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Discussions 5: George Bruno Tells Men How to Get Unstuck
2019-09-20 20:51 UTC by Richard Nikoley


George “The Most Interesting Man in the World” Bruno takes on on a whirlwind tour of Hair and Beard Grooming, the Art of the Interview, Getting Unstuck Financially, Getting Beyond Trading Time For Dollars, Passive Income, and Things Men Should Do for Success, Personal and Financial.

It’s a must, don’t miss. George can be found on YouTube where he creates tons of free content for 137K Subscribers.

Get unstuck with George Bruno, to live a most excellent life through wisdom, health, and prosperity.

Here’s a great example of a Great George Bruno Interview; With Noah Revoy: “Male Agency Will Save The West.”

For more of Andy Curzon and Richard Nikoley’s un-duplicatable—no copyright, trademark, or patent needed—one-offs, check out the Discussions Series on FreeTheAnimal.com.


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

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-09-15
2019-09-15 04:00 UTC

  1. The Facebook Question
  2. I Deleted My Facebook Account For the 2nd Time. Three Times Would Make a Fool.
  3. Low and Slow Scrambled Eggs
  4. It Begins With Dogs
  5. MONEY: Fiat vs. Bitcoin – The New World of Cryptocurrency

The Facebook Question
2019-09-09 17:47 UTC by Richard Nikoley


I deleted my Facebook account.

It wasn’t the first time.

Sometime in 2013/14 I deleted it for the 1st time. Back then, I’d grown it to 10K plus peeps as I recall. But I’d grown it from this blog. I rarely interacted very much, primarily using it as a means to get out word of a new blog post, right here.

But then I noticed a trend, especially on the FreeTheAnimal FB page. You see, I have iron grip control, here. I own my data, and I deal with comments per my exclusive authority as the owner. It’s me who blocks and bans, and sometimes, I can be whimsical about it.

So what do all the wankers do (particularly beta-boy, virtue-signaling males)? They comment on my post notifications on FB, instead of manning up here, risking my exclusive authority and adjudication.

Why? Because, as pussy boys, they seek the protection of a higher authority. They get to say what they want, and I’m hampered: because if I shoot back as I would do here, then FB comes down on me, over there.

Unacceptable.

So I said “fuck it.”

…I had a year and half or so with zero Facebook. And I was fine. Zero trips to ER with heart palpitations.

Then I got antsy and with the extra time to craft nefarious plans, I negotiated with the wife unit for her to stand aside as I go to Mexico and live off grid; …maybe we live there when she retires from the school district.

And what’s the stupidest thing I do?

I signed up for Facebook, again, once I’m Baja and a bit isolated. It’s July, 2015, just a bit over 4 years ago. I was perfectly fine without Facebook. But I did it anyway.

I fell off the wagon.

Long story short, I gradually shifted the way I used Facebook, from primarily a notification platform for my posts here, to where most of my quotidian antagonism was original on Facebook, and onto near exclusivity, on Fucking Facebook. Shame.

As such, I got the ban, regularly. It began in the run up to the 2016. The obese women FB hires to police your writing and ideas are not fans of my work.

Long story short, I’ve gotten the ban 18 times and after the first few, it’s 30 days each time. Shorter: I’ve spent over 400 days in banned status over 4 years.

I’m incorrigible.

But, here’s the thing. I was always a bit libertarian in my judgment of it. OK, I disagree with their so-called Community Standards (Ayn Rand: “whose community?”) but went along, even in the course of 17 bans.

The last one was quite different.

They gave me an opportunity to request that they take a second look which in the new language of Euphemism, means: ‘we’ll have a human being take a look.’

I actually suspected that the human might get it right and they did.

And I thought, ‘OK.’

But, then, their nefarious bad faith is exposed. Whereas, one other time recently when I won on appeal, my posting privilege was immediately restored. This time, not. I thought it might be a glitch.

The ban stood, and it would stand for 29 more days.

Unconscionable.

Because the first instance was different and posting function was restored immediately, I gave benefit of the doubt, for the simple reason that when I attempted to post, I was informed “something you recently posted went against our community standards….” which was now false.

So, I put in a trouble ticket via the Help Desk.

Within an hour, they did not restore posting function. Instead, they changed the notification.

