Moving to Taiwan: Avoiding Disaster

There are always people moving to Taiwan.  I talk a lot about it in what I write; I give a lot of advice on this site regarding moving to Taiwan, getting settled in Taiwan, and living in Taiwan.  One topic I haven’t addressed is moving back to The World. On July 22, 2013, I received […]

Raw Data Regarding Voting Records, Graduation Rank, GDP Rank, and Welfare Rank

Voting Records (from Presidential Elections) Red – Voted mostly Republican since 1999 Purple – Even split since 1999 Blue – Voted mostly Democrat since 1999   Graduation Rank (lower number is better) 1 being the most undergrads living in the location 51 being the fewest undergrads living in the location   GDP Rank (lower number is better) 1 being […]

Statistical Correlations of GDP Per Capita, Welfare, and Voting by State

I hear a lot of people talk about freeloaders, in every election.  Conventional wisdom dictates that the states with the most people taking handouts and the states with the lowest GDP per capita would vote Democrat, in hopes of improving their lives through government handouts.  Sadly, I rarely see statistics on these assumptions – only empty rhetoric. And […]

Statistical Correlations of Education and Voting by State

I analyzed the results from the last four elections for the US Presidency. The statistical correlations are unbelievable.

The Truth About BDSM

You know those TV commercials that start with biking in the park, and a happy couple together, and the suddenly the voiceover announces the guy has genital herpes…but it’s all just perfectly fine!  Both partners feel safe and secure and it brought the relationship closer together and so on and so forth.  Then comes the […]

The Great Masquerade – Written March 21, 2003

Once, a friend of mine said to me, “You exist because I made you. Before I met you, you did not exist to me, and therefore did not exist.” I replied, “But, I did exist.” “Yeah, but I don’t care.” This is an interesting metaphor for life. It is a really heady idea – does […]