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  • Vanity: Constitutional Amendment Booklet

    11/01/2014 6:20:33 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 68 replies
    01 Nov 14 | OneWingedShark
    So, I've been working on a little booklet to present/illustrate the reasons why the amendments are needed in addition to the amendment-text itself ‚ÄĒ I'm not entirely pleased with the justifications I've written up, and I'm not sure that these are enough for presenting to an Article V Amendment-convention, but nonetheless here they are. [Link to Booklet]
  • Consoling Disease Concerns [CDC Brochure]

    10/23/2014 7:45:41 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 23 Oct 14 | OneWingedShark
    Isn't it about time we heard from the CDC on things, well here's "Consoling Disease Concerns: Happiness and Sunshine" to cheer you up as we face Ebola! Link
  • Good Green Government [EPA Brochure]

    10/21/2014 8:35:49 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 10 replies
    Self | 21 Oct 14 | OneWingedShark
    Isn't it amazing how wonderful the EPA is? Well here's a brochure detailing just how they're improving your life with their green policies! Link
  • Call off the firing squad: HP grants stay of execution to OpenVMS

    08/03/2014 10:59:47 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 9 replies
    In a surprise move, HP has granted OpenVMS a new lease on life, effectively reversing last year's decision to mothball the venerable server OS. HP hasn't changed its mind about its latest OpenVMS roadmap, which has it ending standard support for some versions of the OS next year and pulling the plug completely by 2020. Rather, it has granted an exclusive license to another company, VMS Software Inc. (VSI), to take over after its own support ends. That doesn't just mean providing hospice care for geriatric servers, either. VSI says it plans to produce new builds of OpenVMS for newer...
  • The Ethics of Elfland

    07/30/2014 2:38:23 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 4 replies
    Page by Page Books ^ | 1908 | GK Chesterton
    When the business man rebukes the idealism of his office-boy, it is commonly in some such speech as this: "Ah, yes, when one is young, one has these ideals in the abstract and these castles in the air; but in middle age they all break up like clouds, and one comes down to a belief in practical politics, to using the machinery one has and getting on with the world as it is." Thus, at least, venerable and philanthropic old men now in their honoured graves used to talk to me when I was a boy. But since then I...
  • How One Piece of Paper Destroyed Your Right to a Trial

    07/27/2014 11:38:09 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 42 replies
    The Nation ^ | 24 July 2014 | Peter Van Buren
    You canít get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: ďNo person shall beÖdeprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.Ē In 2011, the White House ordered the drone-killing of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki without trial. It claimed this was a legal act it is prepared to repeat as necessary. Given the Fifth Amendment, how exactly was this justified? Thanks to a much contested, recently released but significantly redactedóabout one-third of the text is missingóJustice Department white paper providing the basis for...
  • The American Caste System

    07/26/2014 9:02:33 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 21 replies
    Self ^ | 26 Jul 14 | Me
    Another Brochure, this time detailing the wonders of the new caste system that is being implemented and published by the Office of Population Affairs. [Link]
  • Ironsides, formally proven DNS now handles Recursive DNS

    07/11/2014 8:14:39 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 7 replies
    Ironsides.martincarlisle.com ^ | 11 Jul 14 | OneWingedShark
    IRONSIDES is an authoritative/recursive DNS server pair that is provably invulnerable to many of the problems that plague other servers. It achieves this property through the use of formal methods in its design, in particular the language Ada and the SPARK formal methods tool set. Code validated in this way is provably exception-free, contains no data flow errors, and terminates only in the ways that its programmers explicitly say that it can. These are very desirable properties from a computer security perspective. IRONSIDES is not a complete implementation of DNS. In particular, it does not support zone transfers or all...
  • ďCWII SparkĒ Ping List

