful, and superior at the same things men are not. The problem was extending the franchise without producing a market for differences between the genders in the production of commons. We created houses for the aristocracy (monarchy), nobility (lords), middle class (commons). But when we added labor (labor), and then added women (women), we did not add houses for them, and thereby failed to grasp what we had done: created a market for the production of commons between the classes that prohibited the abuse by any in gaining majority. The problem was, that people become increasingly incompetent in matters of the day as their responsibilities decline. So without requirements for children and property it is almost impossible to create a civil discourse and market between the classes – since the people in the market for commons must demonstrate prior ability to succeed in markets of voluntary cooperation.

So there we have it. Discuss all you like, adults. The post remains published.

              

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Cosmopolitan Magazine Is Iconic. What Have They Done To Themselves?
2018-08-31 15:52 UTC by Richard Nikoley


We no longer have to wonder.

I’ll show you what they’ve done. Here.

Makes you want to rush right out and buy it, right? After all, nothing sells like resigning to the worst we can do, rather than constantly pushing forward towards the best that can be done.

Is this where we’re at, now? Give up? Resign? Let’s just be fat and ugly, blowing sweat-hog farts in the general direction of naysayers?

I’m not defending Cosmopolitan, per se. It’s a bit of a smarmy brand that does engender the worst things about “us” (females), draped in hot chicks on the cover. But at least it’s a brand that has always inspired being hot looking, not being fooled, and getting your best chick game on. You get to be as stupid as you want for any of the rest of it.

Being hot looking or inspiring to be hot, gives you many more options once you attain or re-attain that status, ladies, and dudes are always in your corner for looking hotter.

Tess Holliday says to kiss her sweaty, ugly, and fat ass.

Let’s illustrate more.

Hey, let’s put a 1970’s-era AMC Pacer on the cover of Hot Rod! After all, no guy is going to buy or build that rod. They might as well give up.

Or, hey, let’s put a Tesla on the cover. It’s the new thing.

…I’ve got an idea.

Let’s put a washed out, toothless crack whore on the cover of Easy Riders, sitting on a Vespa scooter!

Do you get my take, now? I really don’t care that much about the societal degradation and celebrating the basest element of its slide, or, rocket ship to hell. What I care about is destroying a good business brand that was so hard fought to achieve.

Why is it so much the propensity of the left to be nihilist, to shit on their own doorstep, to regard everything as the enemy that needs to be destroyed?

            

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AirFryer New York Strip with Sautéed Peas
2018-08-17 18:12 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Well this one is so easy it’ll be short. Here’s the direct link to the video. I particularly like New York strips for the AirFryer because they tend to be uniform in size the thickness so the same cooking time and temperature always works with no guesswork.

People always ask which AirFryer. So, GoWISE USA 5.8-Quarts 8-in-1 Electric Air Fryer XL. In this case, it’s the recipe and procedure for the whole meal, but feel free to use sides you may prefer. I love green peas, especially the way I do them.

INGEDIENTS

  • 1 to 2 NY Strip steaks, about 8 ounces each
  • 1 to 2 portions of frozen green peas
  • 1 to 2 cloves of fresh minced garlic
  • Olive oil (1-2 TBS)
  • Unsalted butter (2-4 pats)
  • Salt and pepper

PROCEDURE

Check out the rest on Patreon and see the video.

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Were The Bitcoin “Maximalists” Right All Along?
2018-08-17 17:44 UTC by Richard Nikoley


For the last 7 months I’ve been on the sidelines. It’s so weird that personal issues coincided to the exact day that the general crypto market reached its peak in early January and has been declining steadily ever since. The public portfolio is 20% in the red.

Hell, I wondered if I’d caused it. LOL.

Read the rest at Patreon.

            

Low Fat “Potato Hack” Soup |Patreon
2018-08-16 17:23 UTC by Richard Nikoley


I’ve been ramping up creating cooking videos for my new Patreon venture. I’ve rolled out a few already which I’ll be posting here as well, and I have a backlog of about a half dozen. So, off and running. I’m enjoying it and yes, I do have work to do refining video presentation, though without a lot of fluff. Goal is to keep the videos focused on the food, 5-10 minutes each.

