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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Quote of the Day for Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Filed under: Politics, Quote of the Day, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:38 PM (17:38)

No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. He, who has nothing, and who himself belongs to another, must be defended by him, whose property he is, and needs no arms. But he, who thinks he is his own master, and has what he can call his own, ought to have arms to defend himself, and what he possesses; else he lives precariously, and at discretion.

James Burgh, Political Disquisitions: Or, an Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses [London, 1774-1775].

H/T Michael G. Spivey


NOTES

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Public Protesting Has Limits

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:01 PM (18:01)

In a recent article on NMPolitics.net, Heath Haussamen reported about a protest event at the Las Cruces Border Patrol station, where protestors were blocking the accessways in and out of the station.

The part that set me off was this snippet here —

“Midway through the protest about two dozen people, including Delgado-Martinez, blocked both entrances to the gated parking lot for employees at the Border Patrol station, preventing anyone from entering or leaving.”

For anyone other than sworn law enforcement, stopping someone from leaving a location without first having personally witnessed that person committing a felony is itself a felony crime —

30-4-3. False imprisonment.

False imprisonment consists of intentionally confining or restraining another person without his consent and with knowledge that he has no lawful authority to do so.

Whoever commits false imprisonment is guilty of a fourth degree felony.

http://tinyurl.com/NMSA-30-4-3

What is a felony as per New Mexico law, you might ask?

30-1-6. Classified crimes defined.

  1. A crime is a felony if it is so designated by law or if upon conviction thereof a sentence of death or of imprisonment for a term of one year or more is authorized.
  2. A crime is a misdemeanor if it is so designated by law or if upon conviction thereof a sentence of imprisonment in excess of six months but less than one year is authorized.
  3. A crime is a petty misdemeanor if it is so designated by law or if upon conviction thereof a sentence of imprisonment for six months or less is authorized.

http://tinyurl.com/NMSA-30-1-6

31-4-14. Arrest without a warrant.

The arrest of a person may be lawfully made also by any peace officer or a private person without a warrant upon reasonable information that the accused stands charged in the courts of a state with a crime punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, but when so arrested the accused must be taken before a judge or magistrate with all practicable speed and complaint must be made against him under oath setting forth the ground for the arrest as in the preceding section [31-4-13 NMSA 1978]; and thereafter his answer shall be heard as if he had been arrested on a warrant.

http://tinyurl.com/NMSA-31-4-14

It gets even better — apparently State Representative Bill McCamley (D – Las Cruces) joined Mr. Delgado-Martinez in committing felony-level obstruction of the accessways —

Later at that entrance, state Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Las Cruces, sat with other protesters blocking the entrance. When a man in a white pickup tried to leave, McCamley, wearing a black suit and red tie, stared him down. Delgado-Martinez sat next to him.

The man got out of his car. “I can’t leave?” he asked. He told the protesters he could arrest them before getting back in his truck and returning to the lot.

Here’s the YouTube clip embedded in the article —

Libertarians have learned over the years that you just can’t do whatever you feel like, at least without some sorts of consequences.

For example, we don’t block the entrances of post offices or other buildings while we’re gathering petition signatures or passing out literature.

And, as I’ve noted above, stopping people from leaving a building — unless you personally witness them committing a felony — is a felony crime itself.

Frankly, if I’m going to get a felony conviction, I want it to be for a damned good reason.

Still, this right in line with what we can expect from the “left” — they think that they can do unto others as they see fit.

NO, you can’t simply stop people from leaving a facility just because you feel like it.

NO, you can’t smash storefront windows and set cars on fire just because you feel like it.

NO, you can’t block traffic on the interstate by forming a human chain across the roadway just because you feel like it.

And there are potential consequences besides the legal ones — standing or sitting in front of moving vehicles just might piss off the drivers enough that they might run you over. There are YouTube clips available of Black Lives Matter protestors being run over while they were blocking a given interstate.

What if you’re blocking an ambulance carrying a patient who’s just suffered a stroke or a heart-attack? What will you tell them — “At least you have health coverage due to Obama” ?

I surmise that this is a big part of why elements of the “left” want to do away with the right to own and carry weapons, by hook or by crook — they want to be free to smash your storefront, set your car on fire or stop you from going about your business for whatever reason, without fear of consequences.


