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    Today, 10:25 AM
    Whoops, I'm a bit sorry I repped you, now. I don't believe for a second that Ron or Rand are sellouts. I DO believe that we should not stop fighting, ever. "What will you do without freedom?! Will you fight?!"
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    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    Not a chance. Unlikely. Outlook not so good.
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    Yesterday, 05:15 PM
    I don't care for rap or "hip-hop", but you know, as far as rappers go, in their musical and video quality, he wasn't bad, haha. Unfortunately, I don't believe the message was all that terribly altruistic. I'm not all that surprised, after seeing this, that he went violently berserk a time or two.
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    Yesterday, 11:35 AM
    I'll bet if one were to retaliate/escalate, i.e. make "Racism Lives Here" signs with Biden's "Build Back Better" slogan, featuring photos from recent riots, and festoon them all over Democrat lawns, all-of-a-sudden it would be a crime.
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    Yesterday, 10:12 AM
    I watched Jo Jorgensen's interview during the first Presidential "debate", as well as saw her at an LP rally in Scottsdale. Her principles are solid. I'd say she's even a couple tiers better than Gary Johnson, in both her stances on issues and her self-conduct. She's light-years beyond either of the mainstream candidates in those ways, as well. I think she got some bad press from the very beginning, having tried to hijack some of the Democrat's sloganry, but there's not question that she's the foremost champion for liberty in this race. No, I'm not voting for the "lesser of two evils" here. That is still voting for evil. "But she can't win!" isn't going to sway me. Trump couldn't win either, remember? I've never completed a daunting task by first telling myself that it couldn't be done. No one has. If everyone who truly wanted to vote 3rd party would just drop those excuses, those two heaping piles of bullshit, we'd start taking big chunks out of this farcical two-party system, and then outsiders could and would win!
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    10-28-2020, 04:18 PM
    What, like an accordion?.. As for the rest... It seems bizarre to me that when I was much more into researching cases of police brutality and egregious police mistakes, there were so many more examples of truly undeserving people getting shot and killed by the cops (and myriad dogs), and not a hell of a lot was to come of them. Breonna Taylor is one of the few recent people who were killed in a raid that was completely unjustified, AND that elicited this kind of "civil" response. Floyd was a bad scene, too, and should've been handled differently, but he had a hand or two in his own demise. There were others this year, such as Ahwatukee resident Ryan Whitaker, who were needlessly killed while doing nothing unlawful, but he was white, and seemingly not too many shits were given. When you come out supporting guys who take tazers from cops and shoot them, or who come at cops wild and berserk with a knife, and then seek justice by looting the town barren, what the hell credibility do you think you'll have?
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    10-28-2020, 01:56 PM
    Well, that would be a vote worth tallying, huh? But, sorry, but we're all victims of that infamous "social contract" none of us signed, remember?
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    10-28-2020, 12:43 PM
    Well, I mean, it worked in a way, didn't it? They won't be getting the flu..
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    10-28-2020, 12:38 PM
    Unless you consider civil asset forfeiture, car impounds, etc. Or even force in general, really. Government is a monopoly on the use of force, remember. But should those laws change, property defence equipment could be the next gold mine: ...Along with your gun turrets, of course.
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    10-28-2020, 12:29 PM
    I can't help but notice everyone is driving their big-screens away in much newer cars than I have...
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    10-28-2020, 11:21 AM
    The fear tactics being used to keep the critical-thinking-impaired populace petrified often revolve around the spectacle of younger people intubated on ventilators and having oxygen-deprived, near-death (or fatal) experiences. Yes, let's face it, that imagery is scary. But how often does that occur? We already know that most of those who die from COVID are elderly and often have multiple co-morbidities. It would be sensible to understand how common the occurrence of such horrifying circumstances in younger people might be. The SARS in SARS-CoV-2 stands for Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome. But, a related and apparently synonymous condition is ARDS, or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. SARS appears only to be slightly less defined. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7128319/pdf/main.pdf ARDS is said to affect 200,000 people in the US every year. It can be initiated by many diseases, injuries or systemic insults. The fatality rate for ARDS is around 40%. https://www.biomarck.com/pipeline/ards/
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    10-24-2020, 09:23 AM
    Oh, there's no question of that. As a last resort, or confronted with insurmountable odds, a flamethrower can be the Deliverer! But, unless I'm confronted with an armed crowd or a tank, I'd have a very hard time doing such a thing to another human being, haha.
