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Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Quote of the Day for Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Quote of the Day — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 8:26 PM (20:26)

Danny Bedwell
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7:34 PM

Impeach the President?

I vote yes. While we’re at it, let’s impeach the Speaker of the House, the House Minority Leader and the Senate Pro Temp. In fact, let’s impeach every sitting member of Congress, their administrative assistants, the fat lady at the Dept of Education and every other bureaucrat making decisions on your behalf.

It’s time to throw the baby out with the bath water.


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Diaspora* / Facebook page / Facebook profile / Flote / Liberty.me / Minds / Spreely page / Twitter / VK / Wimkin page
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    5. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    6. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin page
    9. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    10. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    11. The Weekly SeditionFacebook page / Spreely page / Twitter / Wimkin page / WordPress
    12. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    13. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    14. Vote the Air NM — Facebook page
    15. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Book Review — Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions

Filed under: Media, Philosophy, Principles, Reading — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:48 PM (14:48)

BOOK REVIEW — Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions

129 pages, by Dr. Norman Horn, Doug Stuart, Kerry Baldwin, and Dick Clark

FULL DISCLOSURES:

  • Kerry Baldwin has been a Facebook friend for several years now.
  • I don’t profess to be a Christian of any denomination or sect or whatever. Organized religion and I simply don’t do well together.

With those out of the way . . . .

Faith Seeking Freedom is easy reading, in that the authors don’t try to cram you chock-full of data and information and jargon, such that you would feel overwhelmed by it all.

When the authors cite Biblical content, they put the citation right there in the same paragraph as the point that they’re making, so you don’t have to keep flipping back and forth to the end of the chapter or the end of the book. This is probably for the best where electronic versions are concerned. Also, for those inclined to have a Bible nearby to check on the authors, it’s right there where you can compare and contrast the authors’ points against the Bible verse(s) itself.

The authors don’t attempt to take sides where the big divisions of libertarian thought occur, such as the minarchy vs. anarchy debate, or whether or not to be involved in the LP, with the exception of the abortion issue.

SPECIFIC POINTS

[Page numbers cited here are what listed is on the particular page. The actual pages on the PDF version that I used for this review will be that number, plus 10 pages.]

Chapter 2 (The Libertarian Basics, pp. 23-34) gives the reader a decent summary of the Non-Aggression Principle and how it applies to everyday life.

p. 26, part of the answer to Question #13 (How do libertarian Christians account for people who violate the non-aggression principle (NAP)?) takes on the minarchy vs. anarchy question rather well — the authors explain both sides without explicitly favoring one side or the other. (Disclosure: I personally lean towards the anarcho-capitalist side.)

p.39, Question #25 (Do libertarians believe any and every government is illegitimate?) also tackles the minarchy vs. anarchy adroitly, explaining both sides without favoring one or the other.

pp. 67-68 give a succinct and principled response to the “What about roads?” shibboleth.

OK, enough spoilers.

Do me a favor Do yourself a favor — Go and get a copy and read it for yourself.

SUMMARY

Faith Seeking Freedom is an easy-to-read, principled guide for Christians who are seeking to understand libertarianism, on par with Inclined to Liberty by Louis Carabini, The Law by Frederic Bastiat, or Down With Power by L. Neil Smith.

Go get a copy, read it, then tell your friends and family.


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,096: 6 December 2020
  2. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Blogspot / Diaspora* / Facebook page / Flote / Gab / Goodreads / Gorf Social / Liberty.me / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely page / Twitter / VK / Wimkin page / YouMe Social
    2. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin page
    5. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    6. The Weekly SeditionFacebook page / Spreely page / Twitter / Wimkin page / WordPress

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Vote for Nobody

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 5:03 AM (05:03)

H/T Kerry Baldwin — Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:44 PM


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Twitter
    2. The Weekly SeditionTwitter / WordPress

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Friday, 21 August 2020

Want Total Freedom and No Responsibility? Be a Democrat!

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:36 AM (03:36)

Apparently, being a Democrat makes you immune to the Beer Bug. Who knew?

This immunity doesn’t seem to discriminate between the lefty-fascist “progressive” kind, the “conservative” or “libertarian” kind or the Republican-wannabe Establishment kind.

The DNC’s nominee for First Crook, Creepy Joe, is a prime example of the last kind.

From Kamala Harris’ Twitter feed — 8:20 AM ⋅ August 17, 2020

In that picture, it’s plainly obvious that this is a gathering of more than five [5] people, and that they do not appear to be practicing any “social distancing” protocols.