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 921, 7 May 2017
  2. Approximate reading level — 13.2
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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Just Say No 2017-2018 v1

Filed under: Media, Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:21 AM (05:21)

“After Albuquerque mayoral candidate Brian Colón filed his first campaign finance report, he issued a statement touting the $357,000 he raised and the support he received from ‘some of the area’s key stakeholders.’

“But Colón has returned $5,150 to one of those key stakeholders — Attorney General Hector Balderas — after the Secretary of State’s Office determined that the contribution wasn’t legal because it was made through Balderas’ campaign fund.”
Albuquerque Journal: Mayoral candidates forced to return some contributions, by Martin Salazar, Journal Staff Writer

Shouldn’t Balderas as the sitting State Attorney General have been aware that he was about to make an illegal campaign contribution and thus refrained from doing so?

Of all people, the State Attorney General should expected to know the current law and stick to it.

If Balderas is going to use the line “Ignorance of the law is no excuse” against others, then he shouldn’t be breaking the law himself.

Likewise, Colón, being a practicing attorney and member of the NM Bar Association himself, should also have known the law and not accepted the 5,150 from Balderas.

At any rate, I will be scratching Balderas’ name off of my list of acceptable gubernatorial candidates at this point.

Nor will I be supporting Richard Berry’s 2018 gubernatorial bid.

Likewise, I will not be supporting either Brian Colón or Dan Lewis to be the next Mayor of Albuquerque.

Aside from the mayoral candidacy of Wayne Johnson, I’ll be supporting either Dumpster Fire or Cthulhu for mayor.


NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 15.4
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    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    5. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    6. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    7. New Mexico for Liberty Facebook group
    8. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voters remorse) Facebook group

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Fisking an idiot spammer

Filed under: Correspondence, Dark Side, Humor — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:37 AM (00:37)

As per my SOP with fisking, the original article’s content is in the blockquote paragraphs, and my comments are in red.

Now, on to the fun . . .

from: aslam bantva <aslammemon88@gmail.com>
to: me, 66 others
date: Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 3:20 AM
subject: Request for Engagement Ceremony/Happy Wedding Arrangements and helps all financial problems/arrangements/Flats/Jewellerie’s/Furniture’s/K-Electric Department (Electricity Line)/KW&SB Department (Water Line)/SSGC Department (Gas Line)/Jobs Vacancies and other expenses of my daughter Samreen Muhammad Aslam Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia,CNIC # 42301-6280191-9, Bantva Memon Jamat Membership No.G 8060
mailed-by: gmail.com
signed-by: gmail.com
encryption: Standard (TLS)

Nothing like putting an entire paragraph in the “Subject” line. And a one-sentence paragraph at that.

Respecting my dear lovely President,my dear lovely Prime Minister,my dear lovely Vice President, my dear lovely Deputy Prime Minister,my dear lovely Deputy Vice President,my dear lovely Deputy President,Foreign Minister, my dear lovely Vice Prime Minister,Governor,Trade Minister,HRM,Finance Minister,All Ministers,Chairman,Managing Director,Director, General Manager, Managers, Officers,All Staff Members,All Members and All Madams etc.

He forgot the Janitors, Groundskeepers, Cooks, Servers, Etc., as well as the Bureaucrats, Grifters, Whackjobs, and Other Assorted Asswipes. Or are those people covered under “All Members and All Madams, etc.” ? One wonders.

