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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:34:44 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"Crime is the aggressive intentional harm of a non-consenting person or their property. If harm is done, but not intentionally, then it may rise to the level of criminal negligence, but it is not actually crime. The reason for the intention is not relevant, whether it be hate, religion, stupidity, hunger, or just plain meanness. I included the word "aggression" to make it clear that intentional harm in self defense is not criminal." -- Bill St. Clair

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Buh Bye AGW

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 04 Jun 2017 12:22:32 GMT  <== Politics ==>   <== Science/Technology ==> 

Say goodbye, warmists. Your jig is up. The "science" your politics is based on is complete bunk.

Principia Scientific outlines two new studies showing that there is no such thing as a greenhouse gas and not only does CO2 not cause warming, it's not even clear that human creation of it effects its concentration in the atmosphere.

I haven't yet read the papers themselves, and I doubt i'll understand them any better than I understand the warmist papers. The same goes for 99.999% of humanity. Warmism is a religion. Rationality and science have nothing to do with it.

I saved a copy at billstclair.com/bunk. My copies of the PDFs of the two studies are linked via "local copy".

The authors, who are experts trained in higher-level physics and chemistry, painstakingly apply a fresh eye to the convoluted and often contradictory assertions made by ill-trained researchers in the infant science of climate studies. It was discovered that due to deficiencies in understanding of the tougher concepts of thermodynamics, the poorly-trained generalists within the tight-knit climate community had overly relied on 19th century half-baked and simplistic interpretations.

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"Nothing in the data supports the supposition that atmospheric CO2 is a driver of weather or climate, or that human emissions control atmospheric CO2."

The studies:

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Anatomy of a Gab Post URL

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 24 May 2017 22:52:54 GMT  <== Computers ==> 

I've taken to reporting each time that number of posts on Gab crosses a multiple of a million. It recently passed eight million posts. Some have asked how I determined that. This post is the answer.

https://gab.ai/billstclair/posts/8016964 is my post reporting on eight million posts. Here are it's components:

NameTextDescription
Protocolhttps://Tells your browser to use the HTTPS protocol, SSL-encrypted Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
Hostgab.ai/The internet host containing the web page.
Gab UserbillstclairThe ID of the user who made the post. Stop here to show that user's profile page. There are a bunch of special tokens that can go here that may NOT be a userid, e.g. "home", "tv", "popular", "lists", "chats", "settings".
Content Type/posts/Says that the rest of the URL will identify one of the user's posts.
Post Number8016964The number of the post. This is a global counter of all posts ever made. This is what I used to determine that there were over 8 million posts.

Note that you need to know both the user ID AND the post number to address a post, so there's no way to step through the posts by simply incrementing the post number. This was a smart, security-conscious decision on @e's part.

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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 20 May 2017 16:01:39 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"Where are the moderate Muslims? They're with the good cops." -- Bill St. Clair

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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 14 May 2017 12:59:41 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"The only true political majority in America is non-voters. Unfortunately, their choice is never properly counted; it would leave every office vacant." -- Bill St. Clair

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Hang the Narcs

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 12 May 2017 20:03:28 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Attorney General Sessions has issued Charging and Sentencing Guidelines to Federal Prosecutors (PDF of memorandum). It appears to be an underhanded way of focusing his department's efforts on the war on some drug users.

I used the Department of Justice contact form to send the following message:

Attorney General Sessions has directed his prosecutors to focus on crimes with the most severe sentences, or mandatory minimums.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-sessions-issues-charging-and-sentencing-guidelines-federal-prosecutors

I suggest that he devote a large amount of his prosecutorial effort to eliminating conspiracies by police departments against individual rights, 18 USC 241. This has a maximum sentence of 10 years, or life in prison or execution for kidnapping or homicide. I consider false arrest to be kidnapping. I consider arrest for criminalized behavior that has no actual human victim to be false arrest. But then, that might force Mr. Sessions to have himself hanged. Good. Hang the narcs.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/241

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Classic Larken Rose Rant

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 04 May 2017 00:25:23 GMT  <== Philosophy ==> 

Still Waiting for Waco Justice

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:18:14 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Today is the twenty-fourth anniversary of when "Bill and his boys killed 82 people at Waco--22 of them innocent helpless little children."

I'm still waiting for Waco Justice.

So what's the normal way to execute war criminals? A firing squad of course. And we can very easily turn it into a fund raiser for the survivors and family of the victims. Sell $100 raffle tickets to choose the riflemen and riflewomen who off the scum. I'd pay that in an instant for a chance to put a bullet into one of these baby killers.

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Common Sense - An Anecdotal Tale of Two States

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:48:00 GMT  <== Humor ==>   <== Politics ==> 

IN CALIFORNIA

Jerry Brown, the Governor of California, is out enjoying a nature trail with his dog when a coyote jumps out of the brush and attacks the Governor's dog, then bites the Governor.

The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie "Bambi" and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing what is natural.

He calls animal control and they capture the coyote and bill the state $200 for testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it.

Governor Brown calls a veterinarian who collects the dead dog and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases.

The Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and getting his bite wound treated.

The nature trail is shut down for 6 months while Fish & Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now free of dangerous animals.

The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a "coyote awareness program" for residents of the area.

The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the world.

The Governor's security agent is fired for not stopping the attack. The state spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with additional special training re the nature of coyotes.

PETA protests the coyote's relocation and files a $5 million suit against the state.

California's solutions to routine problems are always complex and expensive!

IN TEXAS

Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, is out enjoying a nature trail with his dog when a coyote jumps out of the brush and attacks his dog.

The Governor shoots the coyote with his state-issued pistol and continues to traverse the nature trail.

The Governor has spent 75 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge.

The buzzards eat the dead coyote.

Texas' problems are resolved simply, quickly, and inexpensively!

This is unquestionably why California is broke and Texas is not.

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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:30:01 GMT  <== Quote ==> 

"Liberals show their 'compassion' by spending other peoples money; neocons show their 'courage' by sending other people to war." -- Joseph Sobran

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