…Well, let’s say Modified Potato Hack. If you don’t know what the potato hack is, just Google the term, or, potato diet. Essentially, it’s intended to be a short-term intervention done periodically to lose weight, maintain weight in your ideal range, or even to achieve a better sodium to potassium ratio which tends to lower blood pressure in most people.

The pure potato hack is intended to be boiled or baked potatoes with spices and condiments only as your exclusive caloric intake. It works because potatoes only (not fried or deep fried) are one of the most satiating foods ever tested in controlled conditions; meaning, most people can’t eat enough of them to maintain energy balance and profound weight loss is the result.

INGEDIENTS

  • 10-12 medium russet potatoes, peeled and quartered (optional…you can leave skins or some skins on if you prefer)
  • 2 medium or 1 huge yellow onion(s), chopped
  • 1/2 pound bacon, chopped and fried to crispy bacon bits, drained of fat
  • Half handful of dried parsley
  • 2-3 cups 1% milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

To read the rest and watch the video, click on over to Patreon. This one is free public access so that folks can see what they’ll be getting before becoming a Patron.



Elixa Probiotic is a British biotech manufacturer in Oxford, UK. U.S. Demand is now so high they’ve established distribution centers in Illinois, Nevada, and New Jersey.

Still, sell-outs happen regularly, so order now to avoid a waiting list.

            

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Cabo San Lucas Booking: Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa
2018-07-20 22:28 UTC by Richard Nikoley


In January of 2013, Beatrice and I did a Cabo trip. Though we’d been to Mexico a few times, this was the first to the tip of Baja. I had zero intention of buying into a timeshare; but, I was already an experienced vacation rental owner, owing to a single property—our vacation home in the Sierras—that had become so popular that it was rented almost year round and I made 3-4 times as much as renting it conventionally would have. Of course, this requires a desirable place people want to vacation at.

But my [eventual] friend Scott got me. He began with his standard pitch and I kept saying no. Once he realized I was running numbers in my head, knowing they wouldn’t work without even having to get out a napkin, he began dealing with me as a vacation rental entrepreneur. They have an app for that. Several iterations later, I was calculating on the back of a napkin (literally), and he had provided a calculator, and we were in business for 10 weeks per year over about 10 years (100 weeks to sell). The capital investment was about $50K, 20K of that down and the rest financed.

By April, I was making bookings via VRBO. It worked so well that by February of 2014, I doubled down and bought another contract, upping my availability to 20 weeks per year (now 200 weeks to sell over 10 years). And, that worked so well that by February of 2015, I tripled down with a third contact, upping my availability to 30 weeks per year. To date, I have done 154 bookings for a gross of $377K. However, many of those are for 3-4 night stays at a nightly rate that’s about 30-50% less than your average Expedia deal. Those bookings don’t go against my 30 weeks per year under contract, just a fringe benefit.

So that’s my nutshell story about a serendipitous business opportunity I grabbed over the sipping of Pina Coladas on the 11th floor balcony of this resort.

Here’s the gist of how to book here, which is just my canned blurb that goes out.

Thank you for your interest in Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa. I have 30 weeks per year of either the 1BR Master Suite (1,250 sf) or the Grand Studio (740 sf) available from January through mid-December of each year.

1BR Master Suite Living Area (1,240 sf)

You can see all about the resorts at their website: grandsolmarresort.

*** SPECIAL 3-NIGHT STUDIO DEAL. ANY SATURDAY, SUNDAY, and MONDAY…or MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND WEDNESDAY NIGHTS THROUGH THE REST OF 2018 for $825 total.

3-NIGHT !BR MASTER SUITE DEAL. ANY FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY NIGHTS THROUGH THE REST OF 2018 for $1,050 total (subject to availability). ***

Both unit types are all luxurious: full kitchen, balcony, all ocean views, WiFi included, twice daily housekeeping, and room service for food and drinks. Guests can request preferred room location (low floor, high floor, morning sun, afternoon sun, etc.). Both unit types accommodate up to 4 guests and the 1BR and Studio can also be rented together with a “lockoff” door between them, accommodating up to 8 guests total. Since this new resort opened in 2013, I have done over 150 bookings into the property.

