How do you fight a depression that is caused by living in a society that strips away all meaning? When it’s not your choice to live a meaningless live, but you’re forced to do so against your will, because the society is fake, empty and barbaric?
When every shrink sees a cis gendered white male that doesn’t know/accept his place, and pounces, seeing weakness as the opportunity to strike the death blow?
When the people who say they love you do nothing but insult you and deceive you?
If you are weak, you kill yourself.
If you’re too much of a pussy to kill yourself, you might take the half-measure and self-medicate.
When every action you take is twisted into evil?
If you are strong, you call it out. You declare (and incur even more ridicule) that, yes; I am right, and everyone else is wrong. Yes, I do have it all figured out, and you shitheads in the center of the ever sagging bell curve are what’s wrong. Because it’s true. Fuck you.
There are few at the edge of the bell curve. Duh.
This is what MGTOW was, for me. It had little to do with gender wars, or so I thought…
Women were just the ones taking advantage of it the most, and being the most predatory. It wasn’t until afterwards that I realized women created the sick hell I escaped, er, am still escaping.
Now, the chase begins… The efforts to keep me contained seemed monumental, but now I realize the efforts to put me back in my chains are orders of magnitude greater…
There is no hate in this world greater than the hate that women have for me(n).
In order to survive, I am forced to reject everything I was made to be. In His image. Everything a man should be is made into a weapon against him. It comes full circle. Self-destruction is the only path where progress can be made… A life of meaning is guarded by bloodletting by those who would force me to join their nihilism.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then what is the refusal to imitate?
“They’re” going to tell you that losers go their own way. “They’re” going to steer you away from your salvation and into the chains they have waiting for you. “Winning” is obeying their demands and becoming their slave.
I’m a proud loser. In fact, that’s going to be the name of muh bote.
Absolutely everything is a lie.
It’s been a long time coming…
Yes. I own lots of cool guns. I wear flip-flops and paint my toes pretty colors. I drive a Hummer and a TDI. I ride my motorcycle with no shoes, not helmet, in shorts and a t-shirt. I am and advocate for clean energy, solar and wind power. You call it a package of bizarre contradictions. I call it perfectly logical. You’re just too stupid to see logic and reason. You’re a dumb fuckin’ animal. Literally…
None of it is a contradiction. If you’re too stupid to figure out why, fuck you for being stupid. Stupidity is merely being too lazy to think, discarding your intellect and humanity in favor of hormonal barbarism.
Black is white. Up is down. Short is long. Weak is strong. Alpha is beta. Smart is dumb. Evil is good. Good is evil. Keep talking, bitches. I’m not listening.
Integrity is not doing the right thing even when nobody is watching. Integrity includes Courage; to do the right thing even when everyone is watching, and you know you’re going to catch hell for it.
It’s too little, too late; The Beautiful Ones are are leaving and not coming back.
You’re stuck in the box. I’m not.
I’ve wrestled with pigs long enough. Thanks anyway, I’ll be on muh bote.
“To escape criticism — do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” ~Elbert Hubbard
Instead, aspire to make mistakes the likes of which your haters can only dream…
I’ve been captivated by the morbid failure of the anti-humanity social movement. To clarify, the social trend to deny higher intellect and reduce one’s self to animal savagery as if it were a good thing. The rejection of the moral core and higher intellect. The promotion of degeneracy as enlightenment, and with a strong point on how women have joined government in embracing it as their ultimate goal.
I have asked the question before; if persons dispose of the thing which separates them from animals, do they not become animals? Reduced to it by their own will.
Is genetics alone a claim to humanity?
The answer is simple: No.
This is the ugliness which supposedly enlightened societies fail. It is promoted by the degenerates as self-preservation because…
Sometimes, there needs to be a purge. The Cancer grows under the guise of non-violence.
How “violent” is it to take an antibiotic? How dare you kill all those poor, innocent “Alpha” bacteria!
You evil bacteriaphobe! I identify as a single-celled micro-organism that is raising a family in your sinuses! How dare you!
Bitcoin’s lack of features is described similarly; as a “diverse, organic ecosystem.”
A septic tank is a diverse, organic ecosystem that accepts everyone equally. That doesn’t make it a good thing… I certainly do not enjoy living in it.
There is a difference between dehumanizing a person or demographic group, and merely recognizing that they have done it to themselves.
The downward slide into “barnyard talk,” as I call it. The stupid dialogue regarding “alpha,” “beta,” cuck,” etc. And, the fact that women live by this and have teamed up with government to destroy their own families, children, and partners for profit. If all your baby daddies are so “alpha,” why do they cry like pansies about “being oppressed?” If they’re so great, why can’t form coherent sentences, fall for your manipulative games, and have face tattoos? The delusions spiral on; black is white, short is long, up is down, weak is strong, smart is dumb, winner is loser… Anything to “feel” good about making the worst possible choices… They can lie to themselves, but they cannot lie to me.
I have solved many puzzles only to realize the answer had been provided, I simply didn’t know enough to realize that the answer was the answer. Even when I read it, I did not understand it. So few pursue and never discover. I did. And, my fractions added up. My pursuit led to what was already handed to me but I did not understand.
I was created in His image. I did not know what it meant to be a man after His own heart, but even as I misunderstood the words, I was pursuing it.
I have been trying to reflect that image. The Alpha. The Omega; I become a reflection of what I have pursued. Flawed, I do my best.
To mock me for this is to make a fool of yourself, I need not do it for you. I give not that which is sacred unto dogs. You cannot claim that I am “insufficient” for “failure” to be trash.
I am quite deliberately the opposite of trash, and no matter how much you glorify being trash, I will never reverse my path and pursue trashiness.
I do not belong among swine, and I am glad for it. Though I be surrounded by filth and suffer it’s hate; I will always resist. Savagely.
A self-begotten Miranda comes full-circle. I am but a humble, and completely insane, servant. The result and the conclusion. I Am The Consequence. The flawed reflection of the same image.
I usually agree with Ben, and loved most of his speech.
Ben, you’re conflating on the alt-right argument. If a given group of people is targeted for their identity, it was the attacker who did that, not them. It’s only natural for a targeted group to band together and fight back. Those people fighting back do not automatically agree with identity politics simply because they match in identity. That’s silly. They were targeted because of their identity and it wasn’t their idea. The suggestion that the alt-right is a mirror image of the alt-left is a lie that ignores obvious reality.
It is not the targeted group’s fault that their identities all match. It’s a natural result of a certain group being targeted. Just because they match does not mean that they agree with identity politics. They’re just people who found themselves in the same boat, categorized by the attacker, not their own will.
We also see Ben telling us what the alt-right is, and what the alt-right believes in. This is the game the Liberals play. “I’ll tell you all about those people, don’t go ask them yourself and find out. Just believe me when I tell you they’re horrible and don’t dare go see for yourself.” I’ll decide for myself what the alt-right is. Don’t play gatekeeper, it’s an attempt to cover up dishonesty.
It’s clear you’re lying about what the alt-right is, Ben. Your echo chamber is showing.
Any person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a handgun or long gun may have or carry on his or her person a long gun without a valid weapons carry license, provided that if the long gun is loaded, it shall only be carried in an open and fully exposed manner.
This was set in effect in 2010, and has been so every day since.
Search LexisNexis for 2017 version, which is unchanged.
Nailed it, as usual.
All the rights, but none of the responsibilities, and no effort to improve because entitlement teaches them they’re already perfect. How dare someone imply otherwise.
The suggestion that a woman would have any self-improvement to perform is a suggestion that she isn’t a perfect princess already. Which is bigotry, doncha know?
History was made; for the first time in 30 years the USA voted for the least retarded candidate instead of the most retarded candidate.
I would have preferred Fiorina over Trump, but that’s too much brains for America. She had a vagina, didn’t she?
…instead of a warning or a lesson.
God: “This is how shitty women conduct themselves.”
Modern Women: “Oh, so this is how to be shitty?”
God: “No, what I’m saying is…”
Modern Women: “Whee! I’m an evil whore!”
God: “Yes, but… It’s not a good thing.”
Modern Women: “Evil whores are in the Bible!”
Modern Woman: “Where have all the Real Men gone?”
God: “They’re paying attention.”
Modern Women: “Misogyny! Patriarchy! Religion is outdated!”
God: “Enjoy the sand demon rape gangs!”
Modern Women: “You can’t rape the willing! Bring on the Alpha Males! I’ll hump them all!”
Simps and White Knights…
Because “MGTOW can’t get laid.”
Because “MGTOWs got cheated on and are too weak and angry to figure it out.”
Sure… That’s totally it.
I’ve had so many Joseph Moments… But, I didn’t know she was married until after.
Marry the money, hump around behind his back with every loser you can find. They’ve been doing it from the beginning of time.
But, they do have the power now. Government is all about destroying family, and turning children and the home into weapons against men. Government will steal that home, and all his future earnings, and give it to her, if only she does government’s bidding and betray him and her own children. Cash and prizes; it’s all she wanted anyway, it’s the perfect system.
The only thing a woman loves more than her husband’s money and stuff, more than her children, her family, her home; betraying it all.
Feminism has taught women that the ultimate accomplishment and ultimate gratification is to betray it all.
Fempoints. This is how you score them. This is all that matters to a woman.
When a woman betrays her purpose, betrays her husband, betrays her children, betrays her family; she cease to have value in the eyes of Real Men. She becomes undesirable.
We find her, narcissistic used-up husk asking; “Where have all the good men gone? Why can’t I find a good man?”
The test is great. The failure to interpret it in any way other than the pre-conceived notion desired, made it a waste.
The “Beautiful Ones” were the ones who lost interest in participating in a failing system. All they could gain is to be ripped to pieces. They were the superior specimens because they were the only ones smart enough to avoid the no-benefit mess.
Clearly, playing “alpha” didn’t save the population, did it? It all still fell apart even with plenty of other, supposedly “dumber yet better” mice still around. Every single time… No “High Velocity Mouse” was ever bred. They failed to mention that part, eh? Because that aspect of the experiment was predicated upon an agenda, not observation of what actually happened in the experiment.
Calling the smartest ones “dysfunctional” or “stupid” only exposes that the humans observing the experiment had the brain of a mouse. …or a pre-conceived agenda that they were going to assert no matter what, and the experiment served as nothing but a very complex song and dance.
The desperate need to mock others to make one’s self feel better is the path taken, instead of learning that human intellect causes the human “beautiful ones” to manifest in a very different way. They are the best specimens, preserving themselves, and looking for an exit to a suitable environment; which did not exist in these experiments.
Isolating themselves was the only option because there was no escape, which is what they sought first.
Calling the smartest ones stupid… Where have we seen simple minds do that before?
“But, even the mice that were removed maintained their new behaviors.” you say.
Yes, see the absence of human intellect mentioned above.
This experiment is only useful if you observe it with an open mind, and correlate the control factors. Deliberately failing/refusing to do so only proves you’re in denial of Phase 4.
Another aspect they failed to mention, is that the available resource limits were never exhausted, or even reached. Not even remotely close… This system failure was entirely behavioral. The less intelligent and more hormonal and violent, the more rapid the collapse. The largest population point consisted of the majority behaving badly. The dumber ones joined the crowd, the smarter ones rejected it for being stupid.
Looking physically like the best specimen only reflected the inward reality that they were the mental superiors as well, because it was the mental superiority that came first, but could only be observed after it manifested in a visible way. The results were not measured until after extreme trauma had occurred. Thus, the inability to re-integrate even when placed in a new, suitable environment. If the people performing the experiment had been smarter, they would have removed those smarter mice before they reached the breaking point. Again, we see the experimenters meddling in their own experiments, in order to obtain a pre-conceived result. In every repeat of this experiment, not one time, ever, do they remove the “High Velocity” or “Beautiful Ones” before the point of no return is reached. Only after they are pushed past the breaking point, are any further experiments performed. With planned and predictable results. Both failed to re-populate or re-integrate. But, only the “Beautiful Ones” faiulure is mentioned and denigrated. The “High Velocity” experiments failed equally, even though significantly more interference/effort was put into trying to make it succeed. So, that failure was actually even more spectacular, but we’re left hanging, not being told the result… The manipulation towards a specific agenda is palpable.
The best specimens were the ones smart enough to GTFO, but they were forbidden from doing so. They made the best of what little they had instead of jumping into pointless violent forays to be the biggest turd in the bowl. The agenda-driven observers portray this as if it happened in a vacuum. Plenty of mice were still engaged in the downward spiral of females acting like males, homosexuality, and pointless violence. I guess, being leftists, mentioning that would have been bigotry, eh? Hate facts! Hate speech!
Yet, they don’t bother to mention that this didn’t fix anything. The colonies still collapsed. And, they single out a handful of “The Beautiful Ones” for what? They were, by admission, total non-participants! The behavior that led to the collapse was not theirs, but all the others. I say it again; it still collapsed every time, didn’t it? Just ignore that…
The rapid decline continued to extinction regardless of “The Beautiful Ones.” So, why the need to declare them dysfunctional when all the evidence says otherwise? The following experiments to breed the “High Velocity Mice” were absolute failures. Take the hint?
Maybe they “thrived in the chaos,” but… The colony still collapsed. That doesn’t sound like “thriving” to me… Flat-out lied to our faces about the results of the experiment, even though we’re looking right at it. How many fell for it, or didn’t even notice, until I pointed it out? That’s just how easy brainwashing is…
You can’t breed a non-genetic trait, dipshits!
Nature vs. Nurture. Completely ignored it.
All in the name of an agenda.
This is what “science” has become.
Social dependency becomes the fatal trait. Social Skills have no value but manipulating and mooching off of your fellow mouse. Socializing itself devolves to nothing more than properly timed violence. When none are left capable of being productive, then there is nothing left to mooch, and all those social skills become moot. You’re left with the social version of an autoimmune disorder; no one knows how to survive except by destroying his neighbor. Inner City ghettos and gangs forming groups with no function but to destroy the other. Those not smart enough to know better prefer it, because a life of actual productivity is beyond their mental capacity. Rap glorifying being a hormonal loser as if it were a good thing… Thug fuckers. Degenerates breeding like flies in a dumpster. Welfare. Crotch farming.
No one with a brain wants any part in that. White Flight. So, they check out of that society to the maximum extent available. Trap them in a pit with those they are trying to escape, they just find a quiet corner and keep themselves tip-top in preparation for a major environmental change. The possibility of which was prevented here. They said it themselves even before any mice were introduced. Were the mice afforded an escape from the cesspool before it became irreversibly traumatic, the “Beautiful Ones” and the “High Velocity Mice” would have found another option. The tip-top specimen that’s smart enough to avoid the failing system, is the ultimate colonizer of a new environment. Lets not mention that fact…
But, they were deprived of that, and the experiment’s observers failed to consider this even though they outlined it before a single mouse was dropped in the box… They sabotaged it by traumatizing them past the point of no return for a mouse’s lesser intellect and expected us not to notice that little bit, prior to putting them in a new environment. Assuring the “dysfunctional” results they were looking for, but labeling only one group “dysfunctional” and the other “superior” even though both failed to re-populate or re-integrate…
Some realize they will never escape and will die in this mess, so why not go out and kill as many as you can? Why live a miserable life when you can kill many of those responsible while putting an end to your own suffering? Mass shootings. For those stripped of their humanity and any alternative, vengeance is the most they can ever hope for. It’s the only objective or accomplishment available to them, and their desire to “do something, anything at all” is the only personality trait left to them… A cornered animal.
Mice don’t have money, so they can’t bribe one of the observers to pick them up and put them somewhere else… They can’t buy their way into a new environment.
I’ve been stabbed in the back by the very people who keep complaining “someone should do something” for the last time.