    06/30/2014 9:45:10 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 102 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 30 Jun 14 | OneWingedShark
    After recieving a bit of encouragement, I'm starting up a CWII ping-list. Pings will be toward stories that might be the spark, probably with an emphasis on big-government overreach.
  • SQUID: Open Source Compiler & IDE for the Ada 2012 Language

    03/18/2014 4:40:53 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 26 replies
    Kickstarter ^ | 18-Mar-13 | Edward R. Fish
    SQUID: Suite of Quality Unified Integrated Development This project is to develop the basis for an Ada 2012 Integrated Development Environment more akin to the `80s/`90s idea of a Programming Support Environment (complete with project-management tools) -- to start, this kickstareter project is for me to: Design the underlying DB structure, and Create a website for the Open-Source project This will allow me to have this kickstarter as a minimalistic goal, allowing for some collaboration with others in the open-source community, as the preliminary calculations have 25 weeks and nearly $37k allocated for the development of the specifications for...
  • New Jersey Man Escapes 5 Year Sentence After Dash Cam Footage Clears Him Indicts Cops

    02/27/2014 3:30:10 PM PST · by OneWingedShark · 55 replies
    WABC of New York ^ | 23 Feb 14 | NewsAttackNow
    Evidence from a dashboard camera on a police cruiser ended a nightmare for a New Jersey man facing false charges of eluding police, resisting arrest and assault. Prosecutors dismissed all the criminal charges against Marcus Jeter, 30, of Bloomfield, N.J. and instead indicted two Bloomfield police officers for falsifying reports and one of them for assault after the recording surfaced showing police officers beating Jeter during a traffic stop, according to WABC of New York. A third has pleaded guilty to tampering. Jeter's defense attorney requested all recorded evidence, but the police failed to hand over a second tape until...
  • John Boydís Roll Call: Do You Want to Be Someone or Do Something?

    01/23/2014 9:28:40 AM PST · by OneWingedShark · 10 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | 22 Jan 2014 | Brett & Kate McKay
    According to his biographer, Robert Coram, John Boyd made ďmore contributions to fighter tactics, aircraft design, and the theory of air combat than any man in Air Force history.Ē As a fighter pilot, he was undefeated and earned the nickname ď40-Second BoydĒ for his ability to win any dogfight in under a minute. Unmatched in the cockpit, his mind was also without rival. He was not simply a warrior of combat, but a warrior-engineer and warrior-philosopher. When he was 33, he wrote ďAerial Attack Study,Ē which codified the best dogfighting tactics for the first time, became the ďbible of air...
  • Nine Words That Changed the World

    09/28/2013 10:43:50 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 28 Sep 13 | Me
    Nine Words that Changed the World ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†There are nine words that irrevocably changed the course of life on planet Earth, the implications on philosophy, theology, and life are that significant. They are three sentences, each containing three words and each illustrating three aspects of a single man that touched the world in a manner so astounding it still echoes to this day:¬†1.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†‚ÄúPeace, be still.‚ÄĚ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Imagine, for a moment, that you are a seaman, that you have experienced the dangers of the winds and the waves and a man says to these literal forces of nature ‚Äúpeace, be still‚Ä̂Ķ and...
  • Washington 40,000

    08/23/2013 12:26:09 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 26 replies
    Self ^ | 23 Aug 13 | Me
    Here's another brochure, based heavily on Warhammer 40k for style (though I couldn't quite capture the grim-dark setting). The Latin was kinda fun to do, giving me an excuse to play with google translate.
  • The Modern Democratic Party & You

    08/17/2013 7:47:16 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 6 replies
    Self ^ | 17 Aug 13 | Me
    Another brochure; this time for the democrats. It's not nearly as funny as the Republican one, IMO... but, well, I tried. (Suggestions more than welcome; remember though that it's supposed to be something that looks like it could actually be promotional/informational to mirror The Tao of Republican Orthodoxy brochure.)
  • The Tao of Republican Orthodoxy

    08/10/2013 7:38:11 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 48 replies
    Self ^ | 10 Aug 13 | Me
    Another brochure. This time we're delving into what it means to be a Republican, especially the RNC's vision of what it means to be a republican.
  • Keepers of State Ping Lists

    07/30/2013 7:35:50 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 6 replies
    Self ^ | 30 Jul 13 | Me
    Alabama Jemian Alaska Jet Jaguar Arizona mosaicwolf; ConservativeMan55 Arkansas California Colorado george76 Connecticut RaceBannon Delaware imardmd1 District of Columbia BufordP; trooprally Florida Joe Brower Georgia FreedomPoster Hawaii Idaho GOP_Raider Illinois 1010RD Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky SLB; RonPaulLives Louisiana cajunconservative Maine Maryland Tolerance Sucks Rocks Massachusetts Michigan cripplecreek Minnesota MplsSteve Mississippi WKB; Islander7 Missouri JustAnotherJoe Montana Nebraska Nevada Las Vegas Ron New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico CedarDave New York neverdem; The Mayor North Carolina Constitution Day; TaxRelief North Dakota Ohio Las Vegas Dave Oklahoma 2Jedismom Oregon Salvation Pennsylvania P.O.E. Rhode Island South Carolina SC Swamp Fox; upchuck South Dakota...
  • Supreme Court rules Drug Companies exempt from Lawsuits

    07/17/2013 8:27:24 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 30 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | July 7, 2013 | Unattributed
    In case readers missed it with all the coverage of the Trayvon Martin murder trial and the Supreme Courtís rulings on gay marriage and the Voting Rights Act, the US Supreme Court also made a ruling on lawsuits against drug companies for fraud, mislabeling, side effects and accidental death. From now on, 80 percent of all drugs are exempt from legal liability. In a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court struck down a lower courtís ruling and award for the victim of a pharmaceutical drugís adverse reaction. According to the victim and the state courts, the drug caused a flesh-eating...
  • Stop, Drop, and Cower

    07/17/2013 7:32:24 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 85 replies
    Self ^ | 17 Jul 13 | Me
    Earlier today while discussing why the Federal Government would want to pursue a "duty to retreat" in self defense cases a fellow FReeper responded: Stop, Drop, and Cower. This gave me the idea for this handy brochure illustrating how to behave in an encounter with a government agent and is written from a low-level, bureaucratic-peon's viewpoint.
  • Provably Secure DNS: A Case Study in Reliable Software

    07/02/2013 7:14:11 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 16 replies
    http://ironsides.martincarlisle.com ^ | Unknown | Barry Fagin and Martin Carlisle
    Abstract. We describe the use of formal methods in the development of IRONSIDES, an implementation of DNS with superior performance to both BIND and Windows, the two most common DNS servers on the Internet. More importantly, unlike BIND and Windows, IRONSIDES is impervious to all single-packet denial of service attacks and all forms of remote code execution. Introduction DNS is a protocol essential to the proper functioning of the Internet. The two most common implementations of DNS are the free software version BIND and the implementations that come bundled with various versions of Windows. Unfortunately, despite their ubiquity and...
  • How to Stop the ĎImmigrationí Bill via States

    06/13/2013 1:51:09 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 115 replies
    Self | 13 Jun 13 | Me
    Now is our chance to change the political field of battle; the recent revelations regarding the IRS's political targeting and the NSA's domestic spying have engendered a healthy distrust of the now feral Federal Government. - We have the opportunity not only to stop this thing dead in its tracks, but make support for it legally actionable at the federal and State level. Here's how: The governors of the Several States have a lot of unused power, commonly set forth in their respective state's constitution is the power to declare a state of invasion. If two or more States...
  • Calvin Coolidge and the Moral Case for Economy

