Monday, March 20, 2017

Join stupid gangs, win stupid prizes

I don't want to be a jerk, but... when you work for the bad guy, and die due to your "job", I can't feel too sorry for you or the family you foolishly sold up the river.

 You took a "job" violating people-- you try to call it "protecting freedom", haha-- in exchange for stolen money, doing sometimes dangerous/foolish things. Then you want everyone to pretend it's a tragedy when the chickens come home to roost? Sorry.

 Cannon Air Force Base is a tyrant to the area. I have written about it before.

The air base personnel feel unwanted here, and are mostly bitter about being stationed here in this "Godforsaken" boring and unappealing region which lacks bright lights, culture, and night life, but this area bends over backward to worship those welfare junkies, and gives the base whatever it demands. I never see anything less than fawning worship from anyone or any local business ("military discounts, military appreciation!), but it's never enough for them. I may be the only local who actually dares to admit that the air base is bad for the area, besides being wrong and a net negative for American liberty.

 A few years ago, the base "officials" decided that some county road was a security problem and "asked" the county commissioners to close it. Never mind that local farmers used and needed the road. Nope, the US military was scared of Americans using a road, and claimed it couldn't protect the air base unless the road was closed (Wow, aren't they powerful! LOL)- and made veiled threats that if the community didn't give in to the demands, they might close the base to punish the community. They are bullies.

They dictate the height of windmills and wind generators because they want to fly low while they trespass over farms and ranches. They claim they only "advise" the local puppeticians on the height of structures, but knowing how they manage to get their way... Bullies and tyrants.

 So, no, I will NOT be joining in any candlelight vigil.


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ZAPped by Second-hand smoke?

I recently saw someone making the claim that "second-hand smoke" violates the Zero Aggression Principle.

If someone doesn't want you to smoke on their property, and you do anyway, you are violating their property rights. Your smoke leaves your personal bubble to intrude on the property of the property owner. That may or may not be "aggression", but it is archation, and as such would violate my expanded understanding of the ZAP (Zero Archation Principle). You would be doing something you have no right to do.

Otherwise, on someone else's property or out "in public", the person who feels violated by the smoke is free to walk away. Just like- as someone else pointed out- they are free to flee a nasty fart. They are free to request the smoker stop, wait, or move-- but if the smoker doesn't, it is up to the complainer to get away from the smoke.

If you try to pass "laws" forbidding smoking on someone else's property when that property owner would rather allow it, you are violating their property rights. If you are not on your own property and try to use force (including "laws") to stop someone from smoking, you are violating the ZAP.

I don't enjoy being around cigarette smoke, but sometimes it is worth it to be in places or around people I want to be around. And it's my choice, and I can choose to avoid those people and places if I decide it isn't worth it. I can even make "hard choices" about difficult trade-offs and potential penalties if it is that important to avoid smoke. I can't understand militant anti-smokers. Yes, I know smoke makes some people sick. I understand it's not healthy. Being a smoke-nazi is not healthy, either.


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