“We’ve noticed unusual activity on your profile and you won’t be able to use Facebook or Messenger for 29 days.”

In other words, ‘we’re just keeping the ban; we want it even though we exonerated you and even put your post back up.’

Why endure this? It’s prima fasciae bad faith. There have been many an allegation leveled at Facebook over bad faith dealing, but this is unequivocal.

So, I just deleted my Facebook account, again.

…I take note in parting that’s it’s a kindergarten. Over the previous 17 bans, not a single friend or family member ever stood up with a single word about it in an original post. Not one, not a single time. There are no backbones I’m aware of.

It’s like being called onto the carpet in kindergarten. Even all the children who like your rambunctious ways, stand silent. They take in the chilling message, which is the whole intent of it. Clear injustice or the color of it doesn’t mean a shit to any of them. They’re focussed on the next recess.

Facebook is for abject children. I tried, for years, to do my part to grow it the fuck up but no. It’s all children and it’s all it will ever be.

For the children.

No wonder the age demographic keeps going up. Old people are child-like the older they get.

Now go fuck off.

I Deleted My Facebook Account For the 2nd Time. Three Times Would Make a Fool.
2019-09-08 21:45 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Facebook is not a healthy experience. I’ve tested it twice.

Unhealthy.

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-09-08
2019-09-08 04:00 UTC

  1. Low and Slow Scrambled Eggs
  2. LOL Facebook. It’s Hopeless
  3. Discussions 4: Andy Curzon & Richard Nikoley, with Ed Townes
  4. Pan Sautéed Pork Steak with Creamy Tarragon Sauce
  5. A Decent Breakfast For Once

Low and Slow Scrambled Eggs
2019-09-04 02:56 UTC by Richard Nikoley


I went off the rails a bit last night on Facebook for engagement for fun after another 30 days away. Deleted all the posts this morning.

I have no interest in adding any value to Facebook ever again. My own blog (since 2003 it’s my own platform and approaches 5,000 posts).

Posts just like this.

…You are very likely completely incompetent at making anything even as basic as scrambled eggs. Leave your hubris at the door.

The backstory is that during our latest video Discussions series, Andy Curzon asked me to outline how I make scrambled eggs.

I did a video. All here:

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-09-01
2019-09-01 04:00 UTC

  1. A Decent Breakfast For Once
  2. Pork Steak in Peanut Curry
  3. It Begins With Dogs
  4. LOL Facebook. It’s Hopeless
  5. Discussions 4: Andy Curzon & Richard Nikoley, with Ed Townes

Discussions 4: Andy Curzon & Richard Nikoley, with Ed Townes
2019-08-28 16:35 UTC by Richard Nikoley


There’s no good way to preface this video. An off the cuff 2 hours that covers everything from Poland, to Spain, to libertarianism, to history, to political policy, to culture. Oh, and scrambled eggs (all methods).

It’s a one-off and unique, on many levels.

A Decent Breakfast For Once
2019-08-27 20:30 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Here it is. Cafes suck, now. Do breakfast at home.

It Begins With Dogs
2019-08-27 19:50 UTC by Richard Nikoley


There’s two of Scout because it’s what the rescue folks named him and he’s true to it.

In early March, my now former wife, Beatrice, calls and asks if I want Choncho, Nanuka, and Scout for a couple of weeks. She has some weekend trips to take and doesn’t want to burden her elderly parents.

Sure. So I drive down to SoCal, stayed for a few days, and we signed the final divorce settlement at her attorney’s office.

Then I got back up here, settled in, and the dogs got adjusted. They know the place intimately. How many dogs have a vacation home? But then there was the meantime, documented below. In the end, they were here for six weeks and I insisted she bring her parents to pick them up and stay a few days, promising I’d cook pancakes for her nearly 90-yo mom (I guess it falsifies the notion that pancakes kill you).

How wild is that? Divorced, and not only do I get along well with Beatrice, but her parents as well.

What should I do with that?
This has plagued me for 15 years. Constant erosion and a dirty driveway.
My nephew’s Kiva girl has an idea.
1. Dig the trench.
2. Cut the 100ft length of tree down to sizes.
3. Pull the sections out as Kiva supervises.
4. Prepare to roll it into place.
5. Like that. Two more sections to go, and bark stripping.
6. And that’s a wrap. Three sections from a single tree, totaling 68 feet.
Tough day. Kiva is exhausted.