    04/19/2013 11:41:37 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 10 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | Feb 2013 | Amity Shlaes
    WITH THE FEDERAL DEBT spiraling out of control, many Americans sense an urgent need to find a political leader who is able to say ďnoĒ to spending. Yet they fear that finding such a leader is impossible. Conservatives long for another Ronald Reagan. But is Reagan the right model? He was of course a tax cutter, reducing the top marginal rate from 70 to 28 percent. But his tax cutsówhich vindicated supply-side economics by vastly increasing federal revenueówere bought partly through a bargain with Democrats who were eager to spend that revenue. Reagan was no budget cutteróindeed, the federal budget...
  • Interview with Yuri Bezmenov

    04/11/2013 9:47:28 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 45 replies
    UselessDissident on Blogspot.com ^ | 24 Nov 08 | Useless Dissident
    ... Griffin: I think youíre trying to tell us somethingÖ to this country. Bezmenov: Oh yes. I am trying to tell you that it has to be stopped, unless you want to end up in [a] gulag system, and enjoy all the advantages of socialist equality, working for free, catching fleas on your body, sleeping on planks of plywood, in Alaska this time, I guess. Thatís where Americans will belong unless they will wake up, of course, and force their government to stop aiding Soviet fascism. ...
  • Gary Johnson - American Solutions

    07/15/2012 3:16:43 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 2, 2012 | LibertyPen
    Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, talking about our current problems and advocates American solutions.
  • BREAKING! The Constitution is Forbidden

    04/29/2012 12:38:00 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 39 replies
    archives.gov ^ | 29Apr12 | None
    The page at the following now display a 403 [Forbidden] error:Constitution While this is probably just some hiccup in the sit being maintained, it seems kind of suspicious given that the Declaration of Independence's and Bill of Rights pages do not display the same error:Declaration of IndependenceBill of Rights
  • The Legitimacy of State Weapon Statutes WRT the State's Constitution (SD)

    04/21/2012 8:58:05 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 20 replies
    Self ^ | 21Apr12 | OneWingedShark
    The Constitution of South Dakota says, in Section 24 of Article VI, the following: The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be denied. The language is plain, with perhaps the only confusion being that of the word Ďshall.í The word itself is nearly synonymous with Ďwill,í except that when used in a sentence in the 2ND or 3RD person it implies authority, command, threat, promise, determination, and/or inevitability. By its usage in the above cited constitutional section its meaning can be discerned obviously as being a command, and being...
  • New Mexico Citations ("Tickets") are Illegitimate

    11/24/2011 9:23:51 PM PST · by OneWingedShark · 71 replies
    Self ^ | 24Nov11 | Self
    I ran across something odd the other day; as I was browsing my trusty copy of the State Constitution I noticed a single sentence section that pricked my interest. Being something of a packrat, I also have a citation laying around my apartment and so grabbed it to compare the two. New Mexico State Constitution Art VI, Sec. 20. [Style of writs and processes.] All writs and processes shall issue, and all prosecution shall be conducted in the name of "The State of New Mexico." The citation, however, says: THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO Now normally I wouldn't think...
  • Prosecuting Felonies Committed By Judges

    08/09/2011 5:15:39 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 31 replies
    Self | 09Aug11 | Self
    ††††††††In the case Richard L. Barnes v. State of Indiana, No. 82S05-1007-CR-343, the court issued the following: ďwe hold that Indiana [sic] the right to reasonably resist an unlawful police entry into a home is no longer recognized under Indiana law.Ē ††††††††Ignoring the misplaced word ĎIndiana,í this statement is quite troubling in its implications. They are saying that nobody has the right to resist even an illegal police entry into ones own home... and there are no qualifying limitations on the statement whatsoever. This means that a police officer could break into you house and rape you, your wife,...
  • How to Arrest a State Legislature in 6 Easy Steps

