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Friday, 11 November 2016

Random Shots for Friday, 11 November 2016

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    ‘”progressives” are about to rediscover those values for a little while.’

    If you don’t look too close and your standards aren’t anything resembling middle to high.

    D vs R politics is the “real-world” version of the WWE — when the Ds cheat, the Rs boo and hiss. Then when the Rs cheat, the Rs cheer, because the Ds had it coming. And vice versa — when the Rs cheat, the Ds get pissed, when the Ds cheat, the Ds are OK with it because the Rs had it coming.

    What are they both really about?

    1. Getting their people into as many public offices as they can, and retaining their incumbents.
    2. Using those officeholders to milk everyone else using the laws, regulations, etc. — using the tax and regulatory systems to give their friends and sponsors a leg up or to shut down the competition, giving jobs and contracts to their friends and sponsors, etc.
  2. Posted to Facebook

    Foreign object damage (FOD) isn’t fun the next day.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    For starters — http://electionresults.sos.state.nm.us

  4. Posted to Facebook

    “. . . . it’s gonna be a long 4 years.”

    It’s been a long 22 years, going on 26 years, for me. Suck it up, buttercup.

  5. Posted to Facebook

    I recently unfriended and blocked Mr. Thompson due to an exchange (screenshots are available upon request) :

    https://facebook.com/mikewb1971/posts/10157854228365601

    Michael Thompson Who ever made this post originally is uneducated.
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 2 ⋅ November 6 at 9:24pm

    Mike Blessing How so?
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:24pm

    Michael Thompson He was arrested and convicted
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:26pm

    Mike Blessing “He was arrested and convicted”

    Read the text above the picture.
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:27pm

    Matt Owens He did read the text above it. Thats why Michael said “originally “
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 7 at 5:53am

    Michael Thompson And he was never arrested nor convicted post WW2 because he was dead. Mike, I never missed your shows on public access channel 27. But your act has grown old and the NM Libertarian Party is stale.
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:30pm

    Mike Blessing Show me how to do it better then.
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:31pm

    Michael Thompson The party can’t afford me.
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:34pm

    Mike Blessing Oh?
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:34pm

    Michael Thompson Yes
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:36pm

    Mike Blessing What would you bring to the table that the party can’t afford?
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:37pm

    Michael Thompson Does the state party have any staff on salary?
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:40pm

    Mike Blessing Not yet. Still, what do you bring to the table?
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:41pm

    Michael Thompson Yet? LOL. NEVER!
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:43pm

    Mike Blessing You didn’t answer the question:

    What would you bring to the table that the party can’t afford?
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:43pm

    Michael Thompson I’m not discussing my qualifications and background on a public forum as Facebook.
    Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:48pm

    Mike Blessing Ah, OK.
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:49pm

    Michael Thompson You can send a private message of you really want to know and include the yearly salary.
    Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:51pm

    Elizabeth Honce You’re such a dedicated libertarian you only work for pay. Sounds to me like you’re a hack.
    Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 2 ⋅ November 7 at 7:38am

    Michael Thompson I was and proud of it.
    Reply ⋅ November 7 at 12:21pm

    This was followed by an exchange of private messages about 15 minutes ago:

    Michael Thompson 2:45pm

    I never received that message about salary lol

    Mike Blessing 2:46pm

    What stopped you from sending me a resume or CV via private message?

    Michael Thompson 2:49pm

    U didn’t ask for a resume. What’s the salary? Like you have any say in those matters. What is the state party’s long and short term fundraising plan? How do I locate the party fiscal status?

    Mike Blessing 2:54pm

    I publicly asked you what your qualifications are.

    As for salary, that’s dependent on the experience, talents, etc., as well as Party’s finances.

    Without seeing a resume or CV from you, the salary is ZERO.

    As for the Party’s fundraising plans and fiscal status, I’m not at liberty to disclose that to anyone who isn’t a full dues-paying, pledge-signing member in good standing.

    Michael Thompson 2:57pm

    I do not discuss my professional qualifications over a social media site. How unprofessional of you to even ask. Never mind about the finances. I can find it on my own. It is public record.

    Mike Blessing 3:02pm

    OK, have a nice life then.

  6. Posted to Facebook

  7. Posted to Facebook

    The interesting thing about this data is that the Johnson campaign did well in places where the LPNM has never had any sort of presence that I’ve seen to date (since 1995):

    Cibola County — 11%
    Guadalupe County — 13%
    Harding County — 10%
    McKinley County — 11%
    Torrance County — 10-11%

    All of these areas were above the statewide average of 9.34%.

    And we didn’t take from just Democrats or just Republicans —

    Guadalupe County — Clinton 53.1%, Trump 32.6%
    Harding County — Clinton 29.6%, Trump 59%

  8. Posted to Facebook

    Javier Gonzales is the mayor of Santa Fe, not Albuquerque. Richard Berry is too busy building his pet projects to tax soft drinks.

