Thursday, September 01, 2016

Gotta Go Somewhere!

I've decided I'm going to travel, again. The bug has always resided, deep in my brain, to wander. I need to further explore this world. Though I've been on the other side of it already, I'd like to see as much of it as I can, and keep going until I'm satisfied that I have no need to see anymore.

Maybe there will be sightseeing... maybe just experiencing what it's like to be somewhere different when the sun sets. Stargaze a different field. Feel the temperature differences in other seas. Satiate this lust for eating what someone else eats for supper every night for the first time.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Julian Age: 14

Added another year to the total. Two weeks ago, Thursday. It feels like only a few weeks since many childhood memories were created, but it also feels like its been a long time.

I don't FEEL my age, though. I feel young... well, until I miss a night's sleep.

Friday, July 08, 2016

Coo-Coo for Republicrats (or Dempublicans)

It is so strange, these days, listening to supporters of the duopoly argue. The dialogue always revolves around which one of their candidates is worse. It's never about how good that person would be for the job... quite the contrary: it's always about how BAD the other person is or was at the job.

It's like listening to gang members. There is no real logic to the argument. Some of them hang on to color or letter loyalty; they'll always vote for that person with the R beside their name... or written in the BLUE box. The other color or letter is automatically worse.

I feel like I'm watching some sort of psychiatric experiment...

Yeah... this goes beyond superstition and into the realm of psychosis.

Monday, June 06, 2016

From Here to Freedom

Say you no longer buy into a state-based system, or a system at all... how do you propose to get from the heavy-handed state system we currently live under to the freedom of no state? What institutions, if any, would have to exist for this to come about? Could this be done without great loss of the very life, liberty and property we seek to protect?

How does humanity get from here to freedom?

What steps must we take? There are those suggesting people simply remove themselves from the system. This doesn't seem like it would be very easy. Some suggest dismantling the system from within. This seems even less likely.

The system is set up to force you to participate. Maybe it wasn't originally, in all cases, but all authority will seek absolute power, as we now know. Every country has a system. The system is now designed to make it nearly impossible to be free from its influence. Attempts to break the grasp of the system result in direct violation of life, liberty and property. How do we free ourselves from this influence?

Should we accept that natural rights must be violated in order that the threats to them are removed? This seems counter-intuitive. Can freedom be obtained without risk? Nothing good comes without some risk to someone.

There would have to be some form of justice for violations of natural rights. Mob justice must be avoided, as it is often wrong and brutal. Paid private juries seem to almost imply impropriety, although it would probably be as good as what we have now in actual practice. Where you'll run into trouble, most likely, is in the interpretation of what is an actual violation of your life, liberty or property. If someone violates your life by killing you, if you have no one to stand and call for the jury, you'd be basically fair game. There would have to be some sort of common law not currently accepted to be in place.

Please excuse my ignorance. This is just a stream of consciousness post, so please excuse the lack of any actual form, as well. The mind searches itself at times when there is little time for preparing a proper course of action to engage in writing cohesively. Rarely is this time available for blogging, anyway.

After searching for an outline for this kind of transition, the mind is left with many questions, and a desire to posit them. There seem to be many saying, "This is the way it needs to be," without actually pointing out how to get there. That's where we need to start. What are the points on the grid that need to be plotted first to establish the plane upon which we wish to exist? Are we to just assume that the points will fill themselves in?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Better Search Engines

Remember search engines?  Google wasn't the first and certainly isn't the best.  So many people now use phones with the Android operating system that google has become almost ubiquitous. as it comes preloaded.  If that is the case for you, and you are beginning to notice that google simply can't find what you want, you should probably try another search engine.

Maybe you've also noticed that the top results on your google search were retailers or some other sales pitch.  Well, you're on to something.  Google sells results.  Sometimes the first few pages will be filled with results boosted to the top by a combination of your previous searches and the amount of money an advertiser has paid the google crew.  Those results rarely contain the information you want, especially if the topic is relatively obscure, which most of the searches for information you don't already know tend to be.  Paid results would rarely supply you with your desired knowledge.

Thankfully, there are many other options to find this data.  Some of them don't even track your searches the way google does.  These give you accurate results without trying to figure out what you would buy next... and there are several good ones.  This makes for a plethora of non-sales results.

Among the best-known is duckduckgo.com.  It is a fine search engine.  It will give a line or two of ads, related to your result, but not disguised as a search result, like google does. 

This man's personal favorite, though, is ixquick.  Ixquick's tag-line is 'the world's most private search engine'.  I don't know if that's true, but they really do serve up some of the best results.  It is actually a meta-search of several search engines, parsed merely by your search terms. 

Don't waste your time with ixquick's sister-site, Startpage, which merely uses google search results gained anonymously via proxy.  They are so screwy as to barely resemble the search terms you've entered.  Maybe Startpage will come to their senses and ditch google if people simple stop using it.

Sadly, the .com version of Ixquick now utilizes google results.  You can still find the original Ixquick results at the .eu site, but load times may be slower.  Even with a second or two wait, the ixquick.eu results are still more accurate and waste less time than wading through the google paid-result quagmire.

Ditch google.  Yeah, it's easier to use the google voice search, and other google crap that comes pre-loaded on your phone.  You will find, though, when you try another search engine, that the amount of information other search engines can find that google can't is tremendous.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Why Must I be Adjectified?

Politics are savage. Real savage... not the 'I don't understand you so I call you savage to imply inferiority' kind, but the actual, brutal and uncaring kind. Savage in the 'I'll destroy you and scorch the earth where you stood' kind. Yeah, ironically the kind of savage that attempts genocide and then calls its victims 'savages'.

Politics insists that we must be labeled so that when the time comes for savagery one can be easily dehumanized and subsequently culled. If you are a part of any group of thinkers that pose any threat, legitimate or imagined, to the paranoid archy-that-be it will label you with some sort of negative adjective. When the time comes, you will be marginalized or even physically eliminated, should you pose a great enough threat.

Inexplicably, we choose to give ourselves adjectives. At the very least, we make it easy to give us labels. All that has to happen at that point is the slapping of that label on some false-flag event or group that, whether real or fictional, embodies characteristics that make them easily dehumanized. Then, anything bearing that label is fair game to reprisals or elimination.

I'm not going to go for that. I'm just me and I'm ONLY me and I speak for only me. If any group or kind of ideology or any other label is slapped on me, it is no longer by my consent.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Awaken while you Dream

Look there, in the dreams of the curious. Something is personally there and aware of your fantasy. It is known and wants to let you know that there is no end.