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Monday, 18 September 2017

Random Shots for Monday, 18 September 2017

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook here, here, and here

    Too funny to not share!

    Seth Anderson Bailey
    Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4:45pm

    CHOOSE YOUR FIGHTER
    On my left, we have Hormone Disaster. Special Attack: Morning Wood
    On my right we have Nazi Walrus Special Attack: Hungry Hungry Hitler
    Who wins??? React to Choose Your Fighter!

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Most horror (especially Stephen King’s stuff) bores me to tears.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    This has been part of the victim disarmers’ schtick for decades.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    I voted for Johnson in 2016, and I most certainly do regret it. First time in 20+ years that I felt and thought that my vote was wasted by voting Libertarian.

  5. Posted to Diaspora*, Ello, Facebook [ here, here, here, here, here, and here ], Google Plus, Minds, seen.life [ here, here, and here ], Tea Party Community, and VK

    Arvin Vohra
    Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 2:58pm

    Libertarianism, as a purely political philosophy, technically allows collectivism, drug use, laziness, racial isolationism, and many other kinds of underachieving. But the free market, which accompanies Libertarianism, is far less forgiving.

    If you use a lot of drugs, Libertarianism won’t stop you. But the free market may punish you just as brutally as the state does. If your hobby makes you economically worthless, the free market holds you accountable. However, if your drug use inspires you to make great music or art, the free market rewards you.

    Don’t want to work? Libertarianism won’t force you to. The free market, however, has a different view of laziness. It won’t lecture you on the value of hard work. It will just show you the consequences of the lack of it.

    Don’t want to learn anything? Libertarianism gives you the freedom to be uneducated. The free market, however, usually feels differently. It punishes ignorance and lack of skill far more quickly and strictly than any truant officer.

    If you believe in collectivism instead of individualism, Libertarianism won’t stop you. If you make a well functioning collective, the free market may reward you. If you discover, as so many do, that great individuals tend to be drawn to individualist rather than collectivist cultures, the free market will make you pay for your collectivism.

    If you want to make a racially isolated group, Libertarianism won’t stop you. But the free market may have something to say. Racially isolated groups tend to achieve much less than their counterparts who face constant challenges and innovations. Japan during its two century isolation turned into a cultural backwater and technological laughingstock. Although its culture was entirely dedicated to war, the lack of cultural and technological competition made it no longer militarily competitive. Cultural challenges, innovation, and competition has, on the other hand, made America a technological and cultural powerhouse. Even in America, the most stagnant areas are those with only one ethnic group. The most vibrant and innovative cities have the most cultural diversity.

    Libertarianism allows you to have any belief you want, no matter how silly. But unlike statism, it doesn’t subsidize them. The free market holds you accountable for the effectiveness of your beliefs and behaviors.

    Respectfully,

    Arvin Vohra
    Vice Chair
    Libertarian Party

  6. Posted to Facebook

    We (the pre-April 2017 LPNM) tried to coalition with the local Green Party at various times between 1995 and 1998. Other times they would just show up at our Albuquerque-area meet-and-greet events and try to recruit us into their organization. Mostly, any “coalitions” that we agreed to revolved around ballot access, then the Greens would attempt to hijack our presence by bringing in the rest of their nonsensical platform — jacked-up minimum wage, global minimum wage, public funding for candidates, their version of “single-payer” healthcare, etc., etc. At which point, said coalition fell apart, the Greens couldn’t figure out why, and we wondered why we ever bothered in the first place.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Quill Driver Books — 400 Things Cops Know by Adam Plantinga
  2. Alien Characters: Series 3, Episode 3 — Alien Madison by Neil A. Hogan
  3. Simon & Schuster — Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942-1945 by Barrett Tillman
  4. PJ MediaNew Segregation Signs Pop Up in Leftist Establishments by Megan Fox
  5. nmpolitics.net — Zinke doesn’t recommend shrinking two New Mexico monuments by Heath Haussamen
  6. NewsweekMassive Sunspots and Solar Flares: The Sun Has Gone Wrong and Scientists Don’t Know Why by Alexa Halford, Brett Carter and Julie Currie
  7. ZeroHedgeFive Reasons Why America Is About To Become A Very Conservative Country by Daniel Lang via SHTFplan.com, posted by “Tyler Durden”
  8. The New York Times [NYT] — Our Constitution Wasn’t Built for This by Ganesh Sitaraman
  9. BizPac Review [BPR] — Hillary superfan Jessica Biel sued for stealing $430,000 in tips from restaurant employees by Samantha Chang
  10. Foundation for Economic Education [FEE] — 15 Supreme Court Decisions that Shredded the Constitution by Sean J. Rosenthal
  11. Avenged Sevenfold — City of Evil
  12. Chiller — The Twilight Zone (1985-1989)
  13. BBC America — Star Trek: Voyager
  14. Breitbart NewsGOP Rep: Paul Ryan Will Not Let Congress Touch Concealed Carry Reciprocity by AWR Hawkins
  15. IcePopThese Are the Most Frightening Special Forces in the World by Isabelle Garreaud
  16. Science Channel — Mysteries of the Missing
  17. Western JournalismGeorgia’s Campus Carry Law Goes Into Effect With Little Notice by Randy DeSoto
  18. The Daily Signal from the Heritage Foundation — Judge Suspends City’s Ban of Farmers Over Their Marriage Views by Kelsey Harkness
  19. Ordinary TimesHe Needed Killin’ by Tom Van Dyke
  20. Law Office of Brian Corrigan — Character Evidence in Murder Cases
  21. Cable News Network [CNN] from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. —
    1. The Point: Hillary Clinton just floated the possibility of contesting the 2016 election by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    2. They live in Mexico and go to school in the US by Leyla Santiago, CNN
  22. New York PostCops’ massive salaries are robbing taxpayers blind by Kirstan Conley

