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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Random Shots for Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    http://playbuzz.com/felixstablum10/the-definitive-political-orientation-test

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Here’s a screencap of the full Playbuzz page, which I don’t seem to be able to link to, as well as the text below the picture —

    “You’re on the right and libertarian quadrant of the political spectrum! You prize individualism and personal liberty above all else. You believe in private property and the free market. You tend to be patriotic but you’re sceptical of the state and you find little to no value in government institutions. You believe that success depends on the individual’s ability to pull themselves up by their own boot straps and take advantage of the opportunities they have. You see taxes as a form of oppression and you believe that the greatest threat to freedom is big government. You believe in a society of independent and hard-working individuals who take care of themselves. You want big brother out of your bedroom, out of your bank account, and off your property!”

  3. Posted to Facebook

    https://facebook.com/libertarians/photos/a.10150126121157726.302978.5978057725/10154964960482726/?type=3

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Does anyone but me remember a few years ago when UNM built a brand new recreation building at the Main Campus for 48 million? Maybe stuff like that might have something to do with this?

    There’s that, and the fact when UNM fired football coach Mike Locksley after Locksley assaulted and battered one of his assistant coaches in 2011, UNM ended up giving Locksley a million or so to go away quietly. Maybe that sort of thing might have to do with New Mexico’s collegiate financial woes?

  5. Posted to Facebook

    Definitely a good bit of both (A) and (B).

    (Their fears as such give me the warm fuzzies.)

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Andromeda
  2. Kim Stanley Robinson – Green Mars
  3. Chiller – The Outer Limits
  4. Science Channel – How the Universe Works
  5. Avenged Sevenfold – City of Evil
  6. Breitbart News – Kaine: Democrats Have to ‘Fight in the Streets’ Against Trump by Pam Key
  7. American ThinkerJudge Neil Gorsuch: Some Cause for Concern by Lawrence D. Pratt and William J. Olson

Monday, 30 January 2017

Random Shots for Monday, 30 January 2017

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook here and here

    Advertising like this can’t be paid for, it can only be earned.

    https://facebook.com/ROMCIO/posts/10154076171657676

  2. Posted to Facebook

    It gets even better —

    https://facebook.com/ROMCIO/posts/10154076270537676

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Yeah, he is awful interested in the LPNM for someone who lives is San Francisco, California. I wonder if he pesters the LPCA like this?

  4. Posted to Facebook

    And yet again . . .

    https://facebook.com/ROMCIO/posts/10154076317867676

  5. Posted to Facebook

    After he calls me a “tea bagger infiltrators fake ass libertarian,” he sends me a friend request. Go figure.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Target Books – Doctor Who: Time-Flight by Peter Grimwade
  2. ShareablyElderly carpenter wants to retire but is given one last job, learns a very valuable lesson by Jenny Brown
  3. Avenged Sevenfold – Waking the Fallen
  4. Andromeda

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Random Shots for Sunday, 29 January 2017

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    How about we pull the plug on the 50-mile bike path around the city, the Berry Runner along Central and the proposed West Side APS stadium? Because we care about fiscal restraint, correct?

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Andromeda
  2. Kim Stanley Robinson – Green Mars
  3. Avenged Sevenfold – Waking the Fallen
  4. Science Alert
    1. Scientists have confirmed a brand new form of matter: time crystals by Fiona MacDonald
    2. Earth’s magnetic poles are set to swap places — and we’re totally unprepared by Phil Livermore and Jon Mound
  5. The Washington PostIn Venezuela, we couldn’t stop Chávez. Don’t make the same mistakes we did. by Andrés Miguel Rondón
  6. Patriot HangoutCelebrities Just Called For A TOTAL HOLLYWOOD STRIKE UNLESS TRUMP . . .
  7. TimeThe Koch Brothers Oppose President Trump’s Immigration Ban by Philip Elliott
  8. ViceWhat Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After a Coup in America? by Mike Pearl
  9. antiwar.com – SEAL Team 6 Kills an 8-Year-Old Girl, Scores More in Yemen Attack by Jason Ditz

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Random Shots for Saturday, 28 January 2017

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    So Susana is attempting to develop a spine where fiscal restraint is concerned?

    Better late than never, I suppose.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Attention, “social justice” whackjobs (the word “warrior” doesn’t apply to you and never did) —

    The Libertarian Party of New Mexico isn’t for you, and you don’t fit into it. Accept this and move on.

    Any sort of collective justice or sovereignty that isn’t based first and foremost upon individual justice or sovereignty is simply another excuse for tyranny.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Andromeda
  2. Kim Stanley Robinson – Green Mars
  3. Albuquerque Journal

         Governor’s message on veto

         Crime-fighting requires laser focus on hot spots by Diane Dimond

  4. The Daily Lobo at the University of New Mexico – Yiannopoulos protesters question the line between free speech and hate speech by Matthew Reisen
  5. The New York TimesTrump’s Order Blocks Immigrants at Airports, Stoking Fear Around Globe by Michael D. Shear and Nicholas Kulishjan
  6. shtfplan.com – Hillary Is Back: Intends To Start TV Show And Position For Another Run: “She’s Convinced She’d Get Fabulous Ratings” by Mac Slavo
  7. Tom Woods – The U.S. Is Breaking Up

Friday, 27 January 2017

Random Shots for Friday, 27 January 2017

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Who decided to close down all of the nearby food court? I’m guessing it wasn’t any of the vendors. Probably “security concerns” . . . .

