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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Random Shots for Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 12:59 AM (00:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    So they’re going to have 50 different versions of U.S. Avengers #1, one for each state?

    If they do like they did in the 1990s, and have three to six cover variants for each one (foil embossed and all that crap), I’m sure they’ll make a bundle, right?

    In the long run, the whole schtick is irrelevant because they’ll just reboot it all a few years from now, and start from scratch.

  2. Posted to Facebook here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here

    Arvin Vohra
    November 28 at 10:33am

    What does a $9 minimum wage actually mean? It means that if you can produce $10 worth of value per hour, you can get a job. If you cannot, then you have to be unemployed.

    No one pays $9 to get $8 worth of economic value.

    Any minimum wage keeps people out of the workplace, preventing them from getting the skills they actually need to succeed.

    Eliminating the minimum wage means that people new to the workforce can get jobs, develop relevant job skills, and develop resumes that can open future opportunities.

    If we want more jobs for those who cannot currently get them, the only solution is to eliminate the minimum wage, and create new opportunities for personal economic development.

    In Liberty,

    Arvin Vohra
    Vice Chair
    Libertarian National Committee

  3. Posted to Facebook here and here

    Any Puppy types going, make sure to wear something that shows your support for the Second Amendment.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. The Washington TimesComplaints grow over whites turning Dakota Access protest into hippie festival by Valerie Richardson
  2. Niskanen Center – Traffic Ahead: Satellites in Orbit by Joshua Hampson
  3. PJ MediaGeert Wilders on Track to Become Next Prime Minister of the Netherlands by Michael van der Galien
  4. Independent Journal ReviewOSU Student Reveals How the ‘Military Men’ in Her Class Reacted When Savage Attack Hit Campus by Jason Howerton
  5. 100percentfedup.com – OHIO COLLEGE PROFESSOR Makes Threatening Post To Facebook: “Bunch of us anti-gun types are going to have to arm ourselves, storm the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA . . . make sure there are no survivors”
  6. Scottish LibertariansThe Death of Castro by Antony Sammeroff
  7. W.A.S.P. –

         Inside the Electric Circus

         The Crimson Idol

  8. E.R. MasonDeep Crossing
  9. Patriot channel on Sirius XM –

         The David Webb Show

         Cam & Company

  10. George L. DuncanThe Wyoming Apocalypse

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Random Shots for Monday, 28 November 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 12:59 AM (00:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    ^^ exactly the case here in the Land of Entrapment.

  2. Posted to Facebook here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, –

    Jill Stein jumps ship to Team Hillary, thus getting in bed with the War Pigs and Wall Street mercantilists.

    Aaron Noah Horvitz shared Republicans for Gary Johnson‘s post to the group: New Mexico Grassroots for Gary Johnson 2016.
    November 28 at 9:44am

    In a breaking development, Jill Stein took to the internet Sunday, to call on all Green Party volunteers to help kick start a recount in Pennsylvania. In her video she stated:

    “It’s the only state in which the recount process has to be initiated by thousands of voters . . .”

    Apparently, they need to find at least three volunteers per election district willing to submit an affidavit to their county board of elections requesting a recount. There are more than 9,000 precincts required to initiate the recount, and each person has to be certified by a notary! It’s a tremendous effort, and they are trying to beat each precinct deadline a few of which are today, on Monday!

  3. Posted to Facebook

    According to the eco-fascists, ALL of them.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. The VSO Gun Channel – The Greatest Innovation in Firearms in 150 Years (Maybe)
  2. Science AlertSpaceX wants to surround Earth with an internet service that’s 200 times faster by Dave Mosher
  3. Ars TechnicaSpaceX plans worldwide satellite Internet with low latency, gigabit speed by Jon Brodkin
  4. Science Channel – NASA’s Unexplained Files
  5. RedStateYou’ve Got To Be Kidding Me. Hillary Clinton Is Looking To A 2020 Run?
  6. Lines of Departure by Tom Kratman at EveryJoeAnd Together is “Inherently Unequal,” Too
  7. W.A.S.P. – Inside the Electric Circus
  8. Controversial ChaosShould Donald Trump be allowed to carry his gun while president if he wants to? by Edison A
  9. Bearing Arms

