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Freaky Friday Photo Caption Contest

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Net Neutrality: Good Or Bad

The FCC voted to treat broadband as a public utility.

Okay my friends, I would like to do a mental exercise. I have heard all kinds of positive & negative spin for both sides of the net neutrality debate. I know that we have several low, medium, & high level players with skin in this game (directly or otherwise), who frequent our site. I look forward to your opinions and your insight into the matter.

That said, my focus is from a slightly different perspective, as I don’t know shit about net neutrality, but I understand my government quite well.

The Setup:

His Majesty’s Minions say that the leviathan is working in your best interest, to insure that small providers have the same chance at your divided attention as the big players. They say that net neutrality will guarantee “no throttling”, “no blocking”, and “no paid prioritization”.

Contributing Factors:

Netflix is the largest consumer of peak bandwidth. They are followed by all of the other providers. Netflix built 0% of the infrastructure. Google, Amazon, Hulu…they built 0% of the infrastructure. They all get the same priority as say Verizon who put $17B into internet infrastructure in 2014.

The Summary:

His Majesty say that net neutrality is a good and necessary thing for our country. That alone evokes a visceral – and absolute – rejection from me. The media – across the intertoobs – is hailing this vote as an historic victory for the public. Since the media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of His Majesty’s Regime, I reject their advice on the matter. I don’t see how more government fingers in the cookie jar, increased regulation, and added expense can possibly be a net plus for me, as a consumer.

Also, I GUAR-DAMN-TEE, this ruling has provisions which allow for more government intrusion into our lives. GUARANTEE. I don’t trust our government any further than I could piss on them with a weak-stream. I sure as hell don’t trust them to make any decisions to “make my life better”.

His Majesty says that he will provide you with a better experience, if only you will give him the power. I think you should trust him, because if you like your provider, you can keep your provider.

The floor is open for debate.

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The next scheduled Executive Order

President Obama plans to outlaw green tipped 5.56mm Ammo.

So it begins.

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Happy Humpday Haiku Hysteria

Caveat emptor: off topic & opinionated.

So, I had to help my son write a couple of reports the other day. The first was a book report on a book of Haiku. Uh, yeah… that was an exercise in tedium. First thing, he hated it. I totally understand why. Haiku is retarded.

Incidentally, the second was about a characteristic of honeybees. He chose the dance they do to communicate. What an interesting topic. I told him that he could enjoy writing this one on an interesting topic, since the other one sucked. His Mom didn’t like that I encouraged his belief that haiku is stupid. I don’t get it. I don’t like haiku, either. I just shrugged it off and let it go. So, today I decided to revisit my feelings on the matter. Here are a few attempts:

My government sucks
It works only for itself
It should leave me be

Politicians are all whores
They all suck Should be exiled
I wish they were gone

Don’t like your freedom
Choose a progressive state to live
Give up liberty

Liberty or death
Simple words by which I live
Liberty From God

No fan of haiku
Doesn’t make much sense to me
Yep Still retarded

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Mr. Ed Says We Can’t Trust Bibi Because…

…he supported the Iraq War. Yep, the same one John Kerry supported and voted for, until he didn’t.

Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, claiming his support for the U.S. invasion of Iraq shows his judgment on Iran can’t be trusted. “The prime minister was profoundly forward-leaning and outspoken about the importance of invading Iraq under George W. Bush. We all know what happened with that decision,” Kerry said during a House hearing Wednesday. Of course, Kerry voted for the war in Iraq in 2002 and said he was for the invasion during his presidential campaign against George W. Bush in 2004.

Fool.

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Additive Manufacturing: An Update On The Future Of Manufacturing

I wrote about this back in 2012. I have been fascinated with the idea ever since.

The idea to print untraceable guns was a no-brainer, as soon as this technology was publicly available. The political opposition to it, sadly, was as well.

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Our very own Greg B has even made some magazines (above) with this amazing technology.

Last November, I was at a trade show, where a vessel manufacturer has table top vessels with 3D printed deck machinery. Since this is my industry, I was intrigued and asked about the models, which were produced in exacting detail. The vendor told me that he took a few solid works models to the local UPS store and had them printed for $500 apiece. Imagine that. When I did the patent search on an invention I came up with, and moved to prototyping – I stopped. Making a sample/prototype was prohibitively expensive. Now, 12 short years later, you can have someone print the things you want, for next-to-nothing. 3D printing has already revolutionized production!

Now, GE is using 3D printing to make a the fuel nozzles for a new aircraft engine they are building. How cool is that. Sure, His Majesty King Barry the #2 would decry such innovation as inhibiting jobs (and then claim that he saved X-number of jobs by banning it), and certainly there will be creative destruction as a result of this emerging technology. Just imagine the possibilities, though.