    04/27/2011 7:00:42 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 21 replies
    Self ^ | 27APR11 | Self
    How to Arrest a State Legislature in 6 Easy Steps First, read your State Constitution; youíll find out a lot about how your State is supposed to workÖ like the valid method for revising or amending that Stateís Constitution. Next, look up a few state statutes which contradict what is found in your Constitution; gun laws are a very fertile area for finding these contradictions, though they are by no means exclusive. (If your Stateís Constitution has a Bill of Rights, that is also a good place to look as they are most often written in absolute terms.) Example: New...
  • Prayer Request

    04/11/2011 4:53:05 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 12 replies
    Self ^ | 11 Apr 11 | Self
    Hello everyone, I'd like to make a prayer request as I just moved to start a new job. In particular the following three areas: 1 -- The Job itself, I would like to do excellent & exemplary work; 2 -- Getting a few friends, I'm not an "outgoing" sort and I find friendships take a lot of time; 3 -- Getting "plugged in" to a good ("It's about Jesus") church.
  • I agree with Rangle! [Win The Future!?]

    04/04/2011 8:19:03 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 5 replies
    Self ^ | 04 Apr 11 | Self
    "The Constitution says Congress has the power to declare war. Calling it a 'kinetic military action' is pure mumbo-jumbo and doesn't excuse the President's usurpation of a Congressional prerogative. I'd like to think that the House Leadership will be looking into an impeachment action, but unless polls start showing massive voter opposition to this war I'm afraid he'll skate on this." ó Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY)
  • The untold and unused power of Governors

    04/01/2011 11:39:37 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 38 replies
    Self ^ | 01 Apr 11 | Self
    Governors are more powerful than you might think; they could, today, radically change the political landscape for the country. I will now show just one way a governor could do so. Being that I live in New Mexico I will use that state in my examples; most states should have similar language in their Constitutions. First, declare a state of invasion; the New Mexico State Constitution gives the Governor such authority: Art V, Sec. 4 - [Governorís executive power; commander of militia.] The supreme executive power of the state shall be vested in the governor, who shall take care that...
  • ATF Federal Court Loss

    03/23/2011 8:22:55 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 74 replies
    Self ^ | 23 Mar 11 | Self
    A while back I was doing some browsing around the internet and I came across a copy of a court ruling against the ATF's ability to regulate full-auto firearms. The reasoning went something like this: The ATF's regulatory powers come from the power of congress to tax things, The ATF refuses to accept any such [tax-]payment, Therefore the ATF cannot legitimately regulate such weapons. I cannot seem to find the case again; though I would like to more actively study it. Apparently this was so solid a defeat for the ATF that they declined to appeal it at all for...
  • Thought Experiment

    12/07/2010 12:52:05 PM PST · by OneWingedShark · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Self ^ | 06 Dec 10 | Self
    I put together a thought experiment on another thread to illustrate the basic problem, as I understand it, in LTC Lankinís case. Those disapproving of his actions have failed to reply with the much other than ďthatís silly,Ē completely failing to cite regulations, laws, rules, or other such official codification. † For that reason, I should like to post that thought-experiment here and get other veteranís opinions (and hopefully the backing codifications) on the matter. Letís say that I were to type up orders assigning myself to the command of some unit, then dig out my old BDUs, get a...
  • My Life as a Felon

    11/02/2010 12:59:02 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 36 replies
    Today, I am a felon. Why? Because I broke a law; I willfully and purposefully broke it by taking a firearm with me to vote. Under state statute 7-30-2.4 it is prohibited for someone to take a firearm onto school grounds. The text thereof reads as follows: 1.         Unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises consists of carrying a deadly weapon on school premises except by:             a.         a peace officer;            b.         school security personnel;            c.         a student, instructor or other school-authorized personnel engaged in army, navy, marine corps or air force reserve officer training corps programs or state-authorized hunter safety training instruction;            d.         a person...
  • The Anarchy of Constitutionalism (Why Liberty is Unsustainable)