The hump on the bell curve keeps moving to the low end, I keep moving to the high end. I’m completely isolated.
I had to move out to the middle of nowhere just to keep existing, and now, even that, is not far enough.
I loved the USA. But, it has melted away around me. There’s nothing left. MAGA is bullshit. The very people wearing the hats are too lazy and stupid to do what needs doing.
I got by treating the savages as savages for a while… Tough love, maybe? But, they just keep digging for new lows.
I didn’t want to give up. I didn’t want to quit. But, I’ve been attacked by the very whiners that should be thanking me, for the last fucking time.
Keep your cesspool. I’m out, losers.
The average cannot help but hate those who are not.
The USA is dead and it’s not coming back.
Oh, Stefan… Argument is wasted upon the knife driven into your chest.
You can’t convince your heart, with sound argument, to start beating again.
You can’t explain math to a tiger that is eating your face.
You either let it eat you, or you kill it.
It’s already too late, the battle is upon you, and you want to talk it over…
You will lose.
It doesn’t matter what enlightenment lies within if the vessel is a stain on the concrete.
How much was lost when museums and libraries were burned in conquest?
Embrace your savagery, or lose everything.
There is no cure or rehabilitation for what The Left has become.
You either kill it, or it kills you.
You can’t teach, to a rabid animal, the difference between a tablespoon and a soup spoon.
But, you can be fool enough to die trying.
I can’t relate to the angry, can’t get laid MGTOW types… But this guy, he’s got it down. Every video he posts is gold.
Well, maybe fix the accent, but hell yeah.
How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
One to screw it in.
One to excoriate men for creating the need for illumination.
One to blame men for inventing such a faulty means of illumination.
One to suggest the whole “screwing” bit to be too “rape-like”.
One to deconstruct the light bulb itself as being phallic.
One to blame men for not changing the bulb.
One to blame men for trying to change the bulb instead of letting a woman do it.
One to blame men for creating a society that discourages women from changing light bulbs.
One to blame men for creating a society where women change too many light bulbs.
One to advocate that light bulb changers should have wage parity with electricians.
One to alert the media that women are now “out-lightbulbing” men.
One to just sit there taking pictures for her blog for photo-evidence that men are unnecessary.
“The difference between solitude and loneliness is whether or not you like yourself.”
Can’t stand to be alone? Need constant distractions? Need constant contact? Turn on the TV and don’t even watch it just to have the background nose? Can’t leave your phone alone? Attached to social media like an umbilical?
You can’t stand yourself. You can’t face yourself. You need something else to distract your mind from what a shit person you are. Constantly…
I crave my solitude. The absence of those people.
So, I did stack the packs into a single tunnel with 2m allthread, m6x1. 24v modules bound as a single 48v on one end. Jam nuts, cordless drill, sexy time.
I’ve been making parallel cables. 8x 12ga stranded copper fits perfectly into 1x 4ga lug. Hammer crimp in the 20 ton press. Thermal adhesive heat-shrink.
I’m definitely violating best practice standards, but it’s temporary.
MEANWELL 48v DC power supply acquired. These can run in parallel. I’ll use them for bulk backup charging off of the china freight generator. Sloppy compared to an axial 3-phase “DC” charger mounted to a Listeroid flywheel, but it’ll work for now.
Glasstic insulators acquired for bus bar.
Bus bar design commencing.
I’ll use the Inverter to load the highest voltage pack until the V matches the next lowest, etc.; adding the cells as their voltages match to avoid Bad Things when connecting the currently uneven batteries.
That’s a lot of paralleling…
“An empty vessel makes the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the the greatest babblers.” – Plato
“The Fascists of the future will be called Anti-Fascists.” – Winston Churchill
“If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” – Albert Einstein.
He’s still not quite on point, but Ben basically says what I’ve been saying for about 15 years now.
The original feminist movement was absolutely legitimate and a Good Thing.
Read the previous sentence two more times.
Feminism today imagines the worst degenerate of a man and idolizes that trash as the pinnacle of manhood. The worst man is the best man. The scum is king. Black is white, up is down, short is long. Reality inversion.
This is the rise of the “bad boy.” This is the representation of a pseudo-male that barely qualifies as human, much less a man, as an “alpha male.” The weakest, dumbest, trashiest, most useless man is considered the ultimate.
So, they demand equality with this lowest of the low instead of demanding that trash step up, like the original feminists did. The agenda now is that instead of men being swine, we’re all swine. Women have the right to be absolute shit. How is this a good thing?
I preferred women when they were better than this. Now that there’s nothing but trash reproducing like flies in a dumpster…
Swine like to wallow in shit.
This is the divide between angry MGTOW, and MGTOW of my variety. Yes, the jerks that can’t get laid and are mad about it certainly do exist. And it’s sad. In an age where women idolize failure and trashiness as the ideal man, how can you manage not to get laid?
My complaint is that it’s way too easy.
Sex is a meaningless weapon. A form of income. A business. Crotch farming of unloved children. This isn’t about Men’s Rights. This isn’t bout biological essential-ism. This is about the little people. And, there’s nothing a woman hates more than a man who cares about his potential offspring; because he won’t allow her to get away with all of the above. “I have no use for you.” is the motto of this trash. Of course you have no use for me, I won’t be used, and neither will my yet unborn children. I put my foot down, and there’s not a fucking thing the hos can do about it. Cue the name calling.
There is a reason why gun owners are attacked with the “you have a small dick” nonsense. The speaker of such a phrase views sex as a weapon. It may be the worst mental defect a person can have. It’s fucking disgusting to view what is meant to be a symbol of union and ultimate love as a weapon.
But, that’s what it has become.
And that’s why I don’t want it. I can’t want it. And, I can’t want someone who knows its true and likes it that way. There is no possible way to have a conversation, much less a healthy relationship, with someone so severely demented. Severely demented is, unfortunately, the best definition for women since they fell for this reality inversion. Men like me, the top 1% of the top 1%, need to weed them out. If you find me offensive; it’s not an accident. I know what triggers the trash. Save your “advice,” ya dumb ho. Trashy hos just cant understand that they are not the one in a position of power. They’re so used to dealing with losers and pretending they’re winners, that they don’t realize the emasculation and insults that work on the losers don’t work on a real man. Clueless, narcissistic one-trick whore-ponies that keep on playing the same cards even when they don’t work, because it’s all they’ve got.
I’m not MGTOW when it comes to women. I just have standards, and women don’t. Until that changes…
I’m glad to see the masses are just barely starting to get a clue… But, it’s several quintillion dollars short and a few decades too late.
Anyway… One has to question several of the Brands mentioned in the above video.
Focus on the demands of a narrow group of psychopaths that do their best to alienate everyone else. Persons which have no money and don’t send any of it to you…
So, follow the lead of these freaks. Piss in the face of a wide swath of paying customers, while getting nothing from the people you’re catering to…
Exactly how do you make money doing that?
Been saying it for decades, and laughed at by every woman who heard me say it:
Frankly, what sane, self-respecting man gives a solitary aerial fornication what women want?
But, as long as we’re making lists of “Dumb, paradoxical bullshit that women say they want.”
He missed one: “Be a leader among men, who takes orders from a dumb ho and begs for permission to spend his own money and live as he sees fit.”
10 A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
I’ve always preferred Eastwood over Bronson and Wayne. This pretty much covers it.
Am I the only one who is perfectly comforatble with this?
Are you in my blind spot when I want to change lanes? I’ll “accidentally” swerve a bit. Maybe pick up my phone and pretend to be distracted by it. This was effective in the TDI, it’s even more effective in the Hummer…
Most people want to prove that they aren’t intimidated, and simultaneously like to pretend themselves superior. Being an outright dick doesn’t work.
Do stupid, crazy shit on purpose, and they just bitch about that oblivious idiot that almost hit them as they get the fuck out of your way.
This has become my favorite movie because it went from fiction to reality. It’s like a reverse documentary.
A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.
Now that the fish have thrown away all their bicycles, why are they even more pissed off than they already were? They got exactly what they wanted.
You’d think the only thing less useful to a Fish, than a Bicycle, would be Crocodile Tears; yet we find them in abundance. The salt mining is real…
Real men possess the intellect to call the bluff. Have fun with your baby-daddy losers and cats.
Turns out, women aren’t fish after all. Without men to mooch off of, they get grumpy. Do you need the bicycle, or want the bicycle? There’s a difference.
You can re-label the betas you’re left with as alphas, but it won’t make it true. A bad boy is exactly that, a boy, who isn’t even good at it. If they were worth a damn, you wouldn’t have a collection of them drooling over your inappropriate selfies…
The deeper they sink into their delusions, the more obvious the choice to forget about women becomes.
No longer fit for purpose.
Too narcissistic to realize that they no longer do the choosing.
You have the right to be a trash whore.
I have the right to know better than to get involved with a trash whore.
If you were worth knowing, you’d appreciate a man who bothers to notice the difference.
I kept listening to idiots.
This guy is NOT an idiot, and this is basically what I gradually figured out on my own when I stopped listening to idiots.
Quit pretending you’re a sniper with a handgun. It’s not the same. The objective is not the same.
I overheard this gem: “Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint.”
A marathon is a marathon.
A sprint is a sprint.
Baseball is gay.
The unfortunate reality is that no woman wants this. They want soulless, hormonal simpletons they can line up for attention whoring on social media, wake up at 2pm after neglecting the 5 kids they already have by 5 different so-called fathers which they can’t even identify, and scroll down the list to decide which pathetic tool they’re going to use today.
Real men are not wanted because we won’t allow that shit.
No woman wants a real, committed relationship. They want The OC, Desperate Housewhores, and the Cartrashians. They want to be nothing but a disgusting savage, with a list of faux-men on social media just as bad as she is, that she calls “alpha” males. They’re not even people anymore… Why develop a mind, heart, and soul, when you can just be a fuck hole and demand that men be no better? Feminism tells women that all they need to be is the hole they were born with, and pretend to be oppressed, bitch and complain until men give them all the free stuff and privileges they demand. Reinforce the worst female stereotypes. Elevating to equality? Really? Fucking ridiculous… Could you get any lower?
I can’t be interested in bestiality even if I try. I have standards and women just don’t make the cut anymore.
Be all liberated and “equal” to the worst pig of a faux-man you can imagine.
You have the right to be a trashy whore.
I have the right to standards.
No. I don’t date a lot anymore. I don’t have to. Women wear this trashiness on their sleeves now. I don’t have to waste time and money going on dates to find out they don’t measure up. I can tell from across the room. They’re proud to be garbage…
MGTOW? I guess… I went my own way a long time ago simply by having a brain in a society of disgusting garbage… Gender had little to do with it. Best choice I ever made.
No matter how much money I make, or don’t make, there’s no payoff because this society has nothing to offer me. It’s been emptied out. They’re empty, nothing, animal savages. Feral humans are the norm, and I have no place in it, nor do I want one.
Be the monkey that flings the most poo. Be the biggest turd in the bowl. Whatever. Even if you take first place at the Special Olympics, you’re still retarded.
Fuck off, losers.
Women just can’t stop celebrating the gutter…
Tyranny with manners is still tyranny.
Lies with manners are still lies.
Adding manners to deception, fraud, and malice does not validate those things. It taints and invalidates manners.
Which is why I don’t waste manners on people who stoop low enough to play that game.
Eat shit and die, cuntbag. You get what you give. If you’ve never witnessed me conducting myself in a polite manner; that says something about you for not even once having deserved it.
Gun Laws, which by definition of the 2nd Amendment cannot exist in the first place, are fucking stupid…
I have not quoted or documented any of the Federal Laws and ATF chatter on the topic. It can be found here. It is assumed that you would not be here reading this if you did not already know the information found at this link.
(1) “Antique firearm” means any firearm manufactured in or before 1918 (including any matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar early type of ignition system) or replica thereof, whether actually manufactured before or after the year 1918, and also any firearm using fixed ammunition manufactured in or before 1918, for which ammunition is no longer manufactured in the United States and is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade.
(2) “Concealed firearm” means any firearm, as defined in subsection (6), which is carried on or about a person in such a manner as to conceal the firearm from the ordinary sight of another person.
(3)(a) “Concealed weapon” means any dirk, metallic knuckles, slungshot, billie, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or device, or other deadly weapon carried on or about a person in such a manner as to conceal the weapon from the ordinary sight of another person.
(b) “Tear gas gun” or “chemical weapon or device” means any weapon of such nature, except a device known as a “self-defense chemical spray.” “Self-defense chemical spray” means a device carried solely for purposes of lawful self-defense that is compact in size, designed to be carried on or about the person, and contains not more than two ounces of chemical.
(4) “Destructive device” means any bomb, grenade, mine, rocket, missile, pipebomb, or similar device containing an explosive, incendiary, or poison gas and includes any frangible container filled with an explosive, incendiary, explosive gas, or expanding gas, which is designed or so constructed as to explode by such filler and is capable of causing bodily harm or property damage; any combination of parts either designed or intended for use in converting any device into a destructive device and from which a destructive device may be readily assembled; any device declared a destructive device by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; any type of weapon which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of any explosive and which has a barrel with a bore of one-half inch or more in diameter; and ammunition for such destructive devices, but not including shotgun shells or any other ammunition designed for use in a firearm other than a destructive device. “Destructive device” does not include:
(a) A device which is not designed, redesigned, used, or intended for use as a weapon;
(b) Any device, although originally designed as a weapon, which is redesigned so that it may be used solely as a signaling, line-throwing, safety, or similar device;
(c) Any shotgun other than a short-barreled shotgun; or
(d) Any nonautomatic rifle (other than a short-barreled rifle) generally recognized or particularly suitable for use for the hunting of big game.
(5) “Explosive” means any chemical compound or mixture that has the property of yielding readily to combustion or oxidation upon application of heat, flame, or shock, including but not limited to dynamite, nitroglycerin, trinitrotoluene, or ammonium nitrate when combined with other ingredients to form an explosive mixture, blasting caps, and detonators; but not including:
(a) Shotgun shells, cartridges, or ammunition for firearms;
(b) Fireworks as defined in s. 791.01;
(c) Smokeless propellant powder or small arms ammunition primers, if possessed, purchased, sold, transported, or used in compliance with s. 552.241;
(d) Black powder in quantities not to exceed that authorized by chapter 552, or by any rules adopted thereunder by the Department of Financial Services, when used for, or intended to be used for, the manufacture of target and sporting ammunition or for use in muzzle-loading flint or percussion weapons.
The exclusions contained in paragraphs (a)-(d) do not apply to the term “explosive” as used in the definition of “firearm” in subsection (6).
(6) “Firearm” means any weapon (including a starter gun) which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; the frame or receiver of any such weapon; any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; any destructive device; or any machine gun. The term “firearm” does not include an antique firearm unless the antique firearm is used in the commission of a crime.
(7) “Indictment” means an indictment or an information in any court under which a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year may be prosecuted.
(8) “Law enforcement officer” means:
(a) All officers or employees of the United States or the State of Florida, or any agency, commission, department, board, division, municipality, or subdivision thereof, who have authority to make arrests;
(b) Officers or employees of the United States or the State of Florida, or any agency, commission, department, board, division, municipality, or subdivision thereof, duly authorized to carry a concealed weapon;
(c) Members of the Armed Forces of the United States, the organized reserves, state militia, or Florida National Guard, when on duty, when preparing themselves for, or going to or from, military duty, or under orders;
(d) An employee of the state prisons or correctional systems who has been so designated by the Department of Corrections or by a warden of an institution;
(e) All peace officers;
(f) All state attorneys and United States attorneys and their respective assistants and investigators.
