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Friday, 1 January 2021

Can It Get Worse? Indeed It Can!

Filed under: Fun, Humor, Life — Tags: , , — mikewb1971 @ 2:30 AM (02:30)

H/T Tom Souther — Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 12:04 AM


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    2. Absurdist Discordian Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum — Facebook page / Spreely page
    4. “Darth Mike”Facebook page / Spreely page
    5. Discordian Absurdist Party of New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    6. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    7. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Minds group / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin page
    9. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    10. The Weekly SeditionFacebook page / Spreely page / Twitter / Wimkin page / WordPress

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

2nd Snow of 2020-2021 Winter

Filed under: Life — mikewb1971 @ 11:56 PM (23:56)

  

  

  

  


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Tuesday, 1 December 2020

All In This Together, Right?

Filed under: Media, Politics — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 6:04 PM (18:04)

H/T Libertarian Party Mises Caucus [Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 10:38 AM] by way of The Pholosopher [Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 7:04 PM]


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    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. Extropy UnboundFacebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page
    7. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
    8. New Mexico Dissent and Expose — Facebook page / Spreely page
    9. New Mexico Libertarians — Facebook group / Facebook page / Spreely group / Spreely page / Wimkin group / Wimkin 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 / Spreely page
    13. The Weekly SeditionFacebook page / Spreely page / Twitter / Wimkin page / 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

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
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    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

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Dominion’s – Buy 1, Get 10 Free (4 AM Only)

Filed under: Dark Side, Fun, Humor, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:31 PM (13:31)

H/T Tom Barnes at Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 12:12 PM


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    2. “Darth Mike”Facebook page / Spreely page
    3. Egg McMuffin for President — Facebook page
    4. KCUF Media — Facebook page / Spreely page
    5. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    6. The Weekly SeditionFacebook page / Spreely page / Twitter / Wimkin page / WordPress
    7. Vote Dumpster Fire — Facebook page
    8. Vote the Air — Facebook page
    9. Wood Chipper — Facebook page

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

What is “Spaceport America” but a Political Classhole Slush-Fund?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 7:37 PM (19:37)

Facebook always yields instances of the Political Classholes getting caught with their pants down and their hands in the cookie jar —

Peter St. Cyr
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 10:32 AM

An Independent audit confirms serious operational and management problems at Spaceport America. I repeatedly told embattled Director Dan Hicks he could not write his own public records law. This facility was constructed with taxpayer money and needs to be transparent to avoid these kinds of problems in the future. Click to read the report here: https://osa-app.org/uploads/2020/66dacc30-9870-49f4-874a-f4b26d09aaa6/Spaceport Authority – Investigation of Complaint Final Report.pdf

And what exactly has been launched from “Spaceport America” besides a few suborbital flights?

Wasn’t Virgin Galactic the “anchor tenant” for whom Reichsgovernor Richardson built this particular elephante blanco?

From SpaceNews — Virgin Galactic declares Spaceport America ready for SpaceShipTwo, by Jeff Foust, 15 August 2019 —

Virgin Galactic didn’t give a date for when it expects SpaceShipTwo to arrive at the spaceport — WhiteKnightTwo will return to Mojave to fly it to New Mexico — but that when it arrives the company will start with a couple of glide flights to test those upgraded flight controls and to get familiar with the airspace.

Once those are done, “we’ll be ready for rocket-powered flights,” he said. While there is no set number of powered test flights planned before SpaceShipTwo is ready for commercial operations, Moses noted there are currently eight hybrid rocket motors stockpiled at the spaceport.

Two other SpaceShipTwo vehicles are under construction in Mojave. Moses said the first of those two should be ready to begin flight tests in 2020.

At this rate, will Virgin Galactic be ready to launch anything by 2120?

Considering Virgin Galactic’s pre-COVID glacial pace of operations where “Spaceport America” is concerned, on top of the Beer Bug-inspired shutdown mania, it’s probably safe to say that 2020 is a write-off at this point.

But there’s always 2021, right?

Go ahead and feel free to make that bet.

But hey, at least “Spaceport America” has a nice new lounge that Governess Chipmunk can use to host one of her COVID-non-compliant parties

For what it’s worth, that State Auditor’s report that St. Cyr linked to above is great fun, if you get your kicks by reading about some of the ways that the Political Classholes have fun at our expense.


NOTES

  1. Published at The Libertarian Enterprise [TLE] — Number 1,095 – Sunday, 29 November 2020
  2. Reposted —
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Blogspot / Diaspora* / Facebook page / Flote / Gab / Gorf Social / Liberty.me / Minds / Pocketnet / Spreely page / Twitter / VK / Wimkin page / YouMe Social
    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 / Spreely 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. Split the State New Mexico — Facebook page / Spreely page
    11. The Old Drunken Old Irrvelivents — Facebook page / Spreely page
    12. The Weekly SeditionFacebook page / Spreely page / Twitter / Wimkin page / 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

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Tom Woods Covers the Beer Bug BS

Filed under: Politics, Resistance, Science — mikewb1971 @ 5:08 AM (05:08)

Tom Woods
Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2:15 PM

How’s this for a theory: the never-before-tried, never-before-recommended lockdown program flat-out doesn’t work.

Steve Sisolak, governor of Nevada, recently scolded citizens of his state. Why, only irresponsible behavior can account for a rise in “cases” there!

So he’s telling Nevadans that they have two weeks to get things under control.

He warned, “I’m not going to come back in two weeks and say I’m going to give you another chance.”

And then, three days later, Governor Sisolak himself tested positive for COVID-19.

Should we treat him like he’s 7 and scold him for his irresponsible behavior, the way he just did to his citizens?

The governor was forced to admit: “You can take all the precautions that are possible and you can still contract the virus. I don’t know how I got it.”

As Alex Berenson says, virus gonna virus.

The current state of lockdown “science” appears to be: we have no idea what we’re doing, but if something brings people pleasure we should probably limit or prohibit it, and if something causes great inconvenience or even pain, we should probably do that.

An anonymous professor who posts on Twitter about the virus just presented this graph for our consideration. It’s a plot of COVID deaths in North Carolina and Oklahoma. Those states have adopted very different approaches to the virus. And yet, somehow, they more or less track each other anyway; the graph is in the comments. [Reposted below — MWB]

Virus gonna virus.

Yesterday former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who has tested positive, posted the following:

“I so appreciate everyone’s good wishes!

“How did we catch it? I don’t know. We wore masks. We socially distanced. We avoided crowds. We haven’t had people in our house.”

Virus gonna virus.

We can either accept this, and take steps to protect those among us who are most at risk while others resume the one life they are given, or we can destroy our social fabric.

Meanwhile, we have families and friendships being torn apart over all this. You’re a bad person if you reject the propaganda. Why, you don’t care about saving lives! You’re “selfish”!

Never mind the countless lives lost by lockdown itself, a point I’ve made again and again. Those lives don’t seem to count for some reason. Link to my post “Death by Lockdown” also in the comments.


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    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs — Spreely page / Wimkin page
    2. The Weekly SeditionFacebook page / Spreely page / Wimkin page / WordPress

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Dead Mouse on the Patio

Filed under: Life, Uncategorized — mikewb1971 @ 8:14 AM (08:14)


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


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

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Saturday, 31 October 2020

Trick or Treat! Happy Ancapowe’en!

Filed under: Dark Side, Fun, Humor — Tags: , — mikewb1971 @ 9:42 PM (21:42)


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