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Monday, 31 August 2020

Random Shots for Monday, 31 August 2020

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

Today in history

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Time’s Tapestry, Book Four: Weaver by Stephen Baxter
  2. KUPT 29 TV [Heroes & Icons (H&I) affiliate for Albuquerque, New Mexico] —
    1. Star Trek
    2. Star Trek: The Next Generation
    3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  3. Comet [1]
    1. Battlestar Galactica (2003 version)
    2. Stargate SG-1

NOTES

  1. Schedule for Comet TV

Sunday, 30 August 2020

Random Shots for Sunday, 30 August 2020

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

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Please welcome Agste Fbach to the group!

  2. Posted to Facebook

    “All persons who have arrived in New Mexico from a location outside of the State . . . .”

    How exactly do you arrive in New Mexico from a location inside of the State?

    Is Lujan Grisham on the verge of discovering some new type of physics while she’s destroying New Mexico’s economy?

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Pluto TVDoctor Who: Image of the Fendahl
  2. Time’s Tapestry, Book Four: Weaver by Stephen Baxter
  3. drive: the scifi comic by Dave KellettThursday, 5 January 2012Saturday, 15 December 2012
  4. LongreadsThe Endgame of the Olympics by Dvora Meyers
  5. MSNKenosha police arrest food distribution volunteers by Dennis Romero
  6. Quanta MagazineAbstractions: Big Bounce Simulations Challenge the Big Bang by Charlie Wood
  7. DNyuzHumans Take a Step Closer to ‘Flying Cars’ by Derrick Bryson Taylor
  8. SkyDrive IncSkyDrive Project SD-03 world debut [YouTube]
  9. KUPT 29 TV [Heroes & Icons (H&I) affiliate for Albuquerque, New Mexico] —
    1. Star Trek
    2. Star Trek: The Next Generation
    3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    4. Star Trek: Voyager
    5. Star Trek: Enterprise
  10. Bounding Into ComicsStar Trek Boss Alex Kurtzman Explains What The Mission Of The Franchise Is by Jorge Arenas
  11. ConversicaBlog: Why Revenue-Obsessed Teams Embrace the Augmented Workforce During Uncertain Times
  12. NatureHow the pandemic might play out in 2021 and beyond by Megan Scudellari
  13. Ferret Music — Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster – Step Up (I’m On It) [OFFICIAL VIDEO] [YouTube]
  14. Nerdrotic by Gary Buechler — Celebrities FLEEING Hollywood in Droves! Tom Hanks and Co. Escape From LA [YouTube]

Saturday, 29 August 2020

Random Shots for Saturday, 29 August 2020

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

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Please welcome Chris Powell: Vox Libertatem to the group!

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. The TOFSpot by Michael FlynnAcceleration
  2. Time’s Tapestry, Book Four: Weaver by Stephen Baxter
  3. KOB NewsMan sentenced for threatening New Mexico governor by The Associated Press [AP]
  4. drive: the scifi comic by Dave KellettSaturday, 8 January 2011Thursday, 8 December 2011
  5. American Greatness [AG] — The Switch That Never Happened: How the South Really Went GOP by Dinesh D’Souza
  6. Pluto TV
    1. Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang
    2. Doctor Who: Horror of Fang Rock
  7. Center for Security Policy [CSP] — Contextual Insurgency: Lessons From a Week Observing Portland Black Bloc by E. Smith

Friday, 28 August 2020

Random Shots for Friday, 28 August 2020

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

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Facebook

    According to the petition, one Vincent D. McDorman was a pillar of the community in public, and a child molester in private, and everyone who had had contact with McDorman knew about McDorman’s double-sided life.

    According to the Virginia Chronicle / Recorder (?), on 25 July 2003, Christopher Bennett shot McDorman in the head at close range with a rifle.

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Vincent+D.+McDorman+Christopher+Bennett

    https://virginiachronicle.com/?a=d&d=TRE20030815.1.3&e=——-en-20–1–txt-txIN——–

    OK, I can sign this petition.

    “Mr. Bennett should be considered a hero, not a criminal.”