I’ve had this in the quiver since mid-April. Now fired.

I just got back from my brother’s house where I returned the favor and we built one of his retaining walls this weekend. I’ll post it tomorrow.

LOL Facebook. It’s Hopeless
2019-08-27 18:04 UTC by Richard Nikoley


I wrote that some months ago because it’s precisely true.

First of all, to Make Women Great Again and kick off a Great Women Revolution, you begin with the influenced, not indoctrinated entirely, but still dependent. Some like to think they’re indoctrinated and act as such because they are still dependent. Females always want to be dependent. It’s in their nature and it’s a good thing. They have been failed on that. For the young: your female ancestors did that to you, with help from weak men. What basically happened is they all got agitated by a collection of black dress wearing cunts way back, a lot like the back dress wearing cunts that miraculously got a constitutional amendment passed banning alcohol. That was the 18th Amendment to the Constitution (an abject disaster of such profundity it’s the ONLY constitutional amendment ever to be repealed). That’s right. Think the fuck about that and then scratch your head over the next amendment on its heels, the 19th, letting the stupid cunts vote. I mean, it’s just crazy. Women belong in a secure setting so they can nourish, nurture, and fundamentally form the next generation of men and women. It frosts my fucking balls that this is not simply recognized in such profound ways that the idea of a woman having to work outside of the home in this rich society would be an abominable thought. The 19th Amendment gave voting power to females and that utterly destroyed the American home. Chicks seek security and no man they will ever marry has the taxing authority to make them secure as they buy into the Democrat stuff catered and packaged for stupid chicks, so they rally together, gossip, shit stir and test, and essentially, the funny meme of sawing off the tree branch you’re sitting on, applies. Most women over 25 are hopeless at this point, unless already in the choir or, seeking out the choir to join. I wish them the best. That’s already moving. You have to forget about all of them, though, focus only on the young.

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-08-25
2019-08-25 04:00 UTC

  1. Pan Sautéed Pork Steak with Creamy Tarragon Sauce
  2. Asian Style Glazed Pork Steak and Stir Fry Veggies
  3. Breakfast Fried Rice: Filipino Inspired Sinangag
  4. Deflation In Everything with Josh Gonzalez
  5. Chip Beef on Toast (“SOS” aka “Shit on a Shingle”)

Pork Steak in Peanut Curry
2019-08-24 20:24 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Here it is.

Make No Mistake: Big Ass Burger and Twice Fried Fries
2019-08-22 21:40 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Here you go. Lots of dissing of fucktads making fucktarded burgers.

Boo Hoo
2019-08-22 20:30 UTC by Richard Nikoley


I can’t stand the latest trends where everyone uses children to “speak their truth.”

Adolescents are even dumber.

Just look at all the young people crying tears. It’s abject hubris. Children should be seen and not heard, adolescents should shut the fuck up.

Fires Destroy Amazon Rainforest, Blanketing Brazilian Cities in Smog.

The Wall Street Journal actually wants you to pay to read more. Wankers.

Do you understand? Young Max Borders’ heart is just wrenched and it’s very very important to you, his state of mental.

Go fuck off. Your slice of hubristic life in a 13 billion old solar system and 4 billion year old planet doesn’t account for anything that could be seen from an electron microscope.

Asian Style Glazed Pork Steak and Stir Fry Veggies
2019-08-21 21:13 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Here you go.

Breakfast Fried Rice: Filipino Inspired Sinangag
2019-08-21 19:44 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Here you go.

Chip Beef on Toast (“SOS” aka “Shit on a Shingle”)
2019-08-21 19:39 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Here you go.

Arnold, California: Lot Clearning, Burning, and Good Food
2019-08-21 19:14 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Here you go. Tons of stuff.

Deflation In Everything with Josh Gonzalez
2019-08-21 19:08 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Here you go.

Jalapeño Three Ways: Burger, Sauce, and Roasted
2019-08-21 01:01 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Here it is.

