Right to Vote, Checks and Balances.

The right to vote should never be denied on the basis of being convicted of a crime.   It’s one of those checks and balance things.

Yes on 19 – Legalize Marijuana

That people support putting their children, parents, siblings, cousins, friends, co-workers, and fellow church members in prison for years or decades for peaceful actions that no one involved in had any complaint about shows how little advanced humans are above animals in moral sense.  It’s depressing.

So, cheer me up by voting Yes on Prop. 19.

SL Issue Tracker (Jira) WEB-1566 Spambots in the forums

This jira issue was at the top of the list when I put “Spam Forums” into the issue tracker search.

Post-bots or spam-bots are posting repeatedly in the forums

The spam in the forums part of the Jive SBS powered blog system gives a powerful impression that no one is home at Linden Lab.  It’s like unrepaired broken living room windows in a house.

Micro-arrays of piezoelectric material

To what uses are micro-arrays of piezoelectric components being put? http://amplify.com/u/ee7w

Two wrongs don’t make a right but…

Two wrongs don’t make a right but sometimes two “forgets” work out ok.

I just realized I forgot about the water I’d started  boiling for tea an hour ago or so.

Fortunately I also forgot to turn the burner on.  Crisis avoided.

One line blog posts, what’s your view?

Is it “ok” to make one line blog posts instead of posting your one-liners on Twitter?

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Libertarian Party | Maximum Freedom, Minimum Government

The Libertarian Party is conflicted on a number of issues, which is to be expected of any political organization that doesn’t have strict ideological purity tests for membership.

One strand of libertarian thought supports non-interventionist military policy,  meaning basically that a nation’s military should never engage in aggression – it should only use force in defense against an attack on the nation’s territory.

Another aspect of many Libertarian’s thoughts on military policy is that wars should be fought only with a declaration of war by Congress, as required by the Constitution.  Adherence to this view would eliminate such things as the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I think the Libertarian Party should  consistently support  non-interventionist military policy and place greater emphasis in its publicity on it’s support of non-interventionist military policy.  Peace supporters are still voting for Democrats, despite the  fact that that elected Democratic legislators are strong supporters of  U.S. military aggression, just like the Republican Party.  Many Libertarian Party slogans, pamphlets, press releases, etc. mention support for the free market and personal liberties but leave out the third element of the Libertarian triad, military non-interventionism.