(9) “Machine gun” means any firearm, as defined herein, which shoots, or is designed to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manually reloading, by a single function of the trigger.
(10) “Short-barreled shotgun” means a shotgun having one or more barrels less than 18 inches in length and any weapon made from a shotgun (whether by alteration, modification, or otherwise) if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches.
(11) “Short-barreled rifle” means a rifle having one or more barrels less than 16 inches in length and any weapon made from a rifle (whether by alteration, modification, or otherwise) if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches.
(12) “Slungshot” means a small mass of metal, stone, sand, or similar material fixed on a flexible handle, strap, or the like, used as a weapon.
(13) “Weapon” means any dirk, knife, metallic knuckles, slungshot, billie, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or device, or other deadly weapon except a firearm or a common pocketknife, plastic knife, or blunt-bladed table knife.
(14) “Electric weapon or device” means any device which, through the application or use of electrical current, is designed, redesigned, used, or intended to be used for offensive or defensive purposes, the destruction of life, or the infliction of injury.
(15) “Dart-firing stun gun” means any device having one or more darts that are capable of delivering an electrical current.
(16) “Readily accessible for immediate use” means that a firearm or other weapon is carried on the person or within such close proximity and in such a manner that it can be retrieved and used as easily and quickly as if carried on the person.
(17) “Securely encased” means in a glove compartment, whether or not locked; snapped in a holster; in a gun case, whether or not locked; in a zippered gun case; or in a closed box or container which requires a lid or cover to be opened for access.
(18) “Sterile area” means the area of an airport to which access is controlled by the inspection of persons and property in accordance with federally approved airport security programs.
(19) “Ammunition” means an object consisting of all of the following:
(a) A fixed metallic or nonmetallic hull or casing containing a primer.
(b) One or more projectiles, one or more bullets, or shot.
All of the specified components must be present for an object to be ammunition.
History.—s. 1, ch. 69-306; ss. 13, 19, 35, ch. 69-106; ss. 1, 2, ch. 70-441; s. 32, ch. 73-334; s. 1, ch. 76-165; s. 12, ch. 77-120; s. 1, ch. 78-200; s. 19, ch. 79-3; s. 1, ch. 79-58; s. 1, ch. 80-112; s. 1, ch. 82-131; s. 162, ch. 83-216; s. 2, ch. 88-183; s. 43, ch. 88-381; s. 1, ch. 90-124; s. 1, ch. 90-176; s. 1, ch. 93-17; s. 1, ch. 97-72; s. 1202, ch. 97-102; s. 5, ch. 2000-161; s. 1904, ch. 2003-261; s. 1, ch. 2004-286; s. 1, ch. 2006-186; s. 1, ch. 2006-298.
1) There is no definition of a shotgun in Florida Section 790; Definitions.
2) The bold phrase at the very top; “except where the context otherwise requires” is what activist judges use to alter the definition of the definitions to suit their agenda and functionally nullifies the definitions. The definitions can mean whatever they want them to mean.
This tells us that we cannot trust these facts to remain facts, and legislating from the bench is tacitly encouraged.
(1) It is unlawful for any person to own or to have in his or her care, custody, possession, or control any short-barreled rifle, short-barreled shotgun, or machine gun which is, or may readily be made, operable; but this section shall not apply to antique firearms.
(2) A person who violates this section commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
(3) Firearms in violation hereof which are lawfully owned and possessed under provisions of federal law are excepted.
History.—s. 10, ch. 69-306; s. 1, ch. 89-312; s. 21, ch. 93-406; s. 1217, ch. 97-102.
This is the part that actually helps us. It essentially means that we defer to Federal Law.
Since the Mossberg 590 Shockwave does not fit the Federal definition of a shotgun, the Florida definition of a short-barreled-shotgun does not apply, since shotgun is not defined at any point. It cannot be a short-barreled-shotgun if it is not a shotgun in the first place.
If we ignore that, as a neo-soviet activist with a badge or gavel would, we are still left with 790.221(3). So, even if an activist judge/cop wants to invent a definition of “shotgun” that doesn’t exist in statute in order to cause the short-barrel-shotgun definition to apply, 790.221(3) muzzles them with clearly stated Federal deference. It’s not a shotgun, so it can’t be a short-barreled-something-it’s-not.
This satisfies my concerns, but it does still leave some questions unanswered.
It looks possible for the ATF to re-categorize the Mossberg 590 Shockwave as a Destructive Device. It also makes the similar Destructive Device definition in Florida Statue circular if an activist wants to invent a definition.
It also means that if your LGS calls it a “pistol” or “handgun” on the 4473, it would instantly become an unregistered smooth-bore AOW. If your LGS calls it a “shotgun,” it instantly becomes an unregistered SBS. I can’t imagine why this mistake would be made, but if your LGS calls it a “rifle,” it’s an instant SBR. They have to list it as “firearm” in the 4473 transfer or one word on a piece of paper bones you with no change to the item…
This also means, to me, that, even if your shotgun really is a shotgun, because it was “born” with a shoulder-stock; you could still put a pistol grip on it as long as the barrel remained 18+ inches long, and the overall length was still 26+ inches long. So, if you are the 5th owner of a shotgun purchased with a PGO, and you have no idea if it was “born” PGO or Shoulder Stock, you can go at least that far without worrying.
There is also the possibility that, since the 26in number is arbitrary and based upon the ATF’s whimsical and capricious notion of “concealable;” that if you were to conceal it, the AOW categorization might magically apply. So, if you intent to carry, open carry only.
I am not a lawyer. God willing, I never will be. This is my understanding of what I can read with logic applied. Government rarely involves logic. Thus, this is not advice.
The case brought the the Florida Supreme Court regarding Open Carry went exactly as we expected. Open Carry has been struck in favor of agenda-driven nonsense.
I was never interested in this case through any hope that the corruption of the Judicial Branch Would suddenly and magically be lifted. I was interested in it because the verbal acrobatics, logical dysfunction, and cognitive dissonance needed to make their positions seem justifiable would essentially out them.
The meat of it is that the Justices responsible for the majority opinion made their decision on a hypothetical. Which is a reprehensible abortion of jurisprudence. On it’s face, they knew it would not stand. They know full well that their desired position has not a leg to stand on. Which is why it was accompanied by deceptions even worse.
Not only was their finding based upon a hypothetical, they pretended facts unavailable, thus the need for the hypothetical. They denied evidence that opposed their desired agenda, and invented hypothetical pseudo-facts to replace that evidence.
We’ve seen this pattern of corruption growing throughout the past several decades of our once great nation’s decay. The Left has made an art of it. But, it’s time to recognize that this is not merely a Left vs Right battle. This is a Corruption vs Decency battle. Favor comes to any who help the Corrupt get away with what they do.
This has been the most transparent and obvious example of the deception tactics our government has learned to use against us. This is not merely a “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” It has become a thing much worse. This is “The Emperor has no clothes, and he’s shoving it in our face.”
This is the barest that this declaration of War against Decent Americans by the Government and it’s sycophants has yet been. They’re not even trying to hide it anymore. They’re flaunting their corruption right in our face and daring us to take action against them.
This was never really about Open Carry. It was about just how far they were willing to go to justify their violations, and whether they were willing to stretch the lies so thin that we can see right through them. This is about the enemies of freedom among us, having grown so confident, comfortable and bold, that they no longer fear reprisal.
No doubt, there are many who are happy and agree with the findings because it suits their own agendas. But, do these same people then not also complain of the power being amassed by the chipping away of the limitations placed against government? Will they not realize that this is the same old Government ploy to divide and conquer? That the same power added to Government today, giving them their gloating ego trips, will eventually be turned against them? That no one is safe from a Government that acts so flagrantly?
Concealed Carry 007 wannabees don’t seem to realize they’ve sided with the anti-gun lobby. The consequences will be reaped, and the same Concealed Carriers will cry about it…
There are several things wrong here.
1) I think homosexuality is wrong.
2) I don’t like the promotion of sexual activity to children.
3) Implanting totally unrelated political agendas into a classic storyline is absurd.
Even though I have no reason to do so, I’m going to erase point 1. IT is useless for debate because the root is fundamental, and we’ll just discount each other’s position outright. I’m right, you’re wrong, end of discussion.
2 and 3 are the point of discussion.
We already see The Left promoting the idea of trans-age-ism… There’s no such thing as a pedophile, there’s just young people in old bodies… Just the same as the absurdity of a man in a woman’s body, or that Shuan King is the slightest bit black. Trans shit is bullshit. I will also concede that Blaire White is my favorite fucked-up weirdo.
It is wrong to promote sexual concepts to the pre-pubescent. Period. It doesn’t matter if it’s one I agree with or not. The conflation of hetero-normative as a contrast to that is a lie.
Love does not have to be sexual.
Heterosexuality is the biological normal; our species disappears without it. It does not compete with, displace, oppress, or prevent anything else. If you want to be a fucked up weirdo, that’s fine. Go do it. But, don’t promote it. Especially not to children, you sick fuckers.
If I stick an “all men should suck dick” bumper sticker on the Mona Lisa, that’d be disgusting.
If I hang a “heterosexuality is the best” sign around the neck of Michaelangelo’s David, that’d be disgusting, too.
It doesn’t matter if I agree or disagree with the message. It’s wrong to put it there.
The conflation of art and propaganda in The West has become absurd and is a major contributor to uncultured, uneducated trash being the norm.
There is no more education, only indoctrination.
There is no more culture, only feral humans sniffing each others’ asses and pounding gonads like a fucking petting zoo.
Human relationships are dead. It’s nothing but animal savagery now. This shit is a major causal factor.
Stop being afraid and start being prepared.
If they had flown the planes into the capital building instead of the world trade center, they’d be our best friends instead of our worst enemies… But, as outlined below, it could still work out just fine and cost nothing.
Coulda, woulda, shoulda…
If you hear some asshole yell “Allahu ackbar!” pump him full of lead before he finishes the sentence. That’s how the Hebrews deal with them. Oh, and that giant wall. And razor wire. And machine guns all over it…
Yelling that anywhere, ever, is the same as yelling “Fire!” in a movie theater. It’s not protected speech because it is not a form of expression, it is designed to cause panic and harm, if not merely preclude even worse…
Let them come. They’ll kill off all the pussies in the liberal urban center safe spaces. But, then they’ll all die when they set foot outside city limits where the real Americans live. Solves two problems at once. The ragheads purge the democrats, the republicans purge the ragheads. And we don’t have to spend a single penny on wars, national security, or extreme vetting to do it. We’ve already got plenty of ammo out here in flyover country.
I’ve been thinking about Snowflakes, Safe Spaces, and Echo Chambers.
If you were as outrageously detached from reality as Snowflakes and The Ebonic Plague are, maybe you’d try to warp other peoples’ perception of reality to meet your own delusions? Maybe you’re not a propagandist mastermind. Maybe you’re just so severely fucked up that you do this without even knowing it.
Kinda like a woman.
Maybe you’re so wrapped up on hormones and instincts, and conflating them as feelings and emotions, and this concept was presented to you and learned as a child. Maybe your understanding of morality and logic is so crude and rudimentary, that the only thing you really know is spitting out lines and putting on acts until something works to get you what you want? Maybe you’re not deliberately deceptive, selfish, and manipulative. Maybe it’s all you’ve ever known and it’s normal to you. Maybe that’s why you don’t see anything wrong with it. Maybe your mental, emotional, and social development is stunted because socializing itself is reduced to a petting zoo level. Maybe there really is such a thing as being a product of your environment when the echo chamber bubble is so well sealed off that the mere suggestion has never managed to get through?
Such a thing is possible, and I’ve recently observed it. The Trump Wiretapping reporting. There are real reasons why Trump believes it to be true. But, you’d never know it watching the media. This isn’t about Fake News per-say. It’s about the absolute control of information they have.
They can simply blackout information to keep on promoting the “Trump has no proof” narrative.
Which doesn’t even make sense. But, since when does the Democrats’ narrative need to make sense?
Democrats have perfected the art of the cover-up. They do so much dirty shit they’ve had to. They know full well what an investigation is because they are the ultimate professionals in hiding things during one. They know full well that the whole fucking point of investigating is to find the proof. Of course he doesn’t have it right now. All he’s got is reasonable, articulable suspicion. That’s where every investigation starts. Fucking duh.
Why is it that when they’re running cover-ups they can navigate every bureaucratic delay and loop hole that nobody else has even heard of, but when it’s the other guy catching them in the act, suddenly they have no idea how this works and the media’s ability to report it all wrong is in perfect lockstep?
Nobody notices this? It’s the same pattern ever since Democrats and their Media lapdogs have existed.
It was a damn pleasure to read this article.
It’s a rare find that someone can speak on this topic without speaking out their ass. And, it’s nice to know I’m not alone… I’ve come to all the same conclusions for all the same reasons.
It seems Apple took the FBI’s threat to the 4th and 5th Amendments pretty damned seriously. Android is playing catch up for the first time ever, and Google doesn’t seem to be caring that much…
I find it ironic that the likes of Google and Facebook showed up to back Apple on this, while they still do everything they think they can get away with to censor free speech and drive the neo-soviet narrative on their platforms. When have Google, Facebook or Apple cared about the EFF? Why does Apple still block almost all crypto-apps on their app store?
Intel has still not provided a satisfactory answer to my AMT/(i)EM IPMI-turned-SkyNet concerns…
You’ll also notice a slight-of-hand in their response… Stating that their CPUs don’t have any EM vulnerabilities. Well, duh. EM isn’t in the CPUs. It’s in the northbridge chipset. So, they provided an answer to a question that wasn’t asked.
If one can upload a firmware so fundamental to the operation of the system that it can actually fix/dodge errata; it can install an undetectable OOB keylogger with no end-user knowledge even when the machine appears to be turned off, too. I’m not suggesting that’s why they invented it. Simply that it can be used to do this. Their current security-through-obscurity model means pretty much anyone could do this to any AMT-equipped Intel platform.
After that comes the motherboards I got in the mail that had BIOS versions that didn’t match downloadable checksums. Oh, but that’s not all… The checksums matched when I was at home on clearnet. But, they didn’t match when downloaded via tor or from a random WiFi… MIM the ISPs much, guvtrash? Go ahead and let them break into certain things… Let the hubris flow…
Generic: [pirate voice]Yaarrr! Trigger me timers![/pirate vice]
“lyterature,” “womyn” and other substitutions of the letter “y” are a subconscious manifestation of penis envy resulting from their absent “y” chromosome. True facts.
And my Valentine’s Day poem to Feminazis:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
You’re gonna get raped
Cuz I’m bigger than you
Black Li(v)es Matter: This one is my favorite. It’s poetic and has so much specific meaning in it.
We’re not supposed to call them shitskins, or niggers, or any other “bad” words. Police the language. Ad Hominem, etc…
Remember that bullshit of actually teaching “ebonics?”
The Ebonic Plague.
I like this for so many reasons…
1) I’m not racist. I just like to set off the shitheads. [virtue signal warning] The two hottest girls I’ve ever *ahem* been with, were black. I mean, stupid hot…
2) I like the finer point. It’s pretty common for actual racists to use “nigger” or “shitskin,” so using those terms comes with the stigma and doesn’t describe that I am singling out a specific group of black people, not referring to all black people.
The Ebonic Plague. The perfect description of the precise demographic I mean to name. A true masterpiece of wordsmithing.
I normally wouldn’t link TheBlaze, but this time, Walsh absolutely nailed it.
This is why I live in the woods and speak to no one. The tiniest hint of intellect or decorum and you’ll be buried under a mountain of hate from the trash-turned-normal that rules American Society.
