Ethan Explains Elon Musk Master Plan 2.0

Elon Musk Master Plan 2.0

Yesterday Elon Musk released Master Plan Part Deux for Tesla. No question the man is a visionary building on the intersection of science fiction possibilities and technological innovation. However, the devil is in the details.

The plan appears to confirm some of what I wrote a few years ago in my article, “Why Elon Musk is a Poor Person’s Worst Nightmare” and in chapter four of my book Liars & Whores: How Big Government and Big Business Are Working to Save Their Own Assets, Not Yours

His plan appears to need massive funding, in which he relies heavily on public subsidies. We know this partially because of the discontent over the Tesla Motors acquisition of SolarCity. We also know this because according to the Los Angeles Times, as of one year ago was over $4.9 billion, so the number continues to climb as we subsidize his cars for the wealthy, the solar panels SolarCity installs through tax and ratepayer subsidies, the cap and trade system in California, and the subsidies for his businesses (see Nevada and the Gigafactory).

While he is a brilliant engineer and the cars are amazingly cool, he isn’t succeeding without you and me subsidizing his businesses and thus him. And now his plan does not include a car for the masses, instead he wants you to ride his new electric mini-bus. If we are going to subsidize him, shouldn’t he focus on a product for all of us and not just wealthy homeowners?

What do you think?

Tune in to The Ethan Bearman Show weekdays from noon to 2 pm PT on KGO 810 – www.kgoradio.com

FatCatBanker

Ethan Explains Twitter Censorship

Twitter Censorship

Wouldn’t it be nice to silence those who say thinks you disagree with or find repugnant, or is that censorship? Twitter just shut down Milo Yiannopoulous, a gay conservative provocateur, because he wrote an unkind statement about Leslie Jones in the new Ghostbusters movie. His followers then took to Twitter and said the most hateful, vile, and racist things to Leslie.

Milo didn’t, his followers did. Twitter should have shut down the accounts sending the horrible messages unless Milo specifically called for vile, hate speech to be sent to Leslie Jones.

Does that mean Donald J. Trump should be shutdown because his followers send me vile, hateful messages or what about what his followers sent Julia Ioffe after she profiled Melania in GQ Magazine?

Take a look at the Twitter rules:

Any accounts and related accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be temporarily locked and/or subject to permanent suspension.

  • Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism. 
  • Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behavior include:
    • if a primary purpose of the reported account is to harass or send abusive messages to others;
    • if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats;
    • if the reported account is inciting others to harass another account; and
    • if the reported account is sending harassing messages to an account from multiple accounts.
  • Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories. 

Tune in to The Ethan Bearman Show every weekday on KGO 810 noon to 2pm Pacific time – www.kgoradio.com

shutterstock_293791880 Background concept wordcloud illustration of censorship glowing light

Ethan Explains Republican Black Vote

shutterstock_450008254 Black and white hands in heart shape, interracial friendship

I’ve been interviewing many people on KGO 810 regarding racism and police shootings including Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Lt. Randy L. Sutton, Jane Elliott, and more. I’m convinced my Republican friends are stuck with 1% support from the African-American community because of their outright denial of racism in America today and going out of their way to call Black Lives Matter a terrorist group.

Watch the video below and tell me what do you think?

Tune in to KGO 810 every weekday from noon to 2pm for The Ethan Bearman Show – www.kgoradio.com

Fox News America’s Election HQ – Trump VP 7/9/16

Screen Shot 2016-07-09 at 1.39.11 PM

I appeared on Fox News Channel’s America’s Election HQ to discuss if Donald Trump comes out of the convention with the Republican nomination who he should select. I comment on Indiana Governor Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Ivanka Trump, and I suggest Omarosa as his pick.

Seriously. Trump has run a completely out of the box campaign so far, why stop now. Omarosa has a PhD, served in the Clinton White House, helped write the Telecommunications Act of 1996, is a three time participant on The Apprentice, worked for Donald Trump, and is a loyal Trump supporter.

Be sure to tune in to KGO 810 weekdays from noon to 2pm for my daily radio show!

EDIT: Omarosa has been hired as an official surrogate for the Trump campaign according to Mediaite.

What will happen at the Republican National Convention?