  9. Posted to Facebook

    If there’s a way to knock New Mexico to #51 on the lists where it’s good to be #1, and above #1 on the lists where it’s good to be #50, I have no doubts that the DPNM will find it.

  10. Posted to Facebook

    Instead of ditching the Electoral College, require that the presidential and vice presidential candidates win BOTH the nationwide popular vote AND the Electoral College.

    And have the vice-presidential candidates run a separate campaign.

  11. Posted to Facebook

    Yep. In this case, it’s mobs in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco trying to be the rulers.

  12. Posted to Facebook

    Wait til Jones pops a blood vessel while he’s shouting at someone.

    A press secretary who spends the day drooling on himself isn’t really good for the job.

  13. Posted to Facebook

    The electors are elected separately using the party’s internal apparatus, and usually aren’t the Senators and Representatives.

  14. Posted to Facebook

    Your home is your safe space, as much as the laws of physics will allow. (It won’t stop a Chixulub type of impact, for example.)

    “The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail – its roof may shake – the wind may blow through it – the storm may enter – the rain may enter – but the King of England cannot enter – all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!”— William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, Speech on the Excise Bill, House of Commons (March 1763)

    At the same time, my home is MY safe space.

    See, while most libertarians and a good bit of the conservatives will agree with the sentiment that “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is yours,” most of the hoplophobes and victim disarmer types have the attitude of “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is negotiable (and ultimately mine)” where life, liberty property, money, pursuit of happiness, really anything is concerned.

  15. Posted to Facebook

    If he really wants to build a wall, he should build it around DC, where the real criminals are — street thugs are pikers by comparison. Think Escape from New York.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Oshkosh NorthwesternCommentary: Dakota Access versus the American Way by Thomas L. Knapp
  2. Kn@ppster by Thomas L. Knapp – Spoil Sport
  3. EveryJoeLines of Departure: Dear God by Tom Kratman
  4. PoliticoRomney: Without Romneycare, no Obamacare by Nick Gass
  5. The Boston GlobeStaples founder Thomas Stemberg dies at 66 by Taryn Luna
  6. New York PostChelsea Clinton being groomed to run for Congress by Emily Smith
  7. The Daily SheepleHillary’s Real Reaction at Losing? Up All Night Crying Uncontrollably and Blaming Obama and James Comey Like a Sore Loser by Piper McGowin
  8. Muslims 4 LibertyLibertarian Party National Vice Chairman Encourages Fellow Libertarians to Protect Muslim Americans by Will Coley

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Back Into Blogger, but for How Long?

Filed under: Frustrations, Life, Technology — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:43 PM (23:43)

Over a week ago (Tuesday, 1 November 2016, about 1:00 PM MST), I tried to log into Blogger from my Toshiba Satellite laptop (running Linux Mint 17 and Firefox) to post an article to the LPNM blog, and the Google login screen prompted me for my phone number for verification purposes.

So I put my cell number in and clicked “Submit.” A few seconds later, I received a code like this: “G-123456” (not the real code, obviously).

Then I typed in the verification code, but the screen for it would only allow me to imput the first four numbers: “G-1234.” Clicking “Submit” gave me an error message, as I also received when I tried “G12345” and “123456.” A few tries of that and I was locked out.

So I tried again, with my Dell desktop running MS Windows 7, and got the same web-based song and dance. This time, at the end of it, up popped a screen telling me that my account was locked for an alleged terms of service violation, but that was it – no word as to what that violation was. So I typed in my email address, along with a request for some enlightenment as to what I had done wong, and clicked “Appeal.”

In the same time frame, my Gmail account (another Google product) was also locked up. I was able to access that a few days later, and it seems that they were in the process of upgrading the Gmail software.

Just a few minutes ago (Friday, 11 Novemner 2016, 10:49 PM), I tried once more to access my Blogger account.

This time I was surprised that the admins actually let me in, after over a week of denying me access without telling me WHY they were denying me access.

(I realize that Google and its subsidiaries are in the private sector, and my use of them is subject to their rules. More on that below.)

This is what I found —

Here’s the full text of it —

Libertarian Party of Mora County, New Mexico [ Permanently delete ] [ Appeal ]
Your blog was locked for violating Terms Of Service. If you wish to request a review of your blog, edit its content and click ‘Appeal’. This blog will be permanently deleted within 79 days unless you request a review.

Libertarian Party of McKinley County, New Mexico [ Permanently delete ] [ Appeal ]
Your blog was locked for violating Terms Of Service. If you wish to request a review of your blog, edit its content and click ‘Appeal’. This blog will be permanently deleted within 79 days unless you request a review.

Libertarian Party of Hidalgo County, New Mexico — [ Permanently delete ] [ Appeal ]
Your blog was locked for violating Terms Of Service. If you wish to request a review of your blog, edit its content and click ‘Appeal’. This blog will be permanently deleted within 79 days unless you request a review.

Libertarian Party of Harding County, New Mexico [ Permanently delete ] [ Appeal ]
Your blog was locked for violating Terms Of Service. If you wish to request a review of your blog, edit its content and click ‘Appeal’. This blog will be permanently deleted within 79 days unless you request a review.

