Author Archives: Ray

Basketball Jones

I need someone to set a pick for me at the free-throw line of life, someone I can pass to, someone who can hit the open man on the give-and-go, and not end up in the popcorn machine.

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All The Sand In All The Sea

I recently discovered this song — on an obscure FM radio-station — and I fell in love with it. So I decided to make a bartending video to go along with it.

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101 Dogma-Shattering Remarks From Two Of The Most Relentless Nonconformists In Human History

[If this subject-matter appeals to you, this might as well. Spinoza was an inspiration.] Baruch Spinoza (1632–1677) and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) are two of the most radical thinkers of all time.  They don’t have everything in common — though they’re not totally dissimilar either—and yet if there’s one thing they do both possess, it’s this: an…

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Hong Kong and Thanksgiving in America

On the eve of Thanksgiving in America, it is, I think, most appropriate to write about Hong Kong, and here is why I say so: How Laissez-Faire and Private Property Saved The Pilgrims Recently, when Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey voiced his excellent support of Hong Kong’s freedom demonstrations — “Fight for freedom,” he…

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“Why Deny the Beautiful Coral Reefs Fringing Stone Island?” by Dr. Jennifer Marohasy

Doctor Jennifer Marohasy, for whom I once had the honor of writing an article, is a scientist I admire very much. She is among other things an independent thinker down to her very core, which makes her by definition a true scientist — by which I mean: one who follows the evidence wherever it leads…

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The Women’s March

Do you remember clear back to 2016 and the Women’s March? It was a series of street protests against Donald Trump, which fell apart, with astonishing celerity, and I don’t think most people know why. It fell apart because the Women’s March was started predominantly by “middle-class white women,” who, it was decided, no matter…

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PayPal & Pornhub

For about ten years now, every time the owner of some platform or another decides, for whatever reason, to change its terms, you’ll almost immediately hear a wild outcry for “justice,” followed by a backlash against “robbing people of their livelihood,” and then there often begins the predictable protests against “late-stage capitalism” and “unregulated markets”…

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Reverse Racism

In actuality, there is no such thing as “reverse racism,” as you’ve probably heard, though it’s likely not for the reason you’ve been told: i.e. “white people simply can’t be victims of racism.” That’s a real quote, and it’s spoken in complete seriousness. The only reason there’s no such thing as “reverse racism” is that…

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The 4th of July & the True Meaning of Human Freedom and Independence

Independence is autonomy. It is the freedom to govern yourself and to rely upon your own independent judgment. Independence is the freedom to express your own individuality. But what, finally, is freedom? Freedom, in its most fundamental form, has only one meaning: it is the omission of force. Freedom is the absence of compulsion. It…

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Modern-Day Socialism and the 30-year Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

This recent tweet captures the half-assed distinction Marx tried to make between so-called bourgeois property and personal property: On the thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre — when the totalitarian socialist government of China quashed, with extreme force, a political uprising by the people of China who rebelled at last against the obliteration of…

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Frogs, Toads, & Bats

Frogs and toads and bats have had a special place in my heart for as long as I can remember. I love these beasties for their diversity, their versatility, their resilience, and for what they represent. Beginning about two years ago — for reasons which go far beyond that lovely ghoul-haunted month meaning “8th month,”…

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“Get Out You White Little Fucker!” Portland AntiFa Fights “Fascism” With Fascism, Mindlessness, Violence, And The Independent Mind Of The Herd

This should do a lot for Portland’s tourism industry, which the state of Oregon has sought to cultivate because tourism is good and healthy for economies, which, however, the Party of Science ultimately knows next to nothing about. (“We are the 99 percent.”) Yes, I’m afraid the evidence is overwhelming: the religion of the Left…

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The Energy of Life, An Innate Impulse to Animation

Purchase, please. The next day broke breathless and raggedy for Dusty May, who on that breathless and raggedy day was initiated into the mysteries and intricacies of the dance and ballet. This was the day Dusty learned among other things that her straight legs and her limbs — which were long for her size —…

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A Manifesto For Misfits: Full Audiobook

CONTENTS 1.) To Hell with Swords and Garter 2.) How Good Do You Want to Be? 3.) It’s Not How Clever or Smart You ARE: It’s How Clever and Smart You WANT to Be 4.) Wickedly Cool 5.) Ten Authentic Signs of Intelligence that Cannot be Faked 6.) How to Penetrate People’s Brains as though…

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What Will Your Theme Be?

Own me. Chapter 47 In the room of toys and dolls, a ponderous panda sat with open arms on the polished wooden floor and stared lifelessly at Dusty with big button eyes the same color as her own. He had a pink tongue poking out a smiling mouth and was flanked on either side by…

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