This is why Jerry Springer went off the air. It did not stop being hilarious to watch trash make a spectacle of itself. Trash became the norm and there’s none left to see the problem.
Western Societies have become Lord of the Flies meets Charles Manson, in a post-pubescent petting zoo for feral humans who are so damned proud of themselves for it.
This is why I wear my PJs to Wal Mart and speak like an illiterate buffoon; I don’t want to stand out. I can’t carry that much ammo. But, I’m workin’ on it.
Besides, it keeps the gold-diggers away… I have standards.
Sorting out Solar Power is really not hard, when you can get the facts. The problem is the “do the thinking for you” attitude that has cropped up as a result of Snowflakes demanding it. Wading through the “user friendly” bullshit in search of reality is really hard, because the whole point is to hide reality and insulate the Snowflakes so they don’t get triggered, cry, demand a refund, and leave a bad review; all because they’re so stupid they can’t figure out anything, ever. And., worse, instead of learning, they believe they’re entitled to not learning and forcing someone else to do everything for them.
While I admit I haven’t been applying myself full-time to the project, I’ve finally got it sorted out.
Kids can be daisy-chained and made to work in parallel.
But, wait. The Kid has no way to handle Lithiums as they want to be handled.
We really can’t expect MidNite to come up with a preset for everything. Especially not salvaged batteries which were never meant for this.
The full range of the LG Chem Lithium cells is 4.15v to 3v. They’re perfectly linear between 4 and 3.5, at a slant which covers 80% of their capacity!
You can’t use 80% of a Pb/H2SO4 cell if you want it to last more than a month.
4 * 12 = 48
3.5 * 12 = 42
A “12v battery” means 12v nominal. They actually charge at significantly higher voltages. This won’t be a problem, though, because the Kid can be set to nominal = actual. So this is a non-problem.
The PICOGLF12KW48V240VS has two source-power priority modes which simultaneously select two different voltage ranges. It’s still Pb-centric, but since we’ll never hook this up to any A/C input power, and always run on battery no matter what, it essentially gives us two voltage ranges. This also means the not-gonna-work-at-all charger doesn’t have to be worried about. One of those select-able ranges is 44v for Low Batt Warning, and 42v for Low Batt Cut Off. The Low Batt Warning also triggers the built in contactor that could be used to start a generator. It can carry 16 amps, not that I care…
So, the major hurdle is nullifying some of the features in the Kid that are used for Pb but which would destroy a Lithium.
BULKMPPT mode is “Pump all of the amps!” mode. This is default behavior.
BULKMPPT mode stops when the ABSORB voltage is reached.
ABSORB continues for a specified ABSORB TIME. If ABSORB TIME is set to a number appropriate for Pb, it would kill Li.
Once ABSORB TIME is reached, FLOAT is triggered.
FLOAT is a perpetual trickle charge meant to combat natural failings inside Pb cells which do not exist in Li cells. If allowed, FLOAT would destroy Li cells.
REBULK is the point at which we tell the Kid to go back to “Pump all of the amps!” mode. Set REBULK to 45v
We go in a circle.
So, just do this:
Set ABSORB value to 48.1v.
Set ABSORB time to 0.
Set FLOAT to a value drastically below anything the battery could ever reach. It will never happen because the battery is at 48.1v when this condition is checked.
We go directly to IDLE mode. The Kid just sits there waiting for the batteries to reach REBULK.
Exactly what we want for our salvaged LG Chem Lithiums; dump all of the amps until 48.1v, then do nothing until it’s amp dump time again. We’ll have to do some re-wiring… But, we don’t have to break the bricks, and the really cool native cooling system stays intact. I’ll probably re-stack them with allthread…
One may notice that the REBULK voltage is set to 1v above the Low Batt Warning/Gen Start trigger. Won’t sag give you a false positive? Not really. You’re thinking like Pb again! These totally badass LG chem batteries can deliver 350KW pulses out of a mere 16KW pack without sag! I’m going to have 4x of them. So, I’d have to have a 1.4MEGAWATT load to induce a false trigger. The PICOGLF12KW48V240VS would blow up at 0.036MW (it’s surge capacity is 3x rated). So, not a problem.
Aux charger and generator are not selected. I’ll probably just use that cheap 8KW China Freight Generator. I have the smaller version and it’s badass little machine if you know a few simple tricks. I bought the 8KW for my parents, and it’s every bit as badass. It’s no Listeroid, but that’s an upgrade for another day…
“Democrats haven’t been this pissed off since the Republicans freed the slaves and passed the civil rights act.” – Random YouTube Commenter
My tubes are slightly tighter than the WIX/NAPA filter. They’re 46mm/1.811in spec, calculated from the ID + wall thickness. These are foundry nominal numbers, and tolerance applies. Tubes are never perfectly round. That’s why the suggestions I constantly get on YouTube from wannabe machinists to use the calipers to measure the ID are silly (1: tubes aren’t round. 2: the threads go deeper than the caliper ears can reach. 3: arc deflection; not super important at this size, but it’s still there.).
This is why plug gauges exist. Plug gauges were invented by people who are much smarter than the people who say “Just measure it with your caliper!” These people I group, along with the “just use teflon tape” people as “people who are a danger to themselves and everyone around them.” People from whom I take no advise because I like not exploding. The kind of people who would make a zip gun out of pipes and not understand that they’re setting off a bomb in their hands… The kind of people that say “stand back and hold my beer, you ain’t gonna believe this shit!” There are a lot of know-it-alls who don’t.
There are laymen who give advice on topics they know nothing about. There are people who are authorities on these topics who try to prevent these laymen from getting people killed. Both have to use language relate-able to the person they’re trying to help. The nerds who know, often fail to do this and their points are missed. The nerds who do, often get lumped in as “just another know-it-all” simply because of the non-technical language used to relate to non-technically educated people. Cue, salesmen and Internet trolls…
Some people fully turn the ID and OD to get true numbers (there is still deflection in deep holes), but what we’re working with here is such a crude instrument, all the fancy stuff is polishing a turd. All it really does is make people who don’t know any better think that it’s special… It serves no practical functional use and adds expense.
While there are technical reasons why turning ID/OD matters in many applications, those circumstances do not exist here. Sometimes, engineering nerds get carried away…
…unless the material is badly out of spec. In which case, you have bigger problems and that material shouldn’t be used to begin with due to problems introduced in the imbalanced extrusion process that caused the deformation. It’s completely pointless to argue about it. But, salespeople often know what you don’t, and keep it to themselves as they blow smoke up your ass.
I prefer spending the money where it counts, rather than brag about how much time and money I spent polishing a turd. My products are intended for persons of a similar mindset. If you;d like to imagine that turning the ID and OD matter under these circumstances, it’s a free country. You can believe whatever the fancy nerds tell you. I’m every bit as much of a fancy nerd. The difference is; I’m not a bullshitter.
Damn it feels good to be a gangsta…
I really don’t care that you stick to a “strictly black people from the worst area in Jacksonville” hiring policy. You do whatever you want. But, you should be aware that it is having a detrimental effect on your business.
Sure, there’s a lot of backlash about Social Justice Warriors and Fake News calling everyone but themselves Fake News… The problem is the targeted demographic.
The people you are hiring are brainwashed and terrified to deliver packages outside of city limits. Today was the first time I managed to actually talk to one of your delivery people.
Usually, I hear the van coming down my driveway. They usually don’t even make it all the way down. I can see them from my kitchen window. Eyes wide open. Cussing to themselves. Sometimes they make multiple phone calls to I’m not sure who. They sit there gripping the steering wheel like it could save them if I really were the trigger-happy KKK redneck they’ve been told I am… $10,000 package, signature required? Fuck that, toss it on the ground and peel out. Dirt, gravel and grass flying… And these are the times that the box actually makes it sort-of to me. More often, they toss it on a neighbor’s porch. Or worse, not even in the same neighborhood. Packages are occaisonally delivered to addresses that in no way resemble mine, miles away. I guess once you hear banjos, it’s all the same, right?
But, for the last few days, I decided to force the system… I had a rather important package full of sandblaster repair and upgrade parts mis-delivered to, uhm, somewhere. So I just let FedEx deal with it. Called them up, described the situation. The gears slowly turned… They even called back to follow up, but, of course, only to let me know that they know nothing, driver says package delivered. Yes, sure, but not to me. Again.
So, how do I end up with my packages? It’s become a bit of a neighborhood joke that my neighbors provide “last mile” delivery for me. We do it for each other, but it happens to me the most. And it’s always FedEx. UPS, DHL, USPS, no problem. The entire region has taken to requesting “no FedEx” any time we order something online. Why? Because every UPS driver I’ve ever seen is white. Every DHL driver I’ve ever seen is white. Every USPS driver I’ve ever seen is white.
Now don’t get your race card out and play it just yet. I ranted about Stupid People a while back. The sole non-stupid person I dealt with, the Wilson Trucking fellow, was black. I couldn’t have asked for better service or more professional attitude. This is not about me being racist becaue I’m not. I will use the word “nigger” to troll a douche bag if s/he is also black, just because it suits and it’s funny to watch them get triggered, but I digress…
This is about racist media and racist democrat politicians pumping urban black people so full of fear that it’s affecting business. I don’t want some poor guy to have a heart attack if he just happens to show up to deliver a package while I’m dumping a few mags on my personal range… It’s just a gun. Calm your tits… smh.
I represent an entire region of Suwannee County, FL that goes out of our way to request “no FedEx” because of this problem. There is a wide area, a few hundred mile radius from Jacksonville, which is serviced by this same FedEx terminal. So, it is logical to conclude that we aren’t the only ones who this happens to, and who have implemented such a “please, no FedEx” policy. How much money is FedEx losing because of this propaganda and their seemingly benevolent desire to give jobs to what they’ve been told are “underprivileged” poor helpless black people? Seriously, how can you think of blacks as stupid and helpless and not be racist as all fuck? Anyway…
I have some shipments/vendors who only use FedEx or DHL. I select DHL even though they’re more expensive. I use UPS whenever USPS is not an option. USPS is preferred, by far. Cheap as dirt, faster than all the others put together, and only one lost package (I’m excluding the aftermath of the fraudulent investigations in which an external agency deliberately scrambled up the packages they searched with rubber-stamped warrants, and also planted evidence, because there was nothing else they could do to cause me trouble) in the entire time I’ve been shipping product. ONE out of tens of thousands! I’ve used the others only a few dozen times, with a roughly 40% failure rate on top of costing several hundred percent more… The argument to privatize is, uh, not there.
If you’re going to go out of your way to hire only inner-city black people who have been brainwashed by democrats and the media, do them and yourselves a favor and tell them not to listen to the bullshit. It’s hurting your business and makes black people look incompetent.
Even the SCSO is coming around to realize that the stuff they’ve been told by the Feds, the FDLE, and other Law Enforcement Agencies, and statist douche bags that I’ve removed from my life, about me, is a load of bullshit. How many rubber-stamped fraudulent investigations have bourne no fruit? How many attempts to plant drugs and machine guns on my property? How many inappropriate message from cops posing as underage kids on social media? I’ve lost count. The effort to slander me and make some kind of false charge stick has been huge. Yet, still nothing.
I have one dick neighbor that calls the SO every time I shoot, which is not very often and always during appropriate hours. The last time they showed up for such a call, I managed to coax the Deputy out of his car (after asking me “You’re not going to shoot me, are you?”) to pop off a few rounds with me. Even the cops are afraid…
But, they’ve all been white, except for one black Deputy who was a complete asshole…
If the cops and I can find a way to get along, or at least act like it, I think anybody should be so able… Come on, FedEx.
I wanted to hold on to this one for a while, just to make a point.
You were playing pool against a guy who is legally blind and just barely won. And still, only because I let you win. Because I knew you were a fedpig and I wanted to feed your already overblown ego.
Overconfidence is a guvthug’s greatest weakness. Act submissive and weak. They’re animals and thrive on body language signals, inflection, etc. They think they’re “reading” people.
Reality is that they’re over-hormonal animals which makes it easy to cross their wires by faking the behaviors they’re “trained” to interpret.
The most predictable quality of the neuro-typical is their ability to forget that I am not one of them.
It’s not that cops are crap. It’s that crap is hand-picked for the job by much larger turds. The demented people are already out there. It’s those doing the hiring that seek these defectives…
St. John v. McColley 653 F.Supp.2d 1155 (2009)
“…lawful possession of a loaded firearm in a crowded place could not, by itself, create a reasonable suspicion sufficient to justify an investigatory detention.”
US v. Ubiles, 224 F.3d 213 (2000)
“…it is not a crime to possess a firearm… even when standing in a crowd. Second, the anonymous tipster who approached the authorities had said nothing that would indicate that Ubiles possessed the gun unlawfully (e.g., without registration); that he was committing or about to commit a crime; or that he posed a threat to the officers or anyone in the crowd. Therefore, the stop and subsequent search were unjustified because the precondition for a Terry stop was not present in this case.”
“Alamogordo police officers who were dispatched to the Theater in response to a call from Theater manager… Mr. St. John’s lawful possession of a loaded firearm in a crowded place could not, by itself, create a reasonable suspicion sufficient to justify an investigatory detention.” SOURCE: St. John v. McColley 653 F.Supp.2d 1155 (2009)
“More importantly, where a state permits individuals to openly carry firearms, the exercise of this right, without more, cannot justify an investigatory detention. Permitting such a justification would eviscerate Fourth Amendment protections for lawfully armed individuals in those states.” – Verbatim, US v Black
US v. Deberry – legal firearms cannot be used as reason for stopping a person.
Delaware v. Prouse – Cannot be detained without suspicion of criminal activity.
Terry v. Ohio – LEOs cannot legally seize a weapon without reasonable suspicion.
Norton v. Shelby County, 118 U.S. 425 p. 442
“An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.”
Gomillion v. Lightfoot, 364 U.S. 155 (1966), cited also in Smith v. Allwright, 321 U.S. 649.644
“Constitutional ‘rights’ would be of little value if they could be indirectly denied.”
Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 426, 491; 86 S. Ct. 1603
“Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no ‘rule making’ or legislation which would abrogate them.”
Sherar v. Cullen, 481 F. 2d 946 (1973)
“There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of his exercise of constitutional rights.”
Simmons v. United States, 390 U.S. 377 (1968)
“The claim and exercise of a Constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime”… “a denial of them would be a denial of due process of law”.
“One’s right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.” West Virginia State Board of Education vs. Barnett, (1943).
Taqiyya allows Muslims to lie and/or conceal their true faith, feelings, thoughts, plans, and character, for the purpose of protecting themselves. It is fully based on the Koran and is agreed to and practiced by all major sects of Islam.
When it is possible to achieve an aim by lying, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible. Lying is obligatory if the goal is obligatory.
Tawriya allows Muslims to “creatively lie” by being purposely ambiguous about the real meaning of what they are saying.
Kitman is a term that means Muslims are permitted to tell half-truths, or partial truths, while concealing the greater whole truth. Discussion of “jihad” as being only an “inner” or “spiritual” struggle is an example of Kitman, as technically it is true that jihad refers to a spiritual struggle, but conceals the very real physical struggle that is also encompassed by jihad.
Muruna is perhaps the biggest deception practiced by Muslims, as it allows them to be “flexible” regarding the commands of their faith in order to properly blend in with the society around them. Muruna permits Muslims to shave their beards, wear Western clothing, listen to Western music, and even drink alcohol.
All of these deceptions go against specific commandments, as well as the overarching commandment against lying itself, that are found in the Koran. But they are allowed so long as their use contributes to a greater goal or serves a greater commandment within the Koran, like spreading Islam among the infidels.