Pan Sautéed Pork Steak with Creamy Tarragon Sauce
2019-08-19 02:32 UTC by Richard Nikoley


Here you go.

            

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-08-18
2019-08-18 04:00 UTC

  1. MONEY: Fiat vs. Bitcoin – The New World of Cryptocurrency
  2. Points as to Independence
  3. Discussions 2: Brandon Hayes and Joel Davis – Ideology, Limits, Agency, Libertarianism, and Propertarianism
  4. Facebook Hates That Arab Children Growing Up To Yearn to Kill Americans is on the Wane
  5. Discussions 3: Dr. Gerard Casey and Oliver Westcott – Philosophy, Law, Morality, and Tolerance

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-08-11
2019-08-11 04:00 UTC

  1. MONEY: Fiat vs. Bitcoin – The New World of Cryptocurrency
  2. Points as to Independence
  3. A Conversation About Everything With Moritz Bierling and Andy Curzon
  4. Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act
  5. Discussions 2: Brandon Hayes and Joel Davis – Ideology, Limits, Agency, Libertarianism, and Propertarianism

MONEY: Fiat vs. Bitcoin – The New World of Cryptocurrency
2019-08-10 17:35 UTC by Richard Nikoley


My full talk at The 21 Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Also, here’s an after talk interview where I give a bunch of How-To information.

I’ve just returned from This year’s 21 Convention in Warsaw, Poland where I gave a talk for the 4th time. It was a fantastic experience and I’ll be posting a write up on that soon.

In the meantime, the next 21C will be in Orlando for the their main of three events this year, October 24 – 27, 2019. There is still some early bird pricing going on. You can find out all about it here.

            

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-08-04
2019-08-04 04:00 UTC

  1. Patience
  2. A Conversation About Everything With Moritz Bierling and Andy Curzon
  3. Facebook Hates That Arab Children Growing Up To Yearn to Kill Americans is on the Wane
  4. Points as to Independence
  5. Discussions 2: Brandon Hayes and Joel Davis – Ideology, Limits, Agency, Libertarianism, and Propertarianism

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-07-28
2019-07-28 04:00 UTC

  1. Discussions 3: Dr. Gerard Casey and Oliver Westcott – Philosophy, Law, Morality, and Tolerance
  2. Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act
  3. Points as to Independence
  4. A Conversation About Everything With Moritz Bierling and Andy Curzon
  5. Facebook Hates That Arab Children Growing Up To Yearn to Kill Americans is on the Wane

Weekly Top Posts: 2019-07-21
2019-07-21 04:00 UTC

  1. Speaking Gig Warsaw and Trekking Gig Alpujarras, Spain
  2. The Discussions Series With Andy Curzon Now With Audio-Only Option
  3. Discussions 3: Dr. Gerard Casey and Oliver Westcott – Philosophy, Law, Morality, and Tolerance
  4. Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act
  5. Points as to Independence

Speaking Gig Warsaw and Trekking Gig Alpujarras, Spain
2019-07-15 23:18 UTC by Richard Nikoley


I’m about 19 hours from departure from home. 26 hours from departure from San Fran International (SFO).

I leave Arnold, CA at about 10:30am tomorrow morning. It goes like this:

  • Arnold –> Burlingame parking (10:30am – 1:00pm)
  • Burlingame –> SFO (half hour)
  • Depart SFO at 4:20pm (British Airways)
  • After 10 hours and 30 minutes, arrive at 11:00am on the 17th at Heathrow in London—lamenting that it looks nothing like the films from the 70s.
  • Wait a couple of hours and connect with British pilots again, to Warsaw, arriving at a gentlemanly hour: 5:30pm on the 17th.
  • Take an Uber to the downtown hotel for the 21 Conference.

Then I spend five nights there, 17-21, the conference is 18-21, and I’m speaking 19 or 20.

Monday, the 22nd, I depart:

  • Warsaw –> Madrid (10:50am – 2:45pm)
  • I have to hump the eff out of this, from terminal 4 to terminal 2 in an hour
  • Madrid –> Malaga (3:50pm – 5:00pm)

And then, my Navy Officer friend since 1987—as I was a 7th Fleet staff officer on Blue Ridge—picks me up in Malaga. He’s been a resident of Spain for about 15 years now and I’ve not seen him since when he flew out from the east coast to west coast for my wedding in 2001.