Please helps all financial problems on the above noted subject, by your congratulations hands and by your very lucky office. Awaiting your reply as soon as possible. I request you that my daughter Samreen D/o Muhammad Aslam (Babu) Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia and Bantva Memon Jamat Membership No.G 8060,CNIC # 42301-6280191-9 R/o Memon Arcade, Plot No. 79/10, Room No.401, 4th Floor, Opp: Pathan Masjid, Moosa Lane, Karachi-75660 Sindh Pakistan and R/o Anees Manzil,Flat No.32, 3rd Floor, Near Chottani Medical Store, Moosa Lane, Lyari Town, Karachi-75660 Sindh-Pakistan with Danish S/o Muhammad Iqbal Biddu, R/o City Tower, Block “C”, 2nd Floor, Near Nomani Masjid,Near Lasbella,Teen Hatti, Karachi-Pakistan (Cases Nos.340 and 21/2009 Membership # F-12598) at Bantva Memon Jamat/All Pakistan Memon Federation(APMF),Apmf House, Opp: Islamia College, Jamshed Road, Karachi-Pakistan contact # 32768214,0333-3163170 and 0333-2255300 is pending in the office of World Memon Organisation (WMO)/Bantva Memon Jamat/All Pakistan Memon Federation(APMF),Apmf House, Opp: Islamia College, Jamshed Road, Karachi-Pakistan. Samreen D/o Muhammad Aslam(Babu) Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia, Bantva Memon Jamat Membership No.G 8060,CNIC # 42301-6280191-9 is facing lot of very difficulties. I am very poor man. I pray the matter comes to a happy end once and for all and Allah bless you for your efforts.

So this guy is spamming foreigners like me so he can pay his bills?

Please helps all financial problems reply as soon as possible. I request you to send your cheques zakats/donations/grants myself Muhammad Aslam (Babu) S/o Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia, Bantva Memon Jamat Membership No.G 8060,CNIC# 42301-6280191-9, R/o Memon Acade, Plot No. 79/10, Room No.401, 4th Floor, Opp: Pathan Masjid, Moosa Lane, Karachi-75660 Sindh Pakistan and R/o Anees Manzil,Flat No.32, 3rd Floor, Near Chottani Medical Store, Moosa Lane, Lyari Town, Karachi-75660 Sindh-Pakistan with Shamim D/o Suleman Adam Mandotrawla, R/o Memon Acade, Plot No. 79/10, Room No.401, 4th Floor, Opp: Pathan Masjid, Moosa Lane, Karachi-75660 Sindh Pakistan (Case # 340 and 21/2009 Membership # F-12598) at World Memon Organisation (WMO)/ Bantva Memon Jamat/All Pakistan Memon Federation(APMF),Apmf House, Opp: Islamia College, Jamshed Road, Karachi-Pakistan contact # 32768214,0333-3163170 and 0333-2255300 is pending in the office of Bantva Memon Jamat/All Pakistan Memon Federation(APMF),Apmf House, Opp: Islamia College, Jamshed Road, Karachi-Pakistan. Muhammad Aslam (Babu) S/o Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia, Bantva Memon Jamat Membership No.G 8060,CNIC # 42301-6280191-9 is facing lot of difficulties. I am very poor man. I pray the matter comes to a happy end once and for all and Allah bless you for your efforts.

I looked up “zakat” on Wikipedia — according to that article, zakat is supposed to be collected by some government agency in Pakistan. Mr. Aslam isn’t supposed to be spamming foreigners for his welfare checks.

Thanks with best regards and thanks with best wishes. Kindly acknowledge the receipt.

“Kindly acknowledge the receipt.” ? Shouldn’t that be phrased as a request? After all, Mr. Aslam is the guy wanting cash from my pocket.

AND

Please help to me as soon as possible. The family members of Muhammad Aslam (Babu) S/o Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia, Bantva Memon Jamat Membership No.G 8060,CNIC # 42301-6280191-9 are very very thank you and with best wishes all financial problems,arrangements,flats,Jewellery,Furnitures,Electricity,Waters,Gas, Jobs and other expenses of my Son of Sumair(Sameer) S/o Muhammed Aslam (Babu) Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia (Bantva Memon Jamat Membership No.G 8060, CNIC # 42301-6280191-9 of my son is respectfully submitting that the engagement and happy wedding ceremony of my son Sumair Muhammad Aslam(Babu) Jan Muhammad Kapdia is scheduled to be held at Karachi. We pray to Almighty Allah for your good health, peace and prosperity. I request your goodself to help me with sadaqaats,zakats,donations and grants as soon as possible.

Please help to me as soon as possible. The family members of Muhammad Aslam (Babu)S/o Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia, Bantva Memon Jamat Membership No.G 8060,CNIC # 42301-6280191-9) are very very thank you and with best wishes all financial problems,arrangements,flats,Jewellery,Furnitures,Electricity,Waters,Gas, Jobs and other expenses of myself Muhammad Aslam S/o Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia (Bantva Memon Jamat Membership No.G 8060,CNIC # 42301-6280191-9 of myself is respectfully submiting that the engagement and happy wedding ceremony of myself Muhammad Aslam (Babu) Jan Muhammad Kapdia is scheduled to be held at Karachi. We pray to Almighty Allah for your good health, peace and prosperity. I request your goodself to help me with sadaqaats donations and grants as soon as possible.

