Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Has it really been two years?

Yup. It's been a long time since I posted anything. Like you, I blame Facebook, and am looking forward to when Diaspora is a fully operational battle station.

In the last year Cheri and I decided to split up, I still live in New Hampshire and I like it here. The economy is going to fall into the abyss pretty darn fast, and it's best to spend the Revolution with your friends.

Hope you're having a fine day!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Big Surprise! (I didn't write this.)

7 Things You Didn't Know About HSUS
(the Humane Society of the United States)

1. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is a "humane society" in name only, since it doesn't operate a single pet shelter or pet adoption facility anywhere in the United States. During 2006, HSUS contributed only 4.2 percent of its budget to organizations that operate hands-on dog and cat shelters. In reality, HSUS is a wealthy animal-rights lobbying organization (the largest and richest on earth) that agitates for the same goals as PETA and other radical groups.

2. Beginning on the day of NFL quarterback Michael Vick's 2007 dog fighting indictment, HSUS raised money online with the false promise that it would "care for the dogs seized in the Michael Vick case." The New York Times later reported that HSUS wasn't caring for Vick's dogs at all. And HSUS president Wayne Pacelle told the Times that his group recommended that government officials "put down" (that is, kill) the dogs rather than adopt them out to suitable homes. HSUS later quietly altered its Internet fundraising pitch.

3. HSUS's senior management includes a former spokesman for the Animal Liberation Front (ALF), a criminal group designated as "terrorists" by the FBI. HSUS president Wayne Pacelle hired John "J.P." Goodwin in 1997, the same year Goodwin described himself as "spokesperson for the ALF" while he fielded media calls in the wake of an ALF arson attack at a California veal processing plant. In 1997, when asked by reporters for a reaction to an ALF arson fire at a farmer's feed co-op in Utah (which nearly killed a family sleeping on the premises), Goodwin replied, "We're ecstatic." That same year, Goodwin was arrested at a UC Davis protest celebrating the 10-year anniversary of an ALF arson at the university that caused $5 million in damage. And in 1998, Goodwin described himself publicly as a "former member of ALF."

4. HSUS raised a reported $34 million in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, supposedly to help reunite lost pets with their owners. But comparatively little of that money was spent for its intended purpose. Louisiana's Attorney General shuttered his 18-month-long investigation into where most of these millions went, shortly after HSUS announced its plan to contribute $600,000 toward the construction of an animal shelter on the grounds of a state prison. Public disclosures of the disposition of the $34 million in Katrina-related donations add up to less than $7 million.

5. After gathering undercover video footage of improper animal handling at a Chino, CA slaughterhouse during November of 2007, HSUS sat on its video evidence for three months, even refusing to share it with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. HSUS's Dr. Michael Greger testified before Congress that the San Bernardino County (CA) District Attorney's office asked the group "to hold on to the information while they completed their investigation." But the District Attorney's office quickly denied that account, even declaring that HSUS refused to make its undercover spy available to investigators if the USDA were present at those meetings. Ultimately, HSUS chose to release its video footage at a more politically opportune time, as it prepared to launch a livestock-related ballot campaign in California. Meanwhile, meat from the slaughterhouse continued to flow into the U.S. food supply for months.

6. According to a 2008 Los Angeles Times investigation, less than 12 percent of money raised for HSUS by California telemarketers actually ends up in HSUS's bank account. The rest is kept by professional fundraisers. And if you exclude two campaigns run for HSUS by the "Build-a-Bear Workshop" retail chain, which consisted of the sale of surplus stuffed animals (not really "fundraising"), HSUS's yield number shrinks to just 3 percent. Sadly, this appears typical. In 2004, HSUS ran a telemarketing campaign in Connecticut with fundraisers who promised to return a minimum of zero percent of the proceeds. The campaign raised over $1.4 million. Not only did absolutely none of that money go to HSUS, but the group paid $175,000 for the telemarketing work.

7. Research shows that HSUS's heavily promoted U.S. "boycott" of Canadian seafood-announced in 2005 as a protest against Canada's annual seal hunt-is a phony exercise in media manipulation. A 2006 investigation found that 78 percent of the restaurants and seafood distributors described by HSUS as "boycotters" weren't participating at all. Nearly two-thirds of them told surveyors they were completely unaware HSUS was using their names in connection with an international boycott campaign. Canada's federal government is on record about this deception, saying: "Some animal rights groups have been misleading the public for years . it's no surprise at all that the richest of them would mislead the public with a phony seafood boycott."

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Revised October 2008. Complete sources and documentation available upon request.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

I wish he'd had a gun, too!

When the police are pussies, you're pretty much hosed. And you just never know...

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Post Election

Four freestaters won election to the state house. A nice start, all had been in New Hampshire less than 5 years. Wait'll next time! Actually, we'll get some licks in next year, the city of Manchester refused to put a spending cap on the ballot even though they are required by law to do so; they wanted to wait until next year. They aren't ready for US.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Election Madness Sale!

No matter what happens Tuesday, we're all fucked. That's my well considered conclusion after thorough studies and extensive interviews. It's either hail Comrade Obama or Seig Heil to the tragically electronically preserved image of John McCain, who was re-built in Vietnam using spare parts from other crashed pilots and re-programmed to spout nonsense and bullshit. Both are socialists, of course, and America deserves both of them. I'm voting Libertarian for old times sake. I considered writing in Ron Paul, but of course write in ballots are usually just destroyed instead of counted.

So I'm not particularly optimistic. Therefor, I enclose photos of Rhiannon, my beast of burden. She was a rescue that Beth gave me. Not sure how old she is, but under a year is my best guess.


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Friday, August 29, 2008

Life out of Michigan

Gosh, do I have lots of news! I've moved to New Hampshire and become a Free Stater again. I just got a place in Concord and will be settling in next week. I'm starting a brewery and that's been taking most of my time. It has a shower and when I first got to NH, I lived there for a couple of weeks. It was a bonding experience! We have WiFi so I can use my laptop, but I haven't lately because of all the dust from construction. Also, I have to move my laptop around because the construction folks like to put things on top of it.

I got my concealed carry license right away, it took me two days which was great. Picked out some new pistols, first the Walther PPK/S, then the P-22, and finally I settled on a Beretta Tomcat .32 as my pocket gun. The porcupine culture encourages open carry, because the cops will hassle you for it even though it's your right to carry. This gives them the opportunity to protest in groups, which they do at such times as "Open Carry Trash Pickup Day" in Manchester.

However, none of my holsters is very comfy and I don't really like to open carry unless it's a sword, (I want it to be a surprise!) and I don't have a scabbard big enough for my Angus Trim. When I get paid I'll probably pick up a .45 single six for special ocassions.

Cheri is holding down the fort at home, housing prices really still suck in Michigan. Above is a photo my niece Angela took. It's really goofy but has us both posed, and Holmes the cat is riding along in my backpack.




Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bush Farts, Queen not amused.

"That's not funny! It smells like chicken burritos."