The coming explosion of ideas and burgeoning class of inventors who may otherwise have wasted their lives on non-creative endeavors. Gets me buzzing intellectually, it does. I love the defiance which 3D printing engenders. The middle finger of rebellion, just searching for a place to reveal itself. The 3D gun crowd is giving this proverbial middle finger…and I absolutely love it.

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He does the work of the Enemy

I’ve said it many times and will say it many more times. President Obama has been far more effective in destroying our military than our Enemies ever were. ISIS only dreams of being as effective in battle as our President is.

Yet more evidence of one of the predicted outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 Elections.

Every day we grow weaker. Every day they grow stronger. Eventually this is going to impact your life directly.

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From Russia With Love

During yesterday’s “Defender Of The Fatherland Day” Parade:

“To be personally delivered to Obama”. (No, I’m not making that up.)

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I wonder how that reset button and increased flexibility are working out for international diplomacy, courtesy of the smartest diplomat ever.

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Former Plunge Protection Team: Governments Impose Prices On Market

Enjoy.

The media sells a line that’s beneficial to the gov’t, at all times. It’s almost like there is some agreement between the corporate-owned media and the corporate-owned gov’t.

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CIA & The US Media Establishment

What you see below is an excerpt from an article written by Carl Bernstein. If his name sounds familiar, it should. It’s that Bernstein… of Woodward & Berstein, and exposing the Nixon “connection” to Watergate. He wrote this article in 1973.

Like MK Ultra & so many other Agency mind control programs, I’m sure they lost interest in the media as an intelligence gathering & propaganda tool – and simply stopped doing it. [insert obvious snarkasm here]

By far the most valuable of these associations, according to CIA officials, have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc.

The CIA’s use of the American news media has been much more extensive than Agency officials have acknowledged publicly or in closed sessions with members of Congress. The general outlines of what happened are indisputable; the specifics are harder to come by. CIA sources hint that a particular journalist was trafficking all over Eastern Europe for the Agency; the journalist says no, he just had lunch with the station chief. CIA sources say flatly that a well‑known ABC correspondent worked for the Agency through 1973; they refuse to identify him. A high‑level CIA official with a prodigious memory says that the New York Times provided cover for about ten CIA operatives between 1950 and 1966; he does not know who they were, or who in the newspaper’s management made the arrangements.

The Agency’s special relationships with the so‑called “majors” in publishing and broadcasting enabled the CIA to post some of its most valuable operatives abroad without exposure for more than two decades. In most instances, Agency files show, officials at the highest levels of the CIA usually director or deputy director) dealt personally with a single designated individual in the top management of the cooperating news organization. The aid furnished often took two forms: providing jobs and credentials “journalistic cover” in Agency parlance) for CIA operatives about to be posted in foreign capitals; and lending the Agency the undercover services of reporters already on staff, including some of the best‑known correspondents in the business.

In the field, journalists were used to help recruit and handle foreigners as agents; to acquire and evaluate information, and to plant false information with officials of foreign governments. Many signed secrecy agreements, pledging never to divulge anything about their dealings with the Agency; some signed employment contracts., some were assigned case officers and treated with. unusual deference.

CIA-conspiracy

a. To discuss the publicity problem with and friendly elite contacts (especially politicians and editors) , pointing out that the [official investigation of the relevant event] made as thorough an investigation as humanly possible, that the charges of the critics are without serious foundation, and that further speculative discussion only plays into the hands of the opposition. Point out also that parts of the conspiracy talk appear to be deliberately generated by … propagandists. Urge them to use their influence to discourage unfounded and irresponsible speculation.

b. To employ propaganda assets to and refute the attacks of the critics. Book reviews and feature articles are particularly appropriate for this purpose. The unclassified attachments to this guidance should provide useful background material for passing to assets. Our ploy should point out, as applicable, that the critics are (I) wedded to theories adopted before the evidence was in, (II) politically interested, (III) financially interested, (IV) hasty and inaccurate in their research, or (V) infatuated with their own theories[…]

4. In private to media discussions not directed at any particular writer, or in attacking publications which may be yet forthcoming, the following arguments should be useful:

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We don’t know the details…

We just seem to instinctively know that the Devil is IN the details.

It really doesn’t matter what they do anymore. They might even propose doing something that makes perfect sense. The problem is that THEY have said a lot of things that were somehow supposed to have made a lot of sense but doesn’t. That’s because it never did.

Somebody stands up and says “Hey, let’s talk about this for a minute” and he gets labeled as… anything other than a virtuous person.

“Free to every American direct from the U.S. Treasury, a Pound of pure Gold made into the shape of a pile of Dog Shit, all you have to do is sign for it”. You know that you aren’t going to sign for solid Gold Dog Shit even if it tests highest in purity. You just aren’t. You know where it’s coming from, you know that it’s Dog Shit and you know that there’s strings attached to that Dog Shit.

