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Archewell Takes A Page From Verboten Playbook
Archewell, like Verboten, is a website about sharing education and training materials via films, podcasts, and books. Self-publishing articles, magazines, music, podcasts, media shows, and computer software.

Personalized Money Is A Sticky Word
Don't be so anxious for a "cashless" society. They sacrificed the economy to save friendly markets and all we got was another hand me down t-shirt with a defunct UBI logo.

What Do You Want A Website To Do For You?
Do you know what the world wide web is good at? After all these years what kinds of services and features have really taken off.

The Narcissism of Small Differences
The Liberals and Liberalism is once again in danger of being consumed to feed a socialist machine. Corporate greed and identity politics. A deadly combination.

Globalism In A Nutshell
For years the elites have made an extraordinary claim. That they can run the world on the behalf of regular people in such a way that benefits everyone.

The 23rd Minute
The average Canadian is held beyond the levers of power usually afforded free citizens in a democracy. But we aren't average citizens are we?

Censoriousness Promotes A Comfortable Silence
Given all progress requires both opportunity and capacity there are two places to expect attack from those focused on ruining your quality of life.

Time Does The Dirty Work
We quickly find the incompetent excelling and the conditions for excellence diminished. Canada hasn't been in a positive debt situation since before WW2.

Career Girls. No one just gives it to you. Take it.
Careers are the key to a better life. Yet, not all share my appreciation of the professional experience.

Nature Is A Studio
All production comes from capitalizing on, not exploiting, that which is natural and free.

Capitalization or Exploitation
Maybe I should look more closely at colonialism. If my leftist friends are so supportive of it, (and my right wing friends so triggered by it).

Bend Natural Cycles With Patience
Nature's seasons are an obvious example of a reliable cycle. The supreme repetition of it all; production can occur in a steady, effective rhythm.

Four Pillars Of Prosperity
To prosper one requires certain knowledge of the fundamentals of making stuff. There are many approaches.

How Canada Poisoned Its Own Well With Propaganda
Through political overreach the distribution of film in Canada was heavily regulated in favour of American interests.

The 6th Wall of Reductive Distortion
Notes based on Verboten concept of the 6th Wall of Reductive Distortion and its application to making an avant-garde short film.

A Quick Talk With Grandpa
A little boy has a conversation with his grandfather about time.

When You’re Colourless
Politics is personal when you're colorless. [Colourless in Canada.] In a colourless world you deserve it because you earn it; it's your name on the pay cheque.

Dark Money Mysteries
We all know it's out there because we feel its influence all the time, yet it remains hidden. It drives inflation perpetually raising the cost of doing business.

Capitalism Is A Glorious Force Of Nature
What's it take to remain competitive in today's globalized economy? Is it really the trade deals with enemies?

The Spectre of Separatism Places Canada at the Devil’s Crossroads
A country is like a book. Once written you can't just take away chapters. It's like burning a book and in a similar fashion separation is burning a country.

Expert At The Elements Of Force
Everyone imagines that experts would do a better job at something. It's the assumption of experience. It's a lie; returns depends on practice not theory.

Producers Becoming A New Slave Minority
What are the first few things that come to mind when we think about describing a slave? Forced to work. Does technology really free us?

They Smile When We Want Free Stuff
What happens when someone offers you something without apparent cost? We hear a lot about Universal Basic Income these days.

Bitcoin Isn’t Like Baseball
The fallacy that drives so many people to invest in bitcoin once drove millions into pyramid schemes. They believe they are enlightened. That they know something others don't.

Existential Gravity Of Disloyalty
Those who have no moral compass, no internal sense of direction go where the wind blows. They crave the sweet smell of baked bread, or the lullaby of the siren as they lead those stupid enough to follow along with themselves to inevitable destruction.

Virtue Signalling To Create A New Crusade
The temptation to virtue signal is strong in a society full of judgmental fools with poor education and even worse skills. It's a sex starved teen mentality.

