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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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LG E6 vs B6 vs C6 vs EF9500 Review | TV Evaluate
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The E6 covers approximately 99% of the DCI-P3 color space, which translates to rich and vivid colors with HDR (High Dynamic Range) content.

LG OLED TVs aren't getting any cheaper - CNET
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OLED TVs belt out the best picture quality CNET has ever tested, and LG has finally released pricing information for its 2016 line. They sta

Does the Libertarian Party Finally Have a Chance?
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How America’s largest third party could actually make a difference this time.

South Dakota v. Fifteen Impounded Cats | Lowering the Bar
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In this case—now also appearing on the Comical Case Names page—the Supreme Court of South Dakota grappled with legal issues arising from an

DePaul University, We Want Our Money Back - Breitbart
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Breitbart News is demanding its money back from DePaul University after guards failed to secure Milo Yiannopoulos' safety.

Exclusive: DePaul SJW Ringleader Says Milo ‘Threatens My Safety’, Could ...
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Edward Ward, who loudly shut down a speech on Yiannopoulos’s Dangerous F–t tour, tried to explain himself to us.

Bandcamp, Downloads, Streaming, and the Inescapably Bright Future
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Sussex Police’s text messages asking offenders on the run to hand themselves in are ‘surprisingly effective’, it has been revealed.

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A simple, comforting recipe for homemade chicken ramen noodle soup.

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Huffington Post executive editor Liz Heron posted a photo giving a behind-the-scenes look at an editors meeting, but she didn't get the resp

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Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours

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The Perry Bible Fellowship - The Offenders

Arizona Enacts Groundbreaking Public Safety Pension Reform
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law comprehensive pension reform legislation that will put Arizona’s beleaguered public safety pensi

Shrine of the Mall Ninja
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This is a collection of the wisdom posted on the internet by a guy calling himself Gecko45. It all started back at the end of the halcyon su

Waited 30 minutes at the drive thru late night. Insane.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 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 - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 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 - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Overcooked burger with hardly any cheese. Largely absent server. Will not be coming back. I ordered a medium rare $17 cheeseburger. I received a medium well beef disc with a dry, charred bun and hardly any of the gruyere cheese i ordered on it. The bacon jam didn't have enough bacon in it to where you could taste it. My waiter didn't visit the table between taking my dinner order and the meal being long gone, my plate long since collected by the highly efficient bussing staff. He asked me how everything was, I told him "not great" and asked for the check. He didn't follow up on that at all. Overpriced, bad value, and inattentive. Avoid.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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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 - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 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
Pretty decent bowl of pho.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago