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Devops guy, minarchist, Linux asshole, freethinker, and all around nerd.

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"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
  -- Denis Diderot
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Serious people are making serious moves. 2016 is the year.
How America’s largest third party could actually make a difference this time.
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I think this will be a year where the Libetarians at minimum build awareness.
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Large amount of great +Gov. Gary Johnson coverage on +CNN today!
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson said Tuesday Donald Trump makes "ridiculous" comments, and pitched himself as a general election home for potentially disaffected Bernie Sanders supporters.
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Group punishment inevitably means punishing people who are on your side. It's stupid.
We’re losing out on much needed revenue through book sales and authors’ appearances.
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"Ever since the U.S. last October bombed a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the U.S. vehemently denied guilt while acting exactly like a guilty party would. First, it changed its story repeatedly. Then, it blocked every effort — including repeated demands from MSF — to have an independent investigation determine what really happened. As May Jeong documented in a richly reported story for The Intercept yesterday, the Afghan government — rather than denying that the hospital was targeted — instead repeatedly claimed that doing so was justified; moreover, they were sympathetic to calls for an independent investigation, which the U.S. blocked. What is beyond dispute, as Jeong wrote, is that the “211 shells that were fired … were felt by the 42 men, women, and children who were killed.” MSF insisted the bombing was “deliberate,” and ample evidence supports that charge.

Despite all this, the U.S. military is about to release a report that, so predictably, exonerates itself from all guilt; it was, of course, all just a terribly tragic mistake. Worse, reports the Los Angeles Times’s W.J. Hennigan, “No one will face criminal charges.”
American punishment meted out for 42 dead: counseling, letters of reprimand, and training courses.
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"If there’s one good thing about the election so far, it’s that the remaining major-party candidates, especially Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are so thoroughly reviled even by members of their own parties that academic bigwigs, top-dollar pundits, and even Oscar-winning actors are actually talking about the need for more and different political parties. Sure, they’re all a little tetchy about “throwing their vote away” on somebody who has no chance in hell to win, but as someone who has never voted for a winning candidate at any level since high school class elections, I can tell you that nothing feels better than voting for someone or something you actually believe in rather than pulling the lever for the lesser of two or three evils."
When it comes to my presidential vote, there’s no way it’s going to these lesser/greater evils. Vote for the loser—he’ll never let you down.
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I plussed this so hard my thumb may need some physical therapy.
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At some point they're just going to start arresting parents in the delivery room. Or maybe at conception.
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This is such bs . I walked to school from the 1st grade on probably about a mile or more each way. This poor women now has to go to court.... Probably best if she hired a lawyer at several hundred dollars an hour.... Can't take a chance that some jerk judge sees merit in this arrest.... Wasted tax dollars on the cops, court etc. What does this nonsense accomplish? This is so wrong on so many levels. Sad how screwed up this country has become. 
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Great outreach to +Bernie Sanders supporters! Lots for them to love in a +Gov. Gary Johnson candidacy.
L.P. presidential hopeful outreaches to the progressives, calls Trump on immigration "crazy."
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that viewpoint should help him pick up the wannabe socialist millennial vote. 
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"The FBI may have been able to unlock San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s work-related iPhone without conscripting Apple as an unwilling hacker, but that has not slowed down the government’s broader war on encrypted technologies one bit. It didn’t take long for another tragic terrorist attack, this one in Belgium, to provide fresh rhetorical ammunition to the stubborn officials in a quixotic battle against mathematical techniques that keep us safe online. "
Make no mistake: the War on Crypto is not primarily about "terrorism" or "fighting crime" or "public safety" at all.
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If you are suspected of having drugs you can be raped by the state. Repeatedly. Without mercy. For hours and hours.
A lawsuit by a Pennsylvania woman describes a humiliating five-hour ordeal that discovered nothing.
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Wow. Cue Snog's "State Rape".
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Teenagers who photograph themselves are child pornographers and women who prostitute themselves are human traffickers, because words and reason don't mean anything anymore.
 
