Category: New Media


A Well Regulated Militia …

 

 

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” I lay on a pile of cow crap and nettles, peering uselessly through weeds growing on a wire fence. I am unable to see more than 12 feet into an open field. Prone, my neck and shoulders hurt as I crane hoping to see far enough so that I can have some warning of advancing forces. I am sweating out buckets, soaking my Battle Dress Uniform (BDU), boonie hat and underwear as thoroughly as if I had been caught in a thunderstorm. My neck is developing a sunburn because, like an idiot, I failed to put sunblock into my kit. Baking in the sun, unable to see anything, feeling hot, bored and useless, I remember why I left the Army . . .

  Rewind a few months. I am very concerned about the lawful lawlessness of Federal State and local governments. Legislation and regulation seem to me to be oriented to favoring the fortunes of politically connected persons and groups rather than the general benefit of all citizens. What they do is legal, but it is immoral.

  The dustup between Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management really focused my attention as it made an abstract argument for overbearing government concrete. On one hand, it is clear that Bundy has dug his heels in and is ignoring the rulings of the authorities – he is on the wrong side of the law. On the other hand Bundy is the only rancher in the area left after years of management by the BLM – an agency supposedly empowered to manage land for the benefit of everyone, even ranchers. I think the Feds are morally wrong and the fines and penalties unjust. Unjust laws ought not be complied with.

  Even so, I am glad nobody went home limping that day when citizens, joined by militia groups, confronted the BLM agents posting an armed guard on a fence between Bundy and his property. To my eyes, an armed revolt against the Feds is a kind of abyss. In the US, our experience with revolution is mixed. If there is another revolt, I am not sure that what replaces the government will be any better. The track record is sketchy at best.

  Further, my impression of self-styled militia groups and their leadership has been pretty low. In the runup to a recent election, I ran into someone at a gun show all decked out in a set of woodland BDU fatigues with patches and a name tape. She growled about how rotten the Federal government is, but when I asked her who she is supporting in an upcoming race, she was ignorant of the candidates. I guess their plan was to walk around dressed up like GI Joe and grumble.”

 

The Truth About Guns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About these ads

Comcastic Service Disconnection

 

 

    Give a listen to THE MOST FRUSTRATING and infuriating “customer service” representative that you have ever witnessed . It’s no wonder the family has chosen to cancel their Comcast service . I know we have all experienced an obnoxious corporate phone rep at one time or another but this fool takes the cake .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” So! Last week my wife called to disconnect our service with Comcast after we switched to another provider (Astound). We were transferred to cancellations (aka “customer retention”).

  The representative (name redacted) continued aggressively repeating his questions, despite the answers given, to the point where my wife became so visibly upset she handed me the phone. Overhearing the conversation, I knew this would not be very fun.

  What I did not know is how oppressive this conversation would be. Within just a few minutes the representative had gotten so condescending and unhelpful I felt compelled to record the speakerphone conversation on my other phone.

  This recording picks up roughly 10 minutes into the call, whereby she and I have already played along and given a myriad of reasons and explanations as to why we are canceling (which is why I simply stopped answering the rep’s repeated question — it was clear the only sufficient answer was “Okay, please don’t disconnect our service after all.”).

  Please forgive the echoing and ratcheting sound, I was screwing together some speaker wires in an empty living room! “

 

 

HT/Digg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See The So-Called ‘Honest’ Slogans Poking Fun At Some Of The World’s Biggest Firms

 

 

 

 

The Bic lighter must be the most pocketed item ever created … 

 

 

 

 

 

Who hasn’t experienced the giant bag of scented air posing as a flavored snack ?

 

 

 

 

 

Everybody’s a jock nowadays …

 

 

 

If only we could get this kind of truth in advertising in our politicians , then maybe we could institute some real change .

 

See more at the Daily Mail and follow the source at Honest Slogans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out David Burge’s post on Vine!
https://vine.co/v/MU2AmwgL6ee

This is how you deal with tailgaters … lol .

