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@JohnHunt @Newton. Thanks for the kind review for Speculator. Doug and I very much enjoy our heroes and the bad folk are bad. Perhaps our heroes will become the heroes of many others. Book 2 (Drug Lord) is in an advanced stage of writing, and we are working it--great fun!!
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@Newton Welcome @JohnHunt! Thanks for posting in reply to my #review of #Speculator #book https://ceo.ca/@newton?483ce18582fb
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@JohnHunt forgot to add, it's available for pre-order on amazon currently
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@Newton I'm going to post some #interview content with co-author of the books @JohnHunt on this page starting here. Possible to turn it into an article at some point, but trying out a few-mini article ideas here first. Enjoy!
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@Newton What do you do for a living? Although I am a pediatrician, I don’t practice in the US anymore because Obamacare is blatantly fascist and I am morally incapable of working in a fascist system. So to earn my keep, I run a few small companies, and, for my passions, I write, I try to help children in West Africa, and I am Chief Medical Officer of Liberty Healthshare, which is a healthsharing ministry that provides individuals a voluntary means of dealing with the hyperinflated prices of healthcare caused by health insurance and government.  I love Liberty Healthshare and the people who are doing their best to provide a moral good. @JohnHunt
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@Newton Tell me about how you got into your line of work. I wanted to work incredibly hard until I dropped dead, so I chose medicine, and all that followed. @JohnHunt #Interview
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@Newton Do you like your job? All 19 hours per day of it! @JohnHunt #dedication #career
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@Newton What did you think you were going to be when you grew up? I was going to be a pediatrician. And a physicist. And run a scientific community on an island in the South Pacific to help create new energy sources and build new types of space ships. What did you want to be when you grew up? Same answer. @johnhunt #vision #career
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@Newton What lessons has your work life taught you? That I cannot ever do things I think are immoral without getting sick and disgusted. Unfortunately, the government of the US has made immorality the law, so it is pretty tough these days to live a moral life without being declared a criminal. @johnHunt #principles #liberty #politics
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@Newton If you could do anything now, what would you do? Why? Go back in time and re-write the commerce clause of the Constitution, as well as clarify very specifically that “general welfare” is the opposite of special interest.  The general welfare clause was clearly a limitation on the authority to tax, not a license for government to build a giant parasite. @johnHunt #politics #career #WhatIf
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@Newton "Do you have any favorite stories from your work life? Sure!  Read Assume the Physician.  It’s filled with true stories, told in the form of first person novel, though…  Some of the best stories are the ones that still make even me laugh, at least in rertrospect." @johnhunt #highgroundnovels #advice
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@Newton And some more theoretical questions about #philosophy for @johnhunt here to follow:
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@Newton Why is there something rather than nothing? If there wasn’t, there wouldn’t be a reason to question existence. That may be anthrocentric, or any intelligence-centric, but it also axiomatic. Consider a universe that existed for trillions of years in some form with no one like us to care. Then perturbations happen that create, in the end, intelligence.  Over time, with evolution, that intelligence develops immortality and essential omniscience. Entropy wins until the omniscient species overcomes it and creates a new cycle. Bang. Big Bang.  @johnhunt #philosophy #life
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@Newton Do we have free will? We have at least a profoundly effective illusion of free will. We have a will that is not individually predictable by any laws of physics that we currently understand.  Is the universe really just one quark going forward and backward through space-time on a set unchangeable path, creating all matter?  Possibly.  But we will not ever have the ability to predict that path, so for anything within our experience, we have free will. @johnHunt #philosophy
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@Newton Does God exist? Think how far humans have advanced in the brief span of our existence.  How soon we will be immortal and tied in to enormous amounts of knowledge (approaching omniscience).  Immortality for humans may be possible within this century.  Certainly within 1000 years. Near omniscience will follow rapidly, perhaps within 10,000 years at the very most.  That’s a flash in universal time.  Let me ask you this:  what is the chance that some intelligent species hasn’t already beaten us to this singular conversion of species to omniscient immortal being? Indeed, consider the possibility that a species that look like us has done this transition already, and with their god powers, spread life. It seems unlikely that we are the first. @johnhunt #god
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@Newton What are numbers? Numbers were invented by the species mentioned in the question on god above in order to quantify how many copies of Speculator Doug and I are selling. @johnHunt #jokes
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@Newton What is the best moral system? If God does exist, then we humans will not be able to transition to immortality and omniscience, for we will be stopped by those who have preceded us as long as humans think the ends justify the means, and are willing to use force and fraud. No god wants a god attacking them. So, no species with socialist and fascist tendencies will become a god, or join in the god realm, or join with God, depending on your religious construct. To join the realm of godliness, force and fraud must be extinguished entirely.  Bernie and Hillary and Trump take us toward force and fraud.  Their philosophies of force are the sine quo non of war. We can’t transition that way.  Libertarianism takes us towards peace.  Libertarianism or its similar philosophies, is required for us to advance to the next stage of evolution.. If we value life above all, then libertarianism is the best moral system. @johnhunt #dougcasey #speculator #liberty
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@Newton For what it's worth... I wanted to share some of my recent thoughts on #howto do #socialmedia to promote this new book #Speculator. Please see posts below, which are excerpts of emails I sent to @johnHunt...
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@MiningBookGuy After a lonnnnng hiatus, here's some new #MiningBookGuyTV! Speculator by Doug Casey & John Hunt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdFx4tGgj58+ Consider pre-ordering immediately, this one was a real surprise to me (the 'positive' kind!). Actually, just go to this link to pre-order if you want to skip my clip! https://www.amazon.com/Speculator-Doug-Casey/dp/0985933259/ #Speculator #DougCasey #JohnHunt @JohnHunt #HighGroundNovels #books #miningbooks #luck #intuition
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@MiningBookGuy [76] Doug Casey | Clinging to Material Wealth is Unseemly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iija6C7TdRg+ @AlbertKLu #DougCasey #Speculator #books #miningbooks #contrarian #entrepreneurship #AlbertLu interviews #DougCasey at his #ThePowerAndMarketReport youtube channel. I'm only 7 minutes through this one and it's awesome! Learning new stuff about Doug, and this is probably the most thorough discussion of his new book #Speculator (co-author @JohnHunt), which I highly recommend (getting lucky with really good books lately!). A longer clip, this is good 'late night' viewing. I'll tag #mbgtrends -- in case anyone wants to discuss content in this clip or the #Speculator book in the next few days in that room/channel.
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