Peaceful Parenting and Children Exercising Independent Reason

I was so proud of my 5 year old daughter last night correctly pointing out the moral hypocrisy of some of the “house rules” which are imposed through coercion that don’t apply to the parents.

We are now in process of reconsidering these rules in light of these hypocrisies.

Part of the process of me healing my inner-child is getting the chance to make “right” the wrongs that were done to me by my own parents. For most, being challenged by their children would result in a physical / emotional beating, as often was the case for me growing up. As I’ve gone through an objective awakening questioning many of the established norms imposed by society, I take great pleasure knowing I’ve done my job well when my child feels empowered and respected enough to call Kendra and I out on our own moral bullshit without fear of violent / emotional retribution.

She’s going to need that discerning mind to wade through the moral hypocrisy in the rest of the world that is only going to get worse.

Peaceful Parenting and Objective Reality

I wasn’t aware that my Christmas post about my gift-giving policy was going to touch so many nerves. This podcast discusses “peaceful parenting” and helps expand on some of the concepts I discussed to raise independent, rational, and internally-motivated children.

Adults today who have difficulty operating in objective reality are significantly influenced by their own Authoritarian parents and public education system that valued external motivating factors rather than internal. How one views the function of the State is often a reflection of how one views the roles of the parents.

Politics and parenting. Can I possibly cause any further cognitive dissonance? How about this: add legalistic religiosity to the mix and you create an adult paralyzed to effectively function in the real world.


I am refusing to allow NoroVirus barf-fest become an annual event. We are recovering from a 6/8 infection rate. Last time we had it, it was 4/5, with me being the winner. We were extremely fortunate it wasn’t coming out both ends at the same time.

The memory of three kids in the living room while parents / grand parents are on barf-duty, will not be forgotten.

Probiotics helped create a gut environment that can fight off the effects of the norovirus. The probiotics inhabit the same areas the norovirus attempts to infiltrate.

I’ve been taking probiotics through the first time, and this time around. Though I felt sick, I didn’t need to puke. Kendra has recently been taking probiotics, and she didn’t get it this time around. I think the newborn may had avoided it or had symptoms not so severe for reasons unknown.

I felt myself being close to feeling to puke, but never got over the edge. I sensed the acidic feeling in my tummy, but it was never so severe I needed to purge. I credit that to my low-carb diet and the probiotics I’ve been taking to keep the pH in my digestive track at tolerable levels.

Aerosolization in diarrhea when flushed and vomit. Only about 5 – 20 particles are needed to transmit.

Next time someone exhibits any of the symptoms, I’m sending them off to quarantine. There is no other way.


Lying to Your Own Children

I remember as a child I would fake believe in Santa Claus in order to receive two sets of presents. I also knew where to look and found where my parents hid the presents. The typical times I received gifts as a child was my birthday and Christmas. My gift giving policy is different with my kids.

I give my children little gifts throughout the year and make it clear it’s because I love them and like to see them excited (thanks and craigslist). I gave my children the option of having their Christmas gift right away from me, or to wait until today. They decided earlier, so I obliged.

If you were given the option, would you want the gift right away or to wait?

I don’t like “traditions” when the utility value no longer serves its original purposes. I don’t like lying to my kids about nonexistent entities. I don’t like to withhold gifts and impose an arbitrary time restriction without clear utility. I don’t like controlling and manipulating my childrens’ emotions originating from a selfish desire focused on my own gratification.

If Christmas is ultimately about Love, then perhaps we should reconsider the traditions which hinder that goal. Some people prefer to wait because they enjoy the surprise. Some people don’t see the value in waiting.

Do you know what your child prefers and how they will remember your actions as adults?

Puerto Rico Gun Laws 2nd Amendment Ruling Appealed

UPDATE 11/7/16: Supreme Court in Puerto Rico upheld the appeal. Existing laws remain in place.


UPDATE 3/26/2016: It went before the appeals court and was overturned!

You may recall back in June 2015, that Puerto Rico was having its gun restrictions challenged:

I don’t speak Spanish, so I have no idea what’s going on exactly, except I’m guessing the news from June was appealed and without a preliminary injunction, the laws seem to remain unchanged. At least when it comes to the gun stores, I gather they are selling guns still under the old rules. If you want to verify, you can contact a gun store directly in Puerto Rico.

Yeah, I know it’s sad that I’m having to sleuth around like this, but I couldn’t find any decent Google results outside of the June articles!