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

    Mark KirwanJews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
    Friday, August 28, 2020 at 3:11 PM

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Comet [1]
    1. Stargate SG-1
    2. Babylon 5
    3. Battlestar Galactica (2003 version)
  2. The DriveThe War Zone: Navy F/A-18 Squadron Commander’s Take On AI Repeatedly Beating Real Pilot In Dogfight by Commander Colin ‘Farva’ Price
  3. Brain Pickings by Maria PopovaOctavia Butler on How (Not) to Choose Our Leaders
  4. drive: the scifi comic by Dave KellettSaturday, 15 August 2009Saturday, 18 December 2010
  5. Northern New Mexico IndependentOp-Ed – Española Mayor to Governor: We Deserve Better by Javier Sánchez, Mayor, City of Española
  6. KUPT 29 TV [Heroes & Icons (H&I) affiliate for Albuquerque, New Mexico] —
    1. Star Trek
    2. Star Trek: The Next Generation
    3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  7. Adams, Jefferson, and the Jews by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik
  8. BBC News from the British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] — Daniel Shaver: Police officer not guilty of murder

NOTES

  1. Schedule for Comet TV

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Random Shots for Thursday, 27 August 2020

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

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Please welcome James Fine to the group!

  2. Posted to Facebook

    Please welcome Genelle Marie to the group!

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Please welcome SelfDeterminationAdvocates [FB page] to the group!

  4. Posted to Facebook

    David Brin

    Larry Correia
    10h
    [ https://facebook.com/larry.correia/posts/4519524991391728 ]

    There’s this old science fiction author named David Brin (the Postman). He’s very left wing, and over the last year I’ve repeatedly watched him engage in a very sleazy debate tactic to try and shame people into silence. And last night I called his bluff.
    This is his shtick. An author will post a political opinion that goes against proper good thinking left wing dogma. Brin will jump in, and post a whole bunch of stuff about how everybody on the right is stupid and evil, I’m talking rapid fire, five to ten unrelated topics about how the left is good and the right is awful. And then, rather than debate all that spaghetti he just threw at the wall, he’ll yell BET ME.
    And then he’ll say that anybody who won’t BET HIM that the left is awesome and the right is shit about topics A through Z, is a coward, who lacks “cojones”. And the lack of anyone taking his “bet” proves that Brin is right.
    Whenever anyone was foolish enough to actually try and debate Brin in good faith, Brin would either vanish, or fall back on BET ME.
    However, I had noticed that Brin usually only does the BET ME thing on the pages of authors who work hard to make ends meet, and who usually still have their day jobs. So they can’t actually put up real money over a frivolous bet, with somebody they know is a goal post shifting emotional liar anyway, and Brin knows it. Which is why this has been a safe tactic… until now. 😃
    So Brin does his BET ME easy button last night against Brad Torgersen. And he was silly enough to declare that democrat states are better for business than republican states for start ups and entrepreneurs. BET ME!
    And it just so happens that before I was an author, I was an accountant, and a giant part of my career was conducting business in a whole bunch of different states. Whoops. 😃
    So I responded that I would gladly take his bet. And not only would I take his bet, I would do so for real money. I suggested $5000. Then I outlined all the terms. We would get an attorney to draw up the agreement, and a CPA firm to audit the data. All financial data must abide by GAAP (I sure as shit wasn’t going to let him weasel out by posting some bullshit Vox editorial).
    I went into great detail. I demonstrated that I was very serious about taking his wager.
    Then I insulted his integrity, dignity, and honor. If this was in person I would’ve slapped him with a glove and then dropped it at his feet.
    You can see it here. The whole thing is pretty funny:
    https://www.facebook.com/brad.torgersen/posts/4938760902816770?notif_id=1598507146671728&notif_t=comment_mention&ref=notif
    I think my criteria are very reasonable. We needed parameters. None of this candy ass bullshit about feelings. Real business, regulatory burden, taxation and government costs. Ease of starting, maintaining, and profiting from a business. We take a look at where businesses are going, and where they are fleeing. Surveys of actual CEOs and CFOs. We look at companies small, medium, and large. (which I actually got kind of excited about, because this is what I used to do for a living).
    Take that real data, make a report, make your case to the judges we’ve agreed upon, and winner gets the pot. Let’s do this.
    But of course, he was all talk. Brin had a few hours to respond last night, and crickets. Then this morning I got up to see that he’d responded to other people (only sans BET ME now) but had not responded to my acceptance of his wager.
    Disgusted by this weakness, I blocked him, so I would be spared being drug into his tired bullshit on other author’s pages (some of us still have books to write). However, before I did I made it known to everyone there that should Brin decide to do his BET ME thing anywhere else, to remind him that Larry Correia is more than happy to take him up on that.
    Since I can’t see his annoying time suck posts anymore (prior experience had shown that whenever I shot down his goofy points, he’d just run away) and he can’t see mine, I also listed a few mutual acquaintances who know both Brin and I, who have my personal email and cell phone. Should Brin find his “cojones” I will gladly and confidently take his bet. We will get a lawyer to draw up an agreement, and then place money in escrow. Put up or shut up.
    For the record, I am not normally a betting man. I don’t like gambling. However I will gladly put up several thousand dollars just to call David Brin’s bluff.