As the TV pitchmen say, “But wait, there’s more!

In this second picture, it’s plain to see that not only are they not “social distancing,” but they aren’t wearing the idiotic masks that they insist that the rest of us wear any time that we step outside of our homes.

H/T Joseph L. Roberts — Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 8:01 AM

It seems like Eric July called it last month when he [sarcastically] said in a video clip that “the virus is woke” and able to tell what your politics are, and only infect those who aren’t lefty fascist types of the sort that are working for the DNC, its affiliates and candidates.

After all, when you’re a lefty fascist whackjob, you can get away with just about anything, as Larry Correia writes:

Larry Correia
Monday, August 17, 2020 at 2:59 PM

When a lone nut job maniac goes on a mass shooting, he represents all gun owners (even if his manifesto is all pro gun control). Even if he’s a raving left winger or has no coherent philosophy at all, he represents all republicans/Christians/white men/whatever group the left has a hate boner for this week. And the existence of this lone nut maniac irreparably taints half the population of America with guilt, even if they have nothing in common with him at all.

However, if somebody wearing a hoody and a ski mask, looting, burning shit, while chanting fuck the police and flying the hammer and sickle, gets caught on video beating someone with a baseball bat… HOW DARE YOU ASSUME THEY ARE ANTIFA?!? HE DOES NOT HAVE AN ANTIFA NAME TAG ON! WHERE IS HIS ANTIFA ID CARD? HOW DARE YOU SMEAR THESE INNOCENT MOSTLY PEACEFUL PEOPLE WITH THE ACTIONS OF A FEW BAD APPLES?!?

This may sound crazy, but just remember. If you are on the right you share collective guilt for every bad thing which has ever happened, even if it was done by people on the left. And if you are on the left, you are free from sin because you Care Harder.

On the individual level, if you are on the right, you are responsible for things that other people’s ancestors did 200 years ago. But if you are on the left, you aren’t responsible for what you are doing right now.

Also see this video clip, where the guy holding the gun on the woman in the car says (no way that I could have made this up) —

“I am not a cop, I will fucking shoot you. I’m a Democrat. I can shoot you because Democrats get away with everything.”


NOTES

  1. Published at / in The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,081 – Sunday, 23 August 2020
  2. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Blogspot / Diaspora* / Facebook page / Flote / Gab / Gorf Social / Minds / Nerdica / Pocketnet / Spreely page / Twitter / VK / YouMe Social
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    5. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    6. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page
    9. Resist Marxism New Mexico — Facebook page
    10. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    11. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page
    12. The Weekly SeditionFacebook page / Spreely page / Twitter / WordPress
    13. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    14. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    15. Vote the Air NM — Facebook page
    16. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Quarantine vs. Tyranny

Filed under: Politics, Principles, Resistance — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 10:00 PM (22:00)

H/T Tina Kincaid — Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 9:12 PM


NOTES

  1. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Blogspot / Diaspora* / Facebook / Friendica / Gab / Gorf Social / Liberty.me / MeetMe / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely / Twitter / VK / YouMe Social
    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page, Spreely page
    4. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    5. Egg McMuffin for President Facebook page
    6. Extropy UnboundFacebook / Spreely
    7. KCUF Media — Facebook / Spreely
    8. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page, Spreely page
    9. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group, Facebook page, Minds group, Spreely group, Spreely page
    10. Resist Marxism New Mexico Facebook page
    11. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page, Spreely page
    12. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents Facebook page
    13. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress
    14. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    15. Vote the Air Facebook page
    16. Vote the Air NM Facebook page
    17. Wood Chipper Facebook page

Monday, 9 March 2020

The March of History: Mises vs. Marx — The Definitive Capitalism vs. Socialism Rap Battle

Filed under: Economics, entertainment, History, Media, Politics, Principles, Viewing — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:22 PM (19:22)

John Papola (producer of the Keynes vs. Hayek series) hits it out of the park again —

See more (including the lyrics) at misesmarx.com.


