TECHNOLOGY: Revisionist History Books banned by Amazon, by Michael Hoffman – The Unz Review

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Amazon’s monopoly over the sale of books is so extensive that to be banned by Amazon is, in many cases, tantamount to a death sentence for a book. The public ought to know of the shameful tactics of the hypocrites who are so fearful of the radical scholarship for which they have no credible answer, that they must ban the books that contain irrefutable challenges to their sacred dogmas.

Source: Revisionist History Books banned by Amazon, by Michael Hoffman – The Unz Review

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Do we want Amazon as the arbiter of what books are “published”?

NO!

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INTERESTING: Johnny Appleseed was a businessman

Saturday, August 25, 2018

https://www.howtogeek.com/trivia/johnny-appleseeds-goal-in-planting-apple-trees-was-to/

GEEK TRIVIA
Johnny Appleseed’s Goal In Planting Apple Trees Was To?

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One thing we’re willing to bet on, however, is that when you learned about Johnny Appleseed—a real historical figure actually named John Chapman—what you didn’t learn at the tender age of, say, 7, was that old Johnny was mad planting nurseries of trees across the land to be used for creating orchards of apples to make hard cider. If you’re surprised by that, we don’t blame you. The modern perception of John Chapman is of a fairy-tale like folklore hero who traipsed across the American landscape planting apple trees like a Disney princess spreading good will. In reality, Chapman was a practical man doing the most practical thing to feed early American’s ravenous appetite for hard cider—a drink that was, by far and away, one of the most popular beverages this side of the Atlantic ocean throughout the 1800s. People on the frontiers, where drinking water was often suspect, consumed an average of 11 ounces of hard cider per day.

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I didn’t know that.   Amazing capitalism in disguise until the “book burners” of the “temperance movement” destroyed it.  Argh!

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LIBERTY: Sicherheitsdeinst aka DHS

Friday, August 24, 2018

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2018/08/21/the-no-fly-license/

The No Fly License
By eric – August 21, 2018

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Three years after the passage of the REAL ID Act, all 50 states had filed for implementation extensions. The creepily named Department of Homeland Security – creepy because it is a literal English translation of the Sicherheitsdeinst which existed in the Heimat of Nazi Germany, the same Nazi Germany that George W. Bush’s grandfather Sen. Prescott Bush snuggled up to prior to and during World War II – responded by issuing various fatwas demanding “full compliance” by such and such a date.

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Let’s start to roll back the oppressive Federal Gooferment.

TSA, DoEd, and DOE would be a good start.

Get the pitchforks and torches.

Argh!

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How to Protect Your Phone Against a SIM Swap Attack | WIRED

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Your phone number is increasingly tied to your online identity. You need to do everything possible to protect it.

Source: How to Protect Your Phone Against a SIM Swap Attack | WIRED

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Something else to try and prevent?

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POLITICAL: Do politicians and bureaucrats want honest elections? Me thinks not!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/election-security-bill-without-paper-records-and-risk-limiting-audits-no-way

Election Security Bill Without Paper Records and Risk Limiting Audits? No Way.
BY JACOB HOFFMAN-ANDREWS
AUGUST 20, 2018

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Risk Limiting Audits: Besides building a paper trail for each and every vote cast, actually checking that paper trail must become an automatic part of every election. This is made practical by the most important innovation in election security in recent years: risk limiting audits. Done properly, risk limiting audits allow us to achieve high confidence that an election result is correct through the audit of a small, well-chosen sample of ballots. This makes audits cheaper and quicker, allowing them to be part of every election. Regularizing these audits will increase voter confidence in our democratic system.

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And let’s have picture voter id too.  Can’t get on a plane without it and how much more important is an election.

I think both the D’s and the R’s want the ability to fudge.

Argh!

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MONEY: In The Early 1980s, The U.S. Gaming Industry Lobbied For?

Monday, August 20, 2018

The game industry’s quest for a new coin to ensure profits in a niche market wasn’t the first time an organization or company had lobbied for a coin specifically designed to help them profit. In the 1950s, Coca-Cola lobbied the U.S. Treasury Department to begin minting a 7.5 cent coin so that consumers could continue to use a single coin to buy a bottle of Coke—Coca-Cola had been 5 cents a bottle since the 1880s, but the fixed price was eating into Coke’s profits. Their attempt, like the game industry’s, was unsuccessful.

Source: In The Early 1980s, The U.S. Gaming Industry Lobbied For?

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Anyone else not “see” the cost of the FED’s inflation?

“Penny” candy?  Quarter gasoline?  Any comodity or service?

Argh!

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HARDWARE: Can’t find a better mouse

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Wireless Mouse with Nano receiver (Black) An Amazon Brand.

My fiancé needs a mouse; she hates trackpads.  She uses a CHROMEBOOK; as you know I’m a big fan of them.  This mouse just works for us.

p.s., My cockatoo lives it too, unfortunately. But at $10, it’s a lot cheaper than my MACBOOKAIR’s power cable.

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