Here’s how it goes from there. It’s about 100km over about 6 days, about 65-ish miles. Very gentlemanly, though by day 3, I expect I’ll be hurting a bit. Paul treks all over the world in a 60L backpack and has done so for many years. What a planning tour guide.

The regional temperatures are very reasonable. It’s at some altitude, perhaps 1,200 meters on average (close to how I live, at 4k feet). So mid-80s in the day, 70s in the evening, 60s or 50s at night. Perfect.

W. Alpujarras (GR7) Itinerary

  • Válor – Yegen (5.5 km)
  • Yegen – Mecina Bombarón (7.2 km)
  • Mecina Bombarón – Bérchules (6.0 km)
  • Bérchules – Cádiar (5.3 km)
  • Cádiar – Juviles (9.6 km)
  • Juviles – Trevélez (9.0 km)
  • Trevélez – Busquístar (14 km)
  • Busquístar – Pórtugos (2.2 km)
  • Pórtugos – Pitres (3.2 km)
  • Pitres – Capileira (7 km) 
  • Capileira – Bubion (3 km)
  • Bubión – Pampaneira (1.5 km)
  • Pampaneira – Soportújar (7.6 km)
  • Soportújar – Cañar (8.2 km)
  • Cañar – Lanjarón – (7.9 km) 

MONDAY 22 JULY: Airport to Lanjaron

  • 5PM  Pick up Rick Malaga Airport
  • 5.30-7PM  Drive to Lanjarón: A7 to A44 to A348
  • Ask in hotel about long-term parking; packed lunch; reserve 27 July
  • Hotel: Oyo Hotel, Av. Alpujarra 42 (PAID)

TUESDAY 23 JULY: Válor to Bérchules (18.7 km)

  • Buy lunch to go.
  • 10:00 Depart Lanjaron bus station for Valor.  Be there 10 min prior.
  • 12:00 Arrive Valor.  Lunch on bus.
  • Válor – Yegen (5.5 km)  See Brenan house.
  • Yegen – Mecina Bombarón (7.2 km)
  • Mecina Bombarón – Bérchules (6.0 km)
  • Hotel: Los Berchules, Carretera de Granada, 20

WEDNESDAY 24 JULY: Bérchules to Trevélez (23.9 km)

  • Bérchules – Cádiar (5.3 km)
  • Cádiar – Juviles (9.6 km)
  • Juviles – Trevélez (9.0 km)
  • Hotel: La Fragua II, Posadas 4 (w/resto)

THURSDAY 25 JULY: Trevélez to Pitres (19.4 km)

  • Trevélez – Busquístar (14 km)
  • Busquístar – Pórtugos (2.2 km)
  • Pórtugos – Pitres (3.2 km)
  • Hotel: Fuente Capilerilla (C/Fuente Escarda 5) or San Roque (Paseo Maritimo 57-59)

FRIDAY 26 JULY: Pitres to Pampaneira (11.5 km)

  • Pitres – Capileira (7 km – *Detour off GR7*)
  • Capileira – Bubion (3 km *Back to GR7*)
  • Bubión – Pampaneira (1.5 km)
  • Hotel: Estrella de las Nieves (Huertos 21) or Hostal Pampaneira (Av. de la Alpujarra 1)
  • If Capileira: Hostal Poqueira, C/ Doctor Castilla 11

SATURDAY 27 JULY: Pampaneira to Lanjarón (23.7 km)

  • Pampaneira – Soportújar (7.6 km)
  • Soportújar – Cañar (8.2 km)
  • Cañar – Lanjarón – (7.9 km)

SUNDAY 28 JULY: Malaga Old Town

  • 1.30PM Rick flies to Madrid
  • OR, We see Malaga and overnight in the Old Town.

On that last, still “up in the air” whether I fly from Malaga to Madrid Sunday afternoon (28th) to catch my noon:30 Monday (29th) flight on Iberia back to San Fran, arriving 4:20pm, exact time I departed the 16th. I could just dump the flight and take a 7:00am train up on the 29th. It will depend, based on how I feel after a week on the trek.

I plan to do nightly postings about stuff, if I feel up to it.

            

 

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