Monday, September 05, 2016

#NeverTrump War book on


The #NeverTrump War describes the history of Trump, how he won the primaries, and the evidence for his defeat. The author, Michael Harrington, was in Stand for Principle Super PAC, The Ted Cruz Campaign as a Volunteer County Captain, and in #FreeTheDelegates and #DelegatesUnbound as they fought in Cleveland. 
My friend Michael Harrington wrote this ebook to explain why he feels Donald Trump will lose the November 2016 Presidential election.  Check it out on , Use the search function for "NeverTrump" or click the URL link above.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

why carrying a gun is a civilized act. because Unarmed & helpless is evil's best friend

"So, the greatest civilization is one where all citizens are equally armed and can only be persuaded, never forced. Unarmed & helpless is evil's best friend"

Richard Conley-Wegermann · South Eugene High School
As the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against the Chicago, IL, Gun Ban, this man offered you another stellar example of a letter (written by a Marine), that places the proper perspective on what a gun means to a civilized society. Interesting take and one you don't hear much.

Read this eloquent and profound letter and pay close attention to the last paragraph of the letter...
"Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it. In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.

When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force. The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunken guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.

There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat -- it has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed. People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.

People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force, watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.
When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation...

And that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act."

By Maj. L. Caudill, USMC (Ret.)

So, the greatest civilization is one where all citizens are equally armed and can only be persuaded, never forced. Unarmed & helpless is evil's best friend

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Business Card for Ben Carson to share

Post for Ben Carson for President supporters. 
Ben Carson Business Card
Ben Carson Business Card Idea

Right click and print or save PDF file to a USB flash drive for printing later at a Copy Shop. Hand out some business cards to strike up a conversation with people you meet during the day.

I made a business card that prints out on a two column by five in a row, 2" x 3.5" card on a 8.5" x 11" Letter size paper or 80 lb card stock. You can find the business card here: You can take this file down to your copy shop (Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, FedEx Office center) and print out a few sheets on 80lb card stock. Have them cut them out for you or shear the cards your self.
You can download software writer software and modify the source .ODT file by right click and save as

More detailed instructions on creating/modifying a business card on my blog post here
Directions for shearing paper into 10 business cards:
  1.  Make the first cut on top of 8.5 x 11" paper, Trim excess header area. 
  2.  cut down the left side of the cards, leaving 1/8th" to 3/16th" paper on the left side of the card. 
  3.  cut down the right side of the cards with the 1st cut up top next to ruler. Measure 7 inches from left side to where right side cut is placed ( 7 / 2 = 3.5 inches card.) 
  4. Place right cut side up top next to ruler. Measure 10 inches. Now cut excess footer area off. Measure 8 inches cut ( 2 inch card). Measure 6 inches, cut Measure 4 inches cut, Measure 2 inches cut. 
  5. Place two 7 x 2 inch cards (double stack) up next to ruler. Measure 3.5 inches, cut. You will now have 4 business cards, 2 "x 3.5 " \
  6. Repeat again 
  7. Place last 7 x 2 inch card up next to ruler. Measure 3.5 inches. cut. You now have all 10 business cards cut from one sheet of 80lb card stock paper. Cut two sheets at once, and you can have 20 cards. 
  8. select a color like Sandstone or a grey color. or bright yellow 
  9. Share these cards and spread the word.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Grassroots Political Business Card creation

Create a Political Business Card with info and QR scan code

Liz Pike Picture and QR code Business Card sample

Liz Pike Picture and Write In Business Card sample Sample Business Card

My comment posted on "The Conservative Tree House website" 

Yes, Grassroots work, share Sundance’s work by posting URL links to this work. By sending URL links in your email communication with friends and aquaintances, maybe via your emails signature. I want to suggest creating a 2″ x 3.5″ business card with URLs, a QR scan code, and 5 reasons to support your primary candidate choice. last a reminder to register Republican to vote in the GOP Republican primary.

1.) LibreOffice and OpenOffice have a template business card that could be modified to this use. After completing a print out to a PDF file to a USB Flash Drive and take down the USB Flash Drive to your local copy shop, print on 80lb card stock, and then use the paper shear to cut the 10 cards out from a 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper.
Inkscape Downloads for Linux, MS Windows, MacOS
Directions for creating a Business card in LibreOffice use "Frames"
Andy Brandt's writeup creating business cards

2.) An open source cross platform label creator, Glabels works on Linux Mint and PCBSD O/S. Again create a PDF file and take down to your local Kinko’s FedEX copy shop for printing on 80lb card stock.

