How to Boycott China

Posted by Troy on 12th May 2020 in Uncategorized

It is undeniable at this point that China purposefully took steps so that the Corona-virus could spread to the rest of the world.  This is only the latest affront.  This is on top of their use of slave labor.  Their organ harvesting.  Their eating of endangered species.  Their pollution of the air and our oceans.  They seek to silence people of other countries.  They wield their economic power as a weapon to make the rest of the world less free.  For all of this, there is only one choice:

Boycott China.

That is the only thing that will have any effect.  It will not come from our business class.  They stand to make too much money from China.  It won’t come from out politicians.  Some of their families got rich off China or are beholden to the aforementioned business class.  Everything is made in China now.  You will say, “I’m buying American!” and you will find how little we just make now.  You try to buy any other country other than China, and you will have similar problems.  You will find that Amazon no longer lists the country of manufacture.  And, in the end, you will give up because it just feels futile.

But I am here to help you.  I am here to give you the answer.

First, take the item that you want.  Whatever it is.  And do a search (preferably not Google who are in the pocket for the Chinese Communist Party at this point) for made in the USA.  If it is more expensive, buy it anyway.

Now, let’s say that you can’t find the item not made in the USA.  Well, try to find one made ANYWHERE other than China.

Okay, now, that failed.  Drats.  Next solution: Buy a used one.  If you buy a used one, the company that chose to manufacture something in China doesn’t make money, and China doesn’t make any money.  Also, you are probably helping another American that may be selling something because they need money or just to get rid of it.  Either way, you’re keeping money in the American economy.

Finally, suppose you can’t find a use one.  Ask yourself one simple question: Do I need this item?  Odds are, you probably don’t.  If not, don’t buy it.  The vast bulk of items you buy are WANTS, not needs.  And most of those wants are really just waste of money and you’d be better off saving your money anyway.

I make an exception.  Needless to say, if your child wants an Elsa Barbie, you are not going to convince her about geopolitical realities or convince her that this obscure doll factory over here is preferable to having the Elsa doll she really wanted.  I get that.  I do.  But in regards to what YOU need, you can find ways around it.

At the end of any of this, be sure to write the companies you did not buy from and let them know why you didn’t buy from them and how you thwarted them (by buying a used one, etc).  If they can’t sell the product they are making in China, it really isn’t worth making it there.

All of this is time consuming.  But know this: if China supplants America as the dominant super-power, they are NOT going to be a benign super-power like America.  They are going in initiate global thought control.  They will punish anyone who dare speak against them.  Let’s say that a future America finally takes a stand and boycotts China.  China would tell the rest of the world that if any country trades with America, they will not trade with China.  And they will appease, and China will grow more powerful.  Now is the time to make a stand.  If you don’t think this is the case, look at what which China is threatening Australia.

Long Live the Constitution!

In Defense of Changing Pronouns

Posted by Troy on 30th October 2019 in Uncategorized

I used to mock the idea of adding bunches of new pronouns on the premise that “If you have a penis, you’re a man,” and “If you have a vagina, you’re a woman.”

But then I remembered, what is the point of language?  To communicate.  So if I have to say, “He, well.. he dresses like a woman, but he was born a man and had surgery and takes a lot of medications to look more like a woman;” am I really saving time communicating?  Maybe having a pronoun that conveys all this is a good idea.

But then I think of all the chaos that such a thing means.  That means that every time you meet people, you have to ask them their preferred pronouns and keep that straight the rest of your life.

So, I have another modest proposal.  We have “he” and “she” so that if there is a mixed couple of people, gendered pronouns can be used to keep them straight.  It doesn’t sound like gender pronouns are handy anymore.  So why don’t we use the gender neutral “He/Him/His” for all third party references.

Naturally, this isn’t going to fly.  So I have another modest proposal.  Let’s use “E/Em/Es.”

This will be really useful to texters that can now use single letters for all pronouns (I/U/E).

Long Live the Constitution!