I primarily rent 7-night stays.  I can book stays of 1-6 nights, but those are at a discounted owner rate set by the resort that’s roughly 30%-50% less than the resort or hotel booking sites charge directly to the public. BUT it’s still way more than the average nightly cost for my 7-night bookings, for which I exclusively control price.

ALL QUOTES ARE 100% TOTAL PRICE. No additional taxes or fees.  Currently, rate information is as follows (through mid-December, 2018):

1 Bedroom Master Suite

$2,450, 7-night stay.

Grand Studio

$1,950, 7-night stay.

For stays of 3-5 nights, rates change per the resort, please inquire. 5-6 nights are usually more economical at the 7-night rate that I control, even when not all nights are used. Note that I have no nightly rates set on my listings, only the 7-night rate, so what the listing site “quote” is an average. The 7-night rate is accurate.

The Studio (747 sf)

I have still have 7 of 30 weeks available through mid-December 2018, and have started to book for 2019 dates. I also have two 3-night slots in the Studio and one 3-night slot in the 1BR available at deep discounts where I’ve already sold 4 nights for the week. Inquire for a 3-night getaway for Cabo.

Lastly, I’ll emphasize the deals I offer. Let’s use Hotels.com.

These are screen shots. For a 7-night stay in Feb 2019 at Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, this is what it would cost for the two unit types I have. $4,030 for the 740sf Studio and $5,240 for the 1,240sf 1BR Suite.

My prices for EXACTLY the same (I have open occupancy, so not a particular unit…but they are appointed identically) are $1,950 and $2,450, respectively, zero taxes or other fees (owner loophole for taxes).

Perhaps that’s why I’ve done those 154 bookings for $377,000 gross over the last five years.

…To contact me, just drop a comment using your real email address. Nobody else will see it and I don’t span. You can also drop an inquiry on VRBO on either listing: Listing 464600 for the 1BR, or, listing 4272256 for the Studio.



Elixa Probiotic is a British biotech manufacturer in Oxford, UK. U.S. Demand is now so high they’ve established distribution centers in Illinois, Nevada, and New Jersey.

Still, sell-outs happen regularly, so order now to avoid a waiting list.

            

What I Learned About Real Social Life During My 13th Fakebook “Social” Ban
2018-07-17 20:34 UTC by Richard Nikoley


I learned that I had somehow forgotten that there’s a real and genuine social life you can access and that it’s a sad thing that once I did, I felt a certain nostalgia for it—having been so digitally oriented for so long. It’s like waking up from a slumber, a stupor.

It has been an ongoing process of far-from-perfection—not immediate—but it gradually took on a whole different tone than have my previous 12 Facebook bans. In those, I really hated being “cut off” and chomped at the bit to get back on. In this case, I became gradually more comfortable, even going days without checking in much (I can see everything on FB, I just can’t “do” anything) and fewer and fewer days doing stream-of-consciousness stuff via another account. And finally, I began to feel some trepidation about the ban being lifted and going right back into the same cycle. First rule of holes: stop digging.

…One person I thought a lot of over that month is Adam “AB” Dada. He’s quite a character but has also been influential over the years I’ve known him (he dropped 57 comments here about 5-6 years back), to adopt a more dopamine stable, low-reward lifestyle. No, I don’t hang on his every word. I don’t advise that sort of thing for anyone and the best “gurus” are actually attempting to get you to think for yourselves in order to save them time. I see his posts when they pop up (and he just came back to Facebook after 6 months away) and I try to have a logic-nugget stick in my head now and then. For instance—and I can’t quote it because I’m not going to bother trying to find it—in one short post he eschewed all of these affirmations and resolutions people do rather than simply saying “no” to yourself and meaning it.

It’s about the struggle I’ve been dabbling at for a couple of months or so, now about three weeks increasing in earnestness, to simply say NO and really mean it. No resolutions, no affirmations. Just no to immediate high reward things. There are so many, now. Then, being bored when you do actually say no and mean it is, evidence that you’re hooked.

So, there are cycles to break.

Here’s a couple of observations I’ve had in terms of saying no to immediate high-reward things.