  2. Posted to Facebook

    The fascists are thumping on the locked doors at the rear of the auditorium — most of the pets I’ve had behaved better than these people.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Andromeda
  2. AC / DC – Back in Black
  3. Avenged Sevenfold – Waking the Fallen

Notes from Life, Etc.

  1. Went to the Milo Yiannopoulos event at the UNM SUB
    1. See also Speak out to MILO and YAL at UNM and Shut Down Milo Yianoppoulos UNM — ¡No Pasaràn!
    2. There were probably 50 NM State Police officers in and around the event, as well as UNMPD and Securitas officers.
    3. Attendees were wanded before being allowed into the SUB. Attendees were not permitted to bring in backpacks.
    4. The food court was shut down entirely.
    5. After the event and Milo was escorted off the stage and out of the ballroom through the back door, UNMPD and NMSP held the attendees in the ballroom for about 15-20 minutes because of the PSL / Antifa / ANSWER fascists in the area around the SUB.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Random Shots for Thursday, 26 January 2017

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    She’s simply looking to be a big player in the DNC sphere, that’s all.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Why is a social worker pestering you in the hospital when you’re in there for a foot injury?

    Or is this an Obamacare thing?

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Target Books – Doctor Who and the Crusaders by David Whitaker
  2. Business InsiderA high-profile Democratic congresswoman says she met with Assad on her secret trip to Syria by Pamela Engel
  3. Foundation for Economic Education – Why All Protectionists Are Essentially Luddites by Donald J. Boudreaux
  4. Diversity of TacticsWhy the Left-wing Needs a Gun Culture by Lorenzo Raymond
  5. AC / DC – Back in Black
  6. Andromeda
  7. Milo YiannopoulosMILO At UC – Colorado Springs: Why The Dems Lost The White Working Class
  8. SFGATEICE agents mistakenly show up at preschool in SF’s Mission by Jenna Lyons and Michael Bodley, San Francisco Chronicle

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Random Shots for Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here ], Google Plus, Grassfire [ here, here, and here ] Minds, seen.life [ here and here ], and Tea Party Community [ here, here, and here ] –

    Why can’t the Artiste types get behind making NPR, PBS, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities into 501-c-3 type non-profit organizations, cutting the new non-profits off from the stream of tax funding, and prohibiting those non-profits from seeking funds or favors from government in the future?

    That way, they can create as many “Piss Christ” pieces or Mapplethorpe exhibits as they want, and the people who object to that sort of stuff won’t be forced to pay for them. Thus whatever opposition to such exhibits will wither away in short order, and everyone can get back to minding their own business.

    Larry Correia
    Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:35am

    I posted this in another thread where a bunch of Sensitive Artistes are having a come apart that the sacred National Endowment for the Arts might get defunded. The comments were full of IT DOESN’T COST MUCH or WHAT DO RETHUGLICANS KNOW ABOUT ART? (More than you, dumbass)

    ##

    Kill it. Kill the NEA with fire.

    Here’s the thing, you artsy fartsy crybabies having a freak out . . . If you get good enough that your art actually moves people, then you’ll be able to sell it. If you get to where people actually really like it, you can even make a living at it (like me).

    Until then, nobody owes you shit. Tax payers don’t owe you shit. I don’t owe you shit. It only took ten cents from my taxes? So what? That’s ten cents that could have went for something better than propping up your no-talent ass.

    You want to get paid? Then get good, scrub.

    OH BUT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THE PAIN OF BEING AN ARTIST! Bitch please, I’m a New York Times bestselling novelist now, but while I wrote like my first seven novels I still had a day job. You know, like every other tax paying jackass you expect to subsidize your good time.

    And the last time I looked the Constitution didn’t have anything in it about paying for you to live your dream. You have the opportunity to do so, but the rest of us are under no obligation to foot the bill.

    I’ve worked with artists in books, comics, TV, movies, and video games. I’ve hired and paid for artists to produce product for me. (and get over yourself, it is just a product). All of the actual working creators will continue to get by without the NEA, because they have developed valuable skills in entertaining or moving people, and aren’t just dilettantes playing at art.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Mises WireThe Real Reason to Oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline by Ryan McMaken
  2. io9

         A Look Back at Star Trek: Nemesis, the Film That Killed a Franchise by Katharine Trendacosta

         What Did Diane Duane Think Of Star Trek: Nemesis? by Charlie Jane Anders

  3. The Art of ManlinessThe Maxims of General George S. Patton by Brett and Kate McKay
  4. Kim Stanley Robinson – Green Mars
  5. AC / DC – Back in Black

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Random Shots for Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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