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    10-23-2020, 10:51 AM
    This is a good and informative article. I have always deeply resented the idea that I'm supposed to ask the federal government for permission to buy a firearm. Yes, I pass the background checks, but I find the process to be a guilty-until-proven-innocent affair. I always have in mind the preposterous disparity that has me being able to buy a f***ing flamethower, which is a demonically destructive and unscrupulous weapon, without a background check, but a need one for a .22. Mostly, however, it's the fact that the US Government is the world's foremost arms dealer. The feds sell ridiculously powerful weapons systems of all kinds to countries the world over, including tyrannical regimes such as Saudi Arabia. The idea that I have to ask them for permission to buy a firearm is absurd. I often liken it to asking for a liquor license from Al Capone.
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    10-20-2020, 02:41 PM
    It was my assertion that a singularity would appear and the Universe would implode when two lesbians both accused each other of rape for the same sexual encounter. ...Or at very least a Star-Trekkian computer meltdown scenario.
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    10-18-2020, 08:35 PM
    Twitter must be stopped. https://jordanschachtel.substack.com/p/book-burners-twitter-silences-dissent "Twitter has decided to lock the account belonging to Dr. Scott Atlas, the president’s top COVID-19 adviser, after a group of mask advocates demanded a virtual book burning of the renowned doctor’s views on masks/face coverings. In a tweet posted Saturday morning, Dr. Atlas correctly noted that there is no particular evidence that masks work to stop the spread of COVID-19. In doing so, he cited longstanding literature on masks from the World Health Organization, the CDC, and Oxford University. He linked to a terrific article by the American Institute for Economic Research, which goes into great detail about how cloth face coverings and masks not only don’t work as advertised, but pose several additional risks both related and unrelated to the pandemic. Moreover, Rational Ground has done a great job charting how masks do not work to stop the spread of COVID-19. See their mask charts here: https://rationalground.com/mask-charts/
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    10-18-2020, 02:17 PM
    Well, with regards to voting, since roughly 40% of both whites and blacks don't vote at all, perhaps both "races" share the believe that voting isn't worth a damn! Now, yes, in America, blacks tend to vote heavily Democrat. But, do you think that's due to a shared ideology, or is it perhaps tribalism? Do blacks really share many ideologies or principles with the Democrat party (when Democrats pretend to have them)? Maybe it has a bit to do with a demographic that has a much lower median income that any other wanting some the freebies that Democrats promise (with the effect of keeping people from personal fulfilment)? But maybe, since you bring up Barry O, it's just about tribalism. Black people perceived him to be the first black President, and yes, I believe there was copious tribalism, there, but it was to be expected. Of course, he was as "white" as he was "black", and shared little to nothing in common with most of us, let alone "poor black folk". But, maybe, people were wanting to make history, voting for someone who looked vaguely like them, and who they hoped just might harbor some understanding of their plight. It was a decent and effective ruse. Maybe this has long time been the M.O. of the Democrat party. Here in Phoenix, there is a black Democrat running for mayor. His slogan is "Time IS Now!". He doesn't say the time for what exactly, and his website is full of empty bloviations, but he's certainly black! His picture says so! The impetus behind capitalizing "Black" was the idea that those of predominant African genetics (all of us, if you go far enough back) the world over share a common culture and history (and "whites" don't, so no capital for you!). That's not true globally and it's not true in America. Shit, it's not even true in Africa! There are African immigrants here, working in my neighborhood, whose culture, language and (recent) history have practically nothing to do with that of the American descendants of African slaves (as was the case with Barry O.). Often it's the same with white people. I often have great difficulty understanding your typical Englishman off the street, though they're speaking "English". Also, I sure as fuck don't want my government looking anything like that of the UK or Germany. Anyway, this is what I mean by my separation of "race" (or phenotypes), and ideologies. I don't believe for a second that free-thinking blacks, brunettes or blondes would just somehow arrive at some ideological or philosophical consensus just because of genetics. Tribalism, unfortunately, works! It's much easier to categorize people by their appearance than to have to (gasp!) talk to them, and this is being used, as from time immemorial, to divide and conquer.
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    10-17-2020, 06:36 PM
    Wow, alright... Sorry about the printing difficulties. I have them myself at times. Wish I had better advice. Sometimes if you download the CUPS profile from the manufacturer, it works better, but you've probably already tried that. I use Linux for everything these days, even at work, though I'm not really "supposed to". I no longer have a Windows computer. They really wrecked things with the memory-guzzling and update obsessed Windows 10. They should've stopped with XP. Good luck with the Pi. Down the road a bit, I plan to make a Pi 4 "Beowulf-cluster", which I think might be fun and powerful, but I have much to do before I get there.
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    10-17-2020, 11:18 AM
    *Le sigh* Enough of this. That so many people are united or divided by "race", which is a scientifically meaningless concept, testifies to a lack of intellectual depth all-too-pervasive in the human experience. Instead, people would be much better off united by ideas, interests and goals, but nooo, let's start capitalizing colors and make political parties based upon those, as though "Black" people were any more ideologically homogeneous than "Brunettes" or "Gingers".
