Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Evolution of things...

MAGA was supposed to be, Make America Great Again...

After 32 days of government shutdown there is a correction...

MAGA is now, Mostly Anarchy Governing Again.

Anarchy is the best word to describe the president small hands and the rethugs who support him.

Keep your powder handy and head down.


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Senate heariings, or are they deaf?

Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made.  M. Twain.

This week we watched sausage and we didn't like the idea.  It was highly irregular and high theatre.

It was not fun watching Graham and friends play the game from the other side.  Oh, what other side the side they too back about 2 years ago when Obama tried to fill a spot...  Games kids play and the shock and awe when of "I didn't do that" while being caught at it.

Well buckos... Karma, that is the cause and effects of life.  When Karma visits it is because you invited it there.

What I didn't see what the Rethugs doing what they didn't do.  If you did the FBI thing it likely would have come back "ok" and the whole thing would be over.  Because you didn't people are paying attention and it better be clean.  But now we drag it on.

I expect but can't endorse the end will be Kavanaugh (rhymes with, had enough) being installed.
I'd say I'd be pleased if he was not, as his position on a number of issues are meat of earlier postings and no secret unless your polarization goes that way.  After all he is the bought and paid for member of the local flavor of the radical fundies. 

So history rhymes, and we wait and weep.

Keep your head down, powder dry, and a full bag of shot.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

17 years, 9/11

Another year has passed and the collective memory is that much weaker.  There is now a generation that are of the "we heard of that" generation.  Likely snowflake school has little to say if they say anything at all in terms of history and what it was.

So time, tick, tick, tick.

Those that died rest in peace.  Remember them.

Keep your powder dry and rifle handy.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Stupidity and hurting people

Its a thing some have with Twitter, they crack the knuckles and then inflict hurt and never engage brain.

In the last day or so we have a good example, R. Barr gets in there and does stupid on twitter and I will not repeat or even classify it other than stupidly idiotic and hurtful.  Why so bad? She got cancelled and likely deserved it...  But one second... that means a cast, the crew,  and the network all lost money because of that.  Now who did she hurt?  A lot of hard working people we never see that did the things needed to present a show.

That is an abuse of position.  Soon as you become a face on the tube you have responsibilities to people and bad behavior is not doing that.

So for all the little kiddies out there that do not understand lets break it down.  Do the stupid and be recognized for it and spend time maybe your life trying to live it down.

Oh, one last thing.  Internet is for ever, it has a large and unforgetting memory and someday it may cost you.  No matter how much you might pay to have the net scrubbed, someone with a bone to picjk can go to their local hard drive and start it all over again.  Consider this; put your face on a billboard in your town and put the word Stupid in big easy to read at 80mph letters next to your face. Want to do that?  I think not.

Keep your powder dry and safe.


Friday, May 18, 2018

Not again...

Well the first to appear on the net were the blood dancers.

My feeling is asshat is going to die as he is charged with capital murder, a death penalty in Texas.

The gun didn't make him do it.
Asshat did it.

Even Australia's and London has proved less guns are not a hint of a solution as violence is not a gun its persons/people gone out of control.  Violent people are humans with foul intent and being a tool using species they find tools to implement their horrific desires.

So its not gun crime and more than its knife crime or rock crime.  Its evil f*(king crime!

Heads down here comes shit again.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

the week... and the weak.

There are people that cannot behave well in public and should maybe be restrained from speaking or writing.  The Fresno potty mouth is clearly an example.  She doesn't deserved to be named.  If I were the betting sort while they can't fire her it is likely bad karma may find her.

The blood dancing gun grabbers..  I fine officer was killed and his K9 partner wounded by  a catch and release critter being served for yet another crime.  No condemnation from the grabbers.  Bet they use him as one of their statistics.

The school shooter (barely) that sneaks in a shotgun in a case and then takes only one shot at a door and drops it.    Possible attempt at fame and renown?  Didn't even check the  the assholes name.  However that is proof that it has to bleed to lead.

The other group that would have us be MAGA, well then are hurting people in subtle ways and claiming its justified.  They are pure evil and should be careful how they boast of their associations with the sky spirit.

Hide your powder, keep you head low and for the love of pete stay away from farce book.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

I want my cake, all of it....

The title is inspired from Lawdogs Cake Analogy and the so called reasonable ranting of the gun grabbers then and still.  Go there to see where the cake analogy comes from.  Well worth the read.

Back in 2010 as a both agreement with Lawdog's writings and a response I issued this comment.

When negotiations in bad faith erode a right to the point that supreme judicial rulings start to say too, far too much.   We understand now that the crumbs we were to be satisfied with were an indicator that they went over the proverbial line.

They are still trying to cross that line!

To the kiddies and the misguided parents.  Be reasonable, admit you are without knowledge
and therefore cannot speak about guns or gun laws.  Then I'll stop calling you idiots.  Education for the most part is free and widely available.  Try education, it is a useful application of your time.


Update add the link back to a great piece of writing

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Homework for the kids. Stupid parents should read along.

All you students...  Your assignment:

What is the constitutional amendment process?
What are the requirements for such a change?
Cite some prior amendments both successful and unsuccessful?
With that work write a simple but critical review of why some some amendments succeeded and some failed.

In the mean time get rid of your stupid signs.  its not happening.

To the rest regarding stupid gun laws.  No!  Just no. you are confusing fantasy and wishing with reality.  The reality is if you try to infringe on people rights they will become upset and do something. Maybe vote your favorite congress critter or senator out.  Create laws to control you, I'm sure you have done something we can translate into a criminal charge for you.

Your imagining a world without guns, well forget that.   Its only that way when you have removed them all in your tiny mind.   In this case missing a few is not all or even close as you will have to search every criminal and likely their yard and the woods as well.   If the magnitude of that task doesn't bother you then you are an idiot or demented.

One last thing.  If you really want a conversation don't ever shut the other side up or threaten them. You have lost if you do that and proven your ill intent. The gun owners will not be vilified and if you resort to shouting them down they will use the same tools on you to get heard.  Go ahead play the bully, see if it works well for the long term.

Oh, one last thing.  For the love of Pete, stop the lies.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

What you want, what you get!