         Ohio State Terrorist Attack Is Why We Need Campus Carry NOW by Bob Owens

         Shannon Watts’ Attempt to Politicize Ohio State Incident Fails Spectacularly by Jenn Jacques

         Hollywood’s Latest Gun Control Ploy by Beth Baumann

  10. Business InsiderTrump is meeting with an ex-bank CEO who wants to abolish the Federal Reserve and return to the gold standard by Bob Bryan
  11. The Free Range ReportFeds launch attack on Montana ranchers’ property rights by Charles Sauer
  12. The Washington Times

         Andrew Breitbart tweet before death adds fuel to online speculation of D.C. sex-trafficking ring by Douglas Ernst

         California in the red by $127.2 billion, state auditors say by Jessica Chasmar

  13. New York PostDear liberals: Start practicing the empathy you preach by Michael Goodwin
  14. The FederalistMeet The Intolerant Vulgarians Of The Dirtbag Left by John Daniel Davidson
  15. Principia ScientificClimate shock: 90 percent of the world’s glaciers are GROWING by iceagenow.info
  16. InfoWarsRoger Stone: Trump to Reduce Federal Land Holdings by Jamie White
  17. The Daily CallerJimmy Carter Mourns Castro’s Death, Praises Dictator For ‘His Love Of His Country by Derek Hunter
  18. The Colorado IndependentFour out of 9 Colorado Electoral College members agree: Revolt is necessary by Corey Hutchins
  19. The Washington PostAmericans keep looking away from the election’s most alarming story by Eric Chenoweth
  20. Monster Hunter Nation by Larry Correia – Understanding the U.S. Avengers picks

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Is World-Wide Satellite Broadband Coming Soon?

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:14 AM (04:14)

It seems as though Elon Musk (of SpaceX fame) is pushing for a new way to do satellite-based communications.

Instead of placing a few large satellites in geosynchronous orbit (22,300 miles up), he wants to put up lots — 800 to start, 4225 in the end — of small satellites (about 850 lbs apiece) in lower orbits (about 700-850 miles up).

The goal of this project is to offer gigabit-level bandwidth all over the Earth’s surface. Which is a damn sight better than the current wired services (I usually get somewhere around 54 Mbps on Comcast, using copper wire for the last mile).

Each end user will get a “low-profile user terminal that is easy to mount and operate on walls or roofs.”

Chances are that the “low-profile user terminal that is easy to mount and operate on walls or roofs” will use a standard electrical plug that connects to the outlets found in residential and commercial buildings . . .

And since adapters that allow you to connect those plugs to a car’s cigarette lighter or electronics jack, the “low-profile user terminal that is easy to mount and operate on walls or roofs” can just as easily be mounted on the roof of your RV or SUV. Or your everyday four-door sedan.

Mobile broadband that’s faster than what’s available over the wired services? Sounds like a decent deal to me.

Another aspect of this is that it could put the traditional satellite providers (Direct TV, Dish, HughesNet, etc.) out of business. Why would you bother with them when you can get YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Vudu or Vimeo anywhere in the world? And the cherry on top — you won’t have to pay extra for watching porn.

Now we’re waiting on Musk to get approval for this from the FCC and its international relative, the ITU (can’t have this project giving the Chinese a way around the Great Firewall, can we?) to sign off on it. Which means Musk will have to engage in some legalized bribery lobbying, because the Political Classholes simply can’t approve it without their palms being sufficiently greased in some manner.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Science Alert – SpaceX wants to surround Earth with an internet service that’s 200 times faster by Dave Mosher
  2. Ars Technica – SpaceX plans worldwide satellite Internet with low latency, gigabit speed by Jon Brodkin

NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 10.9
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Galaxy2 / Google Plus / Liberty.Me / Minds / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. Extropy Unbound Facebook page
    3. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page

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Random Shots for Sunday, 27 November 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 12:59 AM (00:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    See also:

    https://facebook.com/notes/scott-gates/on-the-standing-rock-tribes-dakota-pipeline-protest-/10154529600627457

  2. Posted to Facebook

  3. Posted to Facebook

    They brought Hillary down — hopefully goodbye and good riddance on that count.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    So does this mean that no one will attempt to shout down conservative or libertarian speakers on campus anymore?

