Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Extra-Nutritious Rice and Bean Burrito Filling (home recipe)

Extra-Nutritious Rice and Bean Burrito Filling (home recipe)  

-Ingredients- (walmart got me this stuff on the cheap, some of it was even organic cause I’m a high roller that pays 20 cent premiums. I had the spices laying around. I just made this up today. Without hot sauce it is a bit odd, but it wasn’t unpleasant in my opinion)  
1 Can Chickpeas  
1 Can Black Beans  
1 Can Pinto Beans  
1 Can Pumpkin (not pie filling)  
6oz can of tomato paste  
1 cup flaxseed meal (i mixed this in at the end, after the vegetables were added to the bean mix)  
2 tbsp butter  
-How-  
Drain beans in a colander beforehand. (I washed them as well)  
Put in one tbsp of butter and then Pour in the 3 cans of bean  into a fairly pot, mash them like potatoes to make a paste (so the flax meal will blend properly)  
then put in the pumpkin and tomato paste, flax meal, the 2nd 1tbsp of butter, garlic, and spices, (i used a bit more than 2 tbsp of butter doing this, the paste is very dry at the start and the butter consoles my fear of sticking)  
cook on medium heat (3 or so is what i did), it should start to steam. This will hopefully release much of that spice flavor.  
-Vegetables-  
2 onions  
2 jalepeno  
chop onion into rings, then into strips, chop jalepenos short ways into small circles.  
Fry them up in a pan, and once translucent add into the bean mix while it cooks.  
-Spice Blend-(Classic Mexican Mix)  
Mix spices together on the outside (in a coffee filter) and then stir in slowly.  
2 tbsp paprika  
2 tbsp cumin  
2tbsp chili powder  
1 tbsp garlic powder  
2 tsp cayenne  
(I would put some Ms. Renfro’s Ghost Pepper Salsa into the bean mix, but i like (very) spicy things. I just didn’t have any and forgot it at the store. There is a mild flavorful spice note, but nothing that is in your face with spiciness.)  
Lentils and Brown Rice   (I used 12 cup pot for this)  
2 cup lentil and 2 cup brown rice  
add 8 cup of water  
add some salt (I used 1.5 tbsp)  
4 tbsp olive oil  
bring to boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for 30-40 minutes (i used 2.8 heat, and brought it down to 1.8 when the water was below the top), (i didn’t have to add any water; but one can add water if it gets below the top before lentils and rice are both good texture. (Stir constantly or else rice stuck to bottom)  
Serving  
Reheating? (how i do it) - Put a dab of butter, rice mix and bean mix in pan and heat up on medium heat (~ 4) when you are looking for a burrito. Serve in a tortilla (easy to warm on the same pan).   

(Why? I made this up to try to think of  healthy / nutritious / filling meal that is easy to make a lot of and reheat (I don’t like to cook all the time). The pumpkin because it is supposedly nutritious, and the flax meal to thicken the mixture (These can be left out if you don’t like them. The pumpkin did add a noticeable flavor, but the ground flaxseed did not. But I am a smoker so my taste isn’t amazing). The lentils were to add nutrition to the brown rice, because they cook in similar ways. I don’t do much exercise, but the bean/rice is protein, the lentils are protein, and there is a bunch of other nutrients in there.)  

-Afterword-  

I actually made this. It took me about 1hour 30 minutes w/o cleaning up. It came out surprisingly well, the mix of rice and lentils is pretty good by itself. The bean mix tastes like pumpkin a good bit, even with the spice mix, but i didn’t have any hot sauce like some Ms. Renfro’s to put on it, so i was taking the flavor full on. I ate it in a soft taco tortilla, with some sour cream and shredded cheddar. I put in two (big) tbsp of bean mix with two (big) tbsp of rice mix, and this was falling out of the tortilla, but it wasn’t hard to take a spoon and eat what fell on the plate. 

