RockBarra

Posted August 10, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Music, Music (listen)

Fingerstyle guitar has always been an area of interest for me, though I have often used it more on the bass– well, more of a flamenco-style, really– than on an actual guit-fiddle. This is a video of one of the guys that has influenced me in this particular technical area: Don Ross.

His guitar was out of tune the entire song, keep that in mind.

The Reverend Robert P. Murphy

Posted August 10, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Economics, Random Musings, Religion, Science

I was clicking around economist Dr. Robert P. Murphy’s site earlier today and clicked on one of the commenters’ screen names, which led to that commenter’s blog. Well, since the blog in question is immediately up-front in telling us that its opinions are “snarky”, I think that it is reasonable to say that its pronouncements are to be taken with a grain of salt.

What caught my attention, however, is the blogroll. It lists only four sites, each of them blogs. One of those sites was that of Bob Murphy, and it referred to him as ‘Rev Bob Murphy’.

I’ll admit that it is humorous to refer to Bob in that context, and it is quite apt on certain occasions (for instance, Murphy always posts a religious post on Sundays), but I don’t think that Dr. Murphy is out there preaching religion in his economic pursuits. In fact, I’d say that most of his Sunday posts are a seeking of truth in a particular area of thought: theology. This doesn’t mean that he cannot separate these two disciplines (economics and theology).

Murphy is a very competent economist who really understands the mainstream (esp. the synthesis), and is highly influential in the heterodox Austrian school of economics. I think that the real implication of such an erroneous title is that Murphy’s opinions are influenced by religion, therefor the Austrian School is influenced by religion and is thus not science.

I cannot say for sure, myself not knowing the writer of that blog too well, but that is what I draw as a conclusion from the available evidence. If that is the implication being set, then I would just like to say: considering the reality, there exists no science that is not influenced by religion.

Update: I have recently had correspondence with the owner of the blog. To be sure that I don’t mistake anything, I will quote him directly: ‘“Rev Bob Murphy” is a snark at Bob’s religiosity, and his atitude toward biblical evidence, not a reflection on his economics”.

Force Is A Must

Posted August 10, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Political Philosophy, Random Musings

Many times in the blogosphere I will see a libertarian make the claim that only voluntary actions are just, and I agree with this to a point. However, the contradiction that I find here is that in order to enforce the laws of any society, they must be enforced by force, otherwise they will be disregarded. A law is meaningless without force.

The deeper question is really when such force is to be considered just, and when it is not to be considered just. This is what libertarianism sets out to do, to define the just use of force in a world without a universal ethic, but many libertarians seem to forget this.

We can easily see why such things as the rule of force by majority-status is both unethical and illogical, but we shouldn’t do this by making a blanket statement such as “only voluntary actions are just”, because it only makes you look the fool in the face of reality. Defining the framework to determine which actions are just and which are not is the purview of libertarianism, not the rejection of force altogether.

Without force, all that will exist in society is a state of lawlessness. There is no justice in that.

Commenters

Posted August 10, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Admin

I am pretty new to this whole blogging thing, so there is still much that I must learn about it.  Recently, I was wondering why I was not getting any comments even though I get a decent amount of traffic.  Well, it appears that I was getting comments, it is just that almost all of them got thrown into the spam folder.

Having looked through the spam folder it is clear that the majority of those comments were indeed spam, so that’s good.  However, there were a few legitimate comments that got tossed in there, as well.  Now that I know this, I will be sure to keep an eye on my spam folder to ensure that nothing is being censored that shouldn’t be.  Sure, it may be true that some of these comments that I approved actually are spam, but they didn’t appear to be at first glance, but I’d rather keep the comments as open as possible than have to screen every comment.

As for those whose comments didn’t make it through, I am sorry.  Also, since I know that I am not without error, some legitimate comments may get nixed accidentally if they are in the spam folder.  If this ever happens to one of your comments, please feel free to repost or contact me so that the problem can be corrected.

Stay thirsty, my friends.

Friday Funnies

Posted August 10, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Friday Funnies, Fun Corner

Oh Jesus!

Spontaneous Order in Action

Posted August 9, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Fun Corner

Here is a video of an intersection. The footage on the left is without traffic lights due to a power outage, and the footage on the right is the same intersection the following day when the traffic lights are restored. Just amazing!

