WRITING: Tomorrow begins the writing challenge

Thursday, October 31, 2013

NANOWRIMO tomorrow!

Argh!

Am I being overly optimistic at my modest abilities?

50k word novel in 30 days.

“Joan D’Arc”

(I am allowed to outline, but not write prior to the 01 November start!)

# Visit the farm
## Meet the girls Sue and Shaw
## Meet the boys “ugly” Douggie and “dreamy” Pete
## Food’s good
## Private time with Unk the Hunk
## Family dinner discussion
## Love the dogs
## Peaceful stream
## Thunderstorms

8

# Summer Vacation
## Please? May I?
## The Bus Ride
## “Her dog”
## Swiming
## Running
## Exploring
## Too much fun
## The Family comes to collect her
## Can’t stay
## Unk gives her a BOB!
10

# Collapse
## economic collapse
## bad few days
## crime
## break in
## retaliation
## bug out
## the drive
7

# Farming
## Cows
## Crops
## Smuggling
## Going to Church, nice lady and child
## Puppy love
## Brotherly love
## What is Unk’s business?
7

# Secession
## The Sheeple awake
## Tanks and mountains don’t mix
## Taxes and evasion
## Social security
## No welfare
## No Gooferment Skrules
6

# The Gentle War
## The Mixer
## Prostitution
## A garden party
## Sleep with my sister
## Exlax with your chocolate soda
## May I spit in your food?
## Chemical warfare
7

# UN Invasion
## Propaganda
## Order Number One
## Power control
## Water control
## Movement control
## Massacre
6

# Getting Nasty
## Dangerous to be out alone
## Taking middle fingers
##  Moonshine
## RPGs
## Tunnels
5

# The denoument
## Hearts ‘n’ minds
## Withdraw to the cities
## Starvation siege
3

# The Final Battle
## Ignore the feint
## Draw them in
## Your trump is trumped
## “They have stingers”
## Bang the gong slowly
## Blow the escape routes
## Rush the limo
## Killing kids ‘n’ cutting heads
## confession and sorrow
9

# Winning
## General Strike
## Peaceful & Violence
## Gandhi-like
## Political dispute
## The People sleep no more
## The new system
6

# Peace
## Romeo marries Juliet
## Royalists depart
## Trials in absencia
## The People’s Court
## Children
## Last visit to Unk’s watering hole
## Death
## Honor
## “Where have all the flowers gone”
9

# Epilogue
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NANOWRIMO 2013: POWERING UP STORIES

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Thank you so much, and novel on,
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Now “no margin; no mission”.

There’s a fund raising component for this weird activity.

(If I’m the leading fundraiser, they will give me a writing course. I’m sure many of you would like that!)

Anyone who does kick in, I’ll send you my output. 

Why you would want it is beyond me?

Maybe if you kick in, I promise NOT to send it to you. (Ask my relatives who got one of my books as Christmas presents! Revenge. I can do it again this year.)

Laff.

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YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE
The Office of Letters and Light
NANOWRIMO 2013: POWERING UP STORIES

Congratulations!

Your personal fundraising page for National Novel Writing Month 2013 is nowlive and ready for donations.

How do I start fundraising after I sign up?

Send emails to your five favorite people. Let them know how they’ve influenced your creativity, and how much their support would mean now.

Want more tips? Check out our Camp NaNoWriMo Fundraising 101 page.

How much does my support actually help?

Last year, 75% of our income came from donors and fundraisers like you. Without you, we couldn’t have supported the 450,000 novelists, 80,000 students in our Young Writers Program, and 615 libraries in our Come Write In program who wrote with us last year. It’s why we want to shower you in gratitude; you will feel a pleasant glow, beginning…now.

Will we earn the thank-you donor goodies?

Every dollar you raise will go towards our programs, and will also earn you the donor goodies for the total amount you’ve raised by December 20. If you get one person to donate $25, you’ll get the NaNoWriMo donor gifts for the $25 level. Get twenty people to donate $25, and we’ll send you the gift armada of the $500 thank-you package. (See donor goodie details at: store.nanowrimo.org)

Halos: Raise anything at all and input your StayClassy URL into your profile onNaNoWriMo to receive your halo.

Grand Prizes: There’s more! This year’s grand prizes for our top fundraisers are: A Kindle Paperweighta 10-week writing workshop, and a custom Litographs posterinspired by your 2013 novel!

The link to your page is below. Copy and paste it into emails, Facebook and Twitter to send it out!

VISIT MY PAGEYOUR URL: http://www.stayclassy.org/reinkefj 

Thank you so much, and novel on,
National Novel Writing Month HQ


JOBFINDING: Enterprise Application Solutions Architect

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Good evening John

We are opening a new senior level search for an Enterprise Application Solutions Architect.

This is a new opportunity that will partner with the Business Process Leaders and IT Solution Delivery team to create and manage an Enterprise blueprint.

Our client is a $4B publically traded company, in the Northeast, with 5000 employees both domestically and internationally that is dynamic and growing in this economy!

The successful person will have Enterprise level solutioning CRM, eCommerce, and immersive Digital/Brand experiences using Web, Mobile, and Mobile app technologies.

In addition they will need to have 3+ years experience in business/enterprise analysis including broad skills in the area of strategy mapping, capability & solution design, conceptual data and process modeling/design, and the use of EA frameworks such as TOGAF

Experience with Sharepoint Architecture a big plus.

Also, 8+ years of extensive experience planning and deploying either business or IT initiatives as well as experience with technology such as but not limited to, Oracle Fusion / Siebel, Hybris, Websphere, SAP, Adobe Marketing Suite, Mobile/App development tools, Coremetrics, and Sitecore.

This is a great opportunity with a great team in an outstanding company.

Please review the job spec and let me know who you might recommend that we contact for this opportunity.

Thank you
Dan

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HARDWARE: Changing my opinions …

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

This last upgrade to Mac OS X Mavericks appears to break stuff and change things.

Not for the better.

So, Apple has disappointed me. 

I now think they are in the same class as IOS7, Windoze, Linux, and Chromebook.

Each have their own advantages, disadvantages, and utility.

I really don’t know what I’m going to do.

Unfortunately, I just want to use the stuff to produce stuff. I don’t want to alpha test unless I volunteer.

Argh!

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RANT: “from my cold dead hands” is more that bumpersticker

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 4:40 PM, XXXX wrote:
http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/obama-gutting-military-by-purging-generals/

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Why torture me? I don’t like either party, or any pres. If martial law comes, “from my cold dead hands” is more that bumpersticker.

Remember:

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

and

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

I will give a good acount of myself — I’ll take at least one with me.

If every patriot takes one, then the will run out of bad guys before they run out good guys resisting.

Buy a gun!

REMEMBER

“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.” Colonel Jessep in A Few Good Men played by Jack Nicholson

I’ll be on that “wall”. It may be like the Alamo. But better an honorable death, than life as a slave.

fjohn

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“The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.” Anonymous

Ferdinand John Reinke
… a proud Virginian since March, 2012

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MEME: Good riddance to home plate collisions

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

http://www.caintv.com/three-cheers-for-the-likely-en

Sports: Three cheers for the likely end to home plate collisions
Published by: Dan Calabrese on Saturday October 26th, 2013 

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I really don’t think anyone will miss the collisions – certainly not the catchers, who get banged up enough taking foul tips to the mask and the chest for nine innings. And as for the runners who get thrown out at the plate, and the third base coaches who decide to take a risk and send them, I guess their approach will need to be adjusted to reflect the fact that plays at the plate will now work like the rest of the game of baseball. And if it really bothers them that much, they can always try out for the NFL.

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Baseball isn’t football.

Football isn’t hockey.

Hockey is just a fight on ice.

Our society is sick with violence and, in sports, we need to change our thinking.

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GUNS: No P.F. Chang, Waffle House, or Buffalo Wild Wings for me

Monday, October 28, 2013

October 2013 • Issue No. 43

I Refuse to Support a Company that Doesn’t Support Me…
BY TIM SCHMIDT – USCCA FOUNDER

Tim SchmidtI’ve been a regular patron of my local Buffalo Wild Wings for several years now, ever since they opened in late 2009.