    09/18/2010 9:02:53 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 18 Sep 10 | Self
    The Anarchy of ConstitutionalismorWhy Liberty is Unsustainable There seems to be a lot of under current and excitement about constitutionalism in the general population these days, and it leads one to wonder how far this political fad will last; but I get ahead of myself I have to show WHY it is nothing more than a fad. First off, at the very basis of Constitutionalism there are two things which most people cannot stand (and indeed have been trained and taught not to stand): The first, simply put, is that words mean things.The second, also simply put, is that...
  • Something odd: Tetraxenongold

    08/18/2010 8:51:31 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 23 replies
    Self ^ | 18 Aug 10 | Self
    I was browsing around wikipedia and came across this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraxenonogold%28II%29 It's really odd because Gold and Xenon are both notoriously unreactive. Now I don't know a lot about chemistry, but this piques my interest (on account of its extreme weirdness) and I was wondering if any of my fellows here might know about its physical properties.
  • Mutiny on the Potomac: How the Federal Government Usurps Powers of the States and the People

    07/17/2010 9:21:31 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 21 replies
    Self ^ | 17 Jul 10 | Self
    Introduction: ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†The Constitution of the United States of America is supposedly the supreme law of the land; yet it is trampled upon daily by most federal employees and elected officials. Partially due to the enforcement of extra-Constitutional laws which are insubordinate to the authority of the Constitution, partially due to government agencies which have no legitimate Constitutional charter or function, and partially due to the conflicting nature and politics of various federal agencies. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†This is Mutiny, according to Merriam-Webster, which has the following entry: ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†1.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† [obsolete] ¬Ė Tumult, strife. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†2.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Forcible or passive resistance to lawful authority; especially: concerted revolt (as...
  • Little Brother Lost [Prayer Request]

    07/12/2010 3:34:43 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 41 replies
    Self ^ | 12 Jul 10 | Self
    Hey everyone. I'd like to put out a prayer-request for my little [13 y/o] brother; he got in a fight with dad earlier today and ran off.
  • Americans: The People of The [Stockholm] Syndrome (VERY rough draft)

    06/19/2010 4:56:41 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 25 replies · 253+ views
    Self ^ | 19 Jun 10 | Self
    Americans: The People of The [Stockholm] Syndrome The Stockholm Syndrome is the name of a psychological delusion wherein the victim (who is generally a hostage) both irrationally and paradoxically form an emotional attachment to their victimizers. According to the FBI, roughly 27% of hostage victims show evidence of Stockholm syndrome. An early researcher into Stockholm Syndrome, Dr. Dee Graham, identified four typical characteristics of the Syndrome’s victims:1.         Perceived threat to survival, and belief that the captor is able to carry out the threat at any time.2.         A captor carries out a small act of kindness, and the captive perceives it as redemptive.3.         The...
  • Suppressor/Silencer Question

    06/17/2010 9:54:53 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 81 replies · 1,004+ views
    Self ^ | 17 Jun 10 | Self
    Yesterday I came across a really intriguing firearm.The De Lisle Silent Carbine which has an integrated silencer‚Ķ; while some might quibble over my usage of the term ‚Äėsilencer‚Äô instead of ‚Äėsuppressor‚Äô I should think that the De Lisle qualifies as the former. Now, I‚Äôve been thinking about firearm design a bit and I think I may try to enter the gun manufacture business should my state pass a Firearm Freedom Act, which brings me back to the point I was contemplating: silencers/suppressors. After a little research on wikipedia about the design of them I was reminded about a valveless ‚Äúone...
  • Constitutional Amendment Idea

    06/07/2010 8:50:21 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 49 replies · 107+ views
    Self | 07 Jun 10 | Self
    Amendment XXVIII.1.         All Federal law subordinate to the Constitution of the United States of America prior to the ratification of this amendment are null and void; 2.         The Sixteenth Amendment is hereby repealed.            a.         The rate of taxation shall be Five per cent of an individual’s income.            b.        Individuals only shall be thus taxed.            c.         These taxes will not be withheld from the individual prior or upon payment to the individual.            d.        A debt due to these taxes shall never be rectified by seizure of properties or monies possessed by the debtor unless duly convicted by Jury.            e.         There will be no exceptions or credits to any person regarding this taxation....
  • Alcohol-powered gun... [vanity]