(ht to the LRC blog)

What I Am Currently Reading

Posted August 8, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Education, Library

Many people who know me know that I love to read. For the most part, I am not too fond of fiction, but I do dabble here and there. However, if you see me reading a book there is a good chance that it will be one dealing with the social sciences. Sure, I dabble in straight philosophy here and there, as well as a little bit of the physical sciences (esp. dietetics and biology), but the topics that most turn me on are economics, political philosophy, anthropology, psychology, linguistics, and history. Essentially, if it is explaining or analyzing the actions, thoughts, and history of mankind, then I am all over it.

This week I am reading two books. Most people think that it is odd to read two books at once, but it actually helps me to focus on the material better if I do it this way. You see, when one reads these subjects one will often become bored and not necessarily absorb the material fully, instead skimming over the material. Whenever I catch myself doing this, I immediately stop what I am reading and switch over to the other book. The result is like a fresh start with new material.

So, what am I reading this week?

1) ‘Race, Language, and Culture’ by Franz Boas
2) ‘The Prince’ by Niccolo Machiavelli

I’ve read other works by Boas in the past, and I do think that he is often a good starting point for those interested in anthropology. After all, he is considered to be the father of the discipline. This book is a collection of sixty-two papers spanning about fifty years and dealing with quite an array of subjects from race, art, population, etc; all the way to things like language to social organization, and so on. While it is quite a dated work– all the papers having been written during the latter part of the 19th century and early-half of the last century– I think that it is still an important read.

Thus far I have read the first two papers, one on race and the other on the mixing of races in North America specifically. I agree with the findings for the most part, that it is impossible to objectively measure intelligence between groups due to environmental factors and the subjectivity of the criteria, and that comparing of intelligence cannot be made between the races. However, it is the second paper that really made it click for me. There may have been at one time a distinct difference between the races regarding such things as intelligence, however, the mixing of the races have for the most part erased this distinction. There is no doubt that there are genetic traits that are passed on, and that some of these traits include things such as intelligence, but that for the most part the mixing of races have tended toward an equalization of such traits such that it would be nearly impossible to distinguish them purely upon racial grounds. Of course, there are obvious traits such as the flatter nose and curly hair of black people, but even still, one could find that such a person’s genetic background is mostly non-African, but that dominant traits stuck.

Of course, egalitarians will want to jump all over this as some sort of proof that we are all equal, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There is so much variation amongst individuals that it nullifies such erroneous thoughts.

As for the second book, ‘The Prince’, well I haven’t dug into it quite yet. I did read this book probably about 14 years ago, but I certainly don’t remember much about it. It is essentially a political treatise explaining how a prince is to maintain his power from an obviously statist viewpoint. I’ll write more about it once I actually read it.

I will say this, it is probably one of the more pretty books that I’ve ever bought, it is purple and covered with a very silky cover. In fact, I would say that the publisher might have had another Prince in mind when they designed the book.

Unfortunately, it didn’t come through on the photo, but right under the word “Prince” it reads “on the art of power”, which makes it pretty clear what this book is about. And, if you didn’t already notice, this is the new illustrated version. Yippie! You know me, I cannot read a book without pictures.

Robert Higgs On The State

Posted August 6, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Economics, Government, Political Philosophy

One of my favorite living Austrian economists talks about the state.

Stu, Stu, Studio!

Posted August 4, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Fun Corner, Music, Random Musings

Here are a few pictures of my “office” while on deployment to the Middle East in 2005. For those of you who aren’t aware, it is pretty unheard of for a 2nd Class Petty Officer (which I was) to have these sort of accommodations on a USN ship, Chief Petty Officers (CPOs) don’t have it this good. Probably the only other guy on the ship that enjoys this much space and freedom to themselves is the Captain himself. I was very fortunate.

Ian, if you are reading this, I just want to say that even though I was not very clear about showing it, I will always have the deepest respect for you. Not only were you a top-notch sonarman, but you were also the best LPO in the Navy, a great mentor who cared, and a friend of the highest caliber. I will never forget all of the things that you’ve done for me.