  1. There’s always like four things at the ready I could do to avoid something productive. If I can succeed in saying no to each desire in succession, it’s more likely I’m going to do the dishes from last night, make the kitchen spotless and then make a pot of soup, maybe even record it and put it up on my new Kitchen Patreon, write a blog post, go on a hike, or even go on a drive to no place in particular and get one really good photo. And even when productive attempts fail as they often do, that’s information and I’m marginally ahead.
  2. Have you ever had an inkling to maybe take in a movie, so you run through the selections on Netflix and Prime, and before you know it, you’ve just watched 30 minutes or more of trailers without actually watching anything, so you just shut it off and go to sleep an hour earlier?

Number 1 requires the power of NO and sticking to it until you eventually do something that’s better to do. Number 2 is a natural way of easily saying no because for whatever reason, what’s supposed to be an enticing high reward, just isn’t and boredom does a 180 on you.

The mystery and struggle for me, still, is how to get to the relative perfection of number 2, when confronted with far more common number 1 situations.

…Over this last month—and in particular over the last couple of weeks—the most profound thing that happened over this 30-day ban was that I became increasingly uninterested in politics, public policy debate, philosophy on all levels, social justice, the erosion of the sacred, and et cetera, et cetera.

I think I may have spent too much of my life’s capital on all of that, already. I can’t get any of it back. It’s a sunk cost. More accurately, is that it’s a sunk squandering. Cost often implies a loss of investment, which implies that you had some logical reason to gain in the longer run, and loss can be chalked up to tuition in the school of life and business. And yet, there is something in common. In losses related to investment in a goal, you learn and move on, do better next time. In squandering time and money that could be better employed, you just stop doing that. First rule of holes.

…The world, in spite of digital shrinkage, is still a pretty big place and I’m increasingly coming to the realization that all the political banter I’ve promoted and engaged in over decades is a sort of high-reward game of immediate feedback given internet and the hyper-drive of social media and I really just want to sit across from other people and see, hear, and viscerally feel them, face to face.

AB Dada (edited):

You “cure” your community of disreputable opinions and behaviors by becoming ignorant of them.

If someone presses you to pay attention, change the topic to something light and funny that is more important to you. Do not give shitty behaviors any attention other than to ostracize people when they commit to those actions around you — after changing the topic often.

I don’t pay attention to any of the modern political bogeymen at all, and if someone in my life brings it up, I bring up something much more important to me like the green of my lawn or the lint on my linen shorts. If they continue to bring it up I tell them they’re boring and annoying and if they’re going to talk about useless topics, they won’t be invited back until they behave.

Let’s go throw a frisbee disc instead.

Leaders don’t let followers drive conversations and activities. Leaders who do become followers.

When I read that I was just scrolling through my feed going “ignore, ignore, ignore” and thinking “I hope I can hold out, at least to 90% level” and then this comes along to quicken my motivation to do something better.

I do want to influence people in meaningful and material ways that actually makes a good-shit difference in their lives.

I’m not asking friends and follower to not talk about or post political stuff…it’s your life and I’m not “unfriending” (it’s a word, now) over it, but I’m going to be doing my damn level best to write stuff that can actually make short and long term differences in peoples’ lives.

I’m tired of being angry about stuff I can’t control, pretending to influence where even when influenced, there are no measurable results, and being frustrated over so much wasted energy and potential surrounding my activities when there is so much good to do and help to put forth.

So, here’s an example of how my evolving approach might tend to be different going forward. This would be a better meme, below, if you just cut off the bottom half with the weirdos and the top with the caption. Re-caption it something like this:

Ignore feminism. Instead, go out and tell charming ladies they’re pretty and that you appreciate their beautification efforts in the world.

Focus on where the true power and influence lies. Point out well dressed pretty ladies to your children.

Recycling back, the Facebook ban was really just the impetus to get me mostly moving in a better direction.

What’s the worst two things I did over the last six months?

The first thing was to get myself wrapped up in a substantial texting banter with a woman because she’s smart on an esoteric intellectual level and shares much in common because of crossing philosophical paths.

I flew out to meet her, in spite of her being with another, but considering a switch. I should have known better than to wrap myself up like that. I’m not 20-something, anymore, where it’s just straight-up predatory pursuit at high energy and misses never matter because you’re always moving forward.

The second was to download about five different “dating” apps on my phone and start swiping right and left.