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    10-17-2020, 11:15 AM
    Haha, and resourceful you are, then! I used a Pi as my home computer for a year or so. Some things were a bit difficult, to say the least, usually due to the Pi's architecture. It's not really meant to be a daily home computer. For this issue, did you try installing CUPS and using that?
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    10-17-2020, 09:32 AM
    This is a great and comprehensive list, save for I don't see the search engine Gibiru (https://gibiru.com). It can yield some interesting results, as it seems to bring to the surface suppressed information. But good work! F$#@ Google! F$#@ Apple too!
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    10-17-2020, 09:29 AM
    They're sowing their own demise. I think Bitchute is a nice alternative, and if you see some of the maniacal BS there, you know they're free-speech driven. People should begin double posting their videos on Youtube and Bitchute, at very least.
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    10-17-2020, 09:25 AM
    Brave is my favorite browser these days. It only works with 64 bit systems, so if you have an ancient laptop like mine, you might have to use something else.
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    10-16-2020, 08:10 PM
    I'll keep ya informed, man. :) How many solar panels for 60kWh per day depends on their output, but a little math yields 20-250 watt panels for a 12 hour day, barring inefficiencies, etc. Your situation is quite a bit different than mine, of course. A pool would be nothing but a pain in my ass. ;) We don't have to dehumidify anything here, but if the outside humidity is less than your lower level, look into ducting air in? Also, 3000 ft^2 is quite a large house for my taste. Lastly, you should look to maybe run the heater off of wood if you have plenty of that, there. There is no 1 solution for everyone. Be thoughtful and resourceful in your considerations, and I think solutions may be less expensive than you think. ;)
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    10-16-2020, 07:46 PM
    If you have any land, don't put it on the roof? Here, I'll be putting it on my car-port, and if that surface ever needs replacing, it's more about a little hard work. Also, maybe the panels will protect the roof a bit so it will last longer? That's a little speculation though.
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    10-16-2020, 07:42 PM
    Right, so Massie is using a Tesla battery with tons of storage. My urban situation is a bit different, and not a total "homestead" scheme. It's only to escape the electric bills for a few years. When I move completely away from the grid, and transfer the solar equipment to my rural land and live there, the house will be optimized for energy efficiency, and this system willgive me a couple days or more worth of energy. Even if decently cloudy, a 4kW solar system might produce more like 1 kW. Also, again, that's what a generator is for, and I plan other versions of energy storage. Also, a total eclipse better not last for 3 days, or things are desperately screwed. ;)
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    10-16-2020, 07:22 PM
    Yes, there are alternatives! If you have tons of wood lying around, use that! Whatever you have. Here in Az, there is sun and wind. I also have plenty of capacity to grow biomass at my rural land. I know how much energy I use in my city house because it has been recorded for years. Barring unforeseen problems, this system I'm building should yield more than enough energy all year. If I need supplemental energy, I can always just light up a backup generator, or flip the switch back to the grid. Eventually, when in a house of my own design, I'll be using much less energy, anyway.
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    10-16-2020, 07:17 PM
    Like I said, to determine how much storage you need, it matters how much darkness you get and your energy needs, then, i.e. at night or on cloudy days. But for feces and levity, I'll guess you use half your energy at night. That means you would need 30 kWh storage. In NiFe battery terms, that would cost roughly $10.5k. Much cheaper for lead acid. Somewhat cheaper for LiFePO4 batteries. Before that, though, determine what else you might do. What is using so much energy? Can the house be better insulated? Can a swamp cooler be used instead of AC much of the time? Can you use wood or stored heat for heating? Much to consider.
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    10-16-2020, 06:05 PM
    You really use that much on average? 60 kWh, that is? Well, firstly, with regards to batteries, it'll be more about how much energy you use when the Sun isn't shining. Also, whereabouts are you? State will work. Also, why the hell would it be $50k? Is that just for the solar energy system? Even just doubling my estimates will bring you into comfortable territory. giving you 96 kWh/day and 23 kWh (80%) storage. Wind is sometimes a decent option, too. At my rural property, there's usually more wind energy than anyone would ever use, and personal windmill generators are cheap as well, with 400 watt versions (~12 MPH winds) at around $100. Of course, if you're technically inclined, you can build these out of a broken generator or even alternators, etc.
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    10-16-2020, 04:36 PM
    Also, also... As I said, there are a great many energy storage media/systems out there, new and old. As far as batteries go, I've oft thought if someone made nickel-hydrogen batteries for off-grid storage, they'd be quite the ticket: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickel%E2%80%93hydrogen_battery I believe they could be built affordably. Just don't accidentally shoot them with your 50 cal or something.
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