These 13 Superhero Dads Were Caught On Camera Making Epic Saves. The Last One Is Insane

4. No radio controlled headshots this time.

” Great parents will go to any length to protect their children. Whether it’s answering the door with a shotgun before their first date or catching a baby free-falling from a window, parents can truly be amazing. Of course, they can be pretty awful too as these 18 so kindly proved.

  Fortunately, this post is dedicated to the Dads out there with reflexes that would put a cat to shame. When it came to their children’s safety, they transformed from normal dad to superdad. Just check them out below (note: could take some time to load on slower connections).”

 

ViralNova

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday America

Happy 4th, America. Here’s 7,000 Fireworks Going Off At The Same Time

How To Make Your Own Fireworks (In 1785)

The Fireworks Laws In Every State

Here are the states where you can buy fireworks

 

 

 

 

Liberty/Statism

 

Man Confronts Salt Lake City Police After An Officer Shot His Dog

Honor the defenders of liberty: your neighbors

This Fourth of July America Our Liberty is Under Siege From Within

With liberty in peril from within, would Founders recognize the US

 

 

 

 

 

International

 

 

US military discloses secret military presence in Somalia

US Admits Military Presence in Somalia, Eyes Expansion

U.S. Discloses Secret Somalia Military Presence

 

 

 

National


 

Border Crisis

 

Cartels Exploit Immigration Crisis To Smuggle More Drugs

Poll: Public holds Obama responsible for border crisis

Immigration Border Crisis Photos

You soon may not need citizenship to vote in the US; just become a New Yorker

 

 

 

Politics

Clinton gaffe: Former secretary of State confuses Britain’s political parties

Big break in IRS case will change scandal’s course

Richard Mellon Scaife, Influential U.S. Conservative, Dies at 82

 

 

 

Hurricane Arthur

 

NC residents flee as Arthur makes landfall

Hurricane Arthur scythes through Outer Banks of North Carolina

Track Hurricane Arthur – Up to the Minute Coverage

National Hurricane Center

 

 

 

Business/Economy

 

BBC News – Dow Jones Industrial Average hits 17,000

Time for fireworks: Dow tops 17,000!

Analyze this: what Wall Street’s saying about Dow 17k

U.S. Seen as Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi

Inside (Monsanto) America’s Third-Most-Hated Company

 

 

 

Tech/Privacy

 

 

Facebook Experiments Had Few Limits

Russia Moves To Ban Online Services That Don’t Store Personal Data In Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paul Harvey: The Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence

 

 

 

 

 

     56 men signed the Declaration , and in doing so were branded traitors to the Crown and faced the hangman had the colonies failed in their bid for independence . 

     The late , great Paul Harvey provides us with a little perspective on the Signers and the hardships they endured for the freedoms we allow to be trampled upon and destroyed as we stand and watch . Ponder that as you enjoy your bar-b-que and your boats .

Ken Catalino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There goes our “recovery” …

Originally posted on Twitchy:

More bad news this morning on the economic front: The economy contracted by nearly 3 percent. There’s no spinning these crappy numbers now.

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These 22 Optical Illusions Are Going To Blow Your Mind

 

 

 

Like the Energizer bunny , it just keeps going and going and going …

 

 

1.) And it just keeps going...

 

 

 

 

” Optical illusions are a fun art form that can completely trick your brain. By using color, light and patterns, images can be created that can be misleading. The stimuli our eyes gather can be altered to create some amazingly deceptive perceptions.”

 

 

 

Take a look at this one …

 

 

2.) These squares aren't what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

” The optical illusions you’ll see in the animated .gifs below aren’t extremely complicated. In fact, sometimes the simplest optical illusion can be the most impressive. Check these out:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday To A Master

 

 

JEFF BECK

” Beck grew up in Wallington, England. His mother’s piano playing and the family’s radio tuned to everything from dance to classical made sure Beck was surrounded by music from a young age.