The children at Parkland want safety now!

They played the pawns for the anti-gun lobby.  What did they get, more safety?  Maybe, but more safety procedures for certain.

Nope, nada, not at all.  They got the the adult treatment.  Clear backpacks like the packs people that work in retail world use so they can't hide stuff, going in or coming out.   Badges as well so everyone knows who belongs there.

It never occurred to them that they would surrender privacy for presumed safety.  Nor did they realize with badges they can be watched more closely and identified more easily, if they violate any rules.

Just think, uniforms would make them easier to differentiate from those that don't belong.  Maybe even define the grade they are in.    People that have had conversations with staff over their behaviour might even get a visible marker to insure they are held in check.  Makes the cameras work better too.

There is a strange thing about giving up one thing without realizing the trade can be worse.

After all their overlords are beneficent and only wish them to be safe.  We are led to believe.

If I didn't know better, this could be the start of the dystopian story.  Only just a little of it is fiction right now.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Ghouls and Blood dancers

One of the most interesting part of the latest version of the attack on the constitution is the name calling.  I might point out that the obscenity laced name calling of a particular side, the anti-gun faction.

So we know the sides...

Ghouls, children killers, supposedly the NRA.  FYI hint, its a organization of people, millions of them, maybe even the gal next to you.  Would you call someone that works with you any of those names, your neighbor?  What do you think they should say to you if you did?  I know what I'd say and telling your to shut up would be the nice part.  I'm entitled to feel safe too!

Blood Dancers,  The anti-gun faction.  They deserve that name as every time something terrible happens they are out and asking for more money to create more laws and calling people names if they don't cow tow to them.  Yet they get to call names on TV and insult people that otherwise might agree with stopping the crimes but only differ on how.  Pot meet kettle.

Listen up, if you are going to deliver obscenity laced screeds in public to crowds supposedly filled with young teens what does that make you?   I can offer my mothers bar of soap and the  admonition do you eat with that mouth!  You also risk having adults notice and decide your not the type they want around them.   So a hint; the difference between a riot and a march is small but distinct.  Try hard to not create a riot, as then the blood is not on your hands.

For the idiots holding signs, "We are coming for your guns", "We are going to take your guns".  Seriously?   No, you are not, and not on a bet.  The reason I say that is the collective "we" in your case is always someone else.   That someone else is nowhere as stupid as you.  The law has not changed for property or breaking and entering.  That means if you try your likely committing trespass, breaking and entering, theft, theft over 1000$ and likely criminal assault should you encounter the owner and cause harm.   If you don't understand just write on your crappy sign, "I'm going to take your car", stand by the highway and see how long it takes to get a warning from a cop.   Last I checked taking a car that is not yours is still theft.   So if you decide to enter my property and take something, hint make sure I'm not home, as I'll call the cops and bust your ass to jail.  Now do you understand what stupid is!

So stop telling lies, it makes you all look bad!  You are not going to do what you claim.   Anyone with a functional brain can figure that out.  The rest of us will likely to point and laugh save for that would make us bullies and no better than you.

Remember the laws you'd likely create are easily used against you and if they aren't there are no shortage of existing laws that could be.  My safety comes first, that includes all those in my family and others  around me.  So if you want to call names, well stupid, here's your cop!


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Here's your sign!

Well kids its time for a lesson.

First I'll state if you jump to the opinion I'm a hateful bitch.  You are an idiot.

I really don't care what you feel.  You are unsafe because you believed the adults told you your safe.  Ponder that you believed it, and your an idiot.  What have they done to as a commitment to that? Right they put up a sign saying no guns.

You believe that sign works?  Here's an exercise for you.
Go to the nearest stop sign, and see how many cars and trucks come to a full stop, remember its the law to stop at that sign.  Note if its 100%, 90%, or less.  Do you feel stupid for believing a criminal will stop for the no guns sign 100% of the time?

Fact opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.  They mean absolutely nothing.
A definition:
   a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

When you voice an opinion and disregard someone else's that is not discourse its contradiction.  It is also unsupported.  In short you didn't do your homework and just got a Zero for the effort or lack thereof.

If you want to take a stand here is a hint:
I'm seriously older, and had the opportunity to protest Vietnam War.  Like all idiots like you I had an opinion, no facts and didn't care.  People I knew were being drafted and dying.  One slight difference.  After getting my ass handed to me I realized I was being stupid but I was educatable.  I learned what the war was about and why it was corrupt to continue it, also those that went were not to blame, but would suffer none the less.  By then I could vote and did.  Shame the guy that claimed he would stop the war lied and nearly got impeached!

Look around and pay attention.  Your being lied to by more than a few.  How and what you do must be informed with the truth, not some talking points of the side pushing you.  Yes, you have to educate yourself about guns, those mechanical things that are simple but cloaked with language about what they are, how they work, and what the pieces are.   Why?   I'm not trying to make a gunny out of you but if your going to write laws don't look like an idiot.   If you buy into the fully semi-automatic assault rifle using multi-clip magazines and believe it, then you are an idiot, there is no such thing!  Its a few incorrectly used inflammatory words strung together.   The AR in AR-15 is Armalite Rifle number 15, from the company that designed it.  The Army does not use it, never did.   The use the derivative M-16, which is a both capable of semi and full automatic operation  rifle.  All that is simple descriptive words and easy to fact check.  You might try that.  Lookup what a Assault rifle is and how a real one might be purchased.

All the other hype is about esthetics.  Things and their looks.  Often the look of the rifle has very little to do with its power or accuracy.  Much of that is cosmetics.  To that and its been done if you have the average hunting rifle its deemed OK, after all wood and all.   Put a black plastic stock on it and its a Assault rifle.  Really?  Its the same thing save for plastic is easier keep from rotting and cracking.   The words for that is improved durability.   But you are being told that black rifles are bad.   You are both stupid and being programmed.

About laws:
While your at it learn what the existing laws are, there are no shortage.   After all if your going to change them least don't repeat prior stupidity.   If you are making suggestions note a few things.  Murder is universally illegal, planning it is too, and obtaining the material to execute the plan is as well, if you do that your a criminal.   But hell, criminals stop for signs, right?  Remember every law you propose is a restriction on those that follow laws, including yourself.