Political panel weighs in on what can be expected from presumptive nominee Trump

Independence Day Weekend 2016

EthanBearmanLogoNew2015

We celebrate our Independence Day on Monday, which is far more than barbecues. July 4th is a celebration of then-treasonous brave men daring to break free from the King of England and desire freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hope you have a happy, safe, and peaceful day.
Until then, tune in to my radio show on KGO 810 noon to 2pm Pacific Time (3-5pm Eastern) every weekday to keep up with the daily action and top drawer guests like Louie Anderson and Dr. David Perlmutter, listen online and download all the podcasts at www.kgoradio.com
Tomorrow (Saturday) you’ll want to watch Fox News America’s News HQ as I am being called on to argue against Donald J. Trump around 10:30am Pacific (1:30pm Eastern). Believe you me, I have choice words for what I see as wrong and right.
Next week I’ll also guest host The Drive Home on Talk Radio 790 KABC from 3pm to 6pm Pacific Time (6-9pm Eastern) with different guest hosts each day, including: David Lazarus from the LA Times, civil rights attorney Leo Terrell, Apprentice star and Trump supporter Omarosa, and comedian Yakov Smirnoff.
HAVE you seen my recipes and videos on my Facebook Fan Page and my BLOG? You’re not going to want to miss it!
Also, be sure to share this post and my shows with friends, family, or foes!

KGO810

Lower Carb, Lower Glycemic, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies cooling - ©Ethan Bearman 2016

Lower Carb, Lower Glycemic, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies cooling – ©Ethan Bearman 2016

Lower Carb, Lower Glycemic, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are delightful treat. So why not go for a lower carb, lower glycemic, gluten free version?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put everything in the mixing bowl except the butter. Then melt the butter (I do it in a microwave safe ceramic dish) and pour over the ingredients in the bowl. Run the mixer blending thoroughly until it starts forming a nice dough ball. Put in refrigerator for a few minutes if you find the mixture too sticky to work with. Line a cookie sheet (or two) with parchment paper. I use a tablespoon or so per cookie. Bake for 13 minutes or brown to your liking. Let stand for 5 minutes and enjoy!

Ingredients:

This recipe takes me about 10-15 minutes to prep and about 10 minutes for clean up in the kitchen. Makes 25-35 cookies, depending on size

These are sweet and delicious and my family wipes them out quickly without feeling heavy or gross.

An alternate method is to reduce the almond and gluten free flour to 1/3 cup and add a very ripe banana. That changes the cookies to have a little banana flavor added (duh), a lighter and fluffier texture, while adding the nutrition from a banana which I’ve also found to NOT spike blood glucose levels.

Calories Fat (g) Cholesterol (mg) Potassium (mg) Sodium (mg) Tot Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g)
Whey 250 4 100 250 110 3 0 3 50
Almond 320 28 0 0 20 12 6 2 12
GF 240 0 0 0 30 52 0 2 4
Swerve 0 0 0 0 0 90 0 0 0
Dolcedi 84 0 0 0 0 20 0 20 0
Butter 813 92 244 27 653 0 0 0 1
Baking Soda 0 0 0 0 629 0 0 0 0
Vanilla 19 0 0 10 0 1 0 1 0
Walnuts 392 39 0 265 1 8 4 2 9
Choc chips 140 10 0 170 4 16 4 12 2
Egg 72 5 186 67 70 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 2330 178 530 789 1517 202 14 42 84
Per cookie 77.7 5.9 17.7 26.3 50.6 6.7 0.5 1.4 2.8
if 30 total                
Nutrition Information pulled from labels and caloriecount.com

Here is a clip of the pictures from making and baking the cookies:

Low Carb, Gluten Free, Nearly Paleo Bread

Low Carb, Gluten Free, Almost Paleo Bread

Low Carb, Gluten Free, Nearly Paleo Bread

Low Carb, Gluten Free, Nearly Paleo Bread

Whether you are a body-builder, a diabetic, have celiac or Crohn’s disease, there are many reasons that eating regular store bought or homemade bread might not be your thing. We have family in more than one of those categories and have been greatly disappointed with the products we can buy online or in the store. So, I decided it was high time I make a low carb, gluten free, nearly paleo bread.

I began by scouring the Internet for body builder and diabetic sites for ideas. I found a couple for inspiration (Bulletproof Bread and Soul Bread), and as I always do, came up with my own version.

This is definitely low carb (in the 1 to 1.5g carb per slice range), gluten free, and I am not into paleo but think this almost meets the paleo diet as well.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. First whip the egg whites until firm. Then melt the butter (I do it in a microwave safe ceramic dish). Follow by pouring the remaining ingredients in the mixing bowl with the egg whites and blend thoroughly. Pour into bread pan of your choice, I use a standard bread pan with parchment paper for lining. Bake for 45 minutes or brown to your liking. Let stand for 5 minutes and slice away!

Ingredients:

This recipe only took me about 10 minutes to prep and about the same 10 minutes for clean up in the kitchen.

And don’t miss my newly posted tasty treats – Lower Carb, Lower Glycemic, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

EDIT 6.6.2016 19:30 PDT – Reddit user today05 requested a video showing how the bread slices, added at the end of the post.