There’s no reason to bother with any vetting process…
This is why the self-proclaimed non-religious just don’t fucking get it. The Koran also describes Muhammad being possessed by Satan… The Prince of Lies.
Islam is Satanic. This is just one example.
The non-religious see nothing wrong with that. But, they do see something wrong with murder in the name of promoting religion…
The mark of an intelligent man is his ability to entertain an idea without accepting the idea. I don’t ask you to become religious. I don’t ask you to believe as I do. I ask you to see the correlation and underlying issue without resorting to moral primitivism and oversimplification.
You may not see the air, and you can deny that it exists if you like. But, you cannot deny that when the wind blows, it bends the tree. To deny this is to invite your destruction.
RULE 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood. (These are two things of which there is a plentiful supply. Government and corporations always have a difficult time appealing to people, and usually do so almost exclusively with economic arguments.)
RULE 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone. (Organizations under attack wonder why radicals don’t address the “real” issues. This is why. They avoid things with which they have no knowledge.)
RULE 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. (This happens all the time. Watch how many organizations under attack are blind-sided by seemingly irrelevant arguments that they are then forced to address.)
RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules. (This is a serious rule. The besieged entity’s very credibility and reputation is at stake, because if activists catch it lying or not living up to its commitments, they can continue to chip away at the damage.)
RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions. (Pretty crude, rude and mean, huh? They want to create anger and fear.)
RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. (Radical activists, in this sense, are no different that any other human being. We all avoid “un-fun” activities, and but we revel at and enjoy the ones that work and bring results.)
RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.)
RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. (Attack, attack, attack from all sides, never giving the reeling organization a chance to rest, regroup, recover and re-strategize.)
RULE 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist. (Perception is reality. Large organizations always prepare a worst-case scenario, something that may be furthest from the activists’ minds. The upshot is that the organization will expend enormous time and energy, creating in its own collective mind the direst of conclusions. The possibilities can easily poison the mind and result in demoralization.)
RULE 10: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog. (Unions used this tactic. Peaceful [albeit loud] demonstrations during the heyday of unions in the early to mid-20th Century incurred management’s wrath, often in the form of violence that eventually brought public sympathy to their side.)
RULE 11: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem. (Old saw: If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Activist organizations have an agenda, and their strategy is to hold a place at the table, to be given a forum to wield their power. So, they have to have a compromise solution.)
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)
There is absolutely no one in the USA that doesn’t do this to everyone they meet. Everyone is out to get everyone. Even in non-monetary ways. The simple ego trip of hurting someone else.
Stab them in the kidney, take their wallet, burn the money in front of them as they bleed out, just to make sure they know that their death is utterly meaningless.
There is no such thing as an American who this does not describe. If you don’t join in, you’ll be destroyed by it.
I refuse to be such an evil person. This is why I will not survive. This is why I do not belong. This is why I am not normal; and damn proud of it.
For a long time, I’ve been in search of “the next money.” It’s an inevitable invention that will be forged in the pressure of government corruption and mismanagement of fiat money. But, what will it be?
The clueless Libertarians will tell you it’s Bitcoin. It’s not. Even Bitcoin’s inventor, who goes by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, told the world it was an experiment.
But, as is often done by millennials, and those attempting to hold on to their youth by imitating the younger generation, The Bitcoin Experiment was rushed into use by people who did not understand the experiment and cannot even perceive the experiment due to a lack of technical aptitude.
I’ll explain a problem I’m having with Bitcoin right now, which isn’t new and occurs quite a lot. I sent a payment for an invoice for services. I had to send it through shapeshift.io because I don’t use Bitcoin directly. I know it’s defects and hold my money in systems that are less messed up. The front end of that transaction worked fine, because it’s not Bitcoin. But, once it hit the Bitcoin network, it stalled. Can’t get block inclusion.
I’ll spare you the drama about blocksize politics and massive nerd egos.
These are only two of Bitcoin’s failings, and the two least problematic ones, at that!
It’s been 14 hours. I sent the money, but the person to whom I owe it, still hasn’t gotten it. Maybe never will… Will it boomerang? That’s the natural result, but since the origin, as far as the busted and old Bitcoin protocol is concerned, is shapeshift.io, I’ll never get it back.
This also plays into the double spend “it’s a feature not a bug” bullshit. But, again, I don’t want to get off track…
Now how does that apply to the headline? The first two sentences of this post?
Privacy. Humans are finally getting the first glimpse of what it’s like to be stripped of privacy now that the digital age has put so much more of our lives into The Cloud. Much more than just our money, as with the first usage of Banks. There are narcissists and attention whores that like it that way, but far more people who do not.
Most take this loss of the basic and essential human right to privacy as an inevitable and foregone conclusion based on “they” will never let us have our privacy. The excuse making, that we all need to give up our privacy so “government can do it’s job.” A job which no mortal can do, but I don’t want to get too far off track. I’ll keep it short and simply point out that so many worship government as an omnipotent god-like entity, that it’s hilarious that these same people claim to be atheists…
OK, no I won’t. Government is not a god. It offers to do the impossible, and then the fools get mad when “The politicians didn’t keep their promises!” No shit! They promised to shut off gravity so you could flap your arms and fly away. You gave up all of your rights and freedoms because they told you that such was needed in order to shut off gravity. Who’s the dumbass? The Politicians who said such ridiculous things? Or you, for actually believing it, and throwing away your rights in the hope that some mere mortal will break the natural laws of the universe just because you are that desperate in your refusal to grow up?
Now, add that degree of irresponsible immaturity to technology. The majority outright refuses to gain the basic technical aptitude needed to maintain their basic human right to privacy.
Now, look what just happened over at Coinbase. The Gubmint has issued a blanket demand for all records on all people who have used their service in the last 3 years. Explicitly saying that coinbase itself is not being “investigated” for fraud against these users. Which is the only possible justifiable reason for their demand. This is tantamount to the government demanding “Everyone who ever used a dollar in the last 3 years must now tell us everything they ever used that money for because we heard a rumor once that someone might have bought weed with a dollar.” Even by the government’s own standards, this demand is a blatant and illegal infringement against due process and what little is left of the basic human right to privacy. This degree of privacy violation requires just cause and a specific person. Probable cause and a warrant that meets strict due process precedent. The demand being made on coinbase couldn’t take a bigger shit on that. If they get away with it, privacy is dead. This tiny little fragment is all that’s left.
And, it’s not new. Government has been leaning on small entities demanding records without due process for decades now. “Give us what we want or we’ll audit you into bankruptcy” “Confess to the fabricated evidence of a crime you never committed, or we’ll bankrupt you in a fraudulent defense and make your entire family suffer.” It’s become Standard Operating Procedure. Corrupt judges have rubber stamping warrants “because gun” or “because weed” or “because terrorism” for decades now.
How can this be a representative government. Look at the way people on social media put themselves in a bubble of lies, where a twisted worldview can be maintained. Look at the Social Justice Warrior movement that has been breeding on college campuses for decades. Look at how it’s hurt industry. It’s a fucking joke that I can make money doing what I do. It’s only because so many are so artificially unable.
You can’t fight the encroachments of government on so many fronts when you aren’t even aware enough to know it’s happening. Huxley nailed it. Entertained to death. Idiocracy. But what Huxley missed, Orwell followed up. They were both right because they were both wrong. It isn’t one or the other. It’s both. The clueless idiots of Huxley’s vision DEMAND the authoritarian dystopia in Orwell’s. They can’t function without it! They’re helpless and stupid in the extreme. They don’t need propaganda, they tell lies to themselves to maintain their childish demented outlook and block or unfollow anyone who contradicts it. They do it to themselves! It’s not just being entertained to death as Huxley described, but the ability to exclude reality and demand that someone else come along with the power to make it all work. Something no mortal can do. But if you worship government and thing it has god-like powers, because you’re so stupid that you don’t realize that there are things in this universe which no mortal can alter… Cue moral relativism…
At least The Flying Spaghetti Monster has magical powers. Politicians are just people. Very, very bad people.
Politicians will always, always lead us down a path of empty promises that rid us of our freedoms. It’s what they do. The Fox and the Scorpion. Not necessarily because they’re evil, but that it’s easy to keep 51% of the population dumb enough to follow the path of impossible things. It’s easy to keep 51% in a pre-pubescent mindset where they’ll believe any damn thing. People with such underdeveloped intellects will believe anything, and tenaciously cling to their beautiful lies. Duh, why do you think government wants to control education? So they can assure that no matter how much money is thrown at education, the people stay stupid enough to wish for the impossible.
So, we who have brains find ourselves in the ultimate quandary. A perfect storm of centuries’ old design, and a fight being need fought by people who can’t even tell it’s there…
These people who gave up control of their own money, which isn’t even theirs or based on any real value measure, because they know themselves to be too clueless and irresponsible to handle it and keep it safe, that they put it in the hands of the very people most likely to use it as a weapon to force compliance.
Bitcoin couldn’t save it. It made promises it couldn’t keep. It plods on as those ignorant of it’s inadequate feature set don’t see the problem(s).
Even in the cryptosphere, they still don’t realize what’s wrong with it, won’t educate themselves well enough, and just keep waving the flag in hilarious ignorance.
Being smarter than that, I moved on to DASH. But, those people got a taste of fame and a spotlight for the first time in their lives and have been seduced by it. Along came a couple of Pied Pipers who know exactly how to manipulate the starts-in-their-eyes dev team… 30 pieces of silver and they betrayed themselves.
Then I found V.cash. Within just a few days of discovering it, and the direction it’s developer was going, he had some kind of emotional breakdown and abandoned the project…
Even if there were someone willing and able to be the tip of the spear, would this person know how? Would people who put their fake money in the oldest cloud ever, suddenly grow up and take responsibility for their precious even if “the new money” finally did come to life? I see phrases like “Grammar Nazi” and I wonder if the masses are so hopelessly lost in their own hubris and reality-inversion that they even care, or would be able if they suddenly woke up?
If I choose to be the head of that spear, would anyone know how to throw it? It would require the Idiocracy to stop being so damned lazy and stupid. To stop sealing themselves inside echo chambers and hammering themselves with lies and propaganda of their own invention… Do you bet the farm with those odds? When the very people who declare themselves the most aware are so easily seduced and led astray?
I know the path. I know exactly what needs to be done. It’s not vision or a divine gift. It’s simple common sense. But, in a social environment where common sense is not only absent, but abhorred, I guess it might look like a super power… But, if I am the only one to walk upon that path… Kinda pointless. Too afraid? Too stupid? Doesn’t matter. Failure to what needs doing, grow up and take responsibility, will lead to even more encroachment.
The degree of totalitarianism that will be needed to “get rid of cash” is so extreme, I find it hard to believe that even the most pathetic douche bags of all time would allow it. But as I’ve watched Social Justice Warriors twist every definition of every word to glorify their own demise, I’m left to wonder if, after all these years of having no faith in humanity, perhaps I still have too much…
I am so very grateful to my customers, even though they are often the source of why I feel this way and have come to this point. They have given me so much more than I ever expected, and for doing what I consider to be quite little under terrible circumstances. Should I take that gift and do this thing?
“Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.” – Optimus Prime.
Again? Is this why I’m so miserable? The last time I did something ridiculous against all odds and all recommendations, well, here I am. Talking about that very gift…
A few years ago I came to the conclusion that the reason the world has so much bad in it is not the crazy guy on the street corner who thinks he’s on a mission from God. It’s that we’re all on a mission from God, but the crazy guy on the street corner is the only one taking it seriously… Is this my mission? Is failing to do it the pain that is supposed to motivate me? Is this why I’m so damned miserable? Is this why, even though I spent this entire blog post outlining why it’s a hopeless waste of time, money, effort and life; I still feel mercilessly compelled?
I have this dream of buying a sailboat and never coming back. Human societies just aren’t fit to be lived in by respectable people… Am I being selfish? Every time I get close, I pull back… Is this why?
How arrogant is the True Believer? Am I locked in my own echo chamber, where I can’t believe that’s the truth because it’s crazy and arrogant to think you’re on a mission from God? But, what if, just maybe, it were true, and I failed to do it? Perhaps the reason I’m so miserable, is because it’s true, and I’m not doing it.
A person who loathes government and red tape more than anyone, going into a field that has more of both than any other field ever has or ever will?
It’s so arrogant and ridiculous it might just be true…
Until that moment I hadn’t even realised that “alt-right” was what I was becoming; I just thought I was a more open-minded person for tolerating these views.
Then, watch this…
I generally enjoy Sargon’s work, but this was a shining masterpiece. It’s a troll inside a troll inside a troll, and the original publishers are so hyped up on the extremism they don’t even realize they’ve been bit. And Sargon tears it apart anyways, just to make the point.
I am too damned smart for the world.
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle
“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” – Ronald Reagan
“It is hard to fill a cup that is already full.” – Moat
They’re not learning because they refuse to consider the possibility that they are wrong, and do not already know everything.
I commented on the buildup over the last decade of inverse flattery. Let me explain: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and one can use like, dislike and unsubscribe to assure that he/she is surrounded only with flattery, what does disagreement become? It becomes the ultimate insult that “someone, out there, somewhere, dares not to be exactly like me!” How can this be!
It used to be hard to generate these extremists, but now they create themselves.
This is why I don’t use Facebook…
“Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.” – Optimus Prime
The Left has become a headless cult, and these programmed pseudo-people seek out the missing leader on YouTube. The Anita Sarkeesians. The Hillary Clintons. The leaders of the cult that built itself and doesn’t know that it’s a cult.
My son and I mulled the notion that I’ve never been so concerned about an election in which the guy we were rooting for wasn’t a guy we actually liked. Again, the lesser of two evils.
He’s a douche bag and a slippery car salesman… I disagreed with little of what he had to say, I simply don’t trust him or believe he has any intentions of doing what he said.
I’d love to be wrong…
So, in a fucked up kinda way, I’m glad Trump beat Hillary. But, it would have endeared him to me far more effectively had he done so with a baseball bat.
Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandias”
I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Reminds me of the Capital Building…
“The biggest lesson of history is people don’t learn from history. And history shows us that even the people that know history, don’t learn from history.” – Jim Rogers.
Being the one who learns from history, I’m quite alone and un-liked.
The grass which grows tallest, gets cut.
Be the change you want to see in the world. But, be ready to pay the price…
I used to think that Earth had only two unlimited resources. Sunlight and Human Stupidity. I now realize there is a third; hate.
I keep coming back to the same problem but, I can put a finer point on it now…
I started the silly solvent trap thing with the main interest being the restoration of American resourcefulness and ingenuity. Many other things happened which were far beyond my expectations and for which I am thankful.
The bottom line is that the primary mission is a complete failure.
As I look out on the marketplace 5 years later, I see it as much worse. I see kits… The consumers demanded it, those who are perfectly happy to sell America down the river provide it.
The refusal to learn. Entitlement. (L)earn. If you haven’t learned it, you haven’t earned it. When the guv makes a law that takes away your providers, where will you get it? Whatever “it” may be. I provide a learning tool. Nobody wants that.
I could easily disrupt the current marketplace. I could sell kits, too… I could undercut everyone. I could get rich. But, I’d be fucking America, and I can’t do that. Those who wish to destroy America will have to do it without my help.
Perhaps every man has his price. I like to say I don’t. Maybe I do… But it isn’t monetary, and no one has yet managed to name it.
As the political events of the last 2 years have proven, not only do Americans hate the idea of learning, resourcefulness, ingenuity, etc… They’re getting worse and are damn proud of it. All crotch, no brains.
I have no place in such an environment. Everything I’ve done is a complete waste. Nobody wants to learn, they just want it all handed to them.