Little Seagull And The Mighty Clam
They say that if you role the dice you take what you get. Four out of five businesses fail so isn't it just really hard to make money.

Everyone Is Screaming Nobody Is Listening
We've all been brainwashed into believing we need certain things to be happy. Maybe it's a nice car or a nice house.

Working On A Drilling Rig
A dear friend who has spent years working the fields brought this back with him. Thinking he should put it out there, but he didn't know how.

Zombie Debt Is Eating Away Your Capital Gains
When we little people carry debt we all agree we should pay that back on appropriate terms, but what about for a business that is asked to take extraordinary risks.

Lexicon Of Verboten Capitalism
A quick primer of the basic economic concepts that often get referenced in Verboten's Capitalism series. Profit comes from choice and that requires critical thinking.

Horoscopes Are Just A Bit Of Occult Fun
Horoscopes derived from Foulsham's Fortune Teller c. 1942. Just a little bit of harmless occult fun for the Verboten audience.

Good Men Are Scum With Or Without Masculinity
So why fight over pronouns? It's time to get judgmental. We don't teach boys how to be men anymore. Perhaps we don't want to be seen as moralizing.

Saskatchewan Experience Means Flavour of the Week
We see them in the occasional news feed. That "other" company that kind of does what we do...succeeding! How dare they! I mean shouldn't they... They couldn't have... and there it is. The moment.

Muslim World Needs Secularism
Believe it or not the violence we see coming out of the Islamic world can be explained without claiming the Koran says any particular thing.

How Sony Became A Four Letter Word
Can you guess what that word might be? We've learned from recent events with Sony that spending top budget on top talent to apply best practices in cyber security are simply not enough. It will never be enough.

CRTC vs Netflix or Thanks For All The Fish
So the CRTC tried to commit a hostile takeover of Netflix. Who's next? Me? You? That's what happens when we become just a little too successful for the comfort of the bureaucrats that rule over us.

Getting Burned by I.T.
Chickens always come home to roost. A few times in my career I've been called to save a project going down in flames.

Social Merit
I often hear people discuss governing concerns as though they are the extended interests of specific ideas dominant in one school of politics or the other. As though there are only two ways to look at it.

Beauty College
What's science for, anyway? Trust in business is always selling at a premium. Probably because after a while everything starts to look like b*llshit.

Yet More Evidence We Cut Down Our Tallest Poppies
No, really. Or is it because she's rich, and many wonder why she should suck off the state when she can afford her own extra assistance if she needs it.

The Playground
In the playground only the new kids have toys. The others sit restlessly waiting for their parents to pick them up. Eventually one walks up to a kid with toys and asks to play, too. They don't know each other.

The Good Son Collaboration and His Evil Twin Socialism
Often the greatest evils are simply a small mutation of something quite wonderful. Thus is the tragic story of Socialism.

A Deck Full Of Fools
When we start a business, we're told the market is honest. Well established laws and political protections will guarantee fair market access in the long run even if any particular day has its own inequities.

Bad Clients or Managing Expectations
I have failed, it's true. I admit it. I have not always been able to keep a client happy. We have all read about how difficult it is running a business.

JFK - Risking Everything For…What?
The assassination of popular American President John F. Kennedy in Dallas summer of 1963 revealed the vulnerability of modern political leaders. The deep state has and will do anything to achieve its purpose. Even kill for it.

What Would You Do If…
There are so many strange moments in the life of an entrepreneur. Endless seemingly unavoidable obstacles abound where choices spin opportunity and one way or the other the show must go on.

Culture Vultures and the Risks of Silence
Thanks to time; everything has a cost, even in-action. The invisible causality is unavoidable. So when faced with a difficult situation there is little point in avoiding responsibility.

Where Power Of The Purse Meets Islam
Being an RCMP officer is about being part of a practical and effective national police force. It's for local police to optimize for culture, not national police.

Heart Breaking Truth and Other Bullshit Titles
Every single day there's a title on social media promoting the universal tragedy. It could happen to any of us. Broken hearts and endless variations of cat pics.

Emergency Over-Buy
We all know that when something is over valued it becomes debt rather than asset. Depending on the level of over exposure one might lose ones hand or ones head.

This Country Was Built By Emigrants
It was NOT built by immigrants. It's an important distinction that apparently most have trouble with. Let's really spell it out then.

How To Build Ben Shapiro's Thug Life Meme Machine
Memes are a discrete unit of knowledge and strictly speaking the best ones are entirely original...but that's expensive...and time consuming.

Flawed By Design
When making something significant always leave a "flaw by design" somewhere in the work where only a very careful observer would find it. Hide it behind something clever, so when it's discovered, it jumps out like a smile exploding from a face.

Vampire — Vampyre — Dhampir — Nosferatu
Vampires have needs. Fewer than you and a little blood is such a small price to pay for eternal friendship don't you think? The breath isn't so bad first thing in the morning. The Dhampir are day walkers and Nosferatu are happy to enjoy a sip at twilight.

A Game Of Celebrity Swap
The following game of Celebrity Swap may have averted war for now, but without hockey every day is a time bomb ticking. Quotes have been corrected for spelling and progression. Multi-threaded order has been arranged for optimal flow.

Slaying An Ouroboros To Find A Philosopher’s Stone
Myths and legends are the Alchemical elements of a place so weird only the dead can understand it. I present the world serpent, Jormungandr. Child of Loki. Intimidating would be heroes with a coiled mass filling every ocean.

Al Bundy Is Married To A Ferguson
BA-WOOSH! That's the sound a man's toilet makes when it flushes. That's the sound of a Ferguson. It's the music that soothes the beast. Without it many marriages, especially with children, linger in misery.

Kanye West Plots A Beautiful Death
Kanye standing with Austin Powers forgets about Colin Powell. Chasing bad bitches suicidal. Pressure driving him to the bottle. Struggles with ego. They follow where he goes. Brought low by the first black President.

It Isn’t Your Data
Feedback is an essential element of any market test which drives innovation and progress. Without it any producer is forever lost in the vast infinite of possibility.

You Have To Eat Something
It always starts with fire. Prometheus said we must carry its secret within us. A little bit of the old with a lot of the new and suddenly you have the best of both. A year round means of producing the life we dream about.

Kendrick Lamar Gives Fantastic Financial Advice
Publicly traded companies are bound by law to only doing what looks good on paper(to protect stockholders). This drives them into trading known commodities over producing new capital. Defacto Marxism and all the negative consequences of it.

A Library Is The Kitchen Of Rhetorical Commentary
When was the last time you chased a mystery... the last time you caught something by the tail and it suddenly pulls you to places so strange you gasp for breath. What's it feel like to hold on with all your strength until you finally get there.

Proving Reality By Moving People With High Art
To move someone with artful words and stand the test of time. Anything that moves you is art; further anything that influences an economy is capital. I want to produce high art.... words that move an economy.

Though Caught In The Moment… Be Unafraid
One is looking with wonder across the vast plains he'd just purchased, while the other shakes his head in disbelief already angling back the way they'd come.... a modest village frames the background.

I See You Have A Plan Said Prometheus To The Independent WoMan
Gingers sweat rust. Our bones are made of iron. It's why we're cold to the touch. Our shadow is the soul you think we hate. Hidden by shade. Tempered yet afraid of a Promethean fate.

Providence Has A Child Prodigy
This is capital production in real time. An unplanned, organic exchange effecting both and all around them. Moments like this are high risk because they can point a potent force in a destructive direction if not handled with care.

Nobody Should Miss This, But He’s Too Good A Shot
There's a scene hidden deep in historical cinema. So powerful it shaped generations. Lost in a spaghetti of forgettable, derivative pulp; cinematic gems like this one defined words like "hero" and "legend". It was never accurate.

We Should Have Let Johnny Rotten Kill Jimmy Savile
There's nothing this man won't say if he believes it and should you expect anything less from the enigmatic John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten. Creative genius. Misanthrope. Contrarian. Fearless. Self-righteous. Honest to a brutal fault. Doesn't give a shit.

The Rise And Fall Of Richard Stallman
The free software movement inspired a generation of revolutionary minds toward technological progress instead of violence. While the romantic hacker elite stole hearts they also reminded the powers that be that no one is beyond accountability.

Illustrated Purpose Of A Time Capsule
You spend an entire afternoon burying a thoughtful time capsule, though little do you know just a few years later someone digs it up while bored on summer vacation. Reads your thoughts. Something happens.

Literary Crypto Game For Content Creators
The making of a Verboten Legacy is the story of a diabolical production engine hidden within a puzzle to protect the world. Can you find your way into the Verboten Advanced Production Park? Do you dare?

Thinkspot Is Where Ideas Live
Imagine a world where the print shop tells you what you can and can't write on the paper you bought from their store.

Sam Harris Burns Up Twitter
Yesterday, Sam Harris published his Response To Controversy to help address the constant gas lighting on twitter. Most who follow Sam or Maajid Nawaz know of the long running feud with journalist Mehdi Hasan over the role of Islam in the modern world.

Mastering Capitalism
Profit is capital gains; not commodity exchange. Cultivation of new wealth. Production not trade. Wall street ISN'T capitalism. It's corporate socialization of market accountability through investor and advertiser subsidization.

Cobra Kai Has Us All Thinking About Martial Arts Again
With the recent popularity of the amazing 1st season of Karate Kid's Cobra Kai I felt it was worth covering some martial arts stuff. I know MMA is the flavour of the day, but we mustn't forget the past.

Those Things That Don’t Really Work
Colour me skeptical. I shouldn't have to even write this. This should be common sense after a 21st century education. No-one in the entire world can show that any of the following things really work.

Simulation Theory Is A Pyramid Scheme
Ancestor simulators are all the rage in the smoke filled dens of techno-puffers. First proposed by Nick Bostrom, it essentially claims that our Universe and by extension our life experience might be a simulation produced to allow us to experience the past.

Fallout 76 Has Ruined My Life
Oh, I know it's coming. PC or Xbox One or PS4...it doesn't matter. My life is over. Work'll be the first thing to go. Then my home life. I'll soon stop showering everyday.

Every Fact Thomas Sowell Mentioned On Firing Line
Honest and direct. The great Thomas Sowell has helped transform the conservative movement from fringe novelty to clearly delineated political philosophy.

Can You Hear Your Better Angels?
Country is a family of common interest, progress and legacy. A shared investment to point our children toward prosperity. Our better angels help us remember that, but they won't do the hard work for us.

Infinite Monkeys Theorem Is Bullshit
In the real world there's a "Production Horizon" of no return where randomness cannot follow and chaos is forever held back from producing anything of a higher order. Don't assume every possible alternative vector will produce a non-negative result.

How To Sleep Like A Baby
Another sleepless night. So many thoughts, important thoughts, problems that have to be solved. Responsibilities. Payroll, supplies, the conflict brewing between Lumber and Paint. Sometimes sleep seems like the only thing we can't pay attention to.

Integrated Reality Vs Alternate Reality Gaming
As the fabric of society becomes more digitized artists have begun to realize the power of transmedia storytelling. Haven't heard that term before? It's a technique of telling a story across multiple platforms.

Laurentian Elite
Or is it still just a proxy power for an absent King running on auto-pilot while Ottawa's bureaucratic class pull the strings? The West feeds the East and the East taxes the West. Families farm and the regulations direct the product to Eastern well-to-dos.

R. J. Rummel Talks About the Miracle of Liberty and Peace
Be warned this is a serious and heavy read. It will take the constitution of a saint and it may not sit well with you. Disturbing facts can be unsettling.

Rummel’s Law of Primitivism
In a primitive society there is no significant personal wealth or power. No individual freedom. A tyrant owns everything and takes everything you make. You have no name.