Both the bean mix and the rice mix were very thick substances with a consistency similar to peanut butter. ( I don’t like soupy things, i like this texture) 

The rice mix took up nearly 100% of a 6x8x2 pan (w/ lid for storage); the bean mix took up nearly 100% of a  6x6x1 storage pan. This ratio would suggest that the proper serving sizes are two parts/tbsp of rice mix and one part/tbsp of bean mix. If the nutrition is real, then this should apparently be a healthy food, but it is very thick.    (This is a lot of food, if you do not have people you live with who might also eat this, or you don’t like mexican food or the slight taste of pumpkin or something, i would not suggest it. It is likely very very many small burritos, and they are quite filling.)  
Maybe adding in some seasoning (as if it were a pumpkin pie) would help mask the taste of the pumpkin that comes through. This would be ( a la Libby’s)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Solutions to the Migrant Crisis in Europe


Solutions to the Migrant Crisis in Europe  

Solution #1 ~ All refugees are given protection under the condition that all adults receive military training and then go to fight whatever problem they were fleeing that was causing them to become refugees in the first place. All Children are bound by this same conviction, and have mandated military service upon becoming eligible. Those that are ineligible for active duty will provide some service for their troops, even if it is simply hospitality. All migrants are expected to return to their home country after the issue that was causing their evacuation as refugees is resolved. Even if this was simply poor infrastructure or economic development, they can receive training as engineers, public servants, or merchants. 

Solution #2 ~ All refugees are given protection under the condition that all adults take up arms to fight in another crusade. This crusade will mercilessly conquer the Near East, and undoubtedly resolve the diplomatic issues that the people were fleeing in the first place. The countries will be re-established upon being conquered as members of a Near Eastern Union with strict protocols to ensure that the issues that caused them to flee as refugees do not recur. Again, all children have service mandated upon reaching a suitable age. Those fleeing Africa will be given citizenship in the Near Eastern Union for their service.  

Solution #3~ Refugees are given one or multiple “Embassy City” where the EU will protect them but not take them under the wing of the majority of their public welfare systems. This City will govern itself as a City-State and it’s residents will be it’s citizens as it is very much like a country. This is an autonomous Country, but it is still under the authority of the EU, and effectively property of the Host Country and European Union. The Embassy City can govern itself after this point.  

 The Embassy City citizens are allowed to enter the EU for travel and business, but cannot become residents or citizens of any country within the EU without proper paperwork and successfully completing the regular paperwork one must to gain the right to reside in a country legally. Any Refugees within the EU are also required to move to an Embassy City under the same regulations. The host country can decide what support it can offer the Embassy City in terms of things such as social services and commercial support, before the City becomes successful enough to collect taxes and sustain itself.  

The locations of these cities would be carefully selected, and debatably should be located on the borders of the countries, where countries with adjacent borders should locate their Embassy Cities within close proximity to each other, to allow for more uniform consolidation, and provide a larger workforce for these Embassy Cities. (E.g. the corner of Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic).  

The Embassy Cities would be taxed slightly by their host country in order to pay for services such as military protection and the right to occupy the land. The host countries would build public style housing and the initial infrastructure in order to train the migrants well enough to fulfill the roles necessary for the upkeep and economic success of a community such as an Embassy City. The host countries could respectably seek contributions from Allies in order to fund these projects, as solving the migrant crisis is clearly in everyone’s best interest.  

 [ This solution may be the most practical, while the combination of this solution and the first solution may be the one that offers the most resolution to the issues at hand]  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Defense of Misanthropy as a Reasonable Philosophy


The Defense of Misanthropy as a Reasonable Philosophy

I am a fairly cynical person, but as much as i do enjoy being a human, largely in a sardonically sadistic sort of way, I cannot find myself in any scenario where I would defend their existence. Common sense would tell me anyone with a moral conscience would loathe these creatures infallibly, thankfully i lack that sort of conscience when it comes to interpersonal affairs.

To justify something it must be worthwhile. Most if not all other forms of life have some sort of respectable role they play within their biome. Besides some petty triumphs that amount to little more than vanity or testaments to hedonism; humanity has done nothing but prove that they are quite detrimental to the planet and all forms of life that occupy it (with perhaps seldom exceptions for scavengers such as seagulls, raccoons, crows, and the like; which I am quite fond of, and love like a brother)

1. Humans seem to do more harm than good 95% of the time, if not 100% of the time; simply arguing that being the most benevolent person in the world is doing little more than coddling the blight upon the planet that is the existence of the genus homo.

2. Humans are the only beings on earth burdened by morality solely because they have the contemplate the rewards for acting upon their ability to be immoral, as opposed to other forms of life which simply live natural lives, where morality is never questioned.


