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.
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.
Cult Of Numbers
Even as far back as Pythagoras, there's been a tendency to manipulate the perceived value of numbers and measurements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Our Tribal Circles
Our Tribal Circles is a character study set to a contemporary landscape both nightmarish and familiar.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Tonight My Friend Had A Heart Attack
And he wouldn't pay the $3400.00 for the ambulance. True story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Land Is Source Of All Production And Therefore Wealth
When people say "I want my country back" many look around, see their country and ask, what are you talking about?
Amazing People Aren't Always So Amazing
We meet them at the trade shows and shake hands like old friends. The lips smile but the eyes remain still. You are exactly who they need you to be.
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.
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.
Become a Pioneer. Reading resources for those seeking to develop their own private, independent means of production.
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?
Jon Stewart Saw Fake News Coming
In 2015, after 16 years of television history, Jon Stewart left the Daily Show and for the most part... comedy.
One Cuck and Two Lady Balls
When news broke that Facebook has a narrative bias was anyone really surprised? Oh, they don't have a policy to suppress illiberal posts per se... Never trust a company that doesn't pay content creators.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
This Is My Production Formula
The future is fundamentally unpredictable because new ideas are constantly introduced rendering economies unprogrammable. The only thing that always works is being part of the cycle of producing new ideas.
Are Cops Really Killing Us Or Are We Killing Them?
I bet you assume more people are killed by police a year than the other way around. Of course police are people, too. They are victims of crime like anyone else.
What do you think software is? Bits and bytes, instructions or lists? If there's counting involved then there must be some math?
Articles and stories related to the uniquely Canadian experience.
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.
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.
A Study In Extraordinary People
There are many extraordinary people worth studying. Here are some of the more interesting related to our Verboten content.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Criminalizing Jesus For Healing The Sick
In today's pseudo-socialist Canada, Jesus would quickly find himself in jail for medical malpractice.
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.
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.
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.
Money Making Colonies In Fallout 76
Some of us believe gaming is a big part of future retail business. If Fallout 76 is a persistent world and I successfully create a colony of reliable survivors.
Four Pillars Of Prosperity
To prosper one requires certain knowledge of the fundamentals of making stuff. There are many approaches.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nature Is A Studio
All production comes from capitalizing on, not exploiting, that which is natural and free.
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?
Verbotenous Roster Of Ongoing Game Activity
A character gets on the roster once they've made their first Offering and Madam Fate accepts it.
The Shadow Ban That Lurks Behind Every Post
Recently we've watched the virtue police come for anyone they don't think complies to their dominant narrative. But who are the virtue police?
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.
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.
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.
In Debt We Trust
The monkey on your back is NOT a pet. Many fear Canada is going the way of Europe. Stuck behind a grow or die model compelling endless pivots away from meaningful purpose.
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.
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.
Programming Our Digital Dreams
After more than 20 years professional experience these are some of Anthony Mountjoy's thoughts on programming.
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.
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.
Polishing A Golden Turd
Did you know that hard work is not the same as Production. One can work very hard, almost endlessly wasting resources and time while accomplishing nothing.
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.
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.
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.
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.