Learn history all of it. besides being interesting how good intents failed (check prohibition) it also can show how defective laws hurt good people.

I figure not many made it to this line as their opinion got in the way making them an idiot.  The stupid can be educated out, idiots are the examples why education is important.


Saturday, March 24, 2018

A forcast I will hope is wrong...

Several things may come from recent events.

You The Collective everyone are being lied to.  Its the big lie and the full force of propaganda being used to make it happen.  Its almost reached the point where truth is meaningless as its feeds the big lie.

The CDC will study guns.  That means they are not studying some other disease a child may die from.  Did the prohibition removal give them more money, no.  Will people believe their results, likely no, being there are those that don't believe in vaccinations being safe nor effective.  They are a government arm and regardless of the answer it will be viewed as a politicalized to favor the wrong answer.  The benefit is there is no cure they can suggest but, some more money might help.

I expect that help for the mentally ill will be enhanced.  I've sure some of the dark buildings people remember still exist.  You know the rather dark and equipped with locked doors and bars outside.  There will be many more.  They will be houses to coup up those deemed and not adjudged as unsafe.

We may even have places for those adjudged worrisome and not in accordance with with acceptable society.   Some truly great writing came out of the gulags and a lot of suffering.  But it will be safer for those no longer exposed to those radical ideas.

I'm sure there will be laws, but I seriously doubt they will make schools safer.  I suspect they will be more hazardous for the students as anything gun related will get them in trouble with the bigger bully.   The children will be taught guns bad.  Likely a lot of other things will be introduced as beneficial to the list of bad things to never be said in school.  Hey parents... if your kid mentions something and gets in trouble for it you may well be too.  Other past eras called it indoctrination.

Crime rates will not improve.  It will still be driven by the increasing economic divide between the have and barely have.

I believe they will not only violate the 2nd amendment, they will soften the First.  We can't have complaints and all.  The 4th and 5th are also in the way.   After all the ends justify the means.

Minorities, they will not benefit. I expect that they will suffer disproportionately and more significantly.

All the problems will remain and just one more law limiting what can be considered an effective defense will be had.  We could end up where self defense is not assumed but must be proven in court every time.

Some of this will seem hyperbolic, maybe.   What if I might be right.

I believe I will be here to say;  I told you so.    When I do it will be with the greatest of regret.

Hide your stuff they really do plan to take it.


Monday, March 19, 2018

Children, useful idiots, and follow the money

Lenin called those that didn't care or know enough to care, useful idiots.

Children seem to have a lot to say these days.  By children I mean people who are too young to, vote, drink and most can't even drive without a keeper.  They have feelings but not much in the way of education or critical thinking skills.  In short they are not adults.  The again many adults are still children by behaviour and not age.

The Pnews (pwnd news as the facts part is missing but the profit part is solid) has all the coverage of the school walkout.  You  kids, do you know your being played!   Who payed for your trip if not YOU?   Who made it ok for you to walk out of classes without permission or penalty?     You wouldn't be at risk if some stupid adult decided that making your school a defenseless gun/weapon free zone.  After all is fishing in a barrel is a good and fair thing for the fish.

Given that criminals do not obey the law.   There many things criminals  can possibly employ to put YOU at risk for injury or death.  I ask the following test.  Its open book.

This is a 100 point multipart question, show your work and offer proof and references.

    IF YOU are in a place where you can't defend yourself who is responsible for defending you?
    Who would those people responsible people be?
    IF they are not nearby, how long must you survive until they assist?
    IF the person(s) responsible for your safety is prohibited from having any weapons,
    can they successfully defend YOU?

      Trick question, if they do not have the means to defend you is it fair they should die trying?

      Trick question two, is it fair they{teachers, administrators, staff, custodian}
       should not have protection?
    If the people that are supposed to keep YOU safe insist that they lock you in a room defenseless
    what is YOUR protection?

    IF a criminal enters with intent of doing harm, what is your solution for preventing that?

    How would YOU stop that person, prevention? 
    Presuming that didn't work, stop the perp during the event?

Failure to answer this question gets a 0{zero, failing} grade.

     Self defense is a right.   Should anyone in the building be allowed to defend themselves?

     If so why? 

     If not why no to self defense?   YOU get to be asked, are you suicidal?    

         If yes please report to the local mental health center, do not handle
         anything dangerous, drive, vote or drink.  You are unsafe without 
         someone to watch over you.

Keep your powder safe.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The gunz, the feelz

Listening to the various stations today...

There are those that have no clue what laws exist and propose the same one.   There are those saying we must do something.... mostly nonspecific.

Then there are those reading from the gungrabbers playbook, Gun Violence Messaging Guide.  I happen to have a copy so I know the lines well and the recommended context to use them in.

My favorite is:

The gun lovers value their guns more than children.  Well that is absurd to the ridiculous.  It never considers those that have guns to defend their children or family member.

I'd put it on them:
By creating protected areas where self defense is reduced to a sharpened pencil they are murderous by their inaction to create a actual safe zone.  If its easy to get in with a rifle with the intent to harm then the result will be a horrific disaster as you have created a protected area for the person bent of harm.  You have mandated a "gun free" zone and those in it are unprotected and devoid of any means of self defense.  You created it, its on you!  The difference is we can prove that this happens.

So here it is the anti-gun blood dancer creed:
*Alarming facts open the door to action. Powerful stories put feeling and emotional energy behind those facts.

*Emotionally-engaging images are vitally important... never stop showing the blood and screaming!

They claim to talk of facts but if they talk about background checks they use the fact that many states don't do it... forgetting the FACT that its a federal background check called NICS.  Never lie however don't say too much either.  Shade the truth.

They claim anyone can buy a gun, likely most have never seen a federal 4473 form that requires truthful statements or its federal rap and backed up by NICS.  Again hide the truth.

The best is "there's gotta be a better law"....  all 41,000 of them that exist obviously do not cover their feelings there must be a better law.

Lie and say we have weak gun laws, ignore those that do exist, take advantage of ignorance of the law.  Lest we forget criminals ignore laws. 