    06/01/2010 6:47:35 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 44 replies · 652+ views
    Self ^ | 01 Jun 10 | Self
    I remember reading, a while back, about a project someone had for making a Diesel-powered gun (i.e. no cartridge); and recently thought "since the green people are so enamored with Ethyl, I wonder what they would have to say about a gun that used Alcohol..." (Ethyl Alcohol flashpoint: 55įF; autoignition: 689įF) Plus, Imagine smoking a cigar while firing one at the range... (ATF...)
  • 2012: Nicole Polizzi For President

    05/21/2010 4:04:56 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 22 replies · 620+ views
    Self ^ | 21 May 10 | Self
  • Variable Rifling [Vanity]

    05/14/2010 8:23:57 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 53 replies · 743+ views
    Self ^ | 11 Apr 10 | Self
    I was wondering about gun-smithing recently. Particularly rifling; I donít know anything about the actualities of smithing, so itís pure conjecture on my point. Given a rifled barrel, they have constant rifling rates, is it possible to make Ďvarying rateí barrels.Would such a varying rate reduce the wear on barrels?To help clarify what I'm trying to get at, here are some pictures. A constant rifling of 2 rotations per unit-length. A variable rifling [ignore the negative portions] which starts at '0' {the rifling being parallel to the major axis of the barrel} to '8' which is the desired rate of...
  • Supreme Law? Honestly?

    05/14/2010 6:15:27 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 16 replies · 718+ views
    Self ^ | 14 Mar 10 | Self
    Thereís some silly notions that are circulating among people about governance; things like: - Words mean things - Constitutions are a form of legally binding documents - Constitutions should be changed only by the appropriate amendment process and - Constitutions actually matter to those in governance. Letís look at this properly, shall we, if words actually meant things we might actually be forced to be culpable for anything we say; but, because words are so mutable, we have an Ďescape hatchí to use should any of our peons (commonly called Ďconstituentsí) try to ďuse our own words against us.Ē There...
  • Immigration, Law, and Morality [vanity-ish]

    04/25/2010 6:41:28 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 5 replies · 277+ views
    Self ^ | 25 Apr 10 | Self
    Recently Arizona passed a law which has been labeled as an ďAnti-Immigration LawĒ; this isnít entirely accurate though, it would be better to call it an Anti Illegal-Immigration Law. Apparently, regardless of what you want to call it, it has stirred up the emotions of many in outrage and/or disgust. It is therefore necessary to delve into the philosophy underlying the matter in order to try to find how morality applies, or perhaps doesnít; not all decisions have a moral component, the choice to make yourself a blue-berry pop-tart or a strawberry pop-tart for breakfast is not a moral choice....
  • The Cases For, and Against, a Republican Victory in November of 2010

    04/11/2010 5:55:06 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 27 replies · 484+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 11 Apr 10 | Self
    A lot of people have been saying that the Democratic-majority Congress has over-reached itself and opened up a good opportunity for the Republican candidates. Others have stressed how vital it is that the Republican party should make gains in this upcoming election. The theory goes that only the Democrats losing their majority can save the country and start the political tide [back] to Constitutionalism. This is dependent on several assumptions, which may or may not be valid, that the Republicans: Ė Will work to reduce spending to a feasible level. Ė Will work to pay off the National Debt. Ė...
  • Prayer Requested, father was in a car accident.

    08/31/2009 5:51:28 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 80 replies · 1,325+ views
    Me ^ | 31 Aug 09 | Me
    This morning my dad was in a car accident. I don't have any details and would appreciate some prayer.
  • Constitutional Law Interactions, State and Federal. (Vanity/Question)

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