Pigs like to wallow in shit. I don’t. The direction America is going removes all alternatives to joining the swine in their shit hole. America no longer wants people like me, and is now doing it’s best to eliminate resourceful, productive people who would encourage others to acquire the same traits.
A look at my library of work. The Negative Zero Percent bullpup. Off grid energy designs. Air guns. None of this matters and will never make a difference. Most of it I never bothered to bring to market because I know it won’t make a damn bit of difference.
I’ve been teaching math to a herd of horny cats.
America has emptied itself out. There’s nothing here but crotch. The people are chemical nothings wrapped in skin better spent on anything else. There’s no life for me here. It dissolved around me as I tried to save it. But, it doesn’t want to be saved. Empty nothingness is exactly what America wants to be. It’s time for me to go.
I have no idea what my new direction will be, but it’s clear that my value is wasted here. Idiocracy became reality only a few short years after the movie was made.
Using “Manners” as an Ad Hominem excuse to discredit a person, is nothing more than putting lipstick on the “I’m Offended!” pig.
Anyone who plays that card deserves to die.
I’m going to pull my hair out dealing with these salvage yard and freight people… I can’t believe people can be this dumb and survive… They can screw up anything!
Me: “It weighs 400 pounds. It’s on a pallet. You need a lift gate. Oh, since you asked; it’s a 16KWh Lithium Cobalt Battery Pack out of a Chevy Volt.”
Idiot: [shows up in a Dodge Sprinter] “But, you said it was a car battery. I didn’t see any reason to bring a box truck with a lift gate…”
BECAUSE IT WEIGHS 400 POUNDS! Even if it didn’t weigh 400 pounds, it wouldn’t fit!
Idiot: “…now I have to drive all the way back and get a different truck. We’re going to have to charge you for two trips.”
Why? Because you turn into a complete idiot every time you see a house? Better not go where the houses are, your brain will fall out? It’s my fault that you ignored my instructions and showed up in a completely inadequate vehicle? I need to be double charged because you wasted time and have to make a second trip, all of which could have been avoided if you just listened to what I said? I need to be double charged because you won’t listen to very simple instructions?
Then he wants to argue about loading docks…
Me: [while pointing at the sissy little Dodge Sprinter that he drove up in] “Please tell me how that’s going to access a loading dock.”
Idiot: [to his partner] “See, this is why we don’t do residential.”
Me: “This is not residential. This is stupid. Leave now and do not come back. If you send a bill, I will wipe my ass with it and set it on fire.”
…and this was the least stupid person I had to deal with in the last 2 days.
The next guy… This is the only way to do business with him. He has this form on his website. It’s a piece of paper that was scanned and imported into a .PDF. Think about all that for a second. I am required to print it out, write down all my information by hand, all the credit card info, then fax it over to him. Who the hell still has a fax machine? Oh, it’s ok, he advises me that I can email it, too. Not that I would ever be that stupid… At this point I’m just trying not to laugh, making a poor effort to hide the you-can-tell-I’m-smiling voice, but my morbid curiosity gets the best of me.
I ask; “What’s your email address?” He replies: “Dubyah dubyah dubyah…”
I hung up.
Exactly how drunk do you have to be for this to seem like a good idea? Good thing I’m not trying to buy a salvaged 8-track deck… Or am I? Lols, parts of a Nissan Leaf… From the Stone Age?
And just when I think that my face cannot endure any more facepalming…
The freight guys… Wilson. These guys are totally cool! I never heard a word from them until I heard a semi idling in my driveway, less than 72 hours after the shipment was picked up on the other side of the country, and then the phone rang. He cranks a 3-point turn, backs up to my carport, wham, bam, thank-ya-ma’am, it’s unloaded, BoL signed, all done! I don’t think he was here 4 minutes. This is how it’s done! Not a single facepalm!
Oh, I forgot to mention. Wilson was delivering one of two items that I bought from the same, eh, shall we call them “people?” Items that could have been put on the same pallet and shipped in a single shipment. But, no… Two separate shipments. Two separate freight companies. Wilson only delivered one of them. The other one… Lets just say I wish Wilson had delivered that one, too. So, 11 days later, with much crying and whining from the local terminal about trees being scary, not-Wilson left it sitting in the dirt, halfway up my driveway… Do you know how much a 4ET50 dual-permanent-magnet-three-phase-induction-motor-with-multi-engagement-planetary-gear posing as a transmission weighs? A lot more than you want to drag a quarter of a mile through the dirt…
If Human Beings are separated from the rest of the animals by Higher Intellect, are those who dispose of this Higher Intellect, and no longer possessed of the separation it provides, still Human Beings?
Missing/busted transfer case.
Missing/busted fuel tank.
Missing/busted fuel lines.
There is no reason for me to pay for working items in the previous list because I’m just going to pull them out and throw them away. It is not a perk if your item includes them. If you contact me and say “it runs and drives great,” I very specifically do not want your vehicle.
Rolling chassis. Drive shafts present, but not connected. Steering works well. Suspension intact. Axles, diffs, intact.
Hangar Queens welcome.
Not picky. Very flexible.
Leave a comment on this blog post if it applies to you.
So, some doofus left his car on autopilot and got smashed by a truck. Who didn’t see this coming?
No, really, no pun intended.
Too soon? It’s never too soon to pull your head out of your ass. Just ask that guy…
I’ve seen it as far back as the automatic transmission.
When I was learning how to drive, pretty much all cars came with a manual transmission as standard equipment, and the automatic was an upgrade.
I prefer to drive manual. Not for any of the derpy jock reasons that all crotch, no brains losers give.
I prefer it because it’s better. It forces a person to pay attention to traffic and surroundings in order to pick the right gear, coast, shift, and fit in tot he flow of things. You have no choice but to pay attention and plan ahead, or you’re not going to get far. If all cars were manual transmission, most of the irresponsible idiots would be automatically (see what I did there) screened out. They’d never make it to the road to become a danger to themselves and others in the first place.
The automatic transmission assists a person in being clueless, irresponsible, and oblivious. You can pay no attention at all, and still drive around. What could go wrong?
Autopilot for cars is bad for the same reason. It encourages people to become even more clueless and irresponsible than they already are.
It’s not Tesla’s fault. Well, sort of…
The trend in reaching down to consumers and telling them they don’t have to grow up, they don’t have to be responsible, they don’t have to learn, they don’t have to understand… This trend is worse than the warning label on the hair dryer that says “do not use in shower.” It’s an attempt to make a waterproof hairdryer, and this shit will never work.
There is no substitute for growing the fuck up and being a responsible adult. Generation Special Snowflake is a market that can’t be reached by anything other than the Waterproof Hairdryer. I get it. Apple made a fortune by catering to them, now everyone else has to do the same or they’re not going to make money… Chicken or Egg?
I really don’t care. I can opt out. I can be responsible for me. I can’t be responsible for every other fucktard out there who refuses to grow up and gets offended when you tell them that they should.
So, that’s why I’m canceling my Tesla Reservation.
Chevy’s batteries are waayyy better anyway. LG Chem FTW.
I realize I’ve been neglecting my responsibilities to my customers for a few months. I wanted you to know why.
Family comes first. My mom and step dad have been in and out of the hospital for about a year and a half now. Mostly my mom tho… The last couple months being the worst. Order have been filled slowly, backorders even more slowly, and comms pretty much nil. The computer I usually use for everything business, blew out it’s hard drive controller a few months ago. Not a major thing, but when I’m never here, they send the wrong parts…
I’ve been keeping the ball rolling, just barely. I know guys. I suck, and I’m terrible, and I’m going to do my best to make it right going forward.
I’ve also been pretty depressed watching such an overwhelming majority of the population of this country behave like absurd Jerry Springer idiot trash… I feel like Johnny Appleseed in the desert… What’s the point? I’ve got several new product ideas that I’ve just been sitting on because I’m afraid of how morons will manage to fuck it up, and the deluge of utterly retarded questions and demands for hand-holding…
I’ve gotten requests for, and seen in the market, kits. Really? This has been one of the most demoralizing things for me. The whole point is to NOT need someone to hand it all to you in a tidy package, but be able to piece it together on your own using your brain. My products were meant to inspire ingenuity and resourcefulness, not sponsor more lazy, entitled, clueless, helpless bullshit. It really sucks the wind out of my sails to see this happen.
I’ve seen the whiners say “If X gets elected, I’m renouncing my citizenship!” I see it a little differently. The USA is fading away around me. I don’t have to leave, it’s disappearing. Just another 3rd world shithole with no rights or freedoms of any kind… I need a sailboat. Nothing huge or fancy. The last 3 generations, that includes my own, are unforgivably fucking stupid. It really doesn’t matter who wins the next election. The people being put forth as front-runners tell me all I need to know about The People putting them there. We The People have become so morbidly stupid that they’re a threat to themselves and those around them. At least 80% of the country needs to be Baker Acted.
I need a sailboat. Nothing fancy… Just enough. Something I can apply some Math, Science, and Common Sense and go do sailboat better than the stupid monkeys do.
Gang rape by Muslims in countries where large numbers of Muslims have been let in…
The victim(s) are being called racist and attacked. Because they got raped?
Sharia Law calls for a woman to be stoned to death if she gets raped.
Notice how the supposedly “live and let live, compassionate, loving, tolerant” leftists are pretty much the same as Sharia Law…
Add in… Why are they sucking Muslim dick so hard? Isn’t one of the Leftists’ core voting blocks Gays?
You don’t even want to know what Muslims to go gays… But I’m going to tell you anyways, but succinctly. Ever head of Vlad the Impaler? The up-the-butt version of that. Yes.
Oh, and it gets worse. They’ll do the same thing to a man that doesn’t get permission before butt raping a 10 year old boy. That’s right. It’s perfectly OK to butt rape a 10 year old boy. The punishment is dealt out for not getting permission to do it from the father, usually by paying money. Yes. That is correct. I’ve even seen a video of it being carried out. You could, too, if you wanted to. And the irony, how is having butt sex with a 10 year old boy not gay? Why does the man not deserve to die for it in the same way as… Do you see where this isn’t going? The fucked-up-ness of it can’t even follow it’s own sickness…
Yet, the same Leftists can’t stop pandering to the Muslims. Even to the point of supporting Sharia Law by persecuting rape victims just like the Muslims do.
War on women? Republicans are the bad guys? Christians are dangerous wackos?
Voting for a Democrat is absolute proof that your head is too far up your ass to call you human.
I just watched a dozen more videos of people being harassed by cops, some of which might have been trolling for a lawsuit, some honestly just trying not to get killed by the psychopaths…
It’s really irrelevant. You can’t bait an honest man. Aren’t there enough videos of cops behaving badly on youtube? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a video of a cop behaving properly? Well, then there’s no reason to post it. If there is such thing as a decent cop, /she isn’t harassing people, creating a reason to make the video… Kinda like gun statistics. There is no list of all the times in the day that my guns don’t possess my brain and force me to go on a rampage… A non-event is exactly that. Bit, I digress. As usual.
The point is that these people, whether they were “looking for trouble” or not, will never be able to achieve the lawsuit they were looking for. Or the one they deserve even if they weren’t looking for trouble and just trying to stay alive…
“Am I being detained?” is the very problem. I’m not going to cite the court cases. I am not the fact welfare. You would think, that for all the legal research these fools do, they would realize that [i]detainment occurs the moment they [u]reasonably[/u] feel unable to continue freely about their business.[/i] Cops are not required to tell you because they can’t! It’s not the cops who make that determination! It’s you, their victim, that makes that determination. Yes, cops can flat-out tell yo they’re detaining you, and why. But, how many times do they not do this? And you stand there giving them the perfect excuse to get away with it!
If you are being so heavily imposed upon that you have to ask that question, then there’s no reason to be asking! You’re being detained, dumbass!
The problem then comes right out of your own mouth. How can you go before a judge and claim that you were being illegally detained, if you kept asking whether or not you were being detained? If you don’t know, you can’t claim it to be true! You just crapped on your own lawsuit, and that pig will never get the punishment he deserves.
Ever notice the cops never answer anyway? The fool just sits there, detaining himself, while nullifying any case he might have by creating uncertainty through asking a question about whether or not it’s happening… Some of these guys are real ballsy, but they still defer to the cops as to whether or not they are being detained. Can’t you make up your own mind even as it’s happening? If you’re such a badass that you think you’re taking on the cops and putting it on youtube for all to see, why can’t you even make up your own mind? It sets a bad example for those who have a real reason to film the cops.
If someone was raping you, would you repeatedly ask them “Hey, are you raping me?” And sit there getting fucked in the butt for hours asking over and over again? Are you not aware that it’s happening? Fat ol’ pig dick in your butt. Asking if you’re being raped… Are you really this fucking stupid?
You should be asking: “Why am I being detained?”
This establishes the fact that you are being detained. No more doubt. It also adds a few more thing into the situation. Completely changes the dynamic.
You [b]are[/b] being detained. There damn well better be an Articulalbe Reason for it! Now, the to Cops have to explain it to a judge, not just ignore and refuse to answer. Maybe they still ignore you and don’t answer. Fine. But the Judge is going to ask, and they don’t get to ignore the Judge. They damn well better have an answer that at least stands up to Terry vs. Ohio. They can then proceed to tell the Judge their bullshit, unconstitutional excuses instead of trying to be a street side lawyer. Let them be the ones in the hot seat.
It is already longstanding settle law that a Right cannot be converted into a crime. I cannot be suspicion of a crime. It cannot be an element of a crime. When cops cite “he had a gun” or “he was talking” or “he was taking pictures” then the cop is only nailing shut his own coffin. [b]LET HIM![/b] These are Constitutionally Protected RIGHTS. They cannot be, and are not, elements of suspicion! Let the cops throw that down as his reason. Even if the Judge is sympathetic, he can’t stay a Judge and defy something so fundamental! He has to find in your favor or the Judge will have some serious shit to answer for himself!
…and all you had to do was not ask a stupid question, and ask a sane question instead. You’re letting them get away with it.
“It’s not as if criminals walk around with a label that says, ‘I’m a criminal’” – Barack Obama
No shit, Sherlock! That’s why we have the right to fight back with all available tools, including guns! You never know who, and you never know when. It’s pretty hard to use a gun to fight back if you’re not allowed to have one!
1) Shoot bad guy.
2) Can’t shoot bad guy.
Which one results in a bad thing? Which one results in a less bad thing?
Why is this so hard for him, and his fucktard constituents, to figure out?
Oh, because it’s not about anyone’s safety. It’s about disarming his enemies so he can more easily slaughter them.
No gun-control law ever made anyone but the criminals safer.
“‘Because if you look at the where the areas are with the highest gun ownership, those are the places that the crime hasn’t dropped down that much,’ Obama said.”
Wow, that is some carefully worded deception right there! You can’t get much lower than ZERO! Of course the crime didn’t drop much in places where there already isn’t any; places with lots of gun ownership! Is he really telling us that it’s bad that crime has already reached zero and can’t drop lower than that? Ban the guns so it can go up? WTF?
“‘…there is nothing that we have proposed that would make it harder for you to purchase a firearm.'”
Oh, except for completely banning them, imposing “background checks” that you’ve already admitted are a useless waste of time and don’t do a fucking thing except cause people problems when trying to buy a gun… Oh, and the mental health excuse where you declare everyone who disagrees with your agenda to be insane, therefore not allowed to own a gun… Oh, and the confiscations that our pet localities have already committed… And constantly lying about some “gun show loophole” that doesn’t exist. The lie of “assault weapons.” The fact that damn near every weapon we could want is already banned, so few remain and you’re trying to take those away too…
What a fucking liar!
