November 23, 2013

World Champion Magnus Carlsen Ushers in a New Era

Magnus Carlsen is the new Chess Champion of the World! He defeated Vishwanathan Anand on Anand's home turf in Chennai, India and did so in style. Not only is Carlsen the highest rated player of all time, but more importantly, he has cemented his spot in history as the 16th World Chess Champion.

Carlsen earned $1,350,000 for taking the title, while the previous champion Anand got a $900,000 check for his efforts and a respite from the paparazzi. Carlsen defeated comedian Steven Colbert in a rock, paper, scissors death match, and was named one of the 2013 Sexiest Men Alive by Cosmopolitan magazine.

Magnus Carlsen celebrating his new title

November 19, 2013

Why should I talk to you?

I don't feel a need for much of a circle of friends. This is not to say that I'm not friendly to those who I interact with. I am smiley to all, and though they may have an opinion about me, I have never sought their approval. I have no interest. I recognize that they will come and go and that most people will have no effect on my life.

November 14, 2013

I am a political refugee

I have always paid my taxes, always voted in major elections, always followed the laws of the land. However, my government has betrayed me. It has not followed its end of the bargain, so I left. I don't believe in sulking, taking taxpayer money from the government, or being a voiceless member of a protest. I chose to leave. The best way to be heard is to vote with your feet and with your wallet.

My entrepreneurial skills are more rewarded outside of America, so I'll go where my hard work is appreciated. I am not a follower of either of the two parties that run the US government. They are both war parties, they both believe in spying on their citizens, they both believe that the capital of its people is better in government hands than to be utilized by the people. My contribution to society in creating jobs and building businesses no longer goes to the US. In my free market paradigm, I choose to be productive elsewhere.

November 13, 2013

Your government sucks

I don't believe in borders. The world arbitrarily draws lines separating what they call countries. With this slicing and dicing of land comes the opportunity for the few to control the many living in that place. They create propaganda to make the inhabitants feel good about their captivity within the lines drawn in the Earth.

November 11, 2013

World Championship - Shenanigans at the start

Carlsen is the huge favorite to beat the current world chess champion. Magnus Carlsen is a 22-year-old Norwegian who has the highest chess rating of all time. He is so much better than the rest of the top chess players in the world that he is expected to win every tournament he plays in. He rarely disappoints.

Does Magnus have the fight in him to become world champion?

November 6, 2013

Gravity - Worst Movie Ever

Gravity has been hyped as the movie of the year. With venerable favorites George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, you have to expect a blockbuster. The first half hour of the movie puts you in a different world. You wonder whether you will be taken on an unimaginable ride.

The pace is somewhat different than most movies. There is a calm that washes over you as you float through space with the soothing voice of George Clooney telling stories of his past. But then it all changes...

November 1, 2013

The Chinese are taking over the world

One Chinese person is a dragon, two Chinese people are worms. The meaning of this expression has various depths of meaning. It is a reminder to Chinese people that we must work together. One Chinese person has unlimited strength and power, but when we are at odds with one another, the result is becoming incredibly weak. It is also a reminder of the superiority of having a one party system over one with more parties that work against each other. In business, when one Chinese person has a successful massage parlor, another Chinese will see this success and open another massage parlor next door. The result is often the failure of both businesses. Product copycatting is one of the greatest risks of our time in the age of a rising China.