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Friday, 21 September 2018

I, “Objectivist Anarchist Total-Isolationist Nationalist Liberal”

Filed under: Politics, Quizzes / Surveys — mikewb1971 @ 3:11 AM (03:11)

You are a: Objectivist Anarchist Total-Isolationist Nationalist Liberal

Collectivism score: -100%
Authoritarianism score: -83%
Internationalism score: -83%
Tribalism score: 17%
Liberalism score: 33%

Explanation key:

Collectivism refers economic intervention, whether the society or state should intervene in the economy to redistribute wealth from the more to the less successful. The negative percentages indicate opposition to such intervention.

Authoritarianism refers to state power to control the actions of individuals to prevent them from harming others or themselves, and also to establish the will of the majority over society. Negative percentages indicate opposition to state power.

Internationalism refers to political involvement in other nations or global affairs, either via war, treaty or international organizations. Negative percentages indicate isolationist beliefs, and the belief in national sovereignty.

Tribalism refers to identity or nationalism, favoring your own nation over foreigners. Negative percentages indicate opposition to national or ethnic identity and oriented towards pan-humanism.

Liberalism refers to acceptance of historically illegal or immoral social practices or customs. Negative percentages indicate opposition to such acceptance.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. PatheosThe Orant: Quiz: The 5 Dimensional Political Compass by Billy Kangas

NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Facebook / Google Plus / Twitter

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Transparent Aluminum — Star Trek Technology is Now Real [Video]

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 2:15 AM (02:15)


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. WikipediaTransparent aluminum

NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Friendica / Gab / Google Plus / Minds / Oneway / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK
    2. Extropy Unbound Facebook page

Monday, 13 August 2018

“Fake News” ? Advertising Disguised as News?

Filed under: Media, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:07 PM (20:07)

From: Mike Blessing
To: Elise Kaplan
Date: Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 4:34 PM
Subject: “Fake News” ? Advertising Disguised as News?

Miranda Viscoli should thank the Journal for its front-page advertising copy for her organization in the Sunday paper. What else to call the article titled “Youth and guns: A deadly mix” ?

Were any pro-Second Amendment organizations (NM Shooting Sports Association, NM Gun Collectors Assocation, Gun Owners of Mexico) contacted for this article? If not, WHY not?

From the article —

“Although anyone under 19 is barred from possessing or transporting a handgun in New Mexico, it’s clear many young people are ignoring the law.”

Imagine that — people willing to kill and maim others to get what they want won’t bother with filling out a Form 4473 with a federally-licensed gun dealer! Who would have expected that?

Anyone looking for loopholes in the gun laws need look no further.

Of course, none of this is stopping Keller from seeking $800,000 from the feds for a “Crime Gun Intelligence Center.” Because It Will Make A Difference (TM). So says Keller.

Nor is this stopping Viscoli from demanding more restrictions upon people who do NOT commit crimes with their firearms.

Never mind that statistics show that only 0.01% of firearms[1] are used for freelance criminal activity[2]. Viscoli is determined to infringe the liberty of the 99.99% of gun owners who do NOT commit criminal acts against other people.

As for the name of Viscoli’s organization — “New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence” (is this another Bloomberg-financed astroturf outfit?) — where can we find “New Mexicans to Prevent Knife Violence,” or “New Mexicans to Prevent Blunt-Object Violence”? Do these organizations (IF they exist at all) have Facebook Pages[3]?

Or is the very phrase “gun violence” designed to instill a fear of firearms in people who aren’t gun owners?


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Albuquerque JournalYouth and guns: A deadly mix by Elise Kaplan, Journal Staff Writer

NOTES

  1. Gun Owners are the True 99 % – BOTE Math on American Gun-Related Deaths
  2. “The State’s behavior is violence, and it calls its violence ‘law’; that of the individual, ‘crime.'”
    — Max Stirner, The Ego and Its Own
  3. To answer the question: Apparently, such organizations (IF they exist) do NOT have Facebook pages –

    https://facebook.com/search/top/?q=new%20mexicans%20to%20prevent%20knife%20violence%20

    https://facebook.com/search/top/?q=new%20mexicans%20to%20prevent%20blunt-object%20violence%20

  4. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Friendica / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.Me / Minds / Oneway / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK
    2. Duke City Pink Pistols Facebook group
    3. Freedom Rally Point New Mexico Facebook group
    4. Gun Owners of New Mexico Facebook group
    5. Independent Insights Facebook group
    6. New Mexico Gun Rights Facebook group
    7. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voter remorse) Facebook group
    8. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    9. Pink Pistols – Albuquerque Facebook group

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Y&T — Hang ‘Em High

Filed under: entertainment, Listening, Media — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:12 AM (06:12)