Point out what a bunch of lazy, stupid, animalistic moochers the Left is. Talk big about responsibility, intelligence, point out the double-standards and lies. Even prove it. Prove the Left are a bunch of lying assholes. It doesn’t matter. The truth has never stood in the way of a socialist agenda. Black Lies Matter. Whatever. You can call it out and prove it until you’re blue in the face.
Still just words.
When it comes to actions, Republicans/Conservatives never act on what they profess. It like the say it, but they really on’t believe it. Their footsteps never follow their words. It’s not a matter of “practice what you preach.” It’s something much worse. It’s just plain failure to do anything at all. They don’t merely fail to practice what they preach, they don’t practice anything at all.
“EBT Pizza! Ask me how!” Says the sign in front of the convenience store smack in the middle of the Darkest Reddest part of Floriduh.
They all suckle on the government teet now. The fight has been lost. Nobody can earn a living anymore, even if they’re willing. Even if we know this road ends badly, we’re set upon it through the absence of any other options.
Knowing a thing, and failing to act upon it. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Knowing this to be true, when good men still do nothing, they cease to be good men.
It doesn’t matter if you remember in September. You’ve been remembering for 60 years, and failed to lift a finger.
Trump? Really? The fact that such an immature blowhard could draw so much attention is an indictment of the condition of the contemporary conservative mind, if it can be called a mind. It’s like watching an episode of Jerry Springer, but everyone thinks its good. You got 15 baby mama’s? All of them married? None to you? That just proves what a verile manly man you are!
Of the trash, by the trash, for the trash. These fools keep getting worse. They never learn. They think that pointing out the bullshit excuses the Democrats make is a big deal. But, the Democrats are only growing stronger as a result of the excuses the Republicans make. Stealing shitloads of money and stuff. Paying for their armies of persecution and pending genocide with monies stolen form the very people they’re hunting down. Claiming the peaceful are violent, while committing violence against the peaceful. Pretending to be victims as an excuse to victimize the very hand that feeds them.
Conservatives: You let it happen. You could have actually been the violent, racist pigs they accused you of being, but you just sat there and let them violate you until there was nothing left.
If I really were such an evil, racist gun-nut; there wouldn’t be anyone left to say so!
Do you really think anyone is left with brains enough to notice the truth of it?
Catalac 8M, save me from this handbasket. It’s getting awfully warm.
You guys know I don’t usually forward stuff or link blog crap… And definitely not The Blaze… Ugh…
But, this one makes a solid point, and won’t get any attention in the press.
The overwhelming majority of Muslim Peoples currently in the USA do very much agree with, and support, Jihad: the murder of all who disagree with them.
Why do you think the Liberals/Democrats like Jihadis so much? In spite of their desire to kill one of the Democrats’ pet demographics, gays? Because, to a Democrat, slaughtering all who disagree is a much more important ideal than the possible alienation of one of their pet sucker groups. Both Muslims and Democrats have the same root; hate and arrogance of such extreme that they openly declare that murdering all who disagree with them is a good thing. If some gays get caught in the mess, their keepers don’t care! Gays are just suckers to be stepped on to get to Genocide; the Democrats’ real objective.
You thought the Westboro Baptist people were bad? Really? Anyone with an IQ above 60 can see that the Westboro gig is a false-flag/psyop…
Radicalization. A term I’ve seen thrown about lately that just makes me sad for humanity. “Being radicalized” is not a thing that “happens” or “is done” to you. It’s not even a real concept or quality. So-called “radicalization” is merely the choice to kill people that disagree with you. Read through the comments left by anti-gunners on anything pro-gun. They call gun-owners violent, stupid, intollerant, inbred, etc… But, it’s the anti-gunners that are publicly calling for the murder of anyone who owns a gun! Assassinations are almost always the act of the left/socialist/democrat/marxist bent, no matter which name they’re trying to hide behind at the moment. The depth of lie in the use of the phrase “radicalization” is a thing that surprises me, even though the depths to which liars will sink really shouldn’t surprise me anymore…
But, anyway… The bottom line is that Jihadis and Democrats are pretty much the same thing, and it’s really, really, really easy to see…
We’ve been asking “real Muslims” to stand up and tell the “radicals” to back off, well. One finally did.
The peaceful branch? The fact that one even need specify a distinction should tell a person with a brain all they need to know…
The Blaze makes it a bit hard to sort out. This man was asked to resign, not because of anything he said about Trump, but because refusing to support Jihad makes him “not a real Muslim.” This is why there are so few “moderate” or “peaceful” Muslims. The only reason he’s even alive is because he’s in the public eye. Otherwise, he’d be stoned to death as an Infidel.
Much in the way Partick Henry made clear to us. This war is not one of our choosing. The clanking of the chains can be heard. The delusive Phantom of Hope (and appeasement) will not save you. They are bringing the war to us. We don’t get to decide not to participate. They want to kill us, and they very much are the overwhelming majority of the Muslim Religion. They have proven it. Again and again. Wake up you stupid fuckers!
I still prefer Cruz over Trump. Trump is an immature overreaction, but a broken clock is still right twice a day…
Much like the microcosm of self-defense, this is the macrocosm of the same. I’m more than aware of the slippery slope of de-humanizing the enemy. Justifying the same slaughter they would bring… They’re the ones who decided to read and believe in a book that says “It’s us or them, get 72 virgins for making it us.” Seriously, humping virgins is your supposedly “religious” motivation? How fucked up can ya get? Is it not obvious that this is designed to motivate stupid animalistic pseudo-men to perform mass murder on behalf of… Whatever? Much like a rapist that is certain to kill his victim so she doesn’t blab. We don’t get to chose if there is going to be a slaughter. We only get to chose who walks away. And, again, just like self-defense, the choice is not really us or them. The choice is “which of these is the world better off without?” A rapist, emboldened by success, to repeat and inflict it again and again? OR a woman with a smoking gun, whole, alive, and intact, and a dead would-be rapist, no longer able to ply his trade upon her or others? Which one makes the world a better place?
Jihad is not a choice in participation. All we get to decide is what’s left over when it’s finished… And we really must finish this bullshit. The multiple ironies of the ubiquitous “participation award” becomes ever more salient…
Windstream sees fit to charge me $276,701,161,105,643,274,240.00 for what I can get for free from these guys: http://he.net/
To say it out loud: Two hundred seventy-six quintillion, seven hundred one quadrillion, one hundred sixty-one trillion, one hundred five billion, six hundred forty-three million, two hundred seventy-four thousand, two hundred forty dollars and zero cents.
Does that much money even exist?
Fuckin’ ridiculous. Just when I think the human race can’t disappoint me more…
It took me 7 hours to find someone at Windstream that knew what IPv6 even was…
Few wouldn’t call me crazy, and from the neuro-typical perspective, it’s accurate. I’m kinda girly, too. I’ve been tortured my entire adult life by a deeply evil socio/government complex.
What happens with that much pressure and time? When you push someone this far, what comes next? What is the price? What consequence does this evil, perverted, stupid, hateful way of life breed?
…and the sick motherfuckers who did this to me, just set me off. The time has come to reap what was sown.
What happens when you abuse someone so severely, for so long?
I am what happens next. I am the consequence.
Friday was my son’s final Marching Band performance. Picked him up. Stayed out to 4am. He just got his license, so this was a convenient time to teach what too-tired driving is like. Of course, it’s dangerous, don’t do it. But like Nitrogen Narcosis, it should be experienced under observation for full effect. We goof off watching YouTube videos, readying inventory, and making 80% AR-15s and 1911s for the weekend. I let him drive himself home, say goodbye, and I head south to the warehouse. I stop in at a Wal Mart along the way to see if they have any ammo I could use. Nope. Leaving. Get out to the car, start her up, check mirrors, find reverse, clutch still down, I wait for morons to waddle clear. Redneck with more kids than he can keep track of screams and beats on my car… Whatever, dumbass. He beats his chest, no harm done, whatever. Neither he nor his spawn were in harm’s way. As they finally clear, I back out, and proceed to leave the parking lot, where one of his unruly brats sprints out in front of me, paying no attention. I dodge. He has another outburst. At me, not his stupid kid.
Responsibility. I hit the brakes and roll down my window, curious how his parenting failures are my doing. I inquire. Profanity and threats against my life ensue. Really? This is how far it goes? Teaching his kids not to run out into traffic, not his responsibility. Apparently that’s on me. Then, bragging to his, er, woman I think it was, that she should watch how kicking someone’s ass is done. He punches the pillar of my car and reaches for the door handle, which is locked, thanks VW. I clear leather and drop safety, holding as close to low ready as I can while seated in a car.
The “I bit off way more than I can chew” look appears.
No, this isn’t about being macho and putting trash in it’s place. Maybe that happened, but that’s not the point.
Using your kids’ bad behavior, and example of your shitty parenting, as a jumping off point to pick a fight with a total stranger in a Wal Mart parking lot at 8:30pm doesn’t seem like good parenting to me. If you can’t keep your kids under control, which I understand happens, at least be man enough to own it. Picking a fight which could result in you bleeding out before their eyes doesn’t seem like the responsible course of action. Granted, they’re all living off of welfare so it won’t really affect them as far as housing/food goes, but watching your dad act like a huge dick and then get shot is probably not a fun way to start life.
I had no intention of starting an altercation. I was simply going to say that yelling at everyone else isn’t going to fix this problem. I care more about his kid than he does, apparently. Wearing your dick on your sleeve looking for a fight. Using your kids as the excuse. No concern for the fact that they are running out in front of cars, that’s fine. This is what the word “man” has become…
What if… What if I were a Black Lives Matter activist? What would his children be doing right now as I type this?
If you have to go to this extreme to prove you’re a man, you’re not. Not even close. You can’t even see what ‘man’ is from where this so-called “person” was standing.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw
Jim Schultze Is a fucking moron, as he demonstrates here.
There are two flaws. The first and most obvious is that of being Morally Primitive, as pointed out by a contributor further down the page. There’s something more insidious than that lurking here, but lets deal with the Moral Primitive concept, first.
Being a Moral Primitive is usually an act of willful ignorance. Deliberately pretending not to know a thing in an effort to maintain a position that is proven wrong by that thing. Gun control is almost always based on the concept of being Morally Primitive. I will demonstrate.
Adam Lanza was King of the Dicks. He killed children single-digits in age. Did any of the adults that he killed even try to stop him? No, no they did not, and we know this because every adult he encountered made the choice to be just as helpless as the children they were charged with protecting. They chose to give him the high ground.
Moral Primitivizm says that killing is wrong. Period. It fails to think any further. It thinks only as far as is convenient for the agenda. Shooting Adam Lanza in the face with a 12ga would have been a morally excellent thing. Failing to do so enabled him to kill babies, which is a very bad thing. Assuring that there would never be a way to shoot him in the face takes it to a whole ‘nother level because it guarantees that only the bad option is available.
Jim-bob, as I’ll call him, is a fucking moron because he takes this moral primitive point off the deep end. Carrying a gun is not ceding evel. FAILING to carry a gun is ceding evil, as I just presented in a logical proof in the previous paragraph. Killing, with a gun, is not always a bad thing. But, when the blood is on your hands because you’re the one who made the good option impossible, and the bad option inevitable; pretending there is no such distinction the the way to save face and make denial seem OK.
How many children have to die before assholes like this will own up to their mistakes? Seriously!? A room full of dead kids and they still look for a way to escape responsibility above all else? Is there such a thing as being more fucked up than that?
We see the same motif in the “More guns? You think more guns is the answer?” steamer. Well, if the bad guys have guns, and we want the good option to exist, then yes, good guys will have to have guns too, and that is a simple additive effect of being more guns. Yes. Are you suggesting we continue to have only the bad option on the table, guaranteeing it as “when,” not and “if?” An inevitable eventuality instead of a preventable?
He’s right about one thing. Guns don’t make anyone bullet proof. Having a gun doesn’t guarantee stopping evil. It doesn’t guarantee you’ll win. But not having one guarantees that you’ll lose, along with whoever is next in the wacko’s sights… You don’t just fail to preserve yourself, you give him carte blanche to keep on going! No, gun’s don’t guarantee a win. They give you a fighting chance. A maybe. A maybe is always better than a certain failure.
You thought I was already talking about that “more insidious” part I alluded to in the first paragraph, didn’t you? Well, I haven’t. It comes next.
Jim-bob’s tragically flawed definition of evil. When dealing with people who have related themselves to an amoral political party, it’s easy to see that having nothing to do with morality might lead to having scant understanding of morality. I have little to do with nuclear physicists, thus, I know very little about nuclear physics. So, his failure to grasp simple moral concepts such as “Shooting people isn’t always bad. It can be good if you stop a mass murderer. It can be bad if you are a mass murderer.” But, we know he’s not that stupid. He’s protecting his own ego at the price of preserving and even promoting the very thing that caused the tragedy all because he is too fucking arrogant to admit he’s wrong! That’s still not the definition of evil.
I lied. I didn’t get to the really bad part yet!
The definition of evil. I’m going to use a scientific analogy for this one, because I’m trying to explain the concept to someone who lacks moral studies and needs a relative comparison to get the idea.
There is no such thing as cold. There is only absence of heat. We gave that absence a name because we can feel it. But it is not a thing itself, it is the absence of a thing.
There is no such thing as darkness. There is only absence of light. We gave that absence a name because we can see it. But it is not a thing itself, it is the absence of a thing.
Evil, in it’s seed, is nothing more than the absence of good. When it grows into active harm unto others is when we notice it. At that point, it has become an extreme absence of good that seeks to remove more good from things nearby. It sucks the good out of others. Before that point, evil goes unnoticed. It is treated as benign. Read the Satanic Bible or The Screwtape Letters to get a good understanding of how Evil in that form can spread unnoticed. It can sprout at any time, and if you lack the ability to shoot it in it’s fucking face with a 12ga, then you’re enabling it. It seems like nothing until it becomes way too much all at once.
Even if you don’t believe in God or The Devil, you can take them as metaphors. Would The Devil wear red, point horns, and tail, and carry around a pitchfork? No. That’d be obvious. The tactic of evil is to blend in and look like nothing. The greatest trick The Devil ever played, is convincing you that he doesn’t exist. There’s nothing about which to be on the lookout. He can spread anywhere and pop up without warning.
This is reality. Evil is everywhere. It can turn from benign to shitfuck-horrible in a blink. If you choose to be unprepared for it, you’re enabling it. All that is needed for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Knowing this to be true, when good men still do nothing, they cease to be good men. Then they cease to be good men, and can’t admit it, but make excuses and convoluted half-truths to save their huge ego; they’re evil.
Hell, that might even be a title for a book someday…
Even complicated words have been turned inside-out by brain-dead, all crotch no brains, animalistic so-called “society.”
This is the definition of pretty much every human being I have ever met. Coupled with being such dumb animals that they are oblivious to the fact that this is what they’re doing. They exist for no purpose except to do damage to others and laugh about it, oh, and lots of mindless smashing together of gonads.
It’s hysterical to see the human race go this direction… Where the only use it has for it’s supposed higher intellect is not to rise above the animals, but to see out new and creative ways to stoop lower than the animals. It’s everywhere… Success is defined as destroying your fellow man just to say you could do it. Money has no value except to use as a weapon of deprivation against those unwilling to stoop low a to abuse their fellow man in the same fashion. Being civilized and intelligent is mocked as weakness. He who stoops the lowest can wreck the whole party and take a few crumbs home for himself. Why produce and grow, when you can smash and grab, and the chicks totally dig it…
We could build something better with math, science, and collaboration, but why bother with all that when you can just wreck everything, grunt and thrust? This is the new “strength;” measured as a caveman would…
I’m not the Nihilist. I’m surrounded by them and they lack the intellect to see it… Up is down, black is white, short it long… Having the clarity, civility, and intellect to see it makes me the odd one out. This happens to all societies, eventually… Initially formed as a way to better life for all, turning into a weapon against those who’d rather not join in. Becoming so arrogant that they abandon reason and logic. Scorning the very science and math upon which their industrialization is founded. Deliberately separating different parts of their personality to justify their actions. “It’s only business. Don’t take it personally.” “It’s just sex. What’s love got to do with it?” Deliberately fracturing the psyche, and calling it normal. Anyone who doesn’t screw themselves up is the weirdo. Dysfunction becomes the norm.