“ For my parents, who lived through the war, music was a source of comfort to them. Life was tense and music helped them forget about their troubles. I’m sure that made an impression on me,” recalls Beck. “I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio—much to my parent’s disapproval.”

  Inspired by the music he heard, it wasn’t long before Beck picked up a guitar and began playing around London. He briefly attended Wimbledon’s Art College before leaving to devote all of his time to music. Beck worked as a session player, with Screaming Lord Sutch – the British equivalent to Screaming Jay Hawkins – and the Tridents before he replaced Eric Clapton as the Yardbirds’ lead guitarist in 1965.”

  

 

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o3CIa3nrZE&feature=player_detailpage

 

 

 

 

 

 ” Geoffrey Arnold “Jeff” Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist. He is one of three noted guitarists to have played with The Yardbirds(Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page are the other two). Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group and Beck, Bogert & Appice.

  Much of Beck’s recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rockheavy metaljazz fusion and an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Although he recorded two hit albums (in 1975 and 1976) as a solo act, Beck has not established or maintained the sustained commercial success of many of his contemporaries and bandmates.

   Beck appears on albums by Mick JaggerKate BushRoger WatersDonovanStevie WonderLes PaulZuccheroCyndi LauperBrian May and ZZ Top. In 1988, he made a cameo appearance in the movie Twins.

  He was ranked 5th in Rolling Stone‘s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and the magazine has described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”.  MSNBC has called him a “guitarist’s guitarist”.  Beck has earned wide critical praise and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance six times and Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance once. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice: as a member of The Yardbirds (1992) and as a solo artist (2009).  “

 

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXIwEhS2Tkc&feature=player_detailpage

 

 

 

 

 

 All About Jazz is celebrating Jeff Beck’s birthday today!

 

” Jeff Beck isn’t your typical guitar legend. His goal, in fact, is to make you forget that he plays guitar. “I don\’t understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound,” says Beck.”Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off… Read more. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” This Jeff Beck recordings listing is arranged in chronological order, except for the recordings he made with the Yardbirds. Jeff Beck was a member of the Yardbirds for two years and some of the recordings he made with them were not released until 14 years later. All records listed are US and England, unless otherwise specified.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Jeff , Long May You Play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Take This Quick Ten Question Test To Find Out

 

Are you a George Washington …

 

 

 

 

… Or a Barack Obama ?

 

 

“Do you know which president you are? Answer these 10 simple questions to find out!”

 

 

 

 

We were pleasantly surprised to get one of our heroes …

 

 

” You got:

George Washington

You are an amazing influencer and you have a mind that can revolutionize the world. Not only do you set the examples for everyone, but you can guide and show the way like no other! The Constitution is very important to you. Your thoughts and ideas about the world, though some may not like them, are the best and can change the world for the better! “

 

 

   As a test , after answering truthfully we ran through it again with different answers and got a very different result . Check yourself .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kronies: Laughing All The Way To The Export-Import Bank

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 16, 2014

” Get Konnected at http://thekronies.com/

  In this very special episode of “The Less You Know”, Johnny and Bobby learn a valuable lesson about campaign finance. 

  With a crucial re-authorization vote looming, the Representatives must decide whether or not to support the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Johnny and Bobby nearly make a terrible mistake, one that could endanger their political careers! 

  Luckily, Bankor and Ariel Stryker appear just in time to set the Reps straight…straight on the path to re-election. Including a special appearance by “the Big man” himself, this episode is sure to capture hearts, minds, and votes.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Find out just what kind of a**hole you really are … LOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

Uh, evidently:

Beg your pardon?

Via WaPo:

The landmark case, which appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, was filed on behalf of five Native Americans. It was the second time such a case was filed.

