These days it seems like nearly every single day there is something in the news that makes me grow more and more terrified of the fate that may befall my friends and family back home in the Great American Scamocracy. The US is clearly long overdue for an appointment with reality and seems to be an empire that’s nearing its expiration date, both in general an in its Ponzi fiat currency scam. I saw this coming years ago and left the USA for greener pastures, and I regularly try to convince my friends and family still living there to get the fuck out. This isn’t the time for useless activism, “getting out the vote”, “fighting the … [Read more]
With the gay marriage debate in full swing in America, it’s a good time to address how gay rights activists are hurting their cause through obnoxious behavior, single-issue voting patterns, and short sighted activism.
Look dudes, I could not give less of a shit about the gay marriage issue. I have gay friends and I agree with Raul’s use of the Gay Wingman. However, I’m a straight dude that has a never-ending appreciation of hot, intelligent, foreign girls and I’m not really into the fag-hag hipster liberal Liberal Arts degree dropout chicks that you meet at gay pride rallies. Therefore I have no intention of donating any money, changing my Facebook profile picture, or prancing around … [Read more]
Hey dudes! So if you ever take my advice, do it today. Go down to the local friendly coin shop and buy some gold or silver now. It’s easy. If you’re in America, just bring some cash (up to $9,999) and pick your favorite shiny metal to take home with you, no ID required. You can get some platinum too. Fuck it, even palladium. Physical precious metals right now are dirt cheap and investing in any of them will be wildly successful, like some great party where everyone gets laid, even your fat stupid cousin Larry.
Here is the 20-year chart for gold. This trend will continue.
Charlie’s advice for all cool smart single dudes is: it’s … [Read more]
The single dude is always on the move. Crashing a friends couch, waking up in a strange land, or getting settled in a new one; we are often adapting to a new environment. Two of the first good habits that go by the wayside when one is on the move are two that matter very much to us: physical activity and nutrition. In the first section of this two-part post, I’ll address how you … [Read more]
I love Saigon.
Known only officially as Ho Chi Minh City, but informally to everyone still as Saigon, the main city of Vietnam is a fantastic place. It passes Charlie’s Single Dude Evaluation with flying colors. Great food, people, party and value make Saigon one of my top 5 cities in the world.
So many things are great about Saigon that it’s hard to decide where to start. To pick a first among equals, let’s start with the food. In my opinion, when you consider the good value, great taste, and health, Vietnamese food is the best food I’ve found on Planet Earth. They have great spicy salads, soups, seafood, fried rice in a pineapple, fresh spring rolls, … [Read more]
The existence of Bitcoin is something I’ve know about vaguely for years but I always dismissed the idea because it was just to weird for my tastes and also seemed inherently insecure. I wish I had simply spent 5 minutes googling “How does Bitcoin work” because actually it is quite simple to understand conceptually and quite secure. This turned out to be a costly mistake because Bitcoins have skyrocketed to a value of over $70 USD (edit: now over 100) at the time of this writing and it seems as though the clusterfuck in Cyprus and the EU at large has been driving some of the recent meteoric rise in … [Read more]
I greatly enjoyed reading the Single Dude’s articles on the pros and cons of Singapore. As a European business person I would like to expand a bit on the “Singaporean retardation” described in the cons article. When I arrived in Singapore I was absolutely shocked at the almost unimaginable retardation of the local Singaporeans. Given that Singapore is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and apparently has the highest number of millionaires per capita, I was expecting … [Read more]
Well, maybe we were wrong. In an earlier analysis of Facebook’s value before the IPO, we suggested that Facebook was a piece of shit company and a terrible investment. Well, it is, but it’s a great vehicle for moving enormous amounts of money into the pockets of a select few. Check out this article from Wolf Richter on Testosterone Pit for the full story of how Facebook is just another corporate welfare recipient of this facist government.
Facebook filed its first 10-K annual report with the SEC, containing its financial statements for 2012 along with a host of small-print footnotes which presumably no one would ever look at. But the recalcitrant nonpartisan research and advocacy group, Citizens … [Read more]
In the wake of the recent spate of mass shooting incidents there has been much discussion about firearms and their place in modern America. In my opinion, most of the discussion in the brain dead mainstream media misses the most important point, so I would like to add my two cents (inflation adjusted, more like $2) on the topic. Warning: to those whiny liberal readers living in fantasy land, you may not like this article, so maybe you should pop on over to the Huffington Post where everyone will agree with you.
I won’t waste any time getting to my point here: … [Read more]
Just came across this extremely timely article on Zero Hedge about privacy today. We believe that privacy is something that’s becoming more and more important every day given things such as the NSA Utah data center.
We’re in the process of checking out all the tools described below, some of them we already know like Tor, while others were new to us like CryptoCat. We just tried it out and like and thought why not have an open Single Dude Travel chat going. Until further notice we will have an ongoing … [Read more]