The censorous bastards of the NFL are at it again. They found it to offensively violent for NFL football fans. After viewing the ad its hard to understand why this is banned and caveman crushing dinosaurs are permitted.
Maybe there is an explanation, as offered by The Gun Nut. David E. Petzal in his Field and Stream article.
After the rejection, Daniel Defense offered to replace the logo—a gun—with a slogan, but the NFL said sorry, no way, again.
It’s possible that this is nothing more than hypocrisy. But the real reason, I think, is that the NFL is trying to protect its investments. The oversized guy who crashes his $150,000 custom SUV into a house and breaks down the door with his fists to strangle the family inside may be someone’s number one draft pick, and all those millions his team spent on him would go right down the drain if some terrified homeowner shot him in self-defense.
And we can’t have that now, can we? It’s…un-American.
Makes sense to me.
Just because your paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. .The headlines have made us even more aware that the government is they are spying on us. And scholars such as law professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds, the Instapundit warns us of the Ham
Locking it up and making things secure
Sandwich Nation: Due Process where everything is a crime. We know they are watching yet we act as though we are helpless to do anything about it. Talking to an accountant or discussing income that the government believes should be reported could cause us to to be looked at a little more closely. Could a trail of emails with a TEA party group cause us to get audited. Its not only the Government but our email providers might be looking in and selling or using this information to target us for spam or what ever.
We can lock down some of our activities. And one such tool is PGP and GPG. and using such tools such as enigma can lock down emails by making sure that our received emails are sent by the person who claims they sent it.. PGP encryption and signing isn’t anything new. I found some of my old public keys on old keyservers dating back to 1997 and was invented by Phil Zimmerman at around 1991.
Its not so simple to set up. a workable encryption system. I set up using GPA which is part of the free GPG4Win suite. This is used to create the keys, publish them to key servers and encrypt files I have been using Thunderbird for ages, what is needed is the plugin for to tie it all together. Enigma is the plugin that ties it all together
Below is my public key, use it if you want to send me an encrypted message and/or signed message. I’m curious to find out if .there is any increased interest in security after the NSA and IRS scandals. Me ??? I just want to be prepared just in case.
Los Angeles Count passed a law requiring the Porn industry performers to wear condoms. The Industry is now threatening to leave Los Angeles.
After voters approved Measure B on election day — an ordinance that would require porn actors to wear condoms while making XXX films — producers are threatening to leave Los Angeles County.
The Valley without porn production?!
More than 55% of voters passed Measure B sending shock waves through the porn industry.
I suspect that the most of the residents in LA aren’t to upset about them leaving, then again this is LA.
People attempting to recover from Sandy are dealing with flood damaged homes, Gas shortages and no electricty are now forced to deal with a liquor shortage.
The superstorm that flooded towns across the Eastern Seaboard last week has apparently added insult to injury, decimating New Jersey’s top-shelf liquor supply.
According to Bloomberg News, the state’s exclusive distributor of Cristal champagne, Grey Goose vodka and Kamasutra (“the natural spirit of seduction”), was flooded by Sandy’s 10-foot storm surges, devestating the company’s Kearney, N.J., warehouse. Losses are expected to be in the tens of millions.
It’s a shame. Some Grey Goose might be nice while sitting in a damp dark home because there is no gas after a day of hauling out all your destroyed belongings.
We got our ass kicked. We are left scratching our heads and wondering, How could we lose? Obama has trashed the economy, discarded our international leadership, lead us into a $16 trillion debt. That is mostly owned to Communist Red China. Why couldn’t we beat this president whom has screwed up everything he has touched?
The Republicans picked a guy whom might have been a good a president but was a lousy candidate. We picked him using a terrible process from a list of not so hot candidates. The series of Republican debates followed by the primaries assured that we picked the guy who was the least controversial Unfortunately the least controversial is usually going to be the the least inspirational and dynamic. The process served well in picking up the last two duds as candidates.
Romney was a terrible choice as a Republican candidate.
- He co-authored signed and implemented the first all state run all inclusive health care program an the US. This was the pilot program for Obama care. This program is very unpopular in America, Yet, Mitt did not, could not go on the offensive on how terrible this program was, because he in fact helped invent it.
- He was one of only a few governors who signed and took credit for signing a permanent assault weapons ban. Yet attempted to defend the second amendment. Most Americans understand that the second amendment is a statement of a fundamental right. Romney always sounded hypocritical in any attempt to discuss gun rights.
- He isn’t anyone’s favorite son. He was never going to pull in any electoral votes from any of the states where he had any affiliation. New Hampshire Massachusetts nor Michigan weren’t going to show him any love. Most in Massachusetts considers him an extremist and Obama the moderate and have no idea why this is so funny.
- He takes an anti-abortion stance , an issue in which wins him no votes, alienates many, and of which he will has little effect on how he would govern as president.
OK, so we have a moderate trying to paint himself as a “severe conservative” and we are left wondering why this doesn’t work. I don’t mean to trash the guy I think he could have been a good president and no doubt better than what we elected, but he is a lousy candidate and did a terrible job running for president.
After the first day never pushed the Benghazi scandal. He should have made an issue of the lying and contradictions from the White House and the State department. If he had pushed the issue just a bit, the MSM would have been forced to cover this embarrassing story.
He never explained and drove home to the electorate that 16 trillion dollars is $51,000 for every man woman and child and $141,000 in debt for every taxpayer. This is owed to the Red Chinese who are not our friends and are the the people who admit to having nuclear weapons aimed at our nation and its people.
He never explained that it is the very rich such as Spielberg Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Jack Welch that want to maintain the status quo. Most Republicans aren’t the rich, but folks who dream of being rich someday. Regulations and steeper tax policies make starting a new business more difficult than it ever has been. Its the middle class that wants a fair shot that is losing its opportunities.
I thought about going, to Chick-Fil-A for lunch today, As a protest against heavy handed censorious mayors Menino and Rahm. Some seem to using the event as a statement against gay people and them getting married. While it’s not an issue I haven’t spent much thought or energy about, I don’t really care if gays get married.
What it really comes down to though is:
- I don’t particularly like their sandwiches and I think they are over priced.
- The Baytown store is over crowded and the store is poorly equiped to handle the normal lunchtime crowd. It will be a zoo today.
- While I find government attempts at censorship detestable. I don’t really want to be associated with the anti-choice , or gay bashing people that this event seems to be focusing on.
- The sandwiches are really off my my diet.
Posting the email address Gary.email@example.com cost Tweeter his account.
Guy Adams is pretty upset with NBCs Olympic coverage and the way it is handling the time shifted coverage, and hasn’t been shy about letting the world know. He holds Gary Zenkel, the president of NBC Olympics, as the “moronic exec behind the time delay.” And he said Zenkel should be fired. When He posted Zenkel’s publicly known email address NBC complained to Twitter and Twitter cancelled his account.
Adams said in a column for The Independent that Twitter claimed he crossed the line by tweeting out Zenkel’s corporate email address and encouraging his followers to contact the executive directly.
The email address is easily identifiable, common with how thousands of NBC/Univision employees’ email addresses are determined.
Twitter soon suspended Adams’ account, he said. In a story he wrote in The Independent, Adams wrote that after filing an article critical of NBC’s coverage, he checked his Twitter account only to find it had been suspended. When he inquired why, he received the following response: “Your Twitter account has been suspended for posting an individual’s private information such as private email address.”
With that, the account was gone.
And a controversy was born.
Those who object to the heavy handed way that NBC handled this might wawwant to drop an email to. Gary.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomorrow his website and my wiki will be going black in protest of the Legislation known as SOPA or PIPA. These pieces of legislation are designed to give the government complete control over internet access. The experts are in almost universal agreement that this would severely limit and change the internet and web as we know it. Others such as Congressman Lamar Smith say that the boycott is a publicity stunt. I assure him the boycott is because we are afraid. Afraid that he is attempting to make us inadvertent felons. Afraid that the government would have the power to strip us of years worth of labor and work, without so much as a day in court.
So I join Wikipedia and thousands of other sites in the hope that folks take notice.
I am sorry for any inconvenience.
Weird things in the News:
Marin County California Makes tough anti-tobacco stance but makes clear exception for marijuana:
Marin’s war on smoking was blunted Tuesday as a measure cracking down on tobacco and other “weed” was sent back for revision to make clear the crackdown does not include marijuana.
Companies are to facing fines for not using fuels that don’t exist.
When the companies that supply motor fuel close the books on 2011, they will pay about $6.8 million in penalties to the Treasury because they failed to mix a special type of biofuel into their gasoline and diesel as required by law.
Righthaven Complains about “Scortched Earth Efforts” to Enforce Judgements
Obama warns that Republicans threaten the “very core of what this country stands for.”
Obviously we have different opinions on what the core values that the country stands for.
Just as Sarah Palin is so effective at delivering a message, Rick Perry, not so good. Last night he drew a blank trying to recall the third agency he would like to dispose of. The media focus is on the delivery. A shame, his plan to get rid of the Department of Education. The Department of Commerse, and the Department of Energy is bold and would make a huge difference in our economy. The concept deserves debate and discussion, instead we focus on Perry forgetting the name of the third agency he wants to nuke. Meanwhile Romney is declared to have done well in all the debates, but so far I haven’t heard any plans or ideas make us more prosperous and freer.
We are looking for a leader not a preacher.
Any one notice that the one guy who has a good message and great delivery, is the Newt, and he doesn’t seem to have much of a chance. Also the Perry gaff did show a rare side of Ron Paul, He does have a sense of humor.