3.) Here is a Create a QR Scan code howto

Now, this website, Voting in Rural America should have a friendly contest to create a single PDF file that would print out 10 2″x3.5″ business cards on a single sided 8.5″ x 11″ inch paper. For us that like to talk a lot, maybe have single PDF file with two pages, that can print front and back side, aligned so that when the cards are cut, they have print on two sides. :>) You can send more words to the wise recipient or baffle them with BS. Your choice.

This would be a cheap grassroots up method to influence people you come in contact with everyday. I may make it to the Oregon State fair here in Salem Oregon to hear a presidential candidate talk, but it takes knocking on doors and handing out information to your local neighbors. Grassroots, one method to effect change. My 2 cents, hope some of you take this idea, make it your own and run with it like Paul Revere, The GOPe is coming. The GOPe is coming.

Sundance, can we have a post, where people can attach their business card creation in a PDF file with a PNG thumb preview. Then we can talk about what we like and what we would change to make a better card. Next a way to sort the cards on a state by state list, where we could download the card we liked to a USB Thumb drive to take over to the copy shop and print 4 or 5 sheets of business cards to hand out over the next couple of weeks. Takes a dollar and 20 minutes of your time.

You can use LibreOffice and Inkscape on MS Windows Vista,XP,7,or 8 to create a 10 card per sheet of card stock paper.

or take 10 minutes, 2 downloads to create a bootable USB flash drive with PuppyLinux to save and modify your creations.

ISO file download for Puppy Linux, 10 minutes, 2 downloads, 1 USB Flash Drive Puppy Linux Tahrpup 6.0.2 file Rufus USB writes a .ISO image file to a USB Flash drive. Tahrpup 6.0.2 .ISO image file download and write to a USB FLash drive. directory of Tahrpup files to download

Email me with your ideas and attach your PDF Political Business Card file here. Fred

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Monday, March 09, 2015

Huge Gaps Clinton email records, I read an elucidating comment about 6 Conundrums

Comment from Article, Huge Gaps Clinton Email Record on Yahoo News

(Thank you Michael)

The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing.

"A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."

Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America :

1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.

2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.

3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.

4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.

5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Think about it! And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century.

Makes you wonder who is doing the math.

These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:

1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

Funny how that works. And here's another one worth considering...

2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money, but the second didn't.

Think about it.....and Last but not least,

3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.

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Because that would not be P.C. But if you did cut benefits to an illegal felon, then you would be a heart less Republican for not wanting to redistribute the wealth.

I agree with you 100% but there is too many misinformation voters that want to spent your money on someone else's problem Probably the MOST SENSE I've read on these pages in a very long time. To bad someone will insult you or connect you to some political party. We expect our government to look for our best interest and all we let them do is split us. We are a better people than this and the sooner we people realize this the better the USA will be. Believe what you want politicaly but please agree to disagree and bend a little because if you become too rigid you will break.

Everything you posted in your comment is exactly why I can't see eye to eye with most liberals in this country. Nicknames like "libertard" and "dumbocrat" are quite appropriate for some of them.
There is good logic in this statement: If we can't properly take care of our own house, how can we possibly take care of others?

