Andrew Elliott

The Amazing Life Of John McAfee

This week, Andrew tells the story of John McAfee.

From his early life as a computer programmer at NASA in the 60s to his exploits on the run from the US government for alleged tax evasion, John was always a legend.

We hope you enjoy hearing a little more about his fascinating life.

How to uninstall McAfee Antivirus, by John McAfee: https://youtu.be/bKgf5PaBzyg


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Should We Really Privatise Viruses?

Nukes are normally one of those areas that even so-called libertarians equivocate on.

Do you really want those in the hands of private individuals or corporations? Surely the state is a safe pair of hands and nuclear power and atomic weapons need to be heavily regulated? Right?

Well we’ve discussed this topic before (supermarket nukes), but this time how about deadly viruses?

Should the development of virus technology be super-regulated like nukes, or should the private sector have free reign?

Could a deadly virus that would wipe out humanity be created by the private sector if there were no government regulation?

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Bonus content: The Real And Proper Mummy

A short bonus episode that we hope you’ll enjoy where Nic, initially not realising Andrew had started recording, describes the joy he experienced gaslighting his young children. Did they really think he was their mother?

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The What’s Worse Game

After a brief hiatus while Nic recovered from surgery, we’re back with a new game of Andrew’s devising.

The What’s Worse Game.

In this new game, Andrew gives Nic two deliberately awful options and asks him to say which one is worse.

Sometimes personal, often extreme, Nic reacts to each and tries to justify why he’s right.

But does it reveal an aspect where libertarians and voluntaryists find they end up defending a least worst position without always advocating for the end of the state?

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The Science

When people say they are following The Science(tm) do they really mean they are following orders?

How do you row back from additional interventions when they aren’t based on anything at all, let alone The Science(tm) or The Orders?

We discuss stupid examples of interventions, whether its schools or supermarkets, and how if the scaremongering was right, that they would actually make things worse with their actions, not better.

The CDC moves the goalposts on testing the vaccinated for Covid, which leads us to discuss whether any government statistic is worth believing at all. For example, have there really been that many vaccinations in the UK, or is that more government propaganda?

Nic comments on how people’s approach to the experimental gene therapies appears to have parity with their approach to masking, even though one is removable, and the other is not.

And Andrew asks if masks work, why do you need the vaccine, and if the vaccine works, why are you still wearing a mask?

Is it all just about virtue signalling and high status opinions?

All this and more in this week’s edition.

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How To Stop Wearing A Mask

This week begins with Andrew offering some advice on the easiest places to forgo masks.

We then talk about PCR tests as Nic has just had to have one in order to have a minor medical procedure. Are these tests as accurate as the government is stating? And why don’t they quarantine testers as soon as they test someone positive?

After that, Nic gives us some insight into his recent private hospital experience. How much better is it than the NHS?

Finally, a couple of months ago, Andrew posited that it could be Gamers that will save us. This week, Nic suggests it might be Lawyers…

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Testosterone Passports and Eating Meat

This week, Andrew did a rare thing. He wrote a blog post.

Inspired by the recent talk of Covid Passports, he wondered if this new technology could be used for something else. Something good. The final idea? Testosterone Passports! Nic and Andrew discuss this completely serious and not at all funny idea in full.

They then move on to another health related topic: dieting. Nic has been trying out a new diet for the past few months. He explains how he’s taken the 5% meat plan that limp wristed leftists advocate and turned it on its head. He explains how.

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Will you tolerate totalitarianism next time?

You might agree with all the steps the government has taken in the last year. But what will you do the next time they give themselves this power over your life?

Pandora’s box has been opened. They will use these powers again against us. So how you will judge the next time? What will your criteria be?

What are the conditions that must arise for you to believe totalitarianism is OK?

We discuss whether seemingly rational people have really thought through the consequences of their blind subservience in the last year and what might be done to break the cycle of authoritarianism that is bound to follow.

And have you heard of a larger than life, 18th century merchant by the name of Timothy Dexter? We’re sure you’ll find the story of this buccaneering trader both amusing and fascinating.