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

More from California. What Did You Expect?!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:47 AM (03:47)

 

The more I see from California, the more I think that Lex Luthor had the right idea in the 1978 Superman flick


NOTES

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    3. Darth Mike

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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

My “Recipe” for “Dry Tabasco”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:47 PM (22:47)

I’ve noticed that the ingredients list for Tabasco sauce is very simple: cayenne peppers, salt and vinegar.

Don’t believe me? Check the label on a bottle for yourself.

Almost makes me wonder why I should pay for the stuff at the local supermarket.

And then there are the times when bringing a bottle of liquid sauce just isn’t convenient.

Luckily, I’ve figured out a way to make a version of it that can go into a salt shaker. Here it is:

Ingredients

  • Cayenne pepper powder
  • Salt
  • Other spices that you deem appropriate (I personally use black pepper and Mrs. Dash’s)

Directions

  1. Put 1 part powdered cayenne pepper powder into a container.
  2. For every part of cayenne, add three parts salt in proportion. (Example: 1 cup of cayenne, 3 cups salt
  3. Add 1 part of each of the other spices.
  4. Stir the various portions until they appear totally blended together.
  5. Seal the container and shake vigorously.
  6. Use as needed.

NOTES

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  2. Reposted –
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Saturday, 2 February 2013

IQ vs Exclamation Points

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — mikewb1971 @ 2:02 PM (14:02)

Ever notice that some on the internet can’t resist ending sentences with multiple exclamation points?

And it seems that the people who do this also have problems with getting their point across in a clear, concise manner.

That, and their postings usually have misspelled words, misused capitalization on top of the punctuation issues.

Why is it that a person’s IQ seems to be inversely proportional to the number of exclamation points that they attach to the end of a sentence or question?


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Friday, 1 February 2013

Quote of the Day for 31 January 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:06 AM (00:06)

“The public at large seem to think banning guns makes them magically go away and the fact they haven’t and have increased in number means they need to be made ‘super duper illegal with sprinkles’.”

“monkeyshoulder”, Re: Will the UK ever change?, 23 March 2012


NOTES

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

OUR America Initiative Rally with Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray

Date – Monday, 8 April 2013
Time – 6:00 PM
Location – UNM Student Union Building (1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 87131)

2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate (and former two-time New Mexico Governor) Gary Johnson and 2012 Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate Judge Jim Gray will kick off their 2013 OUR America Initiative Nationwide Campus Tour at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building on Monday April 8th at 6:00 PM.

The OUR America Initiative seeks to broaden the parameters of the public policy debate of current topics in the national arena. We look to enlighten the population about civil liberties, free enterprise, limited government, and traditional American values. It is our aim to increase the amount of discussion and involvement regarding all-important issues.

Hosted by Governor Johnson’s UNM fraternity (Sigma Alpha Epsilon), this event will feature Governor Johnson and Judge Gray addressing the audience about issues facing America in 2013, followed up by an open question and answer session.

Attendance is open (and complimentary) to the UNM student body as well as the general public.

As part of the policy of the OUR America Initiative, information booths (complimentary) will be made available to all social and political groups interested in participating.

If your organization would like to reserve a booth (space is limited – first come, first serve), contact the Our America Initiative by leaving a comment below.

For more information about the OUR America Initiative (donations accepted), go to: http://ouramericainitiative.com/

Afterwards, some of us will get together at the Frontier Restaurant (2400 Central Ave SE) for an informal no-host meet-and-greet.

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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Quiz2d Results

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:27 PM (22:27)

Radical Libertarian on political map


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Friday, 28 December 2012

Gun Owners are the True 99 % — BOTE Math on American Gun-Related Deaths

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

Current mood: irate

For the uninitiated, “BOTE” stands for “back of the envelope” – cocktail napkins rip and tear too much to used for anything other than as napkins.

32,000 – annual number of firearms-related deaths in America (source: CDC)

270,000,000 – number of guns in America’s private sector (BATFE estimate – other estimates double or triple this number)

Now we simply divide the first number (32,000) by the second number (270,000,000) to get a guesstimate of the number of guns involved in fatal incidents in America. Granted, this is rather inaccurate in that it assumes that each fatality involved a separate gun – the recent spree killers in Aurora, Colorado and Newton, Connecticut that Senator Feinstein is gleefully using to justify her latest victim disarmament scheme used the same firearms to kill multiple people. The fact is, that VD movement was rather stagnant here in the States after the year 2000 – this is just what the Senator needed to kick-start it back to life. As the adage goes, “never let a crisis go to waste.”

