Sunday, January 21, 2018

A small victory

My cockpit chart plotter stopped working leaving Singapore. When I came into Pangkor my cockpit depth gauge succumbed to lightening. I had depth at the chart table but not the cockpit. Not great. The chart plotter was acting like it was not getting power. But the gauge said it was. $900 repair +$400 shipping. Decided to take the wires apart. Sure thing, one was loose. Voila!
Fair winds and following seas  :)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Quote of the day

From the New York Times 

 "The global financial destruction that will happen under President Trump has already begun." That was a headline in London's Independent newspaper on Nov. 9, 2016. Those whom the gods will mock, first they make pompous economic forecasters."

Fair winds and following seas :)

Friday, January 5, 2018

Malaysian Navy Racers

Next to Reboot are four racing sailboats. Built in Malaysia they are crewed by members of the Malaysian Navy. They were out for a photo shoot today and I snuck a picture. 

Fair winds and following seas  :)

Roger J Jones s/v Reboot

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Rain

Sitting in the cockpit in a light rain. I am protected by a temporary cover while my new storm hood is under construction. The sun is setting and there is a gentle breeze. That helps keep the mosquitoes away. XO was cuddling for a bit but is now sitting on the opposite side with his forepaws tucked under his body. A nice night. 

Fair winds and following seas  :)

Saturday, December 30, 2017

@FukuyamaFrancis is wrong!

Who am I to take on Dr. Fukuyama? A bored American sailor.

I read a recent interview with Dr. Fukuyama  (whom I respect - I have read every one of his books.) He tells of his concerns for the globalization movement and the rise of the mini-Trumps (his description) in Europe. He describes popuarism and nationalism as damaging the globalization movement.

I think he has it wrong. (Whew.) The enemy of globalization is multiculturalism. Dr. Kissinger in "World Order" and Samuel Huntington in "Clash of Civilizations" suggest that it is religion and cultural identity that are the primary source of conflict in the modern world. Popularism and nationalism are not a reaction to global economic events. They are a reaction to being force fed by governments, the media, and "social justice warriors" the absurd idea that all cultures are equally valuable. Cultures that do not respect the rule of law; treat women as property; engage in female genital mutilation; "honor" killings; the pervasive surveillance state; genocide; slavery; rape; - yes we are told - these cultures are equally valuable and valued as liberal democracy. IMHO society reacts by voting out the idiots who proclaim these views. Unfortunately like for President Trump the alternative (Hillary) is frequently worse.

Dr. Fukuyama postulates that political power derives from two sources: genetic overlap and reciprocal altruism. Reciprocal altruism works when both players understand the rules. We call that law and culture. Are you going to embrace governance by people who go out on a gang rape party and then have the women murdered by their families for "dishonoring" them? I think not. Particularly if one of the women is your daughter.

Globalization will never succeed until universal human rights are the norm, not the exception. The rise of nationalism in Europe was a direct result of importing millions of "refugees" who.are seen as degenerates by much of the population, not a reaction to globalism.

The interview:


Fair winds and following seas :)

Friday, December 29, 2017

Re: Source for part

Let's try again.

Looking for a source of the metal version of this.



Roger J Jones s/v Reboot

On Dec 29, 2017 10:16 PM, "Reboot Agent" <rebootagent@gmail.com> wrote:
Looking for a source of the metal version of this.

Roger J Jones s/v Reboot

A small victory

My cockpit chart plotter stopped working leaving Singapore. When I came into Pangkor my cockpit depth gauge succumbed to lightening. I had d...