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Hear Me Out… Testosterone Passports

Yes yes, I know. I’ve been highlighting the folly of Covid Passports for months. I’ve said that they’re essentially implementing a caste system alongside a mobile tracking app and that this is possibly the worst loss of freedom in the west for hundreds of years. I’ve compared them to the “Papers Please” culture of East Germany and asked people to consider whether they’d be so enthusiastic about them if they were for, say, HIV.

But, if the battle has been lost, and I’m not saying it has (yet), but if it has, then maybe there’s a way to use this technology for good. I give you: The Testosterone Passport

I can hear you already: “Andrew, what are you thinking?”

So, here’s the rationale. Testosterone is an essential hormone, for men and women. Now, I’m only advocating testosterone passports for men. Aside from my obvious ‘lived experience’, I’m genuinely interested in the data around this and I have none for levels of estrogen (or other female hormones) in women. Although, I’m sure we can work something out.

Testosterone is most commonly linked with things like muscle mass, sex drive etc.. But there’s evidence to suggest it’s also linked with feelings of self worth, personal responsibility, determination, faster injury recovery and a whole host of other positive benefits. People with higher testosterone levels also tend to be on the more libertarian end of the spectrum. Think about it. Where are you most likely to see low test soy boys? At your local NRA meeting or a commie get together?

Let us not forget when male journalists at Marx loving Buzzfeed had their testosterone levels checked. Every single one was below average and 75% of them were dangerously low (well outside the normal range). I think it’s clear: Testosterone is objectively a good thing in men.

But what happens when men dont have an adequate supply of this life saving hormone?

Let’s take boundaries, as an example. Low T left wing men aren’t good with them. At all. Is it any wonder the guys shouting about open borders and free movement are the ones who don’t understand any other type of boundary, personal or otherwise? Whether it’s Occupy London or Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, these guys always end up committing sexual assault. It’s no coincidence. And in general how many left wing activists are accused of rape? Far more than the average.

Testosterone has been given a bad rap in recent years, but it’s far from deserved. We need to turn this around and, at the same time, protect fine people from soy infused ne’er-do-wells.

How would it work? Well, we’re already a test culture. Test as in test, not test as in testosterone (more’s the pity). People regularly test themselves for SARS-COV-2, right now. We just need them to switch to testing for something far more dangerous: low testosterone. Once tested, your T status will automatically be updated on your NHS Test and Trace app (we don’t even need to change the name). You will then be tracked and, if your levels are too low, shunned & avoided.

Of course testosterone levels vary in individuals, but it’s not like there are no options for the soy inflicted. There are plenty of natural testosterone boosters you can take, as well as estrogen suppressors (to give you more bang per buck from your T). If these aren’t enough, you could try pro-hormones, which are basically mini steroids that give you a small boost of testosterone in the form of a tablet. They’re fine, but they do go through your liver, so you may want to opt for injections, which are a lot safer. Doctors already give older men testosterone shots. Why not Marxists? Of course, if you’re already ‘roided up to the eyeballs, you have nothing to worry about.

“What about the trans community?” I hear you ask.

Well, trans men already take a LOT of testosterone, so they’re probably not an issue at all. I can guarantee that 95% of them would beat all buzzfeed male journos in an arm wrestle, at the very least. The only group of concern would be trans women. Now, biology is the most important thing of course, but it would be ridiculous to expect all trans women to maintain male levels of testosterone. We’re not bigots. The criteria for needing these tests is so obviously simple: male genitalia

Testicles? Test and trace.

 

 

Laughing At Politicians – The Best Political Humour

This week, Andrew starts with an analogy. Anti-fascists maintain that if you’re not a communist, you’re on a slippery slope to fascism. He asks whether this means that if you’re not obese, you’re on a slippery slope to anorexia. Is that analogy any more ridiculous? And does is stand up to Elliott’s Law?

Andrew and Nic move on to laughing at various politicians and ask whether they are all ‘fair game’. They then discuss our favourite humourous political photos. And just how many pictures of Jeremy Corbyn does Andrew have on his phone?

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