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by white belt
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Sports and Web of Goals
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Sports and Web of Goals

I searched for sports-related threads and found one on cheap sports, but none covering this specific topic. From the ERE book: Physiological goals for someone aspiring to be a Renaissance man are to: [...] be able to compete in local sports competitions (does not include jogging/walking a 4+ hour ma...
by white belt
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic
Replies: 386
Views: 23931

Re: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic

@Campitor Interesting. I don't read that as gang members being widespread in the military, but rather that any gang member who has military training and returns to their gang after leaving the service can have dramatic effects. Any known gang affiliation will get you kicked out of the military quick...
by white belt
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic
Replies: 386
Views: 23931

Re: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic

https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/gangs-and-military-note-1-increased-threat-third-generation-gangs-military-trained-gang There are active gang members in the military and it's become so problematic that the FBI sees it as a serious threat to domestic safety. So you're right about the military ...
by white belt
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic
Replies: 386
Views: 23931

Re: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic

Tell that to the NVA or Taliban. Maybe they’ll stop shooting our guys in the back with AK47s...if we get tired and go home. You have about the same understanding of war as our five star generals. I have zero understanding of war. I was just saying that if an oppressive government wants to crack dow...
by white belt
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic
Replies: 386
Views: 23931

Re: COVID-19: Unwinding the Lockdown and Long Term Epidemic

(@) Chenda Ex-high ranking military such as Powell and Mattis are expressing their issues with Trump, including but not limited the calling for military deployment against the protestors. It was a breaking point for some as it offends the basic idea of the military to protect the country from exter...
by white belt
Sat May 30, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Tiny House/Small House Resources
Replies: 149
Views: 51697

Re: Tiny House/Small House Resources

@white belt, Portland has made a lot of rules about ADU's and tiny houses. The city council has also come out and said they're not going to enforce any of them. People park tiny houses on wheels in the backyards of other people for around $400/month including utilties. I'm on an intentional communi...
by white belt
Thu May 28, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 224
Views: 18335

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

Based on what reasoning? There are not many reasons for massive military build up over a decade to the point that they could beat the shit out of the US military in asia. Recent war gaming shows the US would likely lose. Why build up/move troops to the contested zones? I think you do not understand...
by white belt
Thu May 28, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 224
Views: 18335

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

I think therein lies the problem of having outrageous statements masquerading as "jokes". The idea is to say something that is way outside the Overton window and if called on it proceed to claim "it was just a joke" and if not, subtly move the Overton window. It's like dog whistling and Poe's Law c...
by white belt
Wed May 27, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 224
Views: 18335

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

I listened to an interview with Kishore Mahbubani, former UN ambassador of Singapore. I haven't read his new book called Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy , but it seems relevant to this discussion. I feel like he provides a more impartial perspective since he is neither Chine...
by white belt
Fri May 22, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 224
Views: 18335

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

I wish we had a neutral thread to discuss things going on in China, because the CPC is about to pass legislation to tamp down protests and “foreign interference” in HK, and here I’m posting about them in a boycott thread. Now, about Hong Kong: for us Westerners it’s a bastion of democracy and a shi...
by white belt
Fri May 22, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 224
Views: 18335

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

@Chenda @Alphaville I'd argue that Jiang Kai Shek was the one that liberated China from quasi-colonial rule and ended the "century of humiliation". Mao's cult of personality exaggerated his role as liberator when in fact the KMT played a much bigger role in ridding the country of Japanese invaders. ...
by white belt
Fri May 22, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Which is/will be worse? The Great Recession or Covid-19 crisis
Replies: 35
Views: 2894

Re: Which is/will be worse? The Great Recession or Covid-19 crisis

I've heard several economists argue that stagflation will be the long term outlook for the US, but Roubini's interview is the first time I've heard someone point out the negative supply shock that may result from technological stagnation. I'm of the opinion that COVID-19 was just the pinprick that p...
by white belt
Fri May 22, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?
Replies: 303
Views: 56739

Re: What Do You Eat for Weight Loss?

@Lemur Well I've dug into some more research regarding protein intake, and it seems I did mischaracterize the consensus of 1 gram per pound of body weight. Recommended protein intakes for healthy (not morbidly obese) individuals seem to range from .8-1.3g/lb of BW depending on various factors. I thi...
by white belt
Tue May 19, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 224
Views: 18335

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

I will attempt to steer this back towards the topic at hand. However how do you champion your issues without boycotting? I think personal boycotting is an option for the individual, and is probably the thing you can do that is easiest to implement, since it does not require involvement from any othe...
by white belt
Sun May 17, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 224
Views: 18335

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

@slowtraveler @thrifty++ I guess the point that I'm trying to make is that I agree with Alphaville that it's probably more useful to focus on the issues that are important to you, rather than throwing out blanket demonization for an entire country and its people. The reason is blanket loaded stateme...
by white belt
Sat May 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 224
Views: 18335

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

Also slightly unrelated, but China is probably the most important factor in the equation to deal with the North Korea situation. Western countries and our allies should want to stay on decent terms so we have a multi-national response to deal with that shit show when/if it blows over. China shares a...
by white belt
Sat May 16, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made
Replies: 224
Views: 18335

Re: COVID19 and boycotting Chinese made

@thrifty++ Although I don't consider myself a panda hugger, I do believe your views are lacking some nuance. I'm American so I'm going to highlight some comparisons to my home country since I am most familiar with it out of all western countries. You make some valid points and agree with the points ...
by white belt
Sat May 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Inheritance coming - best options?
Replies: 34
Views: 2388

Re: Inheritance coming - best options?

I agree with @2Birds1Stone. You are asking for tactical advice for a large pile of money, while many on this forum are rightly pointing out their concerns that if you don't change your money strategy, you will end up exactly where you were financially pre-inheritance. Lottery winners go broke, profe...
by white belt
Sat May 16, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Best Productivity Boosting Furniture/Computers/Tactics?
Replies: 19
Views: 3027

Re: Best Productivity Boosting Furniture/Computers/Tactics?

I mostly agree with @DreamofFreedom and @C40. I'm of the opinion that productivity is the result of having all of the other important stuff in your life together. Therefore, focusing on improving productivity is pointless unless you're improving the underlying lifestyle factors. In the ERE world we ...
by white belt
Mon May 11, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Tiny House/Small House Resources
Replies: 149
Views: 51697

Re: Tiny House/Small House Resources

Recently I've been perusing a lot of builds of converted cargo trailers as campers/tiny homes. I particularly like the design of this one: https://youtu.be/JHg4ZMNERFE. I'm not interested in hauling any toys, but I do like the bed design and the open multipurpose area. I feel like some of these tiny...