3. In effect, Humans are a genus of predatory planetary vampiric parasites that sadly kill their host like any other virus, yet lack the ability to spread to a new host. This makes them a failure in the virus community, and far inferior to any other virus. (In the game of Pandemic across the universe; Unidemic so to speak, you have infected one host (planet), and it is likely that this is where the game ends. Just one, the smallest percentage possible.)

While viruses are respectable because they manage to survive and continuously exist in the wilds, which is a true triumph, a virus that lacks the ability to continuously infect hosts is an utter failure. Compared to the millions of generations that a virus or parasite has continued to thrive; in this parallel, humanity will likely not enter the double digits of infected hosts in the most ideal scenario, and many have argued it is likely that humanity will infect no more than one host.

4. Humans make poor decisions quite frequently. This is glaringly obvious, even right here and right now with me making this list. I am not all to interested in the topic, I am largely indifferent to humans and their existence as my life will easily be but that of an ephemeral mayfly amongst the lifespan of the civilized species, this indifference is easily the testament to my unimpactfulness and triviality, along with all things I may produce, as they inherit these traits.

5. The track record of humanity shows an affinity for pursuing endeavors with reckless abandon; putting more faith in delusion and greed rather than foresight, logic, and reason. This often causes issues those who sympathize with humans may find problematic.

6. Delusion is rife throughout the creatures, and they make masochistic decisions that are detrimental for their society based upon the way their emotions will contort reality.

 Things such as Sparing the lives of criminals, sparing the lives of disabled, failure to segregate, exile, or kill those with communicable diseases, tolerating failure, giving liberty when it is dangerous, giving liberty when it does not produce ideal results, coddling sensitivity, creating and defending artificial pertinence of triviality, defending delusional or baseless statements, putting pertinence of opinions and preferences before the pertinence of reality and actuality; as well many other things that do not provide benefit but are done solely to appease those with their conscience hanging heavily on their hearts.

Every time one supports. defends, accepts, or tolerates a delusional statement, it gains steam so to speak, and this fuels the instillation of similar delusions into the minds of those lacking quality reasoning capacity.

7.  The consistent failure to heed warnings; the consistent failure to learn from the past; the failure to use appropriate reasoning over another less ideal or impractical form.

8. The ability to justify the creation and reiteration of baseless opinions, fallacies, ramblings, babbling, and rants regardless of constant criticism and rebuke by their peers and fellow man. This man writing this list for example is somebody who is fond of the rant and banter. The writings of this man, regardless of quality, are more often than not little more than trivial pieces of electronic litter. Pamphlets that are metaphorically handed out, seldom looked at, and readily tossed out casually. This man is no better than a communist waving his pamphlet and telling you how it could change your life, yet sadly, he is one of the multitudes of plethoras of people who all feel the desire to write pamphlets and attempt to hand them to people in the same manner.

9. Somehow people are able to ignore the glaring faults and unjustifiability of the existence of their own species, regardless of the fact that most people are forced to acknowledge (the irreputable  machinations and blight unleashed by this wretched menace to the planet and each other’s hedonism that is the human race. These exposures of course given many incessantly redundant opportunities to be absorbed for their full factuality as ironically enough humans are quite fond of the media, news, socialization, and books.

All in all, these are just a few delicious grapes off of the vine of misanthropy. When i was young i used to dislike myself, but when i realized that i disliked every other human as well, this was eventually “divided out of the equation” so to speak, and it has left me with a beautiful indifference, while allowing me to retain and enjoy the subtle facets of my bedazzlement, which are no doubt fairly unlikable, as I am a stern, cruel, and honest man.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sweedish Imperialism in the 21st century


Sweden is often criticized for their foreign policy, little do people know that there is a method to the apparent madness that is the Swedish immigration policy.

