Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

Friday, 25 October 2019

Jimmy Carter – The World Will Run Out of Oil in 2011

Filed under: Economics, Politics, Science, Viewing — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:42 PM (20:42)

H/T Tom Souther

Well, it’s eight years later, and not only hasn’t the world run out of oil, but the United States has gone from a net oil importer to an exporter, thanks to technology and the capitalist spirit.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Diaspora* / Facebook / Flote / Minds / Twitter
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress

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

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, 1 August 2019

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

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Tucker Carlson on the Ruling Classholes

Filed under: Media, Politics, Principles, Viewing — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:48 PM (20:48)

Tucker by and large hits the nail on the head, and proceeds to drive it all the way in on the first smack of the hammer.

The self-appointed Ruling Classholes — the Bushes, the Romneys, the Clintons, Bill the Original Weldist — don’t care in the slightest about you, your family, or your friends beyond the extant that you care about a beer bottle.

When the beer bottle is empty, you toss it in the trash.

That’s the same way that the Classwipes view anyone who isn’t in their worldwide super-clique — as expendable and disposable, to be tossed aside at a whim.

Just put aside their hypocritical appeals to your altruistic side, your “better nature,” that they spout when they expect you to fall for their anti-liberty schemes

NO, they’re not going to take care of you when the proverbial fecal matter strikes the fan. Either they’ll spend the time holed up in a resort somewhere, waiting it out, or they’ll be too busy looking out for themselves and their own.


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 1,005, 27 January 2019
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Freedom Vine / Twitter
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress.com

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Pot Freedom from Ortiz y Pino? Think Again!

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:04 PM (20:04)

Recently, State Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino proposed an amendment to the New Mexico State Constitution (SJR4). Ostensibly, the purpose of this amendment is to make marijuana “legal,” so pot smokers will suffer less harassment from State, county and municipal law enforcement agencies here in New Mexico.

The more unscrupulous and gullible of those calling for more freedom on marijuana will say this amendment is a good one.

Ah, but the very title of SJR4 gives away the game —

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 4 — PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE 20 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW MEXICO THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR POSSESSION AND PERSONAL USE OF MARIJUANA ONLY IF THE LEGISLATURE REGULATES THE PRODUCTION, PROCESSING, TRANSPORTATION, SALE AND TAXATION OF MARIJUANA AND PROVIDES FOR REVENUES FROM THE TAXATION OF MARIJUANA TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE GENERAL FUND.

In other words, marijuana only becomes “legal” under the NM Statutes Annotated IF the Legislature regulates and taxes the marijuana industry, then Taxation and Revenue puts the funds garnished from those taxes into the general kitty, for the Legislature to play with, hand out as legalized favors or bribes, or whatever.

Come on, folks — doesn’t government at all levels intrude into your lives too much already?

Do you really want to give the politicians and their pet bureaucrats MORE power to put their eyes, noses, fingers, and other appendages into your life?

Do you really want to hand over MORE cash to them so they can have the finer things in life, maybe things that YOU might aspire to have yourself?

Let’s face it — government intrusion into private industry is the legalized version of the plata o plomo (“silver or lead”) offer that the Colombian cocaine cartels would make, meaning “take the money (bribe) or I will take your life.” Basically, “play our way and get rich, or don’t and go to eat out of a dumpster.” Only in this case, the people who are supposed to be stopping criminal activity are the ones making it worse.

In the mean time, the “black” market in unregulated marijuana still continues to operate. Maybe with less profits than before, but it’s still there. Like untaxed cigarettes in New York City.

I can understand the desire for having your favorite stuff becoming less restricted, except it won’t really become less restricted for a large portion of the State — 63 percent of New Mexico’s land area is Federal property of one kind or another (military bases, BLM land, National Parks, Monuments, National Forests, etc.), and marijuana is still illegal at the Federal level of government. Thus you could still get arrested for possession, use, or distribution if you’re on Federal property, even in a state where it’s legal.

Blaze one up by the front doors of the BX at Kirtland, Cannon or Holloman if you think I’m joking. The SPs might not share that sense of humor.

(When the Founders put that clause about “Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings” into the U.S. Constitution, did they truly mean 63% of New Mexico, and 89% of Nevada?)

For those of you who are Democrats, did you seriously believe that Hillary Clinton was going to fight to make this better for you?!

I can just hear it now from those insisting that marijuana “must” be regulated by their favorite Political Classholes before it becomes legal again —

“If we don’t regulate it, someone will sell poisoned weed to kids!”

There’s that “we” again — that’s how the There-Oughta-Be-A-Law crazies rope you into signing on to their schemes.

And high schoolers across the country have been smoking illegal, unsanctioned weed (and trying all sorts of illegal, unsanctioned substances, too!) for fifty years now. How many of them have been demonstrably harmed by their smoking pot?

H/T to Kyle Bennett for the talky-ball meme!