Walk like a warrior through the shadows of the night
Shatter the silence with our screams
Like a tiger, move in for the kill
We’re gonna get what we need

We stand together, feel it closing in
Electric shock through our veins
Power of numbers cannot be denied
Let’s stand up and show how we feel

Hang em high, band together
Hang em high through the night
Hang em high, band together
And we always will survive
Reach for the sky

Soldier of fortune, always on the run
Your enemy lies within
You must escape from the shackles in your mind
Stand like a warrior and win

Join our ranks, there ain’t no losers here
As long as we never divide
We are a force so strong we never have to run
Let’s stand up and show how we feel

Hang em high, band together
Hang em high through the night
Hang em high, band together
And we always will survive
Reach for the sky

Walk like a warrior through the shadows of the night
Shatter the silence with our screams
Power of numbers cannot be denied
Let’s stand up and show how we feel

Hang em high, band together
Hang em high through the night
Hang em high, band together
And we always will survive
Reach for the sky


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Gab / Google Plus / Minds / Oneway / Twitter / VK

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Twisted Sister — Lookin’ Out For #1

Filed under: entertainment, Listening, Media, Principles — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:52 PM (22:52)

They always told me I must try to be
Like everyone in the nation
Go with the flow, remember me is we
There must be no deviation
Well, now I think that I’ll go my own way
I’ve got my own point of view
I just don’t care what other people say
I do what I wanna do

You know that I’m ready
I’m ready to rock
You know that I’m ready
I’m ready to rock
Gonna rock

I’m lookin’ out for number one / number one
I’m lookin’ out for number one / number one
I’m lookin’ out for number one / number one
I’m lookin’ out for number one / number one

The time has come for you to make a stand
You’ve got to do things your own way
Forget about the style, forget the brand
‘Cause every dog has his own day
It doesn’t matter what the others think
What counts is do you like you?
You think you’re drownin’ but you’ll never sink
Just do what you wanna do

You better get ready, get ready to rock
You better get ready, get ready to rock
Gotta rock

You know that we’re ready, we’re ready to rock
You know that we’re ready, we’re ready to rock
Gonna rock

We’re lookin’ out for number one / number one
We’re lookin’ out for number one / number one
We’re lookin’ out for number one / number one
We’re lookin’ out for number one / number one
We’re lookin’ out for number one / number one
We’re lookin’ out for number one / number one
We’re lookin’ out for number one / number one
We’re lookin’ out for, out for number one
Yeah


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Facebook / Google Plus / Twitter

Twisted Sister — I Am (I’m Me)

Filed under: entertainment, Listening, Principles — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:25 PM (22:25)

Who are you to look down
At what I believe?
I’m on to your thinking
And how you deceive
Well, you can’t abuse me
I won’t stand no more
Yes, I know the reasons
Yes, I know the score

I am, and I’ll be
I will, you’ll see
I am, and I’ll be
I am, I’m me

How I tried to please you
Live the way you said
Do the things that you do
Like the living dead
Then the truth it hit me
Got me off my knees
It’s my life I’m living
I’ll live as I please

I am, and I’ll be
I will, you’ll see
I am, and I’ll be
I am, I’m me

Now’s the time to stand tall
Start your life anew
Freedom lies in your heart
Now’s the time for you

I am, and I’ll be
I will, you’ll see
I am, and I’ll be
I am, I’m me

I am, I’m me
I am, I’m me
Can’t you see? Can’t you see?
I’m me, I’m me, me, me, me, me
I am I’m me
I am I’m me
Can’t you see?, can’t you see?
I’m me, I’m me, I’m me
I am, I’m me
I am, I’m me
Can’t you see that I’m me
I’m me, I’m me, look at me
I am, I’m me
I am, I’m me


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Facebook / Google Plus / Twitter

Friday, 27 July 2018

Random Shots for Friday, 27 July 2018

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Is Virgin Galactic going to launch ANYTHING from “Spaceport America” before 2118?

    Branson was the guy who helped Wild Bill Richardson railroad this boondoggle through the Legislature in 2006, after all.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    They don’t want to provide you a straw, bring your own. Home Depot sells 1/4-inch plastic tubing (of the kind needed to hook up an ice maker) for about five bucks for a 25-foot roll. Get a roll, cut a 15-inch segment, and you’ve got yourself a reusable straw that will last for about a year (it’s easy to clean using a Q-tip and a straightened wire coat hanger).