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Dokken
    1. Beast from the East
    2. Erase the Slate
  2. KUPT 29 TV [Heroes & Icons (H&I) affiliate for Albuquerque, New Mexico] —
    1. Star Trek
    2. Star Trek: The Next Generation
    3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  3. New AtlasEnergy: Nano-diamond self-charging batteries could disrupt energy as we know it by Loz Blain
  4. Comet [1]
    1. Battlestar Galactica (2003 version)
    2. Stargate SG-1

NOTES

  1. Schedule for Comet TV

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Random Shots for Wednesday, 26 August 2020

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

Today in history

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. DokkenBeast from the East

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Random Shots for Tuesday, 25 August 2020

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

Today in history

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Gun Free Zone [GFZ] — Why I went off the deep end by “J. Kb”
  2. Dokken
    1. Back for the Attack
    2. Beast from the East
  3. Strategic Culture Foundation [SCF] — The Quiet American Reset by Alastair Crooke
  4. Guns America Digest‘Gunsmithing Handtools Class’ OR ‘A Way to Work Metal without Expensive Equipment’ by Christopher Mace
  5. Time’s Tapestry, Book Four: Weaver by Stephen Baxter

Monday, 24 August 2020

Random Shots for Monday, 24 August 2020

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

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Diaspora*, Facebook [ here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here ], Flote, Gab, Gorf Social, Minds [ here and here ], Pocketnet, Spreely [ here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here ], VK, and YouMe Social

    H/T Dan Garner
    Monday, August 24, 2020 at 7:13 AM
    https://facebook.com/groups/politicsandstupidstuff/permalink/3457211254331776/

    from

    Alpha Outpost
    Monday, August 24, 2020 at 5:04 AM

  2. Posted to MeWe

    https://tinyurl.com/g-search-abq-nm-pd-1975-strike

    https://nytimes.com/1975/07/24/archives/rate-of-crime-believed-lower-in-albuquergues-police-strike.html

    https://flickr.com/photos/target_man_2000/37272406861

    https://facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1578932918933647&id=100004508628968

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Please welcome John Elkins to the group!

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Comet [1]Battlestar Galactica (2003 version)
  2. Time’s Tapestry, Book Four: Weaver by Stephen Baxter
  3. AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
    1. Democrats Predict Forced Citizen Disarmament will be a Winner This Time Around by David Codrea
    2. Antifa Unsuccessfully Tries To Protest The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally by John Crump
    3. Vehicle “Protest” Encounters: Politics, Legal Jeopardy, Defense by Dean Weingarten
    4. New York Attorney General Finally Pulls the Trigger on the NRA by Jeff Knox
  4. Star Trek: Lower Decks

NOTES

  1. Schedule for Comet TV

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Random Shots for Sunday, 23 August 2020

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

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Facebook

    Please welcome Jerry Porteous to the group!

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Comet [1]
    1. The Arrival
    2. Battlestar Galactica (2003 version)
  2. Time’s Tapestry, Book Four: Weaver by Stephen Baxter
  3. The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,081: Sunday, 23 August 2019
  4. The Daily WireSchool District Making Parents Sign Waiver Agreeing Not To Monitor Virtual Instruction by Emily Zanotti

NOTES

  1. Schedule for Comet TV

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Random Shots for Saturday, 22 August 2020

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

Today in history

COMMENTS I’VE POSTED

  1. Posted to Flote

    #FloteClassic

    If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it!

LISTENING / READING / WATCHING

  1. Time’s Tapestry, Book Four: Weaver by Stephen Baxter
  2. DokkenBack for the Attack
  3. Time Trap
  4. Comet [1]
    1. Steel Dawn
    2. The Arrival

NOTES

  1. Schedule for Comet TV

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