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page, profile] / Flote / Gab / Liberty.me / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely [page, profile] / Twitter / VK
    2. A Bias Towards Liberty Facebook group
    3. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico Facebook page
    4. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    5. Freedom Rally Point New Mexico Facebook group
    6. KCUF Media Facebook page
    7. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    8. New Mexicans Against Xochitl Torres Small Facebook group
    9. New Mexico for Liberty Facebook group
    10. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voters remorse) Facebook group
    11. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group, Facebook page, Minds group, Spreely group, Spreely page
    12. Resist Marxism New Mexico Facebook page
    13. Sons and Daughters of Liberty New Mexico Facebook group
    14. Southwest Freedom Lovers Facebook group
    15. Vote the Air Facebook page
    16. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    17. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Spreely / Twitter / WordPress

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

I Voted “NO” Today

Filed under: Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:00 PM (19:00)

   

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Saturday, 3 August 2019

Taking Pictures or Video at TV or Movie Sets on Public Property is NOT a Crime

Filed under: Principles — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 9:16 PM (21:16)

I saw this post on Craigslist about a month ago —

https://albuquerque.craigslist.org/vnn/d/albuquerque-pics-vids-at-movie-shoots/6921286643.html

Here’s the text of the post (Craigslist normally deletes posts 45 days after they’re put up) —

It is not illegal to take video or pics of movie shoots as long as you are doing from public property. Don’t let them try and tell you youre violating copyright laws because you cannot copyright real life. PINAC Photography Is NOT A Crime[1]. That is Robert Duh Niro in The Comeback Trail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBsJVTCBTRc

Here’s the embedded video from the post —

Someone that looks like De Niro can seen standing to the left of the older orange car on the left side of the video.

It should be noted that not only was the photographer taking the picture from public property (somewhere in the Downtown area of Albuquerque), but that the set itself also seems to have been located on public property.

Someone needs to tell the producers and locations managers that if they don’t want the general public taking pictures or video of their stars or the set, then they should not use public streets as their set.

Just because you flash some cash in front of some Political Classholes, that doesn’t mean that you get to have exclusive use of public property.


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Photography is Not a Crime [PINAC] — site / Facebook page

NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Friendica / Gab / Liberty.Me / Minds / Twitter / VK
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. KCUF Media Facebook page
    5. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    6. Resist Marxism New Mexico Facebook page
    7. Freedom Rally Point New Mexico Facebook group
    8. New Mexico Lest We Forget (voter remorse) Facebook group
    9. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Who Truly Owns Your Property? Is It Really You?

Filed under: Humor, Philosophy, Principles — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:26 AM (00:26)

H/T Randy Langkraehr


NOTES

  1. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook / Minds / Twitter
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook / Twitter / WordPress

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

[TLE] Re: Excellent Article Today

Filed under: Blogging / Writing, Correspondence, Media, Politics, Principles, Resistance, Self-Defense, Technology — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:52 PM (14:52)

Sent with ProtonMail Secure Email.

I hope all is well with you and yours, Neil!

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:16 AM, L. Neil Smith wrote:

Dear Mike —

I greatly enjoyed what you wrote for us today[1]. I love philosophy related specifically to hardware. Wish I were confident that an AR-15 drum magazine would be reliable.

I’ve read that drum magazines in general lean towards unreliability. I haven’t had any personal experience with them (yet).

I hated the Beretta. No first-hand knowledge about the P320. You know me; I’m not fond of 9mm in general, although I have some.

I’ve never fired any of Beretta’s weapons, nor any of SIG’s. I am willing to give them a tryout, though. (I am definitely in “try before I buy” mode where firearms are concerned these days.)

The 9mm of today isn’t the 9mm that Paul Mauser created in 1902. People have been killing other people with it for over 100 years now, so it’s not entirely bad.

An interesting twist is that the eco-fascists’ insistence that ammo manufacturers stop using lead (a lot of them are also victim disarmers, so this was an attempt to shut down the ammo industry) has caused some ammo companies to produce solid-copper projectiles.

Since copper is considerably lighter than lead, putting the same powder charge behind it as you would behind a slug with lead in it is going to yield significantly higher muzzle velocities.

What was the formula for kinetic energy, again? 1/2 x m x v^2

(The Soviet-era steel-core ammo was an attempt by the Soviets to save a few rubles, and also yielded higher muzzle velocities, such that the F-Troopies tried to ban it as “armor-piercing.”)

I also wanted to tell you that I believe the Glock 22 may be the finest sidearm ever in produced by Mankind. Mine is actually a G23 Gen4, and it is my constant companion.

I am also wanting to try out the Springfield XD, the Arsenal Strike One, among others.

I also share your view “Of course they’re weapons if war, you retarded dirtbag — a war against me that you started and continue to wage! What else did you think James Madison had in mind?”

Nice Coxe quote, too.

Madison in Federalist Paper #46 is good, as well as Thomas Jefferson’s stuff.

MWB


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. #1,025 : Sunday, 16 June 2019Bernalillo County DA Raul Torrez, Idiot or Liar?

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