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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Random Shots for Wednesday, 2 October 2019

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

Today in history

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. OverkillWhite Devil Armory
  2. Comet [Schedule] — Stargate SG-1
  3. The Commonwealth: The Void Trilogy, The Temporal Void by Peter F. Hamilton

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Wednesday, 4 September 2019

“Working for Workers” is Really Working AGAINST Workers

Filed under: Economics, Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:36 AM (01:36)

From: Representative Debra Haaland <NM01DH@mail.house.gov>
Date: Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 8:42 AM
Subject: Working for Workers

News from Representative Haaland

August 29, 2019

Dear Mr. Blessing,

Happy Labor Day! Every year we celebrate the contribution of unions and the labor movement to our country. Unions built the American middle class. We owe the 40-hour work week, minimum wage, and child labor laws all to the work of organized labor and unions. They are a force against income inequality and we need them now more than ever.

As a member of the Labor and Working Families Caucus and a former member of the Teamsters Union, I am fighting for you every day. I am proud to be a cosponsor of The Protecting the Right to Organize Act to expand protections for workers who exercise their right to unionize. I also voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade.

Sincerely,
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Member of Congress

Of course, here’s my answer to her “survey” —


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Facebook / Twitter
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress

Thursday, 29 August 2019

[TLE] Re: Armies of Chaos (2)

Filed under: Correspondence, Self-Defense, Technology — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:29 PM (17:29)

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 at 7:21 AM:

His is something sci fi if it’s more powerful than a 44 mag.

Here’s the technical details as specified by L. Neil:

  • 4 times as powerful as a .44 Magnum projectile
  • Half the size of a Smith & Wesson Model 29
  • Can be constructed by unskilled labor using manual tools in 60 minutes with 5 bucks worth of materials
  • Very durable if built from steel or titanium
  • If made from plastic, is disposable and undetectable by metal detectors

Most of the “sci-fi” (pronounced “skiffy”) type devices (lasers, railguns or coilguns, or plasma projectors) that people are building at home are either way larger than a Model 29, or way less powerful, and almost always cost more than 5 bucks to construct. Also, they all require quality tools and a working knowledge of electronics. Plus, the schematics for such devices often are multi-page, considering the details involved.

Most if not all of them are not at the point where they can be used as actual weapons, as described in L. Neil’s article.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE], #1,035: Sunday, 25 August 2019Armies of Chaos, by L. Neil Smith

Monday, 26 August 2019

[TLE] Re: Armies of Chaos (1)

Filed under: Correspondence, Self-Defense, Technology — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:29 PM (19:29)

Monday, 26 August 2019, 06:09:

Speaking of weapons, do you know what L Neil is referring to in Sunday’s article? [1]

I’d like to know the details myself. It sounds like some sort of 12-gauge pistol, or several .410 shotgun barrels arranged in a pepperbox configuration.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper-box

MWB


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE], #1,035: Sunday, 25 August 2019Armies of Chaos, by L. Neil Smith

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Letter to Congress

Filed under: Correspondence, Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:38 AM (01:38)

Here is the text of the email (?) that I sent to Deb Haaland via the 4-page contact form on her Congressional website —

As a tax-paying resident of the 1st District for 25 years, I am writing to you to stand firm against anti-liberty measures routinely introduced in Congress, usually calls for “gun control,” more properly called victim disarmament or civilian disarmament, such as “red flag” confiscation bills, ‘Minority Report’-style precrime measures like the TAPS Act.

This past weekend, we saw more than one evil man go to a gun-free VICTIM DISARMAMENT ZONE, and kill numerous people. The vultures whom you work with will call for various acts of tyranny, from sundry measures to restrict lawful firearms owners’ rights, to banning certain types of firearms magazines, and other accessories; even outright gun confiscation. Others will renew calls for wholly unconstitutional measures like the proposed TAPS Act.

I ask that you go another way: Push for a national Constitutional Carry Act, restoring the intent of the 2nd Amendment that law-abiding citizens be able to resist any enemy, foreign or domestic, that threatens life, liberty, and domestic tranquility. Push for a national repeal / moratorium of unconstitutional gun-free VICTIM DISARMAMENT Zones. Push for a ban on media glorification of mass killers; these psychopaths revel in gaining their 15 minutes of infamy! We MUST deny them their motive and their reward, but media companies insist on being irresponsible. They must be held accountable for their criminal negligence.

Be mindful, please. We The People own over 400 million firearms in the hands of over 110 million lawful gun owners. We will not disarm. We will not surrender essential liberty or property. America has tried gun control for over 50 years now and all it has done is bring more violence, so clearly this is not working. It’s time to go the other way: full-bore freedom! It is time to abolish all gun controls. Author Robert A. Heinlein summed it up best: “An armed society is a POLITE society”.

H/T William Flatt


Friday, 9 August 2019

Who Wants Trump to be Assassinated?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:45 PM (17:45)

For starters, apparently Roger Demetrius Kaschak does, that’s who —

Digression here — I’m not a fan of Trump, considering his vocal support for the victim disarmament cause, but the “baby Trump” balloons are quite simply moronic, in my opinion.