Here are some news articles I found by checking out Facebook links for a Puerto Rican gun store you can use Google Translate to get some updates:


Much to plow in changes to the Firearms Act

With the court decision takes steps to countless questions about how will be the next steps and what citizens should do to complete the process of carrying arms


By Paola Guzman Arroyo spokesman 4:04 a.m.

Editor’s Note: Part of the special report “Latent changes in Arms Act”, which covers the details related to the controversial law. Expected tomorrow the second part, where a smuggler reveals details of how guns move in the underworld

The determination of the Court to declare unconstitutional five articles of the Firearms Act, which govern the process to possess and carry firearms, are precisely not final or firm.

On the judge’s decision, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Security and Veterans of the Senate, Miguel Pereira said in an interview to the spokesman that the decision still does not give way to changes in the law.

“I think the judge exceeds his function declaring unconstitutional articles I am a judge of First Instance.We must understand what the true role of firearms, “said the president.

Pereira confessed he has no controversy with the Court’s assessment, but said that we must contemplate the consequences of having a gun and “if we in the name of security of our family will carry an element so incredibly dangerous.”

The order issued by the judge Lugo Anibal Irizarry determines that replacing the administrative process, all arms buyer follow the weapons registration process enacted in federal law through the Transaction Log Firearms carried out by the Bureau Alcohol, Snuff, Firearms and Explosives (ATF, for its acronym in English).

For his part, Secretary of the Department of Justice Cesar Miranda said that among the risks of declaring unconstitutional articles is the elimination of the minimum age of 21 to possess weapons and announced that requested a review of court last week.

Miranda said the judge proposed that the inquiry procedure that prevents addicts, habitual drunk, people with violent records and individuals with restraining orders against them, would be ineffective.

“It should be clear that the determination of the judge is final and binding, has no immediate effect and remains in force Law 404 of 2000 (Law on Firearms). Therefore, it is still a crime gun sales and possession and carrying duty without a license as required by law, “Miranda said in a written statement.

Rekindled the determination of the court, the coming changes will challenge the need to submit certification of criminal records and that can be achieved through the portal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “National Crime Investigations Center”.

At the same time, there will have to be presented as other certificates of debt not the Treasury Department or the Child Support Administration (ASSUME) and as to the number of vouchers required for licensing.

The legal battle is wedged into thinking that carrying a gun is a fundamental right protected by the Second Amendment to the US Constitution and should not be heavily regulated.

For the owner of the armory AAA Gun Shop & Club, Victor Gonzalez, unsafe scene after the court’s determination only means that he will continue to fight for the determination of the judge Salinas prevail, as it understands that keep and bear arms is a fundamental right.

“Expectations are very high because the Department of Justice nor answered the demand at the time, but took into consideration. You ask for an appeal is when you ask the appeal and we will ask the Supreme certifying that they go and if we are going to nickname for the Supreme, “said Gonzalez.

Gonzalez claimed that the only beneficiaries of the high cost of the process of taking related to weapons that would prevail challenged the decision of the judicial forum permits are government pledge and not necessarily the person you want to ensure their own safety.

The duration of approval of the application may exceed five months. Puerto Rico Police issued 17,833 licenses for firearms possession in 2014.

Likewise, the spokesman for the organization of the Ladies of the Second Amendment, Sandra Barreras said the prevalence of amendments “represent equity.”

“We have our right to enjoy it as our brothers in the nation, we seek equal rights implementation” Barreras said in a written statement.

About people who say it’s dangerous, the vice president said that “just as dangerous are cars, are present only on the strength of a third inanimate objects. More dangerous are the criminals that haunt us to take our lives. ”

“The state I ask you to stop lying to the people. I do not know if the federal system do not know or who lie to people with any purpose to maintain a taboo against the law, “said Barreras.

“The federal system ATF is used in Puerto Rico since 1968, the same used by the police to verify the records of people and the same that use the armories to see if you can sell a gun to the person requesting” said the spokesman.

The association made a documentary to explain the amendments made by the court. See it here .


I couldn’t find any updates except on a Puerto Rican gun store’s page in Spanish, which if translated states:

Appeal of ELS (Class Action)

As expected the court today filed an appeal to the court’s decision declaring the law unconstitutional weapons. Then the document .

Here’s a link to the original document:



Who Should Certify Competence?

“When I go looking for someone to run some aspect of one of my businesses, I never ask him about his academic attainments. I want to know his performance on the job.”

