Skytrain to Nowhere is an imagination driven and esoteric volume of free-form poetry. The book documents the author’s experiences, thoughts and observations while riding the skytrain at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport over the period of several weeks. Since the skytrain is only designed to transport travelers between various terminals and parking facilities at the airport, someone spending nearly 50 hours riding it purely for recreation and artistic inspirational purposes is highly unusual (to put it mildly.) Aside from occasional quirky anecdotes about various passengers, the poems mostly deal with themes of motion, the passage of time, and nostalgia. The author grapples with these issues from a retro-futurist perspective. Skytrain to Nowhere celebrates the realization that our vitality hinges on our ability to always keep moving, while recognizing we are unwilling or unable to leave some things behind on the journey.
Beatnik Fascism is a book of poems that incorporates white identity, futurism and transhumanism. The theme of the book is that the race realists, identitarians and other assorted thought criminals are the curious and creative non-conformists of the post cold war, globalized era. It conveys through poetry the alienating experience we face in daily lives(even within pro-white movements) and throws around ideas about dealing with the challenges we face for the future.
It’s available in paperback and ebook format, here.
Laser guns are something you’ve probably only seen in science fiction, like Battlestar Galactica or Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Few people realize though that laser guns are about to become a reality because scientists have been experimenting on ways to create handheld laser guns for quite some time. These guns are actually referred to as “directed energy weapons.” You probably know lasers as being beams of light that are narrow and highly concentrated. But what real laser guns do is release highly focused energy towards a specific target that the shooter wants to damage. The gun has to be held still because the laser needs to make continuous contact with its target. Real handheld laser guns aren’t like what you see in Star Wars where a visible red or yellow beam shoots out of the gun repeatedly like bullets. Instead, a beam of powerful light will burn the target continuously as long as the laser stays pointed at it. To give you an idea of what this laser looks like, watch the classic James Bond movie “Goldfinger” and look at the scene where the laser gun shoots down at Bond as he is strapped to a table. Now imagine that same laser coming out of a handheld gun. This is a good representation of what a real handheld laser gun will do.
Laser energy is typically produced through electromagnetic radiation. The amount of watts of the energy is what determines how powerful the laser will be. Laser technology has actually existed in the consumer marketplace for quite some time. Have you ever heard of laser pointers? These are handheld devices that produce a laser in which you can point to things with. All you will see is a dot of light on the target and not the full beam because the light is not powerful enough. Now you are probably wondering why laser pointers don’t cause any damage to the target. Well the reason they don’t is because laser pointers only use .005 watts of energy. The U.S. Navy has a laser cannon prototype that is 30,000 watts, which can actually shoot down a drone flying in the sky. Therefore, this should give you an idea of how the number of watts makes a difference in its level of destructiveness.
The Soviet Union in 1984 also had a prototype laser pistol.These were intended for use by Russian cosmonauts to take out optic sensors on enemy spacecrafts. It was apparently a ruby laser and may have worked by a synthetic ruby rod, which would be pumped with high energy and very bright light from a flashtube. The ruby rod would then send out a short burst of laser beam. The pistol had an effective range of about 20 meters.
Thanks to the internet, people can now learn how to make their own handheld laser guns at home. One can also find laser gun demonstrations on YouTube where people have made them at their house. These guns typically have 40 watts of power to them, which is enough to cause a fire on the target and do some damage. You should take caution when trying this for yourself(in fact, don’t do it at all.)
Much controversy has been generated by the recent development of micro apartments and tiny houses. These are smaller than normal living spaces, which in the case of micro apartments often means less than 300 sq ft. They have emerged as an option for environmentally conscious young professionals and students to live in parts of town where they would otherwise be unable to economically sustain themselves. The rent is just too damn high. A lot of people hate the idea of these micro flats.”How could anyone live like that?” some people wonder. “These new buildings are ruining property values!” real estate agents complain. If you have a family of 2 or require a lot of space for your hair dryer, I’m sure you’ve already concluded these little apartments are not for you. Not everyone needs or wants a lot of room though. Here are a few reasons why some of us(at least for a while) wouldn’t mind calling a micro apartment our home:
1. They’re Affordable
This is perhaps the most obvious selling point. In many thriving metropolitan cities, cost of living has long ago outpaced real wages. Places in the heart of San Francisco, Seattle and Portland are expensive and almost impossible to afford for many of the young single professionals work in the city. This tends to require people to make long commutes from far off suburbs or have to hunker down like turtles at the mercy of slumlords in nearby ghettos. That or they end up packed like sardines into an decent but “communal” apartment with bunch of random roommates of various quality and shadiness. Micro apartments allow you to sacrifice space for affordability, privacy and the chance to live in a small compartment in the best part of town.
2. Good for the Environment
No big surprise here. Micro apartment buildings are designed specifically to be energy efficient in all areas. From low-flow shower heads to compact fluorescent light bulbs, these were built for green living. The small area also requires less energy to heat, cool or light. There is so little to do in one of these apartments that unless you turn your room into a bitcoin mining outpost, it’s difficult to see how you could ever run up much of a utility bill. Also, the fact that you can live right where the action is(and likely close to work) means you’ll be using less gas and may not even need to drive an automobile at all.
3. Minimalist Lifestyle
One might think of the idea of being cramped in a tiny apartment as being a stressful thought in and of itself. Instead of falling victim to an anxiety induced cheek bite, chew on this for a second. when I look around at all the junk I’ve accumulated over the years cluttered about, it stressed me out. Life is one’s head is complicated and heavy enough without having a ton of crap in the physical world to weigh you down(and yes I realize that thoughts themselves are technically a physical manifestation, but you know what I mean.) I have fantasies about chucking all my material possessions and going back to basics. At one time I lived for 2 years in a small studio apartment armed with nothing but a $20 cot from Target to sleep on and a Super Nintendo for recreational activity. Those were simple yet carefree times. Micro apartments allow for this kind of minimalist lifestyle. Small spaces can be liberating after all.
4. The Views
Believe it or not, many of these micro apartments come equipped with breathtaking views. The units are often situated in modernist mini high-rise buildings. One of the rare features these units have is large windows. After all, if there’s not room to do anything else your apartment, at least you can gaze outside from the 7th floor and stare at the Cascades all day.