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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.

Cree Nation Is Technically Typecast
And we all need to do our part. Where are all our Indians at? And I'm not talking about India. I'm talking First Nations, the prairie walkers, the old wanderers, the wise people of the north.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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...

Liquorice And Lairs
No lair? And you call yourself a Villain! Pathetic peon. Homeless heckler. Daydreaming dilettante drawing the hours away slowly like a knife...while hard working Minions pound sand every day to build lairs for better masters.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Business As Art
Even Leonardo had to make a living. When an entrepreneur gets an idea off the ground, she quickly discovers the impact that running a business can have in peoples' lives.

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.

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.

Canadiana
Articles and stories related to the uniquely Canadian experience.

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.

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.

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.

Should We Skip Christmas This Year?
As more and more Atheists come out in Canada to express their lack of belief openly still most under-reporting demographic yet estimated at 25% and growing.

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.

How To Appreciate A Lifetime By Not Giving Up On Your Parents
Someone told me the other day their friend in his early twenties won't talk to his parents because they aren't relevant enough to his life. Not relevant enough. The hollow boy couldn't think of a single reason to call his mother.

What’s A Failing School Look Like?
A business can often adapt, a builder can move their project, but a teacher has only one option when administrators won't or can't fix a failing school.

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.

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.

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.

Our Deadly Sins
Society has no rights; a person has rights. A corporation has no rights; the owners and employees have rights.

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.

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...

Travelers Card
From time to time the game will require a Minion go out in the real world to accomplish a task then take a picture to upload as an Offering.

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.

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.

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

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.

We Carry The Dead
We are the passage of time. Notes played by the wind upon our bones. The parade of death draws us toward the future and yet we are unable to see the way. Will you throw your burden down to join the procession? Or will you carry on. Endure.

Who Will End The War On Drugs?
Think about every serious issue in the news today. Crime, race, poverty. America's full potential forever beyond reach because so many issues remain unresolved.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Should We Cancel The Internet?
Here's the parodical argument... computers should be banned 'cause the hard drives are called slave devices connected to their master controllers.

Tonight My Friend Had A Heart Attack
And he wouldn't pay the $3400.00 for the ambulance. True story.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Return Of The Greatest Generation
If you're like me, you can sense something stirring... just beneath the surface of things. Something that reminds you of the great ones who came before us.

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.

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

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.

Is There Such Thing as the Irreplaceable Employee?
Nobody can do everything. So how do you handle the rising star? That gifted employee that turns effortless the chores we once struggled through.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.



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