Is Elon Musk a John Keely or a Steve Jobs?
The Keely Motor Company shouldn't be unfamiliar to the aspiring investor. It's a cautionary tale of genius, promises, fraud, and financing. A young inventor, 1870's Philly, enjoying the benefits of deep pockets willing to fund his research.

Disney Land Privately Solves Gun Control
Federal gun control will always be too expensive and blunt to solve the problem. I don't even have to tell you what the problem is do I? We all know... Do we manage gun access which inevitably means managing individuals directly with tax dollars. Dangerous.

How To Kill The Patriarchy
Specific ideas have optimal outcomes and general ideas produce approximations with higher overhead. Less specific is less relevant and thus less valuable.

Was Dialup Better Than High Speed?
I'm just gonna say it. I miss the Dial Up Internet world. The original public version of the World Wide Web that captured my heart. It was based on freedom of information rather than content distribution...

Transphobia and Witchcraft
Psychics and fortune tellers are victims of transphobic-esque micro-aggression by Canada's "legalitarian" bourgeois. What's wrong with selling a few crystals? Can't people have a little fun... it's just incense, man.

Simple Rules For Understanding Politics
Some basic guidelines for interpreting politicians and their activity in public life. Get used to washing your hands routinely.

Loki’s Harmless Revenge
Do you know someone who makes other people miserable on purpose? Want to do something about it, but you just don't know how?

Reactive Chemistry Is Not Alchemy
It's very easy to confuse chemistry for alchemy. The difference is as subtle as a memory compared to a dream.

Machiavelli and Merovingians
Get a grip and hold it. Going to scale is so much harder than people realize when they are dreaming up their valuable solutions. Keeping control of ones organization as it grows further is even harder.

Teachers Are The Forgotten Heroes
More than doctors, which extend life and quality. More than lawyers that seek justice, more than authors or artists or scientists or clergy who seek conciliation and progress.

Understanding The Supply Chain
Capitalism is a powerful process, but for all its wonders it doesn't do everything and can't solve every problem. Its purpose is to generate wealth by capitalizing on opportunity.

Get Over Consumption Through Production
Consumption can become a disease not only of the body, but also the mind. Bad habits lead to most financial problems and the effect worldwide is devastating.

Bully Gangs, Social Justice Warriors and Temper Tantrums
It's all about gaining power through victim-hood. Anxiety needs to go somewhere. Self loathing breeds hate and conspiracy.

How To Identify Real Socialism Without Sounding Paranoid
Socialism is tricky. It often wears the cloths of another animal to fool its prey. The proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing. Even in Star Trek people get replicators confused with capital production. Printing a book isn't the same as writing it.

Indians Are Canada’s Only Visible Minority
So I told him he is NOT a visible minority. I'm having dinner with my East Indian immigrant friend, Navel, and the topic of visible minorities comes up.

Why We Do What We Do
When we wake up each day, I am certain many of us forget the priorities of the day before. We all have our little mental tricks; the internal clock; nature's alarm.

Lifestyles Of The Ripped And Shameless
When exploring the realm a character has access to any resource encoded within their reputation in the game Roster.

Madam Fate’s Book Of Deeds
While only Villains can post Jobs for Minions and Top Evil! posts Evil Plans for Villains there is a class of activity available to all but the newest players. One must be at least lvl 3 to attempt...a Deed.

Monsters Are People, Too
Friend or foe is a matter of perspective. Maybe you're the kind of deal making Villain that can play with the biggies...or are you a Minion tasked with maneuvering around a mysterious force?

Diabolical Blueprint of Top Villainy
There is an EVIL SECRET at the heart of Verbotenous. Something that only a Top Evil! can know. If it were known generally, then it would destroy the realm. - Igor circa. 1734

Evil Plans For Begging Villains
Message The Top Evil! with [Request Evil Plan ??] in the title where ?? is the plan number. If your choices please the Top Evil! and Maddam Fate (Roll of the dice) then you'll get a much needed upgrade to your file in the SLIMY CATACOMBS OF LEGAL STATUS.