Their claim is 30,000 people die from guns, likely true at some level save for most are criminals
shot in the act by police and private people defending themselves and those around them.  But as horrific as that is  lets look at Cars.  When checked that number falls to 13286 were in fact killed by firearms. How many people die from drunk drivers every year?  Over 10,000!  How about auto crashes, its more than 37000 a year. We could easily save over 30,000 lives a year if we ban cars and trucks.  However is we take the drunk drivers and mandate the highest impacted age group wait till 21 to drive we may cut that sharply.  Remember driving is a privilege not a right.

Anywho I hope the picture is clear the gun violence people want to ban stuff they have at best a minimal understanding of and without any proof that it  will have the desired effect.

This is propaganda they ar pushing.   Propaganda works by tapping into emotions through images, slogans and a selective use of information, or control and censorship of the facts.  They speak to confuse, conflate, create division, and obscure facts while appealing to
less than critical thinking by emphasizing feelings, your fears.

If that is not clear read Jason Stanly's book How Propaganda Works.

Remember keep your powder and arms secure lest the redcoats march on you to take it away.


Monday, September 11, 2017

September 11, 2001

Sixteen, that's the years since.

We have loosed das-gov and its running wild.

We morn the dead.  We will be morning the living, as it is with insanity.

Not much else to add Never Forget.

Keep the powder dry, a sharp eye, and your head low.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Commencement and graduation

It's all bullshit!

Some of the best speeches advocate useful, meaningful stuff like;

 Wear sunscreen,  cancer sucks.  Really!  Prevent now what can now as often you can't prevent much else that will happen.

 Drink in moderation, liver transplants are costly and you can never drink again.  Drink the good stuff at least.

Some have nothing but the hot air under the noon day sun with a dark color graduation robe on.

So here are some of my thoughts.  At least I'm not in the sun getting cooked.

 Its far too late to get an education, what you did in school is best described as, it equipped you for something that may someday pay well or, "would you like fries with that".   However, get a job, anything.  You can treat a job as two things, pain and suffering, or a way to learn what you need.  I suggest the latter as it makes the day worth it.  If you learn what you need for a job you like with challenges can be possible.  It is all up to you.
Or do nothing.  That tends to be depressingly boring.  So do something, and make it interesting if only for you.  Do it with others as its more fun.

 You will fail, learn to get used to it!  Move on.  Don't forget to learn from it.  You might have done wrong or maybe wrong has been done to you, no matter learn and move on.  Keep moving and keep learning.  Blaming others for you failure is pointless.  Its your choice, take advantage of that.  Also do it while your young, saves doing it later.  It also good when young well, because, if you have to run you can run faster.

Tomorrow there will be few if any safe spaces save maybe for you parents basement.  Be wary, many basements flood.  Get a place of you  own, you will appreciate why picking up your socks is important.

Learn to cook.  Part of the real world is feeding yourself.   Learn to be be social.  Also it helps if you can set and a formal table and know what fork to use.  

Get a hobby, learn to cook, drive on a race track, learn to fly, paint, learn an instrument, sing, or build things.  Try them all or at least some it will make you more interesting.  You will need something else besides a job to keep your mind entertained.  If your reasonably good, others might pay attention.  You might find what you do for a hobby is more satisfying.  It might lead to the job that you never knew you wanted.

In the end you are the only one responsible for you.  Today can be a crappy day,  Tomorrow does not have to be.  Responsibility has a component, choice.  Every day you can make the choice of accepting what comes or rejecting it for something different if not better.    

If all else, stand back a safe distance and push the damn button.  

Keep moving, ducking, never give up and never surrender.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

its been 15 years...

Its been 15 years and little good has become of it.

Many died on the day.  More were sickend and died working the pile.  For those we pray they found or will find peace.

But we became aware of the ever hostile and likely hateful in the world.  To that end we made more that know who to hate.  War is the way of treasure, not minds.

We spent like drunken sailors, did about as much good.  Like many of those the brig was then home lest till it passed.  The rest of us we have the authoritarians whats good for us and likely better for them.

In the end whose who might do like then will likely find the patience of the nation short and the wrath long.   We do forget, but when we remember its with great resolve.  Word to those out there
is to not make us remember, its likely to hurt, you.

In the end we are not more a government of bureaus with their micro-law rather than the larger nation of laws.  tar and feather just once might bring the bureaucrats back to remembering their neighbors.

So I believe in rust.    Whatever you do to treat it cover it or scrape it off it wins.  Its the killer as it works from inside where few look.  Rust always wins!  How do we fix rust, we remove the poisoned metal and replace it.  We do that as needed to keep the structure whole and sound.  Rust is also the analogy of corrosion of the soul or mind.  If you allow good ideas to become weak with that corrosion of weak thinking eventually rust wins. Like the metal form the corroded ideas and what they stand for have to be excised and replaced with new understanding.  Think critically, rust is the lazy way out and often just an other way of saying propaganda.   Listen to all, distill fro it the truth
from the jingoism and big lies, then go forth.

Pay attention, think about what you hear and see, ponder it for its truth if its there.  In the heat of battle one can miss the details that tell.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Ubuntu is lost...

I'm a linux user.  Winders with their gyrations long since alienated
me with If you want the new OS but anew system with enough
power to run it r it will suck and crash.

Ubuntu has wandered down that path.  the version 12.04 was its
entry to if your hardware isn't mumf your screwed.  The pain of
this is that many Linux users want to do things not spend they
days making money just to buy a better machine to continue
doing things that were happy the way they were.  The latest
is a new old IBM with a P4 CPU with 14.04 is now "insufficient".
Well that sucks.  Add to that they don't seem to want to support
32bits or older machines without PAE.  Welcome to the world of
WIN10 because its the same shit.

What prompted this is the gnawing level of feeping creaturism
where the latest update killed Chromium a favored browser by
trying to install the 64bit version.  Thankyou very much assholes.
The problem is no way to revert without much command line
action and hunting down an older archive somewhere.  OK, I'm
old school and command line is cool by me.  I didn't volunteer
to have to do this.   I see no reason to have a 4core, 3ghz, 64GB
ram  machine to do routine things or for that to simple hit web
pages that are even more old school.