My thoughts on Trump’s impeachment

Posted by Troy on 30th September 2019 in Uncategorized

First of all, the phone call is nothing.  That isn’t me being a Trumper.  That is my objective stance.  If Trump said “I need dirt on Biden.  I don’t care if you make it up, just make this happen.”  I would have a problem with that.  Biden is not his opponent yet and probably would never be anyway.  Even if he was, Trump is investigating possible corruption in connection to a 1999 treaty signed by Bill Clinton.  Unless you want to say all politicians are exempt from investigation, you can’t say too much about it.  If you want to throw a fit about it, you have to defend Hillary and Obama and Senante Democrats going to foreign intelligence agencies for dirt on Trump.   As far as withholding funds, Trump always does this, and the money got paid.

People say that everything Biden did was on the up and up.  Why is it that Ukraine is the only country Obama played hardball with?  Drop off billions in cash to Iran, a mortal enemy, nail an ally to the  wall?

Everything about this is dirty.

1- They changed the rules 30 days out from the complaint to allow second hand information as whistleblower.

2 – They allow hersay as evidence.  That is so messed up!  I heard Bill Clinton likes to have sex with eight-year-olds.  Better investigate him.

3 – The complaint was not written by a whistleblower.  No one talks that way.  It was written by someone with the statutes in front of them.

4 – It was written to attempt to get Bill Barr to recluse himself.

5- Why would they demand to see the complaint when they had the transcript? Because thtranscript proves nothing is there.  They wanted to build the case on the complaint and us Trump withholding the transcript as a cover-up.  Trump blew that up by releasing it.  That is why Schiff made up his “parody.”

6 – The media and Democrats are using the same tactics over and over.  64,000 repetitions make a truth.

7 – A source document with unsubstantiated sources and based on news reports?  This is the Steele dossier all over again.

8 – The firm representing the whistleblower is connected to the Clintons and offers money for leaks on Trump.

9 – Nancy Pelosi initiates impeachment without taking a vote.  That is just wrong!

10- Trump doesn’t have his Constitutional right to confront his accuser?  That is just wrong!

11 – This is doomed to failure and will only serve to further divide our country.

Long live the Constitution!

Hell yeah, we are gonna take your AR-15s.

Posted by Troy on 14th September 2019 in Uncategorized

Beta announced this proudly stating that AR-15 owners support it as they don’t need it for hunting (This is a lie.  If they  felt that way, they could give them up without Beta’s help.).  Let’s take a look at who owns the majority of these guns.

1 – Possible mass shooters.  These guns were used in about 25% of mass shooting and it would be intellectually dishonest for me to say otherwise.  However, the number of these individuals are statistically unimportant, mere aberrations regardless of how devestating their actions.

2 – Hunters.  You can use the round for hunting.

3 – Recreational shooters.  It is a fun rifle to shoot.

4 – People who fear home invasions with multiple attackers.  This has happened, and it is a highly effective choice.

5 -People that fear a government run amok.

See, the thing is that I believe the bulk of the owners are the 5th group.  They are not going to comply.  One guy tweeted that if Beta tried, he would kill Beta.  Twitter took the tweet down as threatening, but it is no more threatening than if a woman responded to the threat of being raped with “if you try, i will kill you.”  The Second Amendment is there precisely to stop what Beta is suggesting.

The real sad thing is that the tweet is wrong.  Beta would not be the one being shot.  It will be Deputy Joe and John Q Citizen dying at Beta’s decree. People like Beta never put their own lives on the line.

Long live the Constitution!

Unniversal Background Checks

Posted by Troy on 6th September 2019 in Political

Well, it finally happened.  A mass shooter bought his gun in a private sale.  Naturally, since this happened one time, we have to make a new law to handle thousand and thousand transactions.

Some people would say “what is the harm of making John pay $5 for a background check when he buys a gun from Joe?”

The only issue is that it creates a de facto registry.  As such, hardcore gun rights people will never go along with it.

