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Saturday, 27 March 2010

Random Commentary for 26 March 2010

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 3:10 AM (03:10)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Re: Dwight Washington’s Top Ten Issues

    Anarcho-libertarian-extropian props!

    I *LOVE* Plank #10 – Auditing the IRS pricks. Those audits should be along the lines of the “Taxpayer Compliance Measurement Program,” where they would pick someone at random and make the unlucky person produce all of their receipts, just to see how much people were trying to “cheat” the system.

  2. Re: C4LNM is getting together!

    Cool – the C4L group in Albuquerque seems to be on its deathbed. Corrections to this comment are welcome.

  3. Re: C4LNM is getting together!

    Try Lance Klafeta or Patrick Marron (505-453-9034). The group’s URL is http://meetup.com/ronpaul-67/.


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Friday, 26 March 2010

Random Commentary for 25 March 2010

Filed under: Random Shots — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:38 PM (13:38)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted as a comment on MyYearbook in response to a thread about banning firearms —–

    Even if they did pass such a law, consider:

    The United States has 12,000 miles of basically unpoliceable borders – cocaine, heroin, marijuana, etc., are smuggled in routinely.
    The United States probably has about a billion guns in private hands at the present.
    The United States has the world’s largest supply of precision machine tools.

    Regardless of the laws Congress passes, those who want guns will be able to steal, import or make them. Deal with it, Obama.


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Thursday, 25 March 2010

Random Comments for 24 March 2010

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:03 AM (01:03)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Re: Deathwind: New life for an old concept

    First, the site is a few years old, at least, making it rather dated. There’s no evidence to show that the “Deathwind” ever made it past the prototype development.

    Where’s Ritter’s video clips showing the “Deathwind” in action at the range?

    Where’s the pictures of the firearms that have been developed to use this new kind of ammo?

    Finally, there’s this part —

    I am looking for serious research and/or investment funding, preferably from the U.S. Navy and/or Air Force.

    Unless he can prove a substantial improvement over existing technologies, the military isn’t going to give this a second look. Military procurement agencies are notorious for their sticking to the tried-and-true and the not-invented-here attitude.

  2. New Mexico Liberty, March 2010 is now online.
  3. Re: Richardson Vetoes Food Tax

    So that leaves a remaining budget gap of, what, Ø480,000,000?

    ” . . . cutting state agency spending as a last resort.”

    That should have been the FIRST thing on the agenda.


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Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Filed under: pulse — mikewb1971 @ 4:25 PM (16:25)

New Mexico Liberty, March 2010 — http://tinyurl.com/NML201003

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Random Commentary for 23 March 2010

Filed under: Random Shots — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 7:53 PM (19:53)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Re: Obama grants China Eminent Domain rights to China

    Here’s the link —

    Impeachment Time: Obama Grants Eminent Domain Rights to China to Secure Debt

    I’ve been wondering for months when this issue would come up. I’m just surprised it hasn’t come up sooner.

  2. Re: A British Libertarian View of America

    Heil, ACORN!

    One of my previous efforts.

  3. Re: Genetically-modified foods

    Humans have been modifying the genomes of plants and animals for thousands of years — corn as we know it today can’t survive as a wild plant, for example. Recombinant DNA technology is just the latest example of this. Plus, I’ve taken a biotechnology course, and the examples cited against “GMOs” seem rather overblown to me.

    Let the hate mail commence.

  4. Note about game worlds on Facebook and other similar networking sites — right now, I can’t do any of the game worlds on here [Facebook] — Cafe World, Mafia Wars, etc. Got bogged down like that before with 300+ requests and the like, and ain’t gonna do it again. Sorry!
  5. Re: A British Libertarian View of America

    Glad you [Frank Dubois] liked it.

    Chris Mounsey (“The Devil’s Kitchen” or “DK”) always manages to dig up some good stuff, when he’s not tied up with the day job. Bella (the writer of that article) is his American-born wife.

  6. Re: Gateway Drugs are a Logical Fallacy

    Look at all of the people addicted to oxygen and “water.”

  7. Re: New York Times: States’ Rights Is Rallying Cry of Resistance for Lawmakers

    State governments don’t have rights — they have enumerated powers, same as the federal government.

    Only individual persons have rights.

  8. Re: CAIR founder calls for Islam to dominate America

    This Omar Ahmad clown seems like a Muslim version of Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson. What he needs to do is get himself a TV show and start asking for “love gifts.”

  9. Posted to MyYearbook

    Have to get around to renewing my driver’s license — it expired Sunday. And an oil change, but I can do that myself.

    Plus, the tech(s) from DirecTV should be here tomorrow to fix the reception.

  10. Notes from the Kokesh for Congress campaign :
    1. From the campaign’s Facebook page — [~ 1 PM MST] Adam Kokesh is at the Secretary of State’s office turning in over 1200 signatures from all 16 counties in the district!
    2. From Tina Richards — Adam Kokesh just turned in so many signatures, from all 16 counties, that the SOS office just counted the pages, and said, “You are on the ballot” GO GRASSROOTS
  11. Re: New York Times: States’ Rights Is Rallying Cry of Resistance for Lawmakers

    Nullification is the idea that the state government issues some sort of declaration that the state government will not enforce the federal edict, statute, whatever in question. This is a step further than simple noncompliance – this is the State government saying, “No, Washington – you can take this law and shove it.”

    See this Wikipedia article for more about it — Nullification (U.S. Constitution)

    I think Obama and the Imperial Washingtonians really stepped in it big time with this, with cap-and-trade, and a few other things. Nullification was considered dead and buried as a method of resisting federal controls after the 1850’s. I suppose on this basis we should probably offer Obama our most sincere thanks in that legislators in 30-some states are getting up off their rears and back up on their hind legs in opposition to ObamaCare.

    This gives me a bit more hope that we won’t have to go to arms after all to regain our Liberty from the Imperials.


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Random Commentary for 22 March 2010

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 3:46 AM (03:46)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Re: Reaction to the House Vote

    Paul, while I liked the article that you linked to — maybe I should move to Colorado Springs? — I voted that yes, the courts would allow this idiotic, insane, evil plan to go through.

    After all, look at all of the other idiocies, insanities and evils that the courts sign off upon — this is just the latest in a long string of usurpations and indignities.

  2. Reaction to the House Vote

    Do you find it strange that the health care stocks including the pharmaceuticals are up this morning?

    Not at all — the companies those stocks represent will be able to charge more and more and more. After all, the end-users of their products and services won’t be paying for those products and services. Instead, it will all be free for the asking, just like in all of those European countries where they have “universal health care.”

    Just that you’ll see how “free” it is when you get your tax bill, and you’re paying 70-80 percent of your income to the Imperial District of Columbia.

    You’ll see how “free” it is when the Legislature raises the gross receipts tax and the personal income tax to ten, fifteen, twenty percent to pay for the state government’s side of this disaster.


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Saturday, 20 March 2010

Random Shots for Friday, 19 March 2010

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 1:58 AM (01:58)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Re:The Coffee Party????

    I LOVE the fact that it took the Obamatons, along with their like-minded oppressive and regressive allies, the better part of a year to come up with this “Coffee Party” schtick.

    This bodes well for the libertarian movement and its conservative fellow travelers, in my opinion. It shows that we’ve got the better ideas, and can adapt faster to changing circumstances.

  2. Re: How Much does New Mexico spend on prisons vs universities

    The rule of law is only as good as those that are enforcing it, the men in black who view themselves as honorable and depend on campaign contributions as do the elected body of any state, pander to the prison industry.

    Just wanted to add that those who make the laws must also be honorable, otherwise we have thousands of people in prison for victimless crimes. For example, how many are incarcerated due to Prohibition Part II, otherwise known as the War on Drugs?

  3. Re: How Much does New Mexico spend on prisons vs universities

    how much does New Mexico spend collectively on prisons and universities?

    Whatever the numbers, it’s probably too much being spent on both. Don’t forget that the budget and spending books are most likely cooked, both at the Santa Fe end and at the individual prisons and universities.

    Ask Gordon Bennett what happened to the Ø560,000 donated to CNM’s Photonics program by Intel and Schott Solar while he was the chair of that program in 2008.

  4. Re: We Have a Public Option Already

    Apparently, that’s just not good enough for the oppressives and regressives in the Obama Administration.

    Remember back in 1998, as Governor Johnson was running for re-election with Slick Marty Chavez as his opponent? Slick complained that Johnson wasn’t enrolling as many people as were eligible into the system.

  5. Re: Liz Michael’s latest status on Facebook (19 March 2010 ~ 11:30 AM MST)

    Liz, gonna have to wait for Option 2 where Martin Heinrich, my geographical “representative,” is concerned — he campaigned in 2008 on supporting this sort of thing, he’s been an advocate of this crap long before being elected to the ABQ City Council in 2002. So unless Jon Barela, the GOP candidate for this spot, wins in November AND turns out to be better on the issues than Heinrich . . . keep your powder dry and check six.

  6. Re: Chip My Trash

    How do they know if you just flat-out refuse to recycle anything? Do they break open your trash bags at some point and look for something that can identify you? Remember, they’re insisting that you do this without any sort of compensation — if they want to make it mandatory, that’s involuntary servitude, and thus a violation of the Thirteenth Amendment, last time I checked.

    Also remember that after you’ve been generous enough to waste spend your valuable time sorting the recycleables and walking them to the curb, they’ll pick them up (at your expense, via legalized theft taxation) most likely hand them over to a for-profit company for the actual recycling task. How much of the profit made by that corporation from your trash will you ever see in your wallet?

    If they really want people to do this, the recycling mavens will make it so that everyone involved, including you the residents, can get a piece of the profit.

    If that’s too much trouble, then just throw it — it still gets recycled; it just takes a little longer, that’s all.

    EARTH FIRST! Strip-mine the other planets later.

  7. I recommend that everyone check out “trunthepaige”‘s latest blog posting –

    Gov’t Run Healthcare:


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Thursday, 18 March 2010

Random Commentary for Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Filed under: Random Shots — Tags: — mikewb1971 @ 2:04 AM (02:04)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. For those that play by DC’s rules, the Imperials offer you Brave New World — all the “feelies” and “soma” (Prozac, anyone?) you can afford, etc.

    For those that don’t, they offer Nineteen Eighty-Four, with the eternal boot on the face.

    It’s a legalized version of the offer that the Colombian cocaine cartels offer people — plomo o plata, “lead or silver” — “do what we say and you’ll get rich; don’t and you die.”

    Either way, the agitprop machine against Liberty rolls on, telling us that it’s good for us.

  2. H/T to Kyle Bennett for this one!

    Attention those of you dependent upon tax money — including social security, medicare and other health benefits, your job, your education, your house, your food, whatever — you are subject to being cut off immediately and unilaterally without notice. Prepare yourself, or forever hold your peace.


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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Blowback Comes Home to New Mexico

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:42 AM (11:42)

I recently received via email a copy of the premature declaration of victory by the main beneficiary of the anti-Kokesh smear campaign. It landed into my inbox with the same plopping sound my dog makes in the backyard.

TOM MULLINS FOR UNITED STATES CONGRESS DISTRICT 3
OVERWHELMINGLY TAKES REPUBLICAN NOMINATION

Dear Friends,

Today at the State Republican Party Pre-Primary Nominating Convention I received 107 votes and my opponent received 26 votes, totaling 133 votes. These results give us 80.45 percent of the delegate vote, confirming our expectations. This victory really means two things. irst, that my name will be listed first on the Republican Primary Ballot. Some have said that winning this ballot position is worth up to four percentage points in an election. Second, this result demonstrates that the New Mexico grass roots support that I have been talking about for several months is fully supporting our campaign. Our internal polling information agrees with these results that my opponent has a core group of committed supporters, but will be unable to attract the majority of the support necessary to win against Ben Ray Lujan, Jr. I believe that I am the candidate that will best represent not only the Republican party, but also the party of Knowledge in November. I have never been afraid of competition, but given this level of support, I am hopeful that my primary opponent will decide that he has little chance to win and will join our effort to defeat Ben Ray Lujan, Jr. This is an expensive endeavor and having a united effort, as early as possible, will ensure that we change the culture of corruption and dependence. But, who knows? As a rookie to the political business, the one thing I can tell you is that nothing can be predicted.

The party of knowledge includes Democrats, Independents, Greens, Libertarians, and Republicans. The party of knowledge has spoken in Albuquerque with the election of a new council and Mayor R.J. Berry. It spoke in New Jersey, Virginia, and most recently in Massachusetts. It is my belief that the party of knowledge will speak again in November and elect me to represent the 3rd Congressional Dis

I can’t speak for other members of the Libertarian Party, Boston Tea Party, New Mexico Patriot Alliance, and any other organization that I belong to, but I personally refuse to provide the slightest increment of support for this person.

I realize that I’m not a 3rd District voter, nor am I registered as a Republican. But I can still donate, write letters and post blog entries supporting the candidate who best represents my positions. I can promote that candidate’s events using the blogs and such available to me.

And the candidate who best represents my views, in all three of New Mexico’s districts, is Adam Kokesh.

One of the Libertarians on the BCC list for the above asked me the following —

I was not aware of any smear campaign. Is there a synopsis somewhere for me to look at ?

Basically, the neo-cons are pissed at Adam because in 2007, he protested the Iraq Occupation after being shot at during the Fallujah campaign (Feb-Sept 2004) and being discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2006.

Here’s a sampling of links from the smear campaign.

Or just go to thisainthell.com — seems to be the center of the Kokesh Hate Club.

It looks like this is part of a larger campaign by the neo-cons to purge the GOP of its libertarian faction, as the same people going after Kokesh are also whining about Ron Paul for the same “reason” — Paul objects to the Iraq Occupation. They refer to Paul as “RuPaul,” “NorLuap,” etc., and anyone associated with him as a “Paultard,” “Paulbot,” “Paulestinian,” “moonbat,” etc.

They don’t limit this sort of trash-talk to Paul and Kokesh, either. They went after Dr. Rand Paul, Ron Paul’s son, running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, Debra Medina, running for Governor in Texas, and B.J. Lawson, in North Carolina.

Libertarians such as myself, they refer to as “libtards.” If you take a look at Free Republic [freerepublic.com], you can’t miss it — just run a search for “libertarian” or “Ron Paul” there, and you’ll see what I mean.

Then they get pissed at us when we (LP members, BTP members, RLC members, C4L members, etc.) don’t support their candidates as much as they want us to (which would most likely require us to spend ourselves into poverty). This is part of what gave America Scott Brown as a U.S. Senator.

This is the same Scott Brown, who in 2006, supported MassCare, Mitt Romney’s mandatory health-insurance scheme, which I suspect was the template for the mandatory-insurance part of ObamaCare.

This is the same Scott Brown who recently voted for to spend 15,000,000,000 bucks for a “jobs bill.”

Here’s what Jim Bancroft, one of the anti-Kokesh hate squad, had to say about Scott Brown after I pointed out the “jobs bill” vote —

I have to sadly confess that I did not do my homework on scott brown…

We were so happy that a republican might win the Kennedy seat, I didnt care to look up who he was or what he was about

I went to his rally in Worcestor the Sunday before, was happy as a clam when he won, got totally embarrassed when he said his daughters were available, disowned him when he said he was proud of his posing for Cosmo because it got him exposure…and totally hated him since he voted for the spending bill because it meant ‘jobs’ for Mass……

The term up here is MASSHOLE…

All I can say is, hey, it was MASS, what did we expect?

the only consolation is it isn’t a democrat…except he is now buds with that RINO McLAME???

Brown wasn’t in Romney care originally, he was part of the mass care bill, true, I didnt know that either…(sigh)

the things you learn so late, I heard him in his speech say he was sorry he voted for MASSCARE but was totally AGAINST national healthcare…I dont trust him to be any more genuine conservative than LIEberman…

that means he will vote just like McLAME…ie, 90% like Ted Kennedy anyways

makes me so mad I could spit. So, on this one…I wont call you a moron.

Hence my previous comments — if they don’t want our ideas, then they don’t deserve our financial and material support.

Here’s the links where Mullins takes potshots at Adam —

Tom Mullins: Adam Kokesh is an internet celebrity and a war protestor who makes poor choices

Mullins: Kokesh’s actions “dishonor the military”


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Saturday, 13 March 2010

A Letter from a New Mexico Veteran

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:50 AM (01:50)

From the Kokesh for Congress Campaign

The following letter is from Tim Dunlap of Farmington, NM:

Personally speaking as a two-time war veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, I fully support Mr. Kokesh in his endeavor to become a representative in the United States Congress from the state of New Mexico. He has been serving the people of the United States for as long as I have known him. Mr. Kokesh represents New Mexico values. He has what it takes to become one of the best representatives for this state, and he will bend over backwards to assist the people with key issues. The courage and motivation that drives Mr. Kokesh is inscrutably unique.

I am from Farmington, New Mexico. I was born here, and lived here my whole life, except for the time I spent serving our country. During these times I was stationed in Ft. Hood Texas with the 4th Infantry Division, 1/66 Armor. This is who I deployed to Iraq with in 2003. After my service there, I went to Ft. Drum, New York where I served with the 10th Mountain Division on a reconnaissance unit, 3/71 CAV (RSTA). I deployed to Afghanistan with this unit in 2006. One of my good friends in this unit who sacrificed the ultimate price won the Medal of Honor. His name was SFC Jared Monti. During this same firefight I was injured in Gowardesh, Afghanistan, and ended up spending almost three months in a hospital, and another year in physical therapy.

This is when I met Mr. Kokesh. Dealing with overcrowding, patient rights, post-traumatic stress disorder, and the other problems that returning injured solders were facing were significant. Mr. Kokesh had come up and assisted me with some of these issues. It was great to see someone reaching out to help when most were either too busy or just seemed not to care. I have had the pleasure of knowing some outstanding citizens of this country and am proud to say that Mr. Kokesh is one of them.

The values of a state represent the people. These values include integrity, perseverance, and dedication. Mr. Kokesh represents these values and will represent them for the state of New Mexico. He will represent the values of New Mexico for all the people fairly and justifiably. To serve in this sense takes a representative of courage and honor, and I know exactly what it means to serve with courage and honor. This courage and honor that Mr. Kokesh displays is exactly the dedication that it will take to represent the people and veterans of New Mexico.

I knew Mr. Kokesh when I was in the military and he showed exemplified service. Mr. Kokesh served with honor, loyalty, and the many values that this state is in need of. I know exactly what it means to speak out, and he has the voice and knowledge to do just that. Mr. Kokesh will listen to the voice of the people and the veterans, and fight for what is right. Whether it is standing up for the opinions of the people, or stepping up to President Obama, if it needs to be done, he will do it.

This kind of incomparable service that Mr. Kokesh will represent for our state and the people within our state makes veterans like me proud. He will stand up for us veterans with the most sagacious representation and will make the people of New Mexico very proud. Mr. Kokesh has what it takes to beat Mr. Luján in economic issues, health care, and standing up for constituents. Mr. Kokesh will actually make things happen, and speak out for the people. Speaking as a veteran, a citizen, and as a person who is constantly active within his community, I would like to see Mr. Kokesh representing myself, my district, and my state.


NOTES

  1. Originally posted at kokeshforcongress.com
  2. Reposted to resistnet.com, my personal site, New Mexico Liberty, KCUF Media

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