Rather repetitive fuck, isn’t he?

I am a low-paid employee and after having spent a big portion of my salary every month towards repayment of my debts, I cannot manage necessary expenses of livelihood. Even the fees of my school-going children are running in arrear and I am burdened with heavy expenditure every month. This different situation has mentally paralysed me and my family making my life very miserable.

I have therefore no alternative but to seek your kind favour of financial assistance so that I may meet the basic necessities of life.. May Allah shower you his blessings!

AND

The family members of Muhammad Aslam (Babu) S/o Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia, Bantva Memon Jamat Membership No.G 8060 CNIC # 42301-6280191-9 are very very thank you and with best wishes all financial problems, arrangements, Flats,Jewellery,Furnitures,Electricity,Waters,Gas, Jobs and other expenses of my daughter Samreen Muhammad Aslam(Babu) Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia, Bantva Memon Jamat Membership No.G 8060 CNIC # 42301-6280191-9, R/o. Anees Manzil, Flat No.32, 3rd Floor, Near Masmoon Hospital and Chottani Medical Store, Moosa Lane,Lyari Town, Karachi-75660 Sindh-Pakistan. Awaiting your payments please expedite your very good hand cheque accepting of my daughter all financial all problems and arrangements,Flats,Jewellery,Furnitures,Electricity,Waters,Gas, Jobs and other expenses helps/donations/Zakat Fund/grants as soon as possible.

Thanks with best regards and thanks with best wishes and every happy new years.
Kindly acknowledge the receipt.

Awaiting your payments please expedite your very good hand cheque (Flats,Jewellery,Furniture and other expenses)helps/donations/Zakat Fund/grants as soon as possible.

This is called “assuming the sale,” I believe.

Muhammad Aslam (Babu)
S/o Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia
BANTVA MEMON JAMAT,(Membership No.G 8060,
CNIC# 42301-6280191-9
C/O PAKISTAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT,
PIM MANAGEMENT HOUSE, SHAHRAH IRAN,
CLIFTON, KARACHI-75600-Sindh PAKISTAN

Permanent Address:
=================
Memon Arcade,4th Floor,
Lyari Town,Flat No.401, Plot
No.79/10,Opp: Pathan Masjid, Moosa Lane,
Karachi-75660 Sindh -Pakistan
Tel. # 92-021-32527224

Present Address:
=============
Anees Manzil, Flat No.32,3rd Floor,
Near Masomeen Hospital and Chottani
Medical Store,Moosa Lane, Lyari Town, Karachi-75660
Sindh-Pakistan

With Best Complaints:
=================
Mr. Barak ObamaPresident USA

If the sender of this can find me, surely he can use a search engine and discover that Mr. Obama is no longer President of the United States? Or maybe there’s another “USA” that Obama assumed the Presidency of on 21 January 2017?

Mrs. Shamim
w/o.Muhammad Aslam (Babu) Jan Muhammad
Abdul Karim Kapdia
(Bantva Memon Jamat)
D/o. SulemanAdam Mandotarawala

Rather funny how he repeats the addresses several times. Maybe he’s expecting the recipients to print out the page(s) and cut out those addresses as mailing labels so they can send multiple envelopes, each one with a check or money order inside?

Permanent Address:
================
Memon Arcade, 4th Floor,
Lyari Town,Flat No.401, Plot No.79/10,
Opp: Pathan Masjid, Moosa Lane,
Karachi-75660 Sindh – Pakistan
Tel. # 92-021-32527224

Present Address:
=============
Anees Manzil, Flat No.32,3rd Floor,
Near Masomeen Hospital and Chottani Medical Store,
Moosa Lane, Lyari Town, Karachi-75660
Sindh-Pakistan

Sumair S/o. Muhammad Aslam(Babu) Jan Muhammad
Abdul Karim Kapadia (Bantva Memon Jamat)
(BANTVA MEMON JAMAT
Membership No.G 8060
CNIC# 42301-6280191-9

