WACKY WEDNESDAY 3.30.16

A collection of my thoughts and anything I find interesting throughout the week, posted every Wednesday. Named after the Dr. Seuss book. Also just kind of a wacky guy.
  1. Podcast I enjoyed: "When High School PE Was a Man-Maker" by The Art of Manliness
    This was fascinating on many levels but mainly because of how little I knew about it being an athlete from California. The PE system in America is broken, but La Sierra HS from the Bay Area in the 1960s got it right. President Kennedy singled it out and created the National PE initiative based on their program, knowing how important it is. If this program was brought back, our whole society would change for the better.
  2. Article: "Top 5 Reasons Not To Vote" by Doug Casey on Zerohedge
    Another brilliant article from the Zerohedge machine. This article will open your eyes on the corrupt voting system in place in the US. Mr. Casey also goes into detail about political misconceptions, especially regarding political parties and terminology. Must read for every US citizen.
  3. Quote: "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others." -Winston Churchill
    Sticking with the political theme, an epic quote summing up civilization's governmental experiments.
  4. What I'm reading: "Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan "by Commodore Matthew Perry
    The title is a mouthful, but it's one of the most fascinating books I've ever read. It's the journal of US Navy Commodore Matthew Perry, from his expeditions to Asia in the early 1850s. He goes into great detail in his experiences and the history and customs of the places he visits. Okinawa, Hong Kong, and Japan are his main stops, all of which I've visited in the last 6 months.