Zoe In Hell

Posted August 4, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Music, Music (original)

This is a tune that I mostly wrote while I was living in LA with an actor friend of mine (he was also a shipmate during my Navy days). Juliah, the Assistant Director of the film that my friend and I were in (he as a standin, me as an extra), told us that she was working on a vampire documentary that needed music for both the intro, as well as background. Well, I was really getting into Stravinsky’s serialism at this time, as well as the electronic instruments, abstract drumming, and emotional soundscapes of Edgard Varése, so I figured that I would try my hand at film music. Granted, this tune is not serial, but rather a sonic atmosphere that was influenced by such things. I did stick to the recurring thematic palette just as Stravinsky often did in his work, but was far more influenced by Varése’s abstract use of percussion (esp. ‘Ionization’ and ‘Déserts’). Also, instead of a siren, I had an electric guitar.

The first part (intro) was written and recorded about 2 years prior to the second part while on deployment in the Middle East using a guitar, bass and MIDI keyboard controlling Logic Pro’s sampler (strings and percussion). With the exception of the highly effected guitar feedback (which was improvised), the second part was entirely written in LA in the spring of 2007 on Logic Pro’s scoring page and then transferred to MOTU’s ‘Symphonic Instrument’ plugin (strings, horns, percussion battery, and glockenspiel).

This was my very first attempt to write something in notation first, before ever hearing what it might sound like. While there are many flaws and flubs, I was pleasantly surprised the first time I played it back. In fact, I decided to keep all of the flaws, because they added a character of their own, and they showed me how a notation error can be a good thing sometimes. Unfortunately, the drum rudiments that were written didn’t come through due to a software limitation, but that’s ok, most people wouldn’t be able to tell the difference anyway.

Unfortunately, Juliah never got to hear this song, and I don’t know if she ever did finish her documentary. So, instead I present it here for your enjoyment/displeasure.

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Friday Funnies

Posted August 3, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Friday Funnies, Fun Corner

No explanation needed.

Oh Scoob!

For Gene

Posted August 2, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Music, Music (listen)

A crap video, but an awesome tune.

Unyielding conditioning
Tune out from all that’s happening
Nobody deserves empathy
Nobody feels for me

We’ve all been trained by our worlds

I cannot see no one but me
No one can feel my emptiness
Everybody must fend for themselves
There is no openness

We’ve all been claimed by our worlds (x2)

But I have heard of ways
That say there’s light beyond the darkness
And everyone can keep their children warm
And togetherness will guide us safely
Through all storms

Unyielding conditioning
Remove all trace of memory
No one needs justice anymore
No voices raised in anger

We’ve all been tamed by our worlds (x2)

But I have heard of ways
Where people topple all injustice
No one lives their lives on bended knees
And all bigotry is like a disease
Drowned in the sea
And all can hold their head up high !

Update: Damn These Hands

Posted August 2, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Diet, Food, Health

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and that I have been battling it for about 13 years. I also mentioned that I was going to engage in a little self-experimentation to try to isolate the triggers of this debilitating ailment, the first being dairy (whose reintroduction was suspected of causing an earlier flareup). Well, I am happy to conclude that I have found that it was definitely the dairy that was increasing the prevalence of symptoms.

During this experiment the tendency of overuse of the muscles of the wrist and hand were increased, as I increased my playing of guitar and drums, and my work (which is physical in nature) was steered toward more heavy use of the hands. So, while the other triggers increased, the outlier (dairy) was eliminated entirely. Within a week the numbness of my fingers began to subside and nighttime flareups disappeared entirely. However, what really sealed the deal (that the cause was dairy) was that when I had dinner at my mother’s house last weekend, she served a salad that had mozzarella cheese included. This allowed me the opportunity not only to not offend my mother, but to also allow a small reintroduction of dairy to further substantiate my conclusion.

That small reintroduction of dairy resulted in a flareup of symptoms the following night, as well as having no feeling (other than tingling) in the fingers of my left hand for a few days thereafter. However, since it was only a small dose of casein and it was a solitary instance, these symptoms disappeared within 3 days.

Conclusion: 1) Casein (the protein of dairy foods) causes an autoimmune response that leads to inflammation in those who are sensitive to casein. 2) I am sensitive to casein. 3) Those with CTS should investigate whether their CTS symptoms are exacerbated by ingestion of casein.