Swedish Imperialism in the 21st century

1. Sweden grants citizenship to all people on earth.
2.  There is a massive influx of people from poor countries into Sweeden.
3. These people become educated and then make some money which translates into a large amount where they are from.
4. They set up entrepreneurial ventures in their home country which are backed by Sweedish socialism.
5. At this point Sweden is 99% immigrants and the tax burden is no longer on the backs of the Swedes, but on the backs of the immigrants.
6. Sweden is now known as Immigrantopia, and Stockholm is Immigrantropolis, and the population density is higher than that of the urban areas in eastern China.
7. The Swedes have instilled their mantras into the immigrants, who then instill them into their employees and those that look up to their wealth and success in their native countries.
8. With these mantras the poor countries now have high tax rates and a global agenda based around cooperation and teamwork.
9. The Swedes have major investments and holdings in all of these immigrants companies, and as the 2nd and 3rd worlds develop, the Swedes become the new illuminati because they have so much influence within these markets because they were the founding members.
10.  The 2nd and 3rd world countries become highly successful due to high tax rates fueling the construction of useful infrastructure via socialist policies.
11. With these countries now able to compete in the global economy, their successes also aid their longtime ally and principal investor, Sweden.
12. With each of these countries now competitive on a 1st world country. The Swedes’ holdings in the markets of each of these countries yields massive amounts of dividends. Each one of these markets yields like a new Wall Street, and all 200 of these markets are dominated by Swedish investors who got in early thanks to their socialism allowing them to spend tax money to invest in these extra-national ventures.
13. The Swedes are now allied with everyone and revered as if they were Prometheus for bringing the fire that is economic profluence to each of these countries, while the countries that didn’t are seen as evil and corrupt for being so greedy.
14. The Swedes are an insurmountable global power with the allegiance of all of these one undeveloped countries that have been raised from the dirt, each of them now a technologically developed and very capable military power.
15. These countries now form a Global Union that is guided by the Swedes and the dark horse that is the Sweedish Empire has won the game of Imperialism. The Swedes dominate the world until the end of it’s existence, relying on the golden rule; and people are always nice to the Swedes because the Swedes were nice to them.

Ride on the Peace Train

Government House of Food (Feeding the Poor and Helping out with Their Bills)


Government House of Food - The fact that prisoners get 3 free meals a day but the common man does not is a shame. The government should provide each person with the option to get three meals a day for free, just like a prisoner.

This would work much like a fast food joint, but instead of money, one has an electronic card that would mark each time one has eaten a meal for the day.

The problem with fast food is that it is designed to be tempting and delicious rather than nutritious, and the copious amounts of meat and grain that is common in fast food joints is notorious for making people fat, and meat is quite expensive and cost ineffective to produce.

The solution is to replace these menus with menus designed to be cost effective and provide filling meals rich with nutrition. These would be composed of the healthy crops that could be acquired cost effectively.

Things like beans, soy, lentils*, fruits and vegetables that are in season, beets*, root vegetables*, squash, leafy greens, healthy seeds like hemp and flax, and anything else that can provide nutrition at a cost effective rate.

These do not have to be fresh or organic, they simply should be able to provide nutrition. Canned foods have been a staple for centuries. The foods do not even have to be recognizable, they only have to be palatable. I personally would rather eat a tortilla filled with an ambiguous substance that tastes delicious than a plate of food that i can recognize but tastes terrible.

This can be accomplished by combining the ingredients and forming a texture similar to refried beans, and then adding spices when attempting to emulate a certain flavor such as mexican food.

Spices should be cost effective enough to produce delicious meals, while i cannot envision a time when animal products would ever become cost effective, as one can easily compliment the flavors of the ingredients to create a tasty ensemble.

Coffee, tea, and water could be served as beverages as well as the possibility of juice, however, juice is quite saturated with sugars, where one can easily avoid the sugar intake when imbibing the other beverages mentioned. These beverages would be a much healthier option when compared to the common soda-pop or other sugary drink.

The burrito style meal filled with a vegetable mash would likely be very efficient at delivering balanced nutrition. There are also other possibilities such as a fruit smoothie and even a tofu like product that has been infused with many more healthy vegetables rather than just soy, and this super-tofu could allow the emulation of other common forms of meals such as meat patties and chicken in many forms. These could even be flavored simply to tempt people who may otherwise be craving something like traditional fast food into consuming a much healthier meal.

An advantage of this style of restaurant is that it is actually trying to help its clientele rather than simply profit from them. The restaurant could share its recipes and teach people about nutrition rather than simply try to tempt them into buying their products with a slogan, jingle or a celebrity eating a hamburger.