    Or does the tolerance only work in one direction?

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. The Daily CallerTrump’s Brutally Honest Castro Statement Proves He’s No Obama by Michael Bastasch
  2. The Libertarian EnterpriseNumber 900, 27 November 2016
  3. TruthFeedGingrich says Loyal Giuliani would make a better Secretary of State than Traitor Romney
  4. KTHV-11 [CBS affiliate for Little Rock, Arkansas] – Louisiana sheriff shares testimony from North Dakota experience
  5. Conservative ReviewPopulism, nationalism, and Americanism by Mark Levin
  6. The Dollar VigilanteCastro Was Not Who You Thought He Was by Jeff Berwick
  7. Sovereign ManHere’s what happened when ancient Romans tried to drain the swamp by Simon Black
  8. survivalblog.com – 12 Important Books Every Well-Prepared Family Should Own by James Wesley Rawles
  9. W.A.S.P. –

         The Last Command

         Inside the Electric Circus

  10. nmpolitics.net – At UNM, signs that a new human rights movement is stirring by Kent Paterson
  11. GizmodoIndia’s Prime Minister Plans for Cashless Society by Rhett Jones

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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Random Shots for Saturday, 26 November 2016

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

Today in history

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Viceland – Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia
  2. History DailyIt Took 125 Years Before Scientists Realized What This Van Gogh Painting Really Is by John Titor
  3. Bearing ArmsThis Lawsuit Could Shatter ALL Federal Gun Control Laws by Bob Owens
  4. The Santa Fe New MexicanCan Raton rise again? by Staci Matlock
  5. American Heroes Channel –

         Evolution of Evil

         Ancient Assassins

  6. W.A.S.P. – The Last Command
  7. The InterceptDemocrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit by Glenn Greenwald
  8. The Orlando SentinelWhat those Dakota Access Pipeline protesters don’t tell you by Shawn McCoy

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Does Trump Arouse You?

Filed under: Dark Side, Fun, Humor, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:59 AM (00:59)

No, Trump doesn’t arouse me in any way, but apparently he does get those who claim to hate and fear him a bit on the frisky side, as evidenced by this letter to Dan Savage’s Savage Love column —

I’m a longtime fan – reader and listener – and part of the 47 percent of white women who did NOT vote for Donald Trump. To say I’m disappointed, horrified, scared, and mad about the election is woefully insufficient. I donated $100 to Planned Parenthood this morning because I honestly felt like there was nothing else I could do. That being said, I wanted to share that I had one of the most weirdly charged, hottest, and sexiest orgasms. A little buzzed (dealing with those election results) and sad, my boyfriend and I turned to each other for consolation. One thing led to another, and before I knew it, we were fucking as Trump came on the TV to give his acceptance speech. As that orange blowhard spewed more bullshit about being our president, I rode my boyfriend’s big, beautiful dick until I came. It was the perfect way to say, “Fuck this. Now fuck me.” I encourage all your readers to fuck out the stress from this election. Yes, we should donate and volunteer and speak up and protest and vote and not give up hope, but we should also keep doing it and taking care of each other. Because love trumps hate, and fucking trumps . . . well, I’m not sure what fucking trumps. But it sure makes life better.

– Justifiably Unsettled Lass Intensely Emoting

And then Savage doubles down on the lust born from hate or fear of Trump, as demonstrated by “JULIE” —

It’s important to practice good self-care in the wake of a traumatic event – the election qualifies as a traumatic event – and going by the definition of self-care at GoodTherapy.org, fucking the living shit out of someone qualifies as self-care: “Actions that an individual might take in order to reach optimal physical and mental health . . . Self-care [includes] activities that an individual engages in to relax or attain emotional well-being, such as meditating, journaling, or visiting a counselor.”