Federal trademark law does not permit registration of trademarks that “may disparage” individuals or groups or “bring them into contempt or disrepute.” The ruling pertains to six different trademarks associated with the team, each containing…

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How To Stop Facebook From Tracking Your Browsing History

 

 

 

” Last week, Facebook announced that it was going to start tracking our browsing activity. Facebook is claiming that this feature is part of its ad-tailoring program (it also recently introduced a tool that lets you give feedback on ads). Of course, it’s not quite that innocent: Advertisers will pay more for information on what you do outside of Facebook because it will help them target you better inside of Facebook.

  Sound good to you? Great, carry on! No? You have some choices, including privacy company Abine’s new DoNotTrackMe tool for Facebook.

” It is crazy for anyone to allow Facebook to collect their browsing history when they’re not even logged into Facebook,” said Abine CEO Rob Shavell, in a press release announcing the technology. “The idea that one company should be trusted to know about our friends and family and then also everything we do online is insane.”

  And the scope of Facebook’s tracking ability is greater than you may think. “Our browsing history, which Facebook can only collect because of the many ‘like’ and ‘login’ buttons they have placed on other sites, allows Facebook to connect two critical sets of information about us: ‘Who we are,’ our identity and personal information and social graph; [and] ‘what we do,’ which sites we go to each day, what we do there, and more,” Shavell explained via email. 

” You might have ‘nothing to hide,’ but if you have a Facebook account and surf without technology protecting you from this new default on data collection, you will certainly find out,” he says. “

From the DoNotTrackMe website

” If you’re like the average web user, you’re unknowingly tracked over 100 times each time you surf the web.

  DoNotTrackMe automatically blocks these tracking companies – ad networks, social networks, and sneaky data collection companies – from tracking your browsing behind the scenes. DoNotTrackMe has blocked over 1 trillion attempts to track millions of users’ browsing and actively blocks over 600 of these companies.

  DoNotTrackMe also protects your email address, phone, and credit card from being abused by companies on the web and on your mobile device.”

    The more we learn of Facebook , the more we want to have nothing to do with it . Read more on protecting your privacy from those corporate Statists of Zuckerberg’s at the Daily Dot .

Killer Clown Returns Scare Prank!

 

 

     Regular readers may remember the original Killer Clown prank brought to you by DMPranksProductions that we posted last month . If not you can see it here . Diego and Matteo are at it again and the video above is their encore performance .

Killer Clown

Published on Jun 15, 2014

The psycho killer clown is back!
Click Here To Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…
Open this link from your iPhone to buy the Killer Clown Laugh ringtone: http://bit.ly/1n8qLvZ
*** Chainsaw was without blades/chain! ***

PART 1: http://youtu.be/8xSNiPx791A

Get this video done took about 3 weeks (90+ hours of work in total)

-Get the right victims has been the hardest part, we spent an insane amount of time talking with radios, choosing and waiting for good victims (young males) 

-Someone’s face is blurred out because he didn’t sign our release form

Have a video Suggestion? Post it in the Comments Section, Contact us through our Facebook page or Tweet us!

Connect with us!
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CLOWN PART 1: http://youtu.be/8xSNiPx791A
FLAMETHROWER: http://youtu.be/3FztNNH9_vI
ZOMBIE MURDER: http://youtu.be/MkOGb5_ML_8

MUSIC: 

“House of horror”
http://audiojungle.net/item/house-of-…

Sound effects:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXOs3… “

You Can Now Send The Middle Finger To All Your Friends

 

 

But we all know this is the only one we are really waiting for...

 

 

 

 

” The emojis are a part of the Unicode 7.0 software update from Apple, Google, and Microsoft.

  Not many photos have been released of the new icons, but they’ll be added to the Emojipedia “as soon as they are available.”

  Some of the new emojis are computer-themed, such as floppy disks, printers, and keyboards. We’ll also be able to go to war with our friends via text, as Emoji is releasing military airplanes, boats, and rockets.”

 

Go to Buzzfeed to see the entire collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Win Probabilities For The World Cup

 

 

World Cup Odds

 

Click on the graphic to reach interactive page

 

 

” This interactive visual is collaboration with Andrew Phillips of Chartball. Hover over a team name or any circle to see the win probabilities for a team.

  The Power Rank specializes in adjusting for strength of schedule in ranking teams. These rankings give win, loss and tie probabilities for a soccer match.

  Chartball turns data into beautiful graphics and interactive visuals. The area of the circles are proportional to the likelihood that a team advances through different rounds of the playoffs.

  Interested in advice on filling out your World Cup pool? I’m working on combining these numbers with other predictions to give you the biggest edge possible.”

 

HT/ SI and read more here

 

 

 

 

 

 

ReasonTV’s Remy Strikes Again

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 13, 2014

” Remy reworks the Lee Greenwood classic for today’s Veterans Affairs administrators.

Written and Performed by Remy. Video by Meredith Bragg. Backing vocals and all instruments by Ben Karlstrom.

Approximately 2.30 minutes.

Scroll down for lyrics, and visit http://reason.com/reasontv/2014/06/13… for links, downloadable versions, and more. 

Subscribe to Reason TV’s YouTube channel to get automatic notifications when new material goes live and follow Reason on Twitter at @reason. Follow Remy on Twitter at @goremy and on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GoRemy

To see more Remy/Reason TV videos, go here:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

LYRICS:

Well they’ll be there in an instant
with the stars and stripes unfurled
glady going to the most dangerous
places in the world

But today it seems our fighting folks
are in danger once again
You may have seen the headlines in the news
or watching CNN

When we heard the wait times on our list
were so long that patients died
We said “This is government-run healthcare”
“So we’re gonna do what’s right”

We’re gonna grab a piece of paper
and we’ll make a second list
We’ll just say that wait times aren’t that long
and that no deadlines were missed
and when people die we’ll cross them off
and pretend they don’t exist
cuz there ain’t no doubt we can’t be fired
God bless the government

It ain’t just about the soldiers
you see we also sacrifice
There are days you’ll find us working
until the crack of 4:45

But for all the soldiers out there
who sick and need some help
What can they do to get the government
to care about their health?

They could grab a piece of paper
and write down something like this
and abandon your whole unit
then they’ll care when you get sick
and if people die when they look for you
we’ll pretend they don’t exist
cuz there ain’t no doubt we can’t be fired
God bless the government.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Yesterday we learned that the IRS has reportedly lost two years’ worth of emails from Lois Lerner to the White House, the Treasury Department, the Department of Justice, the FEC, and Democrat offices due to a “computer crash.”

Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson once again leads a master class in how to ask the tough questions. While many journalists seem to be laughing off the “computer crash” excuse as the Obama administration just being the Obama administration, Attkisson has a specific and exhaustive list of requests for the administration.

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Volkswagen: Eyes On The Road

 

 

 

 

Uploaded on Jun 4, 2014

” Uploaded with permission from Ad Agency Ogilvy Beijing and Volkswagen for http://adsoftheworld.com “


GoPro: Man Fights Off Great White Shark In Sydney Harbour

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 11, 2014

” Close Call with a Great White Shark in Sydney Harbour!
Filmed on a GoPro at Manly jump rock
HOLY SH*T! “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter To Win A Barrett .50 Cal M82 A1

 

 

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” Dear NAGR Supporter,

  NAGR is giving away a fully equipped Barrett M82A1 .50 caliber rifle with lots of accessories, including a Leupold Mark 4 scope, Crosstac ammo bag, and a Crosstac shooting mat [prize pack valued at $12,000]!

But you cannot win unless you sign up below.

All entries must be submitted by 5 PM EST on Monday, June 30th, 2014.

For Freedom,

Dudley Brown, Executive Director, National Association for Gun Rights

Dudley Brown

Executive Vice President

National Association for Gun Rights “

    Here’s a short video of the folks at Demolition Ranch having a little fun with an M82 A1 for those unfamiliar with this beautiful piece of engineering .

    Enter by 5pm June 30th for your chance to own one of these awesome firearms.

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