For what it’s worth, Kaschak is a Biden supporter —

https://facebook.com/KASHMIR82/posts/2832382266777365

https://facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2812116758803916&set=a.199974353351516&type=3


Thursday, 8 August 2019

Wes Milliken, “Libertarian” Victim Disarmer and Hoplophobe

Filed under: Politics, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:50 PM (23:50)

While scrolling through my “News Feed” on Facebook, I found this little “gem” attached as a “comment” to a post by Danny Bedwell —

https://facebook.com/danny.bedwell.587/posts/10211219478122893?comment_id=10211219639566929

Following the post back to Milliken’s profile, I found that Milliken says he’s in the business of “. . . spreading libertarian ideals of peace, freedom, and prosperity . . . .” :

  

A casual scroll-through of Milliken’s “Timeline” reveals even more such “goodness” of the kind that Milliken posted to Mr. Bedwell’s Facebook post —

https://facebook.com/wes.milliken/posts/2471548212902041

https://facebook.com/wes.milliken/posts/2470721239651405

https://facebook.com/wes.milliken/posts/2470518809671648

https://facebook.com/wes.milliken/posts/2470339666356229

https://facebook.com/wes.milliken/posts/2470078179715711

https://facebook.com/wes.milliken/posts/2469999329723596

I was going to add a comment or two under each of the above pictures, but that would be superfluous, in my opinion.

Also in my opinion, libertarianism without a healthy, expanding gun culture to back it up isn’t much more than an intellectual exercise at best, and wishful fantasizing at worst.

This sort of thing is what you get when a movement’s advocates value “diversity” and “inclusiveness” over principles.

For those of you in the “Libertarian” Party of New Mexico who in 2017 signed off on the notion that everyone before the Johnson / Weld 2016 exercise in serial treason against both the organization and its professed principles was “good on the Second Amendment, but not much else,” I cordially invite you to anally self-fornicate with a plugged-in curling iron, or a lit stick of dynamite. My sincere regret is that I am unable to supply the latter for any of you.


Saturday, 3 August 2019

Taking Pictures or Video at TV or Movie Sets on Public Property is NOT a Crime

Filed under: Principles — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:16 PM (21:16)

I saw this post on Craigslist about a month ago —

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/vnn/d/albuquerque-pics-vids-at-movie-shoots/6921286643.html

Here’s the text of the post (Craigslist normally deletes posts 45 days after they’re put up) —

It is not illegal to take video or pics of movie shoots as long as you are doing from public property. Don’t let them try and tell you youre violating copyright laws because you cannot copyright real life. PINAC Photography Is NOT A Crime[1]. That is Robert Duh Niro in The Comeback Trail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBsJVTCBTRc

Here’s the embedded video from the post —

Someone that looks like De Niro can seen standing to the left of the older orange car on the left side of the video.

It should be noted that not only was the photographer taking the picture from public property (somewhere in the Downtown area of Albuquerque), but that the set itself also seems to have been located on public property.

Someone needs to tell the producers and locations managers that if they don’t want the general public taking pictures or video of their stars or the set, then they should not use public streets as their set.

Just because you flash some cash in front of some Political Classholes, that doesn’t mean that you get to have exclusive use of public property.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Photography is Not a Crime [PINAC] — site / Facebook page

NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Friendica / Gab / Liberty.Me / Minds / Twitter / VK
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. KCUF Media Facebook page
    5. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    6. Resist Marxism New Mexico Facebook page
    7. Freedom Rally Point New Mexico Facebook group
    8. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voter remorse) Facebook group
    9. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Big (Quite Possibly Less Than Desirable) Changes Coming to Facebook?

Filed under: Networking, Organizing, Technology — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:07 PM (16:07)

Recently, I saw an article highlighting some possible changes that could be coming to Facebook —

The Admin ZoneUpcoming Facebook Changes by Lisa

H/T the Armed Equality Facebook page

Basically, where Facebook Groups are concerned, the Facebook admins and the robots that they task with doing most of the real work of determining whether or not everyone is playing nice are going to be placing a lot more responsibility onto group owners and admins to make sure that everyone plays nice.

Alternatives do exist. (My pages on these sites are linked to below.)

https://switching.social/

Diaspora* — http://diasp.org/people/797c4c40d5020132c71100259069449e

Friendica — https://meld.de/profile/mikewb1971

MeWe — https://mewe.com/i/mikewb1971

Minds — https://minds.com/mikewb1971


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Diaspora (social network)
  2. Friendica
  3. MeWe (social media)
  4. Minds

NOTES

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

The 2020 DNC Presidential “Debates”

Filed under: entertainment, Humor, Media, Politics — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 3:28 PM (15:28)

For those of you who have been carefully watching the DNC-sponsored “debates” between various “presidential candidates,” trying to figure out which of them has the most “innovative” “solutions” to America’s “problems,” let me sum them all up for you with a picture —

The DNC and its affiliates, as they’ve been since 1970. [Image H/T Stephen Carville]

As far as any of these . . . individuals . . . is concerned, your life, liberty, money, property, and pursuit(s) of happiness don’t belong to you at all.

NONE of these . . . persons . . . displays any evidence of caring about your individual rights, privileges or immunities in the slightest.

Rather, in their minds, your life, liberty, money, property, and pursuit(s) of happiness are theirs, to take away, to give to others, to use as they see fit, or to destroy, at their arbitrary and capricious whim.

In their minds, your individual rights, privileges or immunities aren’t yours at all in any way, but theirs, to be granted to you or taken away from you at their discretion.

In the end, tuning in to these cretins and idiots is a total waste of time, electricity, and bandwidth, in my opinion.


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 1,032: Sunday, 4 August 2019
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Friendica / Gab / Liberty.Me / Minds / Twitter / VK
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress
    3. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

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