Except in environments run by dillusional beuracracy out of touch with reality, results are the prime proof of competence. I was never formally educated to run real estate and hotels (ie. College degree). It has not stopped me from destroying my competition and running an efficient operation.

I shake my head inside when I meet students studying to receive a degree in Hospitality Management. They’re better off saving their money and working in the industry gaining real world experience with a driving ambition toward management. No smart business person would give a management position to a fresh graduate without any real world experience. How brainwashed have students become to believe their college degree somehow guarantees them a job?

Yet in the military world, a fresh officer out of the Academy, “pulling rank” as a fresh “butter bar” has more lehal authority than a seasoned 20 year veteran. Ignorant 21 year olds somehow out rank 80% of the veterans in the force and have the legal authority to condemn the lives of their subordinates in their inexperience simply because of a “commission.”

This, along with numerous other nonsensical “traditions,” permeate our armed forces and government beuracracies. Due to State monopolies, these archaic and inefficient practices remain in existence with no real pressure for change. If there was real competition, these government functions would be forced to discard wasteful practices or become extinct. In the mean time, mediocrity reigns supreme in the world of government beuracracy and individuals that are the “best and brightest” get frustrated and stifled out of government work into the private sector where efficiency is valued.

Take Comfort, Libertarians & Future Technology
Automated cars, VR revolution, neural implants, etc. As new techs emerge empowering individuals to self organize through voluntary means (AKA Private Governance), centralized planning through violent means (AKA Public Government) will become more oppressive, inefficient, and draconian as it attempts to maintain control. In the marketplace of ideas and leveraged with the multiplying power of technology, it is inevitable that Private Governance will reign supreme.

Even today, why expend resources getting a CS degree when you can self learn via the Internet? You can start developing apps right now without a formal education. Greater evidence is in your work portfolio than some degree. Heck, you could develop apps that can start making money now and possibly skip the rat race.

Even for Chloe, I’m fairly confident that in 10 years time, the formal, centrally controlled education system will become irrelevant as we’re already seeing today when it comes to finding jobs in the workforce today. The lie that somehow having a college degree means you are ENTITLED to a “livable wage” job has been proven false.

The “gig” economy will become the new normal.

In the real world of voluntary exchanges, individuals who relentlessly invest in their own human capital will gain success (whether through increasingly inefficient, “official” education channels or through self-help), while those who rest on the Established Order to provide an undeserved handout will remain beggars. There will be a constant battle to remain relevant as disruptive technologies become more commonplace. Degrees will become even more worthless.

Will Social Security, Medicare, and all the typical “social safety nets” (which are simply Ponzi schemes placed on the backs of the producers), exist with its same benefits 30 years from now when I come of age to “cash in” my benefits? Certainly, they won’t exist by the time my kids come of age. To go even more Futurist, should tech exist where our bodies become augmented to extend life indefinitely, this will bankrupt Governments even sooner.

50 years from now, it will become clear that the greatest fraud imposed on individual productivity and liberty is that Public Government is the superior option to Private Governance. Or if tech isn’t ultimately hampered by Government regulation, this fraud will become realized even sooner.

WHEN not IF There Will Be Tyranny

On the plus side, if Trump does get elected as President, then maybe Liberals will finally realize that they need assault weapons to protect themselves from Trump!

Assault weapons in the hands of the populace are not just a control against Obama/Hillary tyranny, but against all tyranny. Republican or Democrat, Christian or Muslim, Atheist or Theist; our government system no longer defends individual rights. Even in the hands of pure Democracy, it is essentially mob rule.

It is foolish to surrender entirely to politicians who are ultimately beholden to “special interests” and the “greater good” rather than supporting your individual right to life, liberty, and personal property.

The history of humankind shows a 100% failure rate for all governments. Man is corruptible, therefore any system made up of Man is corruptible. In the face of these facts, why would the US Government somehow be an exception?

25 years, 50 years, 100 years, 200 years? It’s not a question of “IF,” but a question of “WHEN?” Will you and your loved ones be ready WHEN the time comes? Or have you fallen prey to the propaganda that the STATE is your benevolent protector?

Co-Sleeping with Your Children

I’ve found some of my most emotionally bonding moments being able to sleep in the same bed with my children. There’s something deeply, emotionally satisfying seeing them safe and within arms reach. Hearing them sleep peacefully and perhaps getting used to their body odor.

I get the sense that the Western tradition of separating kids from parents beds to short circuit one of our most primal, human connectedness potentials.

But then again, not getting kicked in the face has its advantages too.