  3. Posted to Facebook

    http://mitsloan.mit.edu/newsroom/articles/solving-twitters-follow-back-problem/

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. The New York TimesAn Extremely Detailed Map of the 2016 Presidential Election by Matthew Bloch, Larry Buchanan, Josh Katz, and Kevin Quealy
  2. The New YorkerDrawing the Line by Elizabeth Kolbert
  3. MIT Sloan School of Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] — Solving Twitter’s ‘follow-back’ problem by Dylan Walsh
  4. TribunistCop Serves Summons on Mayor, Chief of Police, & Former Chief. Immediately Gets Fired. [VIDEO]
  5. Ridddle YouTube channel — The Strangest Star In The Universe
  6. Dig Within by Kevin Ryan — Techniques Used to Disrupt 9/11 Questioning
  7. Ice Age Farmer“Nobody’s Prepared For This . . .”
  8. Monster Hunter Nation [MHN] by Larry Correia — My Official Comment on WorldCon 2018’s Social Justice Cannibal Feeding Frenzy
  9. shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows by Foz Meadows — Worldcon 76: More Than Technical Difficulties
  10. Blue Author Is About To Write by Alexandra Erin — Queer Rapid Response Team for WorldCon 76
  11. KOB 4 TV [NBC affiliate for Albuquerque, New Mexico] — Gary Johnson mulling run for US Senate by The Associated Press
  12. New Mexico Political ReportJohnson weighing Senate run, as Dunn poised to drop out by Andy Lyman
  13. Twisted Sister — Big Hits and Nasty Cuts
  14. The Truth About Guns [TTAG] — SHUSH Act Would Smash All Suppressor Regulations by Dan Zimmerman

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Ozzy Osbourne — Crazy Babies

Filed under: entertainment, Fun, Listening, Media, Viewing — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:43 PM (23:43)

Crazy . . . Babies . . .

Crazy babies never say die
Born to live on a permanent high,
Flying high above the world below,
They’d better come down soon
Or everyone will know
Just why

Nobody’s gonna change them, change them,
They’ve gone over the top
Nobody’s gonna tame them, tame them,
They’re never gonna stop

Walk that walk, ooooo
Talk that talk, ooooo
Walk that walk, ooooo
Talk that talk, ooooo

Crazy . . . Babies . . .

When they were born
They were born to be wild
Some say I’m another Devil’s child
Crazy babies in a world of their own,
I am a crazy babe,
So you’d better leave me alone tonight

Nobody’s gonna change me, change me
I’m gonna do this ’til I die,
Nobody’s gonna tame me, tame me,
So you better not try

Walk that walk, ooooo
Talk that talk, ooooo
Walk that walk, ooooo
Talk that talk, ooooo

Crazy . . . Babies . . .

No use talking ’bout if they’ll last,
Where they’re goin’
Or about their past
They’re just the result of our society,
So frustrated
Just like you and me
That’s right

Nobody’s gonna change them, change them,
They’ve gone over the top
Nobody’s gonna tame them, tame them,
They’re never gonna stop

Walk that walk,
Talk that talk,
Walk that walk,
Talk that talk


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Gab / Google Plus / Minds / Oneway / Twitter / VK

Sunday, 1 July 2018

The King and The Prince Go Shooting

Filed under: Self-Defense, Training, Viewing — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:03 AM (01:03)

One day, King Abdullah II and Prince Al Hussein decided to have father-and-son quality time together —

Let’s see some, Hell, ANY, of the European “nobility” or “royalty” do something like this.

If more fathers spent this sort of time with their sons, the world would probably be a better place.

And don’t want to be sexist here — this can also be a mother-daughter activity. THAT is REAL feminism.

Anyway . . . .

Got youtube-dl?

youtube-dl https://youtu.be/fa6T70YSBtE

H/T Frank Pinelander


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Gab / Google Plus / Minds / Oneway / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Gator vs. Pickup Truck

Filed under: Dark Side, entertainment, Fun, Humor, Viewing — mikewb1971 @ 4:19 AM (04:19)

Gator vs. Pickup Truck

or

Another Critter That Just Shouldn’t Be Messed With

This video clip NEVER gets old —

Those who have already installed youtube-dl need only copy and paste the following into their command-line interface for a copy of their very own —

youtube-dl https://youtu.be/ynhumAumc8Q

I first saw this clip on Facebook (no audio on the FB version, apparently), and later tracked it down on YouTube. The YouTube clip is dated 21 May 2015 — over three years ago.

Either way, hats off to this particular gator, who decided that he (?) wasn’t going to take any more nonsense from the guy in the pickup truck.

I just love the way that the gator just lays there in front of the truck, holding the severed bumper cover in its teeth, as if saying to the driver, “You want some more of me, bozo? Bring it and see what happens.”

All the guy had to do was leave the gator alone, and he probably wouldn’t have had the front end of his truck getting tore up. Hope it was worth it.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Gab / Google Plus / Minds / Oneway / Twitter / VK
    2. Darth Mike Facebook page
    3. KCUF Media Facebook page

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