This sort of restaurant would be helpful to many Americans who have trouble making ends meet or are feeling the pressure of a tight budget. By giving people the option to reduce their monthly expenditure on food, they will be able to hold on to more of their money. This money can be put back into the economy in many ways, and even pay for things like school or facilitate the dreams and ideas of the citizen.

The state of farming at the moment requires strict control over the amount of crops produced by the farmers of the country in order to ensure that they will be able to make any money on their crop yield. This sort of system would allow farmers to utilize their land more effectively and also steer people away from more environmentally detrimental forms of farming such as raising livestock, as the government could easily begin to pay people bonuses or tax incentives to grow healthy food as well as receive great deals on the crops by consistently buying them in bulk.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Basual Bommunibations Amongst the Bongregation


Basual Bommunibations Amongst the Bongregation

Basually brafting a bolloquial babophony of bredibility
basting out the bowards ballow bredence of incivility
bordially bollecting brooks like bapelin just to blasp boinage
butting backlers into badavers and beding them to the boroner
bulling bephalic bonundrums as i bodify my bongregation
of bonvicts bultured by the bensurer’s bonjured bastigation
I’m basually a batalyst to besspits of borpses like an actinide
bonducing bobalt blothes to bhange bhromatibally via homicide
now boldly boquet and bonvey the bolor  of bhromium bhloride
brepuscular  butthroat bounting basualties for balumny bity-wide

If you speak english instead of gangbanger, i suppose you have the ability to bhange most of the B’s to the 3rd letter of the Alphabet, but some of use ban’t quite think of that letter for some reason.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sexto News and Maybe some updates

I got distracted and then I got a job... I have not been working on Sexto at all really, Revision 7 stalled out;

Now school has started back up and I have even less time on my hands. I might be able to convince myself to devote more time to it, but that is completely up in the air because I am distractable and busy nowadays.

I threw up some little update in a brief parlay of time just because i felt bad about doing nothing for the game recently.

If i do end up making any non-major movement within the game I should post it here.

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Sexto Back to Work


Wall /  Tree Combo  - Ability augment- One can cast an ability through a target up to the max range of the ability. If the ability hits a wall, one can use the 50% of the effective resource weight of the building to augment the ability. A building can only be used as part of a combo once per turn. The augmented resources can be added to the original spell or utilized to cast another spell. A building will not benefit from any items it has in it’s vault, but it will benefit from buffs. A tree can also be used and it’s buffs are included in its weight for augmenting. One can use 200% of a tree’s effective resource weight, compared to 50% of a building’s.


Culmination - Ability augment- An ability can be cast as an immobile unit in play. This ability will gain up to 300% bonus composition over 3 rounds, gaining 100% bonus composition at the start of the following 3 rounds for a maximum of 400% composition. These burn-ins (a spell cast on a location) can only be triggered if a unit walks directly on top of it. When it is stepped on, then the spell will cast. The burn-in can have camouflage cast on it as if it were a unit with it’s original resource weight, regardless of any strength it has gained.

Defensive Trigger- Ability augment -A spell can be assigned a defensive trigger (I.e. drop below 50% health. The spell will use the unit’s AP/MP of the next turn so long as it is available. The spell is cast following the trigger, and works much like retaliating as it does not require it to actively be the unit’s turn. These spells can only target one’s self.

Random Target Discount - Ability augment - A spell can be cast on any random enemy within range at a cost of 1/X % cost of it’s actual AP/MP cost, where X is the number of enemy targets within range of the spell.

True Random Target Discount - Ability augment - The spell can also be cast at 1 / Y % cost where Y is the number of total units within range of the ability including the caster, but now it will target any unit without disgression, at least 50% of the units in range of the spell cast must be enemy or neutral creatures.


Complimentary Buff Bonus - inherent-  When casting a buff, it will receive X% of the caster’s effective stat where X is the effective base number of resources composing the caster (base and soulblood). [ E.g. Caster with 10 resources and 40 int casts 20 int buff on ally; buff now gives 22 int instead of the cast 20]

Penetration - Ability -This is a buff. For every 3X resources (here, each resource is defined down to all types of stats as if it were a unit) composing this buff, the assaults performed by the buffed target will ignore 2X resources composing the target(specifically ignoring the stats composing the buff) for all combat calculations involving the assault. If the stat of the target is effectively calculated as 0, it will not be reduced any further.