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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:14:37 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"Let the record show that I did not consent to be governed. I did not consent to any constitution. I did not consent to any president. I did not consent to any law. I did not consent to the police. Nor any tax. Nor any prohibition of anything. Nor any regulation or licensing of any kind. I will not knowingly initiate force, but other than that, I am sovereign." -- Bill St. Clair

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Kakuro Dojo on Android

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:50:59 GMT  <== Computers ==>   <== Entertainment ==> 

My Kakuro puzzle game, Kakuro Dojo, is now available from the Google Play Store. You may now play on iPhone, iPad, iPad Touch, Android phones and tablets, and a web browser on any device.

Download on the App Store  Get it on Google Play

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Kakuro Jones

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:53:28 GMT  <== Entertainment ==> 

I created my Kakuro game for two reasons:

  • I like playing Kakuro, and didn't like the existing apps.
  • I fell in love with Elm

You might say, I've got a Kakuro Jones. With apologies to (and appreciation of) Cheech and Chong (link is to prelude to and the song, "Basketball Jones", on YouTube):

Bill, how come you're such a good Kakuro player?

How come I'm such a good Kakuro player? Well that's simple. I've got a Kakuro Jones.

A Kakuro Jones? What's a Kakuro Jones?

What's a Kakuro Jones? Well that's simple. A Kakuro Jones is when you love Kakuro so much that you are like a junky.

Kakuro Jones.
I got a Kakuro Jones.
I got a Kakuro Jones,
Oh baby, ooh, ooh, oooooh.

Which brings to mind the 1973 Cheech and Chong album, "Los Cochinos", which I listened to at my high school buddy Tom's house. The "Basketball Jones" song featured a bunch of famous musicians of the time. Image below. Click on it to get a big (1930x970, 401K) image of the front and back of the album.

Basketball Jones credits

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Kakuro Dojo iOS App Ships!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:02:09 GMT  <== Computers ==>   <== Entertainment ==> 

My Kakuro puzzle game, Kakuro Dojo, is available from the iOS App Store.

Download on the App Store

You can also play it online at Kakuro-Dojo.com.

Next: Android version

Zen Master

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Bill of Rights Enforcement!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:32:46 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

I made a meme image for todays quote:

Bill of Rights Enforcement

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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:12:49 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"The US Constitutional Republic was an interesting idea that failed. It failed because Bill of Rights Enforcement is missing. That means that when Chuck Schumer introduces a new victim disarmament bill, he should be frog-marched from the Senate Floor, in chains, and charged with treason. The next day, he should face a Grand Jury, for indictment. The day after that, a jury of his peers should find him guilty. And how could they not? On the third day, at dawn, he should be taken to the public square and hanged." -- Bill St. Clair

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Chuck Norris, RIP (Not!)

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:55:11 GMT  <== Entertainment ==> 

The grim reaper visited Chuck Norris's house. When he left, he was alone and looked even more grim.

Unfortunately, not even Chuck Norris can cheat death.

Chuck Norris, RIP
sinalco at Imgur

Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter died this morning in his house in Oklahoma at the age of 76. He is feeling much better now and has fully recovered from this minor annoyance.

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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 30 Dec 2016 18:55:28 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth!" -- Will Rogers

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Dakota Access Pipeline: The Rest of the Story

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:59:50 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Shawn McCoy at the Orlando Sentinel - What those Dakota Access Pipeline protesters dont tell you - Apparently, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the company funding the Dakota Access Pipeline, spent lots of time and attempted to have lots of meetings with native American tribes concerning the pipeline. The tribes mostly refused comment and didn't show up at the meetings.

But that Orlando Sentinel op-ed has no background information. I noticed that underneath Shawn McCoy's byline it said InsideSources.com. So I went there, and found his original article.

The Orlando Sentinel article is a copy of this one but with the two outgoing links removed. He links "record shows" in the third paragraph to another InsideSources article, which has no outgoing links. In other words, no record at all.

But he also links from "the federal court system" in the second to last paragraph, to a PDF of a court document providing a 58-page denial, by United States District Judge James E. Boasberg, dated September 9, 2016, of a preliminary injunction request by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. It contains a huge amount of background material, and is likely the source of most of Mr. McCoy's article. That background material's references are in a form that would require a lot of work, and likely access to a legal library, to find (no web links).

The PDF is on the web site of the Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now, a pro-pipeline organization, so I suppose it could be fake, but Google finds a lot of other copies, including this one at Earth Justice. I saved my own copy here.

I skimmed it, enough to see that it likely supports Mr. McCoy's claims, but not enough to convince all the skeptics in the audience. If you're still skeptical, I urge you to chase the references from Judge Boasberg's ruling.

I don't really care about Standing Rock. It's a protest by a small group in the middle of nowhere concerning a pipeline that crosses rivers a half a mile from their land. Yes, those pipes may break, and polute the waters. More likely, though, they'll just provide lots of oil to fuel the cars of millions of Americans, including the protesters, for many years to come.

I also noticed that the project is already 3/4 done with $3 billion spent. It's no wonder that ETP wants to get on with it. They have thousands of highly-paid workers standing idle, waiting to resume work on a project for which ETP spent years getting all the necessary approvals.

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Alt Right for Dummies

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:26:00 GMT  <== Humor ==>   <== Politics ==> 

Somebody posted an "Alt Right for Dummies" image, containing IQ 90 translations of Vox Day's 16-point description of the Alt Right. I put the two side-by-side in a handy-dandy table: at billstclair.com/alt-right-simplified.html

Alt Right Simplified

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