They’re too polite over at GoodTherapy.org to include “fucking the shit out of someone” on their list of examples, JULIE, but what you did on election night – which just so happens to be the exact same thing I did on election night – certainly meets all the criteria.

And if anyone out there who did the same on election night – fucked the shit out of someone – is feeling the least bit guilty, please know that millions of Americans did the exact same thing after 9/11. We used a different term to describe all that post-9/11 fucking: “terror-sex,” which New York magazine defined as “urgent, unguarded, end-of-the-world coitus inspired by that day’s sudden jolt of uncertainty and fear.”

I want to thank you for writing, JULIE, and I want to second your recommendation: Sex, partnered or solo, makes life better – and people shouldn’t feel guilty about fucking someone else and / or fucking / jacking / dildo-ing themselves at this uncertain and fearful moment in our nation’s history. Yes, we must donate and volunteer and protest and vote, all while reminding ourselves daily that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. And we must commit to defending our friends, neighbors, and coworkers who are immigrants (documented or not), Muslims (American born, immigrants, or refugees), people of color, women seeking reproductive health care, trans men and women seeking safety, lesbian and gay men seeking to protect their families, and everyone and everything else Trump has threatened to harm, up to and including the planet we all live on.

But we must make time for joy and pleasure and laughter and friends and food and art and music and sex. During the darkest days of the HIV / AIDS epidemic, when Republicans and religious conservatives controlled the federal government and were doing everything in their power to harm the sick and dying, queers organized and protested and volunteered and mourned. We also made music and theater and art. We took care of each other, and we danced and loved and fucked. Embracing joy and art and sex in the face of fear and uncertainty made us feel better – it kept us sane – and it had the added benefit of driving our enemies crazy. They couldn’t understand how we could be anything but miserable, given the challenges we faced – their greed, their indifference, their bigotry – but we created and experienced joy despite their hatred and despite this awful disease. We turned to each other – we turned to our lovers and friends and sometimes strangers – and said, “Fuck them. Now fuck me.”

We didn’t eradicate HIV / AIDS, the disease that was sickening us then, but we fought it to a standstill and we may defeat it yet. The disease that now sickens our nation is different. We may never eradicate racism and sexism and hatred. But fight it we will. And don’t listen to anyone who tells you that music and dance and art and sex and joy are a distraction from the fight. They are a part of the fight.

So why aren’t there any blog posts from conservative or libertarians expounding on their fear or hate of Hillary Clinton making them horny?


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / FetLife / Gab / Galaxy2 / Google Plus / Minds / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. Darth Mike Facebook page
    3. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    4. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    5. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group
    6. The Libertarian Enterprise Facebook group
    7. The Coiled Serpent: A Virtual Tavern Facebook group

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Random Shots for Friday, 25 November 2016

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Diaspora*, Ello, Facebook (here, here, and here), seen.life, and Tea Party Community

    The last paragraph of the article:

    “What if Hillary Clinton voters took up arms against all of Trump’s voters? Sure, it’s civil war again, but this one we can win – after all, there are millions more of us than there are of them.”

    All I can say to that is this:

    Bring it on.

    Or as Patrick Henry said in 1775:

    “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

    See also by the article’s author, Gersh Kuntzman:

    http://nydailynews.com/news/crime/firing-ar-15-horrifying-dangerous-loud-article-1.2673201

    http://nydailynews.com/news/national/gun-lovers-opinion-assault-rifles-article-1.2674555

    Frank Ney
    November 25 at 1:04 pm

    Sez the man who cried like a little bitch and ran for his “safe space” after firing an AR-15. This is a pussy Trump won’t grab.