So now I ponder getting off the Ubuntu circle train and looking
at derivitives like MINT or other Debian releases. 

Its a problem why?  Sometimes you need a stable system to do
basic things every day the same old way without all the cutsie
things.  So to prevent further damage I will edit the update files
so it can't foul something I consider both adequate and depend
on.  After all it worked yesterday why break it.

I'd post all this on the ubuntu boards but they can't even keep
Chrome and Chromium straight.  That and any question that
they don't like never appears.

So in short where the hell is the 12.04 LTS version support
besides broken.  If you promise x many years of support that
means keeping it going not breaking it.   While your at it maybe
hint that the next version will not be suitable for the current
hardware before burning install time and stop hounding for a
version update when its not possible.

I need powder and shot to fix this mess with holes for vents
to let out the smoke.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy unfortunate turkey

Well its Thanksgiving.

I can be thankful for family friends and interesting work.

Things not thankful for...

    Liberals that are actually bullying fascists.  If you are really liberal you should not need to silence those that disagree.

    Overly sensitive weenies, if everything requires trigger warnings, get therapy.  The world is not a sensitive place its actually quite unfeeling.  If this bothers you, therapy is a good thing.

    Those that call themselves progressive.  You have not progressed enough.  Try evolution.

    Anyone that "feels" more secure while taking my rights your should know your hurting my feelings.  I have the right to feel secure too, consider that.

For those that can and do think critically, enjoy the day.

Keep your powder dry and watch for the idiots.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Been a while....

I've gone a while because saying nothing as I have had little new to say.  I could mutter the same old stuff from time to time but why?


Gun Free Zones.  What outrageous stupidity.  There are those that call these free  victim zones, or my favorite, Fish in a barrel.

Yes, fish in a barrel.  Your in there, its hard to get out fast, not many places to securely hide.  A barrel!  All you can do is wait to be fed or a hook to drop in.

My suggestion, get the hell out of there.  Either that or wear a bullseye over your heart.  Get out and stay out.  If the business goes broke so be it they signed up and on.

If you didn't sign up and on, and your in that, maybe you need to leave or arm up.  Those are your choices, unless you don't mind wearing a bullseye,  see your already in the target  zone.

Why advocate this?  Self defense is a right.  If you do not believe that you have missed something important.  Its responsibility.   Really!  If you die your family is stuck with burial, your bills, and maybe raising your kids.  Your responsibility is to be there for them and protect them, to do that you must protect yourself.  You have the right to do that, and the responsibility to do that.  Its not the job for the police or anyone else, though I applaud those that would step in and render assistance.  You are the first line of defense in saving yourself and and those around you.

Now for the love of life and all things important why would you ever go into a Gun Free Zone where you are obligated to be nothing more than a FISH IN A BARREL.

Keep your head down, Eyes open, and your powder dry.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Why is this day special...

Today is 9/11 the 13th.  On this day a bunch of terrorists killed 3000 civilians.

All I can say is their heirs and survivors should suffer the regret of time. Their copycat followers should inherit the wrath bestowed on those that kill indiscriminately.

A moment for those that died.

Keep your eyes open and your powder handy.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Selling down the house...

from post that EBM hit a nail on...

The good news is anything running DOS3.0 can't multitask, network, or handle disks(logical) larger than 32MB...

However we have single chip micros that are barely of the power of the 1976 8bitters than do all sorts of networking and stuff...

Add to that people using minuscule systems of processing power of the PentiumI/333mhz on a 7$ chip the size of a fingernail for door openers with a OS, why?  Cause it cheaper.  They didn't have to think and write real code.  And they assumed the canned security is both functional and they used it right.  Seriously?

If you want secure computer run an obscure architecture with a real known secure OS and airgap it inside a locked room.  What is airgap, not connecting to any network, they can't reach you if the only way is through a physical locked door to a secure vault.  Anything less and people will try to poke at it over the network and if they poke right they might get lucky but more likely the operator/owner will get stupid.

Why use an odd computer with a odder OS and airgap it?  Well I do.  The beauty is with portable and well scrubbed media I can bring the nastiest virus to my favorite machine and look at its internals with total safety.  How is that, most nasties are written for PCs usually Intel or phones and Pads ARM are the popular ones though there are others.  So native code for them cannot run on say a lowly PDP-11 due plain being incomprehensible to the -11.  Some require things like Adobe reader, Java, or other PCism helper apps or languages.  So foreign systems can treat any nasty thing out there as DATA and data can be analysed in a forensic way.  That DATA is the software equivalent of a car you tried to run me over with complete with fingerprints and partly chewed gum.

Why steal data...?

First one has to know one thing.

Money is only worth face value and its physical so lots of it has bulk and electronic versions of money is traceable.

Data, however has not been so unlucky, data has value and more data has great value.  The right data is better than gold, it weighs less and is very very tiny.  Don't believe tiny try a USB that is 32gb and 17mm x 12m x 5mm and cheap too. So data is worth stealing as its both hard to trace, harder to physically find and very impossible to take back.

What is all this valuable data?
Why not put a sign on you house as follows; "Billboard for rent, Free." girls and boys that's you email address. One address is like a penny not worth much but a million known good ones has value for the guy selling a herbal johnson drug.  Your age and sex means rather than a johnson
drug maybe you should be getting a makes your face look 20 years younger cream, or adult diapers.  Three easy things, most give them away without thought An Email Address, age and sex.  Now is we know what you drive, the state and town you live in we can make some greater assumptions.  But there is only one more piece of data, your computer password.  With that
we can get you VISA card, and the ever valuable SSN aka 9 digits of pure gold, and more.
Horrors is what people freely post on book of face and other social networking sites.

Remember that for every sick ass doing break your machine malware there are groups of bad guys with serious intent looking to steal data for its latent value.  Lest I add companies that want your computer to be their billboard and also their corporate kisok for their that you will buy, buy, buy.

So if you read some article about what security is or isn't think about what you told your coworker today... ALL OF IT!  I'll bet as a third party to that there was tons of your personal info.

Keep your powder dry as they surely will try to take it.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Six On

Doors opened here on 2/4/08.

That's all.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Phobia and fear...

This is promted by Sean over at

Guns are a Rorschach test.