I will attempt to create a system that I think people will accept.

1 – It only applies to “assault weapon” sales,

2 – The seller’s information is not recorded as it is unimportant,

3- and it is voluntary.

If you choose to forgo a background check, and that weapon is used in a crime, you can be charged with being an accessory to the crime and/or be liable for civil proceedings for wrongful death.

Long live the Constitution!

How to fix college debt issue

Posted by Troy on 21st August 2019 in Current Events, Political

1 – We need to do away with the concept of Core.  You should not be required to take a history, a humanity, etc in order to become an accountant.

2 – Sell packages for degrees.  An accounting degree is more valuable than a philosophy degree and should be priced accordingly.

3 – Improve secondary education so college is not mandatory any more.

4 – Bring back vocational schools which can provide a good return on investment.

5 – Reward repayment.  If someone makes 1 year of consecutive payment, the interest rate they pay gets reduced 25% of the difference between their current rate and prime.  If they miss a payment, the rate resets.

Long live the Constitution!

The response to the shootings

Posted by Troy on 15th August 2019 in Uncategorized

We gotta do something!

That is the cry.  We got to do something.  Doesn’t matter if it would have done anything.  Just as long as we can say we did SOMETHING.

Expanded background checks would not stop any of these shootings.  All of these guns were purchased legally.

Red flag laws are problematic. You are taking away a person’s Constitutional right without due process.  The only way I can support such an initative is if it operates the following way: someone makes the accusation. An emergency hearing is made before a judge with the accused and accuser.  If the judge beieves there may be an issue, the guns are seiezed until the accused can receive a psychological evaluation.  Then if the evaluation turns up negative, the accused can demand a jury trial.

Long live the Constitution!

My Epstein conspiracy theory

Posted by Troy on 12th August 2019 in Current Events

It is hard to believe it is a simple suicide given all the facts and circumstances.  So here is my conspiracy theory:

He was part of a ring.  Patrons were given girls of a certain age, a safe place to practice their taste, and the promise of anonymity.  In exchange for this, they agreed to an expensive price tag and to be videoed or photographed.  This was to assure mutual protection.

Epstein was the concierge and was afforded a billionaire lifestyle as payment and as a cover to how he had all these high power friends.

Epstein was saved once, but now there is too much attention and he could not be saved again.  As such, he was ordered to kill himself to make good on the mutual protection pact.

There ya go.

Long live the Constitution!

Trump supporters clean up Baltimore

Posted by Troy on 8th August 2019 in Uncategorized

170 Trump supporters removed 12 tons of trash from Baltimore.  Did you hear about this? Probably not.  The news is much more interested in saying that the shooter in El Paso who disavowed Trump is the standard Trump supporter.

Is it any wonder why we stay divided when even this act cannot be celebrated?

Long live the Constitution!

The proposed gun control measures

Posted by Troy on 7th August 2019 in Current Events, Human Nature

I thought that Trump’s speech on the shootings was very good.

I do think that our culture of celebrating death and violence is a factor.  It is a joke that Hollywood demands gun control while making millions every year featuring these evil guns.  I think these things do have an effect, but it the vast majority of people can partake and not go on killing sprees, so it doesnt make sense to ban them.

The red flag laws sound like a good idea but are inherently problematic.  What is the threshold? Who decides if someone is a danger?  Is there any punishment for false accusation?  What if someone actually is a danger and gets their guns back and is now super pissed?

Everyone talks about needing expanded background checks, but in all these mass shootings, the guns were purchased subject to a background check.

What about an assault weapons ban?  Frankly it would have little effect on the problem.  Shooters would just use different weapons.  The Virginia State shooter used pistols.

There is only one thing that will make us safe, and that is morality.  The real issue is that we have a bunch of lonely young men.  They have no friends.  They generally don’t have a girlfriend.  They lack purpose and direction.  They spiral and snap.  The only effective way forward is to rebuild the foundations of morality and community that we have lost.

Long live the Constitution!