Low Carb, Gluten Free Bread, fresh out of oven

Low Carb, Gluten Free Bread, fresh out of oven

Ethan Explains RICO and Karma 6/1/16

karma_domino_by_keldbach-d8jhlsu

What comes around goes around. Greenpeace wants the Department of Justice to use the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act on those who oppose climate change legislation. One of their targets, Resolute Forest Products has filed a RICO suit against Greenpeace.

From The Washington Post’s Volokh Conspiracy by Jonathan H. AdlerNo peace for Greenpeace“:

In December, Greenpeace urged the federal government to investigate oil companies and organizations that dispute the risks of climate change under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. 
Specifically, Greenpeace media officer Cassady Sharp called upon the Justice Department to undertake a “broad” investigation to “look into the role of [ExxonMobil and] other fossil fuel companies, trade associations, and think tanks in sowing doubt about the risks of climate change.”
Earlier today, Resolute Forest Products filed a civil RICO suit in a federal district court in Georgia, alleging a pattern of defamatory and fraudulent behavior by Greenpeace and allied organizations.  
According to the 100-plus-page complaint (and appendix), Greenpeace and its affiliates are a RICO “enterprise” that have waged a deliberately defamatory campaign against Resolute, misrepresenting the company’s practices and environmental record in order to raise funds and promote Greenpeace’s environmentalist agenda

Tune in to KGO 810 weekdays noon to 2pm Pacific time AM 810 or online at www.kgoradio.com

Ethan Explains Defamation Privacy 5/27/16

shutterstock_391180594Hulk Hogan won a $140 million invasion of privacy suit against Gawker. Come to find out tech billionaire Peter Thiel funded this suit and others against Gawker because founder Nick Denton outed Thiel in 2007. What is the balance of slander & libel versus a billionaire who can hold journalists accountable?

From The Washington Post:

“It’s less about revenge and more about specific deterrence,” Thiel told the New York Times. 
“I saw Gawker pioneer a unique and incredibly damaging way of getting attention by bullying people even when there was no connection with the public interest.”

Gawker founder Nick Denton disagrees. 
On Thursday, he posted an open letter to Thiel, in which he wrote, “Your revenge has been served well, cold and (until now) anonymously.”
In the letter, Denton offered his opinion as to why Thiel in particular is funding this litigation:
I can see how irritating Gawker would be to you and other figures in the technology industry. 
For Silicon Valley, the media spotlight is a relatively recent phenomenon. 
Most executives and venture capitalists are accustomed to dealing with acquiescent trade journalists and a dazzled mainstream media, who will typically play along with embargoes, join in enthusiasm for new products, and hew to the authorized version of a story. 
They do not have the sophistication, and the thicker skins, of public figures in other older power centers such as New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Tune in to KGO 810 weekdays noon to 2pm PT for The Ethan Bearman Show – www.kgoradio.com

Science Fiction Future is Now

Science Fiction Tilt Brush By Google

The world is about to dramatically change, disrupting massive sets of industries, because science fiction is about to become real. Are you ready?

The Motorola flip phone and the Apple iPad are basically devices dreamt of and put on screen in Star Trek.

I’ve been talking about three dimensional (3D) printers for a couple of years and how they are going to dramatically alter manufacturing, shipping, and pollution as you won’t need to buy an item manufactured inexpensively in China, shipped across the Pacific Ocean in giant polluting freighters, transported to a brick and mortar facility or retailer, and then your house. Soon, you’ll see a new toy for your child, or doorknob for your front door, pay for the plan, and then print it at home. This will change our economy in massive ways.

Virtual Reality (VR) has been discussed for a very long time. It has always been clunky, causing some people dizziness and sickness, and for others a difficulty balancing after taking off the headsets. Further, little of what I’ve seen from VR has been beyond games, pornography, and travel immersion, all of which might have entertainment or minimal educational value.

Now, Google has released Tilt Brush. This appears to be an amazingly disruptive, creative technology. In the video below, you can see people painting and creating in a virtual 3D space with materials that simply are not available in our real world. Stunning!

Here is where I think it goes, though. This tool becomes the basis for adding tremendous value or even revolutionizing civil engineering, architecture, and other industries that now rely on Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology. A designer could build a building in that Tilt Brush space, and if properly programmed, can test their ideas out for seismic, strength, and other engineering issues before even presenting the concept to another person.

Finally, I can see how the home 3D printer gets a new source of ideas for printing. Any idea I might have for a residential or commercial purpose I could create out of materials available for the printer, design the idea in the Tilt Brush VR space, and then print the final item out on my 3D printer.

Science fiction is about to become real.