Nothing any of them say anymore sounds like it has our best interest at heart. Why? Because it seems to always turn out that the opposite is true.

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Your End of the World Update

What more is to be said about the idiots who are running our Country? Just when I think that nothing else can be said they defy all logic and do something so stupid that you can’t help but talk about it. Thus, no matter that you think that nothing more can be said about these extremely dangerous idiots, they give us something new to talk about.

The latest moronic nonsense that is so incredibly stupid that only we will take it seriously.

Now we know how we will be defeated. It will be by the Enemy within, as was always predicted. All that stuff Giuliani has been saying lately is nothing new to us. It’s just refreshing to hear someone with a national microphone say it, keep saying it and keep providing examples to back his assertions. Even still he is being polite.

We are governed by Enemies of the United States.

That’s the bottom line, stating it accurately.

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Who Doesn’t Want To Be Thanked For Their Service?

Good article.

HUNTER GARTH was in a gunfight for his life — and about to lose.
He and seven other Marines were huddled in a mud hut, their only refuge after they walked into an ambush in Trek Nawa, a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan. Down to his last 15 bullets, one buddy already terribly wounded, Mr. Garth pulled off his helmet, smoked a cheap Afghan cigarette, and “came to terms with what was happening.”

“I’m going to die here with my best friends,” he recalled thinking.

I didn’t know any of this — nor the remarkable story of his survival that day — when I met him two months ago in Colorado while reporting for an article about the marijuana industry, for which Mr. Garth and his company provide security. But I did know he was a vet and so I did what seemed natural: I thanked him for his service.

“No problem,” he said.

It wasn’t true. There was a problem. I could see it from the way he looked down. And I could see it on the faces of some of the other vets who work with Mr. Garth when I thanked them too. What gives, I asked? Who doesn’t want to be thanked for their military service?

I read this and had multiple responses, based on personal experience, both as the one giving thanks and the one being thanked. First, let’s establish that these “thank you” experiences are an uncomfortable exchange for both parties.

When I read the title of this article, I thought the guy (who was thanked), was just being a dick.

When I read the article, I realized that his words on the matter, were the result of being questioned by the reporter. Being a big supporter of speaking one’s mind, I’m glad to have read this.

The topic brings up some interesting thoughts on the matter. Whenever someone tells me “thank you for your service”, I just awkwardly nod and try to brush it aside, quickly changing the subject. After realizing that I felt this way, I quit thanking other vets my age, unless we have established that we share this common bond.

I now tell the older vets (Vietnam, Korea, WWII) “I’m glad you made it home, brother.”

This usually leads to a genuine “thank you” and recognizable appreciation from the recipient. The older guys, I find, really appreciate younger folks who are thankful. So, what gives? Why do the younger vets not want to hear it, but the older ones do? Is there a generational gap, or is today’s war still just too fresh for us?

The article touches on the “why” of the “thank you for your service” crowd, as well. What is their motivation? Are they genuinely wanting to show support for our warriors or just caught up in modern day hero-worship? Is it possible that they are doing so to assuage their guilt for sending others to fight on their behalf? For going on with life without more than a moment’s consideration of the sacrifice made by these men and women?

My oldest friend in the world spent a couple years in the turret of a Humvee, in Baghdad. The entire time he was there, his status on social media remained the same “We are at war. America is not at war. America is at the mall.”

This sentiment, I think, betrays the real reason that these platitudes are so uncomfortable. When you sacrifice and witness others doing the same, while everyone else just goes on with life, it can make a “thank you” – no matter how well intentioned – seem disingenuous.

I’m interested in what you folks have to say on the matter. What are the reasons and are the thoughts of the vets in the article in the wrong?

Whatever your views on the matter, I think the best response is always humility. Don’t read into their thank you, just accept it and move on.

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This kid gets it

He’s not the only one, not by a long shot…

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The very next thing you are going to want to own

IF you don’t already own one…

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Fundamental Transformation of….

Ameri… err.. Our food system!!! The Government continues to find ways to inject itself into our day to day lives..

Are we really this stupid?

In a new working report the wreck-omendations are coming fast and furious!!

Tax on desserts!!
Tax on Soda!!
Tax on all high sugar items!!
Government mandated obesity counselors at work!
Moving to a plant based diet for all Federal guidelines!
Electronic monitoring of Television watching habits!
Limiting access to High calorie foods!
Limit advertising exposure for food not approved by the State!

But wait!!! There’s MORE!!!
Warning.. rant ahead..
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“Do You Want To Know Why Your Weapon Isn’t Firing, Private?”

I thought the Sergeant handled it well.