Permanent Address:
================
Memon Arcade, 4th Floor,
Lyari Town,Flat No.401, Plot No.79/10,
Opp: Pathan Masjid, Moosa Lane,
Karachi-75660 Sindh – Pakistan
Tel. # 92-021-32527224

Present Address:
==============
Anees Manzil, Flat No.32,3rd Floor,
Near Masomeen Hospital and
Chottani Medical Store, Moosa Lane,
Karachi-75660 Sindh-Pakistan

Samreen D/o.Muhammad Aslam (Babu) Jan Muhammad
Abdul Karim Kapadia (Bantva Memon Jamat)
CNIC # 42301-93856506-6,Membership # F-12598

Present Address:
=============
Anees Manzil, Flat No.32,3rd Floor,
Near Masomeen Hospital and Chottani Medical Store,
Moosa Lane, Lyari Town, Karachi-75660 Sindh-Pakistan

Permanent Address:
================
Memon Arcade, 4th Floor, Lyari Town,Flat No.401,
Plot No.79/10,OPP: Pathan Masjid, Moosa Lane,Karachi-75660
Sindh – PakistanTel. # 92-021-32527224

Saqib S/o. Muhammad Aslam(Babu) Jan Muhammad
Abdul Karim Kapdia (Bantva Memon Jamat)
(BANTVA MEMON JAMAT, Membership No.G 8060
CNIC # 42301-6280191-9

Permanent Address:
================
Memon Arcade, 4th Floor,
Lyari Town,Flat No.401, Plot No.79/10,
Opp: Pathan Masjid, Moosa Lane,
Karachi-75660 Sindh – Pakistan
Tel. # 92-021-32527224

Present Address:
==============
Anees Manzil, Flat No.32,3rd Floor,
Near Masomeen Hospital and Chottani Medical Store,
Moosa Lane, Lyari Town, Karachi-75660 Sindh-Pakistan

Abdullah (Munna) Daughter Son of
Muhammed Aslam (Babu) Jan Muhammad Abdul Karim Kapdia
Bantva Memon Jamat

“Daughter Son of” ? I was under the impression that people who used Islam as their excuse for infringing others’ liberties and pursuit of happiness[1] weren’t too fond of people of the trans persuasion? Am I wrong here?

Permanent Address:
================
Memon Arcade, 4th Floor,
Lyari Town,Flat No.401, Plot No.79/10,
Opp: Pathan Masjid, Moosa Lane,
Karachi-75660 Sindh – Pakistan
Tel. # 92-021-32527224

Present Address:
==============
Anees Manzil, Flat
No.32,3rd Floor, Near Masomeen Hospital and Chottani
Medical Store, Moosa Lane,
Lyari Town, Karachi-75660
Sindh – Pakistan
Tel. # 92-021-32527224


NOTES

  1. As does Daesh and al-Qaeda, like the Westboro Baptist Church, the “Army of God” on whose behalf Eric Rudolph was blowing up abortion clinics in the late 1990s, etc.
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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Monkeys Humping Sporting Goods

Filed under: Dark Side, Fun, Humor, Politics, Viewing — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:32 PM (21:32)

Over on Facebook, the proverbial football-humping monkey was invoked —

Just for grins and giggles, I ran a YouTube search for monkeys fucking footballs . . .

. . . but all I found was a monkey humping a basketball

. . . and another monkey humping a bowling ball.


NOTES

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Saturday, 22 April 2017

[LTE – ABQ Journal] Spare us the crocodile platitudes

Filed under: Media, Politics, Principles, Self-Defense — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:45 PM (20:45)

In Friday’s “Up Front” column “Daughter of gun victim vows to keep ‘putting grief into action,'” Joline Gutierrez Krueger writes that she and her fellow members of “Everytown for Gun Safety” don’t want to infringe anyone’s liberty:

“How do we keep strengthening gun laws without weakening Second Amendment rights?”

“. . . though Everytown’s members stress that they support keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people while protecting the rights of responsible gun owners.”

If the people backing “Everytown for Gun Safety” truly cared about firearms safety, then why aren’t they helping fund firearms safety training, as does their “archnemesis,” the National Rifle Association?