Correction:

I WAS a regular patron of my local Buffalo Wild Wings for several years. That is—until they posted a sign banning guns on their premises. As you can imagine, I saw that sign and turned right back around. I never made it inside.

I did a little research and found that earlier this year, Buffalo Wild Wings corporate headquarters came under fire over their stance on concealed weapons in their corporate franchises around the country. They issued the following statement:

“Buffalo Wild Wings respects the right of individuals to carry firearms. One of our top priorities is the comfort, safety and enjoyment of our Guests and we have elected to exercise our right to prohibit the carrying of firearms in our company-owned restaurants. We regret any inconvenience this may cause but believe that this long-standing position is in the best interest of our Guests and our Team Members. This position may vary in independently owned franchised locations.”

Hold on a second. Best interest? I don’t know about you, but I don’t believe anyone knows more about my best interest than me.

The sad part is that this is just one example in a string of similar incidents. Other well-known companies across the nation have faced major scrutiny for their stances on guns.

You’ll likely recall how just last month Starbucks ignited outrage from the concealed carry community after calling guns “unwelcome” in their stores. The funny thing is, Starbucks also issued a statement saying they weren’t actually banning firearms and that customers who carry will not be asked to leave. As much as I don’t like their choice of the word “unwelcome,” at least they’re leaving the choice to carry in my hands—exactly where it should be.

My point in all of this is that if I let down my guard and continue to support a company that doesn’t support my rights, I might as well jump to the other side of the fence. You may think it’s an extreme move, but it’s the right one for me. You and I both know that any attempt to infringe on our right to protect ourselves and our families—even seemingly small attempts—are still dangerous.

I carry to keep my family safe—and if I can’t do that while out for some chicken wings, then I’ll simply take my business elsewhere. What will YOU do?
Take Care and Stay Safe,

 

Tim Schmidt
Publisher – Concealed Carry Report
USCCA Founder

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As a responsible gun owner, I too am boycotting any business that has such a policy. 

Guess I better start a list:

  1. P.F. Chang
  2. Waffle House
  3. (adding) Buffalo Wild Wings

Did I miss anyone?

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GUN: District of Corruption Victim Disarmerment

Sunday, October 27, 2013

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/24/d-c-businessman-faces-2-years-in-prison-for-possessing-unregistered-ammo/

THE D.C. GUN RAID YOU WON’T BELIEVE WITH AN ENDING YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO STOMACH
Oct. 24, 2013 9:26am Dave Urbanski

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When more than 30 police officers in full tactical gear descended upon the house of a successful Washington, D.C., businessman with no criminal record last summer, they were looking for “firearms and ammunition … gun cleaning equipment, holsters, bullet holders and ammunition receipts,” The Washington Times reported.

But what did police find after they shut down the streets for blocks around Mark Witaschek’s Georgetown home, broke down a bathroom door with a battering ram and pulled his 16-year-old son out of the shower naked, pointed guns at the heads of Witaschek and his girlfriend, handcuffed them and then “tossed the place” for two hours?

Very little, according to the Times’ Emily Miller:

“One live round of 12-gauge shotgun ammunition” — actually an inoperable shell that misfired during a hunt years earlier that Witaschek kept as a souvenir.
“One handgun holster” — perfectly legal.
“One expended round of .270 caliber ammunition” — a spent brass casing.
“One box of Knight bullets for reloading,” according to police notation on the warrant. Except, Miller reveals, they aren’t for reloading — they’re for antique-replica, single-shot, muzzle-loading rifles.
And after all that, in the wake of a raid which Witaschek estimates resulted in $10,000 damage to his house, he faces two years in prison for possession of unregistered ammunition, the Times reported.

D.C. law requires residents to register every firearm with police, and only registered gun owners can possess ammunition, which includes spent shells and casings. The maximum penalty for violating these laws is a $1,000 fine and a year in jail, the Times noted.

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Argh!

DC is NOT a state. 

So why doesn’t the Second Amendment apply?

Hopefully this goes to Supreme Court for a slap down.

… but asking the Gooferment to rule against itself is not what a free people do!

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