    New York Daily News: I voted for Hillary Clinton – and even I don’t want her to be president at this point

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Science Channel – What on Earth?
  2. Deadline‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Casts Michelle Yeoh In Captain Role by Ross A. Lincoln and Dominic Patten
  3. io9Star Trek: Discovery Will Have Books and Comics Coming Out at the Same Time as the Show by Katharine Trendacosta
  4. New York Daily News

         I voted for Hillary Clinton – and even I don’t want her to be president at this point by Gersh Kuntzman

         What is it like to fire an AR-15? It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud by Gersh Kuntzman

         To gun lovers, you can’t even have an opinion on assault rifles – unless it’s theirs. Here’s the proof by Gersh Kuntzman

  5. W.A.S.P. – W.A.S.P.

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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Random Shots for Thursday, 24 November 2016

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

Today in history

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsBlaming Guns in Slaying of Congressman’s Grandson Will Not Stop Killings by David Codrea
  2. TNT – Man of Steel
  3. Business InsiderNew college professor ‘watchlist’ aims to expose professors who ‘advance leftist propaganda’ by Colleen Flaherty
  4. Inside Higher EdBeing Watched by Colleen Flaherty

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Random Shots for Wednesday, 23 November 2016

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Please clap. Then chase him the fuck away.

  2. Posted to Facebook here and here

    I still have the set I assembled on my own, paid for out of my own pocket back around 1991-1992.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Van Halen –

         Live: Right Here, Right Now

         Best Of — Volume I

  2. VolkStudio Blog by Oleg Volk – A true sign of an effete civilization . . .

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Friday, 18 November 2016

Random Shots for Friday, 18 November 2016

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    “Please clap” says it all.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Twisted Sister – Big Hits and Nasty Cuts

Notes from Life, Etc.

  1. Post to LPNM web presence soon —
    1. Want to run for public office in New Mexico as a Libertarian? We need from you —
      1. for you to register to vote in New Mexico as “Libertarian” (“LIB” on the voter registration card) NO LATER THAN 31 December 2017. You must be registered to vote with the party that you want to run with prior to the issuance of the Governor’s Election Proclamation – usually the last Tuesday of January (30 January 2018). Getting this done before the new year makes sure that it will be done before that proclamation comes out.
      2. Get to know people in the LPNM, let them get to know you — attend a few LPNM events, etc. Join the Party as a Caucus Member — http://lpnm.us/join-square.html
      3. Send us three to five (3-5) issues that you want your campaign to revolve around, along with a 2-3 sentence summary of how your campaign will address those issues.
      4. Send us your qualifications — your resumé, your cirriculum vitae, transcripts, letters of recommendation.
  2. New WordPress account — lpofnm? lpnmusa? Need a gmail account to sign up — lpbcnm
    1. Accounts for 33 county-level affiliates, 5 campus affiliates
    2. Leave open for tribal affiliates
  3. Look for something like Pixelpipe
  4. New email addresses for lpnm.us ?
    1. volunteer@ / admin@ / candidates@ / media@ / events@ / execdir@ / comm@ / membership@ / activity@ ?
  5. Plug-in additions to get for phone ?
    1. Kestrel Weather Station
    2. Infrared or night vision camera
  6. Provisions for LPNM Constitution and Bylaws ?
    1. Candidates and internal officeholders are expected to seek redress of grievances with the LPNM and other LPNM members internally (through the Central Committee, Judicial Council, etc.) before resorting to media or the public-sector courts.
    2. National Membership required as well as State Membership for candidates? Internal officeholders? It’s currently required for National Convention delegates by the National Bylaws.
  7. Maybe the network purchasers should tell the studio heads “Bring us 3-5 episodes of your series ready to go, show us what you’ve got, and what we like, we’ll buy” ?
  8. 2600: The Hacker Quarterly, Volume 33, Number 2 —
    1. p. 23 — Privacy Enhanced Linux (Ixquick search)
    2. pp. 23-24 — Hackintosh
    3. pp. 48-50 — Whonix (Wikipedia page)
  9. Kali Linux

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