Libertarian Party of Guadalupe County, New Mexico [ Permanently delete ] [ Appeal ]
Your blog was locked for violating Terms Of Service. If you wish to request a review of your blog, edit its content and click ‘Appeal’. This blog will be permanently deleted within 79 days unless you request a review.

Libertarian Party of Grant County, New Mexico [ Permanently delete ] [ Appeal ]
Your blog was locked for violating Terms Of Service. If you wish to request a review of your blog, edit its content and click ‘Appeal’. This blog will be permanently deleted within 79 days unless you request a review.

Libertarian Party of De Baca County, New Mexico [ Permanently delete ] [ Appeal ]
Your blog was locked for violating Terms Of Service. If you wish to request a review of your blog, edit its content and click ‘Appeal’. This blog will be permanently deleted within 79 days unless you request a review.

Libertarian Party of Curry County, New Mexico [ Permanently delete ] [ Appeal ]
Your blog was locked for violating Terms Of Service. If you wish to request a review of your blog, edit its content and click ‘Appeal’. This blog will be permanently deleted within 79 days unless you request a review.

The other 26 county affiliate blogs were presumably free from Terms of Service violations, and are thus unlocked (at present).

Still, Google (or Blogger) won’t tell me the specific nature of the alleged violations. Which is rather shitty of them — wouldn’t you want to know if you were violating someone’s rules for their property, and how exactly you were violating those rules?

Luckily, there’s nothing on the affected blogs that I don’t already have backed up, so losing them won’t really be a loss.

Still, it was a bit of work on my part to set them all up.

With that, I’ll be downloading the archives to my hard drive(s) here, and moving them to the LPNM’s WordPress install.

Fuck it, I like WordPress better anyway.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.Me / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / WordPress.com

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An Idiot Demands a Paycheck from Me

Filed under: Life, Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:27 PM (20:27)

On Facebook, I recently unfriended and blocked one Mr. Michael Thompson due to an exchange

Michael Thompson Who ever made this post originally is uneducated.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 2 ⋅ November 6 at 9:24pm

Mike Blessing How so?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:24pm

Michael Thompson He was arrested and convicted
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:26pm

Mike Blessing “He was arrested and convicted”

Read the text above the picture.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:27pm

Matt Owens He did read the text above it. Thats why Michael said “originally “
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 7 at 5:53am

Michael Thompson And he was never arrested nor convicted post WW2 because he was dead. Mike, I never missed your shows on public access channel 27. But your act has grown old and the NM Libertarian Party is stale.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:30pm

Mike Blessing Show me how to do it better then.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:31pm

Michael Thompson The party can’t afford me.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 1 ⋅ November 6 at 9:34pm

Mike Blessing Oh?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:34pm

Michael Thompson Yes
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:36pm

Mike Blessing What would you bring to the table that the party can’t afford?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:37pm

Michael Thompson Does the state party have any staff on salary?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:40pm

Mike Blessing Not yet. Still, what do you bring to the table?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:41pm

Michael Thompson Yet? LOL. NEVER!
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:43pm

Mike Blessing You didn’t answer the question:

What would you bring to the table that the party can’t afford?
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:43pm

Michael Thompson I’m not discussing my qualifications and background on a public forum as Facebook.
Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:48pm

Mike Blessing Ah, OK.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:49pm

Michael Thompson You can send a private message of you really want to know and include the yearly salary.
Reply ⋅ November 6 at 9:51pm

Elizabeth Honce You’re such a dedicated libertarian you only work for pay. Sounds to me like you’re a hack.
Like ⋅ Reply ⋅ 2 ⋅ November 7 at 7:38am

Michael Thompson I was and proud of it.
Reply ⋅ November 7 at 12:21pm

This was followed by an exchange of private messages on Facebook at about 2:45 – 3:00 PM today —

Michael Thompson 2:45pm

I never received that message about salary lol

Mike Blessing 2:46pm

What stopped you from sending me a resume or CV via private message?

Michael Thompson 2:49pm

U didn’t ask for a resume. What’s the salary? Like you have any say in those matters. What is the state party’s long and short term fundraising plan? How do I locate the party fiscal status?

Mike Blessing 2:54pm

I publicly asked you what your qualifications are.

As for salary, that’s dependent on the experience, talents, etc., as well as Party’s finances.

Without seeing a resume or CV from you, the salary is ZERO.

As for the Party’s fundraising plans and fiscal status, I’m not at liberty to disclose that to anyone who isn’t a full dues-paying, pledge-signing member in good standing.

Michael Thompson 2:57pm

I do not discuss my professional qualifications over a social media site. How unprofessional of you to even ask. Never mind about the finances. I can find it on my own. It is public record.

Mike Blessing 3:02pm

OK, have a nice life then.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.Me / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / WordPress.com
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    3. Darth Mike Facebook page
    4. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page

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