Instead, all they do is lobby and agitate for more restrictive laws upon the pre-existing civil, Constitutional, human individual right to own and carry weapons, as guaranteed by the State and U.S. Constitutions.

As for the phrase “gun violence” —

Why are not criminal stabbings or slashings with knives ever referred to as “knife violence” ?

Why are hit and run murders done with cars or trucks never called “automotive violence” ?

Why are attacks using baseball bats, pry bars, hammers and pieces of steel rebar never referred to as “blunt object violence” ?

So please, Ms. Krueger, Ms. Brulé, spare us the crocodile platitudes about “respecting rights.”

Submitted to the Albuquerque Journal on Monday, 17 April 2017.


As published in the Albuquerque Journal on Saturday, 22 April 2017 —

Guns are not only tool for violence

   In (APRIL 14)’s “Up Front” column “Daughter of gun victim vows to keep ‘putting grief into action,'” Joline Gutierrez Krueger writes that she and her fellow members of “Everytown for Gun Safety” don’t want to infringe anyone’s liberty:
   “How do we keep strengthening gun laws without weakening Second Amendment rights?”
   “. . . though Everytown’s members stress that they support keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people while protecting the rights of responsible gun owners.”
   If the people backing “Everytown for Gun Safety” truly cared about firearms safety, then why aren’t they helping fund firearms safety training, as does their “archnemesis,” the National Rifle Association?
   Instead, all they do is lobby and agitate for more restrictive laws upon the pre-existing civil, Constitutional, human individual right to own and carry weapons, as guaranteed by the State and U.S. Constitutions.
   As for the phrase “gun violence,” why are not criminal stabbings or slashings with knives ever referred to as “knife violence”? Why are hit-and-run murders done with cars or trucks never called “automotive violence”? Why are attacks using baseball bats, pry bars, hammers and pieces of steel rebar never referred to as “blunt object violence”?
   So please, Ms. Krueger, Ms. Brulé, spare us the crocodile platitudes about “respecting rights.”

MIKE BLESSING

Albuquerque


Related comment —

Albuquerque Journal: Re: Daughter of gun victim vows to keep ‘putting grief into action’

If the people backing “Everytown for Gun Safety” truly cared about firearms safety, then why aren’t they chipping in towards firearms safety training, as does the group they list as their archnemesis, the National Rifle Association?

Why is it that not only is “Everytown for Gun Safety” not supporting gun safety training as the National Rifle Association does, its principals are actively working against such training by lobbying to have the places where most of that training would take place — shooting ranges — shut down using “nuisance” laws and zoning codes?

If Michael Bloomberg and the other multi-millionaires behind “Everytown for Gun Safety” truly cared about gun safety, they would put their millions behind the construction of MORE shooting ranges, and the maintenance of existing ones. They would chip in for the creation of DVDs and online video shows that provide instruction on the safe and proficient handling of firearms.

Instead, all they do is lobby and agitate for more restrictive laws upon the pre-existing civil, Constitutional, human individual right to own and carry weapons, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and Article II, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of New Mexico.

As for the phrase “gun violence” —

Why are not criminal stabbings or slashings with knives ever referred to as “knife violence” ?

Why are hit and run murders done with cars or trucks never called “automotive violence” ?

Why are attacks using baseball bats, pry bars, hammers and pieces of steel rebar never referred to as “blunt object violence” ?

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NOTES

  1. Published at the Albuquerque JournalSaturday, 22 April 2017, Rio West, p.3, Opinion – Letters: “Guns are not only tool for violence
  2. Approximate reading level – 13.2
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    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    5. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    6. Libertarian Party of Bernalillo County, New Mexico Facebook page
    7. “New Mexico Libertarians” Facebook group
    8. “New Mexico Gun Rights” Facebook group
    9. “Pink Pistols — Albuquerque” Facebook group
    10. “Libertarian Party of Bernalillo County, New Mexico” Facebook page
    11. “New Mexico for Liberty” Facebook group
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    13. “GONM” Facebook group

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

[LTE – Alibi] Berry and ART — The Best and the Worst

Filed under: Media, Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:23 AM (03:23)

Speaking as a long-time reader of the Alibi and resident of Albuquerque, I find it rather hilarious that Richard Berry wins both the “Best City Politician to Get a Pat on the Back” and the “Best City Politician to Get a Punch in the Nose” awards in the 2017 Best of Burque poll.

(If it matters to anyone, I would have supported him for the latter prize.)

On top of that, Berry’s inane make-work destruction of Central Ave (some call it “ART” for “Albuquerque Rapid Transit”) won both awards for “Best Use of City Money” and “Best Waste of City Money” simultaneously.

How is something a good use of public funds and also a waste of those same funds?

Schizophrenic the body politic is here in Albuquerque, that’s for sure.

What this tells me is that Burquenos want their elephante blanco projects, just so long as those projects aren’t “too” disruptive of the daily ebb and flow, meaning that they aren’t personally inconvenienced by these boondoggles.

What people don’t seem to get too well is that these projects almost always do more harm than good — most of the jobs created by them end when the project is finished (that’s the nature of the construction industry), and the tourism business that they bring in almost always falls short of projections that are hailed as Holy Scripture by the projects’ backers.

So what will happen when the Berry Runner is completed? Which of the businesses currently trying to stay afloat along its route will still be in business when it’s completed?

How many of Burquenos who currently support the Berry Runner will actually ride it after it’s done?

Time will tell, but I’m not optimistic on this one.

Submitted to The Weekly Alibi on Tuesday, 18 April 2017


FURTHER READING

  1. The Weekly Alibi — “Best of Burque 2017: Civic Duty”

NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 18.1

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

W.A.S.P. — I’m Alive

Filed under: Listening — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:38 AM (05:38)

The target is me, a monster you flee
I hate what you say and you do
A mirror is there and look if you dare
The fool that you see’s only you
Oh, no, you won’t nail me to your tree
Or hang my head up high
No kingdom reigns over me
Despise all the liars I see
Don’t give me your
“Save my soul” cure

[REFRAIN:]

I — I’m still alive, and I am the soul survivor
You can’t understand, why
I — I’m still alive, and I am the soul survivor
Damn your holy man — alive

Can’t understand, the lord of the land
Your heart and your head made of stone
Lay in the sand my blood on your hands
For God’s sake just leave me alone
Oh, no, you won’t nail me to your tree
Or hang my head up high
Restless is all I can be
Ruthless and reckless you see
I don’t need your
“Save my soul” cure

[REFRAIN:]

I — I’m still alive, and I am the soul survivor
You can’t understand, why
I — I’m still alive, and I am the soul survivor
Damn your holy man — alive

Force suppression, that’s what you do
Feel me, what’s in it for you
Listen, I’m on to your game
All your lies are the same

[REFRAIN:]

I — I’m still alive, and I am the soul survivor
You can’t understand, why
I — I’m still alive, and I am the soul survivor
Damn your holy man — alive


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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

[LPNM] Resolution Condemning Cuban Arrest of U.H. Hernandez and M.V. Visea

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:35 AM (01:35)

Given that the Libertarian Party of New Mexico exists to promote liberty together with the Libertarian Party of the United States and the Libertarian Parties of all the several states, and the International Libertarian movement;

And,

Given that the political climate in the United States and in other countries has become increasingly authoritarian;

Be it resolved that the Libertarian Party of New Mexico joins the Libertarian Party of Nevada and the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire by condemning the Communist government of Cuba for the political arrest and detention of Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velasquez Visea that took place on February 2, 2017. These men were specifically targeted for their peaceful promotion of limited government and free markets. We call upon Libertarians and liberty-minded people in these United States and free people across the world to join us in condemning the immoral arrest and detention of individuals for exercising their natural and human rights. May tyrants be destroyed and liberty reign among all of the peoples throughout the world.

Resolved by the Central Committee of the Libertarian Party of New Mexico on Monday, February 20, 2017.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Mises WireCastro Regime Arrests Member of Mises Cuba by Tho Bishop

NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Craigslist / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.Me / Minds / seen.life / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
    3. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    4. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    5. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Frank Zappa Explains Trickle Up Economics

Filed under: Economics — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:59 AM (03:59)


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Grassfire / Liberty.Me / Minds / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
      2. Bernalillo County, New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. Extropy Unbound Facebook page
    5. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    6. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    7. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group
    8. The Coiled Serpent: A Virtual Tavern Facebook group

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