But... but... these ladies were "human trafficking" themselves!
But... but... these ladies were "human trafficking" themselves!
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"In a recent Monmouth University poll that asked people who'd they vote for in a three-way race among Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the Libertarian Party (LP) candidate from 2012, 11 percent said they'd flip the switch for +Gov. Gary Johnson"
The former governor of New Mexico is the real deal and could pull great numbers in November.
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There is a spoiler argument. Donald Trump is the spoiler for the only reasonable candidate, Gary Johnson. Trump should drop out and endorse him.
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If you are one of those who think that atheism is of no benefit to Africa and Africans, that disbelieving in god has no social value or significance for this people then you may rethink your position after reading this.
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Maybe the hospitals can just charge the patients to get someone from the church come "bless" the delivery at the hospital for the same fee the priest would have charged trying to handle everything at the church. Then everyone wins, right? Assuming any patients can afford all that.
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Gary Johnson: Take a Deep Breath, Voters. There Is a Third Way. - The Ne...
www.nytimes.com

The Libertarian candidate for president believes that Americans aren’t nearly as polarized as Trump and Clinton might think.

Alaska Reporter Who Quit On Air in Support of Marijuana Legalization Fac...
reason.com

State authorities didn't appreciate her not waiting for regulations on legalization.

How the FBI went easy on Hillary Clinton
nypost.com

It’s clear now the FBI conducted a sweetheart investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email shenanigans that appears to have been fixed from th

Exposed: FBI Director James Comey's Clinton Foundation Connection
www.breitbart.com

A review of FBI Director Comey's history and relationships reveals he is entrenched in the big-money cronyism culture of Washington, D.C.

Social Justice Warriors Declare Battle On Colleague For Exposing Their ‘...
dailycaller.com

A popular Twitter account that highlighted ridiculous academic papers from the social sciences and humanities --- some taxpayer-funded --- w

Overthrow the Debate Commission
www.bloomberg.com

It serves the two major parties at the expense of voters.

How the FDA Manipulates the Media
www.scientificamerican.com

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been arm-twisting journalists into relinquishing their reportorial independence, our investigation

If the ‘Aleppo’ Flub Disqualifies Johnson, Then Trump and Clinton Are Di...
www.nationalreview.com

Gary Johnson made a mistake on Aleppo, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's records aren't perfect either.

Hillary Clinton Is What's Wrong With Politics In America Today
alibertarianfuture.com

Nothing says "be honest and transparent with me" like Hillary Clinton refusing to acknowledge an opponent and secretly ordering her cronies

What Really Happened With South Park And Isaac Hayes, According To His S...
www.cinemablend.com

Back in 2006, Isaac Hayes, who played Chef on the long-running comedy series, issued a lengthy statement disapproving of the series and quit

‘So to Speak’ Podcast: ‘Twisting Title IX’ - FIRE
www.thefire.org

“Unfortunately, Title IX has really become unmoored from its original intention,” says FIRE Executive Director Robert Shibley. Title IX is t

Kasson Crooker: Interview
exploringthetranceuniverse.blogspot.com

Kasson Crooker is a multigenre electronic music artist, and he also works professionally in video game audio. Kasson Crooker, photo via ...

No one will keep you safe. Not Trump. Not Clinton. No one. - without bul...
withoutbullshit.com

Bombs went off in New York and New Jersey. This has become an occasion for our leaders and candidates to say what they are going to do to ke

Gary Johnson and Bill Weld Allow to Debunk Them in NYC :
www.snopes.com

We sat down with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and running mate Bill Weld before a lively NYC rally to discuss myths about their party

Former RNC chair wants Libertarian in presidential debates | Washington ...
www.washingtonexaminer.com

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Marc Racicot wants to see Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson on the presidential debate stage. R

Bring Out a Third Lectern for Gary Johnson - WSJ
www.wsj.com

Gary Johnson at a campaign rally in Boston, Mass., Aug. 27.