(32,000) / (270,000,000) = 0.0001185185 – that’s 0.0118518519 % of American guns are the ones that “kill people in America” (guns don’t kill people – when was the last time you saw one fly around on its own, load itself, point itself at anyone and pull its own trigger? But try telling that to an advocate of victim disarmament.)

So to comply with the Senator’s demands, allegedly to prevent spree killers like Lanza and Horton, the other 99.9881481481 percent of American gun owners simply must give up their liberty and property. Never mind that the 99% here never engaged in such evil, nor have any desire to do so.

Never mind that the 1994 “assault weapon” ban signed by Waco Willie Clinton was a dismal failure in stopping such massacres (or any other sort of crime) – the 101 California Street shootings were carried out using two pistols that the State of California had declared illegal six years before (the crappy Intratec TEC-9). What Feinstein wants, Feinstein is determined to get, and to Hell with the truth, or the consequences.

Calculations done with Libre Office Calc

Here’s some more from the international scene:


Figure 1 – Gun-related deaths vs guns per capita, by country
The data used to make the above graph [PDF]

Sources for the above graph

List of countries by firearm-related death rate
Number of guns per capita by country


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Monday, 24 December 2012

Guns aren’t the problem, and never really were

Current mood: irate, pissed

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Fwd: Guns aren’t the problem, and never really were
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 22:16:38
From: Mike Blessing
To: LPNM Discussion list @ Yahoo!, My Public Email Archive, The Weekly Sedition @ Yahoo!, New Mexicans for Liberty
BCC: [80 individuals]

Re: Gun Arguments Die in Latest Massacre

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Guns aren’t the problem, and never really were
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 01:51:55
From: Libertarian Party of New Mexico <lpnm.chair@gmail.com>
To: <llinthicum@abqjournal.com>, <opinion@abqjournal.com>

“And it’s time for Americans to stop talking about our individual rights and start accepting our collective responsibilities.”

With that one sentence, Ms. Linthicum disavows the one thing that separates America from the rest of the world – the United States is the only country with the notion of individual rights written into its core documents: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

She says “I don’t want to hear that it’s not guns that are the problem, people are.” Well, she’s going to, and not just from me, from what I see on the Journal’s website. Because it’s the truth. Inanimate objects such as guns, knives and baseball bats don’t cause violent crime, as she alleges. That’s like saying cars cause drunk driving.

Then she says she doesn’t want to hear about how an armed teacher could have prevented the tragedy. Again, she doesn’t want to hear the truth. She’s got an agenda to promote and doesn’t want anything to get in the way.

Fact is, Linthicum’s pet cause of victim disarmament legislation has been a stagnant one since the year 2000. Twenty dead kids in a public school is just what she needed to bring it back to life.

Why hasn’t she asked any questions about Adam Lanza’s psychiatric state at the time of the tragedy? Was he doped up on Ritalin, Prozac or any other anti-depressant?

And about the shootings themselves:

Why is it that not many (if any) people shoot up private schools or religious schools like this? What makes the public schools so special in this regard?

Why is it that there’s never any coverage of these sort of incidents happening with homeschooling families? After all, quite a few of those in the homeschooling movement are also supporters and exercisers of the right to own and carry weapons.

Why is it that these sorts of shootings never seem to happen at gun shows, at gun stores or at shooting ranges? After all, by Linthicum’s brand of thinking, these are the places that they should happen the most at – lots of guns present, lots of ammo present.

Anyway, Linthicum wants us to put our inalienable Constitutional, civil, God-given human rights aside for her notion of “collective responsibility.” Well, what happens when her side loses an election, and she becomes subordinate to someone else’s notion of “collective responsibility” – a version that she doesn’t particularly care for? Maybe then she’ll learn to appreciate that “outdated” notion of individual rights?

I can only hope so.

_______________________________________________________________________

Mike Blessing / Phone – 505-249-1248
State Chair, Libertarian Party of New Mexico

Who owns you? Who runs your life? Who should – you or someone else?
Freedom is the answer – what’s the question?

“If you wanna live long on your own terms
You gotta be willing to crash and burn”– Motley Crue, “Primal Scream”


NOTES

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    2. Personal blogs – Blogspot / WordPress / Xanga / Yahoo!
    3. LPUSA / LPNMLPNM Blog / LPNM Official Facebook group / New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group / [LPNM-discuss] Yahoo! group
    4. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / WordPress / Yahoo!
    5. Duke City Fix / NMPolitics.org / Tea Party Nation

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Monday, 17 December 2012

Quote of the Day — Sunday, 16 December 2012

Current mood: irate, pissed

 

“Laugh at me. Call me mad. Call me evil. But just remember me when you or your loved ones are being raped, or mugged, or dragged off never to be seen again – and you are an obedient, disarmed little citizen who can do nothing about it.”

– Sean Gabb, Director, Libertarian Alliance
   from The Libertarian Enterprise #701, 16 December 2012:
   The War Against Armed Crime: We Need Guns to Make Us Safer


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