Today in history

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Andromeda
  2. SirisThe Electoral College and National Popular Votes, Part I
  3. EveryJoeLines of Departure: Free at last! Free at last! by LTC Tom Kratman, USA (Ret)
  4. The Huffington PostThe Most Dangerous Bill You’ve Never Heard Of Just Passed The House by Carl Pope
  5. The Daily SheepleFinally, some Common Sense Gun Legislation: Congressman Moves to Have “Gun Free School Zones Act” Repealed by Lily Dane
  6. OZYTwo New Stars for the American Flag? by Nick Fouriezos
  7. Kim Stanley Robinson – Green Mars
  8. Helloween – Straight Out of Hell
  9. WorldNetDailySecret Service agent: I won’t ‘take bullet’ for Trump by Bob Unruh
  10. nmpolitics.net – Thanks to those fighting in DC to save our health-care programs by Ron Schwartz
  11. Stars & StripesArmy quietly deactivates its small-team reconnaissance units by Alex Horton
  12. Stamford PatchLinda McMahon Confirmation Hearing Goes Well, Then Triple H Shows Up by Rich Scinto

Monday, 23 January 2017

Random Shots for Monday, 23 January 2017

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    I’m sure that Cookie Monster is set up for life, with whatever cash he stashed in Swiss bank accounts on the way back from those overseas ops:

    http://coldservings.livejournal.com/55352.html

  2. Posted to Facebook

    So the makers of medical equipment and supplies are simply going to provide their products at no charge, just so that they can say they made their requisite donations?

    https://ixquick.com/do/search?q=X-ray+for+sale

    http://ebay.com/bhp/x-ray-machine

    https://ixquick.com/do/search?q=MRI+for+sale

    https://info.blockimaging.com/bid/68146/how-much-does-a-used-mri-machine-cost

    What about the people who work in the factories to manufacture those devices? Are they expected to work without getting paid for their time and effort?

  3. Posted to Facebook

    The GOP has been using “let’s defund PBS and the NEA” ever since 1994, when it was part of Gingrich’s “Contract with America” scam.

    Why has this never occurred during the times that the GOP held majorities in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate since 1994?

  4. Posted to Facebook

    Kristyn Souder – Then you wouldn’t have any problem with rechartering NPR, PBS, the NEA and NEH as 501-c-3 type non-profit organizations, cutting them off from the stream of tax money, and forbidding them in their charters from lobbying governmental bodies for tax money, correct?

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Cable News Network [CNN] – Imam delivers message to Trump at inaugural service by Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor
  2. Andromeda
  3. GameSpotThe Most Anticipated Movies to Watch in 2017 by Tony Guerrero
  4. VolkStudio Blog by Oleg Volk – Web-sized PDF of Kel-Tec print catalog
  5. Politico

         ‘What Do You Do if a Red State Moves to You?’ by Michael Kruse

         Democrats in the Wilderness by Edward-Isaac Dovere

  6. The Vintage NewsThe man who built the world’s first jet in 1910, yes 1910
  7. AmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsStolen FBI Submachine Gun Once More Highlights Government Double Standards by David Codrea
  8. Kim Stanley Robinson – Green Mars
  9. nmpolitics.net – Trump to nominate Heather Wilson to be Air Force secretary by Heath Haussamen
  10. Viceland – Black Market: Dispatches
  11. Science Channel – What on Earth?
  12. Helloween – Straight Out of Hell

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Random Shots for Sunday, 22 January 2017

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

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Facebook

    And what about any reasonably available training for the guy who purchases a car for any reason and knows nothing about cars and has little interest in learning even simple safety?

    More people are killed in America due to automotive accidents than gunshot wounds, after all.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    It gets better:

    https://facebook.com/haussamen/posts/10101349367439121?comment_id=10101350598831401&reply_comment_id=10101352157996821

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Now if you’re trying to say “That guy won’t seek such training on his own, so we have to make him,” consider the fact that the “Everytown for Gun Safety” folks don’t have any problem trying to shut down shooting ranges — the very places where that training would take place — using noise ordinances, environmental regulations and such (they’ve only been doing just that since the 1980s).

    If Bloomberg truly cared about gun safety training, he would be spending his billions on building new shooting ranges, instead of lobbying and agitating to wipe out the Second Amendment a little bit at a time.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    And still more:

  5. Posted to Facebook here and here

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. TimeNASA Has a New Way to Fly by Jeffrey Kluger
  2. Desert Tech

         MDR Semi Auto

         MDR Testing Footage Compilation SHOT Show 2017

  3. Milo Yiannopoulos

         MILO visits media row at the Trump victory party

         MILO at Minnesota State University: A Very Milo Christmas

  4. Stanhope TVDoug Stanhope on USA vs UK Violence – Weekly Wipe with Charlie Brooker – BBC
  5. Reason TVDoug Stanhope on Comedy, His Mother, Libertarians, Alcoholics, and Trump
  6. nmpolitics.net – Budget crisis pushes session to breakneck start by Andrew Oxford, The Santa Fe New Mexican
  7. Kim Stanley Robinson – Green Mars
  8. Foundation for Economic Education [FEE] – My Lyft Ride with a Black Trump Supporter on MLK Day by Jeffrey Tucker
  9. Andromeda

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