Like Hillary Clinton, you too, can host your own email server on PCBSD or FreeBSD operating systems. PCBSD 10 OS FreeBSD 11 OS
Web URLs to help you setup a hosted email on your own home grown PC. You do have a basement or back room to house this email PC? If it is good enough for Hillary then it is good enough for your own personal use. Make it as secure as you wish, it is within your control. Take email matters into your own hands. Just like Hillary, are you going to listen to some Federal Agency (ie FBI CIA) tell you what you can and can not do with your own email?
Chapter 28 of FreeBSD Handbook, setting up email.
Vultr Docs simple mailserver for FreeBSD 10 (or PCBSD 10)
FreeBSD 9 mail server setup postfix dovecot2
Puppy Linux into a server in 10 minutes
Telnet into an email server to read your email
Desktop Puppy Linux picture review
PSKMail for Ham Radio using Puppy Linux

~~~~~~~~~~ Another Comment that is very good ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
[Obama said on Saturday he only recently learned of Clinton's private email account. ] So is obama simply dirt stupid or is he completely dishonest? Why does he have the following?

Independent agencies:
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
United States Department of Energy
Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (OICI)
United States Department of Homeland Security
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
Coast Guard Intelligence (CGI)
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Office of Intelligence
United States Department of State
Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR)
United States Department of the Treasury
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI)
United States Department of Defense
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
National Security Agency (NSA)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM)
Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency (AFISRA), National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)
United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC)
Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA)
Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)
United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Branch (FBI/NSB)
Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of National Security Intelligence (DEA/ONSI)

Looking forward to reading your comments.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cover Oregon website and Health Care Debacle as seen from a Real Couple

From the website, Cover Oregon article comments
commentor alpinista_pnw comments/posts on January 21, 2014

Good to see the coverage of this debacle extend beyond the "troubled website". While the website is troubled indeed, the problems are far deeper and wider than information technology. The lack of competent oversight, the bloated scope of Cover Oregon, the political infighting, wasted tax dollars, fuzzy enrollment numbers etc., etc. that this article points out is astounding! And then to add misery to insult, the poor design of the paper application and its non-standard nomenclature (taxable adjustment?) and screwy method for calculating net business income, have caused a plethora of errors in processing, and pain, frustration, and delays!

Speaking from personal experience, my husband and I are self-employed and have been paying over $1k per month for insurance since I left my corporate job a few years ago. When we realized we may be eligible for a modest tax credit we applied to Cover Oregon (via paper application) in November, well before the deadline. On Dec. 27th, four days before our then-current plan was terminating, we received a recorded voice message from CO saying that “one of your family members has qualified for the Oregon Health Plan.” Bewildered, (because thankfully our income is way above the Medicaid limit) I started calling Cover Oregon, and after many, many hours on hold, finally reached a live person on Jan. 15th. Meanwhile, my husband (and just my husband mind you) received a welcome letter and insurance card for Medicaid. Turns out Cover Oregon used income and expense figures for just the month of Jan. 2014 to calculate eligibility, which is the month we happen to make our maximum annual IRA contributions, putting our “modified, adjusted, gross income” in the negative for that month. Our annual income and expense, in the adjacent boxes, were ignored and not considered. “That’s just the way they do it..” the CO rep said. Ludicrous! Who would do it that way?! Is CO looking for any reason to dump people off to Medicaid to boost their enrollment numbers? And why we were reduced to a party of one in the hand-over to Medicaid remains a mystery. Current situation is: We believe one of us has Medicaid and one of us has nothing. We are in Cover Oregon’s “reprocessing queue” to correctly calculate our income, using annual numbers, not January's, and have not heard back. We cannot get through to Medicaid – their phone system is so overrun a recording just says to call later. Hmm..wonder why they’re so busy. The only bright side is that my husband, who used to be an advocate for government-run, single-payer, healthcare is now like a deer in the headlights! I could have never been so convincing on my own!

Oregonian: please continue to shine the spotlight on this so that voters know what a wasteful mess this is! Publish the true enrollment numbers on your front page. Get an interview with Kitzhaber and ask the tough questions!

Deer in the Headlights, yes indeed. Seems like until it happens to you personally, an emotionally motivated voting person, will not listen,hear,understand,fathom truth being told to them. (ie his wife saying "I could have never been so convincing on my own!" ) A government-run, single-payer, healthcare is not very good for you! Don't vote into Government office people that support Obamacare or single-payer healthcare!