Academy of Minion Parts and Seines
Message The Top Evil! with [Request Class ??] in the title where ?? is the class title. If your choices please the Top Evil! and Madam Fate (Roll of the dice) then you'll get a much needed update in the character roster. You can do them in any order.

How To Play Verbotenous
Verbotenous is a game built into Verboten Studio's website where Villains plot to take over the world and Minions do their Evil bidding. Anything that happens in Verbotenous has effects on the Verboten Legacy DLC.

Ithliam Is Many Things In Many Worlds
Henry is a mysterious man with a dark history who hunts unusual things. He's been alive a long time.

Programming Our Digital Dreams
After more than 20 years professional experience these are some of Anthony Mountjoy's thoughts on programming.

Productive Pioneering
Become a Pioneer. Reading resources for those seeking to develop their own private, independent means of production.

Canadiana
Articles and stories related to the uniquely Canadian experience.

Diabolical Research
Goblins claim there are three levels to the Universe that we interact with directly and need to consider when playing Verbotenous.

Slimy Catacombs Of Legal Status
Deep in the bowels of filthy files; past stone, bone, and frayed wire is a box. Within this box is another smaller box. Within this smaller box is a tiny box...and within this tiny box is a...

Verbotenous Roster Of Ongoing Game Activity
A character gets on the roster once they've made their first Offering and Madam Fate accepts it.

Cognitive Capture Of The Machina Arcana
Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and explore your mind in true 3D surrounded by family and friends. Devices that capture and reflect all the senses establish a digital mindscape.

Anthropic Programmers Do It For The Ones We Love
Earning credit through responsible creativity, building on past success, effective development strategy derived from basic programming principals.

A Real Programmer Waves Politely From The Wilderness
Ask yourself. As the commercial internet reaches maturity has your bottom line grown with it? Did you find that illusive genie in the digital bottle?

Organic Geometries Are Simple Forms Of Complexity
It's alive! That's what Frankenstein exclaimed as his creation first opened its eyes. A profound (or profane) mix of triumph and surprise.

Life Is A Role Programming Game
Programming is a royal art. It's challenging, exciting; Everyday new programs are changing the way we function, but in today's commercial landscape it seems to be more and more about the latest consumer trend.

Breaking The Monopoly With Opensource
Early in a young programmer's education, the hidden influence of an obscure power reveals itself; Opensource.

Coding Matters
What do you think software is? Bits and bytes, instructions or lists? If there's counting involved then there must be some math?

Perpetual Motion Machines Aren’t Real
Artificial Intelligence is a solution without a problem. A fantasy of automatic production in a world where only automatic manufacturing is possible.

Game AI Isn’t True AI
From the beginnings of the AI revolution there is one application that plays very well to the strengths of digital computing. Game AI.

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Never, Ever Destroy The World
Production being based on opportunity relies on external reactions to create a cycle. Even the fastest machine often finds itself waiting.

Learn To Code in C With This Cute Little Sample Program
You'll need some basic programming background for this... but not much. Just the basics.

News Of The World
Verboten publishes a sensational tabloid with buzz gathered from all around the world then twisted into nonsense. Nobody knows why. We do other stuff, too.

To The Powers That Be
As recommended during our earlier discussions here is my request in writing for the Town Council regarding tax relief measures for non-essential businesses.

Who Is Anthony Jon Mountjoy?
The mysterious founder of Verboten Publishing. Has-been technologist who disappeared years ago into his Preeceville studio just before the world went to shit.

Shakespeare Was NOT A Fraud And Mountjoy Proves It
It's common knowledge Shakespeare lived with my family at Mountjoy House while he wrote most of his plays. For years naysayers have criticized Shakespeare.

Nonessential In Saskatchewan. Taxes! Taxes! Taxes!
Property tax, income tax, etc. All these years paying the same tax rates believing we're businesses like any other with the same rights to market and return.

Verboten's Plan For Local Producers
Saskatchewan needs a network of small town producers pooling their resources to rent retail space in the larger cities.

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