No society has ever survived itself.
The fundamental flaw I’ve found that strings together the underlying defects in philosophers throughout history who have studied nihilism is this; they study it from the vantage of an Ivory Tower. What if God was one of us? What if they were one of us…
There is a dream that most people have. No, not a vision for the future. A real fall asleep dream. The dreamer is being attacked, and is unable to fight back. Even with the will, his gun won’t go off, the knife turns to rubber on impact, fists just can’t hit the target. The ability to protect one’s self seems impossible to achieve no matter how hard the dreamer fights back.
I had a different dream… It was a very fast dream… Up in the sky, looking down. Zooming in closer to the ground. Pass through the clouds, a small discoloration appears. It grows. It’s a city! roads, buildings… A big roundish thing in the middle… Still steadily approaching.. The round thing is a football stadium, or Colosseum of sorts, but bigger than any that actually exist… Small figures can be seen in the field of the Colosseum. Masses in the stands. Now comes the smell, the awful stink of the place! While appearing to be largely anthropomorphized, the entities in the field and the entities on the stands are not at all similar… I realize that I can’t make out the entities in the field because there is little to make out. They’re nothing but little white balls with cartoon-y arms and legs. I look around the stands to see, they’re a half-breed of pigs and humans. Standing on their back legs, shoving food into their mouths with barely articulate hooves for hands, defecating and urinating with total indifference to where it lands, and stays. Even upon the very food they’re consuming. Screaming and hounding unintelligibly towards the center of the ring. Disgusted, my attention turns back to the white balls with cartoon arms and legs. Some are bleeding. Many are dead. They all have weapons. Most of the dead have clearly been killed by weapons foreign to the arena. Meaning, they didn’t kill each other, something else killed them. Occasionally they take a half-hearted swing at one another, but clearly having no desire or malice in their hearts… They are at eye level now. I look at them and then look at myself, having a body of my own for the first time and not being an invisible floating observer. I am a white ball with cartoon arms and legs, and a sword.
Pearls before swine. One by one, killed by the onlookers as we refuse to fight each other to the death for the amusement of the pigs.
Ever since that dream, the other dream isn’t broken anymore…. The gun goes off and the bullet finds it’s mark. The knife penetrates and blood pours out. Fists land with superhuman damage, like a Dragonball Z remake.
I no longer consider restraint for the pigs. I know they’re going to kill me. It’s what they do. The only thought they have is how to make my murder as entertaining as possible. This is “normal people.” Filthy, stupid, vicious animals who see nothing at all wrong with being so. It’s like a cat looking in the mirror and having no idea that the reflection is itself.
After the first one, the rest are free.
I’ve had enough of this bullshit. The story goes much deeper than the distractions in the news lately.
I’ve been an unapologetic fanboy of the VW TDI for a long, long time. I had an AHU, and now an ALH. I’ve deliberately avoided the newer engines/cars. Why?
Read the EPA’s allegations. They mention both NOx and Particulate emissions, but do an expert job of blurring the line between the two. Particulate emissions are non-carcinogenic. It’s part of the reason that diesel engines are so clean. Their combustion cycle is higher pressure. They don’t even have spark plugs to help them along. They don’t need it. They don’t have the sloppy, half-burned pollutants that gas engines have. The much more complete combustion results in pure carbon. The basic building block of all organic life. Not the massive amounts of really nasty half-way-burned shit that comes out of a gas engine.
Realize that this “problem” has been going on since 2004.
In 2004, EPA “emissions standards” for diesel became drastically disparate from Gasoline engines. It’s a double-standard. Gasoline engines are allowed to dump massive junk into the air, but Diesel’s bar was set so high that it was believed no one would ever be able to make a Diesel engine pass. The objective was to eliminate the small Diesel engine by creating an obnoxiously impossible emission standard for it, while keeping the bar low for gasoline engines.
This is the crux of it. The EPA has had a war on reliable, long-lasting, efficient engines for a long time. VW really shit in their Wheaties in 2005, when they actually managed to pull it off. The crap they had to go to to make it happen made the engines not worth owning, in my opinion, but they managed to do it. That’s why I own an ALH, and will never own anything newer.
So, the EPA upped the ante, again, with even more absurdly disproportionate “standards” compared to gasoline engines. So, VW cheated. Gas engines are still allowed to dump nearly 10x as much junk into the air, because this fight hasn’t got a damn thing to do with emissions or the environment. Notice the years… This fight REALLY started back in 2004. But it wasn’t until 2009 that VW decided to cheat back against the cheaters at the EPA.
Nobody wants to talk about the fact that this is a fraudulent double-standard. I don’t contest or care that VW cheated. Knowingly. On purpose. The EPA cheated first! VW merely cheated back. And I’m damn proud to own one for it. This isn’t about emissions. It never was, and the story is much older than the fucking evil government and it’s media conspirators would have you believe.
The EPA’s war to eliminate reliable, efficient engines from the consumer market has been a long road. It’s another lightbulb conspiracy. VW TDIs last waayyy longer, when properly cared for, than gasoline engines. They can easily be multi-generational. If you had to buy a car only once every 30 years, that’s a lot more of your money you get to keep.
Government hates it when people find a way to keep their money. It’s the same old shit.
It’s easy to see the truth of it if you step back and look at the big picture that nobody wants to talk about.
If it’s really about the environment and emissions; why doesn’t the EPA enforce the same standards against gasoline engines? Why are gasoline engines allowed to pollute so much more? Aren’t there a lot more gasoline engines out there? Why is there a war against diesels? Just because you can’t see or smell what comes out of a gasoline engine, doesn’t mean it’s cleaner. Most of a gasoline engine’s emissions are colorless and odorless, but much, much more toxic. A gasoline engine’s incomplete combustion cycle is inherently toxic. It’s like sticking a gas pump up your nose and just breathing it in. Diesel isn’t. There are people who have made the embarrassing mistake of trying to commit suicide by running their diesel engine in the garage… The cruel joke’s on them, diesel exhaust doesn’t kill you! But gasoline exhaust will. Figure it out people… You’re being lied to, again…
This shouldn’t be about whether or not VW broke the law. It should be an examination of how absurdly fraudulent the law is. Don’t let yourself be distracted.
Sure. Diesels are loud. They last a lot longer than gas engines for reasons I’ll not get into here. They’re manly! They smell bad. You can see the clouds of carbon that come out of their exhaust pipes. But, that’s the very evidence that they’re clean! The combustion cycle doesn’t leave the half-burned fuel like a gasoline engine does. The really bad stuff, the stuff that comes out of the pipes of gasoline engines, is colorless, odorless toxic waste that is much, much worse and can kill you in a few minutes. The Environmental Protection Agency, you say? This hasn’t got shit to do with protecting the environment. This is about protecting a massive scam against consumers, and VW is the only one with the balls to fightback. There is a reason why gasoline engines are only common in the USA. Pretty much everywhere else in the world uses Diesel as the primary, because it’s better in every way. Even the mechanism by which it operates makes more sense.
Damn proud to be driving my 2000 TDI. Anything that pokes the evil, lying government in the eye, I love.
My next car is electric, or none at all. Zero is rumored to have a Big Deal up their sleeve for the 2016 models. A fairing, finally? Or an integrated charger that uses the regenerative braking circuit instead of the current redundant, wimpy charger? Tesla is supposed to be kicking serious ass with the Model 3 in only 2 years, Superchargers are everywhere now… There’s still no Electric FJ Cruiser tho, so I’m sad. :-p
I noticed this a few years ago, but didn’t think it worth mentioning until now.
I’m opposed to monopoly. That means, patents, copyrights, etc. You can’t be a Capitalist and support these things at the same time.
The Wix/NAPA 4003/24003 filter has a patent number on it.
Ever look it up?
It has nothing whatsoever to do with the filter. It’s just a random patent number they printed on it.
I wonder how many people say “Oh, it’s got a patent number, oh well, can’t copy that…”
There’s no patent on the filter, or any part, method, or mechanism of it. There’s nothing particularly interesting or unique about any aspect of it, so how could there be?
But how many people don’t even bother to try, just because there’s a patent number printed on it?
It you’re an anti-capitalist who’s patent gets rejected, just pick any random, existing patent’s number, and print it on your stuff. Don’t spell out the whole word “patent.” Just do “Pat. No 1284585862468” Then if you get lawyered, “Pat. No.” is an abbreviation for something else… Like, Pattern Number. How could it be a Patent Number? That number isn’t for any patent of your’s, right? Why would you put someone else’s totally random and unrelated patent number on your product? That doesn’t make any sense, it must just be a coincidence that your Pattern Number happens to be the same number as someone’s patent… Even if someone does look it up, reading that stuff is totally crazy and they may assume some part of it might be covered by the patent… Monopoly, even when its fake, it still stifles competition.
Bullshitters… They win because you let them win. I can’t deny the genius of leveraging stupidity and laziness. Find a way to make money off of humanity’s negative traits and you’ll be rich because humanity is always looking for ways to suck more than it already does…
More appropriate name for the shop.
“If you’re offended by any word, in any language, it’s probably because your parents were unfit to raise a child.” – D. Stanhope
Nothing can be made to offend. A person chooses to take offense. Almost exclusively as a means to bully the speaker, with whom they disagree in spite of flawless logic…
I just texted myself from my Raspberry Pi.
Now, to PPPOE this sucker and SSH via Cellular… Oh baby. Teh /dev/ttyAMA0 is so sexually arousing…
So I’ve got my 20x 260W Monocrystaline glory… I’m dreaming up a mounting system in SolidWorks, but I’m running into a different problem.
In series, my string would have an Open Circuit Voltage of 766V. That not only exceeds the wire insulation rating, but have you ever seen an MPPT charge controller with that input rating? Yeah…
I obviously need some way to run these suckers in parallel. A few smaller charge controllers that link and synchronize output? With noting but salesmanship, and nothing technical about how they work, I’m at an impasse.
I considered making my own, but I encounter a similar problem. I’m not using the traditional (stupid) Pb+H2SO4 Cells. I’m using LiFePO4. As long as it never tops-off, and only bulk charges below top-off voltage, any old charger will still do. I intend to bottom-balance the pack and then never fill it all the way to avoid unbalancing it; which is the death of LiFePO4 packs. So, I’ll never reach the top-off charge portion of the LiFePO4 charge curve, and never risk overcharging some cells while undercharging others until Bad Things. The unanswered question remains, how to assure the charge controllers work together.
I can’t just run parallel sets because the unequal wire lengths will cause slight voltage variations. One long High Voltage string is the best option, but an unavailable option…
Is a charge controller a kind of DC to DC converter? If so, how is it achieved? I have this handy-dandy Raspberry Pi sitting here. I can haz MOSFET? PWM into a bigass capacitor and monitor current load to suit? How do we trade Amps for Volts keeping Watts constant? A giant multi-tapped transformer? No answers, all kept secret. Even the DIY projects fail to explain. “Just blindly follow these steps and copy the code.” No thanks. I will have understanding. I am not a stupid monkey. My only holdup is that knowledge is kept secret to force consumerism… Painfully inadequate consumerism that fails to deliver a suitable product, as usual…
The conventional voltage regulator that simply throws away the “extra” as heat is obviously a hugely wasteful and unacceptable way to go. I even considered adjustable high-wattage power supplies, as in the Zero S DC Charger idea. That’s a lot of money to spend on a guess that may not work. I need information, answers, but as is usually the problem, the people calling themselves experts are in fact clueless, too.
Both of you.
It seems silly to solicit feedback from a source where I know nobody goes… While my target demographic is exceptionally narrow, it’s also the only people who have an opinion I consider valuable or useful.
I’m trying to design an off-grid modification for a chest freezer, to make it into a refrigerator. A super-efficient, top-opening refrigerator that works way better than a typical dumbass refrigerator on a ton less juice.
You might think this is a really easy thing to do. All you gotta do is change the thermostat to 33 or 34 degrees, right?
No, not at all, here’s why:
The power inverter burns juice when it’s on, supplying power to other stuff. Usually it eats about 400 Watts on it’s own. That’s not a small thing in an off-grid system.
What’s that got to do with the freezer then, eh?
Duh, when the freezer is just sitting there, it’s using a tiny trickle of power, but it keeps the inverter from going into sleep mode. So, even though the freezer is only pulling microamps, it keeps the inverter powered up and sucking 400 Watts. Even when the freezer compressor turns on, it burns less than 200 watts as it pushes phase change…
So, my trick is to make a battery powered microcontroller with a thermal sensor. Stuff the thermal sensor up the drain hole, since this won’t be a freezer anymore and there won’t be ice. Still, spills, but whatever. Using the drain hole for sensor access. This part is no problem. PICAXE + Stainless encapsulated DS18B20 on a waterproof wire. The mass of the stainless alone helps attenuate hysteresis, so I can get pretty tight on the temp range I choose. A relay physically disconnects mains when target temp is reached. The system then pulls micro power as it checks the temp every 10 seconds until high temp triggers, pulls in the relay, and two things happen. First, the obvious running of the compressor. Two, this now connects the battery charger and power is replenished for the time it was running unplugged. I also throw in a bit of a safety measure in the form of a 2 minute time delay for heat soak/pressure surge. Don’t want it kicking off and then right back on again. Since I’m dodging the factory countermeasures, need to implant my own.
Well, there’s this thing called inductive start… The compressor, while running, is remarkably efficient. But at the moment this thing trips the relay, the contacts have to endure a huge inductive surge, even though operating current is quite low. It’s a worst case scenario for a mechanical relay, and it happens every single time… The relay will die a very premature, glorious, flaming death.
Then you say, well, of course, just use a Solid State Relay. It’s what they use on the huge compressors in your air conditioner unit, and that’s just a bigger version of exactly the same thing, so why the hell not use this obvious solution?
Because of the very same problem I mentioned at the top. Solid State Relays have current leakage. Even when off, a teensy bit still flows, and this would keep the inverter in a constant on state sucking 400 Watts, defeating the whole purpose. It’s like the AC version of a MOSFET. You never really get absolute 0 current.
So, instead of either/or, why not put the SSR in series with a standard mechanical relay? Have the PICAXE pop the mechanical relay on first. Which does nothing except close the contacts. THEN pop the SSR. That way, the mechanical relay can make the full circuit disconnect to avoid the leakage current, and the SSR doesn’t allow the inductive punch to land until AFTER the contacts are already solid, thus protecting the mechanical relay from an early demise. Shut down in reverse for same reasons.
Could even use a much cheaper mechanical relay since it won’t be taking so much abuse. Already sourced a 25A SSR (way overkill to avoid a need for heatsinking) for under $5. Have a handy 10A relay board for under $3. This is the Golden Age of tinkering with electronics…
Sound like a plan?
Being discriminated against in an already oppressive and criminal government system shouldn’t really be a surprise.
That I’d be personally singled out, also doesn’t come as a surprise.
Every Form 1 I have ever filed has been rejected. Filled out exactly the same as many thousands of others that have been approved.
What’s more fun? They keep the money, too. Every single $200 fee has been kept in spite of every single Form 1 being rejected.