Both were high-reward obsessions. In the former case, I can recall night after night of just texting banter. In terms of the apps, I’d get these “hi daddy” hits from the younger set and even after due diligence would be head down texting for far too long. It’s time and life squandering.

None of that, anymore.

Instead, I try my best to engage with the real life out there for some period every day. Typically, that’s to get out early and hit the coffee shop, the market, or both. Just a week ago I had accomplished 2-minute-plus conversations with 7 people before 9am (my personal best). Only two were people I had already spoken to at other times. I know the names of every person who works at Cafe Bistro, to which I can walk in 10 minutes. I gather little life tidbits about them, follow-up later, which builds affinity and trust. It builds a human social intimacy that just doesn’t analog to digital.

The other thing I do every day is to not pick up my phone for notifications or texts, but to instead, do pick up my phone to call a friend or family member and chat for a while.

This is all still a struggle and I fail every damn day on one level or the other. But I recognize those failures and rather than give up, I just keep saying NO to myself on doing time of my life squandering things, trusting that someday it’s going to stick and keep sticking, up to the point where I begin to wonder what was so enticing about any of it it in the first place.

Ultimately, saying no to yourself essentially means: I have better things to do. Well, then do them. You only have so many hours in a day.



Elixa Probiotic is a British biotech manufacturer in Oxford, UK. U.S. Demand is now so high they’ve established distribution centers in Illinois, Nevada, and New Jersey.

Still, sell-outs happen regularly, so order now to avoid a waiting list.

            

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Is Male Foreskin Paleo or Keto?
2018-07-13 23:23 UTC by Richard Nikoley


The post title is obviously tongue-in-cheek and a bit click bait. But it’s a serious topic.

I find it interesting that circumcision is controversial. It just seems that such a potentially life altering procedure ought to be up to the individual involved.

I ended up in a discussion about it earlier on Facebook, so I did a little digging.

“But cut men don’t know what they don’t know”

Yes, except for the ones who for whatever reason get cut after being intact and having sex. They overwhelmingly report negative experience after. Hard to claim they just don’t know what they’re talking about.

Moreover, many men have undergone restoration (just the skin, can’t restore the 20,000 lost nerve endings) and I haven’t looked into it thoroughly but they report a more positive experience with foreskin.

These men, and women who have been with both, are the only ones with any authority worth listening to on the matter.

After all is said and done, what really matters is the science, and the science says that nearly all men who get cut later in life regret it. Moreover, women who have been with both report 1) they achieve vaginal intercourse orgasm twice as often (60% vs. 30%) with uncut, 2) get wetter, 3) experience less discomfort, 4) have more multiple orgasms, 5) have multiple orgasms in more encounters, and 6) have intercourse that lasts 50% longer.

Whether evolution or “God’s” creation, seems there’s damn good reason to be intact.

The effect of male circumcision on the sexual enjoyment of the female partner

BJU International (1999), 83, Suppl. 1, 79–84 K. O’HARA and J. O’HARA

An excerpt:

These results show clearly that women preferred vaginal intercourse with an anatomically complete penis over that with a circumcised penis…

Seems kinda clear to me.



Elixa Probiotic is a British biotech manufacturer in Oxford, UK. U.S. Demand is now so high they’ve established distribution centers in Illinois, Nevada, and New Jersey.

Still, sell-outs happen regularly, so order now to avoid a waiting list.

            

“Just Right” New England Clam Chowder | Patreon
2018-07-12 22:15 UTC by Richard Nikoley


And so now we kick it off with exclusive Patron content. As I mentioned in the intro, my general approach is that all video recipes are exclusive to Patrons forever. When I have only photos (and I have a backlog of hundreds of recipes with photos only), those will be early access for Patrons for two weeks, then become public.

Exclusive content for Patrons will be more than 50% of all content published.

When you see “Famous Clam Chowder” touted by an establishment, do you often find that it’s clam flavored potato soup, wallpaper paste, or both?

This has been too often my experience and so I’m showing you how to make it “just right,” Goldilocks.

This is a rather low-fat version of New England Clam Chowder.