On a side note, but still related, gluten is a protein that is very similar to casein, so it also makes sense to investigate the role of gluten in causing inflammatory symptoms to arise. Since I had already eliminated all gluten-containing foods prior, it was not a factor in this particular experiment.

Note: the rest of my diet during this two-week experiment was a reproduction of the two weeks prior to the experiment (when symptoms increased) thanks to Fitday.

Pho

Posted July 28, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Music, Music (original)

Just a little ringtone that I made for myself a few years ago (around 2004 or 2005). I certainly wouldn’t call it a song, because it was the result of a drunken experiment using a slide on a guitar run through a Digitech ‘Whammy’ and a Dunlop ‘Crybaby From Hell’, as well as a little pitch/time experiment on the drums and guitar, the other stuff was written around that. I more or less like to call it a “somewhat organized noise”, which is why it served as my ringtone. There is a second part to the song, but it got lost when my external HD crashed. It was a game show-esque, repetitive jam (essentially, the complete opposite).

pho

Note: This was mixed to be played through cellphone speakers (which was an A/B nightmare), so the bass will be slightly heavier when played on other mediums.

Somebody Gets It

Posted July 28, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Common Sense, War

Read the story here…

H/T to Lew Rockwell

Public Enemy Number One Million Something

Posted July 27, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Civil Rights, Government, Police State, Terrorism

I recently made the following comment regarding the 2nd amendment at Robert Wenzel’s website, ‘EconomicPolicyJournal.com’:

The whole point of the “assault weapons” hype is that the PTB understand that in an actual uprising, revolution, rebellion, or what have you; that the people are entirely defenseless without semi-automatic rifles. All other forms of firearms are great when it comes to defending yourself against a foe or maybe even multiple foes, but when it comes to actual warfare they are entirely useless. Granted, civilians don’t have access to bombs, but as operations in A-stan have shown, one doesn’t need a whole lot to put together a highly effective explosive device. Obviously, in the case of all out civil war, exploding a nuclear device is counterproductive to the aims of the state (what good is having monopoly control over a region if that region is entirely unusable?).

The second amendment had one purpose and one purpose only: for the people to be able to defend themselves from the state if the situation was ever to arise. Statists put all of their faith into the state (like a religion), so they will inevitably see the state as the only entity to not only be able to protect you, me and everybody else; but also to protect itself.

On a side note, I think that I used quite a few words in those two paragraphs that will absolutely get me flagged for suspicious activity. So, in light of that, I just want to tell the snoopy team that I am a peaceful man that will never engage in the initiation of violence.

Boy, how right I was. Shortly after that comment got posted, my email account was unaccessible for hours. Then, when I was finally able to access my email, the first email that I read was from Facebook. It read as follows:

Your Facebook account was recently logged into from a computer, mobile device or other location you’ve never used before. For your protection, we’ve temporarily locked your account until you can review this activity and make sure no one is using your account without your permission.

Did you log into Facebook from a new device or an unusual location?

– If this was not you, please log into Facebook from your computer and follow the instructions provided to help you control your account information.

– If this was you, there’s no need to worry. Simply log into Facebook again to get back into your account.

I also happened to notice that in a single day somebody looked at every post on this blog (not that there are a whole lot of posts). Coincidence? I think not. Maybe I’m over-thinking this and being paranoid, but if somebody is looking into my accounts, I certainly know that they won’t find anything of interest to them. They’re wasting their resources on me, which I guess can be flattering in a weird, attention-whore sort of way.

Friday Funnies

Posted July 27, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Friday Funnies

From what I hear, the kids call it “reverse cowgirl”.

A horse squirming in ecstasy.

How’s About a Little Zappa?

Posted July 27, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Music, Music (listen)

Perfuckincussiontastic!  Oh yeah, the guitar solos are alright, I guess…

Fag-mobile

Posted July 22, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Random Musings

I was out riding my bike as I often do in this sort of weather, and I came upon a pretty well-known intersection in East Cleveland: East 55th and Euclid. Sitting there waiting for the light to change I saw a brand new Dodge Charger painted bright green. On the side it said “Newport”, and it even had that little upside-down Nike “swoosh” that is that particular cigarette maker’s logo.

