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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Random Shots for 29 September 2010

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:47 AM (11:47)

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Re: FBI Raids

    We need to organize a vigorous, nationwide, grassroots response to this alarming federal government action.

    Some of us here in New Mexico tried just that back in the 1990’s and were called “terrorists” and “racists.” Come to think of it, those were the nice perjoratives that were hurled our direction by figures of “the left” such as Slick Marty Chavez et al.

    Never mind that we welcomed all races and religions into the membership.

    Never mind that we actively screened out the racists, anti-Semitic types and basement bomb-builders.

    Never mind that we turned away those offering M-16’s and Uzi subguns “off the back of a truck” when they came sniffing around.

    Never mind the lost opportunities that those of us involved could have pursued instead.

    Never mind that some of us faced persecution on the job, both official and unofficial, as a result of our involvement. Others lost jobs, marriages, etc., or spent themselves into needing second jobs by buying gear and supplies.

    Anyway, for those interested in giving it another go, here’s the link. Or here.

    And for another model, take a look – right now it’s still in the conceptual phase.

  2. Re: FBI Raids

    William Norman Grigg covers this sort of thing two, three times a week.

  3. Posted to my Facebook Wall

    Thanks for the encouragement! It looks like I’m about 3/4 of the way to full recovery.

  4. Re: FBI Raids

    How many signatures would it take for Senators Udall or Bingaman to become interested?

    It’s not about signatures – it’s about how many ØØØØØ you can toss into their campaign war chests.

    Do any of you know either of them personally?

    Doesn’t matter – see above – a nice big pile of ØØØØØ opens all sorts of doors.

    About Tom Burghardt’s group (link, please?!), I’m willing to work with people on issues of mutual agreement. On issues where we disagree, we disagree and might even be opponents. My agreement with him (or anyone else) on one issue should NOT be construed as a blanket endorsement of everything that person says and does.

    As for Mr. Burghardt’s article at, I think it’s right on the money, and a nice complement to those written by Ross, Grigg, and others – it shows that there are people on “the other side” concerned about the ever-increasing politicization and militarization of domestic law enforcement agencies here in the United States.

  5. Re: FBI Raids

    When I say organize a movement, I didn’t mean a militia.

    Understand that a “social-justice” organization of the type that was raided would most probably NOT appeal to the people who comprise the majority of this network’s members.

    Especially when it’s a group that:

    • Disavows the individual right to own and carry weapons, as guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
    • Uses the word “socialism” in anything but a negative light.
    • Seeks to blame carbon dioxide emissions from the West for all of the world’s problems.
    • Seeks to blame “the rich” for all of the world’s problems.
    • Seeks to blame Israel (and by implicit extension, Jews) for all of the world’s problems.

    We have to put meaning back in the concept of innocent until proven guilty.

    I’d like to see government-mandated background checks for any sort of peaceful private-sector activity GO AWAY.

    What do I mean by “peaceful private-sector activity” ? I mean any activity between individuals on a basis of mutual consent. It’s none of the State’s business (nor mine) whom you hire as a stockbroker, babysitter, oncologist, whatever, or if you smoke pot, drop acid, carry a pistol, rifle, subgun, drive a rally car, fly a helicopter, which adults you sleep with, cohabit with, marry, etc.

  6. Re: Republicans “Pledge for America” Needs Work

    It doesn’t need “work” – it needs ridicule.

    It needs to be regarded for what it really is — smoke-and-mirrors BS from the same crowd who helped give us TARP, the USA-PATRIOT Act, the McClown-Feingold Incumbent Protection Act, two anti-Constitutional overseas occupations, etc., etc.

    Looking to this bunch to turn the economy around is an exercise in futility.

    Wes Benedict has some of the gory details.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Comedy Central – Drawn Together
  2. Adult Swim – Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies
  3. Jim Davidson – Encryption for the Win
  4. Could ‘Goldilocks’ planet be just right for life?
    NASA and NSF-Funded Research Finds First Potentially Habitable Exoplanet
    Wikipedia article on Gliese 581
  5. Libertarianism is an Elusive Dream That Contradicts Human Nature


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    1. Personal blogs — Xanga

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Tom Knapp on DIY Think Tanks

Filed under: Networking, Organizing, Politics — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:09 AM (09:09)

Tom Knapp always has interesting things to say. In this case, it’s do-it-yourself professional issue advocacy:

Project Outline: Think Tank / Policy Institute in a Box

In this article, Tom lays out a plan for someone wanting to set up a think tank or policy institute for peanuts. Well, not literally peanuts, but you get the idea.

One of the plans he lays out totals up to Ø10,000, while the other adds up to Ø2,500.


  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs — WordPress / Xanga
    2. KCUF Media / New Mexico Liberty / Southwest Partisans

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Random Shots for 28 September 2010

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 8:45 AM (08:45)

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Yep – I specifically told them that I was including you on the list as an “FYI” to the Clerk’s Office, due to you being a resident of Bernalillo County.

    Not only that, but I told them verbally that I was filing as a write-in candidate, handed them a “Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate,” and was told that I was good-to-go as a write-in — no signatures needed. About a week ago, I received a letter from them stating that my candidacy was dead in the water due to my not filing signatures.

    I remember similar sorts of incomptence in the Clerk’s Office back in the later 1990’s when Judy Woodward ran the show there.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Top Gear
  2. Adult Swim – Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Squidbillies
  3. Pro LibertateLiars for Hire: The Alchemy of Provocation
  4. Stargate: Universe
  5. Sons of Anarchy
  6. Ancient Discoveries

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