As one that doesn't fear firearms its interesting that I do respect them. What does that mean...

Well I've also got a healthy respect for the chainsaw, I even use them.  That said I handle it with great care as I'e seen what can happen and its very bloody.   So yes, a tool deserves respect.  I also understand how it works so I can use it carefully and efficiently.  After all nothing makes short work of trees and logs better.  I build and do things with them,  recreation, fun even!

With that said I've seen people use chainsaws with the chain brake wired back and carried by the handle with fingers on the throttle and all my hairs stand up as I know it can do a lot of damage.

That's healthy fear.  It can hurt me or my workmate if I am careless or they are.

A gun is no different.

Unhealthy fear is ban all those chainsaws, the blood!.  Never touch one as it may start and slice me up.  When it get to that level the term phobia is warranted.

So we have guns a very useful tool as well. I have used them for all lawful purposes over the years.  I treat them with respect, not fear.

Yet we see unhealthy fear.

Those that say guns are bad, guns kill, guns are the root of crime, they are truly past fear.  If it were fear it can be corrected or moderated with education, training, and experience.  However the concept of touching a gun as something to never be done is phobic.  Its irrational for fear a  device or a tool that left alone or handled properly is inert. Those that do not even want to read the truth or fact are phobic.  See to even lean about it means they could use it and fear happens.

We also have those that claim to hate guns and take them to congress and political places to show off how evil they are.  This is a very special thing as its no longer phobia and we should watch them very closely for signs of sociopathic need for power and control.

We sometimes call them gun grabbers and that is a misnomer as their phobia would not allow them to touch a firearm.  For that they rely on  those dark people with no fears to do their bidding.  Such as it is for the gun banners.

Keep your head down and powder dry.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

All Hail the cat! Aye!

We call them companion animals.

However in my life this one was an extra special guy.

To me he was a friend.  He waited for me and would lay next to me or on me.

We called him Boo...  He was a Maine Coon Cat, strong as an ox, yet never scratched me in fear. A true gentle giant.  He prowled the house, his domain, the empire, one we gladly shared.

Today at a ripe age of over twenty and some, and with us for more than eighteen, it was time.

Cancer, the evil taker had done its damage and he was unable to be a cat.  To the very end he was aware and with us as his friends.

Forever is never enough.

Goodbye dear Boo.  You will be missed.  


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Its 9/11 again

12 years, have we really learned?

I say that with a hard realization that many thousands of people died that day so dasgov could go nutzingfutz and get a power trip on.

Those people will not recognize how we are now.   I'm not sure I do either.

So I'll only say good words for the dead.

... and resist walking around with a 1000 yard stare making sheep like noises.

The good new is the people that did this and instigated it are dead and hopefull in their own private hell.

The rest of us are or at least a few are waking up to dasgov growing like black mold in a bathroom all toxic and nasty.

Grieve for the living as the dead are now beyond their cares.

Heads down, it many not be safe out there.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Assholes, both of them...

two assholes meet on a path both bent on some ritual of respect.

Who won?

Certainly not Zimmerman.  How about Martin?  Neither of them.

It makes little sense to get on either side because it was race.  It was about to assholes that didn't have sense or maturity enough to back away.

So the strong younger attacks the older for some perceived diss, the older is a ball of flab with a gun.  So how does it end?   Either way its already bad and neither wanted to have it this way but both pursued the course they took.  In the end one or the other was going to get seriously hurt or dead,  and did.  Both had a chance to disengage neither didn't.

It might have been a knife, stone, or choking, maybe a cerebral hemorrhage.  Girls and boys it was about violence by and between both of them.  Next time you cut someone off and they flip you the finger, think about those two assholes.  Think hard about which one your playing.

The law only deals with questions of was it murder or some assault.  Facts seem to indicate that either way one of them, if death didn't happen, would likely have done time minimally for assault.

So yes I hold the most unpopular position.  The law is right.  One of two assholes lost the fight and the other will have vengeance applied because those that disagree have the same asshole violence thing going.

If you think either is right and your angry and thinking violence...  Remember you too can be in a fight and win or loose you are not going to like the result.  You had a chance to walk away and didn't.  It was never your fight.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hate no longer law

DOMA is dead,



Sunday, June 16, 2013

NSA data mining.

While for one second I do not believe those guys haven't lied more than a lot I do believe they did collect said metadata.  Likely their half truths of thwarting terrorist enterprise is bogus.

We do know since Hoover that internal data collection is the rule not the exception.  Files and lists all secret.


That information could also be used to solve the age old problem of the pisshats that subvert the do not call lists

Just this FOIA the data, check for sites that originate many calls to more than one number often twice and then compare the numbers called to any of the do not call registries. Find out who called and start issuing fines.    There are people that would call that a good thing.  Likely the Rethugs would have a bird fit.   The ensuing battle would be worth a seat.   After all the statists would want that control and the other would claim undue restraint on free enterprise.

Fun to speculate.

In the mean time keep stuff dry, cranium down, and check your six.


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day

It is the day we remember our dead.

It's the weekend of car sales, furniture sales, the first big barbecue weekend.

And we forgot why they died.

They died to protect us.  They died to preserve.  They died.

In all the wars of this country the one thing remains, they died so we could live
the way or founders believed we should, as a free people.

Consider that.


Friday, February 8, 2013

Orders from Der Prince

Yes, SnowMAgedden really!

Check this...

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has declared a state of emergency for blizzard that could bring near 3 feet of snow.

Right here...

The penalty for not paying attention to their authority is up to $500 and a year in jail.    Extreme, yes?

While I agree its possibly one Wicked bad Stawm, there are people that MUST appear at work that are not police or other "emergency service".

So we have Der Prince and possible future elect issuing emergency laws that sound just a bit over the top. So whats to stop him from doing who knows what?

Hey, it's a seriously bad storm and plan accordingly to protect your home and families. Stay safe.


Saturday, January 19, 2013

LArge Black Assault Dogs

Over at Straight Forward in a Crooked World there is a stunning example of Evil Black Rifle ban.

Now mind you we don't have wolves her in eastern MA that I know of but, Foxes, Bobcat, Coyote
and a wide assortment of other predators have been seen by me locally, even on my residential property.  We even had a Bobcat attack west of here.  So ponder that.

Keep your varmints at more than arms reach.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day of the jackpot

NY is one of the first major signs of what I'll call the coming of the jackpot.    If we continue down that path I foresee a very dystopic future not far ahead. The other major sign is those that would based on unsubstantiated belief, false facts, myth and feelings will dominate.  Dear fuzzy one, we are seriously devolving.

Keep what powder you have dry,


Sunday, January 6, 2013

Constitutional Law and why they are

A little bit of history..

We are the United States of America though a revolution where the King of England treated us (the colonies) as less worthy subjects and went as far as to mistreat us.  We didn't like it and one day in April we said enough....

Fast forward a few years the result is we are have now acquired sovereignty as a Country. We codified it in the Constitution Of the United States but, before the states would sign up they wanted a few safe guards. So we have the The Bill of Rights.

The key paragraph that is all to often not quoted is:

Item 1:

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

In short we never want this kind of thing again and this is how we plan to have law to prevent it.  The first 10 amendments spell out prohibited acts of the government.

I will skip the First Amendment as it allows me to write this even of you don't agree.

Item 2:  Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The first item calls out why this set of Amendments were important, namely and I quote as key phrase, " in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers,".  This is about the government in modern terms of going off the rails.

The single sentence in item 2 is a clear statement blocking the government from removing the means to insure the people can and will remain in control of their rights and property.  In short the government is the subjugated not the the people.

Why is the second amendment so strongly worded.  Its the enabler to the prohibitions of other acts a government may partake.  Freedom of speech, right to property, protection against illegal search, and a host of other things that were grievances against King George, and many other despotic regimes that would emerge after him over the course of history.

With that I offer two views of why this is important.

Marko lays out why the threat of force has no place in a society where it has the force to repulse that threat.  I offer, his work,  why the gun is civilization,

The followup is some very sobering thoughts from Dean Garrison if they come for your guns do you have a responsibility to fight .   I do believe we have the responsibility to fight the attempt to even go that far with letters and phone calls to those people we call our representatives.    Even the great people that wrote the Constitution petitioned King George with their grievances before firing the shot heard round the world.  We should honor them by doing no less.

Take care and keep your powder dry.


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Talk without spitting on me..

My words for the antigun taking heads are..

If you gungrabbers want raving talking heads as representation all the better.   Its clearly significant of their mindset.  That and someone I'd not waste my time talking to because, they already talking at.

If they want a dialog, they can find me.  If they want to talk at me then talk to my back as I have no use for yammering fools.

I hunted down many a gungrabber site the things I find missing are use of facts or truth, an absolute lack of critical thinking beyond the immediate, such sensibilities over harsh language to require only the anointed ones can speak while they apply the same language on others. They love ad hominem and reductio ad absurdum as argument tools. The use of anecdotes are still not make them fact. They love the 1st when they can talk, not so much when they have to listen. For them to have a debate listening will be a acquired skill.

We should observe and use it against them.  For the loudest vessel is often the empty one.

They I'd say on that basis they approach a  vacuum.


Friday, December 28, 2012

Irrational national 2

Last post it was a bit on how some just done think.

A bit more and specific.  The jackhole in upstate NY that shot and killed firefighters got the guns from a neighbor woman that bought them for him.

A very good story about what will happen to her:

Yes there is a law that says if its not for you and you lie its 10 years in the FEDERAL pokey and the state of NY has their special gift for that too.  So Yes, there is a Straw purchaser law.

The problem here is a excon that did 17 years asked someone to buy guns for him and they did it.  Now the real question was is it ignorance or outright stupidity to provide a person that did time for murder a gun?

I suspect the answer is part social engineering on his part and maybe she didn't know or even know to ask why he could  buy a gun.  Heck, the regular Jane or joe doesn't need to know this.  NOT.

Even if you do not own or want a gun, ignorance of the laws is not an accepted excuse. That is a universal aspect of the law.  So when I see a quick article saying its easy to buy a gun its at best a half truth as every gun purchased from any firearms dealer will have a valid  federal 4473 form.  Even some states require a transfer of firearms record (MA, form 10).  You lie on the form it might just get you some trouble.

We had a newspaper try and vilify gun gun owners by printing their names and addresses. Yes we do not even make the slightest effort to acknowledge that they have to know those laws and more as ignorance is not a defense.

So we have those that went right out can called the NRA dirty names or worse that likely will not acknowledge that EVEN THE NRA would agree what was done is illegal and should be.

I'm not a member of the NRA.   I just don't play the blame someone else game.

Don't let the bastards lie without calling them on it.  They will lie to you and smile.


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Irrational national

Well we have at least one  senator that wants her rules to be our  rules.  The starting point will be to ignore the Constitution  and then created yet more expanded powers for the government.

She is just another idiot grandstanding and also doing the polka in the blood of the victims for her agenda.  There are a few of them around that know what is good for all of us.

What it still ignores is many of the laws that exist don't work as they attack the honest civilian and do little to impact the criminal or the insane.

Things that do not work.

State laws that are a patchwork, confusing, or unintelligible. We need some consistency.

Gun Free Zones, someone has to be made to explain why that should work and clearly doesn't,  being as criminal don't give a shit and honest people do.  In the end it just means was have a defined place  without any useful protection or anything other than imagined safety.

Large capacity magazine bans, Yep this one has the "but we are the anointed ones" all over it.  We now this doesn't work as DC has a ban and some idiot appeared on TV with one despite that and got  dispensation.   Again no one has proven a thing that this helps.

The concept of self defense, right having a gun as a best means is for something improbable and never happens like home invasions.  They call those that prepare paranoid.

So what have we got.  Criminals that get out if they were ever in to do more of the same AGAIN. People arrested and given excessive bail and imprisoned for months for wearing a fake ammo belt before they even get to a trial.

We have the near do wells who have the critical thinking ability of a 12 years old, that stamp there feet  and in their tantrum do the  I want, I want, with out any thought or reason.  Then they expect others to  to the work.  Their version of We is someone other than thee.

Then there are the privileged few that make their safety business for someone else and personal to them but try to deny average Joe or Sally the idea that they just might need to protect themselves.

