Guy: I’m a fan of AgentJayZ’s videos and have watched him ‘blend out’ damage to turbine blades when doing an engine rebuild. I wonder if the ceramic blades can be re-used in this way of if they will need to be tossed and replaced when damaged. Single use blades would be good for the engine maker’s bottom lines anyway.
David Foster: Pretty sure it’s not just Boeing jets. GE will happily sell their engines to anyone who wants them.
Lucklucky: Would want to know more about: increase in age? location of deaths increase: cities? suburbs (what kind)?
Isegoria: Lafond is not discussing a literal machete duel with sharp blades. Elsewhere he describes at length the challenge of getting the balance just right, to where the blunt blades and minimal protective equipment are just safe enough to avoid terrible injuries, but still dangerous enough to keep things real.
Slovenian Guest: Bow hunter Cameron Hanes mentioned on the Joe Rogan podcast how 50 pounds (or one elephants worth) of ivory, for example, gets poachers only hundreds of dollars. That’s chump change compared to whatever American hunters pay! And on top of that locals get the meat for free. It really is a win-win situation. But no amount of explaining will turn “Bambi” into the big rat it is. Fun fact, deer are the preferred host for ticks, and the size of the tick population parallels...
Over 500 Confirmed Kills: “I was prepping to fight Damien Kestle in a set of 15 machete duels in 2009 in Virginia Beach, which included a pipe versus chain fight.” I’ll take “things that never happened” for five-hundred dollars, Alex. Mr. Lafond has a great sense of humor, it seems. It’s especially funny because his general information is otherwise sound – unarmed “fighting” is more of a male social activity or a desperate last-ditch effort than a...
Gaikokumaniakku: Pre-agricultural peoples are great for liberals, because liberals need help pretending that Rousseau’s idea of the noble savage is reasonable. “the forest people of Kalimantan and Sumatra cannot wait to get out of the forest” Yeah, that’s the problem with actually helping them. If the white liberals help the forest people too effectively, the forest people will get out of the forest — and then the white liberals won’t be able to use the forest people...
Bob Sykes: So once again, an allegedly American problem is really an African problem.
Kudzu Bob: I don’t know if Roman soldiers and Medieval knights were considered washed up at age 40, but according to HDF Kitto, it was not unheard of for sons, fathers, and grandfathers to fight side by side in Greek armies. He notes that ancient Greeks seemed to live fairly long lives and aged well, and attributes their health to good hygiene, a wholesome diet, and a mild climate. Having slave labor probably helped too.
T. Greer: “criminal seed beds which constitute perhaps a third of the black Baltimore economy [with welfare constituting roughly another third].” Those who try to pass off speculation as statistics annoy me.