This vehicle will forever be etched into my mind as ‘The Fag-mobile’.

Note:  For those who do not know, “Fag” means cigarette in Great Britain.  

You Didn’t Write That

Posted July 22, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Common Sense, Economics, Government

I’m not the biggest fan of Thomas Sowell (he’s a bit of a war-monger), but when it comes to certain things, especially ones that require a logical train of thought, I find that he is well-suited to the job.  This article is no exception.

Here, he shows the complete prevalence of the non sequitur train of thought in those of the collectivist mindset.

Don’t Let the Door Hit Ya…

Posted July 21, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Uncategorized

Within a few minutes of me posting that Obama post, I lost a subscriber.  Better that they leave now while I am still being somewhat tactful and sensitive than to stick around and see how truly blunt I can be.  Just a little bit of advice:  If you’re easily offended or have problems with profanity, you should probably leave now and never look back.  Trust me, you won’t offend me by leaving, I do this more for myself than anything else.

Natural Born Killer

Posted July 21, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Random Musings, Terrorism

My friend Robert Wenzel over at ‘Economic Policy Journal’ has a post up comparing the kill-count of the Aurora shooter, James Holmes, versus the kill count of President Barack Obama. Just in terms of innocent civilians killed, Obama has Holmes beat by quite a large margin. However, one mustn’t forget that Obama has also murdered quite a large number of children, too.

I’m Back!

Posted July 21, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Random Musings

Sorry about that week long silence, I know that everybody was just worried sick about me. I was working in Pittsburg during the week and forgot my laptop. In fact, due to the ten-hour night shifts and the nature of the work, I don’t know that I would have had the energy to blog even if I did have my computer with me. I will say that I am happy to finally be working out of town again, especially in Pittsburg. This next week I am going to bring my bicycle along to do some serious hill-climbing on the roads around the hotel that I am staying at. There is some serious hill-climbing madness in PA and I’m a hill-climbing madman. The only thing that worries me is that I won’t have enough energy to get to it. Alas, demolition work is very draining.

Lew Rockwell Talks with Mike Adams

Posted July 14, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Government, Police State, Political Philosophy, Politics, Wall Street, War

This is probably one of Lew’s better interviews. Take a listen.

Quite the Cunning Linguist, She

Posted July 14, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Poll

In response to a poll on Drudge yesterday, as well as a linked story on Robert Wenzel’s ‘Economic Policy Journal‘, I decided to create a poll.

Damn these Hands

Posted July 14, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Diet, Food, Health

I’ve been dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) for about 13 years or so. I remember around when it started, back when I was about 19 I would wake up in the middle of the night with my hands numb, tingling and burning. This would go on all night long, every few hours waking to extreme pain caused by inflammation squeezing down on the nerves to my fingers and thumb. It really is no fun, that’s for sure.

A while ago, when I gave up grains, dairy and legumes, all of this inflammation went away and I never had to deal with these waking bouts of pain. In fact, I thought that I had kicked it entirely, that is until about a month ago.

A month ago four things came together, all of which are possible culprits: I went back to work (manual labor), I started playing guitar more often, I started practicing drumming more often, and I reintroduced dairy into my diet. I am currently looking for a different line of work, but the reason for that goes beyond my current job’s impact on my CTS (I just hate my job). As for guitar, well, I don’t know that I can just stop, it is just a part of me (same with drums). I would probably cut my hands off before I would give up guitar (or drums), more out of spite (to my hands) than anything. So, that leaves dairy.

When it comes to figuring this stuff out, one must take into account that it can be compounding variables causing the problem, or it can be just one, so one must do a little self experimentation to weed out those that aren’t causal. All of the activities mentioned (work, drumming, guitar) are things that I’ve done in combination over periods of time without having CTS symptoms rear their ugly head. So, it only makes sense that I should begin my self-experiment with the one thing that is the outlier: dairy.

To be honest, it makes perfect sense that dairy might be the problem, because not only have I been indulging quite a bit lately (Kerrygold Dubliner is like heaven), but the casein in dairy is highly inflammatory for those who are sensitive/allergic to it. To be honest, I don’t know what my sensitivity level is with dairy, because I quit eating dairy at the same time that I cut grains and legumes from my diet (both of which I am ultra-sensitive to). So, beginning today, I will not be eating any dairy other than butter (which I don’t have any reactions to).

