When I first discovered Fiverr it seemed like a pretty cool concept. There is all this shit you can get somebody to do for just $5. It also seems like a nice way to make some quick cash for a Single Dude Traveler, at least I thought so until I figured out how much of a cut they take. A whopping 20% to be exact, or at least that’s what they want you to believe. The reality is they are taking 30% on all $5 gigs and they’re doing it in a super dishonest fashion. As a seller, when you sell a standard $5 gig, this is what you see:
What fiverr shows sellers
Exactly what you … [Read more]
We’ve discussed the obesity epidemic in the US and the western world in general over, and over, and over, and over. It seems like it just keeps getting worse and worse. We used to question “Fat Acceptance” but now I can’t help but wonder aloud, is “Fat Encouragement” the new movement in the west? Is this really the way we want to encourage future generations to live their lives?
According to the Center … [Read more]
I just came across this article from the Forbes website and found out that the US State Department has just raised the fee for renunciation of U.S. citizenship from $450 to $2,350.
The article goes on to quote the State Department’s reasoning for this 422 percent ass raping.
1. Consular officers must confirm that the potential renunciant fully understands the consequences of renunciation, including losing the right to reside in the United States without documentation as an alien.
2. Consular officers must verify that the renunciant is a U.S. citizen and they must conduct a minimum of two intensive interviews with the potential renunciant. Consular officers must even review at least three consular systems before administering the … [Read more]
Looks like it’s about that time of year again when 95% of American dumbasses are stuffing their faces with junk food, getting completely wasted and mindlessly waving American flags. How many people actually stop to think about what it is they are actually supposed to be celebrating these days? What is left? Not capitalism. Not our freedoms. Not the ability to travel unmolested. … [Read more]
Happy New Years, dudes! I hope that 2013 was good for you and I hope that 2014 is filled with good health, happiness, hot chicks and business success for all our loyal readers. I’m writing on the beach in East Malaysia where I am taking a little New Years’ trip with one of my favorite girlfriends, a very pretty and nice nurse from Hong Kong. I will try to write a little report on Kota Kinabalu soon, but it occurs to me that I promised some more writing on India, so I would like to tackle the subject of the prospects (or lack of) for finding women in India.
I have been to 50 countries now, and I … [Read more]
As we count down these last few days to October 17, otherwise known as debt limit day, stupidity reigns supreme in America. Everyone is wailing about the “imminent catastrophe” coming America’s way if the Congress and Obama can’t come to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling again. Because, it’s obvious to Americans, apparently, that if you’re in debt, the only responsible thing to do is to borrow more money. Again.
The presstitute media has been in full force with fear-mongering story after story blaming one side or the other and accusing one side or the other (mainly the Tea Party) for putting politics ahead of the country. My Facebook feed is mirroring those articles with post … [Read more]
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 and 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]
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]