If Edward Snowden isn’t a whistleblower, there’s no such thing
rare.us

In 2008, Barack Obama promised to protect those who exposed “abuse of authority in government.”

WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own S...
theintercept.com

The Post received countless benefits off Snowden's back: now its Editorial Page wants him imprisoned.

As a source — and a patriot — Edward Snowden deserves a presidential par...
www.washingtonpost.com

The former NSA contractor should be allowed to come home without criminal charges

Excellent find on our road trip. Look forward to stopping here again. BYOB aspect is great, lots of tables brought their own wine. Spectacular views. The outdoor seating was just perfect in every way. Our appetizer of honey sriracha chicken flat bread was perfectly balanced and seasoned and the presentation was beautiful. Some of the best flat bread I've ever had. Our entrees were also great. My watermelon salad was totally unique. The famous smoked salmon exceeded its reputation. Service was very good. Highly recommended.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Great cocktails. Bartender Ryan is an excellent mixologist. Try the March Hare and the daily toast selection. Great place to chill out before nearby shows begin.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
So tasty. We stopped here for dinner during a long drive to D.C. We had the pear risotto and the abruzzo chicken. We switched off and ate half of each. Both dishes were outstanding. Tom Colicchio could learn a thing or two from how they cook their spinach. Fun atmosphere. Impeccable service. Clean bathrooms with fancy products. Fast WiFi.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Terrible service, rude staff. I made an appointment for a shampoo and cut. When I arrived five minutes prior to my scheduled time the gruff greeter told me that my appointment didn't matter and I would have to wait behind all of the walk-in customers in the waiting area. This was annoying, but within five minutes the next available stylist checked the waiting list and called my name. We were just getting started and heading for shampoo when the rude desk clerk snarled shrilly and angrily at my stylist "No, he used the online appointment so HE IS LAST", screaming the last part at her and I. My stylist replied that I was first in the computer (it was after my appointment time) and the greeter told her that my appointment didn't matter, and forced her to send me back to the waiting area while she worked on a customer AFTER my name on the list. Her demeanor and tone during this whole nasty experience was inexplicably hateful and openly aggressive. It is the single worst experience I've ever had trying to get a haircut. I looked around the waiting area that now represented an additional 30 minute wait (at least) on top of the half hour I had already waited since checking in. I walked out and went across the street to the Philip Pelusi salon in the Waterworks mall. It was a couple dollars more expensive but I got a fantastic cut, with zero waiting, and with a talented career stylist who took her time with me. Even so, I was still out of there in half an hour, which is how long Supercuts demanded I wait on them after rudely and with unexpected hostility declining to honor my reservation. Avoid this place.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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Waited 30 minutes at the drive thru late night. Insane.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I have done several escape rooms now in San Francisco, New York City, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh. Houdini was the best room I have done, hands down. It was challenging, varied, full of surprises right up to the very end, and really tested our knowledge, teamwork, and patience to the limit. All of the logic was sound and there was sufficient work that could be done in parallel and also work that built a straight main line through the escape quest. The timing for the room was perfect for our group, we had a nail-biting finished and escaped with mere seconds to spare. The electromechanical puzzles were all completely novel and brilliant. Every little detail was thought through so well and implemented with such care and attention. Our guide was great, never in the way and provided just enough nudges to keep us out of the woods. I would recommend this room to novices and room escape experts alike. It's a great story, chock full of intriguing puzzles, and has an incredibly satisfying end game. Like other reviewers have noted, this one will ruin other escape rooms for you - that's the only downside here. I look forward to Palace's next rooms!
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Delicious and authentic cuisine. Service was pretty quick and attentive, if not always with a smile. Got me seated very quickly during a lunch rush and the bread came out hot, perfect, and right away. Definitely recommended.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago