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Last post before Lent. Enjoy!
 
Haven't done a Post-It in a while. So here's Captain America!

I started out wanting to draw a straight Chris Evans Cap -- and I do enjoy him as Cap -- but artistically it felt wrong drawing Cap so thin. So I bulked him up and maybe added a few years.

(My favorite Cap artist -- much like my favorite X-Men and Fantastic Four artist -- is John Byrne. That may be why I'm so deadset on the wider jaw.)

Also, just so folks know, I illustrate and co-write original superhero novels. If that sounds cool, you can check out my original work at
http://www.ascensionepoch.com .

#captainamerica #steverogers #chrisevans #avengers #superhero #superheroes #postitart #postitnoteart #ballpointpenart
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This article is from 1984. How prescient it is.

Nearly every community in the United States allows only a single cable company to operate within its borders. Since the Boulder decision [4] in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that municipalities may be subject to antitrust liability for anticompetitive acts, most cable franchises have been nominally nonexclusive but in fact do operate to preclude all competitors. The legal rationale for municipal regulation is that cable uses city-owned streets and rights-of-way; the economic rationale is the assumption that cable is a "natural monopoly."
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The typical municipal government will not permit wiring for cable television until it has solicited bids through issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP), which establishes minimum prerequisites for all bidders (such as channel capacity and allocation, community access, and construction requirements). The bidders tacitly understand that they are bidding for the exclusive right to serve the community, and base their proposals on an expectation of monopoly profits. After submittinq proposals, the bidders battle one another through the use of such weapons as cocktail parties, media campaigns, and prominent community advocates known in the industry as "rent-a-citizens." The RFP process itself effectively excludes all but a few companies from offering services to potential subscribers, in that most companies do not have the financial backing to meet the city's articulated prerequisites or to engage in the political gamesmanship involved in nearly every contemporary franchise contest.

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The franchise process is an excellent arrangement for revenue-starved cities and power-hungry bureaucrats. For cable companies, it is a mixed blessing: Winners of franchises can reap windfall rewards, but, by defending the franchise process against the free marketplace, they provide carte blanche to regulators by conceding the natural monopoly premise. As Cablevision's Charles Dolan warns, "As an industry, it is really bad for us to have an articulated view that cable can operate successfully only...in a monopoly environment. That view is an invitation to a regulatory response that would set us up as common carriers,"[7] just like telephone and utility companies.
Cable Television: An Unnatural Monopoly. by Clint Bolick. Clint Bolick is an attorney specializing in constitutional litigation with Mountain States Legal Foundation in Denver, where he is counsel of record in a legal challenge to municipal authority to award monopoly cable franchises.
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+Dana Blankenhorn You mean the Committee to Advance Technocratic Objectives? Yes, they leave a lot to be desired. But they're half right.
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Cries for government to prevent their monopolies from charging too much for Internet access. Defends same government forcing people to pay far above the market price for milk. #JustStatistThings  
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Dangers of the ocean are well documented: sharks, storms with gargantuan waves, seasickness and, if one’s boat has sunk, swimming for shore through a mine field of stinging jellyfish or spending days if not weeks in a flimsy life raft without water, usually under the scorching sun. Before you know it, you’re making friends with a volleyball named Wilson (Castaway) or worse. In a short time, starvation, thirst and sunburn make life barely worth li...
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New Jersey...arrests a man over a 300 year old antique flintlock pistol in his glove box. 
He had an unloaded antique 300-year-old flintlock pistol in his glove compartment, and he told a sheriff's deputy about it. That was his undoing. Gordon van Gilder admits he may have run afoul of the law — but, "as a wise man once said, if that's the...
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Viscious killer with a flintlock! Watch out citizens! He'll take out one at a time! Maybe!
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How quickly Fat Tuesday creeps up on us! That means that I will be fasting from G+ starting from tomorrow until Easter Sunday. By the time I come back, the +Ascension Epoch crew will already have completed our first convention of the year and hopefully the weather will be warmer.

Updates will still be posted through the A.E. account and Shell will continue to share new artwork and Saturday Scenes. If you need to talk to me during this time, just shoot me an email (illuminarch@gmail.com) or message me over Google.
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Like you said, make it productive! Speak to you in a while! Tereba nessa!
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It is 2015, can we please evolve beyond this argument folks?

I mean really, this is what your arguments boil down to. 
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A few weeks ago, we shared George’s story – a sweet Husky carelessly shot by a neighbor and surrendered to a local municipal shelter. Because of your generosity, we were able to save George from death row, but he needs your help again. George has an extreme case of heart-worms, has been unable to keep food down, he is anemic, has suspected internal bleeding possibly from poisoning, and now needs a blood transfusion if he is going to have any chance of survival. Despite his discomfort and weakness, he remains the sweet and friendly boy we met just a few short weeks ago. PLEASE DONATE TO HIS MEDICAL CARE!
A few weeks ago, we shared George's story – a sweet Husky carelessly shot by a neighbor and surrendered to a local municipal shelter. Because of your generosity, we were able to save George from death row, but he needs your help again. George has an extreme case of heart-worms, has been unable ...
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This is the best way to fix the net neutrality issue!! Everyone gets gigabit internet! 

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/technology/article10441850.html 
The fiber wars — competition that could make Kansas City a rare American market offering home customers mega-fast broadband sold by dueling companies — are fully underway. AT&T says it will soon begin selling ultra-fast Internet service in the Kansas City market, matching Google Fiber’s speed and prices.
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Heeeey! Look what happened to those three individual pieces of Smashmouth, Corona, and Torrent!

And this is how I spent my three-day weekend. I'm getting pretty decent at this digital coloring/drawing thing.

You can read about these three kickin' heroes in our illustrated novel, After Dark:
http://www.ascensionepoch.com/wordpress/novels/afterdark.html

#superheroes #superhero #digitalart #kindleunlimited #kindlebooks #femalesuperheroes #waterbending
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I love writing fiction as well as the finer aspects of world building. I am currently working a fictional shared universe for superhero and action/adventure stories called Ascension Epoch. So far, I have published four book set in this universe:

I am also interested in liberty based on a concept of natural rights and simple respect for human dignity, disgusted by the collapse of western civilization into tyranny, bankruptcy (moral as well as financial), and degeneracy. I am a pro-family, pro-life, Catholic, free market anarchist who knows a lot of things are very, very wrong and feels frustrated at knowing that I can do little to fix them immediately.

If you are adding me to your circles and you want me to add you back even though we have never spoken before, please send me a message and at the very least tell me what circles I should put you in.
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  • University of Pittsburgh
    Information Science, 2001 - 2005