Other than the few the good news is most of them are just so much hot air that mostly will contribute to global warming as as soon as the fiscal crisis warms up in a short while they will be far to busy dealing with the fallout.

Then we have the blame game.  The NRA armed the bad guys, come on, get real, and think about the utter stupidity of that.  The NRA is an organization of DUES paying members and criminals and other
sorts do not even match that little detail.  the NRA does not give out guns.  The NRA oddly does do safety training and safety programs.

So for the blame game participants, who's next.  Try the mirror.  Every time you do nothing and practice the outright denial that evil exists while saying it can't happen to you your extending the possibility that indeed it can.  Every time you make your safety someone elses job you make it more unsafe for me and everyone else.  I'm putting it all on those whining, denial mongering,  liars who believe in magic talismans like signs.

Lets start telling them that their request is unacceptable.  Vote, notify the senators and congress critters and the local gov as well.

For the rest of you stay safe, keep the powder dry and well hidden as they pledge to take it.


Saturday, December 22, 2012

What drill..

The name of the blog is Mozambique Drill.

The gunny version is to stop your attacker, two in the chest or heart, one to the head.  It's a defense drill.

The human version is, most things cause two hits to the emotional heart and one hit to the to the rational thinking part...  and rational thought rarely survives.

We had a situation that occurred that was a huge blow to the heart, children, people died.  The follow up was to take a hit to the head in the form of total wipe out of reason and logic.

The assault to the head was WE, yes the formal everyone else not me, should do something to prevent this.  With the rapid follow up of WE have to ban things.

Here is the problem and why my head hurts now.  Seems the whole thing was banned or illegal acts that only a criminal would do.  They were already banned.  Yet we have the steadfast that truly believe that just one more law will fix that.  Save for the one further thing, the criminal in this case was bent on destruction of anyone and themselves.  We have laws about suicide as well, they are ironic.

So now that collective WE wants to punish the innocent as well. After all somebody has to pay for this why not those that didn't have anything to do with it and would never.

Yes, it's the age of not me and your or some inanimate thing is the cause.

There is a rising feeling of alarm over what may be the next wave of riots that no one wants.  Who will be the ones hearing from the have-nots that were denied was they had or what they worked for.  It may be money, property, or the civil liberties that are being eroded daily by those that either want it for themselves or are elitist enough to believe no one should have it.  In the end there will be pain and suffering.

Reminder, in the spring 1775 there were troops of the British army under the rule of the Crown commanded to go and take the arms and powder of the colonials and any that should resist.  The rest we know as history.  What was never clear to some who were obviously sleeping is was the unjust taking of property that added the extra straw that broke the colonials back.  It was one too many of the intolerable acts that preceded it.  This was the beginning entry into six years of war.

I finish on this. Only a portion of the colonials were active in the revolution, more than a third were and preferred to be un-involved and maybe as many were on the British side.  It was long and bloody and not the last war we as a nation would fight against a foreign power on our land.

Consider our history and why our most basic laws are what they are.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Newspeak and oldspeak and Big Lie.

My favorite things is when people use language to obscure things or flat out lie.  I have a name for
that and it's propaganda.

The most common tool in propaganda is the big lie.

Usage:  Assault weapons need to be banned.

Lets analyse that.  What they are... really.

Assault rifle; select fire or full automatic, magazine fed, intermediate caliber rifles are the single most common military rifle in the world.  For the USA that's the M16 or the M4 in the past it would be the
M14, and the Thompson machine gun may even qualify.   Hard to buy or own legally since 1994 mostly due to scarcity and cost.  But if you can find an eligible one and navigate the paper work and pay the $200 tax it's legal and its expensive to purchase and shoot.  In the end we call it a machine
gun in plainer language.

Assault weapon; the made up name for the  semi-automatic, magazine fed, intermediate caliber rifles are the single most popular type of gun in America.   With one addition...  they may look like an assaul rifle.

What makes assault weapon different from the common auto-loading hunting rifle?  Often only looks.
But the big lie calls it an  "assault weapon" which is a made up pejorative name for it.

But.. they have assault in the name and one is a machine gun  and the other is supposed to
be confused with it.  This is their way of making that evil and then they assign "bullet hose"
as a way to make it visualize as even more so.   See how the big lie works.  Two things
somewhat similar but different masked behind obfuscated language and terms.

In some states [I really mean the volksrepublic of MA] that means a auto-loader with a wood stock
is less regulated than the similar or same rifle with a plastic skeleton stock and a metal barrel shroud.
If you add any other feature to that rifle to make it look like a assault rifle its a felony[in MA].  Why?

Fear.   Just like taking a 30-06 hunting rifle and adding a telescopic sight and painting the wood
in camouflage colors makes it a sniper rifle to those that fear.  It of course will magically
kill at a distance on its own, not.  The difference here is often the rifleman's training and
less the tool.  That however makes use of the big lie again as sniper rifle is more menacing
sounding than a high caliber sport hunting rifle.   Well the real big lie is that the sniper rifle and
the assault weapon are more dangerous and need to be regulated [more than already are] to
excess or out right banned.

I will not go into the redundant language and error filled line "high capacity stripper clip bullet magazines" save for the description appends two different things into one even more incorrect one.  Stripper clips are the fast load tool for old rifles like the 1903 Springfield.  Magazines are those boxes that hold cartridges that attach or may be permanently attached to a firearm [or the ammunition storage
area on a warship].  Also bullets are part of a cartridge and not the complete ammunition ..   The
big lie requires the use of ambiguous language or made up words to sway those without the
knowledge to know or recognize its a sham.  It has to sound right and have a good flow even
if untrue or worse meaningless.

Enough for now as the telescreen gives more Newspeak from Minitrue.

Keep your powder dry and ears open,


Saturday, November 3, 2012


Seriously strong words, they are.

Why?  I do believe in one thing as a citizen you have the obligation to vote.

IF you fail to do so any and all the fail of the next four years, you are not exempt.  However,
any bitching or crying are going to be ignored.  You didn't make a choice, you are affected,
but your choice is not in there so what every happens to you it still your fault.

Be responsible, VOTE.