So how much farther does this Cover Oregon Health Care have to go, before Govenor Kitzhaber shuts "Cover Oregon exchange" shutdown? Welcome Comments Debate below.

Please consider perusing through the other comments listed at the website article.
Other Websites
Moe Lane has many posts about Cover Oregon at Cover Oregon Posts
Cover Oregon Website, Is it Working yet?? Who Says So?? Not Ready QA moans!
Other Pithy comments from website.
Girl from the Pearl
7 Hours Ago
Is this disaster due to government incompetence or government corruption or both?
9 Hours Ago
Did you vote for Obama? Twice? Then congratulations, because you *did* build this!

1 Hour Ago
Eagles: If you're going to take the time to respond to my post, please read it first so that your response is relevant. As I said, our annual "modified adjusted gross income" (their term) is way above the Medicaid limit. We were dumped to Medicaid because, according to the CO rep, they calculated eligibility based on January income and expenses only, as opposed to the annual figures listed right there in next column. January MAGI was low because we make our annual IRA contributions in that month, which is one of the allowed "adjustments". Looking at a one month snapshot is a ridiculous way to calculate eligibility for self-employed people. We do not qualify for Medicaid, nor do we want it. We are now ostensibly in the reprocessing queue with CO and are obviously not alone there.

this is such an embarrassment

200 million for a program that takes phone calls and fills out forms manually

I am sick and tired of the clowns that run our government.

Proven fact:

there is over a dozen companies in portland and Seattle that could build the site with all of the trimmings for under 5 Million dollars and in 12 months that can scale to tens of thousands of users simultaneously.

How smart is our government? Who is dumb enough to hire oracle. I dont need to pay for them to have lavish parties with Aerosmith.

Just a joke and liberals dont care one bit. They have no idea how to balance a budget or to build and manage a business model. liberals are killing america let along oregon.

Oregon is run by libs that could care less if we spend a billion on a website that gives free welfare. Libs want to be taken care of for everything.

just sick!

8% guaranteed PERS and a prius

both laughing stocks of the united states

Luther Kong
Two words to always keep in mind here. John Kitzhaber. Cover Oregon was his baby. The officials who oversaw it were his appointees. John Kitzhaber himself was warned that Cover Oregon was likely going to fail long before it did. At least one Salem lawmaker told John Kitzhaber that Cover Oregon was on track to fail. When John Kitzhaber tried to deny that fact, and was presented with evidence to the contrary by the KATU/2 investigative reporting team, John Kitzhaber stalked out of that videotaped interview and has not given another on the subject since.

John Kitzhaber. Remember those two words every time the subject of the $100 mllion Cover Oregon failure comes up. Remember those two words every time talk of John Kitzhaber running for a fourth term of managerial incompetence comes up. Two words. Cover Oregon. Two words. John Kitzhaber. They go together like a pair of handcuffs.

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Monday, July 15, 2013

4 GUI tools to use under Windows to create a Linux Live bootable USB Flash Drive

You can test drive a Linux Distro by creating a bootable USB Flash drive. Then reboot your PC with out having to install anything. This is not a Microsoft style install, lumbering or slow! Puppy Linux is snappy because it loads itself into RAM, if you have 256Mbytes of RAM

Create an emergency boot USB Flash Drive for future need. Most computers built after 2004, Have a BIOS that can boot from a USB Flash drive. Have an older computer, like my HP that can not boot from a USB Flash drive? Check out plopkexec or plpbt boot manager.

Read this post to find a GUI tool to test drive Linux for Free!
4 GUI Tools for Windows post/ I like Linux Live USB for creating a bootable Live Linux on a USB Flash drive.

Rufus USB Installer is a quick, new and upcoming program to try. It is the fastest of the USB Installer utilities.

YUMI Multiboot USB Creator is a recognized leader. A YUMI user/commentator installed 14 Linux Distros on one 32 Gigabyte drive, which he found useful to demonstrate to his Windows Using friends.
LiveUSB Multiboot french page
UnetBootin USB Installer for Windows, MAC OS, & Linux

My Favorite Linux:

Puppy Linux Precise 5.6 compatible with Ubuntu Precise Pangolin software repositories. or Slacko Linux 5.5 compatible with Slackware 14 repositories.
Precise or Slacko are under 200 Megabytes .ISO file size. But Puppy & Slacko have A VERY COMPLETE selection of applications in their distro that you would want to get started:
  • "surfing the web"
  • "Playing music or videos"
  • "Writing a document".
  • Spread Sheet
  • VoIP PuppyPhone
  • Xchat IRC
  • Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor

Linux Mint 14 or 15 is a large Linux (3 Gigabytes) with the latest Linux Mint software repositories.

Burn ISO to CD

ISO Recorder a free power tool to write a .ISO file to a CD or DVD. Useful for downloading a Linux .ISO file and burning a bootable Cd or Dvd.

Links to Other Documentation

Wikipedia English Live Linux USB
HOWTO edit GRUB and MENU.LST files
HOWTO boot from USB Drive, if BIOS won't let you.
UnetBootin installation HOWTO of BoxPuppy Linux 4.1.1 from 2008
HOWTO edit GRUB and MENU.LST files
Search Puppy Linux Forums with Google

Linux Article Websites

LXER great articles
LinuxToday good articles Many Resources HowTo Articles
Linux HowTos Docs
The Linux Documentation Project (TLDP)

Upgrade Windows 8, use Linux

Upgrade from Windows 8 Close Windows, Open Doors