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 956 – 14 January 2018
  2. Approximate reading level – 13.3

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Tim Keller’s Mayoral Theme Song?

Filed under: Listening, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:38 PM (20:38)

That song, of course, should be “Breaking The Law” by Judas Priest.

But hey, “he acted in good faith” so it doesn’t really matter, does it?


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Albuquerque JournalBoard finds Keller violated ethics code by Martin Salazar

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The “Keller Defense”

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:17 AM (07:17)

People — pardon me, journalists and politicians — have often accused me of believing that I’m above the law. And yet, who isn’t? Everywhere you prod it, even with the shortest stick, the established system isn’t simply corrupt, it’s unequivocally putrsecent. The law is created by demonstrable criminals, enforced by demonstrable criminals, interpreted by demonstrable criminals, all for demonstrably criminal purposes. Of course I’m above the law. And so are you.
— William Wilde Curringer, in Pallas by L. Neil Smith, p. 301 [see here also]

On Monday, 13 November 2017, the Albuquerque Journal ran an article by Journal Staff Writer Martin Salazar titled Board finds Keller violated ethics code

That was the eleventh-hour decision made Monday by the city’s Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices, which found that mayoral candidate and state Auditor Tim Keller violated the City Charter’s Elections Code and the Open and Ethical Elections Code.

But the board opted not to issue a reprimand or a fine in the case, determining that Keller “acted in good faith and did not intend to violate” the rules.

Naturally, Keller denies any deliberate intent to violate the law —

“Though our opponents have used trumped up terms like dishonest, ‘money laundering’ and ‘cash under the table,’ those assertions were always baseless and the board’s ruling confirmed that today,” Keller said in a statement. “That came out loud and clear in today’s ruling which emphatically notes our good faith efforts.”

Maybe We The Great Unwashed can use this defense when accused of wrongdoing?

Let’s give that a try, hypothetically speaking, right here —

Traffic cop: Can I see your license, insurance, and registration?

Me (or you): What’s this all about, officer?

Traffic cop: You do realize that you were doing 50 in a 30?

Me (or you): But officer, I acted in good faith and did not intend to violate the rules . . . .

Maybe the IRS agent who shows up at your door to audit you or your business might be more sympathetic to you? Who wants to give that one a “good faith” run up the flagpole?

Apparently, Keller is considered to be above the law. Again, from the Journal

. . . . the board opted not to issue a reprimand or a fine in the case . . . .

So while We The Little People would be told “tough apples, pay the fine” upon citing mens rea for a similar “offense,” Keller gets to skate away scot free on this one.

Still, Keller isn’t completely out of the woods just yet —

Two other complaints against Keller are still pending, one that alleges that his campaign is illegally coordinating with a political action committee supporting him and another alleging that he broke the rules by failing to report the attorney fees he has incurred defending himself against the ethics complaints.

So is Albuquerque’s Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices going to invalidate the election results, considering that the winner cheated to get that victory?

Don’t hold your breath.

For decades, Democrats such as Keller have complained about “dirty campaigning” and “dirty money” as a reason that “more regulations are necessary.”

In that light, instead of saying “Thank you for a clear mandate,” he should apologize to Albuquerque’s voters and citizens for being a hypocrite, and then decline to actually take office.

Again, don’t hold your breath.

The least that the Board could do is require Keller to return the “public campaign money” (read welfare for politicians) that he received from the City coffers — all 362,000 of it.

If the Board doesn’t have the courage and integrity to do that, it’s a sham at best, and at worst it furthers corruption on the Albuquerque political scene. And the City’s “Open and Ethical Elections Code” won’t be worth the paper on which it’s printed.

Seriously, Keller should have to walk door to door, by himself, personally knocking on doors and asking residents for cash until he raises enough to pay back every penny of his “public campaign financing.”


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 23, 1 March 1997: Down By Law by Victor Milán

NOTES

  1. Published in The Libertarian EntepriseNumber 949 – 19 November 2017
  2. Approximate reading level – 11.8
  3. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Google Plus / Liberty.me / Liberty Society / Minds / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico Facebook page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. KCUF Media Facebook page
    5. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    6. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    7. Vote the Air Facebook page
    8. Vote the Air NM Facebook page
    9. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    10. Wood Chipper Facebook page
    11. Freedom Rally Point New Mexico Facebook group
    12. , Independent Insights Facebook group
    13. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    14. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voters remorse) Facebook group
    15. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group

Thursday, 28 September 2017

America Under Siege: Antifa, by Trevor Loudon

Filed under: Media, Politics, Viewing — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:31 AM (01:31)

On Facebook and YouTube) !


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. “Antifa (United States)” at Wikipedia
  2. Black bloc — Infogalactic / Wikipedia
  3. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights, and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (“By Any Means Necessary (BAMN)”) — Infogalactic / Wikipedia
  4. “Refuse Fascism” at Wikipedia

NOTES

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