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Monday, 18 September 2017

Random Shots for Monday, 18 September 2017

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

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  1. Posted to Facebook here, here, and here

    Too funny to not share!

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

    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, [ 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.


    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. — 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, 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

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