Just a little something that I’d like to add for those who have CTS but have tried everything in the book. Something that has certainly helped me in the past is a little thing called the ‘NSD Powerball‘. Basically, it is a weighted gyroscope inside of a ball that fits in your hand. What you do is get the weight spinning and use your hand in a circular motion to keep the weight spinning. As you spin it, it creates a counter force to the circular motion that your hand is doing. The faster you spin it, the more force it creates. Some people might think that this would be counterintuitive, that CTS is caused by overactivity of the wrist and hand, but this isn’t always the case. Much like the fact that many cases of chronic back pain are caused by a weak abdominal section, thus causing an imbalance and inflammation of the back muscles, the same is true of carpal tunnel syndrome (in some cases). Sometimes the inflammation of the muscles that go through that tunnel is due to the lack of exercise of the countering muscles. For those who know what CTS is like, anything is certainly worth trying.

I will certainly keep you posted on how this self-experiment turns out. I have a feeling that the reimplementation of dairy is going to prove to be the culprit. If it is, that doesn’t mean that I must give up dairy entirely, it just means that I will have to be more moderate regarding its use in my diet. After all, I freaking love cheese.

Note: I wish to thank Robb Wolf, Mark Sisson and Mathieu Lalonde for the wealth of knowledge that they’ve provided me in the past regarding nutrition. You guys are awesome!

Sing Us a Song, You’re the Piano Man

Posted July 13, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Music

Just to fill you all in on what’s in store for the future, it’s all about music, baby.

That’s right, I happen to be a multi-instrumentalist who has recording gear. While it is a colossal pain in the ass to play, record and mix music all by oneself, that is the plan. I’m going to begin with some covers of already written songs (because it’s easier) to see how that turns out. If I get some good feedback, then I’m going to start posting original stuff. One must take into consideration that whatever covers I do post, this doesn’t mean that I actually like the music that’s being posted. No, no, no… What fun is that? In fact, I think that I’m going to record some stuff that I absolutely hate. Why? Because the stuff that I absolutely hate is usually the shit that the majority of people like, and hopefully this will improve my songwriting abilities when it comes to my original works, thus increasing my own enjoyment. Can you say cognitive dissonance?

I am the musical masochist… goo goo ga jube!

Joe Fetz is the Coolest Man in the Universe!

Posted July 13, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Random Musings

When somebody is a nobody, starts a blog, and then names said blog after themselves, many people will get the impression that the author is just a pretentious douche bag. While I may or may not be a douche (the verdict is still out on that), I most certainly am not pretentious, I’m just not very creative.

As you may have been able to tell after the first week of this experiment, this blog has no particular theme. In fact, it has no real aim at all other than whatever pops into my head at any given moment. The entire reason that I even started this thing is that I am a pretty opinionated guy that creeps around the blogosphere plastering my image and words on other people’s blogs, and I often take up a decent amount of digital real estate (hmm, maybe I am a douche bag).

I figured that if I was going to spend so much time typing words into the magical gateway into the great digital abyss (the idiot-box known as my computer), it would probably make more sense to have some of this material in a central location, so that those who actually wish to read what I have to say can do so at their leisure (rather than it being thrust upon them). Thus, JoeFetz.com seemed like the most logical domain name because, well, my name is Joe Fetz, this is my blog, and there is no plan. Also, it’s a hell of a lot easier to remember than, say, ‘Random Musings from Some Random Dude that You Don’t Know from Adam’, or my third choice, ‘Complete and Utter Bullshit’. Compared to the alternatives, JoeFetz.com sounds downright genius. It’s snappy, easy to remember, open and available (interestingly, Fetz.com was taken).

So, you might be asking yourself, “is there a point to this particular post?”. Nope. Toodles. 🙂

Friday Funnies

Posted July 13, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Friday Funnies

Papers Please

Posted July 12, 2012 by Joseph A. Fetz
Categories: Civil Rights, Constitution, Police State

I’m a little late in posting this, but I’ve been busy lately. Here is a video of a man who knows his rights and isn’t afraid to stand behind them.