From iOTW

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A Sunday Sermon

Good morning Revoworld. It’s another beautiful day to be alive. We know that what this world needs more of is hope in the face of what we see happening day to day. That’s why the doors of the Revo Chapel are now open. Anyone who cares to may come in at their leisure. Your seat is reserved.

A Ray of Hope – A message by Pastor Herb Reavis of North Jacksonville Baptist Church.

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Friday Night at the Movies – The Monkey Hustle

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Welcome one and all to another glorious Friday Night. This Friday Night marks the beginning of the third weekend of Blaxploitation History Month and by golly I think we are going to actually have a Blaxploitation Film in the house tonight. I was going to boycott Blaxploitation History Month in its entirety this year. Everybody here knows that few people on this Earth enjoy a Blaxploitation Film as much a I do and yet I tell you truly, I just haven’t been feeling it this Year. I’m not trying to make excuses but it’s not my fault that I feel this way. I tried to explain it last week and I think I failed to do it correctly.

I know that I’m not the only person here who had the life sucked out of them in 2014 over Race related issues. I’ve been having the life sucked out of me for many Years over the issue of Race but 2014 was just… special. 2015 hasn’t started out so well for the state of Race Relations in the U.S. either.

Before I go any further I must take the time to point out that we failed to recognize the Birthday of Huey Newton earlier this week. We can more than make up for that oversight by taking up some space here in August with the story of his murder by the Black Gorilla Family. Stories like that make some folks nostalgic about the “Good ole Days”.

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Friday Night Music Videos

There are only two music videos for your enjoyment tonight. Friday Night Music Videos, when we actually do have them, will always be related to and perhaps serves as a series of clues that may be used to help identify the Friday Night Movie. In the case of our movie tonight I present the following…

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12 Risks That Threaten Human Civilization

This is an exercise in global warming hysteria, cloaked in “global risk” assessment. There is a pdf of the document, complete with plenty of graphs and cute pictures. It frequently uses Wikipedia for it’s source material. Yes, that Wikipedia…you know, the one where users write the information. Uber-sciency and shit.

The report is written by the “Global Challenges Foundation” whose goal is Increasing awareness of global catastrophic risks, while searching for the governance that can decrease them.

So, Sweden’s self-proclaimed best investor ever made his billions and decided that he wanted to use them to push global governance, and social engineering. Enjoy.

This report has, to the best of the authors’ knowledge, created the first list of global risks with impacts that for all practical purposes can be called infinite. It is also the first structured overview of key events related to such risks and has tried to provide initial rough quantifications for the probabilities of these impacts[…]

The 12 global risks that threaten human civilisation are:

Current risks

1. Extreme Climate Change
2. Nuclear War
3. Ecological Catastrophe
4. Global Pandemic
5. Global System Collapse

Exogenic risks

6. Major Asteroid Impact
7. Supervolcano

Emerging risks

8. Synthetic Biology
9. Nanotechnology
10. Artificial Intelligence
11. Uncertain Risks

Global policy risk

12. Future Bad Global Governance

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“Marines Allow Operators to Choose Glocks over MARSOC .45s”

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Glock 19

I guess not all Marines favor the 1911 platform.

From Military.com:

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The Marine Corps has authorized MARSOC operators to carry Glock pistols, since most of the elite outfit’s members prefer the popular 9mm over the custom .45 pistols the service bought them in 2012.

The Corps issued a Feb. 2 Marine Administrative Message, or MARADMIN, that green-lighted Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, or MARSOC, units to use the Glock 19, a proven design used by many units in U.S. Special Operations Command.

The reliable, easy-to-maintain 9mm features a polymer frame and a 17-round magazine.”

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Freaky Friday Photo Caption Contest

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Bizarro World Update: You Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up

A Utah Appeals Court has decided to allow a woman to sue herself for negligence and wrongful death. Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Over.

She’s suing herself for the mental anguish she caused herself. The insurance company, of course, has to foot the bill. We are hopelessly lost, as a society. I often find that I don’t want to live here anymore.

The Utah Court of Appeals has ruled that Barbara Bagley will be allowed to proceed with a wrongful-death lawsuit against herself for alleged negligence in the Dec. 27, 2011 accident east of Battle Mountain, Nev., that killed her husband, the Salt Lake City Tribune reports. Court documents show that Bagley will be suing the driver of the vehicle, Bagley, for an unspecified amount of money stemming from losses in medical, funeral costs and mental anguish[…]

“If this suit is allowed to continue, a jury would be asked to determine whether Barbara Bagley’s fault caused Barbara Bagley’s own harm,” attorneys Peter Christensen and Kathryn Tunacik Smith said in a motion to dismiss the suit. “The jury would be asked to determine how much money will fairly compensate Barbara Bagley for the harm she caused herself. The jury will be highly confused — it cannot order a person to compensate herself.”

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