INGEDIENTS

  • 4 bottles of clam juice (I use Bar Harbor)
  • 4 cans of chopped clams (I use Bumble Bee)
  • 4 slices of bacon (1 per can)
  • 1 cup of diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup of diced celery
  • 1 cup of cubed potatoes
  • 4 cups of 1% milk
  • 2 rounded tablespoons of dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried bay leaves
  • 2-3 heaping teaspoons of potato starch depending upon desired thickness (alternatively, corn starch)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION

First a little “theory.” There are three principle things:

Click the link for the rest, the preparation and video.

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Welcome | Patreon
2018-07-12 19:10 UTC by Richard Nikoley


This is the first post, it’s public, and it serves to provide a bit of context to what’s coming in the days and weeks to come. You can also read it on Patreon to get a sense of what’s going on.

I have been doing quite a lot of cooking and most of it recently I have at least taken photographs of. But I’ve done a number of videos as well. I try to keep them to 10 minutes, at most.

Just in the past few weeks, I’ve done these and will be posting them over time:

  • AirFryer Salmon and Asparagus with a green salad (photos)
  • InstantPot Chile Verde (breakfast version — photos)
  • Spaghetti Bolonaise (photos)
  • Grilled Pork Steaks, Mashed Potatoes, and Texas Style Green Beans, all with a Chicken Stock & Tarragon Sauce Reduction (photos)
  • AirFryer BBQ wings (photos)
  • AirFryer Spatchcock Rock Cornish Game Hen (photos/video)
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich (the right way — photos)
  • AirFryer Parmesan Chicken Wings (photos)
  • Baked Boneless and Skinless Chicken Thighs with Rice, Mushrooms, and Green Peas (photos)
  • “Crunchy” Over-Easy Eggs with Warm Runny Yolks (video)
  • AirFryer Hot Wings (video)
  • Egg Inundated French Toast with Maple Syrup (photo)
  • Chipotle Fried Egg Sandwich (video)
  • AirFryer Parmesan Shrimp (photos/video)
  • Low-Fat, High-Protein Tuna Salad with Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (photo/video)
  • Basic Stovetop Fresh Marinara for Locally Sourced Meat Ravioli (photos/video)
  • Low-Fat, High-Protein Potato-Tuna Salad with Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (video)
  • Fried and Poached Egg on Toast (photos)
  • Perfect New England Clam Chowder (not clam-flavored potato soup, not clam wallpaper paste, or both – photo/video)

So as you can see, I do quite a lot of cooking and will increasingly employ videos, typically under 10 minutes. In addition, I’ll provide photos and the recipe in text.


Do you want exclusive and early access to all of my cooking activities (Videos, Photos, and Recipes)? Then check out my Patreon Profile.


Here’s a quick and basic sample from yesterday.

Fried and Poached Egg on Toast

 

New England Clam Chowder

And so we’re off. Let’s get cooking good.

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Richard Nikoley is creating Cooking Videos, Photos, and Recipes | Patreon
2018-07-11 18:41 UTC by Richard Nikoley


I’m a long time blogger at FreeTheAnimal.com, since 2003 and over 4,600 posts ago. A great number of those posts have centered around whole food where I post recipes, food photos, and sometimes videos.

These posts are often very popular amongst my blog readership and so I have decided to formalize it. Initially, I have quite a backlog of recipes, photos, and videos to put up over time and in addition, I will be doing 1-2 videos on average per week going forward.

While I do a good amount of grilling, traditional stovetop, and oven, I also make substantial use of both the InstantPot pressure cooker, as well as an AirFryer.

​What sort of food do I cook and is there any dietary stuff I adhere to? I cook primarily whole foods. I don’t mind using canned, packaged, or processed items when they make more sense, but typically, some form of meat, fish, fowl, or vegetable is going to be “the star of the dish.” In terms of dietary “ideals,” I don’t care much (about macronutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrate) except for two things. When the star of the dish is protein, then I emphasize or target protein and I deemphasize fat and eschew lots of added fat. Otherwise, I’m fine preparing a vegan dish, a carnivore dish, and everything in-between.

​Initially, my plan is to make all my cooking videos exclusive to Patrons forever. For the dishes where I have only photographs, my plan is to give Patrons about 2 weeks of Early Access, then the post automatically goes public. More than 50% of all published content will be videos.

So check it out.

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