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Miscellaneous Rambling

New episode of TWE is out: Brian Sims and Nuts on Both Sides, Fleeing California, E.F. Schumacher.

Brian Sims: Yup, he's a hateful nut. Yup, the Right has hateful nuts too. The thing is, the Right doesn't have them in positions of influence or power. Moreover, the postmodernist Left is, from its core beliefs, extremist and hateful.

Fleeing California: Dot com millionaires are fleeing California right before they realize their taxable income from their start-ups. Pretty funny . . . and a snapshot why beautiful California will wreck itself.

Lightning Segments: Toilet wine, transgender sports leagues, two Spotify recommendations, how to drink like an adult, Michigan in May, and Copts.

E.F. Schumacher: A Guide for the Perplexed is a great book, but it's wrapped in the self-focused northern school of Zen instead of the southern school that rejects subject-object. The western spiritual tradition is wrapped in the northern school, but its two greatest spiritual writers, St. John of the Cross and St. Therese Lisieux, weren't.

Ceiling. Trastevere

Man, you'd need both pretension and s*** for brains to spend money on this: Liquid Death sells water to tech bros who are too cool for alcohol